| 2012 | January | 23

  • Twitter to surpass 500 million registered users later today

    London, Feb 23 (ANI): Popular micro blogging site Twitter is likely to hit 500 million registered users later today, a report has said. Twopcharts, a third-party Twitter analysis company claimed that the website, which processes more than a billion tweets a week, is set to hit the milestone figure soon. The figure, however, relates to…

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  • My fingers

    [ Poetry serial – Malartamil poems – in the Citizen Column on Fridays and Mondays] My fingers Early in the dawn Upon waking up I wish to write All my night dreams Before forgetting. Your distant eyes Are piercing the morning cold Into the roots of my hairs. Your smile is spread All over my…

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  • Mercedes aims to break into F1 top three

    London, Feb 22(ANI): Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn has said his team is no longer happy with fourth place position in Formula One and wants to break the dominance Red Bull, McLaren and Ferrari in 2012. The German car giant, possibly one of the biggest spenders, and contributors to the sport, has finished fourth in…

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  • Govt. dismisses reports over curb on powers of EC

    New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): The Central Government on Wednesday rubbished reports that it was considering a review of the Model Code of Conduct that would include bringing it out of the purview of the Election Commission. “Yesterday, some controversy has been raised about the Model Code of Conduct on which our ministers have already…

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  • Door still open for Ponting to return to Oz ODI squad: Clarke

    Hobart (Australia), Feb.23 (ANI): Australian captain Michael Clarke has said that Ricky Ponting’s one-day career may not be over. While admitting that he was part of the National Selection Panel (NSP) meeting that decided to axe Ponting from the one-day squad, Clarke said that there was a slight chance the former Australian captain could return…

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  • Chennai Police kill five suspect bank robbers in an encounter

    Chennai, Feb.23 (ANI): Police in Chennai’s Velachery area confirmed on Thursday that they had killed five people in an encounter as they were trying to rob a bank late on Wednesday night. Police said that they had received a tip-off and surrounded a house on Vandikaran Street. The robbery suspects opened fire at the police…

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  • Beti B not named Abhilasha, says Amitabh Bachchan

    New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Fresh round of speculations regarding the name of Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachhcan’s daughter was sparked by columnist and writer Shobha De’s tweet. “Beti B to be named Abhilasha?That’s a stroke of genius. Well done,parents. Abhi and Ash.Truly inspired, if true,” Shobha De tweeted. However, Grand pa Amitabh Bachchan, who…

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