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‘Paagan’ - dissatisfying comedy caper (Tamil Movie Review)


September 8th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Paagan"; Cast: Srikanth, Janani Iyer, Kovai Sarla, Soori and Pandi; Director: Aslam; Rating: **If you're a director under the assumption that comedy always works in your favour, then I'm sorry ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Justice Thomas should have stood up for Kerala on Mullaperiyar’


May 6th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam, May 6 (IANS) The standoff between Kerala Water Resources Minister P.J. Joseph and Justice (retd) K.T. Thomas, a member of the apex court appointed expert committee that studied the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tigers maul, kill Maharashtra forest guard


April 22nd, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 22 (IANS) In a gory tragedy, a forest guard was killed by a family of tigers when he had gone to replenish their watering holes in the deep ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bits of plastic endangering sea creatures


April 18th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 18 (IANS) The seas are littered with large quantities of microplastic particles -- plastics in small bits and pieces -- endangering the lives of marine creatures, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pakistan Senate polls come under cloud, says daily


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) The transparency of Pakistan's Senate polls have come under question after "charges of horse-trading and vote-buying" marred Friday's elections, said a daily.An editorial in the News ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

A designer reinvents Indian textile heritage, craftsmanship


February 19th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) At a time when many are mourning the demise of Indian craftsmanship, well-known designer Anupama Dayal is focussing on employment for master weavers and promoting ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

German Bakery blast: Punekars to pay quiet homage


February 13th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Feb 13 (IANS) Exactly two years after a blast ripped through Pune's popular German Bakery, killing 17 and injuring 64 others, Punekars Monday prepared to pay a silent homage ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Symonds wants to learn Indian culture in ‘Bigg Boss’ house


December 7th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds is the latest celebrity to enter the "Bigg Boss" house and says he is looking forward to his stint on ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Tharoor penning book on India’s role in new world


November 17th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) After a hiatus of two years, politician-writer Shashi Tharoor is back to writing a book. And this time, it's about India's place in the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Best England side I have seen, says Hussain


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Nottingham, Aug 2 (IANS) Former England cricket captain Nasser Hussain feels the Andrew Strauss-led side is the best he has ever seen.Hussain praised the England team after its emphatic ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

SRK thanks Kareena for working hard, fast! (Movie Snippets)


June 20th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has showered praises on his "RA.One" co-star Kareena Kapoor for her hard work and sincerity in completing the shooting ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Bangalore aerospace students reassemble crashed aircraft


March 27th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Mar.27 (ANI): Aerospace engineering students from Bangalore have reassembled an aircraft, which was used to fly dignitaries before it crashed in 1996.The Agragami Aviation Institute had brought the aircraft from the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

McLaren scraps car’s radical exhaust system days before Oz Grand Prix


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar. 23 (ANI): McLaren bosses have scrapped the car's radical exhaust system just days before the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday.The duo's Woking outfit has been forced ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Bollywood has massive audience in world: Apache Indian (Interview)


March 8th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Indian origin reggae artist Steven Kapur, popularly known as Apache Indian, says Bollywood has massive popularity in Britain and the rest of the world which is ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Tokhon 23: Review – Exploring The Virtual World Beyond The Cliché


January 28th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Cast: Jisshu Sengupta, Indrani Halder, Paoli, Aparajita Ghosh Das, Tanusree Shankar, Rajatava Dutta, Sujon Mukhopadhyay, Biswajit Chakroborty, Loket Chatterjee, Biplab Chatterjee and others Director: Atanu Ghosh Rating: 3.5/5 Atanu Ghosh has dared to go ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Writing far easier than drawing: graphic novelist Sarnath Banerjee


January 25th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohita Nagpal Jaipur, Jan 25 (IANS) He describes the writers' block as creative constipation, has grown up reading Tintin comics and, with his third graphic novel, "The Harappa Files", Sarnath Banerjee ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Watson one of the most valuable cricketers in the world: Roebuck


January 18th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan.18 (ANI): Cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has described Australian opener Shane Watson as one of the most valuable cricketers in the world, based on his recent performances in Test, 50-over and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kim Kardashian says she’s having a lot of fun with Kris Humphries


