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Over 90 pc houses in Ranchi built without maps, court told


April 14th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 14 (IANS) More than 90 percent of the houses in Ranchi are constructed without any map clearance from the authorities, the state government informed the Jharkhand High ... Read more...

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John Travolta thanks Gabe Kaplan for launching his career


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): John Travolta has thanked his former fictional teacher Gabe Kaplan for launching his career."I've waited 35 years to thank this man," Travolta gushed about Kaplan, who based the ... Read more...

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Jaipur sandstone industry suffers due to Gujjar agitation


March 24th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Mar.24 (ANI): Repeated protests by the Gujjar Community is affecting the sandstone industry in Rajasthan capital Jaipur.The Gujjar Community has been agitating for five percent reservation in government institutions and jobs. ... Read more...

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Land acquisition only after consensus: Buddhadeb


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Wednesday said industrialisation was the only path along which the state could develop and careful measures have to be taken ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Japan quake shifted Earth 4 inches on its axis


March 12th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) The massive earthquake that shook Japan and triggered a huge tsunami appears to have shifted the Earth on its axis and moved an island of Japan, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Michelle Obama’s personal assistant is her new stylist


February 24th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 24 (ANI): US First Lady Michelle Obama has reportedly chosen a new stylist - her personal assistant Meredith Koop.Just days ago, the First Lady's rep confirmed that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Use FourSquare to find new love!


February 14th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): Want to know where your love is this Valentine's Day? Use FourSquare.FourSquare is a location-based social networking website and a software for mobile devices.The fastest growing trend in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Omar Abdullah pulls up PDP for controversial J-K map


February 13th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Feb 13 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah criticizing the People's Democratic Party (PDP) for its controversial map of the state, on Sunday said 'gifting away' of state's territory ... Read more...

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Indian IT success makes Obama mention Bangalore: Governor


January 26th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 26 (IANS) The success of India's resilient IT industry makes US President Barack Obama mention Bangalore every time he talks about competition, Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj said Wednesday."Indian IT ... Read more...

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Chinese city to put GPS in government vehicles


January 26th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) Government vehicles in China's Guangzhou city will have Global Positition System (GPS) to curb misuse and reduce unnecessary expenditure, an official said.A satellite positioning terminal will be installed ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Satellite images reveal where people swear the most!


January 25th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): A new map shows a unique geographical feature - places where people swear the most.The map, derived from messages posted on Twitter, shows the areas where the foulest ... Read more...

Posted in World |

3D mapping helping police fight Maoists in Jharkhand


January 16th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Jharkhand Police has adopted the latest technology of 3D mapping to to take on the Maoists in the state."The 3D mapping is helping us in getting familiar ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Free app ‘Park Patrol’ alerts drivers of lurking parking officers


January 11th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 11 (ANI): A new application called ParkPatrol helps you dodge parking officers lurking near your parked car.Available on iPhone, BlackBerry and Android platforms, the app sends you an alert the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Marathon held to celebrate 600 years of Gujarat


December 26th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Uday AdhvaryuAhmedabad, Dec.26 (ANI): Scores of enthusiasts, including physically challenged, participated in a marathon organised to celebrate the 600 years of Gujarat here on Sunday.Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi flagged ... Read more...

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‘The Wombles’ creator Elisabeth Beresford dies aged 84


December 26th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 26 (ANI): Elisabeth Beresford, who created the popular children's characters, 'The Wombles', has died. She was 84.Her family said on Saturday that she died at a hospital in Alderney ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

ESA’s latest map of world’s land cover unveiled


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): ESA's 2009 global land cover map has been unveiled and is available on the 'GlobCover' website.The map was produced using 12 months of data from Envisat's Medium Resolution ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

City’s ’smells’ could help sniff out chemical terrorist attack


December 1st, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested creating a virtual map of a city's chemical smells to help recognize a chemical terrorist attack.Researchers at DARPA, who have named the project ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

