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Why is Hindi not at the United Nations? (Comment)


September 21st, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Ahead of the ninth World Hindi Convention in Johannesburg, South Africa (Sep 22-24), it defies logic why Hindi, a language spoken by over half a billion people, or every 10th person ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Dawson rules out moving to London


August 18th, 2012 - 6:24 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) American Actress Rosario Dawson has ruled out the chances of shifting her base to Britain where her boyfriend director Danny Boyle is living.The 33-year-old is ... Read more...

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Rehabilitate Pakistani Hindus, demands BJP


August 13th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Monday demanded the government rehabilitate the Hindus who have arrived in India from Pakistan.Deputy Leader of Opposition in the Rajya ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Russian postal service among world’s worst: Study


June 27th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Post is among the world's worst postal services, outperformed even by counterparts in countries like Angola, Honduras and Mongolia, says a new study.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sonia’s speech reflects our views: BJP


November 9th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday said Congress president Sonia Gandhi's speech against corruption, that was read out in absentia at a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

SOS Children’s Village model for homeless hailed


October 14th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The ministry of women and child development has hailed an NGO's programme for organising home-care villages for homeless children, a statement from SOS Village for ... Read more...

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12 mn across the world have no citizenship: UN


August 25th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 25 (IANS) Some 12 million people across the world do not have citizenship of any country, and are being denied basic human rights as a result, the UN ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tata Motors to move Supreme Court on Singur land


June 28th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) Tata Motors Monday said it would move the Supreme Court against the "undue haste" being shown by the West Bengal government in taking steps towards ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Russia disagrees with G8 on internet development: Medvedev


May 28th, 2011 - 2:34 am ICT by IANS
Deauville (France), May 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's stance on internet development and intellectual property rights differs from that in the final joint declaration of the G8 leaders, Russian President Dmitry ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Broad contours of Lokpal Bill to be finalised by next month: Sibal


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Asserting that broad contours of the Lokpal Bill will be finalised by June 30, Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday described the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Anna Hazare pleased with Sonia Gandhi’s response


April 21st, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 21 (ANI): A day after Congress President Sonia Gandhi wrote back to him saying that she did not support or encourage the politics of "smear campaigns", veteran social ... Read more...

Posted in National |

A university to teach how to laugh your way through life!


December 18th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S Karnic Bangalore, Dec 18 (IANS) Imagine a campus where you learn how to laugh instead of mugging up textbooks, where you are trained to accumulate health instead of wealth, where you ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

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 |

Pakistani hotel introduces braille menu for blind


December 4th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) A hotel in Islamabad has introduced a menu in braille for its visually impaired guests on World Disability Day.Serena Hotel Islamabad has become the first hotel in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

British MPs cast doubts on efficacy of immigration cap


November 3rd, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): British MPs have warned that the government would struggle to achieve its aim of limiting net migration to the UK to "tens of thousands" in five years, and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Priyadarshan Unhappy With A Cerificate Given To Aaakrosh


October 14th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 14, 2010 (Sampourn Wire): After valiantly crying out loud against the comprehensive cuts ordered by the censorboard, producer Kumar Mangat has quietly acceped an ‘Adults Only’ censor certificate for Aakrosh, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Sex Pistols launch self-titled scent


August 19th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 19 (ANI): Legendary rockers the Sex Pistols have launched the band's first fragrance.The group has collaborated with French beauty brand Etat Libre D'Orange to create the fragrance, which is described ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Hamid Ansari releases book titled ‘India, Climate Change, and the Global Commons’


July 21st, 2010 - 10:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari released a book entitled "Encircling the Seamless - India, Climate Change, and the Global Commons" in the national capital on Wednesday, penned ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Burqa empowers women, says British minister


July 19th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) As debate intensifies across Europe on banning the Islamic full-body veil at public places, a British minister has defended a Muslim woman's right to wear the burqa and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Darth Vader actor David Prowse banned from attending ‘Star Wars’ events


