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  • Rajinikanth visits Tirupati (Tirumala)

    Chennai, Oct 21 (): Tamil superstar Rajinikanth visited the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala on Thursday to offer his prayers. Rajinikanth offered prayers at Tirumala for having recovered from ailment recently. He was ailing with kidney dysfunction, following which he had to be flown to Singapore for treatment. He thanked God for giving…

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  • Orionid Meteor Shower to Peak on Saturday (Oct. 22)

    October 21 (): The Orionid meteor shower is nearing its peak. The “shooting star” display will peak before sunrise on Saturday (Oct. 22). This year, the Moon and Mars are part of the show. The 2011 Orionid meteor shower will be visible on earth just before dawn (at around 5am) on Friday October 21st and…

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  • Native Place?

    Let’s get to the point; it’s a blog, not a novel you see. I am a software engineer (aka easy target), from Mannargudi (the land of Lord Sri Rajagopalaswamy), a small town in erstwhile Tanjore District, currently Nagapattinam district, Tamil Nadu. When I was 12 years old, my family moved to erstwhile Madras, currently Chennai,…

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  • Malaysia tops the list of safest countries in South-East Asia

    Chennai, Oct 18 (): Survey carried out among 153 countries, by the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness, The Institute for Economics and Peace, shows Malaysia as the 19th safest country in the world and the safest in South-East Asia region. Pushing down Singapore (24th) and other neighbouring countries, Indonesia (68th) and Thailand (107th), Malaysia…

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  • Amitabh Bachchan gets Australian doctorate

    Brisbane, Oct 21 ():  Bollywood’s biggest film star, Amitabh Bachchan has been awarded an honorary doctorate for his services to cinema over several decades by an Australian university on Thursday. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) recognised the legendary career of India’s biggest film star, Amitabh Bachchan, awarding the title, ‘Doctor of the University‘. Amitabh was awarded…

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  • Pawar calls for reforms in agriculture marketing

    New Delhi, Oct 21(ANI): Union Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Minister Sharad Pawar has called for reforms in agricultural marketing. Pawar said that the prevailing system which comprises regulated markets set up by the states under APMC Act has become a constraint on farmers’ ability to market their produce at the best possible prices. He…

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  • Man arrested for alleged sexual encounter with neighbor’s dog

    Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A Tennessee man has been arrested charged with criminal offense against an animal for allegedly having sex with his neighbor’s dog. Kimberly Lawson, 40, was seen pull his pants down and allow Adam, a German Shepherd, to ‘mount him’ at least three separate times in one hour, by witnesses who called…

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