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‘Power To Empower’ contest aims to sharpen entrepreneurial skills


September 13th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) and India@75, a grassroots initiative of CII, Thursday launched the second phase of Power To Empower, a competition aimed ... Read more...

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William Dalrymple sad over Hyderabad shedding its past


September 11th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Historian and writer William Dalrymple is sad that Hyderabad has shed much of its past and called for a major effort for conservation and to popularize ... Read more...

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CII’s ‘Young Indians’ to launch chapter in Bhopal


September 9th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Young Indians (Yi), a part of industry body Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will launch its 25th chapter at Bhopal Sep 11 on the completion ... Read more...

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Shutdown near total in northeast (Lead, Changing dateline)


September 6th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 6 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown called by the North East Students' Organisation (NESO) in six northeastern states Thursday over various demands, including the entry of migrants into ... Read more...

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Thousands of Argentines turn up to hear Indian guru


September 6th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Cordoba (Argentina), Sep 6 (IANS) Over 16,000 people braved a chilly and rainy Wednesday in this South American nation to listen to Indian spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Unmukt meets teachers at Modern School


September 4th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Unmukt Chand, who led India to victory at the Under-19 cricket World Cup, met his teachers at his former school here and sought their ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘Riwayat’ a film on female foeticide by doctors


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Bollywood continues to raise its voice against female foeticide with "Riwayat", a movie produced by two NRI doctors from Australia.The film, releasing Friday, promises ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Sachin gives away BMW to Saina Nehwal


August 20th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar gave away a brand new BMW car to India's most successful shuttler Saina Nehwal at a function here Sunday night.The batting ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

President Mukherjee hosts Iftar


August 17th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday hosted an Iftar reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan that was attended by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and senior BJP leader L.K. ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Karnataka celebrates Independence Day (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 15 (IANS) Karnataka celebrated the 66th Independence Day with flag-hoisting, singing of national anthems and march past by security forces and children.Patriotic fervour and cultural fiesta marked the ... Read more...

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Prominent citizens appeal to Team Anna to call off fast (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) With fasting Team Anna members' condition deteriorating, more than 20 prominent citizens, including former army chief V.K. Singh, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

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...

Posted in Politics |

Bring Lokpal or go, Anna tells UPA (Second Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) As his team's indefinite protest against corruption entered its sixth day, Anna Hazare Monday asked the UPA government to bring a stringent Lokpal bill ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bring Lokpal or go, Anna tells UPA (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) As Team Anna's indefinite protest against corruption entered its sixth day, Anna Hazare Monday warned the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) to bring a stringent ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Don’t turn mosque row into Babri Masjid-2 (Comment)


July 27th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
I am worried that unless the Akbarabadi Masjid row near Delhi's Jama Masjid is nipped in the bud, it might become Babri Masjid-2.Some smalltime politicians are trying to politicize the entire ... Read more...

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Discover India with Oprah Winfrey in two-part series


July 11th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Oprah Winfrey went to the slums, visited the Taj Mahal, socialised with Bollywood's gliteratti and explored real India on her maiden visit to the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Kalam’s green mission at Rashtrapati Bhavan


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The sprawling Mughal Gardens in Rashtrapati Bhavan became a laboratory for nature-related experiments for A.P.J. Abdul Kalam during his 2002-07 presidential tenure."It was a great ... Read more...

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‘Chak de’ moment: Hockey as passion (Feature) (With Images)


July 1st, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) With a swift flick of the hockey stick, the ball whizzes past the padded up goalie. The victors let out a loud cheer, and even ... Read more...

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Bhandarkar, Benegal honoured with Hindi promotion award (With Images)


June 20th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Wednesday honoured filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar with Ganga Sharan Singh Award along with Shyam Benegal and Girish Karnad for their contribution to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Now vote for ‘The Greatest Indian’


June 5th, 2012 - 1:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) From Jawaharlal Nehru and Lata Mangeshkar to Vikram Sarabhai and E. Shreedharan - a list of Indians who have shaped the country since its ... Read more...

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Assam township upbeat over 200 years of banyan tree


June 2nd, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Pathsala (Assam), May 2 (IANS) People from all walks of life of Bajali area in this Assam township are gearing up to celebrate 200 years of a banyan tree that ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Women-centric films reflect changing society: Vidya


May 30th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) Bollywood star Vidya Balan Wednesday said women-centric films reflected the fact that women were taking centre-stage in various walks of life."I think women are taking ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Small screen’s Anandi glams up for ‘Jhalak…’ (With Image)


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) From ghaghra-choli to body hugging dress -- the fifth season of dance reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa" will see actress Pratyusha Banerjee, known for ... Read more...

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‘Escape’ to Naukuchiatal - where the music played on


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Naukuchiatal (Uttarakhand), May 23 (IANS) The hills of Naukuchiatal were alive with the sound of music with bands, painters and graffiti artists from all over the world gathering at the ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Assam’s anti-dam activist starts protest fast


May 19th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 19 (IANS) Assam's farmer leader and anti-dam activist Akhil Gogoi Saturday started an indefinite hunger-strike near Dighalipukhuri in Guwahati.Hundreds of people from various walks of life joined the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Myanmar forms peace group to deal with ethnic insurgents


May 18th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 18 (IANS) A high-level peace group headed by President U Thein Sein has been formed in Myanmar to carry out peace negotiations with ethnic armed groups in the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Jayalalithaa supports Sangma for president’s post


May 17th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa Thursday extended her party's support to the candidature of former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma for the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Agartala marathon for unity


May 13th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 13 (IANS) Around 1,500 athletes and sports lovers, some of them from other parts of the country, Sunday participated in the 6th ONGC Agartala Marathon aimed at propagating ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Art of Living to conduct nation-wide meditation camps


May 12th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) With an aim to educate people on how meditation is healthy, and easy to learn and practice, 1,700 centres across India will host a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Poll reforms conference begins in Odisha Saturday


May 4th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 4 (IANS) At least 400 delegates from different walks of life are expected to attend a two-day national conference on electoral and political reforms beginning in Odisha capital ... Read more...

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Meghalaya CM demands law for safety of N-E students


April 30th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Monday called for a stringent law to address the safety concerns of students from the Northeast and to regulate the ... Read more...

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Students take up fight against smuggling, counterfeiting


April 30th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Thousands of students from almost 100 schools in Delhi and the national capital region are participating in a five-day campaign against smuggling and counterfeiting, organisers ... Read more...

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500-km human chain for Indian fishermen’s sake


April 28th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) More than half a million people Saturday formed a 500-km-long human chain running from Kerala to Tamil Nadu to press for the safety and security of ... Read more...

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IANS reporter’s story wins award


April 28th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Azera Rehman, who reports for newswire Indo-Asian News ServiceRahman' entry, titled "Letters to my unborn sister", fetched her second prize in the contest that saw ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Spirituality, drama and women…Read on (IANS Books This Week)


April 21st, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The bookshelf this week talks of the spiritual journey into the dilemmas of existentialism and life's realities. Here's a peek.1. Book: "Anthony deMello SJ, The ... Read more...

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