ONGC Q3 net profit dips 6%
New Delhi, 23 Jan (ANI): The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation or ONGC has reported a 6.4 per cent drop in its net profit for the third quarter ended December 31, 2007, as its subsidy payout to state-run oil marketing firms nearly trebled during the period. After subsidy, ONGC’s net realization in dollar terms was $54.52 a barrel.
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Indian students in Rajkot invent ecofriendly ink
Rajkot, Jan 27 (ANI): Two school students have come up with innovative and eco-friendly ink in six colours from entirely unusual recourses like fruits and vegetables in India’s western city of Rajkot. Pooja Dholakia and Ridhi Dasani of Gujarat conducted successful experiments and managed to extract ink from vegetables. The teenagers have formulated six natural eco-friendly ink colours by crushing beetroots, turmeric, coriander and a motley of other vegetables.
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Tourists flock to Narkanda for winter sports
Narkanda, Feb 10 (ANI): Hordes of sports enthusiasts and tourists, both domestic and foreign, are thronging the ski resort of Narkanda for its winter sports, breath taking scenery and snow-clad mountain slopes. Tucked away in the picturesque Greater Himalayas, Narkanda is situated at an altitude of 2700 meters above sea level, 65 kilometers from state capital Shimla. Narkanda offers ideal conditions for skiing and several other winter sport activities for beginners and professionals alike.
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MNS will not give up, says Raj Thakarey
Mumbai, Feb 10 (ANI): Maharashtra Navnirman Sena or MNS stepped up its tirade against outsiders on Saturday, February 9th as party chief Raj Thakrey said that he would not give up what he termed as a struggle for the people of Maharashtra. Criticising the anti migrant campaign of Raj Thakarey’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, BJP chief Rajnath Singh also accused the party for raking up regionalism in the Mumbai.
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Inflation rate rises by 4.35%
New Delhi, 23 Feb (ANI): The burden on the common man’s pocket has gone up. The Inflation rate grew by 4.35 per cent, a six moth high, for the week ended February 9 as compared to 4.07 per cent for the previous week. This rise was mainly due to rise in prices of food articles and manufactured products. The wholesale price index-based inflation stood at 6.52 per cent in the corresponding week a year ago.
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IPL can restore Indo-Aussie relations: Gilchrist
New Delhi, March 02 (ANI): According to Australian soon to retire wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist, the lucrative Indian Premier League could repair the bad blood between the Indian and Australian cricket teams. Addressing a new daily in Melbourne on March 1, a day ahead of the Commonwealth Bank tri-series finals against India starting on Sunday, Gilchrist said that he feels that IPL is going to be a ground-breaking territory.
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Acc. to Saif plot of the film is the hero of Race
Mumbai, March 6(ANI): A story of murder, deceit, adultery and stealing set against the backdrop of horse racing, provides an ideal plot for the latest thriller ‘Race’ from the Bollywood dream factory. Directed by Abbas-Mustan 'Race' is being touted as their most stylized and pricey flick featuring Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif, Anil Kapoor and Sameera Reddy. According to actor Saif Ali Khan the plot of ‘Race’ is the actual hero of the flick.
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Kashmir Singh admits being an Indian spy
Chandigarh, Mar 8(ANI): Kashmir Singh, an Indian who was released last week after languishing in various jails in Pakistan for the past 35 years has admitted being an Indian spy at a media briefing in India's northern Punjab on March 07. Singh along with his wife Paramjit Kaur addressed a media briefing in northern Chandigarh where Singh said that he was sent 'on duty' to Pakistan to spy for the Indian military Intelligence.
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India-South Africa Test ends in a draw
New Delhi, March 30(ANI): The first Test between India and South Africa ended in a draw in Chennai on March 30, with the last day's play also proving to be a nightmare for bowlers. With the pitch at the MA Chidambaram Stadium offering absolutely no assistance to the bowlers, it was a match that the bowlers would like to erase from their memory as quickly as possible. South Africa ended their second innings at 331 for 5 with Neil McKenzie remaining unbeaten on 155.
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Violent clash in Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh, March 31 (ANI): A violent clash between police and activists of the Bhartiya Kisan Union at Sisoli in Uttar Pradesh injured 24 people including policemen on March 31.Supporters of BKU leader Mahendra Singh Tikait resorted to stone pelting against policemen who had come to the town in strength to arrest their leader. Police had registered a case against Tikait under the Scheduled Castes and Tribes Prevention of Atrocities Act.
