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From London to Sirdargarh, a Guyanese Indian’s journey


April 11th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Just about a hundred years after her father left India for Guyana, Enid Whitehouse made an emotional journey to a small village in Rajasthan's Ganganagar ... Read more...

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Worldwide weapons sales fell in 2010: Report


September 24th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Global arms sales dropped sharply last year as the world's governments struggled in the economic downturn, according to a new study, the New York Times ... Read more...

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Edison’s early phonograph recording discovered


July 18th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Scientists have recovered an audio recording, made by inventor Thomas Edison, from an artifact that historians believe is the earliest surviving talking toy doll record. The ... Read more...

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Indian-American mother-daughter team has designs on India (With Images)


March 13th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) An Indian-American mother daughter-led firm that has designed several award-winning projects around the world has now set its eye on India with three new contemporary commercial ... Read more...

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Library of Congress to display 1st US map sold for record $1.8mn


February 1st, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Visitors to the Library of Congress will soon be able to view the first map of the United States, thanks to a philanthropist who snapped it for a ... Read more...

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Wild Hawk on the Loose at US Library of Congress


January 26th, 2011 - 3:56 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A wild hawk is reportedly on the loose in the Library of Congress in the United States, where it has been seen flying around for about a week ... Read more...

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US Library Of Congress Adds 25 Iconic Movies To Its National Film Registry


December 29th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
.The Exorcist is considered to be one of the most successful horror films ever, so its inclusion is not surprising news. All the President’s Men is yet another wonderful movie dealing ... Read more...

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US forbids government staff from reading leaked cables


December 5th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) The US administration and the defence department have ordered their employees not to read the secret diplomatic cables and other classified documents leaked by WikiLeaks and published by ... Read more...

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‘Thriller’ Ready To Make It Big Again


November 1st, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
November 1, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): If rumors are to be believed, ‘Thriller’ just might become huge this time. According to the buzz Kenny Ortega, the maker behind Michael Jackson’s 'This Is ... Read more...

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Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Video To Hit Big Screen?


October 30th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) With Halloween knocking our doors, new buzz that surrounds the media is that Michael Jackson's 14 minute music video "Thriller" might return as a movie for ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama’s designer shuts shop


October 4th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 4 (ANI): Kai Milla, Michelle Obama's designer, has apparently shut shop and the cash-strapped business has failed to pay vendors for months, sources claim.Milla, wife of Stevie Wonder, ... Read more...

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Sounds of history ‘in grave danger of disappearing’, say US experts


October 1st, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 1 (ANI): Sound recordings which form a part of our cultural history are at the peril of disappearing, warns a comprehensive report from the US Library of Congress.The report has ... Read more...

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Rare Marilyn Monroe pics clicked during her intimate moments published


September 27th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 27 (ANI): Marilyn Monroe was an enigma, but a series of her pictures in her most intimate moments discovered recently has made the sex symbol less of a mystery.According to ... Read more...

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40-yr-old TV dramas starring Sean Connery and Maggie Smith found


September 13th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 13 (ANI): America's Library of Congress has rediscovered an archive of 40-year-old TV dramas.The dramas feature stars including Sir Sean Connery, Dame Maggie Smith and Sir Michael Gambon at the ... Read more...

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NASA-Flickr partnership brings 50 years of space history online


August 31st, 2010 - 12:18 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- NASA on Friday announced that three compilations of images from more than half a century of its history are now available for view and comment on a ... Read more...

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Paul McCartney’s White House Performance Aired On PBS


July 29th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Washington, July 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former Beatles star and iconic singer Paul McCartney has added another feather to his cap. Last month he went to the residence of the first ... Read more...

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Mccartney Plays At The White House


July 27th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 27, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): May be it's just Sir Paul McCartney, who could call a musical performance at the White House a small club gig! The former Beatles member ... Read more...

