Marathon held in memory of Sunil Dutt
Mumbai, June 29(ANI): More than 3000 children took part in a marathon organised in the memory of Bollywood actor Sunil Dutt. The marathon took place in Mumbai on Sunday. Priya Dutt, daughter of late Sunil Dutt, flagged off the first Sunil Dutt memorial road race. Speaking to media Dutt said that her main motive behind organising the race was to promote sports in the country. Dutt added that her father was a sports enthusiast and therefore this is a perfect tribute to him.
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Advanced light helicopter becomes asset in Kashmir
Srinagar, July 5(ANI): The security forces countering insurgency in Kashmir have a reason to smile. An Advanced Light Helicopter or ALH named Dhruva has become a great asset for them. This multi role and multi mission helicopter has been developed indigenously by state owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. The helicopter is designed to meet the requirement of both military and civil operations.
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Dhoni celebrates his 27th Birthday
New Delhi, July 7(ANI): Even as Team India succumbed to Mendis spins in the Asia Cup, there are celebrations ahead as team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni celebrates his 27th birthday on Monday. Born on July 7, 1981 in Ranchi, Jharkhand, MS Dhoni is an Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian Twenty20 and ODI team. Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and the CB Series of 2007-08.
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Gorkha group recruits Gorkhaland Peacekeepers
Darjeeling, July 9(ANI): Gorkha Jana Mukti Morcha or GJM, has started a drive to recruit Gorkha people to raise GLP- Gorkhaland Peacekeepers. The group has been waging a struggle for a separate state for the ethnic Gorkha people. GJM eyes to recruit about 2, 000 strong force which will deal with natural disasters as well as other responsibilities ranging from managing traffic control during rallies and helping tourists coming from outside.
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Tree houses to attract tourists in Rajasthan
Rajasthan, July 12(ANI): Being close to nature is the new concept that Rajasthan tourism is practicing…as it tries to woo tourist to the desert state. The concept of tree houses is what the government is suggesting to bring them closer to nature. Breaking free from the bustling city tree houses in Rajasthan offer an ideal get away. 55 kilometers from the Jaipur city this picturesque landscape is an initiative of a private investor to capture the growing tourism industry in the country.
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'Indianised Bible', a hit among the Indians
Mumbai, July 12(ANI): An Indian version of the Bible released in India recently, has drawn references other popular religions and is extremely popular among Catholics in Mumbai. This Indianised Bible has about 2,200 pages and depicts Mother Mary, Joseph and other characters in typical Indian clothes. According to the Catholic community this Bible is getting a good response from the market as is easy on the pocket, costing just 250 rupees.
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Rubber planters of Tripura rejoice
Agartala, July 13(ANI): Rubber planters in Tripura are rejoicing, as a rubber processing plant to roll out rubber threads has been set up on the outskirts of Agartala. The rubber thread industry will consume the entire latex produced by the farmers of the state, for making value added commodities. Since there was no rubber processing factory in the State, only 10 percent of the yield from the plantations was consumed locally, while the rest was either sold to buyers from outside the state or exported to Bangladesh.
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Kite making business takes flight
Gujarat, July 14(ANI): Kite makers in Gujarat are rejoicing at the prospect of their booming business. Gujarat is famous for its cottage industry of kite making and with the provincial government promoting annual kite festival in the state the business has been looking up. It is estimated that over a lakh of people are directly or indirectly involved in kite making in the Ahmedabad. Most of the people involved with the trade have been in the business for generations and are happy to witness a boom.
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Aero boxing emerges as a new fitness fad in Chennai
Chennai, July 14(ANI): There is good news for all those who have dreamt of a fit body similar to their favorite film stars. For the first time in India, an indigenous workout regime of aero boxing has been formulated to help people stay fit. This high intensity workout has been evolved by former boxing champion and coach Jagannath. The workout in this involves a combination of aerobic exercises and boxing techniques.
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Animation film 'Icy and Spicy' all set for release
Mumbai, July 15(ANI): India's first 3D mainstream animation film 'Icy and Spicy' is all set to entice the viewers. This movie is produced as well as directed by Anil Goyal. Harvinder Mankkar has written the story of the film. Music director Dilip Sen known for his Bollywood films such as Aaina, Yeh Dillagi, Ziddi and Kohram has composed the music for the animation.
