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Technology giants form new internet lobby group


September 20th, 2012 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Google, Facebook, Amazon and 11 other technology heavyweights have announced that they have formed a lobby group, and vowed to strengthen and protect a free and ... Read more...

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Former Brazil coach urges Neymar to shun Barcelona


September 5th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 5 (IANS) Former Brazil and Real Madrid coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo has urged Neymar to resist offers to join Barcelona and remain in Brazil until the 2014 ... Read more...

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Singer Bjork joins Pussy Riot supporters


August 11th, 2012 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iceland's singer-songwriter Bjork has expressed her support for three jailed members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot and suggested that they should be set ... Read more...

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Olympic bronze: Heavyweights Pulev and Mammadov win bronze


August 10th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Bulgaria's Tervel Pulev and Azerbaijan's Teymur Mammadov won bronze in the men's Olympic 91kg boxing here Friday after losing their respective semi-finals.Ukraine's Olexander Usyk ... Read more...

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Latin America beckons: India must seize the moment (Comment)


July 26th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
'Vibrant Gujarat' was on full display at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Ahmedabad where the CII assembled over 200 representatives from a wide spectrum of Gujarati business to a seminar last ... Read more...

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Absence of Big Idea leaves Congress without direction (Comment)


May 12th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Blaming factionalism for the Congress's recent electoral setbacks, as Sonia Gandhi has done, can be regarded as a somewhat facile explanation, considering that internal rifts have been a part of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Arrows hope to end 22-match winless streak in I-League


April 18th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Winless in 22 matches so far, Pailan Arrows will host Goan heavyweights Churchill Brothers Sports Club in an I-League encounter at the Salt Lake Stadium here ... Read more...

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Spirit of Kolkata celebrated


February 27th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) Some called it their "muse" some their "inspiration" and some felt "special" to be a part of it. Celebrities from various fields rejoiced in the 'Spirit ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

BJP woes in Goa worsen after Gadkari visit


February 7th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 7 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari's recent two-day visit to Goa appears to have done more damage than good to the party's image here, ... Read more...

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Fitch downgrades ratings of five EU nations


January 28th, 2012 - 6:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) International ratings agency Fitch has downgraded its sovereign credit ratings of Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Spain and Slovenia.Ratings of Italy and Spain, two Eurozone economic heavyweights, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sensex rises 360 points on global cues


December 1st, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 1 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities Thursday closed nearly 360 points higher after paring some of its early gains. The markets responded to positive sentiments ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Congress, NCP workers’ clash blocks highway


November 7th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), Nov 7 (IANS) Traffic on the busy Mumbai-Goa highway came to a standstill Monday afternoon after supporters of two state ministers in the ruling Democratic Front alliance ... Read more...

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CPI-M’s ex-minister meets Mamata on land policy


October 31st, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and former West Bengal land reforms minister Abdul Rezzak Mollah Monday met Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the issue ... Read more...

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Sensex gains over 5 percent, puts on best performance in 6 weeks (Weekly market review)


October 15th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Indian equities markets notched up handsome gains this week with benchmark indices gaining about 5 percent as traders took hope from signs of concrete steps ... Read more...

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Sensex closes Friday a percent up, ends week with 5 percent gain


October 14th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Benchmark indices at Indian equities markets Friday rose over a percent, closing the week with gains of about 5 percent. The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of ... Read more...

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Infosys results help Sensex close 421 points higher


October 12th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) A strong rally in blue-chip stocks, led by IT heavyweight Infosys, helped a benchmark Indian equities index move up sharply Wednesday and close 421 points ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Girish, Amit move up in national snooker


August 3rd, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 3 (IANS) Ten players made it to the penultimate round of the qualifying tournament to decide the five spots in the main draw of the senior national ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Trinamool MP accuses party leaders of influencing police


July 12th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) Citing the assault on a woman social worker, singer-turned-Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman has accused some party leaders of "influencing" police for their own selfish ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kournikova signs in for ‘The Biggest Loser’


May 24th, 2011 - 2:18 am ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Former tennis player-turned-model Anna Kournikova has signed on to put heavyweights through their paces in the new season of US reality show "The Biggest Loser".Kournikova, who ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

CBI charges Kalmadi, eight others in CWG case (Third Lead)


May 20th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday filed a chargesheet against nine people, including Suresh Kalmadi, former chief of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee, ... Read more...

