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Air India crisis a ploy to shut down airline: BJP


May 1st, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) As the Air India strike continued for the fifth day Sunday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleged that it was a ploy to shut ... Read more...

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Bhutan hedges on refugee return, seeks fresh verification


April 16th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 16 (IANS) Agreeing under Nepal's pressure to resume talks for taking back nearly a fifth of its population living as refugees in Nepal since the 1990s, Bhutanese Prime ... Read more...

Posted in World |

GOP dismisses Trump’s ‘pro-life’ claim as publicity ploy


April 10th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.10 (ANI): Donald Trump claims he is 'pro- life' and opposes abortion after supporting it for years, but New York Republicans who know the real estate giant are dismissing this as ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Berlusconi appears in court for fraud, embezzlement case


March 28th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 28 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi Monday appeared in a Milan court where he is standing trial for alleged tax fraud and embezzlement linked to the acquisition ... Read more...

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Gaddafi planting bodies at sites of coalition air strike in Libya: Gates


March 27th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 27(ANI): U.S. intelligence reports suggest that Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi's forces are planting dead bodies of civilians at sites attacked by coalition forces, US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Oz nightclub offers ‘boob job worth $10K’ as lottery prize


March 25th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 25 (ANI): A nightclub in Australia is offering its customers a chance to win a breast enlargement surgery as a prize in a controversial lottery.According to the Gold Coast Bulletin, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pak need to be very careful against Aussies in World Cup clash: Akram


March 19th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 19(ANI): Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has warned the Shahid Afridi-led team against taking defending champions Australia lightly in their much-anticipated World Cup encounter today."The Australian pace attack is ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

IT notice to Gujarat Govt.: BJP says ploy by Centre


March 16th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 16 (ANI): Commenting on the uproar inside the Rajya Sabha over Income Tax (I-T) Department's notice to the Gujarat Government, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Tarun Vijay today ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Trinamool worst right wing political force: Buddhadeb


March 5th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Dubbing the Trinamool Congress as the "worst type of right wing political force", West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has alleged that the opposition party was ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Arrest of BSP leaders for arson a ploy: Congress


March 4th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 4 (IANS) The Congress' Uttar Pradesh unit chief, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Friday said there seemed a "well-orchestrated game" behind the sudden arrest of two prominent Bahujan Samaj ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Dumped Hong Kong woman puts intimate pics on Facebook


February 26th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 26 (ANI): A Hong Kong woman who had an affair with a married man has uploaded their intimate photos on Facebook after their break-up.China Press reported that the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Spinners controlled the game for us: Smith


February 25th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
By Avishek Roy New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) South African captain Graeme Smith may have pulled the first surprise of the World Cup with a successful three-pronged spin attack, but he is not ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Australia’s dependence on pacers to win World Cup is risky ploy: Waugh


February 13th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Former skipper Steve Waugh, who captained Australia to World Cup victory in 1999, has said that relying on pacers to retain World Cup in the Indian subcontinent ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Smith slams Chennai pitch, happy with Tahir show


February 13th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 12 (IANS) "Under-prepared", "slow" and "dead" was how South African captain Graeme Smith described the pitch at the refurbished M.A. Chidambaram Stadium where the Proteas strolled to an eight-wicket win ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Nice ploy by Hayden to sell his book, says Harbhajan


February 5th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sonepat, Feb 5 (IANS) Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh Saturday blasted former Australian opening batsman Matthew Hayden, who in his autobiography wrote that the bowler and ex-India captain Sourav Ganguly chickened out of ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

When Sachin sledged to rattle McGrath, the ploy worked!


February 5th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar says he, too, has sledged, but only once and that as part of team strategy. The batting maestro needled Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Is McCain adviser Mark Salter the author of ‘O: A Presidential Novel’?


