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Olympics: Security is top priority, says Cameron


July 27th, 2012 - 8:57 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Security during the London Olympic Games was the British government's main concern, Prime Minister David Cameron has said."Obviously, our main concern is to have secure ... Read more...

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British women admit one-night stands on holidays


June 19th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 19 (IANS) Over 40 percent of the British women, aged under 30, have had a one-night stand on holiday, a new study has revealed.The poll, which explored the ... Read more...

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Off the beaten track, Indian travellers explore the uncharted (Lead)


June 7th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Business/Lifestyle/Business By Rahul Vaishnavi New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Rakesh Chaudhary, an adventure seeker had trekked through several dense jungles and deep valleys around the India but was wondering where to go next. ... Read more...

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Indian travellers go off beaten track, explore the uncharted


June 7th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Rakesh Chaudhary, an adventure seeker had trekked several dense jungles and deep valleys around the country but was running out of options for his next ... Read more...

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Heat kills 30 in Bengal, officials swing into action


June 5th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) Amid reports of over 30 deaths, apparently due to an intense heat wave in southern West Bengal, the state administration has started taking precautionary measures."We ... Read more...

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Manto, a forgotten man in his Punjab village


May 9th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Paproudi (Punjab), May 9 (IANS) Except for the Manto Yaadgari library, which too was set up only last year and has only two to three books by him, legendary writer ... Read more...

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Big B is `stunning actor and gentleman,’ says King Khan


June 26th, 2011 - 4:41 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 26 (IANS) For King Khan, Big B is still the super star of Bollywood.Asked about his super status at a press conference here, Shah Rukh Khan said ... Read more...

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Student shocks Canada with stunt inside parliament


June 6th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 6 (IANS) A young Canadian woman has become an instant national celebrity by pulling off a protest stunt against Prime Minister Stephen Harper inside parliament.Brigette DePape, 21, stunned ... Read more...

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Scorching day in North India (Lead)


May 19th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) North India continued to reel under high temperatures, with no respite from the scorching sun.In Delhi, the maximum temperature was three notches above average at ... Read more...

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600 Air India pilots go on strike (Lead)


April 27th, 2011 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) About 600 Air India pilots, who had been with the erstwhile Indian Airlines, have struck work to demand pay parity and better working conditions, an official ... Read more...

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‘Mr. Perfect’ flawed but entertaining (Telugu Movie Review)


April 24th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Mr. Perfect"; Cast: Prabhas, Kajal, Taapsee, Prakash Raj, Nasser, K. Vishwanath, Murali Mohan, Brahmanandam, Raghu Babu and others; Director: Dasaradh; Writer-Producer: Dil Raju; Composer: Devi Sree Prasad; Camera: Vijay K. ... Read more...

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Singapore Airlines cuts fares for summer tourism


April 5th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Singapore Airlines along with it regional subsidiary Silk Air Tuesday announced special airfare for the summer holidays to promote Indian tourism to the city state starting ... Read more...

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Cricket set to go capitalist, but may lack in substance: Roebuck


February 9th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.9 (ANI): At first sight, the 2011-12-cricket season might appear similar to its immediate predecessors. New Zealand and India will tour, playing Test matches and one-day internationals. Sri Lanka is also ... Read more...

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‘Man treated daughter like slave for 11 years’


February 8th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) A man treated one of his daughters like a Cinderella-slave for 11 years as he subjected her to a number of horrific abuses that included "pulling out her ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India Travel Mart kicks off in Chandigarh


February 5th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 5 (IANS) The 11th edition of the three-day India Travel Mart (ITM), a travel and tourism exhibition, that kicked off here Saturday, has four foreign countries and nearly 60 corporate ... Read more...

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Break for Games will not affect syllabus, say schools


September 30th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The close of schools in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) during the Commonwealth Games (CWG) will not affect the completion of the syllabus as alternative ... Read more...

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Sunbeds ‘up risk of melanoma by 41pc’


August 5th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, August 5 (ANI): A landmark Australian study has found that people who use sunbeds to get a tan are at an increased risk of 41 percent risk of developing melanoma.The Australian ... Read more...

