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People working for BBC Farsi service held in Iran


February 7th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 7 (IANS) A number of local people "secretly" working for the BBC Farsi-language service have been arrested in Iran, the Mehr news agency reported.A source told Mehr that ... Read more...

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Pakistan to encourage women’s cricket


January 23rd, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) The women's cricket initiative would dispel the negative image of Pakistan, said a minister while inaugurating the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women Cricket Challenge Trophy.Federal Minister ... Read more...

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Billions can’t be spent on Ijaz’s security: Gilani


January 22nd, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Sunday that the country's interior ministry will provide security for Pakistani American businessman Mansoor Ijaz but billions of rupees ... Read more...

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Pakistani travels 40,000 km to project country’s soft image


January 2nd, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) A 24-year-old Pakistani motorcyclist travelled over 40,000 km across 17 countries around the world on a motorbike with the aim of projecting a "soft image" ... Read more...

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BBC reporter arrested in Iran


November 14th, 2011 - 5:11 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 14 (IANS) A man who secretly worked for the BBC Persian TV channel in Iran has been arrested on charges of spreading lies about the country and making ... Read more...

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‘US concerned about its image in Pakistan’


October 7th, 2011 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) Washington is concerned about its negative image among the Pakistanis, the US State Department said Thursday."We are concerned about the public opinion polling numbers in ... Read more...

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Amanda Knox murder trial verdict to be out soon


October 3rd, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Perugia, Oct 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) With the debate between the prosecution and the defense teams now officially over, the attention of the world is now firmly fixed on the jury and the ... Read more...

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BBC employees held in Iran: Report


September 20th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 20 (IANS) Six Iranians working for the Farsi-language service of the BBC were held in Iran on charges of spying for Britain, a media report said Tuesday.The accused, ... Read more...

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Despite differences, Pakistan, US need each other: Haqqani


August 9th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 9 (IANS) There is recognition in both Pakistan and the US that the two countries need each other even though there have been events that have given rise ... Read more...

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Afridi takes PCB to court for suspending him


June 7th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 7 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi Tuesday began a court battle against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) when he filed a petition in the Sindh High Court ... Read more...

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Goa is a good prospect for terrorists: Police chief


May 7th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 7 (IANS) Goa's Director General of Police (DGP) Bhim Sain Bassi Saturday said the state was not just a good prospect for tourists but for terrorists too.Speaking at ... Read more...

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Goa panel delaying viewing of ‘Dum Maaro Dum’: Distributors


April 18th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 18 (IANS) A high-level panel set up by the Goa government for the pre-release screening of "Dum Maaro Dum", which the government apprehends portrays the state negatively, is ... Read more...

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Bhopal sets model for polythene waste management


March 22nd, 2011 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 22 (IANS) Despite the negative image about Bhopal created by the Union Carbide gas leak tragedy, the position is different when it comes to the city's concerns for ... Read more...

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Jonestown restaurant pulls down billboards with cult references


February 23rd, 2011 - 1:21 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Jonestown, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A restaurant in Jonestown admits that they made mistake with their new billboards that made some cult references. The eatery has subsequently ordered the pull-down of all ... Read more...

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Indiana Eatery Pulls Billboards With Jonestown Cult References


February 23rd, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Hacienda restaurant in northern Indiana has agreed to take down their billboard ads which refer to the horrible massacre of the Jim Jones following in “Jonestown” with ... Read more...

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Goa tourism industry wary of ‘Dum Maro Dum’ content (Lead)


February 18th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Two months before its release, Rohan Sippy's "Dum Maro Dum" has rattled Goa's tourism industry as well as the state administration, as initial reports suggest that the ... Read more...

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Goa tourism raises concern over ‘Dum Maro Dum’ content


February 18th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Two months before its release, Rohan Sippy's "Dum Maro Dum" has rattled Goa's tourism industry as initial reports about the Abhishek Bachchan-starrer suggest that the movie delves ... Read more...

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Not everyone falling for ‘Everyone’s Bengal’


February 9th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Mithun Dasgupta Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) A well-known consulting firm engaged by the West Bengal government to woo investors has come up with the catchline "Everyone's Bengal". But experts are wondering whether ... Read more...

