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Aamir Khan on Time cover


August 31st, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Bollywood star Aamir Khan features on the cover of Time magazine following his hugely successful TV show "Satyamev Jayate"."He's breaking the Bollywood mold by tackling ... Read more...

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Britain may allow pet monkeys, pigs on plane


July 10th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) Pot-bellied pigs, miniature horses and monkeys could be allowed to travel with you on planes under new British transport rules.The guidelines are part of a draft ... Read more...

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Perry to take break from showbiz


June 26th, 2012 - 4:31 am ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry reportedly wants to step back from her career and take time to properly recover from the breakdown of her marriage to Russell ... Read more...

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Mexico, China seal extradition treaty


June 12th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 12 (IANS/EFE) The governments of Mexico and China have exchanged documents for an extradition treaty, opening the way for each nation to hand over criminals, officials said.Mexican ... Read more...

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Britain’s first gay civil marriage


June 11th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 11 (IANS) A gay couple are believed to be the first in Britain to hold a civil ceremony in a church building, the Daily Mail reported Monday.Kieran Bohan ... Read more...

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Jackson to make documentary on transgenders


June 6th, 2012 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 6 (IANS) Singer-actor Janet Jackson is set to raise awareness about the transgender community with a documentary.Jackson has signed on as the executive producer of the documentary ... Read more...

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President, PM greet the nation on Buddha Purnima


May 5th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Buddha Purnima.In her message, ... Read more...

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Compare me with my peers, not Anil chachu: Arjun Kapoor


May 4th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Arjun Kapoor, who is gearing up for the release of his first film "Ishaqzaade", knows it's inevitable but says that comparisons with his uncle Anil Kapoor ... Read more...

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‘Quashing reservation in promotions goes against SCs, STs’


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) In the wake of the Supreme Court overruling the Uttar Pradesh government's decision to provide reservations in job promotions, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ... Read more...

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After India fires missile, China calls for n-security


April 20th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 20 (IANS) China has called on the international community to work together in promoting international nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear disarmament and nuclear security.The statement came Thursday, a day ... Read more...

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Apex court rejects plea on election symbols


April 18th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the Election Commission's order setting criteria for the allocation of election symbols to the registered and recognised political parties.Justice ... Read more...

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Sonia hopes for suitable outcome to Sri Lankan issue


March 20th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 19 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi has told DMK chief M. Karunanidhi that a suitable outcome would be reached on the Sri Lankan issue soon, according to ... Read more...

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Today is International Women’s Day 2012


March 9th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The world is celebrating the contribution of women to the development of society. To this end, today (the 8th of March) has been marked as the ... Read more...

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Mallika supports homosexuals, to host gay friends’ engagement bash


March 7th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Mallika Sherawat, who recently shot for the NOH8 campaign demanding equality for homosexuals, has come out strongly in support of the gay community."There should be NO ... Read more...

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Gay people should have equality in law: Radcliffe


February 10th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) Actor Daniel Radcliffe wants to legalise gay marriage around the globe because he believes no human being should be denied the chance to love whoever they ... Read more...

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PM greets nation on Ravidas Jayanti


February 7th, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday greeted the nation on the occasion of Ravidas Jayanti.In a message, the prime minister said that Guru Ravidas was ... Read more...

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China seeks closer ties with Germany


February 3rd, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 3 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao and visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday discussed ways to boost bilateral cooperation.Hu said China was ready to push forward its "long-term ... Read more...

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Miss California Teen USA 2012 crowned


January 10th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Jan 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For the first time in the 60-year history of the Miss California and Miss California Teen USA contests, two openly gay couples participated. They might have not ... Read more...

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Campaign for Jammu and Kashmir’s reorganisation


December 28th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 28 (IANS) A regional party in Jammu and Kashmir has decided to step up its campaign for the state's reorganisation to meet the political and economic aspirations of ... Read more...

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Government committed to minorities’ rights: Gilani


December 25th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Sunday expressed his government's commitment to ensure the rights of minorities as enshrined in Pakistan's constitution.Felicitating the Christian community on ... Read more...

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Pakistan will defend its territory at all costs: Gilani


December 16th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) Pakistan will defend its territorial frontiers at all costs, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani following a NATO air strike that left two dozen soldiers ... Read more...

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Kuknoor says no movie on Telengana issue right now


December 14th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Acclaimed Hyderabadi filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor, known for his creations based on social issues, Wednesday said he has no plans to make a movie on Telengana."It ... Read more...

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Thailand to ’soon’ issue passport for fugitive former premier Thaksin


December 3rd, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thailand will issue a passport for fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra "very soon", Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said on Friday.Surapong said the passport will be issued as ... Read more...

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White Britons ignored compared to ethnic minorities


November 28th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) White working-class people in Britain say they do not get a "fair deal" when compared to ethnic minorities, and are often "left last in line" when ... Read more...

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Elderly left to lead appalling lives in Britain


November 24th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) Thousands of elderly people in Britain are suffering abuse and neglect at their homes, courtesy the very staff employed for their special care, a report has ... Read more...

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Obama greets Sikhs, says all can draw inspiration from Guru Nanak


November 11th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) Greeting Sikhs on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, President Barack Obama has said "all of us can draw inspiration from his message of equality, ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants friendly ties with India: Khar


October 21st, 2011 - 7:26 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said that her country wants friendly relations with India based on "mutual respect and equality".She made the remarks during ... Read more...

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Animated film on Shirdi Sai Baba to spread love, brotherhood


October 17th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) The Shirdi Sai Baba Foundation is set to release an animated movie "Shirdi Sai Baba", the first on his rich voyage, an official said Monday. The ... Read more...

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Today is the ‘National coming out day’


October 11th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Oct 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The gay community will attempt to create awareness of tolerance on the 11th of October. The day has been set aside as the National Coming Out Day ... Read more...

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Cuba says it’s ready for dialogue with US


September 27th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 27 (IANS/EFE) Cuba is ready to begin a "respectful" political dialogue with the US without preconditions, a senior foreign ministry official said in an interview published Monday."Cuba reaffirms ... Read more...

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UN to help empower elected women in Karnataka


September 14th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, UN Women Wednesday said it will work with the Karnataka government to ... Read more...

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Thousands of jail inmates to be called ‘Mister’


September 14th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Prison guards in Britain have been told that they will have to address thousands of inmates with the title “mister.” The directive was given despite the objection ... Read more...

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It will take time to better ties with US: Gilani


September 1st, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 1 (IANS) It will take some time for Pakistan to improve relations with the US, seriously strained after the Osama bin Laden killing, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza ... Read more...

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Farooq Abdullah clarifies on Gujarat remarks


August 29th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 29 (IANS) Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah Tuesday said his remarks made in Gujarat were secular and meant no disrespect to Islam.In a statement ... Read more...

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Who is robbing parliament’s dignity? (Comment)


August 26th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
As the peoples' uprising against a venal political class in India shows no signs of abating, a strange din is evident in some debates and comments. Apart from reeking of ... Read more...

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