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Brazil company recalls 620,000 condoms


August 25th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 25 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian condom manufacturer Olla is recalling 620,000 condoms from the market because of a possible defect in quality control that could compromise their security."The ... Read more...

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Car worst carnivore than beast, says Russian zoo


July 6th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Illustrating the notion that automobiles are carnivores - and worst than beasts, at that - a zoo in central Russia has put a caged car ... Read more...

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Italy loses 4.5 bn euros in tax frauds


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 3 (IANS/AKI) During the first four months of this year, Italian tax police busted 2,226 people who allegedly evaded 4 billion euros in taxes and 500 million euros ... Read more...

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South Korea’s industrial output growth plunges


April 30th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, April 30 (IANS) South Korea's industrial output growth plunged last month due to weak demand at home and abroad caused by high oil prices and economic slowdown in China, ... Read more...

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Prices of China-made automobiles fall


April 11th, 2012 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) The prices of China-made automobiles fell slightly last month while those of imported vehicles rose, the country's top planning agency said Tuesday.Prices of automobiles in March ... Read more...

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Argentina looks to stem imports of Mexican-made autos


April 3rd, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, April 3 (IANS/EFE) Argentina is looking to reduce its imports of automobiles manufactured in Mexico in light of that country's refusal to revise the 2002 bilateral automotive trade ... Read more...

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Russia scraps outdated tanks, armoured vehicles


March 24th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Outdated tanks and armoured vehicles will be scrapped in a "massive" scheme launched by the Russian defence ministry, a military official said."From 2011 onward, in ... Read more...

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Chinese want government to use domestic-made cars


March 7th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) A large number of people in China want the government to use domestically-manufactured cars in place of the foreign-built ones more favoured by officials, a survey ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Shimla to impose Rs.200 entry tax on cars


February 28th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 28 (IANS) If you heading for Shimla, the erstwhile summer capital of British India, to enjoy the cool hills coated with cedars, be prepared to pay an entry ... Read more...

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Pakistan vehicle sales up


February 11th, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) Vehicle sales in Pakistan rose by 17 percent to 96,900 units in the first seven months of the current fiscal year compared to 82,767 units in ... 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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China’s retail sales up in December


January 17th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) China's retail sales rose by 18.1 percent year-on-year in December 2011, up from 17.3 percent growth in November, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Tuesday.Retail ... Read more...

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Overall hiring up 2.15 percent in June quarter


November 16th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) India's overall employment increased 2.15 percent during the quarter ended June 30 compared to the previous quarter, recording rise in employment in all sectors except ... Read more...

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South Korea to offer tax incentives for electric cars


October 12th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Oct 12 (IANS) South Korea plans to offer tax incentives for electric car buyers from next year in a bid to help promote sales of energy-saving vehicles, a government ... Read more...

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Cyclists at higher risk from inhaled soot


September 26th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Cyclists in cities inhale more black carbon than pedestrians -- and this may damage their lungs, evidence shows.Automobiles discharge a huge quantity of soot or black ... Read more...

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Hackers could make your car unsafe, McAfee warns


September 9th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) Hackers could shut down your running car and expose you to all-too-sudden dangers - so beware, says anti-virus firm McAfee.It warns that greater reliance on computers ... Read more...

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I’m moving to Hollywood: Don Omar


August 30th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) Singer Don Omar said that 2011 has been the best year of his career so far and, judging by his work agenda, next year will ... Read more...

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Obama tours Midwest on a $1.1 million bus


August 17th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Aug 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) President Barack Obama is on a three-day tour to the Midwest where he hopes to revive his chances of retaining his seat during the 2012 US Presidential ... Read more...

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Honda to recall over 760,000 cars in China


August 6th, 2011 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. will recall a total of 760,515 vehicles sold in China over potential automatic transmission problems, China's quality watchdog said.The automobiles being ... Read more...

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Used cars to be recycled near Chennai


August 4th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) For the first time in India, a recycling facility for used cars was launched in Tamil Nadu, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said ... Read more...

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Now luxury awards by Vu Technologies


July 20th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Vu Technologies, a brand that deals in home entertainment, has decided to organise Vu Luxury Awards to felicitate excellence in the field of luxury.The Vu ... Read more...

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Hiring up in India economy in April-June


July 9th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Hiring activity in India showed an upward trend during the quarter ended June 30 with hiring by IT sector up by 32 percent and that ... Read more...

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Highlights of mid-quarter review of RBI monetary policy


June 16th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Following are the highlights of the mid-quarter review of the monetary policy by the Reserve Bank of India Thursday:-- Repo rate hiked by 50 basis points ... Read more...

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Pakistan is largest CNG user in the world


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) Pakistan is the largest user of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for running automobiles in the world and is way ahead of India, a media report said ... Read more...

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Storms leave 100,000 without power in Michigan


May 31st, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS/EFE) More than 100,000 people in Michigan went without electricity Monday due to a series of storms.The storms, with winds in excess of 130 km per hour, ... Read more...

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1,500 Jaguar cars to be recalled in China


May 21st, 2011 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) Jaguar Cars Ltd., a British luxury car manufacturer, would recall 1,552 cars sold in China due to steering flaws, quality control authorities said.The recall - starting ... Read more...

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China builds world’s longest sea-link bridge


May 11th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) China has built the world's longest sea-link bridge that stretches to 41.58 km and links the port city of Qingdao to Huangdao district in the eastern ... Read more...

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Continental Group to buy Modi Tyres


April 18th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) The world's fourth largest tyre company, Germany based Continental Group, has signed an agreement to buy the tyre unit of Modi Rubber."The company has signed agreements ... Read more...

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Iran unveils Dena luxury car


April 17th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 17 (IANS) Iran's leading automaker - Iran Khodro Company (IKCO) - has come out with a luxury car, Dena, that will soon hit the markets.Dena has been ... Read more...

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China’s retail sales up 16.3 percent in Q1


April 15th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 15 (IANS) China's retail sales of consumer goods rose 16.3 percent year on year to 4.29 trillion yuan ($657.29 billion) in the first quarter this year, the National ... Read more...

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Budget’s impact on 13 sector-specific stock indices


February 28th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) The impact of the federal budget on 13 sector-specific indices of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which saw the benchmark, 30-share sensitive index (Sensex) close Monday at ... Read more...

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Over Rs.6,000 crore from automobile excise in April-January 2010-11


February 24th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Government revenue from excise duty on the automobile sector grew by 32.90 percent and stood at Rs.6,197.99 crore in the first nine months of the fiscal 2010-11, ... Read more...

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Super Bowl Winners: Packers & Mini Darth Vader Commercial


February 7th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Feb 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a Super Bowl which featured Black Eyed Peas and “Boxhead People”, Justin Beiber instead of Ozzy Osbourne, and Joan Rivers as a GoDaddy.com girl, there was not ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Unpacking the Nano’ exhibition preview for media on Jan. 19


January 16th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): The media has been issued a preview invitation to the "Unpacking the Nano" exhibition at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.At the exhibit, to be held January ... Read more...

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