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70 cms tall actor aims at second Guinness entry


August 24th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 24 (IANS) What if he is just 70 cms tall? Southern film actor Ajayan, who made it to the Guinness World Records in 2008, now aims at another ... Read more...

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2,000 flood-hit people rescued in Odisha


August 5th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 2,000 people were taken to safer places after the Hati river in Odisha's Kalahandi district overflowed Sunday due to heavy rainfall during the ... Read more...

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Fossils of Mating Turtles Found in Germany


June 20th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Darmstadt, June 19
(THAINDIAN NEWS) For the first time, experts have discovered fossils of two vertebrates copulating. Nine such pairs of fossils have been near Darmstadt (Germany). Paleontology experts believe that ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Briton jailed for kicking stepson to death


May 15th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) A man in Britain has been jailed for 17 years for murdering his five-year-old stepson, who was a fun-loving and naughty child.Though Elvis Lee, 34, admitted ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, an all India guide map on snakes


March 15th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) With 46,900 people in India succumbing to snake bites in a year, an NGO has now come up with the novel 'All India Snake Guide Map' ... Read more...

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Heavy snowfall blocks Srinagar-Jammu highway again


February 13th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 13 (IANS) Heavy snowfall Monday lashed the Kashmir Valley, blocking the Srinagar-Jammu highway, an official said."Two feet deep snow has accumulated on the road in Banihal sector. Although ... Read more...

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Playing blind cricket - and winning


December 5th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) At age 17, Ranthu Munda is an all-rounder in cricket whose best showing has been 50 not out and 4 wickets for 30 runs. And ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tendulkar unhappy with Eden sight screen, CAB agrees to increase height


November 12th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 12 (IANS) The old problem of the sight screen returned to haunt Eden Gardens Saturday as batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar - one short of a historic century ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

NASA turns on humanoid robot in space station


August 23rd, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) NASA Tuesday turned on a humanoid robot in the International Space Station for the first time since it was delivered in February, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Himachal district official’s house flooded


August 13th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Una (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 13 (IANS) A Himachal Pradesh official, who was busy in overseeing flood relief work in Una district, Saturday found that his own house has been inundated ... Read more...

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Snake stolen from Mumbai zoo


May 29th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) For the first time in its 150-year history, the Mumbai zoo has recorded a daring theft -- a live Red Sand Boa snake, which some wrongly ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Cannibal arrested in Moscow


May 17th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A man suspected to be behind the appearance of dismembered body parts across Moscow in recent weeks was arrested early Tuesday morning after half-eaten human ... Read more...

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New Mexico woman arrested for allegedly biting off boyfriend’s lip


May 4th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A woman in New Mexico has been arrested after she allegedly bit off the lower lip of her boyfriend during a heated argument with him.Aurelia Reyes grabbed her ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bog butter found in underground store in Ireland could be from Iron Age


May 3rd, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 3 (ANI): A wooden vessel containing bog butter, thought to be 5,000 years old, dating from the Iron Age, was found buried in an underground store in Ireland.Joe Clancy ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bhullar, Sandhu stay close behind leaders at SAIL Open Golf


March 23rd, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Mohammad Siddikur of Bangladesh produced a terrific and steady second round of five-under 67 to move into a three-way lead, even as India's Gaganjeet Bhullar ... Read more...

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Ski down grassy Himalayan slopes this summer


March 15th, 2011 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 15 (IANS) Snow or not, winter or summer, skiers can have fun gliding down slopes in Himachal Pradesh right through the year with the state government promoting grass ... Read more...

