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Bikers ride with Mandela’s message in Delhi


July 19th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Over 150 volunteers celebrated the 94th birthday of renowned South African anti-aparthied activist Nelson Mandela by riding on their motorcycles through the capital and spreading ... Read more...

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Make CSR mandatory, says philanthropist Sitaram Jindal


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The idea of legislation for corporate houses to make charity mandatory might sound pushy, but veteran industry warhorse Sitaram Jindal, who set up his ... Read more...

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Woman offers 10-years free-work for father’s cure


March 30th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 30 (IANS) An indigent daughter of a man in China has offered to work free for 10 years in any company which will support her ailing father's medical ... Read more...

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Kerala education department on eMission to Brazil


March 17th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 17 (IANS) A two-member team of top officials of the state education department left for Brazil Saturday to explore possibilities of collaboration between Kerala and the south American ... Read more...

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CNN founder ’spends each week with different girlfriend’


March 1st, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Ted Turner, the 73-year-old billionaire founder of CNN, spends one week each month with a different girlfriend, The Telegraph reported Thursday.He revealed that he has ... Read more...

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A colourful fete to fund child education (With Images)


January 21st, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) A fete full of innovative activities like pottery-making and cupcake-baking classes will be held in the capital and the sales proceeds of the products will be ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

US philanthropist jailed for sex with Russian minor


December 4th, 2011 - 6:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Pennsylvania court sentenced US businessman and patron of arts Kenneth Schneider to 15 years in jail for having intimate relations with a Russian teenaged ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Six Indians among top 100 global thinkers


November 29th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare, software czar Azim Premji and four other Indians have been named in the US-based Foreign Policy magazine's list of the top ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Wanted: Good Samaritans to adopt Agra schools!


November 29th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 29 (IANS) An experiment to rope in activists, businessmen and educational professionals to 'adopt' - or, in other words, monitor and review the running of - government-run ... Read more...

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Padma Lakshmi’s beau Theodore Teddy Forstmann dies


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Billionaire and philanthropist Theodore Teddy Forstmann has died from brain cancer. He was 71 years.Forstmann is famous for his relationship with TV personality Padma Lakshmi. The relationship ... Read more...

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Jagjit’s ghazals transcended boundaries: Pakistani daily


October 11th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) The talent of Jagjit Singh crossed cultural and national boundaries, said a Pakistani daily Tuesday, paying rich tributes to the renowned Indian ghazal singer who died ... Read more...

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185-foot Ravana goes up in smoke in Haryana village


October 6th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 6 (IANS) Brara village in Haryana's Ambala district is in the Limca Book of Records for having erected the tallest effigy of demon-king Ravana at 175 feet in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Shiv Nadar Foundation to run 25 schools across India


September 14th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Shiv Nadar, one of India's better known information technology entrepreneurs and noted philanthropist, Wednesday announced that his foundation will run 25 schools in India by ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

17 Indians on death row to be freed


September 12th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 12 (IANS) Seventeen Indian nationals, originally sentenced to death by a Sharjah court for the murder of a Pakistani man, are expected to be released from jail within ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sweden to hold Nobel quiz in Bangalore


September 1st, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 1 (IANS) The first qualifying round of the Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2011 will be held in this tech hub Sep 10, the Swedish embassy said Thursday.Being organised ... Read more...

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Fergie wants to set up cancer charity


August 7th, 2011 - 2:46 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Hip hop group Black Eyed Peas' star Fergie wants to set up her own charity to help cancer survivors.The singer is a committed philanthropist and was ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Nepal’s Buddhist nuns rally behind gangraped ’sister’


August 3rd, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 3 (IANS) While established organisations dragged their feet on the fate of a 21-year-old Buddhist nun who had been gangraped, the republic's ignored community of nuns came forward ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Myra Kraft dies at the age of 68 years


July 20th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Foxborough, July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Myra Kraft has died at the age of 68 years after losing her battle to cancer. She was the wife of the New England Patriots owner Robert ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

‘Law & Order’ to take on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s infidelity saga


July 20th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Reports suggest that an episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" will be based on the infidelity scandal that has struck the Schwarzenegger family. FOX ... Read more...

