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Historic Automobiles and Automobilia at the New Lowman Museum

THE HAGUE.-   One of the world’s largest and most famous collections of historic automobiles is on public display in the new Louwman Museum in The Hague. The museum building, which was designed by American architect Michael Graves, not only houses over 230 historic cars, but is also home to the

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Museum of Modern Art Celebrates Four-Decade Career of Sally Potter

NEW YORK, NY.- A retrospective of the films of British director Sally Potter (b. 1949) at The Museum of Modern Art from July 7 through 21, 2010, celebrates her distinct, independent vision, showing all her feature films, documentaries, and shorts, and a selection of her experimental works made between

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Roger Ballen’s Pictorial Scenes at Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Roger Ballen’s work can be recognised at a glance. His singular universe, from a documentary style in the early days to more pictorial scenes, navigates between dream and reality

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Capt T.D. Hazari won Award of Excellence at the 47th National Maritime Day Grand Finale

Capt T.D. Hazari won Award of Excellence at the 47th National Maritime Day Grand Finale Capt T.D. Hazari was honored with the Award of Excellence in the Shipping Industry by the National Maritime Day Celebrations Committee on the grand finale of 47th National Maritime Day  for his significant contribution to the nation and the shipping industry by Honorable Union Minister of Shipping Mr. G. K.

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Iron Lady of Manipur re-arrested for refusing to eat

Iron Lady of Manipur re-arrested for refusing to eat

Imphal, March 11 (IANS) Human rights activist Irom Sharmila, jailed since 2000 for resorting to a hunger strike against alleged rights violations by the security forces in Manipur, was once again arrested by police on charges of attempted suicide. The activist continued her refusal to eat a single morsel of

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Maoist threat to power plants in Orissa

Maoist threat to power plants in Orissa

Bhubaneswar, March 11 (IANS) Security at power plants in Orissa has been increased after intelligence inputs of a threat from left-wing extremists, an official said Thursday.

'We have increased security for hydro and thermal power units. A few days ago we had discussed with home department how to beef up the

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Lalu to Speaker: Listen to us and we won’t troop towards podium

Lalu to Speaker: Listen to us and we won’t troop towards podium

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) 'Don't take it otherwise,' Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad told Speaker Meira Kumar in the Lok Sabha Thursday while attempting to explain the unruly protests over the women's reservation bill in a speech that invited frequent bouts of laughter.

The vociferous opponent of the

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UNAIDS appoints Preity its goodwill ambassador in India

UNAIDS appoints Preity its goodwill ambassador in India

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Bollywood actor Preity Zinta was Thursday appointed the goodwill ambassador for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV-AIDS (UNAIDS) in India, officials said.

Preity has accepted the appointment and will work to create awareness on HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, with an emphasis on women,

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BJP denies divisions over women’s bill

BJP denies divisions over women’s bill

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) denied Thursday that it was divided over the women's bill that seeks to reserve a third of all seats in the country's legislatures for women.

A day after the media quoted one of its MPs, Hukumdeo Narayan Yadav, as saying that

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Big B to become Kerala tourism’s brand ambassador

Big B to become Kerala tourism’s brand ambassador

Thiruvananthapuram, March 11 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan has accepted Kerala's request to become the state's brand ambassador to promote tourism, state Tourism Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said Thursday.

As soon as Big B expressed his willingness to become a brand ambassador to promote Kerala tourism last month, a letter to this effect was

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