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Peace with Pakistan in our interest: Shashi Tharoor (Interview)


July 13th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Amid Abu Jundal's revelations about the involvement of Pakistani state agencies in 26/11, former minister and MP Shashi Tharoor says that there is "a ... Read more...

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Indian MPs, US think tank discuss policy issues


July 6th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) A group of 11 visiting Indian MPs and a leading US think tank have discussed the need for focused policy initiatives to accelerate India's economic growth ... Read more...

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Punjab moots pension for farmers


May 16th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) Reeling under a cumulative debt burden of over Rs.35,000 crore, farmers of Punjab could soon benefit from a pension scheme.Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday ... Read more...

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Resolve Kashmir issue peacefully: UN chief


April 27th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Welcoming efforts by India and Pakistan to improve their relations, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday pressed for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue ... Read more...

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US lawmaker praises India’s role in Afghanistan


April 19th, 2012 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) A key US lawmaker has welcomed India's positive contribution to Afghanistan's reconstruction saying US-India partnership has an important role in contributing to the war torn nation's ... Read more...

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Stop vilification campaign against Modi: BJP


April 10th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) After a special panel probing the 2002 Gujarat riots gave a clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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EU closely following Italian marines’ case in India


March 7th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 7 (IANS) The European Union (EU) is "very closely" following the issue of two Italian marines jailed in Kerala state of India since the beginning, EuAsia News reported ... Read more...

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Mannmohan, Obama to meet in Bali Friday, n-deal on agenda


November 16th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Amid a deepening global economic crisis, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet US President Barack Obama Friday in the balmy Indonesian resort of Bali ... Read more...

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Unesco to help Punjab formulate cultural policy


September 27th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 27 (IANS) Unesco will help the Punjab government formulate its cultural and heritage policy, an official said Tuesday.There is great potential to highlight the cultural heritage of Punjab, ... Read more...

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Economic growth ‘not linked to reduction in child undernutrition in India’


March 9th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A new study has found that economic growth in India has no automatic connection to reducing undernutrition in Indian children.Researchers at the Schools of Public Health at University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India, ADB ink loan pact for clean energy project in Himachal Pradesh


January 18th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.18 (ANI): The Government of India has signed a loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for 208 million dollars for Tranche 3 of this Investment programme titled 'Himachal ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks exposes US interference in India: CPI-M


December 18th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The US embassy cables from here leaked by WikiLeaks provide "a revealing picture of Indo-US relations and the extent of US interference in India's domestic political ... Read more...

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Life studies to abstraction: 60 years of Ram Kumar on canvas


December 15th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The art of Ram Kumar, the pioneering master of modernism in 20th century Indian art, defies conventional grammar in the quest for silence and spirituality ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan wanted India to stop Balochistan interference’


December 9th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 9 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani told a key US lawmaker that India would have to decrease its footprint in Afghanistan and stop alleged interfering in Balochistan ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Ray should have been cremated with full state honours: Pranab


November 21st, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday sharply criticised the Marxist-led West Bengal government for not according full state honours to former chief minister Siddartha Shankar Ray after ... Read more...

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Zia opposes transit facility to India (Lead)


November 8th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 8 (IANS) Opposition leader Khaleda Zia has come out strongly against the government decision to allow New Delhi to use the Bangladeshi territory to take goods from one part ... Read more...

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Zia opposes transit facility to India


November 8th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 8 (IANS) Bangladesh's opposition leader Khaleda Zia has demanded that the government scrap all deals, including one on transit, with India.Zia claimed at a rally Sunday that India would ... Read more...

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Centre drafting new law to guarantee food security: Sonia Gandhi


November 2nd, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.2 (ANI): The Central Government is drafting a new law that will guarantee food security to a majority of the population, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said on Tuesday.Addressing party ... Read more...

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Hindus feel Brand-Perry marriage ‘moving in right direction’


October 22nd, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Oct 22 (ANI): Hindus seem to be currently convinced that upcoming Russell Brand and Katy Perry marriage is 'moving in the right direction' in following traditional Hindu rituals, although ... Read more...

