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Journalist S. Dharamarajan dead


September 2nd, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) The last rites of veteran journalist S. Dharmarajan, who died at his home here following brief illness, were held Sunday, a family friend. He was 78.A ... Read more...

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‘China wants to maintain instability in northeast India’


August 26th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) China's role in northeastern India is not to create instability but "to maintain instability" because it wants to keep India out of Myanmar, says veteran ... Read more...

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End fast, citizens appeal to Team Anna


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) A former army chief, a spiritual guru, an actor, and an ex-poll panel chief are among those who appealed Thursday to Team Anna to ... Read more...

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Errant judges may not be able to abort impeachment: Rajya Sabha MP’s bill


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Judges of the higher judiciary under cloud for professional misconduct may not be able to frustrate impeachment proceedings against them simply by resigning, if a ... Read more...

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Presidential poll divides left, right, centre


July 10th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The July 19 poll to elect India's 13th president has divided not only the ruling UPA but opposition blocks like the NDA and the ... Read more...

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Arjun wanted Sonia as PM after Indira’s killing?


July 7th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The late Congress leader Arjun Singh wanted Sonia Gandhi to be made the prime minister after Indira Gandhi was assassinated in 1984, veteran journalist ... Read more...

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Veteran Kashmiri journalist dies after prolonged illness


July 5th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) S.D. Rohmetra, a veteran journalist from Jammu and Kashmir, died Thursday in the national capital after a prolonged illness.Rohmetra, 73, is survived by his wife, ... Read more...

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10 percent of news paid for: Nihal Singh


July 4th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) About 10 percent of news in the papers is paid for, estimates veteran journalist and author S. Nihal Singh, discounting the view that there is ... Read more...

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Journalist Alfred D’Cruz dead


June 16th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Veteran journalist, historian and author, Alfred D'Cruz passed away recently at his residence in Mumbai after a brief illness, a close associate said Friday. He ... Read more...

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Guru Dutt biography becomes innovative book drama


May 30th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Book readings could soon become passe if author Sathya Saran has her way. Hoping to make an instant connect with audiences, the veteran journalist is ... Read more...

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India’s security in jeopardy if army ignores merit: Book (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) India's security will be in jeopardy unless the nation's political class, backed by a compliant bureaucracy, "gets its act together and vigorously desists from sacrificing ... Read more...

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‘India’s security in jeopardy if army promotions ignore merit’


May 26th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) India's security will be in jeopardy unless the nation's political class, backed by a compliant bureaucracy, "gets its act together and vigorously desists from sacrificing ... Read more...

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No vindictiveness in show cause notice: Army chief (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) There was no vindictiveness in issuing a showcause notice to an officer who is in line to succeed the Indian Army chief-designate, incumbent Gen. V.K. ... Read more...

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MCA bans Shah Rukh from Wankhede; experts call it a rare decision (Roundup)


May 18th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) Friday punished Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan for his alleged misbehaviour. Experts say it is a first-of-its-kind decision when a ... Read more...

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A tale of survival in a North Korean jail (IANS Books)


May 9th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Twenty-six-year-old Shin Dong-hyuk may not be as famous Dith Pran, the Cambodian labour camp survivor in the 1984 screen drama, "The Killing Fields", but his ... Read more...

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Mumbai Press Club to honour Vinod Mehta


May 4th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) The Mumbai Press Club will Saturday honour veteran journalist and Outlook Group's editorial adviser Vinod Mehta with a lifetime achievement award.The honour is part of the ... Read more...

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Social media content creators need protection: Experts


March 29th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Calling the country's IT rules as "flawed", experts at a seminar Thursday said the right to freedom of expression should also provide protection to ... Read more...

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History, crime & edgy drama on bookshelf (IANS BOOKS THIS WEEK)


March 24th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
The bookshelf this weekend is a colourful and racy pile of books that tickles readers' imagination and sensitivities... Browse with IANSBook: "The Maharajas of Bikaner"; Written by Rajyashree Kumari Bikaner; Published ... Read more...