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Salim-Sulaiman launch Lady Gaga photo exhibition


June 18th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) After remixing two tracks from American singer Lady Gaga's new album "Born This Way", Indian music composers Salim and Sulaiman Merchant Saturday launched a photo exhibition ... Read more...

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Gates to raise awareness in China about passive smoking


June 12th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 12 (IANS) Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has undertaken a new mission - to raise awareness in China about the dangers of passive smoking.Gates is partnering Robin ... Read more...

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Krishna, Dikshit condole death of Sai Baba


April 24th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Sunday mourned the demise of Sathya Sai Baba."I am deeply grieved to learn about ... Read more...

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Bon Jovi opens homeless shelter


April 20th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) American rocker Jon Bon Jovi has donated money to open a homeless shelter in Philadelphia for 20 youngsters.The celebrity philanthropist, who has supported homeless charities for ... Read more...

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Documentary about Sir Elton John to open Tribeca festival


March 4th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 04 (ANI): A screening of Sir Elton John documentary will open this year's Tribeca film festival.It will be followed by a live performance by the singer.Cameron Crowe's film 'The ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian businessman spared jail term


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 2 (IANS) The Kuala Lumpur High Court Wednesday dismissed an application by the government seeking prison-term for an Indian origin businessman for failing to comply with the ... Read more...

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Princess Diana’s bro set to tie the knot


February 16th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Princess Diana's brother, Charles Spencer, has announced that he is engaged to Canadian philanthropist Karen Gordon.Spencer will be tying the knot at his ancestral home in Althorp, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

States should promote creative talents and diverse cultural expressions: PM


February 11th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 11 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Friday said the State has the obligation to play a facilitating role in the development and promotion of creative arts ... Read more...

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Library of Congress to display 1st US map sold for record $1.8mn


February 1st, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Visitors to the Library of Congress will soon be able to view the first map of the United States, thanks to a philanthropist who snapped it for a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistani man to donate money quake-hit families


January 23rd, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) A Pakistani philanthropist has said he would provide Rs. 10,000 in cash to every family affected by the Jan 19 earthquake in Balochistan.Abdul Sattar Edhi, founder of the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Review Of ‘Takhan Teish’: New Age Thriller With Excellent Performances!


January 22nd, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Film: Takhan Teish:Direction: Atanu GhoshCast: Jisshu Sengupta, Indrani Halder, Tanusree Shankar, Paoli, Rajatava Dutta, Aparajita Ghosh Das, Biswajit Chakrabarty, Biplab Chatterjee, Sujan Mukhopadhyay, and Locket Chatterjee.Rating: ***1/2Following the success ... Read more...

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Natalie Portman poses topless for perfume ad


January 13th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): Engaged mom-to-be Natalie Portman, who is the newest face of French fashion house Christian Dior, has gone topless for its new Miss Dior Cherie perfume ad.The sexy 'Black ... Read more...

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‘Entrepreneurs can benefit from using Indian soft-power’


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Renowned Australian investment banker and philanthropist Philip Wollen Wednesday said that Indian entrepreneurs can cash in on the soft power of the country to reach out to ... Read more...

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Ban exports to control food prices: Maneka Gandhi


December 22nd, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Maneka Gandhi Wednesday said the country should stop exports of vegetables, rice and other essential items to control rise in food ... Read more...

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Widow gives $7.2bn back to Madoff victims in largest forfeiture in US history


December 18th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 18 (ANI): Bernie Madoff's widow is paying back more than 7.2 billion dollars of the missing money to the victims of the Wall Street swindler, it has emerged.The settlement is ... Read more...

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Sarah Jessica Parker sets her sights on CPW duplex


December 2nd, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 2 (ANI): Sarah Jessica Parker has set her sights on a sprawling 21-dollar-million duplex pad for her brood at posh 88 Central Park West.The actress, who has been house-hunting ... Read more...

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