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Darbar's charge 'unprecedented and preposterous': Oscar panel
Washington, June 11 (IANS) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has dismissed as 'unprecedented and preposterous' Indian music composer Ismail Darbar's charge that A.R. Rahman 'bought' his Oscars for 'Slumdog Millionaire' in 2009.

Saturday, June 11, 2011 2:02:57 PM

California to let Sikh prisoners keep beards
Washington, June 11 (IANS) California has agreed to allow prisoners in the state to keep unshorn beards in accordance with their faith, according to the Sikh Coalition, a community advocacy group.

Saturday, June 11, 2011 8:47:16 AM

US may give India access to Headley again
Washington, June 11 (IANS) The United States has said that it would consider providing India access again to confessed Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley now that the trial of his friend Pakistan-born Canadian Tahawwur Rana is over.

Saturday, June 11, 2011 8:26:05 AM

BlackBerry tablet to hit India within a month
Toronto, June 11 (IANS) The BlackBerry tablet PlayBook will hit markets in India and 15 other countries within the next month, Research In Motion (RIM) said Friday.

Saturday, June 11, 2011 7:35:40 AM

Fathers,not mothers, influence what children eat
Washington, June 10 (IANS) A man's choice of where to eat could literally tip the scales on his child's health as his perceptions of family meals carry more weight, so to speak, than mothers', according to a new study

Friday, June 10, 2011 5:42:21 PM

Ricky Martin would like to have a daughter
Buenos Aires, June 10 (IANS/EFE) Singer Ricky Martin - who is already the father of twin boys - says he would like to have a daughter.

Friday, June 10, 2011 4:44:36 PM

Rana 'not guilty' for Mumbai, India disappointed
Chicago/New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) In a verdict that 'disappointed' India, a US jury cleared Pakistan-born Canadian Tahawwur Rana of charges that he helped with the Mumbai attack while convicting him of supporting Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Islamist militant group blamed for the carnage.

Friday, June 10, 2011 4:44:22 PM

New way to make lighter, stronger steel in a flash
Washington, June 10 (IANS) A Detroit entrepreneur surprised university engineers here recently when he invented a heat-treatment that makes steel seven percent stronger than any steel on record - all in less than 10 seconds.

Friday, June 10, 2011 4:39:21 PM

Journalist stabbed to death
San Salvador, June 10 (IANS/EFE) A journalist and radio host was stabbed to death in El Salvador, police said.

Friday, June 10, 2011 4:23:08 PM

US lauds India's model of engaging Africa
Washington, June 10 (IANS) The US has lauded India's model of encouraging growth in Africa as the two countries gear up to collaborate in the 53-nation continent's agricultural sector.

Friday, June 10, 2011 4:06:55 PM

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