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Everything you need to know about Puri: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Everything you need to know about Puri: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Sand artist Pattnaik conferred honorary doctorate

May 2, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Bhubaneswar, May 2 (IANS) Internationally-famed sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik was Wednesday conferred an honorary doctorate by a university in his home state Odisha.

10 lakh students appear in all-India engineering entrance test

April 29, 2012 at 10:50 PM

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Around 10 lakh students Sunday appeared in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) 2012 at 1,735 centres across the country.

Nathalia is Pooja Bhatt's discovery, says RGV

April 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma says he found the Indo-Brazilian model Nathalia Kaur, who is doing an item number in his forthcoming movie "Department", because of Pooja Bhatt.


UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrives in India

April 26, 2012 at 8:26 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, accompanied by his wife Ban Soon-taek, and senior advisers, arrived in India Thursday on a three-day official visit during which he is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss India's role in the global body, including its reforms.

Conservation meets traditional art - with corporate help

April 21, 2012 at 2:53 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Conservation and wildlife are meeting the arts and traditional crafts of India to spread a powerful green message in the country. And the movement is roping in corporates and conservation agencies.

Bollywood finally sets stage for theatre veterans

April 21, 2012 at 12:45 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) For long they've played second fiddle to mainstream actors in films despite a strong theatre background. But the tables have turned for veterans like Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher, Irrfan and Om Puri who graduated from stage to screen and are bagging prominent roles in Bollywood.

Pakistanis cook a platter, forge cultural bonds

April 15, 2012 at 11:39 AM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) If you thought Pakistan has only a limited menu to offer, you were wrong! Renowned chefs from across the border dished out a cuisine that is robust and nuanced, infused with sensibility and made with the best local ingredients at the four-day Pakistan Lifestyle Expo in the Indian capital that ends Sunday.

Out of home, into limelight for MCD's women candidates

April 13, 2012 at 4:35 PM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Leaving their jobs and household chores aside for a change, women candidates in Sunday's Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls are enjoying the limelight of campaigning and the challenge that lies ahead.

Pakistan expo aims to reap trade benefits, goodwill

April 12, 2012 at 6:03 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday showcased a wide range of products here at a trade fair, signifying its search for a peace dividend with India with greater economic and commercial engagements.

Accessorise or try a bikini sari when on holiday

April 11, 2012 at 12:21 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The holiday season is round the corner and you don't know what to pack? Designers suggest jazzing up the resort wardrobe with accessories or going for innovative garments like the bikini sari and bright colour kaftans teamed with studded footwear.

India says UN reform delay 'at own peril'

April 11, 2012 at 9:24 AM

United Nations, April 11 (IANS) India has reiterated that reform and expansion of the UN Security Council are essential if it is to reflect contemporary reality, warning any delay would be "at our own peril".

Lifestyle Pakistan aims at direct India-Pakistan trade

April 10, 2012 at 6:18 PM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) From clothing and home furnishings to delicious Pakistani delicacies - the capital will get to enjoy all this and more at the first Lifestyle Pakistan exhibition which starts at the Pragati Maidan here Thursday. It aims to open up direct trade between the two nations.

More than 100 Pak exhibitors to showcase their talent in Delhi

April 9, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Karachi, Apr 9 (ANI): The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) held a press conference in Karachi on Friday to announce the country's first mega lifestyle exhibition, Lifestyle Pakistan, in New Delhi, India.

India to host Pakistani lifestyle expo

April 8, 2012 at 9:29 AM

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) In a major step towards normalising business relations, India will host an exhibition in which over 100 Pakistani lifestyle companies will showcase their products and services this week.

Usha Nadkarni to play 'sutradhar' (With Image)

April 6, 2012 at 2:09 PM

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) TV actress Usha Nadkarni, popular for playing a sweet-and-sour mother-in-law in "Pavitra Rishta", will now play a 'sutradhar' (narrator) for a weekend special of "Kairi - Rishta Khatta Meetha".

Rights panel plans open hearing in Odisha

April 4, 2012 at 10:32 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said Wednesday it will hold an open public hearing at Puri April 9 on various issues concerning the scheduled castes in Odisha.

Delhi cops pulled up for dacoity case flip-flop

April 1, 2012 at 3:25 PM

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) A court here has acquited five men accused of dacoity and pulled up the Delhi Police for making contradictory statements in the case.

