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Lokpal Bill may not be passed in budget session


May 7th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The anti-corruption Lokpal Bill looks unlikely to be passed in the current budget session of parliament that ends May 22. While the opposition is ... Read more...

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Scientist unravels secret of T.rex’s fearsome snarl


March 19th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (IANS) The most fearsome feature of any T. rex's full-sized model is its array of massive flesh-ripping, bone-crushing teeth. But scientists have now discovered that beyond the ... Read more...

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Jagged teeth lent cutting edge to T. Rex ferocity


February 29th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 29 (IANS) Serrated teeth lent an unparalled cutting-edge to T. Rex, the most fearsome dinosaur, says a new study. Until recently, most researchers only noted the varying size ... Read more...

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Excessive ritualism linked to mental disorder


December 29th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 29 (IANS) Hypersensitivity and sticking to childhood rituals may be an early warning sign of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) later. Its symptoms include excessive washing or cleaning, ... Read more...

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US influence on Pakistan less: Blackwill


December 9th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) Emphasising that the United States' influence on Pakistan now was less than what it was years back, former US ambassador to India Robert Blackwill Thursday said ... Read more...

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‘The Devil’s Double’ - masterful subtexts, stunning performance


August 20th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "The Devil's Double"; Director: Lee Tamahori; Actors: Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier and Raad Rawi; Rating: ****The US has been preoccupied with Iraq for decades. After 9/11, its politicians cooked up ... Read more...

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Red colour makes people react faster, more forcefully


June 3rd, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) People react faster and more forcefully when they see red colour, says a study."Red enhances our physical reactions because it is seen as a danger cue," ... Read more...

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Congress to join Mamata ministry, Sonia to skip ceremony


May 19th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Congress will be joining the West Bengal government headed by Mamata Banerjee, but party president Sonia Gandhi will not be attending the historic ... Read more...

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Appeasing kids with food could lead to bad diet in adulthood: Study


February 28th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 28 (ANI): A study has revealed that parents who give their children food to quieten them down could be setting them up for a lifetime of weight problems.The research conducted ... Read more...

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Nagpur physio to help out New Zealand team


February 24th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Feb 24 (IANS) The Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Thursday lent their physio Sanil Koyili to the New Zealand team after their physiotherapist Dayle Shackel and trainer Bryan Stronach had to rush ... Read more...

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‘App’ named 2010 Word of the Year


January 10th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) High school English teachers are crying into their textbooks over the American Dialect Society's choice for ‘Word of the Year' - 'App'. The abbreviated tech slang for a ... Read more...

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NC-Congress coordination panel meet postponed


November 28th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 28 (IANS) A crucial meeting of the National Conference and Congress coordination committee scheduled for Sunday was postponed as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah pulled out of the ... Read more...

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Feature: Are Super Heroes Super Entertainers Too?


September 25th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 25, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Ordinary movies are usually based on a single protagonist with heroic abilities. One who is good at heart but not averse to bashing up the big ... Read more...

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Cherie had an ‘incredible instinct’ for offending people, says Tony Blair


September 2nd, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 2 (ANI): Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has revealed in his memoirs that wife Cherie had an 'incredible instinct' for offending people, especially the powerful ones.Blair sought to dispel ... Read more...

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‘Terror attacks across Pak’s tribal region proves Taliban still operating systematically’


August 26th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.26 (ANI): A series of terror strikes across Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces earlier this week killed nearly 45 persons and injured 100 others, which, ... Read more...

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Cosmetic surgery ‘doesn’t help those with body dysmorphic disorder’


August 12th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): A new study has examined the impact that cosmetic surgery has on correcting body dysmorphic disorder, and found that only two percent of procedures actually reduced the severity ... Read more...

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India obsession holds back Pakistan in terror fight: envoy


July 29th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 29 (IANS) Pakistan's envoy to the US Husain Haqqani has acknowledged that Islamabad's "preoccupation with India" was a factor that came in the way of its ... Read more...

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Mamata: How regional leaders misuse national roles (Comment)


July 24th, 2010 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli The allegations against Mamata Banerjee that her preoccupation with West Bengal politics is preventing her from giving greater attention to the railway ministry have reopened the question whether regional ... Read more...

