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Mehdi Hassan - my immortal ‘ghazal traash’ (Tribute)


June 13th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
The first I heard about Mehdi Hassan, whom now I call an amazing "ghazal traash" (sculptor of ghazals), was in 1966 when a friend of mine brought me a reel-to-reel tape ... Read more...

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Myanmar, Voice of America ink pact


June 6th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 6 (IANS) Myanmar's state-run radio and television (MRTV) and the Voice of America (VOA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), official media reported Wednesday.The MoU was signed ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Over 140 who fled Pakistan prison back in jail


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) As many as 143 of the 384 inmates who fled a prison in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province following an audacious Taliban attack are back ... Read more...

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Will Indian-American Sharon Mathai be “The Voice” of America?


March 30th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) An 18-year-old Indian American singer, whose parents hail from Kerala, could well emerge as America's new singing sensation after making the top 24 on NBC's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Today is the 22nd assassination anniversary of John F. Kennedy


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today (the 22nd of November 2011) marks the 48th anniversary of the assassination of former US President John F. Kennedy. JFK, as he has become popularly known, ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

American broadcasters outraged over BBC World Service Trust’s bid for US funding


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Some of America's rival broadcasters have expressed outrage at the fact that the BBC World Service Trust has applied for the US government funding to help combat censorship ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Iran to recruit hacker warriors for its Cyber Army to combat enemy counterparts


March 15th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Mar 15 (ANI): Iran is planning to recruit hackers to combat enemies after suffering last year's coordinated and sophisticated cyberattacks that reportedly crippled its Natanz nuclear enrichment facility.Fox News quoted Brigadier ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Women’s writing power coming into own in Africa


February 14th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Women writers are coming into their own in African contemporary literature, dominating the shortlist - with nine out of 12 - for the Commonwealth Writers' ... Read more...

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Tunisia may opt for government reshuffle


January 27th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Tunisia is likely to make changes in its interim government Thursday, a day after issuing an international arrest warrant for its deposed president Zine El Abidine Ali and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

El Baradei likely to join Egypt protests


January 27th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Mohamed El Baradei, the former head of the UN nuclear agency, is expected to join demonstrators protesting against President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year-old rule, after returning to Egypt ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

American Idol 2011 Kicked Off Last Night


January 20th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Wednesday night was a treat to the eyes of all the music fans all over the world. Last night American Idol 2011 premiered on FOX at ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Pakistan’s Indus Valley Civilization still remains shrouded in mystery


July 26th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 26 (ANI): Pakistan's Indus Valley Civilization still remains a mystery.The Indus Valley Civilization stretched more than 680,000 square kilometers, from western India to northern Afghanistan.Even after having some of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Islamic insurgents ban BBC, VOA broadcasts in Mogadishu


April 10th, 2010 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, April 9 (IANS) Somali insurgents Friday banned the rebroadcast of programmes by BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) and VOA (Voice of America) on the FM radio stations in Mogadishu, Xinhua reported. The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Man Arrested For Death Threats Against Senator Murray


April 7th, 2010 - 10:32 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A sixty four year old resident of Washington state was arrested by police and charged on Tuesday for threatening to kill Senator Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Iran must stop blocking satellite signals, websites: EU


March 22nd, 2010 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 22 (IANS/AKI) The European Union Monday asked Iran to stop blocking satellite signals and internet websites of various foreign media operating in the country. Tehran must "put an end to this ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

PCB wants apology over match-fixing report


March 1st, 2010 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, March 1 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is seeking an apology from a foreign broadcasting service over its report that two Pakistan cricket team players are involved in match-fixing. ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

`I’ve always played my cricket cleanly,’ says angry Akmal


March 1st, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar. 1 (ANI): Out of favour Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal said on Sunday that he had always played his cricket cleanly and for the team and was shocked by the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Pak players Akmal, Rana Naved vow to fight SCG match fixing claims


March 1st, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar. 1 (ANI): Pakistan cricketers -- wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal and all-rounder Rana Naved-ul-Hasan have threatened to take legal action against all Pakistani news outlets for being implicated in a match-fixing scandal ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Mani says India subcontinent still too dangerous for World Cup 2011


