18th century

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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Light and sound show to restart in Lucknow


August 8th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 8 (IANS) The sound and light show at the British-era Residency, which was stopped a few years ago, is set to resume again here.The Uttar Pradesh government has ... Read more...

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Not launching political party: Anna Hazare (Interview)


July 27th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Anna Hazare Friday said he is neither joining politics nor launching a political party but will support "honest" and "good candidates" nominated by people ... Read more...

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US hospital launches pet therapy to cheer up kids


July 25th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) A children's hospital in the Tennessee state of the US has launched a new "pet therapy" under which a golden retriever called Jake visits patients in ... Read more...

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With pilots on strike, Air India losses mount to Rs.600 crore


June 29th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Air India's losses have mounted to Rs.600 crore with the pilots' strike continuing for the 54th day Friday.The pilots are demanding reinstatement of their ... Read more...

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Today is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day


June 7th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June, 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today June 7th, it’s National Chocolate Ice Cream Day.Even though experts believe that the first ice creams were fruit-based, vanilla and chocolate became very popular ... Read more...

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Mary Rose sailors’ ate a diet of salt beef and biscuits


June 5th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, June 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Various tests on the bones of sailors aboard the Mary Rose, Henry VIII's flagship, have shown that their diet consisted of salt beef and sea biscuits.The forensic ... Read more...

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18th century tower crumbles in Italy


June 4th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 4 (IANS/AKI) An 18th century clock-tower that withstood the devastating earthquakes in northern Italy last month, has crumbled under the force of strong aftershocks.The Novi di Modena tower ... Read more...

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Kerala readies for Thrissur Pooram festival


April 29th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur, April 29 (IANS) Kerala is all set to celebrate Thrissur Pooram this week, in a festival that will see majestic, caparisoned elephants passing through the town as well as ... Read more...

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Tale of bravery impresses in period drama ‘Aravaan’ (Tamil Movie Review)


March 4th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Aravaan": Cast: Aathi, Pasupathi, Dhanshika; Director: Vasanthabalan; Producer; T. Siva; Storwriter: Su. Venkatesan and Vasanthabalan; Composer: Karthik; Cinematographer: Siddharth; Rating: ***Vasantabalan, who made a name for himself by sensitively handling ... Read more...

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Mozart’s unpublished piano piece found


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, March 3 (IANS) A piano piece attributed to 18th century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has been found by a researcher in Austria, a media report said.The handwritten piece was ... Read more...

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2,000 years old Venus had red lips, golden hair


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Florence (Italy), March 2 (IANS/AKI) The Medici Venus, a 2,000 years old life-sized marble representation of the mythical goddess associated with beauty, love and fertility, once had red lips, ear ... Read more...

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Human head found at famous Kamakhya temple


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 2 (IANS) The discovery of a man's severed head on a road leading to the ancient Kamakhya temple created quite a sensation here Friday, police said adding that ... Read more...

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Number of priests in Russian armed forces to triple


November 18th, 2011 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The number of priests in Russia's armed forces will soon triple to more than 60, a top defence ministry official has said.The armed forces currently ... Read more...

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Lucknow gets Tagore’s house replica for Durga Puja


October 1st, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 1 (IANS) During Durga Puja, the people of Lucknow will get a chance to perform prayers inside the ancestral Kolkata residence of legendary Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore as ... Read more...

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Pompeii red is actually yellow


September 23rd, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 23 (IANS) "Pompeiian red" became a favoured colour following the discovery of Pompeii in the 18th century. But, the red colour in the Roman town's frescoes was initially ... Read more...

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Mexico recovers stolen 18th century painting


September 11th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 11 (IANS/EFE) An 18th century oil painting that was stolen in 2009 from Santa Maria Tlacatecpa church in the Mexican state of Tlaxcala has been recovered, authorities ... Read more...

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British PM returns to Italian cafe to tip waitress


August 8th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron who is on a holiday in Italy returned to an Italian cafe to make amends for failing to tip a ... Read more...

