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Indian diaspora basks in U-19 win glory


August 30th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 30 (IANS) Indians in Australia are ecstatic over India being crowned the world champions in under-19 cricket, a win that reassured them that Indian cricket has "a great ... Read more...

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‘Feluda’ lends voice to Tagore


August 25th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) Ace detective "Feluda" dropped his 0.32 Colt revolver to pick up the microphone, lending his baritone voice to English interpretations of Rabindranath Tagore's songs.Prolific Bengali actor ... Read more...

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Britannia NutriChoice’s healthy online ‘Olympic’ games


July 25th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Home-grown global processed food and snacks major Britannia Industries has launched a 40-day, event-packed online pastime -- "Game for Health" -- coinciding with the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Zeenat Aman asks for ban on horse-drawn carriages


July 24th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Yesteryear's glamour girl Zeenat Aman has written to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) calling for a total ban on horse-drawn carriages within the city.The 60-year-old ... Read more...

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In Taj city, pavements taken over by vendors et al (Letter from Agra)


June 10th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 10 (IANS) Millions of rupees have been spent on laying tiled pavements all across this Taj city but an army of vendors and others have occupied them, leaving ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India, Pakistan trade bodies sign pact


June 4th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 4 (IANS) Two trade bodies of India and Pakistan Monday signed an agreement to boost trade and people-to-people contact between the two countries, an official said here.A memorandum ... Read more...

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Heat hits tourism in Agra (With Image)


May 28th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 28 (IANS) Searing summer heat has hit tourist inflow into Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, India's biggest tourist draw.Tourist arrivals have been sliding in the last 10 ... Read more...

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Movie maestro Mrinal Sen turns 90


May 14th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Director Mrinal Sen, rated as one of the pioneers of the alternative cinema movement in the country, turned 90 Monday. He spent the day attending a ... Read more...

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Soon, a film on Satyajit Ray’s character Shonku


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Late filmmaker Satyajit Ray's son Sandip Ray said on his father's 92nd birth anniversary Wednesday that he will make a film on Professor Shonku, a ... Read more...

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Spirituality, drama and women…Read on (IANS Books This Week)


April 21st, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The bookshelf this week talks of the spiritual journey into the dilemmas of existentialism and life's realities. Here's a peek.1. Book: "Anthony deMello SJ, The ... Read more...

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East Bengal scrape past Chirag United 4-3


April 16th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) East Bengal beat Chirag United Kerala 4-3 in a thrilling I-League encounter at the Yuba Bharati Krinangan here Monday.For East Bengal, Penn Orji scored in the ... Read more...

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Satyajit Ray was a ruthless director, says son Sandip (Interview)


April 1st, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) Two decades after the legendary Satyajit Ray's death, his son says the skill of being a "ruthless director" that he has inherited from his father is ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Court issues summons to telecom firms over number portability


March 21st, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi March 21 (IANS) A Delhi court Wednesday issued summons to three big telecom firms and their seven top officials for allegedly violating the telecom regulation on number portability.Chief ... Read more...

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Government subsidy burden at 10-year high


March 6th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Indian government's subsidy burden is expected to reach 2.5 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) for the fiscal ending March 31, the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Prosecute security forces for torture: Human Rights Watch


January 31st, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 31 (IANS) The Indian government should prosecute security personnel for torture to make it clear that torture will not be tolerated, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.Border Security ... Read more...

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Agra battles stray dogs


January 22nd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 22 (IANS) After battling bovine and simian threats to tourists, authorities in the Taj Mahal city have declared war on stray dogs.Dogs have bitten many tourists not only ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Three stone quarry workers killed in Goa


January 18th, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 17 (IANS) Three stone quarry workers died Tuesday following a sudden mudslide in Quepem, 60 km from the Goa capital, police said.The accident occurred in the afternoon when ... Read more...

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We are bad losers: Abhishek (Movie snippets)


January 11th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Bachchan has taken a dig at those who rue that awards are rigged, saying "we are bad losers"."We in the film industry ... Read more...

