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Rajesh has got the rest he wanted (A tribute from friend and neighbour Salim Khan)


July 18th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
I could not control my emotions when I heard of Rajesh Khanna's sad and untimely demise today (Wednesday) afternoon. I remember way back in the early 1960s, my writing career and ... Read more...

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I can hope and try, not predict: Saina Nehwal (Interview)


July 16th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 16 (IANS) Indian athletes are projected to win medals in a handful of disciplines at the London Olympics, but none is closer to the goal than iconic badminton ... Read more...

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Recession pushed Parineeti into acting


May 7th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra, whose first solo film "Ishaqzaade" hits theatres Friday, holds three degrees in finance and always dreamt of becoming an investment banker. But ... Read more...

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Sachin a cricket god: Hussey


January 22nd, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide, Jan 22 (IANS) Australian batsman Michael Hussey has termed India's batting great Sachin Tendulkar a "cricket god" ahead of the fourth and final Test beginning at the Adelaide ... Read more...

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Mumbai Fighters to host LA Matadors in a mall Friday


December 5th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Venky's Mumbai Fighters will clash with LA Matadors in a specially designed mobile arena called T-Box at Inorbit Mall, Malad, here Friday.Inorbit will become the first ... Read more...

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Anil wants leaner look after meeting Isaque Bagwan


November 18th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor, who will play supercop Isaque Bagwan in Sanjay Gupta's "Shootout At Wadala", is determined to extend the number of hours in the ... Read more...

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Hyderabad’s Birla observatory to open for public


November 15th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 15 (IANS) The G.P. Birla Observatory and Astronomical Research Centre, described as India's best amateur observatory, is all set to open for public from Thursday.The observatory at Birla ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Mumbai sweat to beat Trinidad in a thriller


September 27th, 2011 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 27 (IANS) In a thriller that went down to wires, spirited Mumbai Indians (MI) late Monday laboured hard to beat a defiant Trinidad & Tobago (T&T;) by ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

We know the importance of peace, say Kashmiris


July 14th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 14 (IANS) For once, it was not in the news. The Kashmir Valley was quiet Thursday but for people who have seen strife for so many years, the ... Read more...

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Cancer victim writes to PM for ban on tobacco products


June 1st, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) A 35-year-old cancer victim has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pleading with him to impose a ban on tobacco products such as gutka ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Osama bin Laden killed, Pakistan kept in dark (Roundup)


May 2nd, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/Islamabad, May 2 (IANS) Osama bin Laden, the world's most wanted terror icon who orchestrated the 9/11 attack on the United States through his Al Qaeda outfit, was killed ... Read more...

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Kate will wear ghost of Diana on hand: Ex-butler


April 26th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 26 (IANS) With just three days left for the British royal wedding, Princess Diana's butler Paul Burrell said in an interview here Monday that the late Princess ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gaddafi forces firing cluster bombs into residential neighborhoods in Misrata


April 16th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 16 (ANI): The forces of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi are reportedly firing cluster bombs into residential neighborhoods, which have been banned by much of the world, in their bid to overtake ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Popular Malkangiri collector worked hard for people


February 24th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Jatindra Dash Bhubaneswar, Feb 24 (IANS) In his frequent interactions with the people of Malkangiri as he traversed remote areas of the district on his motorcycle, Malkangiri district collector R. Vineel Krishna, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

I will welcome responsibility of captaining Australia: Watson


January 30th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 30 (ANI): Shane Watson, who is being pushed forward as a candidate to succeed Ricky Ponting, would welcome the responsibility of captaining Australia.Watson has been among Australia's best players in ... Read more...

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Oz champion cyclist says heavy security for Delhi CWG has left her fearless


September 30th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 30(ANI): Australian Olympic gold medal cyclist Anna Meares insists that she is comforted by the security presence in New Delhi for the Commonwealth Games.Meares said that she was anxious ... Read more...

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Why women get attracted to men who look like their father


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 23 (ANI): All of us have at some point heard someone saying that girls fall for men who look like their fathers, and now an expert has explained why this ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Maoist sympathiser demands judicial probe into Azad’s killing


August 27th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Maoist sympathiser Varavara Rao Friday demanded a judicial probe into the killing of Maoist leader Azad in the light of his autopsy report which says he was shot ... Read more...

