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Ghana to observe FIFA Fair Play Day against Malawi


September 7th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Sep 7 (IANS) Ghana will observe the annual FIFA Fair Play Day when its national senior male team, the Black Stars, play Malawi in the final first-leg of the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Now control your car with a wink or nod!


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Engineers have come up with a new gadget to control a car's functions using nods and winks, thanks to the infra-red sensor mounted on the dash ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

UAE group to launch Iftar Project in 50 countries


July 20th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 19 (IANS/WAM) The Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will implement its "Iftar Project" and distribute food parcels to half a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rajiv Bhatia is new DG of ICWA


June 29th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Rajiv Bhatia has take over as director general of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), the country's prestigious and oldest foreign policy think tank.ICWA ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Study reveals that 1 in 3 Facebook users are getting bored with the site


June 8th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to the findings of the survey recently released by Reuters and carried out in conjunction with the research firm Ipsos, approximately one-third of all Facebook ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Pentagon says India is a global power


June 6th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Ahead of next week's India-US strategic dialogue here, Pentagon has described India as a global power, which is meeting its responsibilities, and appreciated its work to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US says it’s helping India find alternative oil supplies


May 24th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) In the face of a public outcry in India over rising oil prices due to Iran oil sanctions, the US said it was trying to help ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India taking tough line against China: analyst


April 10th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) India is an example of countries which take an aggressive line vis-a-vis China thanks to encouragement from the West, a Chinese commentary said Tuesday."The so-called 'China ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India to spend Rs.50 crore on overseas Indians


March 16th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India will spend close to Rs.50 crore on welfare schemes targeted at overseas Indians in 2012-13, according to budgetary estimates proposed by Finance Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Coldplay regret their latest album name


March 6th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) When Coldplay announced the name of their latest album, many people thought it was a joke. The issue was further compounded by the band’s explanation that the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

UN to give $10.5 mn for women empowerment


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 2 (IANS/WAM) The UN agency mandated to promote gender equality will give $10.5 million in grants to organisations working for women's empowerment.Women in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Stratfor hits out at WikiLeaks over Bhopal spying charge


February 28th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) US private intelligence firm Stratfor has denounced whistleblower site WikiLeaks' disclosure that it provided Dow Chemical information on environmental activists after the Bhopal gas leak disaster ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

US pushing India to ‘wean’ from Iran oil


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) The United States continues to talk with India to encourage it to reduce its dependence on Iranian crude, but would not say what progress it has ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Today is Shrove Tuesday


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Shrove Tuesday is another name used for Fat Tuesday. The day marks the last day until the Christian ritual of Lenten. Several activities are used to ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Pakistani travels 40,000 km to project country’s soft image


January 2nd, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) A 24-year-old Pakistani motorcyclist travelled over 40,000 km across 17 countries around the world on a motorbike with the aim of projecting a "soft image" ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Africa’s kids deprived of secondary education: UN


October 26th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 26 (IANS) Two out of three children in sub-Saharan Africa are left out of secondary school as governments are having trouble meeting the increased demand, the UN ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Today is Boss’ Day


October 17th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Employees all over the world have the opportunity to show their appreciation to their bosses because it is the Boss Day. Every year, the 17th of ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Indo-French ‘DhoomBox’ launches new concept in gifting


October 12th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) An Indo-French venture Wednesday launched a unique concept of gifting in the country -- seen as a Rs.3,000 crore market in two years -- that ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India slips in economic freedom: Report


September 22nd, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) India has slipped to 94th position in the world in terms of economic freedom as compared to 90th position last year, according to a study, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Google to add Thailand to Street View


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Google and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) have announced plans to introduce Google Street View to Thailand in the next few years. It will include special areas ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News, Thailand |

India’s story a powerful example of peaceful change: Clinton


August 12th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Sending India best wishes on its Independence Day, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said India's story was a powerful example of what people can ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Google asked to halt Street View in India


June 23rd, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bangalore, June 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Indian authorities have instructed Google to halt the development of its Street View in the country. The authorities say there are some sensitive installments in the country ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Michele wants an end to medical research on apes


May 30th, 2011 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) "Glee" star Lea Michele has written a letter to US officials to call for an end to medical research carried out on chimpanzees at a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

China develops next-generation air-to-air missile


May 20th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) China has successfully developed a next-generation air-to-air missile, a media report said describing it as a secret weapon.People's Daily reported that China independently developed the air-to-air ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US slaps sanctions on Libyan state broadcaster


May 6th, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) The US has imposed sanctions on Libya's state broadcaster and two other government-owned companies, Xinhua reported.The Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) identified ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘It’s time to recognize the Armenian Genocide’: Kim Kardashian


April 22nd, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Reality star Kim Kardashian has taken on Tweeter to urge Turkey to finally recognize the Armenian Genocide.The sultry star also wrote a blog on her website detailing her ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Ousted Tunisian president plans to write autobiography


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, April 22 (IANS/AKI) Tunisia's toppled president Zin El-Abidine Ben Ali plans to write an autobiography that will restore his badly tarnished image and defend his decades-long rule, a media ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Justice Iyer apologizes to Rahul Gandhi


April 18th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): Former Supreme Court judge V R Krishna Iyer, who had launched a scathing attack on Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, on Monday sent an apology letter ... Read more...

Posted in National |

My country should have no street protests: Bhutan PM (Interview)


April 18th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thimphu, April 18 (IANS) Bhutan's first democratic Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley, who has completed three years in office, said the primary focus of his government was to evolve a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Chinese President calls for joint efforts to maintain world peace, stability


April 14th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sanya (China), Apr 14(ANI): Chinese President Hu Jintao has called for joint efforts to maintain world peace and stability, saying that it forms the prerequisite and foundation for development.Jintao said that all ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistan determined to uproot “toxic brew” of terrorism: Zardari


April 13th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Ankara, April 13(ANI): Pakistan is determined to uproot the "toxic brew" of terrorism, which poses a threat to the country's security, President Asif Ali Zardari has said.Zardari, who is on a four-day ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Britain responsible for many of world’s problems, including Kashmir: Cameron


April 6th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 6(ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has held his own country responsible for many of the world's historic problems, including the Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan.Cameron's remarks came ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Jake Gyllenhaal donates used eyewear


April 6th, 2011 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) Actor Jake Gyllenhaal donates his used glasses for those who cannot afford prescription eyewear.The "Brokeback Mountain" star backs New Eyes For The Needy, an organisation which ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Malaysia ‘not rushing to go nuclear’, says Najib


April 1st, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 1 (IANS) Malaysia Friday said it was putting on hold its plans to seek nuclear power, announced barely three months ago, in view of the nuclear fallout ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Air New Zealand CEO says sensational media reports overblowing Japan nuke plant disaster


March 21st, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Mar 21 (ANI): Air New Zealand's CEO Rob Fyfe has criticised media reports in two messages to his staff, saying that if the coverage of the Japanese and earthquake-cum-tsunami and nuclear ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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