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Chinese daily warns of China, Japan `full confrontation’


September 13th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 13 (IANS) The conflict between China and Japan over the disputed Diaoyu islands "may grow into a full confrontation", said a state-run Chinese daily, adding that "Chinese patience ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Marry Western thought with Chinese reality, says daily


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) Western thought has to be combined with China's reality to produce a positive impetus, said a state-run Chinese daily that described the westernization of the country ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Marx becoming relevant again: Tariq Ali


April 10th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Twenty-one years after the fall of the East Bloc, Karl Marx is becoming relevant to students of politics, economics and modern history across the world ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Moderate earthquake rattles southwest Pakistan, destroys homes


August 10th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD (BNO NEWS) -- A moderate earthquake struck southwest Pakistan on early Wednesday morning, seismologists said, reportedly destroying a number of homes in the region.The 5.7-magnitude earthquake at 5.53 a.m. local time ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

China’s first aircraft carrier begins sea trial


August 10th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) China's first aircraft carrier Wednesday set sail for its first sea trial from a shipyard in northeast China's Liaoning province.Military sources said that the trial is ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Tornado hits city in Russia’s far-east, killing one


July 31st, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by BNO News
BLAGOVESHCHENSK, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- One person was killed on Sunday when a rare tornado hit the Russian far-eastern city of Blagoveshchensk, officials said. Dozens more were injured.The tornado hit the city ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

No casualties after strong earthquake jolts Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan border area


July 20th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by BNO News
BISHKEK (BNO NEWS) -- Some damage but there were no reports of casualties after a strong earthquake struck the southwestern Kyrgyzstan and eastern Uzbekistan border area on early Wednesday morning, officials said.The ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Smoke bomb disrupts Hitler’s birthday party


April 21st, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Chicago, April 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Adolf Hitler was born on the 20th of April 1889 and if he had been alive today would be his birthday. That fact was not lost on ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Belarusian President Lukashenko says Minsk bombing case is solved


April 14th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by BNO News
MINSK, BELARUS (BNO NEWS) -- Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Wednesday announced that the deadly Minsk metro bombing was solved after a one-day investigation.According to the BelTA news agency, the President made ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Jolie immortalised in comic book


March 30th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 30 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie has been immortalised in a comic book that talks about her rise to fame and life with actor and partner Brad ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan


January 19th, 2011 - 4:53 am ICT by BNO News
PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake rocked a desert area in southwestern Pakistan on early Wednesday morning, seismologists said, but few details were immediately available.The 7.2-magnitude earthquake at 1.23 a.m. local ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama considering moving 2012 Presidential election campaign base to Chicago


December 28th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): US President Barack Obama is trying to win re-election by apparently risking, for the first time in history of the country, to move the campaign base to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Margaret Thatcher’s scorn of her own ministers revealed in historic notes


November 20th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is well known for being forthright, and now historic notes she made when she came into power have revealed her scorn of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Compromise, judicial mediation - experts react to Ayodhya verdict


October 1st, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Theology mixed with law and faith, an attempted compromise, an exercise in judicial mediation... The Allahabad High Court verdict dividing the disputed Ayodhya site between three parties ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Tough talking’ Munter confirmed as new US envoy to Pak


October 1st, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Veteran diplomat Dr Cameron Munter has been unanimously approved by the US Senate as the new US ambassador to Pakistan, where he has pledged "ceaseless engagement" to combat ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chaulia named vice dean at O.P. Jindal University


October 1st, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 1 (IANS) Oxford Universiry alumni Sreeram Sundar Chaulia has been named the first vice dean of the Jindal School of International Affairs at the O.P Jindal Global University in Haryana.According ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Ayodhya verdict an attempted compromise: Panikkar


October 1st, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Eminent historian K.N. Panikkar said Friday that the Allahabad High Court verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute was "an attempted compromise"."This is some sort of an attempted ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Chandra Shekhar Azad remembered on his 105th birth anniversary


July 23rd, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by ANI
Allahabad, July 23 (ANI): Residents of Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad city paid rich tributes to revolutionary freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad on his 105th birth anniversary that was observed on Friday.Scores of dignitaries ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Civil, criminal investigations underway in BP oil spill


