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Snooker: Advani qualifies for main draw


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
Sheffield, Aug 23 (IANS) India's Pankaj Advani continued his dream run by defeating World No.32 Michael Holt of England 6-4 to qualify for snooker's richest tournament, the International Championship, here ... Read more...

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Advani qualifies for International Championship


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sheffield, Aug 22 (IANS) In a closely contested final qualification round for the International Snooker Championship, India's Pankaj Advani reigned supreme, beating World No.32 Michael Holt of England 6-4.In a ... Read more...

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IGNOU to focus on student support


August 15th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) vice chancellor Wednesday said strengthening the student support services at the regional centres is the university's priority."We would ... Read more...

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Trinidad declares public holiday to celebrate Olympians


August 13th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Aug 13 (IANS/CMC) Trinidad and Tobago (T&T;) went into celebration mode after Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar declared a public holiday Monday in recognition of the country's achievement ... Read more...

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Indian weddings have become liberal: Shantanu and Nikhil


August 12th, 2012 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil, who showcased their couture collection at the ongoing Delhi Couture Week (DCW), said Indian weddings have become very modern and ... Read more...

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Helicopter service to be launched in Ghaziabad


July 6th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 6 (IANS) Officials of Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited, one of India's leading companies offering helicopter services, Friday visited two sites shortlisted for the setting up of helipads to ... Read more...

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Sushmita hails Himangini’s win as best gift


June 22nd, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Sushmita Sen is proud of Himangini Singh Yadu, who was crowned Miss Asia Pacific in Busan, Korea, and said that she has got the best gift ... Read more...

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Ghaziabad set for makeover, to go hi-tech


March 27th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, March 27 (IANS) Ghaziabad, a fast growing township bordering Delhi that has transformed from an industrial to an institutional hub, is set to see more changes. Not only ... Read more...

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‘Ensure regular vaccination to make India polio free’


February 23rd, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) With India marking it's first year without polio cases, the health ministry has called upon the nation to ensure regular polio vaccinations of children to ... Read more...

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Feng Fei Fei’s death announcement delayed


February 15th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hong Kong, Feb 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Taiwanese singer Feng Fei Fei passed away on the 3rd of January but the family kept the news from the public because of fear that it ... Read more...

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Indian declared world’s shortest woman


December 16th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mumbai, Dec 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Indian has officially been named as the “world’s shortest woman.” At the height of just 62.8 centimeters, Jyoti Amge has the reach of the average two-year-old ... Read more...

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Kirani James aims to maintain form in 2012


December 15th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 15 (IANS/CMC) The 400-metres World champion Kirani James has vowed to keep the Spice Isle of Grenada on the world map with strong performances next year.James was the ... Read more...

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Sunderbans out of wonders race - a lost opportunity?


November 23rd, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) With the Sunderbans voted out of the race for the 'New Seven Wonders of Nature', tourism industry insiders say the world's single largest block of mangrove ... Read more...

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India should look for world-class F1 drivers: Jackie Stewart


November 1st, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Nov 1 (IANS) Former Formula One World champion Jackie Stewart says India now must focus on producing a bunch of world-class drivers after the resounding success of the ... Read more...

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Four generations a facet of contemporary Indian art: Gulammohammed Sheikh (Interview)


October 18th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) An interesting aspect of contemporary Indian art is the presence of four generations of artists-like a large family, says renowned painter and scholar Gulammohammed Sheikh, ... Read more...

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School comes to them in big yellow bus (Feature)


September 16th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) With a book in hand and an eye on the clock, Sumit, 13, knows he isn't prepared for his test. But at exactly 3 p.m., ... Read more...

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Bhabha Centre officials to advise Bengal’s science panels


September 14th, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) The West Bengal government will revamp the existing advisory councils for development of science and technology in the state with the inputs from scholars and professors ... Read more...

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Aircel to sponsor Indian Davis Cup team


September 9th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Telecom major Aircel will be the sponsor of the Indian tennis team for the Davis Cup play-off against Japan in Tokyo Sep 18-20.The Aircel ... Read more...

