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A walk into Jallianwala Bagh on 66th Independence Day


August 15th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Aug 15 (IANS) It's been over 90 years since British troops led by Brigadier Reginald Dyer fired at unarmed Indian protestors at the Jallianwala Bagh here. But walking through ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Bolt claims historic double with 200m gold (Lead)


August 10th, 2012 - 3:56 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) In a display of his sprint dominance to sports fans around the world, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won the gold medal in the 200 metres ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Bolt storms to 200m glory to make history


August 10th, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Usain Bolt scorched to Olympic gold in the men's 200 metres Thursday, blazing into the history books as the first sprinter to retain both ... Read more...

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Jeev, Lahiri qualify for weekend rounds at British Open


July 21st, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lytham St. Annes (England), July 21 (IANS) Jeev Milkha Singh and Anirban Lahiri made it a red-letter day for India at The Open Championship as they became the first two ... Read more...

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Lock up spies but release fishermen, says Pakistani daily


June 30th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 30 (IANS) Spies should be locked up but Pakistan and India must think about how "we treat those fishermen unwary or unlucky enough to cross the invisible line", ... Read more...

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History back on shelves with a dash of drama


April 5th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) History books are inching back on the shelves - but with a dash of drama and peppy language to hook the average reader. "I think ... Read more...

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Injury hampers Chowrasia’s chances at Avantha Masters (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Feb 15 (IANS) Indian golfer and defending Avantha Masters champion S.S.P Chowrasia, has suffered a setback to his title defence. Chowrasia injured his wrist while practising for the tournament ... Read more...

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AIIMS urged not to use animals for medical training


January 17th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Tuesday said it will hold a workshop on alternatives to the use of animals in MBBS ... Read more...

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History beckons both India and Australia but spotlight remains on Tendulkar


January 2nd, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 2 (IANS) Both India and Australia will enter the history books when they play the 100th Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here Tuesday but the ... Read more...

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Goa’s ‘Tuberculosis’ Cunha fought colonial Portuguese cancer


December 18th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
(ATTN NEWS EDITORS: This is the third and last in a series on the 50th anniversary of Goa's liberation Dec 19, 2011. This story is about the man who mentored the ... Read more...

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Steady decline in parliament’s work hours: Study


November 28th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) There has been a steady decline in the productive time of Lok Sabha over the last 25 years, with the 15th Lok Sabha sitting only ... Read more...

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15-year-old becomes England’s youngest first-class cricketer


April 28th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) Barney Gibson became England's youngest first-class cricketer when he stepped out to keep wicket for Yorkshire against Durham MCCU at the picturesque Racecourse ground in a ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama’s address: an emotional experience for foreigners


March 10th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), March 10 (IANS) It was an "emotional" and a "lifetime experience" for the scores of foreigners who witnessed the Dalai Lama's annual address here Thursday."I have been ... Read more...

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Oz firms develop first beer that can be consumed in space


March 1st, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 1 (ANI): Two companies in Australia have developed a beer that can be safely consumed in space.With space tourism preparing to take off as early as next year, Saber Astronautics ... Read more...

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NDC creates history with first-ever doctorate viva


February 14th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The National Defence College (NDC), India's premier defence studies institution affiliated to the Madras University, has entered history books by holding its first-ever viva-voce for a doctorate ... Read more...

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Aero India-2011 creates history as largest ever


February 9th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 9 (IANS) The Aero India show that began here Wednesday has smashed all records in terms of its size and content, entering history books as the largest edition of ... Read more...

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Its 40-yrs since golf and javelin throwing was played on the moon!


February 5th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Lunar module pilot of Apollo 14 Ed Mitchell has recalled the first lunar Olympics that had taken place between him and late Alan Shepard 40-years ago on the ... Read more...

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Brit-author Dalrymple in controversy over “Raj”, “racist” claims


January 17th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): Award-winning historian William Dalrymple has found himself in the middle of a racist controversy over claims that British authors writing about India are inheritors of "a Raj that ... Read more...

