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Hillary cites Mamata meeting among ‘remarkable experiences’ in India


May 11th, 2012 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 11 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recalled two "remarkable experiences" in India, including a meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Benerjee to focus on ... Read more...

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Remove Haj subsidy in 10 years, SC tells government (Third Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday favoured doing away with the Haj subsidy and directed the government to eliminate the financial sops extended to pilgrims in ... Read more...

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Sonia blames Mayawati for swindling of NHRM funds


February 26th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 26 (IANS) In a frontal attack on Uttar Pradesh's ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday pointedly blamed the state government for ... Read more...

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‘Marina’ feel-good movie with strong message (Tamil Movie Review)


February 5th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Marina"; Cast: Siva Karthikeyan , Oviya, 'Pakada' Pandian, Sundararajan, Jitan Mohan, Attakati Aarumugam, Jayashree; Director: Pandiraj; Cinematographer: Vijay; Composer: Girish G; Rating: ***National award winning director Pandiraj has tried to ... Read more...

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I’m humbled, says Shabana after Padma Bhushan


January 25th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi says she is humbled to be considered for the Padma Bhushan, the country's third highest civilian award."It's my pleasure and I am ... Read more...

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Padma award has come at the right time: Priyadarsan


January 25th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 25 (IANS) Acclaimed film director Priyadarsan Wednesday said he was elated on hearing that he has been awarded Padma Shri, and added that the honour has "come at ... Read more...

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Kerala realtor yet again marries off 20 girls


December 10th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Palakkad (Kerala), Dec 10 (IANS) Middle East-based Keralite P.N.C. Menon, who heads the real estate Sobha Group, presided over 20 marriages here Saturday as part of his trust's yearly programme ... Read more...

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Pankaj Udhas to stage concert for Sino-Indian relations


December 9th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Popular ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas will perform live at an event organised for the benefit of Sino-Indian relations.Udhas, who is known for numbers like "Chitthi ... Read more...

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Mayawati plays yet another Muslim card


November 30th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 30 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has shot off another letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to draw his attention to the central government withholding of ... Read more...

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24-year-old manual scavenger wins beauty pageant


November 19th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Once a manual scavenger, Indira Athwal was crowned New Princess-2011 on the occasion of World Toilet Day here Saturday.The 38 contestants in the unique beauty ... Read more...

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Prominent Gandhian felicitated


October 22nd, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Prominent Gandhian and Sarvodaya leader Laxmi Dass was felicitated by Sanatan Sanskriti Sansthan, a leading organization engaged in promoting secular values, national integration and brotherhood, ... Read more...

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A proud Afghan, but Vida Samadzai loves India


October 3rd, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) In India since the past five years, model Vida Samadzai feels at home away from home. As the controversial Afghan beauty, who caused a stir ... Read more...

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PCB chief to meet ICC officials at Lord’s


July 18th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 18 (IANS) Pakistan's cricket chief Ijaz Butt is expected to meet top International Cricket Council (ICC) and English board officials on the sidelines of the 2,000th Test that ... Read more...

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Crossing caste lines, they cast off surnames (Feature)


July 10th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Upon entering the cold room and extending the formal niceties, Reshma, 30, introduces herself to her prospective employer. A pregnant pause and a puzzled look ... Read more...

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Rotary International’s Indian chief assumes office Friday


June 30th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) Being only the third Indian to be elected as president of humanitarian service organisation Rotary International, Gujarat-based businessman Kalyan Banerjee will assume office Friday, a statement ... Read more...

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Nigerian held in capital for cheating


June 24th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) A 39-year-old Nigerian national was arrested in east Delhi for allegedly cheating a man of Rs.10 lakh, police said Friday."Nzogwu P. Osondu, who hails from ... Read more...

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Northeast needs different norms for poverty census: Experts


June 23rd, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 23 (IANS) With India about to embark on a census to determine the number of people living below the poverty line (BPL), a vital input for the success ... Read more...

