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I never wanted to be an actress: Nargis Fakhri


September 19th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Nargis Fakhri says she was never inclined towards acting, but the "beautiful" script of "Rockstar", her debut movie, propelled her to change her mind."I wasn't ... Read more...

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Putin peak summitted for first time


September 14th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Putin peak, a mountain in Kyrgyzstan named in honour of the Russian president, has been summited for the first time, an official said Friday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Three shot dead in a car in Corsica


September 12th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Corsica, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Three alleged victims of an ambush were found dead in their car in the Corsica Mountains where they are said to have been shot. The unfortunate death ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Piles of cash found in Japan mountain


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Osaka, Aug 22 (IANS) Piles of cash amounting to nearly 150 million yen (about $1.25 million) were found in the mountains of southwestern Japan following the arrest of two men ... Read more...

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Satellites to help Beijing expose fake afforestation


August 21st, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) Beijing's afforestation watchdog has said it will turn to satellite monitoring to expose fake green drives in the city and prevent the misuse of plantation funds, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Crowe struggles to reach sets of ‘Noah’


August 10th, 2012 - 7:19 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 10 (IANS) Actor Russell Crowe says he has to climb mountains in order to reach on the sets of his forthcoming movie, "Noah".The 48-year-old is playing ... Read more...

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Four Polish hikers killed by lightning


July 29th, 2012 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Four people hiking in mountains in southern Poland were killed by lightning, BBC reported.The four -- a couple in their 50s, their daughter and her boyfriend ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Japan island one of world’s ‘weirdest’ places


July 24th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) Some 3,000 residents in Japan's Miyake-jima island must carry gas masks with them at all times as the mountains there constantly emit sulfuric gas, The Telegraph ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Police chief gunned down in Mexico


July 2nd, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Culiacan (Mexico), July 2 (IANS/EFE) The police chief of Choix, a city in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, has been shot dead, officials said.Hector Echavarria died at a hospital ... Read more...

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Japanese lady, 73, awarded for scaling Mt. Everest


May 26th, 2012 - 5:46 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 26 (IANS) A 73-year-old Japanese lady who climbed Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain, this past week has been awarded by the Guinness World Records.On Friday, Asian ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Over 400 militants waiting to enter valley: Army


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 23 (IANS) The army apprehends an increase in infiltration attempts from across the Line of Control (LoC) during the coming month, said a senior official who warned that ... Read more...

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Five die in Brazil when elevator crashes


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 22 (IANS/EFE) Five miners died in a elevator accident at an emerald mine in northeastern Brazil, officials said.The elevator the workers were riding in crashed into ... Read more...

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Anupam’s Marathi debut a tribute to the blind


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Essaying the role of a visually challenged person in his Marathi debut "Chhodo Kal Ki Baatein" wasn't easy for Anupam Kher, but the veteran actor ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Osama’s compound in Pakistan razed


February 26th, 2012 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) The three-storey compound of the slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan is being demolished.The white mansion, where the militant leader took refuge, sits ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Timberlake, Biel to wed?


February 14th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 14 (IANS) After announcing their engagement, Hollywood couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are now planning to walk down the aisle.According to showbizspy.com, the two were reportedly ... Read more...

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Two hurt as rocket hits Pakistani journalist’s home


February 5th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 5 (IANS) A rocket slammed into the house of a journalist in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan tribal region, injuring two children. Pakistani forces and suspected Taliban rebels ... Read more...

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Hundreds battle forest fire in China


January 28th, 2012 - 7:29 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 28 (IANS) More than 800 firefighters, policemen and villagers were battling to put out a raging forest fire that broke out in the mountains in southwest China.The inferno ... Read more...

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Iran’s n-plant to reach full capacity in February


January 8th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An underground nuclear power plant in Iran will achieve full generation capacity in early February, the country's atomic chief was quoted by an Iranian newspaper ... Read more...

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China makes police protect sheep from wolves


January 6th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 6 (IANS) In yet another interesting job for policemen in China, armed patrols have been ordered to escort sheep amid increasing numbers of wolf attacks this winter.Police in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Timberlake engaged


January 5th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) Singer Justin Timberlake and actress Jessica Biel have reportedly got engaged after he proposed her during holidays.The 30-year-old proposed Biel, 27, last month during a pre-Christmas ... Read more...

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No banks in 1,700 Chinese towns in 2011


January 5th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 5 (IANS) Banking services were absent in a total of 1,696 remote Chinese towns at the end of 2011, according to government data.The data issued by the China ... Read more...

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Nine survive military helicopter crash in Colombia


December 5th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 5 (IANS/EFE) Nine people - five soldiers and four crewmen - survived the crash of a military helicopter in the northern Colombian province of Cordoba, the army said.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mitt Romney is backed by Kelly Ayotte


November 23rd, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Hampshire, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) "Joe and I are here today to endorse Governor Romney for president because we know that with his experience he will make sure that we get ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Corrupt Chinese man hid in hills for eight years


November 15th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 15 (IANS) A former bank official in China hid in mountains for eight years, drinking river water and eating sweet potatoes, after he embezzled over $4 million. He ... Read more...

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Pakistan Air Force aircraft crashes, pilot killed


November 14th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 14 (IANS) A Pakistani Air Force trainer crashed Monday morning in a hilly area some 80 km west of capital Islamabad, killing its pilot, a PAF spokesman said. Rescue ... Read more...

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Amitabh shares ‘The Great Gatsby’ experience


October 15th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan, who is making his Hollywood debut in Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby", is delighted to be part of the project and has ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Over 200 pilots to take wings in Himachal


October 15th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 15 (IANS) Over 200 pilots will take wings in the skies of Himachal Pradesh with a weeklong paragliding championship beginning Sunday, an official said Saturday."More than 200 gliders ... Read more...

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Iran to release detained US hikers


September 13th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 13 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said two US men jailed in Iran for illegally entering the country and later charged with espionage will be freed in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China to restore 750-year-old monastery


September 13th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 13 (IANS) China plans to restore a 750-year-old Buddhist monastery that was damaged in an earthquake.The government has approved the conservation of the ruins of the Trangu monastery, ... Read more...

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Sonu hopes for ‘my’ time in coming year (July 30 is Sonu Nigam’s birthday)


July 29th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Singer Sonu Nigam, who has been in the industry for almost two decades and will celebrate his 38th birthday Saturday, says his resolution is to ... Read more...

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Farm land inundated in Haryana’s Yamunanagar


July 15th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Yamunanagar (Haryana), July 15 (IANS) Several acres of agricultural land and various villages in this Haryana district have been flooded due to incessant rainfall in the upper reaches of Shivalik ... Read more...

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Missing Dutch tourist rescued from well after 18 days


July 7th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 7 (IANS/EFE) A Dutch tourist, who went missing 18 days ago in a Spanish town, was rescued Wednesday from a well she fell into while walking in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Now, a museum for army slogans in China


June 11th, 2011 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 11 (IANS) A new museum has opened in China that would exhibit over 200 slogans believed to have been written in the 1920s by Mao Zedong, the father ... Read more...

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Indian Army engineers summit Mount Kamet


June 8th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) A team from the Indian Army's Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) has scaled the 7,756-metre Mount Kamet in the Gharwal Himalayas as ... Read more...

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US drone strikes kill 18 in Pakistan


June 6th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 6 (IANS) At least four people were killed in a US drone attack Monday morning, pushing the total number of casualties by such strikes in different parts of ... Read more...

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