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Fridge most important innovation in food history


September 14th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) The refrigerator has pipped pasteurisation, microwaves and pots, knives and eating utensils to be named the most important innovation in the history of food and drink, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Longoria to relaunch her Las Vegas restaurant


September 2nd, 2012 - 5:21 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria is planning to relaunch her Las Vegas restaurant as a top steakhouse for women.The actress had temporarily closed the Beso eatery and ... Read more...

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Russian executed in 1918 cleared 94 years later


August 24th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS) Prosecutors in Russia, embarking on a quest for historical justice, formally cleared a peasant executed in 1918 for opposing the Bolsheviks, RIA Novosti reported.Two Communists sent ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Prada designs clothes for the ‘The Great Gatsby’


August 24th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Italian fashion designer Miuccia Prada has designed outfits for Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby".Miuccia Prada, who owns prestigious labels Prada and Miu Miu, admits it ... Read more...

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Hundreds of endangered antelopes dying in Kazakhstan


May 24th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, May 24 (IANS) A massive wave of deaths has been reported among the endangered saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan. Around 540 carcasses of the animal has been found in the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Jim Morrison’s family home for sale


April 5th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 5 (IANS) Singer Jim Morrison's Florida home, which has been part of his family for the past 80 years, is reportedly on sale now.The property has been ... Read more...

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Woman accused of burning one of world’s oldest trees


March 1st, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, March 1 (IANS/EFE) American authorities announced Wednesday that they had arrested a 26-year-old woman for burning down The Senator, one of the world's most ancient trees at some 3,500 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

More needed for neglected Mohenjo-Daro: Pakistani daily


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) The magnificent ancient site of Mohenjo-Daro has been badly neglected, a leading Pakistani daily observed Wednesday, pointing out that much more needs to be done even ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mulligan denied permission to click ‘Gatsby’ manuscript


December 29th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Actress Carey Mulligan was left disappointed while researching her role in "The Great Gatsby" as authorities at one of the colleges refused to let her take ... Read more...

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Indian-origin businesswoman seeks to give back to Ghana


November 10th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), Nov 10 (IANS) An Indian-origin woman - one of the many second generation Indians living across West Africa - is striving to give back to society in Ghana, ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Baloon like airships to transport goods by 2020


September 4th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) Gigantic balloon-like objects floating in the sky, the successors to the Zeppelins of yore, are set to revolutionise the way cargo is transported around the globe ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Teaching was career option for Britney


August 26th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 26 (IANS) Britney Spears says if she weren't a pop star, she would rather have been a teacher."I'd probably be a teacher. I love kids, and ... Read more...

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Hike duty on Chinese apple: Himachal Congress


June 26th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 26 (IANS) The Congress in Himachal Pradesh Sunday demanded a hike in import duty on apples to protect the domestic industry."The state is facing tough competition from China, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Broderick to return with Broadway musical


June 18th, 2011 - 5:24 am ICT by IANS
London, June 18 (IANS) Actor Matthew Broderick, last seen in the 2005 movie "The Producers", is set to make a comeback to acting with a Broadway musical.The song-and-dance actor will ... Read more...

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Now, a museum for army slogans in China


June 11th, 2011 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 11 (IANS) A new museum has opened in China that would exhibit over 200 slogans believed to have been written in the 1920s by Mao Zedong, the father ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Green LED TVs and computers ‘a step closer to reality’


April 26th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new method for manufacturing green-colored LEDs with greatly enhanced light output, which could likely lead to a new generation of high-performance, energy-efficient display devices.First ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Water for Elephants’ film to release next week


April 22nd, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, April 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) ‘Water for Elephants’ will release in the cinemas this weekend. According to pre-release analysts, the movie is expected to place second behind Tyler Perry’s “Madea's Big ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘The Great Gatsby’ house being pulled down


April 19th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) City officials in New York have started pulling down the mansion that is often associated with “The Great Gatsby” so that new properties could be built ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Taylor Swift buys parents $1.4 m house