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Haryana to set up human rights commission


November 28th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 28 (IANS) Haryana will soon set up a human rights commission, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said Sunday.The process to constitute the commission was in progress, Hooda told reporters after ... Read more...

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Tips on how to carry out burglaries, by Japanese thief


November 27th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): A Japanese thief, who calls himself as a gentleman cat burglar, has written a book on how one can carry out burglaries.Hajime Karasuyama, the pen name of the ... Read more...

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Disappointed Indian Sikhs urge Obama to at least visit Delhi Gurudwara


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 3 (ANI): The news that the Golden Temple in Amritsar will not figure on U.S. President Barack Obama's itinerary has disappinted many Sikh leaders in the region, but ... Read more...

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Ajmer blast case: Indresh Kumar is innocent, says Baba Ramdev


November 1st, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 1 (ANI): Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Monday said senior Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar, who has been accused in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast ... Read more...

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American Sikhs say ‘Muslim origin’ Obama skipping Golden Temple visit out of fear


October 28th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 28 (ANI): The American Sikh community has said that President Barack Obama is not visiting the Golden Temple in Amritsar because he harbours fears of negative image fallout with ... Read more...

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PPP brands Zardai-bashing Jang Group journalists ‘Indian agents’


October 19th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 19 (ANI): The ruling Pakistan People's Party has slammed journalists of the country's largest media organisation, the Jang Group, and Geo News channel for targeting President Asif Ali Zardari, calling ... Read more...

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Florida Man Jailed For Sending Facebook Friend Request To Ex-Wife


August 19th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 19, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Interacting with each other via the social networking sites have been gaining ground steadily. Facebook is one such popular media too. While it may ... Read more...

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Obama sends best wishes to Muslims on Ramadan


August 12th, 2010 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has extended his best wishes to Muslims around the world as Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, starts. "On behalf of the American people, ... Read more...

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Now shopping for branded products just a remote-click away


August 4th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Tired of trawling the streets under the scorching sun for your shopping? Help is at hand -- a 24-hour television shopping channel is coming to your rescue ... Read more...

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Angelina Pivarnick Responds To Governor’s Criticism


July 30th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar July 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jersey Shore member Angelina Pivarnick has responded to the criticism of the show from Governor Chris Christie. The Governor had earlier commented that 'Jersey Shore' portrays ... Read more...

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Taylor Momsen, 17, slammed for talking about sex toys publicly


July 28th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Taylor Momsen is being criticized for speaking publicly about her affinity for sex toys.The "Gossip Girl" star, 17, who is not legally of age to enter venues ... Read more...

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Speedy justice in World Cup courts: a model for the future?


June 16th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 16 (DPA) Doping is banned at the World Cup but the South African justice system acts as if it's on steroids. Faced with a barrage of questioning over security in the ... Read more...

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Berlusconi blames author for giving publicity to mafia


April 17th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 17 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has accused best-selling author Roberto Saviano of giving the mafia "publicity". He also blamed the popular Italian TV series 'La Piovra' for spreading ... Read more...

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Facebook At Receiving End For Rising STD Rates


March 28th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan BhaduriLondon, UK, Mar 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The good will of Facebook which is already into the muddy waters owing to a string of scams & sex scandals, gets one more ... Read more...

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Karl Rove Says He Used “No Dirty Tricks”


March 9th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Washington, March 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Karl Rove, who was the Senior Adviser and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush and had campaigned extensively for the former ... Read more...

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Australia-India relation like T20 cricket: Minister


March 3rd, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Striking a chord with the student community of Delhi University where he went for an interaction Wednesday morning, Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith compared India and Australia's ... Read more...

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What the new Indo-Saudi strategic partnership aims at (News Analysis)


March 2nd, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Aroonim Bhuyan New Delhi/Riyadh, March 2 (IANS) A new Indo-Saudi strategic partnership set in place during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Saudi Arabia Feb 27-March 1 is set to redefine ... Read more...

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