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William Dalrymple sad over Hyderabad shedding its past


September 11th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Historian and writer William Dalrymple is sad that Hyderabad has shed much of its past and called for a major effort for conservation and to popularize ... Read more...

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Time and CNN suspend Fareed Zakaria


August 11th, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) Time magazine and CNN have suspended their columnist and television host, Indian American journalist Fareed Zakaria, after he apologized for plagiarisng sections of his column on ... Read more...

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Journalist Alfred D’Cruz dead


June 16th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Veteran journalist, historian and author, Alfred D'Cruz passed away recently at his residence in Mumbai after a brief illness, a close associate said Friday. He ... Read more...

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‘Bombay Velvet’ on cards, waiting for right time: Kashyap


June 15th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's plans to make "Bombay Velvet" with Ranbir Kapoor have been put on hold as his brother Abhinav has signed the actor for ... Read more...

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Israeli PM’s father passes away


April 30th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 30 (IANS) Ben-Zion Netanyahu, father of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Monday passed away at his Jerusalem home at the age of 102.A statement released Monday by ... Read more...

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Chidambaram to decide on US historian’s visa Monday


March 31st, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram ordered a review of the decision on cancellation of the visa of US historian Peter Heehs, living in Puducherry, and ... Read more...

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Historian Sharada Dwivedi dead (With Image)


February 6th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Noted urban historian and author of several books on the history and culture of Mumbai, Sharada Dwivedi passed away here Monday, a family member said. She ... Read more...

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Hitler stole Beetle idea from Jewish engineer: Book


January 16th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Adolf Hitler stole the idea for the iconic Volkswagen Beetle car from a Jewish engineer and had his name written out of history, a historian has ... Read more...

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A requiem for dead at Himachal’s cemeteries (With Image)


January 10th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 10 (IANS) At Oakover cemetery, the oldest British era cemetery in this erstwhile summer capital of British India that was opened in 1828, 17 out of the 20-odd ... Read more...

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gives birth to a baby girl


November 16th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mumbai, Nov 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) One of India’s best known couple’s Aishwarya Rai and husband Abhishek Bachchan have welcomed their first baby into their family. The baby was reportedly born after ... Read more...

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Russian kept female corpses at home, dressed them as dolls


November 8th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 8 (IANS) A man in Russia who dug up 29 female corpses from cemeteries, brought them to his apartment and then dressed them up as dolls has been ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Will the Taj collapse in five years?


October 9th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 9 (IANS) "Will the Taj Mahal really collapse in five years?" is the question being asked here after a British newspaper published a report saying so. But ... Read more...

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Jackie Kennedy’s audiotapes reveal her unknown side


September 13th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Sept 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Previously unknown side of former US first lady Jacqueline Kennedy will be revealed on Wednesday. An audiotape of the wife of President John F. Kennedy will be ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Mahatma comes alive through Pancham Singh’s TV serial


September 11th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) Producer Pancham Singh is bringing Mahatma Gandhi's journey through an over 300-part television series and Vivan Gandhi, the great great grandson of the apostle of non-violence, ... Read more...

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Historian R.S. Sharma dead


August 21st, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) Noted historian R.S. Sharma died at a private nursing home here late Saturday after brief illness. He was 92.The Bihar government has announced that it ... Read more...

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Greyfriars Bobby who kept vigil at master’s grave was a hoax stunt


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An academic has disproved the age-long story of the faithful canine that spent 14 years beside the graveyard of its owner. The 1858 story of Greyfriars Bobby ... Read more...

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US judge rules to release Richard Nixon’s Watergate testimony


July 30th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) After more than 36 years under wraps, former US President Richard Nixon's testimony over the Watergate scandal is set to be released following a court ... Read more...

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Amartya Sen welcomes Mamata’s move on Presidency varsity


July 8th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Thursday welcomed the initiatives taken by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to make the Presidency University here a centre of ... Read more...

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Ramesh seeks archaeological survey of Gujarat forest


May 2nd, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, May 1 (IANS) Union Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh has urged Gujarat to undertake a thorough archaeological survey of the Girnar reserve forest, which is home to ... Read more...

