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Spielberg kids felt he was crazy to quit ‘Harry Potter’


January 10th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) Acclaimed director Steven Spielberg admits his children thought he was "crazy" when he stepped down from "Harry Potter" project and allowed Chris Columbus to take over.Spielberg, ... Read more...

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Quadrantids meteor shower to kick off 2012


January 3rd, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Expectant space watchers are closely looking out for the first visible meteor shower of the year. On Wednesday, astronomers say clear skies will present the perfect ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Watch out for Jupiter, Moon conjunction Tuesday


January 2nd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) As the sun goes down Tuesday evening, two of the brightest objects in the winter sky - Jupiter and the moon - will get together ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Can early childhood experiences be recalled?


January 1st, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 1 (IANS) Can adults recall events they experienced before they were three or four years old - a phenomenon called childhood amnesia. A new study has found that ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘The Avengers’ to release in 3D


December 24th, 2011 - 4:35 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Dec 24 (IANS) Disney's "The Avengers" will also have a 3-D release alongside its originally planned 2-D version.The film starring Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and ... Read more...

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Experts express concern over skewed sex ratio


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Experts and policy makers Wednesday expressed grave concern over the steep decline in sex ratio in the past three decades in the country. The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Giant tsunami-shaped clouds spotted in Alabama


December 21st, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Birmingham, Ala., Dec 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Residents in Birmingham, Alabama woke up to a rare phenomenal on the sky on Friday (the 16th of December 2011). Several calls were sent to the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Eat less, take coffee for better memory, thinner waistline


December 20th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) If you are one of those who always wished to have a strong memory power or remained worried due to increasing waistline, the solution lies in ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Why do people justify inept, corrupt systems?


December 18th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Why do we resist change even when the system is blatantly corrupt or unjust? A new study calls it 'system justification,' the conditions under which we ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World’s smallest frogs discovered in New Guinea


December 13th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) World's smallest frogs were discovered in southeast New Guinea by US researchers.The frogs belong to the genus Paedophryne. The length of an adult frog of this ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

It’s destination Mumbai for Piaa Bajpai (Movie Snippets)


December 7th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai Dec 7 (IANS) After doing southern movies, Piaa Bajpai shifted to Bollywood and has quietly finished shooting for her first Hindi movie."The shooting of the Hindi film is almost ... Read more...

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`China’s currency exchange rate responsive to market’


December 7th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 7 (IANS) The exchange rate of the yuan is responsive to market demand and is not being manipulated by the government, a senior official said Wednesday. Chong Quan, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Neymar crowned Brazilian player of year


December 6th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Dec 6 (IANS) Brazilian teenaged sensation Neymar da Silva has been crowned Brazil's player of the year here Tuesday.The 19-year-old striker, who also pocketed the best striker's award, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Are modern women nightmare bosses?


December 5th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) While the women fraternity spent decades battling its way to the top in business ladder, their success at the workplace has given rise to a new ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Online shopper Rachel Zoe


December 4th, 2011 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Rachel Zoe is a fan of online shopping and loves the way internet fashion phenomenon fits perfectly into her busy schedule.The celebrity stylist who has ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

‘Kolaveri’ versus ‘Pawar’ slap song video


December 2nd, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) If Tamil star Dhanush's "Kolaveri Di" song has gone viral on the Internet by crossing 13 million hits on YouTube, the "Chamaat song" on Agriculture ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Husbands lose interest when women become mothers


December 2nd, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) One in every three women believe that their husbands "lose interest" in them and don't find them attractive any more once they give birth, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Divine footprints’ on pond attract hundreds of devotees


December 1st, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) "Human footprints" on the surface of a pond adjoining a temple in West Bengal's Howrah district Thursday saw hundreds thronging to see what they believed to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

In Kerala, they boo the film and make it a hit


November 24th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvanathapuram, Nov 24 (IANS) "Krishnanum Radhayum" is a badly made film, critics have panned it and aduiences are angry. But despite all that it is running houseful here. Guess ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Daily stress increases “sleep texting” disorder


November 23rd, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have been baffled by a condition that affects very few people in society called "sleep texting." The phenomenon is when a person sends text messages to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Failing smell can be reversed with training


November 21st, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Researchers seem to have cracked the mystery of failing smell and how it is linked with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease and even normal ageing.The findings by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kura Nitya cries and sheds stones


November 17th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hyderabad, Nov 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A seven-year-old girl virtually cries stones in a village near Hyderabad. The family of Kura Nitya say they noticed the condition more than two weeks ago.To make ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Obese more vulnerable to flu


October 26th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) If you're fat, you need extra protection from flu. New research says that excess weight makes flu vaccines less effective."The results suggest that overweight people would ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Spanish singer thrilled with success of first album


October 20th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 20 (IANS/EFE) Spanish singer Pablo Alboran said he gets "goose bumps" when he thinks about the rapid success he has obtained with his self-titled first album, which ... Read more...

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Teenage girls skipping meals - to drink


October 18th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Many teenage girls are skipping meals to consume more alcohol, scientists have warned.Researchers have found that the phenomenon is effecting thousands of young women, the Daily ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Identifying with car prompts aggressive driving


October 18th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Those who view their car as an extension of themselves seem to develop more aggressive driving tendencies, says a new study.The study, conducted by Ayalla Ruvio ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Peer pressure drives ’sexting’ among young


October 2nd, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 2 (IANS) Peer pressure drives young men and women to share sexual images through mobile phones -- a new phenomenon described as 'sexting'."However, research regarding the issue is ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Dr Oz Speaks on Near Death Experiences


September 30th, 2011 - 3:42 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today on 'The Dr Oz Show', Dr Oz shared the story of a patient of his named “George” who had a near death experience...a phenomenon which takes place ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Lataji defines beauty for me: Bhansali


September 28th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 28 (IANS) Sanjay Leela Bhansali considers Lata Mangeshkar, who turned 82 Wednesday, as the most beautiful woman in the world."Oh by far!" he exults. "Lataji defines beauty for ... Read more...

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‘Cant do anything about paid news’


September 20th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) Potential candidates for the Goa assembly elections have started paying for news in the local media even before the dates of the have been announced, an ... Read more...

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Some strains of influenza becoming drug-resistant


September 15th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Certain strains of influenza are becoming resistant to common treatments, according to scientists."We've been able to map out globally how this phenomenon is happening," said study ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Illusion of control bolsters a sense of luck


September 12th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 12 (IANS) We often delude ourselves into believing that we can control circumstances and events to our advantage. This "illusion of control" can bolster our luck.For instance, when ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Big B to witness Ganesh visarjan from rooftop (Movie Snippets)


September 11th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is excited about the last day of Ganeshutsav and awaiting for the celebratory mood to take over the streets in front ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Slowdown in auto sales temporary: Minister


September 7th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The slowdown in automobile sales is a temporary phenomenon and domestic demand is robust, Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel said Wednesday."The high-interest rates environment has ... Read more...

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Legal action against price fixers: Bengal minister


August 28th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) Stating that soaring prices of vegetables is a "created" phenomenon, West Bengal Agricultural Marketing Minister Arup Roy Sunday said legal action will be taken against ... Read more...

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