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Rs.70 crore liquor sold on Onam days


August 30th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 30 (IANS) Kerala saw Rs.70 crore worth of liquor sales during the two Onam days Tuesday and Wednesday.An official from the excise department told IANS that sales on ... Read more...

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Vietnam among top pepper exporters


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Aug 14 (IANS) Vietnam remains among the world's top pepper exporting nations, with 77,000 tonnes of spice exported in the first seven months of this year.The country earned $532 ... Read more...

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Infectious diseases killed nearly 1,700 Chinese in July


August 7th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) Infectious diseases killed a total of 1,669 people in China last month, with AIDS accounting for 70 percent of the deaths, the health ministry said Tuesday.As ... Read more...

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Sword wielding knights rob French medieval festival


July 31st, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Paris, July 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) One of the largest festivals held in France is the Medievals Europeans de Bitche. It is attended by many considering that it is a sporting activity. The ... Read more...

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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...

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BOC India Q2 net declines 25 percent


July 20th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Industrial gas manufacturer BOC India (BOCI), a member of Germany-based The Linde Group, Thursday reported a 24.65 percent slide in its net profit to Rs.203.19 million ... Read more...

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China’s net global investment reaches $1.79 trillion


July 14th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 14 (IANS) China's net international investment position at the end of March was $1.79 trillion, said authorities.The net international investment position measures the difference between a country's external ... Read more...

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US jobless rate holds steady


July 7th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS/EFE) The US unemployment rate remained at 8.2 percent last month as the economy created only 80,000 net new jobs, authorities said Friday.Analysts had expected a gain ... Read more...

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IGNOU course for BPO industry aspirants


June 21st, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started a diploma course in business process outsourcing (BPO), the university said Thursday."Keeping in view the pulse ... Read more...

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Fraud uncovered in Chinese projects with foreign loans


June 19th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) China has uncovered fraud worth 237 million yuan (around $37 million) in projects that used loans from foreign organisations, including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, ... Read more...

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China is world’s biggest magnesium producer


May 26th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 26 (IANS) China has remained the world's biggest producer of magnesium since 1999, with last year's output accounting for over 85 percent of the world's total.The country produced ... Read more...

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SBI quarterly profit soars to Rs.4,050 crore


May 18th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) The country's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) Friday reported a massive hike in net profit at Rs.4,050 crore for the quarter ended March ... Read more...

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Vasisht, Raghav in Asian under-14 tennis final


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, May 3 (IANS) Top seeded Vasisht Cheruku will take on Raghav Jaisinghani in the boys finals while Mihika Yadav will clash with Zeel Desai for the girls title at ... Read more...

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Man steals to spend 400,000 pounds on prostitutes, jailed


April 7th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) An elderly Briton who spent over 400,000 pounds (about $635,000) on prostitutes has been jailed as he resorted to stealing to support his sex-addiction.Deryck Green, 66, ... Read more...

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Hyderabad airport gets greenhouse certification


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 2 (IANS) The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) here has received ISO 14064 certification, becoming the second airport in India and the third in Asia to complete verification ... Read more...

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1,500 kg gold from discarded phones?


March 29th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) Believe it or not, 1,500 kg of gold, one million kg of copper and 30,000 kg of silver can be extracted from the 100 million discarded ... Read more...

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Elders suffering in Beijing nursing home crisis


March 26th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) With Beijing's ageing population compelled to wait for years together for a bed in welfare houses, the capital city is presently confronted with a nursing home ... Read more...

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Mahindra Satyam, Tech Mahindra Ltd merge


March 21st, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) The long-awaited merger of Mahindra Satyam and its parent company Tech Mahindra Ltd was announced here Wednesday after a joint board meeting of the two ... Read more...

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Chinese own 2.95 bn bank cards


March 19th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 19 (IANS) Every Chinese had more than two bank cards on average at the end of last year as more people in the world's second-largest economy turn to ... Read more...

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China Mobile profits go up


March 16th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 16 (IANS) Chinese telecommunications giant China Mobile said its net profits hit 125.9 billion yuan ($19.92 billion) in 2011, an increase of 5.2 percent year-on-year.Operating revenues grew 8.8 ... Read more...

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Singapore’s jobless rate at 14-year low


March 15th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, March 15 (IANS) Singapore's unemployment rate improved to a 14-year low of 2 percent in 2011 amid the tight labour market, authorities said Thursday.The jobless rate for residents was ... Read more...

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Beijing strives to be coal-free


March 4th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) Beijing will stop using coal-fired equipment in key areas of the city by 2013 to curb pollution, the authorities said Sunday.The city will cap its annual ... Read more...

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Bieber to take legal action against game developers


February 27th, 2012 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Teen singer Justin Bieber plans to take legal action against game developers who have used his image for mobile app - Joustin' Beaver.The singer's lawyers ... Read more...

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One in 10 Swiss nationals lives abroad


February 18th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Feb 17 (IANS) A total of 703,640 Swiss nationals are now living abroad, representing 10 percent of country's population, the government said.The 2011 statistics published by the Swiss Federal ... Read more...

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EU trade deficit with China declines


February 14th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 14 (IANS) The trade deficit of the European Union (EU) with China decreased to 132 billion euros ($174.8 billion) for the first 10 months of 2011 from 140 ... Read more...

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Tax benefits to SMEs urged


February 13th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 13 (IANS) Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) wants the government to extend tax benefits to small and medium IT firms on par with those given ... Read more...

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Tax benefits to SMEs urged


February 13th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 13 (IANS) Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) wants the government to extend tax benefits to small and medium IT firms on par with those given ... Read more...

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US federal budget deficit drops to $27.4 bn


February 11th, 2012 - 8:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) The US federal government reported a budget deficit of $27.4 billion in January, the US Treasury Department said Friday.The figure is sharply lower than the reading ... Read more...

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Uninor revenue rises, parent firm writes down investment


February 8th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Uninor's revenue rose during the quarter ended December 2011 on an increased subscriber base while the parent company Telenor wrote down its investment of about ... Read more...

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China’s auto exports hit record high in 2011


February 8th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 8 (IANS) China's auto exports hit 849,000 units last year, the highest level seen since the onset of the global financial crisis, data showed Wednesday.Statistics from the automobile ... Read more...

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BJP asks government to rethink Eurozone pact


February 6th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday urged the government not to go ahead with the proposed Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) with the ... Read more...

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US unemployment rate edges down to 8.3 percent


February 4th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) The US unemployment rate edged down to 8.3 percent in January from 8.5 percent in December 2011, the Labour Department said Friday.Total US nonfarm payroll employment ... Read more...

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Canada over-estimates foreign trade: Think tank


January 20th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Jan 20 (IANS) Canadians over-estimate the value of their country's trade with the US, a major think tank says in a report.The Conference Board of Canada report, released Thursday, ... Read more...

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British sub-centre in Kerala to boost tourism


January 19th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) The British deputy high commission is all set to open a sub-centre here to give a boost to trade and tourism, says a Kerala official, with ... Read more...

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China’s urban population outnumbers rural for first time


January 17th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) The number of people living in cities in China has exceeded those living in rural areas for the first time, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) ... Read more...

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