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Funding cuts spur global malaria outbreaks, says study


April 26th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Funding cuts may explain the global resurgence of malaria, says a new study that analysed 75 documented cases of the disease's outbreaks worldwide since 1930.At least ... Read more...

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Carnegie Endowment keen on centre in New Delhi


November 9th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) United States-based think tank Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is keen to set up a centre in New Delhi aimed to increase its presence ... Read more...

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BBC official sacked over gay harassment


April 15th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) A BBC picture editor has been sacked for allegedly harassing a gay colleague through emails and late-night phone calls, a media report said.Jonathan Steer, 42, ... Read more...

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Brit troops allegedly sent to Afghanistan to avoid reduction in size of army


January 15th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): Britain's former Special Representative to Afghanistan, Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, has said that British troops were sent to Afghanistan simply to avoid a reduction in the size of the ... Read more...

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Kiwi adventurer leading international Yeti hunt


December 5th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 5 (ANI): Kiwi adventurer Mike Allsop, who conquered Mt Everest three years ago, is leading an international Yeti hunt.The team is searching for the skull and skeletal hand of what ... Read more...

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Branson to work as air hostess on AirAsia flight


November 17th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 17 (IANS) Virgin Atlantic boss Richard Branson will don a striking red skirt and play a stewardess on a rival airline AirAsia flight after he lost a bet with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kiwi quick McKay training under ‘legend’ Hadlee for India tour success


October 26th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Oct 26(ANI): New Zealand fast bowler Andy McKay has revealed that he is training under the guidance of Kiwi great Sir Richard Hadlee to prepare for his Test debut in ... Read more...

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Virgin Galactic’s spaceship makes first solo test flight


October 11th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): Experiencing those few minutes of weightlessness on Virgin Galactic's suborbital spaceship-Enterprise-would soon become a reality, as the spaceship has made its first solo test flight in California.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

For Scots, Facebook is more important than sex


July 23rd, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): Scots can say no to sex for a year, but they can't really turn their back on Facebook, that's what a poll has revealed.Almost fifty percent of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Former UK envoy says Blair exaggerated Iran’s role in Iraq


July 8th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): Britain's former ambassador to Iran, Sir Richard Dalton, has accused former Prime Minister Tony Blair of making "a series of very bad decisions" about the legality of invading ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Wafer thin television that can be rolled up like wall calendar


June 20th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Rahul Dass Helsinki, June 20 (IANS) "Can you imagine a television that can be rolled up?" asked a research scientist in this Finnish capital.Curiosity led straight to Prof. Richard Friend of Britain's ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Virgin space tourists could be launched by 2015


June 14th, 2010 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
London, June 14 (IANS) A Royal Air Force (RAF) base in Scotland could be launching tourists into space by 2015. Sir Richard Branson's UK Space Agency has identified Lossiemouth as the ideal location ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

British envoy on three-day Kashmir trip


May 28th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) British High Commissioner to India, Sir Richard Stagg arrived here Friday on a three-day visit to Kashmir during which he will meet various political leaders. After his arrival here, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

New Virgin Plane That Flies Under Water


February 4th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Feb 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It has to be admitted that Sir Richard Branson, the CEO of Virgin Airlines has some extraordinary ideas and also has the guts to experiment in ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Scotland Yard will not police commonwealth games in Delhi: UK Envoy


January 23rd, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan. 22 (ANI): United Kingdom has expressed satisfaction over the security arrangementsof the Common Wealth Games which will kick start in the national capital in October this Year and have ... Read more...

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Scotland Yard security cover for UK athletes is usual practice: Envoy


January 22nd, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 22(ANI): Britain's High Commissioner to India, Sir Richard Stagg, on Friday expressed satisfaction over the preparations leading up to this year's Commonwealth Games to be held in Delhi ... Read more...

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US President Barack Obama accepts the Nobel Peace Prize 2009


December 10th, 2009 - 8:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oslo, Dec 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a star-studded ceremony in Oslo, the US President Barack Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 for his endeavors in establishing peace in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ex-UK army chief says PM Brown was clueless about Afghanistan developments


December 9th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.9 (ANI): Britain's former chief of army staff, Gen. (retired) Sir Richard Dannat has said that Prime Minister Gordon Brown was clueless about developments in Afghanistan.Fifty-eight-year-old General Dannatt claimed that ... Read more...

