Employees’ strike paralyses Kashmir offices

April 17th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 17 (IANS) A section of Jammu and Kashmir government employees struck work Tuesday demanding, among others, an increase in the retirement age and regularisation of services of casual ... Read more...

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Laptops for Pakistani students, but what about textbooks

April 10th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 10 (IANS) Let them eat cake, French queen Marie Antoinette is presumed to have said when told that people did not have bread. Several centuries later, the anomaly ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Kerala won’t raise retirement age: Chandy

March 22nd, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 22 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday said the government had no plans to raise the retirement age of government employees.He said in the previous Left Democratic ... Read more...

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Teacher’s bank account shows Rs.500 bn - courtesy wrong entry

January 20th, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
Balurghat (West Bengal) Jan 19 (IANS) A school teacher in this town of South Dinajpur got the shock of his life when he found his bank account showing a ... Read more...

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Indian teacher shocked by his $10 billion bank balance

January 19th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mumbai, Jan 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Indian teacher had a pleasant shock when he checked his bank balance recently. When Parijat Saha checked his bank balance online last Sunday, he least expected ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Hot season triggers 100 bn tonnes Greenland ice loss

December 11th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) According to a latest finding, an unusually hot melting season in 2010 triggered ice loss of 100 billion tonsin southern Greenland.Large portions of the island's bedrock ... Read more...

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Man killed by propeller of small plane at Indonesian airport

October 16th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by BNO News
MAKASSAR, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- A man was killed at an Indonesian airport on early Saturday morning when he was hit in the face by the propeller of a small plane, local ... Read more...

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Cairn-Vedanta sale referred to CCEA for final decision: Reddy

May 27th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) A ministerial panel has come to a unanimous decision which will be sent to the cabinet to take a final call on the proposal of ... Read more...

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Meerut traffic police now on Facebook

April 4th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Meerut, April 4 (IANS) The traffic police in this Uttar Pradesh city Monday became the latest in India to open up a page on social networking site Facebook to ... Read more...

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Inflated power bills a cruel joke, says Pakistani daily

February 26th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) A Pakistani power company issued 67 million "wrong bills" to 20 million consumers last year, said an editorial in a leading Pakistani daily that stressed that "sending inflated ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India Pakistan talks an anomaly in SAARC: Secretary General

February 5th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by ANI
Thimpu (Bhutan), Feb.5 (ANI): South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Secretary General Sheel Kant Sharma has described the possibility of talks between India and Pakistan on the sidelines of the SAARC ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Frustrated Kiwi fans term Black Caps Black Craps on Wikipedia

February 4th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Hamilton (New Zealand), Feb.4 (ANI): Frustrated with New Zealand's latest cricket failure against Pakistan, local fans have used the encyclopedia website Wikipedia to call the Black Caps Black Craps.The Black Caps' 41-run ... Read more...

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Back-to-back Ashes series from 2013 to keep fans, coffers full

January 29th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 29 (ANI): Cricket Australia has confirmed that there will be back-to-back Ashes series from 2013 and Australia will not have to wait for long to regain the urn should they ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

George W. Bush wants to ‘regain anonymity’ and do nothing

January 29th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): It seems former US President George W. Bush is not in a mood to do anything."I don't want to go out and campaign for candidates. I don't want ... Read more...

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Silicone Implants May Cause Rare Form Of Breast Cancer

January 27th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The American Food and Drug Administration declared on Wednesday that breast implants might be the cause of a very rare form of breast cancer. The discovery ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Govt. taking all measures to curtail onion price rise: Thomas

December 23rd, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.23 (ANI): Expressing concern over the escalating prices of onions across the country, Minister of State for Food and Agriculture K.V. Thomas on Thursday said that the government is taking ... Read more...

