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Syrian army committing crimes against humanity: Italian minister


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 23 (IANS/AKI) The Syrian army is committing crimes against humanity as well as ethnic cleansing of the population in its bid to quell the revolt against President Bashar ... Read more...

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Romancing the Goa rain with chai-bhajji combo (Letter from Goa)


July 12th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 12 (IANS) The rains are here and so is chai-bhajji, the humble, gastronomic duet of hot tea and warm fritters that finds pride of place on menus across ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Mamata Banerjee: A study in contrast (One year of Mamata)


May 20th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Mamata Banerjee's car still stops at all traffic signals, she still lives in a single-storey house in a dingy lane, and wears her trademark cotton ... Read more...

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Gilani’s son ‘on the run?’


April 12th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son, Ali Musa Gilani, has left Pakistan, said a daily, adding that it was, "of course purely coincidental" that he ... Read more...

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Hackneyed and trite ‘Bumboo’ bores (IANS Movie Review - Rating:*)


March 31st, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Film: Cast: Kavin Dave, Sharat Saxena, Sanjay Mishra, Sudhir Pandey, Sumit Kaul and Mandy Takhar; Director: Jagdish Rajpurohit; Rating: *"Bumboo", a self-proclaimed action-black comedy is one of the smallest of summer ... Read more...

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Kashmiri artists say local Doordarshan keeping them away


March 9th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 9 (IANS) Scores of local artists and freelance television producers Friday alleged that the local Doordarshan Kendra has shut its doors on them.Talking to IANS, well known Kashmiri ... Read more...

Posted in National |

DiCaprio’s pet dog stinks, say friends


December 12th, 2011 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio's friends reportedly avoid travelling on his private jet because "Blood Diamond" star always takes his smelly pet dog along.The actor's beloved ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Rekindling the magic of Kashmir’s saffron tale


November 7th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Pampore (Kashmir), Nov 7 (IANS) Saffron fields are aglow with their priceless purple blooms, bringing a whiff of a 500-year-old romance between a royal horseman and a wandering beauty that ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Advantage Mumbai, says coach Pollock


October 6th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 6 (IANS) Having played two of their four Group A fixtures here at Chepauk as against none by their semi-final rivals Somerset, coach Shaun Pollock believes that ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Mosquitoes home in on human body odour


October 2nd, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Female mosquitoes target humans by cueing in on the carbon dioxide (CO2) and body odour they release, causing malaria, dengue and yellow fever.Experiments conducted by two ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

I don’t think I broke wrestler’s jaw: Jackman


September 25th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) Actor Hugh Jackman is amused at reports that he fractured a wrestler's jaw with a punch and said that the fighter is "prone to exaggeration".WWE fighter ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Whiff of curry wafts over Helsinki with 30 Indian restaurants


September 25th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 25 (IANS) With over 30 South Asian restaurants, the aroma of curries and tandoori fare has become commonplace in this Finnish capital with eateries like Gandhi, Namaskaar and ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Larry Crowne - Bland, stale, pointless (IANS Movie Review)


July 9th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Larry Crowne"; Cast: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Sarah Mahoney; Director: Tom Hanks; Rating: *1/2On a simple level, the three elements that make a film likable are entertainment value, ... Read more...

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From closet to freedom for India’s gays, two years on


July 1st, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) What would you make of 377, 2/7, 730? Could be a code or a logical reasoning question. But, for queers, 377 is the Indian Penal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Powering iPods, tiny sensors with a whiff of air


June 30th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) A new genre of tiny sensors - like airborne and stationary spy cameras - may require just a whiff of air, not a battery, to operate, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama confirms he is American by birth


April 28th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 28 (ANI): The White House's move to unseal, and release, Barack Obama's birth certificate came after polls indicated a growing number of Americans doubting that basic fact.A USA ... Read more...

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Hunger hormone ‘ups nose’s ability to sniff out food’


April 13th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): A hormone, known to promote hunger, has been found to enhance exploratory sniffing in both animals and humans, according to a new study.The findings suggest ghrelin may enhance ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mayawati pulls up officials on sudden inspection in Lucknow


February 28th, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday pulled up officials of the Lucknow district administration as she chose to suddenly return from her tour of the districts well before ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Strauss hopes ICC ban on Pak trio ‘just the start of process’ to eliminate corruption


February 7th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Perth, Feb 7(ANI): England captain Andrew Strauss has urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to be as thorough as possible in cleaning up corruption at cricket's highest level.Strauss' comment comes after former ... Read more...

