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Roberts’ kids prefer books to movies


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Actress Julia Roberts says she has little time to watch movies when she's at home because her children prefer reading books to spending two hours in ... Read more...

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Roberts’ kids won’t see ‘Mirror Mirror’


March 16th, 2012 - 6:58 am ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) Oscar winning actress Julia Roberts has revealed that her two children will not be seeing her new movie "Mirror Mirror".The actress plays the evil Queen in ... Read more...

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Yuvraj will resume training in 10 weeks: Doctor (Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Yuvraj Singh's doctor Nitish Rohatgi Monday said the cricketer is not suffering from lung cancer but has a malignant tumour between the lungs and it ... Read more...

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Raja completes a year in jail, adapting well


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Having spent a year behind bars for his alleged involvement in the 2G scam, former communications minister A. Raja seems to have adapted to life ... Read more...

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Loneliness inspired Madonna to make movie


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:01 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Pop star Madonna says she wrote romantic drama "W.E" because she was facing a lonely phase."W.E" focuses on the affair between King Edward VIII and ... Read more...

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Psychiatrist: ‘Casey Anthony was cheerful in jail’


January 12th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An insight has been shared on the mood of Casey Anthony in jail as she prepared to go on trial for the murder of her two-year-old ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Slovakia launches website with e-books


December 23rd, 2011 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) In a first of its kind anywhere in the world, the European nation of Slovakia has launched a new website to provide the public with digitised ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gaddafi scavenged for food in his final days


November 8th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 8 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi scavenged for food and hid in abandoned houses during his final days, it was reported here.Gaddafi, who ruled Libya for 42 years, ... Read more...

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No laptops, Brad wants kids to play in dirt


October 29th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 29 (IANS) Actor Brad Pitt has reportedly hidden his children's computers as he wants them to indulge in outdoor activities.The "Moneyball" actor, who raises six children - ... Read more...

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Quiet Diwali for Tihar Jail’s VIP inmates


October 27th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) DMK MP Kanimozhi, former minister A. Raja and other VIPs in the Tihar Jail here celebrated Diwali on a low key, greeting fellow prisoners and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

IGNOU celebrates International Year of Chemistry


October 13th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) A two-day national conference on chemistry was launched Thursday at the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry. The ... Read more...

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Teens who prefer music to books are more likely to be depressed


April 5th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study has revealed that adolescents who spend more time listening to music are far more likely to have major depressive disorder, ... Read more...

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Teens who read less likely to be depressed


April 5th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) Teenagers who devote more time to reading books are far less likely to suffer from depression than their peers who listen to music. The study was ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Hundreds apply for Swedish lifestyle magazine’s ‘beach bum’ job


April 1st, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Sweden, Apr 1 (ANI): A Swedish lifestyle magazine has offered a job that involves getting full-body massages, drinking wine at local taverns, and reading books.Women's lifestyle magazine Amelia posted an advertisement seeking ... Read more...

Posted in World |

After rehab, David Arquette turns to self-help books


March 25th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 25 (ANI): David Arquette has revealed that he has been reading self-help books to repair his broken relationship with estranged wife Courteney Cox.The Hollywood couple announced their split back in ... Read more...

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Same man attacked Talwar, S.P.S. Rathore (Lead)


January 25th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/Ghaziabad, Jan 25 (IANS) The man who attacked Rajesh Talwar, father of murdered teen Aarushi Talwar, outside a Ghaziabad court Tuesday has been identified as Utsav Sharma, who had earlier assaulted ... Read more...

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Obama reads “role model” Ronald Reagan’s biography on holiday


January 4th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): US President Barack Obama, who is celebrating his Christmas and New Year holiday with wife Michelle and two daughters in Hawaii, has reportedly devoted time reading the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Iran altering education system to get rid of Western influence


January 2nd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Jan 2 (ANI): Iran is making changes by putting in Islamic values in its education system to reportedly get rid of Western influence.The Washington Post quoted Education Ministry officials as saying ... Read more...

