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Bhojpuri films needs encouragement: Big B


September 2nd, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is working free of cost in Bhojpuri film "Ganga Devi", says regional films need support and that is why he never ... Read more...

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Actor needed psychological help to play drug lord


July 25th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, July 25 (IANS/EFE) Andres Parra, the Colombian actor who plays the lead character in the television series "Pablo Escobar, el Patron del Mal" (Pablo Escobar: The Boss of Evil) ... Read more...

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A candid post-mortem of the LTTE (Book Review)


July 16th, 2012 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Book: "The Prabhakaran Saga"; Author: S. Murali; Publisher: Sage Publishers;Pages: 362; Price: Rs.425This is a cold-blooded yet comprehensive post-mortem of the rise and fall of the LTTE and its boss Velupillai ... Read more...

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Big B mourns ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan’s death


June 14th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has mourned the death of ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassana and said the era of soulful ghazal singing has come to an end."Deeply ... Read more...

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`Dog Whisperer’ says he has always chased his dreams


January 31st, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
San Jose (Costa Rica), Jan 31 (IANS/EFE) When he was little, Cesar Millan dreamed of being the "best dog trainer in the world" and says his mother told him ... Read more...

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Aruna Irani, Pyarelal to get lifetime achievement award


January 21st, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Veteran music composer Pyarelal of composer duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal and actress Aruna Irani will be conferred the lifetime achievement award at the 57th Idea Filmfare Awards ... Read more...

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Build harmony with Indians, Tibetans told (World Refugee Day)


June 20th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, June 20 (IANS) The new prime minister of the Tibetan government in exile admits to problems between Tibetans and locals in Dharamsala and wants "better communication" between the two ... Read more...

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UK jury finds peer guilty of swindling taxpayer of over 11K pounds


January 26th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.26 (ANI): The British Conservative Party's first black peer, Lord Taylor of Warwick, has been found guilty of defrauding the taxpayer of 11,000 pounds in false claims for travel and overnight ... Read more...

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I entered US as an illegal immigrant, says Salma Hayek


December 8th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Salma Hayek has confessed that she entered the United States as an illegal immigrant.The Mexican actress talks about her humble beginnings, her former undocumented immigrant status and ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian lawyer knifed to death


November 18th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 18 (IANS) A Malaysian Indian lawyer was slashed to death by two masked men outside his home in Ipoh, the capital of Perak state, a media report said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Michelle’s ‘dream big’ mantra stirs Young India


November 7th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) US First Lady Michelle Obama seems to have struck the right note with India's young generation with her inspiring words during her address to college students ... Read more...

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Keep dreaming big, Michelle tells Indian students (Lead)


November 7th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) Greeting students with a "Namaste", US First Lady Michelle Obama Sunday shared her humble beginnings, the "strong values" her parents gave her, and asked Indian youth to ... Read more...

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Our time with children very special: Michelle


November 7th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) The time she and her husband Barack Obama spend with young children is "very special", US First Lady Michelle Obama said at Mumbai's St Xavier's College Sunday ... Read more...

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‘60 Minutes’ Showcases The Other Side Of Eminem


October 11th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In the much anticipated episode featuring rap icon Eminem, '60 Minutes' correspondent Anderson Cooper showcased the rise to Hip Hop superstardom as one of the most ... Read more...

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Munda visits mother before taking over as chief minister


September 10th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 10 (IANS) Before taking on the mantle of Jharkhand chief minister for the third time, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arjun Munda played the dutiful son and went to ... Read more...

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Genelia to be replaced as host for ‘Big Switch 2′


August 6th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Bollywood actress Genelia D'Souza will not be hosting the second season of UTV Bindass show "Big Switch" as the channel plans to rope in a fresh face. "'Big ... Read more...

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Consumers love brands that they perceive as underdogs


July 21st, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A team of researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, has revealed that consumers strongly relate to brands that they perceive as underdogs."Across contexts, cultures, and time periods, underdog narratives ... Read more...

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Mexican Singer Sergio Vega Dies


June 27th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar June 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Reports have surfaced that Mexican Singer Sergio Vega has died after being shot on Saturday night. He was traveling in Mexico with his touring company and ... Read more...

