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Tough to promote Indian dance: Remo D’Souza


June 24th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Indian youth is more inclined towards western dance forms like B-boying, hip-hop and jazz and their interest in Indian classical forms is diminishing, laments choreographer ... Read more...

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Shanghai stages half-naked bike ride to promote green energy


June 3rd, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 3 (IANS) Half-naked men and women in bikinis took part in an annual bicycle ride to promote the use of green energy, healthy lifestyle and zero-carbon transportation in ... Read more...

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Taliban strike Kabul, other Afghan targets (Second Lead)


April 15th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul/Washington, April 15 (IANS) The Taliban Sunday launched a coordinated wave of assaults in Kabul and elsewhere in the country, targeting the embassies of the US, Germany and Russia, ... Read more...

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Canada pulls out of NATO surveillance project


February 11th, 2012 - 6:30 am ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Feb 11 (IANS) Canada has decided to pull out of a NATO project that collects strategic information through unmanned aerial vehicles."NATO has been informed of these decisions. The details ... Read more...

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Immunologists rule out virus’ role in mental illness


February 1st, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) Immunologists have ruled out the role of Borna disease virus (BDV) in bipolar depression, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder and dementia.They based their findings on the first blinded, ... Read more...

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Bangalore summit to discuss water woes


January 30th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 30 (IANS) With one-third of the global population living in India and China by 2025, the region will face imminent water scarcity unless there is action. Now experts ... Read more...

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Another foreign visit for Dalai Lama - but not to Tibet


January 27th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Jan 27 (IANS) The globetrotting Dalai Lama visited not less than 18 countries last year and the spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism already has on the cards a ... Read more...

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Mercedes and Jaypee Sports launch performance driving academy


January 4th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Luxury auto major Mercedes-Benz and Jaypee Sports International Wednesday launched a performance driving academy at the Buddh International Circuit race track in Greater Noida suburb ... Read more...

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Conference on sociology from Sunday


December 10th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Leading sociologists from across the globe will participate in a four-day conference starting Sunday in the capital to discuss crisis and challenges of social transformation, ... Read more...

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Advani attacks Sonia over corruption


November 5th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 5 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Saturday accused Congress president Sonia Gandhi of being silent on corruption."Why is the Congress president silent on ... Read more...

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Indian F1 promoters hope to break even in three years


October 18th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The promoters of the inaugural Indian Formula One (F1) race facility Tuesday said that they are confident of breaking even in two-three years."The break-even on ... Read more...

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Unprecedented Arctic ozone loss found


October 5th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 5 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on an unprecedented depletion of the earth's protective ozone layer above the Arctic last winter and spring.The depletion was caused by an unusually ... Read more...

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Learn the art of speed on F1 race track


October 3rd, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Oct 3 (IANS) Motor sports enthusiasts wanting to learn the art of speed with the elegance of making a sharp turn now need not pursue their dreams on ... Read more...

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KSIDC to work on projects worth Rs.100,000 crore


July 25th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 (IANS) The Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC), which is celebrating its golden jubilee year, will be working on mega projects worth Rs.100,000 crore in the next ... Read more...

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Art of Living to mark 30 years in Berlin


June 21st, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 21 (IANS) The Art of Living will celebrate its 30th anniversary in Berlin with a 'World Culture Festival' July 2-3 where more than 70,000 people from 151 ... Read more...

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Global kite contest in China


May 29th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 29 (IANS) More than 100 kite enthusiasts from over 20 countries are taking part in a kite festival in a central China city.Participants from the US, Germany, France, ... Read more...

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Indian semicon industry told to invest in nanotechnology


February 21st, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 21 (IANS) The fledgling Indian semiconductor (semicon) industry has to invest in the research and development (R&D) of nanotechnology to face the challenge of disruptive technologies and shrinking innovative product ... Read more...

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Somali pirates face gallows in Malaysia


February 13th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 13 (IANS) Seven Somali hijackers, including three minors, face a possible death sentence under Malaysian law for attempting to hijack a Malaysian vessel in the Gulf of Aden. ... Read more...

