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Shutdown paralyses life in Karnataka (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 20 (IANS) The nation-wide shut down Thursday against the central government's economic measures crippled normal life in BJP-ruled Karnataka with buses off the roads and schools, colleges, shops, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tony Danza releases his book about teaching Public School for a year


September 11th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) When the filming stopped halfway into the reality show “Teach Tony Danza” which was briefly aired, the actor who is 62 years of age did not ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Poverty led Colombian medallist to wrestling


August 11th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 11 (IANS/EFE) Colombian wrestler Jackeline Renteria, who at age 25 has won the second Olympic bronze medal of her career, in 1999 chose wrestling classes that were free ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

New tricks for an old sea dog?


August 7th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Known as a media-shy officer for long, Indian Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma Tuesday called himself "an old sea dog" and wondered if it was ... Read more...

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Phelps reveals future: Working with kids and swimming with sharks


August 6th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Swimming legend Michael Phelps has revealed a little of what he plans to do after recently announcing retirement from international competition.The gold medal Phelps won ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Rains break long dry spell in Kashmir


August 4th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 4 (IANS) The nearly two-month long dry spell was broken across the Kashmir Valley as rains lashed most of its parts Saturday morning bringing cheer to thousands ... Read more...

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Korsaguda, Sarkeguda residents refuse government aid


July 8th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 8 (IANS) Angry people of Korsaguda and Sarkeguda villages in Chhattigarh, where 19 villagers, including seven minors, were gunned down by security forces as Maoists, have refused relief ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Despite hardships, families of striking Air India pilots support stir


June 26th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) They are highly skilled pilots but in danger of losing their jobs and face an uncertain financial future. The striking aviators of Air India, ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Lahore doctors’ strike continues


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, June 23 (IANS) The strike by a section of the government hospital doctors in Pakistan's Lahore city continued for the sixth day Saturday, forcing people to visit private clinics ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Heat, power cuts and politics in Jammu (Letter from Jammu)


June 6th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 6 (IANS) A severe heat wave coupled with unbridled power cuts has raised tempers in the Jammu region and led to resentment against the Omar Abdullah government's ... Read more...

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Reality shows thrive on emotions: Apurv Agnihotri


June 3rd, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Apurv Agnihotri is playing a reality show producer in "Aasma Se Aagey" and says such shows thrive on emotions as hardships of contestants find a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Australia’s largest beef producer to employ Indian workers


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 3 (IANS) Anticipating hardships in finding skilled workers onshore, the largest beef producer of the continent, Australia Agriculture Co (AAco), may recruit hundreds of Indian workers for its ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Gulabi Aaina’ would’ve released if made today: Sridhar Rangayan


May 24th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Back in 2003, he brought transsexuality out of the closet with his film "Gulabi Aaina", but the Indian censor board banned the controversial movie. Almost ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Imtiaz Ali lends support to ‘Dekh Indian Circus’ (With Images)


May 11th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) It is a film he hasn't written, directed or produced. But filmmaker Imtiaz Ali is so touched with Mangesh Hadawale's Hindi movie "Dekh Indian Circus", ... Read more...

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‘Indian weavers victims of faulty policy, neglect’


May 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Defective policy, poor infrastructure, neglect and competition from multinationals have taken a toll on the communities of traditional weavers in the country, a BJP ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Brazilian coach hails award to ‘Inshallah Football’


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 3 (IANS) Brazilian football coach Juan Marcos, who has been coaching Kashmiri players for several years, Thursday expressed happiness over the national award to Ashvin Kumar's documentary 'Inshallah ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Akhilesh offers sops for prisoners of emergency


May 1st, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 1 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday announced a host of facilities for people who were arrested during the emergency in 1975-77. He also announced plans ... Read more...

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Dial-an-auto soon in Maharashtra


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) The Maharashtra government plans to crack the whip on errant auto-rickshaws by making it compulsory for them to provide service to commuters on phone call.This assurance ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Air India pilots threaten indefinite strike


March 7th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Upset over non-payment of salaries and other allowances for four months, Air India pilots have again threatened to go on strike from April 1, a union ... Read more...

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Anupam’s Marathi debut a tribute to the blind


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Essaying the role of a visually challenged person in his Marathi debut "Chhodo Kal Ki Baatein" wasn't easy for Anupam Kher, but the veteran actor ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

All Indian police communalised, says Bhushan


February 27th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Team Anna member and Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan Monday claimed that police across the country were "communalised"."Police throughout the country are clearly ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Octavia Spencer wins best supporting actress


February 27th, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Octavia Spencer was overwhelmed as her name was announced for best supporting actress winner's trophy at the 84th Academy Awards here for her role as ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Want biopic to inspire the youth: Milkha


February 21st, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) Legendary Indian sportsman Milkha Singh Tuesday gifted the spikes he wore in 1960 Rome Olympics to actor Farhan Akhtar, hoping that his film "Bhag Milkha ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

ANVC expresses unhappiness over ’slow’ progress of talks


February 20th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 20 (IANS) The A'chik National Volunteers Council (ANVC), engaged in peace talks with the government over the creation of Garoland Autonomous Council in Meghalaya, Monday expressed unhappiness over ... Read more...

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Youth Congress stir against joblessness in Tripura


February 15th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 15 (IANS) Over 40,000 activists and leaders of the Youth Congress Wednesday courted arrest in Left-ruled Tripura as part of their civil disobedience agitation against the growing unemployment ... Read more...

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Mahasweta Devi slams cancellation of Taslima’s book launch


February 4th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) Magsaysay Award winning author Mahasweta Devi Friday strongly criticised the cancellation of the release of controversial writer Taslima Nasreen's book following objections from fundamentalists."It is ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Organisers cancel launch of Taslima’s book at scheduled venue


February 1st, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) Close on the heels of the Salman Rushdie controversy at the Jaipur Literary Meet, the seventh volume of controversial author Taslima Nasreen's autobiography was not ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Limba hopes Padma Shri will popularise Indian archery


January 25th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Former India archer Limba Ram Wedensday was overwhelmed after being selected for the coveted Padma Shri and hoped the recognition would popularise the sport in ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Octavia Spencer wins best supporting actress Golden Globe


January 16th, 2012 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Octavia Spencer picked the best supporting actress trophy at the 69th Golden Globes award ceremony here for her role as a big-mouthed maid in "The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

TDP leaders held during protest march in Hyderabad


January 10th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 10 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu and other leaders of the Andhra Pradesh opposition party were arrested here Tuesday for leading a march ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Indian people are not adventurous: J.D. Majethia (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Well-known TV actor-producer J.D. Majethia, who is currently braving the hardships of hunger, discomfort, living in the open and much more in the reality show ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Over 2,000 Kashmir-bound passengers stranded in Jammu


January 9th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 8 (IANS) More than 2,000 Kashmir Valley-bound passengers were stranded in Jammu Sunday because of the closure of the Jammu-Srinagar national highway since the past two days after ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Apex court upholds needy landlord’s right to evict tenant (Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Upholding a needy landlord's right to evict a tenant, the Supreme Court has set aside an Uttarakhand High Court order which said that "greater comparative ... Read more...

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Compensation for Muslim youths tortured in blast case


January 6th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 6 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Andhra Pradesh government Friday paid compensation to Muslim youths wrongly arrested and tortured by police in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast ... Read more...

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Pakistani travels 40,000 km to project country’s soft image


January 2nd, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) A 24-year-old Pakistani motorcyclist travelled over 40,000 km across 17 countries around the world on a motorbike with the aim of projecting a "soft image" ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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