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Two Time Pulitzer Prize-winner Anthony Lewis died at the age of 85

Mar 26, 2013
Two-time Pulitzer winner Anthony Lewis, whose New York Times column championed liberal causes for three decades, died on 25 March 2013.

Growth-Oriented MoU Signed Between SPMCIL and Department of Economic Affairs

Mar 26, 2013
SPMCIL signed the growth-oriented MoU with the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance on 25 March 2013.

Competition Commission of India (CCI) Nominated for GCR Awards 2013

Mar 26, 2013
The CCI was nominated for the Global Competition Review (GCR) Awards 2013 in the category Agency of the Year-Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa.

Two Woodlizard Species Called Enyalioides Discovered From Cordillera Azul National Park, Peru

Mar 26, 2013
In a research led by lead author Dr Pablo Venegas from CORBIDI in Lima, Perú, two new woodlizard species were discovered from Cordillera Azul National Park.

Lok Sabha Member Prahlad Joshi appointed Karnataka BJP President

Mar 25, 2013
Lok Sabha member Prahlad Joshi on 21 March 2013 appointed state ruling BJP chief by national President Rajnath Singh to lead the 5 May 2013 Assembly polls.

Justice Retd. Mir Hazar Khan Khoso took oath as caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan

Mar 25, 2013
Justice Mir Hazar Khan Khoso took oath as 6th caretaker PM of Pakistan on 25 March 2013 in Islamabad. The oath was administered by President Asif Ali Zardari.

Former President of Pakistan, Gen. Pervez Musharraf Returned Back to Pakistan

Mar 25, 2013
The former President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf returned back to Pakistan on 24 March 2013, ending 4 years self-imposed exile. He came back from Dubai, UAE.

South Australia rolled out 10-year Plan to Enhance Trade with India

Mar 25, 2013
South Australia  rolled out a 10-year strategic Plan to enhance trade ties with India by holding its first meeting of South Australia-India Council in Adelaide.

Navneet Kaur Dhillon Crowned Pond’s Femina Miss India 2013

Mar 25, 2013
Navneet Kaur Dhillon was crowned Pond’s Femina Miss India 2013 on 24 March 2013 in the grand finale of 50th edition of the beauty pageant in Mumbai.

Union Government cleared 1500 crore Rupees Proposal for Pinaka Rockets

Mar 25, 2013
 Union government approved a 1500 crore Rupees proposal for production of more than 2000 rockets for the Pinaka multi- barrel weapons system.

Reliance Life Insurance Company Launched New Healthcare Scheme

Mar 25, 2013
Reliance Life Insurance Company (RLIC) announced on 24 March 2013 that it launched new healthcare product called Reliance Life Care for You Advantage Plan.

Asian Business Awards 2013: Kartar Lalvani Declared Healthcare Businessman of the Year

Mar 25, 2013
Kartar Lalvani was conferred with the Healthcare Businessman of the Year Award 2013 at the Asian Business Awards ceremony on 23 March 2013.

India and US agreed for Future Cooperation in Moon and Mars Missions

Mar 25, 2013
India and the US agreed for cooperation on future missions to the Moon and Mars after successful collaboration in Chandrayaan-1 lunar mission.

Kerala Chief Minister, Oommen Chandy Commissioned a Biogas Plant in Secretariat

Mar 25, 2013
The Chief Minister of Kerala, Oommen Chandy commissioned a biogas plant in the Government Secretariat campus in Thiruvananthapuram on 23 March 2013.

Opposition Leader of Syrian National Coalition, Ahmed Moaz Al-Khatib Resigned

Mar 25, 2013
Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib announced his resignation as the Party President from Syrian National Coalition (SNC), the opposition party of Syria, on 24 March 2013.

Commercial Production of Aishwarya Oil Field in Rajasthan Started

Mar 24, 2013
Commercial production of oil and gas started at Aishwarya Oil Field in Barmer, Rajasthan. It was inaugrated by Veerappa Moily and Ashok Gehlot.

India won Border Gavaskar Trophy 2013 against Australia by 4-0

Mar 24, 2013
India defeated Australia by 6 wickets to win the Border Gavaskar Trophy, 4-0. Pujara and Jadeja turned up to be the hero of the final match.

US and Afghanistan reached Agreement on Prison Transfer

Mar 24, 2013
An agreement over transfer of control of the prison that houses insurgents and other dangerous inmates was reached between US and Afghanistan.

Nikhil Kumar took Oath as Governor of Kerala; Manjula Chelloor Administered his Oath

Mar 24, 2013
Nikhil Kumar on 23 March 2013 took oath of the office and secrecy as the Governor of Kerala at Raj Bhawan. Earlier he was the governor of Nagaland.

WB Government to Start Monthly Stipend for Old Writers and Litterateurs

Mar 24, 2013
Monthly stipend announced by the Education Minister of West Bengal for writers and litterateurs. The stipend will be different for different section of writers

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