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:20 am ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday that civil and criminal investigations are underway in connection with the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. AG ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

White House says clean-up resources in the Gulf will be tripled


May 31st, 2010 - 4:03 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The White House on Sunday said, as per the President Barack Obama's direction, government and contractor resources in areas affected in the Gulf of Mexico by the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

BP says top kill operation continues, spill costs hit $930M


May 29th, 2010 - 5:38 am ICT by BNO News
VENICE, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) -- British Petroleum (BP) on Friday afternoon announced that the top kill operation in the Gulf of Mexico is going according to the plan and that the company ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill costs reach $930M, “top kill” procedure continues


May 28th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by BNO News
VENICE, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) -- British Petroleum (BP) on Friday announced that the cost of the response to date amounts to about $930 million, including the spill response, containment, relief well drilling, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

U.S. suspends drilling leases in Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and Virginia


May 28th, 2010 - 3:17 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The United States will ban new deepwater oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico for six more months and cancel lease sales off Virginia and Alaskan coasts, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

President Obama to travel to Louisiana Gulf Coast on Friday to review oil spill response


May 26th, 2010 - 2:40 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to the Louisiana Gulf Coast on Friday to assess the latest efforts to counter the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Colombian Pop Star, Shakira To Build School In Haiti


April 13th, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Sunday, the Colombian pop star known as Shakira was in Haiti with a determination for her purpose. She was looking for land which would ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Six killed after plane crash in quake-hit Chile (Update)


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:03 am ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- A small plane carrying six passengers crashed on Monday afternoon in central Chile near the town of Tomé, local media reported, killing all on board. The plane was ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

US study describes Haiti quake as ‘worst disaster in modern history’


February 17th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington/Port-au-Prince, Feb.17 (ANI): A study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) has declared and described the devastation caused by the Haiti earthquake as the worst destructive disaster in modern history.The 7.0 magnitude ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Haiti reconstruction could cost nearly $14 bn: Study


February 17th, 2010 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (DPA) Haiti's reconstruction from last month's earthquake could cost nearly 14 billion dollars, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said Tuesday, making it one of the most expensive disasters in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Vancouver most expensive place to own house


January 26th, 2010 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Jan 26 (IANS) Vancouver is the most expensive city in the world to own a house today, says a report on worldwide housing markets released Monday. The annual report on housing affordability ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Twenty Americans, including government worker, confirmed dead in Haiti quake


January 18th, 2010 - 2:53 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- At least twenty Americans have been killed in Tuesday's devastating earthquake that destroyed much of Haiti's capital, the U.S. government said on Sunday.As of 2.30 ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Fifteen Americans, including government worker, confirmed dead in Haiti quake


January 17th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- At least fifteen Americans have been killed in Tuesday's devastating earthquake that destroyed much of Haiti's capital, the U.S. government said on Saturday.As of noon ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Brazil: Four soldiers still missing after Haiti quake


January 15th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by BNO News
BRASILIA, BRAZIL (BNO NEWS) -- Four Brazilian soldiers remain missing after last Tuesday's devastating earthquake in Haiti, officials said on Friday.Earlier this morning, around 5.55 GMT, a Brazilian Air Force plane ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

22 MA degrees, 5 PhDs, 3 D.Lits, professor learns on


December 27th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Lucknow, Dec 27 (IANS) Meet R.K. Rai, a scholar extraordinary. Over the years he has acquired MA degrees in 22 subjects, five PhDs and three D.Lits. But at the age ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Call of Duty racks up $3 bn in sales


November 28th, 2009 - 5:26 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Nov 28 (DPA) Video game franchise Call of Duty has racked up over $3 billion in global sales thanks to the record-breaking release of its latest installment Modern Warfare 2, publisher ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Climate Depot Reveals Alleged Global Warming Conspiracy


November 21st, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov. 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An astonishing article has been posted on a site called Climate Depot, perceived as an anti-global warming website, which states that a bunch of hackers broke ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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