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Has Mirza Ghalib’s birthplace forgotten its most famous son?


December 27th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 27 (IANS) "Dil-e-Nadaan tujhe hua kya hai, aakhir is gam ki dawa kya hai" - this and hundreds of other familiar couplets continue to inspire and draw fans ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Ranji Trophy: Railways win by over innings against UP


December 8th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Railways won by an innings an 94 runs as they skittled Uttar Pradesh out for 201 following-on on the third day of the Ranji Elite ... Read more...

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SAFF Cup: Maldives, Nepal move into semi-final


December 6th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The Maldives and Nepal qualified for the semi-finals of the SAFF Cup football tournament from Group B at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Tuesday. The ... Read more...

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IFFI kicks off Wednesday, half day in government offices


November 23rd, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) The 42nd International Film Festival of India opens here Wednesday and the state government has announced a half-day holiday for government officials to avoid traffic ... Read more...

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Ranji Trophy: Saurashtra’s win over Punjab lone result in Elite Division


November 20th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Saurashtra's emphatic win over Punjab by an innings and 144 runs was the lone result in the third round of the Ranji Trophy Elite Division ... Read more...

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Ranji Trophy: Punjab, Baroda in trouble


November 19th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Punjab and last year's runners-up Baroda were facing defeats Saturday while Mumbai's Abhishek Nayar, Madhya Pradesh's Naman Ojha and Mohnish Mishra scored fine hundreds on ... Read more...

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Vote your best snack on ‘India’s True Snexy’ (With Image)


November 15th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Reality shows in India number dime a dozen but a Mumbai-based firm has organised one not on television but on the internet where the people will ... Read more...

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Photos by Satyajit Ray on display at Kolkata filmfest


November 12th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 12 (IANS) Very few know that Legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray was equally at ease with still camera as he was with a movie camera. Rare photographs taken by ... Read more...

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Mamata uses film fest to connect with masses (West Bengal Newsletter)


November 12th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 12 (IANS) With Bollywood's 'Badshah' Shahrukh Khan and 'Kashmir Ki Kali' Sharmila Tagore by her side, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken the hitherto elite ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tennis nationals: Rutuja stuns top seed Prerna


October 11th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Rutuja Bhosale produced a power-packed performance to shock top-seed Prerna Bhambri 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 and enter the second round of Fenesta National Tennis Championship ... Read more...

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‘Take horse-drawn carriages off Mumbai roads’


October 3rd, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 3 (IANS) Salsa dancer Sandip Soparrkar and his supermodel wife Jesse Randhawa have written to Mumbai's civic corporation chief to stop plying of horse-drawn carriages in the ... Read more...

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Salgaocar lift Federation Cup (Lead)


September 29th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 29 (IANS) Goa's Salgaocar Sports Club broke a 14-year jinx to lift the Federation Cup with a 3-1 victory over city soccer giants East Bengal in the final ... Read more...

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East Bengal in Federation Cup final


September 26th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) City giants East Bengal are one win away from a hat-trick of Federation Cup soccer titles after a 2-1 victory over a nine-man Prayag United that ... Read more...

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9X launches Punjabi music channel


August 30th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Channel 9X has forayed into the regional music scene with the launch Tuesday of a Punjabi music channel - 9X Tashan - which will have ... Read more...

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Kolkata’s big library of little magazines (Feature, With Images)


August 10th, 2011 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) A man's movement against the poor upkeep of little magazines -- the independent, experimental periodicals run without a profit motive -- in the city's hallowed ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Rains lash Uttar Pradesh, Yamuna fills up


August 6th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 6 (IANS) Moderate to heavy rains lashed several districts of Uttar Pradesh Saturday. The Yamuna river next to the Taj Mahal is also in full flow."Upper air cyclonic ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Heavy rains lash Agra


July 28th, 2011 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Agra, July 28 (IANS) Early risers in Agra were in for a pleasant surprise as thunderstorms, lightning and heavy rains greeted them Thursday morning.The rains, which lasted around 30 minutes, ... Read more...

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