Talks with Maoists for release of kidnapped will continue: Orissa Home Secretary

April 1, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Bhubaneswar, Apr.1 (ANI): Orissa's Home Secretary U N Behera has said the state government will need time to secure the release of two persons still held captive by the Maoists.

India contributes $4.71 mn more to UN Democracy Fund

March 31, 2012 at 6:32 PM

United Nations, March 31 (IANS) India has made a further contribution of $4.71 million to the UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF) set up in 2005 to encourage participation of all groups in democratic processes.

'Blood Money': Bhatts' recycled morality tale disappoints (IANS Hindi Film Review)

March 30, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Film: 'Blood Money'; Starring: Kunal Kemmu, Amrita Puri, Manish Chaoudhary, Sunil Sickand

'Blood Money' tells tale of diamond mafia (IANS Preview)

March 28, 2012 at 2:16 PM

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) After dealing with the evils of pornographic films in 2005 release "Kalyug", the Bhatt camp's next, "Blood Money", deals with the diamond mafia. It releases Friday.

Today's television frivolous, lacks worthwhile content: Om Puri (Interview)

March 27, 2012 at 12:08 PM

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Om Puri returns to the small screen after over a decade as a 'sutradhar' or storyteller for new TV show "Chhal Sheh Aur Maat". But the veteran actor feels today's television is frivolous and lacks meaningful content.

Investments will boost India, US economies: Harvard India meet

March 27, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Boston, March 27 (IANS) The role of bilateral foreign direct investment in boosting the economies of India and the United States was highlighted at the Harvard India Conference here on the theme of "India: The Next Frontier."

Man shot dead in fight at wedding

March 25, 2012 at 9:36 PM

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) A 26-year-old man was killed and two others were injured in a fight between two groups at a marriage ceremony in north Delhi, police said Sunday.

Kunal Khemu falls sick (Movie Snippets)

March 25, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) Actor Kunal Khemu says he cancelled his Chandigarh trip to promote his forthcoming film "Blood Money" after he fell ill.

Hardeep Puri, Prashant Bhushan at Harvard meet

March 24, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Boston, March 24 (IANS) Leaders representing India's government, business, politics, law, media and entertainment, including Hardeep Puri, India's Permanent Representative at the UN and Supreme Court lawyer and civil society activist Prashant Bhushan, will be speaking at a two-day conference here this weekend to discuss India's global standing and its future.

Theatre keeps my skills sharp: Amrita Puri

March 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Actress Amrita Puri, who was noticed for her behejni-turned-modern makeover in her debut film "Aisha", says theatre helps her maintain her acting skills.

Maoist negotiator declines to act as mediator to free Italian hostages

March 20, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Bhubaneshwar, Mar 20 (ANI): Maoist interlocutor Biswapriya Kanungo has refused to mediate in the ongoing Italian hostage crisis in the state, after the Maoists named him as one of three negotiators to hold talks with the government.

World Book Fair 2012 ended with bigger hopes

March 5, 2012 at 3:05 PM

The 20th edition of World Book Fair ended with a hope of a bigger event next time on Sunday. The nine day-long book fair, that was inaugurated by Mr. Kapil Sibal, Human Resource Development Minister, on 25 February was concluded on 4th March 2012

'Arogya Utsav' concludes with the hope to be a greater event next time

February 28, 2012 at 6:10 PM

The third edition of 'Arogya Utsav' concluded on February 27 amid huge success. The four days health fair based on alternative medicine systems that began on February 24 with the note to create awareness about Ayurvedic.....

India calls on global community to play constructive role in violence-hit Syria

February 1, 2012 at 8:44 PM

New York, Feb.1 (ANI): India has called on the international community to play a constructive role in facilitating political dialogue to end the crisis in violence-hit Syria.

India calls on global community to play constructive role in violence-hit Syria

February 1, 2012 at 12:27 PM

New York, Feb.1 (ANI): India has called on the international community to play a constructive role in facilitating political dialogue to end the crisis in violence-hit Syria.

Artistes throng Puri to participate in annual beach festival

November 26, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Puri (Orissa), Nov.26 (ANI): Indian and foreign artistes are actively participating in the five-day-long annual Puri Beach Festival.

