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Lonely Planet launches customised guides for Indian travellers


September 14th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Lonely Planet has launched a series of guides customised for Indians travelling abroad.The 'Lonely Planet for the Indian Traveller', series of 10 books on Singapore, ... Read more...

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China braces for typhoon Kai-Tak


August 17th, 2012 - 8:27 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) China has ordered the fishing vessels to return to harbour and suspended rail services in coastal regions that are in the path of typhoon Kai-Tak.The storm ... Read more...

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Myanmar establishes diplomatic ties with Luxembourg


August 16th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 16 (IANS) Myanmar has established diplomatic ties with Luxembourg, the third country that Myanmar forged links so far in 2012 after Malawi and Bhutan, said official sources Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Mexico City to offer multimodal transit system cards


August 14th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 14 (IANS/EFE) A new multimodal transit system card will allow riders to seamlessly pay for Metro and Metrobus service, said authorities.The Federal District Card, or TDF, will ... Read more...

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Chinese students not keen on news shows


August 7th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) College students in China prefer watching variety shows on television rather than news programmes.A survey by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University of 300 students from 110 ... Read more...

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Olympic cycling: Britain’s Pendleton holds on for keirin gold


August 4th, 2012 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain's Victoria Pendleton fought off a determined charge from China's Shuang Guo to win the women's keirin track cycling event here at the Olympics Friday.Pendleton ... Read more...

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Indian roller skater breaks world record


July 27th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) An 11-year-old Indian boy broke a world record by flattening himself enough to skim under poles just 6.75 inches from the ground, Daily Mail reported Friday.At ... Read more...

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Junior squash: India clinch bronze


July 18th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, July 18 (IANS) After his heroics against Hong Kong in the quarter-finals, Kush Kumar once again delivered the decisive point for India who went on to beat England 2-0 ... Read more...

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Junior squash: Unbeaten India top group


July 15th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, July 15 (IANS) India topped Group D with an all-win record as they beat both Australia and hosts Qatar 3-0 in the World junior squash team championship here.India, who ... Read more...

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Quake jolts India-Myanmar border


July 15th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, July 15 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale jolted the India-Myanmar border region early Sunday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.The quake occurred at 1.25 ... Read more...

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SriLankan to fly daily to Beijing, Shanghai


July 8th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 8 (IANS) SriLankan airlines will operate daily flights to Beijing and Shanghai from July 15.The flights will help serve the increasing number of Chinese travellers to Colombo, Male, ... Read more...

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Malaysia raids football gambling syndicates


July 5th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 5 (IANS) Malaysia police conducted almost 150 raids on illegal betting rings and detained 100 people involved in gambling during the European championship, local media reported Thursday.Malaysian ... Read more...

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Apple pays $60 mn for iPad trademark in China


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 2 (IANS) Apple Inc. has agreed to pay $60 million to Proview Technology (Shenzhen) to settle the dispute over the iPad trademark, a court announced Monday.Apple has transferred ... Read more...

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Mass protests on Hong Kong anniversary


July 1st, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 1 (IANS) Thousands of pro-democracy marchers took to streets in Hong Kong as the former British colony marked 15 years since returning to Chinese rule.The rally takes place ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi’s national bank opens office in China


June 14th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 14 (IANS/WAM) The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has opened its Shanghai Representative Office in China.NBAD has further expansion plans including Lebanon, Iraq, India, South Sudan and ... Read more...

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Why we should all be walking backwards for our health (The Funny Side - IANS has introduced a weekly column by Hong Kong-based humour writer Nury Vittachi)


June 8th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Want to get ahead? Just back up. The ancient Chinese tradition of walking backwards for health is spreading like wildfire around the world. More than 20 countries have set up ... Read more...

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Jayadevan seeks neutral review of VJD system by ICC


June 5th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) A disappointed V. Jayadevan has shot off a letter to International Cricket Council (ICC) president Sharad Pawar seeking a neutral review of his VJD system, ... Read more...

