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Aniston bans mom from attending her wedding


September 20th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston has reportedly banned her ailing mother Nancy, 76, from attending her wedding as she has been talking about her daughter's private life ... Read more...

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West splashes $1 mn for Kardashian’s birthday


September 18th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Singer Kanye West has reportedly splashed out a whopping $1 million on girlfriend, socialite Kim Kardashian's birthday preparations.Kardashian, who turns 32 Oct 21, is fretting ... Read more...

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Brazil reduces Chevron fine for oil spill


September 18th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Chevron will be fined $17 million for an offshore oil spill rather than the nearly $25 million announced in July, the head of Brazil's ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Kerala officials to get extra bonus for hooch seizure


September 17th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 (IANS) The Kerala government in its efforts to see that no spurious liquor reaches toddy shops in the state has decided to reward officials with 10 percent ... Read more...

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Elephant tusk pieces seized, three arrested


September 17th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 15 (IANS) Three elephant tusk pieces worth more than Rs.1 million were seized in a Goa village Saturday and three people arrested, police said.Police Inspector Nolasco Raposo said ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Myanmar government allows opening of 20 private schools


September 10th, 2012 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 10 (IANS) The Myanmar government has approved opening of 20 private schools following the enactment of the Private School Law since last year-end, Xinhua reported.According to The ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

200 kg heroin seized in Kazakhstan


September 6th, 2012 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
Astana, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Nearly 200 kg of heroin has been confiscated on the Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan border by Kazakh customs officers.A car with a trailer travelling from Kyrgyzstan to Kazakhstan ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Austrian unemployment increases


September 4th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Sep 4 (IANS) The Austrian unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent in August despite improvement in sectors such as industry, trade and tourism, the APA reported.The total number of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rita Ora’s twitter page hacked


September 2nd, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) British pop star Rita Ora has apologized to fans after a prankster hacked her Twitter account and posted that she has a crush on One Direction ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Germany to get first Islamic bank in October


August 30th, 2012 - 7:54 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Turkey's Kuveyt Turk investment fund plans to open the first Islamic bank in Germany in October, the Financial Times Deutschland reported.Kuveyt Turk plans to open ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ghana spent $1.8 mn on late president’s funeral


August 28th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Aug 28 (IANS) Ghana spent a total of 3.6 million Ghana cedis ($1.8 million) on the funeral of former president John Evans Atta Mills, who died late July and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Timberlake to sell NY pad before wedding


August 24th, 2012 - 6:28 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 24 (IANS) Singer Justin Timberlake is ready to sell off his New York bachelor pad in preparation for his married life.Timberlake, who is set to marry actress ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Punctual Big B says ’sorry’ for coming late


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan is one of the few stars who is always punctual but he got late for a "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC) event Wednesday and ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Algae bloom kills nearly 1 mn fish in Gulf of Mexico


August 18th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Houston, Aug 18 (IANS) Algae bloom, known as red tide, has killed nearly 1 million fish in the Gulf of Mexico, official said.Tens of thousands of dead fish, mostly menhaden, ... Read more...

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Ajmer shrine finally receives Zardari’s $1 mn donation


August 18th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Ajmer, Aug 17 (IANS) Four months after visiting Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari announced $1 million donation for Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti's shrine here, the shrine authorities finally received ... Read more...

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Colombian firm makes oil find


August 17th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 17 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's Ecopetrol and two US joint venture partners have discovered oil and gas at a deep-water well in the US Gulf of Mexico, the Bogota-based firm ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India adds 1.7 mn GSM subscribers, Uninor loses 1.1 mn (Lead, Correcting headline)


August 16th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Telecom service provider Uninor lost 1.1 million subscribers even as the country's GSM subscriber base grew by 0.25 percent in July adding 1.7 million new ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

1.7 mn GSM subscribers in India, Uninor loses 1.1 mn


August 16th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Telecom service provider Uninor lost 1.1 million subscribers even as the country's GSM subscriber base grew by 0.25 percent in July adding 1.7 million new ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Banker nicks over $1 million in Britain


August 14th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) A bank employee in Britain has been arrested for allegedly stealing 720,000 pounds (over $1 million) from his branch, without letting his bosses realise the continuing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Syrian envoy rejects $1 mn for defection


August 12th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian ambassador to Mauritania has rejected an offer of $1 million to defect in exchange for permanent residence in Qatar, Iran's Press TV reported.It ... Read more...

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Elderly director sues woman over ‘faked romance’


August 7th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) An elderly theatre director has sued his young ex-girlfriend, claiming she had tricked him into buying her a $775,000 apartment.Natasha Diamond-Walker, 27, was accused in court ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fake electronic goods worth $1 mn seized in Dubai


August 5th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 5 (IANS/WAM) In one of the biggest crackdowns on fake electronic goods, the Department of Economic Development in Dubai has confiscated over 26,000 appliances worth four million dirhams ... Read more...

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India may tweak SME definition for IKEA investment


August 4th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 4 (IANS) The Indian government may change the definition of small and medium enterprises (SME) to facilitate investments from Swedish furniture giant IKEA, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Over 1 mn guests stayed in Abu Dhabi hotels


July 27th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 26 (IANS/WAM) About 1.1 million guests stayed in hotels in the emirate of Abu Dhabi during the first six months of 2012, up by 14 percent, compared ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Spain welcomed six mn foreign tourists


July 24th, 2012 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 24 (IANS/EFE) Spain welcomed some 6 million foreign tourists in June, 4.7 percent more than during the same month last year.The figures are based on the survey of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UAE sends food parcels to Pakistan’s tribal region


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 23 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sent 20,000 food parcels costing a total of $1 million to be distributed among needy families in Pakistan's northwest ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Idea Cellular quarterly net profit rises 32 percent


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Telecom service provider Idea Cellular Monday posted a 32 percent rise in net profit at Rs.234 crore during the quarter ended June 30 against Rs.177.3 crore ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Galatasaray sign Moroccan footballer Amrabat


July 20th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara (Turkey), July 20 (IANS) Turkish football club Galatasaray signed a five-year contract with Moroccan player Nordin Amrabat.Galatasaray will pay eight million euro to Amrabat's former club Kayserispor as well ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Remittances to Honduras increases


July 17th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, July 17 (IANS/EFE) Family remittances sent home by Hondurans living abroad totalled $1.45 billion in the first half of this year, 2.2 percent more than during the same period ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Maradona wants to keep coaching UAE team


July 12th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, July 12 (IANS) Diego Maradona has said he would like to continue as coach of Dubai's Al Wasl team despite the club's announcement of his dismissal.Maradona, expected to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Insurance regulator slaps Rs.1.5 million fine on IndusInd Bank


July 6th, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) Thursday slapped a fine of Rs.1.5 million on private IndusInd Bank for violation of corporate agency regulations.IndusInd Bank is ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Over five million pilgrims visit Vaishno Devi till June


July 4th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 4 (IANS) Over five million pilgrims from across the country paid visit to the famous Hindu shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi near Jammu in the first six months ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Rourkela steel plant records best production in Q1


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 2 (IANS) Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), a unit of the state-run Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), has scored it's best production performance in key areas in the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Britain blamed for Indian Malaysians’ ‘plight’ in ex-colony


June 30th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) An exiled Indian Malaysian human rights lawyer plans to file a lawsuit against the British government for failing to provide adequate safety to the community under ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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