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Cycle rickshaws now just a phone call away
Fazilka, July 18(ANI): In line with the 'call-a-cab' concept, an association has made eco-friendly cycle rickshaw available on a phone call in Fazilka, a town in Punjab. Initiated by the Graduates Welfare Association of former IITians, the innovative concept has been put into practice by setting up Ecocab Call Centres in the town. There are about 500 rickshaw-pullers in Fazilka and their union is cooperating in the implementation of the scheme.
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Preview of Bollywood film Ummeed - The Hope
Mumbai, July 20(ANI): Preview of Bollywood film Ummeed - The Hope was held in Mumbai. The film is written and directed by Sudam Waghmare. Ummeed - The Hope is Waghmare's debut film as a director and deals with the subject of eye donation. The movie stars Shatrughan Sinha, Poonam Dhillion and Mohan Joshi. The film, based on a true happening, essays the story of a baby girl who unfortunately could not open her eyes due to some infection.
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Idiot club questions sincerity of political leaders
Amritsar, July 22(ANI): While political parties are planning for the final showdown on July 22, the common man is questioning the sincerity of our political leaders in bringing down inflation. Activist of 'Idiot club' staged a spoof in Amritsar on Monday to satirize current political situation of the country, where parties are being accused of indulging in buying the lawmakers for trust vote.
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Bats being worshiped in rural Bihar
Kalyanpur, July 25(ANI): Believe it or not, but villagers of Kalyanpur worship bats. In many places bats are seen as omen of an impeding disaster, but not here. The villagers strongly believe that these bats keep them safe from bad times. They not only feed them but also offer prayers for them. This belief has been passed down generations and has now become part and parcel of people’s lives here.
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Air Mauritius flight aborts take off
New Delhi, July 25 (ANI): The passengers and crewmembers of an Air Mauritius flight had a miraculous escape at New Delhi's airport when the flight caught fire after a bird-hit it while it was taking off on Thursday. Emergency was declared and fire tenders rushed to the runway. The blaze was put out in 15 minutes. Thirty passengers have received minor injuries. The incident occurred at around two in the afternoon.
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Promoting the The Unforgettable Tour in LA
Los Angeles, July 26 (ANI): The top stars of Bollywood gathered in Los Angeles on Thursday for a press conference in support of the Unforgettable Tour. The 40 day concert headed by iconic Amitabh Bachchan is a bid to showcase India's vibrant film industry to newer audiences. The Unforgettable Tour is billed as the biggest live Bollywood performance outside the subcontinent. The three-hour singing and dancing extravaganza will be performed in 11 cities with a cast of 150.
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Mahilpur’s legacy of producing football players
Mahilpur, July 28 (ANI): In a country which is crazy about cricket, there is a village which boasts of producing maximum number of football players of national and international repute. Mahilpur in Punjab today is to football what Sansarpur was once to Hockey. The passion for football lives on in people even long after it was introduced in the village by Harbhajan Singh, a school principal, in 1920’s.
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Book launched on youngest Indian Olympian
New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): Virdhawal Khade, the new swimming sensation is the youngest hopeful to keep the Indian flag aloft in the Beijing Olympics. He has already won 6 gold medals in 2006 south Asian Games. Just as Khade gears up to leave for the Olympics, an Indian publishing house, launches a book titled Kolhapur to Beijing Freestyle. The book is in eight languages including English and narrates the story of the 16 year old fastest Indian swimmer.
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Muslim lady makes idols of Hindu Gods
Varanasi, August 2 (ANI): Despite occasional conflicts in the name of religion, there are many examples of harmony between Hindus and Muslims. Nanhi Begum, a resident of Varanasi despite being a Muslim earns her livelihood by making idols of Hindu Gods. She has been in this business for the past 15 years. In this endeavour she has the full support of her family and peers who help her everyway they can.
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Parsi's send message of peace on Friendship Day
Mumbai, August 3 (ANI): People of the Parsi community in Mumbai celebrated Friendship Day by taking out a rally on Sunday. Parsi Resource Group, founded by Jimmy Mistry organised the rally. A total of approximately 200 cars of various makes and over 1000 people participated in this unique car rally. Deven Bharti, Additional Commissioner of Police Mumbai (Crime Branch) flagged off the rally.
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