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With ‘Ghanchakkar’, Vidya to prove housewives aren’t boring


September 10th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 10 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan, who plays a homemaker in "Ghanchakkar", says her character will dispel the notion that housewives are boring."I play a Punjabi housewife in ... Read more...

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We never claimed ‘zero loss’ in coal block allocation: Chidambaram


August 27th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Three days after claiming that there was no question of gain or loss in coal block allocation as the coal has not been mined, ... Read more...

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No loss in coal block allocations: Government (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The government Friday rejected its auditor's report on allocation of coal blocks in which it has indicated a Rs.1.85 lakh crore ($37 billion) loss ... Read more...

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Canadians now spend less time on mobile devices


August 21st, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Aug 21 (IANS) While the frequency of Canadians using their Smartphones, Tablets and eReaders remains stable, the average time they use them has declined, a study showed.The study led ... Read more...

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Spain’s interior minister calls for reforms to combat jihadists


August 10th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 10 (IANS/EFE) Spanish Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz feels that changes are needed in the country's laws to be able to deal with Islamist terrorism, given the difficulties ... Read more...

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Aniston puts motherhood plans on hold?


July 27th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Jennifer Aniston, who is currently dating actor Justin Theroux, has reportedly put her motherhood plans on hold."Quite simply, becoming a mother just does not seem ... Read more...

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Looking left or right not linked to lying, says study


July 12th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) The popular notion that looking towards the right suggests lying, while the reverse eye movement indicates telling the truth, may not be true, says a ... Read more...

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Car worst carnivore than beast, says Russian zoo


July 6th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Illustrating the notion that automobiles are carnivores - and worst than beasts, at that - a zoo in central Russia has put a caged car ... Read more...

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Bale never wanted to get married


July 5th, 2012 - 5:42 am ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Actor Christian Bale says he never believed in marriage due to his family history, but his notion changed when he met make-up artist Sandra 'Sibi' ... Read more...

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Greene discounts world record by Bolt in London


June 28th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Eugene (Oregon), June 28 (IANS/CMC) Former Olympic sprint champion Maurice Greene has dismissed the notion that Jamaican Usain Bolt can rescale the lofty heights of 2008 when he established two mind-boggling ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Office boredom drives men to flirt


April 22nd, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Office boredom rather than sparks of passion drives men to flirt with female colleagues, says a Surrey University study based on a survey of 200 people. ... Read more...

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Madonna not keen to judge reality show


April 20th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Pop star Madonna has denied that she will judge a TV singing contest, and says she isn't interested to do so either as the ... Read more...

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Obama loves Coldplay


March 14th, 2012 - 2:47 am ICT by IANS
London, March 14 (IANS) British singer Chris Martin can't believe that his band, Coldplay, is known to US President Barack Obama.The winner of seven Grammy awards Chris said that ... Read more...

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No unilateral military action against Syria: Obama


March 7th, 2012 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has said it would be a "mistake" to think that America could take unilateral military action in Syria, and that there ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Still a window for diplomacy on Iran: Obama


March 6th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Monday that there is still a "window" for a diplomatic resolution on Iran's nuclear issue.Sitting beside visiting Israeli Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Days of iron fist rule long gone, says Nasheed


February 20th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has said the days of iron fist rule in the country had long gone and today one cannot seize control of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Britons turn down free cash offer


February 8th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Several Brits lost the chance to have their bus fares paid for them because they were too cynical. Thousands of Britons turned down free cash at some ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Government has key role in primary education: Stiglitz


January 15th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz feels that government should play an important role in providing primary education as it enables the poor to have access to ... Read more...

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Mugdha, Shriya prove actresses can work harmoniously


January 11th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) Swimming, driving and gymming -- model-turned-actress Mugdha Godse did all that with co-star Shriya Saran while shooting for "Gali Gali Chor Hai" and dispelled the notion ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Dogs understand you as much as toddlers do


January 6th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) Dogs are as advanced as a two-year-old child in following eye contact, a study has found.Scientists have found the animals pick up not only the words ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Animal ‘empathy’ to shed light on human feelings


December 9th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) The mechanism behind emotions in rats promises to shed light on the nature of human emotions like empathy and nurturing.Jaak Panksepp, professor of veterinary and comparative ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Undeserved self-praise can lead to dejection


October 20th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) People who try to boost their self-esteem by telling themselves they've done a great job when they haven't could experience dejection. High and low performers felt ... Read more...

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Obama, New Yorkers back Occupy Wall Street


October 18th, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) As the Occupy Wall Street movement against corporate greed turned one month-old, it won an apparent endorsement from the White House and the backing of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

What is the key to achieving greatness?


October 6th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) What makes one great? Is it intelligence alone or does it also include sustained practice?Working memory capacity - closely related to general intelligence - may sometimes ... Read more...

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Context helps interpret facial emotions accurately


October 4th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) A close up shows Serena Williams' eyes tensely shut; her mouth wide open, teeth bared and her face livid.Now zoom out: The tennis star is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

More homes of corrupt officials to be seized: Nitish


September 14th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 14 (IANS) Writing in his blog for the first time since returning to power, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has warned corrupt officials that their property would be ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Americans believe US policies motivated 9/11 attacks: Poll


September 6th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Americans today are generally more willing to believe that US policies in the Middle East might have motivated the 9/11 terror attacks on New York and ... Read more...

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Greyfriars Bobby who kept vigil at master’s grave was a hoax stunt


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An academic has disproved the age-long story of the faithful canine that spent 14 years beside the graveyard of its owner. The 1858 story of Greyfriars Bobby ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Pet owners are healthier, happier


July 12th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS/EFE) Even people who aren't struggling with illness can benefit from the emotional support provided by pets, said a study.Researchers also found evidence to dispel the notion ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Women and men sign up for Bhopal Slutwalk


July 8th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, July 8 (IANS) Over 4,560 and counting. By Friday, all these people had signed up on Facebook for "Besharmi morcha", a version of the global Slutwalk, to stand ... Read more...

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India, US vital markets for each other: US


July 2nd, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) Challenging the notion that US investment in India has gone down, an official has said that the two countries remain vital markets for each other and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Morrissey supports Gaga’s meat dress


June 23rd, 2011 - 2:57 am ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) Vegetarian singer Morrissey has backed Lagy Gaga's 2010 MTV Video Music awards meat dress stunt, insisting it is fine to wear animal flesh as a "social ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Kirk Cameron blasts Stephen Hawking’s heaven theory


May 19th, 2011 - 1:33 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kirk Cameron has taken a swipe at scientist Stephen Hawking for declaring that there is no place called Heaven. In the interview, Hawking told the world ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

US manufacturing remains healthy


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 3 (IANS/EFE) Growth in the US manufacturing sector slowed slightly last month, but remains healthy, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said Monday.While the ISM index fell ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Historians search for Mona Lisa remains


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Florence, May 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Historians are trying to solve the age long mysteries surrounding Mona Lisa. The portrait of Mona Lisa is arguably the best known work of legendary artist Leonardo ... Read more...

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