Southampton Varsity develops revolutionary ultra-sonic nozzle that will change the way water cleans

November 25, 2011 at 8:23 PM

Southampton (UK), Nov.25 (ANI): A team of scientists from the University of Southampton have developed a revolutionary ultrasonic attachment for taps, which massively enhances the ability of water to clean.

Coming soon, a TV ad that only dogs can hear and understand!

October 2, 2011 at 2:32 PM

London, Oct 2 (ANI): The world's largest food company is all set to launch a television commercial that is aimed especially at man's best friend.

Indian optimistic about China's support for permanent UNSC membership

September 23, 2011 at 11:44 AM

New York, Sep.23 (ANI): India is optimistic that a so far reluctant China will soon support India's bid for permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Authorities step up relief efforts to tackle floods in Orissa

September 14, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Puri (Orissa), Sep.14 (ANI): Health authorities in Puri, Orissa, have stepped up relief efforts after floods killed 16 people and rendered thousands homeless in the last one week.

China to participate in 6th Expo Pakistan 2011

August 31, 2011 at 3:54 PM

Karachi, August 31(ANI): China will participate in the 6th Expo Pakistan scheduled to be held in Karachi from October 20- 23, 2011.

Security personnel defuse bomb recovered in Assam train

August 12, 2011 at 5:29 PM

Gopalpara (Assam), Aug 12 (ANI): A major mishap was averted in Assam's Gopalpara District on Friday after the security personnel defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), which they found inside the Kamakhya-Puri Express.

Purify your glass of water by slipping a banana peel into it

August 11, 2011 at 5:55 PM

Washington, August 11 (ANI): Banana peels, useful in polishing silverware and leather shoes, may have another surprising use -as a water purifier.

Angelina Jolie honoured at Bosnia's Sarajevo Film Festival

July 31, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Washington, July 31 (ANI): Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were spotted attending the Sarajevo Film Festival in Bosnia where the actress received the 'Honorary Heart of Sarajevo' award at the closing ceremonies.

UK couple 'surprised' to know one of Hitler's bombers is buried in their garden

July 19, 2011 at 11:59 AM

London, July 19 (ANI): A couple in UK was 'surprised' to know that one of Hitler's bombers is buried in their garden.

Noted Puri sculptor creates 8-foot high sculpture on terrorism

July 15, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Puri (Orissa), July 15 (ANI): Attempting to spread awareness about eradicating the menace of militancy from the entire world, renowned sculptor artiste Sudarsan Pattnaik has created an eight-feet-high sand sculpture on the theme 'stop terrorism' in Orissa's Puri city in the wake of the serial blasts in Mumbai.

Northeast militant groups continue to indulge in violence

July 15, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Guwahati, July 15 (ANI): While most militant groups in the northeast are talking with the government for a peaceful settlement, there are some who are still engaged in violent activities in an effort to create instability in the region.

Orissa priests campaign against police action during car festival

July 10, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Puri, July 10 (ANI): Temple priests campaigned against police officials at Puri for baton charging them during the car festival of Hindu God Jagannath.

Hindu priests protest against Swami Agnivesh's statement over Amarnath shrine

May 22, 2011 at 9:25 PM

Ludhiana, May 22(ANI): Hundreds of protestors belonging to the Sangla Shiwala Mandir carried out a demonstration against social activist Swami Agnivesh in Ludhiana on Sunday.

Burning of wheat stubble continues in Punjab despite state government ban

May 19, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Ludhiana, May 19 (ANI): Despite the Punjab Government banning the burning of wheat stubble, the process continues in the state, and this is causing large scale pollution and asthmatic problems.

Americans think using credit cards is 'patriotic'

May 10, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Washington, May 10 (ANI): A new study has concluded that taking on significant debt has become "normal"-and even patriotic-to some consumers in the U.S.

Madonna dresses up as Charlie Chaplin for fancy dress party

March 22, 2011 at 12:18 PM

London, Mar 22 (ANI): Queen of Pop Madonna celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim by dressing up as Charlie Chaplin at a fancy dress celebration in New York City.

Animal rescue operations begin in Japan

March 20, 2011 at 3:28 PM

Tokyo, Mar.20 (ANI): Operations have begun in Japan to rescue lost and injured animals affected by the March 11 devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Japanese students in India share their anxiety on tsunami

March 13, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Puri, Mar 13 (ANI): A group of students from Tokyo's Keio University shared their anguish on the recent tsunami and tremor that devastated Japan, at an exhibition of photographs hosted in Puri today.

