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Amar Chitra Katha to release animation film


July 31st, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Comic book series Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) will release its first feature film, "Sons of Ram - Heroes will Rise", in association with Cartoon Network Nov ... Read more...

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‘Bol Bachchan’ crosses Rs.50 crore mark


July 10th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) After a promising opening day collection of Rs.12.10 crore, Rohit Shetty's action-comedy "Bol Bachchan" went nearly houseful on the weekend and amassed Rs.50.13 crore ... Read more...

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Chinese kids making badges for London Olympics: Report


February 26th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) A firm in China has reportedly employed children and teenagers in gruelling 11-hour shifts to make badges for the 2012 London Olympics.The children made souvenirs featuring ... Read more...

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The white hills of Gulmarg rock back to glory (With Image)


January 3rd, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Gulmarg (Jammu and Kashmir), Jan 3 (IANS) The party started in the last days of 2011 and continues in the new year with tourists flocking to the snows of Gulmarg ... Read more...

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Passenger traffic up 13 percent at Abu Dhabi airport


September 7th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 7 (IANS/WAM) Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport in July rose by 13.3 percent, with 1.2 million passengers passing through it, officials said.Aircraft movements also continued ... Read more...

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Teachers urged to stay alert against forced marriage of pupils


July 8th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) The British government has urged teachers to pay more attention to the needs of their students as they may be at risk of becoming victim to ... Read more...

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Oz man who had baby with 11-yr-old stepdaughter 15-yrs ago escapes jail


April 19th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 19 (ANI): An Australian man, who had sex with his stepdaughter 15-years ago when she was 11 and father a child by her, has been given an 18-month suspended jail ... Read more...

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Hurley and Warne’s romance is the real deal, says pal


February 25th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 25 (ANI): The budding romance between Shane Warne and Liz Hurley is the real deal, according to one of the spin king's friends.Comedian Glenn Robbins shared Chinese takeaway and a ... Read more...

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Text messaging ‘boosts kids’ spelling skills’


January 21st, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Mobile phone text messaging can improve kids' spelling skills, a new research has suggested.Academics from Coventry University have claimed that the use of 'textisms' can improve literacy among ... Read more...

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British students learn about emerging economies in India


August 23rd, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Enterprising British youngsters are utilising their school holidays to gain first-hand knowledge of the impact of globalisation. At least 30 are learning Indian business processes at leading ... Read more...

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New Jersey school district faces flak for adding Muslim, Hindu holidays


August 12th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): Students in a central New Jersey school district will have three more days off this year.Two Islamic holidays and a Hindu observation are marked on the South ... Read more...

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Brit sex education teacher not ashamed of hardcore porn star job


July 12th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): A British sex education teacher has confessed that he is not ashamed to be working as a hardcore porn star.Benedict Garrett, 30, who rakes in cash filming raunchy ... Read more...

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Germans quietly happy about third place at World Cup


July 11th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, July 11 (DPA) Germans quietly celebrated third place of their World Cup football team on a sweltering Saturday night amid hopes for more success in the future. The start of school holidays ... Read more...

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Religious groups in Malaysia asked to find ways to increase Indian population


July 6th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jul 6 (ANI): Perak Malaysian Indian Congress chief K. Kumaran has asked Indian religious and welfare organisations to come together to find ways to increase the Indian population in Malaysia.Speaking ... Read more...

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Burlington School District to consult Hindus regarding possibility of Diwali holiday


July 3rd, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), July 3 (ANI): Burlington School District (Vermont, USA) will reportedly consult with Hindu community leaders in the area regarding the possibility of declaring Diwali as a school holiday.In a reply ... Read more...

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Shanghai World Expo attendance hits 20 mn mark


June 28th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 28 (IANS) More than 20 million people have visited the World Expo Park in Shanghai since its official opening May 1, organisers said Monday. The number of Expo visitor arrivals broke ... Read more...

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Hindus want Diwali as school holiday in Burlington


June 27th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), June 27 (ANI): Hindus have applauded Burlington School Board (Vermont, USA) for declaring Yom Kippur and Eid al-Fitr as school holidays.Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement today, while congratulating ... Read more...

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China determined to produce Wimbledon champ


June 21st, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, June 21 (ANI): China's elite sports schools appear determined to make the country a sporting superpower, and the current aim is to create a Wimbledon champion.Take for example, the Xiannongtan ... Read more...

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The Brit schoolboy, 16, who has never missed a day of school since he was 4!


