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‘Sangma not representative of tribals’


July 12th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 12 (IANS) A key tribal organisation Thursday slammed NDA presidential candidate P.A. Sangma for proclaiming himself a representative of the community and accused him of playing the ... Read more...

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German Supermarket scores with its nudist gimmick


June 18th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, June 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A German supermarket came up with the idea of offering free groceries to the first hundred naked shoppers. And the supermarket personnel couldn’t believe their eyes when ... Read more...

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Ghai celebrates Indian movie centenary with Cinema 100


June 1st, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Subhash Ghai Friday launched Cinema 100 and said it is an initiative to celebrate in his own way the centenary of Indian movies and not a ... Read more...

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Vulgarity in internet videos worries China


May 8th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 8 (IANS) Violence and pornography have become common in internet videos in China.Certain video-sharing web sites have used violence and pornography as a gimmick to promote their self-produced ... Read more...

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Anupam poses as blind man, says it’s a marketing gimmick


April 4th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Promoting a movie through the character one plays seems to be in vogue. After Vidya Balan was seen with a baby bump to promote ... Read more...

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Anupam poses as blind man, says it’s a marketing gimmick


April 4th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Promoting a movie through the character one plays seems to be in vogue. After Vidya Balan was seen with a baby bump to promote ... Read more...

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Trivedi’s rail fare hike rationale absurd: Trinamool MP


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) On the day when newly sworn-in Railway Minister Mukul Roy announced a roll back in the rail passenger fare hike in the Lok Sabha, Trinamool ... Read more...

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‘Hate Story’ was written with A-certificate in mind: Agnihotri


March 9th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) Director Vivek Agnihotri, who has been maintaining a low profile after the release of "Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal", is now ready with his next film ... Read more...

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My films create a show, not reality: ‘The Artist’ director (Interview)


February 23rd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) His black and white silent film "The Artist" has won three Golden Globes and seven Baftas (awards of the British Academy of Film and Television ... Read more...

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Sukhbir Badal demanded Rs.1 crore, says Punjab bureaucrat


January 17th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) A court here Monday admitted a plea of an Indian Administrative Service officer alleging that Punjab Deputy Chief Minister and ruling Shiromani Akali Dal president ... Read more...

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Dance with a purpose, join in the flash mob! (With Image)


December 29th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) If you're busy shopping at a packed marketplace and someone next to you breaks into a jig, don't fret, just join in! Chances are ... Read more...

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Activists slam device claiming to curb female foeticide


December 15th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Women rights activists and health experts Thursday slammed a device claiming to curb cases of female foeticide by recording sonography tests and monitoring doctors.'Silent Observer', ... Read more...

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Coke’s secret recipe shifted to a new abode


December 13th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For 125 years, Coca Cola has been successful in keeping its recipe for the brand coke as a secret. There have been many speculations about the ... Read more...

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Guaranteed a laugh, or money back!


December 12th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) Watch it. If you like it, you pay for it. If you don't, you get your money back! That's the offer made by an India-born doctor, ... Read more...

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Mayawati’s Uttar Pradesh division election gimmick: BJP


November 15th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday termed as an election gimmick Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's proposal to split the state in four.Talking to ... Read more...

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Congress slams Mayawati over Uttar Pradesh split


November 15th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 15 (IANS) The Congress party slammed Chief Minister Mayawati on her move to split Uttar Pradesh into four smaller units, but remained non-committal on the question of supporting ... Read more...

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Rihanna goes for natural look


November 12th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) Singer Rihanna has opted for a natural look for her latest album "Talk That Talk".The "We Found Love" singer is renowned for having crazy, ever-changing ... Read more...

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Movie buff Buddhadeb skips Kolkata film fest opening


November 11th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) He was the moving spirit behind the Kolkata Film Festival till last year. But now, shorn of power, Left leader former chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee ... Read more...

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I’m a real desi boy: Akshay Kumar (Interview)


November 9th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) He is a hardcore commercial actor and, as a producer too, he has produced potboilers, but Akshay Kumar says given a chance he would ... Read more...

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Riya Sen refuses to shoot item song


October 17th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Riya Sen played quite a spilsport on the sets of new director Ishraq Shah's "Ek Bura Aadmi" when she not only refused to shoot an item ... Read more...

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Congress slams Madhya Pradesh on falling sex ratio


October 6th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 5 (IANS) The women's cell of the Congress in Madhya Pradesh Wednesday criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party-led state government's campaign on the girl child, slamming Chief Minister ... Read more...

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‘The Help’ is on top of the US Box Office


September 6th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For the third straight weekend, “The Help” topped the US Box Office charts. The movie ended the weekend at the US cinemas grossing $19 million. Summer ... Read more...

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Image of Goa minister with Lord Ganesh irks BJP


August 31st, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 31 (IANS) The image of a Goa minister next to Lord Ganesh on plastic bags meant for festival goodies and other free stuff has irked the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Imran preparing to file PIL against drinking age rule


August 13th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) The grand success of "Delhi Belly" followed by the promotion of Yash Raj Films' "Mere Brother Ki Dulhan" hasn't deterred actor Imran Khan in his pursuit ... Read more...

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My name is being used for publicity: Anupam Kher


July 20th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Anupam Kher is amused at news reports that the makers of "Gandhi To Hitler" plan to sue him for breach of contract. The actor ... Read more...

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Mayawati attacks Rahul for not eating in Dalit’s home


July 8th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 8 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Friday trained her guns at Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi for allegedly refusing to have a meal in a Dalit's ... Read more...

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‘Delhi Belly’ item number situational, not promotional: Aamir (Interview)


June 30th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan, who is set to appear as an 'item boy' in the number "I hate you as I love you" in his production ... Read more...

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‘Delhi Belly’ adult tag Aamir’s publicity gimmick: Mahesh Bhatt


June 28th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan's repeated warning that his latest production "Delhi Belly" is not meant for children as it has abusive language is not a ... Read more...

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‘Housefull 2′ shoot kicks off with Akshay’s parachute stunt


June 8th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar is in action mode - on one hand, he is hosting "Khatron Ke Khiladi 4" while, on the other, he flagged ... Read more...

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Maharashtra bar owners demand rollback of drinking age hike


June 1st, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) The Maharashtra government must rollback its "ridiculous" decision to hike the minimum age for consuming liquor, various bar owners' associations demanded Wednesday."The liquor industry is already ... Read more...

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Hike in drinking age a gimmick, say Mumbai youngsters


June 1st, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Terming the Maharashtra government's decision to hike the minimum age for consuming liquor as "unnecessary", Mumbai youth Wednesday said the move was a gimmick on the ... Read more...

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New Human Blood concept perfume ‘might make you a prey to vampires’


April 22nd, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
New York, April 22 (ANI): A provocative fragrance line based on the four major human blood types- A, B, AB and O may soon have an ideal group of early adopters: vampires.Italian ... Read more...

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Get a group discount on surgery in a Chinese hospital


April 21st, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, April 21 (IANS) A hospital in China has begun offering a group discount on eye surgery, prompting a doctor at another hospital to term it a gimmick.Changzheng Hospital's eye ... Read more...

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Old-time extras back on screen with ‘Mutton song’


April 20th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) "Mutton song", an item number from upcoming film "Luv Ka The End", not only has the lead actor grooving to it, but the choreographer has also ... Read more...

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Chris Brown hits back at claims he leaked nude photo to gain publicity


March 20th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 20 (ANI): Chris Brown has denied claims that he leaked a nude photo to gain publicity ahead of his new album release.The pop star insisted he was disappointed the private ... Read more...

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