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Indian artist’s new animated web series launched in US


December 20th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) A digital entertainment company founded by three Indian Americans is launching a new animated web series by noted filmmaker John Woo created with writer Garth Ennis ... Read more...

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‘A Suitable Girl’ might become ‘An Unsuitable Boy’


December 6th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Novelist Vikram Seth, who is writing a sequel to "A Suitable Boy", may not name his new book "A Suitable Girl" as everyone was led ... Read more...

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“The Help” - Poignant, Gutsy, Topical and Important (IANS Movie Review -Rating:****1/2)


November 26th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "The Help", Director: Tate Taylor, Actors: Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, Rating: ****1/2The history of the world is the history of the billions of brutalities perpetrated on millions ... Read more...

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‘Dam 999′ - Politically incorrect and mediocre fare (IANS Movie Review- Rating:*)


November 26th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Dam999", Director: Sohan Roy; Actors: Ashish Vidyarthi, Joshua Fredric Smith, Rajit Kapur, Vinay Rai, Vimala Raman, Linda Arsenio; Rating: *There are films that are bad and those that are ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Pakistan’s grant of MFN may signal changing mindset: PM


November 5th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Cannes, Nov 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday welcomed Pakistan granting the Most Favoured Nation status to India after a 17-year wait, but said it needs to be ... Read more...

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Identical twins give birth on the same day


October 24th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bloomington, Ind., Oct 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Two identical twins seem to have their destinies interwoven together. How then can it be explained that they had their babies on the same day?On Wednesday, ... Read more...

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Fewer women on NASA space flights: US astronaut


October 6th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The nature of NASA's space programmes is changing, says a former American woman astronaut, pointing to a growing gender imbalance on the US agency's space ... Read more...

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Fatima Bhutto draws road map for India-Pakistan peace


October 1st, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 1 (IANS) The road to peace between India and Pakistan will have to be mapped by building on the shared heritage and the common social malaise confronting ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

In fine print: Adventure, Mumbai, faith and drama (IANS Books This Week)


June 9th, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The bookshelf this weekend is exciting with new titles by the Turks of story-telling.1. "River of Smoke"; Written by Amitav Ghosh; Published by Penguin India; ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

An MBA from Derbyshire, now a sarpanch in Kashmir


May 30th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 30 (IANS) He earned a masters in business administration (MBA) in Derbyshire and was flooded with job offers. But Gurmeet Singh Bajwa had other dreams. He has just ... Read more...

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‘Shor In The City’, outstanding ode to city of dreams Mumbai (IANS Hindi Film Review, Rating ****)


May 1st, 2011 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Shor In The City"; Starring: Tusshar Kapoor, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Sundeep Kishan, Pitobash Tripathy, Nikhil Diwedi, Preeti Desai, Radhika Apte, Girika Oak; Directed by: Raj Nidimoru, Krishna D.K.; Rating: ****I ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

NASA’s Swift satellite, Hubble Telescope probe asteroid collision debris


April 29th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): NASA's Swift satellite and Hubble Space Telescope are probing asteroid collision debris.Late last year, NASA's astronomers noticed an asteroid named Scheila had unexpectedly brightened, and it was ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pakistan, Afghanistan to set up joint commission to promote reconciliation process


April 17th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, April 17(ANI): Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed on the formation of a joint commission to carry forward the Afghan reconciliation process following the withdrawal of foreign troops from the war-torn country, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Of history, curries and Mumbai soaps (IANS Books This Week)


April 7th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The book case this week is a delight for those who love a good story.1. "The Good Muslim of Jackson Heights"; Written by Jaysinh Birjepatil; ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

SAARC countries pledge to combat terrorism, human trafficking


February 8th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorThimphu, Feb 8 (ANI): Bhutanese Prime Minister Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y. Thinley today said that the member countries of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) would work together to stamp ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pak assures support to Afghan Govt’s reconciliation efforts with Taliban


January 6th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 6(ANI): Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Nawabzada Malik Amad Khan has assured Pakistan's full support to the Afghan Government's reconciliation efforts with the Taliban to ensure lasting peace ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Hindus upset over Newsweek cover showing Obama as Nataraja


November 21st, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 21 (ANI): Hindus are upset over the cover of November 22 edition of American newsweekly Newsweek which depicts US President Barack Obama in Nataraja pose, saying that it ... Read more...

