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Man Eats 191 Chicken Wings in 12 Min


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Buffalo, Sept 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A man from California broke a record by eating 191 chicken wings in 12 minutes at a National Buffalo Wing festival. The man, Joey Chestnut won the ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: China’s Yang quits badminton after being expelled


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) China's Olympic badminton doubles champion Yu Yang has decided to quit the sport, hours after being disqualified from the Games here for "throwing a match".Her announcement ... Read more...

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‘Pranab’s son wants to fill father’s Lok Sabha seat’


July 24th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) West Bengal legislator Abhijit Mukherjee, son of president-elect Pranab Mukherjee, has expressed his desire to contest from the Jangipur Lok Sabha seat which has fallen ... Read more...

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Frank Leboeuf in Euro commentary panel


June 7th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Former Chelsea star Frank Leboeuf, who was part of the French team that won the FIFA World Cup in 1998 and the Euro in 2000, ... Read more...

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Prior says England confident but wary of Windies


May 16th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS/CMC) England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has warned his team against complacency as they prepare to face the embattled West Indies in the opening Test at Lord's starting Thursday.England, ... Read more...

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China’s animation industry grows


May 1st, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) The production value of China's animation industry hit an estimated 60 billion yuan ($9.5 billion) in 2011, and a total of 200,000 minutes of animation were ... Read more...

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Shimla Municipal Corporation polls May 27


April 27th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Election to the Shimla Municipal Corporation, the only civic corporation in Himachal Pradesh, will be held May 27 and the results will be ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Madonna not keen to judge reality show


April 20th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Pop star Madonna has denied that she will judge a TV singing contest, and says she isn't interested to do so either as the ... Read more...

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We will go by Indian law, says Kaur


February 22nd, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) India will go by its law while dealing with the arrest of two Italian Marines over the killing of two Indian fishermen, Minister of State ... Read more...

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Santorum stuns Romney in US presidential race


February 8th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) The US presidential hopeful, Rick Santorum, has swept the contests for the Republican Party nomination in Minnesota, Missouri, and Colorado by defeating long-time front-runner Mitt ... Read more...

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IGNOU celebrates World Hindi Day


January 11th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) celebrated the World Hindi Day with competitions and contests, an official said Wednesday.Celebrated annually Jan 10, the World ... Read more...

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James, Bryant named Players of the Week


January 10th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 10 (IANS) LeBron James of Miami Heat in Eastern Conference and Kobe Bryant of Los Angeles Lakers in Western were named the Players for the Jan 2-Jan ... Read more...

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Jacob’s son set to contest polls


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 3 (IANS) Anoop Jacob, the son of late Kerala minister T.M. Jacob, plans to contest the Piravom assembly seat represented by his father.Jacob, 61, the state's food and ... Read more...

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Comics promotion event begins in Mumbai


October 22nd, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) The first Comic Con Express, the travelling version of the National Indian Comics Convention, came to Mumbai Saturday with an aim to support and boost the ... Read more...

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Kids entertained at Abu Dhabi hospital


September 9th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 9 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi administration staged an event at a city hospital to entertain about 100 children admitted there for long periods.The programme held at Al ... Read more...

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ECB to sign a 20 million pound deal with Investec


August 20th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is likely to sign and four-year deal worth 20 million pounds with asset management banking company Investec to replace ... Read more...

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Hamburger eating contest sparks row in Shanghai


April 20th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, April 20 (IANS) A hamburger restaurant in Shanghai has stirred an online controversy for its contests, one of which requires the participants to eat a seven-level, 2.3-kg hamburger in ... Read more...

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Possible India-Pak series will strengthen, popularise hockey: Bajwa


April 11th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 11 (ANI): Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) President Asif Bajwa has said his country and India are considering playing a bilateral series this year to help strengthen and popularise the ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi to address election rally in Puducherry


April 5th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Apr 5 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi will address an election rally in Puducherry today to garner support for the Congress- Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) alliance in the Union Territory. ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi to visit poll-bound Tamil Nadu, Puducherry


April 4th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 4 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to visit Tamil Nadu and Puducherry to address election meetings on Tuesday.Gandhi will be addressing a public meeting in Chennai ... Read more...

