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Brazil reduces Chevron fine for oil spill


September 18th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Chevron will be fined $17 million for an offshore oil spill rather than the nearly $25 million announced in July, the head of Brazil's ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Rich French feud over 75% Tax


September 12th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Paris, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN News) A disagreement broke out between Bernard Arnault the executive officer of fashion giant and Edouard de Rothschild. The reason for the feud is because the former wants ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Actor Rock fought with thieves on movie set


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) Actor Dwayne Johnson aka Rock reportedly had a one-on-one fight with burglars on the sets of his upcoming film "The Fast And Furious 6".The former wrestler ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Italian miner slits wrist during press conference


August 30th, 2012 - 9:12 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 30 (IANS/AKI) An Italian miner, who along with other workers occupied a coal mine on the island of Sardinia, slit his wrist during a press conference Wednesday to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Italians occupy mine 400 metres underground


August 28th, 2012 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 28 (IANS/AKI) Around 40 mine workers have occupied a coal mine on the Italian island of Sardinia, demanding investment in a 200 million euro project.The workers at the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bankrupt Greece proposes selling off coastline


August 25th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Greece, which is facing a severe economic crisis and could be even booted out of the eurozone, is reportedly considering selling off some of its historic ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Motorola Mobility to cut 4,000 jobs


August 14th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) Google has confirmed that Motorola Mobility, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the internet search giant, will cut about 4,000 jobs or 20 percent of its ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Maharashtra bans Bt cotton seeds


August 9th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has banned the sale and distribution of Bt cotton seeds by a US multinational giant in the state, a top official here said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chinese airlines to buy 40 Boeing planes


August 7th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) China's Xiamen Airlines has signed an agreement with American aviation giant Boeing to buy 40 737 aircraft worth over $3 billion.Xiamen Airlines is a subsidiary of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India may tweak SME definition for IKEA investment


August 4th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 4 (IANS) The Indian government may change the definition of small and medium enterprises (SME) to facilitate investments from Swedish furniture giant IKEA, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Maruti Suzuki quarterly net profit declines 23 percent


July 28th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Automobile giant Maruti Suzuki Saturday posted a 23 percent decline in net profit at Rs.423.8 crore for the quarter ended June 30.The company had earned a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Google reports strong second-quarter earnings


July 20th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, July 20 (IANS) Google has reported strong second-quarter earnings during the current fiscal.For the quarter ended June 30, the Internet search giant posted revenue of $10.96 billion, representing ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Haryana farmers want their 350 acres back from DLF


July 17th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 16 (IANS) The residents of Wazirabad village have filled a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against allotment of around 350 acres prime ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Competition panel launches fresh enquiry against Google


July 9th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India has launched an enquiry against the search engine Google for abuse of dominant position and anti-competitive practices.The competition watchdog has ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sporting Lisbon may rope in Sunil Chettri


July 5th, 2012 - 5:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Top Portuguese football club Sporting Lisbon may rope in India striker Sunil Chettri as their foreign recruit. The club is likely to make an announcement ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Google axes five products


July 4th, 2012 - 7:42 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, July 4 (IANS) Google Tuesday announced to axe five products that are not core to its business.Among the products to be axed, the most notable are iGoogle, the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Google Glasses great for point-of-view porn’


June 30th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) A pornography studio wants to make adult films using Google Glasses that can film your life from the point of view of your eyes.Pink Visual spokesman ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Google announces cloud-computing service


June 29th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, June 29 (IANS) Google has announced Compute Engine, a cloud-computing service that allows businesses to run their applications on servers in the tech giant's data center."We're introducing Google ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Samsung targets 60 percent of Indian smartphone market share


May 31st, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Korean mobile handsets giant Samsung Electronics Thursday launched its much-awaited smartphone Galaxy S III in the Indian market and said the company had targeted 60 ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bob Dylan receives US presidential honour


May 31st, 2012 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 31 (IANS) Legendary musician Bob Dylan has been honoured with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honour given in the US.Dylan is among 13 ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Coca Cola apologizes in China


May 5th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 5 (IANS) Coca Cola has apologized over how it acted in china after some of its products were alleged to be contaminated with chlorine, China Daily reported Saturday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chinese liquor giant’s Q1 profit soars


April 20th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, April 20 (IANS) Wuliangye Yibin Co. Ltd., one of China's top liquor brands, saw its net profit rise 46.54 percent year on year in the first three months. The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China’s trade with Latin America grew in 2011


April 18th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 18 (IANS/EFE) The value of China's trade with Latin America rose 31.5 percent last year to $241.5 billion, a senior Chinese official said.Exchanges between the Asian giant and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Infosys projects 21 percent revenue growth


April 13th, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 13 (IANS) India's IT giant Infosys Ltd Friday projected 21 percent year-on-year (YoY) consolidated revenue growth in first quarter (April-June) of new fiscal (2012-13) to Rs.9,056 crore (Rs.90.56 ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Facebook acquires Instagram for $1 billion


April 10th, 2012 - 4:29 am ICT by BNO News
MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -— Internet social network giant Facebook announced on Monday that it has reached an agreement to acquire popular photo-sharing app Instagram for roughly $1 billion.According to the ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Google glasses offer email, video chat


April 5th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Google's techno-glasses offer emails, video chat and even directions over your view of the world.You can experience all these through a built-in screen in front of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Now, Google tracking our each online move?


March 29th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Internet users watch out! The online search giant Google has unveiled a new "Account Activity" page which can sum up who you've emailed, what devices you've ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bhutan Army chief in India


March 14th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Royal Bhutan Army chief, Major General Batoo Tshering, is in India on a five-day visit to explore further expansion of defence ties between the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Brazilian economy grew 2.7 percent in 2011


March 7th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 7 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian economy grew 2.7 percent last year compared with 7.5 percent in 2010, a statistics agency said Tuesday.Brazil's gross domestic product climbed to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Fire at Lucknow hotel, no casualties


March 5th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 5 (IANS) A major fire broke out in a three-star hotel here Monday, badly damaging its top floor before it was extinguished after a tough two-hour battle, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Tata Motors third quarter net profit up 40.47 percent


February 14th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Tata Motors Tuesday reported a 40.47 percent rise in net profit for the third quarter of the current fiscal at Rs.3,405.55 crore for the quarter ended ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Abhishek Bachchan a Muhammad Ali fan


January 17th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who turns 70 Tuesday, has an ardent fan in actor Abhishek Bachchan who calls him "true inspiration"."Float like a butterfly, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Esha Gupta to shoot in New York for cosmetic brand? (With Images)


January 9th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Former Miss India International Esha Gupta, who is still to make her Bollywood debut with "Jannat 2", has reportedly bagged an endorsement deal with ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

TCS to begin Bengal campus construction: Minister


January 5th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 4 (IANS) Infotech giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will soon start construction work on its 40-acre campus at Rajarhat in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, Industry Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kids who play football have more friends


December 28th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) Children who play football are four times more likely to have a large group of friends than those who play tennis or cricket, says a study ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

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