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AeroIndia show to be the largest ever


February 1st, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) India's air show in Bangalore next week will be the largest ever with 29 countries bringing their aerospace products, including fighter jets and transport aircraft, for ... Read more...

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US, Germany ‘deeply concerned’ about Russian tycoon’s ‘illegal’ conviction


December 28th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Dec 28 (ANI): The US and Germany have reportedly voiced their serious concern about a second conviction against the jailed Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, calling it a "selective application" ... Read more...

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Spiritual leader Sri Daya Mata dies in US (Lead)


December 2nd, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) Sri Daya Mata, successor to Indian spiritual leader Paramahansa Yogananda, has passed away after heading the worldwide religious movement founded in 1920 for over half ... Read more...

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Spiritual leader Sri Daya Mata dies in US


December 2nd, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) Sri Daya Mata, successor to Indian spiritual leader Paramahansa Yogananda, has passed away after heading the worldwide religious movement founded in 1920. She was 96.One ... Read more...

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UAE’s non-oil foreign trade reaches $133 bn in August


November 15th, 2010 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 15 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's non-oil foreign trade rose to 477.6 billion dirhams (about $130 billion) in the first eight months of 2010, up by nine percent, compared to 436.4 ... Read more...

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Ignite Fest will be based on Indian classical dances (With Image)


November 3rd, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The "vocabulary will be completely Indian" and based on Indian classical dances, says leading Bharatanatyam dancer Anusha Lall about the four-day Ignite Festival of Contemporary ... Read more...

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Youth from 100 nations to meet, discuss social problems


October 26th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Over 300 youngsters from across the globe are all set to meet here next month to discuss various challenges facing their respective communities, think of possible solutions ... Read more...

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Recession over, but few takers for Durga idols abroad


September 27th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) Recession may have ebbed, but artisans of the potters' colony Kumartuli here say export orders for idols for next month's Durga Puja festival have picked up ... Read more...

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Beijing’s summer palace marks 150 years of destruction


September 26th, 2010 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 26 (IANS) People in the Chinese capital would soon be able to see how the country overcame the destruction and loot of the imperial summer palace that took place 150 ... Read more...

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The Dalai Lama: A monk on the move


August 23rd, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Dharamsala, Aug 23 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is 75 but still a true globetrotter, so much so that he doesn't really need to unpack.He's made 11 ... Read more...

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Kosovo secession legal, rules International Court of Justice


July 23rd, 2010 - 7:12 am ICT by IANS
Belgrade/Pristina, July 23 (DPA) The UN's International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled Thursday that Kosovo broke no laws by declaring independence, disappointing Belgrade and exhilarating Pristina. Court President Justice Hisashi Owada said that ... Read more...

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Million foreign visitors in South Africa during World Cup period


July 5th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, July 5(ANI): South African Home Affairs Department has said that the number of foreign visitors entering the country during the World Cup period has now risen to a million."This figure ... Read more...

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100 clerical sex abuse cases reported in Italy


May 26th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, May 26 (IANS/AKI) There have been at least 100 cases of clerical sex abuse reported in Italy in the past 10 years, a top ranking church official has said. Mariano Crociata, ... Read more...

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Russia’s arms sales may increase by 12 percent in 2010


April 21st, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia expects to boost its arms sales by 12 percent in 2010, the Federal Agency for Military Cooperation said Wednesday. "We calculate arms sales of $9.5 billion," head ... Read more...

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Indian priest faces jail term for sex abuse


April 17th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 17 (IANS/AKI) An Indian priest who confessed to sexual abusing a 10-year-old girl in the central Italian province of Abruzzo could face up to 12 years in jail. Under Italian ... Read more...

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South Korea’s defence exports rise over $1 bn in 2009


January 5th, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Jan 5 (IANS) South Korea exported defence products worth $1.17 billion in 2009, officials here said Tuesday. The better-than-expected performance by mid- and small-tier companies and the diversification of products largely contributed ... Read more...

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Trial of top Chinese dissident ends; verdict Friday (Lead)


December 23rd, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 23 (DPA) The trial against prominent Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo lasted less than three hours Wednesday in Beijing and a verdict was expected this week, a dissident lawyer said. Liu faces ... Read more...

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