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Dog ‘Saira’ has sex change

December 21st, 2010 - 1:49 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Vets have performed a landmark sex change procedure in a hermaphrodite dog to turn it into female.The canine was initially thought to be female by its owners ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

‘Tron: Legacy’ leaves you spell-bound (IANS Film Review; Rating:***1/2)

December 18th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Film: "Tron: Legacy"; Director: Joseph Kosinski; Cast: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde; Rating: ***1/2Every few years a film comes whose look redefines and influences future films. "Tron" in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Study: Divorce makes men fitter but women fatter

December 11th, 2010 - 2:19 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Even though a divorce is said to be one of the five most stressful things in life, yet it seems to have some good results ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

No more yak sacrifice on Eid in Karachi

November 15th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Nov 15 (IANS) Sacrificing yaks on Eid has come to a stop in Pakistan's largest city due to a theological "doubt", a media report said Monday.Around 30 yaks used to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Does a stronger Sun actually cool Earth?

October 7th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) An increase in the Sun's solar activity actually cools the Earth, suggests a new research that will renew the debate over the science behind climate change. The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Stronger Sun ‘makes Earth cool, not hot’

October 7th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 7 (ANI): Contrary to the belief that an increase in solar activity from the Sun heats up Earth too, scientists have found that it's quite the opposite.Based on a three-year ... Read more...

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Nehru memorial library gets clean chit, director feels ‘vindicated’

September 22nd, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The reputed Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML), which was caught in a controversy over alleged funds diversion, has got a clean chit from the culture ... Read more...

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90-year-old man jailed for killing wife, 89

September 10th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) A 90-year-old man in the US has been sentenced to a prison term for brutally slaying his wife, 89. He struck his wife of 68 years about 30 ... Read more...

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Women get equal rights to become guardians, adopt children

September 2nd, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil has signed into law a bill giving Indian women equal rights as men in adopting children and becoming guardians of minors, including their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Twitter is not for me: Barrymore

August 24th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Actress Drew Barrymore has no interest in Twitter and says she has no plans to join the microblogging site. She feels people should only use Twitter if they are ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Power problem with Insat-4B

August 12th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Insat-4B communication satellite is facing a power supply problem leading to 50 percent of its transponders being switched off, parliament was informed Thursday. Replying to ... Read more...

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Droid X Phones Experiences Screen Problems, Motorola Assures Replacement

July 22nd, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Although the Motorola Droid X for Verizon was pitched as a must have for all gadget freaks, it seems that the smartphone is not without its ... Read more...

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346 students booked for forgery in Uttar Pradesh

July 2nd, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 2 (IANS) As many as 346 students of Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad University have been booked for using fake documents to avail a fee-refund scheme meant for poor scholars, police said ... Read more...

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Apples grow larger when cells don’t divide

July 1st, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Fast-food restaurants can supersize French fries and drinks, but nature has found a way to super-size a type of apple by not letting its cells divide. Peter Hirst, Purdue ... Read more...

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Probe ordered after prisoners found in jail hospital

June 25th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 25 (IANS) Seven prisoners were found in a jail hospital rather than their cells in Uttar Pradesh's Mirzapur district. An enquiry has been ordered into the incident, an official said ... Read more...

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Bank of England boss freezes his own pay raise

June 3rd, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 3 (IANS) The chief banker of England has refused a pay hike of over 15,000 pounds in the next two years, putting into practice what he preaches about ... Read more...

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Compulsory voting difficult to enforce: poll panel chief

May 12th, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 12 (IANS) Making voting compulsory would not be possible in elections even if a law is enacted due to various factors that inhibit the Indian parliamentary democracy, Chief Election Commissioner ... Read more...

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‘Amend Right to Education Act, child labour law’

April 30th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A 45-day campaign against child labour by an international rights agency, which started off Friday, demands that the Right to Education Act as well as the child ... Read more...

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IPL is a domestic tournament, can’t get FTP window: Lorgat

April 12th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) is neither planning to give the Indian Premier League (IPL) a window in its Future Tours Programme (FTP) nor has the Twenty20 ... Read more...

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