wake up call

‘Lahore-Paris-Lahore in blink of an eye, only on PIA’


August 24th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) A leading Pakistani daily Friday suggested that national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) should use as an advertisement an incident in which a woman slept through ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Halliwell’s emotional Olympic performance


August 21st, 2012 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Singer Geri Halliwell's performance during the London Olympics closing ceremony was sweet and sad for her.The 40-year-old's late father's birth anniversary fell on the same ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

PM in denial on economic situation: BJP


August 11th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of living in denial over the country's economic situation.Talking to reporters after the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Poor show by India on child well-being, says report


July 19th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With 1.25 million infant deaths annually and 42 percent of the kids being underweight, India has slipped in the area of child well-being in the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Yahoo confirms 400,000 user accounts stolen by hackers


July 13th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, July 13 (IANS) Yahoo has confirmed that hackers had stolen around 400,000 account credentials from its computer system.In a statement to technology blog TechCrunch Thursday, Yahoo said that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Filipino boxer Pacquiao hails WBO decision


June 21st, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, June 21 (IANS) Filipino boxing icon Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao Thursday expressed his gratitude to the World Boxing Organization (WBO) after its five-man panel unanimously declared that he defeated American ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Kumble hopes India’s Test reverses serve as wake-up call


June 17th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain Anil Kumble Saturday expressed frustration over India losing eight back to back Test matches,but hoped the reverses would serve as a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

At 86, Queen works more than British MPs


June 3rd, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) In what should be a wake-up call for British parliamentarians, 86-year-old Queen Elizabeth II has worked far more days this year than any member of parliament, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

New Zealand banks register rise in profits


April 24th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 24 (IANS) New Zealand's registered banks reported combined profits of 3.3 billion NZ dollars ($2.68 billion) last year, despite the fact that borrowing continued to be slow, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Women’s hockey Olympic qualifier: South Africa beat Canada 4-1


February 24th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) South Africa Friday beat Canada 4-1 to cruise into the final of women's hockey Olympic qualifiers here.South Africa had already qualified for Saturday's final, with ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Jolie in tears at movie screening


February 16th, 2012 - 5:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie ended up in tears following a standing ovation from the audience at a screening of her new movie "In The Land of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

India’s lost $128 bn in illicit capital outflow in a decade


December 15th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) A staggering $128 billion in capital illegally flowed out of India in the last decade, making the country the 15th largest victim of illicit financial ... Read more...

Posted in World |

K.P. Singh almost sold his stake in DLF for Rs.26 lakh


November 15th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Billionaire realtor Kushal Pal Singh almost sold his stake in DLF for a paltry Rs.26 lakh in 1975 due to red tape but decided to ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Swann: Prison sentences to Pak trio a ‘wake-up call’


November 14th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) England spinner Graeme Swann feels the punishment handed out to the three guilty Pakistani players will serve as a "massive wake-up call" for cricket.The Pakistani trio ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Former ICC anti-graaft chief proposes ban on ‘corrupt’ teams


November 6th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 6 (IANS) Paul Condon, the former chief of the world cricket body's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU), has proposed banning of teams whose players are found guilty of ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Harry Belafonte falls asleep live on air


October 19th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Oct 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actor and political critic Harry Belafonte fell asleep during a live television interview with a California-based television station. The episode has been uploaded on the Internet and ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment, Odd news |

Zardari seeks global help to cope with disasters


October 8th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 8 (IANS) Pakistan has urged the international community, particularly the nations having advanced technology and expertise for disaster management, to help it in capacity building to handle eventualities ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Implement law against sex selection stringently: Azad


September 28th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Wednesday raised concern over gender imbalance in India and appealed to the states for a stringent implementation of the law ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tougher security for nuclear facilities needed: UN chief


September 23rd, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged an increase in security standards for nuclear energy plants."To adequately safeguard our people, we must have strong ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Quake must jolt officials into action: Dhaka daily


September 20th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 20 (IANS) The earthquake that rattled Bangladesh Sunday should be a wake-up call for authorities as vulnerability has increased manifold due to unchecked urbanisation, a leading daily said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Just a bill can’t wipe out corruption: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Interview)


September 6th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The complete eradication of corruption needs transformation from within society and a legislative measure alone cannot do the job, says spiritual guru Sri Sri ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

State funding of elections is no good, says Quraishi


August 30th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Disagreeing with Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi has said that state funding of elections is no answer to black ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Not fair to judge Dhoni after two defeats, says Akram


August 3rd, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Bowling legend Wasim Akram feels it is too early to write off the captaincy skills of M.S. Dhoni, who is at the receiving end after ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

England deserve to overtake India as No.1: Allan Donald


July 27th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) South African bowling great Allan Donald says England deserve to replace India as the No.1 Test team but was confident of the visitors bouncing back in ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Beyonce pays tribute to astronauts


July 18th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowles has paid a tribute to astronauts with a special message during final NASA shuttle mission.Following the footsteps of Veteran musicians Sir Paul ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Average British family watches TV nine hours a day


July 12th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) An average family in Britain speaks to just two of their neighbours and have the television switched on for at least nine hours a day, says ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Health scare was a wake up call: Rachel Hunter


June 13th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) Model Rachel Hunter calls a recent health scare a good wake up call as she realised she has to take things easy now.Hunter, 41, was recently ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Bengal face Railways in Santosh Trophy semi-finals


May 26th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Guawahati, May 26 (IANS) Defending champions Bengal will be looking to beat Railways in Frdiay's semi-final of the 65th Santosh Trophy for National Football Championships here and stay on course ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

India Inc faces talent crunch in R&D;, sales and IT: Report


May 19th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) India Inc is finding it hard to fill in key positions in research, sales and IT due to lack of training and experience, an annual ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Bomb scare at US embassy in Slovenia


May 5th, 2011 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Ljubljana (Slovenia), May 5 (IANS) A 29-year-old man threw a backpack over the fence of the American embassy in the Slovenian capital city of Ljubljana, triggering a bomb scare, Xinhua ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Younger Kardashian’s marriage a wake-up call for sister Kim


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:12 am ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) Socialite Kim Kardashian's sister Khloe Kardashian thinks her marriage to Lamar Odom made her older sister reassess her life and future."I think it was hard ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Failed Talban suicide bomber shot in Afghanistan was ‘British sleeper’


April 24th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr 24 (ANI): A Talban suicide bomber who was shot dead before being able to blow himself up in Afghanistan's defence headquarters was allegedly a sleeper agent from Britain.The Daily ... Read more...

Posted in World |

11-hour work days ‘can increase heart attack risk by 67pc’


April 5th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 5 (ANI): Those who spend more than 11 hours at work increase their chance of having a heart attack by two thirds, according to a new study.Researchers from University College ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Declining child sex ratio alarms social scientists


April 1st, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) With the 2011 census showing a continuing decline in the country's child sex ratio, social activists across the country are alarmed at the trend underlining ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India should not tinker with the batting order: Wadekar


March 19th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Now that India have qualified for the World Cup quarter-finals, former India captain Ajit Wadekar feels that they are still the hot favourites to win ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

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