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Smart grids and meters can prevent blackouts, says expert


August 30th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 30 (IANS) India needs smart grids that can prevent recurrences like the worst power blackout last month, a senior power expert said Thursday."We need efficient command and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Promote tolerance, repulse extremism: Zardari


August 20th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf have called on the people to reject "extremist trends" and "negative propaganda of misguided elements" ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Himachal raises objections to Renuka dam project


June 16th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 16 (IANS) A proposed hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district which also aims to provide drinking water to Delhi received a setback Saturday, with the hill state ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Thoughts about mortality can improve health


April 20th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) An awareness of mortality is a good thing -- it can improve physical health and help us re-prioritize our goals and values, according to a new ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Thailand bans Macbeth-like film


April 6th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 6 (IANS) Censors in Thailand have banned a film based on Shakespeare's tragedy "Macbeth" after the movie used news footage of Thai political protests, BBC reported. "Shakespeare Must Die" ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment, Thailand |

Tusshar turns co-producer, says it’s for money


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Tusshar Kapoor, who is still struggling to make a mark in Bollywood, is now following sister Ekta Kapoor's footsteps - he has turned co-producer with ... Read more...

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Do not restrict Indian pharmaceutical industry, says Elton John


February 10th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) Singer Elton John is urging officials to stop plans to restrict India's pharmaceutical industry, branding the proposals an "attack on the health of the world's poor".The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

RBI deputy governor for investors to scale back expected returns


January 16th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor K.C. Chakrabarty Monday said investors, both foreign and Indian, should scale back their expected returns on capital.Talking to reporters on ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

I’ll definitely marry, but not thinking about it now: Vidya


January 6th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 6 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan says that she believes in the institution of marriage and cannot avoid it for long, but she is not thinking about it ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

PM is honest but remote controlled, moans Anna


December 18th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is an honest man but is "remote controlled", activist Anna Hazare said Sunday, urging people to start filling the jails from ... Read more...

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Nun’s killing: Maoists, villagers blamed; seven held


November 20th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Maoists and villagers together killed nun-cum-activist Valsha John Nov 15 in Jharkhand's Pakur district and seven people have been arrested for the murder, police said ... Read more...

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When suspected criminals fell for free beer!


November 13th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) Sometimes a little greed can cost us dear. A number of suspects wanted in connection with a string of unsolved crimes by Derbyshire police learnt this ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Judge tells Butt he was the ‘orchestrator’ of spot-fixing


November 3rd, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) The judge at the Southwark Crown Court while punishing the three Pakistani cricketers for their role in spot-fixing said Thursday that he had reserved the harshest ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Butt, Asif found guilty, face jail


November 1st, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Pakistan's tainted crickters Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif face jail as the Southwark Crown Court here Tuesday found them guilty of conspiracy to cheat and accept ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Apocalypse discernible as population booms: Pakistani daily


November 1st, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 1 (IANS) As the world's population reached the seven billion figure with a baby girl being born in India, an apocalypse "is discernible on a far horizon", said ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Dunst, Bloom to star in ‘Cities’


October 30th, 2011 - 4:52 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Oct 30 (IANS) Actors Kirsten Dunst and Orlando Bloom are set to join Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor in Clive Owen's new film "Cities".The film is being produced by ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Britain rioters were from 44 nations


October 24th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 24 (IANS) Robbers, vandals and thugs from 44 countries took part in the riots in August in Britain, a media report said Monday.The sheer number from different corners ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Financial protests spread across the globe


October 16th, 2011 - 8:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 70 people, including police, were injured in Rome as protests turned violent during demonstrations against global financial policies, the Italian media said Saturday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Can’t compete with modern doctors: Traditional healers


September 27th, 2011 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Sep 27 (IANS) Traditional healers in South Africa now refer critically ill patients to modern doctors as there were certain illnesses they could not cure due to superior technology ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Let us reduce greed to stop corruption (Comment)


September 25th, 2011 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
Anna Hazare broke his 12-day fast Aug 28 amid great jubilation at the Ramlila Maidan and elsewhere in the country. Most of the media and some of his associates called ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Thoroughly probe role of coaches, officials: Usha, Randhawa


July 4th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) After two more Indian athletes tested positive Monday, former greats P.T. Usha and Gurbachan Singh Randhawa said the role of coaches, support staff and officials ... Read more...

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Anil to shoot for Hollywood film ‘Cities’ in November


June 17th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Anil Kapoor's Hollywood career seems to be going in the right direction - after completing shooting for "Mission:Impossible 4", he is set to begin ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

BJP running minority government in Karnataka, says Congress


May 14th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Congress Saturday charged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with running a "minority government with manufactured majority" in Karnataka after the apex court ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Hugh Grant to play captain in 3D pirate movie


May 8th, 2011 - 6:29 am ICT by IANS
London, May 8 (IANS) Actor Hugh Grant is set to play a captain in a new animated 3D pirate movie that also stars Salma Hayek and Jeremy Piven.Grant will play ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Anil Kapoor to play cop in Hollywood film ‘Cities’


May 4th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 4 (IANS) Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor has bagged another Hollywood project - he is set to share screen space with Clive Owen in Roger Donaldson's thriller ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Iggy Pop, Ke$ha slam ’sick and barbaric’ killing of seals in PETA ad


April 15th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
New York , Apr 15 (ANI): American singer Iggy Pop along with rocker Ke$ha and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have joined forces against the killing of Canadian seals.The ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Oz man gives all his money to charity so wife won’t get any


April 9th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 9 (ANI): A man in Australia, who blamed greed for ruining his marriage, has given all his money to charity so that his wife will not get any of it.After ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Finally, a campaign that shakes up government (Comment)


April 9th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
It was inevitable that the Manmohan Singh government's hesitant, lethargic, rule-bound and seemingly insincere attempts to tackle the menace of corruption would finally blow up in its face.As long as ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Hindus want comics to accurately portray scriptural heroes and tales


March 7th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Mar 7 (ANI): Hindus have urged the comics' publishers to stay true to the story and spirit of the scriptures while showcasing ancient Hindu scriptural subjects.Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

The more honest, humble you are, the better your job performance


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed for the first time that the more honest and humble you are, the better is your job performance."This study shows that those who ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Honesty, humility linked to better job performance


March 2nd, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Believe it or not -- the more honest and humble an employee is, the better is his or her job performance, according to a new study."This ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lorgat happy with Eden, but no India match for World Cup


February 8th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat said Tuesday that the world body was happy with the progress of work at the Eden Gardens, but ruled ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Zed urges Hindus to take Vasant Panchami vow to help a needy child in education


January 31st, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Jan 31 (ANI): Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, sending early Vasant Panchami greetings to one billion Hindus of the world, has urged them each to take a vow of helping ... Read more...

Posted in World |

After 30 years, 85-year-old granted divorce


January 13th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) After a three-decade-long legal battle, a man, who is now 85, finally got divorce with the Delhi High Court Thursday rejecting his wife's appeal challenging a lower ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar seeks corruption watchdog


January 13th, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Wednesday said there was a need to set up an "independent body" to keep a check on corruption and financial scams."Agencies that ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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