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Myanmar tightens control of media: Watchdog


June 30th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 30 (IANS) Myanmar is tightening restrictions on the press following its coverage of the unrest in the country, a media watchdog has said.The government has reacted in a ... Read more...

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‘Lucky’ - not so lucky in content (Kannada Movie Review)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Lucky"; Cast: Yash, Ramya, Sharan, Sadhu Kokila, Padmavasanthi, M.N. Lakshmi Devi; Producer: Radhika Kumaraswamy; Screenplay-Director: Suri; Story: Ghouse Peer; Music: Arjun Janya; Rating: **1/2The star cast of the film ... Read more...

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CPI-M denounces India’s Syria vote


February 6th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday denounced India's vote for a UN resolution condemning the crackdown in Syria and called for diplomatic efforts to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Amanda Seyfried to play the role of Linda Lovelace in biopic


January 4th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A biopic story of the stormy life of porn star Linda Lovelace is currently in production. Reports say at least two movies based on the ... Read more...

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Pakistan steps into absurdsville by banning words: Daily


November 21st, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Pakistan has stepped into "absurdsville" by moving to block some 1,500 words from text messages, said a daily.Daily Times editorially said Monday that it seems ... Read more...

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Fines to be imposed soon for naked hikers in Swiss Alps


November 18th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Alps, Nov 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A federal court in Switzerland has ruled that the country’s authorities can fine people who hike naked in the Alps. With the ruling, the country has been ... Read more...

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Press freedom important for strong democracy: Gilani


October 17th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Stating that freedom of the press was essential for strengthening democracy, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) ... Read more...

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Rick Perry has a hard time on the GOP debate


September 13th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Sept 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Texas governor and GOP presidential aspirant Rick Perry is still ahead of CNN’s recent polls despite having a disappointing debate. During last night’s heated GOP televised debate, ... Read more...

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Madge’s adoptive daughter’s family has no legal right to see her: Lawyer


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Madonna's lawyer has said that the family of singer's adopted daughter has no legal right to see the five-year-old.The claim comes after James family, led by Mercy ... Read more...

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Oscar Nominations For Best Picture Giving Rise To Speculation


January 31st, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
.According to reports, the announcement of the nominations are giving rise to a lot of speculations like if the two films have distorted certain historical facts and tried to mislead audiences, ... Read more...

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Anthony Horowitz vows to keep Sherlock Holmes ‘exactly’ the same


January 19th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Anthony Horowitz, the new author of Sherlock Holmes, has promised that he will not make any changes to the character in his new book.Horowitz, the children's author who ... Read more...

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Security checks at US airports to get more ‘touchy’


October 29th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Security checks at US airports are set to get more 'touchy' for those who opt out of full-body scan, as TSA is set to change its pat-down procedure.TSA ... Read more...

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Kuwait seeks UNHRC membership


October 28th, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 28 (IANS/WAM) Kuwait has sought UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) membership for 2013-2015.The country's permanent representative to the UN, Mansour Al-Etebi made the announcement during a UN General Assembly ... Read more...

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Diane Lane portrays the character of Penny Chenery in the movie ‘Secretariat’


October 7th, 2010 - 1:35 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Actress Diane Lane has portrayed the character of Penny Chenery in the movie Secretariat. In the movie, she plays a housewife who also raises horses along with her family in Virginia. And ... Read more...

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California Governor Schwarzenegger applauds lifting of ban against same-sex marriage


August 13th, 2010 - 3:54 am ICT by BNO News
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday applauded U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker's decision to lift his stay on same-sex marriages following his ruling invalidating Proposition 8.“I am ... Read more...

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Move into Iran, Sudan would be an accomplishment: Google


March 9th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 9 (DPA) An executive at internet giant Google said Tuesday that Washington's latest move to encourage service providers to expand their work into Iran, Cuba and Sudan was a "great ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

More adolescents suffer cyber bullying now


February 23rd, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Around 10 percent of all adolescents in grades 7-9 are victims of Internet bullying, says a new study. "Cyber bullying occurs when new technologies such as computers ... Read more...

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UK rights body says airport body scanners ‘may be unlawful’


February 16th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.16 (ANI): The Equality and Human Rights Commission has warned that the use of airport body scanners 'may be unlawful'.It said that the use of body scanners at Heathrow and Manchester ... Read more...

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Evans welcomes 147 Indians as new Australian citizens


January 26th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Perth, Jan 26 (ANI): Australian Immigration Minister Chris Evans has welcomed 147 Indians sworn in as new Australian citizens, while acknowledging that there had been "some problems with Indian people in this ... Read more...

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‘I go by my instinct’ -Rahil Azam


September 14th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Sahara One's new investigative show "Mr. and Mrs. Mishra' will mark the return of very cool and talented actor Rahil Azam. After a long time the actor will be seen on ... Read more...

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Kathleen Neill Arrested For Obscenity In Metropolitan Museum Of Art


August 28th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by GD
Kathleen Neill was arrested on Wednesday because she posed nude in the Metropolitan Museum Of Art for a photo shoot for photographer Zach Hyman. Zach was amused at the incident as he ... Read more...

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Errors in historical films set back classroom learning


August 6th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Errors in historical blockbuster films set back classroom learning, especially when it comes to helping students learn and retain factual information in textbooks, a new study has found. "We ... Read more...

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Mundhra keen to make Sonia Gandhi biopic, even if banned later


August 5th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher Srinagar, Aug 5 (IANS) Britain-based Indian filmmaker Jagmohan Mundhra is determined to go ahead with his pet project , a biopic on Congress president Sonia Gandhi, and has researched ... Read more...

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IAF AWACS to arrive in India on May 25


May 22nd, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): The first Indian Air Force AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) will arrive in India on May 25.The AWACS are set to alter the dimension of ... Read more...

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I have put my heart and soul into Videsh: Preity Zinta


March 15th, 2009 - 12:35 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Preity Zinta's Deepa Mehta directed Heaven On Earth is releasing coming Friday in it's Hindi version titled Videsh. The film is a film about young girls who get married abroad not ... Read more...

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French court refuses to annul Muslims marriage to non-virgin wife


November 18th, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 18 (ANI): A French appeal court has refused to annul the marriage of a Muslim couple after the husband discovered his bride was not a virgin, the hubbys lawyer ... Read more...

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Barack Obamas speech moves Drew Barrymore to tears


October 7th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore has revealed that she burst into tears when US Presidential candidate discussed gay issues.Barrymore said that she ended up crying after listening to ... Read more...

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Single UK mums face threat of sex snoopers


August 13th, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.13 (ANI): Authorities of local governing bodies in Britain are demanding more powers to rummage through single mums bedrooms to make sure they do not commit fraud while being secretly ... Read more...

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I haven’t been fanciful in depicting history: Ashutosh Gowariker


February 21st, 2008 - 9:17 am ICT by admin
(Interview) By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker said he was careful in preserving Rajput pride and dignity while making the period drama "Jodhaa Akbar" starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singhs assurance to Christians in Orissa


December 31st, 2007 - 2:53 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has assured Gladys Staines, wife of slain Australian missionary Graham Staines that the Government is taking all necessary steps to restore peace ... Read more...

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