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Penelope Cruz becomes first Spanish actress to win an Oscar
Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Penelope Cruz won the Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in Woody Allen's 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona', becoming the first Spanish actress to take home an Oscar.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 2:40:16 AM

Obama vows to halve budget deficit by term's end
Washington, Feb 24 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Monday promised to halve the country's ballooning federal budget deficit by the end of his four-year term in office, despite a deepening recession that has forced his administration to spend record amounts of money.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 2:09:38 AM

'US secret unit training Pakistan Army to fight Al Qaeda, Taliban'
New York, Feb 23 (IANS) Over 70 US military advisers and technical specialists are secretly working in Pakistan to help its armed forces battle Al Qaeda and Taliban militants in the country's lawless tribal areas, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

Monday, February 23, 2009 10:28:15 PM

Obama administration seeks to quell bank fears
Washington, Feb 23 (DPA) President Barack Obama's economic team sought to ease fears that US banks are on the verge of either collapse or nationalization, amid reports Monday that the government is considering a large ownership stake in Citigroup Inc.

Monday, February 23, 2009 9:26:23 PM

Citi's Pandit seeks to reassure employees about bank's future
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Amid reports that the US government is in talks to increase its stake in the Citigroup, its Indian American chief executive Vikram Pandit sought to reassure employees about the ailing banking giant's future.

Monday, February 23, 2009 8:49:09 PM

'Slumdog' kids have a whale of a time
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) The six kids who played the youngest and middle versions of the main characters in Oscar-smash hit 'Slumdog Millionaire' are loving it as they have a whale of a time in Los Angeles.

Monday, February 23, 2009 8:36:02 PM

Rahman's media-shy wife walks the red carpet with him
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Oscar-winning music maestro A.R. Rahman's media-shy better half Saira Banu walked the red carpet at the Kodak Theatre here for the 81st Annual Academy Awards.

Monday, February 23, 2009 7:55:56 PM

Rahman's media-shy wife walks the red carpet with him
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Oscar-winning music maestro A.R. Rahman's media-shy better half Saira Banu walked the red carpet at the Kodak Theatre here for the 81st Annual Academy Awards.

Monday, February 23, 2009 7:37:50 PM

'Jai Ho' for India at the Oscars
Los Angeles/Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) From the slums of Mumbai to the glamorous world of Los Angeles, the world went 'Jai Ho' as India's sound magicians A.R. Rahman and Resul Pokutty made history along with lyricist Gulzar and bagged three Oscars for 'Slumdog Millionaire' that won eight of its 10 nominations in a ceremony that had India written all over.

Monday, February 23, 2009 6:51:56 PM

'Slumdog Oscaraire' - perfect blend of Indian exotica and brilliant cinema
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) After a breathless evening where it seemed that everything was indeed written, the combined toast of two filmmaking cultures, 'Slumdog Millionaire', swept the 81st Academy Awards, winning eight out of 10 Oscars.

Monday, February 23, 2009 6:29:38 PM

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