February 17th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 17 (ANI): The Indian subcontinent is still too dangerous a region for hosting the Cricket World Cup 2011, according to former International Cricket Council (ICC) president Ehsan Mani.In an ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Radio Pakistan cancels VOA’s Pushto broadcast following Taliban threat


February 7th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Feb.7 (ANI): Radio Pakistan has decided to discontinue the Voice of America's (VOA) Pushto-language programmes following a threat from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).The VOA launched its Pushto-language radio station, 'Deeva ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak to use VOA funding for information outreach on Kashmir dispute, war on terror


February 2nd, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.2 (ANI): Pakistan plans to broaden its information outreach on key national issues like Kashmir, relations with India and its contribution to the global war on terror through funding provided ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Gilani’s PRO refutes reports about PM’s ties with Headley


December 1st, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec.1 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's Public Relations Officer (PRO), Danyal Gilani, has refuted media reports suggesting that the Prime Minister knew Lashkar terror suspect David Coleman Headley.Reports ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Headley my half brother: Pakistani PM’s PRO


November 28th, 2009 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 28 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's public relations officer (PRO) Saturday confirmed that terror suspect David Coleman Headley was his half- brother but said there had been ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

VOA-PBC agreement to see expansion of US propaganda network to Pakistan


October 27th, 2009 - 9:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 27(ANI): The Voice of America (VOA), a US government agency, and the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) have reportedly reached an agreement, wherein Pakistan has agreed to accept the expansion of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Suu Kyi stocks up on le Carré, French history books as part of her prison reading list


July 31st, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Yangon (Myanmar), July 31 (ANI): Resigned to the prospect of spending five years in a Burmese jail cell, pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is stocking up on books, including a biography ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UN envoy for Afghanistan describes presidential elections as most complicated


July 29th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, July 29 (ANI): The United Nations special envoy to Afghanistan, Kai Eide, has described the upcoming presidential elections there as "the most complicated" he has ever seen.Eide praised the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sufi Mohammad’s Taliban links being probed


July 28th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 28 (IANS) Arrested radical cleric Sufi Muhammad, who had brokered a controversial peace deal between the Taliban and the government in Pakistan's restive northwest, is being probed for the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Voice of America’s role being questioned in spreading Taliban propaganda


June 14th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, June 14 (ANI): The US Government mouthpiece Voice of America has come under the scanner for allegedly providing a platform for Taliban propaganda, as its Pashto language service is being ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘70 percent Taliban’s funding comes from opium trade’


May 31st, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 31 (ANI): The Taliban is utilizing the funds generated from the opium trade to carry out its nefarious activities in Pakistan and other region of the world, American author ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Origins of ‘Rx’ traced back to 5000 years in Egypt


April 2nd, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 2 (ANI): In a special report, the Voice of America has traced the origin of the sign 'Rx', the history of which goes back to 5000 years in Egypt.The sign ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Iran rejects Obama offer until it sees real change


March 21st, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 21 (DPA) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Saturday rejected an offer by US President Barack Obama to open a new era in relations until Tehran could see real ... Read more...

Posted in World |

EU, Russia welcome Obama’s dialogue offer to Iran (Lead)


March 20th, 2009 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (DPA) The European Union (EU) and Russia welcomed US President Barack Obama's offer to Iran Friday for a new start, with the US commitment to engagement, not threats, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Archaeologists find 3,500 year old golden jewelry in Egyptian tomb


March 12th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Archaeologists in Egypt have found ancient golden jewelry in the tomb of a senior official who died about 3,500 years ago.According to a report by the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Court stays auction of Gandhi’s belongings in US


March 3rd, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) In an effort to stop Mahatama Gandhi's personal belongings from going under the hammer at a New York auction, the Delhi High Court put an interim stay ... Read more...

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US collector willing to stop auction of Gandhi items


March 3rd, 2009 - 9:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) James Otis, the California collector who plans to sell possessions once owned by Mahatma Gandhi, says Indian officials have not approached him but, if they did, he would ... Read more...

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