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No surprise on Pakistani PM seeking spiritual advice: Daily

September 20th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) It is "no surprise" that Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has sought spiritual advice on political matters, said a leading daily which pointed out that ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Obama plays China card against Romney

September 18th, 2012 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) With just 50 days to go for what is expected to be a close presidential race, President Barack Obama played the China card against his Republican ... Read more...

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Narendra Modi kickstarts poll campaign in Gujarat

September 11th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday kicked off his Bharatiya Janata Party's campaign for the assembly polls in December, challenging the Congress to battle it ... Read more...

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Sellers of MCD poll campaign material go innovative

April 10th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) With the Election Commission strictly forbidding plastering public and private property with posters and graffiti, sellers of campaign material for the April 15 civic poll ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Vikram Seth attacks government, terms Rushdie affair madness

January 26th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 26 (IANS) Novelist Vikram Seth Thursday accused the government of "knuckling under" an "enforced disgrace because of power and politics" and "misusing" religion ahead of assembly polls over ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

I wanted to give a voice to Salman Rushdie: Hari Kunzru

January 23rd, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Hari Kunzru, one of the four authors who read out excerpts of Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses" at the Jaipur Literature Festival and had to leave ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

BJP not soft on corruption: Advani

October 28th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Madurai (Tamil Nadu), Oct 28 (IANS) Accusing the central government of selectively targeting people involved in scams, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Friday said here that his ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Tourism, business in Darjeeling hit by closure of National Highway 55

April 30th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by ANI
Darjeeling, Apr 30(ANI): Ongoing repair work at National Highway 55 (NH 55), which connects West Bengal's Darjeeling district with the rest of the country, has hampered tourism and business of roadside shops.A ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Thousands of Mexicans protest outsourcing, easy sacking

April 2nd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 2 (IANS/EFE) Thousands of Mexican union workers have protested in Mexico's capital city against a bill that seeks to legalise outsourcing and make it easier for businesses ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kochi residents say water scarcity could be major poll issue

March 12th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
Kochi (Kerala), Mar. 12 (ANI): Residents in Kochi have complained vociferously about poor drinking water facilities, and warned that it could be a major issue when determining who they will vote for ... Read more...

Posted in National |

NRIs want to vote, but through postal ballot

March 4th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Indians in America have welcomed the Election Commission's move to permit non-resident Indians to vote back home, but feel it would be a tough call ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Paid news, opinion polls cause concern

February 4th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) With five states going for assembly polls before May, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Friday said that paid news was a matter of grave concern for the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Amitabh Bachchan To Enact Himself In Political Play

December 7th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
In a statement to the media, Mahesh Manjrekar says that stage is his first love but he has also adapted the play for the big screen, albeit with several changes in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

New Herald/Nielsen poll predicts PM Gillard would lose poll if held now

November 22nd, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra (Australia), Nov.22 (ANI): The latest Herald/Nielsen poll finds Australia's ruling Labor Party slightly worse off now than at election time on August 21 this year, and adds that if a poll ... Read more...

Posted in World |

John Boehner ‘Affair’ To Be Focus Of New York Times Expose, NY Post Reports

September 25th, 2010 - 2:04 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) When House Minority Leader John Boehner was asked by Mike Stark, liberal blogger to answer questions about an alleged affair with lobbyist Lisbeth Lyons, he refused to even ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Peepli Live’ - satire par excellence on rural India (IANS Movie Review - Ratings: ****)

August 13th, 2010 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
By Arpana Film: "Peepli Live"; Director: Anusha Rizvi; Cast: Omkar Das Manikpuri, Raghuvir Yadav, Shalini Vatsa, Farrukh Jaffar, Malaika Shenoy, Vishal Sharma, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sitaram Panchal, Naseeruddin Shah, Aamir Bashir; Producer: Aamir ... Read more...

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Igor Vovkovinskiy Is The New Tallest American!