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Tibetans campaign for ‘Mr. Tibet, Tibetan Idol’ contests to promote their culture


April 3rd, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
Shimla, Apr 3(ANI): Tibetans in exile in Shimla on Sunday campaigned for 'Mr. Tibet Contest and Tibetan Idol Singing Contest' to promote its culture.The organisers believe that Miss Tibetan pageant, which ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP sings unity tune for bypolls


March 28th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 28 (IANS) Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday decided to sink differences over Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa's leadership and work together to win the bypolls to ... Read more...

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2012 Republican election is most wide-open GOP race in 50 years: Gallup


March 8th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.8 (ANI): The Republican presidential contest for 2012 is going to be most wide open GOP race in 50 years, according to Gallup analysis.For more than half-a-century, the race for ... Read more...

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It was my best ODI innings: Strauss


February 28th, 2011 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 28 (IANS) England captain Andrew Strauss, who overshadowed Sachin Tendulkar's century, striking a brilliant 158 to help England snatch a tie against India, said it was a privilege to ... Read more...

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Mariah Carey says she’s expecting a boy and a girl


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 2 (ANI): Mariah Carey and her partner Nick Cannon, who are due to welcome twins in April, have revealed they are expecting a boy and a girl.The couple was surprised ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Taylor Swift Kicks Of ‘Speak Now’ Tour Under Open Air


January 26th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The year 2011 is sure exciting for pop sensation Taylor Swift as she embarks on the world tour with her new album Speak Now in style from Mexico. The 21-year ... Read more...

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Ponting predicts ‘niggles’ to continue in Boxing Day Ashes Test


December 25th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 25(ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting is loving his team's newly discovered art of sledging and aggression, and says that it would boost their confidence going into the Boxing Day Test ... Read more...

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Verbal confrontations with Aussies ‘normal Ashes banter’: Pietersen


December 22nd, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 22 (ANI): England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said that the verbal confrontations with the Australian team during the Ashes were nothing out of the ordinary.Pietersen said he had faced some ... Read more...

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Wet T-shirt show not demeaning women, says Oz Senator Glenn Sterle


December 19th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 19 (ANI): The wet T-shirt competition in Australia has got an unlikely supporter - Labour party Senator Glenn Sterle who said such contests do not demean women.Sterle has said that ... Read more...

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Waugh asks Australian selectors to maintain stability


December 8th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 8 (IANS) Former captain Steve Waugh says it will be difficult for the Australian team to do an Ashes turnaround, but believes the selectors should seek stability rather than continuing ... Read more...

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UK Labour party to be first to allow public to vote in leadership contests


November 28th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.28 (ANI): Britain's Labour is to become the first major political party to open up its leadership elections to members of the public.According to The Telegraph, ordinary voters will be able ... Read more...

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Ontario Mills Malls Offering Gift Cards


November 26th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Black Friday offers are driving every American Crazy. Each of the retailers have something unique to offer. The same is applicable for Ontario Mills malls ... Read more...

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Razzaq, Akhtar return to Pak after “giving tough time to South Africa”


November 10th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 10 (ANI): After participating in the One-day International and Twenty20 series against South Africa in the UAE, Pakistani all-rounder Abdul Razzaq and Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar arrived at Lahore ... Read more...

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‘Colourful’ transsexual wins UK Scrabble championship


November 1st, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 01 (ANI): Mikki Nicholson, a 'colourful' transsexual in a pink wig and matching PVC dress, has won the Scrabble championship in UK.Nicholson, 32, from Cumbria, took the crown with ... Read more...

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Mikki Nicholson spells success in UK Scrabble championship


November 1st, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 01 (ANI): Mikki Nicholson has won the Scrabble championship in UK.Nicholson, 32, from Cumbria, took the crown with the word "obeisant", which scored 86 points and won 1,500 pounds ... Read more...

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