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Now, a Tagore hub in Edinburgh University


May 10th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore has found yet another permanent roosting perch in Europe. A centre dedicated to the life and works of Tagore, described in ... Read more...

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Scottish officials skeptical about Lockerbie Bomber being close to death


December 10th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), Dec.10 (ANI): Scottish Government officials are reportedly skeptical about the Lockerbie Bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi being close to death.Reacting to news coming out of Tripoli, Libya, that al-Megrahi was ... Read more...

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Sir Jackie Stewart: I was millimetres away from a life of violence


November 2nd, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), Nov.2 (ANI): Racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart has admitted he was "millimetres" away from a life of crime because of crippling dyslexia which, even today, leaves him unable to fill ... Read more...

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14 years after being in caged scaffolding, Scotland’s Rosslyn Chapel is resurrected


August 13th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), Aug.13 (ANI): The Rosslyn Chapel, one of Scotland's most intriguing attractions, can now be seen in all its glory after 14 years of being hidden under a 'cage' of scaffolding.The ... Read more...

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UN Report lists Scotland on the top of cocaine users chart


June 24th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), June 24 (ANI): The World Drug Report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has revealed that Scotland has the highest levels of adults using cocaine in the ... Read more...

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Sir Sean Connery honoured in hometown


June 19th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): Bond legend Sir Sean Connery was honoured when he returned to his native Edinburgh, Scotland, to see a plaque unveiled on the site of his former home.The legendary ... Read more...

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Anupam Kher Quits Hitler After Protests


June 18th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 18, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Just a few days ago, it was confirmed that the veteran actor Anupam Kher was playing the German dictator Adolf Hitler in a Bollywood ... Read more...

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45-year-old smashes record for continuous round of Scotland’s 283 mountains


June 6th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), June 6(ANI): A 45-year-old Scottish fell-runner, Stephen Pyke, has beaten the record for the fastest continuous circuit of the country's 283 Munros, or mountains over 3,000fts.Pyke, also known as Spyke, ... Read more...

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Dario Franchitti Wins Indy 500 For Second Time


May 31st, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Indianapolis, May 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 94th Indianapolis 500 title on Sunday went to Dario Franchitti, of Edinburgh, Scotland. Dario Franchitti went on to win the title for the second ... Read more...

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Scottish women in full-time work earn 12 percent less than men: Report


May 28th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), May 28(ANI): A new study has revealed that Scottish women in full-time work earn 12 percent less than their male colleagues in the country.According to the Equality and Human ... Read more...

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Minister says Icelandic volcanic ash cloud will not affect Scot human health


April 19th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), Apr.19 (ANI): Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has said that dust from the volcanic ash cloud coming from Iceland presents no risk to health, agriculture or the environment of his ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scot author Barrie’s amateur cricket team consisted of 19th century literary greats


April 11th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), Apr.11 (ANI): An incredible true story has surfaced of a cricket team that was founded by Scottish author J M Barrie.According to a report in The Scotsman, the team included ... Read more...

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Software Makes Roger Ebert Speak


February 28th, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Feb 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Roger Ebert can again speak after a silence of about 4 years. No, he did not get his real voice back. It was the credit of ... Read more...

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Fury over ‘terminally ill’ Lockerbie bomber still living six months after release


February 15th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), Feb 15(ANI): Cancer-hit Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi's 'ever improving health' has sparked fresh fury, as Scotland Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has been criticized for not seeking a second opinion ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scotland’s ‘freed’ terror-suspect claims being victim of racism


February 11th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), Feb 11(ANI): Mohammed Atif Siddique, the man once branded Scotland's first Islamist terrorist, has claimed to have been a victim of racism.Siddique was freed on Tuesday after serving four years ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New research suggests one in three domestic abuse victims are male


January 22nd, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by BNO News
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND (BNO NEWS) – The results of a major piece of government research on partner abuse on Thursday has revealed that domestic violence against men is frequent and often unreported.The findings ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Possessions of last Sikh Maharajah of Punjab to be auctioned in Scotland


December 4th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): A ceremonial jacket that once belonged to Maharajah Duleep Singh, who was the last Sikh ruler of the Punjab, India, is set to take centre stage at a ... Read more...

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Miliband says Taliban must join Afghan parliament


November 18th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), Nov. 18 (ANI): Taliban fighters should be persuaded to lay down their arms and take seats in the Afghan Parliament to build a lasting peace in that country, British ... Read more...

