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IOC denies Thanou sprint gold


December 10th, 2009 - 2:42 am ICT by IANS
Lausanne (Switzerland), Dec 10 (DPA) Olympic officials decided against giving the 100 metre gold stripped from Marion Jones to Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board has reallocated other ... Read more...

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McChrystal says that killing Bin Laden is the key to end militancy


December 9th, 2009 - 10:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Dec 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The top US commander in Afghanistan General Stanley McChrystal said that capturing Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is very crucial as he is a very ... Read more...

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Air force orders probe into president’s chopper scare


December 9th, 2009 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Indian Air Force Wednesday ordered an inquiry into President Pratibha Patil's helicopter rotor blades grazing an abandoned building after landing at the airport in Bhubaneswar. "We ... Read more...

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50 child labourers rescued from ornament industry units


December 9th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Fifty child labourers, all aged between eight and 11, were rescued from shellac ornament manufacturing units in the capital, members of an NGO who accompanied labour department ... Read more...

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Hyundai Motor workers union defers strike


December 9th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 9 (IANS) The Hyundai Motor India Employees Union, which served a strike notice last week over a contentious labour union election issue, has decided to defer the agitation till the ... Read more...

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Iraq postpones election date to March 7


December 9th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 9 (DPA) Iraq's presidential council has once again postponed the date it will hold parliamentary elections, but this time the delay will be for only one day, to March 7. "There ... Read more...

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Day after clash, Agra MP on ‘long march’ reaches Haryana


December 9th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentarian from Agra, on a 'long march' to Delhi with a charter of demands, finally crossed over from Uttar Pradesh into Haryana ... Read more...

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Ganesh’s promotion techniques


December 9th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Actor Ganesh's "Maleyali Jotheyali' is now ready. But his work is far from over. He has many tricks up his sleeve for promoting the film.He is joining up with Reliance Mobile and ... Read more...

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Bihar secretariat installs machines to monitor attendance


December 9th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 9 (IANS) The Bihar government has for the first time installed 'punching machines' at the state secretariat to monitor the attendance of employees, from the top brass to peons, and ... Read more...

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Parents oblivious about protecting babies from SIDS


December 9th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) Placing infants on their backs for sleep can help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). But a study suggests that parents are becoming increasingly oblivious ... Read more...

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Aayirathil Oruvan wins over Paiyya


December 9th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Karthi's "Aayirathil Oruvan' and "Paiyya' were in the middle of a great conflict as both the films were slated to hit the screens on the same day as Pongal. Later, came ... Read more...

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Orissa orders removal of illegal structures in jails


December 9th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 9 (IANS) Orissa has ordered the removal of temples, mosques, places of worship and structures that were built in state jail premises illegally, officials said Wednesday. The state has at least ... Read more...

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Road rage: Indian taxi driver stabbed in Australia


December 9th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 9 (IANS) An Indian student working as a taxi driver was viciously stabbed and left bleeding in this Australian city in a possible road rage incident, police said Wednesday. The 28-year-old ... Read more...

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‘Vade Kavali’ slated for release on Dec 11


December 9th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Sairam Shankar and Suhasi are playing the lead in "Vade Kavali', which is directed by Rajendra Darsan and produced, by Raghunath Sogi and Viresh Babu under the banner of Sadguru Cinema ... Read more...

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PM apologises for MP’s remarks against Vajpayee


December 9th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday apologised for Congress MP Beni Prasad Verma's derogatory remarks against former prime minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Atal Bihari ... Read more...

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Uma Thurman dismisses Robert Pattinson romance rumours


December 9th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Uma Thurman has denied rumours of starting any romance with 'Twilight' star Robert Pattinson after splitting with fiance Arpad Busson.On Tuesday, headlines were buzzing with the news of ... Read more...

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Tiger Woods’ mother-in-law released from hospital


December 9th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (DPA) A woman identified as the mother-in-law of scandal-ridden golfer Tiger Woods was released from hospital after being rushed there from his home earlier Tuesday, US media reports ... Read more...

