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16 rural passport centres proposed


August 21st, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) For timely and transparent passport-related services in rural areas and the northeast, the external affairs ministry will set up 16 Passport Seva Laghu Kendras (PSLKs) by ... Read more...

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‘Reservation under RTE Act aimed at social inclusion’


August 7th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) Batting for the Right to Education (RTE), a top government official Monday said the 25 percent reservation of seats in schools for the economically deprived was ... Read more...

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Shankar Mahadevan launches first digital talent hunt


July 13th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 13 (IANS) Composer Shankar Mahadevan Friday launched the first mobile and internet-based singing talent hunt - "MOBisur" - which allows participation from any part of the country.They can ... Read more...

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South Korea’s central bank cuts 2012 growth outlook


July 13th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, July 13 (IANS) The Bank of Korea (BOK), South Korea's central bank, Friday cut its 2012 economic growth outlook for the country to 3 percent from an earlier estimate ... Read more...

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TRAI issues draft guidelines on mobile data services


July 11th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The telecom regulator has released draft regulations on minimum quality benchmark for mobile internet service under which it will be mandatory for an operator to ... Read more...

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Yield on Spanish bonds climbs up


July 10th, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 10 (IANS/EFE) Investors pushed the yield on Spain's benchmark 10-year bond above 7 percent by the close of trading Monday as European Union finance ministers gathered in Brussels ... Read more...

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US initial jobless claims dip to six-week low


July 6th, 2012 - 3:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) The number of people in the US applying for unemployment aid last week dropped to the lowest level since mid May, the Labor Department said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Two-fly limit for Beijing public loos


May 24th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Public toilets in Beijing must contain no more than two flies per stall, according to a bizarre new directive issued to washroom attendants, it was reported ... Read more...

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Sensex drops 140 points on weak rupee, global worries (Weekly market review)


May 19th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) The Indian equities markets' benchmark indices declined nearly one percent in a volatile trading this week as a record drop in the value of rupee ... Read more...

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Spain’s borrowing costs rise sharply in bond auction


May 18th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 18 (IANS/EFE) Spain's Treasury auctioned 2.5 billion euros ($3.18 billion) worth of bonds maturing in 2015 and 2016 Thursday, but was forced to pay sharply higher interest rates.The ... Read more...

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SBI to open new SME branches in Bengal


April 27th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) Giving emphasis on more lending to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), public sector State Bank of India (SBI) will set up four new specialised SME ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi airport named best in Middle East


April 26th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 25 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been named the best airport in the Middle East, and the third best ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan ties have direct bearing on Kashmir: Omar


April 25th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 25 (IANS) India-Pakistan relations have direct bearing on the peace and development of Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Wednesday, hoping that the bilateral dialogue process ... Read more...

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Breakthrough to boost solar cell output by 40 percent


April 19th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 19 (IANS) A breakthrough could boost the output of low cost solar cells in rooftop panels by a whopping 40 percent, making them much more viable as an ... Read more...

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Spain raises 2.59 bn euros in bond sale


April 5th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 5 (IANS/EFE) Spain's Treasury raised 2.59 billion euros ($3.4 billion) Wednesday in an auction of bonds maturing in 2015, 2016 and 2020, but paid sharply higher interest rates ... Read more...

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New iPad tops tablet ratings


April 3rd, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Apple's new iPad has scored the highest ratings among tablet devices in the market, says a survey by US magazine Consumer Reports."Performance on the new iPad ... Read more...

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US stocks fall


March 29th, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 29 (IANS) US stocks ended lower Wednesday as investors found little reason to push stocks a step higher amid a disappointing durable order report.The Dow Jones industrial ... Read more...

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Jawed Usmani takes over as UP chief secretary


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 23 (IANS) Senior Indian Administrative Service officer Jawed Usmani Friday took over as chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh.The unassuming, 1978-batch officer returned from a central deputation with ... Read more...

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US serves notice on India on Iran oil sanctions


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) The United States has served notice on India and 11 other major importers of Iranian oil that a decision on imposing financial sanctions on ... Read more...

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Designers, not celebrities in focus at LFW (Rerview)


March 7th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Designers, creativity and the unsung heroes of the style world hogged the limelight at the just-concluded Lakme Fashion Week summer/resort 2012. The five-day event highlighted ... Read more...

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Sensex closes 172 points lower (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) A benchmark for Indian markets Friday provisionally closed 172 points lower, below the 18,000-mark as selling pressure continued.The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi airport Middle East’s second best: Survey


February 19th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 19 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi International Airport has been ranked the second best service provider in the Middle East by the Annual Airports Council International (ACI).It has ... Read more...

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I am ready for Boxing Day Test: Ed Cowan


December 20th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 20 (IANS) Tasmania's opening batsman Ed Cowan said he is ready for the pressure-cooker atmosphere of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Boxing Day after smashing a century against ... Read more...

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No one could get dirtier than ‘The Dirty Picture’: Vidya Balan


December 8th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Vidya Balan has received rave reviews for her performance in "The Dirty Picture" and, impressed by her dare-bare act, Kareena Kapoor is said to have ... Read more...

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‘Dirty Picutre’ Vidya’s bravest performance: Karan Johar


December 1st, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has watched the preview show of "The Dirty Picture", is bowled over by Vidya Balan's performance and says she has set ... Read more...

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We want corruption-free government: minister


November 24th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The government wants to provide a corruption free administration, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy said Thursday."The government is determined ... Read more...

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Rupee falls below 52 against dollar


November 21st, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) The value of the Indian rupee Monday fell below 52 against the US dollar for the first time in over two and a half years ... Read more...

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IAF going through dynamic changes: Air Chief


November 17th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 17 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is going through dynamic changes, Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal N.A.K. Browne said Thursday."We need to translate the motto of ... Read more...

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Katich stripped of New South Wales captaincy


October 12th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 12 (IANS) Australian batsman Simon Katich was Wednesday removed as captain of New South Wales after having led the state team for nine years. All-rounder Stephen O'Keefe has ... Read more...

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Rural development spending not limited to BPL: Ramesh


October 3rd, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Poverty line is not a defining benchmark for the government's rural development programmes as only nine percent of the total spending on rural development is ... Read more...

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Air India starts new check-in procedure


September 28th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) In a bid to change its image after the official auditor criticised it for the quality of its service, national carrier Air India Tuesday started ... Read more...

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21 Arab films at Baghdad fest


September 21st, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 21 (IANS/WAM) Twenty-one films from the Gulf countries will be screened at the 3rd Baghdad International Film Festival (BIFF) Oct 3-6, it was announced Wednesday.The UAE, Bahrain, Oman, ... Read more...

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Mercedes launches four-door coupe


September 8th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 8 (IANS) Mercedes-Benz India Thursday unveiled its new CLS 350 BE four-door coupe priced at Rs.67.67 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). "The new CLS 350 is a new benchmark in the ... Read more...

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Salman refuses to believe ‘Bodyguard’ is a success: Atul Agnihotri (Interview)


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) Salman Khan is recovering after an eight-hour surgery in Pittsburgh and refuses to believe that his "Bodyguard" has broken box-office records, says his brother-in-law and ... Read more...

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HTC launches glasses-free 3D smartphone


August 31st, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Tuesday launched its smartphone HTC EVO 3D, which can be used without 3D glasses.Priced at Rs.35,990, the phone features a 3D ... Read more...

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