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August exports decline by 9.7 percent


September 13th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The government Thursday said India's exports during August 2012 declined by 9.7 percent and stood at $22.3 billion from $24.7 billion in the corresponding month ... Read more...

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Sonam, Shabana make their way to DCW (Lead with correction in second para)


August 10th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Bollywood's leading ladies are adding glamour to the Delhi Couture Week (DCW). After veteran actress Sharmila Tagore walked the ramp, young and stylish Sonam Kapoor ... Read more...

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Sonam, Shabana make their way to DCW (With Images)


August 10th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Bollywood's leading ladies are adding glamour to the Delhi Couture Week (DCW). After veteran actress Sharmila Tagore walked the ramp, young and stylish Sonam Kapoor ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Ireland’s Taylor beats Russia’s Ochigava to gold


August 10th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Irish boxer Katie Taylor won Olympic gold Thursday, beating Russia's Sofia Ochigava 10-8 in a close final in the women's lightweight category here.For Taylor, it ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Britain’s Adams wins first women’s gold


August 10th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Nicola Adams became the first woman to win gold in Olympic boxing here Thursday, pummelling China's Ren Cancan in the final of the 51kg ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: China, Kazakhstan women take bronze


August 8th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Li Jinzi of China and Kazakhstan's Marina Volnova claimed bronze medals in the women's Olympic boxing tournament Wednesday after losing their semi-finals in the 75kg ... Read more...

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Olympic TT: Chinese women reinforce their dominance


August 8th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Chinese clean sweep of the Olympic women's table tennis competition highlights that the younger players have successfully replaced their legendary predecessors.The women dropped only two ... Read more...

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Olympics: South Korea’s one-two in 50 m pistol


August 5th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South Korean shooters took the gold and silver in the men's 50 metre pistol at the London Olympics Sunday, with the top prize going to ... Read more...

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Olympic diving: Chinese divers eye 1-2 finish in women’s springboard


August 5th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) China's Olympic diving champion He Zi said she hopes to join hands with favourite Wu Minxia to sweep gold and silver in women's 3m springboard final ... Read more...

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Musical or cartoon rakhi - take your pick this Raksha Bandhan (Raksha Bandhan is on Aug 2) (With Images)


July 27th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) A plain, simple, red-coloured thread was once enough to symbolise a brother's pledge on Raksha Bandhan to protect his sister. But girls today are on ... Read more...

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Mexican town takes on world’s richest man


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Puebla (Mexico), July 23 (IANS/EFE) A peasant town in central Mexico has declared war on the world's richest man, Carlos Slim, to prevent him from operating a gold and silver ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India’s import of precious metals down 37 percent in Q1


July 17th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) India's import of precious metals in the quarter ended June 30, 2012 registered a 37 percent decline in rupee terms, compared with the like period a ... Read more...

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Himachal to turn temple gold into mementoes


July 8th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 8 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is set to allow gold-rich temple trusts to melt tonnes of the precious metal in their coffers to turn them into mementoes as ... Read more...

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Australian mining firm picks Wipro for IT solution


June 15th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 14 (IANS) Australian mining firm MMG has selected Indian IT bellwether Wipro Technologies for providing a key IT solution as its key strategic partner, the global software services ... Read more...

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India’s exports decline by 4.16 percent in May


June 14th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) India's exports declined 4.16 percent in May to $25.68 billion as against $26.79 billion in the corresponding month of 2011, official data showed Thursday.The imports ... Read more...

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India’s exports rise by 3.23 percent in April


June 1st, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) India's exports grew at a sluggish rate of 3.23 percent to $24.45 billion in April, while imports increased by 3.83 percent to $37.94 billion, leaving ... Read more...

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Petrol hike perturbs B-Town


May 24th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The steep rise in petrol price has left Bollywood celebrities like Gul Panag and Divya Dutta concerned about the plight of the country's common man, ... Read more...

