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Kazakhs want Russian names removed from map


May 5th, 2012 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Kazakh group has asked the government to remove Russian names from the map of Kazakhstan, saying the names were a "gloomy legacy of Soviet ... Read more...

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Here’s the eligibility for Jolie-Pitt nanny job


April 20th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 20 (ANI): Getting a nanny job for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's brood, for which the couple spend 1million dollars every year, is not an easy task.According to gossip ... Read more...

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Tribal group calls for Bengal poll boycott


April 8th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, April 7 (IANS) An association representing the Lepcha community Thursday called for a boycott of assembly polls in West Bengal, accusing the state government of neglecting the community.Indigenous ... Read more...

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China scores low in English test


April 1st, 2011 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 1 (IANS) Chinese have "poor" English skills despite huge efforts by the government in language training, according to a study.China was ranked 29th in the English Proficiency Index, ... Read more...

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Community radio contributes towards development of Rajasthan rural women


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
Tilonia (Rajasthan), Mar.2 (ANI): A community radio station in Rajasthan has contributed towards the development of rural women in Tilonia by educating them about banking, child health and government policies among other ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan maid suffers 17 years’ slavery in Saudi house


February 19th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Feb 19 (IANS) A Sri Lankan maid, who was made to serve virtually as a slave by her Saudi sponsor for 17 years, has been rescued by officials of the Sri ... Read more...

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Babies can count from 18 months of age: Study


February 17th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 17 (ANI): A new research has revealed that kids begin to learn to count earlier than previously thought.For the study, Professor Virginia Slaughter of the University of Queensland, and colleagues ... Read more...

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Reliance Communications’ R World to break language barrier


February 15th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Reliance Communications Tuesday announced plans to launch a next generation mobile portal (R World) with multi-lingual capabilities to break the language barrier.Using Motricity's m-core platform to enable a ... Read more...

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Lara, Mahesh go for ‘Koffee With Karan’! (Movie Snippets)


December 23rd, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Former beauty queen and actress Lara Dutta teamed up with her fiance Mahesh Bhupathi for a tete-a-tete with filmmaker Karan Johar on his celebrity chat show ... Read more...

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Remya Nambeesan: ‘Ilaignan’ Was A Learning Experience


December 8th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
‘Ilaignan’ not only provided Remya Nambeesan with the opportunity to work with a director of the status of Suresh Krissna, it also gave her a better understanding of the Tamil language. ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie’s Directorial Venture To Be A Classic Love Story


November 24th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The women in Bosnia went irate with Jolie after they came to know that it is a love story between a Bosnian Muslim woman and a Serbian man, where the raped ... Read more...

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Jolie doesn’t want her film to be ‘too heavy’


November 23rd, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Angelina Jolie has said that she doesn't want anyone to be put off by her film by making it too heavy.The debuting director talked about shooting her ... Read more...

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Jammu girl to perform at Asiad


November 17th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 17 (IANS) Jammu-based singer Tanya Gupta will be the first girl from Jammu and Kashmir to perform at the Asiad in China next week.Tanya would be singing in Dogri, the ... Read more...

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Becks’ boys tease him over his English accent


November 16th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): David Beckham is often teased by his three sons because of his accent, reveals the football star.Although Beckham is now settled in Los Angeles with his family, ... Read more...

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National Geographic launched in Bengali


October 14th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) After Hindi, English and Telugu, the National Geographic Channel (NGC) will now be available in Bengali.The Bengali channel will be available from Nov 3. Viewers across ... Read more...

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Japanese read voice tones while Dutch read faces to assess others’ emotions


September 16th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Japanese people gauge others' emotions via voice tone, while Dutch people pay more attention to the facial expression to know how others are feeling, found a new study.The ... Read more...

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One of the original Navajo Code Talker - Allen Dale June dies


September 11th, 2010 - 12:07 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) One of the original Navajo Code Talkers who transmitted thousands of messages without error to the American marines on the Japanese troop movements, Allen Dale June has died ... Read more...

