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Making commercial films not Saurabh Shukla’s forte


September 13th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) As an actor, Saurabh Shukla has carved a niche for himself in commercial cinema, but when it comes to making films, he chooses to helm ... Read more...

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Mani to speak on his book in Britain


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 (IANS) Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani Thursday said he had been invited to deliver a lecture in Britain on his book "Theory of the Toiling Mass".Mani told ... Read more...

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Russia to spend $280 mn on flood-hit town


July 16th, 2012 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) Russia will allocate nine billion rubles (around $280 million) to restore the southern town of Krymsk that was severally damaged by floods caused by torrential rains, ... Read more...

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How much more tax, ask upset Bollywood actors


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) The government's decision to levy 12 percent service tax on film and TV actors has left many fuming. While veteran actress Hema Malini feels it ... Read more...

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China’s search engine market reaches $877 mn


April 28th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) The size of China's search engine market hit 5.53 billion yuan ($877 million) in the first quarter of 2012, according to new statistics.The figure represents a ... Read more...

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World Bank wants effective social safety nets


April 19th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Three out of five people in developing countries lack effective social safety net coverage as they struggle to forge ahead through global financial volatility and food ... Read more...

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Russia to spend $44 bn on Arctic projects


April 6th, 2012 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia intends to spend 1.3 trillion rubles (around $44 billion) on economic and social projects in the Arctic till 2020, a minister said.Viktor Basargin, minister ... Read more...

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Funds for computerising courts doubled


March 16th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The budgetary allocation for computerization of district and subordinate courts, burdened with over two crore cases, was Friday doubled from Rs.105 crore in 2011-12 ... Read more...

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‘Roadies 9′ more expensive than previous shows: Rajiv


March 15th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) MTV "Roadies" back with season nine and Rajiv Lakshman says that shooting this season turned out to be an expensive business as the they travelled ... Read more...

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Visual IQ launches the latest tool for advertisers


February 15th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 15 (IANS) Boston-headquartered Visual IQ, 'the thought leader' in providing companies an impact of their ad-campaign, Wednesday announced the launch of their latest offering TrueAttribution 2.0.It is ... Read more...

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Pranab praises Mamata for improving food supplies


February 6th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday praised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for checking inflation by improving foodgrain supplies in the state."The essential parts ... Read more...

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16th century Mumbai museum manuscript to be restored


January 19th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) A 16th century illustrated manuscript in a Mumbai museum will be restored with funds from Bank of America through its conservation project, officials said here Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Punj Lloyd to invest in Bengal infrastructure


January 9th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 9 (IANS) Diversified conglomerate Punj Lloyd said Monday it plans to come out with a specific plan for investment in infrastructure in West Bengal soon.The company said ... Read more...

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China cuts expenses on official events


January 8th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 8 (IANS) China cut over one-third of government expenses on official events last year, saving 1.22 billion yuan (about $193 million), Xinhua reported Sunday.The aim was to eliminate ... Read more...

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Budget after elections: Pranab


January 2nd, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) The budget for 2012-13 will be presented after the assembly elections in five states but the dates are yet to be decided, Finance Minister ... Read more...

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Poll schedule may defer union budget


December 24th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) The railways and the general budgets for the year 2012-13 may have to be deferred by a few days due to the model code of ... Read more...

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80 percent Chinese official websites malfunction: Report


December 3rd, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 3 (IANS) Eighty percent of Chinese government websites malfunction, an official report said Saturday.The report by the China Software Testing Centre, a research institute under the industry and ... Read more...

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`China’s fiscal revenues to surpass budget this year’


December 1st, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 1 (IANS) China's total fiscal revenues this year will exceed the annual budget of 9.122 trillion yuan ($1.44 trillion) due to an increased tax intake, said a minister. ... Read more...

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‘Hollywood can’t afford animation films for kids only’


November 28th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 28 (IANS) Hollywood, despite its burgeoning budgets, can no longer afford to make animation films exclusively for children, says Academy Award winning producer Hugh Welchman.Speaking to reporters in ... Read more...

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States can decide on foreign retail chains: Anand Sharma


November 26th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 26 (IANS) Guidelines for the new policy of allowing 51 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail outlets will be out within a week, and it ... Read more...

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China’s Internet advertising rakes in $2 bn in Q3


November 4th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 4 (IANS) China's Internet advertising market hit 13.8 billion yuan (about $2 billion) in the third quarter this year, according to a report released here Friday.The figure shows ... Read more...

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WHO urges sufficient health budgets despite economic plight


October 20th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Oct 20 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on all governments to keep up sufficient health budgets despite the current economic woes.Speaking at the World ... Read more...

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British Navy cuts 1,000 jobs


October 1st, 2011 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 1 (IANS) The British Navy has shed 1,000 jobs as part of the country's wider efforts to balance its military budget, Xinhua reported Friday.They are the first ... Read more...

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European crisis not to hit Indian IT: Nasscom


September 21st, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) Sovereign debt crisis in some European countries and slow recovery in the US will not impact the Indian IT industry this fiscal, software industry body Nasscom ... Read more...

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Petrol, electricity price rise a twin blow: Pakistani daily


August 4th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 4 (IANS) The hike in prices of petroleum products coupled with the increase in electricity tariff is a twin blow to the people, said a Pakistani daily.Petroleum product ... Read more...

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China wants openness in government affairs


August 3rd, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) China's cabinet has called for increased openness in government affairs in order to ensure that officials work in a lawful and efficient manner."We should stick to ... Read more...

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21 election commissioners to discuss reforms


June 26th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 26 (IANS) Election commissioners from 21 states will gather here to discuss electoral reforms, an official said Sunday.The commissioners will participate in the 15th all-India conference that will ... Read more...

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18 mn Britons to avoid holidaying this summer


June 21st, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 21 (IANS) Over 18 million Britons have decided to put off their holidaying plans this summer due to money crunch, says a media report.Squeezed by the recession, nearly ... Read more...

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Vishesh Films partners Fox Star for two films


June 9th, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt of Vishesh Films are collaborating with Fox Star Studios for their two upcoming films "Informer" and "Raaz 3" to be made ... Read more...

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Rush praises Depp for taking rehearsal to his club


May 16th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor Geoffrey Rush reveals his co-star Johnny Depp was so determined to make the cast and the crew comfortable that he ... Read more...

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‘Delhi Belly’ budget on higher side, I’m worried: Aamir


May 13th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) At a time when filmmakers are splurging money on their movies, Aamir Khan is concerned about the budget of his next production "Delhi Belly". The ... Read more...

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K.M. Mani wins record 12th time


May 13th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Palai (Kottayam), May 13 (IANS) K.M. Mani, chief of the Kerala Congress (Mani), recorded his 12th consecutive victory from his home constituency of Palai by defeating the Left front candidate ... Read more...

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Support community radio, Aamir urges Bollywood stars


May 1st, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) What is actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan now busy with? He is urging the people and Bollywood celebrities to support community radio Jago Mumbai 90.8 in Bandra ... Read more...

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Japan announces $50 billion emergency budget


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 22 (IANS) The Japanese government Friday announced a $50 billion emergency budget for post-quake rebuilding.Prime Minister Naoto Kan said the budget - still subject to approval from parliament ... Read more...

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Now, download divorce advice using new iPhone app!


April 15th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 15 (ANI): Here's an iPhone application that offers what it claims to be "legal advice and guidance" to those in a relationship split.The 9.99 pounds programme - snappily titled Divorce? ... Read more...

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