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Tech-savvy Modi chats live on net


August 31st, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, an avid tweeter with almost 900,000 followers on the social networking site, Friday went a step further - becoming the ... Read more...

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Big B joins Facebook, gets about 8 lakh likes


August 21st, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan is one star who remains connected to his worldwide fans through the online medium -- his blog and Twitter, and even through his ... Read more...

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Big B, Preity pray for Iran quake victims


August 12th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities Preity Zinta and Amitabh Bachchan are praying for victims of earthquake in Iran, which has killed about 250 people and injured 1,800 others.According ... Read more...

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Olympics: Triple jumpers fail, Saina gets rousing reception (India Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) It was a luckless day for India at the Olympics with its two triple jumpers on show crashing out of the track and field competition here ... Read more...

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Saina aims for greater feats after Olympic bronze (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 7 (IANS) India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal Tuesday said winning a bronze medal at the London Olympics was a dream come true and would motivate her to achieve ... Read more...

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Hope I can give a better gift to the country next time, says Joydeep Karmakar


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Very few wrote about shooter Joydeep Karmakar's medal chances in the run up to his event at the Olympic Games here Friday. So it came as ... Read more...

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Critics want me to keep proving myself: Mary Kom


July 28th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) India's five-time women's boxing world champion M.C. Mary Kom says there are a lot of critics who feel that she will not to do well in ... Read more...

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Quiet, private 52nd birthday for Uddhav


July 27th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 27 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray, who turned 52 Friday, spent his birthday quietly at his residence with the family, a party official said here.Recuperating ... Read more...

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Veteran freedom fighter Lakshmi Sehgal dead (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, July 23 (IANS) Lakshmi Sehgal, a close associate of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and the first head of the women's wing of the Azad Hind Fauj, died around ... Read more...

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PM condoles Dhar’s death


July 20th, 2012 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday condoled the death of economist P.N. Dhar, calling him "a public servant of the highest pedigree who embodied the ... Read more...

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Trinamool’s Suman abstains from presidential polls


July 19th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Dissident Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman Thursday abstained from voting in the presidential election, citing ill-health and expressing fears that he would be heckled by ... Read more...

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Rajesh Khanna, Bollywood’s first superstar, no more (Roundup)


July 18th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Rajesh Khanna, who epitomised superstardom in Hindi cinema in the 1970s with such immortals as "Anand", "Kati Patang" and "Aradhana", left for a "nice and ... Read more...

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‘Jism 2′ gets ‘A’ certificate


July 18th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Erotic thriller "Jism 2" has been passed with an A-certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), says director Pooja Bhatt, who is glad ... Read more...

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Shatrugan Sinha undergoes bypass surgery, recovering


July 18th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Veteran actor Shatrugan Sinha, who was hospitalised after a breathing problem, has undergone bypass surgery. His doctor says he is "on road to a speedy ... Read more...

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Debina my lady luck: Gurmeet Chowdhary (TV Snippets)


July 16th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Television actor Gurmeet Chowdhary has been earning rave reviews for his stint in dance reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa" and credits actress-wife Debina Bannerjee ... Read more...

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Big B in awe of Southern superstars’ humility


July 12th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan teamed up with southern superstars like Prabhu, Nagarjuna and Shiva for an advertising campaign for a jewellery brand and says he is ... Read more...

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Gyanendra Shah wishes reinstatement as Nepal’s monarch


July 8th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 8 (IANS) Nepal's deposed king Gyanendra Shah has said for the first time that he wants to return to the throne, Xinhua reported.In an interview, the ... Read more...

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I am emotional: Mamata


July 5th, 2012 - 5:37 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 4 (IANS) Admitting she was emotional, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said a person can never have a clear conscience until and unless he or ... Read more...

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Share your beauty tips, Vanya urges women (With Images)


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Miss India World 2012 Vanya Mishra, who is gearing up for the Miss World 2012 pageant, is urging Indian women to share their beauty secrets ... Read more...

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Despite hardships, families of striking Air India pilots support stir


June 26th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) They are highly skilled pilots but in danger of losing their jobs and face an uncertain financial future. The striking aviators of Air India, ... Read more...

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Chinese will be tough to beat at Olympics: Saina Nehwal (Lead)


June 19th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) India's top badminton star Saina Nehwal says it will be tough to beat the Chinese at the London Olympics despite her recent successes against them.Saina defeated ... Read more...

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Olympics will be tough, says Saina Nehwal


June 19th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) Fresh after confidence boosting title wins in Thailand and Indonesia, India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal is gearing for the Olympic challenge but admits it won't be ... Read more...

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Don’t put up posters attacking BJP: Sanjay Joshi


June 17th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sanjay Joshi Sunday appealed against putting up posters with his pictures and attacking BJP leaders as this would ... Read more...

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Court quashes case against two army officers


June 13th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday quashed a police complaint against two Army officers for causing injuries to two civilians last year and told them ... Read more...

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Hangal back in action at 97, says age no bar


May 29th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Once an actor always an actor. Quite true for 97-year-old A.K. Hangal, who wears grease paint despite the ripe age in a role in the television ... Read more...

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Bisla family rejoices in son’s feat


May 28th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, May 28 (IANS) His talent was never in doubt for his family and cricketing friends. But when Manvinder Sultan Singh Bisla exploded for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in ... Read more...

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RDB’s Kuly died of brain tumour


May 24th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Kuldeep Ral, a.k.a. Kuly of Punjabi bhangra and hip-hop band RDB, died of brain tumour. He was 35.Kuly, who was the music producer of ... Read more...

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DMK supporters celebrate Raja’s release


May 15th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Scores of DMK supporters, gathered outside a Delhi court Tuesday, cheered out loud on hearing that their leader and former communications minister A. Raja was ... Read more...

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Court steps in to normalise Air India operations (Second Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Operations of national carrier Air India, affected for two consecutive days due to an employees agitation, may become normal after the Delhi High Court Wednesday ... Read more...

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Air India sacks 10 pilots, derecognises union (Second Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Air India Tuesday sacked 10 pilots who went on mass sick leave protesting against the airline providing Boeing-787 Dreamliner training to pilots from the erstwhile ... Read more...

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Four Air India flights axed, 100 pilots ’sick’ (Second Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Four international flights were cancelled after nearly 100 Air India pilots reported 'sick', officials said Tuesday, even as Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh called their protest ... Read more...

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Ajit Singh calls Air India ’strike’ illegal (Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Tuesday dubbed "illegal" the protest by Air India pilots that has led to the axing of one international flight and ... Read more...

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Big B gets better, comes out to greet fans (With Image)


March 12th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan appeared to have recovered well from his abdominal surgeries when he came out to greet his fans and thanked them for their ... Read more...

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez turns 85


March 7th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 7 (IANS/EFE) Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez was celebrating Tuesday his 85th birthday together with his family at his home in the Mexican capital, EFE said.The Nobel ... Read more...

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I am repairing well: Amitabh


March 4th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan, who is recuperating at home after abdominal surgeries, says he is "repairing well" but will take time to recover."Many ask how I am ... Read more...

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