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No bail for three accused of vandalising Mayawati statue


August 7th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 7 (IANS) A city court Tuesday refused bail to the three people accused of vandalising a statue of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party ... Read more...

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British MPs spend 27,000 pounds ruing dirty loos


June 1st, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) An expensive study has found British parliamentarians complaining the most about their dirty marble-lined toilets in the Commons.The state of the Palace of Westminster's toilets was ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Rajasthan road accident


May 6th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 6 (IANS) Seven people were killed and six seriously wounded Saturday when the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a speeding truck in Rajasthan's Ajmer district, police ... Read more...

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Sarkozy says sorry as son hits cop with tomato


March 12th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) Nicolas Sarkozy had to apologise after his 15-year-old son threw a tomato at a cop guarding the Elysee Palace, the official residence of the French president.Louis ... Read more...

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2,000 years old Venus had red lips, golden hair


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Florence (Italy), March 2 (IANS/AKI) The Medici Venus, a 2,000 years old life-sized marble representation of the mythical goddess associated with beauty, love and fertility, once had red lips, ear ... Read more...

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Arnie can’t see the Taj


February 4th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 4 (IANS) Visiting the Taj Mahal always tops the must-do list of any international celebrity arriving in India, and Arnold Schwarzenegger was no exception either. But the ... Read more...

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Radhasoami members flock to Agra


January 25th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 25 (IANS) Braving the winter chill, hundreds of thousands of followers of the Radhasoami sect began a two-day meeting Wednesday in this Taj Mahal city of Agra, witnesses ... Read more...

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Oprah’s guards scuffle with cameramen (Lead)


January 19th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Vrindavan, Jan 19 (IANS) Bouncers accompanying American talk show queen Oprah Winfrey got into a scuffle with waiting camerapersons here Thursday, police said.Oprah arrived here around 9 a.m. and ... Read more...

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Oprah visits the Taj


January 19th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 19 (IANS) US talk show queen Oprah Winfrey visited the Taj Mahal Thursday, spending more than an hour while her camera crew captured the 17th century marble ... Read more...

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10 killed in Gurgaon road accident (Lead)


November 16th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Nov 16 (IANS) Ten people were killed and six injured when a mini-truck in which they were travelling on the Delhi-Jaipur highway rammed into a wrongly parked truck in ... Read more...

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16 die in blast at Pakistani mine


September 27th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed in a massive explosion at a marble mine in Pakistan's northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, media reports said Tuesday. The ... Read more...

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World’s tiniest camera perches on your finger


September 21st, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) The one-square-inch camera that sits snugly on your finger can click two megapixel images and even shoot video. New York firm Hammacher Schlememr, which created the ... Read more...

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Preity Zinta to be honoured at Venice Film Festival


September 3rd, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Actress Preity Zinta will be honoured at the Venice Film Festival for bringing cultural harmony through her work.The actress will be awarded the "World Diamond ... Read more...

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‘No artificial Shivling at Amarnath’


June 26th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 26 (IANS) The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board is against the idea of installing an artificial Shivling at the cave shrine if and when the naturally made stalagmite ... Read more...

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Scaffolding removed from Leaning Tower of Pisa after 20 years


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 23 (IANS/AKI) The Leaning Tower of Pisa has been freed from a scaffolding that covered it for the past 20 years, officials said.The 56-metre high world-famous monument is ... Read more...

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Ancient Roman mausoleum found under tonnes of garbage


April 21st, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Pozzuoli (Italy), April 21 (IANS/AKI) Italian police near Naples discovered a 2,000-year-old Roman-era mausoleum buried under tonnes of illegally-dumped garbage.The mausoleum, which dates back to the second century AD, was ... Read more...

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Miss Maine skips Miss USA Pageant in favor of her sister’s wedding


April 19th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, April 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) When Miss Maine USA got the chance to choose between attending her sister’s wedding and contesting for Donald Trump’s Miss USA Pageant, she chose the former.By ... Read more...