January 28th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): The identity of the anonymous author behind 'O: A Presidential Novel' has been confirmed by Time magazine.It's Mark Salter, a longtime speechwriter and adviser to Sen. John ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bristol Palin Offered Job as Phoenix Radio Personality


January 8th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bristol Palin has been offered a job as the radio personality of 'Clear Channel's Mix 96.9 KMXP-FM) in Phoenix, Arizona. The former 'Dancing With the Stars' ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

MIC Chief Palanivel urges party leadership to win back Indians’ hearts and minds


December 19th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 19 (ANI): Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) President G. Palanivel has urged the party leadership and its members to work hard towards winning back the hearts and minds of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

DMK may not dump Raja — immediately


December 8th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) The DMK may not distance itself immediately from its scam tainted former telecom minister Andimuthu Raja, whose homes were raided Wednesday over the 2G spectrum controversy, party sources ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India to join Liu’s Nobel award ceremony, China frowns


December 7th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 7 (IANS) India will attend the ceremony to confer the Nobel Peace Prize on imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo Dec 10 at Oslo, even though China has asked the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Breast cancer campaign slammed for asking women to post boobs online


December 1st, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 1 (ANI): A breast cancer campaign that asked woman to post topless photos online has been slammed as being an offensive and gratuitous way for a website to gain traffic.Lifestyle ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Letter casts aspersions on judges hearing spectrum case


November 24th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday revealed that it had received a letter alleging that the bench hearing the case related to allocation of spectrum to mobile companies had ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nepal PM poll, budget in disarray once more


November 19th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 19 (IANS) Nepal's direly cash-strapped caretaker government's bid to appease the opposition Maoists and pass the new budget, four months after the new financial year started, landed in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Asian Games: India coach Brasa blasts hockey turf


November 17th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 17 (IANS) India's foreign hockey coach Jose Brasa blasted the turf at the Aoti hockey field after the two-time gold medallists thrashed Bangladesh 9-0 in their Group B men's encounter ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

British Author Alan Shadrake Jailed in Singapore


November 17th, 2010 - 3:55 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Alana Shadrake was jailed in Singapore after the seventy-six year old British author wrote a book which criticized the death penalty in the city-state. The author was also ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Ranbir Kapoor Reveals His Philandering Ways On ‘Koffee With Karan’


November 16th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
November 16, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Yes, we finally know the true reason behind the sudden breakup. Bollywood’s most wanted bachelor has admitted about his womanizing ways on Karan Johar’s hot seat. Ranbir ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Flower’s ‘tactical ploy’ to keep England quicks ‘acclimatized’ ahead of first Test


November 13th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): England coach Andy Flower has decided to split his squad ahead of the Ashes series and dispatch his three main fast bowlers to Brisbane next week for extra ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Trojan Horse trick to deliver drugs into brains of stroke patients


November 11th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Development of a long-sought method with the potential for getting medication through a biological barrier that surrounds the brain, where it may limit the brain damage caused by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

MP drops plan to renovate, rename Hyderabad auditorium


October 30th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Rajya Sabha member T. Subbarami Reddy Saturday withdrew his proposal to renovate Telugu Lalitha Kala Thoranam auditorium in Hyderabad, bringing down the curtain on a row ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India, China to hold 14th round of boundary talks (Lead)


October 15th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) India and China will hold the 14th round of boundary talks soon, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday said and added that Beijing should be sensitive to ... Read more...

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Nothing wrong with Omar’s Kashmir accession remarks: Krishna


October 15th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday said he found "nothing objectionable" in Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's remark that the state had acceded to ... Read more...

Posted in National |

CHiPs star Larry Wilcox nailed for securities fraud


October 8th, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
“CHiPs” actor Larry Wilcox of West Hills in California has been charged with securities fraud by federal regulators in the United States.Wilcox who is famous for his role in the 1970s series ... Read more...

Posted in Business, Entertainment |

CWG Badminton: India in mixed team event final (Lead)


October 8th, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
By Avishek Roy New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) India pulled off a splendid 3-0 victory over England to set up a clash with top seed Malaysia in the final of the badminton mixed ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Using poisoned mice to get rid of snakes!


October 2nd, 2010 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 2 (IANS) US authorities are trying to get rid of venomous snakes in its territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean by "bombing" the island with poisoned mice.Using helicopters ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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