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59.31 mn subscribers opted for MNP till July: TRAI


September 9th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The total number of subscribers opting for mobile number portability (MNP) has risen to 59.31 million, with Karnataka receiving the maximum number of 7.2 million ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

60 mn below poverty line in Mexico by yearend


September 6th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 6 (IANS/EFE) Underemployment, inflation and other factors have eroded the income level of some 31 million Mexicans, and by the end of this year there will be ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bharti adds 2 mn subscribers in May, India total now 929 mn


July 5th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The number of mobile phone subscribers in India rose to 929.37 million in May with Bharti Airtel alone signing two million new subscribers, says official ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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...

Posted in Sports |

China urges joint effort for sustainable development


June 21st, 2012 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 21 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Wednesday urged the global community to make joint efforts to promote sustainable development."To jointly promote sustainable development, we should take ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Rashtrapati Bhavan green initiative gets new logo (With image)


May 30th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The Rashtrapati Bhavan's sustainability initiative - Roshni Prachodaya Society (Roshni) - Wednesday got a new logo selected by President Pratibha Patil.The logo, created by ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Rising temperature to hit wheat production in India, says report


May 9th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The annual mean temperature in India is expected to rise by 3.5-4.3 degrees Celsius by 2098, badly impacting production of wheat - a major grain ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

MediaGuru partners with the Guardian for tech summit


May 4th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Media consulting and entertainment company MediaGuru Friday said it had entered into a partnership with the London-based Guardian for organising its technology summit 'Activate' scheduled ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

10 mn Indians wish to move to US: Gallup poll


April 25th, 2012 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Around 13 percent of the world's adults -- or over 640 million people -- would like to emigrate with roughly 150 million, including ten million Indians ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Turkey woos Indians with mouthwatering kebaps, shorba


April 20th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Turkey, which attracted around 65,000 Indian tourists last year, is hoping to woo more travellers from India with its food and culture. And it has ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Wisdom indeed for modern times (IANS Book Review)


January 25th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "Amma's Advice: Traditional Wisdom for Modern Times"; Author: Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi; Konark Publishers; Pages 209, Price: Rs.3,500The subtitles to the book are appropriate as are the 73 crisp articles ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

China’s crude steel output went up in 2011


January 23rd, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) China's crude steel output increased 8.9 percent year-on-year to 683.27 million tonnes last year, 0.4 percentage points slower than the growth rate of 2010, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chinese jailed for not paying workers


January 15th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) A 23-year-old Chinese construction contractor has been jailed for one-and-a-half-years for not paying wages to 47 workers.This was the first time a jail term has been ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New jobless claims in US at lowest level in nine months


December 9th, 2011 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS/EFE) The number of people filing initial applications for unemployment benefits fell by 23,000 last week to 381,000, the US Labor Department said Thursday.The rolling four-week average ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac prevented two mn foreclosures: Report


December 7th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two major US mortgage-finance companies, prevented nearly two million foreclosures since the start of conservatorship in 2008, said a report ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

One fourth Shanghai residents aged 60 or above


November 16th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Nov 16 (IANS) One in every four permanent residents of China's Shanghai city was aged 60 years or above in 2010, a latest census has shown.A total of 3.31 ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Coal India’s Q2 net profit up 74 percent


November 12th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 12 (IANS) Maharatna company Coal India Limited Saturday reported a 74 percent rise in its net profit to Rs.2,593 crore in the second quarter ending Sep 30, from ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China to set up special fund for arts, culture


November 7th, 2011 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 7 (IANS) China is planning to set up a special fund worth 200 million yuan (around $31 million) to finance arts and cultural performances in a bid to ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

China has 952 mn mobile phone users


October 28th, 2011 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 27 (IANS) The number of mobile phone users in China has crossed the 950 million-mark.China had 952.31 million mobile phone users by the end of September, said the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

470,000 evacuated as typhoon Nesat lashes China


October 1st, 2011 - 3:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 1 (IANS) At least 470,000 people have been evacuated as typhoon Nesat wrecked havoc in southern China's Hainan and Guangxi provinces, Xinhua reported.On Friday, the storm hit the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Assam to get $2.5 mn from UN body for rural hygiene


September 18th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Assam has been allocated $2.5 million by a UN body to help improve hygiene in rural areas, stressing on the economic gains that would follow ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Good rainfall boosts Jharkhand foodgrain yield


August 10th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 10 (IANS) Jharkhand expects increased foodgrain production this year following a good rainfall, the government said Wednesday."We expect production of more than 31 million tonnes of foodgrain ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US developing cold storage facilities in India


July 19th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Developing cold storage facilities to strengthen food security in India is a main priority for the US, an official of the US Trade and Development ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Israel begins dismantling section of West Bank barrier


June 26th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by BNO News
WEST BANK (BNO NEWS) -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Sunday began dismantling a section of the security fence bordering the West Bank village of Bil'in, the IDF said in a ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Traffic at major ports to grow to 1214.82 million tonnes by 2020


April 29th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 29(ANI): The traffic at major ports in India is likely to grow to 1214.82 million tonnes by 2019-20, Union Shipping Ministry said on Friday.The traffic at non-major ports is ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Tamil Nadu Congress chief, wife file nominations for same seat


March 28th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 27 (IANS) With protests mounting against his wife's candidature from Mylapore, Tamil Nadu Congress chief K.V. Thangkabalu has filed his nomination as a substitute candidate from the same ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Chinese imperial relics sold for $48 mn


March 27th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) Two Chinese imperial art works that were reportedly stolen from the Forbidden City palace during an invasion in the 1900s have been sold for a staggering ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Lady Gaga becomes first person to have 9m Twitter followers


March 26th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 26 (ANI): Pop star Lady Gaga has become the first person to have nine million followers on micro blogging site Twitter.The eccentric singer became the most popular person on ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

India added 22.62 million mobile users in December


February 10th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) India added 22.62 million mobile phone subscribers in December, taking the total number of cellular users in the country to 752.19 million till Dec 31, official data ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

BlackBerry stock slips on India report


February 1st, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Feb 1 (IANS) Shares of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) slipped about two percent Monday after India rejected its offer for partial access to its encrypted corporate emails.Since ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Abramovich personally funding to kick-start Chelsea’s signing spree


January 30th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 30 (ANI): Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is personally funding 100 million pound to fund his club's transfer spending.The Russian billionaire is behind Chelsea's bid to sign Fernando Torres from ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Railways’ freight earning up by 6.27 percent


January 25th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) The Railways' revenue earnings from commodity-wise freight traffic rose by 6.27 percent during the April-December period of 2010 over the corresponding figure a year ago, a statement said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sales figures struggle to match ‘world’s most pricey apartments’ hype?


January 23rd, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 23 (ANI): The hype surrounding luxury flats in One Hyde Park, London, may all be fizz as it seems that the flats have no takers and those who did, have ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Conquer Raigad Fort - in five minutes! (With images)


January 9th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, Jan 9 (IANS) It was a symbol of Maratha pride, the capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji's kingdom and vision of a Hindavi Swaraj (Hindu rule). The majestic Raigad Fort, which ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Centre gives Chandigarh Rs.31 mn for Garden of Spring


January 3rd, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 3 (IANS) The union territory of Chandigarh is all set to come up with a Garden of Spring that would showcase over 150 species of plants and trees to attract ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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