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Mehdi Hassan: end of golden era of ghazal (Obituary)


June 13th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan first mesmerised connoisseurs with his rendition of "Gulon main rang bhare", step one of a long musical journey that lasted five ... Read more...

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Rahul accepts Bilawal’s invite to visit Pakistan


April 8th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) India's ruling Congress party general secretary Rahul Gandhi was invited to visit Pakistan by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the son of President Asif Ali Zardari, and ... Read more...

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Sonia should respond in missing nurse case: BJP


November 11th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday demanded that Congress chief Sonia Gandhi respond in the case of missing nurse Bhanwari Devi involving her party ... Read more...

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Brit-author Dalrymple in controversy over “Raj”, “racist” claims


January 17th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): Award-winning historian William Dalrymple has found himself in the middle of a racist controversy over claims that British authors writing about India are inheritors of "a Raj that ... Read more...

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Rajasthan Royals signs four players from Ranji squad


January 12th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals have signed four 'uncapped' players from the state Ranji Trophy squad -- Deepak Chahar, Ashok Maneria, Aakash Chopra and Dishant Yagnik -- for the fourth season ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt all set to have an Indian wedding


December 18th, 2010 - 12:36 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Dec 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There are reports that actress Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are planning to have an Indian wedding in the next month. They would marry in ... Read more...

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Ousted Nepal king may try wedding diplomacy in India


November 6th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 6 (IANS) Nepal's deposed king Gyanendra is headed towards India on a nearly three-week long visit that is expected to drum up family and social support for ... Read more...

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Tourism ministry to promote India’s Buddhist circuit


October 27th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 27 (ANI): The Ministry of Tourism signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), an agency of the World Bank, on Wednesday here to improve ... Read more...

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Parched Rajasthan stares at a crisis


April 15th, 2010 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
By Anil Sharma Jaipur, April 15 (IANS) In some villages, water is being supplied once or twice in a month. In others, people are hoping a train will arrive with water wagons. The ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari inaugurates Surajkund Crafts Mela


February 1st, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari inaugurated the internationally acclaimed annual Surajkund Crafts Mela on Monday at Surajkund near New Delhi.Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was ... Read more...

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PM condoles death of Ram Niwas Mirdha


January 29th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday condoled the death of senior Congress leader Ram Niwas Mirdha, describing him as an experienced political leader who made rich contributions ... Read more...

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India’s swine flu toll touches 558


November 24th, 2009 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Three fresh swine flu deaths were reported in the country Tuesday, all from the state of Rajasthan, taking the toll due to Influenza A (H1N1) to 558 ... Read more...

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Four SIMI activists arrested in Jabalpur


November 4th, 2009 - 10:22 pm ICT by ANI
Jabalpur, Nov. 4 (ANI): Four activists of banned terrorist outfit, Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), were arrested in Jabalpur in a joint operation conducted by the Anti-Terrorist Squad and the Madhya ... Read more...

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Tortured in Pakistan, Hindu migrants want to stay in India


September 13th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Anil Sharma Jodhpur, Sep 13 (IANS) "We Hindus in Pakistan are being discriminated against, tortured and harassed," complains Ram Lal, a 45-year-old migrant from Pakistan, one of the estimated 10,000 migrants ... Read more...

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Jaipur-based firm in Guinness World Records


September 9th, 2009 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 9 (IANS) The city-based firm N.M. Roof Designers (NMRD) Ltd has figured in the Guinness Book of World Records for designing and constructing a "satsang hall" (prayer hall) in Jaipur, ... Read more...

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Punjab farmers drawn to orchids, contributing to forest cover area


September 6th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinKandi Area (Pathankot) Sep. 6: (ANI): A growing number of farmers in the Kandi area of Pathankot are helping the Punjab Forest Departmentto prevent the felling of trees to ... Read more...

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Punjab green warrior urges people to fight for environment


June 4th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 4 (IANS) Noted green warrior Balbir Singh Seechewal Thursday expressed serious concern over the environmental degradation and depleting water table in Punjab and urged the people to join in efforts ... Read more...

