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Shinde likely to be new leader of Lok Sabha


July 17th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Union Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde is likely to be the new Leader of the House in the Lok Sabha after Pranab Mukherjee was nominated ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Sulieman Benn picked for Twenty20 matches against India A


June 22nd, 2012 - 2:02 am ICT by IANS
St. John's (Antigua), Jun 22 (IANS/CMC) Regional selectors have recalled exiled left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn in a 13-man West Indies A squad for the Twenty20 doubleheader against India A this weekend.The ... Read more...

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Lukaku contemplating loan move away from Chelsea


March 2nd, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has shown frustration by asking to be loaned out in the summer after being continuously overlooked for a starting position by ... Read more...

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Harris returns to Australia Test squad


December 30th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 30 (IANS) Pace bowler Ryan Harris was Friday named in the 12-member Australian squad that will take on India in the second Test at the Sydney Crickt Ground ... Read more...

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Why Congress finds itself in political doldrums (Comment)


August 13th, 2011 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
The Congress seems to be sinking deeper into a quagmire of scams. If the party thought it had survived the first onslaught of the swindles tarnishing its name by jailing ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Women ‘more likely to buy gifts for their pets than partners’


March 31st, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 31 (ANI): A new research has revealed that women are more likely to buy presents for their pets and bosses than partners.Fifty percent of mothers said that they had around ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Ferdinand told he is still England captain


March 14th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): Defender Rio Ferdinand contacted England's assistant coach Franco Baldini to clarify his position after reports appeared that boss Fabio Capello is considering the option of giving the captain's ... Read more...

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Oz selectors wrong to overlook Hopes in World Cup squad: Bracken


January 24th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 24(ANI): Australian fast bowler Nathan Bracken believes that all-rounder James Hopes should not have has been left out of the 15-man squad for the upcoming World Cup.With Australian selectors ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Krejza should be recalled for Ashes: Mark Waugh


November 14th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov. 14 (ANI): Former Australian cricketer Mark Waugh has said that the National Selection Panel (NSP) should recall off-spinner Jason Krejzad for the Ashes.The spinner's spot remains the most contentious as ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Glenn Beck Inscribes A Message For MSNBC On His Fingernails


July 11th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 11, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): American Glenn Beck happens to be a traditionalist radio and television host, creator of books, political reviewer and successful entrepreneur. He is identified for ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

India Open: Hashim set for last hurrah


June 9th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar Chennai, June 9 (IANS) At 28, Mohd Hafiz Hashim feels he still has something left in the tank to entertain medal hopes at the 2012 Olympics in London. Since winning ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

US strategy made China assertive towards India: Saran


April 26th, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Pitching for an inclusive regional architecture in Asia, former foreign secretary Shyam Saran Monday said America's strategy of offering China co-leadership role after the global financial ... Read more...

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Non-graduates, graduates at par on happiness index, says study


April 21st, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, April 21 (IANS) University degrees can's buy happiness, claims a new study. Despite having privileged backgrounds and higher earnings, people in their 20s with higher degrees are not happier than the young ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Here’s how birds of a feather ‘manage’ to flock together


April 8th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 8 (ANI): Pigeons rapidly shift direction during flight in response to cues from the leading members of their group, a new study has found.Scientists made the discovery with the help ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cricket Australia to review its outdated system for awarding national contracts


April 2nd, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 2 (ANI): Cricket Australia has pledged to review its outdated system for awarding national contracts to reflect the growth of Twenty20 and the changing priorities of international cricketers, as reports ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Hockey World Cup an eye-opener for all


March 14th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) If anything, the just-concluded men's Hockey World Cup was an eye-opener in more ways than one. For all their hopes and aspirations, India would have ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Dutch stars Nistelrooy, van der Vaart could soon join Liverpool


January 2nd, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 2 (ANI): Dutch football stars Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Rafael van der Vaart could join Liverpool FC in what is being termed as a shock tactic to give the club ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Hockey India leaves the sport in a mess (Flashback 2009)


December 25th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar Chennai, Dec 25 (IANS) One step forward, but three steps back. That was the story of Indian hockey in the year gone by.To say that Indian hockey is currently a ... Read more...

