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Old homes being renovated in Dubai


September 4th, 2012 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 3 (IANS/WAM) The Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai has launched an initiative aimed at renovating old homes owned by families that include retired, the elderly and disabled ... Read more...

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China to build five-star toilet


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, July 23 (IANS) It's not an ordinary restroom. A five-star facility will come up at a tourist site in China's Sichuan province that will have a lounge, a tea-table, ... Read more...

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Cat Deeley confirms that she is dating Patrick Kielty


June 6th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, June 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Cat Deeley has confirmed that she is dating Patrick Kielty. She also said that they have been going around for months and their common friends have nicknamed ... Read more...

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Demand for nutrition food to grow in India: Nestle


February 6th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Feb 6 (IANS) Global nutrition major Nestle sees potential growth for its food products that meet specific dietary needs not met through normal diets in India due to changing ... Read more...

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Chinese museum housing a million relics reopens


March 1st, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) China's National Museum, which houses over a million relics, including a 3,500-year-old vessel, reopened Tuesday after three years of renovation.Spread over 191,900 square metres, the museum has ... Read more...

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Games contractors under taxman’s scanner, parliamentary probe sought (Roundup)


October 19th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Income tax officials Tuesday searched some 30 premises of firms and individuals who had won contracts for the Commonwealth Games, including a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Tax sleuths probe Games contractors, including BJP activist (Lead)


October 19th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Income tax officials Tuesday started search and investigative operations in some 30 premises of firms and individuals, including a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activist, who had ... Read more...

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At 61, National Museum to get a facelift


October 9th, 2010 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Weekly regional showcases, additional display spaces, digitised state-of-the-art exhibitions, audiovisual guided tours and initiatives to involve children... hoping to be counted as amongst the best ... Read more...

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‘Forest Hills’, former U.S. Open home, safe for now


October 8th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct.8 (ANI): The West Side Tennis Club, also known famously as "Forest Hills", in New York's Queens area, will not be sold for now.Home to the U.S. Open from 1923 ... Read more...

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Harry Potter theme park super sizes ride for obese visitors


September 17th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Orlando, Sep 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Visitors of the Universal Orlando with extra pounds had been missing out of the famous ride named after 'Harry Potter' but it looks like their luck ... Read more...

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Home Remodeling is not a waste of money if done in the right manner


September 13th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Homeowners can boost the sale price of their properties by embarking on renovation just before they put them on the market. Apart from the increase in value, renovated ... Read more...

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US author JD Salinger’s toilet on sale for $1m


August 21st, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 21 (ANI): US author JD Salinger's toilet has been put on sale on the online auction site eBay for 1 million dollars.The vendor says he obtained the "used toilet commode" ... Read more...

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Obamas become honorary chairs of Washington DC theatre


August 7th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 07 (ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have become honorary chairs of a Washington DC theatre.And the Obamas are expected to attend the theatre complex's reopening ... Read more...

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Palin’s neighbour approached journalist to rent out house for tell-all book


May 28th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 28 (ANI): Sarah Palin's neighbour approached journalist Joe McGinniss to rent a house beside the former U.S. Vice Presidential candidate's Alaska home so that he could work on ... Read more...

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Tyra Banks not a hit with future neighbours


May 18th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 18 (ANI): Tyra Banks might be a hit among her viewers, but the same might not hold true for her future neighbours at Riverhouse in Battery Park City.The model-cum-TV ... Read more...

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Mughal monuments in Jammu and Kashmir get a facelift


March 12th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Mar 12(ANI): Archaeologists are restoring medieval Mughal buildings in Jammu and Kashmir, in a bid to boost tourism in the state.The buildings lie inside the famous Nishat Bagh, which is ... Read more...

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Former NYC Police Commissioner sentenced to prison for corruption case


February 19th, 2010 - 2:11 am ICT by BNO News
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) – The former New York City Police Commissioner was sentenced on Thursday to four years in prison and three years of supervised release on connection with eight ... Read more...

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Paltrow rubbishes diva behaviour claims


February 18th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 18 (ANI): Gwyneth Paltrow's representative has denied that the actress displayed diva behaviour on moving into the Icon, a luxury building in Nashville, while filming "Love Don't Let ... Read more...

