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Sibal rebuffs talk of UPA-II policy paralysis


July 5th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Rebuffing talk of "policy paralysis" of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) II regime, union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Thursday said the central government has ... Read more...

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‘Overly sexual’ cartoon ad offends British TV viewers


April 28th, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) TV viewers in Britain have got their knickers in a twist over the sight of women dancing in bikinis and a big woman flashing her underwear ... Read more...

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Voters boycott polls in parts of Delhi


April 15th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Votters in parts of the capital Sunday boycotted the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls to protest poor civic amenities in their areas.According to ... Read more...

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Seven billionth baby’s dad wants her to be a doctor


October 31st, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mal (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 31 (IANS) Ajai Kumar, the proud father of Nargis - the girl child who was Monday announced as the world's seven billionth baby - wants his ... Read more...

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Driven by superstition, they dig out dead woman’s body


June 6th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 6 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, a dead woman's body was dug out from a Jharkhand village and buried elsewhere as the villagers believed the woman's unnatural death ... Read more...

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Escaping police check, two teenagers die in collision


June 2nd, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ambala (Haryana), June 2 (IANS) Two teenagers, trying to evade a police check-post, lost their lives Thursday when they collided head-on with a car in this Haryana district. Five policemen ... Read more...

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e-broadcast pilot project launched in Gujarat


May 6th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, May 5 (IANS) In another e-governance initiative, Chief Minister Narendra Modi Thursday launched the 'Gujarat Swarnim Gram E-Broadcast Project' in Amreli."Initially implemented as 'district pilot scheme' ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s ‘Chillai Kalan’ begins, bringing on chill and memories


December 21st, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 21 (IANS) Tuesday marked the beginning of "Chillai Kalan", the traditional 40-day period considered the coldest in the Kashmir Valley that ignited fond memories of the winters of yore and ... Read more...

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Unique Himachal ritual: Pelting stones to appease goddess


November 6th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 6 (IANS) A day after the festival of lights, a unique stone pelting fair was organised Saturday as part of an annual ritual in the former princely state of Dhami ... Read more...

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Jharkhand’s drought-hit villagers sell cattle due to scarcity of fodder


September 24th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
By Girija Shankar OjhaPalamu (Jharkhand), Sep. 24 (ANI): The villagers of drought-affected Jharkhand's Palamu district are selling their cattle due to lack of fodder for the animals.Villagers of Pandu, Chainpur, Chattarpur and ... Read more...

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Delhiites all set for dedicated CWG lanes


September 24th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Commuters in Delhi prepared themselves for traffic problems Friday with lanes for the Commonwealth Games being closed for a few hours to facilitate athletes and their trainers ... Read more...

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Abducted Bihar policeman’s village people hold highway protest


September 4th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 4 (IANS) Hundreds of people from the village of abducted policeman Abhay Kumar Yadav Saturday blocked a national highway to protest the Bihar government's failure to rescue the sub-inspector who ... Read more...

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Maoists blow up government buildings in Dantewada District


August 20th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0By Shiv Shankar SarthiDantewada (Chhattisgarh), Aug 20 (ANI): Maoists blew up several government buildings, including an Aanganwadi centre, a primary school, a society for dispensing rations, and a village ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh villagers unaware of ‘Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna’


July 30th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by ANI
Gorakhpur, July 30 (ANI): The villagers in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur District are unable to take advantage of the Health Smart Cards that have been provided to them by the Central Government ... Read more...

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State officials kill the 2 wolves that had killed an Alaskan teacher


March 20th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Alaska, Mar 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A spokesman for the Alaska Fish and Game office said that the state officials have been successful in locating the 2 wolves, that are believed to ... Read more...

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RBI organises outreach programmes in northeast villages


February 21st, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Feb 21 (IANS) In an effort to touch base with people in far-flung areas, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is organising financial outreach programmes in remote villages of the country's ... Read more...

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Haryana village asks couple to end marriage, live as siblings


January 31st, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak (Haryana), Jan 31 (IANS) A village 'panchayat' (council) near this Haryana town has directed a married couple to start staying as brother and sister as they are from the same 'gotra' ... Read more...

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When life comes to a standstill in a Manali village as part of unique festival


January 24th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by ANI
By Prem KumarGoshal village (Himachal Pradesh), Jan.24 (ANI): India is known for its diversity and a large number of people living in different regions of the country, especially in the rural parts, ... Read more...