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Now ‘Dirty Harry’ bullet to kill Taliban


August 15th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) A new bullet, which packs more punch and is called the "Dirty Harry round", has been developed for use against the Taliban in Afghanistan. British troops who ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UK military scientists develop “Dirty Harry” bullet for Brit troops to fight Taliban in Afghanistan


August 15th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 15 (ANI): UK Military scientists have developed a 5.56 mm "Dirty Harry round" bullet to be issued to British troops to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan, as they complained ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Blake Beavan To Play For Texas Rangers


July 10th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Texas, July 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Blake Beavan could not resist the offer from the Texas Rangers. Reports claim that Blake Beavan was so happy when he got a call from ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

South African Indians making presence felt at World Cup


June 27th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Johannesburg, June 27 (IANS) India may still have a long way to go to compete in the football World Cup, but the Indians in South Africa are already making their ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘I saw death from close quarters on Emirates flight’


April 25th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, April 25 (IANS) A passenger, who was onboard the Emirates flight which fell almost 15,000 feet in an air pocket Sunday morning, said he was shocked at "seeing death from close ... Read more...

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Hekla Volcano Being Monitored By Scientists After Eyjafjallajokull Eruptions


April 20th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Apr 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Hekla volcano, which is located in close proximity to the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland is being monitored by scientists from close quarters, according to reports. It ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

1-800-Flowers COO Chris McCann Featured On Season Finale Of “Undercover Boss”


April 13th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Apr 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The popular CBS reality series "Undercover Boss" reached its conclusion on Sunday night when the season finale of the show was aired featuring 1-800-Flowers President and ... Read more...

Posted in Business, Entertainment |

Hal Holbrook Mourns Wife’s Death


April 11th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Los Angeles, Apr 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) American TV, film and stage actor Hal Holbrook lost actress wife Dixie Carter on Saturday. Issuing a press release, the actor said that it ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

US Navy to ban smoking on submarines


April 9th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) The US Navy will ban smoking on its submarines to protect nonsmokers from passive smoking, particularly women, who will begin serving alongside men on subs, a media report ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Tendulkar, Ganguly are Aneek fans


March 22nd, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
March 22, 2010, (Sampurn Wire): At 18, he became the youngest man to win Sa re ga ma pa Challenge when he won the title in 2007. Kolkata's Aneek Dhar ... Read more...

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Simmons is Daredevils’ assistant coach


March 4th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) India bowling coach Eric Simmons has been appointed Delhi Daredevils' assistant coach ahead of the third edition of Indian Premier League (IPL), beginning March 12. Simmons, who will ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Kathmandu attacks: Indian media tycoon dead, MD shot at (Second Lead)


March 2nd, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, March 2 (IANS) Less than 24 hours after a media tycoon of Indian origin was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in southern Nepal, the Indian managing director of an ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nepali groups own up to killing Indian-origin media baron


March 2nd, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 2 (IANS) Less than a month after a controversial media magnate was gunned down in daylight in the best-protected area of the capital, a media tycoon of Indian origin was ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Box-office satisfaction always comes first: Mahesh Manjrekar


February 17th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Mahesh Manjrekar, who returns to direction with the "City Of Gold", says a film cannot be made without money therefore its box office performance is vital for ... Read more...

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Churchill Manitoba Polar Bears Make It A Hot Tourist Destination


February 16th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri MANITOBA, CANADA, Feb 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Polar bears are frequently seen in some areas of Canada and Churchill, a town located at Manitoba, is famous for these exotic animals. ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Maoist movement has no future: Woman insurgent (With Image)


February 4th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujeet Kumar Bastar Forest (Chhattisgarh), Feb 4 (IANS) After over five years in the underground, Poriyam Poje feels that the Maoist movement has no future and that its activists have turned into ... Read more...

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Pitt, Jolie are together!


February 1st, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie surprised all and sundry when the two came together at the Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles. They were rumoured to ... Read more...

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