western culture

Animated films have a good future here: Jaaved Jafferi


May 24th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actor Jaaved Jafferi, who attended the special screening of animated movie "Arjun: The Warrior Prince", says he sees no reason why animated films cannot work in ... Read more...

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Women groups support Andhra police chief’s comments (Lead)


December 31st, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 31 (IANS) A day after he came under attack from some women's organisations for his comments hinting at a link between women's dresses and the increase in number ... Read more...

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Gaddafi masks sell like hot cakes on Halloween


October 30th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 30 (IANS) Masks of ghosts and zombies form a primary part of costumes for Halloween. An online shop in China is even selling a mask of slain Libyan ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Iran set to criminalize dog ownership over being part of vulgar Western culture


April 21st, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Apr 21(ANI): Thirty-nine of Iran's 290 parliamentarians have tabled a motion that criminalizes owning dogs in private apartments or exercising them in public places.According to the Daily Mail, the bill warns ... Read more...

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‘Muslims are taught to hate America’: Arab-American activist tells US Senate


April 10th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 10 (ANI): A hearing on homeland security heated up at the State Senate committee meeting in New York after an Arab-American activist testified that she was taught as a youngster ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Designer Anuradha Ramam bats for traditional Indian weaves


March 16th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) She is one of those designers who prefers to use traditional handwoven fabrics and crafts in her collection and Anuradha Ramam's passion for handspun fabrics ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Bajrang Dal activists threaten couples celebrating Valentine’s Day in Kanpur


February 14th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by ANI
By Dilip MishraKanpur, Feb 14 (ANI): Bajrang Dal activists took on a moral policing role in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur city on Monday, as they threatened couples celebrating the Valentine's Day and also ... Read more...

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‘Slackistan’ Creates A Furore In Pakistan


January 26th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Pakistani authorities objected strongly to Hammad Khan’s film Slackistan. The film deals with some youngsters who are exposed to western culture in the capital city of Islamabad. There were protests from ... Read more...

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Hindu fundamentalist group protest New Year celebrations in Coimbatore


January 1st, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore, Jan 1 (ANI): The activists of Hindu fundamentalist group 'Bharath Sena' protested outside hotels, which have organised New Year celebration parties, in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore city on Saturday.Carrying banners and flags ... Read more...

Posted in National |

How WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange described himself on dating website


December 14th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): Just a few years ago the mastermind behind WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, was nothing more than a lonely single male who was looking for love on an on-line dating ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Iran to prohibit its universities from teaching ‘Western’ disciplines


October 25th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran (Iran), Oct 25(ANI): An Iranian Education Ministry official has said that his country would not allow its universities to teach certain disciplines deemed to be based on Western schools of thought ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brit-Asian parents re-arrested over teen daughter’s ‘honour killing’


September 3rd, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 3 (ANI): The parents of Shafilia Ahmed, a British-Asian teenager whose dismembered body was found on a riverbank nearly seven years ago, have been re-arrested on suspicion of their involvement ... Read more...

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Brit-Asian parents re-arrested over teen daughter’s murder


September 3rd, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 3 (ANI): The parents of Shafilia Ahmed, a British-Asian teenager whose dismembered body was found on a riverbank nearly seven years ago, have been re-arrested on suspicion of their involvement ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Iran issues fatwa against “Islamic unclean” pets


August 27th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 27 (ANI):Iranian authorities have banned all advertisements for pets, pet food and other pet products. The decision by Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance comes after a fatwa was ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lily Allen attacks ‘The X Factor’


August 22nd, 2010 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Singer Lily Allen has attacked music mogul Simon Cowell and his British television show "The X Factor" in a series of online rants. The "Smile" hitmaker made it clear ... Read more...

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Iranian President Mahoud Ahmadinejad blasts ‘Paul the octopus’


July 29th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tehran, July 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Controversial Iranian president Mahoud Ahmadinejad has slammed the famed octopus - Paul. 

Ahmedinejad who was speaking at a youth festival in the Iranian capital said ... Read more...

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Ladakh Confluence Called Off Due To Alleged Drug Abuse


July 10th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 10, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): All the music lovers in India were eagerly waiting for the much awaited Ladakh Confluence, one of the nation's largest eco-friendly music festivals, which was set ... Read more...

