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A healthy diet, more exercise can beat diabetes


September 12th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) A few simple changes in daily life can ultimately prove to be a major help in preventing two in three cases of diabetes while saving a ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka, China seek to strengthen military ties


September 1st, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 31 (IANS) Sri Lanka and China have sought to strengthen their military ties, the Sri Lankan defence ministry said Friday.The remarks followed a meeting between Chinese Defence ... Read more...

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India leads foreign tourists in Sri Lanka (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka received a record 452,867 foreign tourists in the first half of this year, with India leading the pack with 85,426 tourists.This is an 18.7 percent ... Read more...

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Former Tamil Tigers picked for SAF Games


July 12th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 12 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities have picked eight former Tamil Tigers in the national squad, and some of them will take part in the South Asian Federation (SAF) ... Read more...

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Rajiv Bhatia is new DG of ICWA


June 29th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Rajiv Bhatia has take over as director general of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), the country's prestigious and oldest foreign policy think tank.ICWA ... Read more...

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‘Kitchens becoming style statement in South Asian homes’


May 14th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Often pushed to the background in South Asian homes, the kitchen is becoming a style statement with a spiritual feel, says leading Indian designer Wendell ... Read more...

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Sivan first South Asian to get ASC membership


April 28th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) Ace cinematographer Santosh Sivan last week became the first South Asian to be given the prestigious membership of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) for his ... Read more...

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Ranvir Shorey’s ‘Fatso’ to release May 4


April 21st, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Ranvir Shorey-starrer "Fatso", will hit the screens worldwide May 4.Co-produced by Pritish Nandy Communications and Daily Multimedia Ltd, the romantic comedy also features Gul Panag and ... Read more...

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Lucknow doctor set to lecture surgeons in Pakistan


March 17th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 17 (IANS) In a first, a Lucknow-based city suregon has been invited to deliver a series of lectures on surgery in Pakistan.The invite has been sent by Dr. ... Read more...

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India pitches for private sector role in South Asian integration


March 10th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) India Saturday underlined its commitment to the ongoing transformation of South Asia and asked the private sector to play a greater role in regional integration.India's ... Read more...

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Ishar new vice-chancellor of Jammu university


January 18th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 18 (IANS) Mohan Paul Singh Ishar, professor at Amritsar's Guru Nanak Dev University, has been appointed the new vice chancellor of the Jammu University, it was announced Wednesday.Jammu ... Read more...

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‘Greater Elephant’ receives best jury award at SAIFF


December 27th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 27 (IANS) "Greater Elephant", a film produced by Pallavi Rohtagi, received the Best Jury Award at the South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) here.Directed by Srinivas Sunderrajan, ... Read more...

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South Asian initiative seeks to break fresh ground


December 6th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Governments of South Asia may not have progressed much beyond the rhetoric and cliches of regional cooperation, but a new initiative at a non-governmental level ... Read more...

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SAFF Cup: Pakistan coach and captain not on same wavelength


December 1st, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Pakistan football coach Zavisa Milosavljevich and captain Jaffer Khan were not on the same wavelength regarding the team's preparation for the South Asian Football Federation ... Read more...

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‘Shakal Pe…’ to be premiered at SAIFF, director thrilled


November 6th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Debutant director Shubh Mukherjee says he is thrilled to learn that his "Shakal Pe Mat Jaa" will be premiered at the South Asian International Film ... Read more...

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Qatar offers a half-million dollar ‘education Nobel’ to Bangladesh


November 2nd, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Doha (Qatar), Nov 2 (IANS) Bangladesh's BRAC, one of the world's largest NGOs, has been awarded a prestigious new award, the WISE Prize for Education.Awarded by the Qatar Foundation, in ... Read more...

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India top medals tally in South Asian Beach Games


October 14th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Hambantota (Sri Lanka), Oct 14 (IANS) India finished at the top of the medals tally in the inaugural South Asian Beach Games that concluded here Friday.India stood first with 11 ... Read more...