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Bryant Gumbel being treated for lung cancer


December 9th, 2009 - 12:07 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, Dec 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Television personality Bryant Gumbel has revealed that he is fighting a battle with lung cancer and had a magliant tumor removed from his lungs ... Read more...

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Congress MP blames Rao also for Babri mosque demolition (Lead)


December 8th, 2009 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Congress admitted Tuesday that its leader and former prime minister P.V. Narasimha Rao was not alert enough to prevent the demolition of the Babri mosque. ... Read more...

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Row over ‘rigged’ climate change data haunts summit


December 8th, 2009 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (DPA) The question of whether climate change research data is being manipulated to suit the views of the opposing camps in the debate over global warming has erupted with ... Read more...

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I had met Nazeer a few times: PDP chief Maudany


December 8th, 2009 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), Dec 8 (IANS) People's Democratic Party (PDP) chairman Abdul Nazir Maudany Tuesday said he had met T. Nazeer, the south India chief of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, a few times but ... Read more...

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Saroj Khan to open dance academy in Chandigarh


December 8th, 2009 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 8 (IANS) Bollywood's well-known choreographer Saroj Khan is set to start a dance academy here by the end of this month. She may also do a broadway show based ... Read more...

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Hugh Grant dreads turning 50


December 8th, 2009 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) British actor Hugh Grant has nightmares about turning 50 because he feels time is running out for him to get married and have children. The Hollywood bachelor, who previously ... Read more...

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Himachal to launch plastic-free drive


December 8th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 8 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government will launch a week-long campaign from Dec 21 to make the state plastic-free by removing all polythene bags from residential areas and hillsides, the ... Read more...

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Special screening of Paa held for Harbhajan


December 8th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The Indian cricket team celebrated their win against Sri Lanka by watching "Paa'. Some of the team members who watched the movie in Nagpur yesterday were Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, ... Read more...

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Doha Round: India won’t compromise rights of developing world (Lead)


December 8th, 2009 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) India, which has taken the lead in re-energising the Doha Round of World Trade Organisation (WTO) talks, will ensure that the rights of the developing and poor ... Read more...

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Now, inflatable bra that gives ‘boob job-effect’


December 8th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 08 (ANI): Women keen on looking bustier can forget costly boob jobs, thanks to a simple inflatable bra.The item, which has gone on sale at Debenhams, has pump-up air pads ... Read more...

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Oz funeral home buries dead people vertically to save space!


December 8th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): A funeral home in Australia has come up with the idea of burying dead people vertically in order to be able to save space.The scheme, about to be ... Read more...

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Community service for airhostess who had ‘mile-high’ sex with Ralph Fiennes


December 8th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 8 (ANI): Lisa Robertson, the former Qantas air hostess who had sex with actor Ralph Fiennes in an aircraft toilet, has been ordered to perform 100 hours of community service. ... Read more...

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Rihanna thinks Megan Fox is ‘yummy’


December 8th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): R&B singer Rihanna is gearing up to crack Hollywood and wants to star as a raunchy lesbian assassin.She told Goss: "I'm a bad girl and I like ... Read more...

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100th British soldier to die in Afghanistan this year (Lead)


December 8th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) The head of the British army has urged people not to judge the Afghan campaign "by casualties alone" after the death of the 100th British soldier in ... Read more...

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New computer model could lead to safer, individualized stents


December 8th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Stents, normally used to halt tissue growth in arteries, are known to have life threatening side effects such as increasing the likelihood of blood clots and heart attacks. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lindsay Lohan denies dating Jason Segel


December 8th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan has laughed off reports that she's dating actor Jason Segel, calling him just a "co-worker".The 'Mean Girls' actress fuelled dating rumours after the ... Read more...

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Russell Brand’s spiritual feat


December 8th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Russell Brand has taken a new step towards spirituality - he recently returned from a four-day retreat to master the art of transcendental meditation.In the practice, which was ... Read more...

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Indian students hit as two Australian colleges close


December 8th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Paritosh Parasher Melbourne, Dec 8 (IANS) Scores of Indian students in Australia have been exposed to an uncertain future as two more colleges here have been shut down by a state regulator, ... Read more...

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