May 29th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez May 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Igor Vovkovinskiy has broken all records. The 27 year old man from Minnesota is now wearing the crown of the tallest man in the United States. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

CEOs who look the part also earn more

April 27th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) There were no evening gowns, swimsuits or artistic talents on display, but a corporate beauty contest staged by Duke University researchers nevertheless revealed strong ties between appearance and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Attractive’ CEOs earn more

April 27th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A CEO's appearance can qualify the executive for a paycheck higher than his less "executive looking" colleague, according to a new study.In the research, Duke University researchers revealed ... Read more...

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US Supreme Court strikes down campaign finance laws

January 22nd, 2010 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (DPA) The US Supreme Court Thursday struck down decades-old restrictions on corporate spending in political campaigns, potentially opening the floodgates for a wave of company-backed advertisements in the next ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

PMK’s exit will not impact AIADMK alliance: Jayalalithaa

October 12th, 2009 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 12 (IANS) The exit of PMK has not weakened the AIADMK-led alliance, Tamil Nadu's Leader of Opposition and AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalitha said here Monday. Speaking to reporters at AIADMK ... Read more...

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Now, Shinde’s daughter, Deshmukh’s son for Maharashtra polls

September 25th, 2009 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) After President Pratibha Patil's son, the Congress has named the offspring of two union ministers in its third list of candidates for Maharashtra assembly elections. ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Give a bride and get my votes, say youth voters in Haryana

September 24th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Jind (Haryana), Sep 24 (ANI): In a bid to draw the attention of the lawmakers about the prevailing mass unemployment due to which prospective grooms remain bachelors, youths in Haryana's Jind district ... Read more...

Posted in National |

BJP to launch nation-wide agitation against price rise

August 8th, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Charging the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government with having "failed" to keep its promise to bring down the prices of essential commodities in 100 days, the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Gunning for a rival - and his wife (Poll Prattle)

May 10th, 2009 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) A spouse often doesn't get dragged into the electoral battle between candidates. But that's what is happening in the Mandi constituency of Himachal Pradesh. Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Give us development, not freebies, say Delhi’s slum voters

May 6th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Slum-dwellers do not want to be taken for granted. A day before the election inhabitants of Delhi's shantytowns say they are fed up of being wooed ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Voters in Delhi’s largest constituency worry over roads, drains

April 21st, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Shweta Srinivasan New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Lajjo Mai, 78, sat at her roadside tea shop near a drain in Nangloi village in northwest Delhi, straining her ears to hear a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Thousands cheer for Salman Khan as he campaigns in Maharashtra

April 19th, 2009 - 8:27 pm ICT by ANI
By Robin DavidNasik (Maharashtra), Apr 19 (ANI): It's election time, but Bollywood is making a splash. With various actors showing up in political rallies or road shows, it's the movie buffs who ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Moonshine and blankets to win polls in Assam

April 19th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Jorhat (Assam), April 19 (IANS) Shakuntala Murmu was seething with anger to find her husband returning home inebriated late in the night. She was all the more furious ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

BJP’s Karnataka chief minister has tough promises to keep (News Analysis)

April 19th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. Karnic Bangalore, April 19 (IANS) As voting dates for the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka approach, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) first chief minister in south India B.S. Yeddyurappa ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Indian hues at Madame Tussauds

April 17th, 2009 - 10:09 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
After Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, SRK, Salman Khan and most recently Sachin Tendulkar, Aamir Khan could very well be one of the Indian stars at the prestigious museum.And this very ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Gujarat’s development formula across India if NDA wins: Modi promises

April 13th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 13 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Monday said that the Gujarat development formula would be implemented in the country if the party-led ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Rahul breaks security ring, carries around ‘frisked’ boy (Pol Prattle)

April 13th, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Security concerns are so high during election time that even spontaneous actions of politicians are screened! And that's exactly what happened when Rahul Gandhi carried a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India’s million-strong military prepares to vote

April 9th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) India's apolitical military is proactively preparing to vote in parliamentary elections only a week away.Thanks to steps the military establishment has taken, more than one ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

IT professional to housemaid turn poll volunteers in Bangalore

April 5th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Maitreee Boruah Bangalore, April 5 (IANS) A jeans-clad young IT professional and a housemaid with her hair neatly braided may be poles apart in their lifestyle. But they seem to find ... Read more...

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