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Season’s heaviest rain halts Delhi


August 21st, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The season's heaviest downpour in the national capital Tuesday morning left thousands stranded for hours in traffic jams as many parts of the city were ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Real-time traffic tips on China’s highways


July 17th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, July 17 (IANS) Motorists driving to from China's busy commercial capital will get real-time driving tips on giant information screens on highways so that they can avoid traffic congestions ... Read more...

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Tourists stranded as snow covers Pakistan hill town


February 5th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 5 (IANS) Hundreds of tourists were stuck in their vehicles as heavy snowfall blanketed Murree, a hill station near here.The Murree region in Pakistan's Punjab province has witnessed ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Republicans cave in, hand Obama big victory


December 23rd, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Bowing to intense pressure from his own party, John Boehner, speaker of the Republican controlled House, agreed to a deal to extend payroll tax cuts ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Heavy fog disrupts life in Beijing


December 5th, 2011 - 7:25 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 5 (IANS) Over 100 flights in China's capital city were disrupted due to dense fog which shrouded Beijing Sunday evening and also closed down various expressways.Airport was forced ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Obama blames partisan bickering for US woes


August 12th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Blaming the political fighting in Congress for America's economic woes, President Barack Obama has asked lawmakers "put country ahead of party".Speaking from an advanced battery ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Jerry Brown Returns As Governor Of California


January 3rd, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jerry Brown returns today as the Governor of California after a gap of almost thirty years. He is faced with what is called a "day of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics, World News |

Obama boasts ‘lame duck session’ has been ’season of progress for American people’


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23(ANI): United States President Barack Obama has hailed the lame-duck session of the 111th Congress, which came to an end on Wednesday, as the "most productive post-election period in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama on a mission to sell more in India (Lead)


November 5th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) President Barack Obama embarking on an Asia trip focused on "opening up additional markets like India" so that American business can sell more products abroad ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Obama to focus on opening new markets for US in India


November 5th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) President Barack Obama is leaving for India focused on opening on new markets for US products and creating jobs in America."I won't be satisfied until ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mitch McConnell Targets President Barack Obama


November 5th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Republican Kentucky Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has made his intentions clear and some Democrats might not like the way he puts it. The political leader ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Britain’s most confusing roundabout has 58 sets of traffic lights!


September 4th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 4 (ANI): A roundabout in Britain, which is said to be the most confusing, has 58 sets of traffic lights and the council wants to add more.There are already fifty-eight ... Read more...

Posted in World |

10,000 trucks stuck in 120 km monster traffic jam in China


September 4th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 4 (ANI): A northern China highway virtually became a parking lot when around 10,000 trucks got stuck in a 120 km jam.An official with Jining traffic police in Inner ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Another 100-km traffic jam builds up in China


September 3rd, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 3 (DPA) A traffic jam more than 100 km long has formed in China just one week after gridlock led to tailbacks lasting 10 days northwest of Beijing. "The motorway is ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Miss World finalists to boost World Cup bus ride


June 20th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 20 (DPA) The 31 Miss World finalists will climb aboard the new Rea Vaya bus system later Sunday to travel to a Brazil-Ivory Coast game. Getting to and from games has ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘Hope’ poster designer feels Obama is ‘not pushing hard enough’


June 7th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 07 (ANI): Shepard Fairey, who created US President Barack Obama's iconic 'Hope' poster for presidential campaign, seems to have lost his faith in the leader.He feels Obama hasn't done ... Read more...

Posted in World |

How to evacuate 70,000 sports fans from a packed stadium


April 10th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 10 (ANI):Amid increasing terror threats, it could be a humongous task to evacuate around 70,000 people in case of a bomb scare in a packed stadium. Now, scientists have found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Americans call their politicians ‘crooks,’ ‘idiots’


March 23rd, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Americans are very angry with their lawmakers and have used choice epithets to describe them. Though their Congressmen have just passed the historical health reform bill to overhaul the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Embattled’ Zardari likely to hold on for some time to come: NYT


January 21st, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan.21 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has come under relentless attacks from different quarters, but has some how managed to hold on to his chair, much to the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Developing nations opt to stage a walk out of climate talks, summit headed for collapse in Copenhage


December 14th, 2009 - 8:53 pm ICT by ANI
Copenhagen, Dec.14 (ANI): The Copenhagen climate summit was headed towards a collapse with G-77, the group representing 130 developing countries, deciding to stage a walk out of negotiations en masse here on ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Two feuding Paris mayors declare street one-way in opposite directions


September 3rd, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 3 (ANI): Two Paris mayors, belonging to neighbouring suburbs, are said to have taken their feud to the streets by declaring the same road one-way, but in opposite directions.Patrick Balkany, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Security arrangements for the Obamas create gridlock in Washington, D.C.


January 6th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 6 (ANI): Streets were closed around the Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington, D.C., for the arrival of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama and his family Monday. People were stunned to the security ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Kate Perry and Travis McCoy call it quits?


January 3rd, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 03 (ANI): Popstar Katy Perry and beau Travis McCoy have reportedly parted ways after a year long romance.The "I Kissed a Girl" hitmaker and McCoy announced the split shortly ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Katy Perry to perform at Los Angeles New Year Eves bash


December 17th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 17 (ANI): Katy Perry will take to the stage to woo fans at Gridlock New Year''s Eve in Los Angeles.The singer is set to entertain the audience with her ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Talks to save US auto industry collapse


December 12th, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.12 (ANI): Efforts to salvage a proposed 14 billion dollar rescue plan for the American auto industry collapsed on Thursday as both Republicans and Democrats failed to agree on the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Jindal is the Republican Partys rising star, says GOP Senator


November 25th, 2008 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.25 (ANI): Louisianas 37-year-old governor Bobby Jindal is the rising star of the Republican Party, an unnamed senator of the party has said. In an interview with the website Politico.com, the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Malay Indians get set for Deepavali spirit and festival


October 11th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Oct.11 (ANI): Deepavali may still be two weeks away, but the city''s Little India districts of Brickfields and Jalan Masjid India are already buzzing with the holiday spirit. According ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Trial of Anand Jon to begin on Sept 3


August 7th, 2008 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, Aug 7 (ANI): The trial of Indian fashion designer Anand Jon is set to begin on Sept 3. The question being raised by many however, is whether the truth ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Anand Jon describes ordeal in letter to writer Sharon Waxman


July 24th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Indian fashion designer Anand Jon has written a letter from jail to writer Sharon Waxman, describing his ordeal.Jon, who has been in LA County jail for 12 ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Computer hard drives proving Anand Jons innocence stolen


July 14th, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Computer hard drives proving Indian fashion designer Anand Jons innocence have been stolen from his family''s home in Westwood, an upscale suburb of Los Angeles, California (United ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India’s IT hub wants new government to reboot Bangalore


May 27th, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by admin
By Fakir Balaji Bangalore, May 27 (IANS) The booming knowledge industry in India's IT hub is relieved that the people of Karnataka have voted for stability and good governance. As after every election, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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