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Akzo Nobel adopts new strategy to counter rupee’s dipping value


August 9th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 9 (IANS) With its net profit dipping by over 10 percent in 2012-13's first quarter compared to the year ago, mainly due to higher cost of raw materials ... Read more...

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India’s healthcare communication firm explores global horizons


June 26th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) VIA Media Health (VMH), a leading Indian comprehensive healthcare communications service provider, is set to bring radical advancements in its proficiency and expertise, by strategically ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Microsoft India the best employer: Randstad


April 26th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Microsoft India has been adjudged by HR services company Randstad as the "Most attractive employer" for the second straight year.Oracle India and Tata Consultancy Services have ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Daimler to beef up its R&D; activities in India (Lead)


April 18th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) German automobile major Daimler AG will produce trucks from its new plant in Tamil Nadu from where it will export the vehicles to Africa, Middle ... Read more...

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6 MIT scientists to address EmTech India in Bangalore


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Six outstanding scientists and researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), including two Indian Americans, will participate in the fourth emerging technologies conference of MIT Technology ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US firm gets $220 mn Gates grant to combat TB


March 15th, 2012 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a grant of up to US $220 million over five years to Aeras, one of the world's largest ... Read more...

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Finnair bags the award for best customer satisfaction


June 25th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 25 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair has bagged the 'Best Airline' award in customer satisfaction category in the northern European region at the 'World Airlines Awards 2011', the airline ... Read more...

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95 percent Indians support Osama’s killing, shows survey


June 15th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) An overwhelming 95 percent Indian respondents said they supported the US killing of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, a survey said Wednesday.The figure was identical for ... Read more...

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Indian-American hedge fund manager had at least 8 tipsters


June 15th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 15 (IANS) At least eight people provided Samir Barai, Indian American owner of Barai Capital Management, with non-public information about technology companies, a former company analyst has ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Insider ‘cooks’ gave Indian-American ‘recipes’ for ’sugar’


June 14th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 14 (IANS) An informer who provided tips to an Indian American founder of a hedge fund referred to her sources of insider trading as "cooks," inside information ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pregnant women may pass toxins in GM foods to babies


May 20th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Pregnant women, beware! The milk you are drinking to nourish your unborn baby may be harmful.Toxic pesticides which are implanted into genetically modified (GM) food crops ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India eyes $10 billion from biotech sector by 2015


May 4th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 4 (IANS) India's sunrise biotechnology sector is set to reach $10-billion revenue by 2015 from $4 billion posted in fiscal 2010-11 through innovative products and services, a top ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Merger regulations needed to protect consumers’


April 14th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Proper norms are needed to regulate mergers and acquisitions to avoid monopolistic situations in the market and protect the interests of consumers, advocacy group Consumer ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US tech market back on strong growth path: Survey


April 14th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Banglore, April 14 (IANS) Recovering from the ripple effects of the global slowdown, the information and communication technology (ICT) market in the US is set to witness a strong momentum ... Read more...

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Breakthrough technology to enable much faster computing


December 3rd, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) A new chip technology that integrates electrical and optical devices on the same silicon bit, would enable smaller, faster and more power-efficient chips than is possible with conventional ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Humanoid Robot - Robonaut 2 all set to be a part of the shuttle trip


October 27th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA is set to blast its space shuttle Discovery into space on November 1 this year and on board the spacecraft will be the humanoid robot, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Workers quit jobs to get rid of bad bosses, says book


September 17th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Sep 17 (IANS) Workers quit jobs to get rid of bad bosses even though they like their workplaces, says a new book. Workplace management expert Tony Wilson, who wrote the book "Jack ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Vaccine manufacturers meet in Hyderabad


September 14th, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 14 (IANS) The Developing Countries Vaccine Manufactures Network (DCVMN) started off its three-day annual meet here Tuesday to discuss strong distribution infrastructure, innovation, and strengthening of collaboration with the multilateral ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Developed nations’ currency notes have less bacteria


August 13th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, Aug 13 (IANS) Researchers have found currency notes in developed countries to have fewer bacteria than money in poorer countries. Led by University of Ballarat's food microbiologist Frank Vriesekoop, a global research ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Danish company Grundfos to make India its R&D base


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Danish pump manufacturer Grundfos is planning to make India its global research and development (R&D) base, a top company official said Friday. The $4.5 billion-turnover company is also setting ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Madagascar wetland bird Alaotra Grebe is now extinct


May 27th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Madagascar, May 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Alaotra Grebe, a wetland bird has now been declared extinct. The bird lived in Madagascar, and it was a unique native to the island.The bird's ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Robot ‘that looks like Top Gear’s The Stig’ developed


April 17th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 17 (ANI): Nasa's new 'space robot' Robonaut 2, which looks like the secret Top Gear character The Stig, is set to step aboard the International Space Station (ISS).The 300-pound machine, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India, Denmark to sign social security pact


February 16th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) India and Denmark are set to sign a new pact under which their workers will only have to make social security contributions in the country of origin ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Block the sun, control global warming’


January 30th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 30 (IANS) Canadian and US scientists want to block the sun to cool the earth and limit global warming. Research and field-testing on what they call "geo-engineering" of the earth's atmosphere ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Rich nations should make deeper cuts, support others financially: CII


December 13th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Rich countries must agree to greater emission cuts while helping developing nations cope financially in their efforts to transform into a low carbon economy, a leading industry ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

DNA traces shark fins to American waters


December 7th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 7 (ANI): A new DNA-based study has shown that many of the hammerhead sharks that are butchered to feed Asian demand for shark-fin soup start their lives in American ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mobile phone software to link global research


October 21st, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) New mobile phone software will help epidemiologists and ecologists analyse data remotely and map findings across the world, without going to the lab. The study authors from Imperial College-London ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘India’s scientific research grew 80 percent since 2000′


October 6th, 2009 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) There has been an 80 percent increase in India's scientific research output since 2000, a news study revealed Tuesday, forecasting that the country will overtake all other ... Read more...

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With sales topping $2 bn, South Korea’s LG bets on India


June 1st, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
By James Jose Seoul, June 1 (IANS) South Korean chaebol LG, the third largest conglomerate in this country, has charted an ambitions plan for India, hoping to drive revenues from there by at ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

7 in 10 Pakistanis consider religious extremism to be a major threat


March 14th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar. 14 (ANI): Most Pakistanis believe that the consequences of religious extremism are going to be terrible for their country and people, a new survey has revealed. According to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

GE research develops low-cost wireless medical sensing device


March 13th, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 13 (IANS) General Electric's (GE) global research lab has developed an intelligent wireless medical sensing device to improve neonatal and home patient monitoring, the industrial major said Friday. "Our researchers have ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Soaps, queues, booze, weather news the traits of a typical Brit revealed!


November 11th, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): They enjoy talking about the weather, getting drunk, moaning, are great at queuing and addicted to TV soaps these are the traits of typical Britons.Thats what a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Worlds octopuses share a common living ancestor


November 10th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): A new study has shown that many of the worlds deep-sea octopuses evolved from a common ancestor that still exists in the icy waters of the Southern ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Great white sharks look for girlfriends in underwater singles bar


November 10th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): Scientists have used satellite tagging to reveal that the male and female species of the Great white shark travel together to spend six months at an isolated ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Mobile phones still being used primarily for conversations


August 18th, 2008 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Montreal, Aug 18 (ANI): Mobile phones are primarily used for conversations, despite also being equipped to let people watch videos, listen to music, surf the Internet and check e-mail. "I look at ... Read more...

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