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India’s exports rise by 3.2 percent in April year-on-year


May 10th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) India's exports grew by a sluggish 3.2 percent to $24.50 billion in the first month of the current financial year, after recording nearly 21 percent ... Read more...

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Iran Asian weightlifting champions


May 1st, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 1 (IANS) Iran finished overall winners at the Asian Weightlifting Championships Tuesday.Iran claimed the title with 501 points, followed by South Korea with 500 points and Kazakhstan 441 ... Read more...

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India surpasses $300 billion exports target


April 19th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India's exports surpassed the $300 billion target in 2011-12 despite a slowdown in demand in major markets like the United States and Europe, Commerce Secretary ... Read more...

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Pam pays tribute to modern women with spring-summer collection (With Image)


March 6th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Pam Mehta, who designs an elegant couture line, has unveiled her latest collection that is a tribute to modern women who want to look glamorous ... Read more...

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Mumbai jewellers threaten shutdown against police harassment


March 5th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Mumbai's retail jewellers, the backbone of India's jewellery industry with a daily turnover of Rs.6 billion, Monday threatened a day's shutdown this week to protest "police ... Read more...

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Russian mosque has world’s largest Quran


February 18th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Quran kept at Russian city of Kazan's Qolsharif mosque has been awarded a Guinness World Records certificate for being the world's largest, Tatarstan's state ... Read more...

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Firm asks US court to block handover of treasure to Spain


February 7th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, Feb 7 (IANS/EFE) The firm that salvaged $500 million in gold and silver coins from the bottom of the Atlantic in May 2007 asked the US Supreme Court Monday ... Read more...

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India raises base import price of gold, silver


February 1st, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) India has raised the base import price of gold by 5.7 percent to $556 per 10 grams and that of silver by 12 percent to ... Read more...

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Manavjit Sandhu, Imran Hassan qualify for London Olympics


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Doha, Jan 21 (IANS) Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Imran Hassan Khan secured Olympic berths on the concluding day of the Asian Shooting Championships here, ensuring India of at least 11 ... Read more...

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Olympic dreams over for Rathore and Anjali (Lead)


January 14th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Athen's Games silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and former world No.1 Anjali Bhagwat's dreams to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics ended Saturday despite winning ... Read more...

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Asian shooting: India win silver and two bronze in team events


January 14th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) A day after Abhinav Bindra bagged the gold, India Saturday won one silver and two bronze medals in the team events at the Asian ... Read more...

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Pam Mehta offers Floral Fiesta (With Images)


January 11th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Designer Pam Mehta has unveiled a "luxurious, sensuous and colourful" collection titled The Floral Fiesta -- an infusion of colours, embellishments and fabrics with an ... Read more...

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India’s exports rose 33.2 percent in Apr-Nov


December 9th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) India's exports rose by 33.2 percent to $192.7 billion in the first eight months of 2011-12 while imports during the same period increased to $309.5 ... Read more...

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Export growth slows to 10.8 percent in October; deficit widens


November 8th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) India's exports growth slumped to 10.8 percent in October pushing trade deficit to a four-year high as turbulence in US and European economies affected demand ... Read more...

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Did Libya witness biggest theft in archaeological history?


October 31st, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 30 (IANS) A gang of looters in Libya have targetted the invaluable treasure of gold and silver coins that are believed to date to the era of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Formula One trophy unveiled


October 28th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Oct 28 (IANS) The glittering trophy for the 2011 Formula-1 Airtel Indian Grand Prix was unveiled by Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) ... Read more...

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Diwali glitter in Mumbai despite inflation!


October 24th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 24 (IANS) In the run-up to Diwali, the shopping mood in India's financial capital is upbeat despite the spiralling cost of living. Garments, furnishings and high value consumer ... Read more...

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Illegal liquor factory busted in Madhya Pradesh


October 20th, 2011 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 19 (IANS) An illegal liquor factory was busted in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh and a huge quantity of liquor, arms and cash was seized, police said Wednesday.Three ... Read more...

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