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Cameron proposal to arm Libyan rebels shot down, UK armed forces in downsizing mode


March 2nd, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 2 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron's proposal to arm Libyan rebels has been shot down, even as hisgovernment has announced the biggest cull of armed forces in a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Qureshi, PPP patch-up after blazing row


February 15th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Shah Mahmood Qureshi and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have buried the hatchet with the former foreign minister, who was upset at not getting the portfolio in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Cubicles shrinking for US office workers: Study


February 13th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 13 (ANI): A new study has revealed that office space for the average American worker is shrinking.According the International Facility Management Association, space for the average office worker shrank ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Pakistan must crackdown on corruption: UAE daily


February 11th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 11 (IANS/WAM) Pakistan must ensure the best use of its limited resources as the country is heavily dependent on foreign aid, a leading UAE newspaper said Friday."Smaller cabinet ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India launch of Microsoft Windows Phone 7 this year (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


February 10th, 2011 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 9 (IANS) Microsoft plans to launch its Windows Phone 7 and search engine Bing in the Indian market this year, an official said here Wednesday.The software major's India development centre ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Dogs affected by oil spill get new home


August 12th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico had 94 unexpected victims. Most of the residents living along the US coast decided to give up their dogs ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Government prefers self-regulation by media, says Soni (Lead)


March 31st, 2010 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said Tuesday that the government "gives preference" to self-regulation by the media in determining content of programmes. Talking to reporters here ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Broadcast sector not looking down: Ambika Soni


March 30th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Contending that the broadcasting sector in the country was not looking down, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Tuesday asserted that different fields of broadcasting in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

UPS to cut 1800 jobs


January 10th, 2010 - 11:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Atlanta, Jan 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United Parcel Service (UPS) announced on Friday that the shipping company would cut around 1800 jobs. These jobs are basically in the administrative and management ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India’s tech industry relieved as ‘Year of Satyam’ blows over (Flashback 2009)


December 27th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 27 (IANS) It's a year Indian IT sector would like to forget for more than one reason. Even as the industry was braving a global meltdown, its reputation was ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Fotokem buys Spy Post


August 11th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IBNS
Aug 11 (IBNS) Burbank based post-production company Fotokem has bought San Francisco's Spy Post.Executives at Fotokem said that the company will make significant investment in the facility, and will also make a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Alexander Payne-Fox to make ‘Descendants’


August 11th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by IBNS
Aug 11 (IBNS) Alexander Payne and Fox Searchlight are mulling to team up once again to produce family drama "The Descendants." It would be Payne's first feature since "Sideways."Payne will start shooting ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

US auto major GM to file for bankruptcy on Monday


June 1st, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): President Barack Obama will push General Motors into bankruptcy protection on Monday.The bankruptcy, to be filed in New York, is a significant turning point for an industry ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Jet to retrench excess staff, blames slowdown


May 15th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Jet Airways Friday said it would retrench excess staff to tackle the financial crisis it faces following the global slowdown, but stressed that reports of huge layoffs ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

789 Chrysler Dealerships Closing


May 15th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by GD
Chrysler filed a motion in the US Bankruptcy court in New York where it said it intends to close down 789 dealerships by June 9 because most of the dealers were reporting ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Paul Giamatti, Witherspoon, Sacha Baron Cohen to star in film about mini people


March 4th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 04 (ANI): Hollywood actor Paul Giamatti and Reese Witherspoon are all set to team up with comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for a flick about miniature people.The flick aptly titled ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Corporates can survive bad times without downsizing (Comment)


February 26th, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
News of downsizing is bad news for any employee. Though downsizing is a common strategy adopted by organisations to cut costs and keep performance standards high, during the current recession it appears ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Salary hikes to fall 5 percent, further decline possible: Study


February 19th, 2009 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The slowdown-hit Indian corporate sector will reduce annual salary hikes by about five percent, a survey by human resource consultants Hewitt Associates released Thursday said. Companies are looking ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Indians confident of keeping jobs this year: Survey


January 14th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Dehi, Jan 14 (IANS) Sixty-two percent Indians feel they will be able to hold on to their jobs in 2009, notwithstanding the economic slowdown, says a survey released here Wednesday by ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Amsterdam mayor plans to close half of citys red-light windows


December 27th, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 27 (ANI): Amsterdam Mayor Job Cohen has drawn up a dramatic downsizing plan to prevent Europes most tolerant city from criminal gangs and an excess of sleazeclosing half of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

”Thinking outside the box” voted Britain’’s ”Most Despised Business Jargon”


November 28th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 28 (ANI): "Thinking outside the box" is Britain''s most despised business jargon, reveals a new poll. According to a survey by YouGov, nearly half of the Britons (49 per ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Manpower predicts up to five percent job cut in India (Lead, superseding earlier story)


November 17th, 2008 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Employment services major Manpower Inc Monday said Indian job market will shrink by around five percent because of cost-cutting measures of the companies in the face of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Raj Thackeray says no Jet Airways to take off from Mumbai if lay-offs continue


October 15th, 2008 - 7:58 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai/Hyderabad,Oct.15 (ANI): Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Wednesday warned that no Jet Airways flights would be allowed to take off from Mumbai if the airline continued with its ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Women make inroads into management ranks when firms downsize, restructure


June 13th, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): Women are likely to be recruited at managerial ranks when companies that downsize restructure their scaled-back workforces, according to a leading sociologist.Sociologist John Dencker from University ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

GSFC announces voluntary retirement scheme


May 21st, 2008 - 9:47 pm ICT by admin
Ahmedabad, May 21 (IANS) The ailing Gujarat State Financial Corporation (GSFC) Wednesday announced a voluntary retirement scheme for its 400-odd employees to "reduce the work force and curtail expenses". The scheme, effective ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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