perception

I have tasted blood, now don’t know what next: Karan Johar


January 28th, 2012 - 2:10 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai Jan 28 (IANS) The beginning of the year saw the biggest opening ever. Karan Johar's "Agneepath" has set a new record on its opening day and promises to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Scientists establish fat as sixth human taste


January 16th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 15 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on the sixth basic taste that our tongues can detect -- fat -- after sweet, sour, salty, bitter and savoury. A team in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Height is no problem in basketball, says NBA shorty


January 9th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Muggsy Bogues, the shortest player to have competed in the NBA, has dispelled the perception of millions of diminutive Indians who think they can't be ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Powerful people think they are taller


January 3rd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) The more powerful you are, the taller you think yourself to be, affirms a new research.Michelle Duguid and Jack Goncalo from Washington and Cornell universities puffed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sensex falls 89 points; yearly loss widens to 24 percent (Lead)


December 30th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 30 (IANS) Key indices of Indian equities markets lost nearly a quarter of their values in 2011 as slower growth and high inflation coupled with the perception ... Read more...

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Pakistani minister criticises corruption survey


December 30th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islambad, Dec 30 (IANS) Interior Minister Rehman Malik has criticised Transparency International Pakistan's (TIP) corruption survey that showed the armed forces being amongst the least corrupt while police and land ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Young minds not pursuing maths: PM


December 26th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday expressed concern that young minds with a natural ability for mathematics were not pursuing the disciple at an advanced level, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Achary a false witness created by CBI: Raja’s counsel (Lead)


December 23rd, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Former communications minister A. Raja's counsel Friday termed his ex-aide Aseevatham Achary untruthful, saying that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had created him ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Anxiety-ridden less sensitive to their environment


December 21st, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 21 (IANS) Anxious people have been classified as hypersensitive, but they may actually not be sensitive enough, reveals a study. Tahl Frenkel, doctoral candidate in Tel Aviv ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Stones more versatile as building materials: Experts


December 16th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Dec 16 (IANS) Experts at the concluding session of a two-day global seminar on stone technology Friday called upon all those engaged in construction business to use more of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Government wants zero corruption: minister


December 14th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The government is committed to zero tolerance against corruption, a minister said Wednesday, adding India's rank among corrupt countries had slid from 87th rank to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Pakistan’s biggest challenge is peace with Taliban: Daily


December 12th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) The peace process with Taliban is probably Pakistan's "biggest challenge" and the talks are multi-channelled and extremely complex, said a daily.An editorial in the News ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Mexico to auction dollars to prop up peso


December 1st, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 1 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's currency exchange commission announced forceful action to bolster the peso, saying the central bank will auction $400 million of its reserves on days the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Regional cinema should get prime slots at IFFI: Kannada filmmaker


November 30th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 30 (IANS) Renowned Kannada filmmaker P. Sheshadri Wednesday lambasted the organisers of the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) for giving step- motherly treatment to regional filmmakers ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Mexico City breaks zombie-gathering record


November 28th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mexico City, Nov 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mexico City turned into a zombie town after more than 10,000 residents took part in what they expect to be regarded as the world’s largest zombie ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Vampires are not attractive: Pattinson


November 23rd, 2011 - 3:12 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson thinks his "Twilight Saga" character, Edward Cullen, is "flawed" and "ugly" and said he does not understand why people are attracted to vampires.The ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Small feet, big steps: Children honoured on their day


November 14th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Becoming an artist may not be an unusual dream for a 9-year-old, but for Bikram Bhattarai from Sikkim, it's an extraordinary achievement. One of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Arjun Rampal nervous about TV show


November 6th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Arjun Rampal successfully hosted the F1 after parties, but the actor says he is nervous about shooting for his new TV show "Love 2 ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Anna’s future may be less rosy than his past (Comment)


November 5th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
It is possible that the Congress will finally succeed in outflanking Anna Hazare. It isn't only the decision to introduce the Lokpal bill which is likely to take the wind ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Love to hate celebs? Arjun to change your mind!


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) If there are Bollywood actors you love to hate, Arjun Rampal will try and change your perception through his new TV show "Love 2 ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Government rejects Azim Premji’s criticism


November 1st, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The government Tuesday rejected Wipro chairman Azim Premji's criticism that there was "complete absence of decision making", and said the comment "does not ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India satisfied with CHOGM outcome: Ansari


October 31st, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Oct 31 (IANS) India returns with a feeling of satisfaction from the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth, having managed to keep ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Even too much time off can be stressful


October 22nd, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 22 (IANS) While a lot of people around us at the workplace may be invariably heard cribbing for weekly offs or on not getting the wished number of ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Anna movement has served its purpose: PM


October 20th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Oct 19 (IANS) Assuring a bill soon for an effective Lokpal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said the Anna Hazare movement had "served its ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

British mums don’t wish being called housewives


October 12th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) Many modern-day mothers view it demeaning to be described as "housewives" and they rather prefer being called "stay at home mums", a study in Britain ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Are Britons more civil than the rest?


October 11th, 2011 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Britain remains a well-mannered and courteous country despite reports of rudeness and anti-social behaviour, a study has found.According to the survey, published by the Young Foundation, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

US embassy warehouse in Islamabad sealed


October 1st, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 1 (IANS) A US embassy warehouse was sealed as it was built without taking approval, a Pakistani media report said Saturday."It was a warehouse of the US embassy ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Omar says ‘mass graves’ are only unmarked graves


September 27th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 27 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday denied the existence of "mass graves" in the state, saying these were only unmarked graves.Delivering a long speech ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Watson is hopeless romantic


September 22nd, 2011 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Emma Watson has admitted she is a hopeless romantic and likes men who are willing to be open about their feelings.The "Harry Potter" actress believes the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Bat’s sonar more sophisticated than thought


September 14th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) The way fruit bats use sonar to navigate through complex environments is more advanced than first thought.A study examines Egyptian fruit bats which use echolocation to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Children make for better eye witnesses


September 11th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Children who witness crimes are better at accurately recounting them than adults, a study says. This has been borne out in a study by psychologist Gunilla ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Seeing is not always believing


September 8th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) Paying attention to keep a close watch may quite have the reverse effect. It actually distorts perception of where things are in relation to one another, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Elderly in Britain blame parents for naughty kids


September 2nd, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Many elderly people in Britain believe their grandchildren are a badly disciplined generation with no respect and shallow values. These people blame their own adult children ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Now it’s HISTORY for Salman


August 24th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Bollywood star Salman Khan has associated himself with factual entertainment channel HISTORY. He is expected to host a show for it and says viewers with ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Achuthanandan denies he called ex-royal family smuggler


August 23rd, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 (IANS) Following widespread censure, former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday backtracked on his allegation that the ex-royal family of Travancore smuggled jewels from the Sree Padmanabhaswamy ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

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