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Nivedita Bhasin becomes first woman B-787 Dreamliner pilot


September 20th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Senior Air India pilot Capt Nivedita Bhasin has become the first woman to command the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner which landed in New Delhi Wednesday, an ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Jamaican sprinter appeals for help for junior athletes


September 10th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Sep 10 (IANS/CMC) Two-time Olympic 100 metre champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has called on the Jamaican government to provide more support, especially for the country's junior athletes.Fraser-Pryce, also Olympic 200 ... Read more...

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Delhi gets first woman e-rickshaw driver (With Image)


September 6th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) A single mother of two Thursday become the national capital's first woman electric rickshaw driver."I couldn't have been happier," 33-year-old Kohinoor said after receiving the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Indian-Americans get key spots at Democratic meet


September 6th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) California's Indian-American attorney general Kamla Harris drew from her own experience to describe the November presidential election as a choice between an America with opportunity ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘India focus for allergy research’


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) India will be under more focus for treatment and research on allergic disorders over the next two years, president of World Allergy Organisation (WAO) Ruby ... Read more...

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Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at 95 years


August 21st, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Aug 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The famous comedian Phyllis has died at the age of 95 years. The world is now moaning the loss of such a great comedian who made ... Read more...

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Kenya’s runner Jelimo blames tactics for poor show in London


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) Kenya's Pamela Jelimo has blamed poor tactics for her failure to retain her Olympic title. Russian Mariya Saminova ended her reign as the women's 800 metres ... Read more...

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Rs.40 lakh reward for Mary Kom


August 14th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 14 (IANS) The North Eastern Council (NEC) Tuesday announced a cash reward of Rs.40 lakh for Olympic bronze medal winner M.C. Mary Kom.NEC director Sherry Lalthangzo said: "As ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Olympic boxing: Ireland’s Taylor beats Russia’s Ochigava to gold


August 10th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Irish boxer Katie Taylor won Olympic gold Thursday, beating Russia's Sofia Ochigava 10-8 in a close final in the women's lightweight category here.For Taylor, it ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Britain’s Adams wins first women’s gold


August 10th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Nicola Adams became the first woman to win gold in Olympic boxing here Thursday, pummelling China's Ren Cancan in the final of the 51kg ... Read more...

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President congratulates Mary Kom


August 10th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday congratulated Mary Kom on winning the bronze medal in women's boxing at 2012 London Olympics. "I am extremely delighted to ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Deserved triumph for Merritt on good night for US (Roundup)


August 9th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Aries Merritt ran a personal best of 12.92 to win the 110 metres hurdles gold at the Olympic Games athletics competition here Wednesday night. It is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Olympic athletics: Felix finally takes 200 metres gold


August 9th, 2012 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Having faced disappointment of not being able to win a gold medal on two previous occasions, Allyson Felix made sure this time it should be different ... Read more...

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Olympic bronze not the end of my road: Mary Kom (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Indian boxer M.C. Mary Kom said Wednesday that the Olympic bronze medal won't be the end of road for her and she would continue with her ... Read more...

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PM congratulates Olympic medallist Mary Kom


August 8th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday congratulated M.C. Mary Kom on winning the bronze medal in women's boxing at 2012 London Olympics."I join the nation ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Tajikistan and Brazil women bag bronze


August 8th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Boxer Mavzuna Chorieva became the first woman from Tajikistan to win an Olympic medal after she and Brazil's Adriana Araujo settled for the bronze in ... Read more...

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Olympic pole vault: America’s Jenn Suhr wins gold


August 7th, 2012 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/ RIA Novosti) Jenn Suhr of the US claimed Olympic gold Monday in a subdued pole vault final where defending champion Yelena Isinbaeva had to settle for ... Read more...

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Olympics: Russian pole vault queen gets bronze


August 7th, 2012 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian pole vault queen Yelena Isinbaeva took the bronze at the Olympic pole vault final Monday.Isinbaeva was looking to become the first woman to win ... Read more...

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Olympics: Francis tips Fraser-Pryce for sprint double


August 6th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/CMC) Stephen Francis, coach of the women's Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, says Saturday's triumph has given her momentum and he has now tipped the Jamaican to ... Read more...

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Olympics: Pryce retains 100m crown to make history (Lead)


August 5th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce handed the Caribbean its first success of the London Games and became the first woman in 16 years to defend an Olympics 100 metres ... Read more...

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Olympics: Saudi Arabia girl attracts attention in judo


August 4th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Wojdan Shaherkani became the centre of attention at the judo arena as the first woman to represent Saudi Arabia at the Olympic Games.Shaherkani's Olympic journey lasted ... Read more...

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15-years-old swimmer wins gold at the London Olympics


July 31st, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The long awaited Olympic Games have come into dawn with a lot of surprises that have uplifted the participants and the countries at large. Among the games ... Read more...

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Indian starlet Sherlyn Chopra to pose for Playboy


July 30th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Famous Bollywood starlet Sherlyn Chopra is set to make history by becoming the first woman from India to pose nude for Playboy. The actress who is ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

First lady media advisor appointed for J&K;


July 25th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 25 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government will now have its first woman media advisor, an official statement said Wednesday.Bharti Vaid, 52, who is currently the Additional Director ... Read more...

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Scotsman has directly descended from African Eve


July 1st, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Retired lecturer Ian Kinnaird who took a DNA test about his ancestry found he has directly descended from the earth's very first woman, who lived 190,000 ... Read more...

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Briton’s DNA links him to world’s first woman (Lead, correcting para two)


June 30th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) A British pensioner got the mother of all shocks when he discovered he was directly related to Eve, the world's first woman who lived 190,000 years ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Briton’s DNA links him to world’s first woman


June 30th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) A British pensioner got the mother of all shocks when he discovered he was directly related to Eve, the world's first woman who lived 190,000 years ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Iraq war was biggest mistake of US: Albright


June 26th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright Tuesday said that the war on Iraq was the US's "biggest mistake"."America attacked Afghanistan as a direct ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US has no answer to Iran issue: Historian Allan Lichtman


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Observing that America cannot afford a war against Iran, American historian and author Allan J. Lichtman said the US had no answer to the oil ... Read more...

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British woman becomes first warship commander


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) A 40-year-old woman officer of the Royal Navy broke 500 years of tradition Tuesday by becoming the first woman commander of a warship.Commander Sarah West took ... Read more...

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Mamata government’s ad blitz on anniversary


May 20th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government marked its one year in office Sunday with an advertisement blitzkrieg in local and national dailies.Virtually emulating Tamil nadu Chief ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

First Bangladeshi woman to climb Everest


May 19th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 19 (IANS) A 31-year-old Bangladeshi accountant Saturday became the first woman from her country to climb Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain.Nishat Majumder, who began her adventure ... Read more...

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Women achievers spotlight Haryana’s irony (Haryana Newsletter)


May 11th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) When Shena Aggarwal from the small town of Yamunanagar in Haryana topped the most sought after all-India civil services examination last week, her feat put women ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Want to know Mamata’s vision of future: Hillary


May 7th, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday said she wanted to know West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's "vision of the future"."I want to know ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Race to Raisina Hill: Pranab has his nose ahead (Comment)


May 5th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
For once, the Congress seems to have been able to get its act together on the presidential poll with its two possible candidates, Hamid Ansari and Pranab Mukherjee, running ahead ... Read more...

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