‘Hi sexy!’ Sexist comment or compliment?

March 3rd, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The word 'sexy' crept into the Indian lexicon a long time ago, but it continues to create ripples in a society where the conservative ... Read more...

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People with similar levels of happiness tweet together

March 15th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 15 (ANI): Scientists have found that happier people tend to tweet together, as do people who are less happy, with few tweets linking the happy and the unhappy.They made the ... Read more...

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Reading test for British kids to include ‘non-words’

February 20th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) The British government has drawn up new plans to include "made-up" words such as "koob" or "zort" in a new reading test for six-year-olds - an idea that ... Read more...

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Skill development for 500 million Indians: A mantra for action (Comment)

February 13th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanjiv Kataria The number of references to skill development in the government lexicon has soared over the years. With each budget presented by the UPA government, the number of initiatives ... Read more...

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‘UNITEX’ gets ‘OEKO-TEX International Certification’

December 21st, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): 'UNITEX', the largest rubber thread brand in India, has got 'OEKO-TEX International Certification', which is expected to boost its exports in various countries.The brand 'UNITEX' is owned ... Read more...

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Of Aamir Khan, KBC, And Amitbabh Bachchan

June 18th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 18, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Allright! He may have said in an interview to a news channel that he was never offered "Kaun Banega Crorepati 4' in the first place, but ... Read more...

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Campaign to save Western Ghats becomes a mass movement (Feature)

December 18th, 2009 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
By Maitreyee Boruah Bangalore, Dec 18 (IANS) Long before words like "climate change" came to hit common lexicon, a group of environmentally conscious people in India took up the cause of the Western ... Read more...

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BBC stuns Brown with a pill taking question

September 28th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.28 (ANI): A heated row has cropped up between 10, Downing Street and BBC after a reporter shocked the Prime Minister during a live television interview on the opening day of ... Read more...

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Domestic topics, not wars have dominated “Obama Speak” since taking office

August 14th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.14 (ANI): Believe it or not, U.S. President Barack Obama has uttered over half-million words in public since taking office on January 20, and surprisingly, they have not been dominated ... Read more...

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BJP needs to be more clear on “Hindutva” definition, says Jaswant Singh

June 11th, 2009 - 11:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Jaswant Singh, on Thursday said his party lacked clarity on what Hindutva ... Read more...

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Siam Sunrays, Thailand’s cocktail drink

February 23rd, 2009 - 12:15 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
If Cuba has Mojito, there is also the Singapore Sling and the Manhattan. Thailand hopes a newly created drink called 'Siam Sunrays' will enter the world's cocktail lexicon and help draw tourists ... Read more...

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Now, ”Gran Slang” lexicon to help youngsters understand their elders!

February 20th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20 (ANI): Many of the words used by teenagers today are incomprehensible to older generations, However, it is equally baffling for younger people trying to get to grips with ... Read more...

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Senior defence official says more UK troops could be sent to Afghanistan

December 2nd, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.2 (ANI): Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, Britains Chief of Defence Staff, has said that more service personnel could be deployed in Afghanistan as Britain withdraws from Iraq. But ... Read more...

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No evidence of gene doping at Games but worry remains

August 10th, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, Aug 10 (Xinhua) Gene doping may not be present at the ongoing Beijing Olympic Games but anti-doping experts remain worried that illegal use of gene therapy. David Howman, director general of ... Read more...

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Chennai’s tough head cop believes in taking no chances

July 29th, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
By T.S.V. Hari Chennai, July 29 (IANS) "Ours is a 24X7 thankless job sans respite," says Chennai Police Commissioner R. Sekar as he exhorts his men to be continually on the move after ... Read more...

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Dolly Parton pens songs for Nine to Five Broadway adaptation

July 18th, 2008 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
London , July 18 (ANI): After getting an Oscar for the title song of her movie Nine to Five, country star Dolly Parton has now penned all the songs for a ... Read more...

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Wives and chocolates mean firearms in terror jargon

June 4th, 2008 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 4 (IANS) If what was revealed in a Canadian court is true, smart and sexy words seem to have entered the lexicon of Al Qaeda linked terror plotters. They are ... Read more...

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Cheek fat will wipe years off your face

May 28th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 28 (IANS) Fat, the much despised three-letter word in the modern lexicon, can wipe years off your face with its rejuvenating magic. Or so claims a new study. Surgeons have ... Read more...

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Dictionaries are designed to fit in the brain

May 1st, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Dictionaries may seem like a tangled web of words but they are actually designed in a form that mirrors the way our brains make sense, suggests a ... Read more...

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The 307 best words according to Generation Y

May 1st, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, May 1 (ANI): Oxford University Press has come up with a list 307 words that gives adults a peek into the lingo used by todays generation.The list was compiled ... Read more...

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Rowling feels plundered by Potter encyclopedia author

April 15th, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): JK Rowling testified April 14 that she has been plundered by the author of an encyclopedia based on her blockbuster Harry Potter series.The wizard creator and Warner ... Read more...

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The rise and fall of ACP Rajbir Singh

March 25th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) His rise from a sub inspector to a high profile assistant commissioner of police was as sensational as the violent end to his life. Delhi Police's 'encounter ... Read more...

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Now, a dictionary that debunks the language of bureaucracy!

December 28th, 2007 - 2:17 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Ever thought what a politician really means when he or she says let me finish or the real issue is. Well, now you can decipher the actual meaning ... Read more...

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