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Chinese official suspended for beating air stewardess


September 4th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 4 (IANS) A senior official in China's southern metropolis of Guangzhou has been suspended for allegedly beating an air attendant, sources said.Fang Daguo, a member of the Standing ... Read more...

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Mid-air passenger fight forces Swiss plane to return


September 4th, 2012 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 4 (IANS) A Swiss International Airlines plane from Zurich to Beijing was forced to return Sunday after two Chinese passengers fought above Moscow, a company spokesperson said ... Read more...

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China sees soaring smartphone market


September 3rd, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 3 (IANS) China's smartphone market saw its sales volume soar to 38.19 million units in the second quarter, according to a report released Monday by market researcher Analysys ... Read more...

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Growth up in China’s non-manufacturing sector


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 3 (IANS) The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) of China's non-manufacturing sector, a key economic indicator, rose 0.7 percentage point to 56.3 percent in August, new survey results indicate.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Refrain from self-immolation, Tibetian government-in-exile appeals


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 2 (IANS) Expressing concern over the self-immolation protests in Tibet, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) based here Sunday appealed to its countrymen to refrain from such "drastic acts"."The ... Read more...

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Chinese officials being grilled on live TV


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 2 (IANS) Facing public grilling on live television can be a tough experience for officials, but some Chinese local governments think it might be an effective measure to ... Read more...

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One held for China bomb hoax


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 2 (IANS) A 29-year-old man has been detained in China for a hoax bomb warning that forced the diversion of a domestic flight, Xinhua reported.Xiong Yi, a resident ... Read more...

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China’s manufacturing activity slows to nine-month low (Lead)


September 1st, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 1 (IANS) China's manufacturing activity further slid in August with the purchasing managers index (PMI) standing at 49.2 percent, the lowest pace in nine months.The PMI reading in ... Read more...

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China mulls regulation over brokerage executives’ salaries


September 1st, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 1 (IANS) China's top securities watchdog has said that it is considering a regulation on the salary of brokerage executives.In a set of draft rules released to seek ... Read more...

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China’s manufacturing activity slows


September 1st, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 1 (IANS) China's manufacturing activity further slid in August with the purchasing managers index (PMI) standing at 49.2 percent, the lowest pace in nine months.The PMI reading in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Lara Dutta takes people around the world in 20 minutes


September 1st, 2012 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 1 (IANS) The idea of travelling around the world in just 20 minutes could be implausible for many of us, but not Lara Dutta. The actress took people ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Bolt breezes to take 200m in Zurich Diamond League


August 31st, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug 31 (IANS) London Olympics champion Usain Bolt sprinted to a comfortable 200m win in the Diamond League meeting in Zurich.Bolt posted a meet record of 19.66 seconds as ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

China plans further steps on weather modification


August 30th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) China said Thursday it will take more active steps to enhance weather modification, in a bid to better serve agricultural production and disaster relief work.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

China signs deal for 50 Airbus planes


August 30th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) China and Germany Thursday signed a series of documents, including a procurement deal for 50 Airbus planes. The signing ceremony was attended by Chinese Premier Wen ... Read more...

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China mine explosion toll climbs to 19


August 30th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) The toll in a gas explosion that occurred in a coal mine in southwest China's Sichuan province has climbed to 19, rescuers said Thursday. A total ... Read more...

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Chinese newspaper penalised for false reporting


August 30th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) A Chinese daily has been warned and fined for running several inaccurate reports.The Economic Observer, a newspaper based in China's Shandong province, has been punished for ... Read more...

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I have opened doors for other women wrestlers: Geeta Phogat


August 30th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Geeta Phogat, the first female wrestler from India to qualify for the Olympics, Wednesday felt that she had opened doors for women wrestlers of ... Read more...

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China to deploy drones for marine surveillance


August 29th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are to be deployed along China's coastline to undertake remote-sensing marine surveillance, an official said Wednesday.The project also includes the construction of ... Read more...

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`China’s economic growth slowly stabilizing’


August 29th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) Price rises have continued to be slow in China since the beginning of the year as a result of improving supply-demand relations and dropping prices for ... Read more...

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Five killed in China road accident


August 29th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 28 (IANS) At least five people were killed and three injured in a van-truck collision in China's Sichuan province Tuesday, authorities said.There were eight people on board the ... Read more...

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Good samaritan in China tracked down through internet


August 28th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 28 (IANS) A good samaritan who helped a man who suffered an epileptic attack even when onlookers told him not to do so has been tracked down ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China has 1.06 bn mobile phone connections


August 28th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 28 (IANS) China has a staggering 1.06 billion mobile phone accounts, authorities said.Of these, 183.8 million subscribed to 3G network services, the industry and information technology ministry said.In ... Read more...

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Four dead in China mine gas blast


August 28th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) At least four miners were killed and five injured in China Monday following a coal mine gas blast, Xinhua reported.The blast occurred at around 11.30 a.m. ... Read more...

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China to have tourism law


August 27th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) Chinese lawmakers Monday started deliberations on a draft law on tourism, aiming to promote the development of the country's booming travel industry.The draft includes operating standards ... Read more...

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28 ‘punished’ for China building collapse


August 27th, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) A total of 28 people were found responsible for a building collapse that killed six people in China last year, and have been "punished", officials said.Seven ... Read more...

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28 killed in China road accident


August 26th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 26 (IANS) At least 28 people were killed early Sunday in a collision between a bus and a methanol-loaded tanker in northwest China's Shaanxi province, police said.The ... Read more...

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Chinese UN military observers return from Syria


August 26th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 25 (IANS) The last four Chinese UN military observers finished their mission in Syria and returned to Beijing Saturday.The observers were among the last UN military observers in ... Read more...

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China to archive ancient medical texts


August 25th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 25 (IANS) China has launched a massive project to archive ancient medical books in order to promote the preservation of traditional Chinese medicine, said authorities.The project, part of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Never blamed Nobbs for London debacle: Shivendra


August 24th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) India's star forward Shivendra Singh said it was not chief coach Michael Nobbs but the team's planning that was responsible for the eight-time Olympic champions' ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Six held for sexual assault at China water festival


August 24th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) Six people were detained Friday following an allegation of sexual assault at a water festival in China, Xinhua reported.The sexual assault allegedly took place at the ... Read more...

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17 fall ill in China after eating beef


August 24th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) At least 17 people have been hospitalised after they ate beef sold by an unlicensed butcher in central China's Hunan province, officials said Friday.The incident took ... Read more...

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A Chinese couple that wants to resemble twins


August 24th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) A Chinese man and a woman who are to marry soon have decided to undergo plastic surgery so that they look like twins, a media report ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New Cold War may break out between US, China, warns daily


August 24th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) The Cold War mentality hasn't disappeared, a state-run Chinese daily said Friday, and warned of "real worries that a new Cold War may break out between ... Read more...

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Three killed as bridge collapses in China (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) Three people were killed and five injured when the ramp of a multimillion-dollar bridge in northeast China collapsed early Friday morning, sending four trucks hurtling to ... Read more...

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India paying ’special attention’ to China border


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) With China planning to develop a tourist hub in Tibet, India said Thursday that it was paying "special attention" to the development of infrastructure in ... Read more...

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