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Eating wisely calls for self-control: Study


September 12th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) People who successfully control their diet eat fewer unhealthy foods because they are satisfied sooner, a study shows.Some people can exercise real self-control when it comes ... Read more...

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‘Lifetime plans should be offered till telecom permit allows’


September 5th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Lifetime mobile tariff plans offered by telecom operators are valid as long as the operator is permitted to provide such service under the licence, Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

French car sales drop


September 4th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 4 (IANS) Car sales in France were down 11.4 percent in August as the country's economic woes kept consumers from spending on cars, French car sales federation CCFA ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US issues fuel efficiency standards for cars, trucks


August 29th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) The US government has finalized record high standards to double fuel efficiency for cars and trucks by 2025.Under the new standards, fuel efficiency will increase to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Brazil company recalls 620,000 condoms


August 25th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 25 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian condom manufacturer Olla is recalling 620,000 condoms from the market because of a possible defect in quality control that could compromise their security."The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

UP plans to set up milk plant in Lucknow


August 8th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 8 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday sought a detailed report from the state dairy federation for setting up a five lakh litres a day milk plant in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Spanish consumer confidence at all-time low


August 4th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 4 (IANS/EFE) Spain's ICC consumer confidence index dipped in July to its lowest level since the monthly survey was launched, the official Center for Sociological Research said.The ICC, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Power will return by 7-7:30 p.m.: Power Grid


July 31st, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Most places affected by the failure of three power grids in the country will get back power by 7-7:30 p.m., Power Grid Corp of India ... Read more...

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Free LPG to 25,000 BPL families in Bihar


July 25th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 25 (IANS) As many as 25,000 families living below the poverty line in Bihar will get free LPG connections, a minister said Wednesday.Minister for Food and Consumer Protection ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

De Beers to reduce diamond production


July 21st, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) South African diamond mining major De Beers will produce 28-30 million carats of rough diamond in 2012, lower than last year's production of 31.3 million carats, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China bans sale of mud snails after vomiting cases


July 20th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) China's health ministry Friday banned the sale of Nassariidae, a small mud snail species, that have reportedly caused people to faint and vomit after eating them.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ostrich is animal, conclude legislators in Pakistan


July 20th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) A Pakistani provincial assembly "in its (in)finite wisdom" has declared that an ostrich is not a bird but an animal, said a leading daily.An editorial in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

UAE launches food safety campaign for Ramadan


July 19th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 18 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has announced the launch of a major food safety awareness campaign for the month of Ramadan.The drive is aimed ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

TRAI issues draft guidelines on mobile data services


July 11th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The telecom regulator has released draft regulations on minimum quality benchmark for mobile internet service under which it will be mandatory for an operator to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

US consumer credit goes up


July 10th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) US consumer credit increased at an annual rate of 8 percent in May as consumers stepped up their borrowing, the US Federal Reserve reported. Total consumer ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Hope Mamata will okay FDI in retail: Basu


July 7th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Chief economic advisor Kaushik Basu Saturday hoped that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will give a nod for FDI in retail trading.It was under ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

CNG prices raised Rs.2.90 a kg in Delhi (Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Compressed natural gas (CNG) prices in the national capital and adjoining towns will go up by Rs.2.90 a kg from Friday midnight, the third increase ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Door-to-door garbage collection in 8 Rajasthan cities


July 5th, 2012 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 4 (IANS) The Rajasthan government Wednesday announced a door-to-door garbage collection policy for eight major cities, including Jaipur and Jodhpur."Private companies will be roped in for door-to-door garbage ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Pakistani PM briefed on economic situation


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabads, July 3 (IANS) The fiscal year 2011-12 ended with a growth of 3.7 percent, Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh told Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf while briefing him on ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

End of travel agents? More people buying vacations online


June 30th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) High street travel agents look set to become extinct because of people choosing to book their holidays online, according to a market research firm.Figures show that ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Coke and Pepsi contain alcohol: study


June 27th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) Coca-Cola and Pepsi contain minute traces of alcohol, a study has revealed.According to tests carried out by the Paris-based National Institute of Consumption, more than half ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UP blacklists 14 firms supplying sub-standard transformers


June 27th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 26 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) Tuesday black-listed 14 companies supplying electrical equipment on the directions of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who took a serious ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Diana Tea eyes 10-15 percent turnover growth


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Diana Tea Company Limited (DTCL), an Aares Group company, Saturday said it is eyeing 10 percent to 15 percent increase in its turnover this year."Currently, our ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US retail sales down 0.2 percent


June 13th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) US retail and food services sales decreased 0.2 percent in May, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.The department said the combined retail and food services sales in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Northeast states review region’s industrial progress


June 13th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 13 (IANS) The North East Industrial and Investment Policy (NEIIP) group Wednesday began a two-day meet here with central government representatives for a review of the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Nokia regaining lost ground in handset market’


June 7th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 7 (IANS) Finnish telecom giant Nokia is regaining its lost ground in the global handset market, thanks to a strategy it adopted in 2011, said an official here. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Congress welcomes petrol price cut, BJP wants rollback


June 2nd, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The Congress welcomed the Rs.2 per litre cut in petrol prices announced by oil companies Saturday but denied it was a rollback, while the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

No roaming charges in new telecom policy


May 31st, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday approved a new telecom policy that seeks to do away with roaming charges throughout the country and simplifies the licencing policy, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Telecom Commission to meet again Saturday on spectrum pricing


May 24th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Telecom Commission at its meeting Thursday could not decide on the sector regulator's recommendations on key issues such as pricing and refarming of spectrum. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Airtel, ICICI among ‘top 100 global brands’


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Indian telecom major Bharti Airtel and private sector bank ICICI Bank have been included in the 'BrandZ list' of the top 100 most-valuable global brands ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Have power to frame CNG tariff rules, regulator tells court (Lead)


May 22nd, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that it has the power to frame tariff regulations for Indraprastha Gas ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Vidya Balan bags another endorsement deal (With Image)


May 21st, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) National Award winning actress Vidya Balan has been roped in as the brand ambassador of new range of Aliva, one of the popular snacks ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Delhi power company fine-tuning supply network


May 18th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Expecting the demand for power in the capital to cross 5,400 megawatts during the peak of summer, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) has started checking ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

SC to review build-operate-transfer policy


May 9th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday indicated that it would take a look at the government's build operate and transfer (BOT) policy, which allows private operators to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Gen Y not keen on saving energy: Study


May 6th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 6 (IANS) Gen Y - aged between 13 to 30 years and heavily dependent on power intensive technology like iPods and laptops, shrugs off messages to conserve energy ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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