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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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Customs release restored print of Uday Shankar’s ‘Kalpana’


July 30th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) After a delay of 25 days, the restored digital print of "Kalpana" - noted dancer Uday Shankar's 1948 film on experimental dance - was finally handed ... Read more...

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Italy’s Euro final loss blow to economic prospects


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 3 (IANS) Italy's economic prospects took a blow over the weekend, without the release of a single key economic indicator or any significant economic news. It was because ... Read more...

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Today is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day


June 7th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June, 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today June 7th, it’s National Chocolate Ice Cream Day.Even though experts believe that the first ice creams were fruit-based, vanilla and chocolate became very popular ... 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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City Museum depicting Hyderabad’s history inaugurated


March 12th, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad , March 11 (IANS) The historic city of Hyderabad Sunday added another landmark with the formal inauguration of City Museum, said to be the first of its kind in ... Read more...

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Definition: What are Paczkis?


February 21st, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Due to their similarities, Paczkis are often referred to as doughnuts and vice versa but there is a slight difference between the two. Over the years, ... Read more...

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Let Kerala give up two taluks to end dam row: Karunanidhi


January 12th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 12 (IANS) With Kerala insisting on a new dam in place of the Mullaperiyar Dam, DMK president Thursday revived a over five decade old demand: retrieval of Peeramedu ... Read more...

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Mexico’s Mayan region begin their apocalypse countdown


December 21st, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mexico City, Dec 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Mexican region of Mayan has started the countdown to the end of the world. The Mayan believe which is shared by many is based on ... Read more...

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World’s largest nativity scene set up in Mexico City


December 9th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 9 (IANS/EFE) Mexico City authorities have set up the Guinness-certified largest nativity scene in the world as part of their Christmas festivities.The nativity scene, which cost $2 ... Read more...

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Bankers boycott Mario Batali over his Hitler comment


November 10th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Celebrity chef Mario Batali has come under fire for comparing bankers to Adolf Hitler and Stalin. The comparison was not taken lightly by the financial institutions and ... Read more...

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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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British commandos wanted to abduct Rommel: War diary


September 23rd, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 23 (IANS) Crack British commandos had chalked out a plan to kidnap German commander Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, revealed a war diary.The SAS War Diary includes the mission ... Read more...

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Objectively preserve history: Zardari


August 5th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 5 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has asked historians and scholars to objectively preserve history.He said they should ensure there are no deviations or misinterpretations.The president was ... Read more...

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Today is Chocolate Day


July 7th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 7th of July has been set aside as the Chocolate Day. The day has been set aside to celebrate the discovery of the sweet ... Read more...

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Photo of Billy the Kid fetches $2.3 mn at auction


June 27th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS/EFE) A photograph taken about 130 years ago in which the legendary gunslinger Billy the Kid poses looking at the camera and leaning a little stiffly on ... Read more...

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After ‘Jhansi…’, Zee TV brings another story of valour (With Images)


June 3rd, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 3 (IANS) After the success of "Jhansi Ki Rani", Zee TV is bringing another story of love, sacrifice and valour with their new show "Shobha Somnath Ki", which ... Read more...

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Confessions of Nazi soldiers reveal their thirst for innocent people’s blood


April 6th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 6 (ANI): A book of transcripts to be published in Germany has revealed Nazi soldiers found it "fun" and "pure enjoyment" massacring innocent civilians and enemy troops.Historians Soenke Neitzel and ... Read more...

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Study shows the way we live directly affects the length of our bodies


March 27th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): It is widely believed that people from the upper class look down on individuals belonging to the middle and lower classes.Now, a 30-year-research by leading economists, biologists, historians ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jackie Kennedy’s ‘JFK assassination day’ pillbox hat missing


January 28th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Jackie Kennedy was dressed in a pink wool boucle suit and matching pillbox hat the day her husband was assassinated, and though the suit is now stored at ... Read more...

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The King’s Speech Receiving Flak From Historians


January 27th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
According to Martin Filler of the New York Review of Books and Christopher Hitchens the character of King George VI played by Collin Firth was nothing like a shy ruler but ... Read more...

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Conquer Raigad Fort - in five minutes! (With images)


January 9th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, Jan 9 (IANS) It was a symbol of Maratha pride, the capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji's kingdom and vision of a Hindavi Swaraj (Hindu rule). The majestic Raigad Fort, which ... Read more...

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Life in Scotland during Middle Ages ‘not as bad as popularly portrayed’


December 28th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Historians have said that life in Scotland during the Middle Ages was not quite as bad as people might believe and was no worse than life in any ... Read more...

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Former Hitler aide, 97, signed ’start order’ for mass execution of Jews


December 9th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 9 (ANI): An elderly German man has been accused of signing the orders that began the Nazis' campaign of genocide.Court papers filed in the US on Tuesday alleged that ... Read more...

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Christopher Columbus was Polish, not Portuguese: Historian


November 30th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): A new book has suggested that the man credited with discovering America was actually the son of exiled Polish King Vladislav III and not the son of a ... Read more...

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Margaret Thatcher’s scorn of her own ministers revealed in historic notes


November 20th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is well known for being forthright, and now historic notes she made when she came into power have revealed her scorn of ... 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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German diplomats deeply involved with Nazi Holocaust of Jews’


October 26th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 26 (ANI): German diplomats were deeply involved in carrying out the Holocaust against Jews ordered by the Nazi dictatorship in the early part of the 20th century, a new report ... Read more...

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Britain’s ‘earliest hospital’ discovered in Hampshire


October 21st, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): A Hampshire dig by archeologists has unearthed a site that may house Britain's earliest known hospital.Radio carbon analysis at the former Leper Hospital at St Mary Magdalen ... Read more...

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Ancient tunnel unearthed in Mumbai


October 20th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) A tunnel thought to be 200 years old has been unearthed in the premises of the General Post Office in south Mumbai, officials said Wednesday.Believed to be an ... Read more...

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A park between Yamuna and Taj is eyesore to conservationists (With Image)


October 15th, 2010 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Oct 15 (IANS) Years ago, the Yamuna waters would lap gently against the base of the Taj Mahal. But an artificial park developed between the river and the Taj ... Read more...

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Madonna courting Royal Family for tips on her film W.E.


October 11th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): Queen of Pop Madonna is said to be so determined to make her movie 'W.E.' a success that she has been courting the Royal Family for details.Madonna, ... Read more...

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Ayodhya excavation: Ravi Shankar Prasad takes on historians


October 5th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and noted lawyer Ravi Shankar Prasad Tuesday asked the historians, who are opposing the excavation report of the disputed Ayodhya ... Read more...

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Last surviving dodo lived in Oxford?


September 5th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Dodo, an extinct flightless bird that existed in the forests of Mauritius, was last seen in Oxford in Britain, claims a new book. British author Michael Johnson found a ... Read more...

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Jamia’s department ranked as Centre of Excellence


July 30th, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Department of History and Culture at Jamia Millia Islamia has been rated as a Centre of Excellence in a survey, an official said Friday. A survey called ... Read more...

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