January 15th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 15 (ANI): Kim Kardashian has admitted that she's having a lot of fun with Kris Humphries, a forward for the New Jersey Nets.The two have been linked since December."I'm ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Dil Raju Penned ‘Mr Perfect’ For Two Years


January 7th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
and since then the producer has been writing bits and pieces of his movie’s script.Mr. Perfect stars Prabhas, Kajal Agarwal and Taapsee in lead roles and it is actor Prabhas ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Asylum seekers boat crashes off Christmas Island, 30 feared dead


December 15th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 15 (ANI): As many as 30 asylum seekers are feared dead after a boat carrying about 70 people smashed into the sea off Christmas Island.According to the Sydney Morning Herald, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Recording live after 30 years was fantastic: Asha Bhosle (Interview)


November 27th, 2010 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) Legendary singer Asha Bhosle is excited on recording live after 30 years - with singer and sitarist Shujaat Khan - for an album that will have ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Being axed “was definitely devastating, but I’ve moved on”: Hauritz


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 23 (ANI): Australian spinner Nathan Hauritz has admitted it was 'devastating' for him to absorb the news of his removal from the Test squad for the Ashes, but added that ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

I don’t care if movie commercialises Jessica’s case: Sabrina


November 18th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Sabrina Lall says she doesn't care if her sister Jessica's murder case is commercialised through Rajkumar Gupta's movie as long as it presents facts correctly."I am ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Bava’ is packed with mindless sequences (Telugu Film Review)


October 30th, 2010 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. Rajapur Film: Bava; Producer: Padma Kumar Choudhary; Director: Ram Babu; Music: Chakri; Camera: Arvind Krishna; Cast: Sidhdharth, Praneetha, Rajendra Prasad, Pavithra Lokesh, Brahmanandam, Thanikella Bharani, Ahuthi Prasad and others, Rating: ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Paan Singh Tomar’ - a masterpiece by Tigmanshu, Irrfan


October 21st, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Arpana Abu Dhabi, Oct 21 (IANS) When he ran on the tracks, he won medals; when he ran in the ravines of Chambal as a rebel, he created havoc -- director Tigmanshu ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Bollinger rules out having ‘friendly’ Test series against India


September 30th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, Sept.30 (ANI): Australian and New South Wales left-arm quick Doug Bollinger has ruled out the potential for more cordial relations with the Indians, when they take on the Aussies in a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Victoria stands by David Beckham as he denies hooker’s claims


September 24th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 24 (ANI): Victoria Beckham has angrily dismissed the claims that husband David slept with a hooker.The former Spice Girl has let it be known that she does not believe ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘Games Village has set benchmark for London 2012′


September 16th, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) England's Chef de mission Craig Hunter's comments on the Games Village will be music to the ears of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CGOC) chairman Suresh Kalmadi and ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

How brain switches from a wakeful to a sleeping state


September 15th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a mechanism by which the brain switches from a wakeful to a sleeping state. This could be a breakthrough for a set of discoveries, from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nervous Shatrughan shies from daughter’s debut film


September 10th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Sep 10 (IANS) Believe it or not, actor Shatrughan Sinha has not been able to bring himself to watch his daughter Sonakshi's debut in "Dabangg". He admits ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Nervous Father Shatrughan Sinha Stays Away From His Daughter’s Film


September 10th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 10, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Believe it or not, braveheart Shatrughan Sinha has still been able to bring himself to watch his darling daughter Sonakshi's debut in Dabangg.Like the father ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

2 Individuals Bumped Off In The Inundation Besieging Texas


September 9th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, September 9, 2010 (Just Flashed): The powers that be in Texas have uttered that the deluge from the odds and ends of the tropical tempest named Hermine has terminated the life ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US woman’s photos lifted from Facebook, used on dating sites


September 4th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): An impersonator stole a woman's photos from her Facebook account and used them on several online dating sites."I thought this couldn't be true because I have no ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sid Wilson To Launch Solo Album


September 2nd, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 2, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): "' DJ Sid Wilson is getting ready to launch his solo album. He has also decided to put away the aliases -- #0, Ratboy, DJ Moonboots, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Latest Conjecture States That The ‘Iceman’ Of The Alps Was Buried Ceremonially


August 27th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 27, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Oetzi happens to be the 5,300-year-old ‘Iceman’. A fresh conjecture disclosed on Thursday has mentioned that he may not have expired at the location ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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