April 15th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) Singer-actress Taylor Swift has reportedly purchased a house worth $1.4 million in Nashville, Tennessee, for her mother Andrea and father Scott.The three-bedroom, 5,000 square-foot estate, built ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Earth sees about 760 thunderstorms every hour, say scientists


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 7 (ANI): About 760 thunderstorms hit the Earth every hour, scientists have calculated.The figure is substantially lower than numbers that have been used for nearly a century.The new research uses ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Antibiotic-resistant superbugs ‘could take us to pre-Penicillin era’


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 7 (ANI): The World Health Organisation has warned that the rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs threatens to take us to pre-Penicillin era where even the smallest infection could be deadly.The overuse ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ultra-sensitive sensor to help detect cancer signs, hidden explosives


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Princeton engineers have developed an ultra- sensitive sensor that could help detect a wide range of substances, from tell-tale signs of cancer to hidden explosives.The sensor, which is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How chickens ‘keep their cool’


March 16th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): The Transylvanian naked neck chicken - once dubbed a Churkey or a Turken because of its hybrid appearance - owes its distinctive look to a complex genetic mutation, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sabyasachi draws curtains on LFW day 1 sans Rani, Vidya


March 12th, 2011 - 3:57 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) Sabyasachi Mukherjee concluded day one of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) with a collection inspired by Aircel's corporate social responsibility project "Save The Tiger", but ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

US great-great-grandmother named world’s oldest living person at 114


March 11th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 11 (ANI): A great-great-grandmother from USA has made it to the record books.Besse Cooper from Georgia has been officially recognised as the world's oldest living person at 114 years ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Researchers 1 step closer to solving mystery of famous bluestones of Stonehenge


February 24th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Researchers are one step closer to solving the puzzle of how the famous bluestones of the Stonehenge originated.New findings from geologists at the National Museum museum in Cardiff ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Paris Hilton gets brand new luxury car for 30th b’day


February 17th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Paris Hilton, who turns 30 on Thursday (17Feb11), has already started her birthday celebrations.The socialite held a party on Tuesday night (15Feb11) and her boyfriend CY Waits ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Kate Moss’ engagement ring inspired by Zelda Fitzgerald


February 9th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): Kate Moss's engagement ring was inspired by one of the 20th century's ultimate hellraisers- party animal Zelda Fitzgerald, it has emerged.Moss' fiance Jamie Hince spent months hunting for ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Troopers arrested for harassing, assaulting girl students


February 6th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) Two troopers of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) were arrested in West Bengal's Birbhum district Sunday for allegedly assaulting two girl students of Visva-Bharati University, police said."Acting ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Kate Moss, Jamie Hince get engaged!


February 3rd, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): Kate Moss and Jamie Hince are reportedly engaged, and are intending to marry on July 2.Daughter, Lila, eight, will be the chief bridesmaid.The catwalk queen has joked ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Nehru-Edwina’s love not physical but intellectual: Alex Von Tunzelmann (Interview)


January 24th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Lady Edwina Mountbatten were in love but their relationship was not physical, says London-based writer Alex Von Tunzelmann, author ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

England players want to keep breaking records, make history: Prior


December 10th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has said the squad wants to keep breaking records and leave a legacy for the future.Prior said the players have spoken about becoming ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Model on 1920s chocolate box toned down for being too risque


November 4th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 04 (ANI): A model used on a 1920s chocolate box has had to be toned down for its present-day re-launch after it was deemed too risque for consumers.The ornate model ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Time Traveler In Chaplin Movie?


October 29th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 29, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): A video doing the rounds on the Internet today is bizarre to say the least. The footage from a Charlie Chaplin film reveals a woman which ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Humphrey Bogart bedded 1000 women despite gay fears’, claims tell-all


September 27th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 27 (ANI): Screen legend Humphrey Bogart, bedded nearly 1000 women, but still feared he might be gay, it has emerged.Bogart had three unhappy marriages before he met the love of ... Read more...

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