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Muslims, Catholics hold inter-faith meet in Vatican


July 12th, 2012 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, July 12 (IANS/AKI) A group of Muslims and Catholics have met at the Vatican and exchanged views about their relations "in the current situation of the world".According to ... Read more...

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Materialistic people ridden with anxiety


April 10th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) People who place high value on wealth and status are more depressed and anxious and less sociable than others, says a new study."We found that irrespective ... Read more...

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President hopes solutions will found to problems in national interest (Roundup)


January 25th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Cautioning against losing sight of long-term goals while dealing with short-term pressures, President Pratibha Patil Wednesday said the most effective law was the conscience ... Read more...

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Global economic instability affecting all: Patil


January 25th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Wednesday said all countries were facing the impact of global economic instability and there were questions about how growth and resources ... Read more...

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Even too much time off can be stressful


October 22nd, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 22 (IANS) While a lot of people around us at the workplace may be invariably heard cribbing for weekly offs or on not getting the wished number of ... Read more...

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Balanced use of time - way to happiness


October 20th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) The mantra for happiness in consumer society is a sensible and balanced use of time -- too little or too much of it can be counter-productive, ... Read more...

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British kids seek quality time from parents, not gifts


September 15th, 2011 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Many time-constrained parents in Britain think buying their children expensive gifts is all it takes to keep them happy. However, all that youngsters wish is a ... Read more...

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Supreme Court lifts gag order on Amar Singh tapes (Second Lead)


May 12th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday lifted a 2006 gag order restraining the media from publishing transcripts of phone conversations of former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh.An ... Read more...

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How materialistic adverts negatively shape the female body image


April 6th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 6 (ANI): A new study has shed light on how materialistic advertising messages negatively shape the female body image.Psychological research has consistently shown that women feel unhappy with their body ... Read more...

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Hague approves largest Hindu temple complex in mainland Europe


February 20th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Feb 20 (ANI):Hague in Netherlands will have the largest Hindu temple complex in mainland Europe, according to reports.Hague Mayor and Council have reportedly approved the construction of this about ... Read more...

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Are You A Cat Or Dog Person?


January 12th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Many researches say, that your overall personality can categorize you under two categories, cat personality or dog personality. The way you behave, your perspective towards life, ... Read more...

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Jessica Simpson, Eric Johnson ‘to sign a prenup’


December 9th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): It looks like singer Jessica Simpson and her fiance Eric Johnson will be signing a pre-nuptial agreement.Slamming reports that Johnson was a 'gold digger' and was after ... Read more...

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Simpson for pre-nuptial pact


December 9th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) Singer Jessica Simpson and her fiance Eric Johnson will have a pre-nuptial agreement.Dispelling reports that the American footballer was a "gold digger" and chasing Simpson's fortune, a ... Read more...

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Hanukkah Celebrated At Various Places In USA And Canada


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Jewish festival Hanukkah started on Wednesday and it was celebrated with much enthusiasm and fanfare in various parts of Canada and United States. In Clark ... Read more...

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Obama asks India’s youth to join public service, pitches for growth (Lead)


November 7th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) In remarks similar to what Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also often makes, US President Barack Obama Sunday said economic growth cannot be undermined as it was necessary ... Read more...

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US-India ties indispensable in 21st century: President Obama


November 7th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov 7 (ANI): US President Barack Obama on Sunday said the partnership between India and the United States is indispensable in the 21st century, adding that the two nations share ... Read more...

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Obama asks Indian youngsters to get into public service


November 7th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) Stating that he was aware of the "healthy scepticism" about electoral politics in both US and India, US President Barack Obama Sunday said he nevertheless hoped more ... Read more...

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Iran to prohibit its universities from teaching ‘Western’ disciplines


October 25th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran (Iran), Oct 25(ANI): An Iranian Education Ministry official has said that his country would not allow its universities to teach certain disciplines deemed to be based on Western schools of thought ... Read more...

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Maoists must abandon path of violence: President


August 14th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Saturday appealed to Maoists and other extremists to abandon their path of violence and come for dialogue with the government. "The proponents of ... Read more...

