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China online mobile phone sales soar


September 21st, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 21 (IANS) About 10 percent of Chinese consumers now buy mobile phones online and their number is rising rapidly, a study has found.About 30 million mobile phones are ... Read more...

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Colombian navy seizes tonne of cocaine


September 12th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) Colombian naval units found nearly a tonne of cocaine on a high-speed boat travelling in Caribbean waters near San Andres Island, the military said Tuesday.The four ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s hits women more severely than men


August 26th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) Alzheimer's hits women more severely than men, even when both are in the same stage of the disease.Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire discovered that men ... Read more...

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Sarah Brightman in talks over space trip


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) British singer Sarah Brightman, the world's bestselling classical vocalist, is in talks with tourism firm Space Adventures to become the world's eighth space tourist, a ... Read more...

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Zenit coach confirms interest in Nani


August 18th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian football champions Zenit St. Petersburg are interested in buying Manchester United midfielder Nani, Zenit coach Luciano Spalletti said."The news about Nani is true," Spalletti ... Read more...

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Master plan of Kerala Technocity ready


August 17th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) The master plan of the proposed Rs.5,000-crore Technocity to come up in a 450-acre campus near the Technopark campus here is ready, say senior officials.This state-of-the-art ... Read more...

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Brazil officials deny Manchester United deal for Lucas


August 6th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 6 (IANS) Brazil's football confederation (CBF) denied reports that Lucas Moura was granted leave from the country's Olympic team to sign with English club Manchester United.Britain's ... Read more...

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Hepatitis awareness programme launched for Mumbai slums


July 28th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Marking World Hepatitis Day, National Liver Foundation Saturday launched an awareness and medical care programme on hepatitis-B in the city's slums.The voluntary organisation's pilot project named ... Read more...

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De Beers to reduce diamond production


July 21st, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) South African diamond mining major De Beers will produce 28-30 million carats of rough diamond in 2012, lower than last year's production of 31.3 million carats, ... Read more...

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Rainstorms in China leave 18 dead


July 20th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) Rainstorms have killed 18 people and left another missing in China's Guizhou province in the last 10 days, said authorities.Torrential rains have triggered floods, mudslides and ... Read more...

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Exide Q1 net profit slips 7 percent (Lead, superseding earlier story)


July 16th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Leading storage battery producers Exide Industries Monday reported a 6.87 percent slide in its net profit for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. The company's net ... Read more...

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Exide Q1 net profit slips 7 percent


July 16th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Leading storage battery producers Exide Industries Monday reported a 6.87 percent slide in its net profit for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. The company's net ... Read more...

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Sao Paulo rejects Man United offer for Lucas Moura


July 15th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 15 (IANS) Brazilian football club Sao Paulo has rejected a 33 million euro offer from Manchester United for winger Lucas Moura.Sao Paulo, which owns 80 percent ... Read more...

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Keste to expand India operations with $2.5 mn investment


July 12th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 12 (IANS) Keste, the US-based Oracle software solutions and development company, plans to expand its India operations with an investment of $2.5 million.The company, which has its Indian ... Read more...

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Infosys fears euro could collapse


July 12th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 12 (IANS) India's IT bellwether Infosys fears that the euro could collapse due to the sovereign debt crisis in Greece and Italy and the banking crisis in Spain."We ... Read more...

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HDFC quarterly net profit rises 18.6 percent


July 11th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) India's largest mortgage lender HDFC Wednesday reported 18.6 percent net profit at Rs.10,019.10 million for the quarter ended June 30 against Rs.8,445.30 million during the same ... Read more...

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Inter Milan in talks with Brazil duo


July 7th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 7 (IANS) Inter Milan has sent its sporting director Piero Ausilio to Brazil in a bid to sign highly rated midfielders Lucas and Paulinho.Ausilio held talks ... Read more...

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Metro Tyres to invest Rs.100 crore to expand production


July 5th, 2012 - 5:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) In line with the robust two-wheeler sales in the country, Metro Tyres will expand its production capacity, investing Rs.100 crore in the next five ... Read more...

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Tom Cruise highest earning actor


July 4th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 4 (IANS) Actor Tom Cruise is declared world's highest earning actor after taking home $75 million between May 2011 to May 2012, says Forbes' new list.He ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Monsoon delayed but situation not worrisome: Pawar (Second Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) There has been a two-week delay in the monsoon but the situation is not serious, union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said here Tuesday and added ... Read more...

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Monsoon situation not serious, rain will pick up: Pawar (Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) There has been a two-week delay in the monsoon but the situation is not serious, union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said here Tuesday, adding that ... Read more...

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Athletic Club confirm Ismael signing


June 26th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 26 (IANS) Athletic Club Bilbao Tuesday confirmed Ismael Lopez as their first signing of the summer.Ismael, who is a product of the Basque Club's youth system, left the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka T20 League attracts bids over $30 mn


June 26th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 26 (IANS) In a major breakthrough for Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), all seven Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) franchises have been snapped up with bids worth over $30 ... Read more...

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Cochin to host next annual Indian diaspora meet


June 19th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The 11th edition of the annual diaspora conclave -- Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2013 - will be held in Cochin, Kerala's commercial capital, Minister of Overseas ... Read more...

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Russian expert who sold rocket secrets to China freed


June 19th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The former head of a Russian rocket technology firm, who was jailed in 2007 for selling state secrets to China, has been released on parole.Igor ... Read more...

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Sahara firm bypassed norms to raise funds, SC told


June 12th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The SEBI Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the real estate arm of the Sahara group of companies had no right to mobilise Rs.27,000 crore ... Read more...

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Sahara firm bypassed norms to raise funds, SC told


June 12th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The SEBI Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the real estate arm of the Sahara group of companies had no right to mobilise Rs.27,000 crore ... Read more...

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Corinthians settle legal battle with Adriano


June 3rd, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 3 (IANS) Former Brazil striker Adriano has won a $900,000 payout from Brazilian club Corinthians, ending a bitter legal battle with his old employer.The 30-year-old had ... Read more...

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EU pledges $140 mn to Jordan


May 21st, 2012 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
Amman, May 21 (IANS) The European Union will give 110 million euros (about $140 million) in financial assistance to Jordan in 2012.Joanna Wronecka, head of an EU delegation to Jordan, ... Read more...

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China to build 30 radiation monitoring stations


May 19th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) A province in northwest China will set up more than 30 radiation monitoring stations in the next five years.Gansu province will invest 30 million yuan (around ... Read more...

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Emami Q4 profit jumps 32.6 percent


May 8th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) Emami Group Tuesday reported a consolidated net profit of Rs.723.70 million for the quarter ended March 31, as compared to Rs.545.70 million in the same period ... Read more...

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Anthelio eyes Indian healthcare market


April 30th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 30 (IANS) Anthelio, the US-headquartered IT solutions and business process services company for the healthcare industry, plans to enter the Indian market next year and is already in ... Read more...

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Afghanistan seeks Indian help in water infrastructure


April 24th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) With long years of conflict reducing the area under irrigation, Afghanistan is looking for assistance from India and other "friendly countries" in building its ... Read more...

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Kanoria Chemicals to acquire Switzerland-based firm


April 20th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Kanoria Chemicals and Industries Limited (KCI) Friday said it would acquire APAG Holding AG, the Switzerland-based holding company of its wholly owned subsidiary APAG Elektronik ... Read more...

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Nazi victims’ items to be displayed in Australia


April 14th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 14 (IANS) Over 3,000 personal items - mostly wallets, photos and wristwatches - that were stripped from prisoners on their way to Nazi concentration camps in Germany will ... Read more...

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