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Elton John says that Madonna is a fairground stripper


August 6th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Aug 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sir Elton John was irritated by Madonna who criticizes Lady Gaga’s efforts. He blasted her with an insult saying that she is just a “f****ing fairground ... Read more...

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Court wants early meeting of panel on media


March 7th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday ordered an early meeting of a committee constituted by it to frame guidelines on media reports related to children.The ... Read more...

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Stay in touch with news to live longer


January 15th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 15 (IANS) People who stay up-to-date with news and current affairs are more health-conscious and will live longer, says a new study.The study found that people who were ... Read more...

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No unanimity on hiking FDI in print media: Minister


December 20th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The government Tuesday said there was no unanimity on hiking foreign direct investment (FDI) in the print media from the existing 26 percent and ... Read more...

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Government amends rules to toughen entry for TV channels


October 7th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) To weed out non-serious players from "crowding the electronic media landscape", the government Friday cleared a set of steps, including hiking the net worth ... Read more...

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More foreign magazines set to launch Indian editions


September 30th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Defying the trends of a global slowdown in the print media, a host of foreign magazines are set to launch their editions in India and ... Read more...

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FDI limit hike proposed in broadcasting sector


August 9th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The government has proposed to hike foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in the broadcasting sector, the Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.Minister of State for Information ... Read more...

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First ‘Urdu Satellite’ channel launched in Hyderabad


January 26th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by ANI
By Omer TaherHyderabad, Jan 26 (ANI): After a long wait, the first international 'Urdu Satellite' channel was launched here on Wednesday by Khan Lateef Mohammed Khan, the Chairman of the "Munsif Group" ... Read more...

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Govt okays FDI proposals worth Rs.2,727 crore


September 23rd, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The government has approved 24 foreign direct investment proposals worth Rs.2,727.41 crore, including Rs.1,100 crore investment in power sector by Asian Genco Pte Ltd of Singapore. ... Read more...

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Gays more frequent blog readers, social network users


July 14th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Gays and lesbians are more frequent blog readers and social network members than their heterosexual counterparts, revealed a US survey.In the Harris Interactive survey, 54 percent of ... Read more...

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24 foreign investment proposals worth Rs.1,412 crore approved


May 19th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The government Wednesday cleared 24 foreign investment proposals, including those of media company Asianet and broadcasting firm Tata Sky, worth Rs.1,412 crore. Asianet's proposal worth Rs.425 crore is ... Read more...

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Ranbir-Katrina to promote Rajneeti in colleges


March 22nd, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
March 22, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): To make any film work well, good promotional techniques are required. In the generation of youngistaan, a political film has to be carefully promoted. This is ... Read more...

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Old media still a dominant source for information, news for Aussies: Survey


March 16th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 16(ANI): A new survey has found that Australians trust the supposed "old" media such as newspapers, television, and radio more than the Internet.According to Essential Research survey, despite the ... Read more...

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India approves 26 foreign equity proposals worth $200 mn


March 26th, 2009 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) A proposal from top international events broadcaster Neo Sports and another from the US construction equipment giant John Deere were among 26 applications for foreign investment worth ... Read more...

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What downturn? 97 apply to run news channels


February 26th, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The economic downturn doesn't seem to have dampened the enthusiasm of India's media entrepreneurs as applications of 97 private satellite TV news channels are being scrutinised by ... Read more...

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India okays facsimile editions of foreign newspapers


January 14th, 2009 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) In a move that will pave the way for facsimile editions of leading global media brands like The Wall Street Journal, the government Wednesay formally notified its ... Read more...

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Brit intelligence body says Musharraf has a bleak future ahead


August 14th, 2008 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): A British news and current affairs intelligence service has reportedly said that Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf had a bleak future ahead in his country even if he ... Read more...

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Hypnosis can reduce dementia symptoms


July 29th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 29 (ANI): Hypnosis can not only reduce dementia symptoms, but as it turns out, also improve quality of life for those living with the condition, says a scientist ... Read more...

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Economic reforms: India Inc’s wish list


July 22nd, 2008 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Following are some of the key components of economic reforms which India Inc will now hope the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will address, having won the trust ... Read more...

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Economic reforms: The unfinished agenda


July 8th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Following are some of the key components of economic reforms, which the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government was unable to push ahead, primarily because of opposition from ... Read more...

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BBC news branded too London specific by its governing body


June 12th, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 12 (ANI): The British Broadcasting Corporations (BBC) political coverage is biased in favour of stories about England, with an overemphasis on Westminster.As quoted in the Scotsman.com News, a review ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi launches satellite TV channel Vasanth


May 5th, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, may 5 (ANI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi today launched the satellite TV channel Vasanth from the party headquarters at 24, Akbar Road here. The launching was done in the presence ... Read more...

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Three international agencies to boycott IPL


April 18th, 2008 - 9:51 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr 18 (IANS) Three international news agencies have decided to boycott the multi-million dollar Indian Premier League, protesting against the restrictions on distribution of photographs to stand alone cricket websites. ... Read more...

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Aussies dont like surfing the net on mobile phones


April 15th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Apr 15 (ANI): When it comes to surfing the web on mobile phones, people Down Under are quite reluctant to do so, a new survey has found.And the reasons why ... Read more...

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Centre considering revision of FDI limits for broadcast sector


March 18th, 2008 - 10:26 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 18 (ANI): The Central Government is considering revising the foreign investment limits in various subsectors of Broadcasting. Secretary for Information and Broadcasting Asha Swarup said,"We are of the ... Read more...

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Pakistanis welcome Geo News, Geo Super comeback on cable network


January 21st, 2008 - 10:17 pm ICT by admin
Karachi, Jan 21 (ANI): The people of Pakistan on Monday enthusiastically welcomed the resumption of Geo News and Geo Super transmissions on cable television network in the country.Lahore newsmen have termed ... Read more...

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