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Carborundum Universal net down by 31 percent


August 7th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 7 (IANS) City-based abrasives major Carborundum Universal Ltd closed the first quarter with 6 percent sales growth and 31 percent net profit fall as compared to previous year's ... Read more...

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Ancient altar for human sacrifices found in Peru


April 4th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, April 4 (IANS/EFE) A group of Peruvian archaeologists found a 1,500-year-old altar for human sacrifices on the top of a hill in the northern region of La Libertad, the ... Read more...

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Gilani gets to see ancestor’s manuscripts in Qatar


February 8th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani saw his ancestor Sheikh Abdul Qadir Gilani's handwritten manuscripts, sitting mat and robe at a museum in Qatar.Gilani, who was ... Read more...

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Painter Antoni Tapies dies


February 7th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, Feb 7 (IANS/EFE) Spanish artist Antoni Tapies, who wielded a strong influence on 20th century painting, died Monday, said sources in the Barcelona city government. He was 88.The painter, ... Read more...

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Workers kill company official in Yanam (Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 27 (IANS) A senior official of a ceramics company was Friday killed in an attack by workers after their leader died in police custody as large-scale violence rocked ... Read more...

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Three workers injured in police firing in Yanam


January 27th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Three industrial workers were injured Friday as police opened fire when large-scale violence by employees of a ceramics factory rocked Yanam, a region of Puducherry but ... Read more...

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Nanocrystals make for improved dentures


January 22nd, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) A new kind of glass ceramic with a nanocrystalline structure will make for improved dental restoration owing to its high strength and optical characteristics, scientists ... Read more...

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Carborundum Universal logs 60 percent growth in profit


November 5th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 5 (IANS) Abrasives major Carborundum Universal Ltd (CUMI) closed the second quarter of the current fiscal with 24 percent growth in sales and 60 percent in net profit.In ... Read more...

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12 dead in China landslides


September 19th, 2011 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed while 22 were missing in rain-triggered landslides in a northwestern Chinese province, officials said.The landslides began Saturday afternoon. Rock ... Read more...

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10 killed, 22 missing in China landslide


September 18th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) Ten people were killed and 22 others were missing following a landslide in northwest China, Xinhua reported Sunday.The landslide, triggered by heavy rains, occurred in ... Read more...

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15 die in China factory fire


August 23rd, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 23 (IANS) Fifteen people were killed Tuesday in a fire at a ceramics factory in south China's Guangdong province, authorities said.The fire broke out around 6.15 a.m., engulfing ... Read more...

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Carborundum Universal posts Rs.52 crore net profit


August 5th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 5 (IANS) Abrasive major Carborundum Universal Ltd (Cumi) closed the first quarter of the current fiscal with a net profit of Rs.52 crore on a revenue of Rs.465 ... Read more...

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UAE to play bigger role in Bangladesh’s growth


June 5th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 5 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates seeks to play a bigger role in helping Bangladesh achieve its growth objectives under its Vision 2021 plan, a minister said Sunday."We ... Read more...

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Mao Zedong prints sell for nearly $1 mn


April 23rd, 2011 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 23 (IANS/EFE) A set of 1972 screenprints of Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong sold at a New York auction for $938,500.Andy Warhol (1928-1987) took the Chinese leader ... Read more...

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India to bolster manufacturing, exports


November 11th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Nov 11 (IANS) The National Manufacturing Policy, aimed at increasing the sector's contribution to India's total economic output, is likely to be announced by the year end, Union Minister of Commerce ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Body armour that is tougher than bullet proof Kevlar


October 23rd, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): It's light, cheap and it is stronger than the previous record holder, bulletproof Kevlar - it's a new kind of material that could lead to more economical and ... Read more...

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1600 years old Mayan King’s tomb discovered in Guatemala


July 20th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Guatemala City, July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The royal tomb of an ancient Mayan king has been discovered by the archaeologists in Guatemala. The tomb is characterized with lots of carvings, ceramics ... Read more...

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Mayan King Tomb Discovered In Guatemala


July 20th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Guatemala, July 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Archaeologists have discovered a Mayan royal tomb that lay buried beneath the El Diablo pyramid in Guatemala's jungle-covered Peten area. The Mayan Royal Tomb is ... Read more...

