friends and neighbours

US to unlock unspent infrastructure funds


August 18th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) The Obama administration moved Friday to boost construction jobs by making more than $470 million in unspent infrastructure funds available to state governments.The move to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Can’t ignore kin’s evidence in matrimonial dispute: SC


July 5th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said that evidence tendered by the kin of those involved in a matrimonial dispute could not be disregarded merely because they ... Read more...

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Prankster paints himself with missile colour


May 30th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, May 30 (IANS) A prankster in Brazil landed himself in deep trouble after the colour he painted his body with failed to come off -- he realised then that ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

For Kashmiri Hindus and Muslims, Shivratri bridges a gap


February 20th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 20 (IANS) As bells tolled in the temples of Lord Shiva Monday, what emerged was a heartening story of healing wounds between Hindus and Muslims - wounds inflicted ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

India celebrates Diwali with prayers, lights, crackers (Roundup)


October 26th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Millions of Indians celebrated Diwali, the colourful festival of lights, with joy all over the country despite rising prices of sweets, dry fruits and ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

She underwent breast cancer surgery at 99!


August 31st, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS) A great-great-grandmother in Britain is today the oldest person in the country to have undergone surgery for breast cancer, just ahead of celebrating her 100th birthday.Dorothy ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ganesha, Hanuman on an island - only in Facebook’s Karma Kingdom


August 3rd, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Lord Ganesha directs you to Lord Hanuman who tells you about the need to have good relationships with friends and neighbours. No, this is ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

China’s achievement an inspiration for Pakistan: Zardari


July 2nd, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 2 (IANS) China's achievements are "a source of pride and inspiration for Pakistan", President Asif Ali Zardari has said in a message to mark the 90th anniversary of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

A father’s last effort to save son - and a crash that killed 10


May 26th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bettiah (Bihar), May 26 (IANS) A dream has died, leaving a trail of shattered hopes and a stunned family trying to come to terms with the death of their ailing ... Read more...

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Berlusconi denies deaths of Gaddafi’s son, grandchildren


May 26th, 2011 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has denied reports that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son and three grandchildren were killed in a NATO air strike earlier ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Gaddafi’s wife and daughter flee to Tunisia: Al Jazeera


May 18th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's wife Safiya and his daughter Aisha have fled to Tunisia, Al-Jazeera reported Wednesday, citing a source in Tunisia's defence ministry.According to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

International prosecutor to seek warrant for Gaddafi


May 14th, 2011 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 14 (IANS) The International Criminal Court (ICC) would seek warrants for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his son Monday, an ICC prosecutor told Spain's Cadena Ser radio, RIA ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gaddafi’s son, three grandchildren killed in NATO air strike (Second Lead)


May 1st, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, May 1 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his wife survived a NATO air strike at their residence in Tripoli, but his youngest son Saif al-Arab Gaddafi as well ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Gaddafi’s son, three grandchildren killed in NATO air strike (Lead)


May 1st, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Cairo/Tripoli, May 1 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his wife survived a NATO air strike at their residence in Tripoli, but the embattled leader's youngest son Saif al-Arab Gaddafi, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Ugadi celebrated in Tamil Nadu


April 4th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 4 (IANS) Andhraites and Kannadigas in Tamil Nadu Monday celebrated the Telugu and Kannada New Year Ugadi with traditional fervour.People went to temples to perform special poojas for ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India, Indonesia to sign extradition treaty, other agreements


January 21st, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.21 (ANI): India and Indonesia are likely to sign an extradition treaty along with other memoranda of understanding and business deals in infrastructure, resources, manufacturing and services sector during ... Read more...