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400-year-old letter reveals ‘lost’ native Peruvian language


August 28th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): A 400 year-old letter found in the ruins of an ancient Spanish colonial church in 2008 has revealed a previously unknown Peruvian native language.The letter was found ... Read more...

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Rajnikanth showers praise on co-star Aishwarya


August 4th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) South superstar Rajnikant can't stop praising Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai after working with her on Tamil film "Endhiran", touted to be one of India's most expensive ... Read more...

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Grammar baffles even native English speakers


July 12th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): Do you think you understand basic grammar of English just because it's your native language? If you do, then you are most probably wrong.A new study said that ... Read more...

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Brit school launches talking PCs for students who can’t speak English


July 7th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): A primary school where over 50 percent students do not speak English recently became Britain's first to provide every child with a computerised translator.The scheme, dubbed "damaging and ... Read more...

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While learning second language, readers recall native language


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Research suggests that Chinese-speaking adults reading English recall the sound of Chinese translations.The study, conducted by Yan Jing Wu, PhD, and Guillaume Thierry, PhD, of Bangor University in ... Read more...

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Blog in Hindi, earn profits too


May 22nd, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, May 22 (IANS) As bloggers reach out to the world, an Agra-based company, Ojas Softech, has started services in Hindi and other regional languages so that those not well ... Read more...

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Colin Farrell says it was tough getting perfect Irish accent for ‘Ondine’


May 3rd, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 3 (ANI): Colin Farrell has said that he was worried that he would not be able to manage a perfect Irish accent in new movie 'Ondine'.However, Irish newspapers have ... Read more...

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Now deaf people can talk on cellphones using sign language


December 6th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 6 (ANI): Scientists have created cell phones that allow deaf people to communicate in sign language - the same way hearing people use phones to talk."We completely take cell phones ... Read more...

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How foreign subtitles improve speech perception


November 11th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Do you speak English as a second language, but feel uncomfortable while understanding films with unfamiliar accents? Well, worry not, for a team of Dutch researchers has come ... Read more...

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Language learning begins in the womb


November 6th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) From their very first days, newborns' cries already bear the mark of the language their parents speak, reveals a new study. The findings suggest that infants begin picking up ... Read more...

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Madonna’s Malawian daughter forgets native language


October 28th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 28 (IANS) Madonna's adopted daughter Mercy James seems to have forgotten her native language in just four months.According to thesun.co.uk, the 51-year-old adopted Mercy and David Banda from Malawi ... Read more...

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Columbus was a Catalan-speaking Jew, says US scholar


October 16th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Cesar Muñoz Acebes Washington, Oct 16 (EFE) Christopher Columbus' origins are not obscure by chance, but rather the result of the famed explorer's having purposely hid the fact he was a Jew ... Read more...

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Here Lord Rama and Ravana speak in Urdu-Punjabi


September 27th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Lucknow, Sep 27 (IANS) It's a Ramlila with a difference and a link to their past. Refugees who came here from the Punjab province of Pakistan after Partition have kept ... Read more...

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Bilingual people can’t ‘turn off’ a language entirely


August 19th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 19 (ANI): A new study has shown that bilingual people are not actually capable of "turning off" a language entirely.Ghent University psychologists Eva Van Assche, Wouter Duyck, Robert Hartsuiker and ... Read more...

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Empathy can improve accent


August 12th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) An individual speaking a second language will have a lighter accent if empathy is extended to him or her, according to a new study. The study was carried ... Read more...

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Ramu bangaya distributor


July 21st, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Ram Gopal Varma seems to have super confidence in his upcoming thriller Agyaat which is all set for a release on August 7th. So much so that he has gone ahead ... Read more...

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Depp gossiped about ‘Public Enemies’ co-stars in French!


June 30th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 30 (ANI): Hollywood star Johnny Depp has revealed that he and beauty Marion Cotillard spoke to each other in French on sets of 'Public Enemies' so that film's ... Read more...

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Conventional wisdom that our perceptual abilities improve as we grow challenged


June 28th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): Studying English-learning infants in the US and Spanish-learning infants in Spain, an international team of researchers have found evidence challenging conventional wisdom that human perceptual and cognitive functions ... Read more...

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