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Infosys ranked second in global outsourcing firms


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 23 (IANS) Indian IT bellwether Infosys Ltd has been ranked second in the 2012 global outsourcing list of 100 top firms by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals ... Read more...

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Remains of some 9/11 victims ended up in landfill


March 1st, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS/EFE) Unidentified remains of some of the nearly 3,000 people who died in the terrorist attacks of Sep 11, 2001, were burned and ultimately dumped in ... Read more...

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Written exam to select MNS candidates for polls


November 19th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Now all aspiring political leaders for the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) will have to prove their mettle by passing exams with flying colours.Aiming ... Read more...

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Governor insists on probe into Orissa flood cause


October 15th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 15 (IANS) The debate over the cause of recent floods in Orissa has widened with Governor M.C. Bhandare insisting on a probe despite objections by the state authorities, ... Read more...

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Independent panel to examine Lalit Kala Akademi affairs


August 23rd, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The ministry of culture has set up an independent committee to look into various matters pertaining to the Lalit Kala Akademi's constitution, including an amendment ... Read more...

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Penelope Cruz, Selena Gomez nominated for Imagen Awards


June 30th, 2011 - 6:17 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 30 (IANS/EFE) Penelope Cruz and Selena Gomez are among the nominees for the 26th Annual Imagen Awards, which honour "positive portrayals" of Hispanics and Latino cultures in ... Read more...

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PCB panel summons Afridi


June 2nd, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 2 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Thursday formed a three-member disciplinary committee to hear the case of former captain Shahid Afridi, who is facing strict sanctions after ... Read more...

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For ethnic Indians, Malaysia makes changes to textbook


March 25th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 25 (IANS) References to the Hindu caste system have been removed from a novel prescribed for school students that offended sections of Malaysia's ethnic Indian community, says ... Read more...

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Another sex scandal hits Malaysia (Lead)


March 21st, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 21 (IANS) Malaysia has been hit by a new sex scandal with a video showing a man purported to be a top opposition leader in compromising positions ... Read more...

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Malaysian opposition MP’s sex video emerges


March 21st, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 21 (IANS) A new video is doing the rounds in Malaysia that reportedly shows an opposition MP having sex with a foreign prostitute.The video showed "a man, ... Read more...

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Consider views of Indian panelists on ‘Interlok’ issue: MIC Chief


March 19th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Mar.19 (ANI): Malaysian Indian Congress President G. Palanivel has asked the government to take the views of the three Indian representatives on the Interlok panel seriously.He said in a statement ... Read more...

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Malaysian parliament shuns debate on novel opposed by Indians


March 17th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 17 (IANS) The Malaysian parliament has rejected a motion to debate a controversial book that has upset sections of ethnic Indian community for having references to the ... Read more...

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Panel on soft drinks will be re-constituted, apex court told (Second Lead)


February 8th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSA) Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it will re-constitute a panel of experts and scientists tasked to find out the ... Read more...

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Malaysia to amend textbook after ethnic Indians’ objection


January 28th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 28 (IANS) The Malaysian government Friday said a textbook, which was objected to by ethnic Indians because of references to the caste system, would be amended.A committee of experts ... Read more...

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Parts of Malaysian school textbook hurtful to Indians’ sentiments to be edited


January 28th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 28 (ANI): Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has said that the novel 'Interlok' would continue to be considered as a textbook in the literature component of the Bahasa ... Read more...

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Justice Verma wants independent panel against corruption


January 26th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Supporting the suggestion for creation of an independent commission against corruption, former chief justice of India J.S. Verma said here Tuesday that individuals have to be part ... Read more...

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Tata’s water purifier wins top innovation prize


October 27th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Tata's inexpensive water purifier, aimed at households that may not have electricity, bagged the top prize in The Wall Street Journal's Asian Innovation Awards.The purifier named Swach, which ... Read more...

