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Actors can’t earn millions right now, says Pitt


September 12th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 12 (IANS) Actor Brad Pitt says Hollywood doesn't have the cash to splash on its big stars at the moment due to the global financial crisis.When ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

I’m translating Mahabharata for young English-speaking readers: Bibek Debroy


July 1st, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Well-known economist Bibek Debroy is addressing a growing need among youngsters bred on English as their staple tongue: He is translating the Indian epic Mahabharata ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Dust storm hits Delhi, delays flights


May 17th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) A layer of dust covered the capital Thursday bringing down visibility and delaying the landing of flights."A 60 km per hour wind between 4.30-7.30 a.m. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Man tries to pay with $1M bill at Walmart


January 4th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 53-year-old insisted that a Walmart store at North Carolina should accept his $1 million bill because it was a legal tender. After picking vacuum ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Music world mourns death of Jagjit Singh


October 10th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 10 (IANS) Well known singers like Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle Monday mourned the death of one of their own - renowned ghazal singer Jagjit Singh who passed ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Lack of pacers could spell crisis for Sri Lanka: Ratnayake


August 5th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka's chief cricket coach Rumesh Ratnayake warned that the country's cricket could face a massive crisis in the fast bowling department if corrective measures are ... Read more...

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World’s slenderest material to shape future computers


July 25th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Graphene, the world's slenderest material, could help shape the next generation of computers that would make their existing counterparts seem like stone age relics. Thanks to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Stanley Ka Dabba’ wins award at film fest in Italy


July 21st, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Writer-filmmaker-child activist Amole Gupte's "Stanley Ka Dabba" won a special award at the Giffoni Film Festival, one of the largest children's film fest in Europe.The ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Pakistan should do more to make Mumbai attackers accountable’ (Lead, superseding earlier story)


April 30th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Asserting that Pakistan needs to do more to bring the 26/11 Mumbai terror attackers to justice, former British foreign secretary David Miliband has asked western ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Pakistan should do more to make Mumbai attackers accountable’


April 30th, 2011 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Asserting that Pakistan needs to do more to bring the 26/11 Mumbai terror attackers to justice, former British foreign secretary David Miliband has asked western ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Lohan to carry out her community service at morgue


April 27th, 2011 - 3:39 am ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan will carry out her community service in a morgue where she will be regularly exposed to dead bodies.Lohan has one week ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Azad, Abdullah condole death of Sathya Sai Baba


April 24th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 24 (IANS) Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah Sunday condoled the death of spiritual guru Sathya Sai Baba, describing ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

AIIMS seeks police help against Arunima relative (Lead)


April 23rd, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Police were called to the AIIMS after a large number of people barged in and insisted on meeting volleyball player Arunima Sinha whose leg was ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Now, hi-tech toilet that can swallow 18 golf balls!


February 26th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): An American company has designed toilets that have the ability to flush several items with ease, including 18 golf balls."Flush once and forget it," Discovery News quoted James ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

35 prisoners flee after beating guards in Tunisia


February 17th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Feb 17 (IANS/AKI) Thirty-five inmates held in a prison in southern Tunisia escaped by assaulting guards and making a hole in the wall, a media report said.Most of the escapees were ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New medical treatment freezes away extra body fat


February 10th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A Harvard University scientist has developed a new medical treatment that freezes extra fat and tightens the skin.The one-hour treatment called Zeltiq is the brainchild of Rox Anderson ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Repeating bad experience makes it seem worse


February 8th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) Bad or annoying events seem much worse if people have to go through them again. "The prospect of repeating an experience can, in fact, change how people remember ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bad things seem even worse if people expect them to happen again soon


February 8th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): New studies suggest that when people think unpleasant events are over, they remember them as being less painful or annoying than when they expect them to happen again, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Savon Huggins Gives Verbal Commitment To Rutgers Scarlet Knights


January 29th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Rutgers Scarlet Knights breathed a sigh of relief on Friday after St.Peter's running back Savon Huggins ensured the team that he would go nowhere else ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Biggest date-rape drug seizure by Canada


January 27th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Jan 27 (IANS) Canadian police have made the biggest date rape drug seizure in the country's history with the arrest of five Chinese smugglers.Making the announcement in Vancouver Wednesday, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian hockey team needs a defender like Dilip Tirkey: Harendra


November 29th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Indian hockey team is still in search of a sound defender of the calibre of Dilip Tirkey. His retirement has left a big vacuum and that ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

BJP to file privilege motion against Dikshit


November 26th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday wrote to the Delhi assembly speaker's office for moving a privilege motion against Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

BMW to recall 198,000 cars in the US over brake issue


October 1st, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oct 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) BMW has announced a voluntary recall of over 198,000 cars in the US because of a brake issue. And that is not all. These definitely are tough times ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

500 more low-floor buses to ply on Delhi roads


September 29th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (New Delhi) The Delhi High Court Wednesday gave the green signal to the Delhi government and Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) to include 500 low-floor buses from the manufacturers ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Horsemeat, Australia’s latest export to tickle aficionados’ palates!


September 22nd, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 22 (ANI): While selling horsemeat in Australia can land one in trouble, the country has however been exporting more than 40,000 horses for consumption overseas.One restaurant was forced to cancel ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UK warns extremists may exploit flood crisis in Pakistan


September 14th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 14 (ANI): In the wake of vast devastation and humanitarian crisis caused by unprecedented floods in Pakistan, British Foreign Secretary William Hague has warned of extremists coming to fill in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Extracting water out of thin air now possible


September 12th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Getting water out of the thin air is now possible, thanks to a new technology. "Drinking water can be extracted from the humidity in the air even in the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

David Miliband hands out tips on ways to host a drinks-and-nibbles do


August 21st, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.21 (ANI): Would be Labour party leader David Miliband has reportedly taken a leaf out of US President Barack Obama's campaigning skills in the hope of winning support for his ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Amnesty International criticises Pak for gross human rights violations in NWFP


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.3 (ANI): Amnesty International (AI), an international non-governmental organisation (NGO), has denounced the Pakistan government over its failure to check human rights violations and violence in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly the North ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Electronic ciggies need stronger puffs than conventional brands


July 29th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): The so-called "electronic cigarettes"- marketed as tobacco-free nicotine delivery systems- require more suction than conventional brands, which in turn has adverse effects on human health, according to University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Victoria turns to Chinese detox treatment


July 10th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has turned to a Chinese detox treatment called "cupping" to deal with her hangover. Recently Victoria admitted she suffered from the "hangover from ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Posh using Chinese cupping therapy to ease stress, detoxify her body


July 10th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): Victoria Beckham is said to be using Chinese cupping therapy to get over stress and to detoxify her body.According to the Sun, Posh was seen with two ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Early exit from Afghanistan could bring civil war: UK Defence Secretary


July 1st, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): British Defence Secretary Liam Fox has said that an early withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan would risk a return of civil war and act as a 'shot ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Older women more likely to recycle goods


May 31st, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): Older, married women place a higher premium on the habit of recycling, than men and youngsters, a poll has revealed.More than 40 percent of women rated their recycling ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nepal averts crisis by hair’s breadth (Second Lead)


May 29th, 2010 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) The nascent republic of Nepal averted an unprecedented constitutional crisis by a hair's breadth Friday midnight after the opposition Maoist party agreed to bail the coalition government out ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

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