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Obama campaign hits back at Indian-American’s ‘2016′ film


September 12th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) The Obama campaign has hit back at an anti-Obama film by an Indian-American conservative author that has rocked the box office since last month's Republican ... Read more...

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Paralympic Games: Brazilian Dias wins 4th swimming gold


September 7th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) Brazilian swimmer Daniel Dias won his fourth gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympics in the 50-meter backstroke (class S5), beating his third world record ... Read more...

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Indian-American’s anti-Obama film making waves in US


August 29th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) An anti-Obama film by an Indian-American conservative author that has rocked the box office is set to make further inroads across the nation, thanks to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Windies performed well, says U-19 captain Braithwaite


August 29th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), Aug 29 (IANS/CMC) West Indies colts captain Kraigg Braithwaite says his team performed well despite its failure to capture the Under-19 world cup down under.Of the ten matches played, ... Read more...

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India win U-19 World Cup as Chand-Patel overpower Australia (Lead)


August 26th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Townsville (Australia), Aug 26 (IANS) Skipper Unmukt Chand scored a spectacular hundred to help India upstage defending champions Australia by six wickets and win the Under-19 World Cup here Sunday. ... Read more...

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Machine to make drinking water from toilet waste


April 7th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) A new invention, being funded by billionaire Bill Gates, aims to turn used toilet water into drinking water, a British nanotechnology expert says.According to Manchester ... Read more...

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Damon launches eco-friendly water bottles


November 1st, 2011 - 2:10 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Actor Matt Damon has launched eco-friendly water bottles to encourage his fans to go green.Contactmusic.com reports that Damon had created a non-profit company Water.org in 2009, ... Read more...

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Indian sand artist selected for Moscow championship


April 15th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 15 (IANS) Orissa-based artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has been selected to represent India at the third world sand sculpture championship to be held in Moscow May 4-11."The theme of ... Read more...

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Constant evolution alone will popularise cricket: Dave Richardson


April 2nd, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Powerplays, the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) and free-hits have made 50-over cricket attractive and all these innovations have made the 2011 World Cup more exciting, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Afridi says sorry to Pakistan, but praises team (Lead)


March 31st, 2011 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 31 (IANS) Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi Wednesday apologised to his nation for losing the World Cup semifinal to arch-rivals India but praised his team for playing beyond ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

We read the pitch wrong: Dhoni


March 31st, 2011 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 30 (IANS) Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni Wednesday admitted to have erred in reading the pitch, but was relieved that things worked in their favour in the end ... Read more...

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Afridi lauds his boys, apologizes to nation


March 31st, 2011 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 30 (IANS) Captain Shahid Afrdi Wednesday apologized to Pakistan for losing the World Cup semifinal to old rivals India but added he was happy with the way ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Davison to retire after the ‘fitting’ Australia game


March 15th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 15 (IANS) Canada's veteran allrounder John Davison will retire from international cricket after the team's last World Cup league game against Australia Wednesday.Davison, at a media interaction ahead ... Read more...

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McCullum’s captaincy ambition soars again


February 15th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Feb 15 (ANI): Brendon McCullum wants to be New Zealand cricket captain, but right now he is focussed on scoring big runs during the 2011 World Cup, opening the New Zealand ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Spinners to play key role: Styris


February 14th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 14 (IANS) The New Zealand team believes that should the pitches in the ensuing World Cup cricket favour spinners, like tracks in the sub-continent usually do, then they have ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Justin Bieber donates $1 from every concert ticket sale to charity


December 28th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Teenage pop sensation Justin Bieber, who went from being a poor kid to an international superstar in just a year, donates 1 dollar (66 pence) from every concert ... Read more...

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Stem cells aid in closing a gateway to the AIDS virus


July 5th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Paris, July 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists recently revealed that lab experiments on mice have led to an extraordinary discovery of how to close a door to the virus that causes AIDS.The virus ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Germany completes hat-trick over Argentina


July 3rd, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, July 3 (DPA) In 1986, Argentina beat Germany in the final of the World Cup football in Mexico 3-2 to win their second title after 1978. Since then, the two countries ... Read more...