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No swimming, sex education - British county’s Ramadan guidelines


July 12th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, July 12 (IANS) A British county council has issued guidelines for its schools for the month of Ramadan. These range from deferring swimming lessons to stopping sex education to ... Read more...

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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes father, mother’s identity secret


July 4th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lisbon, July 4 (DPA) Cristiano Ronaldo has become the father of a baby boy, the Real Madrid footballer announced on his Twitter and Facebook accounts Sunday. The message on Ronaldo's Internet pages ... Read more...

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Greek riot police clash with protesters in Athens


June 29th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, June 29 (DPA) Greek riot police clashed with protesters marching through the capital Athens Tuesday against government austerity measures. Riot police, wielding batons, fired tear gas at groups of stone-throwing protesters in ... Read more...

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Attempting to save English from horrors of ‘text-speak’


June 7th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 7 (IANS) Some time ago, a 13-year-old girl handed in an essay written in texting shorthand saying it was easier than standard English. She wrote: "My smmr hols ... Read more...

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Ronan Keating’s wife ‘to give him one last chance’


May 30th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 30 (ANI): Ronan Keating's wife Yvonne has decided to take him back, after the exposure of his affair with dancer Francine Cornell, for the sake of their children, sources say.Yvonne ... Read more...

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Mangaloreans numbed by Air India tragedy


May 22nd, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore, May 22 (IANS) A week back it was celebrations for Mangaloreans as a new airport started operations, fulfilling a long pending demand. The mood was one of sorrow Saturday after an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Movie Review: Bal Hanuman 2 3D(2010)


May 14th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 14, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Bal Hanuman 2 3D - Great fun for kidsRating: 3 out of 5*Director: Pankaj SharmaBal Hanuman 2 film comes with a double blast of action and excitement ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Ulka Gupta not to host L’il Masters?


May 7th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 07, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):DID L'il Masters has successfully unearthed the best young talent in the country. However, finding a suitable host is proving to be a tough task for Zee ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Summer holidays in Ladakh for Abdullahs


April 27th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 27 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and his family would be heading to Ladakh for holidaying this summer. This would be the first time that the third ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Lucrative discount packages to lure tourists in Kashmir


February 23rd, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez ButtSrinagar, Feb 23 (ANI): In an effort to revive tourism in Kashmir, hoteliers and houseboat owners in the valley have announced lucrative and discounted packages for visitors to Kashmir. ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Surya’s Singam goes to Dubai


February 11th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Feb 11, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Followed by the rapid successes of "Ayan' and "Aadhavan', Surya has almost completed shooting for his upcoming film "Singam'. The film is special to him as its ... Read more...

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Shankar’s ‘Rettai Suzhi’ has a new name


February 2nd, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
With the unofficial release of "Jaggubhai' over internet and home videos, director Shankar has been maintaining the prints of "Rettai Suzhi' in an international bank locker. The film is produced by director ... Read more...

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Working fathers too busy for kids


December 16th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): Fathers busy working are missing out on time with their children, a new study shows.A poll of 2,000 fathers has revealed that two out of five working dads ... Read more...

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I have 17 scripts: Amol Gupte (Interview)


October 27th, 2009 - 9:00 am ICT by IANS
By Robin Bansal New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Just when you thought he was working on the script of his directorial venture "Sapno Ko Ginte Ginte", the multifaceted Amol Gupte reveals he ... Read more...

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Liverpool star works as hard off the pitch as on to help needy


October 4th, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): Dutch striker Dirk Kuyt, who has a reputation for being the ultimate team player on the pitch, is matched by his tireless efforts off it by trying to ... Read more...

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Brit boy, 12, turns into girl after summer holidays


September 18th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 18 (ANI): A 12-year-old boy in southern England returned to school as a girl after summer holidays.The child is preparing for sex-change surgery but when he reached school a special ... Read more...

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Kids ‘more likely to develop diabetes in winters’


August 24th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 24 (ANI): Kids under the age of 15 are at a higher risk of developing type 1 diabetes in winters, finds a new study.Researchers from National Institute for Health and ... Read more...

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Brit workers ‘using swine flu as an excuse to skive’


August 6th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 6 (ANI): Thousands of healthy workers taking advantage of official guidelines on the swine flu pandemic to extend their summer holidays are causing more disruption to businesses than the virus ... Read more...

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