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Purge hate-filled textbooks: Pakistani daily (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 4 (IANS) A Pakistani daily wants hate-filled school textbooks purged after an official panel said they entrenched prejudices against minorities and distorted history.An editorial in the News International ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

End bias against Tamil Nadu: AIADMK


August 27th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 27 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK Monday urged the central government to end its "step-motherly attitude" towards Tamil Nadu.In a resolution at a meeting here, the party passed resolutions ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Annan admits failure of Syrian peace mission


July 8th, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kofi Annan, the joint UN and Arab League envoy to Syria, has admitted his failure in solving Syrian crisis, according to a French ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Concept of marriage has changed for better: Aamir Khan


July 1st, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 1 (IANS) Actor Aamir Khan feels that the institution of marriage in India has changed manifold and urges parents to ensure that their children are well-equipped to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Cuba unveils new rum brand


June 9th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, June 9 (IANS) Cuba has unveiled a new brand of rum, calling it a first step in its fight against the US trade bias toward the island nation.The launch ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

US court sentences student Dharun Ravi to 30 days jail


May 21st, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Brunswick (New Jersey), May 21 (IANS) Indian-American student Dharun Ravi will serve a 30-day jail term beginning May 31.Sentencing the former Rutgers New Jersey State University student on bias ... Read more...

Posted in World |

More attacks in Syria after arrival of UN observers: Assad


May 17th, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The number of terrorist attacks in Syria has increased since UN observers arrived in the country, President Bashar al-Assad told the Rossiya 24 TV channel."We ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chidambaram denies bias against Myanmar refugees


May 16th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday denied any discrimination against Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar on the basis of religion and said they would ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Indian student says he was ’stupid’, but didn’t cause roommate’s death


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) An Indian American student convicted of spying on his gay roommate with a webcam said he did some stupid things but didn't cause the fellow pupil's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dharun Ravi found guilty in webcam spying case


March 16th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 16 (IANS) Indian American student Dharun Ravi has been found guilty of the most serious charges for spying on his roommate, Tyler Clementi, having a gay sexual ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dharun Ravi doesn’t testify in US student spying case


March 13th, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 13 (IANS) As the defence rested its case Indian American student Dharun Ravi did not take the stand to defend himself against charges that he spied on ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dharun Ravi’s lawyers want 9 charges dropped


March 9th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 9 (IANS) Defence lawyers have asked a New Jersey court to dismiss nine out of 15 criminal counts against Dharun Ravi, a former Indian American student charged ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Dharun Ravi sent messages to roommate on night of suicide


March 8th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 8 (IANS) Indian American student Dharun Ravi apparently tried to make amends with his estranged roommate after spying his sexual encounter with another man with a webcam, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dharun Ravi’s roommate monitored his Twitter account


March 7th, 2012 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) Two days before his death, Indian American Student Dharun Ravi's roommate suspecting Ravi had spied on him began closely monitoring Ravi's Twitter account, visiting it 38 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Exit polls should be on entertainment channels: CEC


March 4th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Amidst a flood of exit polls ahead of assembly election results on March 6, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Sunday said exit polls should be ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Friend testifies against Indian-American student in webcam spying case


February 28th, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 28 (IANS) A friend of Indian American student Dharun Ravi, charged with spying on his gay roommate, has testified she received text messages from Ravi while she ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Simple names win more favour at workplace’


February 9th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 9 (IANS) The simpler and more pronounceable your name, the more it is likely to win you friends and favour at the workplace, say scientists.In the first study ... Read more...

Posted in World |

CEAT to set up tyre plant in Bangladesh


February 9th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Indian tyre major CEAT, an RPG Group company, will set up a Rs.250 crore greenfield tyre manufacturing plant in Bangladesh, a company official said here ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Umpire kills cricket fan with bat


January 30th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Dhaka, Jan 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A cricket umpire has gone on hiding after killing a teenage cricket fan with a bat. The victim has been identified as 15-year-old Nazrul Islam.Police say ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Psychologists propose solution against prejudice


January 29th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Girls are not as good as boys in playing soccer, nor are they clued into cars, but they know how to dance better and stay away ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sensex witnesses choppy trade; L&T;, BHEL surge


December 23rd, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 23 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities was witnessing choppy trade with positive bias Friday due to lack of buying interests ahead of weekend.The 30-scrip sensitive ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

20 months on, Stephen Court remains a black hole


December 12th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) At Stephen Court, little has changed since a blaze in March last year killed 43 people and gutted parts of the British era building on the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Prejudice rooted in survival instincts of man


December 2nd, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 2 (IANS) Prejudice is a trait that might be rooted in sheer survival as our ancestors avoided outsiders who might have been carriers of disease or plague, reveals ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Accused of bias, IAS officer beats self


November 21st, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Nov 21 (IANS) Hurt by allegations that he was biased, a senior IAS officer overseeing razing of illegal structures here hit himself with his shoe.People were taken aback Sunday ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Katju stands firm, publishers protest


November 17th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Four senior publishers Thursday walked out of a meeting with Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Markandey Katju when he refused to take back his ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Pay Rs.1,800 per quintal of wheat: Badal


October 24th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 24 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said Monday the price at which the government buys wheat from farmers should be fixed at Rs.1,800 per quintal for ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Indian American prefers trial in webcam spy case


October 21st, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 21 (IANS) A former Indian American student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's encounter with another man is set to go on trial ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Arctic Sea could become iceless by century-end


October 12th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) The Arctic Sea could become iceless by the century-end, according to a chilling scenario forecast by the world's leading scientific institutes. Researchers from CNRS, Universite Joseph ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Need to fight bias against girl child: President


August 14th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Expressing grief over the country's declining sex ratio, President Pratibha Patil Sunday said that it reflected the bias against the girl child in Indian ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

CAG slams Dikshit, points to ‘enormous bungling’


August 5th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Contract management ahead of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) was "highly irregular", the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has said while stating that there was Rs.30 ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

I don’t believe in the caste system: Amitabh Bachchan (Interview)


July 18th, 2011 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who will be seen in a film themed on caste-based reservations, says he doesn't believe in the caste system, has never ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Drinking eight glasses of water is nonsense’


July 13th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) The recommendation to drink six to eight glasses of water daily to prevent dehydration is a "thoroughly debunked nonsense", says an expert.There is currently no clear ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Apex court refuses transfer of trial in Ahmedabad blast case (Lead)


July 7th, 2011 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday declined the petitions of the 64 accused in the 2008 Ahmedabad-Surat serial blasts case seeking transfer of the trial outside Gujarat.The ... Read more...

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No transfer of trial in Ahmedabad blast case: Supreme Court


July 6th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday declined the petitions of the 64 accused in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts case seeking transfer of the trial outside Gujarat.The ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

WWE star apologizes for his homophobic slur at a fan


July 5th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, July 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) WWE star CM Punk has apologized for his homophobic rants at a fan in Australia recently. The wrestler was caught on camera saying "You homo!" The remark ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

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