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Mujib, Russia and Mumbai on the bookshelf (IANS books this week)


June 23rd, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The bookcart this week has gripping fiction and thought-provoking non-fiction. Browse with IANS... 1. Book: "Barnabas"; Written by Sangeeta Nambiar; Published by Westland; Priced ... Read more...

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Ice cream prices could soar worldwide


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Vanilla, one of the world's favourite flavours - and also one of the most expensive - is grown mainly in Madagascar, Mexico and India. But a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sri Lanka warns India of Geneva repercussions (Lead)


March 24th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka Saturday warned India of possible repercussions over Kashmir after it voted for a US resolution in Geneva on rights abuses during its war on ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka blows hot and cold against India


March 24th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka is blowing hot and cold against India following the passage of a resolution in Geneva that raised questions over rights violations during the war ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

MNS exam plan makes civic candidates jittery


November 29th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) Cynicism marks Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray's decision to make all aspirants for the upcoming Mumbai civic elections sit for an examination here ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Iran considers closing British embassy to protest violence


August 11th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) -- A senior Iranian lawmaker on Wednesday warned that it is considering to close the British embassy in Tehran to protest the "violent crackdown" on British citizens, referring to ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Looted Libyan arms may land in hands of terrorists, warn experts


March 4th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
New York/Washington, Mar. 4 (ANI): Security analysts say the armed uprising in Libya could see looted weapons in wide circulation, and landing in the hands of terrorists.Photographs and video from the ongoing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Spielberg to make movie on Wikileaks


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.3 (ANI): Hollywood film maker Steven Spielberg has brought the rights to make a film on the wikileaks saga.The Guardian is the media outlet used by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Budget pro-people, projects for all parts of India: Mamata


February 25th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Defending herself against charges of presenting a "populist and Bengal-centric" budget, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said the new projects and trains announced by her were ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mubarak’s sudden resignation may cause mass upheaval in Egypt: Cornell Expert


February 5th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 5 (ANI): A Cornell University professor has claimed that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's sudden resignation could cause "mass upheaval and disorientation" in the country."Many people are calling for Mubarak ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UAE offers to stage Pak’s upcoming ‘home series’ against Sri Lanka and England


October 29th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Oct 29 (ANI): A top official of the Emirates Cricket Board has offered Pakistan the chance of staging more of their home matches in the UAE before international cricket resumes in ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Cigarette butts mean money in Chinese city


October 28th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 28 (IANS) A city in China has begun offering money to its residents who pick up discarded cigarette butts as part of a campaign to keep its streets clean. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

FIFA World Cup officials ignoring crime, piles of junk, filth in Johannesburg


April 18th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Apr.18 (ANI): South Africa maybe preparing for the greatest football show on earth, the FIFA World Cup, which is just 53 days away, but officials associated with the event appear to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Punjab minister asks Mamata, Mayawati to quit politics


March 10th, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 10 (IANS) Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla Wednesday asked Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati to quit politics for opposing the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

I want to be king, not kingmaker: Shibu Soren


December 24th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 24 (IANS) As speculation mounted over who would be the next Jharkhand chief minister, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief Shibu Soren clarified Thursday that he wanted to be king, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Statue should be erected to honour ‘Hand of Frog’ Henry, says Evra


November 22nd, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 22 (ANI): French defender Patrice Evra has come out in defence of his team-mate Thierry Henry saying that a statue should be erected in honour of the handball cheat. ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

BJP stoking religious fundamentalism, says Congress


October 27th, 2009 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 27(IANS) Charging the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with stoking religious fundamentalism, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Tuesday said using religion as a medium to spread hatred was not allowed ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Iran afraid of own people: Hillary


August 7th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IBNS
Nairobi (Kenya), Aug 7 (IBNS) Iran's trial of more than 100 people who it has linked to post-election unrest is a "sign of weakness" and shows that the Islamic republic "is afraid ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

British drug makers, opportunists cash-in on Swine Flu hysteria


July 26th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): With top British medical officer pressing the panic button on Swine Flu, pharmaceutical companies, face-mask manufacturers and internet opportunists are cashing in on the mass hysteria surrounding the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

DMK leaders express joy over party’s success


May 17th, 2009 - 8:40 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, May 17 (ANI): Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leaders on Sunday expressed their jubilation at the results of the Lok Sabha elections.The DMK-Congress combine, which won 28 seats in Tamil Nadu ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Market analysts want Congress to come back to power for stability


April 23rd, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Anand ShrivastavaMumbai, Apr 23 (ANI): The market analysts have expressed their hope that the present government should come back to power for a stable market in future as the country gears ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Sonia should apologise: Advani


April 13th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvanthapuram, Apr 13 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani on Monday asked Congress President Sonia Gandhi to apologise for her critical remarks on the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ... Read more...

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Karnataka Congress leader dubs party deserters ‘opportunists’


April 4th, 2009 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 4 (IANS) A Congress leader in Karnataka Saturday termed the partymen who deserted to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) or the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) as rank "opportunists" who are ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

J.Lo and hubby Anthony accused of trying to gain Obamas trust


January 13th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
New York, January 13 (ANI): Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez and her husband Marc Anthonys decision to speak and sing, respectively, at the Latino Inaugural Ball in DC on January 18 has earned ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Macca defends Ringo Starr’’s outburst against eager fans


November 28th, 2008 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): Sir Paul McCartney has come out in defence of former band member Ringo Starr for his recent outburst against eager fans, insisting that he should be praised ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Is Anne Hathaways new beau an opportunist?


November 20th, 2008 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 20 (ANI): It looks like Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway cant get enough of opportunists. After splitting from fraud Raffaello Follieri, who is now behind bars, the actress has ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Left and BJP are ‘one’, UPA will bounce back: Mulayam (Lead)


July 20th, 2008 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Mincing no words in criticising the Left and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for deciding to vote against the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, the Samajwadi Party Sunday ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

UPA government will bounce back, says confident Mulayam Singh


July 20th, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Manmohan Singh government will "bounce back" in Tuesday's trust vote as many MPs are joining in to show support, the Samajwadi Party said Sunday and hit ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Matthew McConaughey robbed in Nicaragua


June 29th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jun 29 (ANI): American actor Matthew McConaughey, who had recently lost his flip-flops during a surfing trip to Nicaragua, was in for more bad luck as thieves stole his cell ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Shell halts oil production after militant attack


June 19th, 2008 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Abuja, June 19 (DPA) Royal Dutch Shell said Thursday it had shut down production at its main offshore oil field in Nigeria after a militant attack. "I can confirm that the Bonga ... Read more...

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