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‘Charulatha’ - Neither scares nor entertains (Tamil Movie Review)


September 21st, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Charulatha"; Director: Pon Kumaran; Cast: Priya Mani, Skanda, Saranya Ponvannan, Seetha, Sai Sasi and Aarthi; Rating: *Based on Thai horror flick "Alone", Pon Kumaran's "Charulatha" is a poorly executed film ... Read more...

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‘Siruthai Puli’ - Puri’s overdramatised action masala (Tamil Movie Review)


September 8th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Siruthai Puli"; Cast: Ram Charan, Neha Sharma, Prakash Raj, Ashish Vidyarthi, Venu Madhav, Ali, Brahmanandam and M.S Narayana; Director: Puri Jagannadh; Rating: *1/2In this two-plus hours of sheer torture, you ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Paper Dhoni’ shoddy work of Nayak (Kannada Movie Review)


June 24th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Paper Dhoni"; Cast: Naveen Krishna, Shanthala, Avinash, Satya Prakash, Sathyajith, Adhi Lokesh and others; Producer: Janardhan; Director: R.K. Nayak; Composer: Sri Suman; Camera: Jai Anand; Rating: *R.K. Nayak's directorial debut ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Yellow fever’ grips Chennai


May 28th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) It was "Yellow Fever" at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium as yellow jersey-clad fans of defending champions Chennai Super Kings thronged the arena to watch their ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Daredevils crush Chargers as Warner smashes blazing ton (Roundup)


May 10th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 10 (IANS) David Warner hit a blistering unbeaten century and Naman Ojha a half-century as Delhi Daredevils crushed Deccan Chargers by nine wickets here Thursday to reclaim ... Read more...

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Ponting not going anywhere: Micky Arthur


May 1st, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 1 (IANS) Australian coach Mickey Arthur said Tuesday that former captain Ricky Ponting was very much in the reckoning to play in next year's Ashes series in England.Ponting ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

LPG shortage hits Kashmir as snowfall continues


January 16th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) As moderate to heavy snowfall continued in the Kashmir Valley for the second consecutive day Monday, locals and tourists are now complaining about the scarcity of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Indian economy hit by high inflation, slowing growth (2011 in Retrospect)


December 28th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Even though India performed better than most emerging economies despite the global economic slowdown and the Eurozone crisis, 2011 for it was largely marked ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Rajapattai’ - a road unfit to travel (Tamil Movie Review - **)


December 24th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Rajapattai"; Cast: Vikram, Deeksha Seth, K Viswanath, Mithra Kurian, Pradeep Rawat; Director: Suseenthiran; Producer: PVP Cinemas; Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja; Rating - **"Rajapattai", which means 'the path of the king', ... Read more...

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2012 will be game changer for Indian publishing (Comment)


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Technology is like an object in your rear-view mirror. It is always closer than you think it is. In fact, for us in Indian publishing, it may actually just be ready ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

‘With Love, Delhi’: Juvenilia at its best (IANS Movie Review)


December 17th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "With Love, Delhi"; Actors: Ashish Lal, Pariva Pranati, Tom Alter, Kiran Kumar;Director: Nikhil Singh; Rating: *Mithun Chakravarty's film "Gunda" is a cult classic among IITians because it is so full ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Advani braves Karnataka scandals, thanks to judiciary


October 29th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 29 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani arrives in Karnataka Sunday as part of his anti-corruption tour, ignoring taunts that it is a ludicrous show ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Mummy Punjabi’ - a condensed soap opera (IANS Movie Review)


September 4th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Mummy Punjabi"; Director: Pammi Somal; Cast: Kirron Kher, Jackie Shroff, Divya Dutta and Kanwaljeet Singh; Rating: * 1/2Today there are more soaps on television then the real soaps in people's ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Chiranjeevi to take Congress membership Aug 20


August 13th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician K. Chiranjeevi, who has merged his Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) with the Congress, will take the membership of the ruling party Aug 20.He told ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

What keeps Kim Kardashian glowing?