June 2nd, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 02 (ANI): English schoolboy Stephen Booth has never missed a day in 12 years of education.The Herald Sun reports, the teen has battled through coughs and colds for the past ... Read more...

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British boy never missed single day in school


June 1st, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) A British teenager who has not missed a single day in school since nursery says it is partly due to luck -- he fell sick only during holidays. Sixteen-year-old ... Read more...

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Where to take the kids? Now you know (IANS Book Review)


April 22nd, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
By Paloma Ganguly Book: "Must for Mums Delhi"; Author Rina Mehta; Publisher: Oxford and IBH; Price: Rs.210Summer is upon us and, in no time, so will the school holidays be. So, all Delhi ... Read more...

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Boozed-up girl, 14, gyrates naked at Brit lap dance club


March 16th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 16 (ANI): A 14-year-old girl was found gyrating until 3 am at a lap dancing club in Somerset, UK.The schoolgirl guzzled 12 bottles of strong vodka alcopops between dances.The ... Read more...

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Cate Blanchett prioritises kids before films


March 3rd, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 3 (ANI): Cate Blanchett has confessed she has all her priorities in order, with her kids topping her main concerns before anything else.The Oscar-winning actress revealed her pick of ... Read more...

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Ponting urges Cricket Australia to save ODIs from becoming history


February 22nd, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 22(ANI): Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has urged Cricket Australia (CA) to consider revamping the extravagant prices and over-scheduling to bring fans back to watch ODI games, and to promote the ... Read more...

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Delhi schools to remain closed during Commonwealth Games


February 15th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) To overcome traffic congestion during the Commonwealth Games, schools in the national capital will remain closed during the mega sporting event, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said ... Read more...

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Shanghai crackdown to prevent underage teens’ Karaoke club visits


February 11th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Shanghai, Feb 11(ANI): Shanghai is tightening its supervision of entertainment venues as more and more teenagers flock to karaoke clubs during school holidays for the spring festival.Shanghai Cultural Market Administrative Law Enforcement ... Read more...

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3D characters ‘Upin and Ipin’ heading to Bollywood in April


January 26th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 26 (ANI): Malaysian 3D characters Upin and Ipin will be heading to India's Bollywood this April.According to Berita Harian, 'Upin and Ipin' will be translated into Hindi and screened ... Read more...

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Family groups outraged by violence, swearing in movie ‘Kick Ass’


January 13th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 13 (ANI): Family groups in Australia have slammed the movie 'Kick Ass' for the violence it portrays and use of explicit language.The film, starring actor Nicholas Cage, was last month ... Read more...

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UK unsuccessful in halting female genital mutilation


December 20th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 20(ANI): Hundreds of British schoolgirls are facing the horrifying prospect of female genital mutilation (FGM) over the Christmas holidays, as experts warn that the practice still exists across the country.The ... Read more...

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Two boys, 10, arrested for alleged rape of girl, 8


November 1st, 2009 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Police have arrested two 10-year-old boys after an eight-year-old girl complained they raped her in a West London suburb. The schoolgirl told her mother that she was playing ... Read more...

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Hindus laud London boroughs for declaring Diwali, Eid and Guru Nanak birthday as holidays


October 20th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus have applauded two east London boroughs for declaring Diwali, Eid and Guru Nanak Birthday as school holidays.Waltham Forest and Newham councils have reportedly announced Eid, Diwali, and Guru Nanak Birthday as ... Read more...

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Hindus laud London boroughs for declaring Diwali, Eid, Guru Nanak b’day as holidays


October 20th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Oct 20 (ANI): Hindus have applauded two east London boroughs for declaring Diwali, Eid and Guru Nanak Birthday as school holidays.Waltham Forest and Newham councils have reportedly announced Eid, Diwali, ... Read more...

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Family films, not sex, sell at box office


September 28th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 28 (ANI): Steamy scenes alone in a movie cannot pull the audience to cinema halls, for the most popular movies at the box office are those that can be watched ... Read more...

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Oz desert town soon to have an ice skating rink


August 26th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, August 26 (ANI): While the mercury will be topping 40 degrees during the school holidays, kids in a desert town in Australia will be seen wrapping on a scarf and a ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi Airport registers strong passenger growth


August 22nd, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 22 (IANS) Abu Dhabi International Airport has recorded strong growth in number of passengers despite the economic downturn, WAM news agency reported Saturday. Passenger numbers for July exceeded 900,000, ... Read more...

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