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Bhaichung Bhutia becomes Tibetan's hero
Gangtok, Apr 3(ANI): India's football captain, Bhaichung Bhutia, a Buddhist who had refused to carry the Olympic torch to express his solidarity with the Tibetan cause, has become a hero within the Tibetan community in India's northeastern Sikkim. Earlier,exiled Tibetans in India had urged Bollywood actor, Aamir Khan to refrain from participating in the relay.The strife between the Tibetans and the Chinese seem to cast shadow over the Beijing Olympics.
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South Africa 265 for nine in Kanpur test
New Delhi, Apr 11(ANI): India bowled out South Africa for 265 just before stumps at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur on April 11. Dhoni, who became the first wicketkeeper to lead an Indian Test side, lost the crucial toss and India had to field. South Africa got off to a confident start on a pitch, which fortunately for them did not throw too many demons in the beginning. But the Proteas were unable to capitalise as none of their batsmen converted their starts to big scores.
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HIV +ve body builder - mascot of AIDS society
Manipur, Apr 14(ANI): Pradeep Kumar, an AIDS patient and a body building champion of Manipur has been appointed as the brand ambassador by Manipur AIDS Control Society or MACS. 37-year-old Pradip Kumar Singh feels that more and more people should come forward and fight the disease and the stigma attached to it.
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Tiger skins worth millions seized in Uttar Pradesh
Pratapgarh, Apr 16(ANI): In a major catch, authorities have seized more than a dozen tiger skins in Pratapgarh city in India's northern Uttar Pradesh. Two men were nabbed from Sultanpur Pratapgarh district border by the police.The catch included two tiger skins,12 cheetah skins and one leopard skin.They are valued at around 20.5 million rupees in the international market.According to the police some security force personnel were also involved in the crime.
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Indian army erects a memorial to honour its martyrs
Sikkim, April 26(ANI): Indian army has erected a memorial near the Chinese border in Sikkim, to honour those killed in the India-China war of 1962. Situated at a height of 14, 000 feet, the memorial built at Sherathang near Nathula Pass on the India-China border, is an effort by the Indian army to honour the memory of hundreds of soldiers who laid down their lives while protecting the country's borders. The memorial christened Amar Jawan is Sikkim's lone war memorial.
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Fourteen people killed in a road accident
Mumbai, May 4(ANI): Fourteen people were killed and five injured when the jeep they were travelling in collided with a container truck on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway in western Maharashtra on May 04. The jeep that had started from Satara district carrying people of a marriage party rammed into the container truck at around 5.30 a.m. near Shedung village killing seven people on the spot. Local authorities said the ghastly accident was due to human error.
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George Bush lampooned for anti-India rhetoric
Amritsar, May 7(ANI): A street satire staged by a regional club in Punjab on Tuesday mocked US President George W. Bush for his recent comments about India being partly responsible for rising global food prices. Bush had reportedly said that opulence in developing countries like India was 'good' but had triggered increased demand for 'better nutrition' which in turn led to rise in food prices.
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The Great Khali invites more Indians to the rink
New Delhi, May 7(ANI): Indian World Wrestling Entertainment star The Great Khali said on Wednesday that he would like to fight an Indian in the wrestling championship. Addressing a news conference in New Delhi, Dalip Singh Rana, nicknamed Khali, said he would like to see more wrestlers from in the WWE rink. Khali did not comment on whether he would like to join the film industry. However, he brushed aside all enquiries regarding his interest in politics.
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Dia Mirza to do an item girl for an upcoming flick
New Delhi, May 13(ANI): Dia Mirza has been roped in as an item girl in Ashu Trikha’s upcoming flick ‘Zindagi tere naam’ where Mithun Chakraborty would act as the lead protagonist. In the film, Dia gyrates to a track titled 'Main Soni Hoon' which has been put to tune by Sajid-Wajid and written by Jalees Sherwani. The film maker had made his debut with Arjun Rampal starrer ‘Dewanapan’ which starred Dia as the leading lady.
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Sea bridge to reduce road travel time in Mumbai
Mumbai, May 16 (ANI): An 8-lane sea link with a twin carriageway and a cable-stayed bridge is being designed to make for speedy road travel between Bandra and Worli suburbs of Mumbai. Authorities in Mumbai said on Thursday (May 15) that the 5.6-kilometer long Bandra-Worli sea link expected to be commissioned by January 2009 will ease traffic problems in the city.
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