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UK police suspect murder after woman found dead at Queen’s estate


January 3rd, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by BNO News
NORFOLK, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- British police have launched a murder investigation after human remains were found on the Queen's Sandringham estate in eastern England, officials said on Tuesday morning.The remains were ... Read more...

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Production house under fire for naming ugly sisters as ‘Beatrice and Eugenie’


January 3rd, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A production house has come under fire in the United Kingdom for naming two ugly sisters as Beatrice and Eugenie. In a Cinderella production playing at the ... Read more...

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Will-Kate baby in 2012? Bet on it, Bob


December 30th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) Bookmakers are betting more than 30,000 pounds (around $46,000) on whether Prince William and his wife Kate would have a baby next year.William Hill are ... Read more...

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Spain’s king earns 244,000 pounds a year


December 29th, 2011 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Spanish King Juan Carlos earns 244,000 pounds (about $377,000) a year, according to Spain's royal palace which released a breakdown of the royal family's finances for ... Read more...

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Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas message to focus on family


December 25th, 2011 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 25 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth II will deliver a traditional Christmas message Sunday afternoon that will focus on the theme of "family and community".In the address written by the ... Read more...

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Housing colony named after Kate Middleton


November 27th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 27 (IANS) A new housing development in a British town has been named "Catherine Place" in honour of Kate Middleton.The housing colony in 29-year-old Kate's home town ... Read more...

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Amphon Tangnoppaku sentenced for insulting the Thai royalty


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bangkok, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Insulting the Thai royalty is not such a good idea. A man accused of sending text messages considered offensive to the Thai Queen has been handed 20 ... Read more...

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‘Dekha ek Khwaab’ not inspired by ‘The Princess Diaries’


November 5th, 2011 - 2:52 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 5 (IANS) "Dekha Ek Khwaab" is not inspired by 2001 Hollywood movie "The Princess Diaries", said the producer of the show, adding that the original concept will not ... Read more...

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Youth in police custody for kidnapping schoolgirl


November 5th, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 4 (IANS) A youth was Friday sent to two days police custody by a local court on charges of kidnapping a teenaged student of a leading girls' school ... Read more...

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Don’t revoke AFSPA in Kashmir: Advani


October 29th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 29 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Saturday said his party was against the revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu ... Read more...

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Prince William world’s most influential man: Poll


October 20th, 2011 - 8:24 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Britain's Prince William has been named the world's most influential man, beating US President Barack Obama and late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in a poll.The 29-year-old ... Read more...

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Oxford-educated Bhutan king weds commoner (Lead)


October 13th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Punakha (Bhutan), Oct 13 (IANS) The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan Thursday crossed yet another historic threshold with its 31-year-old King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk entering into a wedlock with his ... Read more...

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Kerala temple’s riches state assets: CPI-M


September 19th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday said the treasure found in the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple here is the property of the state and a state-run ... Read more...

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I saw Delhi High Court blast, 9/11: Nepal psychic


September 11th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 11 (IANS) A 34-year-old unemployed man from central Nepal claims to have "seen" the explosion before New Delhi's high court last week that killed 13 people, the ... Read more...

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British PM’s cat gets hooked


September 8th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) A cat that was brought to catch rats at British Prime Minister David Cameron's official residence No.10 Downing Street sleeps all day. The reason? He ... Read more...

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Kerala temple’s Vault B shouldn’t be opened, apex court told


September 2nd, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court was Friday told by Travancore's erstwhile royal family that the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple's Vault B should not be opened and the ... Read more...

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Padmanabhaswamy temple panel to decide Sep 2 on unopened vault


August 26th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court-appointed committee Friday decided to wait till Sep 2 to take a call on whether to go ahead with taking inventory of the rare ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan denies he called ex-royal family smuggler


August 23rd, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 (IANS) Following widespread censure, former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday backtracked on his allegation that the ex-royal family of Travancore smuggled jewels from the Sree Padmanabhaswamy ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan flayed for ’smuggler’ slur against ex-royal


August 22nd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) Social groups and political leaders Monday criticised Kerala opposition leader V.S. Achuthanandan for alleging that the head of the erstwhile royal family of Travancore smuggled jewels ... Read more...

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Head of former Travancore royalty accused of smuggling


August 20th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) Kerala opposition leader V.S.Achuthanandan has charged Marthanda Varma, head of the erstwhile royal family of Travancore, with smuggling precious jewels from the Padmanabha Swamy temple."Don't you ... Read more...

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Apex court asked to keep Kerala temple’s vault B shut


August 19th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court was moved Friday seeking direction to the apex court appointed committee not to open kallara (vault) B of Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in ... Read more...

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Priests warn against opening Kerala temple’s vault (Lead)


August 12th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 11 (IANS) A group of priests who conducted an astrological examination or 'devaprasnam' at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple here has concluded that family members of those who open ... Read more...

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Priests warn against opening Kerala temple’s vault


August 11th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 11 (IANS) A group of priests who conducted an astrological examination or 'devaprasnam' at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple here has concluded that family members of those who open ... Read more...

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‘Aarakshan’ controversies driven by political agendas: Saif Ali Khan (Interview)


August 10th, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Saif Ali Khan, who stars in "Aarakshan", says people with their own political agendas are fanning controversies over the film, which is about caste-based reservations ... Read more...

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As cameras enter Kerala temple, prists plan special prayers


August 7th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 7 (IANS) With the Supreme Court appointed committee having begun documentation of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple's treasure trove believed to be worth Rs.1 lakh crore, priests will conduct ... Read more...

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge settle for budget Flybe seats


August 2nd, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge showed modesty when they flew cattle class during their trip from the wedding between Mike and Zara over the weekend. ... Read more...

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Experts to begin documenting Kerala temple treasure


July 31st, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 (IANS) A Supreme Court appointed committee of experts will Monday begin documentation of the Rs.1 lakh crore treasure found in Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple, a source said Sunday."The ... Read more...

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Faulty metal detectors guard Kerala temple treasure


July 29th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) The four metal detectors placed at the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple - estimated to house treasure valued at Rs.1 lakh crore - are faulty, police said ... Read more...

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Pamela Anderson urges Danish queen to avoid fur


July 29th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Former "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson, a well-known animal rights activist, has written a letter to Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, urging her not to use ... Read more...

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‘Temple treasure counting to resume soon’


July 28th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 28 (IANS) Stocktaking of treasures at the Sri Padmanabha Swamy temple here is expected to resume next month, according to the erstwhile Travancore royal family."A few things have ... Read more...

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Apex court reserves verdict on Kerala temple treasure (Lead)


July 14th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday reserved its order on how to preserve and protect the treasure found in the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala. The court ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear petition on Kerala temple ownership


July 5th, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 5 (IANS) Ahead of the apex court hearing a case related to the Sri Padmanabha Swamy temple, a petitioner whose plea to the Supreme Court led to an ... Read more...

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All eyes on last of locked temple chambers


July 5th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 5 (IANS) Will the only remaining locked chamber of the 16th century Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple be opened? Suddenly, there is growing talk that opening it may cause misfortune.One ... Read more...

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Legend halts Kerala temple stocktaking


July 4th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 4 (IANS) A legend Monday halted for now the stocktaking at the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple here where treasures said to be worth Rs.1 lakh crore have been found.Monday ... Read more...

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Special security for Kerala temple


July 3rd, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 3 (IANS) The famed Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple, in the news for the priceless treasures being unearthed from its vaults, will be provided 24-hour security, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen ... Read more...

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