sea change

Indian sportspersons have gone to London thinking of gold


July 25th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Indian sportspersons no longer go to the Olympics thinking of the old dictum that participation matters, not winning. They have gone to London talking ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘Manmohan must visit Pakistan’


July 17th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) The Pakistan-India relationship is drifting again since there is next to nothing to show on the "fiendishly difficult" fronts like Kashmir, Siachen and terrorism, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

IIT to help prepare Delhi’s drainage master plan


June 25th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The prestigious Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi (IIT) will work with the Delhi government to prepare the Master Plan of Drainage for the capital."We ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Army helping youths in Kashmir hone cricket skills


May 15th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 15 (IANS) The army is helping Kashmiri sportsmen to hone their cricketing talents by organising the inter-district Kashmir Premier League (KPL) in the valley."It is the endeavour ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Amitabh regrets not doing more films with Vidhu Vinod


April 5th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan regrets having worked just once with filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra."In the past 30 years, he has worked with me in only one ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Microsoft offers free trial of Windows 8


March 1st, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Microsoft gave reviewers and the public their first taste of its revolutionary new operating system Windows 8, the Daily Mail reported Thursday.Windows 8 will run on ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Rahul good enough to be PM but that’s not his central aim: Priyanka


February 5th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rae Bareli (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 5 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Sunday said her brother and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was "good enough" to be the prime minister but occupying ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Akalis, Congress claim victory as campaigning ends in Punjab


January 28th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 28 (IANS) As campaigning officially ended Saturday evening for Monday's (Jan 30) election to Punjab's 117 assembly seats, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Pakistan, India must prevent ‘tripping of nuclear wire’: daily


December 29th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Talks between Pakistan and India to avert conflict is a step in the right direction, said a daily while observing that "the criticality of arrangements to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Interest in digital printing growing in India’


November 25th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) 'Crossing Currents', a two-day conference, looked at how literary content was being produced, packaged, sold and consumed differently in the world of increasing digitisation ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

To Patna with love, from Eden bus service (Postcard from Patna)


November 18th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 18 (IANS) Rickety buses with passengers spilling out of doors, some hanging from the window grills and others sitting and swaying on the roofs - it's a common ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

No Bollywood roles for middle aged women: Aruna Irani (Interview)


November 8th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) She is one of the lucky ones who has managed to remain visible despite all her years in showbiz, but versatile actress Aruna Irani ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

US doesn’t have permission for drone strikes: Gilani


October 30th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 30 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has categorically said no permission has been given to the US to launch drone strikes inside Pakistan's territory."There is ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Youngsters opting for teaching as a career


September 4th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Gone are the days when teaching was considered a low-paying profession. With the proliferation of educational institutes and the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission's ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

NATO woos India, says ties important


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 2 (IANS) Stepping up its efforts to woo India as a partner nation in a post-Cold War world, NATO says its fledgling relations with New Delhi are "important" ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Just 66 drug inspectors for 1.2 billion people in India


August 24th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) India has only 66 inspectors to monitor the quality of pharmaceutical products in the country of over 1.2 billion people - raising questions about the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Vendors to businessmen, everyone is for Anna


August 18th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The thousands who packed the India Gate lawns here cheering jailed Gandhian Anna Hazare for his war on corruption included an entire spectrum of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Dangling wires in old Delhi will be removed: Dikshit


July 1st, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The Delhi government Friday decided to facilitate the replacement of dangling electricity wires by underground cables in the capital's old quarters, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Must revive ‘animal spirits’ of our businesses: PM


June 30th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday called for the revival of "animal spirits" among businesses and said the adverse impact of growing cynicism due to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Age is a state of mind: Amitabh Bachchan (Interview)


June 29th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Age and ailments withstanding, Amitabh Bachchan continues to spin magic by dancing, singing, performing stunts and even riding the oh-so-stylish mean machine - the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Tax havens under pressure to share black money secrets: OECD official


June 15th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Global bodies are putting "enormous pressure" on tax havens like Switzerland and Luxembourg, including threat of sanctions, to change opaque laws and share information that ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bengali celebrities hail Mamata Banerjee’s victory


May 16th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) A one-woman army, a patient fighter, people's person - Bengali film personalities are lauding Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress-led alliance historic win in West Bengal in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Foreign ministry embraces social media


March 16th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) With Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao leading the bureaucratic pack in using Twitter to reach out to the public, social media websites have now been ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘No Strings Attached’ bound by a string of cliche (IANS Movie Review)


February 11th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Film: "No Strings Attached"; Cast: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Cary Elwes, Kevin Kline; Director: Ivan Reitman; Rating: **The world has gone through a drastic change in its value system. ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Be aggressive as captain, ruthless as batsman, Kapil Dev tells Dhoni


February 7th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Pragya Tiwari New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) India's only World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev has some advice for Mahendra Singh Dhoni: Be aggressive as a captain and get back that ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘Krishnaben’ wants to play Ranbir Kapoor’s mom in films


January 15th, 2011 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) She is being loved by viewers for her portrayal of a strong, selfless and compassionate mother in Sony TV's series "Krishnaben Khakhrawala". And now, south ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

UK slams Obama’s ‘France is America’s biggest ally’ comments


January 12th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): British political observers have criticised US President Barack Obama's recent statement that France is America's biggest ally, warning that such a message can undermine American-British ties."We ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ready’ Has An Item Song Worth Rs 2.5 crore!


December 21st, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
According to Kumar, when the film is coming from a music house, it should have a grand feel in its music. Each tune arrangement is touted to be a highlight of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

US approves withdrawal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” ban in military


December 19th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): The US Senate has reportedly approved a legislation allowing gay people to serve openly in the military.According to the BBC, senators voted 65-31 to overturn the 1993 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Zardari lacks public leadership acumen, Gilani has “strong leadership skills”: WikiLeaks


December 6th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 6(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari lacks public leadership acumen, while Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has shown strong leadership skills in building parliamentary coalitions in times of national ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

This wheelchair-bound weightlifter inspires many (Dec 3 is World Disability Day)


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Rahul Vaishnavi New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Polio bound him to a wheelchair and he faced ridicule the first time he visited a gym. But Joginder Singh Saluja fought the odds ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Canada, India launch talks on free trade deal


November 12th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinSeoul, Nov.12 (ANI): Canada and India on Friday launched talks on a free trade deal which according to them could boost Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in each nation ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sara’s Re-Entry Changes Equations In The Bigg Boss House


November 3rd, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
November 3, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The house of the Bigg Boss 4 was in turmoil on discovering an ousted inmate lying cozy on Shweta Tiwari’s bed. Sara Khan, the pretty small screen ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Cinema experience changes in UAE, but not love for Indian movies


October 18th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Arpana Abu Dhabi, Oct 18 (IANS) Time was when a garage would be turned into a movie hall and people would sit on sand to watch on. But the movie experience ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Riyaz Shaikh To Recreate ‘Sholay’ In Aakhri Gabbar


October 7th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 7, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Even with the Bollywood going international and the perspective of Indian film-making witnessing a sea change over the last couple of years, one film which remains ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

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