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Ambika Soni slams BJP for ‘obstructionist’ tactics


August 27th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Monday slammed the BJP for its "obstructionist" tactics in parliament and said it was denigrating democratic institutions.Soni criticised ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Delhiites enthralled by century’s last Venus transit (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) It was a breathtaking experience for sky gazers here Wednesday when Venus - the second planet from the Sun and the Earth's neighbour - crossed ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Delhiites left awestruck with century’s last Venus transit


June 6th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) It was a visual treat for Delhiites Wednesday as they witnessed a rare celestial event when Venus - the second planet from the Sun and ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Delhi gears up to watch century’s last Venus transit


June 5th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Sky gazers in Delhi are all set to witness a rare celestial event Wednesday with Venus - the second planet from the Sun and the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Rajat Gupta’s lawyers say traders ‘bragged’ falsely about tipsters


May 31st, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 31 (IANS) Convicted hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam and traders at his Galleon Group "exaggerated" and "bragged" about having sources of inside information, lawyers for Indian American ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Venus to cross sun’s face in a lifetime event


May 1st, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) On June 5 and 6, millions of people worldwide will be able to spot Venus crossing the Sun's face in what will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Lok Sabha to consider censure motion against Team Anna


March 27th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Lok Sabha is likely to consider a censure motion against anti-graft activist Anna Hazare and his team members, asking them to refrain from ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Manmohan to meet Italian, Norwegian counterparts in Seoul


March 24th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Two festering diplomatic rows will feature in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's talks with his Italian and Norwegian counterparts on the sidelines of an international ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

For TV stars, Diwali means family time!


October 22nd, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Away from their busy, chock-a-block shooting schedules, small screen stars are looking forward to celebrating Diwali in the company of their family members and friends.Actors ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Himachal hotels booked for weekend bonanza


August 18th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) The tourism industry in Himachal Pradesh is expecting a huge rush of tourists with an extended weekend as Janmashtami holiday falls on Monday.Tourism industry representatives said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Vettel races to another victory, Sutil finishes 9th at European GP


June 26th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Valencia, June 26 (IANS) Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel continued his dominance with a victory in the European Grand Prix here Sunday while Force India's Adrian Sutil secured two points for ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Immigration officer puts wife on terror list


February 1st, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An immigration officer figured out a ‘perfect’ plan to get his wife out of his life – by putting her on the terrorist list.When the man’s wife ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Queen highlights the importance of sports in Christmas message


December 24th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): In her Christmas message to the nation, the Queen will highlight the importance of sports as a medium that can help build communities and create harmony.The monarch has ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lunar eclipse coincides with winter solstice in 400 years


December 21st, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) If the skies are clear just before dawn, you could be treated to the sight of the moon's surface turning a blood red in the western hemisphere Tuesday.And ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Colin Kaepernick Gives Nevada A Victory Against Boise State


November 27th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In some rare occasions, victory can be gained by putting the least possible efforts and the worst performance. That is what was proved in the Nevada ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Taliban has infiltrated Afghan forces, waiting to hit US-NATO forces: Ex-UN official


October 5th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct 5 (ANI): A former senior UN official, Antonio Maria Costa, has claimed that the Taliban has infiltrated the Afghan forces and that they are waiting for instructions to hit ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Saudi judge mulls ’spine for a spine’ punishment


August 20th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) A judge in Saudi Arabia has asked doctors in the country whether they can damage a man's spinal cord as a tit-for-tat punishment after he was convicted of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Jimi Hendrix’s UK home to open for exhibition


May 17th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 17 (ANI): Music fans all over the world will have a special opportunity to commemorate Jimi Hendrix's 40th death anniversary, as his UK home will be opened for exhibition.Hosted by ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Secret tape of Blackwater Empire owner - Erik Prince surfaces


May 5th, 2010 - 1:39 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A secret tape of the Blackwater Empire owner – Erik Prince has surfaced. He is a very media and publicity shy person and it is on ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Oz leader Tony Abbot under fire for virginity stance


January 27th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 27 (ANI): Oz Opposition leader Tony Abbot has been criticised for his advice to young women about not giving away their virginity lightly.During an interview with Australian Women's Weekly, Abbot ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nigerian bomber preached peace before trying to blow up Detroit-bound flight


January 3rd, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Sanaa, Jan. 3 (ANI): Hours before heading for his mission to blow up the Detroit-bound Flight 253 on Christmas Day with 289 people aboard, Nigerian bomber Umar Abdulmutallab cleaned his flat spotlessly ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dhaka dinner diplomacy: Hasina invites Khaleda to Iftar (Lead)


August 27th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 27 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday invited opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia for an Iftar party, triggering speculation of a political rapprochement. Hasina's protocol officer Proloy Joardar Thursday ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Dhaka dinner diplomacy: Hasina invites Khaleda to Iftar


August 27th, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday invited opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia for an Iftar party, triggering prospects of a political rapproachment. Hasina's protocol officer Proloy Joardar Thursday morning ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Internet filter for Oz students gives access to porn, blocks education sites


July 29th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 29 (ANI): An error in the Internet filter installed by NSW education department in Australia led to students accessing pornographic material when searching for study material.Other educational sites and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Manmohan offering ‘badly needed’ olive branch: Pakistani media


June 11th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has offered a "badly needed" olive branch to restore sub-continental peace by offering to walk half the way to resume the dialogue ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Tobacco use particularly hits people with developmental or intellectual disabilities severely


June 6th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): An extensive review of previously reported studies suggests that the consequences of tobacco use and dependence for people with developmental or intellectual disabilities can be especially severe."This ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US man arrested in Suu Kyi’s compound


May 7th, 2009 - 8:29 pm ICT by GD
According to the most recent news an American man has been arrested because he was allegedly trying to enter Aung San Suu Kyi's home. The man has been identified as John William ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Nepal calls for foreign assistance in bird flu control


January 18th, 2009 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 18 (Xinhua) Nepal Sunday called on the foreign donor organisations to help the country in combating bird flu outbreak. Nepal's Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Jayaprakash Prasad Gupta said: "Although Nepal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UN envoy ends Myanmar trip, couldn’t meet Suu Kyi


August 24th, 2008 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 24 (DPA) UN special envoy to Myanmar Ibrahim Gambari left Myanmar Saturday after six days in the country but failed to meet opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.Gambari, who added ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

How DNA repairs may reshape the genome


August 14th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): American researchers have shown the mechanism whereby broken sections of chromosomes can recombine to change genomes and spawn new species. "People have discovered high levels of repeated sequences ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Margaret Thatcher released from hospital after tests


March 8th, 2008 - 9:51 pm ICT by admin
(Second Lead) DPA London, March 8 (DPA) Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, 82, who was taken to hospital Friday night for tests after a fainting spell, was released Saturday afternoon, British media reported. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Margaret Thatcher in ’stable’ condition in hospital


March 8th, 2008 - 9:10 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA London, March 8 (DPA) Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, 82, who was taken to hospital Friday night for tests and observation, was expected to be released from hospital Saturday, a spokesman ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Female elephants can keep track of at least 17 relations simultaneously


December 5th, 2007 - 1:28 pm ICT by admin
London, December 5 (ANI): Experiments carried out by researchers from the University of St Andrews and the Amboseli Trust for Elephants in Kenya have shown that female elephants possess the ability to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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