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Rajasthan panchayat bars girls from carrying cell phones


August 25th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 25 (IANS) After girls in a Uttar Pradesh village were banned from using mobile phones about a month ago, a village panchayat in Rajasthan has prohibited minor girls ... Read more...

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Shanghai prepares list of ‘professional’ beggars


August 21st, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) Police in Chinese business hub Shanghai have published a list of "professional" beggars, who have been caught most often on Metro trains over the past four ... Read more...

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Mobiles fall silent in Kashmir


August 15th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) Cell phones across Kashmir Valley fell silent Wednesday morning as official functions to celebrate the country's 66th Independence Day started here.Mobile phones from various service ... Read more...

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Islamabad civic body goes on austerity drive


August 1st, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) As part of measures to cope with the unremitting financial crises it is facing, the Islamabad's civic body has decided to take back all vehicles and ... Read more...

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China vows protection of rare earth metals


July 25th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) China Wednesday vowed to protect its rare earth products and said it will work with other countries to solve the policy disputes over the resources.The government ... Read more...

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WTO establishes panel to settle rare earths dispute


July 24th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 24 (IANS) The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has established a panel to consider China's exports of rare earths on the complaints of the US, the European Union (EU) ... Read more...

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Carlos Slim launches new TV channel on Internet


July 18th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 18 (IANS/EFE) Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim debuted Tuesday as owner and producer of the new online television channel Ora.tv, with the participation of his pal Larry King.The ... Read more...

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Panchayat’s diktat has no place in democratic society: Chidambaram


July 13th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said here Friday that the "Taliban-style" diktat by a khap panchayat in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat region, forbidding women from using ... Read more...

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Phones to beat computers for surfing net in China


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 3 (IANS) The number of Chinese people accessing internet on cell phones will exceed those doing so on computers in the next two to three years, experts have ... Read more...

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Shanghai kids take to Internet aged 8, says survey


June 16th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 16 (IANS) A study in China's Shanghai city has found that the average age of children beginning to use the Internet is eight and browsing the web on ... Read more...

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Pakistani girls appear in exam, find cash, phones missing


June 10th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) A group of girl college students in Pakistan handed over their bags to authorities during a board exam but were in for a rude shock when ... Read more...

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Tusshar gifts Nandita Mahtani’s dress to Ekta


June 8th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) Actor Tusshar Kapoor has denied rumours that he gifted an international designer's creation to his sister Ekta Kapoor on her 37th birthday -- instead, he ... Read more...

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Cell phone service restored after outage in Argentina (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, April 3 (IANS/EFE) Spanish telecom company Movistar said it restored both voice and data service to 16 million cell phone subscribers after a massive outage Monday."Movistar is analyzing ... Read more...

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Outage cuts cell phone service in Argentina


April 3rd, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, April 3 (IANS/EFE) An outage left about 16 million customers of Spanish telecom company Movistar without cellular phone service Monday in Argentina, sparking protests on social-networking sites.The company ... Read more...

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When barely-clad girls strolled in London


March 30th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) It was a sight one may not come across just any other day in the heart of London, as a veritable harem of scantily-clad women strolled ... Read more...

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1,500 kg gold from discarded phones?


March 29th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) Believe it or not, 1,500 kg of gold, one million kg of copper and 30,000 kg of silver can be extracted from the 100 million discarded ... Read more...

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Bus rider jams cell phones on bus with his personal jammer


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Philadelphia, Mar 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Philadelphia resident Eric detests people who talk too loudly on their cell phones in public transport. And since he is a geek, so he couldn’t sit idle ... Read more...

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Software engineer, beautician commit suicide in Bhopal


January 27th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 27 (IANS) An unemployed software engineer and a beautician whose husband had died two months ago committed suicide in two different incidents in the state capital Friday, ... Read more...

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Minimising cellphone power consumption possible


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Minimising power consumption of both small cell phones and giant data centres may now be possible, thanks to the first ever systematic power profile study.Their results ... Read more...

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Cuba expands phone connections


December 28th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 28 (IANS/EFE) The number of telephone connections in Cuba increased 18.5 percent this year to 2.4 million, official daily Juventud Rebelde said Tuesday.The state phone company, ETESCA, installed ... Read more...

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Apple in China offers metro maps, info on cell phones


December 19th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 19 (IANS) Passengers travelling by the metro in Shanghai can now access all kinds of information, including maps, stations, routes and even the location of toilets, through a ... Read more...

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Lawyer: Phone call clears Baby Lisa parents of all doubt


November 14th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Nov 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Investigators are still working to resolve the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Lisa Irwin who was last seen on the 3rd of October. There have been ... Read more...

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Two Nigerians held in Hyderabad for supplying drugs


October 23rd, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 23 (IANS) Hyderabad police Sunday arrested two Nigerians for supplying cocaine to a customer in the city.Sakiry Oladotum Akinsola, 53, and Okechnkwu Ohazurike, 30, were arrested in upscale ... Read more...

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BlackBerry services limping back to normal


October 13th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Canadian BlackBerry maker, Research in Motion (RIM) Thursday said its services have been restored in most parts of the world but Canada and Latin America ... Read more...

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Chinese cell phones’ demand may dip soon: S Mobility


October 13th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 13 (IANS) The demand for low-cost Chinese cell phones in India may come down soon, said an official of mobile phone maker S Mobility here Thursday.Speaking to reporters ... Read more...

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China nearing billion-mark in mobile phone users


August 30th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) China is heading towards the billion-mark in the number of mobile-phone users with a rapidly rising number of people in the country relying on these ... Read more...

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Mobile phones service jammed in Kashmir


August 15th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) Mobile phones across the Kashmir Valley fell silent Monday as service providers switched off the facility following instructions from the security agencies on Indian Indpendence Day.The ... Read more...

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All 12 miners trapped in northeast China rescued alive


July 19th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by BNO News
DALIAN, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Rescue teams on Tuesday successfully pulled out all twelve trapped miners from a tunnel that caved-in in the northeast region of China, local media reported.The incident occurred ... Read more...

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Cell phone use can wreck male fertility


May 20th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 20 (IANS) Men -- particularly those wishing to become fathers -- risk wrecking their fertility if they don't curb their cell phone use. Researchers have found that while ... Read more...

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Teacher held for posing as Maoist extorting Rs.2 crore


May 14th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 14 (IANS) A government school teacher in Chhattisgarh who wanted to get even with his neighbour made extortion calls posing as a Maoist commander to several people using ... Read more...

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Quarter of homes in the US now have only wireless phones, no landlines


April 25th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): A new study has revealed that more than a quarter of homes in the United States now have only a wireless phone, and no "landline."That percentage doubled in ... Read more...

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Zulqarnain in UK police protective custody following ‘threatening calls from Pak’ claims


April 21st, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 21(ANI): British police have taken former Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haidar into protective custody following his claims of receiving two threatening telephone calls from Pakistan.The now retired wicketkeeper had stunned one ... Read more...

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Mobile phones, cash seized in Chhattisgarh jail


March 19th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 19 (IANS) At least 10 mobile phones and Rs.20,000 in cash were seized from prisoners in a jail in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur town, police said Saturday.The seizures were made ... Read more...

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Job information on cell phone for Karnataka villagers


March 4th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 4 (IANS) Those looking for employment in Karnataka's rural areas would soon be using their cell phones to hunt for jobs.The cell phone turning into a job hunting ... Read more...

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Virus hacks 150,000 cell phones in China


February 24th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): A mobile phone virus has infected 150,000 people in China allowing hackers to remotely monitor calls, according to the Beijing Times on Wednesday.Named 'X Undercover', the virus ... Read more...

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