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Zed wants solemnity back in Hindu weddings


August 6th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Aug 6 (ANI): Hindu statesman Rajan Zed is stressing the need of bringing solemnity and purity back to weddings.In a statement in Nevada (USA) today, Zed, who is President of ... Read more...

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China curbs TV dating reality show, terms it ‘vulgar’, ‘materialistic’


July 19th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 19 (ANI): China has curbed the most watched reality television dating program in the country "If You Are the One," produced by Jiangsu TV calling it 'vulgar' for openly discussing ... Read more...

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Sikh principles helped US millionaire build empire


July 14th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, July 14 (IANS) The message of 'Ek Omkar', the theory of oneness propounded by first Sikh guru Nanak Dev, has inspired a Sikh to not only set up a ... Read more...

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Supportive parents can stop teenagers from becoming materialistic


March 25th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): Supportive parents can help teenagers from becoming materialistic, a new study claims.University of Arizona marketing researcher Lan Nguyen Chaplin claims that adolescents of this age have been characterized ... Read more...

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RSS chief quotes Hollywood film to explain climate change


February 3rd, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 3 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat is in sync with Hollywood. He tried to explain the perils of climate change using the recent Hollywood blockbuster "2012" as ... Read more...

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Technology giving rise to generation of depressed people, says expert


December 28th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Although technological wonders have made our lives easier, it might also be giving rise to a generation of depressed people, says an expert.According to psychologist Daniel Goleman, ... Read more...

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Here comes Santa and his ho-ho-harmful messages


December 18th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 18 (DPA) Santa Claus is a fat, heavy-drinking smoker who drives his sleigh dangerously and is into extreme sports like roof-surfing and chimney-jumping, warns an Australian public health specialist. He is ... Read more...

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Gandhi’s granddaughter asks Govt to stop participating in memorabilia mania


September 21st, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep. 21 (ANI): Mahatma Gandhi's granddaughter has urged the Indian Government to stop trying to obtain every piece of memorabilia associated with him, as Gandhi was an original minimalist and rejected ... Read more...

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Aussies can do without breakfast, but not mobiles, fav bags


July 16th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 16(ANI): Call it "materialism" or simple liking, but most people prefer to sacrifice breakfast than live without their mobile phones or favourite bag, a new Australian study has found.The research ... Read more...

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Brit men ‘among least romantic in the world’


July 15th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): If a new study is anything to go by, British men are among the least romantic in the world.A new study by the psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman ... Read more...

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James Otis apologises for auctioning Gandhi items


March 27th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) US collector James Otis, who sparked a row by putting up for auction Mahatma Gandhi's belongings earlier this month, Friday apologised here for unintentionally hurting Indian sentiments. ... Read more...

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Amid drama, Mallya buys Gandhis belongings for 9.3 crores


March 6th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 6 (ANI): Indian liquor and airline magnate Vijay Mallya bought Mahatma Gandhis personal belongings for Rs.9.3 crores (1.8 million dollars) in an atmosphere of high drama and frenzied ... Read more...

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Gandhians unhappy with auction of Gandhi’s artefacts


February 12th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) As auctioneers in New York prepare to sell off some of Mahatma Gandhi's possessions, including his metal-rimmed spectacles and sandals, Gandhians here are saddened and hope that ... Read more...

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Russell Brand considering quitting sex


January 26th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
London, January 26 (ANI): Funnyman Russell Brand, who sleeps with three woman a day on average, has revealed that he is fed up of the meaningless one-night stands, and wants to ... Read more...

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Credit crunch sees rise in church attendance


December 8th, 2008 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): With the ongoing credit crunch thousands of people are once again turning back to religion, the Church of England has revealed. The rise in church attendance has been ... Read more...

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Obama’’s victory marks end of racism: S.African Nobel laureate


November 11th, 2008 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Nov.11 (ANI):South African Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer has hailed US President-elect Barack Obama''s victory as an end of racism. Gordimer, 84, is in India to deliver the second Nobel laureate lecture, ... Read more...

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