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US allows ‘jailbreaking’ of iPhone


July 27th, 2010 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (DPA) New government rules announced Monday will allow iPhone users to unlock, or "jailbreak," their phones without violating the law. The amendments to the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act will ... Read more...

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A Study Divulges That Thomas Jefferson Was Not A Clandestine Royalist


July 4th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 4, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Thomas Jefferson was one of the influential personalities responsible for the birth of an independent America. He was also the foremost author of the American ... Read more...

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Blurred Out Word Of Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration Of Independence Deciphered


July 4th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey, July 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) To mark the occasion of the Independence Day, the researchers of the United States Library of Congress have come forward with a revelation that provides new ... Read more...

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Thomas Jefferson was no closet royalist


July 4th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the American Delcaration of Independence and one of founding fathers of the US, was by no means a closet royalist, a new ... Read more...

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Today’s Tweets have roots in 18th century diaries


June 13th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): Sharing what's on your mind via Twitter is not a recent phenomenon, but the trend has its roots in 18th century diaries.While reviewing volumes of 18th and 19th ... Read more...

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History Channel Features The Library Of Congress On “Modern Marvels”


June 11th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri History Channel aired a special show on the Library of Congress on June 10. The show formed a part of the "Modern Marvels" segment which took the viewers for ... Read more...

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Long-lost collection of US silent movies found in New Zealand


June 8th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, June 8 (DPA) A long-lost collection of silent movies has been discovered in New Zealand and is being returned to the US, the government said Tuesday. They include the only known copy ... Read more...

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Paul McCartney Serenades Michelle Obama


June 4th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez June 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The famous Beatles musician and singer Paul McCartney dedicated and especially sang the song "Michelle" in the honor of US first lady Michelle Obama at the ... Read more...

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Macca feared being punched by Obama when crooning ‘Michelle’ to Michelle


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 3 (ANI): Sir Paul McCartney said that he might be the first guy ever to get punched by a president, after he serenaded US First Lady Michelle Obama with ... Read more...

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Beatles great McCartney receives top music award from US President Obama at the White House


June 3rd, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 3 (ANI): Paul McCartney has been honoured with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the highest American award for popular song conferred by the US. ... Read more...

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Paul McCartney To Be Honored At White House With Gershwin Prize


May 25th, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rock star legend, and former 'Beatles' member, Paul McCartney will be honored at a White House concert which will be hosted by President Barack Obama and his First ... Read more...

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Barack Obama to honour Sir Paul McCartney at White House


May 25th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 25 (ANI): Ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney will receive the third Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress from US President Barack Obama.The singer will perform at ... Read more...

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Obama to honour Paul McCartney


May 25th, 2010 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (DPA) US President Barack Obama is to honour former Beatle Paul McCartney with a concert at the White House next month, officials said Monday. McCartney is to be awarded ... Read more...

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Library of Congress To Archive Tweets


April 16th, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 16, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Library of Congress has resolved to archive every single tweet created since the time Twitter commenced in 2006. Since its commencement in 2006, ... Read more...

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Library Of Congress To Archive Each Tweet Ever Made


April 16th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Apr 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Twitter, the popular micro-blogging site has millions of users worldwide who keep on posting their comments everyday which are commonly known as tweets. Hence, one can ... Read more...

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CRS -3 Unveiled At Cisco Announcement


March 10th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri China, Mar 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Cisco is aiming to reshape the world of routing with their flagship model CRS-3 that was unveiled on Tuesday. Cisco CEO, John Chambers declared ... Read more...

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‘Too much silence in Chinese parliament, too much noise in Indian parliament’


February 20th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) Honoured with the prestigious Democracy Service Medal, the Dalai Lama has hailed India's democracy, saying very unlike China it gives space for everyone to express ... Read more...

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Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ to be inducted in the US Congress archives


January 1st, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) Late pop legend Michael Jackson's classic "Thriller" becomes the first music album that will be inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress of ... Read more...

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