Posted in National |

World surfing champion Gilmore attacked outside her NSW apartment


December 28th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 28(ANI): Four-time world surfing champion Stephanie Gilmore has been bashed by a man wielding a metal pole in an attack outside her New South Wales (NSW) apartment.Gilmore was taken to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Barbara Cartland’s guide on to the perfect New Year’s Eve bash


December 27th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 27 (ANI): New Year's Eve is the perfect time to throw a party -everyone is in a festive mood, looking to mark the end of the year and to kick-off ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Nagging partners ‘can give you heartache’


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Nagging from a partner significantly increases the risk of suffering angina, the precursor to coronary artery disease, according to a new study.Dealing with worries from children and other ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UAE charity gives out sacrificial meat in 42 countries


November 20th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Nov 20 (IANS/WAM) A charity in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) gave out Eid-ul-Azha sacrificial meat to 48,000 underprivileged families in 42 countries, an official said.The Sharjah Charity Association (SCA) distributed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Karzai wants Pak, US “to do more” on insurgent sanctuaries


November 15th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15(ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has said that he wants the Pakistan government and the United States "to do more" on the insurgent sanctuaries in Pakistan.When asked what should be ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Dikshit, Delhi Police call for safe, pollution-free Diwali


November 5th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Delhi Police Friday appealed Delhiites to celebrate a clean and pollution-free Diwali.In a message published in leading newspapers, Dikshit said: "Let the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Delhi to monitor pollution levels on Diwali


November 3rd, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Strict monitoring of noise and air pollution will be done this Diwali, with the Delhi government putting up six air monitoring systems in the capital.The systems ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

(Release at 8.30 p.m.) - Diwali family time for TV actors


November 1st, 2010 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) They leave the comfort of their homes to pursue their dreams in showbiz in the entertainment capital. But most television actors prefer celebrating Diwali, the festival of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Say no to crackers this Diwali, Dikshit tells kids


October 31st, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Sunday appealed to children not to use firecrackers this Diwali and instead make it bright and colourful with diyas and rangoli ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Venu Nagavally, Kerala’s eternal Devdas, sleeps (Obituary)


September 10th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Harish C. Menon In a way, Venu Nagavally, the veteran Malayalam movie-maker who passed away Thursday, is happy now. He has finally met the object of his affection -- death -- one ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

More rain threatens China’s mudslide-hit region


August 12th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 12 (IANS) Rescuers Thursday scrambled to look for survivors in China's Zhouqu county, where mudslides triggered by torrential downpour killed 1,117 people, as more heavy rains are expected to lash ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China to resettle 45,000 mudslide-affected people


August 11th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) The Chinese government has chalked out a three-stage resettlement programme for the thousands of people affected in rain-triggered mudslides in Gansu province that left at least 702 dead ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Informal childcare cuts baby’s chances of being breastfed


June 24th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Babies who are looked after by relatives, friends, and neighbours while their mothers are at work, are less likely to be breastfed, reveals a new study.The study, which ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Virus infection can incite odd immune cells to attack nerves in multiple sclerosis


June 12th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 12 (ANI): In young adults afflicted with multiple sclerosis (MS), a virus infection can incite the body to attack its own nerve tissue by activating unusual, disease-fighting cells with receptors ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

South African artist’s customised WC hat has become a craze


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 2 (ANI): Alfred Baloyi has created the Makarapa, a customised hard hat, which is famous on the football stands in South Africa and giving the official World Cup merchandisers a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Lost pet travels 15 miles across moorland and motorway to reach home!


June 1st, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1 (ANI):It was nothing short of a miracle when a lost dog was reunited with its owners after a marathon 31-hour trek across four major A roads and miles of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Family, neighbours express shock over `honour killing’of Brit Pak family


May 22nd, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad/London, May 22 (ANI): The reported "honour" killing of British Muslim family in Jaurah in Pakistan's Gujrat District has left family, friends and neighbours in the Nelson area of Lancashire completely devastated ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Having strong ties with friends and family helps people live longer


May 15th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0London, May 15 (ANI): Having a close-knit group of family and friends has more bearing on a person's lifespan than genetics, a study has revealed.The study involved the participation ... Read more...

Posted in World |

South African footballer recalls tale of surviving 1992 Boipatong massacre


May 1st, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, May 1(ANI): South African defender Aaron Mokoena, who will lead his country in the opening game of the World Cup, has revealed that he is a survivor of one of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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