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Microsoft eyes opportunities in China’s push for innovation


September 18th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) China's efforts to be a global innovation leader offers opportunities to foreign companies like Microsoft, a senior executive of the software giant said."We're committed to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

China aims for high-speed internet


February 17th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 16 (IANS) China will provide faster and cheaper internet services over the next five years, an official said Thursday.Qin Hai, vice chief of industry and information technology ministry, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kashmir ‘durbar’ moves to Jammu


November 9th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 9 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government's annual 'durbar move' took place Wednesday with its offices shifting to winter capital Jammu amid tight security and Chief Minister Omar ... Read more...

Posted in National |

ADB to fund two flyovers in Kashmir


October 8th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 8 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to fund two flyovers in the two capital cities of Jammu and Kashmir, at a cost of Rs.350 ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Australia’s bookshops to close down in five years?


June 15th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 15 (IANS) Online shopping will lead to closure of most bookshops in Australia in the next five years, according to the federal business minister.Federal Small Business Minister Nick ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Women’s basketball tournament held to strengthen India, Bangladesh relations


April 3rd, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasAgartala (Tripura), Apr 3 (ANI): Bangladeshi players participated in the maiden women's basketball tournament recently held here to strengthen relations between India and Bangladesh.The team from Bangladesh took on a ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Jammu governor’s house gets solar-powered cars


January 4th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 4 (IANS) The Raj Bhawan or the governor's residence in Jammu will now have solar-powered battery cars to ferry visitors and guests, something quite unique for Jammu and Kashmir.The state ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Cash-rich Indian consortia ready to buy stakes in Oz domestic T20 teams


October 29th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct. 29 (ANI): Cash rich Indian consortia have reportedly indicated a keen interest to invest in domestic Twenty20 teams in Australia, even as the Australian Cricketers' Association has come out in ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Govt. approves drinking water projects of over Rs.27,437 cr


August 26th, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug. 26 (ANI): Minister of State for Urban Development Saugata Roy on Thursday said that the Government has approved 569 Drinking Water Projects of over rupees 27,437 crore in total.Speaking ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Three greenfield airports in northeastern India


July 24th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 24 (IANS) The civil aviation ministry has approved setting up of three greenfield airports in the northeastern states to improve air connectivity. An official statement said Saturday that of the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sonia Gandhi to visit Jammu-Kashmir May 29


May 23rd, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 23 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi will visit Jammu and Kashmir May 29, a party spokesperson said here Sunday. She will visit the capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar, the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Flash floods kill 87 Afghans in a week


May 9th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 9 (DPA) Flash floods triggered by torrential rains have killed 87 people in Afghanistan in the past week as aid agencies were still trying to rush relief supplies to the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India kept away from Biden lunch to court non-aligned (Lead)


April 14th, 2010 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 13 (IANS) India, a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), was not invited to a luncheon meeting hosted by US Vice President Joe Biden to court the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Biden courts NAM on nukes


April 13th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) Some three years after then Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice asked India to "move past old ways of thinking" as the "Non-Aligned Movement has lost its meaning", ... Read more...

Posted in World |

NC-Congress to jointly fight municipal polls


February 28th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 28 (IANS) Ruling coalition partners in Jammu and Kashmir -- National Conference (NC) and Congress -- will jointly contest the upcoming municipal polls in the state, according to official sources. The ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Newest measure of brain power - Pub Quiz (PQ)!


February 27th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 27 (ANI): Not good when it comes to IQ? Never mind, an alternative cerebral certificate is being offered for boasting purposes - Pub Quiz (PQ) intelligence.In a bid to publicise ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kashmir to plan for water security


January 18th, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 18 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir is planning a water security plan in the state to conserve the resource and overcome the present crisis. The state government will mobilise all resources, using ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Kashmir to make environmental studies of cities, tourist spots


January 15th, 2010 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 14 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's environment and remote sensing department will conduct exhaustive studies on the environmental aspects of its two capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar, besides prominent tourist ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Cricket Australia unveils plan for new tribal T20 competition


December 15th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec. 15 (ANI): Cricket Australia plans to unveil a lucrative new Twenty20 league featuring cities rather than states in 2011.According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Australia is pressing ahead with plans ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Work on Census 2011, National Population Register (NPR) in progress: Chidambaram


December 1st, 2009 - 7:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.1 (ANI): Work is in progress on the National Population Register (NPR) and Census 2011.Revealing this on Tuesday, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said direct data collection for ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Queen’s Baton Relay to cover the longest distance this time


October 29th, 2009 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 29 (IANS) The Queen's Baton Relay, one of the great traditions of the Commonwealth Games, will travel 170,000 km and pass through 70 Commonwealth nations before reaching India for the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

India, UK ties built on shared values and traditions: Patil


October 28th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.28 (ANI): Emphasizing that ties between India and the UK are built upon shared values and traditions, visiting Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil said on Tuesday night that the real strength ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Get ready to experience ‘Galilean Nights’!


October 22nd, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, October 22 (ANI): Hundreds of thousands of people all around the world are all set to experience 'Galilean Nights', in which the people would look up at the sky through a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Left Front protests delayed railway projects in north-east States


August 3rd, 2009 - 11:58 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasAgartala, Aug.3 (ANI): Hundreds of Left Front supporters in Agartala on Monday staged a demonstration to protest against the Railway Ministry's decision to defer the completion of major 16 railway ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Meet the 2-yr-old girl who has an IQ almost equalling Einstein’s


April 30th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30 (ANI): The kid is just two-years-old, but she is cleverer than Carol Vorderman and has an IQ that almost equals that of Albert Einstein's.Elise Tan Roberts, who has an ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pussycat Dolls ‘won’t consider any offer less than $30k’


April 12th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 12 (ANI): Pussycat Dolls showed a thumbs down to an appearance offering less than 30,000 dollars, according to reports.The pop girl group, who are slated to tour Australia next month, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Jet airways commences daily flights to Muscat from Thiruvananthapuram


September 15th, 2008 - 11:24 pm ICT by ANI
by Juhan Samuel Thiruvananthapuram, Sept 15 (ANI): Jet Airways launched its daily direct services between Thiruvananthapuram and Muscat, connecting the capital cities of Kerala and the Sultanate of Oman. The maiden ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Flying fears switch from terrorism to technical faults


June 26th, 2008 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 26 (ANI): A new survey has shown that air passengers are now more scared of mechanical or technical problems on flight than any other danger.According the report released ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, UAE agree to institutionalize India-GCC dialogue process


May 13th, 2008 - 11:10 pm ICT by admin
By Aroonim Bhuyan Dubai, May 13 (IANS) India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have agreed to institutionalize the India-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) dialogue process with regular meetings. The two sides agreed to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

US recession not to hit Asia badly: Lee


February 18th, 2008 - 12:12 pm ICT by admin
DPA Singapore, Feb 18 (DPA) Buoyed by bustling growth in China and India, Asia will not be "unduly disadvantaged" if recession hits the US, Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew has said. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Aussie homes are the least affordable in the world: Survey


January 21st, 2008 - 5:29 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Jan 21 (ANI): A global survey has revealed that homes in Australia are the least affordable in the world.It was also found that regional cities in Australia including Mandurah outside Perth ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Aussies favourite sport is tennis and swimming, not cricket


December 20th, 2007 - 3:28 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Dec.20 (ANI): Tennis, swimming and Aussie Rules football top the list for sports-mad Australians, a new survey has shown. In a surprise result, tennis (62 per cent) pipped swimming (61 per cent), ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

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