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Eye care least priority for Indians: Study


July 18th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Even as India is home to one of the highest populations of the visually impaired, eye health is the least priority for the population here, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

21 foreigners dead in Nigeria air crash


June 6th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, June 6 (IANS) Twenty-one foreign nationals, including Indian co-pilot Mahendra Singh Rathore, were among the 193 dead in Sunday's air crash in Nigeria, aviation authorities said Wednesday.Eight Americans, six ... Read more...

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G8 leaders stresses boosting growth


May 20th, 2012 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) nations have stressed that bolstering economic growth and job creation was critical to the global economic recovery."The global economic ... Read more...

Posted in World |

G8 wants Greece to remain in Eurozone (Lead)


May 20th, 2012 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The leaders of the G8 industrialised nations meeting at Camp David Saturday agreed that Greece should remain member of the European Union and welcomed EU ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Suzlon’s arm bags orders worth $387 mn in two months


April 23rd, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) India's wind turbine manufacturing major Suzlon Energy Monday said its group subsidiary REpower Systems has bagged cumulative orders worth $387 million across Europe over a two-month ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US working with India to reduce dependence on Iran oil


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) The United States has said it's "working hard" with India to see if it can help reduce its dependence on Iranian crude and find alternative sources ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US serves notice on India on Iran oil sanctions


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) The United States has served notice on India and 11 other major importers of Iranian oil that a decision on imposing financial sanctions on ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Wolf-whistling is now illegal under new European Union law


March 8th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new European Union law, currently endorsed by 18 members states, have made wolf-whistling illegal. The new law, which has already been endorsed by countries like France, ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

EU gets letter from Iran for n-talks


February 16th, 2012 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has received a letter from Iran asking it to restart the nuclear talks."We received the letter today and we're studying it, we're ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russian lower house passes paedophile castration bill


February 8th, 2012 - 4:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A bill toughening penalties for paedophiles, including life sentences and chemical castration, has been passed by Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma.Under the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Human Rights Watch asks India not to back Syria


February 3rd, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 3 (IANS) Human Rights Watch has urged India not to stand by Syria as it comes under increasing attack over violation of human rights.The UN Security Council ... Read more...

Posted in World |

British sub-centre in Kerala to boost tourism


January 19th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) The British deputy high commission is all set to open a sub-centre here to give a boost to trade and tourism, says a Kerala official, with ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Russia ranked 2nd biggest global arms exporter


December 23rd, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia became the world?s second largest arms exporter after the US in 2011, said Igor Korotchenko, the head of the Moscow-based arms think tank Centre ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India elected to UN Economic and Social Council


October 25th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 25 (IANS) India and 20 other countries have been elected to serve on the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the main UN body tasked with furthering economic ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Apple’s iPhone 4S sales top four mn in three days


October 18th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Though Apple iPhone 4S failed to wow pundits when it was unveiled, the company sold more than 4 million units over the weekend, making it the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

iPhone 4S sales top 4 mn in first weekend: Apple


October 18th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Oct 17 (IANS) Apple Monday announced that it has sold more than four million of the new iPhone 4S, three days after the launch on Friday."IPhone 4S ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Film festival kicks off in New York


August 11th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 11 (IANS/EFE) The Latinbeat film festival in New York, which started Wednesday, will present 23 films of different genres from 11 countries in Latin America as well ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Russia to take part in Indian Navy submarine tender


July 2nd, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will participate in a new tender for six diesel-electric submarines for the Indian Navy, the state-run exporter Rosoboronexport said.Russia dropped out of the ... Read more...

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South Sudan to open embassies in 21 countries


June 19th, 2011 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
Khartoum, June 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South Sudan plans to open its embassies in 21 countries after it officially gains independence in July, an official said.The list of countries where it ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

EU expands sanctions against Libya


June 7th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, June 7 (IANS) The European Union (EU) decided Tuesday to extend assets freeze on six Libyan ports to ratchet up pressure on its embattled government, Xinhua reported Tuesday."The Council ... Read more...

Posted in World |

1.27 million Chinese students studied abroad last year


April 18th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 18 (ANI): China had the largest number of overseas students in the world, with a record 1.27 million studying abroad at the end of 2010, according to statistics of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chinese imperial relics sold for $48 mn


March 27th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) Two Chinese imperial art works that were reportedly stolen from the Forbidden City palace during an invasion in the 1900s have been sold for a staggering ... Read more...

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India to open income tax offices in 8 countries


March 11th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) India plans to open income tax offices in eight countries including United States, Britain, Germany and the UAE to trace tax evaders, parliament was told ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India’s ICT exports rise by 244 percent in 2009


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 3 (IANS) India's exports and imports of information and communications technology (ICT) experienced a rapid rise in 2009 as Asia accounted for two third of global ICT exports, according ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pak, China and Iran not invited to Indian air show starting February 9


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 2(ANI): India has not invited Pakistan, China or Iran to South Asia's biggest air show- Aero India 2011- which will witness participation of more than 60 countries in Bangalore ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

UK Facebook users to get ‘bargain deals’ by sharing exact location


February 1st, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): British Facebook users can have access to shop discounts and restaurant "bargain deals" by just sharing their exact location through a new smartphone feature.The Places Deals service ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

20,000 dentists to reach Dubai for global meet


January 3rd, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 3 (IANS/WAM) Over 20,000 dentists from all over the world are expected to gather in Dubai in February for an international dental conference.The three-day 15th annual UAE International Dental Conference ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Wikileaks hacktivists attack shopping web site Amazon


December 13th, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec.13 (ANI): Popular shopping web site Amazon was unavailable for some time in several countries on Sunday after it reportedly was attacked by 'hacktivists' sympathetic to the whistle blowing web site ... Read more...

Posted in World |

BC Expo India to attract 460 global participants


December 7th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) Over 460 participants, nearly two-thirds of them from abroad, are expected to participate in the country's leading quality construction machinery show, BC India-A Bauma Conexpo Show, to be ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Goa eyes expats as resource for educational institutions


December 7th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 7 (IANS) Goa government wants to tap men-of-letters of Goan origin in Europe and other parts of the world to be resource persons for its educational institutions, an official said ... Read more...

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EU’s retail trade rate decreases by .2 percent


November 5th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The volume of retail trade in the Euro zone decreased by .2 percent in September, compared to August's rate, and by .1 percent in the European Union (EU) ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Vitamin E ‘could increase stroke risk’


November 5th, 2010 - 11:18 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 05 (ANI): A new study has revealed that taking vitamin E could slightly increase the risk of a particular type of stroke.An international team of researchers has found that for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US life expectancy below developed worlds’ despite double healthcare spend


October 8th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Despite spending twice as much on healthcare than other countries, the life expectancy rate in the US is considerably low, a new study has revealed.The study looked at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Google Instant: Search-Before-You-Type Technology Released


September 9th, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new search enhancement tool is has been released from Google which will give people results as they type, as opposed to waiting until complete words and search ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Gmail allows phone calls from computers


August 26th, 2010 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 26 (IANS) Google Inc. Wednesday said its Gmail service will add a feature that allows users to call any phone directly from their computers. "Starting today, you can call any ... Read more...

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