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Mamata loses cool, walks out of TV programme


May 19th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, known for losing cool over uncomfortable questions, Friday walked out of an interactive TV programme following a barrage of ... Read more...

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Bipasha takes a rickshaw ride (Movie Snippets)


January 17th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Bipasha Basu enjoyed a rickshaw ride to the gym after her driver failed to turn up."Rickshaw rides are fun! Driver has not turned up ... Read more...

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42.1 million watched Will-Kat wedding in India


May 1st, 2011 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The market share of English news channels increased by 15 percent as an estimated 42.1 million viewers in India watched the royal wedding between ... Read more...

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Goa panel delaying viewing of ‘Dum Maaro Dum’: Distributors


April 18th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 18 (IANS) A high-level panel set up by the Goa government for the pre-release screening of "Dum Maaro Dum", which the government apprehends portrays the state negatively, is ... Read more...

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Jermaine Jackson to write memoir on late MJ


March 17th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 17 (ANI): U.S. singer Jermaine Jackson will pen a memoir to set the record straight on the life of his brother, the late King of Pop Michael Jackson.The ... Read more...

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UK company claims it can ‘grow diesel’


March 1st, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 01 (ANI): A Massachusetts company, Joule Unlimited, has claimed that it can produce diesel using the same ingredients that make grass grow.A biotechnology company, based in Cambridge, has created ... Read more...

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Speaking more than 2 languages may be good for your memory


February 23rd, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study has suggested that speaking more than two languages may lower the risk of developing memory problems.According to the American Association for the Advancement of ... Read more...

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Scientists 1 step closer to developing treatment for chikungunya


February 16th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists have moved a step closer to developing a treatment for chikungunya, a disease spread by the Aedes mosquito.According to Straits Times, scientists from Singapore and France ... Read more...

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Internet IP addresses not exhausted: ITU official


February 14th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): An ITU official has denied that Internet addresses running out worldwide.Zhao Houlin, a senior official of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), said that the IP address stock ... Read more...

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Artists reveal significance of Obama’s gift to Chinese President


February 13th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): US President Barack Obama had gifted his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao a painting created by two Chinese-American artist brothers in the honour of his state visit ... Read more...

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China to cut down smoking scenes in films, TV dramas


February 13th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): China's film and broadcast watchdog has issued a circular ordering to cut down smoking scenes in films and TV dramas.The decision was taken after complaints last month ... Read more...

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Mars-500 crew ‘lands’ on Red Planet during simulation


February 13th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): The crew of a simulated mission to Mars has landed on the 'surface' of the Red Planet, as a part of the Mars-500 project."The simulated touchdown was ... Read more...

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Alcohol kills 2.5mn a year: WHO


February 12th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): A World Health Organization (WHO) report, profiling 193 countries on alcohol controls, has concluded that alcohol approximately kills 2.5 million people in a year.The report also indicated ... Read more...

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China had 130,000 registered cyber cafes at the end of 2010


February 7th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 7 (ANI): By the end of the year 2010, China had close to 130,000 registered Internet cafes, according to an official with the State Administration for Industry and Commerce.According ... Read more...

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Bottle of French rare vintage fetches a record 77,412 dollars at auction


February 6th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 06 (ANI): A bottle of yellow wine, Vin jaune, from 1774 has fetched 77,412 U.S. dollars in eastern France, setting a record price.The 237-year-old bottle of wine, brewed from ... Read more...

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Moderate physical exercises cut cancer risk: WHO


February 4th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 4 (ANI): The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that moderate physical exercises can help reduce the risk of cancers such as breast cancer and colon cancer.On the World ... Read more...

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Number of teens going for plastic surgery in Singapore on the


January 30th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): There has been an increase in the number of teenagers going for plastic surgery in Singapore.According to the Straits Times, a check with nine plastic surgeons and ... Read more...

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Chinese gay rights defender to sue newspaper for reporting male couple wedding


January 26th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): A gay rights defender in China has vowed to sue a Beijing newspaper after it reported the "wedding" of a male couple without their permission.According to Xinhua, ... Read more...

