19th century

Thumri fest to bring veterans to capital


August 17th, 2012 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The national capital will revel in the flavour of traditional "thumri" at a three-day festival Aug 27-29 at the Kamani theatre which will host stalwarts ... Read more...

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Giuseppe Garibaldi’s body to be exhumed


July 27th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Vicenza, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Doubts have been raised about where the body of Giuseppe Garibaldi was buried. Garibaldi is a military leader of the 19th century and he is said to ... Read more...

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I’m translating Mahabharata for young English-speaking readers: Bibek Debroy


July 1st, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Well-known economist Bibek Debroy is addressing a growing need among youngsters bred on English as their staple tongue: He is translating the Indian epic Mahabharata ... Read more...

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Kardashian reads books, to impress boyfriend


June 1st, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) Socialite Kim Kardashian is busy reading philosophy, so she can impress her rapper-boyfriend Kanye West.Kardashian is reading West's favourite 19th century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche."Kim's desperate ... Read more...

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Allen Poe darkest role ever: John Cusack (With Image)


May 17th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 17 (IANS) John Cusack will be seen playing multi-faceted writer Edgar Allan Poe, known for inventing the detective genre, in his forthcoming movie "The Raven". The actor ... Read more...

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19th century painting sells for record $5.2 mn


April 26th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ivan Aivazovsky's painting "View of Constantinople and the Bosphorus", painted in 1856, has sold at an auction in London for a record $5.2 million.The painting ... Read more...

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Nineteenth century therapy may help Parkinson’s patients


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Looking back to the 19th century, researchers in the US are replicating the work of celebrated neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot to help patients of Parkinson's disease.Charcot had ... Read more...

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Amur Leopard National Park opens in Russia


April 11th, 2012 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, April 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 261,000-acre national park in Russia's Far East created to protect Amur leopards began operating this week."This is the first Russian national park created ... Read more...

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The mystery behind Shimla’s ‘Scandal Point’ (With Images)


January 2nd, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 2 (IANS) It is a famous address in a famous city and among the must visit spots for tourists. But exactly why Shimla's 'Scandal Point' has been named ... Read more...

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Militants burn down government chopper in Chile


December 31st, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, Dec 31 (IANS/EFE) Militants from the Mapuche Indian community set fire to a forest service helicopter in Chile, officials said.The attack took place at a forest service camp in ... Read more...

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Trinidad and Tobago PM to visit ancestral Bihar village


December 30th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 30 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, whose ancestors migrated from Bihar to the Caribbean islands in the 19th century, will visit the state's Bhelupur ... Read more...

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Viagra in condom promises the lift


December 9th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 9 (IANS) A patented gel in a new condom promises to boost lovemaking by promoting blood flow.The gel inside the tip of the sheath rapidly permeates the skin ... Read more...

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Bridegroom sets hotel on fire on wedding night


December 3rd, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) A bridegroom in Britain who got involved in a row with the hotel staff over a few hundred pounds on a wedding reception bar bill, started ... Read more...

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Long lost Mummy finally returns Baltimore


November 11th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Port Huron, Mich., Nov 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) University of Maryland has taken possession of a long lost mummy. The mummy was returned to the university’s School of Medicine after officers completed their ... Read more...

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Jack the Ripper’s knife finally found


November 4th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sir John Williams popularly called Jack the Ripper committed one of the worst serial murders in the history of United Kingdom in the 19th century. For years, ... Read more...

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Apocalypse discernible as population booms: Pakistani daily


November 1st, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 1 (IANS) As the world's population reached the seven billion figure with a baby girl being born in India, an apocalypse "is discernible on a far horizon", said ... Read more...

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Pattinson locks lips with Christina Ricci


September 2nd, 2011 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Robert Pattinson locked lips with American actress Christina Ricci for a steamy scene in their latest film "Bel Ami".Pattinson, who is dating his "Twilight" co-star Kristen ... Read more...

