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Egyptian’s 31 inch biceps crowned world’s biggest


September 12th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) An Egyptian-born bodybuilder's 31-inch biceps have been crowned the biggest in the world, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday.Moustafa Ismail, 24, has spent 10 years pumping iron ... Read more...

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I drew no wrong, I’m not sorry: Aseem Trivedi (Third lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi Wednesday said he made no mistake in drawing cartoons, and that he would not apologise since he had done no wrong.The 25-year-old ... Read more...

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PM lays foundation of southern performing arts museum


September 12th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala) Sep 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for a state-of-the-art museum of South Indian performing arts at the prestigious Kerala Kalamandalam here Wednesday."The ... Read more...

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Today is National Video Games Day


September 12th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Apparently, today is National Video Games Day. Everyone has been waiting for this day when they will have to spend an afternoon away from school or ... Read more...

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Fiji gets new Indian beauty queen


September 12th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Suva (Fiji), Sep 12 (IANS) It was a dream come true for 20-year-old Sheryl Kumar, who was crowned Miss India Fiji 2012 at a glittering ceremony in Suva.An emotional Sheryl, ... Read more...

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Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi released (Second Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, charged with sedition, walked out of jail Wednesday, a day after he was granted bail. The case against the India Against Corruption ... Read more...

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Aseem Trivedi walks out of jail (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi walked out of prison Wednesday, four days after he was charged with sedition. Trivedi, an activist of India Against Corruption (IAC), had ... Read more...

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Mahesh Bhatt supports Aseem, calls for freedom of art


September 12th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has come out in support of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, saying freedom of art is important for a peaceful society."I believe a society ... Read more...

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Eating wisely calls for self-control: Study


September 12th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) People who successfully control their diet eat fewer unhealthy foods because they are satisfied sooner, a study shows.Some people can exercise real self-control when it comes ... Read more...

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Hillary enlists Indian chef in aid of diplomacy


September 12th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has added a culinary dimension to the exercise of "smart power" by enlisting 80 top chefs including an Indian-American ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to strengthen cultural ties


September 11th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) India and Bangladesh will strengthen cultural exchanges and will improve institutional coordination conservation and restoration, drama, literature, fine arts and performing arts, official sources said ... Read more...

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William Dalrymple sad over Hyderabad shedding its past


September 11th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Historian and writer William Dalrymple is sad that Hyderabad has shed much of its past and called for a major effort for conservation and to popularize ... Read more...

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Herrera sketches `very flirty’ woman in new collection


September 11th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 11 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan designer Carolina Herrera paid tribute to the "very flirty, feminine" woman in her new spring and summer collection for 2013 unveiled during the New ... Read more...

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Now, a computer to lip-read and decode emotions


September 11th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 11 (IANS) A computer is being taught to interpret human emotions based on lip-reading, one which could improve our interaction with these machines and perhaps allow disabled ... Read more...

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Toys ‘R’ Us to launch Tabeo tablet for kids


September 10th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) End of the times when the tablet was primarily marketed to adult professionals, business population or to anybody but kids. The leading retailer of toys and ... Read more...

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Study reveals that ‘Modern Men Prefer Brains to Looks’


September 10th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It has been shown that most of the so called modern men prefer the idea of brains over beauty, when it comes to choosing a female ... Read more...

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Ruined monuments inspire Ramam’s debut jewellery line (With Images)


September 10th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) She is known as textile revivalist and now Anuradha Ramam ventures into silver jewellery designing and says her first ever collection is inspired by ruined ... Read more...

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Delhiites throng Pragati Maidan on last day of book fair


September 9th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) It was a packed house at Pragati Maidan here Sunday as crowds thronged the venue on the last day of the 18th Delhi Book Fair ... Read more...

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Argentine youth seek peace through Indian guru


September 9th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Sep 9 (IANS) Hundreds of youth packed the circular hall in Buenos Aires University to listen to Indian spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of the Art of ... Read more...

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Visiting father’s birthplace fulfilled old desire: Manto’s daughters


September 8th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Overwhelmed by the welcome they received in India, the daughters of legendary Urdu writer Saadat Hassan Manto say visiting the village where their father was ... Read more...

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Replicas of Tagore’s houseboats to be given to Indian varsities


September 8th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) Replicas of two houseboats, which Rabindranath Tagore used during his stay in locales now in Bangladesh, will be handed over to two Indian universities Sep ... Read more...

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Learn while you shop at Armani Junior store (With images)


September 8th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Ace designer Suneet Verma, who has opened the first Armani Junior store in the country, has a novel idea to cash in on the growing ... Read more...

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Ghanaian musicians perform in Delhi


September 8th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) A musician duo from Ghana playing traditional instruments enthralled an audience here Friday night.Sporting a green tarboosh hat, Aaron Sukura from the west African country ... Read more...

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Cesar Galindo makes NY Fashion Week a fiesta of colour


September 8th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 8 (IANS/EFE) Designer Cesar Galindo presented Friday his colourful spring and summer creations on the official runway of New York Fashion Week, featuring once more his comfortable, ... Read more...

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Minaj’s fragrance bottle has a pink wig


September 8th, 2012 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj's new fragrance bottle is an "extension" of her personality. It also has a pink plastic wig.The bottle for Minaj's new scent, Pink ... Read more...

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Watching favourite TV shows’ rerun could boost mind


September 8th, 2012 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) A study by US researchers has revealed watching a favourite programme's repeat telecast could actually strengthen one's will power and sense of self control.According to researchers ... Read more...

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‘British kids don’t find reading interesting’


September 8th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) A study in Britain has warned of children increasingly viewing reading as not so interesting an activity possibly due to their involvement with the internet and ... Read more...

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Will.i.am songs inspired ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’


September 7th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) Will.i.am's song lyrics inspired the bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey" and its subsequent novels, says author E.L. James.James revealed that how she listened to his band, ... Read more...

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Watching TV re-runs restores your personal drive


September 7th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Watching a re-run of a favourite TV show may help restore your personal drive to get things done if you have used up your reserves of ... Read more...

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Fancy driving from Delhi to Bangkok? Here’s how! (With Images)


September 7th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Fancy a trip to Bangkok? Not by air, as most would imagine, but a road trip. Promising a strong punch of excitement, adventure and experience ... Read more...

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Parna Ghose goes to NY Couture Fashion Week


September 6th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Her motto is to make India-inspired fashion popular in the global arena and Indian-American fashion designer Parna Ghose gets another opportunity to do so at ... Read more...

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Six books shortlisted for Book Prize 2012


September 6th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Six books have been shortlisted for 'Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2012' of the Shakti Bhatt Foundation. There were 96 entries.The shortlisted books will be ... Read more...

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People fib when pressed for time


September 6th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Sep 6 (IANS) People are more likely to fib when they are pressed for time, says a study that set out to determine whaat factors tend to influence dishonest ... Read more...

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Tipu Sultan painting to be auctioned in Britain


September 5th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) British Auction house Mullock's will auction an array of Indian artefacts, including a painting on Tipu Sultan, in late September, said a statement here Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Troupe from Tripura, Manipur to perform in Germany


September 5th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 5 (IANS) A troupe from India's two northeastern states - Tripura and Manipur - will perform in Germany to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between that ... Read more...

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