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Bullish Argentina confident of victory over South Korea


June 16th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, June 16 (DPA) Controversial Argentina coach, Diego Maradona, has predicted victory for his team against South Korea in a World Cup Group B match at Soccer City in Johannesburg Thursday. Both teams ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Serb captain makes third World Cup appearance for three nations


June 13th, 2010 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, June 13 (DPA) Serb captain Dejan Stankovic entered the World Cup record books Sunday when he took to the pitch for the Group D match against Ghana. The 31-year-old Inter Milan midfielder ... Read more...

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Italy’s Gennaro Gattuso to retire from international football


June 12th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, June 12 (IANS) Italian midfielder Gennaro Gattuso said Saturday that he would retire from international football after the World Cup. The decision of the veteran AC Milan player comes ... Read more...

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Bob Geldof slams Australia’s treatment of Aborigines


May 19th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 19 (ANI): Irish singer Sir Bob Geldof has slammed Australia for its treatment of Aborigines, saying that it was "economically stupid" and "absurd".Geldof, 58, was speaking at a breakfast for ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Collingwood-led team can end 35 years of hurt: Vaughan


April 30th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30 (ANI): Former England cricket skipper Michael Vaughan has said that Paul Collingwood-led team has the skill and power to finally end 35 years of hurt by lifting the ICC ... Read more...

Posted in World |

World Champion Dan claims his first Asian badminton title


April 18th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Olympic and three-time World champion Lin Dan of China claimed his maiden Asian title with a 21-17, 21-15 win over Wang Zhengming while Xuerui Li overcame a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

2009 saw end of Third World, says Zoellick


April 15th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) The world has entered a new multi-polar economic order and 2009 saw the end of what was known as the Third World, World Bank president Robert B. Zoellick ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

IPL is a domestic tournament, can’t get FTP window: Lorgat


April 12th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) is neither planning to give the Indian Premier League (IPL) a window in its Future Tours Programme (FTP) nor has the Twenty20 ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Annoyed Maradona could resign as national coach


October 7th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Oct 7 (DPA) With Argentina's participation in the World Cup at risk, coach Diego Armando Maradona was openly weighing his resignation as national coach. At issue was not only open criticism ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘India can sustain 8 to 9 per cent growth rate’


July 11th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorOn Board special flight, July 11 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has said India should be able to sustain with little bit difficulty growth rate of 8 to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

MPs’ expenses: Claims would shame dictator, police tell Jacqui Smith


May 14th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 14 (ANI): Senior police officers have told Home Secretary Jacqui Smith that MPs are enjoying expenses that would not look out of place in a "Third-World dictatorship". Members of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

ICC moves World Cup secretariat to Mumbai


April 28th, 2009 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Tuesday shifted the 2011 World Cup secretariat to Mumbai from Lahore and said India will host 29 matches in the quadrennial event. The move ... Read more...

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Prince Harry’s charity income falls by 84 percent


April 7th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 7 (ANI): Prince Harry's charity for orphaned and vulnerable children has seen its fundraising and donations income fall by 84 percent.Sentebale, which operates in Lesotho, paid out tens of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

England women holds nerve to win third World Cup title


March 22nd, 2009 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 22 (IANS) England women's cricket team romped to their third World Cup title, beating New Zealand by four wickets in a thrilling final at North Sydney Oval here Sunday. England fast ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New Zealand thrash Pakistan by 223 runs in Womens World Cup


March 19th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar.19 (ANI): Riding high on scintillating centuries by captain Haidee Tiffen and Suzie Bates, New Zealand entered their third World Cup final defeating Pakistan by a mammoth 223 runs here. Bates ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Naomi Campbell settles legal dispute with ex-maid


January 15th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 15 (ANI): Naomi Campbell has finally put to rest the legal dispute with her former maid, who had accused the supermodel of being a "violent super-bigot".The 38-year-old catwalk ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Paris Hilton spends $140 a minute while shopping!


December 30th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, December 30 (ANI): Money sure doesnt cost a thing for Paris Hilton, for the beauty spent 140 dollars a minute in Melbournes Chapel Street shops.The hotel heiress, estimated at more ... Read more...

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