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Two arrested with antique idols


July 8th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Two people were arrested with antique idols worth crores of rupees, police said Friday.The arrested have been identified as Shaboor Ahmed alias Jaggi Khan, 34, ... Read more...

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Sotheby’s to auction portrait of Nana Phadnavis


June 30th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) An 18th century portrait of one of the most important Indian historical statesmen, Nana Phadnavis, will be auctioned by Sotheby's in London, the auction house ... Read more...

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Solar fest in Delhi on longest day of the year


June 20th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Delhi will host a solar fest Tuesday to celebrate the longest day of the year - which marks the summer solstice in the northern ... Read more...

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All set for Kerala’s iconic Thrissur Pooram


May 10th, 2011 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Thrissur, May 10 (IANS) Described as the "cultural capital" of Kerala, Thrissur is all set to host Thursday the annual "Thrissur Pooram" - the state's temple festival that attracts tens ... Read more...

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Queen approves ‘beloved’ Prince William’s marriage to ‘trusty’ Kate


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 22 (ANI): The Queen has given her formal consent to the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.Under the Great Seal of the Realm, she signed an elaborate ... Read more...

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Hazare fast over, calmn prevails at Jantar Mantar


April 10th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The barricades were removed, roads were swept clean and the atmosphere was calm and serene at Jantar Mantar here Sunday, a day after reformer Anna ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare has become symbol for a better India (Comment)


April 9th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
It needed a 72-year-old man with no pretensions, a school dropout at that, to wake up India.And in just five days, Anna Hazare proved that it wasn't enough to have an ... Read more...

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Hollywood project gave me fresh perspective: Bipasha Basu (Interview)


April 3rd, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Bengali beauty Bipasha Basu has completed a decade in the Hindi film industry and donned numerous roles, but her forthcoming international venture "Singularity" , she ... Read more...

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Translating ‘Zafarnama’ was difficult: Navtej Sarna (With Images)


March 8th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) It was difficult to translate an 18th century text addressed by Sikh Guru Gobind Singh to Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, says diplomat-writer Navtej Sarna who tried ... Read more...

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Knightley buys $3 mn house


February 11th, 2011 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 11 (IANS) Actress Keira Knightley has splashed out around $3 million on a new east London property.The 25-year-old star's new 18th Century property is said to boast some amazing ... Read more...

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Hidden sex poems ‘key to 18th century book’s success’ claims academic


February 5th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): A British academic has suggested that the success of two best-selling volumes of poetry published in the 18th century was all due to the pornographic poems hidden in ... Read more...

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Hilt of 18th-century pirate Blackbeard’s sword may have been found


January 16th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Archaeologists who have been excavating the sunken Queen Anne's Revenge for more than ten years discovered a gilded sword hilt that may have belonged to Blackbeard, the ... Read more...

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Lost Shakespearean play to return on stage after 200 yrs


January 14th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): 'Double Falsehood', a controversial lost play by Shakespeare will be shown at the National Theatre for the first time since the 18th century.The inclusion of the play in ... Read more...

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Pakistan unlikely to defend Hafiz Saeed in 26/11 US lawsuit


January 14th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 14(ANI): Pakistan has dodged the issue of defending Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed in a US lawsuit, which has issued him summons in connection with the 2008 Mumbai terror ... Read more...

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‘Gulliver’s Travels’ Movie Review: A Very Disappointing Journey


December 31st, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Film: Gulliver’s TravelsDirector: Rob LettermanCast: Jack Black, Amanda Peet, Jason Segel, Billy Connolly, Chris O'Dowd, Emily BluntRating: **This is perhaps the worst silver screen edition of the 18th century novel ... Read more...

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Year’s shortest day Wednesday


December 21st, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The Nehru Planetarium will organise an event at Delhi's Jantar Mantar monument Wednesday to explain the phenomenon of winter solstice - the shortest day of the year ... Read more...

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Food in early life affects fertility: Study


December 21st, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new research by the University of Sheffield has revealed that the reproductive success of men and women is influenced by the food they receive at an early ... Read more...

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