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World Bank to support Bangladesh river project


September 21st, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 21 (IANS) The World Bank plans to restart negotiations on a $1.2 billion loan to Bangladesh for building a bridge over the Padma river.Friday's announcement comes after the ... Read more...

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Arshavin out of Arsenal’s Champions League squad


September 18th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian forward Andrei Arshavin has been left out of Arsenal's 18-man squad for Tuesday's Champions League football opener against Montpellier in France.Arshavin has been frozen ... Read more...

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Maldives President lauds India’s role in pushing political process


September 18th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Maldives President Mohamed Waheed Monday lauded India's support in pushing forward political process in his country when he met visiting Defence Minister A.K. Antony in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Sindhu knocks out London gold winner out of China Masters (Lead)


September 14th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Changzhou, Sep 14 (IANS) India's P.V. Sindhu played the match of her life to knock London Olympics gold winner Li Xuerui out of the China Masters Superseries badminton event here ... Read more...

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Kerala could be hub of financial services: KPMG


September 14th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) Narayanan Ramaswamy, partner, KPMG, one of the largest professional services company in the world, Friday said that given Kerala's high literacy rate and availability of ... Read more...

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Suicides: Act promptly on soldiers’ leave applications, says Antony


September 6th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 6 (IANS) Against the backdrop of a spate of recent suicides by soldiers, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday asked the armed forces to be more liberal with ... Read more...

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Plan B eyes career break


September 6th, 2012 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) British rapper Plan B is eyeing a career break after exhausting himself by taking on too many projects.The 28-year-old, whose real name is Benjamin Ballance-Drew, became ... Read more...

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Anil Ambani group shares rally on dividend, stake sale talks


September 4th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Share price of companies in the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group saw a significant upswing Tuesday on the back of a slew of announcements at their back-to-back ... Read more...

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China told about activities in Pakistani Kashmir: India


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Ahead of talks with his Chinese counterpart Gen. Liang Guanglie, Defence Minister A. K. Antony said Monday India has conveyed its concerns to China about ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India, Iran, Afghanistan to spur trade, transit via Chabahar


August 27th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Ahead of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit, India, Iran and Afghanistan Sunday held a crucial trilateral meeting and agreed to set up a joint working ... Read more...

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Government considering amendments to boost SEZ


August 23rd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The government is considering steps to ensure that SEZs remain attractive destinations for investment, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Thursday.He admitted that SEZs had ... Read more...

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Mamata airs concern over northeast people’s exodus


August 20th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) Expressing concern over the mass exodus of northeastern people from other parts of the country, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday urged people ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Over 250 websites blocked for triggering northeast panic


August 20th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) In the wake of morphed images triggering an unprecedented exodus of northeastern people from major cities in other states, the government Monday blocked over ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kerala to showcase rural IT parks


August 8th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 8 (IANS) At the forthcoming Emerging Kerala investor meet, the state is set to carry the wave of its IT revolution to rural areas, said an official.Apart from ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Olympic badminton: World No.1 Wang Yihan too good for Saina (Lead)


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Saina Nehwal's dream of an Olympic gold was shattered Friday when she lost to a superior Wang Yihan of China in the women's singles semifinals. The ... Read more...

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Beijing home sales rebound


July 2nd, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 2 (IANS) A property market rebound has been seen in Beijing as home sales in China's capital jumped to 25,602 units in June, 10.5 percent more than in ... Read more...

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Courtney Love in legal trouble


June 27th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 27 (IANS) Singer Courtney Love is facing a lawsuit filed by her former legal team after she failed to pay them for their services.Bosses at Keith A. ... Read more...

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India will grow faster: PM to ‘impatient’ citizens, investors (Lead)


June 19th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday sought to send strong signals to fellow "impatient" citizens, global investors and, perhaps, skeptical rating agencies that he will ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Beyonce pays tribute to Houston


May 27th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angles, May 27 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowles recently gave her first performance after becoming a mother and paid tribute to Whitney Houston by singing the late star's popular ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Essar Hypermart to sell 1 mn tonnes steel through retail


May 18th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), May 18 (IANS) Essar Steel's retail distribution division, Essar Hypermart, is expecting to sell one million tonnes of steel products through its network of sales points."We are ... Read more...

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Kirti Azad to fast against IPL


May 18th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Demanding that the Indian Premier League (IPL) be "closed", Bharatiya Janata Party MP and former cricketer Kirti Azad Friday said he would go on ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to ease travel on Maitree Express


May 9th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Indian and Bangladeshi railways will take a slew of steps to ease train travel across the two countries by the popular Maitree Express, an ... Read more...

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Clinton, Krishna meet in Delhi


May 8th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna met here Tuesday.The two are expected to discuss a slew of ... Read more...

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AI plans to use Dreamliner on domestic routes to cut cost


May 6th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Air India plans to deploy the Boeing-787 Dreamliner aircraft on domestic routes to save on fuel, train the crew and add flexibility to its ... Read more...

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Kunaal Roy Kapoor to direct horror film


May 5th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) "Delhi Belly" actor Kunaal Roy Kapoor is set to go behind the camera to direct "Pool", a horror film expected to feature a slew of bikini-clad ... Read more...

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Kenya’s Jepkosgei eyes another Olympic medal in London


May 4th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 4 (IANS) Olympic women's 800m silver medallist Janeth Jepkosgei is keen to prove that there is still life in the old war horse as she prepares for her ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Filmmakers line up biopics - with Bollywood twist (Feature)


April 30th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) The commercial success of "The Dirty Picture" gave new life to biopics. Bollywood has now lined up a slew of real people's real stories, though ... Read more...

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Tea Board earmarks Rs.300 crore for small growers


April 28th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 28 (IANS) The Tea Board of India has earmarked Rs.300 crore for the development of the country's small tea growers in the current financial year, its chairman M.G.V.K. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sunny Leone signs first endorsement deal in India (With Images)


April 26th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) After signing her first Indian movie "Jism 2", Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone has also bagged an endorsement deal. She has been named brand ambassador ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Education must be above political agenda: Sibal


April 18th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) With a slew of critical education bills remaining pending for parliament approval, a visibly irked Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday said "political ... Read more...

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Bollywoood filmmakers take 3D head on


April 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Hollywood-made 3D films do roaring business, and now Hindi films too have taken the plunge. Though there are not too many success stories yet, Bollywood ... Read more...

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Goa government caps mining truck permits


April 4th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 4 (IANS) In a slew of measures to curb illegal mining, the Goa government has ordered a cap on issuing permits to trucks ferrying iron ore, after suspending ... Read more...

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I’m ready for another innings in action: Akshay Kumar


March 27th, 2012 - 1:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Akshay Kumar took a well-thought break from kicking and boxing in films, but now is back to the action genre with "Rowdy Rathore". The ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

MCD polls: BJP candidates rush to file papers, anger among workers


March 26th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) As Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates rushed to fill nominations for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls on the last day Monday, angry ... Read more...

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Now designers come out in support of animals


March 24th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) After Bollywood celebrities like Shahid Kapoor, Dia Mirza and Sonam Kapoor, a slew of designers have taken a step ahead to create awareness to ... Read more...

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