Prithvi-II, Dhanush missiles test fired successfully

March 11, 2011 at 8:20 PM

Bhubaneswar, Mar 11 (ANI): India on Friday successfully test fired its nuclear-capable ballistic missiles Prithvi-II and "Dhanush", both having a range of 350 kms, from separate locations off the Orissa coast.

Pollution forms an invisible barrier for marine life

March 11, 2011 at 4:44 PM

London, Mar 11 (ANI): Rapidly growing human populations near the ocean are massively altering coastal water ecosystems, according to a new study.

Hindus send greetings to Jews on Purim

March 8, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Nevada (US), March 08 (ANI): Hindus have sent greetings to Jewish communities world over on Purim, which falls on March 20 this year.

Orissa Police seize 18 tons of silver in Puri

February 27, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Puri (Orissa), Feb.27 (ANI): Orissa Police has seized 18 tons of silver bricks in Puri from the ancient Emar Mutt located in front of the 12th century Sri Jagannath Temple.

Depiction of World cup through sand

February 12, 2011 at 6:54 PM

Puri, Feb 12 (ANI): With world cup 2011 just a week away, popular sand artist Sudharshan Patnaik and students made a replica of cricket stadium with a lively pitch, on the beach in Puri.

Citibank fraud: Puri sent to judicial custody till Jan.28

January 14, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Gurgaon, Jan 14 (ANI): A local court here on Friday sent Shivraj Puri, the main accused in the alleged Rs 400 crore Citibank fraud, into judicial remand till January 28.

Citibank fraud: Main accused Puri's remand extended till Friday

January 12, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Gurgaon, Jan 12 (ANI): A local court here on Wednesday extended the police remand of Shivraj Puri, the main accused in the alleged Rs 400 crore Citibank fraud till January 14.

Several parties involved in Citibank fraud, says Aggarwal

January 5, 2011 at 9:17 PM

Gurgaon, Jan 5 (ANI): Sanjeev Aggarwal, who is the first complainant in the Rs. 300 crore Citibank fraud, on Wednesday asserting that the fraud is a systemic failure said several parties are involved in the scam.

Citibank fraud: Gurgaon Police registers FIR against Citi Group CEO Pandit

January 4, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Gurgaon, Jan 4 (ANI): Gurgaon Police on Tuesday registered an FIR against Citi Group CEO Vikram Pandit and ten other officials in the cheating case worth around Rs. 300-crore pulled off by suspended Citibank manager Shivraj Puri, who worked at the bank's Gurgaon branch.

Citibank fraud: Gurgaon Police summons Puri's parents for interrogation

January 4, 2011 at 4:50 PM

Gurgaon, Jan 4 (ANI): Gurgaon Police has summoned suspended Citibank manager Shivraj Puri's parents for questioning in the cheating case worth around Rs. 300 crore.

Lalu Yadav visits Jagannath temple to celebrate New Year

January 1, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Puri, Jan 1 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav visited the Jagannath temple here on Saturday to mark the beginning of the New Year with god's blessings.

RBI to probe Citibank scam in Gurgaon

January 1, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Gurgaon, Jan.1 (ANI): The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has begun a probe into the Rs. 300 crore scam that took place at the Gurgaon branch of Citibank.

Citibank fraud: Manager surrenders in Gurgaon

December 30, 2010 at 2:45 PM

Gurgaon, Dec 30 (ANI): Citibank manager Shivraj Puri, accused of cheating investors of around Rs. 400 crore, surrendered in Gurgaon on Thursday.

Sand sculpture of Santa Claus spreads 'Go Green' message in Puri

December 25, 2010 at 9:26 PM

Puri (Orissa), Dec.25 (ANI): Renowned sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik created the world's biggest green coloured Santa Claus at the Golden beach of Puri to spread the message of 'Go Green'.

Puri beach festival is a great boost to tourism: Orissa Tourism Minister

November 25, 2010 at 8:37 PM

Puri, Nov.25 (ANI): Orissa Tourism Minister Debi Prasad Mishra has said the 16th International Annual Puri Beach Festival is a boost to the tourism sector of Orissa and is very popular with foreign artists.