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Historian Gautam Bhadra awarded Bengali literary prize


May 1st, 2011 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Historian Gautam Bhadra was Saturday conferred with the prestigious Bengali literary award, Ananda Puraskar, for his latest book "Nyara Bot-tolaye Jai Ko-bar?" here.Bhadra was presented the ... Read more...

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‘PCB’s disastrous decisions ruining Pakistan cricket’


April 27th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 27(ANI): The wrong decisions of the Pakistan Cricket Board's present and past managements and its previous chiefs have brought Pakistan cricket at the lowest ebb, historian Khawaja Hussain Sayed has ... Read more...

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Couldn’t believe he won Pulitzer: Mukherjee’s mother


April 19th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) When Indian American Siddhartha Mukherjee, a cancer specialist, called his mother at 1 a.m. Tuesday to say he had won the Pulitzer, she thought he ... Read more...

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Noted Pakistani historian dead


April 6th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 6 (IANS) Nabi Bux Baloch, a noted Pakistani historian who had studied at Aligarh Muslim University, is dead. He was 94, a media report said Wednesday.Baloch died in ... Read more...

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Indo-Pak dialogue only way to resolve Kashmir issue: UK historian


April 1st, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 1 (ANI): Victoria Schofield, a well-known British journalist and historian, on Friday said dialogue between India and Pakistan is the only alternative to resolve the Kashmir issue.Schofield said the common ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Wax statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji unveiled


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) The first life-size statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji in wax was unveiled here Wednesday evening.The statue has been created by wax artist Sunil Kandalloor and will ... Read more...

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Peace meet held to mend troubled relations between Assam, Nagaland


February 26th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by ANI
Mokokchung (Nagaland), Feb 26(ANI): Writers, scholars and artists from Assam and Nagaland came together for a peace meet in an effort to mend the troubled relations between the two states on Saturday.The ... Read more...

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‘Reagan’s place in history as a tax cutter nothing more than false mythology’


February 5th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5(ANI): Former United States President Ronald Reagan, who is often hailed as a tax cutter willing to make hard choices, actually ended up raising taxes - eleven times.According to CBS ... Read more...

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Vice President Ansari releases “India - China Boundary Problems, 1846 to 1947″


December 15th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 15 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari released a book titled "India - China Boundary Problems, 1846 to 1947" penned down by A.G. Noorani, an eminent lawyer, historian and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Great-grandmother of Jesus identified


December 10th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A historian has identified the great-grandmother of Jesus.According to Florentine medieval manuscripts analyzed by a historian, the great-grandmother of Jesus was a woman named St. Ismeria.St. Ismeria likely ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Busty ‘Queen of Horror’ Ingrid Pitt dies at 73


November 24th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): Ingrid Pitt, who shot to fame starring in a number of cult horror classics including 'Countess Dracula', has died at the age of 73.The Polish-born actress, often dubbed ... Read more...

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Were Hitler’s Secret Flying Saucers Created to Bomb London and NY?


November 19th, 2010 - 3:13 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A former Polish journalist and historian of the military claims that Hitler and the Germans built a UFO which was designed to bomb cities, such as London and ... Read more...

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Academy award means nothing: Godard


November 17th, 2010 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Legnedary director Jean-Luc Godard has brushed off his prestigious Academy Awards lifetime achievement accolade, insisting the honour means "nothing" to him.The French-Swiss star was lauded at the ... Read more...

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How fear takes centre-stage in climate change debates


November 6th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 06 (ANI): We have apparently been forced to fear climate change and it isn't that bad as it seems to be, says researcher.Historian Matthias Dorries has revealed the role of ... Read more...

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Emma Watson, Rupert Grint could be ‘kissing cousins’


November 1st, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, who share a steamy snog in the next Harry Potter film, could be relatives from the village of Kilworth, Leics- reveal ancestry experts.Family ... Read more...

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Campaign to construct Babbage Analytical Engine picks pace


October 17th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 17 (ANI): More than 1,600 people have committed money and support to build Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine.Although elements of the engine have been built over the last 173 years, ... Read more...

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