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Nationwide shutdown successful, claims trader’s organisation


September 20th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), one of the biggest grouping of Indian traders Thursday termed the nationwide strike to protest the government's new ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

12 million Latinos to vote in US polls


September 13th, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Around 12 million Latinos - people with Latin American ancestry - are expected to exercise their legal right to vote in the Nov 6 US presidential ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

46 mn Americans live in poverty


September 13th, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) About 46 million Americans lived in poverty last year, accounting for 15 percent of the population, the US census bureau announced Wednesday.The poverty rate was not ... Read more...

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Free polls must to mature as democracy: Pakistani daily


September 12th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 12 (IANS) Pakistan needs to conduct free and fair elections to mature as a functional democracy, said a Pakistani daily Wednesday.An editorial in the News International said elections ... Read more...

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Assad must go: EU foreign ministers


September 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Nicosia (Cyprus), Sep 9 (IANS) Foreign ministers of countries in the European Union (EU), who met for a two-day meeting in Cyprus, demanded the resignation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

FIR against Kamat, Rane within 15 days: Parrikar


September 8th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) Former Goa chief ministers Digambar Kamat and Pratapsing Rane and other government officials will be booked within 15 days in connection with the Rs. 35,000 ... Read more...

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Probe against officials for illegal mining in Goa


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 3 (IANS) Stepping up his attack on the central government, Goa's BJP Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday said officials from the union ministry for environment and forests would ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Hulk’s Zenit move not certain


August 26th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Brazil striker Hulk's spokesperson denied reports that Portuguese football club Porto has agreed to sell Hulk to Russia's Zenit St. Petersburg for 50 million euros.Various ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Goa firms get show cause for pollution


August 8th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 8 (IANS) Top mining companies in Goa have been issued show cause notice by the state government for dumping mining rejects and polluting water bodies.The offending companies include ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Goa may shut down nearly 10 illegal mines


August 6th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 6 (IANS) Forty mining leases, out of which around eight to 10 mines are operational, could be cancelled, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the monsoon session of the ... Read more...

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Jharkhand offers Rs.410 crore relief package to farmers


July 30th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 30 (IANS) In view of the looming drought situation in Jharkhand, the state government has announced a Rs.410 crore relief package for farmers, an official said Monday.The ... Read more...

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Goa to probe if excessive mining causing cracks in houses


July 26th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 26 (IANS) After cracks developed in land and houses of a town in Goa, the state government has suspended mining in the area and ordered a detailed investigation ... Read more...

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Chevron faces $25 mn fine for Brazil oil spill


July 20th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 20 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's National Petroleum Agency said Thursday that Chevron Corp. will be fined nearly 50 million reais ($24.7 million) for an oil leak at an ... Read more...

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Mexico slaughters 3.8 mn chickens to stem bird-flu outbreak


July 19th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), July 19 (IANS/EFE) Around 3.8 million chickens have been slaughtered as part of the effort to contain a bird-flu outbreak in the western state of Jalisco, Mexico's food ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in Business |

Mexico bird-flu outbreak costs economy $50 mn


July 13th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), July 13 (IANS/EFE) An outbreak of avian flu in the western state of Jalisco has claimed 2.5 million chickens and caused $50 million in losses, a representative of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

OPEC expects increase in 2013 world crude oil demand


July 12th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, July 12 (IANS) The world crude oil demand would remain stable in 2013 and reach 89.50 million barrels per day, up by 0.9 percent from 2012, the Organization of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US, India join hands to promote innovation


July 10th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Indian and US governments, in association with industry lobby Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Tuesday launched a joint initiative to ... Read more...

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Bank of India official arrested for bribery


July 7th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) A senior official of the state-run Bank of India was nabbed red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs.100,000, the Central Bureau of Investigation said here Saturday.Senior ... Read more...

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Let civic agency manage Delhi’s water supply: Mayor


July 6th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) At a time when the national capital is reeling under a water crisis, mayor of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation Meera Aggarwal Friday said ... Read more...

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India’s mobile handsets sales cross 50 mn in Jan-March


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) India's mobile handsets sales crossed 50 million units in the Jan-March quarter, up 9.1 percent from the like period of the previous year, with Nokia ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan allows Russia to resume space launches


June 16th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kazakhstan has given Russia permission to carry out launches from the Baikonur space centre, Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov said after talks with his Russian ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Silva to stay at AC Milan: Berlusconi


June 15th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 15 (IANS) AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has guaranteed he will not sell Brazilian international defender Thiago Silva to Paris Saint-Germain.The French club reportedly offered 50 million ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

AC Milan confirm talks for sale of Brazil star Silva


June 13th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 13 (IANS) AC Milan has confirmed the club is in negotiations for the sale of star Brazilian defender Thiago Silva.The Rossoneri's vice-president Adriano Galliani met with Paris ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘Madagascar 3′ tops US box office


June 11th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 11 (IANS) "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" has managed to bag the top spot on the US box office charts after earning $60.4 million over the weekend.It ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

PSG eyes $85 mn-bid for Brazilian duo


June 3rd, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 3 (IANS) Paris Saint Germain (PSG) is reportedly preparing an $85 million offer for AC Milan's Brazilian stars Thiago Silva and Alexandre Pato.The French club's ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Bachendri Pal’s brother, 2 others scale Mt. Everest (With Images)


May 26th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Three people, including a woman, from Jharkhand scaled the world's highest peak Mount Everest early Saturday, the company sponsoring the expedition said here. Among the three ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India adds 6.5 million GSM subscribers in April


May 25th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) India's GSM subscriber base grew by 0.98 percent in April, adding 6.50 million mobile phone users, with Bharti Airtel alone signing up over 2.01 million ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Qantas to cut 500 jobs


May 21st, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 21 (IANS) Australia's largest airline Qantas Airways announced Monday that it would cut 500 jobs following a review of its heavy aircraft maintenance and engineering operations.The airline said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India decides to cut Iran crude imports by 11 percent


May 15th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) In the face of US sanctions on Iran, India has decided to reduce crude oil imports from the gulf nation by 11.1 percent to 15.5 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Shakira notches 50 mn Facebook fans


May 13th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS/EFE) Colombian pop star Shakira set a new record on social networks this week as the number of her fans on Facebook zoomed to 50 million.The ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Pakistan builds new stadiums to draw international cricket


May 9th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) In a bid to revive international cricket at home, Pakistan has decided to establish new stadiums in the most secured areas of the country like Islamabad, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

India announces $50 mn credit, $25 mn grant for Seychelles


April 30th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mahe, April 30 (IANS) Noting that India "would always be a trusted development partner of Seychelles", visiting President Pratibha Patil Monday announced a $50 million line of credit and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mourinho agrees to signing Sao Paulo playmaker


April 28th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, April 28 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has reportedly given his consent to the signing of Sao Paulo playmaker Lucas.The Spanish club is willing to pay ... Read more...

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