charitable causes

‘Joker’ clothes up for grabs


August 27th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) The costumes worn by Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in "Joker" have been put on auction for charitable causes."Akshay and Sonakshi are a superhit pair ... Read more...

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‘Mr. Nookayya’ out and out Manchu Manoj fare (Telugu Movie Review)


March 11th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Mr. Nookayya"; Cast: Manchu Manoj, Kriti Kharbanda, Sana Khan, Brahmanandam, Vennela Kishore, Ahuthi Prasad, Raja and others; Screenplaywriter-Director: Ani Kannerghatti; Producer: D.S.Rao; Composer: Yuvan Shankar Raja; Rating: ** 1/2Young ... Read more...

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Muhammad Ali celebrates birthday in Las Vegas


February 20th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) The legendary Muhammad Ali returned to Las Vegas and once again top celebrities, businessmen and even US President Barack Obama paid tribute to the retired ... Read more...

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Today is ‘National Golf Day’


October 4th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 4th of October has been set aside as the National Golf Day. The day was instituted by the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) to provide means ... Read more...

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Campbell to receive charity honour


September 16th, 2011 - 8:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) Supermodel Naomi Campbell will be honoured for her charitable works.Campbell, who has raised more than $7 mn for charitable causes, will be awarded at the ... Read more...

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Tiato to auction $5000 bowl of soup


May 13th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Santa Monica, May 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There are gourmet meals and there are celebrity dinners to raise money for charitable causes. But the upcoming soup auction is going to take this concept ... Read more...

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Only 44pc trust government in India


January 27th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Jan 27 (ANI): In India only 44 percent trust government, according to the 2011 Edelman Trust Barometer findings.Seventy percent in India trust business to do what is right, while only ... Read more...

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Natalie Portman poses topless for perfume ad


January 13th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): Engaged mom-to-be Natalie Portman, who is the newest face of French fashion house Christian Dior, has gone topless for its new Miss Dior Cherie perfume ad.The sexy 'Black ... Read more...

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Facebook CEO’s New Philanthropic Move


December 9th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has faced a lot of flak for his alleged manipulative ways using which he became a billionaire and the owner of world's ... Read more...

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Peter Frampton On “Oprah Winfrey Show” This Week


November 5th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Peter Frampton was the latest guest on the "Oprah Winfrey Show" on Thursday. There were yet a few more stars who were invited on the show ... Read more...

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Tony Bennett Performs At World Series Opener


October 28th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Legendary American singer Tony Bennett was among the many surprises that were in store for the fans at the opening game of the World Series at ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie inspires Eva Mendes to be a more giving person


October 5th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Eva Mendes has said that Angelina Jolie is the source of inspiration that makes her want to be a better person.The actress made the statement at an ... Read more...

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Stephen Colbert to counter Jon Stewart’s ‘Rally to restore sanity’


September 18th, 2010 - 12:31 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Sep 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The National Mall in Washington will be the venue of The Rally to Restore Sanity. Whereas the March to Keep Fear Alive will be ... Read more...

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Hindu statesman Zed asks India to urgently wake up to her monumental poverty crisis


July 14th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), July 14 (ANI): Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has urged India to wake up and deal with her monumental poverty crisis at an emergency level.In a statement in Nevada (USA) today, ... Read more...

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Betty White is posing for her own 2011 calendar


July 8th, 2010 - 11:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is no stopping the 88-year-old Betty White. After becoming the oldest person to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ recently on the occasion of Mother’s ... Read more...

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Lauding Buffet, Zed urges India’s business elite to generously donate to charities


July 5th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), July 5 (ANI): Applauding Billionaire Warren Buffet for the recent about 2 billion dollar donation to charities, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has called upon India's billionaires/millionaires to donate wholeheartedly to ... Read more...

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Simon Cowell set to get a knighthood


May 18th, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, May 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There are reports that Simon Cowell is all set to get a knighthood. Former Prime Minister of Britain – Gordon Brown had recommended his name ... Read more...