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Remains of largest Stone Age building discovered in NW China


January 26th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered the remains of the largest Stone Age building, thought to be a prehistoric 'town hall', in Northwest China's Shaanxi province.The remains of the ... Read more...

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Highest bid for Ahmadinejad’s car is $2mn: Minister


January 17th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can expect two million US dollars for his 1977 Peugeot, said Iran's Minister of Welfare and Social Security Sadeq Mahsouli, according to a foreign ... Read more...

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Turkish students protest faculty being fired over porno thesis


January 11th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Around 600 Turkish students have protested in front of Bilgi University in Istanbul after the decision was taken to fire three of its faculty for allowing a ... Read more...

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Shorter gaps in pregnancies ‘up risk of autism’ in second sibling


January 10th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): A new study has reported that pregnancies with less than thirty-six months gap leads to a higher risk of autism in the second sibling.The study involved more ... Read more...

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Smoking scenes on China’s TV screens ‘could mislead teens’


January 9th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 9 (ANI): Smoking scenes on Chinese television channels have become a matter of concern for many tobacco control supporters.Reason: Officials feel these scenes could easily mislead teenagers and leave ... Read more...

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Kidney disease gene linked to debilitating mental disorder


January 5th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): Oz researchers have found that gene mutations, which cause a rare kidney disease, may also be involved in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).Researchers from the Centenary Institute in Sydney ... Read more...

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‘It will take 300yrs to reclaim land swallowed by deserts in China’


January 5th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): A senior official has said that despite the Chinese government's efforts to prevent desertification, it will take close to 300 years to reclaim the land that has ... Read more...

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Comic books creator honoured with Hollywood Walk of Fame star


January 5th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): Creator of popular comic books Stan Lee has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California.Lee, 88, has published more ... Read more...

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China bans Chinglish buzzwords created by netizens


December 25th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 25 (ANI): Chinese netizens' attempt at creating Chinglish buzzwords to be incorporated in Chinese language has been thwarted by the General Administration of Press and Publication.Netizens had come up ... Read more...

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‘Orphan of Zhao’ director failed to give us credit: Chinese screenwriters


December 19th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 19 (ANI): Two famous female screenwriters of Chinese film industry are annoyed with a director for not giving them credit in his latest film.Though his latest film, 'Orphan of ... Read more...

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Smokers ‘7 times more likely to get lung cancer than non-smokers’


December 16th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): Smokers are seven times more likely than non-smokers to get lung cancer, a recent study by National University of Singapore (NUS) has shown.After tracking 45,900 Chinese from ... Read more...

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China operating world’s longest high high-speed railway network


December 7th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 7 (ANI): Chinese Railways Minister Liu Zhijun has claimed that his country is operating the world's longest and high high-speed railway network with a combined length totalling 7,531 kilometres.English.news.cn ... Read more...

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3 southern Californians break Guinness world record for TV viewing!


December 7th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 07 (ANI): A trio from southern California, US has made a bizarre world record for continuous television viewing.The three men stared at a screen in a special Plexiglass theater ... Read more...

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More than 240,000 cultural relics unearthed in China


November 29th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 29 (ANI): Archaeologists have unearthed more than 240,000 cultural relics near the Three Gorges Reservoir in China.The Three Gorges Reservoir is on the upper middle-reaches of the Yangtze, China's ... Read more...

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100,000-yr-old fossilized teeth of cavemen found in Central China


November 27th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 27 (ANI): Archaeologists have unearthed fossilized teeth of cavemen dating back 100,000 years, the first such discoveries in central China.According to Li Zhanyang, archaeologist with the Henan Institute of ... Read more...

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Fish create their own mosquito nets to get good night’s sleep: Study


November 17th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 17 (ANI): A new study by Australian researchers has revealed that fish have developed their own mosquito nets in a bid to get good night's sleep.Scientists from the University ... Read more...

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Al-Qaida in Yemen “Western-made,” says Yemeni PM


November 7th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Sanaa, Nov 7 (ANI): Yemeni Prime Minister Ali Muhammed al-Mujawar has accused that al-Qaida was originally a Western-made group and was never created by his country, according to the state-run Saba ... Read more...

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