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Badal takes up cause of Punjabi farmers in Gujarat


September 4th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 4 (IANS) Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday wrote to his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi and BJP president Nitin Gadkari over the grievance of Punjabi farmers of ... Read more...

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Bihar farmer sets organic wheat production record


April 12th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Nalanda (Bihar), April 12 (IANS) A farmer from Bihar's Nalanda district has set a national record in organic wheat production, say officials.A wheat farmer, Surendra Prasad of Sarilchak village in ... Read more...

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Bihar farmer sets ‘world record’ in potato production


March 14th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 14 (IANS) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's dream of India's second green revolution taking off from Bihar seems to be coming closer to reality. A young farmer of Darveshpura ... Read more...

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Dhoni seeks to set up sports academy in Madhya Pradesh


December 14th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 13 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has written to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressing his desire to establish a sports academy and school ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

As Chhath ends, Hindu-Muslim amity shines through


November 2nd, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 2 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands prayed to the rising sun Wednesday after taking a dip in rivers and ponds across Bihar to mark the end of Chhath. The ... Read more...

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Britain warns African nations over gay persecution


October 9th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 9 (IANS) Britain has warned the poverty-stricken African countries over the persecution of homosexuals as this will lead to their aid being slashed, the Daily Mail reported.International ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Olga Segura, Hector Jimenez shine in `White Knight’


August 17th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 17 (IANS/EFE) Olga Segura and Hector Jimenez are proud of their work in "White Knight", a comedy in which two Mexicans manage to change the mentality of ... Read more...

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Russian man jailed for 6-yrs for airing porn on electronic billboard


March 25th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 25 (ANI): A man in Russia has been jailed for six years after he hacked into the server of an advertising agency and made its electronic billboard show porn to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

The bitter-sweet story of sugar (IANS Book Review)


March 10th, 2011 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Book: "Sugar Changed The World - A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science"; Author: Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos; Publisher: Clarion Books; Pages: 166; Price: $20.Sugar was the oil ... Read more...

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Victorian criminal records show female convicts got harsh punishments


February 25th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): The harsh punishments handed out to female convicts in Victorian times have been revealed through thousands of criminal records.Family history website, Ancestry.co.uk will for the first time publish ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Meet the Brit boy who stalked Queen Victoria, stole her bloomers


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): A British boy has been revealed to have been the first celebrity stalker after he repeatedly broke into Buckingham Palace and stole Queen Victoria's bloomers.Edward Jones was just ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Five Releases In Kollywood This Friday!


January 28th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Among the straight releases, we have Vaada Poda Nanbargal, Pathinaru and Pazhagiyathe Pirivatharka. The Green Hornet and Idhu Enga Boomi are dubbed movies. Pathinaru directed by D Sabapathy is a romantic entertainer ... Read more...

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Morrison gets posthumous pardon for ‘indecent exposure’ conviction


December 12th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 12 (ANI): Late rock legend Jim Morrison has won a posthumous pardon for charges of indecent exposure brought after a drunken gig 41 years ago.Outgoing Governor Charlie Crist appealed for ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Success only comes from hard work, pain: Amitabh Bachchan


November 7th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, an iconic celebrity known for his awe-inspiring acting abilities, believes that success can only be achieved through hard work and pain."Nothing in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Jimmy Carter arrives in US with freed American


August 28th, 2010 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (DPA) Former US president Jimmy Carter arrived back in the US Friday together with an American man who had been imprisoned in North Korea since the beginning of the ... Read more...

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Jimmy Carter leaves North Korea with freed US man (Lead)


August 27th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 27 (DPA) Former US president Jimmy Carter left North Korea Friday after achieving the release of a US man who had been imprisoned there, the state-run Korean Central News Agency ... Read more...

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Madonna celebrating gay Malawians’ release


May 31st, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) Pop diva Madonna has thanked fans for backing a campaign calling for the release of two jailed gay men in Malawi after the pair was freed at ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Malay Indian business body protests high foreign labour levy


May 22nd, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, May 22 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Business Association has opposed the government's plan to impose a heavier levy on foreign workers, as they feel it will negatively affect the country's ... Read more...