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St Andrews Golf Club honours ex-star


November 13th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), Nov 13(ANI): Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros has been made an honorary member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, where he won the Open in 1984.Ballesteros, three ... Read more...

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Celtic ace Brown attacked in street fight in Edinburgh


November 9th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 9(ANI): A British tabloid has claimed that Celtic midfielder Scott Brown was attacked in a late-night street fight in Edinburgh, Scotland.Brown was on a night out in Edinburgh with pals ... Read more...

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Eight Lockerbie suspects were never investigated


October 26th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), Oct.26 (ANI): At least eight suspects who may have been involved in the December 21, 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland that claimed 270 lives, have ... Read more...

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Swami Ramdev’s Scottish yoga retreat to be made into a worldwide destination


September 28th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), Sep.28 (ANI): The owners of an island in Scotland that is being used to promote yoga as taught by controversial guru Swami Ramdev, have said that they intend to make ... Read more...

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Clarke keen on playing IPL


August 29th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), Aug. 29 (ANI): Despite a jam-packed international cricket schedule, Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke says he is keen to try his hand at the Indian Premier League.Having missed the first two ... Read more...

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Clarke rules out coup on Punter


August 28th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), Aug.28 (ANI): Australia's Test captain-in-waiting Michael Clarke has no plans to mount a coup against incumbent Ricky Ponting.Clarke has dismissed the notion of captaining Ricky Ponting in the Australian Test ... Read more...

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Australians arrive in Edinburgh for ODI against Scotland


August 26th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), Aug 26 (ANI): Australia's touring squad has arrived in Edinburgh for Friday's one-day tour match against Scotland.While the subdued mood of a team defeated hung in the air during ... Read more...

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Scotland introduces portable prisons


August 22nd, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), Aug.22 (ANI): Scotland's police force is using "porta-prisons" which can transported to areas in need of extra space to house those in custody.The mobile cells - designed to help meet ... Read more...

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Minister raises issue of UK bar on Pakistanis visiting Scotland


August 17th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), Aug.17 (ANI): A Scottish Government minister is to take the case of Pakistani visitors barred from visiting Scotland to the Home Office.Michael Russell, the external affairs minister, has written to ... Read more...

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Murray mania causes 120 m pounds worth of work loss in UK


July 4th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), July 4 (ANI): With around eight million viewers watching the Wimbledon semi-final between British tennis hope Andy Murray and American Andy Roddick, experts have estimated that 120 million pounds ... Read more...

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Beauty queen gives styling tips to old school friend Andy Murray


July 3rd, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), July 3 (ANI): Miss Scotland has told The Scotsman she has been giving her former school friend and British tennis star Andy Murray fashion and styling tips.Katharine Brown, a tennis ... Read more...

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Scheme to deradicalise Muslim Scots to be launched


June 14th, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), June 14 (ANI): Scotland's anti-terror chiefs have announced plans to launch a scheme to deradicalise Scots who have fallen prey to Islamic extremists.According to The Scotsman, vulnerable individuals, including children, ... Read more...

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India’s ‘renaissance man’ Kalam honoured in UK


June 11th, 2009 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, June 11 (IANS) Ten years after describing a shabby-looking fuse box as something that appeared to have been "put in by an Indian", Prince Philip applauded as an ... Read more...

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Chain gang backs jailed Indian doctor


May 15th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), May 15 (ANI): Campaigners chained themselves together on Thursday as part of a worldwide call for the release of a doctor jailed for speaking out about poverty.Dr Binayak Sen worked ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Anti-G20 protesters attack banks, one dead


April 2nd, 2009 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (DPA) Violent anti-globalisation protests overshadowed the Group of 20 (G20) summit Wednesday in London as campaigners vandalised banks and clashed with heavily armed riot police. One fatality was reported in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chicago health-wise best city for men


April 1st, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 1 (ANI): Men who wish to stay healthy in every respect, and aspire for a disease free atmosphere, Chicago is the ideal city to live in, according to a ... Read more...

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Its official; Scotland has the worlds oldest golf course


March 19th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), Mar.19 (ANI): The Guinness Book of World Records has officially recognized the Old Golf Course at Musselburgh Links as the oldest in the world. According to the Account Book of ... Read more...

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