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Kolkata among most flood vulnerable cities


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Nine coastal cities around the world are most vulnerable to serious flooding with Shanghai at the top of the list and Kolkata and Dhaka standing midway, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

US to help India develop clean energy projects


March 26th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The United States Trade Development Agency Monday signed two deals with Indian firms to help develop clean energy projects. The deals will generate Indian demand ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Exhibition game in Kolkata involving Pele postponed


January 16th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) Kolkatans would have to wait longer for a date with the likes of Brazilian soccer legends Pele, Cafu and Roberto Carols, with a Jan 23 exhibition ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

At least 60 die after drinking illicit alcohol in eastern India


December 15th, 2011 - 3:25 am ICT by BNO News
KOLKATA, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- More than 60 people have died after consuming illegal liquor in India's eastern state of West Bengal, police said on Wednesday. Dozens more are seriously ill. The victims ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Medeira officially appointed India coach, injured Paul dropped


November 2nd, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Tuesday officially elevated assistant coach Savio Medeira as the chief coach while announcing a 27-member national squad for the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

The 107 caps of Bhaichung Bhutia (Career statistics)


August 24th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The following are the career statistics of former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia who ended his international career here Wednesday.Date of birth: December 15, 1976 Place: ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Indian U-16 team for Arsenal soccer festival


May 30th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) Sixteen players from seven cities will leave for London July 21 to represent India in the under-16 category at the 21st Arsenal International Soccer Festival ... Read more...

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Cruz feels passionate about children causes


May 25th, 2011 - 6:43 am ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) Oscar winning actress Penelope Cruz has become more dedicated towards children's charities after becoming a mother herself.Cruz has been passionate about kids' causes and even ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

India to soon ratify UN anti-graft convention


April 11th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) India will soon ratify the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, which it had signed in 2005, officials said Monday."The ratification process is currently under ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Free rail travel for World Cup-winning team (Lead)


April 3rd, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Members of India's World Cup-winning team will be given lifetime complimentary passes to travel by air-conditioned first class, the railway ministry announced Sunday.The passes ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Scientists introduce thermotherapy as a chemotherapy alternative


November 23rd, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A research team has introduced a new method to target and destroy cancerous cells.The cancer treatment uses hyperthermia to elevate the temperature of tumor cells, while keeping the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

I am an Indian at heart: Shah Rukh


August 20th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan doesn't seem to shy away when it comes to expressing his sentiments for the nation. Describing his nationality, Shah Rukh tweeted: "I ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

India could never harbour Mujib’s killers: Freedom fighter


August 15th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 15 (IANS) The killers of Bangladesh's founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman may have fled Bangladesh through Indian cities, but Indian government could never harbour them, a former ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Storm kills dozens in eastern India


April 14th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by BNO News
KOLKATA, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- Dozens of people were killed when a storm swept through eastern India on Wednesday, media reports said.The Press Trust of India reported that at least 31 people ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

New Moore Island Submerges Under Bay Of Bengal


March 25th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Kolkata, India, Mar 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A small island along the Bay of Bengal which was a matter of dispute between India and Bangladesh, has almost completely vanished, if reports ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

At least six die, scores injured and trapped in Kolkata’s Park Street fire


March 23rd, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by BNO News
By Michael van Poppel KOLKATA, INDIA (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- Up to six people were killed and scores were feared trapped and injured in a massive blaze at a multi-storey building in ... Read more...

Posted in India |

Man with three-week erection saved by surgeons in Kolkata


March 4th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 4 (ANI): A businessman, who is said to have suffered from an erection for three-weeks, was saved by surgeons in Kolkata, India, after he underwent an operation.The 55-year-old man was ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India Versus South Africa 2nd Test


February 15th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Kolkata, India, Feb 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) At Eden Garden in Kolkata, the South African captain Graeme Smith won the toss and without any hesitation elected to bat first at the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Hindus laud US Postal Service for Mother Teresa stamp & urge for Diwali stamp


January 1st, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Jan 1 (ANI): Hindus have applauded United States Postal Service (USPS) for announcing a stamp to honor Mother Teresa during 2010.Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hindus laud US Postal Service for Mother Teresa stamp and urge for Diwali stamp


December 31st, 2009 - 9:32 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus have applauded United States Postal Service (USPS) for announcing a stamp to honor Mother Teresa during 2010. Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

A.R. Rahman wants to “make poverty history”


November 10th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 10 (ANI): Oscar winner musician A. R. Rahman's "A. R. Rahman Foundation" wants to "make poverty history".As a first step towards achieving the vision of "strive towards making poverty ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Prayers, feasts and love - India celebrates Eid with fervour (Roundup)


September 21st, 2009 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) From Srinagar to Thiruvananthapuram and Mumbai to Kolkata, India celebrated Eid Monday with millions of Muslims congregating at prayer grounds and mosques to bow down as ... Read more...

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Hollywood star Radha Mitchell feels like “fish out of water” in India


September 12th, 2009 - 4:00 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hollywood actress Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill), who was in India sometime back shooting for Australian film ''The Waiting City'', feels working in India was "like a fish out of water". When asked ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Vi typhoid vaccine protects young Indian children


July 23rd, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): A currently available and yet unused typhoid vaccine has been found effective in protecting young children in India, according to researchers.The research team from National Institute of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Interesting Facts and Figures: Celina Jaitley


April 22nd, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Celina Jaitley born 24 November 1981, is a Bollywood actress.She was crowned Miss India in 2001.She has appeared in several movies and music videos (including the Bombay Vikings' "Zara ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Political tie-ups and break-ups continue ahead of General Elections


March 11th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Kolkata, Mar. 11 (ANI): The BJP has expressed confidence over faring well in Orissa even after the ruling BJD pulled away from it ahead of the upcoming General Election. BJP spokesman ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Kolkata has second highest incidence of cholera in the world: Study


February 20th, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): A collaborative study in India, Korea, Indonesia and Mozambique has found that the Indian city of Kolkata has the second highest incidence of cholera in the world.The study, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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