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Hero MotoCorp in technology alliance with Italian firm


September 13th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Two-wheeler producer Hero MotoCorp Thursday said it has roped in Italian design firm Engines Engineering to develop internal capabilities in design and engines after the ... Read more...

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SC refuses to stop fuel loading in Kundankulam plant (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Declining to put on hold for now the loading of fuel rods in one of the two reactors of Kundankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil ... Read more...

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SC refuses to stop fuel loading in Kundankulam plant


September 13th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Declining to put on hold for now the loading of fuel rods in one of the two reactors of Kundankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil ... Read more...

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Half a billion Android devices activated: Google


September 13th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Sep 13 (IANS) Google Wednesday announced that 500 million devices running on its Android operating system have been activated so far."Today is a big day for Android... 500 ... Read more...

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Apple unveils slimmer, lighter iPhone 5


September 13th, 2012 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Sep 13 (IANS) Apple's highly anticipated, next-generation iPhone is finally here. Sporting a larger 4-inch screen iPhone 5 is 18 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter than ... Read more...

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Major pre-fuel loading exercise over at Kudankulam


September 12th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 12 (IANS) The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has completed the boron flushing of the first reactor at its Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), a major ... Read more...

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Qatar Airways signs pact with Wipro for IT solutions


September 12th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Doha/New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Qatar Airways Wednesday said it has inked a long-term partnership with leading Indian IT company Wipro to develop new technological solutions."Through this agreement, Wipro will ... Read more...

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A 12-12-12 launch for Indo-French satellite


September 12th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 12 (IANS) The Indian space agency, which scored a century in space missions Sunday, has set a 12-12-12 launch date to send an Indo-French satellite into space ... Read more...

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Agartala to be Northeast India’s first solar city


September 12th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 12 (IANS) To reduce dependency on conventional energy, the Tripura government Wednesday announced ambitious plans to make Agartala a 'solar city', replacing at least 10 percent of usual ... Read more...

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Situation under control in Kundankulam


September 12th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 12 (IANS) The situation in Tamil Nadu's Idinthakarai village, the epicentre of the movement against the Kudankulam nuclear project, was under control Wednesday after three days of protests, ... Read more...

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Smart curtains that could replace your burglar alarm


September 11th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Researchers have developed an anti-theft system based on a woven fabric that triggers an alarm when penetrated by intruders, the Daily Mail reported.The smart fabric enables ... Read more...

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Over 9 million follow Dalai Lama in cyberspace


September 11th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 11 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has over nine million fans following him in cyberspace.Although not tech-savvy, the Dalai Lama, revered as a demi-god by ... Read more...

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US retailer launches tablet for kids


September 11th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Sep 11 (IANS) Toys "R" Us, a leading toy retailer in the US, has unveiled its own tablet computer specifically designed for kids, intensifying the competition to win ... Read more...

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Situation calm in Kudankulam


September 11th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 11 (IANS) After two days of protests against the Kudankulam nuclear project, the situation in the Idinthakarai village in Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu is calm, said an official ... Read more...

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HP plans to cut 2,000 more jobs


September 11th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Sep 11 (IANS) Hewlett-Packard (HP) plans to cut 2,000 more jobs, expanding total job cuts to nearly 29,000 in its latest reorganization efforts, the company said in a ... Read more...

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Airtel Nigeria most innovative company of the year


September 10th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lagos, Sep 10 (IANS) India's Bharti Airtel's Nigerian unit - Airtel Nigeria - won three industry awards at the eighth edition of the Nigerian Telecoms Awards: most innovative telecom ... Read more...

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Atomic regulatory team inspecting Kudankulam reactor


September 10th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 10 (IANS) A team of officials from the Indian atomic energy regulator was Monday doing the final studies of the first reactor at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), ... Read more...

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Shorter airport metro services likely to resume (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Delhi's Airport Metro, which was suspended July 8 due to structural faults, might resume services partially between two stations where no faults were detected, but ... Read more...

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Tripura to build science village


September 10th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 10 (IANS) A science village is set to come up in Tripura to popularise scientific concepts in rural areas of the northeastern region.The project at Nimbark village, 10 ... Read more...

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Dikshit hasn’t lost hope yet on Delhi’s Airport Metro


September 10th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has not yet given up hope on the city's Airport Metro project, suspended since July 8 for structural faults, and ... Read more...

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Indian rocket carrying two satellites blasts off


September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 9 (IANS) An Indian rocket carrying two satellites blasted off from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here in Andhra ... Read more...

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Manmohan watches as 100th Indian space mission blasts off (Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 9 (IANS) An Indian rocket carrying two satellites blasted off from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here in Andhra ... Read more...

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PM congratulates ISRO


September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota, Sep 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday congratulated scientists and engineers of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch of an Indian rocket carrying two ... Read more...

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ISRO’s 100th mission a milestone: PM (Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota, Sep 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday described ISRO's 100th space mission as "a milestone" following the successful launch of its rocket carrying two foreign satellites.ISRO's 100th ... Read more...

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Nation’s development product of technological prowess: PM


September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota, Sep 9 (IANS) A nation's development is a product of its technological prowess, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Sunday after the launch of ISRO's 100th mission."Questions are sometimes ... Read more...

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Indian space agency scores a perfect 100! (Second Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 9 (IANS) An Indian rocket Sunday successfully launched into orbit two foreign satellites, marking Indian space agency ISRO's 100th mission in the presence of Prime ... Read more...

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India’s space odyssey: A timeline (To go with ISRO’s 100th mission story)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Here is a timeline of the five decades of India's space programme:1962 - Indian National Committee for Space Research set up by the Department of Atomic Energy. Work starts on ... Read more...

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India’s next moon mission depends on Russia: ISRO chief


September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 9 (IANS) India's second moon mission will depend on Russia's decision after a failed inter-planetary mission with China, ISRO chairman said Sunday, a day when ... Read more...

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Indian space agency scores a ton, ready for more (Third Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 9 (IANS) An Indian rocket Sunday successfully put into orbit two foreign satellites, marking Indian space agency ISRO's 100th mission in the presence of Prime ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro to organise management programme on MRTS


September 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will organise a five-day management programme for operators and regulators in October to enhance their skills and knowledge on ... Read more...

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IT investment region to come up around Hyderabad


September 8th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 8 (IANS) This information technology hub is expected to witness rapid growth in the IT sector with the setting up of investment region around the city.The central government ... Read more...

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A false case that delayed India’s cryogenic project (Kerala Newsletter)


September 8th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 8 (IANS) In the early 1990s, S. Nambi Narayanan was working to develop cryogenic technology when things went for a toss and he was arrested on false ... Read more...

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India: From ferrying rockets on cycles to eyeing Mars


September 8th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 8 (IANS) From the days of having a church as control room, the bishop's house as office, a bicycle as ferry, naked eyes to track the smoke ... Read more...

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Mexico to get its first marine research vessel


September 8th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 8 (IANS/EFE) Spanish shipmaker Astilleros Armon Vigo is building Mexico's first deep-water fisheries and oceanographic research vessel at a cost of roughly 460 million pesos ($35 million), ... Read more...

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Countdown begins for India’s 100th space mission


September 8th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 8 (IANS) The 51-hour countdown for the 100th mission of the Indian space agency, slated for Sep 9, is progressing smoothly at the Sriharikota satellite launch centre ... Read more...

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