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Tripura’s royal palaces to be turned into musuems


June 26th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 26 (IANS) Tripura's royal palaces, which were command hubs until the erstwhile princely state's accession to India in October 1949, are now being turned into museums to showcase ... Read more...

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Rail projects in Bengal suffered from 2001 to 2008: Mamata


June 4th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hoogly, June 4 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday alleged that indifferent attitude of the railway ministry was responsible for "zero progress" in projects related to the ... Read more...

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Allen Poe darkest role ever: John Cusack (With Image)


May 17th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 17 (IANS) John Cusack will be seen playing multi-faceted writer Edgar Allan Poe, known for inventing the detective genre, in his forthcoming movie "The Raven". The actor ... Read more...

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Mahasweta Devi condemns assaults on principals


January 12th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) Renowned writer Mahasweta Devi Thursday condemned the incidents of harassment of principals and teachers by students and questioned the kind of politics that goes into ... Read more...

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Trinamool members, others held for assault on principal (Lead)


January 6th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 6 (IANS) Thirteen people, most of them from the ruling Trinamool Congress, were arrested from the Raiganj area of West Bengal's North Dinajpur district Friday for the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kashmir court won’t hear petition against Arundhati Roy


November 24th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 24 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Thursday asked activists of a Kashmiri Pandit organization who had sought action against renowned writer Arundhati Roy for her ... Read more...

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Coices of dictatorship in Mamata regime: Rights group


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) Civil rights group Association for Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR) Wednesday launched a stinging attack on West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government alleging that democracy was ... Read more...

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Mahasweta terms government ‘fascist’, Mamata fumes


November 21st, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Renowned writer Mahasweta Devi, who had backed Mamata Banerjee against the erstwhile Left Front, Monday termed the West Bengal government "fascist", prompting the chief minister ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Belgian bartenders create world record for cocktail


August 15th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A team of bartenders from a Belgian resort city has set a new Guinness world record after it concocted the world's largest mojito.Traditionally, a Mojito ... Read more...

Posted in World |

A.R. Rahman launches his biography


April 7th, 2011 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Music maestro A.R. Rahman got a little nostalgic remembering his old days, during the launch of his biography "A.R. Rahman: The Spirit of Music" in ... Read more...

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‘Jai Ho’ India for winning World Cup: Rahman


April 3rd, 2011 - 4:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Music composer A.R. Rahman, whose Oscar-winning song "Jai ho" was on everybody's mind Saturday after India beat Sri Lanka in the cricket World Cup ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Mani Ratnam to launch Rahman’s biography April 6 (With Images)


March 22nd, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) A.R. Rahman's fans will soon be able to get an insight into the music maestro's life through his biography "A.R. Rahman: The Spirit of ... Read more...

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Not been approached for ‘Dhoom 3′: Priyanka


February 15th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Bollywood actres Priyanka Chopra has shot down reports that she has been roped in to star opposite Aamir Khan in Yash Raj's "Dhoom 3"."I have not ... Read more...

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Mixed reactions to ICC decision’s on Eden Gardens


February 8th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 8 (IANS) Intellectuals of Kolkata Tuesday welcomed the International Cricket Council's decision to allow the Eden Gardens to host three World Cup matches but expressed disappointment over the iconic ground ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Tamil Nadu Government To Honour Illayaraaja With M.S. Subbulakshmi Award


January 19th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The Tamil Nadu government has issued a press note on Monday informing that it is going to honour the music maestro Illayaraaja with the prestigious M.S. Subbulakshmi award. The award ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Stephen Fry’s Comment On Women Irks Many


November 3rd, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Author Stephen Fry has found himself to be the target of the media and several female bloggers after his recent interview where he said that women ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

New Bond writer to turn superspy into Afghan war veteran


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 02 (ANI): Jeffery Deaver, the author commissioned to pen the next James Bond adventure, has plans to make his superspy a 30-year-old Afghanistan veteran.Deaver's untitled new James Bond novel ... Read more...

