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Brazilians want greater say in World Cup mascot name


September 21st, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS) Brazilian football fans have called for a greater say in the naming of the country's 2014 World Cup mascot.Days after confirming an armadillo as ... Read more...

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Auction iron ore from Goa, CM told


September 10th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 10 (IANS) Iron ore generated from Goa's 90 plus mines should be auctioned and extraction be brought down from over 50 million tonnes to 10 million tonnes, an ... Read more...

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Salman’s initiative will help in Sarabjit release: Dalbir Kaur


July 2nd, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjit Singh, who is on the death row in Pakistan, is confident that Bollywood actor Salman Khan's initiative will help in ... Read more...

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Salman starts ‘free Sarabjit Singh’ campaign online


July 1st, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 1 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has launched an online campaign for Sarabjit Singh, an Indian on death row in Pakistan. He is urging people to sign ... Read more...

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Salman launches online petition for Sarabjit’s release


June 30th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has launched an online petition seeking the release of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian on death row in Pakistan."To people from all ... Read more...

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Goa campaign against ‘water injustice’ (Letter from Goa)


June 29th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 29 (IANS) A British charity has joined forces with a Catholic Church-backed NGO here to put an end to abusive and unethical tourism practices allegedly over-exploitative of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Christians want next vice-president from community


June 18th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Hours after the Congress hinted at a second term for Vice-President M. Hamid Ansari, some Christian organisations here Monday demanded considering a person from the ... Read more...

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Brazil lobbies for surfing at Rio 2016 Olympics


April 5th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 5 (IANS) Brazil's surfing confederation (CBS) has launched a campaign to include the sport as a demonstration event at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.The initiative aims ... Read more...

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Voices rise against ‘unfair’ verdict in Indian student’s case


March 20th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) As an online petition to the White House suggesting Indian American student Dharun Ravi was "prejudged and declared guilty" by media gathered momentum, more voices were ... Read more...

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Indian Americans launch White House petition to save Indian student


March 19th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (IANS) Upset over the guilty verdict in the case of former Indian American student Dharun Ravi accused of spying on his gay roommate, the community has launched ... Read more...

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Forced to marry rapist, girl kills self


March 16th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) A 16-year-old girl in Morocco swallowed rat poison and died after her forced marriage to a man who raped her a year earlier, a media ... Read more...

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US defends TV host’s `satirical’ comments on Golden Temple


January 24th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) The US has come to the defence of US television host Jay Leno and said the visual of Golden Temple in Amritsar during "The Tonight ... Read more...

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Jay Leno being criticized for his comments on India’s Golden Temple


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mumbai, Jan 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Indian authorities have taken strong exception to the comments of American comedian Jay Leno on one of the holiest sites in the country, the Golden Temple.In a ... Read more...

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India objects to US TV host’s joke on Golden Temple


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) India has objected to US television host Jay Leno passing off a visual of the Golden Temple in Amritsar as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's ... Read more...

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Techies launch online petition for corruption free India


August 17th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 17 (IANS) About 10,000 techies working in the electronics city on the outskirts of this tech hub Thursday launched an online petition for a corruption free India.Taking a ... Read more...

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IIM-B students skip lunch over Anna’s arrest


August 17th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 16 (IANS) About 1,000 students of the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-B) skipped a meal Tuesday in protest against the arrest of civil society activist Anna Hazare in ... Read more...

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Activists roar for tiger reserve as Goa drags feet


July 11th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 11 (IANS) Even as the Goa government is dragging its feet over drafting a proposal to set up the Mhadei tiger reserve in a wildlife sanctuary ringed by ... Read more...

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Myleene Klass supports ‘Save the Children’ campaign


June 10th, 2011 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Singer Myleene Klass supports 'Save the Children' campaign which aims to provide vaccinations to four million kids against potentially deadly diseases.Klass has also asked fans to ... Read more...