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‘Star Plus’ Unveils Its New Logo


June 12th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 12, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):"Rishta wahi, soch nayi' (Old relationship, new thought). Along with this promise, Star Plus also unveiled a new logo switching over from the traditional blue to a ... Read more...

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Strategic Dialogue: Obama administration to put effort into wooing India


June 3rd, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): The Obama administration is expected to put considerable effort into wooing India, which it sees as a potentially major international trade and security partner, when it hosts the ... Read more...

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SAARC nations can learn governance from one another: India


March 30th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Countries in South Asia should adopt ideas from one another on best practices for improving and monitoring government performance, Indian cabinet secretary K.M. Chandrashekhar said Tuesday. "So many ... Read more...

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Himachal budget deferred to March 12


March 4th, 2010 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 4 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has deferred presentation of the state's annual budget for 2010-11 in the assembly and will now table it March 12, ... Read more...

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India exits from Under-19 World Cup


January 23rd, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Lincoln (New Zealand), Jan.23 (ANI): Defending champions India lost narrowly to challengers Pakistan in the quarter-final of the under-19 World Cup here today.Both teams livened up a contest that, at one stage, ... Read more...

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‘Babysitting affected Kamran’s Sydeny performance’


January 9th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Hobart, Jan 9 (IANS) Kamran Akmal's poor wicketkeeping is being attributed to his preoccupation with his family in Sydney. Pakistani daily The News Saturday quoted sources as saying Kamran was forced to ... Read more...

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Captains, coaches’ dot ball fixation behind demise of spin bowling in Oz: Warne


October 25th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): Australian bowling legend Shane Warne has said that the biggest threat to the art of spin bowling comes from coaches and captains who lack the understanding of the ... Read more...

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Dame Judi Dench thinks young actors are too impatient for stardom


October 13th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): Oscar winner Dame Judi Dench believes that young actors want quick fame and do not learn from their seniors in theatre.Speaking at the Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, the ... Read more...

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US ’struggling’ to create mechanism to prevent ‘misuse’ of aid to Pak


September 22nd, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep.22 (ANI): While Pakistan is pushing the United States to approve the Kerry Lugar bill, which aims to provide 1.5 billion dollars to Islamabad as aid over the next five ... Read more...

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Chavs top the list of Brits’ 100 most annoying things


September 4th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 4 (ANI): A survey has revealed that chavs, who are typically portrayed as uncultured, anti-social, baseball cap wearing youths, have topped the list of the 100 most annoying things Brits ... Read more...

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Jerry O’Connell says no to games


August 17th, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by IBNS
Aug 17 (IBNS) Jerry O'Connell plans to do away with video-games following his enrollment at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles."I had always planned on continuing my education at some point and ... Read more...

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Gujarat to seek Sri Lanka’s help in setting up resorts


May 24th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, May 24 (IANS) Gujarat will shortly contact Sri Lanka following its offer of assistance to set up resorts along the state's 1,600-km coastline. "At the Vibrant Gujarat summit in January, Sri Lankan ... Read more...

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Ex-US envoy warns of India-US ties’ downturn, sounds CTBT alert


May 5th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Warning of a downturn in India-US relations in the short term, former US ambassador Robert D. Blackwill Tuesday said New Delhi may face pressure from the ... Read more...

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Sorry, no politics for me, says actor Mohanlal


April 19th, 2009 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Malayalam superstar Mohanlal Sunday ruled out a political career for himself. "I am doing well in films and have no interest in politics," Mohanlal told reporters on the sidelines ... Read more...

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India in better shape than any other country: Sibal


April 1st, 2009 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) India is in a better situation than any other country in the world when it comes to fiscal deficits and beating the slowdown, Science and Technology ... Read more...

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Gurinder Chadha signing Shabana Azmi for next venture


March 11th, 2009 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, March 11 (IANS) British-Indian filmmaker Gurinder Chadha is kept busy looking after her twins, but she has decided to return to direction with "It's An Afterlife" and is ... Read more...

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Cupid’s arrow triggers your bio-chemistry


February 16th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Getting struck by Cupid's arrow may take your breath away and make you feel weak kneed, according to a Loyola University love guru."Falling in love causes our ... Read more...

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