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Jodorowski’S Dune (G) ****

Jodorowski’S Dune (G) ****

Dreams die hard.Especially in the world of make believe. Countless people think they can make it in the movies – both in front and behind the camera. Disappointments are a dime a dozen in the harsh business world of Hollywood where people in the past have been taken advantage of. Courage is needed to stick [...]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment, Movie Reviews | Read More »

White Supremacist Shooting Spree Kills Three Jews In US

White Supremacist Shooting Spree Kills Three Jews In US

WASHINGTON – A nation that delivers lofty lectures to various countries on religious freedoms and related discrimination and violence – including to plural, secular democracies such as India – had the ignominy on Sunday of facing up to a dreadful anti-Semitic attack in which a white supremacist shot and killed three people outside Jewish facilities [...]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in International | Read More »

NDTV Opinion Poll Gives NDA A Clear Majority

NDTV Opinion Poll Gives NDA A Clear Majority

An opinion poll on NDTV has projected that BJP and its allies would get 275 seats in the 543-member House.
NEW DELHI – For the first time in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, a poll on Monday predicted a clear majority for any pre-poll alliance with NDTV projecting that NDA would get 275 seats in the [...]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in International | Read More »

Google And Facebook Going Head-To-Head For Control Of The Skies

Google And Facebook Going Head-To-Head For Control Of The Skies

LONDON – At twelves miles up the atmosphere things seem pretty quiet. Commercial flights are safely stowed six miles below along with the threat of any turbulence or convection; temperatures are stable, the sun is shining and everything is pretty much still.
Yet it’s in this quiet portion of the stratosphere that the next battle two [...]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in International | Read More »

Transgender Persons Declared Third Gender By Indian Court

Transgender Persons Declared Third Gender By Indian Court

NEW DELHI – The Supreme Court on Tuesday recognised the transgender community as a third gender and directed the government to treat ‘hijras’ and eunuchs as socially backward and offer them employment and educational quota.
“We direct the Centre and the state governments to take steps to treat them as socially and educationally backward classes of [...]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in News, South Asian | Read More »

Man Gets 6 Months In Prison For Being ‘Too Good At Sex’

Man Gets 6 Months In Prison For Being ‘Too Good At Sex’

NEW YORK – Too much of a good thing is bad. And if you are too good at sex, you can be jailed. That’s what this Italian man named Romeo found out recently when he was sentenced to six months in prison for being “too good at sex”.
Sick of his girlfriend’s moaning, neighbours of Romeo [...]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in International | Read More »

Washington Post, Guardian Win Pulitzers For NSA Revelations, Snowden Says Prize A ‘Vindication’

Washington Post, Guardian Win Pulitzers For NSA Revelations, Snowden Says Prize A ‘Vindication’

NEW YORK – Washington Post and Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service on Monday for revealing the US government’s sweeping surveillance programs in a blockbuster series of stories based on secret documents supplied by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
The Pulitzer for breaking news was awarded to Boston Globe for its “exhaustive and empathetic” coverage [...]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in International | Read More »

Pakistani Brothers Return To Cannibalism After Release

Pakistani Brothers Return To Cannibalism After Release

Two brothers in Pakistan’s Punjab province, who were found guilty of cannibalism in 2011, have been caught with the head of a young boy
ISLAMABAD – In a shocking case, two brothers in Pakistan’s Punjab province, who were found guilty of cannibalism in 2011, have been caught with the head of a young boy, a media [...]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in International | Read More »

Kejriwal Says Public Failed To Understand The Big Sacrifice AAP Made By Resigning In Delhi

Kejriwal Says Public Failed To Understand The Big Sacrifice AAP Made By Resigning In Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal insisted that he made a “sacrifice” by resigning as chief minister of Delhi.
VARANASI – AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said he committed a “mistake” of not consulting people before resigning as chief minister of Delhi.
“I think we made a mistake on (the issue of) resignation. Resignation in principle was (however) right,” Kejriwal [...]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in International | Read More »

Manmohan Singh’s Ex-Aide Says PM Had To Accept Sonia Gandhi As ‘Centre Of Power’

Manmohan Singh’s Ex-Aide Says  PM Had To Accept Sonia Gandhi As ‘Centre Of Power’

PM SINGH A “KEPT MAN”!
NEW DELHI – In a candid admission that would give ammunition to UPA critics in the poll season, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is quoted in a book, written by his former media adviser, as saying that the system of two power centres – which marked the governing arrangement at the Centre [...]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in News, South Asian | Read More »