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Pilfered CWG funds could have helped Delhi’s Dalits: Mayawati


June 17th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Flaying the Congress for graft in the Commonwealth Games, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati said here Thursday that the quantum of money pilfered could ... Read more...

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Industry lobbies differ on land takeover policy


June 5th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The country's leading industry lobbies hold opposite views on ways of acquiring land for industrial use with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) advocating ... Read more...

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Campaigning gains momentum for fourth phase of West Bengal polls


April 30th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 30 (ANI): Campaigning is in full swing in all the 63 seats spread over Howrah, Hooghly, East Midnapore and parts of Burdwan districts for the fourth phase of West ... Read more...

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Mamata promises her own global Nandigram


April 29th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Nandigram, Apr 29 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee has promised to transform Nandigram into an industrial park that would create thousands of jobs.Addressing her first election rally in ... Read more...

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African delegates visit India.


April 26th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr. 26 (ANI): In a bid to connect African youths with India, 24-member delegations of eleven African countries are on India visit for seven days starting from April 23.They participated ... Read more...

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President Patil condoles passing away of Sri Satya Sai Baba


April 24th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by ANI
Port Louis (Mauritius), Apr 24(ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil today condoled the passing away of prominent religious leader Sri Satya Sai Baba.In a condolence message from Mauritius, where she arrived today ... Read more...

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Trinamool Congress party has received black money for elections: Buddhadeb


April 24th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 24(ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya on Sunday alleged that the Trinamool Congress party has received huge sums of black money for the ongoing assembly elections in the state.Bhattacharya ... Read more...

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Sai Baba’s life inspired people: Sonia Gandhi


April 24th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday expressed her condolences to the devotees of Sathya Sai Baba who passed away earlier in the day."I am pained ... Read more...

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Andhra Pradesh govt. to give state honour for Sri Satya Sai Baba’s funeral


April 24th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Apr 24(ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy on Sunday said that his government would provide full state honour at the funeral of prominent religious leader Sri Satya Sai Baba.Sathya ... Read more...

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Four-day mourning in Andhra


April 24th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 24 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government Sunday announced a four-day state mourning till Wednesday as a mark of respect for spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba who died at ... Read more...

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Dikshit honours Sharmila Tagore for contribution to Delhi’s society


April 23rd, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 23(ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday presented awards to veteran Bollywood actress Sharmila Tagore and various other women philanthropists in New Delhi for their contribution to society.Dikshit ... Read more...

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Shimla activists hail Hazare triumph


April 9th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 9 (IANS) Various social organisations here celebrated and distributed sweets among people Saturday after social activist Anna Hazare ended his 97-hour fast to press for a stringent anti-graft ... Read more...

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Bollywood continues to support Anna Hazare’s movement


April 8th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Bollywood actors and filmmakers are showing full support for social activist Anna Hazare's movement against corruption. While most talked about it at public events ... Read more...

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Kashmiri Pandits’ sense of security to be restored: Omar


March 22nd, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 22 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Tuesday the government was working on a multifaceted programme for the return of Kashmiri Pandits to ... Read more...

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Politicians should not use religion as agenda: SRK


March 18th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says politicians should not use religion as an agenda and spread derogatory feelings about one another."I don't understand why ... Read more...

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Centre for fast resolution of Waqf property disputes


March 15th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Tuesday said the central government was making all efforts to ensure that disputes related to properties of the Waqf board ... Read more...

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Sitaram Jindal Foundation announces India’s biggest cash prize for humanitarian service


February 22nd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Sitaram Jindal Foundation, one of the leading not-for-profit organizations, on Tuesday announced the launch of India's biggest cash prize-Jindal prize, wherein Rs 50 million shall be awarded ... Read more...

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Cyber support for abducted Orissa collector


February 18th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (IANS) From colleagues to social activists to well-wishers, support poured in from all quarters on social networking website Facebook for the safe release of Orissa district collector R. ... Read more...

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