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Pamela Anderson to buy two properties in Britain


February 2nd, 2010 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson is planning to buy two new properties here after falling in love with the country during her stint on a London stage over ... Read more...

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The Merchants of Bollywood musical heading to Canada


January 23rd, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Jan 23 (ANI): Producers of The Merchants of Bollywood will kick start the North American tour of the glitzy musical from Canada.The play will open at the newly renovated Sony Centre ... Read more...

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Zellweger, Cooper buy $4 million house


December 30th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) Hollywood couple Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper will welcome New Year with a new house. The couple has spent $4 million on their first property together. Zellweger and Cooper, ... Read more...

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Pak SC orders probe into Zardari’s ‘Surrey Mahal’


December 18th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 18 (ANI): Troubles for Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari are getting bigger by the day, as the Supreme Court has now asked the concerned authorities to investigate as to ... Read more...

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Pammie accused of taking contractor’s tools!


December 2nd, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 2 (ANI): Pamela Anderson has been summoned to court after being accused of taking a contractor's tools.The Baywatch star allegedly refused to hand over tools and equipment belonging to Condey ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi keen to boost security at her home, says lawyer


September 1st, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Yangon (Myanmar), Sep.1 (ANI): Detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi plans to repair her dilapidated two-story home to improve security, after an American's high-profile intrusion led to her house arrest ... Read more...

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Timberlake gives his golf course $16m makeover to turn it into green haven


July 16th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 16 (ANI): Justin Timberlake's massive investment of 16 million dollars into his Tennessee golf course has turned it into the first environmentally friendly course.The golfing industry's Audubon Classic Sanctuary Program ... Read more...

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Madonna buys $40-mn Manhattan mansion


April 15th, 2009 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 15 (DPA) Madonna is landing on her feet after her breakup from British husband Guy Ritchie. The pop diva has bought a Manhattan mansion with 13 bedrooms for ... Read more...

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Madge buys $40m Georgian-style townhouse in NYC


April 14th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
New York, April 14 (ANI): Queen of Pop Madonna is reportedly moving to Upper East Side.The 50-year-old has bought a four-story, Georgian-style townhouse on East 81st Street for about 40 million ... Read more...

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Michael Clarke, lonely Lara Bingle to sell waterside mansion


February 20th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 20 (ANI): Michael Clarke and his fiance Lara Bingle have decided to sell their luxurious waterside pad because the model gets too lonely when the Australian vice-captain is away ... Read more...

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Nicole Kidman gifts a $6.5 mn ranch to sister


February 8th, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Feb 8 (IANS) Nicole Kidman is planning to turn her hideaway in an Australian village into a horse riding refuge for her sister Antonia and her four children. The council documents reveal ... Read more...

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Nicole Kidman planning to give sister her ranch


February 8th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 08 (ANI): Actress Nicole Kidman is considering turning her hideaway in a New South Wales (NSW) village into a horse riding refuge for her sister Antonia and her four ... Read more...

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Kylie Minogues lovenest up for grabs


February 1st, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): Kylie Minogue is selling her four-bedroom home in Australias Western Port Bay where she was nursed back to health by her former flame Olivier Martinez.The 40-year-old crooner ... Read more...

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Removal of crucifix from chapel sparks of religious, racial row in UK jail


December 16th, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.16 (ANI): The removal of a crucifix from a newly built chapel inside the category B Lewes Prison in East Sussex has sparked off a religious and a racial row ... Read more...

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Heather Mills blows PS10m of divorce bounty in 7 months


October 23rd, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 23 (ANI): Heather Mills, the ex-wife of musician Sir Paul McCartney, has reportedly squandered almost 10 million pounds of her massive divorce deal within seven months.The ex-porn star, who ... Read more...

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Madge grows closer to ex following marriage collapse


October 16th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 16 (ANI): Madonna has reportedly grown closer to her ex-lover Carlos Leon as her troubled marriage with Guy Ritchie is heading for a splitsville.The fitness trainer is said to ... Read more...

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Singapore to get its first zero-energy building by next year


July 5th, 2008 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
DPA Singapore, July 5 (DPA) Renovations to a research institute will turn the facility into Singapore's first zero-energy building by next year, news reports said Saturday. Officials plan to cover the government-run BCA ... Read more...

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