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West Bengal comes to a halt due to shutdown, strike (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Life virtually came to a halt in West Bengal Thursday due to the Bharatiya Janata Party's shutdown call and the Left-sponsored general strike in the state.However, ... Read more...

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Bengal to make law to punish striking transporters


September 20th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday said it was planning to bring in a stringent law to rein in errant transport operators. Under the law, the operators ... Read more...

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Hotels get booked for end of Mayan era events


August 28th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) Hotels near the Mayan city of Tikal are headed for "a full sell-out" for the events planned Dec 21 to mark the start of a ... Read more...

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Hillary meets victims of human trafficking in Kolkata (Lead)


May 6th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton interacted with young women rescued from human traffickers and listened keenly to their tales in her first programme after arriving ... Read more...

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Hillary meets victims of human trafficking in Kolkata


May 6th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton interacted with young women rescued from human traffickers and listened keenly to their tales in her first programme after arriving ... Read more...

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KKR goes all out to engage fans


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchisee Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), co-owned by superstar Shah Rukh Khan, is going out of the way to engage fans ... Read more...

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Juhi Chawla stunned as Shah Rukh turns up on time


February 14th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai Feb, 14 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan, known for coming late at events, surprised the media and his close friend Juhi Chawla by turning up at a function on ... Read more...

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KKR announce launch of new marketing campaign


February 14th, 2012 - 1:49 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 13 (IANS) The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) announced the launch of its new marketing campaign, "New Dawn New Knights" here Monday.They also unveiled the new and refreshing logo ... Read more...

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700 militants surrender arms in Assam


January 24th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 24 (IANS) From guns to roses, life for close to 700 militants from nine separatist groups in Assam turned full circle Tuesday when they laid down arms ... Read more...

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Dev Anand is forever, says Pakistani daily


December 6th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Dev Anand who left Lahore in 1943 at the age of 19 with just Rs.30 in his pocket and went on to become an iconic actor-director ... Read more...

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Dev Anand no more, film fraternity says ‘abhi na jao chodkar’


December 4th, 2011 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) The Hindi film industry mourns the death of legendary actor Dev Anand, who died of a heart attack in London. Amitabh Bachchan says he has ... Read more...

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Simulated Mars mission crew returns to ‘Earth’


November 4th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 4 (IANS) Six researchers who participated in a simulated trip to Mars successfully completed the challenging 520-day mission and returned to "Earth" Friday.The metal door of their ... Read more...

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India hails the ‘century of Asia and Africa’


September 23rd, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS) Calling it the "century of Asia and Africa", India has vowed to walk together with South Africa on a journey of shared principles into a ... Read more...

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Bollywood hails Anna Hazare’s victory; terms it a new dawn


August 28th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Anna Hazare ended his 12-day fast Sunday morning and a lot of Bollywood celebrities -- from megastar Amitabh Bachchan to social activist-actress Shabana Azmi ... Read more...

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Karisma to join Twitter soon (Movie Snippets)


August 24th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Karisma Kapoor is the latest to be bitten by the Twitter bug. She is set to join the micro-blogging site soon, says filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, ... Read more...

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After acquiring ‘Risk’ movie rights, Sony now gets a screenwriter


June 11th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sony Pictures have taken the next step in bringing the 1950 Parker Brothers board game Risk to the screen. The studio purchased the franchise in 2009 ... Read more...

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No partycracy in house, says Mamata in first assembly speech


May 30th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said she wanted true democracy and not "partycracy" in the assembly and urged newly-elected Speaker Biman Banerjee to ... Read more...

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Civil society do-gooders versus ‘dirty tricks’ department (Comment)


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
When Anna Hazare and his warriors launched their anti-corruption crusade in early April, they were acting like starry-eyed idealists ready to take on the world. Their ardour had something of ... Read more...

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Peace talks with ULFA a very positive thing: PM (Lead)


February 18th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said the peace talks between the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and the government could be the beginning of a ... Read more...

