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Generous Roberts helps delivery guy


September 12th, 2012 - 7:48 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 12 (IANS) Actress Julia Roberts reportedly gave a tip of $500 to the delivery guy who brings groceries for her after she learned that the latter's car ... Read more...

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Six dead, millions left without power after US storm


July 1st, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) At least six people have died and up to two million were left without electricity after powerful storms hit the US Atlantic coast.The storms swept across ... Read more...

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Wearing costumes made Johansson feel like a kid


April 6th, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 6 (IANS) Actress Scarlett Johansson says wearing heavy costumes in her upcoming superhero movie "The Avengers" was not an easy task for her, and made her feel ... Read more...

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How iPads make eyes itchy and inflamed


April 1st, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Hours of staring at iPads and smartphones have left many young people with dry eyes, which makes them itchy, inflamed and gritty.The mind can 'forget' to ... Read more...

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Open windows could help prevent infections


February 20th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Air conditioning and the ultra-sterile environment in places like hospitals may actually contribute to infections, say experts.Friendly bacteria found outdoors could be recruited to fend off ... Read more...

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Decomposed body found in French bank’s a/c vent


January 26th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) A decomposed body, apparently that of a robber, has been found inside the air-conditioning vent of a French bank.Staff at the Credit Foncier bank in Lyon ... Read more...

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Children can suffer brain damage if left in hot car


January 4th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 4 (IANS) Children can die or suffer serious brain damage if they are left in a hot car for even a short time, reveals a study.Some 1,500 children ... Read more...

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Singapore’s power demand falls in October


November 23rd, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Nov 23 (IANS) Singapore's power demand in October fell by 3 percent year-on-year, reflecting a slowdown in economic activities, a media report said Wednesday.While the statistics were not yet ... Read more...

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LG plans to invest Rs 1,000 crore in India


August 16th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Electronics major LG Electronics will invest Rs.1,000 crore in India in the next two years, a top company executive said Tuesday.The company will either set up ... Read more...

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Larsen and Toubro bags Rs.1,210 crore Qatar project


July 20th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Engineering and construction major Larsen and Toubro Wednesday said it has bagged an order worth Rs.1,210 crore from the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Solar panels keep buildings cool, keep AC costs down


July 19th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Solar panels on your rooftop aren't just providing clean, inexpensive power, they are doing more - cooling your house and keeping expenses down on air conditioning. ... Read more...

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Man removed after being stuck in air-conditioning shaft in Adelaide


May 24th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Adelaide, May 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An unfortunate incident left a man stuck in an air conditioner shaft at a hotel in Adelaide. The incident happened on Sunday at 4:00 am ACST and ... Read more...

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Eco-driving helps cut oil consumption


February 8th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) You can save fuel by avoiding stop-and-go traffic, closing your window, not using air-conditioning or coasting toward halts -- basically what is coming up as eco-driving. Research at ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Blue Star eyes 9 percent market share in room air-conditioning


January 24th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Air-conditioning and commercial refrigeration major Blue Star is eyeing a nine percent market share in room air-conditioning segment by selling 270,000 units of air-conditioners in FY12, a top ... Read more...

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Panasonic India targets Rs.3,000 crore turnover


December 22nd, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) Consumer durables firm Panasonic India aims to almost triple its turnover to cross the Rs.3,000 crore mark by the end of the 2010-11 fiscal, a top company official ... Read more...

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When Winona Ryder tested Johnny Depp’s patience


December 4th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 04 (ANI): Winona Ryder tested Johnny Depp's patience on the set of 'Edward Scissorhands' when she complained about the heat, while the latter was stuck in his tight costume. ... Read more...

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Thousands stranded as blocked train disrupts Metro services


November 19th, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Thousands of passengers on Delhi Metro's Jehangirpuri-Gurgaon stretch were stranded Friday night as services were disrupted after a train got stuck at Udyog Bhavan station due to ... Read more...

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Oz athletes ‘treated like cattle’ during Delhi CWG opening ceremony: Chef de mission


October 5th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 5(ANI): Australian chef de mission Steve Moneghetti has said that athletes from his country were "treated like cattle" when they were forced to wait in a tunnel during Sunday's ... Read more...

