cities around the world

Kolkata among most flood vulnerable cities


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Nine coastal cities around the world are most vulnerable to serious flooding with Shanghai at the top of the list and Kolkata and Dhaka standing midway, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Emirates inaugurates A380 Service to Amsterdam


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 2 (IANS/WAM) With launch of services to Amsterdam, Emirates' A380 route network was extended to the Netherlands Thursday.Emirates is the first carrier to offer a scheduled A380 ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Noted Brazilian architect hospitalized


May 4th, 2012 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 4 (IANS/EFE) Centenarian Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has been hospitalized here with a respiratory infection, medical officials said Thursday.The 104-year-old entered Rio de Janeiro's Samaritan hospital ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Bangladesh to observe Earth Hour


March 29th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 29 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government has decided to observe Earth Hour 2012 and it will urge the people not to use power during that time, an official said ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Sulabh to launch sanitation project in Uganda


January 16th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Sulabh Shauchalaya, the low-cost Indian toilet system, will soon be launched in Uganda to provide affordable sanitation facilities in the east African country, Sulabh founder ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Billy Mitchell to carry Olympic flame through Albert Square


November 15th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Olympic flame will be carried by EastEnders character Billy Mitchell through Albert Square ahead of the London Games next summer. London will be hosting the famous ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Egypt close down Great Pyramid


November 12th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cairo, Nov 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Egyptian authorities closed the Great Pyramid in Cairo following rumors that some people plan to have rituals on the special day 11/11/11. The Egyptian authorities did not ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Kareena unveiled at Tussauds


October 27th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Thursday unveiled her wax statue at the Madame Tussauds museum in Blackpool, Britain."It is an honour and a privilege for ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Hundreds arrested at protests against corporate greed in US


October 17th, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS/EFE) Hundreds of people were arrested at protests against corporate greed in cities across the US, police said Sunday.About 175 people were arrested early Sunday in Chicago, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

BMW launches initiative to help create sustainable cities


August 3rd, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) German automobile major BMW Wednesday said it will start an unique initiative in Mumbai and cities around the world to address the problems arising out ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Today is Mick Jagger’s birthday


July 26th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today (26th of July 2011) marks the 68th birthday of Rolling Stone singer Mick Jagger. For years, people have been telling Jagger that it’s time to place ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Oz cyclists strip naked to highlight vulnerability of riders on roads


March 7th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 7 (ANI): A number of naked cyclists took to the streets of Melbourne in a bid to highlight the vulnerability of riders on the roads.The nude riders, almost 150 of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Athens named ‘world’s most flirtatious city’


March 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 1 (ANI): Athens has been named the world's most flirtatious city in a new study.But London ranks a lowly 57th, according to the compilers of the world's largest ever study ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chavan slams Mumbai corporation for fiscal indiscipline


December 14th, 2010 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Dec 14 (IANS) Setting the tone for the 2012 elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Tuesday criticised the country's richest civic body governed by the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Warning of rising seas alarmist and wrong


December 6th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Predictions that global warming could cause sea levels to rise by six feet in the next century are alarmist and wrong.The forecast made by the influential 2007 Intergovernmental ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Madonna to launch fitness chain


October 26th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) Pop queen Madonna, fit as a fiddle even at 52, is preparing to launch her first gym in Mexico in November.The superstar, known for her toned physique, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Hot cities getting hotter faster


June 23rd, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): With the summer sun baking up the earth and cities growing in number, hot cities will grow even hotter, says a new study.It is known that cities retain ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Naked bikers grab motorists’ eyeballs


June 14th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14 (ANI): Dozens of riders finally grabbed the attention of motorists when they took to the streets and rode their bikes in the buff, as part of the annual Naked ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gaza aid flotilla attack: UN calls for impartial inquiry


June 1st, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 1 (ANI): The UN Security Council has called for a prompt and impartial investigation into the Israeli attack against a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, and the immediate ... Read more...

Posted in World |

BRT corridors are the future for big cities: IIT-Delhi (Lead)


April 25th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-Delhi) says the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor might have taken a "temporary beating" but it is the future for big cities ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Tripura films highlight tribal issues


April 19th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala /New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Tripura's film industry received a boost when film Yarwang, which means Roots, won the first national award for the state.President Pratibha Patil handed over ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Delhi fetes spirit of Twitter at Cafe Morrison


March 25th, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) More than 200 members of the capital's twitter community gathered at music pub Cafe Morrison in South Extension Thursday evening to raise awareness against poverty and for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NGOs aiding IBM’s social responsibility in Hyderabad


March 18th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 18 (IANS) Ten professionals of IBM from seven countries worked with five NGOs and not-for-profit organisations here as part of the corporate social responsibility initiative of the global IT major. Hyderabad, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rahman plans massive music tour in June


March 4th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) Oscar winning music maestro A.R. Rahman has reportedly teamed up with Amy Tinkham, known for creating live musical concerts for Britney Spears and Mariah Carey, for a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Australia plays down Indian advisory, says country is safe


January 6th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne/New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Australia has played down a travel advisory issued by India, warning its citizens to take precautions to protect themselves against violence, and said the country was safe ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Oz Government says country safe for students, dismisses India’s advisory warning


January 6th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 6 (ANI): Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard has affirmed that Australia is a safe country for all international students after the Indian Government advised its citizens studying in Australia to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

2010 World Cup to be filmed 3D: FIFA


December 4th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 4 (ANI): The 2010 football World Cup in South Africa will become the first world cup to be filmed by three dimensional camera, FIFA has said.Up to 25 of ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

How towns and cities cause extinction of local plants


October 9th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 9 (ANI): An international team of botanists has revealed how towns and cities cause the extinction of local plants.According to a report by BBC News, the team has compared extinction ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rio’s choice opens door for Africa, Munich


October 4th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Oct 4 (DPA) The selection of Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Olympics was not only good news for South America, but for various future bidders as well. Rio was ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Tennis legends to play in Kerala capital


September 19th, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) The city will later this year witness tennis legends Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe and Guillermo Villas competing here in the ATP Champions Tour. The four former Grand ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Publishing firm to hold walk on World Environment Day


June 4th, 2009 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Employees of the publishing firm Penguin will hold special walks in various cities around the world Friday on the occasion of World Environment Day to support the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

How some historical events shape our memory


April 24th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): We live in history. That's what psychologists from University of Alberta believe, who have found that some of the historical public events play a crucial role in shaping ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

City dwellers harm climate less


March 24th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 24 (ANI): A new report has indicated that the greenhouse gas emissions of large cities are far below those of rural areas, which means city dwellers harm climate less.According ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mumbai properties among world’s costliest, Bangalore cheap


February 9th, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 9 (IANS) Despite last year's terrorist attacks, properties in Mumbai are among the costliest in the world.While Mumbai is 10th costliest city for properties, Bangalore, India's so-called technology capital, is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

World’’s first Barbie store opens in Argentina


November 14th, 2008 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 14 (ANI): The world''s first shop dedicated only to the Barbie doll has opened in Buenos Aires, Argentina.The Barbie Store not just sells the 11-inch slender dolls; it ... Read more...

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