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Five Indian Americans among Forbes 400 richest


September 20th, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Five Indian-Americans figure in the Forbes magazine's annual list of the richest people in America with Microsoft Corp chairman Bill Gates retaining his top spot with ... Read more...

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Bill Gates is investing in futuristic toilets


August 17th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 17(THAINDIAN NEWS)The computer inventor Bill Gates is thinking about introducing futuristic toilets. It is said the he has invested a lot of money particularly in the technology of coming ... Read more...

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Indian firm gets Gates Foundation grant for `eToilet’


August 16th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Seattle, Aug 16 (IANS) An Indian firm has won a grant of more than $450,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to make public toilets more accessible to ... Read more...

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Bill Gates offers help to promote table tennis in US


August 1st, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) plans to work with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates to promote table tennis in the US, ITTF President Adham Sharara said.The ... Read more...

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Stone breaks down on stage


July 24th, 2012 - 5:51 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS)Actress Sharon Stone was overwhelmed with emotions during a speech at the charity aids event and was filled with tears on stage.The 54-year-old was on stage ... Read more...

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Is Microsoft buying Nokia? (Lead, superseding earlier story)


June 7th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, June 7 (IANS) Finnish telecom giant Nokia, considered among the most trusted brands in India, is going through a bad patch with its shares at an all-time low, triggering ... Read more...

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Is Microsoft buying Nokia?


June 7th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, June 7 (IANS) Finnish telecom giant Noika, considered among the most trusted brands in India, is going through a bad patch with its shares at an all-time low, triggering ... Read more...

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‘Sulabh toilet model can be adopted worldwide’


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak Sunday said Microsoft founder Bill Gates could adopt his NGO's model to build low-cost toilets in Asia, Africa and Latin ... Read more...

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Make CSR mandatory, says philanthropist Sitaram Jindal


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The idea of legislation for corporate houses to make charity mandatory might sound pushy, but veteran industry warhorse Sitaram Jindal, who set up his ... Read more...

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Billionaire philanthropists to focus on societal development


June 2nd, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 1 (IANS) Billionaires Bill Gates, Ratan Tata and Azim Premji Friday held a brain-storming session here with other billionaires and millionaires on the need to integrate philanthropy and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

A new ‘Gate-way’ for India’s Africa diplomacy


May 31st, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) India has found a new gateway to project its Africa diplomacy as it explores a partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which is ... Read more...

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Gates praises India for containing polio


May 31st, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Bill Gates met Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad here Thursday and praised India's triumph over polio, even as the software tycoon's foundation is also helping ... Read more...

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Ramesh for low-cost sanitation solutions


May 30th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has invited Bill and Milenda Gates Foundation for partnerships in the country in developing low-cost sanitation solutions. Sixty percent of ... Read more...

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Gates to meet Krishna


May 30th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Software tycoon Bill Gates will Thursday meet External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and is expected to offer the support of his foundation for a host ... Read more...

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Bill Gates-Akhilesh to sign MoU on health


May 30th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 30 (IANS) Microsoft founder Bill Gates met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday and offered the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's support to help improve health services ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Bill Gates to meet Akhilesh


May 29th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 29 (IANS) Microsoft founder Bill Gates will meet Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav here Wednesday to discuss healthcare in the state.The 56-year-old Gates is likely discuss a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Machine to make drinking water from toilet waste


April 7th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) A new invention, being funded by billionaire Bill Gates, aims to turn used toilet water into drinking water, a British nanotechnology expert says.According to Manchester ... Read more...

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Obama urges Congress to pass ‘Buffett Rule’ for higher tax on rich


March 31st, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (IANS) US President Barack Obama urged Congress Saturday to pass the "Buffett Rule" tax plan, which is designed to increase the tax rate on the wealthiest ... Read more...

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Narayana Murthy among Fortune’s 12 ‘greatest entrepreneurs’


March 28th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 28 (IANS) Fortune magazine has listed Infosys co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy among the 12 "greatest entrepreneurs of our time" with Apple's late chief Steve Jobs, Microsoft ... Read more...

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Mukesh Ambani richest among 48 Indian billionaires


March 8th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) Reliance India chairman Mukesh Ambani with a net worth of $22.3 billion emerged as the world's richest Indian in the Forbes list of billionaires featuring ... Read more...

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83 people on Hurun rich list have $1.5 trillion


March 6th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) Eighty-three individuals worldwide with a staggering combined personal wealth of $1.5 trillion have been listed on this year's Hurun Global Rich List.Carlos Slim, 73, tops ... Read more...

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Microsoft offers free trial of Windows 8


March 1st, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Microsoft gave reviewers and the public their first taste of its revolutionary new operating system Windows 8, the Daily Mail reported Thursday.Windows 8 will run on ... Read more...

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Bizarre case of India versus the Internet (Comment)


January 29th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
It isn't just one angry Indian against Google and Facebook. Internet freedom is on trial in India! The ham-handed, state-backed censorship of Salman Rushdie at the Jaipur Literary Festival earlier ... Read more...

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Pakistan committed to eradicate polio this year: Gilani


January 28th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Pakistan is committed to eradicate polio by the end of 2012, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has told Microsoft chief Bill Gates.Talking to Bill Gates ... Read more...

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Bill Gates contributes $750 million to global AIDS fund


January 26th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by BNO News
DAVOS, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Thursday announced his foundation will give $750 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria after ... Read more...

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Bill Gates sad as Pakistani child prodigy dies


January 18th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Microsoft chief Bill Gates was saddened to learn about the death of Pakistan's Arfa Karim who became the world's youngest Microsoft certified professional in 2004 when ... Read more...

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Bill Gates lauds India’s polio eradication drive


January 10th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Praising India's efforts to curb polio with not a single case reported last year, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates advised countries around the world to learn ... Read more...

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Global health award for Bihar chief minister


January 3rd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 3 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been chosen for the first Gates Vaccine Innovation Award, instituted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, for the state's ... Read more...

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Middle-born child has the last laugh


December 28th, 2011 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) Even as many people may worry that of their three children the middle-born might get overshadowed and overlooked, a study contrarily found it is this ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Six Indians among top 100 global thinkers


November 29th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare, software czar Azim Premji and four other Indians have been named in the US-based Foreign Policy magazine's list of the top ... Read more...

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Bill Gates to testify in Utah in the Novell Inc. suit


November 21st, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bill Gates, the Chairman of Microsoft Corporation, will take the stand and testify in a suit filed by Novell Inc. The suit against the world’s largest software ... Read more...

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India uncomfortable with Bill Gates’ ‘Robin Hood’ tax


November 4th, 2011 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Cannes, Nov 3 (IANS) Even as Microsoft founder Bill Gates threw his weight behind a "Robin Hood" tax at the G20 Summit here Thursday, proposing levies on equity and ... Read more...

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Bill Gates not bothered by Steve Jobs comments


November 1st, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bill Gates says he is not bothered by Steve’s criticism in his biography. The two men are credited with changing the world with their out-of-the-box thinking.The biography ... Read more...

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Fresh funding to eradicate polio


October 29th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 29 (IANS) Significant fresh funding has been announced to help eradicate polio, a disease that afflicts people in four countries -- three of them in the Commonwealth.India, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Steve Wozniak talks about Steve Jobs


October 6th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Oct 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak has reacted to the death of Steve Jobs. Wozniak and Jobs are regarded as the originators of the personal computer following ... Read more...

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