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We were treated like cattle at CWG opener: Australian official


October 5th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 5 (IANS) Australian athletes were "treated like cattle" at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in New Delhi, said Australia's chef de mission, adding they were forced to wait in a ... Read more...

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Oz men’s hockey coach fears worst in Delhi Commonwealth Games


September 11th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 11(ANI): Australia men's hockey coach Ric Charlesworth has voiced his concerns about the team's chances at next month's Delhi Commonwealth Games.Charlesworth fears that his World Cup and Champions Trophy ... Read more...

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The Atlanta Police Detains A Male On The Roof Of A Church Subsequent To A String Of Larcenies


August 17th, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, August 17, 2010 (Just Flashed): It has been declared that the police force of Atlanta has incarcerated an individual, who was allegedly culpable for the perpetration of a sequence of ... Read more...

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Malaysia not too hot ‘Greenest Man’ who lives with little air conditioning, electricity


August 12th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 12 (ANI): Whoever says that Malaysia is getting too hot day by day, they should meet Matthias Gelber - the so-called World's Greenest Man in 2008-who lives with very ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Himachal clears six industrial proposals


August 9th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Monday cleared six industrial proposals worth Rs.267.68 crore, an official said here. The projects will provide employment to 1,353 people in the state, a government spokesperson told ... Read more...

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Gill inaugurates Rugby Stadium for Commonwealth Games


July 15th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 15 (ANI): Sports Minister M S Gill on Thursday inaugurated a Rugby Stadium, one of the venues for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, at the Delhi University campus.The stadium ... Read more...

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Argentinean survives fall from eighth floor


July 2nd, 2010 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, July 2 (IANS/EFE) An Argentinean plumber fell from the eighth floor of an under-construction building but survived with only a broken arm, a media report said. Raul Lopez, 37, who has ... Read more...

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Beards banned for Japanese workers over environmental issues!


June 19th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): Bosses in a Japanese city have come to the defence of their decision to ban beards at work places by saying they are being environmentally friendly.According to the ... Read more...

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Safdarjung Hospital students on hunger strike


June 1st, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Over 300 students of the medical college of Safdarjung Hospital here went on hunger strike Tuesday demanding "basic facilities" like water, working lifts and air-conditioning in their ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Metro upgrades cooling in coaches as Delhi sizzles


May 16th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) As the capital experiences scorching summer heat, the Delhi Metro has upgraded the air-conditioning in some trains on its elevated corridors, including the Mundka-Inderlok route, an official ... Read more...

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Thomas Cook aborts flight in Manchester after ‘dramatic situation’


April 22nd, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 22(ANI): A Thomas Cook flight from Manchester, UK, to Corfu, Greece, was dramatically aborted on Wednesday, after the pilot smelt volcanic ash and reported an engine fault.The Boeing 757 had ... Read more...

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Grumpy colleagues top workers’ office hate list


February 10th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 10 (ANI): Tolerating grumpy colleagues tops the list when it comes to what people hate the most about their office, says a survey.A study by research company Opinium showed that ... Read more...

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‘James Bond’ fridge repair firm compelled to change name in UK


February 6th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 6 (ANI): A fridge repair company in the UK has been compelled to rephrase its "James Bond" styled name after being threatened with legal action from the company behind the ... Read more...

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Whirlpool plans 15 percent share in air-conditioning segment


January 27th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) Consumer goods manufacturer Whirlpool India Wednesday said it plans to treble its market share in air-conditioning machines by 2012 from five percent at present. "We are selling around 100,000 ... Read more...

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Meet Madonna, the real prima donna


December 10th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): British TV channels recently got a taste of Madonna's celebrity status as the pop diva threw tantrums on almost everything - even insisting that the air-conditioning be ... Read more...

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Haryana approves bed-n-breakfast for Gurgaon during 2010 Games


December 2nd, 2009 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 2 (IANS) To accommodate the rush of tourists during the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October next year, the Haryana government here Wednesday announced a bed and breakfast scheme ... Read more...

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World snooker: Foreign players hit by ‘Hyderabad belly’


November 19th, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar Hyderabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Some of the foreign players participating in the ongoing ONGC-IBSF World snooker championship here have been struck down by "Hyderabad belly", the latest being Thailand's Santhinee ... Read more...

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