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China aims for disabled-friendly environment


July 11th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) China has new regulation to facilitate a disabled-friendly environment in the country.It requires all parking lots, commercial centres, living quarters, transportation facilities and other public infrastructure ... Read more...

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Separate bedrooms led to Cruise-Holmes divorce


July 1st, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 1 (IANS) What caused Hollywood couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to separate? Separate bedrooms!Cruise' living quarters were on one side of a large communal area ... Read more...

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12 die in Moscow fire


April 3rd, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 12 people died early Tuesday in a fire at a market in southern Moscow, a police source said.The blaze burned down a building ... Read more...

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Some honey bees tend to take risks


March 11th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) Believe it or not -- some honey bees tend to take the initiative or the risk to find new hives, with their brains showing similar patterns ... Read more...

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Masks, hand washing can smother flu spread


February 1st, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) Masks and hand washing can practically slash the spread of flu-like symptoms, new reseach has demonstrated.The study found up to a 75 percent reduction in flu-like ... Read more...

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In Occupied America!


November 13th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) America is occupied today! The occupiers, a unique group of protesters, who have pitched tents and tarps in parks across America, from the Wall Street in ... Read more...

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Spain’s poverty rates up


October 21st, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) Nearly a quarter of Spain's 45 million people are poor, and the figures have been steadily rising since 2009. The National Statistics Institute or INE said Thursday ... Read more...

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Canada demotes, fines general for sleeping with subordinate


July 22nd, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 22 (IANS) A former Canadian general was Thursday demoted and fined for having a sexual affair with his subordinate while he was posted in Afghanistan.Former brigadier general Daniel ... Read more...

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L&T; bags Rs.1,450 crore contract from Gujarat


May 18th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Construction and engineering major Larsen and Toubro (L&T;) Wednesday said it had bagged a contract worth Rs.1,450 crore ($317.5 million) from Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) ... Read more...

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40-car garage & house up for sale


May 9th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Temecula, May 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A property with a garage that can hold forty cars is being offered for sale. The agent who is overlooking the sale of the property call it ... Read more...

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The Karmapa case: Lies, plants and damage control (Comment)


February 27th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudip Mazumdar Now that Ogyen Trinley Dorje, better known as the 17th Karmapa, has been cleared of money-laundering charges by the Indian government, it is in order to take a look at ... Read more...

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Vampire brands teen with letter ‘V’ on the head


December 10th, 2010 - 11:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Evan Francis Brown believes that he is a vampire and he used a heated fork/spoon to brand the letter ‘V’ on the head of a ... Read more...

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Send 60-year-old astronauts on a one-way trip to Mars: Scientists


November 17th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17 (ANI): Colonization of Mars would be faster and cheaper if astronauts behaved like the first settlers to come to North America - not expecting to go home, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

British media praises Delhi for successful Games (Lead)


October 15th, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 15 (IANS) The 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi have ended without any major glitches as India celebrated the finale with an extravagant cultural show, the British media said Friday.The most ... Read more...

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Weightlifting coach Harnam Singh gives thumbs up to conditions at Games Village


September 27th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.27 (ANI): National weightlifting chief coach Harnam Singh on Monday described the Games Village meant for Commmonwealth Games as "fine" and said he had no problems in the rooms."We are ... Read more...

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India, Mongolia win cases on tax-free diplomatic properties


August 18th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 18 (DPA) A US court has ruled that India and Mongolia do not have to pay property tax on permanent housing for their diplomats, which was a blow to ... Read more...

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The Mansion Where Michael Jackson Died Is Up For Sale


August 5th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 5, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Michael Jackson fans finally have a chance to own a piece of their star’s property. The mansion at Holmby Hills where Jackson had ... Read more...

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Roman neighbourhood ruins unearthed in France


July 24th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Lyon, July 24 (ANI): Experts have uncovered ruins of a Roman neighbourhood in of Lyon, which was founded in 43 BC during the Roman Empire.Lyon was born with the name Lugdunum, after ... Read more...

