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Why are people overconfident so often?


August 14th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Overconfidence helps individuals attain social status, and less capable people who believe they are better than others are given a higher place in the social ladder, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Yeddyurappa charge sheeted in land case


May 21st, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 21 (IANS) Former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa was Monday charge sheeted in a land case, further weakening him in his battle to unseat his successor D.V. ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Last-gasp IPL thrillers stressful for players, spectators’


May 18th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) all-rounder Albie Morkel says last-gasp thrillers in the Indian Premier League can be stressful for both players and spectators. Everyone ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Apex court tells CBI to probe graft charges against Yeddyurappa (Third Lead)


May 11th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, May 11 (IANS) In a severe setback to former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa's comeback bid, the Supreme Court Friday ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Revolutionise India’s hospitality industry, Pitroda to Indian American hoteliers


May 4th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Atlanta, May 4 (IANS) As Indian American hoteliers savor their ever growing clout here in the United States, they are now being asked to revolutionize the hospitality industry in India.Sam ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Misgoverance, corruption bring India down in geopolitical index


April 29th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Afflicted by misgovernance and corruption, India's global clout has waned over the past year but could swing back if the economy regains its growth trajectory, says ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Malhotra hails Randhir’s ANOC nomination


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Vijay Kumar Malhotra, acting president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), Monday hailed the nomination of six times Olympian and sports administrator Randhir Singh as ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Mamata’s secretariat official evading arrest: CPI-M


April 20th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) West Bengal's Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday alleged that an official at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's secretariat was not being arrested despite a non-bailable ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Ousted Maldives president coming to press for early polls


April 11th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) With the political deadlock persisting in the Maldives, ousted president Mohamed 'Anni' Nasheed comes to India next week to seek New Delhi's diplomatic push ... Read more...

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Former DMK minister Ramachandran arrested


April 11th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 10 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Police Tuesday arrested former DMK minister for health K.K.S.S.R. Ramachandran for his alleged involvement in covering up a murder charge against a party member ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Behind the scenes: India shaped BRICS position on West Asia, Afghanistan


March 31st, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Amid differing perceptions, India played a crucial role in shaping the collective stance of the BRICS countries on the need for dialogue to resolve the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Maya’s favoured officials dumped


March 29th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 29 (IANS) Favourite officials of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati were Thursday shunted out to posts that do not carry clout.Kunwar Fateh Bahadur Singh, who was principal ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Adarsh scam: Ex-legislator, CBI lawyer nabbed for graft


March 6th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) The CBI Tuesday arrested former Maharashtra Congress legislator Kanhaiyalal V. Gidwani, who is one of the promoters of the scam-hit Adarsh housing society, and a lawyer ... Read more...

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Israel’s ultimatum to Obama on Iran n-plans


March 4th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to deliver an ultimatum to the US over Iran's nuclear plans, a media report said Sunday.At Monday's meeting between ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Left on wane in erstwhile bastion Kanpur


February 22nd, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, Feb 22 (IANS) There was a time when Kanpur was a stronghold of the Left but the picture is different as it goes to polls Thursday. Of its ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Lorgat calls on cricketing world to challenge India


January 14th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 14 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat Saturday said it was time for strong cricket boards like Australia to challenge India on important issues like ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Goa debates priest’s entry into poll politics


January 14th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 14 (IANS) The buzz of party politics for once appears to have taken a back seat in Goa as the civil society and the Church argue with verve ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Sacked Rajasthan minister elected village co-op chief from jail


December 14th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, Dec 13 (IANS) Sacked Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna, arrested in connection with the disappearance of nurse Bhanwari Devi, was Tuesday elected unopposed as the chairman of a Gram Sewa ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

With Bellary win, rebel Reddy brothers show BJP their clout


December 4th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bellary (Karnataka), Dec 4 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's pampered, ambitious and lately turned-rebellious Reddy brothers Sunday dealt a massive blow to the party in their stronghold Bellary ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Reddy brothers’ future in BJP hinges on bypoll Wednesday


November 29th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bellary (Karnataka), Nov 29 (IANS) The Bellary Rural assembly constituency byelection, slated for Wednesday, is set to decide mining barons Reddy brothers' future in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Has Mayawati set agenda for assembly polls?


November 27th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Has Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati set the agenda for the upcoming assembly polls with the proposal for four-way division of the state?Some analysts ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kashmir officials to visit Delhi on AFSPA


November 20th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 20 (IANS) A team of four-five high ranking officials of the Jammu and Kashmir government, including the state police chief, will be visiting New Delhi by this ... Read more...

Posted in National |

BJP’s politics of pamper returns to haunt it (Karnataka Newsletter)


November 13th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 13 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) unending troubles in Karnataka are a lesson on public life: it does not pay to gloss over immoral acts ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Court extends Yeddyurappa’s jail stay till Nov 3


October 22nd, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 22 (IANS) A Bangalore court Saturday extended former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa's jail stay till Nov 3 as the arrested Bharatiya Janata Party leader waits for bail ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Yeddyurappa’s jail stay continues, bail hearing Monday


October 21st, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 21 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court Friday adjourned to Monday the hearing on the bail plea of former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, in a jail here since Wednesday ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Kayani warns US against anti-Pakistan offensive


October 19th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Amid escalating tensions, Pakistan's all powerful army chief, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, has warned the US not to launch any military offensive into his country's ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Exposing corruption: Man who started it all (IANS Book Review)


October 18th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "Bhrastachar, Atankvad aur Hawala Karobar"; Author: Vineet Narain; Publisher: Kalchakra Samachar Trust; Pages: 340 pages; Price: Rs.200 Even as the whole country seems gripped by Anna Hazare's crusade against corruption, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Reddys empire: mines in Andhra, politics in Karnataka


September 5th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 5 (IANS) The empire of G. Janardhana Reddy, who was Monday arrested for illegal mining, straddles two neighbouring southern states - iron ore mines in Andhra Pradesh ... Read more...

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Karnataka police to pay for Reddy brothers’ clout


August 24th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 24 (IANS) A number of Karnataka Police personnel from constable upwards face action for failing to serve court warrants against mining baron and former minister G. Janardhana Reddy, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Bhadra’, an engaging film (IANS Kannada Film Review)


August 14th, 2011 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Bhadra"; Producer: N.Kumar; Direction: Mahesh Rao; Music: Sri Guru; Cast: Prajwal Devaraj, Daisy Shah, Sharan, Sampath, Bullet Prakash, M.N.Lakshmi Devi, Sathyajit, Girish and others; Rating: Three stars.Prajwal Devaraj's films ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Shoaib Akhtar’s autobiography to reveal the inside story


August 13th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) An autobiography of Pakistani stump-wrecker Shoaib Akhtar, who holds the record for the fastest delivery in cricket ever clocking 161.3 km/h (100.2 mph), will ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

MP, MCD councillor tried to influence official: RTI


July 2nd, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) A senior Delhi government trade and tax official has alleged that there were attempts by an MP and a civic councillor to influence him during ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Boycott asks world cricket to unite against India on UDRS


June 23rd, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott feels it is time that all countries supported the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) for its use in Tests and did ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

US, Japan view China as ‘thorn’, says daily


June 23rd, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 23 (IANS) The US and Japan view China as "a thorn" and some in the two countries favour containing Beijing, the China Daily said in a commentary Thursday."It ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chhattisgarh plans anti-Maoist drive along Orissa border


June 7th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 7 (IANS) Chhattisgarh is set to launch a massive anti-Maoist drive in a forested pocket in Raipur district along the Orissa border, sources said Tuesday.Nine Chhattisgarh policemen May ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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