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Vikram dedicates ‘Thaandavam’ role to Daniel Kish (With Images)


September 12th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 12 (IANS) Actor Vikram's role in his upcoming Tamil film "Thaandavam" is based on a real life character and he has dedicated it to his source of inspiration.Vikram ... Read more...

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Dalrymple’s book on first Anglo-Afghan war out in December


September 11th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Award-winning writer William Dalrymple said his "Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-1842" will be out in December this year, and has many ... Read more...

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Vikram’s ‘Thaandavam’ role inspired by real life character


September 6th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 6 (IANS) Actor Vikram's role in upcoming Tamil action film "Thaandavam" is inspired from Daniel Kish, a blind American expert in human echolocation.Directed by A.L Vijay, the film ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 p.m. over Assam violence (Lead)


August 13th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was Monday adjourned for the second time, this time till 2 p.m., after opposition members raised a ruckus over the violence ... Read more...

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China’s auto sales expected to hit 20 mn in 2012


July 27th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) China's auto sales are likely to hit 20 million units in 2012 if the economy picks up momentum in the second half, the China Association of ... Read more...

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1992 Olympics: Indian hockey suffers due to indiscipline (Sports Special)


July 20th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
In a desperate bid to extricate Indian hockey from the quagmire it had sunk into, Balkrishen Singh was brought back to coach the team for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.There was ... Read more...

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Saudi youth vie for change, see face of India they didnt know


April 1st, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The only India that 22-year-old Saudi student Kholoud Bakr had seen was in Bollywood movies laced with song and dance. But after a 10-day ... Read more...

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India justifies voting against Sri Lanka (Lead)


March 24th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) India reiterated Saturday that it did the right thing by voting for a US resolution at the UN Human Rights Council that asked Sri ... Read more...

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India justifies vote against Sri Lanka


March 24th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Even as Sri Lanka blew hot and cold, India Saturday justified its vote against Colombo in Geneva over allegations of human rights abuses in ... Read more...

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City architecture makes birds’ songs shriller


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Feb 23 (IANS) Urban birds sing at a higher frequency than their woodland cousins in order to be heard above the barrier of constant noise produced by traffic, machines ... Read more...

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Bat’s sonar more sophisticated than thought


September 14th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) The way fruit bats use sonar to navigate through complex environments is more advanced than first thought.A study examines Egyptian fruit bats which use echolocation to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Nepal echoes Anna Hazare’s protest


August 19th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 19 (IANS) Inspired by veteran Indian activist Anna Hazare's protest against corruption in the Indian capital, women activists in Nepal and human rights workers championing women's rights have ... Read more...

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Echoes of ‘Rang de basanti’ at Azad Maidan


August 16th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) A huge crowd, including singer-composer Vishal Dadlani, sang "Yeh desh hai veer jawaano ka" and "Rang de basanti", while others shouted slogans like "Vande Mataram" and ... Read more...

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Plant develops echo to attract bats


August 2nd, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) A rainforest vine has evolved dish-shaped leaves which develop echoes to attract bats for pollination, researchers claim.The Cuban plant's leaves develop such conspicuous echoes that the ... Read more...

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Shrinking ultrasound device will be handy as stethoscope


February 24th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The shrinking size of an ultrasound equipment will make it as handy as a doctor's stethoscope. Yale School of Medicine clinicians Christopher L. Moore and Joshua A. Copel ... Read more...

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Yemen: Opposition accepts Saleh’s reform initiative, protests continue


February 13th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sana`a, Feb 13 (IANS) As a number of anti-government protesters marched toward the presidential palace in Yemen Sunday, the opposition accepted a political reform initiative offered earlier this month by President Ali ... Read more...

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Obama lauds Egypt’s Gandhian revolution, warns of tough days ahead (Second Lead)


February 12th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) As the Egyptian people crafted history by ending through a nonviolent Gandhian revolution three decades of Hosni Mubarak's iron rule, US President Barack Obama warned ... Read more...

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Tory chief Baroness Warsi attacks ‘bigotry’ against Muslims


January 20th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.20 (ANI): British Minister without Portfolio and Conservative Party chairman Baroness Warsi will on Thursday warn against trying to divide Muslims into 'moderates' and 'extremists', saying that it simply fosters ... Read more...

