May

14

2013

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Passenger Booted from Flight for Singing Non-stop

A passenger was booted off an American Airlines flight en route from Los Angeles to New York Monday when she would not stop singing Whitney Houston's hit "I Will Always Love You".

May

13

2013

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A Strip of Cloth That Makes Dry Cleaners Shudder

Some women go further — waiting until they travel to India to take care of their soiled saris. Assuming that saris are made there, they reason, Indian dry cleaners should know what they are doing.

May

13

2013

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Boy Genius Diagnosed with Autism Found to Have IQ Higher Than Einstein

A 14-year-old boy from Indiana, who was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism at the age of 2, has an IQ of 170, which is higher than Einstein’s, and he is now on the road to winning a Nobel Prize.

May

09

2013

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Surat Diamonds Found in Hollywood-style Heist

Robbers disguised as policemen had got away with $50 million worth of gemstones

Apr

30

2013

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Sudarsan Pattnaik's Award-winning Stunning Ganesha Sculpture

Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik was recently awarded Moscow choice prize for creating a sand sculpture of Lord Ganesh at World sand art championship 2013, Russia.

Apr

29

2013

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India Man Sailendra Nath Roy Dies During Ponytail Stunt

A Guinness World Record holder who attempted to cross a river in India suspended by his ponytail has died during the stunt.

Apr

25

2013

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Saudi Arabia Deports Man for Being Too Handsome and Irresistible to Women

If you thought that there’s no flip side to being impossibly handsome, think again! Apparently that chiseled face, the dreamy eyes fringed with lashes and the manly chest can lead to deportation. If you’re in Saudi Arabia, that is.

Apr

24

2013

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International Museum Of Toilets Now Officially Weird, Unusual

The International Museum Of Toilets that is housed in Delhi’s Palam area, has made it to the list of the Top 10 ‘Weird and Unusual’ museums in the world.

Apr

20

2013

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38% Indian Tourists Pocket Hotel Items

A global survey by an online accommodation booking service has revealed that 35% of the global travellers have no qualms about taking home hotel amenities.

Apr

17

2013

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NRI Devotee Donates $300,000 to Balaji Temple

In a princely offering, an NRI devotee from US today donated Rs. 16 crore to the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at nearby Tirumala.

Apr

15

2013

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Why Spend $250,000 on a Gold Shirt

An Indian man has bought one of the world's most expensive shirts, made with more than 3kg of gold and worth $250,000. His is an extreme case of an Indian obsession with the precious metal.

Apr

12

2013

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We Didn’t Order That – 6,000-mile Takeaway Snubbed

AN Indian restaurant owner travelled thousands of miles to deliver a curry takeaway to the African jungle – only to be told it had not been ordered.

Apr

05

2013

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A Dating Website for Beard Lovers

A new dating site is helping beard-lovers find love by putting them in touch with furry fellas.

Apr

04

2013

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Hindu Temple that Worships a Muslim Deity

Jhulasan village has perhaps the only Hindu temple that worships a Muslim deity - Dola Mata.

Mar

31

2013

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India Cardboard Traffic Police to Deter Violators

Police in the Indian city of Bangalore are using life-like cardboard figures of officers to try and stop traffic violations.

Mar

15

2013

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Tirupati Offers Sops to Raise Sale of Human Hair

Each woman devotee who donates hair measuring 31 inches will be gifted five laddus.

Mar

13

2013

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​2500-year-old City Discovered in Chhattisgarh

Archaeologists claim to have found remains of a 2,500-year-old city, buried at Tarighat in Durg district of Chhattisgarh where excavation work is to begin shortly.

Mar

13

2013

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Andheri HSG Society Imposes Fine Raj to Drive Bachelors Out

A society in Andheri has taken this discrimination to a whole new level. Not only has it banned flat owners from renting to bachelors, it has been fining those who do so.

Mar

11

2013

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Gold For a Bottle of Soda?

‘Made in India’ soda bottles are highly priced in Pakistan.

Mar

07

2013

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Indian Girl in Einstein Club

A 12-year-girl has scored 162 in a Mensa IQ test — the highest possible score for someone under 18 — making her more intelligent than 99 per cent of the population.

Feb

01

2013

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Scream At The Top of Your Lungs For Free Trip To Norway

The tourism board is inviting fans to submit a clip of themselves screaming to help build the longest video shriek and to win their chance for a free trip to Norway.

Jan

25

2013

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Why Did Men Stop Wearing High Heels

For generations they have signified femininity and glamour - but a pair of high heels was once an essential accessory for men.

Jan

22

2013

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Most Auspicious Wedding Date in 10,000 Years Flops

The most auspicious and romantic day in 10,000 years for weddings in China turned out to be a big flop as many couples who vowed "until death do us part" filed for divorce barely days later.

Jan

17

2013

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Pilot's Love for Kachoris Delays Flight by an Hour

The pilot wanted to fly via Jodhpur as she wanted to pick up an order for famous onion kachoris that she has placed.

Jan

16

2013

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Bathroom the Cleanest Place to Eat in Hotels

The next time you spend a holiday at a hotel, do not order food in bed. A new study says a bathroom is actually the most hygienic place to eat in most hotel rooms.