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Kanimozhi’s arrest due to apex court: BJP


May 20th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANSI) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said DMK leader Kanimozhi's arrest was due to the fact that Supreme Court was monitoring the multi-million-rupee 2G spectrum ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

CBI files chargesheet against Kalmadi, eight others (Second Lead)


May 20th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday filed a chargesheet against nine people, including sports administrator Suresh Kalmadi, and two companies in a case related ... Read more...

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CWG case: CBI files chargesheet against 10 people, two firms (Lead)


May 20th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday filed a chargesheet against two companies and 10 people in the case related to alleged irregularities in the ... Read more...

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Pique tells Real Madrid: Barcelona still is dominant force


April 26th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): Barcelona defender Gerard Pique reckons that the Catalan giants are still Spain's dominant force, and added that Real Madrid's Copa Del Rey triumph does not signal a power ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

After Sehwag, Tendulkar’s exit, cheers give way to fears


April 2nd, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) With the early dismissal of two of India's most promising batsmen - Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar - the cheers gave way to fears over ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Sub-continent scores, both on and off the field


April 1st, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) After years of dominating cricket commerce, the sub-continent extended its might to the 22-yard strip and re-energised the 50-over ODI format by hosting a successful World ... Read more...

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England breath easy after making it to quarterfinal


March 19th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) After their roller-coaster ride in the World Cup, England are finally breathing easy having secured a safe passage to quarterfinals, courtesy South Africa's big ... Read more...

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Megan Fox in talks for ‘Knocked Up’ spinoff


March 17th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): Megan Fox is reportedly in negotiations to join Judd Apatow's follow-up to the 2007 hit comedy, 'Knocked Up'.According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress may be trying her ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Left leaders running away from fighting polls: Trinamool


March 13th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Sunday took a dig at West Bengal's Left Front's candidates list for the April-May assembly elections, saying it reflected the ruling Marxists' ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tom Hooper crowned best director at the Oscars


February 28th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Tom Hooper has grabbed best director at the Academy Awards for 'The King's Speech.'Hooper was one of 12 Academy Award nominations for 'The King's Speech,' and was up ... Read more...

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Pakistan can’t be ruled out of World Cup title contention: Ramiz Raja


January 22nd, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 22(ANI): Pakistan cannot be ruled out of the title contention for the ICC World Cup 2011, which starts on February 19, Pakistani cricketer-turned-commentator Ramiz Raja has said."I don't think ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Ganguly, Gayle and Lara remain unsold on second day


January 9th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 9 (IANS) Cricketing heavyweights Brian Lara, Chris Gayle and Sourav Ganguly were again ignored by the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises Sunday. The teams were given a chance to recall ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Hyundai Equus Outsells Heavyweight Rivals In 2010


January 9th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is quite evident that Hyundai, the South Korea based automaker is keen on changing its image of cheap entry level car manufacturer. In the last ... Read more...

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Ekta Kapoor To Reveal A Bigg Secret On Bigg Boss 4


December 10th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
December 10, 2010 (Showbiz PR Wire): The confession room in Bigg Boss House reveals everyone’s deepest darkest secrets… Ekta Kapoor makes a rare television appearance on Bigg Boss to reveal the big secret ... Read more...

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“The Tourist” Slated For A December 10 Release


December 9th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) For all the ardent Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp fans, it is surely a dream come true. The two biggest star's of Hollywood are set to ... Read more...

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