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Mexico to monitor crops, fisheries via satellite


September 1st, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's government said it will begin using a satellite next month to track the country's agricultural and fishery production on a "permanent and increasingly precise" ... Read more...

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French firm Altran bets on india for growth


July 12th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 11 (IANS) French high-tech engineering consulting firm Altran is betting on India for growth and value in diverse verticals such as transportation, automotive, aerospace and nuclear energy."India ... Read more...

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French firm Altran expanding India operations


April 26th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 26 (IANS) French major Altran Technologies is expanding its operations in India to tap the domestic market and serve its global customers in aerospace, automotive, railways and energy ... Read more...

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Scorpene submarines delayed by 3 years: Antony


March 19th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) India will induct the six Scorpene submarines that it is building at the Mumbai-based Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL) only beginning 2015, a full three years ... Read more...

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Cancel aid to India, say some British MPs


February 6th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 6 (IANS) The aid from Britain to India must be cancelled immediately, demanded some British parliamentarians after India's finance minister said they don't need it. The row ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

French firm to invest $4.2 bn in Norway


February 3rd, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 3 (IANS) French giant energy producer Total said Thursday it is investing $4.2 billion for the development of a new oil field located in the North Sea off ... Read more...

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‘India’s jet deal setback to British industry’


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) The British aerospace industry has been dealt a major blow after India favoured a French firm for a multibillion-pound fighter plane order, a newspaper said.India Wednesday ... Read more...

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Sarkozy promises technology transfer in fighter jet deal


January 31st, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy Tuesday said the multi-billion dollar deal for Dassault Aviation to supply advanced combat jets to Indian Air Force (IAF) will come ... Read more...

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Mirage jets to get new missiles in $1.23 bn deal


January 4th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) India Wednesday approved a $1.23 billion deal with a French weapons manufacturer to arm its 51 Mirage-2000 combat planes with new air-to-air missiles.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Key Supreme Court decisions in 2011 (With Law yearender)


December 28th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Judicial milestones of 2011Jan 21: Life term upheld for Australian Graham Staines' killers Ravinder Kumar Pal alias Dara Singh and Mahender Hambram in Odisha. March 3: Appointment of Central Vigilance Commissioner P.J. ... Read more...

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Floating solar power plants to bridge energy deficit?


November 20th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 20 (IANS) India is estimated to have over 2,000 natural lakes and more than 65,000 manmade lakes that hold the potential to be platforms to set up floating ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

European firms tap India’s huge environment technology market


November 15th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 15 (IANS) With India's environment technology market estimated at eight billion euros (approx $10 bn) and growing rapidly, European firms with expertise in energy efficiency, solid waste management, ... Read more...

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India signs Rs.300-cr deal for interceptor boats


October 17th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) In a bid to plug gaps in its coastal security, India has signed a Rs.300 crore deal for importing 80 fast interceptor craft (FIC) for ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India set to pick $10.4-bn combat plane deal winner


October 7th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) India is all set to finalise later this month the winner of a $10.4 billion contract for 126 combat planes for its air force ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Uniross could break even in two year: Eveready


September 23rd, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 23 (IANS) Eveready Industries (India) Limited (EIIL), a flagship company of the B.M. Khaitan Group, Friday said Uniross SA, a French rechargeable battery maker it acquired two years ... Read more...

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India given choice to pioneer naval Typhoon jet


August 1st, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
London/New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) In anticipation of winning the Indian Air Force's $10.4 billion tender for 126 combat jets, European consortium EADS has offered India a choice to pioneer ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

European consortium wants India to be ‘full participant’ in Typhoon project


July 16th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Royal Air Force Fairford (United Kingdom), July 16 (IANS) With India close to deciding the winner of its $10.4-billion tender for 126 combat jets, the four-nation European consortium EADS Cassidian ... Read more...