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Scarlett Johansson campaigns for Planned Parenthood


April 9th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr 9 (ANI): Actress Scarlett Johansson has made an appearance in a video on YouTube posted by Planned Parenthood, protesting a bill passed by Congress that targets women.Johansson, 26, said ... Read more...

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Gay rights groups slam Apple for approving ‘gay cure’ app


March 20th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
New York, March 20 (ANI): Gay rights activists have slammed Apple after it approved an app by a religious organization that seeks to help gay people become straight.According to the Huffington Post, ... Read more...

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Italian Vogue editor blames Facebook for eating disorders among girls


March 19th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
New York, March 19 (ANI): Editor in chief of Vogue Italia, Franca Sozzani, is reportedly launching a petition to shut down pro-anorexia websites that encourage unhealthy eating habits among young people.Sozzani ... Read more...

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Detained Chinese Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo’s wife claims her family is ‘hostage’


February 20th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb 20 (ANI): The wife of the Chinese imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has told a friend online that her 'whole family has been held hostage', adding that she ... Read more...

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Historic Roland Garros’ fate as home of French Open hangs in balance


February 12th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Feb 12(ANI): The fate of Roland Garros as the historic home of the French Open from 2016 onwards is due to be announced on Sunday by the French Tennis Federation ... Read more...

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Online petition urges Iran to free filmmaker Jafar Panahi


December 22nd, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) An online petition that is expected to signed by filmmakers and actors from across the world calls for the release of dissident Iranian director Jafar Panahi who has ... Read more...

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Bangalore’s dogs have hundreds signing up in support


November 3rd, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. Karnic Bangalore, Nov 3 (IANS) Many people in Bangalore are up in arms against a plan by the civic authorities to restrict the number of dogs they can keep. They ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Anti-Putin rally held in Moscow


October 25th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) About 500 protesters have held a rare demonstration in Moscow against Vladimir Putin, demanding the Russian prime minister's resignation, a media report said here.The demonstrators from left wing ... Read more...

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Purdue University paper apologises for cartoon about tricking women into sex


September 22nd, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept 22 (ANI): A Purdue University paper has apologised for printing a cartoon that jokes about tricking women into sex.The three-panel cartoon, called "The Prestige", shows a man having ... Read more...

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Zardari’s Rs.900million Benazir Bhutto memorial plan angers Pakistanis


September 16th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 16(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has invited public ire over plans to build a Rs.900million memorial for his late wife, Benazir Bhutto.Benazir, a former Prime Minister, was assassinated ... Read more...

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Online campaign to canonise Goan origin priest


September 16th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Sep 16 (IANS) Back then, when the world travelled on horseback instead of motor cars, and hawks were used to take messages across, the canonisation of Catholic saints was ... Read more...

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Sandra Bullock urges fans to help in Gulf oil spill


July 21st, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Sandra Bullock, Blake Lively, Lenny Kravitz And Dave Matthews are playing the role of good Samaritans, urging fans to pitch in to clean up the Gulf oil ... Read more...

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PETA demands release of psychic ‘Octopus Paul’


July 10th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, July 10(ANI): Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is demanding the release of Paul, the psychic octopus, who has become a global star for his World ... Read more...

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Time magazine apologises for article on Indian-Americans


July 7th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 7 (IANS) Time magazine has apologised to Indian Americans after some of them took umbrage at a humour piece, which they said has racist overtones, about the community ... Read more...

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FitFinder, website that helps college-goers find love in book stacks, taken down


May 29th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 29 (ANI): A student dating website that received four million hits in its first month has been deemed offensive by Universities who have forced it to be shut down.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

PIOs seek passport surrender rules review


May 24th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) A leading association of People of Indian Origin (PIOs) has launched an online petition to the Indian government to reconsider the retroactive enforcement of the new rules on ... Read more...

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Bat fellatio study prompts sexual harassment row


May 18th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 18 (ANI): An academic at the University College Cork in Ireland found himself at the centre of a sexual harassment scandal after he discussed a scientific paper, titled 'Fellatio in ... Read more...

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