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Tintin cover fetches record price


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) A rare 1932 cover of "Tintin in America", hand-drawn by Belgian writer and illustrator Herge, has fetched a record 1.3 million euros ($1.6 million) at an ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Munch’s ‘The Scream’ sold for record $119 million at U.S. art auction


May 3rd, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Edvard Munch's masterpiece "The Scream", one of the world's most recognizable images, was sold for a record $119,922,500 at an art auction in New York City ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Pranab hopes to meet Rs.40,000 crore disinvestment target


November 18th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The government has not revised downward the disinvestment target of Rs.40,000 crore for the current fiscal and was hopeful of meeting it, Finance Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

1919 hate-filled letter by Hitler unveiled


June 8th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 8 IANS) A rare 1919 hate-filled letter signed by Adolf Hitler was unveiled by the Simon Wiesenthal Center here Tuesday.The letter shows Hitler's hatred for Jews even ... Read more...

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Air India crisis - a carefully crafted design (Comment)


May 8th, 2011 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Some six decades ago in August 1953, the Indian air transport industry was nationalised to provide safe, smooth and economic air travel to the people. It involved eight warring airlines with ... Read more...

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Activists demand strong Lokpal Bill


April 30th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Raising a voice against corruption, activists including lawyers, social reformers and journalists Friday demanded a strong Lokpal (ombudsman) Bill.Addressing a convention organised by ... Read more...

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Sotheby’s sells pre-Gagarin spacecraft for $2.8 million


April 13th, 2011 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Vostok 3KA-2 space capsule that carried a mannequin and a dog into space as a rehearsal for Yury Gagarin's manned space mission has ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

450-year-old Titian painting sells for record $16.9m at NY auction


January 28th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): A 450-year-old painting by Renaissance master Titian fetched a record 16.9 million dollars on Thursday at a Sotheby's sale of Old Master works in New York."A Sacra ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Star spangled banner copy sells for $506,500


December 6th, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, Dec 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) “The Star-Spangled Banner" that was eventually adopted as the national anthem for the United States has been auctioned for more than half a million dollars. ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Anonymous buyer bids $500K for Star-Spangled Banner first edition


December 4th, 2010 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): An anonymous buyer bought the first edition of the "Star-Spangled Banner" poem, whose words were adopted for the US national anthem, for a whopping 506,500 dollars.According to Christie's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

14th century King Arthur text to go under the hammer at Sotheby’s


November 12th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): A 14th century document containing what is believed to be the oldest surviving account of the legends of King Arthur is expected to fetch up to 2 million ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tipu Sultan’s 24 paintings highlight of Sotheby’s sale


September 28th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Twenty-four rare paintings depicting the famous Battle of Pollilur, in which the East India Company army surrendered to Tipu Sultan and his father Hyder Ali, is the ... Read more...

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Venezuelan anti-Chavez farmer dies after hunger strike


August 31st, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by BNO News
CARACAS, VENEZUELA (BNO NEWS) – A Venezuelan farmer died on Monday after 8 hunger strikes and six years of protest against President Hugo Chavez and his government's land policies, Globovision Television reported ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’ lyrics to be auctioned


May 20th, 2010 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) The handwritten lyrics of late pop legend Michael Jackson's "Beat It" are to go under the hammer at a memorabilia auction in California next month. "This piece ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

MJ’s ‘Beat It’ lyrics to go under the hammer


May 19th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 19 (ANI): The handwritten lyrics to Michael Jackson's 'Beat It' are to be auctioned in California next month (Jun10).The late King of Pop gave his scribbled notes to a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Government hospitals to go private in Uttar Pradesh


May 3rd, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 3 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to hand over public hospitals to private chains like Apollo and Fortis under the public-private-partnership (PPP) model to improve health care services ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Supreme Court Says Mojave Desert Cross Can Stay


April 28th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The decision was finally made by the Supreme Court today, in the case of the Mojave Desert Cross, which has been the center of controversy for the last ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Cuban tobacco legend Robaina dead at 91


