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Faster development when India fully literate: Ansari


September 9th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 8 (IANS) Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari Saturday said India's development would be fast-tracked from the day the country attained complete literacy.Speaking at the Sakshar Bharat prize ... Read more...

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Jolie shoots with bulls


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie put on a brave face as she shot with a number of bulls for her latest movie "Maleficent".She shot in the Buckinghamshire ... Read more...

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UP bride runs away for lack of proper toilet


May 11th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 11 (IANS) Lack of a proper toilet is least of reasons a young woman revolts. Not at least in Uttar Pradesh's countryside where half the population is forced ... Read more...

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Mice raid Allen’s house


May 11th, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) Lily Allen is fed up of mice in her home.Allen, who lives in a sprawling cottage in the west countryside with her husband Sam Cooper discovered ... Read more...

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Mulligan wore rain boots to wed Mumford


April 25th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) Actress Carey Mullgan kept away from the traditional wedding shoes and wore rain boots for her wedding.She married folk rocker Marcus Mumford April 21 in ... Read more...

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Moss, Hince to renew wedding vows


April 23rd, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) British supermodel Kate Moss and husband Jamie Hince are planning to renew their wedding vows at the Isle of Wight Festival in June.The couple tied the ... Read more...

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Mulligan weds Mumford


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:29 am ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) Actress Carey Mulligan married folk rocker Marcus Mumford in a countryside ceremony.They exchanged vows in a converted barn in Somerset and the groom's father John, ... Read more...

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Being near the sea is good for you


April 20th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) Exercise in the open air is good for you, but you can only reap its full benefits if you head for the coast or the countryside ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

20,000 college graduates to volunteer in rural China


April 13th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 13 (IANS) About 20,000 college graduates will join the annual campaign to volunteer for work in rural China.The campaign, launched in 2006, recruited about 20,000 fresh graduates from ... Read more...

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Minaj wants ‘pink house’ in Britain


April 12th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj is reportedly looking for a house in Buckinghamshire and wants to paint it pink."Nicki loves England for the heritage and the countryside. She ... Read more...

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Expedite passports for Haj pilgrims, UP urges centre


April 11th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 11 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has asked the central government to expedite the process of issuing passports to Muslims seeking to go for Haj pilgrimage to Mecca.In a letter ... Read more...

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As winter ends, blossoms herald spring in Kashmir


March 26th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 26 (IANS) Like a typical Kashmiri, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has not missed noticing the first blossom of spring after one of Kashmir Valley's most bitter winters."The blossom-laden ... Read more...

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Development work to be videographed in UP


March 24th, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 24 (IANS) In a bid to check corruption and use of sub-standard material in construction work in the rural areas, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to get ... Read more...

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Late success blessing for Michael Fassbender


February 27th, 2012 - 2:53 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Irish-German actor Michael Fassbender thinks he would have not been so grounded if he had found fame in his early 20s.The 34-year-old is happy that ... Read more...

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Cameron planning to move New Zealand


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker James Cameron is preparing to leave California and move to New Zealand to run a farm in the countryside.According to showbizspy.com, the 57-year-old has ... Read more...

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China scouts for grassroot talent


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 2 (IANS) China will send 30,000 experts to encourage talents at the grassroot levels in its small towns and villages as part of a special programme.According to sources ... Read more...

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One dead, 200 drivers trapped in Greece car crash


December 24th, 2011 - 7:49 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Dec 24 (IANS) One motorist was killed while around 200 other drivers were trapped for hours in a multiple car crash during a heavy snowstorm in Greece, officials said.Due ... Read more...

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Adele plans to move out of London?


December 18th, 2011 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 18 (IANS) Singer Adele, who recently underwent a vocal chords surgery, has plans to move out of London due to fears that pollution levels could damage her voice.The ... Read more...

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Dunst likes to Google herself!


November 19th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Kirsten Dunst says she has a habit of searching for stories about herself on the internet.Dunst goes online to read the latest gossip about her ... Read more...

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Remains of 10,000-year-old giant sloth found


October 30th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) Scientists have found bones in Brazil that belonged to a 20-foot-tall sloth that lived some 10,000 years ago.The bones were found in Minas Gerais state. The ... Read more...

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Let your kids play freely: Experts


August 29th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) Overprotective parents who do not allow their children to play freely could be doing more harm than good to them, experts have warned.Parents who restrict unstructured ... Read more...

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China’s kung fu town to build global martial arts conglomerate


August 4th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) China's kung fu town of Denfeng, where the famed Shaolin Temple is located, has plans to merge all its kung fu schools into a martial arts ... Read more...

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‘Goa real estate boom fuelled by black money’


July 20th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) Goa's real estate boom is not driven by "people who love the land", but by speculative investment of black money in the state, environmentalist Madhav Gadgil ... Read more...

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50 mn home appliances sold in China’s countryside


July 7th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 7 (IANS) Over 50 million home appliances were sold in China's countryside in the first half of 2011, the authorities said.It took place under a policy to promote ... Read more...

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Lily Allen worried storm may spoil her wedding


June 7th, 2011 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
London, June 7 (IANS) Lily Allen fears her wedding will be a windswept washout as hurricanes are predicted to hit Britain this weekend, but the weather forecaster has reassured her ... Read more...

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Allen to bake cakes for village cricket team


May 31st, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) Pop star Lily Allen, who has moved to Cranham, Gloucester, with her boyfriend Sam Cooper, has agreed to make cakes and snacks for the cricket team ... Read more...

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Winehouse wants to settle down in countryside


May 10th, 2011 - 5:27 am ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) Singer Amy Winehouse reportedly wants to start a family with boyfriend Reg Traviss and move away from London to the countryside.The "Rehab" hitmaker doesn't want ... Read more...

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Rural people in Britain more likely to cheat on partners


March 29th, 2011 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) People who live in the countryside or rural areas have happier relationships than those who live in cities - but are more likely to cheat on ... Read more...

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‘Country folk in UK likelier to cheat on partners than city counterparts’


March 28th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 28 (ANI): A survey has revealed that people who live in the countryside in the UK are more likely to cheat on their partners than city folk.More than one ... Read more...

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Will Smith doesn’t like outdoor trips


March 17th, 2011 - 6:24 am ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) Jada Pinkett Smith has revealed her husband Will Smith doesn't like outdoor activities because he is scared of bugs.The "Hancock" actor doesn't like to go ... Read more...

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Dog owners end up walking over 23,000 miles - almost around the world


February 11th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): Dog owners end up walking more than 23,000 miles - almost as far as walking around the world - with their pet during its lifetime, according to a ... Read more...

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John Corbett, Bo Derek Give Glance Of Their Private Life


February 4th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Feb 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) John Corbett and his steady girlfriend for nine years, Bo Derek have never let the media take a peek-a-boo into their personal lives. However, when it ... Read more...

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Protect tribal interests to root out Maoism: NHRC member


January 23rd, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) A prominent member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asserted that the state could not authorise its police or paramilitary to kill Maoists, and called upon ... Read more...

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1 in 4 Brit youngsters never go out to play: Study


January 20th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): One in four youngsters never play outside with TV and cinema the most popular activity for five to 16-year-olds, followed by video gaming and going online, according to ... Read more...

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Looking at Christmas tree for 5 minutes could ease festive stress


December 24th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): Feeling blue? Spend just five minutes looking at foliage, suggest countryside campaigners.According to a National Trust research, even a brief stroll through a park or wood can help ... Read more...

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