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Kate Beckinsale Goes Blonde


January 19th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The brown tressed Kate Beckinsale has bid good bye and the new and improved Kate Beckinsale, is back with a bang. The 37 year old ... Read more...

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‘US should leave Afghanistan before it is defeated totally’


September 4th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 4 (IANS) The US is heading for a catastrophic rout in Afghanistan like in Iraq and should hurry to leave these countries "or for that matter, the entire Asian continent" ... Read more...

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NSW pacer Hazlewood raring to fire in India with an eye on the Ashes


September 3rd, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep.3 (ANI): New South Wales pacer Josh Hazlewood is thrilled over the prospect of going on tour with Australia to India.At 19, Hazlewood, cannot help but think that this latest step ... Read more...

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US defence chief arrives in Iraq


September 1st, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 1 (DPA) US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates landed in Baghdad Wednesday, following President Barack Obama's declaration that the US combat mission in Iraq has ended. According to officials, Gates ... Read more...

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Obama declares end to US combat operations in Iraq


September 1st, 2010 - 7:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Tuesday declared an end to the US combat mission in Iraq, more than seven years after the US-led invasion of the Middle Eastern ... Read more...

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Iraq combat exit no reason for celebration: Obama


September 1st, 2010 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (DPA) The official end of the US combat role in Iraq is no reason for celebration, US President Barack Obama said Tuesday. "There's still a lot of work that ... Read more...

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New dawn, sunset or eclipse for life insurers?


August 31st, 2010 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) A new dawn or a sunset or a short eclipse? These are the questions life insurance officials will be pondering over when they enter their offices Wednesday, as ... Read more...

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Vice President Joe Biden Lands In Iraq To Commemorate End Of Combat Operations


August 31st, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Baghdad, Aug 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) United States Vice President Joe Biden made a trip to the Iraqi capital of Baghdad in the wake of the end of the combat mission ... Read more...

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American Combat Operations In Iraq Ends As U.S. Troops Head Home


August 20th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Baghdad, Aug 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In what is considered to be a major milestone, the last of the United States combat troops made their exit from Iraq in the wee ... Read more...

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Moore’s widow’s rallying call to Three Lions: Do it for Bobby


June 27th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): Football legend Sir Bobby Moore's widow, Stephanie, wants the England team to win against arch rivals Germany, and urged the players to do it for the 1966 World ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh’s likely visit to Jammu-Kashmir evokes mixed response


May 27th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, May 27 (ANI): The proposed visit of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to Jammu and Kashmir has evoked a mixed response from different sections of society, particularly from political and ... Read more...

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Oregon Army National Guard Aviation to be deployed in Iraq


May 4th, 2010 - 5:22 am ICT by BNO News
SALEM, OREGON (BNO NEWS) – Eight Oregon soldiers will be deployed in Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn, the Oregon Military Department said Monday.The eight soldiers are currently based at the ... Read more...

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Jaswant Singh goes ga-ga over Jinnah in Pakistan


April 15th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Apr. 15 (ANI): Former Foreign Minister Jaswant Singh's enormous love for Mohammed Ali Jinnah was once again on show during the launch of his controversial, yet popular book: "Jinnah - ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Assam reverberating with drum beats on Bihu


April 14th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 14 (IANS) Sounds of drum beats and cymbals echoed the hills and dales of Assam with the state heralding the Assamese New Year or Rongali Bihu with tremendous enthusiasm on ... Read more...

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Indo-Pak ‘Berlin Wall’ must be brought down: Jaswant Singh


April 14th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Apr.14 (ANI): Former Foreign Minister Jaswant Singh has said it is time that the 'Berlin Wall' erected between India and Pakistan following the 1965 war be demolished.Interacting with media persons ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Transgender Amanda Simpson Appointed As Senior Technical Advisor


January 5th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a development that can boost the morale of the LGBT community, Amanda Simpson has been selected as the Commerce Department's senior technical advisor. The appointment ... Read more...

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