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Sikh committee organizes plantation drive in Amritsar


April 9th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Apr 9 (ANI): With awareness on environment gaining momentum, the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), an apex body overseeing Sikh shrines, has initiated a plantation drive around the Golden Temple in ... Read more...

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‘Angels’ of Forest Lawn guarding Liz Taylor


March 28th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 28 (ANI): Late Dame Elizabeth Taylor's casket was laid to rest in a very special place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.Taylor, 79, who died last Wednesday of congestive heart failure, ... Read more...

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Anti-demolition protests choke Gurgaon expressway (Lead)


February 8th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Feb 7 (IANS) Traffic on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway was Monday thrown out of gear during the morning and evening hours due to a sudden rush of motorists who tried to avoid ... Read more...

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Anti-demolition protests choke Gurgaon expressway


February 7th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Feb 7 (IANS) Traffic movement on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway was Monday thrown out of gear during the morning and evening rush hours due to a sudden rush of motorists who tried ... Read more...

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A hotel where 5 kg gold is used yearly for decoration


December 6th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 6 (IANS) The two-day summit of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is being held at a hotel that cost $3 billion to build and where five kg of ... Read more...

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Why kids and teens turn egocentric rather than introspective


November 15th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): GUMC researchers have indicated that aging changes how people view themselves and others through 'mind wandering'.Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center have shown why children and young adolescents ... Read more...

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World’s biggest rangoli?


November 2nd, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Firozabad, Nov 2 (IANS) A total of 120 girls, boys and women worked for hours to make what the organisers said was the world's largest rangoli at the SRK college ground in ... Read more...

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Head of vandalised statue found after 200 years


September 1st, 2010 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 1 (IANS/AKI) The head of a 15th century statue of the Virgin Mary that was reportedly stolen 200 years ago has finally been found. The head of "The Nativity" marble piece ... Read more...

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Marble-sized hailstones bring Melbourne to standstill


March 6th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 6(ANI): A thunderstorm with hail-stones ripped through Melbourne and paralyzed life on Saturday, flooding the city's streets and halting traffic.According to the weather bureau, the huge storm cell resulted ... Read more...

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Bandaged Berlusconi to make public appearance on Christmas Eve


December 20th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 20 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has decided to make a public comeback on Christmas Eve, even though his doctors and family have advised him to take a break ... Read more...

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Milan attack may have caused Berlusconi physical, psychological damage


December 17th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 17 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been in the hospital for four successive nights after the Milan attack, raising concerns that he may have suffered a long-term physical ... Read more...

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Berlusconi to remain in hospital for fourth night, docs order


December 17th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 17 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been in the hospital for four successive nights after the Milan attack.The duration has raised concern over the long-term physical and ... Read more...

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I attacked Berlusconi because he’s ruining Italy, says Milan attacker


December 16th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): Massimo Tartaglia, the 42-year-old man who attacked Silvio Berlusconi at a rally in Milan, believed the Prime Minister was ruining Italy.The electronics engineer, who has been kept in ... Read more...

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Taj Mahal sparkles after early morning showers


December 15th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 15 (IANS) Showers early Tuesday morning washed the dust off the Taj Mahal's white marble making it look sparkling white. "Over the months, dust and sand particles had been deposited over ... Read more...

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Rainfall in Delhi, but mercury above average


December 15th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Did the dark skies and light rainfall make you wrap yourself with some extra woollies? The warm clothes were not required as the temperature despite the rain ... Read more...

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Poor working memory behind parents’ sudden lash out


December 4th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): There are times when parents get so frustrated or angry over something, they lash out at someone without thinking. This lashing out- reactive negativity- happens due to poor ... Read more...

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Crypt above Marilyn Monroe’s fails to sell


November 1st, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 01 (ANI): The burial vault above the grave of Marilyn Monroe found no takers in a recent auction.It is the second time that the bid for the marble crypt at ... Read more...

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Most atrocities against Scheduled Castes in Uttar Pradesh: Buta Singh


July 21st, 2009 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 21 (IANS) National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) chairman Buta Singh Tuesday said most cases of atrocities on the Scheduled Castes (SCs) in the country are being reported from Uttar ... Read more...

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