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J-K locals condemn killing of two sisters by Lashkar militants


February 3rd, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by ANI
Sopore, Feb 3 (ANI): The people staged a sit-in-protest in Sopore town of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla District on Thursday to condemn the killing of two teenaged sisters girls allegedly by the ... Read more...

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Sajjad Lone defends separatists silence over killing of Kashmiri girls


February 1st, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.1 (ANI): The Chairman of the Kashmir-based People's Conference, Sajjad Lone, has refused to directly comment on the silence of separatists with regard to the killing of two young Kashmiri ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga’s perfume to smell of ‘blood, sweat and semen’


January 28th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): Lady Gaga, who is known for her eccentric fashion sense, is coming up with a new perfume that smells of 'blood, sweat and semen'.The 24-year-old singer has signed ... Read more...

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YRF TV Attempting To Make A Mark In Sony TV By Offering ‘Khote Sikkey’


January 25th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Yash Raj Films (YRF) ventured into television with a whiff of fresh air but unfortunately its shows could not make any impact and gradually faded away to oblivion. However, this ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Lady Gaga: Preview Of ‘Born This Way’ At The Paris Men’s Fashion Week This Weekend


January 19th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Lady Gaga is certainly getting into new ideas to get her music launched from one event to another. This innovative pop diva is all set for getting into the fashion ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Women’s tears ‘kill sexual arousal in men’


January 7th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 7 (ANI): They say tears are woman's best arsenal - and they probably are - for they are powerful enough to dampen a man's sexual arousal, according to a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lost: American Cult Series Tops The List Of Most Pirated Downloads


January 3rd, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
'Lost', the cult series has reportedly topped the list of the top ten most pirated television series in the US. This was followed closely by yet another cult series of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Indian doctor returns from Saudi Arabia with husband’s body


December 22nd, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Eleven months after Ashish Chawla died in his sleep in Saudi Arabia, his body was finally consigned to flames here Wednesday after his wife Shalini Chawla returned ... Read more...

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‘Dilli’ will open ‘No One Killed Jessica’ with a bang: Composer


December 19th, 2010 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher Mumbai, Dec 19 (IANS) Amit Trivedi's music came as a whiff of fresh air for music buffs. After out-of-the-box tracks in "Dev D" and "Udaan", the young composer says ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Boozed U.S. pilot hauled off after giving wrong destination


November 6th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 6 (ANI): A boozy US pilot has been hauled off a jet after naming the wrong city as his destination.First Officer George La Perle, 48, was said to have given ... Read more...

Posted in World |

The Highs & Lows Of Nupur In ‘Miley Jab Hum Tum’


November 1st, 2010 - 12:01 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 31, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Rati Pandey aka Nupur of ‘Miley Jab Hum Tum’ fame seems to have everything going for her at this point of time. The youth centric show ... Read more...

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Indian evening has global audience dancing


October 29th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 29 (IANS) India took over the final evening of the UN biodiversity summit here with a show of Bollywood and Bharatnatyam, plus a whiff of samosa, while ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pak cricket needs urgent catharsis to rid it of its cancer: Roebuck


October 26th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 26(ANI): Pakistan cricket has been betrayed by the people it trusted most, its officials and captains, noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has said.In a syndicated column for the Sydney Morning ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

With husband’s body not released, Indian woman in limbo in Saudi Arabia


October 22nd, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Nearly nine months after her husband died suddenly in Saudi Arabia, Shalini Chawla, along with her two small children, is not able to return ... Read more...

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Review Of Dexter - ‘Beauty And The Beast’


October 19th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 19, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): This week’s theme in ‘Dexter’ revolved around the new character, Lumen, who made a surprise entry in Dexter’s life.  Surprisingly, the theme for this week’s episode ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Silver medal will boost India’s men’s hockey team


October 15th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) A "dirtied" silver medal, was how coach Jose Brasa described India's second place finish in the men's hockey competition of the 19th Commonwealth Games that ... Read more...

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