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Willing to work with India for peace in South Asia: China


September 7th, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing/New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) A day after India aired apprehensions about Beijing trying to gain a "foothold" in South Asia, China Tuesday underlined that it is an "important member" of ... Read more...

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India needs adequate precautions for China: PM


September 6th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Amid discordant notes in India's ties with China, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said India has to take "adequate precautions" but can't give up on peaceful ... Read more...

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“Perform in nine months”–claims Rahman’s Music Conservatory


April 7th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 7, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Oscar winner musician A.R. Rahman's (Slumdog Millionaire) KM Music Conservatory claims that after its training, one can "perform in nine months".Admissions are currently on at the Conservatory, ... Read more...

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India’s “One Crazy Ride” makes it to Wisconsin Film Fest


March 20th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Mar 20 (ANI): "One Crazy Ride" documentary of India has made it to the Wisconsin Film Festival, said to be the largest campus-based festival in USA, to be held April ... Read more...

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‘Dark forces’ in Pakistan won’t succeed: Chidambaram


February 7th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Terming militant groups in Pakistan as "dark forces", Home Minister P. Chidambaram Sunday said New Delhi was watching the activities of terror outfits in Pakistani Kashmir ... Read more...

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Pakistani jehadis revert to Kashmir cause at anti-India rally (Second Lead)


February 4th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Muzaffarabad/New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) The Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) jehadi outfit through its banned frontal organisation the Jama'at-ud-Dawaah (JuD) Thursday vowed to revert to the "Kashmir freedom cause" and continue supporting a ... Read more...

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LeT reverts to Kashmir cause at anti-India rally (Lead)


February 4th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Srinagar, Feb 4 (IANS) The Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) through its banned frontal outfit the Jama'at-ud-Dawaah (JuD) Thursday vowed to revert to the "Kashmir cause" and continue supporting a separatist campaign ... Read more...

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Kashmiri Hindus heckle Yasin Malik at peace conference


January 11th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's separatist leader Yasin Malik was heckled by a group of Kashmiri Pandits at the three-day India-Pakistan peace conference here Monday. Malik, the chief of the ... Read more...

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Two-day stir for separate Vidarbha state begins


January 3rd, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Jan 3 (IANS) Several political groups and social organisations Sunday started a two-day sit-in agitation here to press the demand for a separate Vidarbha state. The initiative has been taken by ... Read more...

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A.R. Rahman offers scholarships at his Music Conservatory


December 24th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 24 (ANI): Oscar winner musician A.R. Rahman's (Slumdog Millionaire) world-class KM Music Conservatory is offering scholarships.Scholarships will be offered to deserving students from the A.R. Rahman Foundation. Scholarships ... Read more...

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A.R. Rahman’s Music Conservatory plans new programs in saxophone, other instruments


November 27th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 27 (ANI): Oscar wining music composer A.R. Rahman's prestigious KM Music Conservatory is reportedly proposing to launch preparatory program in various instruments.It is proposing to offer this 2-5 ... Read more...

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A.R. Rahman’s Music Conservatory planning to launch Masters Program


November 23rd, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 23 (ANI): Oscar winner musician A.R. Rahman's KM Music Conservatory is planning to launch Masters Program, according to reports.This two-year program will concentrate on Music Technology, Music Education, ... Read more...

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MJ to be “subject” at A.R. Rahman’s music conservatory


November 14th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 14 (ANI): Entertainment icon Michael Jackson will be a subject at Oscar winner musician A.R. Rahman's KM Music Conservatory, according to reports.Rahman himself will reportedly give the inaugural ... Read more...

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Afghanistan under Indian influence, ISI ingress in terror groups: Musharraf


November 9th, 2009 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 9 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has alleged that Afghanistan is under influence of Indian intelligence agencies even as he admitted that there is "an ingress ... Read more...

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CSIR asks sacked Indian American scientist to vacate house


November 7th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) An Indian American scientist was Saturday asked to vacate his government house here in three days, nearly two weeks after being sacked from a senior post at ... Read more...

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US Congress commends Gandhi’s role in India’s formation (Lead)


October 16th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) The US Congress has acknowledged Mahatma Gandhi's unique role in the establishment of India and described him as a "man of all times and places". A resolution unanimously passed ... Read more...

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