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‘Don’t promote alcohol as health tonic’


September 26th, 2009 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 26 (IANS) Researchers believe that alcohol is still a potentially dangerous drug and should not be promoted as a health tonic. They say that cardiac protection from alcohol is by no ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

HCL’s Shiv Nadar gets top British investment award


September 18th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) HCL founder-chairperson Shiv Nadar has been conferred the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) businessperson of the year award in recognition of his company's pioneering investments in Britain. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Men and women smokers equally face risk of death from tobacco


September 1st, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 1 (ANI): With the number of women smokers rising day-by-day, researchers have warned that about a quarter of both men and women, who smoke throughout adult life, may die due ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vettori joins club of top all-rounders


August 26th, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 26 (IANS) New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has joined the ranks of Test cricket's elite all-rounders, becoming the eighth player to complete the double of 300 wickets and 3,000 ... Read more...

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Britain to deploy 125 more troops in Afghanistan after heavy casualty


July 25th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 25 (ANI): Britain has been forced to deploy 125 extra troops on the front line in Afghanistan even as the Chief of the Defence staff warned that more lives ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kate Moss does wing-walking stunt at the big Virgin birthday bash


June 23rd, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 23 (ANI): Kate Moss gave a miss to the ramp and instead walked on the aircraft wing for the 25th anniversary bash of Virgin Atlantic.Virgin Atlantic boss Sir Richard Branson ... Read more...

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Hefner to sell Playboy to Branson?


May 27th, 2009 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) Playboy chief Hugh Hefner is reportedly lining up British billionaire Sir Richard Branson to take over his empire. Hefner's company, founded 56 years ago, is battling recession and ... Read more...

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New guidance on global malaria elimination released


April 25th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Health experts from around the world have launched new guidance for countries and policy leaders on how and when to eliminate malaria.The announcement would pave the way for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

I don’t make films for awards: Aamir Khan


January 31st, 2009 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) After Aamir Khan's directorial debut “Taare Zameen Par” failed to get an Oscar nomination in the foreign film category, the superstar has said that he does not make ... Read more...

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Virgin offers author of worlds best passenger complaint letter food testers job


January 29th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 29 (ANI): The author of the worlds best passenger complaint letter blasting Virgin Atlantics in-flight meals has been invited by Chief Executive Sir Richard Branson to select the food ... Read more...

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World’’s best passenger complaint letter blasts Virgins in-flight meals


January 27th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 27 (ANI): A letter from a passenger to Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson, complaining about food served during a flight, is being e-mailed globally as the worlds funniest complaint ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Prince Harry to face disciplinary interview over Paki jibe


January 18th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 18 (ANI): Prince Harry will face disciplinary probe by his commanding officer after being accused of racism in a home video containing his Paki remark against fellow Asian cadet.The ... Read more...

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Prince Harry Paki video was stolen from his laptop computer: Army officer


January 18th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): An Army officer, who trained with Prince Harry at the Sandhurst military academy, has told military investigators that he believes the video in which the royal refers ... Read more...

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Sir Cliff Richard wears stacked heels to boost his stature!


January 4th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): Legendary singer Sir Cliff Richard has admitted that he wears heels to enhance his stature.The 68-year-old star insists that he always dresses well to go shopping and ... Read more...

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Gale winds put Richard Branson’’s transatlantic record attempt in jeopardy


October 25th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): English business magnate Sir Richard Bransons attempt at a transatlantic record may be in jeopardy after massive seas and very strong gales swept away a life raft, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gays welcome to serve in British Army


October 12th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): The head of the British Army has created military history by taking a bold step towards attracting homosexual recruits.In a speech to members of the Army-sponsored Fourth ... Read more...

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Leicester Asian football team to India


June 18th, 2008 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
Leicester, June 18 (IANS) A team of Asian youngsters will play football matches in India under a project to use the sport as a way of developing links between the two countries. ... Read more...

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