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Quade Cooper has calmed me down, says Stephanie Rice


March 13th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 13 (ANI): Swimming sensation Stephanie Rice says that her rugby player beau Quade Cooper has been her rock at the darkest time of her life."He understands my life, he has ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Milwaukee Blizzard To Hit The City Hard


February 2nd, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Feb 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The deadly Milwaukee blizzard is all set to visit the state of Wisconsin on Tuesday night. The blizzard is heading towards the state at a speed ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Ropeway opened in Himachal’s Solang Valley


January 23rd, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Jan 23 (IANS) To make snowy peaks of Himachal Pradesh more easily accessible to tourists, a multi-million ropeway-cum-ski project at the picturesque Solang Valley near here was inaugurated by Chief Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Jammu-Srinagar highway remains shut due to snowfall


January 16th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Qazigund (J-K), Jan 16 (ANI): The shutdown of the 300-km Jammu-Srinagar highway continued for the second consecutive day due to heavy snowfall.Around two feet of snow on the highway has stopped traffic ... Read more...

Posted in National |

MJ administered lethal shot himself, says doc’s lawyer


January 9th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 9 (ANI): Lawyers for Dr. Conrad Murray have hinted that late King of Pop Michael Jackson delivered the shot of propofol to himself, and that the physician had ... Read more...

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WWE Smackdown New Year’s Eve Show


January 1st, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As WWE Friday Night welcomed in the New Year, the house was packed out as usual. Dolph Zigler escorted Vicki Guerrero to the ring, and held her head ... Read more...

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Heavy snowfall traps tourists in Kullu


December 31st, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by ANI
By Prem ThakurKullu, Dec.31 (ANI): A group of tourists was trapped in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district on Friday after heavy snowfall blocked all exit points and created a traffic jam.Scores of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Amateur NY blizzard film hailed ‘Oscar-worthy’


December 31st, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): Highly respected film critic Roger Ebert has praised a short film of the blizzard in New York by an independent filmmaker, as being worthy enough to win an ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Season’s first snow in Kashmir brings respite


December 30th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 30 (IANS) The season's first snowfall in Kashmir Thursday brought some relief from the intense cold in the valley. "Till 7 a.m., south Kashmir's Shopian town, Gulmarg ski resort and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Snowfall closes Srinagar-Jammu highway


December 30th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 30 (IANS) The Srinagar-Jammu national highway was closed for traffic Thursday due to heavy snowfall in the Bannihal area of the highway."About two feet of snow accumulated on the road ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Indian Open: Delhi Manav one shot behind Baek and Griffiths


December 3rd, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Delhi boy Manav Jaini worked his way within one shot of the leading duo of South Korean Baek Seuk-Hyun and England's Simon Griffiths at the halfway stage ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Matthew Garcia Hears Plea For Help But Fails To Save Friend’s Life


October 25th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 25, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A friend of the teenager, who was killed by a shark on Friday, revealed that he had cried out for help just before being ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Manali gets season’s first snowfall


October 22nd, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's picturesque town Manali experienced the season's first snow fall Friday evening, much to the delight of those in the hospitality industry."Manali and the hills overlooking the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Nepalese teen becomes world’s smallest man after celebrating 18th b’day


October 14th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 14 (ANI): A Nepalese teenager-whose tiny stature has made him a celebrity in his homeland-has entered the record books as the world's shortest man, as he celebrated his 18th birthday. ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Yamuna to fall below danger mark by Monday morning (Lead)


September 26th, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The water level in the swollen Yamuna will fall below the danger level by Monday morning, an official of the department of irrigation and flood control ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Yamuna below danger mark by Sunday evening


September 26th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) After flowing above the danger level for exactly a week now, the water level of the Yamuna river will drop below the danger mark by Sunday evening, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Two US kids die after mother locks them in cupboard for ten hours


September 23rd, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Indianapolis, Sep 23(ANI): Two American children have died after their mother allegedly locked them in a six feet long and two feet wide cupboard with their three siblings for over ten hours.Edyan ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Talking while walking harder for Parkinson’s patients


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): People with Parkinson's disease are at increased risk for falls with injury because they have more trouble walking and talking, according to a new Florida State University study.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rising lake forces thousands to flee in Pakistan


September 13th, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 13 (IANS) Thousands of people were forced to leave their homes Monday as a rising lake threatened dozens of villages in southern Pakistan's Sindh province. The water level of Manchhar ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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