Jan

07

2013

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The Kilogram Has Put on Weight

The official kilogram - a cylinder-shaped hunk of metal - that defines the fundamental unit of mass, has itself gained weight, scientists say

Jan

02

2013

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History's Weirdest Fad Diets

As early as the Greeks and Romans people have been dieting. But while it was largely about health and fitness back then, it's the Victorians who really kick started the fad diet.

Dec

26

2012

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Why a Deity Should Be on India’s Richest List

In Hindu law a deity is considered to be a living person which can hold property, therefore the property or the treasure belong only to the deity and there is no substitution of the deity with the state.

Dec

17

2012

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Even ATMs Freeze in Himachal Cold

It's not unusual to see a queue outside an ATM counter, waiting till noon for the machine to be eased up by the rays of an unsure sun.

Dec

10

2012

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'90% Of Indians Are Idiots'

"It is true that I have said that 90% Indians (not all) are fools. My intention in saying so was not to hurt anyone but to awaken people to the realities.... The figure 90% is not a mathematical figure, it simply means that in my opinion a large proportion of Indians (and again I repeat, not all) are fools.

Dec

04

2012

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Crorepati Coach

Patna's favourite KBC coach teaches aspirants how to make theirs the fastest finger and stay cool on the hot seat.

Nov

28

2012

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India's Poster Boy for Vegetarianism – He's Just Fathered a Child at 96

The world's oldest father has been recruited by activists in India who maintain lifelong vegetarians retain their "vigour" better than others.

Nov

27

2012

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The Penguin Couple That Was Together For 16 Years

A new study has revealed Magellanic penguins as among the most faithful lovers in the animal kingdom.

Nov

26

2012

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India May be a Market for Heat-resistant Chocolate

Chocolate giant Cadbury has filed a patent for a treat that will not melt, even at 40 degrees Celsius, and hopes to sell it in hot countries like Brazil and India.

Nov

23

2012

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Postcard Mailed During World War II Arrives at New York Home

A postcard mailed nearly 70 years ago has finally arrived at the former upstate New York home of the couple who sent it. The postcard was sent July 4, 1943, from Rockford, Illinois, to sisters Pauline and Theresa Leisenring in Elmira.

Nov

05

2012

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India Wardens Bang Drums to Halt Peeing in Public

Volunteers in India armed with drums and whistles are to lead a crackdown on going to the toilet in public under a new scheme in the western state of Rajasthan.

Nov

02

2012

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World's Longest Married Couple is From Punjab

Karam Chand and his wife Katari, who have eight children and 28 grandchildren, have been married for 87 years, making them the world's longest married couple.

Oct

26

2012

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Indian Man Loses Bid to Buy Woman's Virginity

A Japanese man fended off strong competition from an Indian to secure a date with a 20-year-old Brazilian student, who sold her virginity for a USD 780,000 after putting it up for on-line auction for "charity".

Oct

22

2012

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Teachers Told to Wear Apron to Avoid Stares in Kerala

Managements of several private schools in Kerala want women teachers to adopt a dress code to avoid prying eyes of male students. They have suggested teachers wear an apron or an overcoat "to cover themselves properly" in class

Oct

22

2012

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India to Run Out of Phone Numbers by Next Year

"There might be a serious problem if a new series of numbers are not brought in by the middle of next year.

Oct

17

2012

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India: 96-year-old Becomes Oldest Father in World

Ramjeet Raghav, a 96-year-old Indian farmer, has become the oldest father in the world. Raghav beat his own previous record which he set after having another child when he was 94

Oct

16

2012

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Handwashing: Why Are the British so Bad at Washing Their Hands?

Faecal matter can be found on just over a quarter of our hands, new research suggests. In some cases the quantity of germs is equivalent to the number in a dirty toilet bowl. So why are the British so bad at washing their hands?

Sep

25

2012

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The City with 180km Traffic Jams

Next time you complain about being stuck in traffic, spare a thought for the drivers in Brazil's biggest city, which has some of the worst congestion problems in the world.

Sep

25

2012

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Indian Women New Motorbike Buyers

The world's motorcycle manufacturers have enjoyed good sales in India for years, but a new market is emerging as more women take to riding the roads on two wheels.

Sep

20

2012

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Obese Elephants in Tamil Nadu Given Slimming Help

Authorities in India are being presented with a massive task - managing the weight of obese elephants kept in temples.

Sep

15

2012

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Cosy With Serpents

A village crawling with snakes that are revered by humans

Sep

04

2012

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Clothing Store Named Hitler to Change Name

The owner of an Indian store called "Hitler" said Tuesday he had agreed to drop the Nazi dictator's name and re-brand his shop following protests from the Jewish community and the government.

Sep

04

2012

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McDonald's Ready to Open Veg-only Outlet in Vaishno Devi

In 1996, when McDonald's entered India for the first time, it did the unthinkable, eschewing its trademark beef burgers. Sixteen years on, it is about to do the equivalent of blasphemous in the fast food trade by opening only-veg burger joints.

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