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Rising immigrants in Russia leading to increase in bed bugs


June 20th, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Bed bugs have been making life difficult for people in the Russian capital and figures from the country's official health watchdog show the population of the blood-sucking ... Read more...

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Conserving heritage - historic Kolkata palace gets a makeover


June 3rd, 2010 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) Sova Bazar palace, a historic residence in Kolkata built in the 18th century by Raja Nabakrishna Deb, a member of the aristocracy, has for the first ... Read more...

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Discovering the unknown about Nottingham’s medieval sandstone caves


May 14th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): A combination of old and new technology - laser and pedal power - is being used to uncover hitherto unknown facts about the layout of Nottingham's sandstone caves. ... Read more...

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Rooney mansion in care of Gurkha guard


May 7th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 7 (ANI): Wayne Rooney is leaving his 4.5 million pound mansion under the vigilant eye of a Gurkha as he heads for the World Cup 2010.Gurkhas are a Nepalese warrior ... Read more...

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Wimbledon to be football free zone during World Cup


April 21st, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 21 (ANI): Wimbledon has been declared a football free zone for the 2010 World Cup. So no matches will be shown on the giant screens in the grounds when the ... Read more...

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Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino had filed for unemployment in 2009


April 19th, 2010 - 12:36 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Miami, Apr 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino was in such a bad financial state that he had even filed for employment last year on the 25th of October 2009. On ... Read more...

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Prince Andrew at Queen Elizabeth’s birthday celebrations in Delhi


March 10th, 2010 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The sprawling lawns of British High Commissioner Richard Stagg's residence Wednesday rocked to the spirit of Britain-India kinship as Prince Andrew, the third child of Queen Elizabeth ... Read more...

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Girl of 9 years raped, murdered in Mumbai police colony (Lead)


March 7th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) A nine-year-old girl was raped and murdered by some unidentified persons and her body was discovered from the terrace of a building in the police colony in northeast ... Read more...

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Ghost-hunter snaps spirit like figure at New Zealand post office


February 6th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb 06 (ANI): A ghost-hunter from Invercargill, New Zealand claims he has snapped a picture of a spirit.Andrew Watters reached St Bathans, near Alexandra with partner Kim Ward looking for ghosts ... Read more...

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White House gets an ‘arty’ makeover


October 8th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 8 (ANI): US President Barack Obama and wife Michelle have given a makeover to White House with some modern and abstract artwork.The landscapes, still life and portraits of the ... Read more...

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Fire damages historic Chiang Kai-shek residence in Taiwan


September 29th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Taipei, Sep 29 (DPA) A fire has damaged a historic building that had housed Taiwan's late leader Chiang Kai-shek and his wife Soong May-ling, just two years after a suburban residence of ... Read more...

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L&T bags ONGC contracts worth over $1 bn


August 3rd, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) Construction and engineering major Larsen and Toubro (L&T), Monday said it has bagged two offshore contracts from upstream major Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) worth Rs.5,300 crore ... Read more...

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Now women will guard the frontiers


July 21st, 2009 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Attari (Punjab), July 21 (IANS) They might not be taking on combat positions straightaway but women guards of the Border Security Force (BSF) will soon be deployed in Punjab ... Read more...

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Mars simulation mission focuses on improving work performance on Red Planet


July 14th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): A six-man international crew has completed a 105-day Mars simulation mission that was full of realistic scenarios, with experiments evaluating solutions to conditions that impact work performance.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pak authorities ‘least interested’ in conserving historic buildings


July 6th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, July 6 (ANI): Pakistani authorities are least interested in conserving historical buildings, which are in a terrible, shameful and dilapidated condition here.The 'Old City' has numerous architectural masterpieces, but encroachers have ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Textile students devise anti-radiation shield for astronauts


May 12th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) Textile engineering students have thought up of an answer to one of the prime threats bedevilling NASA space missions: radiation. The students of North Carolina State University (NCSU) ... Read more...

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Militants attack US supplies in Pakistan


April 12th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 12 (DPA) Scores of Islamist militants destroyed at least 10 lorries Sunday in north-western Pakistan in an attack on a truck terminal used for transporting supplies to US and ... Read more...

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