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No mixed doubles without Jwala, says Diju


September 1st, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Badminton doubles specialist Valiyaveetil Diju expressed surprise over reports that his mixed event partner Jwala Gutta is taking a sabbatical from the game, and said ... Read more...

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New Zealand nose ahead despite Samuels’ century


August 4th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 4 (IANS/CMC) Narsingh Deonarine gave the West Indies a boost with two late wickets after Marlon Samuels emphasised his batting rebirth with a fourth Test century in the ... Read more...

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Chettri to go club hunting after July


June 26th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) India football captain Sunil Chettri, who is currently a free agent, will go club hunting after July.The former Kansas City striker, who has been released ... Read more...

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Mehar, Aditi to clash in Southern India golf


June 11th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 11 (IANS) Defending champion Mehar Atwal will take on Aditi Ashok, the current leader on the ladies and junior girls Order of Merit, in Usha Southern India Ladies ... Read more...

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Pattinson put on diet by Stewart?


April 11th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Los Ageles, April 11 (IANS) Actress Kristen Stewart has reportedly put boyfriend Robert Pattinson on a diet.The 22-year-old actress has apparently ordered him to hit the gym and lose some ... Read more...

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Bollinger hopes IPL stint earns him Australia recall


April 10th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings speedster Doug Bollinger wants to take "more and more" wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL), hoping it gets him a recall ... Read more...

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Mariano Rivera hints that 2012 could be his last season


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New Yankees star Mariano Rivera has revealed that next season could be his last in the baseball league. The 42-year-old has however refused to reveal future ... Read more...

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Beyonce to bounce back with two albums


February 17th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Motherhood hasn't let Beyonce Knowles to slow down on the work front. She is working on two new albums post the birth of her baby ... Read more...

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Abi Titmuss lands a TV role on ‘Casualty’


February 14th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former Glamour Girls star Abi Titmuss has landed a role on BBC One’s Casualty. The 36-year-old revealed that coming by the role, especially regarding her past, was ... Read more...

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Danish warship frees Pakistani, Iranian hostages


January 9th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Jan 9 (IANS) A Danish warship has freed 14 Iranian and Pakistani hostages following a seaborne action against pirates off Somalia's coast, the Danish Navy said.On Saturday, the warship ... Read more...

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Clarke, Hussey grind India (Lead)


January 5th, 2012 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 5 (IANS) Captain Michael Clarke posted the highest Test score at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) while Mike Hussey struck the third century of the innings to ... Read more...

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Ready to play in Sydney: Rohit Sharma


January 1st, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 1 (IANS) Indian batsman Rohit Sharma says he is fully prepared to play in the second Test against Australia in case he gets selected in the ... Read more...

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Dhoni dismisses fitness concerns ahead of Boxing Day Test


December 24th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 24 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has shrugged off fitness concerns in his team ahead of the first Test against Australia, beginning here Monday, and stressed ... Read more...

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Will Young wants a career break


December 19th, 2011 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) British singer Will Young wants to take a career break but says his busy work schedule won't allow him.The "Anything is Possible" hitmaker would love to ... Read more...

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Britney Spears to take break in 2012?


December 17th, 2011 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 17 (IANS) Pop star Britney Spears is reportedly set to take an extended break next year.According to Joe Riccitelli, the executive vice president of her record label ... Read more...

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Man fakes mum’s obituary to get time off


December 12th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Munich, Dec 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An American has found himself in hot waters after his attempt to avoid going to work ended him with court date. Scott Bennett thought he had figured ... Read more...

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Cheryl feels sexy after gaining weight


December 7th, 2011 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Singer Cheryl Cole feels "sexy" after putting on pounds and says she is comfortable in her own skin.The 28-year-old has gained seven pounds over the past ... Read more...

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Take it easy, doctors tell Rihanna


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) Doctors have told singer Rihanna, who has been unwell, to curb her partying lifestyle. The 23-year-old was forced to pull out of a show in ... Read more...

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Sam Worthington’s lazy days


October 2nd, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 2 (IANS) "Avatar" star Sam Worthington says he tries to do absolutely nothing when he has time off.The 35-year-old makes a point of keeping his schedule free when ... Read more...

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Teacher plays truant for two years, faking sickness


October 1st, 2011 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 1 (IANS) A teacher of Indian origin in Britain played truant by forging sick notes so as to excuse himself from teaching in classrooms.Kulvinder Billan, 31, forged half-a-dozen ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s fiscal deficit stands at Rs.1.3 trillion


September 30th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 30 (IANS) Pakistan's fiscal deficit during 2010-11 stood at a mind-boggling Rs.1.3 trillion, official data shows.The finance ministry's consolidated fiscal data reveals that after inclusion of one-time off-budget ... Read more...

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It’s break time for Michael Fassbender


September 19th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Actor Michael Fassbender has decided to take a year-long break from acting because he doesn't want people to get bored of him."I have been working intensely ... Read more...

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Working mums forcing even sick kids to school


September 8th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) Many working mothers in Britain send off their children to school despite sickness because they are unable to take time off looking after them, a study ... Read more...

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Upset tummies cost Britain 11 mn working days a year


September 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) One in four Britons suffers a stomach upset every year. This equates to more than 11 million lost working days each year, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Lack of partnerships proved crucial: Dhoni


September 1st, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Manchester, Sep 1 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said lack of partnerships cost the team a six-wicket defeat against England in the one-off Twenty20 international at the Old Trafford ... Read more...

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‘Anna showing us how to fight graft’


August 25th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 25 (IANS) Inspired by Anna Hazare, two young Goa-born men took off time from work and sat on a 24-hour fast here Thursday to support the activist's ... Read more...

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Women talk to dogs more than their partner


August 23rd, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) One in five women spend more time talking to their pets than their partners, a survey of 2,000 female dog owners in Britain has found.They also ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obama to vacation at Martha’s vineyard


August 11th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Aug 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) President Barack Obama and his family will be jetting off to Martha’s Vineyard for a vacation. The President’s trip to the island which is off the coast ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Justin Bieber taking month off from work


July 22nd, 2011 - 2:34 am ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Teen sensation Justin Bieber is planning to take a month off before he starts working on his next album.The "Baby" hitmaker has hired a series ... Read more...

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Is Ryan Phillippe dating Demi Lovato?


July 19th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Demi Lovato is reportedly seeing Ryan Phillippe secretly. According to a report by E! Online the two have been going out for some time but their ... Read more...

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Career is my hobby: Ryan Reynolds


July 4th, 2011 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds says one of his biggest hobbies is his career.The 34-year-old, who split from wife Scarlett Johansson in December after two years of ... Read more...

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Emma Watson enrolling at Oxford University


June 11th, 2011 - 6:16 am ICT by IANS
London, June 11 (IANS) Actress Emma Watson will join the prestigious Oxford University after quitting her course at Rhode Island's Brown University.Watson is expected to study English at the ... Read more...

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It’s time to relax, says Penelope Cruz


June 1st, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) Actress Penelope Cruz says she had forgotten how to relax because of her busy work schedule and that she no longer feels guilty about taking time ... Read more...

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Maria Shriver spends Memorial Day with her children


May 31st, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, May 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Maria Shriver and her estranged husband Arnold Schwarzenegger spent Memorial Day at different places. While Shriver took her children to the beach in Malibu, the former ... Read more...

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I’m obsessed with cooking show: Lady Gaga


May 31st, 2011 - 2:27 am ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga says she is obsessed with cooking shows and loves experimenting with new recipes."When I get time off, I like to watch cooking ... Read more...

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