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US to sell Apache helicopters to Indonesia


September 21st, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced the sale of eight Apache helicopters to Indonesia."Today, I'm announcing that the Obama administration has informed Congress of ... Read more...

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A Finnish solution to India’s diesel dilemma


September 20th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 20 (IANS) Even as the whole of India is up in arms at the hike in the diesel price, new technology offers hope of a cheaper alternative by ... Read more...

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Jeev seeks to overcome injury setback at Panasonic Open


September 19th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hyogo (Japan), Sep 19 (IANS) Asian Tour stalwarts Jeev Milkha Singh of India and Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee are upbeat about winning the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open despite struggling with injuries.Jeev ... Read more...

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Chinese vice president meets Panetta


September 19th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, who has appeared in public after a fortnight's disappearance, Wednesday met US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta here.Xi reviewed his visit ... Read more...

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Chinese, US defence chiefs hold talks


September 18th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie Tuesday held talks with visiting US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta who said the key to healthy Sino-US relations is "to ... Read more...

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Qatar Airways signs pact with Wipro for IT solutions (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Doha/New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Qatar Airways Wednesday said it has inked a long-term partnership with leading Indian IT company Wipro to develop new technological solutions.The agreement was signed in ... Read more...

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Qatar Airways signs pact with Wipro for IT solutions


September 12th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Doha/New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Qatar Airways Wednesday said it has inked a long-term partnership with leading Indian IT company Wipro to develop new technological solutions."Through this agreement, Wipro will ... Read more...

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UK natural choice to be Kerala’s partner: Envoy


September 12th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) British High Commissioner to India Sir James Bevan Wednesday asked Kerala to treat Britain as the first choice for partnership.He was speaking at the Emerging ... Read more...

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Infosys to acquire management consultancy firm Lodestone


September 10th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 10 (IANS) IT major Infosys Monday announced it will acquire Zurich-based Lodestone Holding, a leading global management consultancy firm, in an all-cash deal to expand its presence in ... Read more...

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Discovery Channel to air 10-part series on coal


September 8th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) At a time when coal is dominating the political discourse in India, a 10-part Discovery Channel television series titled "Coal" premieres Sunday.A Discovery Networks Asia ... Read more...

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Air India’s new MRO coming up in Nagpur


September 4th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Air India's maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Nagpur will be completed by the year-end and will become operational by the second quarter of ... Read more...

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Kingfisher Airlines faces operational shutdown, says CAPA


August 24th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Kinghfisher Airlines may have to shut down operations if $600 million cash is not infused in the next two months, the Centre for Asia Pacific ... Read more...

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Hilton to have 25 hotels in India by 2016


August 13th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 13 (IANS) The Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality brand is aiming to create a network of 25 hotels across the country by 2016, a top company official ... Read more...

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India re-evaluating Vietnam oil block in South China Sea


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Unfazed by China's objections, India is re-evaluating a Vietnamese offer for oil exploration in the South China Sea and will go ahead if ONGC Videsh ... Read more...

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China to react if India seeks oil in South China Sea


August 1st, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) India and Vietnam should be given a "strong response" if they insist on exploring oil and gas in waters claimed by China, a Chinese newspaper has ... Read more...

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Some countries are provoking China: daily


August 1st, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) Neighbouring countries with territorial disputes were trying to infringe upon China's sovereignty, a commentary in a Chinese newspaper said Wednesday.These countries "are taking advantage of the ... Read more...

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Ford Q2 net income down


July 26th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, July 26 (IANS) Ford Motor Company has reported the US automaker posted a profit of $1.04 billion in the second quarter of the year, or 26 cents per share, ... Read more...

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IT sector to log 11-14 percent growth


July 25th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 25 (IANS) Information technology trade association Nasscom is expecting an 11-14 percent growth for the current year, its president Som Mittal said Wednesday."The growth is contributed by mid ... Read more...

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Discover India with Oprah Winfrey in two-part series


July 11th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Oprah Winfrey went to the slums, visited the Taj Mahal, socialised with Bollywood's gliteratti and explored real India on her maiden visit to the ... Read more...

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Pakistan continues to be international migraine: Albright


June 26th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Pakistan continues to be an "international migraine" with a host of problems like extremism, non-proliferation, poverty and a weak government, former US Secretary of State ... Read more...

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Targeting India’s young, Sandisk unveils news flash drives, memory card


June 19th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Eyeing India's burgeoning tech-savvy youth population, global solutions provider SanDisk Corporation Tuesday unveiled four new flash drives and a memory card at global launch here.The ... Read more...

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Global airline profits for 2012 expected at $3 billion


June 12th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 11 (IANS) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Monday forecast a dip in the global airline industry's profits at $3 billion in 2012 from last year's $7.9 billion.This ... Read more...

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Global airline profits for 2012 expected at $3 billion


June 12th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 11 (IANS) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Monday forecast a dip in the global airline industry's profits at $3 billion in 2012 from last year's $7.9 billion.This ... Read more...

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‘Jalpari’ to compete at Asia Pacific Screen Awards


June 11th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) "I Am Kalam" director Nila Madhab Panda's second film "Jalpari - The Desert Mermaid" is in competition at the sixth edition of the prestigious Asia ... Read more...

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US Defence Secretary Panetta arrives in New Delhi


June 5th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta arrived here Tuesday on a two-day visit during which the two countries will discuss a range of issues relating ... Read more...

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Panetta to discuss military trade on India trip


May 31st, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) As US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta embarked on a nine-day trip to Asia to bring US allies up to speed on the new US Pacific-orientated ... Read more...

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Air India won’t take Dreamliners till compensation fixed (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Air India will not take delivery of the 787 Dreamliner planes from Boeing till the finalisation of the compensation for the delay in supplying the ... Read more...

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MasterCard, C-SAM to jointly offer mobile wallet service


May 18th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Mobile technology firm C-SAM Friday said it has joined hands with MasterCard to provide "mobile wallet" service in the Asia Pacific, the Middle East and ... Read more...

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Australian inflation marginally up in April


April 30th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 30 (IANS) The consumer price in Australia continued to rise in April, said a survey released Monday.The TD Securities-Melbourne Institute Monthly Inflation Gauge rose 0.3 percent in April ... Read more...

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IMF lowers India growth forecast to 6.9 percent


April 27th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Friday lowered India's economic growth forecast to 6.9 percent for 2012 as compared to 7 percent projection announced in January.The ... Read more...

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‘Himalayan Meltdown’ wins at Worldfest film festival


April 23rd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) "Himalayan Meltdown", a documentary on the shrinking glaciers of the Himalayas and their effects on the lives and livelihoods of Asians, has been honoured with ... Read more...

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Actors shocked at Imagine TV shutting down


April 13th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Actors shooting for "Jamuna Paar" and other soaps on Imagine TV are shocked at the sudden decision of the Hindi entertainment channel to shut ... Read more...

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Might see further slash in CRR by RBI: HSBC (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) British banking company HSBC Thursday said it is expecting a slash in cash reserve ratio (CRR) during the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)'s credit policy announcement ... Read more...

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Bengal gets thumbs-up from HSBC on entry tax


April 13th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday got the thumbs-up from British banking company HSBC for its move to reintroduce 'Entry Tax' on goods.The West Bengal Tax on ... Read more...

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CRR slash a cause for worry: HSBC


April 13th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) The British banking company, HSBC Thursday said it is expecting a slash in cash reserve ratio (CRR) during the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)'s credit policy ... Read more...

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