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Business in West Bengal affected ahead of Tuesday strike


April 26th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Business activities in West Bengal have begun to be affected ahead of Tuesday's nationwide strike called by 13 political parties, including the Left, against price rise and ... Read more...

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Pre-Inca artefacts seized in Peru


March 30th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, March 30 (IANS/EFE) More than 30 artefacts from the pre-Inca and Inca periods including the mummy of a child have been seized from smugglers in Peru. The antiquities were recovered Friday from ... Read more...

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IFGL Refractories eyes overseas acquisition


October 20th, 2009 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) City-based refractory maker IFGL Refractories is planning overseas acquisitions to expand its operations in emerging markets, a top official said here Tuesday. "We are in ... Read more...

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Archaeologists may have unearthed beer hall of ancient Viking kings in Denmark


October 19th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Copenhagen, October 19 (ANI): Archaeologists have unearthed a large mud building in Denmark, which may have been a cult place or beer hall of the ancient Viking kings.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Temple built for Greek goddess of divine retribution unearthed in Turkey


October 13th, 2009 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Ankara (Turkey), October 13 (ANI): Archaeologists have found traces of a temple built for the Greek goddess of divine retribution, Nemesis, during excavations in the ancient city of Agora in the Aegean ... Read more...

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Around 2,900-year-old tomb found in Peru


September 10th, 2009 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Sep 10 (EFE) Archaeologists in Peru have discovered a tomb containing the remains of a woman believed to be around 2,900 years old in the country's northern Cajamarca region, a media ... Read more...

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Venezuelan painter keen to hold exhibition in Cuba


August 16th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Renowned Venezuelan painter Victor Gil has said that he dreams to exhibit his works in Cuba, the birth place of Wifredo Lam, considered the top avant-garde exponent ... Read more...

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Carborundum Universal to restructure Chinese joint venture


July 31st, 2009 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) Abrasives and ceramics manufacturer Carborundum Universal (CUMI) is planning to restructure its Chinese operations by hiving off its abrasives business into a new subsidiary. "The Chinese operations ... Read more...

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Engineers working on converting foot power into battery power


July 28th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Engineers are developing a way to capture the energy released by the marching boots of soldiers and are trying to use it to power their equipment, according to ... Read more...

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Boffins create first prosthetic bone made from wood


June 24th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 24 (ANI): The first prosthetic bone material that is made from wood has been developed by Italian scientists.The researchers transformed the building blocks of wood into the material from which ... Read more...

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Archaeologists uncover intact Thracian settlement in Bulgaria


June 24th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Sofia (Bulgaria), June 24 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has uncovered an intact Thracian settlement close to the southeast town of Nova Zagora in Bulgaria.According to a report in novinite.com, the team ... Read more...

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Archaeologists find earthenware pottery from 7000-2000 BC in Pakistan


April 8th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 8 (ANI): Archaeologists have recently found earthenware pottery from 7000-2000 BC, in excavations that took place at Sohr Damb/Nal, a prehistoric site in Balochistan, a province in Pakistan.According to a ... Read more...

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Soon, glass would be made unbreakable


April 4th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 4 (ANI): Scientists at Alfred University, US, have developed a process for making super-strong glass that is nearly unbreakable, even when dropped from 10 feet high onto a concrete floor. ... Read more...

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Moon bricks may be used by astronauts to build potential lunar igloos


January 23rd, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): A research team from Virginia Tech in the US has created moon bricks, which could someday be used by astronomers living on the lunar surface to construct ... Read more...

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IFGL net up 121.8%


July 25th, 2008 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) Specialised refractories manufacturing major IFGL Refractories Ltd (IFGL) posted a net profit of Rs.106 million in the first quarter of 2008-09, registering a growth of 121.76 percent compared ... Read more...

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Polishing may be bad for your teeth


July 11th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): A new study has cast doubts on the effectiveness of dental care products, suggesting that polishing treatment might wear down precious tooth enamel and dentin.The dentists offer ... Read more...

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Least attractive braces are the most effective


July 10th, 2008 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): You might be willing to get attractive and decorative braces for your teeth, but a new study has revealed that less attractive the braces are, the more ... Read more...

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