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Laptops: Window to the world in rural schools (With images)


September 6th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Khairat (Maharashtra), Sep 6 (IANS) For Walter Bender, co-founder of the One Laptop Per Child initiative, watching 20 children display great familiarity and skills with their XO laptops at a ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Kissing scenes scare Tena Desae


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Model-turned-actress Tena Desae, who did an intimate scene in British comedy-drama "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", says such scenes are scary for her.But she is ... Read more...

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Imran Khan was the first choice for ‘Cocktail’


July 6th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) Director Homi Adajania says Imran Khan was his first choice for romantic comedy "Cocktail", which has Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and model Diana Penty."Saif ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Ravens can recall faces, sounds years later


April 20th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, April 20 (IANS) Just as we remember faces and voices of several individuals, certain birds too can recall faces and sounds after a number of years, says a study. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

We’ll race Karthikeyan entire season: HRT


February 17th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India's Narain Karthikeyan was handed a permanent driver's slot with the HRT Formula One team on the strength of his showing in the Indian Grand ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Series against India will be highly competitive: Warner


December 13th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Australian opener David Warner, who made his maiden Test century and was named man-of-the-match against New Zealand in the second cricket Test at Hobart ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Why does return journey seem ending quickly?


September 1st, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Ever thought why at times the back journey from any place seems shorter than previously felt, despite both the distances being same?A research has shown it ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Corporation Bank to soon operate in Africa


May 19th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 19 (IANS) The Mangalore-based Corporation Bank will soon be setting foot on African shores in its bid to expand its operations globally, a top bank official said Thursday.Addressing ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

L-lysine alongside normal medication may benefit schizophrenia patients


April 18th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 18 (ANI): A study has shown that patients with schizophrenia who received L-lysine alongside their normal medication found some reduction in the severity of their symptoms.Schizophrenia is a serious mental ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How male monkeys spot a fertile female by reading her face


April 6th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Males monkeys who spend good amount of time getting to know females tend to pick up sexual signals better than less attentive counterparts, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Amitabh not attending World Cup final (Movie Snippets)


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he has no plans of witnessing the cricket World Cup final at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium April 2."Many media asking ... Read more...

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Sex-starved female guards at Rikers Island get promiscuous with inmates


March 21st, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 21 (ANI): A former guard at Rikers Island, US, has said that the female officers at the prison are so sex-starved that they get promiscuous with the prisoners.Yolanda Dickinson, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

GIC Re covered for Japan risks: Chairman


March 15th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 15 (IANS) Indian national reinsurer General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC Re) Tuesday said it is awaiting data from business associates to estimate its risk exposure in Japan ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Two held for murder of Rebecca John’s mother (Lead)


March 12th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Two men have been arrested for the murder of 79-year-old Anna Mammen, mother of prominent city lawyer Rebecca John, police said Saturday. One of the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

We are not taking Netherlands lightly: Gibson


February 26th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) West Indies coach Ottis Gibson Saturday refused to term their Monday's World Cup opponents, the Netherlands, as minnows and said they have already proved a point after ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

We have to play good cricket against India: Wright


February 15th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 15 (IANS) John Wright's return as a coach, this time of his home country New Zealand, was perhaps a logical move after the team came apart at the seams under ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Australian PM denied chance to address New Zealand parliament


February 15th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 15 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been denied an invitation to address New Zealand's parliament during a formal sitting, as such a move would force the house to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bellamy Brothers Might Sue Britney Spears


January 15th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Britney Spears' latest single "Hold It Against Me" which has gone to top the music charts in both the U.S and Australia, is making the pop ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Celebrate India-South Africa friendship, Bollywood style: Priyanka


January 6th, 2011 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra is kicked about performing with Shah Rukh Khan and Shahid Kapoor in Durban for celebrating the 150th year of India-South ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Tyson wants Haye to win the ‘Battle of Britain’ against Harrison


November 12th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12(ANI): American boxing legend Mike Tyson has backed WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye to retain his crown in Sunday's 'Battle of Britain' against 2000 Sydney Olympics gold medallist Audley ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Hathaway was ‘mortified’ baring all in front of Jake Gyllenhaal


November 9th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Anne Hathaway has said that stripping down in front of her former on-screen flame Jake Gyllenhaal in their latest flick 'Love & Other Drugs' was 'mortifying' despite ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Twitter helped to free me from Taliban captors: Released Japanese journalist


September 8th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Sept.8 (ANI): Japanese journalist Kosuke Tsuneoka has said that if there was anything that saved him from being killed by his Taliban captors, it was his familiarity with the social ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Imtiaz Ali Plays ‘Godfather’ To Raj Singh Chaudhary In Antardwand


August 10th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 10, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): If you feel that Raj Singh Chaudhary fits the role of the abducted groom to the T in Sushil Rajpal's Antardwand, the credit must go ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Vettel believes he has the edge at German Grand Prix


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Twenty-three-year-old Sebastian Vettel believes his familiarity with the Hockenheim track gives him the edge at the German Grand Prix this weekend.Vettel trails World Championship leader Lewis Hamilton by ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Bharti Kher’s sculpture gets under a million pounds at Sotheby’s


June 29th, 2010 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) A life-sized elephant in a crouched position by UK-born Indian sculptor Bharti Kher fetched over £900,000 at an auction by Sotheby's in London Monday evening. "The Skin Speaks ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Soul mates can actually smell each other’s emotions


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 2 (ANI): Couples who are close can actually detect each other's feelings of fear, happiness and sexual arousal, claims a study."Familiarity with a partner enhances detection of emotional cues ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Terror attacks against U.S. at all-time high: DHS report


May 27th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): An internal report issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says that the number of attempted terror attacks against the U.S. over the past nine months ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New Zealand wary of Twenty20 opponents Zimbabwe


May 4th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, May 4 (ANI): New Zealand is worried about their opponents Zimbabwe, who won against Australia and Pakistan in their own warm-up matches before a loss to Sri Lanka due to the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Twitter may transmit misinformation about antibiotics


March 31st, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (IANS) Social networking sites like Twitter can spread misunderstandings about proper use of antibiotics, a new study says. Columbia University and MixedInk (New York) researchers studied the content of Twitter ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bresnan can fill in Andrew Flintoff’s boots


March 26th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): England coach Andy Flower has heaped praise on Tim Bresnan for his starring role in the one-day and Test series wins over Bangladesh, and said the Yorkshire all-rounder ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Reading to kids crucial in developing familiarity with English


February 17th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 17 (IANS) Poring over the adventures of the Bernstain Bears or exploring the worlds of Hans Christian Andersen with a child has always been a great parent-child bonding exercise. But, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Abu Jindal could be suspected Indian handler of 26/11 attack, says Chidambaram


February 4th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 4(ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday said that Abu Jindal could be the suspected Indian handler of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.Claiming that there could have been an ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Mumbai attackers’ handler may be an Indian: Chidambaram


February 4th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) The government Thursday admitted that at least one of the 26/11 terror handlers could be an Indian but the true identity of the person was yet ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Chhattisgarh to give free houses to killed cops’ kin


January 5th, 2010 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 5 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government announced Tuesday that it would provide houses free of cost to dependents of special police officers (SPOs) martyred in Maoist violence. "The state government ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Portman felt real brotherly bond with Maguire, Gyllenhaal while filming ‘Brothers’


December 7th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Actress Natalie Portman has revealed that she felt a real brotherly bond with actors Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal while shooting for new film 'Brothers', as they had ... Read more...

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