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World Cup not over for South Africans


June 23rd, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, June 23 (ANI): The South African Football Association (SAFA) reminded South Africans that the World Cup was not yet over."Our efforts are not over. Our challenge is to continue to host ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Michael Jackson’s Last Day: The World Looks Back


June 21st, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
June 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Michael Jackson passed away on June 25, 2009 at the young age of 50 years old. Coming from very humble beginnings in Gary, Indiana, Michael soared ... Read more...

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Messi has grown too big for his boots, says former coach


May 30th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Rosario (Argentina), May 30(ANI): Argentina striker Lionel Messi has been accused by the man who discovered him of selling out to fame and fortune.Former Newell's Old Boys manager Ernesto Vecchio, who launched ... Read more...

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Mohammed Al Fayed sells iconic Harrod’s for 1.5 billion pounds


May 8th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 8 (ANI): The iconic Harrod's department store, has been sold by owner Mohammed Al Fayed for a whopping 1.5 billion pounds to the Qatari royal family.Septuagenarian Al Fayed took ... Read more...

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Israel launches massive drone that can fly 20 hrs non-stop to reach Iran


February 22nd, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Feb. 22 (ANI): The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has launched a massive drone that can fly non-stop for 20 hours, and is capable of reaching Iran.Marking a new stage in Israel's ... Read more...

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Rooney, wife may not be grilled about earnings in court


February 9th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 9 (ANI): Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney and his wife Colleen may not be questioned about his earnings in a case brought against him by a sports management firm.Wayne Rooney ... Read more...

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Taco Bell Founder - Glen W. Bell Jr. dies


January 19th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Rancho Santa Fe, Jan 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The founder of the fast-food chain Taco Bell – Glen W. Bell Jr. has died. He died on Sunday at his home in Rancho ... Read more...

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Hillary Swank talks abut her childhood troubles


November 1st, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, November 01 (ANI): Actress Hillary Swank has revealed that she experienced class differences early in her life as she came from a poor family.The 'Million Dollar Baby' star grew up poor ... Read more...

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National Doughnut Day today


June 5th, 2009 - 11:52 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
Americans around the nation will today pay homage to the humble doughnut, aka donut, for the 71st year.Originally introduced in 1938 as a fundraising event by the Chicago Salvation Army, National ... Read more...

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NYC Mayor Bloomberg on Obama’s decision to nominate Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the US


May 26th, 2009 - 10:19 pm ICT by admin
Statement of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on president Obama's decision to nominate judge Sonia Sotomayor to the supreme court of the United States.“When I met with the President in the Oval ... Read more...

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Geri Halliwell to give speech at Commons on Zambia


May 1st, 2009 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Former Spice Girls singer Geri Halliwell is to give a speech in the House of Commons in Britain. The diva, who has been an ambassador for ... Read more...

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Mammootty’s Senior


April 8th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
A dubbed version of Tamil movie Junior Senior, titled as Senior will be one of the releases for superstar Mammootty, this year around. The flick is been directed by J Suresh ... Read more...

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Lady GaGas humble beginnings


February 11th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): She might have all the luxuries of the world now, but pop sensation Lady GaGa was so poor as a performer on the New York City club ... Read more...

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Obama’’s Kenyan choir inks deal with Universal Music


January 24th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): A Kenyan youth choir, which performed at President Barack Obama''s inaugural ball in the US, has inked a deal with Universal Music.The Boys Choir of Kenya signed ... Read more...

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Barbra Streisands mum told her she wasn”t pretty enough for Hollywood


December 31st, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 31 (ANI): Barbra Streisand has revealed that she owes her success to her mum, who had insisted that she was not pretty enough to become an actress.Barbra, amongst the ... Read more...

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Elton John to have street named after him


December 24th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Officials in Sir Elton John''s hometown are so impressed with his concerts in Las Vegas that they want to name a road after him.Earlier this year, the ... Read more...

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Murali has found a spin twin in Ajantha Mendis


August 7th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rex Clementine Colombo, Aug 7 (IANS) The performance of 23-year-old Sri Lankan spinner Ajantha Mendis during the first two Tests against India has excited cricket circles here and he is being hailed as ... Read more...

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