Laxman has given strong and clear message to selectors: Ganguly

August 18th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly Saturday saluted V.V.S. Laxman for his contribution to the game and said he has given a "strong and clear" ... Read more...

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Politics then and now: Nehru, Ambedkar didn’t object to cartoon (Comment)

May 19th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
What is noteworthy about the cartoon row is that neither Jawaharlal Nehru nor B.R. Ambedkar found anything objectionable about it when it was published in 1949. Nor did all the ... Read more...

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Pakistan mulls successor to ISI chief

February 16th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Pakistan has begun to look for a successor to spy chief Lt Gen Shuja Pasha, who retires next month, a media report said. General Pasha ... Read more...

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Ajax’s supervisory board resigns

February 9th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Feb 9 (IANS) The supervisory board of Ajax has decided to resign after months of unrest, the Amsterdam based soccer club said Thursday.The resignation will take effect in ... Read more...

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Krishna moves apex court against Lokayukta proceedings

January 24th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of a private complaint and the probe ordered by the Karnataka Lokayukta for ... Read more...

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Baloon like airships to transport goods by 2020

September 4th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) Gigantic balloon-like objects floating in the sky, the successors to the Zeppelins of yore, are set to revolutionise the way cargo is transported around the globe ... Read more...

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Chandigarh gets its first woman SHO

July 1st, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 1 (IANS) Chandigarh police has appointed a woman for the first time as a Station House Officer (SHO), officials said Friday.Inspector Poonam Dilawari has been appointed as SHO ... Read more...

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Pak’s counter-terrorism body ‘impotent’ in battle against militancy

April 9th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 9(ANI): Pakistan's National Counter-Terrorism Authority (NACTA) lacks powers to act against militancy thriving in the country, according to a newspaper report.Although the government has rejected a recent White House report ... Read more...

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Ponting must remain captain as Clarke is not ready to lead: Chappell

December 19th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 19 (ANI): Australian selector Greg Chappell has said that Ricky Ponting must remain Test captain because there are no obvious successors at present.In an interview that would completely change the ... Read more...

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Capello believes Allardyce or Redknapp can replace him

December 10th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 10 (ANI): England football manager Fabio Capello has anointed Harry Redknapp and Sam Allardyce as his most likely successors, saying these two were the one who have impressed him ... Read more...

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England FA sees Tottenham boss Redknapp as one of Capello’s successors

December 6th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.6 (ANI): The Football Association in England has publicly confirmed for the first time that they fancy Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp as current England coach Fabio Capello's successor.The Sun ... Read more...

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UK Labour party to be first to allow public to vote in leadership contests

November 28th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.28 (ANI): Britain's Labour is to become the first major political party to open up its leadership elections to members of the public.According to The Telegraph, ordinary voters will be able ... Read more...

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American Idol: Is Allison Iraheta Jealous Of This Season’s Partcipants

November 15th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
November 15, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Allison Iraheta, the fourth place finalist of American Idol season eight, has come out expressing her opinion about this season’s judges and how the contestants might ... Read more...

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Eight of 16 CJIs were ‘corrupt’, says ex-law minister

September 16th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Former Union Law Minister Shanti Bhushan Thursday told the Supreme Court that at least eight of the 16 chief justices of India (CJIs) were "definitely corrupt". In an ... Read more...

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Meerkats ‘pass on snooze traditions’

July 7th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): Meerkats that enjoy snoozing tend to 'pass on the tradition', according to scientists.While studying groups of the mammals in the Kalahari, researchers found that some tended to doze ... Read more...

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Lower castes in Orissa take out religious procession to mark Ghata Yatra

June 25th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by ANI
Bhuvaneshwar (Orissa), June 25 (ANI): People belonging to lower castes in Orissa's Gajapati district are celebrating Ghata Yatra festival these days.During this time they take out religious processions to seek divine ... Read more...

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Taleban power struggle raises fears of violence in Afghanistan

April 23rd, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.23 (ANI): Two senior Taleban military commanders are locked in a bitter power struggle, which insiders claim has split the insurgents' leadership council and could lead to violence in parts of ... Read more...