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Spurs wooing Man U’s Foster for six million quid!


November 17th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.17 (ANI): Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) is eyeing struggling Manchester United (MU) star goalkeeper Ben Foster for a whopping six million pounds.Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has made his intentions clear that he ... Read more...

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Crouch realises his late-night exploits will not help his World Cup cause


November 11th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): Tottenham striker Peter Crouch, who is a strong contender for the England World Cup squad, has realised that his late-night exploits were not the most sensible in such ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Del Potro to stay strictly Italian amid Shanghai’s Asian delights


October 11th, 2009 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Bill Scott Shanghai, Oct 11 (DPA) Argentine culinary creature of habit Juan Del Potro won't bow to local sensitivities as he plays as third seed at the Shanghai Masters, with the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

England spinner Panesar may play for S. Africa’s Highveld Lions


October 3rd, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct.3 (ANI): Out of favour England left-arm spinner Monty Panesar could be on his way to play for the South African franchise Highveld Lions.Talks are on to sign Panesar on a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Who is Meg Griffin?


September 30th, 2009 - 10:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sep 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Megan "Meg" Griffin, born in the early 1990’s is a fictional character from the animated television series Family Guy. She debuted in the episode, ‘Death ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Biden acknowledges that Obama wears the pants in the White House


August 20th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Florida (US), Aug.20 (ANI): Vice President Joe Biden has acknowledged that Barack Obama wears the pants in the White House.He admitted this during a fundraising dinner Wednesday in Florida, when he ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Oz pacer Clark disappointed over selector’s comments


August 14th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Headingley, Aug 14 (ANI): A disappointed Australian fast bowler Stuart Clark has said he hasn't received any feedback from selectors on his performance in the fourth Ashes Test at Headingley.Reacting to national ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Social stress makes you fat


August 6th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Social stress could lead to heart disease by causing the body to deposit more fat in the abdominal cavity and could also speed up harmful plaque build-up in ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Social stress ‘a significant precursor to heart disease’


August 5th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): Social stress could be a significant precursor to heart disease by causing the body to deposit more fat in the abdominal cavity, speeding the harmful build-up of plaque ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smart males ration sperm to maximise offspring


July 10th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) Attractive males release fewer sperm per mating to maximise their chances of producing offspring across a range of females, according to a new study. The findings by researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Berbatov’s arrival convinced me to leave Man U: Tevez


June 27th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): The arrival of Bulgarian football star Dimitar Berbatov at Old Trafford convinced Argentine football star Carlo Tevez to switch his allegiance from Manchester United to Manchester City."Ever ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Manchester City completes 40-mn pounds deal for Tevez, Cruz


June 23rd, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 23 (ANI): Manchester City has completed the 40 million pounds signing of ace striker Carlos Tevez and Roque Santa Cruz.Blackburn striker Santa Cruz, 27, agreed a 15 million pounds ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Deputy Chief Minister Stalin still No.3 in Tamil Nadu government


May 30th, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) M.K. Stalin has been named Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister but in terms of ministerial hierarchy, he has been officially ranked as number three - after his ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Twenty20 no guide to Ashes line up, says Ponting


May 27th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 27 (ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting has said next month's Twenty20 championship would have little or no impact on the hotly debated bowling line-up for the first Test against England.Australia ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘Dominance reduction’ training approaches may worsen dogs’ behaviours


May 22nd, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): A Bristol University expert has debunked the age-old belief that aggressive dogs have the desire to assert their "dominance" over people and other dogs.Dr Rachel Casey, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Another accidental PM after the elections? (Comment)


May 2nd, 2009 - 9:26 am ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli Like the TV game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati?" the million dollar question in Indian politics today is who will be the next prime minister?Although the Congress has stood by ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Vaughan may not make it to England squad for West Indies series


April 29th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.29 (ANI): Michael Vaughan is unlikely to make it to the England team that is to play the West Indies when the squad is named on Wednesday morning.According to The ... Read more...

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