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Nehru Boat Race to herald Kerala’s new tourist season

August 4th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala) Aug 4 (IANS) They're 120 to 140 feet long, are manned by 120 oarsmen and have attracted global attention. When they race furiously through the backwaters ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Global scientists descend on Mysore for space summit

July 14th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore (Karnataka), July 14 (IANS) Over 2,500 scientists from 75 countries descended on this city of palaces, for a week-long international space summit, being held in India for the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

World’s oceans need greater protection: UN chief

May 23rd, 2012 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 23 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sought global attention to the fragile state of the world's oceans and the importance of marine diversity for global survival.He ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘This World Health Day, focus on ageing and health’

April 2nd, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) With nearly eight percent of southeast Asia's population above the age of 60 years, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday said it will draw global ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Gary Ackerman, friend of India, calls it quits

March 16th, 2012 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Gary Ackerman, a longtime Democratic congressman considered a great friend of India, has announced he would not seek re-election, bringing to an end a colourful political ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India to scale up ties with democratic Myanmar

January 18th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Amid the democratic transition in Myanmar, Foreign Minister U. Wunna Maung Lwin comes to India next week, a visit expected to boost economic and ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India gears up to host BRICS summit in March

December 23rd, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) India has kicked off preparations to host leaders of the five-nation BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) grouping in March with a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India to boost democratic practices in Myanmar

December 12th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A parliamentary delegation from Myanmar Monday called on Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, who assured the Southeast Asian country of India's support in ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Global attention, not business in focus at IRFW (Review)

December 11th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bambolim (Goa), Dec 11 (IANS) The inaugural edition of India Resort Fashion Week (IRFW) has concluded and the participating designers say the focus was more on brand building and introducing ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Antibiotic shows promise in silencing resistant bugs

October 30th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) Antibiotics are still the primary mode of overcoming infections but they are becoming less and less effective against bugs causing them, new research says.A University of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Kudankulam nuclear protest called off — for now

October 16th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) The dragging protest against the Kundankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu was temporarily called off Sunday evening, and officials made hurried preparations to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Eye problem cases have increased, say doctors

October 12th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) There has been an increase in eye problems, especially among those aged over 50 and the diabetic, health experts have noted ahead of World Sight ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Lesser-known Annas also fast across the country

August 25th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Away from media glare, many people across India have been fasting in solidarity with social activist Anna Hazare, whose 10-day-old fast against corruption has caught ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Manas sanctuary no longer a world heritage site ‘in danger’

June 22nd, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Unesco Tuesday removed the "in danger" tag from Assam's famed Manas National Park, a World Heritage site, reflecting the revival of the formerly beleaguered ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Any which way, Bengal braces for historic verdict

May 12th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) Journalists of top publications from around the globe have descended here to record every detail of what is being dubbed a historic exercise. For, Friday's ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Himachal’s abandoned Hul mines get global attention

May 1st, 2011 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Chamba (Himachal Pradesh), May 1 (IANS) Copper mines lying abandoned for over 200 years near this historical Himachal Pradesh town are finally getting its historical due with help to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Blame game erupts between PML-N, PML-Q over Raymond Davis’ acquittal

March 17th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 17(ANI): The acquittal of double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis under the 'diyat' law has triggered a blame game between the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

South Asia’s largest aero show takes off Wednesday

February 8th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 8 (IANS) As India's aerospace hub, Bangalore is abuzz with hectic activity for the south Asia's largest air show, AeroIndia 2011, from Wednesday at the Yelahanka air base on ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Land acquisition: Mamata gets dose of her own medicine

January 23rd, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Anurag Dey Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Only a few years ago Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee had used her intense protests against forcible land acquisition to revive her electoral fortunes in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Student Protestors Attack Prince Charles & Camilla’s Car in London

December 10th, 2010 - 3:06 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Dec 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Angry students and citizens at a huge tuition fee protest in London have attacked the car of Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, according to a breaking story ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nitish Kumar shows development matters in Bihar too

November 24th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The thumping electoral victory for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar suggests development matters to voters, who seem to have valued the state's blistering economic growth ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Deloitte to invest $100 mn in Indian market

November 15th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi Nov 15 (IANS) Global consulting firm Deloitte Monday said it would invest $100 million in the Indian market to expand its services in the country. The firm also plans ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kashmir wary of Chittisinghpora repeat during Obama visit

October 26th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir has asked security agencies to watch out against a Chittisinghpora type massacre during US President Barack Obama's visit next month, worried that terrorists may ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Chile may turn collapsed San Jose mine, Camp Hope into museum to boost tourism

October 15th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 15(ANI): Chile is keen to capitalize on the new-found global attention on the country following the dramatic rescue of the 33 men from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Arjun Rampal To Share Stage With Scarlett Johansson

September 12th, 2010 - 12:51 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 11, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bollywood hunk Arjun Rampal is going to share the stage with Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson. Both the actors will be on the same stage at the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Mazhar’s roots are in Faisalabad

August 31st, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) The sleepy moonshi mohallah of Faisalabad suddenly gained global attention as alleged British match-fixer Mazhar Majeed's roots are in this textile city.Mazhar was arrested by ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

George Clooney conferred humanitarian award at Emmy

August 30th, 2010 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 30 (IANS) Hollywood superstar George Clooney has been conferred with the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award in recognition of his exceptional efforts to mobilise the entertainment industry in service ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Mobile phones set to become portable teachers

August 2nd, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, August 2 (ANI): A pilot study at Howick College is examining the result of using mobile phones as a teaching aid.The "mLearning" pilot at Howick College, which sees students use free ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Malaysia gets its first Imam via ‘X-Factor’ inspired reality show

July 31st, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 31 (ANI): Muhammad Asyraf Mohd Ridzuan, 26, an imam from Penang has won Imam Muda- a new reality show, on the lines of 'X Factor', which has gained ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

How Kim Kardashian used her ‘assets’ to build $5.45 million a year brand

July 19th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 19 (ANI): Socialite Kim Kardashian, who is recognized more for her physical assets than anything else, has been revealed to earn an amazing 5.45 million dollars a year.Kardashian, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Iranian Filmmaker Released From Jail In Iran

May 26th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 26, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Prominent filmmaker of Iran, Jafar Panahi, who has acquired awards for his excellent works in the past, has been released from prison in Iran. ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Rockland County, NY reminds residents of World No Tobacco Day on May 31

May 25th, 2010 - 6:38 am ICT by BNO News
POMONA, NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) – The Rockland County Department of Health in New York on Monday reminded residents that Monday, May 31 is World No Tobacco Day.Since 1987, the last day ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Preity Zinta to spread AIDS awareness via IPL (Lead)

March 11th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, who was Thursday appointed as the goodwill ambassador for UNAIDS in India, will create awareness against AIDS along with the members of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

United colours of India unfurl again this R-Day (Roundup)

January 26th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) From Jammu and Kashmir to Kerala, from Gujarat to Assam, Indians celebrated a peaceful 61st Republic Day Tuesday, undaunted by terror threats, Maoist shutdowns, separatist boycotts ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

5 top Al Qaeda members killed in Yemeni airstrike

January 16th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Sana'a (Yemen), Jan. 16 (ANI): At least five senior member of Al Qaeda's Arabian branch were killed in a Yemeni missile strike on Friday, officials have claimed.The missile strike, which also killed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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