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Why is Hindi not at the United Nations? (Comment)


September 21st, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Ahead of the ninth World Hindi Convention in Johannesburg, South Africa (Sep 22-24), it defies logic why Hindi, a language spoken by over half a billion people, or every 10th person ... Read more...

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Tourists to London might be foxed by local language


July 17th, 2012 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) With thousands of foreigners coming to London for Olympics (July 27-Aug 12), many tourists might be left baffled by Britons' evasiveness and superfluous words with double ... Read more...

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Jay Z in copyright lawsuit


June 21st, 2012 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 21 (IANS) Singer Jay Z has been sued for copyright infringement.The singer has been sued by author Patrick White of stealing portions of his writing ... Read more...

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A vacuum cleaner that talks as it cleans


May 9th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) A Japanese company has come up with a robot vacuum cleaner that can talk to people as it cleans. The gadget can be controlled with an ... Read more...

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Computer virus targets Russian opposition


March 10th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) Opponents of Russian president-elect Vladimir Putin are being targeted through a computer virus sent by email, CNN reported."A wave of spam e-mails promoting a rally" against ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

FBI software to scan tweets to predict crimes


January 27th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) American intelligence agency FBI is reportedly developing new software to scan social networks Twitter and Facebook to look for emerging threats and predict crimes.The FBI ... Read more...

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Beyonce designs shirt for Obama’s campaign


January 14th, 2012 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowles has designed a T-shirt to raise money for US President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.The 30-year-old, who gave birth to daughter Blue ... Read more...

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Pigeons can count as well as monkeys, says study


December 23rd, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Phrases like being a bird-brain may require a new explanation with researchers in New Zealand having discovered that pigeons can actually count as well as monkeys.Scientists ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tebowing officially added to the English Language


December 13th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The English language just had one word added to it “Tebowing.” According to ABC News, that means "the act of taking a knee in prayerful reflection ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Michael ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino sues Abercrombie & Fitch


November 16th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Michael The Situation Sorrentino sued Abercrombie & Fitch for trademark violations. The Jersey Shore star is claiming that the retailer is using bogus advertizing tactics to ... Read more...

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‘Occupy’ is most commonly used English word


November 11th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Global Language Monitor has come out with the commonly used words on the Internet. The compilation is made up of English words which were commonly used ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

An Urdu speaking parrot in Britain


August 8th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A parrot in Britain has learnt to speak in English and Urdu as well after the bird's owner trained him to utter Islamic phrases.Two-year-old African grey ... Read more...

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Snoop Dogg’s food joint?


July 2nd, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Rapper Snoop Dogg is planning to launch an ice cream and fast food joint."My Snoop Dogg hot dogs will be coming out soon. The footlong Snoop ... Read more...

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Snoop Dogg wants to release his own dictionary


June 30th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Rapper Snoop Dogg says he wants to release his own dictionary titled "Doggtionary", which would provide explanations for the unusual words and phrases he uses."Oh that's ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Derogatory to call animals ‘pets’, say academics


April 28th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) Don't call animals 'pets' as it is a derogatory term, say academics who suggest that owners should be called "human carers".Domestic dogs and cats should be ... Read more...

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Was Emma Watson bullied into leaving Brown University?


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 22 (ANI): Rumour mill has it that Emma Watson, who left a top U.S. university in order to continue acting, may have been victim to some good old fashioned bullying.The ... Read more...

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MJ estate settles dispute with ‘Heal the World’ charity


April 21st, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 21 (ANI): Michael Jackson's estate has reached a settlement with the Heal the World Foundation (HTWF), which it had sued in 2009 on grounds that it has no right ... Read more...

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Russell Brand is ‘No.1 priority’ for Katy Perry


April 9th, 2011 - 6:28 am ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) For singer Katy Perry, her husband, comedian Russell Brand tops her priority list. She says she has begun to feel a connection with Britons thanks ... Read more...

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‘Concerned’ UK dad develops world’s first Facebook bully alert


April 8th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 8 (ANI): A UK father has devised the world's first bullying alert system for Facebook, which scans text and flags up abusive behaviour.NHS consultant Paddy Clarke's software scans walls ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Women behave like their mothers at 32


March 29th, 2011 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Most women across the world start behaving like their mothers when they reach the age of 32.They start talking to their children with phrases their own ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

At 32, women use their mum’s expressions while talking to kids


March 28th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 28 (ANI): A poll has revealed that when women turn 32-year-old, they start talking to their children with phrases their own mothers used.These include, 'What did your last slave die ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Macho Mexican men get lesson in what not to say to women


March 25th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 25 (ANI): The interior ministry of Mexico has published a guide for public sector staff on how to avoid using sexist language in the workplace.The 92-page lilac-and-white guide, entitled 'The ... Read more...

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Graphic symbol for love is first to be added to Oxford English Dictionary


March 25th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 25 (ANI): The "heart" symbol for love has become the first graphical entry in the Oxford English Dictionary in its 127-year history.The heart symbol, as in I "heart" New York, ... Read more...

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‘Wuthering Heights’ radio version to have f-word


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) A new radio version of Emily Bronte's romantic novel "Wuthering Heights" will be littered with explicit phrases, including the f-word, a media report said.The BBC radio ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cheryl Cole to soften accent


February 25th, 2011 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Singer Cheryl Cole is taking elocution lessons in preparation for the US version of TV show "The X Factor" as the programme could be fined if audiences don't ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Italian town prohibits use of blasphemous phrases


February 12th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Brignano Gera d'Adda (Italy), Feb 12 (IANS/AKI) The northern Italy town of Brignano Gera d'Adda has approved a measure that bans the use of blasphemous words and phrases from public and business ... Read more...

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Palin aide rejects media report that she dropped words retreat, reloading from her speech


February 1st, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Reno (California, US), Feb.1 (ANI): A key aide of former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin has confirmed that the latter did use two controversial phrases - "Don't ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bollywood Stars Using Foul Language: Trends That Are Here To Stay?


January 28th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
There are recent Bollywood films like Kaminey, Yeh Saali Zindagi, No One Killed Jessica just to name a few where so many cuss words have been used by protagonists as if ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Being close to spouse doesn’t help communicability


January 23rd, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) If your spouse does not understand you, the simple explanation is that you are too close to him. Psychologists believe that when two people know each other ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Obama’s 9-year-old daughter practices Chinese with Prez Hu Jintao


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's nine-year-old daughter, Sasha, tested her developing Chinese skills with none other than Chinese President Hu Jintao, it has emerged."The president pointed out last ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nicolas Sarkozy in soup over ‘vulgar’ language


January 7th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 7 (ANI): French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been accused of using vulgar language and not paying due attention to normal grammatical rules.Critics have said that the 55-year-old President has been ... Read more...

Posted in World |

English to be replaced by Chinese as most popular language on Internet


January 4th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): English is currently the most popular language on the Internet, but its era of dominance seems to be coming to an end.An infographic, published by The Next ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Some superstitions about money


January 3rd, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Several people try to give meaning to what money really is and isn’t. It is common to hear phrases like; money is the root of all ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Why you shouldn’t write ‘dynamic’ or ‘proactive’ in your CV


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Do you consider yourself a 'team player', 'proactive' or 'dynamic' when it comes to work? Even if you do, refrain from mentioning it in your CV, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

‘Old’ LOL, BRB are now PML, BFN for net chatters


December 19th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 19 (ANI): Internet vernacular has changed and it's no longer cool to write LOL (laugh out loud) - the new acronym is PML (p*** myself laughing).And no one still ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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