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Heldt extends contract with German side Schalke


September 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 9 (IANS) Schalke director of sport and communication Horst Heldt has extended his running contract until 2016, the club said on its official homepage.Although the final signatures have ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to boost domestic cricket


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 3 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Cricket Board Monday said it will take measures to boost their domestic cricket after its first ever Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) concluded ... Read more...

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Audi to relaunch car production in Russia in 2013


August 30th, 2012 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Car maker Audi, part of German auto giant Volkswagen, plans to relaunch car production in Russia in 2013, an official said.Audi AG Board Chairman Rupert ... Read more...

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Mukul Roy follows Mamata Banerjee as absentee railway minister


August 6th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Railway Minister Mukul Roy's long absences from office, much like his once removed predecessor Mamata Banerjee, have become a cause for concern with insiders ... Read more...

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China punishes 16 officials for school bus accident


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 2 (IANS) Sixteen officials in a northwest China city have been punished for a school bus crash that killed 19 kindergarten students last year, authorities announced Thursday.The punished ... Read more...

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NIIT Tech to set up e-auction platform for tobacco board


August 1st, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 1 (IANS) Leading IT solutions provider NIIT Technologies bagged a Rs.35-crore deal to set up a electronic auction (e-auction) platform for the state-run India Tobacco Board in Karnataka ... Read more...

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All aspects of train fire to be probed: Railway Board chief


July 30th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) All aspects of the fire aboard Tamil Nadu Express Monday that left 32 dead and injured 27 will be probed in detail, said Railway Board chairman ... Read more...

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Rural development ministry offers to fund bio-toilets for railway coaches


July 25th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday offered to equip all new railways coaches with bio-toilets built by Defence Research and Development Organisation and share half ... Read more...

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China kindergarten head jailed for school bus accident


July 21st, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) The chairman of a privately-run kindergarten in northwest China's Gansu province was sentenced to seven years in prison for a deadly school bus crash that killed ... Read more...

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Chinese airlines suffer losses in 2012


July 21st, 2012 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) Three major airlines in China have all reported more than a 50 percent drop in profit in the first six months this year, but earnings are ... Read more...

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Volkswagen buys another 50.1 percent of Porsche for 4.46 bn euros


July 5th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) German auto giant Volkswagen will buy another 50.1 percent of Porsche SE for 4.46 billion euros to complete its ownership of the sports car maker, ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan cricket ties may resume soon: Pakistani envoy


June 5th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) In what will be music for the ears of thousands of sub-continental cricket lovers, Pakistani High Commissioner Shahid Malik Tuesday expressed the hope that ... Read more...

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Kudankulam n-plant a step closer to going on stream


May 12th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) The first unit of the protest-hit nuclear power project at Kudankulam is about to be commissioned. Officials have initiated the process to remove its dummy ... Read more...

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Tea Board earmarks Rs.300 crore for small growers


April 28th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 28 (IANS) The Tea Board of India has earmarked Rs.300 crore for the development of the country's small tea growers in the current financial year, its chairman M.G.V.K. ... Read more...

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Railways to deploy software to track train movement


April 27th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Indian Railways Friday said it plans to deploy over the next 18 months a software to track the movement of all trains over its ... Read more...

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Chinese automaker to develop electric car with US partner


April 26th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) One of China's major privately owned automakers, Great Wall Motors, will work with a US company to develop electric vehicles.The automaker signed an agreement Tuesday with ... Read more...

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Ammonia leak: Disaster averted in Agartala


April 19th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) A prompt response from fire service personnel averted a major disaster here after they successfully contained an Ammonia gas leak from a local cold storage, officials ... Read more...

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Daimler to beef up its R&D; activities in India (Lead)


April 18th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) German automobile major Daimler AG will produce trucks from its new plant in Tamil Nadu from where it will export the vehicles to Africa, Middle ... Read more...

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Daimler to shift truck manufacturing to Tamil Nadu


April 18th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Daimler AG, the German heavy vehicle manufacturer, will shift the production of its trucks from Pune in Maharashtra to Oragadam in Tamil Nadu from where it ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to observe Earth Hour


March 29th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 29 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government has decided to observe Earth Hour 2012 and it will urge the people not to use power during that time, an official said ... Read more...

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BJP suspends Himachal MP


March 11th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday suspended Himachal Pradesh MP Rajan Sushant for indiscipline, a party leader said here.Sushant was suspended with immediate effect, state ... Read more...

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Iran’s Al-Mustafa varsity plans branch in Hyderabad


March 1st, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) Iran's Al-Mustafa International University proposes to set up its branch here and has sought allotment of land for the purpose.Iranian consul general in Hyderabad Mahmoud Safari ... Read more...

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Ghanaian minister calls for youth participation in sports


March 1st, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, March 1 (IANS) Ghanian Youth and Sports Minister Clement Kofi Humado has advised the youths to actively join sports to harness its enormous benefits and become ambassadors of the ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh, Railways ink deal for three rail corridors


February 28th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 27 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Monday signed a deal with the Indian Railways for developing three rail corridors in the state's poverty-hit northern region that has roughly one-fifth of the ... Read more...

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Top panel warns against new trains without focus on safety


February 26th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Ahead of Minister Dinesh Trivedi's first Railway Budget March 14, a high-level panel has advised focus on safety issues, rather than the populist practice of ... Read more...

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Ex-servicemen to invigilate in Himachal school exams


February 25th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is hiring retired armed forces personnel to invigilate during school examinations across the state.The Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education is hiring 32 ex-servicemen ... Read more...

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Two IIM-Indore students expelled for taking drugs


February 22nd, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 22 (IANS) Two students of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Indore have been expelled for allegedly taking drugs inside the institute premises, an official said Wednesday.IIM-Indore board chairman ... Read more...

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Bihar panchayats to act as power supply franchisees


February 14th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 14 (IANS) Gram panchayats (village councils) in power-starved Bihar will be appointed franchisees for distribution of power in villages, an official here said Tuesday.Bihar State Electricity Board ... Read more...

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Bitter cold may destroy 50 percent of Russia’s vineyards


February 13th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia may lose from 20 to 50 percent of its vineyard harvest this year because of bitter cold as temperatures have dipped to below minus ... Read more...

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Railways plan new model for PPP projects


January 27th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) The Railway Board is planning to formulate a new model for public private partnership (PPP) projects in order to create a level playing field for private ... Read more...

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Russian gold producer eyes London IPO


January 19th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) One of Russia's largest gold producers, Uzhuralzoloto Group, may hold an initial public offering in London to raise $200 million this spring, Kommersant business daily ... Read more...

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China to bring 3rd generation n-reactors to service in 2013


January 15th, 2012 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) China will bring third generation nuclear reactors to service in 2013, a top Chinese nuclear company official has said.Despite being hindered by the Japan nuclear crisis, ... Read more...

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China races to build world’s second tallest skyscraper


December 28th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Dec 28 (IANS) Work crews have completed the foundation for the world's second tallest building one month ahead of schedule and are now constructing the ground structure of the ... Read more...

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Court suspends Van Gaal’s appointment at Ajax


December 13th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Dec 13 (IANS) A court in Haarlem temporarily suspended the appointment of Louis Van Gaal as CEO at Ajax Football Club, until the shareholders get a chance to vote ... Read more...

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CBI questions retired bureaucrat in illegal mining case


November 23rd, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 23 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday questioned retired bureaucrat K. Prabhakar Reddy in the illegal mining case involving Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) owned by former ... Read more...

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