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80 interceptor boats for Indian Navy


June 30th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jun 30 (IANS) In a bid to boost its coastal security, India is importing 80 fast interceptor boats at a cost of Rs.300 crore for its navy to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

German chancellor pitches for Eurofighter Typhoon


May 31st, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) With a $10.4-billion tender for supply of 126 combat planes to India in the pipeline, visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday made a pitch ... Read more...

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EADS, Dassault asked to extend combat jet bids till December


April 28th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India has asked two European defence firms shortlisted for its $10.4 billion tender for 126 combat jets to extend their commercial bids till December ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

John Galliano sacked from own fashion label following anti-Semitic rant


April 16th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 16 (ANI): British fashion designer, John Galliano, has been fired from his own fashion label just weeks after an anti-Semitic outburst cost him his top job at French couture house, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Jairam Ramesh distances himself from Jaitapur nuke project


March 20th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Mar. 20 (ANI): Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has claimed that the impact assessment for the controversial Jaitapur nuclear power project in western India has been done by another government agency and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

50 percent of Brazil’s military equipment is obsolete: Report


March 14th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, March 14 (IANS/EFE) Half of the Brazilian armed forces' military equipment is obsolete and in no condition to be used in combat, according to a government report published by ... Read more...

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Villagers continue to agitate over proposed Jaitapur nuke power project


February 27th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Jaitapur (Maharashtra), Feb.27 (ANI): Even as Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan continues to assure the people of Jaitapur that their farmlands won't be forcefully acquired for a 9,900 megawatt nuclear power project, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Defence ministry rapped for loss in Scorpene submarine project


February 24th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Pressing for a fool-proof procedure for military acquisitions, a parliamentary committee Thursday rapped the defence ministry for not giving information on the financial loss suffered by ... Read more...

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First Scorpene submarine delivery in 2015: Antony


February 23rd, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Indian Navy will get delivery of the first of its six Scorpene submarines in 2015, a three-year delay from the original schedule of 2012, the Rajya ... Read more...

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Mirage upgrade deal by March-end: Air chief


February 10th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 10 (IANS) India will finalise a deal with France by March-end to upgrade its 51 Mirage-2000 fighter jets, the Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik, said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Zardari benefited in French submarine deal?


January 15th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) A French court has seized the official Pakistani documents containing details about how President Asif Ali Zardari benefited from a massive secret payments linked to the sale ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Mobile phone that’s cheaper than a cup of coffee


November 7th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) Mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse is introducing the ultimate throwaway accessory - the 99-pence mobile phone.Available in a range of colours, the handset is the perfect Christmas ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Smart robots on display in Spain


July 1st, 2010 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Zaragoza (Spain), July 1 (IANS/EFE) Robots with the ability to dance like Michael Jackson, defuse bomb and perform household works were displayed at a technology conference in this Spanish city. Some 300 ... Read more...

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Apex court no to Lafarge restarting mining in Meghalaya


April 26th, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday rejected the central government's plea to allow French cement giant Lafarge restart limestone mining in Meghalaya. A special forest bench, headed by Chief Justice ... Read more...

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Gene responsible for Duchenne muscular dystrophy can be repaired


April 16th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): It is possible to repair the defective gene responsible for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, claim researchers from Université Laval's Faculty of Medicine and the CHUQ Research Center.The team, led ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Government seeks two weeks to settle Lafarge mine issue


April 12th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The central government Monday sought two weeks from the Supreme Court to decide if the French firm Lafarge should be given a forest clearance certificate to resume ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Lafarge denies mining in Meghalaya despite court ban


March 20th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 20 (IANS) Lafarge Umiam Mining Private Limited (LUMPL), a subsidiary of French firm Lafarge, Saturday dismissed a civil society group's allegations that the company was ignoring the Supreme Court's stay ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

John Lennon’s son defends decision to use father’s footage in car ad


March 6th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 6 (ANI): John Lennon's son Sean has said there is nothing wrong in the use of his father's footage in a car advert.The late Beatles member features in an advert ... Read more...

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