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Bats crash more often when they use vision


November 17th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): New research says that wild bats that use their vision to fly short distances are more likely to crash into objects.Bats can navigate both visually and acoustically, ... Read more...

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Bat brain offers clues into human hearing


November 15th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) How can a mother, in the middle of a noisy party, suddenly hear a child's cry, even when it's not her own baby? A scientist is studying bat ... Read more...

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How mums can hear a baby cry even in a noisy party


November 15th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Ever wondered how a mother hears the sound of a baby crying at the other end of the room in a noisy party, even if it's not hers? ... Read more...

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Japan’s latest pop sensation is a hologram!


November 13th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): Japan has a new pop sensation and she can perform anywhere and everywhere, reason for her being so accommodating - she is a hologram.Hatsune Miku has played at ... Read more...

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Guangzhou echoes ‘Thrilling Games, Harmonius Asia’ (Lead)


November 12th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 12 (IANS) The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou echoed "Thrilling Games, Harmonious Asia" as the 16th Asian Games kicked-off here Friday with a spectacular opening ceremony that was taken out ... Read more...

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Johannes Mehserle Sentencing Causes Furore


November 6th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Johannes Mehserle, the former BART police officer who was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting of Oscar Grant was sentenced to two years in prison. ... Read more...

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Morgan Freeman to get lifetime achievement award


October 13th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI):Oscar winner Morgan Freeman is set to be honoured with a lifetime achievement award.He will receive the award from the American Film Institute (AFI) on 9 June.AFI chair Sir ... Read more...

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‘Jersey Shore’ star Snooki to pen own fictional tome


September 30th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): 'Jersey Shore' star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is writing her own fictional book.Snooki's novel 'A Shore Thing' will have echoes of the tanned star's real life.According to ... Read more...

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Power struggle between reformists, hardliners raging in North Korea over succession?


September 25th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 25 (ANI): A fierce battle is being reportedly waged in North Korea between Chang Song-taek, the rogue state's second-in-command, and a group of senior reform-minded officials, as Kim Jong-il prepares ... Read more...

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I am the real victim, says alleged Travolta extortionist


September 16th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept 16 (ANI): Tarino Lightbourne, accused of trying to extort 25 million dollars from actor John Travolta, has said that he's the 'real victim' in the case involving the death ... Read more...

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Britain’s first 3D billboard for Wonderbra set to be unveiled


September 13th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 13 (ANI): A Wonderbra poster, featuring Brazilian beauty Sabraine Banado, would be Britain's first 3D billboard to go public.The ad - to be unveiled near London's Waterloo station - is ... Read more...

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American ‘Fritzl’ repeatedly raped one daughter, locked another in tiny room


September 7th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 7 (ANI): In a case reminiscent of Austrian incest father Josef Fritzl, an American father has been accused of raping one of his daughters repeatedly and keeping another one locked ... Read more...

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Techno Pink Floyd anyone?


August 20th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 20, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): What might shock, surprise and stun the thousands of Pink Floyd fanatics from around the world, and the rock music world in general is, Pink Floyd ... Read more...

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Indians in Britain to double by 2051


July 13th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) The population of Indians in Britain is expected to nearly double from 1.4 million to 2.67 million by 2051 by which time the country's population would hover around ... Read more...

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Malaysian Fritzl gets 40 years prison term


July 6th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 6 (ANI): A Malaysian court has sentenced a lorry driver to 40 years in jail after he admitted to raping and performing oral sex on his two underage daughters ... Read more...

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Global outrage over Indian lawmaker’s call to remove Andaman tribe’s children


July 1st, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): An Indian lawmaker's call for the children of a recently-contacted Andaman Island tribe to be removed from their parents and sent to residential schools has sparked worldwide outrage.Indigenous ... Read more...

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Now, ‘cyborg dogs’ to combat Taliban


June 28th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI):British army chiefs have unveiled their latest weapon, 'cyborg dogs', to do battle in the war against the Taliban.According to the Daily Star, scientists described cyborg troops ... Read more...

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