Posted in World |

100 skeletons found in lake bordering Serbia, Bosnia


October 27th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sarajevo, Oct 27 (IANS/AKI) At least 100 skeletons, believed to belong to victims of 1992-95 war, have been discovered in lake Perucac, bordering Serbia and Bosnia, officials said.Amor Masovic, the head of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Export more value-added products, Anand Sharma asks engineering industry


September 10th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Sep 10 (ANI): Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Friday asked the engineering exporters to fully utilise its capabilities and to widen its market base to achieve the desired ... Read more...

Posted in National |

From Canada, about Coorg - a novelist debuts


July 21st, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) One always writes what one knows best the first time, says Toronto-based Indian origin novelist Sarita Mandanna. And her novel, "Tiger Hills", is indeed being ... Read more...

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Resumption of Indo-Pak talks will help remove mistrust: Zardari


July 15th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jul 15 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari said on Thursday that the resumption of composite dialogue with India would help remove mistrust and restore confidence in relations between the two ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

HBO Airs Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies”


July 11th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri New York, July 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Michael Mann's gangster thriller "Public Enemies" was aired on HBO on July 10. The movie casts Johnny Depp and Christian Bale in the lead ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Shahid’s Mausam Clouded By Ash


May 21st, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 21, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The ash clouds are hovering not only over Europe, they seem to be playing havoc with schedules and destinies in distant Bollywood as well.The most severely ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Revisiting the northeast with sonnets (IANS Book Review)


April 3rd, 2010 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Book: "Dancing Earth: An anthology Of Poetry From Northeast India"; Publisher: Penguin Books-India; Price: Rs. 350The northeast has long been on the fringe of mainstream literary consciousness, edged out by ... Read more...

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Star One’s New Flavours of the Season!


March 30th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Star One has today announced the launch a fresh lineup contents unlike any other shows on the channel and also in the kitty are two new fiction shows, "Geet - Hui Sabse ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Perturbed Hindus ask for immediate recall of Shiva and Ganesh puppets


March 4th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), March 4 (ANI): Upset Hindus have asked for the immediate withdrawal of Shiva and Ganesh puppets and few other similar products, calling it inappropriate, upsetting, and denigrating.Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Making an art of everyday types and signs (With Image)


February 19th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The humble arrow evolved from being a weapon of war to being part of everyday signage integral to life in the 21st century. It is in focus ... Read more...

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Upset Hindus ask for immediate withdrawal of Hanuman plush doll


February 16th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Feb 16 (ANI): Upset Hindus have asked for the immediate recall of the toy "Hanuman as plush doll", calling it "inappropriate, upsetting, and denigrating".Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, Mauritius call for forming friendship group


January 20th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and her Mauritius National Assembly counterpart Rajkeswur Purryag have called for forming a friendship group between the two countries to ... Read more...

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Tata Motors eye launching Nano car in U.S


January 6th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 6 (ANI): Tata Motors may consider launching its ultra-cheap Nano car in the United States in three years, Group chairman Ratan Tata has said, following possible sales in Europe ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nano to drive into US in three years: Ratan Tata


January 5th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Tata Motors will launch its Nano small car in the US in three years after considerably modifying it, group chairman Ratan Tata said Tuesday. "We recognise there ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Manmohan Singh says empowerment of tribals is essential for equitable growth


November 4th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 4 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said that the empowerment of tribals is essential for equitable growth of the country. Inaugurating a the two-day conference ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Manmohan unveils vision of India 2020 and new South Asia (Roundup)


October 30th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Underlining that the challenges lie "primarily at home", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday unveiled his vision of India in 2020 revolving around the three pillars of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Manmohan Singh calls for sustained endeavour to achieve 9 to 10 percent growth rate


October 30th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Friday called for sustained endeavour to achieve 9 to 10 per cent growth rate.Addressing the two-day Hindustan Times ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Overcome burden of history, PM tells neighbouring nations (Lead)


October 30th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) India and its neighbours need to "overcome the burden of history" to achieve peace, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Friday and added that he wished ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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