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Hard times don’t dim Syrians’ love for Indian films


April 30th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sweida City (Syria), April 30 (IANS) Standing amidst elegant Corinthian columns dating back to the Roman times against the backdrop of pristine blue skies, Amwaj's mind travels back to ... Read more...

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India celebrates - and debates - relevance of Charles Dickens


February 6th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) He gave us Uriah Heep in "David Copperfield", the Artful Dodger in "Oliver Twist", Ebenezer Scrooge in "The Christmas Carol"...characters who live on not ... Read more...

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Modi plays development card on Godhra stage


January 20th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Godhra (Gujarat), Jan 20 (IANS) Taking his campaign for amity to Godhra that had become a byword for communal tension, Chief Minister Narendra Modi said Friday that his state ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Advani on ‘weak’ PM: Just calling a spade a spade (Roundup)


October 21st, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Friday sought to justify his oft-repeated remarks that Manmohan Singh is India's "weakest" prime minister, saying "If ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

UPA is byword for corruption: Advani


October 21st, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Asserting that he supported the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) on issues of national interest, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Friday said the Congress-led ... Read more...

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Sheshadri’s ‘Bettada Jeeva’ ideal tribute to the environment (Kannada Movie Review)


June 19th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Bettada Jeeva"; Cast: Daththathreya, Rameshwari Varma, Suchayeendra Prasad, Director: P. Sheshadri; Producer: Basanth Kumar Patil; Music Director: Manohar; Camera: Ananth Urs: Rating: ****"Bettada Jeeva" is based on Jnanpith awardee K. ... Read more...

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Nearly 60,000, including MPs and MLAs, convicted in Bihar in 5 years


April 11th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 11 (IANS) Nearly 60,000 criminals, including politicians and lawmakers, have been convicted and punished in Bihar - a state that had become a byword for lawlessness - in ... Read more...

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US still views silent Haqqani network as most dangerous of Taliban fighters


December 27th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 27 (ANI): The Obama administration continues to view the so-called Haqqani terrorist network as the deadliest group of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan despite it not having conducted a complex ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian Army officer’s daughter is Nepal’s new global hero


November 22nd, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 22 (IANS) The daughter of a former Indian Army colonel has become Nepal's new global hero, receiving a prestigious American award for her relentless work to prevent the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gujarat robbery cracked in Nepal


June 9th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 9 (IANS) The robbery at the house of an Indian businessman based in Gujarat has been finally cracked by the Nepal Police with the arrest of three Nepali domestic helps ... Read more...

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Bihar takes on crime with high conviction rate


June 8th, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, June 8 (IANS) If the nearly 48,500 convictions of criminals in Bihar in the last four and a half years are anything to go by, the state once a ... Read more...

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Clooney’s ‘Batman & Robin’ voted worst film ever


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) Hollywood actor George Clooney's film "Batman & Robin" has been voted the worst film of all time in a new poll. The actor featured as the crime-fighting superhero in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Batman And Robin voted worst movie of all time


February 2nd, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 2 (ANI): George Clooney's Batman and Robin has topped Empire magazine's worst movie poll.The 1997 film was criticized for almost killing off the Caped Crusader franchise, reports The Courier Mail.It ... Read more...

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Pakistan may descend into chaos following amnesty ordinance expiry, fear analysts


November 28th, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.28 (ANI): With the special amnesty ordinance (National Reconciliation Ordinance) rendered defunct and a civilian government gasping for survival, Pakistan could further descend into chaos, analysts believe.The NRO, which had ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Karzai will lose international support if he fails to get rid of corruption: Brown


November 7th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 7 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has warned Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai that he would lose international support if he fails to get rid of corruption prevalent in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Zimbabwe’s new brand man looks at India success story


October 25th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand Harare, Oct 25 (IANS) Zimbabwe is on the road to recovery and is looking at the "success story" of India as it rebuilds its sanctions-scarred economy, says Deputy Prime Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Philips starts making sex toys


September 3rd, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 3 (DPA) Philips, the consumer electronics company which for decades has been a byword for Dutch solidity, announced in Berlin Thursday that it had begun manufacturing sex toys. Three electrical vibrators ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Lashkar commander killed in Jammu and Kashmir


August 27th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 27 (IANS) A top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant was killed by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district Thursday morning, police said. Abdul Salam, whose name was a byword for ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Wedgewood, iconic tableware maker, goes under


January 6th, 2009 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) Waterford Wedgewood, the 250-year-old fine china and glassware firm, has gone into administration -- the latest British iconic brand to be hit by the economic slowdown.The choice of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Top Lashkar commander killed


October 5th, 2008 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 5 (IANS) One of the most wanted top commanders of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was killed in the hinterland of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district late Saturday, police said Sunday. ... Read more...

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McCain may make a pledge to serve only one term in the White House


August 15th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 15 (ANI): Republican presidential candidate John McCain is considering making a pledge to serve only one term in the White House when he accepts the nomination at his partys ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Sulabh to launch sanitation university for health, hygiene studies


July 15th, 2008 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Taking his initiative to promote environmental sanitation, non-conventional sources of energy and human rights a step ahead, Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International, is planning to set ... Read more...

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Another budget airline suspended in Nepal


June 30th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 30 (IANS) Only five months after the launch of a much-hyped joint venture budget airline with Middle East carrier Air Arabia, Nepali domestic partner Yeti Airlines has announced ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Call for greater trade, investment between India, Australia


May 19th, 2008 - 5:39 pm ICT by admin
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, May 19 (IANS) Commerce is increasingly becoming the byword in the Australia-India bilateral relationship as India's Minister for Commerce and Industry Kamal Nath Monday called for greater trade and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New BBC drama sets out to exonerate Judas, Pontius Pilate


March 11th, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 11 (ANI): The BBC is going to screen a new drama series about the last days of Jesus Christ, which appears to exonerate Judas and Pontius Pilate.The series, The Passion ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Britons relish being miserable, claims US author


March 10th, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by admin
London, March 10 (ANI): An American author claims that nothing works better than misery for a Brit to feel happy.Former New York Times journalist Eric Weiner writes in his book The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Grange Hill axed after being on air for 30 years


February 7th, 2008 - 6:36 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 07 (ANI): The classic kids drama Grange Hill, which was launched in 1978, has been axed after 30 years, BBC announced.The East London school drama, which had quickly became a ... Read more...

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