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Funeral of veteran journalist George Joseph attended by hundreds


February 29th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kanjirapally (Kerala), Feb 29 (IANS) Hundreds of people from all walks of life turned up for the funeral ceremony of George Joseph, veteran journalist and political editor of IANS, at ... Read more...

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Indian feminists should talk to village counterparts: Mrinal Pande


February 21st, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Notions of womanhood have changed in urban India with power moms at the workplace and women storming into male bastions, but these women must open ... Read more...

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Media persons frown on paid news, PR journalists


February 14th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Top media persons at a daylong conclave here Monday frowned on the practice these days of so-called 'paid news' and 'public relations journalists' in the media.Veteran ... Read more...

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UP politics still ‘caste’ in stone


February 8th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) In a tired replay, the campaign for the Uttar Pradesh elections that began Wednesday stood out most for its narrow emotional appeals by all ... Read more...

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Veteran journalist Raghunath Rau dead


January 26th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Veteran journalist Raghunath Rau, who began life as a sports journalist and then made his mark across a range of subjects, died here Thursday evening ... Read more...

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T.R. Ramachandran re-elected Press Club of India president


January 22nd, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Press Club of India Sunday formally announced that veteran journalist T.R. Ramachandran of G-Files has been re-elected president and Anil Anand of Greater Kashmir ... Read more...

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On Day 2, literature meets 5,000 people (Jaipur Dairy)


January 21st, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 21 (IANS) "The Satanic Verses" author Salman Rushdie may have skipped the Jaipur Literature Festival but more than 5,000 weekend revellers - including housewives and students ... Read more...

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Harish Khare quits as PM’s media advisor


January 19th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Harish Khare Thursday quit as media advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.Khare, a veteran journalist who was earlier with The Hindu, quit in the ... Read more...

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Divorce, India, partition on bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)


December 31st, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
The book case this weekend is lighthearted and peppy - matching the mood as a new year begins.1. "Two Fates: The Story of My Divorce"; Written by Judy Balan; Published by ... Read more...

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Modern Bengal on canvas: Calcutta Painters return to Delhi


December 16th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Calcutta Painters - a group of 28 artists which has been trying to break free of the traditional language of the Bengal school of ... Read more...

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‘Nitish is about governance, Lalu about realpolitik’


December 7th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The two brand icons of Bihar are two unlikely leaders. While Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is a hands-on man, his political rival Lalu Prasad is ... Read more...

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Blockade lifted, but Manipur still tense


December 2nd, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Dec 2 (IANS) The economic blockage has been lifted in Manipur, but it has not done much to douse the seething anger of people still reeling under the crippling ... Read more...

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Off to new boom town, with Mark Tully (IANS Book Review)


November 9th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "Non Stop India"; Author: Mark Tully; Publisher: Penguin India; Price: Rs.499; Pages: 357It is a muddle of a new kind. An anti-corruption crusade which has united Indians as a single ... Read more...

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Mark Tully, Amish Tripathi top book chart (IANS Books)


October 27th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Veteran journalist Mark Tully's "Non-Stop India" tops the non-fiction section while "The Secret of The Nagas" by Amish Tripathi still rules the fiction section ... Read more...

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Journalist’s book on Indian political history released


October 19th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) A bygone era of Indian journalism, politics and social life diligently chronicled by K.P. Srivastava, a veteran journalist and media adviser to former prime minister ... Read more...

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Broadcasters will be consulted on new TV guidelines: Soni


October 10th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) With the government's decision to recast policy guidelines for TV channels sparking outrage, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Monday assured broadcasters her ministry ... Read more...

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PM urged to address issue of Kashmir mass graves


September 30th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been urged to set a time-frame for identifying the bodies found in mass graves in Jammu and Kashmir and ... Read more...

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