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Puducherry lieutenant governor dead


April 6th, 2009 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Puducherry, April 6 (IANS) Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Govind Singh Gurjar died in New Delhi Monday following a brief illness, Chief Minister V. Vaidyalingam said. "After a brief illness the lieutenant governor passed away ... Read more...

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BJP doomed, Vasundhara must be jailed: Shekhawat (Interview)


January 13th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Former Indian vice president Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Tuesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was "doomed" and he wanted to see former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje ... Read more...

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Advani is our candidate for PM, BJP clarifies


January 7th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) A day after former vice president and senior party leader Bhairon Singh Shekhawat threw his hat in the electoral ring, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) clarified Wednesday ... Read more...

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Shekhawat creates flutter, says he will contest polls


January 6th, 2009 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur/New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, former vice-president who had earlier been with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Tuesday created a flutter when he said he would contest the upcoming ... Read more...

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Royal Rajasthan on Wheels to chug on from December


August 25th, 2008 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) A regal train journey par excellence across the land of Rajahs in western India would soon be on offer with the launch of Royal Rajasthan on Wheels. ... Read more...

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BSNL launches IPTV in Jaipur


August 4th, 2008 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 4 (IANS) Indian public sector telecom major Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), in association with optical fibre cable maker Aksh Optifibre Ltd, launched the Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) in the ... Read more...

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Once dubbed ‘mad’ by his own, he is now a mass leader(Feature)


June 4th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Sahil Makkar Bayana (Rajasthan), June 4 (IANS) As a soldier he fought wars. Years later, when he along with his wife began campaigning for job quotas for his community, he was dubbed ... Read more...

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Bodies await autopsy, Gujjar agitation spreads


May 28th, 2008 - 10:35 pm ICT by admin
By Sahil Makkar Bayana (Rajasthan), May 28 (IANS) The decaying bodies of 37 Gujjars, who died last week, are still lying at four places awaiting autopsy and cremation on the sixth day ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir Gujjars plan to stop rail traffic


May 27th, 2008 - 6:19 pm ICT by admin
Jammu, May 27 (IANS) The Gujjars of Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday announced they would start an agitation in the state to support the "cause of granting Scheduled Tribe status to their community ... Read more...

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Bad news from scientists: Thar desert growing fast


May 22nd, 2008 - 9:40 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Thar desert is expanding in the eastern and northeastern directions, scientists say and warn that desertification is a challenge that India is going to increasingly face. ... Read more...

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India’s Thar desert growing fast


May 19th, 2008 - 5:43 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, May 19 (IANS) Northwestern India's Thar Desert is expanding in both east and northeast directions, scientists say, and warn that desertification is becoming a more serious challenge to the country. "Projections ... Read more...

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Rajasthan police probe Israeli tourist’s murder


February 29th, 2008 - 1:14 am ICT by admin
Mount Abu (Rajasthan), Feb 14 (IANS) The police in this hill resort in Rajasthan Thursday launched an investigation into the murder of an Israeli tourist whose body was found in a jungle. ... Read more...

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Rajasthan’s Mor village - home to 1,500 peacocks


February 20th, 2008 - 11:04 am ICT by admin
Mor (Rajasthan), Feb 20 (IANS) This is a village that lives up to its name, in every which way. Mor, in India's desert state of Rajasthan, has 1,500 peacocks living in harmony ... Read more...

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Madge enthrals Indian Maharaja with karaoke


January 5th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 5 (ANI): Madonna showed her gratitude to an Indian Maharaja, by singing karaoke following a royal feast at his fort in the Indian desert state of Rajasthan.The 49-year-old singer, along ... Read more...

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Rajasthani kids stone quarrying for British patios


December 26th, 2007 - 3:44 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec.26 (ANI): If one of Britains leading stone importers is to be believed, children as young as five are quarrying stone in the Indian desert state of Rajasthan that is used ... Read more...

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Jaipur ranks seventh in top Asian tourist spots poll


November 14th, 2007 - 2:05 am ICT by admin
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