Indian-origin boffins introduce thermotherapy as a chemotherapy alternative

November 23, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A research team, including Indian-origin scientists, has introduced a new method to target and destroy cancerous cells.he cancer treatment uses hyperthermia to elevate the temperature of tumor cells, while keeping the surrounding healthy tissue at a lower degree of body heat.

USINPAC welcomes Obama's endorsement of India for the permanent UNSC membership

November 9, 2010 at 1:16 PM

Washington, Nov.9 (ANI): The US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) has welcomed President Barack Obama's endorsement for India's bid for the permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Rohan-Aisam image nominated for 'Peace and Sport' award for India, Pak bonhomie

October 12, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Islamabad, Oct 12 (ANI): The "Indo-Pak Express" comprising Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and India's Rohan Bopanna is again in news, as the duo's image taken during the semifinals of the US Open 2010 has been nominated for the Peace and Sport award.

Akshay Kumar promotes 'Action Replayy' in Mumbai

October 10, 2010 at 4:08 PM

Mumbai, Oct.10 (ANI): Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar promoted his upcoming Bollywood flick 'Action Replayy' in Mumbai.

Manipulating muscle stem cells could treat muscular dystrophy

October 10, 2010 at 3:45 PM

Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): A team of scientists recently uncovered the molecular messengers that translate inflammatory signals into the genetic changes that tell muscle stem cells to differentiate.

Orissa takes steps to conserve its coastline

October 1, 2010 at 4:51 PM

Bhubaneswar/Puri, Oct 1 (ANI): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced plans to initiate an Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP) in his State.

Kiwi women believe dogs are better listeners than their partners: Survey

August 23, 2010 at 2:14 PM

Wellington, Aug 23 (ANI): Kiwi women believe dogs are better listeners than their partners, while for men, dogs are a lot more loving, says a new NZ survey.

Amarnath pilgrims worship Holy Mace in Srinagar

August 19, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Srinagar, Aug 19 (ANI): Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir prayed before 'Charri Mubarak' (the Holy Mace of Lord Shiva) at the Shanakaracharya Temple here on Thursday.

Moser Baer's energy business attracts investment of Rs.13.5 billion from Blackstone

August 18, 2010 at 6:12 PM

New York/Mumbai, Aug.18 (ANI-Business Wire India): Moser Baer Projects Private Limited (MBPPL), a developer of power generation facilities with a diverse pipeline of thermal, solar and hydroelectric power projects has attracted an investment of INR 13.5 billion (approximately USD 300 million / INR 1,350 crore) from The Blackstone Group.

Sand sculpture created on Puri beach to spread swine flu awareness

August 14, 2010 at 3:40 PM

Puri (Orissa), Aug 14 (ANI): Sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik created a sculpture depicting swine flu at Puri beach, to generate awareness of the disease.

USINPAC urges Obama to reconsider enacting H1-B visa fee hike

August 13, 2010 at 11:06 AM

Washington, Aug.13 (ANI): The US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) has strongly urged President Barack Obama to reconsider the enactment of the H1-B and L-1 visa fee hike provision in the border security bill.

Noted sand sculptor creates replica of Jagannath chariot festival in Puri

July 13, 2010 at 6:51 PM

Puri (Orissa), July 13 (ANI): Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik toiled hard to create eye-catching sculpture of the Jagannath 'Rath Yatra'.

Woman killed during Orissa Jagannath Rath Yatra in Orissa

July 13, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Bhubaneswar, July 13 (ANI): A woman devotee was killed and two injured in a stampede during the Jagannath Rath Yatra festival in Puri in Orissa on Tuesday.

Wooden chariots being prepared for 'Chariot Festival'

July 10, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Bhubaneswar, July 10 (ANI): Preparations are in full swing in Orissa's Puri city to construct three wooden chariots of Lord Jagannath for the annual Rath Yatra or Chariot Festival.

Potential drug treatment for noise-induced hearing loss

July 1, 2010 at 3:26 PM

Washington, July 1 (ANI): Kiwi researchers have discovered that a potent new drug restores hearing after noise-induced hearing loss in rats.

Thousands of devotees take part in bathing festival of deities at Puri's Jagannath temple

June 26, 2010 at 9:36 PM

Puri (Orissa), June 26(ANI): Thousands of devotees on Saturday took part in the annual Deva Snana Poornima at the famed temple of Jagannath in Puri, Orissa.

