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Britain turning a nation of fibbers


August 29th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) Telling a lie is turning a second nature among Britons, and a new research has described the country as a nation of fibbers.The survey found a ... Read more...

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Chimpanzees have personalities like us


May 24th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Chimpanzees and orangutans have personalities "like people", researchers have claimed.Experts say it could finally end a decades-old debate over whether we simply project human-like personalities onto ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tagore as India’s peace envoy: book project by ICWA


May 8th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) He is revered the world over for his prodigious literary output, including thousands of poems and songs. But what the world will now get to ... Read more...

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Sharjah ruler gets honorary doctorate


March 18th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 18 (IANS/WAM) Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, ruler of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Paris ... Read more...

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Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten Season


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten Season. The period is one of the most solemn on the calendar of Christians. Fasting and praying is ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

History of Fat Tuesday


February 21st, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Also known as the Mardi Gras, the Fat Tuesday has been a major celebration around the world each year. Many people may not be aware of it ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Ash Wednesday & Lent to begin on the 22nd of February


February 21st, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Christians around the world will start the solemn tradition of Lent tomorrow (Wednesday the 22nd of February 2012). The event is used to reflect on the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Prophet never declared himself above law: Pakistan chief justice


February 12th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) Pakistani Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said the holy Prophet never declared himself above the law and his practice was not mere private conduct ... Read more...

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PM greets nation on Ravidas Jayanti


February 7th, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday greeted the nation on the occasion of Ravidas Jayanti.In a message, the prime minister said that Guru Ravidas was ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India introduces new policy to curb drugs trafficking


February 7th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) India Monday introduced a comprehensive national policy to help curb trafficking in narcotic drugs."The national policy released today, presents evidence of India's strong commitment ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Scientists test invisibility cloak on 3D objects


January 26th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mankind has been obsessed with invisibility for ages. The closest mankind has come to achieving that is in the mind and of course on the screens in ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

BJP leaders gift Gita to Russian envoy (Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Wednesday gifted copies of the Bhagavad Gita to Russia's Deputy Ambassador Denis Alipov here to protest the likely ban ... Read more...

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German scientists create the world’s smallest steam engine


December 13th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Stuttgart, Dec 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of German scientists have come out with the world’s tiniest steam engine which is just a few micrometers long. The steam engine, regarded as one ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

MPs urged to spread word on AIDS


December 1st, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Thursday urged the members to lend a helping hand to those suffering from HIV/AIDS and spread awareness about the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Muslim students in Britain boycotting lectures on evolution


November 27th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 27 (IANS) A growing number of Muslim students at a leading British university are avoiding lectures on evolution, saying it is contrary to the creationist ideas stated in ... Read more...

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James Franco turns photographer


November 23rd, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Actor James Franco has signed a project to work as a guest campaign photographer for denim brand 7 For All Mankind.Franco will direct and shoot the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Apocalypse discernible as population booms: Pakistani daily


November 1st, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 1 (IANS) As the world's population reached the seven billion figure with a baby girl being born in India, an apocalypse "is discernible on a far horizon", said ... Read more...

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Farooq Abdullah clarifies on Gujarat remarks


August 29th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 29 (IANS) Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah Tuesday said his remarks made in Gujarat were secular and meant no disrespect to Islam.In a statement ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US military to ‘colonise alien worlds’


August 22nd, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) The US military plans to launch a Star Trek-style mission to "colonise alien worlds", a media report said Monday.But the top brass believe they would need ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Amazon tribe missing after drug trafficker attack


August 10th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Brazilian officials are concerned that an uncontacted tribe living in the Amazon rainforest may have been harmed by armed drug smugglers. Officials say the ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Big B hopes for peace gadget!


July 25th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The terror attacks in Norway have made megastar Amitabh Bachchan wonder if science and technology can come up with a device that can remove ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Kerala farmers welcome nod to wild boar killing


June 19th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) Plantation owners in Kerala Sunday welcomed the state government's decision to allow the killing of wild boars that destroy their tuber crop and banana plantations."Earlier, we ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Today is Shavuot 2011


June 8th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today is Shavuot and Jews all over the world are observing it as such. As it’s the practice every year, the Ten Commandments will be read ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Pidilite founder wins award (With Image)


June 6th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Balvant K. Parekh, chairman of Pidilite Industries, the makers of Fevicol brand of adhesives, was Monday selected for the prestigious J. Talbot Winchell Award, making him ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Project to build computer model of human brain takes off


May 16th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) A team of scientists has assembled in Switzerland and Germany to attempt the unthinkable -- building a computer model of human brain. It could potentially open ... Read more...

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Modern man ‘has grown 4 inches taller than his ancestors in 100 yrs’


April 28th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 28 (ANI): Scientists have found that the height of the average man has increased by four inches in the last century due to improvements in diet and public health.In 1900, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chinese man fears end of world, attacks father


April 27th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, April 27 (IANS) A Chinese man who feared that the world was coming to an end screamed "we will die together" before attacking his father and nephew here.Xia Hongbiao, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Biggest ever spider fossil found in Mongolia


April 21st, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Ulaanbaatar, April 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Archaeologists have found the biggest prehistoric spider fossil in Inner Mongolia. The creature was well preserved and scientists have been able to determine even the minute details ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

President, PM greet nation on Mahavir Jayanti (Lead)


April 15th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday greeted the nation on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

President, Vice President greet nation ahead of Mahavir Jayanti


April 15th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 15 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil and Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari have greeted the nation ahead of Mahavir Jayanti, which will be celebrated tomorrow.President Patil in her message ... Read more...

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Russia dreams of conquering other planets: Medvedev


April 12th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hailing Yuri Gagarin's flight into space 50 years ago as a "symbolic" and "revolutionary" event, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said his country still dreams about ... Read more...

Posted in World |

PM greets the nation on Ram Navami


April 11th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday greeted the nation on the occasion of Ram Navami and hoped the festival will "strengthen our faith in the ... Read more...

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Gujarat bans book on Gandhi, Modi calls it perverse (Lead)


March 30th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 30 (IANS) A controversial book on Mahatma Gandhi was banned in his native state of Gujarat Wednesday, with Chief Minister Narendra Modi saying its contents were perverse ... Read more...

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Goa to sign MoU for garbage treatment


March 18th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) Goa wants to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Mumbai-based Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to use its technology to solve the state's burgeoning ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘It’s time to get ready for human mission to Mars’


March 13th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): It is time to head to Mars, says a group of astrobiologists at Washington State University and Arizona State University."The time for a human mission to Mars is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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