rags to riches

Bihar to confiscate property of criminals


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 2 (IANS) The Bihar government has initiated the process to confiscate the properties of criminals, police said Sunday.A police officer said that property of Ritlal Yadav, a notious ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily intrigued at Gen. Singh moving court


February 13th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 13 (IANS) It's intriguing to find the serving Indian Army chief going all the way to the court when "all he wanted was a one-year extension of his ... Read more...

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Bhojpuri film, now with an Iranian twist


November 30th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 30 (IANS) Now, here's a Bhojpuri film with an Iranian twist. "He", a well-received Bhojpuri film screened at the 42nd edition of the IFFI, based on a 13-year-old ... Read more...

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Small town India makes it big - via reality TV


November 3rd, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Blurring the lines between reel and real, Sushil Kumar lived a billion dreams when he went from being a computer operator earning Rs.6,000 a ... Read more...

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Beautiful people are more selfish: Study


August 15th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) People with beautiful, symmetrical faces are more selfish than the average guy and tend to pursue their own interests, says a new study.The team from Edinburgh ... Read more...

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Sushma gives wealth goddess festival a miss


August 12th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bellary, Aug 12 (IANS) For the rags-to-riches or rather bicycle-to-choppers Reddy brothers of Karnataka, this year's festival of Hindu wealth goddess 'Lakshmi' Friday lacked lustre.Missing at the 'Varamahalakshmi Pooja' ... Read more...

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Umbrellas and bit of Sherlock Holmes at Pakistan Fashion Week


April 1st, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, April 1 (IANS) Transparent umbrellas in light shades, fresh rose 'potlis' (bags) and jewel encrusted hand-fans - a whole range of ramp accessories added drama to the second ... Read more...

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Bollywood wishes Rahman luck for Oscars


February 22nd, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Music maestro A.R. Rahman has bagged two nominations at the 83rd Academy Awards for his work in Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" and the film frat is hoping ... Read more...

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‘Harry Potter’ author JK Rowling’s story to be made into a movie in Canada


February 17th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 17 (ANI): 'Harry Potter' author JK Rowling's rags to riches story is to be made into a movie in Canada.The film based on Rowling's rise from struggling single mum in ... Read more...

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Chandragupta Maurya’s heroic journey captured for small screen


January 27th, 2011 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) You may have read about Chandragupta Maurya's adventures as a child, his training at Takshasila and his rise as the ruler of the mighty Mauryan empire. Now ... Read more...

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Ted Williams Arrives With His God-Gifted Voice On TV


January 7th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Ted Williams is a perfect rags to riches story. The man who had lost all as a result of vices such as boozing and consuming drugs is not only sober ... Read more...

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‘Mukti Bandhan’ Gets Ready For A January Broadcast


December 29th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
At the beginning of  January, Colors television network will get ready to broadcast its new daily soap ‘Mukti Bandhan’. Going by the trailers that are presently doing the rounds on ... Read more...

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Shahid Kapoor: Just Cannot Say Papa Don’t Preach!


December 2nd, 2010 - 11:16 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Well, Shahid Kapoor, who has certainly grown as an actor and matured too, is now gradually shifting his image from being a chocolate boy hero to a star that ought to ... Read more...

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Jay-Z reveals his rags to riches story


November 5th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 5 (ANI): Rapper Jay-Z has opened up about his rise from a crack dealer to a superstar in his autobiography, 'Decoded'.The internationally acclaimed rapstar says that he was first ... Read more...

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A laddoo king shapes academic careers in Punjab


October 26th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Jalandhar, Oct 26 (IANS) The hands that once shaped laddoos are now shaping the academic careers of thousands of students. The Lovely group, which ruled in Punjab as the undisputed ... Read more...

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Justin Bieber on high with album sale and movie


September 6th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 06 (ANI): Teenage heartthrob Justin Bieber is on cloud nine these days as his 4 million albums have been sold worldwide in less than a year.Bieber's Madison Square ... Read more...

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Remote device was used in Allahabad blast: Police


July 13th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 13 (IANS) A remote device was used to carry out the bomb blast in Allahabad that killed one man and severely injured five, including Uttar Pradesh Institutional Finance (Stamps and ... Read more...

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Cinderella is Britain’s all-time favourite fairy tale


June 25th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): Cinderella has been voted Britain's all-time favourite fairy tale in a new poll.As many as 4,000 adults were questioned in the survey conducted by Sky Broadband.The classic story ... Read more...

