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‘Charulatha’ - Neither scares nor entertains (Tamil Movie Review)


September 21st, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Charulatha"; Director: Pon Kumaran; Cast: Priya Mani, Skanda, Saranya Ponvannan, Seetha, Sai Sasi and Aarthi; Rating: *Based on Thai horror flick "Alone", Pon Kumaran's "Charulatha" is a poorly executed film ... Read more...

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Probe against officials for illegal mining in Goa


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 3 (IANS) Stepping up his attack on the central government, Goa's BJP Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday said officials from the union ministry for environment and forests would ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Innovative method prints colours without inks


August 13th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Aug 13 (IANS) An innovative method for creating sharp, full-spectrum colour images at 100,000 dots per inch (dpi) does not need inks or dyes, thanks to metal-laced nano-sized structures.Conversely, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

26/11 control room was in Pakistan: Chidambaram


July 4th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said that arrested 26/11 handler Syed Zabiuddin alias Abu Jindal had told investigators how the control room of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Hemsworth dots over daughter’s cuteness


June 8th, 2012 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) Actor Chris Hemsworth says he is smitten by his newborn daughter, India Rose.Hemsworth's wife Elsa Pataky gave birth to Rose three weeks ago."It's great. We're having ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Kim Kardashian suffers from psoriasis


March 15th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Mar 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is suffering from psoriasis. Apparently the stress of looking picture perfect all the time has led to the condition and Kim ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Can video games help people with cataract?


February 17th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Playing video games could improve the vision of people born with cataracts, a new research has found.Surgery and contact lenses do not always work and people ... Read more...

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I am yet to tire of ‘bindu’: Artist S.H. Raza


November 28th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) He's spent over four decades exploring the 'bindu' - or the dot - central to Indian spiritual iconography, and Syed Haider Raza, one of the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Terminator-Style Contact Lenses to be available soon


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Welcome to the future! A new computerized contact lens keeps you updated with information. The Terminator-styled lens, when it is finally made available to the public, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Amazing retina explains birds’ unparalleled vision


June 24th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) Our feathered friends have something that humans lack -- an extraordinarily sharp and powerful vision.The avian retina is far more complex in structure and composition than ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UFO seen over California?


May 31st, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) A video posted on YouTube that shows three moving dots of light in the California sky is being claimed to be that of an unidentified flying ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Piyush Jha’s next film a political thriller


May 21st, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Director Piyush Jha of "Sikander" and "Chalo America" fame is set to start his next project - a political action-thriller.It's a reality-based story, which he is ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Chidambaram admits mistake in terror list, reminds BJP of Kandahar (Roundup)


May 18th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Admitting a "mistake" in the inclusion of terror suspect Wazhul Qamar Khan in the "Most Wanted" fugitive list despite his actually living near Mumbai, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Health ministry to tweak TB campaign


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The ministry of health and family welfare is all set to re-position its media and public awareness campaign for the control of tuberculosis (TB), an ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Denture wearers warned about risk of excess zinc intake


March 5th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Zinc is considered an essential mineral for the human body. However, excess zinc intake can be harmful.Now, a new study has asked denture wearers to pay special attention ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Expectations accelerate conscious perception: Study


February 4th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Until now, neuroscientists assumed that the processes leading to conscious perception were rather rigid and that the timing did not vary.However, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How mainstream media undermines US women in influential positions


January 27th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A documentary titled 'Missrepresentation' has been released, which explores how mainstream media undermines American women in influential positions.Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom's wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom ... Read more...

Posted in World |

How To Match A Shirt And Tie Without Any Blunder


January 15th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) You wake up every morning, only to know that a rat race is soon going to follow. However, the biggest challenge that you face almost every ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Eyes can make your face come alive


December 21st, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) It is the eyes that makes someone's face come alive, says a new study. Several movies have tried and failed to generate lifelike animations of humans.For example, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Giant rats detect TB more accurately than commonly used techniques


December 15th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A new study found that trained giant African rats increased positive TB detection rates by 44 percent over microscopy, the most commonly-used technique for diagnosing TB.The study, utilizing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kiwi chef de mission Dave Currie confirms exit from Commonwealth role


October 1st, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 1(ANI): New Zealand's Commonwealth Games team boss Dave Currie has confirmed that the Delhi Commonwealth Games would be his last as chef de mission.Currie would come back to manage ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Video games ‘help us make right decisions faster’


September 14th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 14 (ANI): Playing action video games trains people to make the right decisions faster, according to scientists.Researchers from the University of Rochester found that video game players develop a heightened ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why reading Arabic is much harder in comparison to English


September 1st, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 1 (ANI): After conducting a series of studies, researchers have shown why reading acquisition in Arabic is much harder in comparison to English.Researchers at the Department of Psychology and the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brisbane man finally spots ‘UFO’ after 30yrs of waiting


August 31st, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 31 (ANI): A man from Brisbane has finally spotted 'UFO', after spending 30 years on searching for one.Erik Black, 49, who has been interested in UFOs since he was a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, China account for 45 percent multi-drug resistant TB


August 27th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) India and China account for about 45 percent of Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB cases globally, the Lok Sabha was informed Friday. In a written reply, Health Minister Ghulam ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Computer program resurrects ‘lost’ languages


July 20th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): A new computer program has successfully decoded a written language last used in Biblical times.The success could lead to "resurrecting" ancient texts that are no longer understood.Created ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US explorer traces asteroid near Tadpole Nebula


May 14th, 2010 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 14 (IANS) NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has sent images of an asteroid marching across Tadpole Nebula.As WISE scanned the sky on a recent mission, it caught the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

South Africa focuses on paramilitary forces for arms, equipment sales


February 18th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) In a significant shift, South Africa is now focusing on India's paramilitary forces to market arms and equipment it says is tailor-made for counter-insurgency operations. "We are there ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bees can recognise human faces


January 30th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): A new study has shown that bees can actually recognize human faces by relative arrangement and order of the features.The research team led by Adrian Dyer from Monash ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Schwarzenegger defends Obama’s response to failed Christmas Day bombing


January 11th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has said that his fellow Republicans are wrong in attacking President Barack Obama's response to the failed Christmas Day bombing of the Detroit ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama admits intelligence system failure, vows to do better


January 6th, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) President Barack Obama has said his government had enough information to thwart the botched Christmas Day terror attack on a US airliner, but intelligence failure ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama expects accountability for breach in security


December 30th, 2009 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Tuesday slammed his intelligence community for an almost "catastrophic breach" that nearly brought down a US airliner on Christmas Day, and promised accountability ... Read more...

Posted in World |

People can ’see’ colours while reading despite any experience


December 28th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): People can feel synaesthesia- a condition that involves "seeing" colours when reading words and numbers- even when he or she is not consciously aware of the experience.Many ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Bionic eye’ restores partial vision in Brit man


November 27th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): A Brit man, who began losing his sight in his 20s, has had his vision partially restored with the help of a 'bionic' eye.Peter Lane, 51, who is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A unique Urdu book, courtesy retired school teacher


November 3rd, 2009 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Lucknow, Nov 3 (IANS) His Urdu poetry book is just 130 pages long, but Uttar Pradesh resident Waqarul Hasnain took more than a decade to write it. That's because his ... Read more...

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