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I trained with rats for ‘Life of Pi’: DU student Suraj Sharma (Interview)


September 11th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Training, training and training! Delhi University student Suraj Sharma swam for hours, worked on his body and his dialect and even had rats run all ... Read more...

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Polio-free Southeast Asia within reach: WHO


September 5th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Eleven countries in Southeast Asia region are now on track to declaring the region polio-free as the last case of wild polio virus there was ... Read more...

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China has economically peaked: US expert


August 16th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Observing that the Chinese economy had reached its peak, US foreign policy expert Walter Russell Mead Thursday said that the country was on the "brink of ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs to be strict with terrorists: Kayani (Lead)


August 14th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Pakistan needs stricter laws to deal with terrorism, army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said in comments published Tuesday.Addressing a parade at the Pakistan Military Academy ... Read more...

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Put past behind and look forward: Kayani


August 14th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) No one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes, admitted Pakistan's powerful army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. He stressed: "We will have to put the past ... Read more...

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Critics want me to keep proving myself: Mary Kom


July 28th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) India's five-time women's boxing world champion M.C. Mary Kom says there are a lot of critics who feel that she will not to do well in ... Read more...

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Global conference of sex workers starts in Kolkata


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Aiming to provide a pathway for ensuring basic freedoms for sex workers, a week-long festival started Sunday in Kolkata with 500 participants from 41 countries.The Sex ... Read more...

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Will meet PM, Sonia, Rahul, says Sarabjit’s sister


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjit Singh, who is on the death row in Pakistan, will be making a trip to Delhi soon to meet Prime ... Read more...

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Sarabjit’s family elated in Punjab


June 26th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, June 26 (IANS) The family members of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who was convicted and sentenced to death on charges of terrorism in Pakistan, Tuesday said they were happy ... Read more...

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Occupy Singur on lines of Occupy Wall street: CPI-M legislator


June 24th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) With the Calcutta High Court striking down the law undoing the Singur land acquisition, CPI-M lawmaker Abdur Rezzak Mollah Sunday said he wants to organise an ... Read more...

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Justin not yet a man: Manager


June 15th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angles, June 15 (IANS) Justin Bieber's third album "Believe" has a more matured voice but his manager, Scooter Braun, says it is not appropriate to call him an adult ... Read more...

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Mehdi Hassan was outstanding: Lata Mangeshkar


June 13th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 13 (IANS) India's nightingale Lata Mangeshkar, who made a rare collaboration with Mehdi Hassan for a song in an album, remembered the Pakistani ghazal maestro as an "outstanding ... Read more...

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Digitalisation is the future: Prasar Bharati CEO


June 5th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) Terming digitalisation as the future in television viewing, Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar Tuesday said it would also help content providers understand which programme is a ... Read more...

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Paid news an emerging challenge: Quraishi


April 30th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Paid news, a recent challenge thrown up before the Election Commission, is a "clandestine deal" between politicians and journalists, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said ... Read more...

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‘Osama’ on stage in Kolkata


March 18th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Osama Bin Laden has been resurrected in Kolkata! One of the most controversial characters of world history is now being portrayed on the popular stage theatre ... Read more...

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Abbas-Mustan keen to make TV show


March 14th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Director duo Abbas-Mustan, known for their thrillers like "Baazigar", "Ajnabee" and "Race", say that they want to make TV shows but their busy film schedule is ... Read more...

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Russia’s stance on Syria frustrating: Clinton


March 1st, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has termed as "troubling" and "frustrating" Russia's lack of cooperation in efforts to resolve the political and humanitarian crisis ... Read more...

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I’ve lost my voice: J.P. Dutta on father’s death


February 11th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Filmmaker J.P. Dutta is bereaved after his father O.P. Dutta's death following prolonged illness. The "Border" director says he will miss the man, who wrote ... Read more...

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Desi sweets on B-Town’s mind for Lohri


January 13th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) For once, Bollywood celebrities like Akshay Kumar and Lara Dutta did not think about health foods and remembered sweets like rewris and gajak on ... Read more...

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Michelle Bachmann ends her White House bid


January 4th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Jan 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Minnesota lawmaker Michelle Bachmann is going to throw in the towel as far as the race for the White House is concerned. Considered a favorite at the ... Read more...

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Steve Jobs immortalized as an action figure


January 3rd, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Steve Jobs’ action figure is incredibly close to his real figure. The image has already been shown on television and on the Internet.The details of ... Read more...

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Kenya’s football still in doldrums


December 29th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Dec 29 (IANS) For over a decade, Kenyan football has been in the doldrums and 2011 was no different as the country endured a roller-coaster calendar year.Perceived as a ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan to celebrate 20 years of independence


December 24th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, Dec 24 (IANS) When Kazakhstan became independent after the collapse of Soviet Union in December 1991, many experts had predicted the collapse of the Central Asian nation under the ... Read more...

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Miffed Veena Malik swears to tell all before next break


December 20th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 20 (IANS) Pakistani actress Veena Malik, new drama queen in the making, has reacted to reports of her 'missing act' as dramatically as possible. She swears to inform ... Read more...

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‘Mobile marketing will grow 10-fold in India’


December 13th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) India's mobile marketing space, which some analysts estimate at Rs.600 million ($11 million), will grow 10-fold in the next five years, says the Finnish ... Read more...

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Madonna & Nicki Minaj’s kiss creates waves


December 9th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rapper Nicki Minaj was blushing all over after receiving a romantic kiss from Madonna. Shortly after the experience on the set of the video of the ... Read more...

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Pakistan for military action against terror: Gilani


November 1st, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 1 (IANS) Pakistan supports military actions against terrorists to safeguard its own interest and for global peace, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Gilani told ABC News: ... Read more...

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Afghan opium production up by 61 percent


October 11th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 11 (IANS) Opium production in Afghanistan has increased by 61 percent in 2011 in comparison with 2010, a UN report released here said Tuesday.In 2011, according to the ... Read more...

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Sam Pitroda to help modernise Railways


September 21st, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Close on the heels of an expert panel on safety last week, the railways Wednesday announced another one headed by technocrat Sam Pitroda to ... Read more...

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All people must stand against terrorism: UN chief


September 11th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 10 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all people to stand against terrorism, in a special message on the eve of the 10th anniversary of ... Read more...

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Today is Michael Jackson’s birthday


August 29th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Aug 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Michael Jackson would have been 53 years on the 29th of August if he had been alive. That fact was not lost on her family as ... Read more...

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50,000 rebel prisoners missing in Libya


August 29th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Aug 29 (IANS/AKI) Libyan rebels have said they freed more than 10,000 prisoners arrested by Gaddafi forces during the uprising that began in March, but claim there were still ... Read more...

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Gaddafi still a threat, says rebel chief


August 29th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) Muammar Gaddafi is still a threat even though his whereabouts were still not known, the chief of Libya's rebel group has said.The Libyan leader has not ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare, Kejriwal, Bedi detained (Lead)


August 16th, 2011 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Amid high drama, Gandhian activist Anna Hazare was detained Tuesday morning by the Delhi Police as he was about to set out for his fast ... Read more...

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‘Stanley Ka Dabba’ wins award at film fest in Italy


July 21st, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Writer-filmmaker-child activist Amole Gupte's "Stanley Ka Dabba" won a special award at the Giffoni Film Festival, one of the largest children's film fest in Europe.The ... Read more...

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