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Once Madras, Chennai turns 372


August 22nd, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) It was on this day in 1639 that British administrator Francis Day along with his superior Andrew Cogan struck a deal with the Vijayanagar Empire to ... Read more...

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Exploring northeast’s rich heritage, through fashion (With Images)


August 8th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Yana Ngoba and Raj Singh, husband-wife designer duo from the northeast, have showcased the rich tribal heritage of Arunachal Pradesh through a fashion show in ... Read more...

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China’s kung fu town to build global martial arts conglomerate


August 4th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) China's kung fu town of Denfeng, where the famed Shaolin Temple is located, has plans to merge all its kung fu schools into a martial arts ... Read more...

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Forget Indian Idol, Arunachal has Everest Idols (With Images)


July 8th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Itanagar, July 8 (IANS) For a long time, India's northeastern Arunachal Pradesh state had trouble naming home-grown celebrities who could be immediately recognised by other states and beyond.There was ... Read more...

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Tannishtha remembers Husain as a fearless artist


June 10th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Dusky beauty Tannishtha Chatterjee had met legendary painter M.F. Husain once in London and she remembers him as a soft spoken and a fearless man.The "Road" ... Read more...

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India’s football structure needs total revamp: Nassiri


May 30th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) India's football structure needs a total revamp for the sport to flourish and prosper, said former Iranian striker Jamshed Nassiri, who has made the ... Read more...

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Pak Navy shows Indian warships in advertisement


March 8th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 8(ANI): The Pakistan Navy has apparently put a picture from an Indo-US Naval Exercise in its print advertisement."The Pakistan Navy, 'A Silent Force to Reckon With' has done the biggest ... Read more...

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Bollywood wishes Rahman luck for Oscars


February 22nd, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Music maestro A.R. Rahman has bagged two nominations at the 83rd Academy Awards for his work in Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" and the film frat is hoping ... Read more...

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Li Na Becomes The First Asian To Make It To Grand Slam Final


January 27th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Melbourne, Australia, Jan 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Li Na became the first Asian woman to go up to a Grand Slam final. She has gone up to the finals of the ... Read more...

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Delhi first Asian City to host FIA awards gala


December 15th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) India will become the first Asian country to host the annual Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Gala Awards function after the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India ... Read more...

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Deepika is face of her dad’s Olympic Gold Quest


November 29th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) Actress Deepika becomes the face of her father, ace badminton player Prakash Padukone's organisation Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ)."I am the face of Olympic Gold Quest. I have ... Read more...

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Cartoonist maps world of social networking


October 20th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) A cartoonist has created a map which imagines websites as countries and shows their size based on how popular they are. Randall Munroe, a university graduate ... Read more...

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Biggest Mercedes-Benz deal in a day in Aurangabad


October 15th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Aurangabad, Oct 15 (IANS) This sleepy Maharashtra town showed its massive spending power Friday as 150 gleaming new Mercedes-Benz cars purred out of the company premises with all the paperwork in order.The ... Read more...

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Modi takes swipe at PM over delay in Games projects


August 31st, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Known for his caustic comments, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi took a swipe at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Tuesday stating that now even the prime minister ... Read more...

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Tens of thousands of tomato fighters paint Spanish town red


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Sinikka Tarvainen Madrid, Aug 3 (DPA) Nobody in the eastern Spanish village of Bunol knows for sure how the world's biggest tomato war began.In August 1945, a scuffle broke out between young ... Read more...

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UTV World Movies website becomes user-friendly


July 31st, 2010 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Information about more than 450 films from across the world is now available on UTV World Movies website which has been revamped in order to connect with a ... Read more...

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Kumaratunga blasts Sri Lankan Govt. for ‘completely forgetting’ her mother legacy


July 24th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): Former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga has launched one of her most outspoken attacks against the government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa by accusing it of "completely forgetting the ... Read more...

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