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Eduardo Verastegui, an actor with a mission


September 20th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Miami, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Mexican actor Eduardo Verastegui says that he does not see his profession as a springboard to money and fame, but rather as a type of priesthood ... Read more...

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Sports Minister hails bronze medallist Yogeshwar


August 12th, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken hailed Yogeshwar Dutt after he won the bronze medal in the men's 66kg category to give the country its fifth ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Confident of Myanmar acting tough against NE rebels: India


June 1st, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Umsaw (Meghalaya), June 1 (IANS) Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh Friday exuded confidence that the Myanmar would act against Indian rebels operating in that country."In the aftermath of our ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Tax benefits to SMEs urged


February 13th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 13 (IANS) Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) wants the government to extend tax benefits to small and medium IT firms on par with those given ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tax benefits to SMEs urged


February 13th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 13 (IANS) Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) wants the government to extend tax benefits to small and medium IT firms on par with those given ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Obama touts plan for better math and science instruction


February 8th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 8 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama announced Tuesday an $80 million plan to improve mathematics and science instruction in US public schools as one of his initiatives to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Use northeast as springboard to Myanmar: Nagaland CM


January 30th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Describing Myanmar as the "gateway" for enhancing ties between South Asia and Southeast Asia, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphu Rio Monday called for more investment in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

William, Harry, Kate named ambassadors of 2012 Olympics


December 1st, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS) Prince William, his wife Kate and Prince Harry have been named official ambassadors of the British team that would take part in the 2012 London ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Hollywood stars Hayek, Banderas shatter stereotypes


October 28th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Oct 28 (IANS/EFE) Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas have broken free of the stereotypes that once pigeonholed Hispanic and Spanish actors in Hollywood, now enjoying such elevated ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Use stuff you know as springboard for novel: David Davidar


September 29th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Life and books often come close to each other in the world of fiction as with ace publisher and author David Davidar. His new book, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

WWE Smackdown: Cody Rhodes vs Daniel Bryan


July 16th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Last night on 'WWE Friday Night Smackdown' tensions were as high as Sin Cara flies, since it was the last show before this Sunday's 'Money in the Bank' ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Bhaichung to continue playing for United Sikkim FC


May 15th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 15 (IANS) Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia Sunday said he will not don the East Bengal jersey but rather focus on his two-month old United Sikkim Football Club."I ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Godrej brand valued at $2.86 billion


May 10th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) The Godrej brand is valued at $2.86 billion (Rs.12,689 crore), the conglomerate said Tuesday, citing a brand valuation report."Businesses in India today can no longer have ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Madonna to record song with daughter


May 7th, 2011 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Pop singer Madonna is set to team up with her 14-year-old daughter Lourdes on a track that would feature in her next album.Madonna hopes the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pakistan in for a tough time following US killing Osama on its soil: Report


May 3rd, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3(ANI): Pakistanis, along with Afghans, are most likely to pay a blood price in terms of revenge attacks for the slaying of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Osama’s discovery in luxury compound near Islamabad huge embarrassment for Pak, ISI


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3(ANI): Elusive Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's discovery by the United States, in a luxury compound 35 miles from Islamabad, is a dangerous embarrassment for Pakistan and its ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pacer Finn keen to rejig England selectors memory


April 12th, 2011 - 9:23 am ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 12 (ANI): Fast bowlwer Steven Finn has expressed a desire to grab his spot in the England team in time to take on Sri Lanka and India.The Middlesex star who ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Finn determined to reclaim England Test spot for India, Lanka Test series


April 9th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 9(ANI): England fast bowler Steven Finn is determined to reclaim his place in time for the Test series against India and Sri Lanka.Finn was England's leading wicket-taker after three Tests ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

ICC’s decision to cut down teams doesn’t make sense: Ouma


March 5th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Kenyan batsman Maurice Ouma Saturday slammed the International Cricket Council's (ICC) decision to trim teams for the 2015 World Cup.The apex body has decided to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Justin Bieber wants to make jailbird dad a superstar rapper


February 27th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 27 (ANI): Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber wants to turn his jailbird dad into a rap star.The 16-year-old singer aims to use his music contacts to help father Jeremy become famous, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Cheryl Cole inks $16 mn ‘X-Factor’ deal?


