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Thousands take part in bull-spearing fest in Spain


September 12th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Tordesillas (Spain), Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) Thousands of people attended Tuesday in this northwestern Spanish city the festival of Toro de la Vega, during which young people spear a bull to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

No sex if elected, promises Italian politician


August 21st, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 21 (IANS/AKI) A politician running for the regional presidency of the Italian island of Sicily has promised to swear off sex and dedicate himself to work if elected."If ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Dismiss Assam government, says Rajnath Singh


July 27th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 27 (IANS) Senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh Friday said the central government should dismiss the Assam government for the communal clashes in the state.Singh told reporters here that ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

DiCaprio partners with electric car company


July 5th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Actor and eco-warrior Leonardo Di Caprio has become an equity investor in electric car company Fisker Automotive.Lasy year, the 37-year-old became the first recipient of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Thousands throw wine at each other in Spain fest


June 30th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Logrono (Spain), June 30 (IANS/EFE) Thousands of people took part Friday in the Haro Wine Battle in the Spanish Rioja region, during which they threw some 6,000 litres of wine ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Massachusetts’ town imposes fine on public swearing


June 13th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Middleborough, June 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Middleborough is a Massachusetts town of approximately 20,000 residents, famous for its rich cranberry bogs. The residents of this town have now decided to fine those who ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Cities named ‘Dull’ and ‘Boring’ also set to pair up


June 6th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Boring, June 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A US town named Boring has voted in favor of pairing with the Scottish village of Dull, situated in Perthshire.Boring, situated in the state of Oregon, is ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Town Staines changes its name to “Staines-upon-Thames”


May 21st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, May 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In an effort to disassociate the town from negative associations, ‘Staines’ will officially change its name to ‘Staines-upon-Thames’. The association of the town with Sacha Baron Cohen’s ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Beijing cracks down on illegal foreigners


May 15th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) To improve security in Beijing, authorities here have decided to clamp down on foreigners illegally entering, residing or working in the Chinese capital.According to a Beijing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

TV personality slain in Honduras


April 24th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, April 24 (IANS/EFE) Television personality Noel Valladares and his two companions were gunned down Monday in Tegucigalpa, Honduran police said.A fourth person was wounded in the attack, police inspector ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Births continue to decline in Spain


January 19th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 19 (IANS/EFE) The 230,537 births recorded in Spain in the first half of 2011 represents a decline of 1.1 percent from the same period of the previous year ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Brazil has 14 of world’s 50 most violent cities


January 14th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 14 (IANS) Of the 50 most violent cities across the world, 14 are in Brazil, a Mexican think-tank said Friday.The word's most violent city is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Winners of Spain Christmas lottery to share $5.2 mn


December 24th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 24 (IANS/EFE) Holders of tickets sold in the northeastern town of Gra?en took the 4 million euro ($5.2 million) first prize, known as "El Gordo" (The Fat One) ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Villagers vote to keep ‘Smurf Village’ blue


December 20th, 2011 - 1:44 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Madrid, Dec 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After a surge in popularity and tourism, villagers at the Spanish village where the movie “Smurf Village” was filmed has decided to keep the color. The producers ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Cuba to enlarge farm programme to boost rice output


December 6th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 6 (IANS/EFE) Cuba plans to enlarge to 40,000 hectares a Vietnam-aided effort to expand production of rice, official media said Monday.Given the positive results of the joint project, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Moderate quake hits Nicobar Islands (Lead)


December 3rd, 2011 - 3:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) A moderate earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted India's Nicobar Islands early Saturday.According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the temblor hit the ... Read more...

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5.4 magnitude quake hits Nicobar Islands


December 3rd, 2011 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted India's Nicobar Islands early Saturday.According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the temblor hit the Nicobar ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

5.8 magnitude quake hits Nicobar Islands (Lead)


December 1st, 2011 - 4:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) A moderate earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale jolted India's Nicobar Islands early Thursday.The quake hit the islands at 1.12 a.m., Xinhua quoted the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Off the road: Kashmir’s nomads settling down (Feature)


November 4th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 4 (IANS) Among the numerous scarred inhabitants of Jammu and Kashmir are the nomadic Gujjars, whose languid rhythm of life and simple traditions are dying a gradual death ... Read more...

Posted in National |

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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Dissatisfied customer murders tailor


September 1st, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) A customer dissatisfied with the adjustments made to a pair of pants stabbed a tailor to death in Venezuela, media reports said.Sabato Moschiano, a 43-year-old Italian ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Murders up 145 percent in Mexico over five years


July 30th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 30 (IANS/EFE) Mexican authorities documented 24,374 homicides in 2010, up 23 percent from the previous year and an increase of 145 percent compared with 2005.The state of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dora weakens to Category 1 Hurricane


July 22nd, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Pacific Ocean, July 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Hurricane Dora is now a Category 1 storm but the inhabitants of the towns on its path are still on the alert for its impact. The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mosquito pill on the horizon


July 12th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Dakar, Senegal, July 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists from Senegal and the Colorado State University have concluded a study into a worm drug which turns the tide against mosquitoes. Scientists have long suspected ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

6,000 slum dwellers will have roofs: Dikshit


June 22nd, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Delhi government Wednesday decided to allot new houses to about 6,000 families living in 33 slum clusters under its rehabilitation scheme.Delhi Chief Minister Shiela ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Residents evacuated as boulder looms over village


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 3 (IANS/EFE) Authorities in the central Mexican state of Queretaro evacuated the residents of a village threatened by a giant boulder dangling from a crag, officials said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mexico bans discrimination against disabled


May 29th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 29 (IANS/EFE) Mexican President Felipe Calderon has passed a new law to provide anti-discrimination protection to people with disabilities.Calderon said that for the first time "the ban ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Need to conserve environment in Leh


April 19th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by ANI
By Stanzin Kunzang AngmoLeh, Apr 19 (ANI): As I stroll down the streets in Leh, my mind meanders down memory lane, revisiting all those moments of my wonderful childhood. All those childhood ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Who speaks for the Adivasi’s right to the forests?


April 17th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
By Aloka KujurRanchi, Apr 17 (ANI): Much is at stake for the Adivasis in Jharkhand. Inhabitants of a region heavily forested for hundreds of years and rich in mineral and ore deposits, ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

MQM chief boasts of creating party’s stronghold in Punjab


April 11th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 11 (ANI): Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain has said that no one can prevent his party from creating a stronghold in Punjab.While addressing a public meeting of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Ancient Japanese stone markings warned of tsunami


April 7th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, April 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An ancient Japanese stone warned inhabitants of a town to build their homes on higher grounds. The inhabitants followed the advice and that seemed to have saved ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Recycled Island to be built from Pacific’s floating plastic debris


April 1st, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 1 (ANI): A Dutch architect has announced plans to build a Recycled Island that is sustainable and floats using the plastic debris collected from the Pacific.Ramon Knoester went public ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drew Barrymore to direct her second movie - ‘How to be Single’


March 17th, 2011 - 2:41 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Mar 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actress Drew Barrymore is planning to direct her second movie which is titled ‘How to be Single’. The movie is going to be based on a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

French club president suspended over bid to buy Messi


March 11th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): The president of a French village side has been suspended for six months over a bid to sign Bracelona's ace playmaker Lionel Messi.Cédric Enjolras, the president of FC ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Wild bisons injure six villagers in West Bengal district


February 24th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Cooch Behar, Feb 24 (ANI): Two wild bisons strayed into three villages in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district and injured around half a dozen inhabitants.The bisons attacked the villagers in Marichbari, ... Read more...

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