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Probiotic drinks, yogurts ‘do not aid digestion’


October 20th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 20 (ANI): A leading European food watchdog has claimed that probiotic drinks and yogurts, popular with millions of consumers trying to eat healthily, do not boost the immune system or ... Read more...

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Probiotic drinks don’t promote health, says EU study


October 20th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Probiotic drinks and yogurts, popular with millions of consumers trying to stay healthy, don't really help people's digestion, finds a recent study. Products such as Yakult, which ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

UAE confirms participation in UN summit


September 19th, 2010 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 18 (IANS/WAM) The UAE will participate in a three-day UN summit here Monday to review the Millennium Development Goals, it was announced Saturday. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon recently ... Read more...

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Nick Clegg puts up his house on sale


September 4th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has put up on sale his 'modest' second home, which dragged him in an expense row just before the parliamentary election. The Liberal ... Read more...

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Rising India, China not yet ready to assume global role: US panel


August 4th, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun KumarWashington, Aug 4 (IANS) The rise of China and India suggests an emerging multi-polar great-power balance, but no rising power stands ready to assume the global role played by the ... Read more...

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Lalit Modi skips disciplinary committee meet


July 16th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, July 16 (ANI): Suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi failed to appear before the BCCI's Disciplinary Committee for the hearing on Friday.He will be represented by his lawyers.A team ... Read more...

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Bombay High Court dismisses Lalit Modi’s petition


July 15th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, July 15 (ANI): The Bombay High court on Thursday rejected suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi's plea to quash the order of suspension and the disciplinary action initiated against ... Read more...

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Bombay High Court to decide on Lalit Modi plea today


July 15th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, July 15 (ANI): The Bombay High Court will pass an order today on suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Lalit Modi's petition to quash the BCCI's disciplinary proceedings against him.At Wednesday's ... Read more...

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Bombay High Court reserves order on Lalit Modi’s petition


July 14th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, July 14 (ANI): The Bombay High Court on Wednesday reserved its orders till tomorrow on the petition filed by suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Lalit Modi challenging the disciplinary proceedings ... Read more...

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BCCI calls special AGM to decide Modi’s fate


June 19th, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has called a special annual general meeting July 3 to decide the fate of supended Indian Premier League ... Read more...

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US mounts pressure on BP; Obama heads to Gulf Coast


June 14th, 2010 - 8:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (DPA) The US increased pressure on energy giant BP Plc to boost capacity to contain the gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, as President Barack Obama ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

University fees set to rise in Britain


June 10th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 10 (IANS) British and international students are likely to pay higher tuition fees as the new coalition government is set to squeeze spending in the higher education ... Read more...

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No one can doubt my integrity, says Srinivasan


May 26th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Replying to the virtual charge sheet served on him by suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) chief Lalit Modi, Indian cricket board secretary N.Srinivasan said Wednesday that ... Read more...

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Human rights activists call for independent panel to look into Thailand clashes


May 26th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, May 26(ANI): Local and international human rights activists are calling for the urgent establishment of an independent panel to investigate the deadly clashes between Thailand's security forces and Red-Shirt anti-government protesters.A ... Read more...

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Modi’s stunning charges against Manohar, Srinivasan


May 25th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Veturi Srivatsa New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Lalit Modi, the suspended chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Tuesday came up with startling discolsures of serious misuse of power by Indian ... Read more...

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Modi’s voluminous reply virtual chargesheet against GC members (Second Lead)


May 15th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Veturi Srivatsa New Delhi/Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Lalit Modi, the suspended chairman and commissioner of the Indian Premier League (IPL), is believed to have put its entire Governing Council (GC) in ... Read more...

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UN delays publication of Benazir Bhutto murder probe


March 31st, 2010 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 30 (DPA) The UN has decided to delay publication of a report on the assassination of former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto, a spokesman said Tuesday. The decision was ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka rejects UN plan to form human rights panel (Lead)


March 7th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka has rejected a UN proposal to set up an advisory panel in the wake of alleged human rights abuses during the final phase of the war ... Read more...

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