21st century

India needs to upgrade its museums, says Shelja


August 30th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) India needs to modernise and upgrade its museums by employing state-of-the-art technology to make them more interactive and interesting for the public, union Culture Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

UP Khap diktat outrages women politicians, activists (Lead)


July 13th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Reacting to the decision of a Khap panchayat (community council) in an Uttar Pradesh village - banning love marriages and restricting movement of women ... Read more...

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Counterfeit, fake and smuggled goods impacting ‘Brand India’ (Comment)


July 8th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Counterfeiting is being considered the world's fastest growing industry. According to current estimates, it represents up to 10 percent of global trade. Termed the crime of the 21st century by the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India can become a world power: US official


June 5th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) The US has invested much of its time and energy to foster its relations with India because it believes India has the institutional capacity to become ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Russian government not open enough: Medvedev


April 18th, 2012 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian authorities do not explain their actions to the people enough, but societal demand and new technologies will change that, outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Nepal PM stresses on regional economic integration


February 17th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 17 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai Friday stressed the need of regional economic integration for development of the South Asian region."Nepal is a strong advocate of economic ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Russia warming at alarming pace


January 17th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Temperatures in Russia in the past century rose at twice the rate of warming in the rest of the world, the emergencies ministry said."Despite ongoing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama assures to bring jobs back to US


January 15th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) President Barack Obama has reiterated his call to make the government more efficient and assist companies to bring jobs back to the US from abroad."Right ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lady Gaga has an acute fear of dying


December 12th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Pop singer Lady Gaga thinks about death more than many people imagined. The 25-year-old believes that she might leave the world in the same way that ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Joseph of Nazareth joins Twitter


December 10th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A German is trying to mimic what it must have been like to be Joseph in the Nativity story. Using the screen name joseph_von_naza (Joseph ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Gaga fears dying like Lady Diana


December 8th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga, set to release a song about the death of Princess Diana, fears she might end up dying the way Diana died.A ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India could be China if there was less democracy: Mahathir


December 3rd, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir bin Mohamad Friday said India could be China in terms of economic success if it was "less democratic" and remarked ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Probe ordered in labourer’s torture, death


November 30th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thane, Nov 30 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Wednesday ordered a probe into a labourer's death allegedly due to torture by a brick kiln owner and his two sons in Thane ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Every human being has the right to be happy: Dalai Lama


November 30th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Making a strong argument for world peace, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Wednesday said many of the problems besetting humanity today are due to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

White House backs clean technology to compete with India, China


September 29th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) The White House is vigorously defending a controversial loan guarantee scheme for clean technology industry saying it was aimed at enabling the US to compete ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Nirupama Rao presents credentials to Obama (With Images)


September 10th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Describing India-US global strategic partnership as a defining and indispensible collaboration for the 21st Century, President Barack Obama has said their dynamic friendship advances peace ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back to Black’ album UK sales create a record


August 26th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Even after her unfortunate demise, Amy Winehouse is still a winner. And that is because her album Back to Black has managed to create a record ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

New Spider-Man is half-Latino


August 3rd, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 3 (IANS/EFE) Marvel Comics revealed Tuesday that the heir to the Spider-Man costume following the death of Peter Parker will be Miles Morales, a teenager of half-Hispanic ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US consulate gets land for permanent facility in Hyderabad


July 22nd, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 22 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government has allotted 12 acres of land in the financial district of Gachibowli for a permanent facility of the United States consulate.An agreement ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

US official touts India ties


July 1st, 2011 - 4:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) The economic growth of India is stunning, and boosting bilateral ties will be conducive to both nations, US Assistant Commerce Secretary for Market Access and Compliance ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Canada introduces plastic cash


June 22nd, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Toronto, Canada, June 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Bank of Canada has announced that they will place in circulation new currency notes made of polymer by the end of 2013. The central bank ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Snap that mobile link, Punjab panel tells brides


May 10th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 10 (IANS) Mobiles and marriages? They simply don't go together even if this is the 21st century, believes the Punjab State Commission for Women (PSCW) that has asked ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

James Bevan is new British envoy to India


May 9th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) James Bevan has been appointed the new British envoy to India, the British High Commission here said Monday.Bevan will succeed incumbent Richard Stagg in November, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Heat waves will cause more deaths in future


May 9th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) Global climate change may bring on more extreme weather conditions such as heat waves, causing higher fatalities in the coming decades. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

J-Lo set to launch her own reality show


April 29th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
The show, titled "Q'Viva! The Chosen," will showcase Latin music, artistry anddance and will be shot in 21 countries in North America, Central America andSouth America.Lopez has teamed up ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Kerala’s development is Congress’ first priority, says Rahul Gandhi


April 10th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
Trivandrum (Kerala), Apr 10(ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that his party is committed to transforming Kerala into one of the most developed states in India.Addressing an election ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Obama to give India ties priority in second term too


April 5th, 2011 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama will continue to give priority to building ties with emerging powers like India, China and Brazil in rebalancing US foreign policy ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

EU to ban cars from cities by 2050


March 29th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) European cities would not be a place for cars come 2050, according to a new plan issued by the EU on Monday.The EU is determined to cut ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

World Bank to lend $400 mn for Pakistan’s education


March 26th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 26 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $400 million loan for development of Pakistan's education sector.A sum of $300 million would go to projects at the university ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Important partner India, a very constructive force in the world: US


March 19th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19(ANI): The United States has said that the relationship with India is one of the defining partnerships in the 21st Century, adding that New Delhi is going to be a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Modernist Cuisine’ - the world’s heaviest recipe book?


March 14th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): Do you want to cook some unknown recipes from tech visionary Nathan Myhrvold's 'Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking'? Well, first try lifting it.The book, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Patil urges Manipuris to maintain harmony for nation’s progress


March 11th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Mar 11 (ANI): Emphasizing that sustained development can take place in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Friday urged Manipuris to maintain harmony, reject violence and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Panchayats to have broadband connectivity by 2012, says Pilot


February 27th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by ANI
Puducherry, Feb 27 (ANI): Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Sachin Pilot on Sunday said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government has decided to ensure that every panchayat in the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Oz hotel offers guests chance to experience -190 degrees temperature


February 4th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 4 (ANI): A hotel in Sydney, Australia, is offering its guests the experience of a lifetime, by exposing their bodies to temperatures as low as -190C.Guests at a new cryolab ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Liz Hurley is ‘hot’, says New Zealand PM


February 2nd, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has been criticised after describing British actress Liz Hurley as "hot". During an interview on Radio Sport, Key listed Hurley among ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

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