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Madge blasts Malawi judge for giving 14 yr-jail term to couple for being gay


May 22nd, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 22 (ANI): Queen of Pop Madonna has blasted a Malawi judge for sentencing a couple to 14 years of hard labour in prison just because they are gay.Madonna, ... Read more...

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West outraged by Malawian gay couples’ 14 years’ hard labour sentencing


May 21st, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 21 (ANI): The decision to jail two homosexual Malawian men for fouteen years with hard labour has been condemned by the West for its intolerance of those with alternative sexuality.Following ... Read more...

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Madonna shocked by sentencing of gay couple in Malawi


May 21st, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Pop diva Madonna is "shocked and saddened" by a gay couple being sentenced to 14 years of hard labour by a court in Malawi, from where ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

31 Al Qaeda men jailed by Lebanese court


May 13th, 2010 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, May 13 (DPA) A Lebanese military court Wednesday sentenced 31 men, found guilty of belonging to an Al Qaeda-inspired militant group, to prison terms of 5 to 15 years. Judge Nizar Khalil ... Read more...

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North Korea sentences US citizen to 8 years in jail


April 7th, 2010 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, April 7 (DPA) A US citizen accused of crossing into North Korea from China has been convicted and sentenced to eight years of hard labour, North Korean state media reported Wednesday. Aijalon ... Read more...

Posted in World |

BJP activists protest against Railway Budget


February 27th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), Feb 27 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists staged a protest in Jabalpur accusing Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee of ignoring their region in the Railway Budget presented by ... Read more...

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Myanmar court jails naturalised US citizen for three years


February 10th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 10 (DPA) A Myanmar court Wednesday sentenced a naturalised US citizen to three years in jail with hard labour on charges of committing forgery, illegal possession of foreign currency and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US informed of second citizen held by North Korea


January 30th, 2010 - 3:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 30 (DPA) North Korea has informed the US that it has detained a second American citizen who allegedly entered the Stalinist state through China, the US State Department said Friday. State ... Read more...

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Bones analysis shows British women in medieval times were really tough


December 20th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 20 (ANI): An analysis of bones from Britain's biggest medieval excavation has revealed that northern women in medieval times had much larger bones than those of contemporaries elsewhere, which shows ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Aung San Suu Kyi meets elderly party leaders


December 16th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Dec 16 (DPA) Myanmar's detained pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi was allowed a rare outing Wednesday to meet the elderly leadership of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party, government ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Sweat and hard labour behind football shirts


December 9th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Simon Parry and Hazel Parry Jakarta, Dec 9 (DPA) In a squalid suburb of the Indonesian capital, young women are working long hours in grim conditions to make sure football fans can ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Chris Brown using criticism after Rihanna attack to become a better person


December 7th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): Chris Brown is using the criticism he received after his violent attack on ex-girlfriend Rihanna to turn into a better man.Brown was arrested and charged with assault ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Aung San Suu Kyi appeals against 18-month sentence


November 13th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Nov 13 (DPA) Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi filed an appeal Friday with the country's highest court against her 18-month house arrest sentence. Her detention in her Yangon family home ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Laila-Majnu, the plant, a bestseller at Bihar fair


November 12th, 2009 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Nov 12 (IANS) A plant named after legendary lovers Laila and Majnu, who could only unite in death, is selling like hot cakes at a Bihar fair as a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Myanmar releases 600 prisoners


September 18th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 18 (DPA) Myanmar authorities Friday released an estimated 600 inmates, including some political prisoners, from Yangon's notorious Insein Prison as part of an amnesty for 7,114 inmates nationwide. Insein authorities invited ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Lawyers optimistic about Suu Kyi’s release


September 18th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Yangon (Myanmar), Sep 18(ANI): Lawyers of detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi have said that they have firm arguments in the appeal that they have filed against her criminal conviction."We ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Chris Brown to wash cars, pick up trash as assault punishment


September 4th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): R&B singer Chris Brown will be washing cars, picking up trash and removing graffiti as a part of the community service ordered by court for assaulting Rihanna.The ... Read more...

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