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LG Electronics launches new flagship smartphone


September 18th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 18 (IANS) LG Electronics, South Korea's No.2 mobile phone-maker, launched Tuesday its newest flagship smartphone 'Optimus G' to better compete with Samsung Electronics' Galaxy devices and Apple's iPhone ... Read more...

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Over 7,000 vacancies vacant for rural doctors


August 24th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Over 7,000 vacancies are lying vacant for doctors in rural areas across the country since last year, parliament was informed Friday."According to the Rural Health ... Read more...

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Patnaik highlights government’s achievements on I-Day


August 15th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday turned his Independence Day address into an occasion to highlight his government's performance.After hoisting the tricolour at the Independence Day ... Read more...

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Microsoft to extend scheme for ex-soldiers


August 8th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) Microsoft India is planning to extend to other states its flagship programme now on in Delhi to enhance the employability of retired army personnel.Disclosing this here, ... Read more...

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Work culture has vastly improved in Bengal: Mamata


July 26th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Claiming that her Trinamool Congress-led government has fulfilled 99 percent of the promises made in its election manifesto, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday ... Read more...

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Wipro projects flat IT growth in second quarter


July 24th, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 24 (IANS) Wipro Ltd Tuesday projected $1.54 billion revenue from its global IT services for the second quarter (July-September) of this fiscal (2012-13), indicating a flat sequential growth ... Read more...

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Mizoram allocates Rs.410 crore to end ‘jhum cultivation’


July 17th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, July 17 (IANS) Under its New Land Use Policy (NLUP), Mizoram is laying emphasis on ending the age-old "jhum" shifting cultivation and has allocated Rs.410 crore in this year's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Birla tyres undecided on commissioning Odisha unit


July 11th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) Birla Tyres said Wednesday it is yet to decide on when to commission its passenger car tyre making unit at Balasore in Odisha."We have not yet ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kerala to float NRK bonds for development projects


June 20th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 20 (IANS) Kerala's Minister for Non-Resident Keralite Affairs K.C. Joseph Wednesday informed the Kerala assembly that the state government is working out a plan to float a 'Pravasi ... Read more...

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Mary Rose sailors’ ate a diet of salt beef and biscuits


June 5th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, June 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Various tests on the bones of sailors aboard the Mary Rose, Henry VIII's flagship, have shown that their diet consisted of salt beef and sea biscuits.The forensic ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Pakistanis win global award for film on drones


May 12th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) A short film on the US drone attacks in Pakistan, made by students of Iqra University, has won an award at an international annual film festival ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Bihar lauded for child healthcare model


May 8th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Bihar's health system has been lauded for its effective child healthcare model that is now being taken up as global best-practice, the annual state of ... Read more...

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‘India fourth worst in maternal care’


May 8th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India is the fourth worst place to be in for mothers among 80 less developed countries, the annual State of the World's Mothers report said ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Samsung unveils Galaxy S3


May 4th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) Samsung has unveiled its latest flagship phone the Galaxy S3 here.The phone's most innovative feature is built-in face-tracking and voice control - allowing, Samsung claims, for ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Government to fund health mission for five more years’


April 26th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's flagship health scheme, the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) is set to get another lease of life with Health ... Read more...

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Wipro outlook cautious on flat growth (Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 25 (IANS) India's third largest IT bellwether Wipro Ltd Wednesday hoped revenue from its flagship services business would improve in ensuing quarters despite uncertainty in the macro-environment that ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Anganwadi workers’ pay may go up again


April 24th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Planning Commission is thinking of raising the remuneration of Anganwadi workers, who currently earn Rs.3,000 a month."We need to dignify the ICDS (Integrated Child ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

76 percent RTE violations remain unresolved (April 1 marks two years of the Right to Education Act)


March 31st, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Two years after the government's flagship education programme came into force, its monitoring body has not been able to resolve as much as 76 percent ... Read more...

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Bengal to provide facilities to job-seekers


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) The West Bengal government Friday announced the creation of an 'Employment Bank', its flagship programme, to provide a common platform among job-seekers, employers and placement agencies."I ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

PMO now on Youtube


March 11th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Having successfully ventured into social media to connect with on-the-go generation, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's office has now forayed into video website YouTube.Manmohan Singh's ... Read more...

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‘Chauvinist’ label in trousers spark Twitter row


March 6th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) A clothing company sparked a Twitter outcry after the label in a pair of its trousers suggested it is the women's job to do washing.Madhouse, a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Finland to design advanced icebreaker for Canada


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 2 (IANS) Aker Arctic Technology of Finland will be joining a team led by STX Canada Marine, to design the Canadian Coast Guard's future flagship, the CCGS John ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Samsung’s Galaxy S2 sales top 20 mn units


February 23rd, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Feb 23 (IANS) Samsung Electronics Thursday said the global sales of Galaxy S2, the tech firm's flagship smartphone, topped 20 million units 10 months after its debut.According to an ... Read more...

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Israel’s flagship drone crashes during test flight


January 30th, 2012 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Jan 30 (IANS) An Israeli military drone, said to be the most advanced unmanned aerial vehicle currently operated by the Israel Air Force (IAF), crashed Sunday morning during a ... Read more...

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Wipro’s IT outlook remains flat on marginal growth (Lead)


January 20th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 20 (IANS) Wipro Ltd Friday projected a flat revenue growth from its global IT services business in the fourth quarter (January-March) as sequential growth in the third quarter ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

World Bank lowers global economic growth rate


January 18th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The World Bank Tuesday lowered its global economic growth rate forecast to 2.5 percent in 2012 from its previous estimate of 3.6 percent, amid risks triggered ... Read more...

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BBC admits repeating most of its programmes


January 11th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has admitted that more than half of its programmes are basically a repeat telecast.The corporation Tuesday admitted that repeats make up ... Read more...

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Bhilwara Energy ties up Rs.663 crore for Nepal power plant


January 11th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Bhilwara Energy, flagship entity of LNJ Bhilwara, Wednesday said it had tied up Rs.663 crore in bank loans for its 120 MW hydro-electric project in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Now, pursue a foreign degree from home


December 20th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Indian students desiring foreign education can fulfil their dreams right from the comfort of their homes, courtesy online courses launched here Tuesday by Laureate International ... Read more...

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Peter Andre tortured by divorce


December 13th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems Peter Andre came off worse after the split with Katie Price. When he appeared on Piers Morgan’s flagship ITV show Life Stories, Andre revealed ... Read more...

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UPA’s flagship schemes not doing well: NHRC


December 2nd, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) India's apex human rights panel Friday pointed out various shortcomings in several of United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) flagship schemes, terming their status "precarious".In its Universal ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi Ports Company bags environmental award


November 20th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 20 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has won the Environmental Protection Award at the International Bulk Journal Awards 2011 in Antwerp, Belgium.ADPC was commended for ... Read more...

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IFFI to be part of Incredible India campaign: Official


November 12th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 12 (IANS) Films aside, the organisers of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) aim to leverage the top draw event to beef up international tourism inflows, making ... Read more...

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Mizoram farming plan can be a model: official


November 2nd, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Nov 2 (IANS) The Planning Commission Wednesday lauded the Mizoram government's flagship programme - New Land Use Policy (NLUP) which aims to support 120,000 farming families over five years."NLUP ... Read more...

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Barbados to build $400 mn hospital


October 31st, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Bridgetown, Oct 31 (IANS/CMC) The Barbados government has announced plans to construct a new $400 million hospital, which would be one of the largest development projects on the Caribbean island.According to ... Read more...

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