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Cook credits Gooch for turnaround


August 12th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, Aug 12 (IANS) England opener Alastair Cook has credited batting coach and mentor Graham Gooch, who is constantly pushing them for "daddy hundreds" -- a term coined for scores ... Read more...

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Nepal moves to measure its biggest revenue earner - Mt Everest


July 19th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 19 (IANS) From the new Nepali financial year that started Sunday, Nepal's government began an ambitious two-year project to survey Mt Everest - the highest mountain in the ... Read more...

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Mamata, Amartya Sen discuss Presidency’s future


July 9th, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday met Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen, who is adviser to the chairman of the mentor group formed for ... Read more...

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Mauritius, Fiji presidents invited for Bihar Diwas


July 2nd, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 2 (IANS) The Bihar government has invited the presidents of Mauritius, Suriname and Fiji for Bihar Diwas centenary celebration in 2012. It marks the day when the British ... Read more...

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Sofia Coppola & Thomas Mars to marry in Italy


May 25th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, May 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sofia Coppola and her fiancé Thomas Mars have confirmed that they will wed in Italy in the summer. The choice of Italy for the wedding was ... Read more...

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Seven die in central Moscow apartment fire


May 17th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Seven people died Tuesday when a fire broke out in a three-storey apartment block in downtown Moscow, firefighters said.Nine people were injured in the fire, ... Read more...

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Named after British general, Abbottabad not far from Islamabad


May 2nd, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 2 (IANS) The city of Abbottabad, where Al Qaeda's Osama bin Laden was killed in the early hours of Monday, is in the district by the same name ... Read more...

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Medvedev congratulates British royal couple


April 29th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Friday congratulated Prince William and Kate Middleton on their wedding and sent them a decorated lacquer box as a gift."I ... Read more...

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Another Zorro movie is in the pipeline


April 28th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, April 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Reports on the Internet say there is going to be another Zorro movie. This time the character is not going to be the mask-wearing bandit as ... Read more...

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Champagne bottles found in shipwreck


April 27th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Wine collectors will have the chance to own two 200-year-old champagne bottles when they go on auction in Finland in June. The drinks were part of ... Read more...

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Scaffolding removed from Leaning Tower of Pisa after 20 years


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 23 (IANS/AKI) The Leaning Tower of Pisa has been freed from a scaffolding that covered it for the past 20 years, officials said.The 56-metre high world-famous monument is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

200-yr-old champagne preserved in Baltic Sea shipwreck up for grabs


April 21st, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 21 (ANI): Two bottles of champagne, which were preserved for nearly 200 years in a Baltic Sea shipwreck, is all set to go under hammer.The government of the Aland Islands ... Read more...

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Lokpal Bill should build on larger reform process (Comment)


April 20th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
The proposed Lokpal Bill, notwithstanding all the drama and protest surrounding it in recent days, is just a piece of a much larger agenda of reform of our existing institutions, infrastructure ... Read more...

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Himachal tea firm gets ISO certification


April 19th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's Dharamsala Tea Company has become the first tea firm in the state to get an ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) certification, the company said ... Read more...

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Dhaka’s Ramakrishna Mission chief dead


April 19th, 2011 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 19 (IANS) Swami Akkharananda, head of the Ramakrishna Mission here, was cremated Tuesday, a day after he died of old age complications. He was 82, media reports ... Read more...

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Women’s heads getting bigger?


April 18th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) An analysis of Spanish skulls spanning about 300 years shows that the difference between the sexes' cranial features shrank over time, a media report said. While ... Read more...

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Newly resurfaced letter brings the question of Abraham Linclon’s faith to the fore


April 17th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): A 19th-century letter which resurfaced recently has brought the question of former US President Abraham Lincoln's religious faith on the forefront.Lincoln is known for many things. He led ... Read more...

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Punjab teachers union condemns Khalsa university move


April 11th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 11 (IANS) The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) here Monday condemned the Khalsa College Education Society's proposal to set up a private university in place of ... Read more...

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