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Gates to meet Krishna


May 30th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Software tycoon Bill Gates will Thursday meet External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and is expected to offer the support of his foundation for a host ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bihar hires young professionals to help implement livelihood project


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 3 (IANS) For the first time, Bihar has hired hired 85 young professionals, all fresh post-graduates of India's top ranking management and social sciences institutes, to help in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Florida highway pile-up kills at least ten people


January 30th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Gainesville, Fla., Jan 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a deadly pile up that left at least ten people dead and several others injured. Several cars were ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Funeral of Pocho the Crocodile held in Costa Rica


October 17th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Siquirres, Costa Rica, Oct 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A crocodile was given a celebrity funeral in Costa Rica recently. The animal which is named Pocho became an instant Internet hit when the owner ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

India launches cheapest tablet computing device


October 5th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Aiming to bridge the digital divide in the country, India Wednesday launched the world's cheapest tablet computing device Akash costing Rs.2,250 ($46). Around one lakh students ... Read more...

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Phone hacking: UK police arrest former News of the World editor


August 10th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- British police on Wednesday arrested a twelfth person in relation to alleged phone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World, officials said. It is believed to be ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Phone hacking: UK police arrest former News of the World managing editor


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- British police on Thursday morning arrested an eleventh person in relation to alleged phone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World, officials said. Reports said he is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

My knowledge of cricket is zero, says Dalai Lama


May 21st, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 21 (IANS) The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, Saturday saw an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in this Himachal Pradesh town but confessed his knowledge about cricket ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Sex.com sets record for the most expensive domain


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:02 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sex.com has officially become the world’s most expensive domain after the Guinness World Records recognized that fact.The domain was purchased for $13 million in November of ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

US cables were dumped as obscure before WikiLeaks got them


December 31st, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) The secret US embassy cables were dumped as obscure in an internet-enabled information sharing tool which played a critical role in their leak by WikiLeaks, the investigators have ... Read more...

Posted in World |

BSNL to lay optical cable in Bangladesh


September 9th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 9 (IANS) Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) will lay optical fiber cable (OFC) through Bangladesh to connect northeast India with the rest of the world, officials of the state-run telecom ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Gulf experts to discuss water crisis


July 7th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 7 (IANS/WAM) Experts from the Middle East will gather here next week to find out solutions to the water crisis in the Gulf region. The Arab Water Academy will hold ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Cruise ships attract 26,500 tourists to Dubai


June 24th, 2010 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 23 (IANS/WAM) About 26,500 tourists visited Dubai between April 6 and June 14 on cruise liners, the Dubai tourism department said Wednesday. The Dubai Cruise Terminal at Port Rashid serviced 17 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Marlon Brando, Anthony Quinn exhibition to go on world tour


June 22nd, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 22 (ANI): An exhibition of rare and unseen photographs of late actors Marlon Brando and Anthony Quinn are to be displayed in Italy before touring the world.Officials of the estate ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Orca Killer Whale Spared After Drowning Trainer


February 26th, 2010 - 2:07 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Florida Feb 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dawn Brancheau was snatched from this world in a horrific incident that happened at Sea World in Florida yesterday at 2pm. During a daily afternoon "Dine ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Tunnel vision 2014 - to Ladakh by road in sleet and snow


December 8th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Work on the strategic Rohtang Tunnel that will ensure all weather road connectivity to Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir will begin early next year and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Haryana institute clones world’s second buffalo calf


June 7th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Karnal (Haryana), June 7 (IANS) Scientists at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) here in Haryana have successfully cloned a buffalo calf for the second time in the world, officials said Sunday. ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Lucknow zoo on global network


October 22nd, 2008 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 22 (IANS) The city zoo here will be able to share animal management and conservation information with other zoos across the world, officials said Wednesday. Out of 180 recognised zoos ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Strike at Kerala port leaves ships, lorries stranded


August 7th, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 7 (IANS) A flash strike by lorry drivers who bring in the containers to the Cochin Port Trust (CPT) has left ships and hundreds of lorries stranded in and around ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pakistan keen on Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline


June 24th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , June 24 (ANI): Pakistan is keen on developing the proposed Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline, terming it as important for solving the world energy crisis. Salman Farooqi, Chairman of the Planning ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

High oil prices could hit India’s growth


April 8th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by admin
(Commentary) By Sushma Ramachandran India's hopes of reaching a 10 percent growth rate on a sustained basis may be dashed if oil prices continue to rule at over $100 per barrel. Even the Planning ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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