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Vietnamese man sleeps beside wife’s bones for five years


December 1st, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Dec 1 (DPA) A man who encased his wife's skeleton in a plaster statue and kept it in bed beside him for five years has been ordered to bury the remains, ... Read more...

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HIV positive children dream big… unaware of their ill health


November 30th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda Hyderabad, Nov 30 (IANS) Ignorance is bliss and this adage perhaps best suits a group of children in Andhra Pradesh who want to make it big by becoming doctors, ... Read more...

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Artisan wants to keep alive art of Sikkim’s Lepcha tribe


October 31st, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
By Tashi Pradhan Gangtok, Oct.31 (ANI): Woven with bamboo, Sumuk Thyaptuk or the Lepcha hat, creates a fabulous piece of art that is laced with history and a deep cultural heritage associated ... Read more...

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Bibi Russell wants next birth in weaver’s home


September 10th, 2009 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell, who showcased her new collection on Day Two of the Kolkata Fashion Week-II Thursday, said she is so inspired by natural fibres, hand weaving ... Read more...

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When Michael Jackson came to Manikganj (Special)


June 30th, 2009 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
By Nupur Basu In the year 2000 I was directing a documentary on the impact of satellite television in South Asia. The skies had opened up with the 'dish' technology over this ... Read more...

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Elton John gets standing ovation as he bids farewell to Las Vegas fans


April 24th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): English singer Sir Elton John got a standing ovation from his fans in Las Vegas as he played the final show in his five-year residency.John, 62, who has ... Read more...

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Sacha Baron Cohen ropes in Bono, Chris Martin for mock single on Band Aid


April 1st, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 1 (ANI): Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has reportedly collaborated with Bono and Chris Martin for a mock single on charity supergroup Band Aid.The Borat star was said to have ... Read more...

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Man, woman found murdered in Ghaziabad


March 2nd, 2009 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, March 2 (IANS) The semi-naked bodies of a man and woman were found about a kilometre from each other on the Delhi-Loni road here. The police suspect that both were in ... Read more...

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Mass awareness campaign on against bird flu


December 29th, 2008 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Indian health officials were beginning a mass awareness campaign to prevent recurrence of bird flu after culling of over 400,000 poultry in the two affected states of ... Read more...

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Punjab villagers lament U.S slowdown influencing NRIs investment


December 27th, 2008 - 8:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Karan Kapoor Ludhiana, Dec.27 (ANI): Living thousands of miles away from their homeland, a large number of non-resident Indians (NRIs) have never lost their fondness for India. They have always wanted ... Read more...

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Musical on Warney leaves everyone except him in splits


December 5th, 2008 - 11:05 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec.5 (ANI): A musical on Australias record breaking leg spinner Shane Warne may not have pleased him, but has certainly tickled the funny bone of everyone else watching it. According to ... Read more...

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Himachal villagers organize Buffalo fights


October 20th, 2008 - 9:40 pm ICT by ANI
By Hemant Chauhan Bhont (Shimla), Oct.20 (ANI): Thousands of people converged on the weekend at Bhont Village near Shimla for the traditional buffalo-fight fair. The rural folk of Himachal organize it as ... Read more...

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Rihanna’’s ”Umbrella” polled ”Catchiest Song Of All Time”


October 18th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Popstar Rihanna''s hit song ''Umbrella'' has been named as the ''catchiest song of all time'' in a new poll. The major hit track featuring Jay-Z was such a ... Read more...

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Cristiano Ronaldo pips Kylie Minogue as Ultimate Gay Icon


August 16th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted as the Ultimate Gay Icon, pushing Kylie Minogue to second place.The Manchester United player was revealed to be the favourite ... Read more...

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Jharkhand man on a mission to bring greenery in Palamau


August 13th, 2008 - 4:51 am ICT by ANI
By Girija Shankar Ojha Palamau (Jharkhand), Aug.12 (ANI): Kaushal Kishore Jaiswal of Palamau district of Jharkhand has devoted himself to the cause of expanding green cover in the region. He has made ... Read more...

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In Jharkhand, trees too get Rakhis


August 5th, 2008 - 9:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Girija Shankar Ojha Patan (Palamau) Jharkhand, Aug.5 (ANI): Ahead of the upcoming siblings festival Rakhi, scores of people are tying Rakhis (the sacred thread) around trees as part of their attempt ... Read more...

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Beijing’s Olympic Village Court opens


July 17th, 2008 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 17 (Xinhua) The Olympic Games Village People's Local Court, the only law facility bearing the Olympic title in the country, was opened here. Located in the Olympic Village in the ... Read more...

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