February 6th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 6 (IANS) Singer Cheryl Cole has reportedly signed $16 million deal to become a judge on the US version of talent hunt show "The X Factor"."Simon is the boss of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Trade with India can be new Silk Route for Canada: Report


November 15th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 15 (IANS) Trade with India could be new Silk Route for Canada, according to a report by the country's top TV network.Hailing the beginning of talks ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Springboard Films (PVR Pictures) Acquires Allah Ke Banday Releasing November 12th 2010


October 14th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 14, 2010 (Showbiz PR Wire): Rising Star Entertainment in association with Percept Pictures presents Faruk Kabir’s brainchild Allah Ke Banday starring veteran actor Naseerundin Shah and Sharman Joshi which is set ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Boxer Akhil desperate to win a gold on home turf


September 29th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Life has turned full circle for Akhil Kumar. Four years ago in Melbourne, he was the first Indian boxer to win gold in the Commonwealth ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Kingfisher starts model hunt for 2011 calendar in Mumbai


September 8th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Shaikh SharikMumbai, Sep. 8 (ANI): Aspiring models took part in a model hunt here, for a chance to feature in the Kingfisher swimsuit calendar 2011.Television star Mandira Bedi, along with lensman ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Collingwood eyeing Pak Test series as platform for Ashes success


July 28th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28(ANI): England batsman Paul Collingwood believes that his team can use their forthcoming series against Pakistan as a springboard for Ashes success in Australia later this year.England will play four ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Tiger’s lad is a chip off the old block,claims rival golfer


July 7th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): Golfer Ian Poulter believes that Tiger Woods' year-old son has the potential of becoming a good golfer, if not a greater one than his father.The English Ryder ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Making India a global destination for sports (Commonwealth countdown)


June 25th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Pragya Tiwari (Attn Editors: This is the third of the 100-day countdown series for the 19th Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. The main curtain raiser on overall preparation ran Wednesday. This ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Maradona and Greece: From drugs nightmare to World Cup dream


June 20th, 2010 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, June 20 (DPA) Diego Maradona revisits the past Tuesday when his Argentina side faces Greece in Polokwane in their final football World Cup Group B match. In 1994 Maradona scored the last ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Celebs’ mistresses using affairs as springboard to fame and fortune


June 12th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): With a string of ladies coming out in open with their affairs with married celebrities like Tiger Woods and Jesse James, experts have said that sleeping with ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Collingwood hopes T20 victory will spur England to dominate world cricket


May 19th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 19 (ANI): England's Twenty20 winning skipper Paul Collingwood is adamant that the team must use their victory as a springboard to dominate world cricket.Collingwood and his teammates returned to London ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

UN agencies hail India’s education act notification


April 20th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) United Nations agencies Tuesday congratulated the Indian government on the notification of the Right to Education (RTE) Act which aims to provide free and compulsory education to ... Read more...

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Beat January 18, ‘most depressing day of year’ with happiness, says shrink


January 18th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 18 (ANI): The psychologist, who dubbed the third Monday in January, as the most depressing day of the year has called for the idea to be refuted and is urging ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Wenger tells Arsenal players momentum is with them to win Premier League


January 6th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has declared war on Chelsea and Manchester United by telling his players that the momentum is with them at present to win the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Toronto firm celebrates ‘victory’ over Microsoft


December 24th, 2009 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 24 (IANS) A tiny Canadian IT firm, which won a big patent-infringement victory against software giant Microsoft Tuesday, couldnt have wished for a better Christmas gift. They ... Read more...

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