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Gilani blames ‘foreign agencies’ for Baloch unrest


June 6th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 6 (IANS) Pakistan has "hard evidence" that foreign agencies are involved in the unrest in Balochistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Gilani made the statement during ... Read more...

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107 whales die on New Zealand beach


February 22nd, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Stewart Island, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) About 107 pilot whales that were stranded on a beach in New Zealand have died.48 of the mammals were euphemized and the others died naturally. Officials ... Read more...

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Police officer battles for life after being shot


November 10th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 10 (IANS) A senior police officer was battling for life here Wednesday after being shot and grievously injured overnight near his house, police said.Patna's Deputy Superintendent of Police ... Read more...

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Frenchman who asked Rachida Dati for ‘an inflation’ locked up for 2 days


October 30th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 30 (ANI): A 40-year-old Frenchman who sent a joke email to the former Justice Minister Rachida Dati, asking for 'an inflation', was locked up for two days and is facing ... Read more...

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Congress to strengthen base in Jammu and Kashmir


October 23rd, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 23 (IANS) The Congress has decided to "further strengthen" its base in all the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir, pradesh Congress committee president Saifuddin Soz said Saturday.Soz, ... Read more...

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Tiny tots able to understand irony, says study


September 15th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 15 (IANS) Tiny tots as young as four are able to understand and use irony, says a new study. "Previous studies concluded that irony wasn't understood before the age of ... Read more...

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Kids as young as 4 understand irony


September 15th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington Sep 15 (ANI): A new research has revealed that children as young as four are able to understand and use irony."Previous studies concluded that irony wasn't understood before the age ... Read more...

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Russian man jailed for assaulting fortune teller who predicted he would go to jail


August 9th, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- A Russian court has sentenced a man to more than two dozen years in prison for assaulting a Gypsy fortune teller who predicted that he would be jailed, ... Read more...

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Tiger Airways considering ‘vertical seating’


August 7th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug 7 (ANI): Tiger Airways based in Singapore has revealed that it is considering introducing 'vertical seating' like the one by Ryanair has proposed.Crawford Rix, who is the new managing director ... Read more...

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Leopard recovered from Gurgaon farmhouse


July 11th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 11 (IANS) A five-year-old female leopard was recovered from a country villa in the Aravali area of Gurgaon, a satellite town of the national capital, an official said Sunday. "The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Seven country villas sealed in Delhi


July 1st, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Wednesday sealed seven country villas in the capital for violating building norms. "The Nazafgarh Zone of MCD sealed the farmhouses (country villas) ... Read more...

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Eve teasing in Bangladesh causing many women to commit suicide


June 16th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 16 (ANI): Eve teasing in Bangladesh has taken such a heavy toll on the country's women that the education ministry there has voted to have an "Eve Teasing Protection Day".The ... Read more...

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Filmmaker Anandana Kapur tries ‘jugaad’ and succeeds


April 29th, 2010 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
By Arpana New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) What is 'jugaad'? As shown by young Delhi-based filmmaker Anandana Kapur in her documentary, it is a typical Indian euphemism for quick thinking and innovation and ... Read more...

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George Clooney’s Marriage Vow: Say No To Marriage


January 23rd, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) George Clooney has announced his marriage vows. It sounds like an euphemism really, for it constitutes one simple resolution: not to marry. It looks like he ... Read more...

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Would consider prostitution, say one-third of Hong Kong teens


August 30th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Aug 30 (DPA) One in three Hong Kong teenagers would consider selling sex for money as the trend of so-called "compensated dating" sweeps the city, a survey found Sunday. Of nearly ... Read more...

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Hong Kong teenagers sell sex to buy designer clothes: Survey


June 28th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, June 28 (DPA) An increasing number of Hong Kong teenagers are selling sex to earn money for designer clothes, in a trend called "compensated dating", a survey released Sunday indicated. One ... Read more...

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Girl performs oral sex on bus for money to buy designer bag


June 8th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jun 8 (ANI): A teenage girl, desperate for a designer handbag, has decided to earn money to purchase it by providing sex on a bus to anyone who is interested.In a ... Read more...

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Campaigning ends in Delhi Tuesday


May 5th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi is to address a rally here in a last minute effort to woo voters before campaigning for parliamentary elections in Delhi ... Read more...

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Rajbir Singh murder suspect in hospital


March 29th, 2008 - 5:46 pm ICT by admin
(Lead)Gurgaon, March 29 (IANS) Vijay Bhardwaj, who has admitted killing Delhi Police sharpshooter Rajbir Singh, was Saturday admitted to a hospital here after he complained of chest pain, the police said. "Bhardwaj ... Read more...

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Now, a dictionary that debunks the language of bureaucracy!


December 28th, 2007 - 2:17 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Ever thought what a politician really means when he or she says let me finish or the real issue is. Well, now you can decipher the actual meaning ... Read more...

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Here’s how the words ‘loo’, ‘flip-flop’ and ‘wazzock’ evolved


November 14th, 2007 - 2:31 am ICT by admin
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Now, a dictionary on ‘How Not To Say What You Mean’


November 14th, 2007 - 2:27 am ICT by admin
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