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Imminent Dutch Author Harry Mulisch Dies At 83


November 1st, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Highly acclaimed Dutch writer Harry Mulisch, who is best known for penning down works such as "The Assault" and "The Discovery of Heaven" breathed his last ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Shobha De Walks The Ramp For Ritu Beri’s Retro Label At WLIFW


October 26th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 26, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Shobhaa De, the enigmatic and charming novelist, who has always managed to sweep book lovers off their feet with each of her novels, was looking amazingly ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Malayalam Actor Venu Nagavalli Dies At 61


September 10th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 10, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Venu Nagavalli, who was an actor, writer and director in the Malayalam film industry, has passed away in the wee hours of Thursday morning. The veteran was suffering ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Sarah Palin’ biographer Joe McGinniss to leave her neighboring house


September 6th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Alaska, Sep 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Renowned writer - Joe McGinniss is finally heading home to Massachusetts after a three month stay in the neighborhood of former Alaska governor and Republican Vice ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Mohanlal Starrer Shikar Completes Shooting


August 4th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 4, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Four time national award winning actor Mohanlal's next Malayalam film Shikar, directed by Padmakumar, has completed shooting. The climax scene of the film has been shot ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Actor James Gammon dies at the age of 70 years


July 19th, 2010 - 2:50 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actor James Gammon has lost his battle with cancer. Gammon died in his home on Friday at the age of 70. He is survived by ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Kannada Movies Sanchaari And Aarbhata Get UA Certificates


June 30th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 30, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The Censor Board has given UA certificates to two Kannada films Sanchaari and Aarbhata. Kiran Govi has directed the movie Sanchaari, which stars Biyanca Desai ... Read more...

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KOLA KOLAYA MUNDHIRIKA Set To Be the Best Tamil Comedy Flick


May 15th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 15, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Madhumitha is out to prove her proficiency in comedy with her new directorial venture Kola Kolaya Mundhirika [KKM]. Madhumitha made a place for herself in the Tamil ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Telling lies gets higher grades, say Chinese


May 14th, 2010 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 14 (IANS) A majority of Chinese people say they lie about their real life experiences, while almost half of them say lying helps get better grades in school.Many students "fictionalise" ... Read more...

Posted in World |

John Grisham works to be published as e-books


March 17th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 17 (ANI): Works of best-selling American author John Grisham are set to be published online in the form of e-books.The renowned writer, who has sales of more than 250 million ... Read more...

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Ayesha Dharker hitched


January 16th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Actress Ayesha Dharker has decided to make her relationship with boyfriend Robert Taylor official. They are planning to get married in May and the engagement will be held soon.The news has ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Agaradhi- A crime thriller on make


September 5th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
When it comes to Tamil film industry, not many novels are made into films. Indeed, our filmmakers do come up with a convincing statement that– "turning words into pictures isn't an ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Renowned writer Anthony Horowitz urges schoolchildren to ‘read anything’


May 16th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 16 (ANI): Britain's most successful male writer for children, Anthony Horowitz, urged 11,000 Scottish schoolchildren to "read anything" to "exercise their minds" during a question-and-answer session from Edinburgh, which was ... Read more...

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Resul Pookutty signs his first south Indian film


April 30th, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) After winning an Oscar for Danny Boyle's Mumbai-based underdog drama "Slumdog Millionaire", Kerala-born sound maestro Resul Pookutty is coming full circle, as he will design sound ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Noddy celebrates 60th birthday with high-tech makeover


April 13th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 13 (ANI): The popular Toyland hero, Noddy, is set for a makeover on its 60th birthday.The character created by renowned writer Enid Blyton in 1949, who started his life with ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Cincom India’s iMAD partners with SRUTI


April 10th, 2008 - 11:55 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI/Business Wire India): Cincom Systems India, a subsidiary of worldwide software provider Cincom Systems Inc, USA, today announced the association of its CSR initiative- I Made a ... Read more...

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