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Text of PM’s message at the end of parliament’s monsoon session


September 7th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Following is the text of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's message Friday after parliament's monsoon session ended:My fellow citizensWe have just ended a wasted session of Parliament when both Houses were ... Read more...

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India failed to optimally use science and technology: PM


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) Observing that there was lack of optimum use of science and technology for development, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday that the profile of science ... Read more...

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PM warns against growing intolerance


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday warned against "growing intolerance" among Indians and said public debate seemed to have become a "hostage to sensationalism"."In recent times, ... Read more...

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Women’s World Kabaddi championship kicks off in Patna


March 1st, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 1 (IANS) Sixteen countries are participating in the inaugural Women's World Kabaddi championship that began in the Bihar capital here Thursday.The tournament was inaugurated by chief minister Nitish ... Read more...

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J. Thomas expects to auction over 200 mn kg tea this year


December 16th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) J. Thomas & Company, the world's oldest tea auctioneer, expects to auction over 200 million kg of tea in this financial year, a top executive of ... Read more...

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Watch what you eat this Diwali!


October 22nd, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) For many, the festival of lights is an excuse to indulge in all-night parties, binge eating and mindless drinking, but the aftermath can result in ... Read more...

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2-year celebrations to mark Birla planetarium golden jubilee


September 30th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 29 (IANS) Asia's first and arguably biggest astronomical observatory, Kolkata's M.P. Birla Planetarium, has lined a host of programmes including opening its gates to 50,000 schoolchildren for a ... Read more...

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Kathakali performance attempts to enter record books


February 12th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 12 (IANS) In a first of its kind attempt, a total of 150 Kathakali artistes came together for a performance lasting 45 minutes here Saturday.The entire performance was videographed by ... Read more...

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Book bazaars to mark Delhi’s 100 years as capital


January 7th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Weekend book bazaars that feed the literary appetite of book lovers will soon be organised in the city in celebration of the hundred years since the shifting ... Read more...

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CAG should enhance skills to serve future needs: PM


November 16th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) needs to enhance its skills to reorient itself to deliver results, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday and added that ... Read more...

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Dhumal asks for media’s help on Shimla’s historical buildings


June 19th, 2010 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Saturday asked the media to help the government compile a list of historical buildings in this state capital. "We have launched a ... Read more...

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Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary should reflect his personality: PM


May 20th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manamohan Singh on Thursday said the commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore should reflect his complex and multi-layered personality besides showcasing ... Read more...

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No confrontational approach for gender equality: President


April 16th, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, April 16 (IANS) President Pratiba Patil Friday stressed that gender equality is not a confrontational approach and both sexes must work together for happiness of their families and welfare of society. Inaugurating ... Read more...

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Effective comm. system integral for a responsive force in defence network, says Patil


February 15th, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil on Monday said that effective communication systems are essential to build a truly networked and a responsive force in the defence network of ... Read more...

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Amend the Cable Act, says ex-CEO of Prasar Bharati


February 10th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Former Prasar Bharati CEO K.S. Sarma Wednesday said that the Cable Act should be amended so that education channels are not charged any carriage fee. "The Cable Act ... Read more...

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2010 Ushered In By The Ball Drop At Times Square


January 1st, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan. 01, (THAINDIAN NEWS) New year is welcomed at Times Square by dropping a ball. Weird it may sound, but Ne Year celebrations at Times Square is entirely different from ... Read more...

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No aggressive Chinese posture towards India’s skies: IAF


December 15th, 2009 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) There was no aggressive posturing from the neighbouring Asian superpower China and no apprehensions of air threats, a senior Indian Air Force (IAF) official said here Tuesday. "I personally ... Read more...

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Benefits of science should reach masses: Patil to scientists (Lead)


December 7th, 2009 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 7 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday told Indian scientists that the fruits of science should reach the masses as the importance of nations in the 21st century would be ... Read more...

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President lauds ‘creativity and innovation’ of Indian scientists


December 7th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 7 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday lauded the "creativity and innovation" of Indian scientists for helping enhance agricultural production in the country as well as their role in advancing ... Read more...

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President to address science academy function in Kolkata


December 7th, 2009 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will address the concluding function of Indian National Science Academy's (INSA) platinum jubilee year celebrations at the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP) here ... Read more...

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‘N-submarines with missiles offer best second-strike chance’


August 2nd, 2009 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kalpakkam (Tamil Nadu), Aug 2 (IANS) Nuclear-powered submarines with capacity to launch ballistic missiles offer the best second-strike capability for a nation, an Indian naval officer said here Sunday. "It is the only ... Read more...

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Oxford to host two-day ICC history conference this week


July 20th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai/London, July 20 (ANI): An outstanding group of current and former administrators and players as well as leading academics, historians and statisticians will gather this week in Oxford for the ICC History ... Read more...

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You are amazing, Peter Andre tells Amitabh Bachchan


June 11th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani Macau, June 11 (IANS) Australian singer Peter Andre, who is here for the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards, is bowled over by Amitabh Bachchan's baritone and told the ... Read more...

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Riteish Deshmukh, Boman Irani are IIFA hosts again


May 18th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) They had the audience in splits with their inimitable humour at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards last year in Bangkok and they are set ... Read more...

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IIFA 2009 goes to China


April 28th, 2009 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) After travelling to countries like Britain, South Africa, Singapore, Dubai and Thailand, the 10th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) is heading to Macau, China. The three-day long weekend ... Read more...

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Big Brother bosses may snub Jade Goody in 10th anniversary launch


March 26th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): 'Big Brother' bosses might just give cold-shoulder to tragic Jade Goody by not giving any special mention to her death in the launch of the 10th series.The ... Read more...

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IIFA Awards


March 17th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Over 1500 Industry Members Vote for 10th IIFA Awards IIFA 2009 gets off to a great start with The IIFA Voting WeekendIn a never before seen turnout from the Indian Film Industry in ... Read more...

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PM undergoes medical check-up


January 20th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday visited the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for an overall medical check-up. Manmohan Singh is undergoing diagnostic tests that will ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh cancels Kolkata visit


January 20th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has cancelled his visit Wednesday to Kolkata, where he was scheduled to inaugurate the 150-year celebrations of St Xavier's College, an official said Tuesday."The ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh to inaugurate St Xavier’s sesquicentenary celebrations


January 15th, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Kolkata Jan 21 to inaugurate the 150 year celebrations of St Xaviers', the institute's authorities Thursday said."Singh will come to Kolkata Jan ... Read more...

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Gavaskar, Kapil, Bedi in cricket’s Hall of Fame


January 2nd, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 2 (IANS) Former India captains Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Bishan Singh Bedi were among the 55 cricketing greats who were inducted in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) newly-formed Hall ... Read more...

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ICC launches Cricket Hall of Fame in association with FICA


January 2nd, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Jan 2 (ANI): ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat today announced the formation of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, in association with the Federation of International Cricketers Associations (FICA), as ... Read more...

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Hononary doctorate conferred on UNIDO chief


September 8th, 2008 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The University of Madras has conferred an honorary doctor of literature (D.Litt) degree on Kandeh K. Yumkella, the director-general of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).University ... Read more...

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South Asian artistes bring their work together


September 6th, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Several South Asian artistes have brought their skills and experiences under one roof here to show how the arts draw varying communities, cultures and concerns together. The ... Read more...

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PM to lay foundation stone for modernisation and expansion of Salem Steel Plant


September 5th, 2008 - 11:10 am ICT by ANI
Chennai, Sept 5 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will lay the foundation stone for the Rs 1750-crore modernisation and expansion of the Salem Steel Plant (SSP) at Salem in Tamil ... Read more...

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