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Kristen Stewart takes up punk role in ‘The Runaways’


June 14th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 14 (ANI): 'Twilight' star Kristen Stewart is playing the role of a punk singer in new movie 'The Runaways'.'The Runaways', which is about four young teenage girls who leave home ... Read more...

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My Dad Is Crazy: Jaden Smith


June 11th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 11, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Will Smith might be referred to as the most powerful actor on the planet but according to son, Jaden he is also crazy.Jaden, whose film, The ... Read more...

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Scott Rothstein Slapped With 50 Years Imprisonment


June 10th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Scott Rothstein the lawyer turned convicted Ponzi schemer who pleaded guilty to the charges of fraud slapped against him has been given 50- years of imprisonment by a U.S. ... Read more...

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‘3 Idiots’ triumphs at IIFA; Vidya, Kareena are best actresses (Lead)


June 6th, 2010 - 4:16 am ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher and Shilpa RainaColombo, June 6 (IANS) "3 Idiots" that created history by becoming one of the most successful films in Hindi cinema walked away with 11 trophies at ... Read more...

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Sanjay Dutt declared Best Comic Actor at IIFA


June 6th, 2010 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 6 (IANS) Sanjay Dutt, Bollywood's affable Munnabhai, walked away with the Best Comic Actor trophy for his rib-tickling performance in "All The Best", while Boman Irani received the Best ... Read more...

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Twilight author Stephanie Meyer’s rags-to-riches story


June 4th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): With the release of the final chapter in Stephanie Meyer's vampire romances, the curtains will finally descend on her rags-to-riches saga.Her last book, The Short Second Life of ... Read more...

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Sherlock Holmes tops ‘The Most Retold Stories Of All Time’ list


May 13th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 13 (ANI): Sherlock Holmes has topped a list of The Most Retold Stories Of All Time'.According to the Guinness Book of Records, the honour of the most portrayed character on ... Read more...

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Roadside stall to meeting Obama - Delhi man goes a long way


April 16th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) It's a rags-to-riches story. Sirajuddin Qureshi, who had an humble beginning running a roadside stall in the capital, rose to such heights that he has been ... Read more...

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Ritz Icon Awards for Filmmaker Selvaraghavan


April 5th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 5, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Ritz happens to be one of the most renowned Chennai based lifestyle magazine that offers an ostentatious features on latest haps in town. Every year, the RITZ Chennai ... Read more...

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Business Baron Dan Duncan Passes Away At 77


March 30th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Houston, Mar 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Houston based energy baron Dan Duncan, the billionaire businessman who was liked by all for his gentle and philanthropic attitude, passed away on Monday, at ... Read more...

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Pakistani woman athlete’s rags to riches tale


March 1st, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar 1(ANI): Gold-winning Pakistan athlete Naseem Hamid, who became the first Pakistani woman to sprint to gold in the South Asian Federation (SAF) Games' 26-year history, is racing from rags to ... Read more...

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Indian poverty under Oscar scanner again


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) There's no blockbuster like "Slumdog Millionaire" in the reckoning but India's poverty story is again under the Oscar scanner with US director Gregg Helvey's Hindi film ... Read more...

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Amjad Ali Khan, Zakir Hussain fail to win Grammy


February 1st, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 1 (IANS) Ace music composer A.R. Rahman scooped two awards at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony here, but Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and Ustad Zakir Hussain, who ... Read more...

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Winning awards is a way of life for Rahman: Sister


February 1st, 2010 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Winning awards is "a way of life" for A.R. Rahman who triumphed at the Grammys by winning a double honour, the composer's sister said. "It's a good ... Read more...

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Rahman, Gulzar, Tanvi share Grammy for ‘Jai ho’


February 1st, 2010 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 1 (IANS) Music maestro A.R. Rahman shared the Grammy award for the best motion picture song "Jai ho" with veteran lyricist Gulzar and Tanvi Shah who wrote the Spanish ... Read more...

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A. R Rahman bags two Grammy awards


February 1st, 2010 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 1 (IANS) Indian music maestro A.R Rahman has bagged two awards at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony here Sunday. The double Oscar winning composer was honoured for his ... Read more...

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A.R.Rahman, Aamir, Rekha, Saif get civilian honours (Roundup)


January 25th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Bollywood star Aamir Khan and celebrated Tamil composers A.R. Rahman and Ilayaraja were Monday named for Padma Bhushan, the nation's third highest civilian award, While ... Read more...

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