four decades

Build one lakh houses for poor: Kamal Nath


August 31st, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath Friday said the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) should construct at least 100,000 Economically Weaker Section (EWS) houses every year."Houses for ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

I don’t believe in showstoppers: Pallavi Jaikishan


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) Veteran designer Pallavi Jaikishan says she has never believed in the concept of inviting Bollywood celebrities as showstoppers, and she will continue to maintain her mantra ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Britons hate being called pensioners, elderly


July 30th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Britons in advanced age groups resent being called "pensioners" or "elderly", a new survey shows.According to the survey by retirement income specialists MGM Advantage, such people ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Former BCCI chief PM. Rungta passes away (Lead)


July 12th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) Purshottam Rungta, former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), died here Thursday after prolonged illness. He was 84.Rungta was the BCCI ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Rajesh Khanna gets discharged


July 8th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Yesteryears' superstar Rajesh Khanna who was admitted to a hospital here two weeks ago has been discharged, his wife Dimple Kapadia informed."Khanna is back home. He ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Militants shoot down helicopter in Libya


July 7th, 2012 - 5:19 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, July 7 (IANS) Unidentified militants in Libya's largest city of Benghazi shot down a police helicopter Friday, killing one person in the incident, Xinhua reported early Saturday.The police ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Amitabh’s Twitter family crosses 3 mn


July 6th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's extended family on micro-blogging site Twitter is expanding rapidly and has reached another milestone - it crossed the three million mark Friday."3 ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Rajesh Khanna likely to be discharged at weekend


July 6th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) Yesteryears' superstar Rajesh Khanna, who is being treated at Lilawati Hospital for almost two weeks, might be discharged over the weekend, according to a source close ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Queen’s cruise liner to stay in Dubai as floating hotel


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 2 (IANS/WAM) After four decades of cruising around the planet, the iconic QE2 -- named after Queen Elizabeth II -- will retire as a liner and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Neeraj Kumar named new Delhi Police chief


June 28th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Neeraj Kumar, a senior Delhi Police officer, was Thursday named the next chief of the national capital's police force. The 1976 batch Indian Police Service ... Read more...

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Mukherjee steps down as finance minister (Lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday resigned as the finance minister to contest the July 19 presidential election as the candidate of the ruling United Progressive Alliance."Today, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mukherjee resigns from cabinet


June 26th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday resigned as the finance minister to contest the July 19 presidential election as the candidate of the ruling United Progressive Alliance."I ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Smoking fathers pass on damaged genes to kids


June 25th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) British researchers have found the men quite fond of smoking actually go on to pass damaged DNA to their children as fathers while raising risk of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Centre to ensure Punjab, Haryana quota in Chandigarh posts


June 11th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 11 (IANS) The central government has assured Punjab that the 60:40 quota for filling posts in the Chandigarh administration from Punjab and Haryana would be adhered to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Himachal average temperature rises by over 5 degrees


June 5th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 5 (IANS) The average maximum temperature in Himachal Pradesh has increased by 5.2 degrees Celsius during the past four decades, while average rainfall has remained unchanged, Chief Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Big B’s commitment bowls over Gulshan Grover


May 3rd, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Gulshan Grover is quite impressed with Amitabh Bachchan's commitment and praises him for shooting for his make-up man Deepak Sawant's Bhojpuri film "Gangadevi" despite his ... Read more...

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Julio Iglesias kicks off concert tour in Chile


April 8th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, April 8 (IANS/EFE) Spanish singer Julio Iglesias will give four concerts in Chile to promote his latest album "1", part of a tour that will take him later this ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Fame isn’t perpetual: Big B


March 29th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Even at 69, megastar Amitabh Bachchan remains one of the most sought after actors in Bollywood, but he feels fame is not perpetual and will ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Day after win, Badals pray at Golden Temple


March 7th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, March 7 (IANS) A day after creating history in Punjab by winning a second consecutive term in the assembly elections, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his family ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Akali Dal-BJP create history in Punjab, surprise Congress (Roundup)


March 6th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance created history in the state's politics as it stunned the Congress Tuesday to retain power ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Akali Dal-BJP create history in Punjab (Evening Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance created history in the state's politics as it stunned the Congress Tuesday to retain power ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Release my 80-year-old father, Pakistani to India


February 23rd, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) An 80-year-old man who is languishing in an Indian prison since 1971 should be released, pleaded the prisoner's son in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.Gul Rehman of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Freezing cold sweeps Georgia


February 12th, 2012 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Tbilisi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Georgian capital Saturday experienced its coldest day in almost four decades at minus nine degrees Celsius, the meteorological agency said.Temperatures in some parts of the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Its the 39th anniversary of the ‘Roe v Wade’ Supreme Court decision


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Jan 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sunday, the 22nd of January 2012 marked the 39th anniversary of the famous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling. The decision by the highest court in the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Ramesh Sippy new NFDC chairperson


January 17th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Well-known filmmaker Ramesh Sippy has been appointed the new chairperson of the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC)."Yes, Mr. Sippy has been appointed the new chairperson ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Amitabh to inaugurate school for special children


January 10th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will soon inaugurate a school for special children in Nasik."Another trip is towards Nasik to inaugurate a school for 'special' children, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Hazare to watch first film in 41 years?


December 18th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 18 (IANS) Anna Hazare, who is visiting Chennai Sunday, is likely to watch Tamil film "Mudhalvar Mahatma" -- which will be his first film in over four ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

200 Chinese infected with hepatitis


December 4th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 4 (IANS) Over 200 people in China, including many children, have been infected with the hepatitis C virus after reusing needles at a rural clinic.Till Dec 1, 105 ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India wins election to UN panel on racial discrimination


December 1st, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 1 (IANS) India's nominee Dilip Lahiri has been re-elected to serve on the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) for a three year term, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

No police deaths in Jamaica in 2011


November 9th, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Nov 9 (IANS/CMC) The minister for national security of Jamaica has described the year 2011 as the "safest year" for the police in the small Caribbean nation as there ... Read more...

Posted in World |

No slowing down for Big B


November 5th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) At 69, Amitabh Bachchan is having one of the best phases of his life -- be it the big screen, TV or advertising space. ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Lost a close friend in Jacob: Maharashtra governor


October 31st, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) Expressing a deep sense of shock and bereavement over the demise of Kerala's Food and Civil Supplies Minister T.M. Jacob, Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Monday said ... Read more...

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Lionel Richie to perform at CMA Awards


October 27th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) American singer Lionel Richie will be performing at the Country Music Association Awards next month. The awards which are used to honor country music singers and ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

UN chief pays tribute to Jobs


October 7th, 2011 - 6:44 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 7 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Thursday paid tribute to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs who died from pancreatic cancer, saying he was a "truly global force".In ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Asians, Hispanics drive joint family surge in US


August 31st, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Driven by economic imperatives, the United States is experiencing a surge in multigenerational joint families, with Hispanics and Asians driving the trend.The number of such households, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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