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Chinese buy a third of world’s Swiss watches


June 4th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 4 (IANS) Chinese love Swiss watches, so much so that they purchased a third of what the Swiss produced last year.Consumers in Hong Kong and China spent over ... Read more...

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1,000 held in Shanghai for using narcotics


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 3 (IANS) This Chinese business hub is facing a significant surge in narcotics cases. Over 1,000 people have been arrested this year for using drugs - an increase ... Read more...

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South Korean investment in foreign securities grows


May 30th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, May 30 (IANS) Foreign securities invested by South Korea's financial institutions grew in the first quarter due to rises in the share price of major investment destinations, the central ... Read more...

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Behura seeks court’s permission to go abroad


May 29th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Former telecom secretary and 2G scam accused Siddharth Behura Tuesday moved an application in a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court seeking to go ... Read more...

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Air India flies out stranded British Airways passengers


May 26th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Air India may have failed to fly its passengers in recent days due to the ongoing pilots' strike, but the carrier came to the rescue ... Read more...

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Dragonair to link Kolkata and Hong Kong


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) International air carrier Dragonair, a part of Cathay Pacific Group, will launch a new service between Hong Kong and Kolkata, the company announced Wednesday.The service to ... Read more...

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Victoria plans debut store in London


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
London, May 23 (IANS) Singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham plans to open her first fashion store in London followed by stores in Asia, particularly in Hong Kong, in the near ... Read more...

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Hong Kong tops Chinese competitive city list


May 21st, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) Hong Kong has topped a list of the most competitive cities in China and its special territories.The list - "Report on the Competitiveness of Chinese Cities ... Read more...

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China celebrates Tourism Day


May 20th, 2012 - 3:14 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) China Saturday celebrated Tourism Day with various activities across the country to welcome tourists from home and abroad.Travel agencies and hotels have announced discounts to boost ... Read more...

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China begins drilling in South China Sea


May 9th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 9 (IANS) China's first deep-water drilling rig started operation in the South China Sea Wednesday, marking "a substantial step" by the country's oil industry, a newspaper reported.The sixth-generation ... Read more...

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Gaga loves shopping


May 9th, 2012 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 9 (IANS) Shop till you drop seems to be the mantra for singer Lady Gaga, who is currently on a music tour in Hong Kong and Japan, and ... Read more...

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Sharath-led Indian TT team leaves for final Olympic qualifier


May 8th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) A four-member Indian table tennis team comprising Sharath Kamal left for Doha Tuesday morning to give it a last shot at qualifying for the London ... Read more...

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Pre-season overseas tour has double edges: Wenger


May 5th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) Arsenal Football Club manager Arsene Wenger feels there are both advantages and disadvantages in the pre-season overseas tour especially in a major tournament year.The English ... Read more...

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Hong Kong returns pregnant woman to Beijing


May 4th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 4 (IANS) A pregnant woman from China's Hebei province who arrived in Hong Kong with a tour group earlier this week was told to return by immigration officials, ... Read more...

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Indian Open: Saina admits she was under pressure


April 26th, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal admitted she was under pressure before taking the field in the first round of the Indian Open at the Siri ... Read more...

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Saina out of Asian Championship, Indian campaign over


April 20th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Qingdao (China), April 19 (IANS) India's top shuttler Saina Nehwal, World No.5, crashed out of the Asian Badminton Championship with a shocking second round loss in the women's singles here ... Read more...

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Second temblor rocks Indonesia


April 11th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, April 11 (IANS) A second temblor, this one measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale, struck off the west coast of northern Sumatra Wednesday, hours after a more intense ... Read more...

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Asia Cup TT: Saha stuns World No. 38


April 8th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou (China), April 8 (IANS) Subajit Saha upset World No. 38 Li Hu of Singapore 4-1 to finish ninth in the second stage of the Asia Cup Table Tennis Championships ... Read more...

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