Orissa steps to revive traditional temple dance

June 21, 2010 at 1:55 PM

Puri (Orissa), June 21 (ANI): A unique dance festival was organized in Orissa's Puri city on Sunday to revive the age-old tradition of Devadasis, or temple dancers.

Bhopal tragedy : Complaint filed against Arjun Singh

June 15, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Bhopal, June 15 (ANI): A complaint has been registered against veteran Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Arjun Singh over his alleged role in the release of former Union Carbide Chairman Warren Anderson, the prime accused in the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy, who was allowed to leave the country soon after the catastrophe.

People flock eastern India's Orissa beaches to escape heat

June 5, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Puri, June 5 (ANI): With different parts of the country reeling under a heat wave, harried inhabitants are flocking to the beautiful beaches of Puri in Orissa to rejuvinate themselves.

Orissa devotees celebrate 'Chandan Yatra'

June 4, 2010 at 9:44 PM

Puri (Orissa), June 4 (ANI): Scores of devotees are converging in the holy city of Puri to celebrate the 42 day-long festival of 'Chandan Yatra'.

Ancient lost city in Mexico discovered

June 2, 2010 at 2:59 PM

Washington, Apr 10 (ANI): Ruins of an ancient urban center in the heart of the Puripecha Empire in Lake Patzcuaro Basin, located in the central Mexican state of Michoacan, have been discovered by a Colorado State University archaeologist and his team.

'Attractive' CEOs earn more

April 27, 2010 at 2:00 PM

Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A CEO's appearance can qualify the executive for a paycheck higher than his less "executive looking" colleague, according to a new study.

Facebook 'has healing power once harnessed by ancient Greek philosophers'

April 17, 2010 at 5:16 PM

Melbourne, Apr 17 (ANI): Facebook and Twitter have a self-healing power which was once harnessed by ancient Greek philosophers, according to a new study.

Facebook 'has healing power once harnessed by ancient Greek philosophers'

April 17, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Melbourne, Apr 17 (ANI): Facebook and Twitter have a self-healing power which was once harnessed by ancient Greek philosophers, according to a new study.

Naxals threaten to blow up Orissa Chief Minister's office

March 28, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Bhubaneswar, Mar 28 (ANI): The Orissa Chief Minister's Office (CMO) on Sunday afternoon received an e-mail allegedly sent by Maoists that carried a threat to blow up Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's residence.

Peaches Geldof denies 'sex romp while on heroin' claims

March 27, 2010 at 4:06 PM

London, Mar 27 (ANI): Claim of Irish singer Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches indulging in a heroin fuelled sex romp has emerged.

Pooches to play flower girls at Brisbane couple's wedding!

March 26, 2010 at 4:34 PM

Melbourne, Mar 26 (ANI): A Brisbane couple has decided that their pooches will be replacing the flower girls on their wedding.

Endangered Olive Ridley turtles start mass nesting in Orissa

March 16, 2010 at 7:13 PM

Bhubneswer, Mar. 16 (ANI): The endangered Olive Ridley turtles began mass nesting at the Rushikulya beach in Orissa late on Monday night.

Holi highlights communal bonds in Orissa

March 1, 2010 at 5:51 PM

Puri, March 1 (ANI): Hindus and Muslims of Orissa's Puri district set an example of communal harmony by playing Holi together.

ABBA helps Jews celebrate ancient festival in Sydney

March 1, 2010 at 5:51 PM

Sydney, Mar 1 (ANI): ABBA members Bjorn, Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid are said to have helped Jews in Sydney celebrate a festival that dates back about 2500 years.

Now, Berlusconi chooses "Jolie of Puglia" as his party's poll candidate

February 19, 2010 at 4:08 PM

London, Feb 19 (ANI): Graziana Capone, a law graduate and model who has been dubbed "the Angelina Jolie of Puglia," the southern region from which she hails, could be filling Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's list of political candidates for elections next month.

Sacha Baron Cohen dismisses wedding reports

February 8, 2010 at 11:53 PM

Melbourne, Feb 8 (ANI): Sacha Baron Cohen has dismissed reports that he's set to marry Isla Fisher later this month.

Vedanta, Larsen and Toubro plans mega steel plant in Orissa

January 22, 2010 at 12:51 PM

Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (ANI): UK-based Vedanta Resources Plc and India's Larsen and Toubro (L and T) plan to set-up a mega joint venture steel projects in Orissa.

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