24 killed in Morocco bus accident


December 1st, 2010 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Rabat, Nov 30 (IANS) At least 24 people were killed in Morocco Tuesday when the bus in which they were travelling swerved off the road and plunged into a ravine amid heavy ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Female Maoist complains of torture, surrenders in West Bengal


November 17th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Bankura (West Bengal), Nov.17 (ANI): A female Maoist Rumpa Mahato (30) has surrendered before the West Bengal Police in Bankura District.Mahato said that the Maoists physically and mentally tortured her prompting her ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Perry, Brand have no plans to be the ‘new Beckhams’


November 15th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Just married Katy Perry has vowed not to follow in the footsteps of the Beckhams' by going into business with her new husband Russell Brand as they're ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Kevin Spacey dreams of popularising theatres in Middle East


November 6th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 06 (ANI): Actor Kevin Spacey has revealed that he would like to bring live theatre to the Middle East.According to the Independent, Spacey, 51, had visited Doha in Qatar last ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Global pincer movement could wipe out malaria


November 5th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 5 (ANI): A scientist believes that malaria could be eradicated globally through a global pincer movement."It could take 50 or 60 years," New Scientist quoted Richard Feachem of the University ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China launches own Google mapping service


October 22nd, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct 22 (ANI): It's official now. China has launched its online mapping service as Google Inc is yet to apply for a license to provide a similar service in the country.The ... Read more...

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Google’s new apps to help the blind navigate


October 13th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 13 (ANI): Google has released two new applications that would help blind users of their Android smartphones navigate the world.The Walky Talky app gives audio walking directions to the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bihar’s Super 30 in Newsweek list of 4 most innovative schools


September 18th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) Bihar's free coaching centre Super 30, which helps economically backward students crack the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE), has been selected by American magazine Newsweek ... Read more...

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New navigation app gives you the liberty to explore


September 12th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 12 (ANI): You may never get lost with turn-by-turn navigation apps in hand, but they do take away the opportunity to discover the tucked-away treasures of unfamiliar cities. Now, scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Google yet to apply for Internet mapping services license in China


September 9th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sep 9(ANI): Chinese authorities have said that they have not received any application from US search engine giant Google Inc to provide Internet mapping services in the country.According to the State ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Dubai Metro completes one year of operation


September 8th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 8 (IANS/WAM) The Dubai Metro will celebrate its first anniversary Thursday, with over 30 million passengers having used the train service during the past one year. On Sep 9, 2009, Dubai ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

One leaflet, 50 spelling errors!


August 27th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) A council in Britain printed leaflets that had over 50 spelling mistakes. It even got its own name wrong 20 times, said a report. The leaflets were reprinted ... Read more...

Posted in World |

World Trade Centre to come up in Bangalore


August 26th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
By SwetaBangalore, Aug 26 (ANI): A leading developer, the Brigade Group, obtained a license from the World Trade Centre Association to build the coveted building in Bangalore.The board of directors of the ... Read more...

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NASA camera yields most accurate Mars map


July 26th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) A camera on board NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has helped develop the most accurate global Martian map ever. Researchers and the public can access the map via several ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

32nd San Francisco Marathon Celebrations Today


July 25th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez San Francisco, July 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) This weekend has been a busy one for the city of San Francisco with residents and officials gearing up to participate and cheer contestants ... Read more...

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‘Women better at multitasking than men’


July 18th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (ANS) Psychologists have proven that women are much better than men at multitasking. Keith Laws, professor and psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire, who led the research, said: "We have ... Read more...

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New Zealand radio jockey breaks world record


July 8th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, July 8 (IANS) A New Zealand radio jockey broke the world record for the longest non-stop radio broadcast Thursday, but fell asleep soon after. Uawa FM radio jockey Nikora Curtis broke the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Planck Telescope images reveal the Universe in their first light


July 6th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, July 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The team that made the Planck telescope has released the first obtained pictures from it. And the most astonishing thing about the pictures is that ... Read more...

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