| 2011 | January

  • Indian Naval ship INS VindhyaGiri on fire

    Mumbai, Jan 31 (): Indian Navy ‘s INS VindhyaGiri after a collision is sinking with a huge load of oil on board. All Navy personnel have been evacuated. INS Vindhyagiri had collided with a Norwegian container vessel M V Nordlake in the Mumbai harbour yesterday and was brought to the navy dockyard. An official said…

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  • Run fest expected in Napier ODI

    Napier (New Zealand), Jan.31 (ANI): New Zealand’s last visit to Napier resulted in a thrilling two-wicket victory over Australia in March, thanks to a blazing 49 not out by Scott Styris as the Black Caps chased 276. It was New Zealand’s 20th win from 33 ODIs at McLean Park. Against Pakistan in Napier, New Zealand…

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  • Indian, Indonesian business chambers sign 16 MOUs

    New Delhi, Jan.25 (ANI): Business chambers of India and Indonesia on Wednesday signed 16 memoranda of understanding on the sidelines of a three-day state visit to India by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The agreements signed included bilateral cooperation in urea manfacturing; development of an industrial complex for heavy minerals; construction of a railway line…

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  • Fishermen killings: May 17 seeks Pranab, SM Krishna resignation

    Chennai, Jan 23 (): Demands for the resignation of Central Ministers Pranab Mukherjee, SM Krishna and AK Antony were raised by the Chennai based organization “May 17th” in relation to the increased killing of Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy along the Tamil Nadu coast . Yet another fisherman from Tamil Nadu state was killed by…

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  • Ang Lee shoots in India for Life of Pi

    Puduchery, Jan 19 (): Oscar-winning director Ang Lee began shooting the film “Life of Pi” at the century old Holy Rosary Church based in the coastal town. The film is based on Booker Prize winning novel “Life of Pi” by Canadian author Yann Martel. The sequences showing the lead character’s childhood would be shot at various locations…

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  • Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban welcome a baby girl via surrogate

    London, Jan 18 (ANI): Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman welcomed a baby girl via a surrogate mother last month. The 43-year-old star and her husband, country singer Keith Urban, are already parents to daughter Sunday Rose, 2. On Monday, the couple proudly declared the arrival of another little girl, Faith Margaret Kidman Urban. She was born…

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  • Salvo: Government Fires First Salvo against Inflation

    Government Fires First Salvo against Inflation (Business Line – Friday the 14th January) Fires First Salvo: Fires – shoot at something, Dismiss someone. Two entirely different meanings. Here it is used in the context of “shooting at something” . The journalist fired a number of questions at the chief minister. The agitating employees were fired…

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  • Bill for Illegal Pak immigrants’ protection tabled in US Congress

    Washington, Jan 16(ANI): The Temporary Protection Status (TPS) Bill for illegal Pakistani immigrants in the United States has been tabled in Congress. L. Green, the Democratic Party congressman hailing from Texas, presented the TPS Bill in US Congress on Sunday, Geo News reports. The bill seeks temporary protection status for illegal Pakistani immigrants in America,…

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  • Owen Wilson welcomes a baby boy!

    Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): ‘Little Fockers’ star Owen Wilson has a new role to tackle: fatherhood! The 42-year-old actor and his girlfriend Jade Duell welcomed a baby boy in Hawaii Friday. “Everyone is doing well,” People mag quoted his rep as saying. News of Wilson’s impending fatherhood was just revealed on Jan. 10. Wilson and…

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  • Wide support for Jagan’s Delhi fast

    New Delhi, Jan 11 (): Jagan who is on a one day fast in Delhi to protest against the Krishna water Tribunal verdict has got twenty five MLA’s and two MP’s from the Congress to sit with him. This puts to rest all speculation that Jagan did not have a considerable support base. His new…

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