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Bernard Matthews’ will creates a buzz


September 6th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sep 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Nobody was surprised as Bernard’s children when he left his villa worth £12 million to his house help when he died.He had a Turkish empire and ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Eight dead in Britain after eating hospital sandwiches


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) At least eight patients have died in Britain over the past 10 years after eating bacteria-infected sandwiches prepared at hospitals, an independent health watchdog has found.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Brazil to spend $579 million on World Cup security


August 16th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 16 (IANS) The Brazilian government will spend 1.17 billion reais ($579 million) on the security of the FIFA World Cup 2014.State news agency Agencia Brasil said ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Russians against church meddling in politics


August 15th, 2012 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three quarters of Russians believe that the church should stay out of political affairs, says a poll by state-run pollster VTsIOM.Around 43 percent of the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Olympic basketball: Spain storms into final (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 4:58 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain defeated Russia 67-59 in a comeback victory in the Olympic men's basketball semifinal Friday.Russia led for the first three quarters, but Spain's three-point shooting ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Olympic basketball: Spain storms into final


August 11th, 2012 - 3:25 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain defeated Russia 67-59 in a comeback victory in the Olympic men's basketball semifinal Friday.Russia led for the first three quarters, but Spain's three-point shooting ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

British economy prospects grim, says think-tank


August 4th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) The prospects for the British economy over the next six months are grim, and have worsened quickly this year, according to a report by a London ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

90 percent jilted lovers spy on ex on Facebook


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Around 90 of lovers spy on photos and status messages of their former boyfriends or girlfriends on popular social networking website Facebook, a study has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China to shut hundreds of coal mines


July 31st, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) The Chinese government has decided to close hundreds of small mines over the year to ensure safety in the coal mine industry."We should use the opportunity ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

British women fret about their flab thrice a day


July 17th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) A study has found seven in 10 British women being so anxious about their appearance that they fret about their weight three times a day, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Tourists to London might be foxed by local language


July 17th, 2012 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) With thousands of foreigners coming to London for Olympics (July 27-Aug 12), many tourists might be left baffled by Britons' evasiveness and superfluous words with double ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Romney booed for claim to improve blacks’ lot


July 12th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was met with a round of boos from a group of African-American voters when he made a bold claim ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Talking about weight might give kids eating disorder


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Two out of three parents fear that talking to their kids about their weight might give them an eating disorder. The findings come from a survey ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ganso rejects new Santos offer


June 28th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janerio, June 28 (IANS) Brazil international midfielder Paulo Henrique Ganso has rejected an improved contract offer by his club Santos.The 22-year-old, currently tied to the Brazilian outfit until ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Kerala leads in growth rate in investment projects: Assocham


June 20th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 20 (IANS) Kerala is the only state in the country which saw a surge in growth of investment projects during the implementation stage in the last quarter of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Coal India’s Q4 profit dips 5 percent


May 28th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Maharatna public sector coal mining giant Coal India Ltd's (CIL) 2011-12 Q4 fiscal net profit dipped by 5 percent to Rs.4,013 crore due to wage revisions ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

World’s oceans need greater protection: UN chief


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 23 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sought global attention to the fragile state of the world's oceans and the importance of marine diversity for global survival.He ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bangladesh’s trade deficit widens to $7 bn


May 21st, 2012 - 8:29 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 21 (IANS) Bangladesh's trade deficit swelled to 6.59 billion in the first three quarters of the current fiscal year ending next month, a 13.04 percent increase from a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sedentary officegoers face doubled clot-risk


May 15th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Sedentary routine of young officegoers may be doubling their risk of suffering from a dangerous blood clot, according to a new survey. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian students once again head for Australia


May 9th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 9 (IANS) Indian students are once again heading to Australia, along with a rise in international students, with the perceived threat of physical violence having receded to a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Little play for Windies as rain dents preparation


May 8th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hove (England), May 8 (IANS/CMC) Rain wrecked the final day of West Indies' three-day match against Sussex here Monday, allowing just 16 more overs before washing out play at the Probiz ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

India’s growth pegged at 7.3 percent, inflation at 6.5 percent


April 17th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) India's central bank has projected the country's economic growth at 7.3 percent this fiscal, even as it has assessed the inflation rate to rule at around ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Gender gap, likeability forge Obama ahead: Poll


April 17th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) President Barack Obama holds a nine-point lead over likely Republican challenger Mitt Romney, thanks to a large gender gap and likeability factor, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Bangladesh encourages inward remittances with new banks


April 4th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 4 (IANS) Bangladesh's central bank has approved a proposal to set up three new commercial banks to boost inward remittances from its citizens living and working abroad.The board ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

British teachers admit manipulating results


April 2nd, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) A polls has found stressed British teachers feeling forced to manipulate exam results to maintain pupil pass percentage.Many feel their professionalism is at stake as they ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Wade, Bosh, James lead Miami to victory over Raptors


March 31st, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 31 (IANS) Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and Lebron James combined to score 86 points for the Miami Heat in a 113-101 victory over the Toronto Raptors in the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

India’s external debt rises to $335 billion


March 30th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) India's external debt rose to $334.9 billion at December-end 2011, an increase of 9.4 percent in the first nine months of the current financial year, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rhythm helps kids master math problems


March 25th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) An innovative use of rhythm in a music-based programme enabled school kids score significantly higher on math tests than peers who received regular instruction. "Academic Music" ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Romney scores decisive win in Illinois primary


March 21st, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) After close encounters in battleground states like Michigan and Ohio and losses in southern states, frontrunner Mitt Romney scored a decisive win in Illinois Republican ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Gold to cost more as budget proposes to increase customs duty


March 16th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Gold is set to cost more from April 1, 2012 with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday proposing to raise import duty on standard gold ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Fail fitness test, get pay cut: British cops told


March 16th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) Policemen in the British capital face a massive cut in their salaries if a fitness test finds them to be fat.Security personnel would be asked to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Cancer denial killing thousands in Britain


March 7th, 2012 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) Thousands of people in Britain are dying "unnecessarily" because they are too scared to mention early symptoms of cancer to their doctor, according to the BBC.A ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

More women in Britain do make-up on public transport


March 1st, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) A rising number of women are preferring to put on their make-up while commuting for work rather than in the privacy of their own bathrooms, says ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Economic growth revised upwards to 7.1 percent


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Indian economy is expected to grow at 7.1 percent in the financial year ending March 31, slightly higher than the 6.9 percent growth projected ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Rihanna sells her Beverly Hills mansion at a loss


February 6th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beverly Hills, Feb 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rihanna’s Beverly Hills mansion has been bought for $5.03 million, almost $2 million less the purchasing price. The singer bought the home in 2009 at the ... Read more...

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