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Mother’s prattle helps kids pick up language


May 9th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 9 (IANS) The way we talk to babies is key to building their ability to understand and create sentences of their own. The exaggerated speech we naturally use ... Read more...

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Bernard Madoff says that banks knew about his Ponzi scheme


February 17th, 2011 - 12:50 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bernard Madoff caused a stir of sorts with his first jailhouse interview since getting imprisoned after being found guilty in the Ponzi scheme. He ... Read more...

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Kate Gosselin Repudiates The Gossip Of Having Undergone Plastic Surgery


July 6th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 6, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Kate Gosselin is an American persona, who has managed to occupy a place in the glare of publicity owing to her participation in reality ... Read more...

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Katie Price gets mocked on US TV show


November 14th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 14 (ANI): Katie Price was recently humiliated in a TV interview in the US.The hottie apparently managed to prattle over her love for Botox at Chelsea Handler's show, until ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Singing nahi acting karegi Afsha


August 21st, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The sweet little Afsha who is seen as a host of the singing reality show- Li'l Champs, has stolen the hearts of millions by her cute prattle. But now this six-year-old girl ... Read more...

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Peaceful polling in ‘Omkara’ territory (Poll Prattle)


May 13th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) For those living in the badlands of western Uttar Pradesh, it was a big surprise when the polls went off peacefully Wednesday, contrary to the volatile ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Latecomer Modi grabs eyeballs at NDA rally (Poll Prattle)


May 11th, 2009 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) He was the last to arrive and the first to leave. Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi made sure he stood apart at the National Democratic Alliance's ... Read more...

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Gunning for a rival - and his wife (Poll Prattle)


May 10th, 2009 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) A spouse often doesn't get dragged into the electoral battle between candidates. But that's what is happening in the Mandi constituency of Himachal Pradesh. Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Congress MP pleads for party peace in poll rally (Poll Prattle)


May 5th, 2009 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Did Congress MP Avtar Singh Bhadana, seeking to be re-elected from Faridabad, forget that he was addressing a public rally not an internal party meet? It ... Read more...

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How Congress candidate woos Delhi ‘pahalwans’ (Poll Prattle)


May 3rd, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Trust politicians to use all weapons in their arsenal to woo prospective voters. At a recent rally in her north west Delhi constituency, Congress candidate Krishna Tirath ... Read more...

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Manmohan, Sonia feature in BJP’s ad campaign (Poll Prattle)


April 30th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Seldom do the websites of political parties name opponents in their campaign material. But the Bharatiya Janata Party has put out an in-your-face ad with a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Candidate’s wife never votes for him (Poll Prattle)


April 25th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Imagine a candidate whose wife always votes for his rival! That's the case with Ajit Kumar Jain 'Patwa' of Madhya Pradesh. Jain, 55, is contesting from Indore ... Read more...

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Of miffed party chiefs and praying ‘Pappu’ wins (Poll Prattle)


April 23rd, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) What was the excuse a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) state president gave for not being present when the candidature of a rival was announced, despite the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Sikkim friends, foes wait with open arms for Rahul (Poll Prattle)


April 21st, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) It will be young Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's first visit to Sikkim and even the party's rivals are rolling out the red carpet. Luizinho Faleiro, the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Shah Rukh is family, but not a campaigner (Poll Prattle)


April 20th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) His son and Shah Rukh Khan are co-brothers. But Deepak Bhardwaj, the wealthiest candidate in the Lok Sabha polls so far, says he can fight on ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Target practice for aspiring shoe throwers (Poll Prattle)


April 17th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Politicians beware! If a Madhya Pradesh businessman's campaign succeeds, shoe missiles - typically aimed at high profile leaders - may not miss their target any more. Indore-based ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Poll promises to die for (Poll Prattle)


April 16th, 2009 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) A man on his deathbed doesn't lie, they say. So a Lok Sabha aspirant from Uttar Pradesh came on a bier to file his nomination and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Salman campaigns - with his shirt on (Poll Prattle)


April 15th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) He has become the darling of Lok Sabha hopefuls. So much so that Bollywood actor Salman Khan is campaigning for politicians cutting across party lines. He has ... Read more...

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Rahul breaks security ring, carries around ‘frisked’ boy (Pol Prattle)


April 13th, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Security concerns are so high during election time that even spontaneous actions of politicians are screened! And that's exactly what happened when Rahul Gandhi carried a ... Read more...

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A pen stand called ‘Nano’ (Poll Prattle)


April 11th, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is hoping to zip zap zoom to victory. Or so it would seem from the Nano memorabilia - modelled on the ... Read more...

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Thief hits campaign trail - with success (Poll Prattle)


April 9th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Deteriorating law and order situation is one of the campaign issues the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been vociferous about in Goa. And one leader at ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Many fans, but few cadres for Azhar (Poll Prattle)


April 8th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) There was a long chain of cars and motorbikes parked outside a hall in Moradabad town in Uttar Pradesh. But unless one peeked inside, there was ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

When foes turned friends (Political Prattle)


April 7th, 2009 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) They fought the 2004 Lok Sabha elections against each other. But now they are campaigning together for the 2009 polls. Surjit Singh Salathia of the National Conference ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Wind, rain go away, come back after campaign day (Political Prattle)


April 6th, 2009 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) An unexpected change in the weather in Jammu and Kashmir has spelt doom for political parties that suddenly find their campaign plans being blown away. ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Now defection deals are backed by written agreements! (Political Prattle)


April 5th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Such is the level of mistrust in politics these days that elected representatives have begun to ink their defection deals with formal agreements. Disgruntled Goa Public ... Read more...

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BJP manifesto goes for a divine date (Political Prattle)


April 3rd, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Rival parties released their manifestoes long back. But the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) waited till the time was perfect - Friday - the day observed as ... Read more...

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Crucial ‘element’ may decide this MP’s fate (Political Prattle)


April 2nd, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) A Congress MP from Delhi, which is usually water starved in summer, is thinking out of the box and hoping it will translate into votes in ... Read more...

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Party colours rub off on rosogolla (Political Prattle)


April 1st, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The sandesh and rosogolla are usually brown or white in colour. But India's colourful election exercise seems to be rubbing off on West Bengal's famed sweets ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Top MCD official missing from action (Political Prattle)


March 31st, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Where is Vijender Gupta? That's what everyone in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is asking about its senior official who is now fighting the Lok ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Battle of namesakes for the ballot baffles voters (Political Prattle)


March 30th, 2009 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Sasi Tirur vs Shashi Tharoor, Jose K. Mani vs Jose K. Mani, K. Suresh Kurup vs K. Suresh Kurup... It's the time tested way to baffle ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Want tongue twisters? Try these party names (Political Prattle)


March 29th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The abbreviated names of Tamil Nadu's political parties can prove to be real tongue twisters for those living in other parts of India. Even Chief Justice ... Read more...

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Parties, beware of free lunches for journos (Political Prattle)


March 28th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Journalists are often treated to lavish lunches by politicians. But with general elections around the corner, can such meals amount to violation of the code of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Aged 73, loser of 25 polls tries again (Political Prattle)


March 27th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) He has contested 25 elections in Orissa since 1957 and lost all of them. But that has not deterred a 73-year-old from trying his luck again ... Read more...

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Oh god, give us good MPs, they pray (Political Prattle)


March 25th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Will there be divine intervention? Desperate for some good and clean governance, a group of senior citizens in Ranchi, the Jharkhand capital decided to appease the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Parties hoping for divine intervention? (Lead, Political Prattle)


March 24th, 2009 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) It may all be in the stars. That certainly seems to be the belief of the main political parties in Haryana that have opted to announce ... Read more...

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