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‘Jugaari’ a film worth watching (IANS Film Review)


February 27th, 2010 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
By R.G. Vijayasarathy Film: 'Jugaari'; Director: S.D. Arvind; Cast: Avinash, Harshitha Poonachcha, Avinash, Sharat Lohithashwa; Music: Arjun; Rating: ***Though there have been many Kannada films that have focussed on the themes of ... Read more...

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Shilpa to bring Bollywood glamour to beleagured British parliament


January 5th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Jan 5 (IANS) The British parliament, down in the dumps over a long-running expenses scandal, is set to brighten up to a touch of Indian glamour Wednesday ... Read more...

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Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon Faces Turmoil In Her Political Career


December 2nd, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec. 02 (THAINDIAN) The political career of Baltimore mayor Sheila Dixon is going through a rough phase for sure. According to the political analyst the mayor is facing major ... Read more...

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Victims of Sri Lanka violence sue Rajaratnam


October 23rd, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 23 (IANS) Victims of the Tamil Tiger militant attacks in Sri Lanka have sued billionaire hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, charged in a $25 million insider trading case, for ... Read more...

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Beyonce claims Billboard mag’s Woman of the Year award


October 3rd, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Popstar Beyonce Knowles has been named Billboard magazine's 'Woman of The Year'.The annual event recognizes the year's top 30 women in the music business.The Bootilicious singer received ... Read more...

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That’s not me asking for money: Sushmita Sen


September 25th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) A Sushmita Sen impersonator on the social networking site Facebook has started asking for money in her name for charity. After being inundated by ... Read more...

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Doing a good deed may help you look good


June 12th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Finding it difficult to elicit donations for charitable causes due to the financial crisis? Worry not! Research from Tel Aviv University can provide you with a potent fundraising ... Read more...

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Former White House cat, Socks, put to sleep


February 21st, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 21 (DPA) Socks, the famous first pet of the Clinton White House, has been put to sleep after several months of cancer treatment. Socks entered the home of then Arkansas governor ... Read more...

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Lindsay fed up of media calling her charity work publicity stunt


January 9th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 09 (ANI): Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan has revealed that she has limited her charity work, as she is fed up of the media calling her efforts a mere publicity ... Read more...

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Gifts received by Modi to be auctioned for cause


November 10th, 2008 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Nov 10 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Monday deposited 1,126 gifts, including gold and silver idols, wrist watches and shawls, received by him while in office for being auctioned to ... Read more...

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Celebrity endorsement of charitable causes oversold


October 15th, 2008 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): While celebrities have the power to effectively endorse charitable and political causes, but when it comes to making news to shape policy agendas, researchers found that their ... Read more...

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Pammie loves her attention-grabbing sexy image


October 1st, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 1 (ANI): Pamela Anderson loves her sexy image as it means people always pay attention to her."My exhibitionism can be a great vehicle - here are the boobs, ... Read more...

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Imran Khan says no educated Muslim in Pak can support Taliban


August 10th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Aug 10 (ANI): Pakistan s cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has said that no educated Muslim in his country could possibly support the Taliban (Tehreek-e-Taliban) or their narrow interpretation of Islam.Addressing ... Read more...

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Shabana, Javed head for Buckingham Palace as royalty guests


June 17th, 2008 - 9:00 am ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actress and social worker Shabana Azmi and her illustrious husband Javed Akhtar have been invited to spend a few days at the Buckingham Palace as ... Read more...

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Sheila DeLoach to be conferred with humanitarian award


February 15th, 2008 - 4:57 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Fox Searchlights senior vice president Sheila DeLoach would be conferred with the Humanitarian Award for her contribution towards charitable causes.DeLoach would be receiving the 2008 Humanitarian Award from ... Read more...

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Pitt not ashamed of using fame for charitable causes


December 5th, 2007 - 6:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 5(ANI): Hollywood star Brad Pitt revealed that he is not ashamed of using his star status to endorse his new charity project.Pitt has appealed to American public to donate towards ... Read more...

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