July 7th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) It's the little things in her bag - like cleansing wipes, mascara and blush - that keep reality star Kim Kardashian glowing all the time.The 30-year-old ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s economic indicators depressing, says daily


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) Pakistan's key economic indicators remain depressing, a Pakistani daily said adding that in a country shaken "by terrorism, continued political instability, inconsistent policies, and an unprecedented ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Very depressed, says SRK after Akon’s ‘RA.One’ song leak


June 1st, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is particular about every detail of his upcoming superhero flick "RA. One", is depressed ever since the song "Wanna be ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Coleen to see Rooney’s tarts at Ladies Day fashion contest


March 24th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 24 (ANI): Wayne Rooney's wife Coleen is apparently fuming after the footballer's two hookers announced they're off to Aintree - where she's a VIP guest.Vice girls Jenny Thompson and Helen ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Tough time for media at World Cup opening ceremony


February 17th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) The internet was irregular, the television sets in the media box did not work, and covering the Cricket World Cup opening ceremony turned a nightmarish experience ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

National Games: Manipur boy helps Jharkhand win aquatics gold


February 16th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 16 (IANS) Jharkhand finally managed to win one gold medal in aquatics in the on-going National Games here Wednesday and the credit goes to Manipur boy Hemjit Netei.The 22-year-old Netei, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘The Mechanic’ needs major repairs (IANS Movie Review)


February 11th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Film: "The Mechanic"; Cast: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Tony Goldwyn and Donald Sutherland; Director: Simon West; Rating: ** There is a crisis of sorts in Hollywood. Even when it ... Read more...

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Collingwood desperate to find form before World Cup


January 28th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) England all-rounder Paul Collingwood is desperate to find his form ahead of the World Cup after his poor form with the bat led to his demotion to No.7 ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Qantas Airplane Hit By Break Snag At Melbourne


November 30th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Melbourne, Nov 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Qantas, the Australian airline known for its near flawless safety records faced a hiccup in recently when a Qantas plane headed for Sydney developed a ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

I wish I could go back to the original Heidi, says Heidi Montag


November 23rd, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Heidi Montag, who went under the knife for a marathon of at least 10 plastic surgery procedures in a single day last year, says that she wishes ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Vichitra Premi’ drags from the word go (Kannada Film Review)


October 24th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. Rajapur Film: "Vichitra Premi"; Director: Kurudi Banakar; Cast: Ravi Kumar, Divya Sridhar and Ramakrishna; Music: Gandharva; Rating: *Director Kurudi Banakar had claimed that he has narrated the woes of a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

BJP sweeps six key civic bodies in Gujarat (Lead)


October 12th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Oct 12 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday scored a spectacular victory in Gujarat winning six key municipal corporations and dealing a severe blow to the Congress.Thousands of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Study: Non-light beer ups the risk of psoriasis in women by 72%


August 22nd, 2010 - 10:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent study has shown that non-light beer ups the risk of psoriasis in women. It ought to be mentioned that psoriasis is quite a painful ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Sri Lanka crush India, reach tri-nation series final (Lead)


August 22nd, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dambulla, Aug 22 (IANS) Thisara Perera claimed his maiden five-wicket haul as Sri Lanka crushed India by eight wickets to storm into the final of the One-day International (ODI) tri-nation series ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘Happy Happyga’ very ordinary fare (Telugu Movie Review, Rating: * 1/2)


August 21st, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. Rajapur Film: "Happy Happyga"; Cast: Varun Sandesh, Vega, Sharanya Mohan, Ali and others;Producer: Durgaprasad Vadlamudi; Director: Priya Sharan; Music: Mani Sharma; Camera: Venki; Rating: Rating: * 1/2.What ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Delhi hit by season’s heaviest rains, traffic jams strand commuters


August 20th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.20 (ANI): Commuters in national capital New Delhi continued to face the impact of this season's heaviest downpour, with a majority wading through knee-deep water or being stranded in traffic ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Jackie Shroff only saving grace in ‘Zamana’ (Kannada Movie Review)


July 4th, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. Rajapur Film: "Zamana"; Cast: Jackie Shroff, Nitish, Akarsha, Sadhu Kokila and others; Director: Lucky Shankar Adithya; Producer: Chethan; Cameraman: Niranjan Babu; Music Director: Karthick Raja; Rating: * and 1/2In the publicity ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Ryanair to offer standing room ‘vertical seats’ to passengers for just $10


July 3rd, 2010 - 1:38 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Dublin, July 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ryanair has done it again. After the introduction of pay toilets, this time around they are going to offer ‘vertical seats’ to passengers for around $10. ... Read more...

Posted in Business, Odd news |

“Dinocroc Vs Supergator” World Premiere Entertains Viewers To The Fullest


June 27th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri June 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) There are lots of people who have no appetite for the Syfy original movies dealing with super sized monsters that are shown on the network exclusively ... Read more...

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Imran-Sonam’s onscreen romance gets mucky, literally!


April 22nd, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 22, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): It seems that the onscreen romance between the lead pair of the under production movie I Hate Luv Stories, i.e Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor, ... Read more...

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Sitcom “Romantically Challenged” Premieres On ABC


April 20th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Apr 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Anticipation had been quite high about the latest sitcom on ABC, "Romantically Challenged" which stars much acclaimed actress Alyssa Milano as one of the lead characters. ... Read more...

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