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India to play two football friendlies with Malaysia in November


October 10th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 10 (IANS) Ahead of the SAFF Cup, the Indian football team will play two friendlies with Malaysia on home soil next month, the All India Football Federation announced ... Read more...

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India win gold in South Asian Beach Games


October 10th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 10 (IANS) India won all six games in addition to grabbing a gold and a silver on the second day of the first South Asian Beach Games in ... Read more...

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Indian bags first gold in South Asian Beach Games


October 9th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 9 (IANS) India started its medal hunt in the inaugural South Asian Beach Games in Hambantota, claiming both the gold and silver medals in equestrian-tentpegging event.Nepal won the ... Read more...

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Pakistani GenNext in US doesn’t want to return: Jabeen Akhtar


September 23rd, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) In the new generation of Pakistani immigrants to the US, the ties that bind youngsters to their Asian homeland are fast disappearing, says Jabeen Akhtar, ... Read more...

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Family, friends recall Husain, colossus of Indian art


September 17th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Family, friends and associates relived memories of India's most popular face in contemporary and new media art, M.F. Husain, as the spotlight turned on his ... Read more...

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9/11 transformed South Asia geopolitics (10th anniversary of 9/11)


September 9th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) When the architects of 9/11 were traced to shadowy caves in Afghanistan, the US sent thousands of troops to smoke them out and topple ... Read more...

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South Asian playwright revisits 9/11


August 14th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) A Chinese-Pakistani family's loss from the Sep 11, 2001 terror attacks and the backlash they endure is the theme of a play by a South Asian ... Read more...

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Pakistani American who fought for ‘minority within minority’(Comment)


July 28th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, July 28 (IANS) In the early 1990s, the concierge at the apartment complex where Ifti Nasim lived in Chicago, called up to say there was a visitor who insisted ... Read more...

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Bopanna-Qureshi advance into Monte Carlo quarterfinals


April 15th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 15(ANI): The tennis duo comprising Rohan Bopanna of India and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan has advanced into the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo ATP Masters tournament.The Indo-Pak Express, who ... Read more...

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I have an even chance to unseat Blatter, says AFC president


April 14th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohamad Bin Hammam said Thursday that he has an even chance to unseat FIFA president Sepp Blatter and appealed to ... Read more...

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Indian drama in Canadian polls: Delhi filmmaker alleges copyright violation


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 2 (IANS) Delhi-born Gemini Award-winning filmmaker Ali Kazimi has alleged that Canada's ruling Conservative Party has violated his copyrights by using an image from one of his ... Read more...

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Four more Indian students freed of radio tags in US


February 25th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) US authorities have removed radio tags of four more Indian students of the sham Tri Valley University (TVU) in California closed on charges of immigration visa ... Read more...

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Experts urge US not to make ‘hasty’ retreat from Afghanistan


January 29th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, jan.29 (ANI): The U.S. should maintain a robust U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan until it is clear that the recent progress is sustainable, two experts on South Asian and Middle ... Read more...

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US court postpones Rana’s trial in Mumbai attack (Lead)


January 9th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Jan 9 (IANS) A US court has put off by three months, at the request of the defence, the trial of Pakistani Canadian Tahawwur Hussain Rana, charged with helping ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Boucher, Menon disagreed on tactics regarding Pak elimination of LeT


December 17th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 17 (ANI): India's National Security Adviser, Shiv Shankar Menon, and US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian and Central Asian Affairs, Richard Boucher agreed that there was a need ... Read more...

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Gandu: First Indian Film With Full-Frontal Sex Scenes!


November 20th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
This Bengali flick has already been invited to be screened at the 7th South Asian International Film Festival in New York. But, for the Indian viewers, it is going to be ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi American makes it to US House (Lead, changing dateline)


November 4th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) Five Indian-Americans may have lost their bids to enter the US Congress, but a South Asian of Bangladeshi descent has made it for the first ... Read more...

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Indian quiz contest for kids being held in Pakistan


November 1st, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 1 (IANS) Around 10,000 people from Pakistan have in views posted on Facebook welcomed the holding of the 'Horlicks Wizkids 2010' quiz contest in three Pakistani cities, to select ... Read more...

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