April 19th, 2010 - 7:52 am ICT by IANS
Havana, April 19 (DPA) Alejandro Robaina, Cuba's best known tobacco farmer, has died at age 91, state media reported Sunday. He was part of a family that has been growing tobacco for four ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Punjab power board workers on strike, security deployed


April 15th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 15 (IANS) Over 65,000 employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) went on a two-day strike from Thursday midnight leading to tension in several parts of the state and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Brickbats and bouquets for private power discom


April 2nd, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 2 (IANS) The transfer of power distribution from government to private hands has got a mixed response in this Taj city. More than 2,000 people had complaints while many others ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Princess Diana’s brother to sell family heirloom


March 30th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Princess Diana's brother, Earl Spencer, has decided to sell off his family treasures to collect up to 30 million pounds, a media report said. Earl Spencer, who plans ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Schindler’s list on sale for $2.2 mn


March 24th, 2010 - 6:08 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 24 (DPA) One of the only surviving copies of Holocaust hero Oskar Schindler's list of Jews that he saved from the Nazis is going on sale for $2.2 million. The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chappell’s baggy green cap sells for 16,000 dollars


February 16th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 16(ANI): A baggy green cap worn by former Australian Test captain Greg Chappell shortly before he defected to World Series Cricket in the 1970s has sold for more than 16,000 ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

How humble paan has taken on mighty steel in Orissa


December 6th, 2009 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
By Satya Sivaraman Dhinkia (Orissa), Dec 6 (IANS) It is a simple, spade-shaped, green leaf that stands between the South Korean steel giant POSCO and its ambitions of carrying out a $12 billion ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China tightens norms on share transfers in SOEs


April 16th, 2009 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 16 (Xinhua) China Thursday announced new regulations to tighten share transfers in state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in a bid to stop state assets ending up in private hands. The State-owned Assets Supervision ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Over 8,100 antiquities turned over to Mexican government


February 27th, 2009 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Xochicalco (Mexico), Feb 27 (EFE) The Leoff-Vinot collection, made up of more than 8,100 pre-Columbian pieces bought on the black market, has been presented here by its new owner, Mexico's National Anthropology ... Read more...

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US may buy shares with voting rights to help “stressed” banks


February 24th, 2009 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The US government has warned America's biggest banks that it could become their biggest shareholder with voting rights if regulators decide they are not strong enough to weather ... Read more...

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Obama administration seeks to quell bank fears


February 23rd, 2009 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (DPA) President Barack Obama's economic team sought to ease fears that US banks are on the verge of either collapse or nationalization, amid reports Monday that the government is ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Claude Monet’’s painting Dans La Prairie goes under the hammer next month


January 13th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): A painting by Claude Monet, which is said to have started the new trend of Impressionism with its colour-filled canvas, built with darting brushstrokes, is to go ... Read more...

Posted in World |

A British milestone now in private hands


January 13th, 2009 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Jan 12 (IANS) Several people shouted slogans to protest the privatisation of the over century-old Palanpur General Hospital in Gujarat's Banaskantha district, comparing it to the selling of family silver.The hospital ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Now, a mobile urinal for golfers


November 13th, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
New York, November 13 (ANI): Golfers may not find any interruptions during the play due to the call of nature, for a New York-born urologist has come up with a mobile ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Historic blue diamond from India may fetch PS10m at Christies


November 3rd, 2008 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): A rare blue-grey diamond, which traces its history to India, and had been given to the girl in one of the most famous paintings in Western art, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Upper Austria shows way to greener future (With images)


August 3rd, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Salzburg, Aug 3 (IANS) The European Union has a 20-20-20 target to be achieved by 2020: cutting greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent, reducing energy consumption 20 percent by increasing efficiency ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Orissa tribals come to UK to protest mining in their sacred hills


August 3rd, 2008 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, Aug 3 (IANS) A delegation of Orissa tribals has come all the way to London to confront the owner of a company planning to mine bauxite from a hill ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Activists threaten to intensify protest against Posco


June 17th, 2008 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 16 (IANS) Activists and villagers opposing South Korean steel major Posco's project in Orissa Monday announced plans to intensify their protests from June 22. The Posco Pratirodha Sangram Samiti (Anti-Posco ... Read more...

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