July 17th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): David Prowse has revealed that he has been banned from attending any 'Star Wars' events because he "annoyed" George Lucas.The 75-year-old star, who plays the physical form ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Bardhan says Left would launch nationwide anti-price rise in August


July 13th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, July 13 (ANI): A B Bardhan, General Secretary of Communist Party of India (CPI), said that the Left Front would begin a countrywide agitation against the price rise from the month ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Reincarnation of fifth Living Buddha Dezhub selected in Tibet


July 4th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
Lhasa (Tibet), July 4 (ANI): Reincarnation of the fifth Living Buddha Dezhub was chosen following a lot-drawing ceremony here.Losang Doje was selected as the reincarnation in accordance with a regulation on reincarnation ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

BP bosses purchase Costner equipment to filter oil


June 16th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15(ANI): Technology invented by Kevin Costner's brother will be used to filter the leaked oil in the Gulf of Mexico.British Petroleum bosses have purchased bought 32 filtration machines from the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Swiss envoy summoned over US ‘abduction’ of Iranian scientist


June 9th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 9 (IANS) Iran has summoned the Swiss ambassador to express objection to the abduction of an Iranian scientist allegedly by US intelligence agencies and called for his immediate release, a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Leonard Nimoy won’t reprise Spock role in next Star Trek movie


April 21st, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
New York, April 21 (ANI): American actor Leonard Nimoy has revealed that he will not be reprising his role as Spock Prime in the next Star Trek movie.According to IGN, Nimoy, 79, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Larry King’s ex-wives ‘hold conventions to dish dirt on him’


April 19th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
New York, April 19 (ANI): American talk show host Larry King's six ex-wives often hold "conventions" amongst themselves to discuss about him, according to sources.They recently assembled to talk about his looming ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

America Ferrera Unbothered By The Tittle-Tattle In The Media About Her Weight


March 24th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
March 24, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The weight of America Ferrera is unfailingly brought up in discussions and tittle-tattle. However, she has pooh-poohed it as ludicrous. Recently, the Ugly ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Dalai Lama-picked Panchen Lama not valid: China


March 7th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) The Panchen Lama selected by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama was "invalid", an official said here Sunday. The Panchen Lama is a senior Tibetan spiritual leader.Padma Choling, chairman ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Fans flocking to Yorkshire for Elvis World Cup qualifying stages


February 20th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20 (ANI): Elvis Presley fans will soon be seen impersonating him at the seaside town of Bridlington for the qualifying stages of the Elvis World Cup.It is the first ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Zachary Quinto dismisses rumours of quitting Star Trek


January 30th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 30 (ANI): Zachary Quinto has rubbished speculation that he has quit Star Trek, after his recent statement about "stepping away" from the movie franchise sent fans into a tizzy.Quinto, 32, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Ban on huge cutouts in Bangalore


December 23rd, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 23 (IANS) The state government Wednesday banned huge cutouts and banners, including those of political leaders, in this Karnataka capital city. "Criminal action will be taken against those violating the ban," ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Woman performs last rites of husband in Uttar Pradesh


August 22nd, 2009 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Lucknow, August 22 (IANS) Nearly 1,500 residents of a village in Uttar Pradesh stood by a woman, who in a rare departure from traditional Hindu custom, performed the last rites ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obama clears air on alleged snub of Sarkozys


June 7th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, June 7 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has sought to clear the air about his wife Michelle and he declining a dinner invite from the French first couple, Nicholas Sarkozy ... Read more...

Posted in World |

President readies to meet constitutional experts


May 16th, 2009 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) With the 15th general elections widely expected to deliver a fractured mandate, the spotlight Saturday turned on President Pratibha Patil who will be meeting top constitutional ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

UN sanctions three North Korean firms over rocket launch


April 25th, 2009 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 25 (Xinhua) A UN Security Council committee has imposed sanctions on three North Korean companies in response to the country's April 5 rocket launch. The sanctions committee made the decision ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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