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Osama’s successors would be ‘much, much worse,’ warns son

February 12th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb. 12 (ANI): Osama bin Laden's son has warned that if his father is killed, his successors as new al Qaeda chief would be "much, much worse.""From what I knew ... Read more...

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Mounting deficits may hit US global power: Analysts

February 2nd, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Analysts have suggested that the mounting US debts may alter US politics and global power as President Barack Obama unveiled a record $3.8 trillion budget ... Read more...

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Massive 1-ton statue of Egyptian pharaoh found deep in Sudan

January 10th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 10 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has found a massive one ton statue of the Egyptian pharaoh Taharqa, deep in Sudan.Taharqa was a pharaoh of the 25th dynasty of Egypt ... Read more...

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One out of two Brits thinks anyone can do a better job than Gordon Brown

September 15th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep. 15 (ANI): Nearly half of the British population believes that anyone in the Labour Party can do a better job than Prime Minister Gordon Brown, a new poll has ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh enforces senior citizens’ maintenance act

August 28th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 28 (IANS) A law to ensure that senior citizens are well taken care of by their children or relatives has come into force in Madhya Pradesh and violations could lead ... Read more...

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Get Set To Return To “Wolfenstein” Once More

August 18th, 2009 - 7:50 pm ICT by GD
If you had been a hard core fan of the game "Wolfenstein 3d" when it had launched all those years ago, it is expected that prior to the launch of the game ... Read more...

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Colaco regrets India not within 100 FIFA rankings

July 10th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) All India Football Federation's (AIFF) first professional secretary Alberto Colaco has a major disappointment as he prepares to step down after eight years -- not ... Read more...

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Dikshit, Azad condole death of Bukhari

July 8th, 2009 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday condoled the death of Syed Abdullah Bukhari, for long the Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, describing him as a great ... Read more...

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Maradona hands Messi Argentina’s key number 10 jersey

March 29th, 2009 - 6:09 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, March 29 (DPA) Argentina coach Diego Maradona Saturday granted to superstar Lionel Messi the prestigious number 10 jersey that he once wore himself. Maradona - nicknamed "El Diez" because he is ... Read more...

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Musharraf playing cards, enjoying life as Pak reels under tensions

March 24th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 24 (ANI): Within six months of his resignation and being declared one of the most hated men in Pakistan, former President Pervez Musharraf spent Pakistan Day participating in a ... Read more...

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March 19th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
I. Ramamohan RaoBook Review. Dragons Shadow over Arunachal By R.D. Pradhan (Rupa & Co) 192 pagesNehru could never live down the wrong judgment he made about Chinese intentions to wage war ... Read more...

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Being Lok Sabha Speaker was a “great opportunity”: Chatterjee

February 26th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, February 26 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Thursday described his five-year tenure in office as a "great opportunity" and revealed that he had never expected to receive the ... Read more...

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No ceremony or speech at outgoing president’s departure

January 20th, 2009 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (Xinhua) President George W. Bush and his wife Laura will leave Washington, D.C. Tuesday after the inauguration of president-elect Barack Obama, officially drawing to a close Bush's eight-year White ... Read more...

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Pak PM claims his forefathers made Quaid-e-Azams ancestors Muslims

October 18th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Oct 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has claimed that that his ancestors had made the forefathers of the founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah Muslims, ... Read more...

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Royal feather in the cap for emperor penguin

August 16th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Edinburgh, Aug 16 (IANS) Nils Olav was impressive as he marched up to a contingent of the Royal Guard to receive a knighthood on behalf of the King of Norway. Sir Nils ... Read more...

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UK MPs want to ditch historic oath to Queen

August 8th, 2008 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.8 (ANI): Some members of the British Parliament have called for the scrapping of the oath of allegiance to the Queen. At least 22 MPs want the Commons and the Lords ... Read more...

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Colombian government confirms death of rebel leader

March 2nd, 2008 - 12:18 am ICT by admin
DPA Bogota, March 1 (DPA) Colombia's Defence Minister Juan Manuel Santos confirmed Saturday the death of Raul Reyes, the second-in-command of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Speaking to reporters during a ... Read more...

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