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Gisele Bundchen reads stories to kids for charity


December 8th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 08 (ANI): Gisele Bundchen spent some time reading books to children in Boston as a part of a holiday charity initiative.The Brazilian beauty read a book to a group of ... Read more...

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Email addiction turns us into lab rats expecting rewards


December 8th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Using the internet and an obsession with email is turning us into 'lab rats' looking for rewards, says an expert. Nicholas Carr, former executive editor of the Harvard ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh feels Roman love (Movie Snippets)


November 2nd, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was in Rome for the red carpet of his movie "My Name Is Khan" and says he loved the experience."Had a ... Read more...

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Taylor Swift urges schoolchildren to read


October 29th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): Taylor Swift has urged hundreds of schoolchildren to start reading books for pleasure.'The country' star visited the headquarters of educational organization Scholastic Inc. in New York City to ... Read more...

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‘The Gruffalo’ tops children’s favourite books list


October 19th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 19 (ANI): The Gruffalo has topped a new survey of kids' favourite books.Almost one in five kids or 18 percent picked the Julia Donaldson tale, while Eric Carle's 'The Very ... Read more...

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Cancer helped bring together Douglas’ family


September 25th, 2010 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Hollywood actor Michael Douglas' ill health due to cancer helped bring his family together. The 65-year-old actor, who is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment after doctors found a tumour ... Read more...

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Narayana Murthy opens Penguin bookstore in Bangalore


August 4th, 2010 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 3 (IANS) Infosys Technologies Ltd chairman and chief mentor N.R. Narayana Murthy and his wife Sudha Murthy late Tuesday inspired hundreds of book lovers by opening PageTurners, an exclusive Penguin ... Read more...

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Toronto Burlesque Festival to showcase ‘Naked Girls Reading’


July 21st, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, July 21 (ANI): Toronto Burlesque Festival has come up with an item called as "Naked Girls Reading", which will literally feature nude women reading books.The five-day, third-annual festival will be taking ... Read more...

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“Vilai Will Be Close To Everyone’s Heart” - Saravanan


June 9th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 9, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Saravanan who donned a different kind of role in Paruthiveeran is currently acting in Vilai, Kavasam and Thambi Vettothi Sundaram.Saravanan ,while speaking to the media recently ... Read more...

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Brits spend over 14 hours a day sitting down


May 19th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 19 (ANI): If a new study is to be believed, then the average Briton spends an average of 14 hours and 39 minutes sitting down every day.Commuting to work, a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

I am trying to do solo films: John Abraham (Interview)


May 1st, 2010 - 9:10 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) He's given us hits like "Garam Masala", "Dhoom" and "Dostana", but they've all been multi-starrers. Now John Abraham says he is in pursuit of solo ... Read more...

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Modi launches reading, community work programmes


April 1st, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 1 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Thursday launched two programmes - one to encourage people to read and the other for youth to devote time to community projects ... Read more...

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Mobile library launched in Assam’s Majuli Island


March 9th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Majuli Island (Assam), Mar 9 (ANI): In a bid to eradicate backwardness and spread awareness and knowledge, a mobile library service has been launched in Majuli Island in Assam.Mitu Khataniyar started ... Read more...

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Boys read much as girls, but prefer less challenging books


March 1st, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 01 (ANI): A new study has found than boys read as much as girls, but prefer far less challenging books.The reading habits coinciding with national curriculum test results of 100,000 ... Read more...

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Rathore’s attacker gets bail


February 12th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 12 (IANS) A court here Friday granted bail to Utsav Sharma, who attacked disgraced former Haryana police chief S.P.S. Rathore, convicted for molesting teenager Ruchika Girhotra. Sharma, who is said to ... Read more...

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Rathore’s attacker sent to judicial custody


February 10th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 10 (IANS) A court here Wednesday sent Utsav Sharma, who attacked former Haryana police chief S.P.S. Rathore, convicted for molesting teenager Ruchika Girhotra, to judicial custody for 14 days. Sharma's parents ... Read more...

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Simple strategies can help develop kids’ language skills


February 5th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 5 (IANS) Children with below average language skills can perform nearly as well as their normally developing peers if their parents make a few simple changes in the way they ... Read more...

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