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Story of Indian indenture migration forgotten: South African playwright


January 12th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Shubha Singh New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) South African playwright-director Rajesh Gopie has returned to India with his new production, "Coolie Odyssey", about Indian indenture migration to Natal in the 19th century. ... Read more...

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Achint Kaur to play queen in ‘Jhansi Ki Rani’


December 18th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Popular actress Achint Kaur, seen in shows like "Banegi Apni Baat", "Swabhimaan" and "Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii", will now be seen as a feisty queen in Zee ... Read more...

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Kate Moss makes it into Who’s Who 2011


December 7th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 7 (ANI): Supermodel Kate Moss has been included in the Who's Who, the definitive list of the most significant people on the planet.She joins the ranks of 33,000 other world-famous ... Read more...

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Susan Boyle sings her way into records with second album


November 18th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): Britain's Got Talent star Susan Boyle has created history after her second album stormed the US and UK charts.The singing sensation has become the first solo artist to ... Read more...

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A funny view of Indian history - courtesy comedian Vir Das


November 13th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) Actor and stand up comedian Vir Das has rewritten history, but with a comic touch. His forthcoming show, called "History Of India - VIRitten", is set to ... Read more...

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Dethroned Button says will keep fighting to be F1 champion again


November 11th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): Ace Formula One driver Jenson Button has said that he will be a champion again soon after shrugging off the loss of his crown.Button knows he is assured ... Read more...

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Peaceniks welcome end to Attari border ‘confrontation’


November 5th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 5 (IANS) On the eve of US President Barack Obama's visit to Asia starting Saturday, Indian and Pakistani peace activists Friday welcomed the end of the face-to-face show of ... Read more...

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Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” Features President Barack Obama As Special Guest


October 28th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) With just days remaining for the mid-term elections, United States President Barack Obama made an appearance on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" on Wednesday. With his ... Read more...

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Tim Lincecum Shines Against Atlanta Braves


October 8th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Game one of the National League Division between the San Francisco Giants and the Atlanta Braves had some surprises in store for the fans as Tim Lincecum proved that ... Read more...

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15-year-old becomes Britain’s youngest cricket umpire


September 27th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.27 (ANI): A British teenager has become the youngest qualified cricket umpire of the country.Ethan Peel has earned his place in the history books at the age of 15, reports the ... Read more...

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Some martyrs from northeast ignored by history books: Handique


September 14th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Some martyrs from the northeast who had participated in the freedom struggle against the the British had not found their rightful place in history books and historical ... Read more...

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Sushil Kumar wins Gold medal at World Wrestling Championship in Moscow


September 13th, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.12 (ANI): Wrestler Sushil Kumar rewrote the history books once again as he became the first Indian wrestler to win a gold medal in the World Wrestling Championship on ... Read more...

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Strauss describes 2006 Oval Test as an ‘unfolding train wreck’


August 18th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): England captain Andrew Strauss has described the 2006 Oval Test against Pakistan as a "slowly unfolding train wreck" that left an indelible stain on cricket's history books. The ... Read more...

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Spain, Netherlands break yellow card record (Lead)


July 12th, 2010 - 4:08 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) When English referee Howard Webb booked Dutch defender John Heitinga in the 57th minute of Sunday's World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain, he was probably not ... Read more...

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Spain, Netherlands break yellow card record


July 12th, 2010 - 3:28 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) When English referee Howard Webb booked Dutch defender John Heitinga in the 57th minute of Sunday's World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain, he was probably not ... Read more...

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Glenn Beck’s Fingernail Message Ridicules Lindsay Lohan


July 11th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey July 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Was the Glenn Beck Show meant to ridicule Lindsay Lohan? At least that is what is being said about the show which went on air yesterday ... Read more...

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A sneak-peak into marriage, chores, careers and divorce in ancient Egypt


July 9th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, July 9 (ANI): Husbands and wives had several joint and separate marital activities in ancient Egyptian society.With matrimony at the core of their society, their practice of early marriage stemmed from ... Read more...

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