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Spanish economy contracts


July 31st, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 31 (IANS) The Spanish economy contracted 0.4 percent in the second quarter of the year, the Spanish National Statistical Institute (INE) reported.The main cause of this economic downturn ... Read more...

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Government cautious as New Zealand deficit below forecast


July 6th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 6 (IANS) The New Zealand government Friday welcomed "encouraging" indications of a shrinking deficit, but sounded a cautious note over the state of the global economy.Figures released by ... Read more...

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Changes in walking speed could signal dementia


June 12th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Changes in walking speed in late life could indicate early stages of dementia known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI), says a new study. "In our study, ... Read more...

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Egyptian teen invents spacecraft propulsion system


May 24th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) A 19-year-old Egyptian university student has invented a futuristic propulsion system for spacecraft.The invention "leapfrogs" NASA research, and uses a hi-tech quantum effect to drive satellites ... Read more...

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Scientists think up way to beat smart hackers


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Cryptographers have demonstrated that even the most secure computers are vulnerable to attacks -- and the increasing popularity of cloud computing makes the threat even greater.A ... Read more...

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British hospitals running out of vital drugs: Indian-origin MP


April 28th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) At least 19 health trusts in Britain have written to the department of health warning it of shortage of vital medicines to treat high blood pressure, ... Read more...

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‘Raza masterpiece unsold but art market stable’


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The mood appears to be fluctuating in the international art market with an iconic work by 90-year-old contemporary pioneer S.H. Raza, "Village with Church", finding ... Read more...

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Battered baby Falak dies due of cardiac arrest (Second Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) After battling for life at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences for almost 60 days, two-year-old battered baby Falak died late Thursday of cardiac ... Read more...

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Baby Falak dies of cardiac arrest (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) After battling for life at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for the past over 60 days, two-year-old battered baby Falak died late ... Read more...

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US stocks jump on encouraging jobs data (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 8:19 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) US stocks jumped Thursday after government report showed that the jobs market was steadily improving.The Dow Jones industrial average gained 46.02 points, or 0.36 percent, ... Read more...

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US stocks higher on positive jobs data


February 24th, 2012 - 2:12 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 24 (IANS) US stocks jumped Thursday after a government report showed the jobs market was steadily improving.According to the US Labor Department, the number of people applying ... Read more...

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Motivation to exercise can fluctuate


February 14th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) The motivation to exercise fluctuates from week to week, which can tell whether people will be physically active or not, suggests a report."Many of us set ... Read more...

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Renault to increase prices of Koleos


December 14th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) Renault India Wednesday said it will raise the price of its recently launched sports utility vehicle (SUV) Koleos from Rs.22.99 lakh to Rs.23.99 lakh from Jan ... Read more...

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China’s Purchasing Managers’ Index falls in November


December 1st, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 1 (IANS) China's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), a preliminary indicator of the country's manufacturing activity, dropped to 49 percent in November, indicating contraction for the first time since ... Read more...

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US producer prices fall


November 16th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS/EFE) The US Producer Price Index dropped 0.3 percent last month after a rise of 0.8 percent in September, the US Labor Department said Tuesday.The figure for ... Read more...

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$250 mn World Bank credit for West Bengal farmers


October 4th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $250 million credit and loan to the West Bengal Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation Project (ADMIP) for increasing agricultural production ... Read more...

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China faces price rise pressure


September 25th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 25 (IANS) China faces the pressure of price rise and capital inflows in the short term while its economic outlook remains positive, central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan has ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia, player’s union heading for confrontation


September 11th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Sep 11 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) are heading towards a possible confrontation if the board chooses to follow Don Argus's key recommendations that ... Read more...

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Food inflation rises to 9.80 percent; Pranab expresses concern


August 25th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) India's annual food inflation rose to 9.80 percent for the week ended Aug 13 as compared to 9.03 percent in the previous week even as ... Read more...

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RBI maintains 8 percent growth forecast for 2011-12


August 12th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has stuck to its economic growth forecast of eight percent for the current fiscal despite the recent sharp variations ... Read more...

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I want to do a raunchy item number: Sushmita (With image)


July 13th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Former beauty queen Sushmita Sen, who did item numbers in movies like "Fiza" and Nayak", wants to get back into the dancing mode and is ... Read more...

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Inflation, industrial output data flawed: RBI governor


July 5th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) The data on industrial output and inflation is flawed as it does not reflect the correct picture and could "potentially mislead policy calculations", Reserve Bank of ... Read more...

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Woman injured at Ramlila ground still ‘very critical’


June 27th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Fifty-one-year-old Rajbala, who suffered spinal injuries during he police action against fasting yoga guru Baba Ramdev and his supporters early this month, continues to be ... Read more...

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Rajnath slams UPA over price rise, corruption


June 13th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 13 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajnath Singh Monday criticised the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for "its failure to tackle" the issues of price ... Read more...

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Lowering fat intake can prevent diabetes


May 23rd, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Lower fat or carbohydrate intake can stave off diabetes, even without weight loss, new research says.In this study, 69 people were placed on diets with modest ... Read more...

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Apple beats Google in ‘war of global brands’


May 9th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The strength of iPhone and iPad sales has pushed Apple ahead of Google for the first time as the most valuable brand in the ... Read more...

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Slower brain speed behind elders communication problems


April 24th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): The slow processing speed of an aging brain has been identified as the prime reason for healthy older adults experiencing communication problems, aKansasUniversity professor has revealed in his ... Read more...

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Pluto’s atmosphere ‘is much bigger than previously thought’


April 21st, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 21 (ANI): Pluto's atmosphere is much bigger than previously thought, according to a new study.Recent observations of the dwarf planet have revealed that the icy orb's atmosphere has expanded dramatically ... Read more...

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New Zealand cancels Tsunami warning


March 12th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Mar. 12 (ANI): New Zealand's tsunami warning prompted by the Japanese quake-generated tsunami has been cancelled.A Civil Defence spokesman said that, according to scientific advice, no further tsunami threat existed for ... Read more...

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Japan tsunami waves reach New Zealand


March 12th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 12 (IANS) Waves from the Japanese quake-generated tsunami that lapped New Zealand Saturday peaked at about one metre, a media report said.According to the New Zealand Herald, civil ... Read more...

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Industrial output grows by 8.6 percent


February 25th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.25 (ANI): The Economic Survey 2010-11, presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Parliament today, states that the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) based cumulative industrial output growth ... Read more...

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Mukherjee hopes overall inflation to decline to seven percent by March end


February 14th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi Feb 14 (ANI): Expressing concern over the marginal decline in rate of price rise in January, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said he hopes that the overall ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s capital market like a casino: Expert


February 13th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 13 (IANS) Bangladesh's volatile capital market, with the stock exchange registering fluctuations, was Sunday described as a "casino" by a prominent economist. Rehman Sobhan, director of think tank Centre ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee feels inflationary fluctuations will occur in coming months


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): Asserting that inflationary pressures are not unusual in a 'complex' economy such as India, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has indicated more fluctuations will occur in ... Read more...

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India’s economy to grow between 9-10 per cent from 2011: Manmohan Singh


January 8th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 8 (ANI): Inaugurating the 9th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas in today, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said that India's growth is expected to be 9-10 per cent from next ... Read more...

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