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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Susan Boyle lands own American TV show


November 25th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): Britain's Got Talent runner-up Susan Boyle has signed a deal for her own American TV show.'I Dreamed A Dream: The Susan Boyle Story', will feature performances by the ... Read more...

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Ohio Lottery: Woman From Warren Wins


July 1st, 2009 - 9:26 pm ICT by GD
This 'rags to riches' story will certainly find favor with almost everyone as news spread like wildfire about the winner of the Ohio Lottery.Linda Morgan, who is a resident of ... Read more...

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Rihanna, Chris Brown ‘land film projects’


May 27th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 27 (ANI): If rumours are to be believed, both Rihanna and her ex-beau Chris Brown have landed roles in different movie projects.Rihanna, who's in New York to work ... Read more...

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A newspaper hawker who made it to parliament


April 27th, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) It could qualify as a real rags to riches story with a lot of determination and guts thrown in. A strong contender for the Chandigarh ... Read more...

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After ‘Slumdog’ is it ‘White Tiger’ for the west?


April 23rd, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
After the movie loosely based on Vikas Swarup's new novel "Slumdog Millionaire' impressed the world and swept the Oscars, looks like another Indian author's book will be adapted soon.This piece of news ... Read more...

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Rubina’s going places too


March 31st, 2009 - 11:55 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
It's not just Freida Pinto who seems to be getting a lot of attention (some of it undue) post "Slum Dog Millionaire'.The child actor Rubina Ali Qureshi who played the youngest ... Read more...

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”Slumdog Millionaire” kids visit Shirdi


March 23rd, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Shirdi (Maharashtra), Mar 23 (ANI): Child actors of the Oscar-wining movie ''Slumdog Millionaire'' paid a visit to the Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in Maharashtra. Rubina Ali, who essayed the role of a ... Read more...

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China gives nod to ‘Slumdog Millionaire’


March 19th, 2009 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) Danny Boyle's multiple Oscar-winning "Slumdog Millionaire" has got the nod from the censors in China who have allowed 2,000 cinemas to show the film. Contactmusic.com reports the rags-to-riches ... Read more...

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Slum children in Kolkata inspired after watching ”Slumdog Millionaire”


March 9th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Mar 9 (ANI): Over 500 children from slums here were treated to a special screening of the Oscar winning movie ''Slumdog Millionaire''. Coming out of the theatre, the kids said ... Read more...

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‘Slumdog Millionaire’ impresses Bihar chief minister


March 5th, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 5 (IANS) Academy Award winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" charmed the audiences world-wide and the latest to be floored by the rags-to-riches story is Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. "Inspiring", "a must ... Read more...

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‘Slumdog Millionaire’ dashes Nepal director’s hope


March 1st, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 1 (IANS) This year's wonder film "Slumdog Millionaire", which won eight Oscars and reopened the world's eyes to the talent blooming in Bollywood, has however come as a blow to ... Read more...

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When Indian and American dreams intersect


February 24th, 2009 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) It's not often the Great Indian Dream intersects with the Great American Dream. The spectacular Oscar haul of "Slumdog Millionaire" is one such moment, mingling Hollywood and ... Read more...

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‘Slumdog’ success a recognition of Indian talent, exults Mrinal Sen


February 23rd, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) With Indian music maestro A.R. Rahman, lyricist Gulzar and sound technician Resul Pookutty bagging Oscar awards for their work in "Slumdog Millionaire", veteran filmmaker Mrinal Sen Monday said ... Read more...

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‘Slumdog’ success will bridge cinema’s East-West gap: Irrfan Khan


February 23rd, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, who stars as a police inspector in "Slumdog Millionaire", is overwhelmed by the film's success at the Oscars and says it will bridge ... Read more...

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President, PM congratulate Rahman, Pookutty


February 23rd, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday congratulated the entire team of "Slumdog Millionaire" for sweeping the Oscars and said A.R. Rahman and Resul Pookutty ... Read more...

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Sonia congratulates Rahman and Pookutty


February 23rd, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday congratulated A.R. Rahman and Resul Pookutty for winning the Oscars for music and sound mixing. "I am delighted that A.R. Rahman and ... Read more...

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Oscars in LA bring tears of joy to Mumbai slum


February 23rd, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) As his son Azharuddin walked the red carpet to the Oscars in Los Angeles, an overwhelmed Mohammed Ismail Shaikh Usman wept as "Slumdog Millionarie" swept the Academy Awards ... Read more...

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Rahman creates history as ‘Slumdog’ turns top dog at Oscars (Lead)


February 23rd, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Indian music maestro A.R. Rahman made history as he became the first Indian to win two Oscars as "Slumdog Millionaire", the rags to riches story of a ... Read more...

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Double Oscar honour for A.R. Rahman (Lead)


February 23rd, 2009 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Indian music maestro A.R. Rahman became the first Indian to bag two Oscars for his work in British filmmaker Danny Boyle's much acclaimed "Slumdog Millionaire", which tells ... Read more...

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