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Perturbed Hindus ask for immediate recall of inappropriate statues of Hindu deities


July 7th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), July 7 (ANI): Upset Hindus have asked for the immediate withdrawal of some statues showing images of Hindu deities sold by a Virginia (USA) based firm Sacred Source, calling it ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bhangra Rock Fusion Band Kissmet To Release Their New Album, ‘Trippin’


June 28th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 28, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The only Bhangra Rock Fusion band in the world is Ron Singh's Kissmet band. The band is going to launch its new album titled "Trippin' the ... Read more...

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Social power loss distorts how money is represented


June 8th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): New research from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University has explored how one's place in the social hierarchy alters physical representation of monetary objects.The study has been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian stars will be truly global soon: Shah Rukh Khan


April 5th, 2010 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) With younger Indian filmmakers exposed to western cinema and western culture making different types of films, Indian stars will be truly global, "much sooner than anyone would ... Read more...

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British TV channel accused of encouraging marital rape


March 26th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 26 (IANS) A TV channel in Britain has been accused of encouraging marital rape after a guest said in a programme that "a woman cannot refuse her husband's relations", a ... Read more...

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Casanova: The man who seduced 122 women (Feature)


February 21st, 2010 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
By Siegfried Mortkowitz Paris, Feb 21 (DPA) History has been unkind to Giacamo Casanova, reducing his contribution to Western culture to the use of his name as a synonym for womaniser and philanderer. ... Read more...

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Radicals protest against Valentine’s Day revelry across India


February 11th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore /Bhopal, Feb 11 (ANI): Ahead of the Valentine's Day, activists of a radical group gathered here to chart out their protest against the celebrations of romance by the courting friends and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Yeddyurappa warns against moral policing on V-Day


February 2nd, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 2 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Tuesday warned against "moral policing" on Valentine's Day Feb 14 and promised security to those celebrating the day. The warning followed threats by pro-Hindu ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

National Award winner finds few distributors


January 30th, 2010 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
By Arpana New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Her directorial debut "Land Gold Women" deals with the burning issue of honour killings and has just won a National Award, but 29-year-old Avantika Hari ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Go America Go movement’ would lead Pak towards freedom, says JI


January 25th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan. 25 (ANI): Jamaat-e-Islami chief Syed Munawar Hasan has said that 'Go America Go movement' would lead Pakistan towards real freedom."Islam is the future of Pakistan. Go America Go campaign ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Chief Khalsa Diwan exhibits Sikh Granths and weapons for awareness


December 21st, 2009 - 11:08 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Dec.21 (ANI): A collection of olden handwritten miniature manuscripts, replicas of Sikh weapons, and treasured photographs of the Sikh gurus and warriors has been put on public ... Read more...

Posted in National |

People in Bihar protest vulgar films and shows on TV


December 7th, 2009 - 10:15 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Dec.7 (ANI): People of different age groups including college students here took out a rally to protest vulgarity being depicted in television programmes and movies which they find being against Indian ... Read more...

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Punjab plays host to youth festival showcasing country’s diverse culture


November 16th, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by ANI
By Avtar GillAbohar (Punjab), Nov 16(ANI): Dayanand Anglo-Vedic (DAV) College in Punjab's Abohar city recently organized a youth festival that showcased country's diverse and vibrant culture, which included folk dances and music.The ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

‘We’ culture reduces depression risk in East Asians


October 28th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): People who live in Western culture are more likely to get depressed than those from East Asian culture, suggests a new study.It is so because Westerners don't have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Haryana BJP plans to ban western music through law


September 29th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 29 (IANS) Night clubs like F-Bar and other discotheques in Haryana's millennium city of Gurgaon and other places in the state have some cause to worry. The Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tourists flow to Darjeeling marred by GJM moral policing


September 6th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
Darjeeling, Sep 6 (ANI): Tourism in Darjeeling, is taking a hit following a moral policing by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) activists.The Gorkha community has been demanding a separate state called "Gorkhaland" carved ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Obama administration committed to nuclear agreement with India: Wisner


July 15th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 15 (ANI): Former US Ambassador to India Frank G Wisner has said that there will be no change in the US administration's position on the civil nuclear deal with ... Read more...

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Homosexuality against will of God: Religious leaders (Lead)


July 2nd, 2009 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) For once India's religious heads stood united, with denominational leaders speaking in one voice against the ruling of the Delhi High Court legalising gay sex as ... Read more...

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