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Sonu Nigam gets choosy


August 18th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Popular singer Sonu Nigam, who has sung several hit tracks in Bollywood, says he has become choosy with the kind of songs he wants to sing ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Revised SEZ policy in 3-4 weeks: Commerce secretary


July 26th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) The government hopes to come out with new guidelines to revive Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in three to four weeks, Commerce Secretary S.R. Rao said Thursday."We ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India launches bio-toilets for rural homes


June 24th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 24 (IANS) India Sunday introduced in rural homes bio-toilets which are being currently used by soldiers for safe disposal of human excreta in high altitude regions, an official ... Read more...

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Israeli army to acquire long-range rockets


March 15th, 2012 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, March 15 (IANS) In the wake of growing threats posed by rockets at the disposal of Israel's foes, the Israeli military will acquire rockets of its own, an Israeli ... Read more...

Posted in World |

2012 will be game changer for Indian publishing (Comment)


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Technology is like an object in your rear-view mirror. It is always closer than you think it is. In fact, for us in Indian publishing, it may actually just be ready ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Odd couple clash in rom-com ‘Pappu Can’t Dance…’ (IANS Preview)


December 13th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) They seem like an unusual couple, but actors Neha Dhupia and Vinay Pathak have come together once again for Saurabh Shukla's romantic comedy "Pappu ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Akshay gives ‘gurudakshina’ to Pratima Kazmi, his Hindi teacher


November 22nd, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Very few know that it was TV actress Pratima Kazmi, popular for her role as the waspish-tongued Nani of "Uttaran", who taught struggling Akshay Kumar ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Fibre optical scheme for panchayats approved


October 25th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The cabinet Tuesday cleared a scheme for creating a National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) for providing broadband connectivity to panchayats that is likely to boost ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

4G, 3G to grow parallelly in India: Ericsson


September 1st, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Swedish telecom equipment manufacturer Ericsson Thursday said that the fourth generation (4G) services for wireless communication will not effect the existing 3G services and the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

National Optical Fiber network to be set up: Sibal


July 22nd, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Friday said the telecom commission has recommended creating a National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN) to provide broadband connectivity to panchayats."The objective ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Poll panel launches institute for election management


June 18th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Election Commission of India Friday launched an advanced resource centre of learning, research, training and extension for participatory democracy and election management, officials said.The ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Huawei eyes 15 percent market share in handset sales by 2015


June 8th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Chinese mobile equipment manufacturer Huawei Wednesday launched its Ideos range of mobile handsets in the country and said it was targeting a 15 percent market ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Better 3G services: the wait could be longer


May 29th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The promise of high-end phone services by mobile firms through the much-hyped third generation (3G) telecom technology seems to have hit a roadblock as ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New UAE-Bahrain air route opened


May 19th, 2011 - 1:47 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 19 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced the opening of a new air route, M600, to Bahrain.The move is aimed at reducing air traffic congestion ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Renault-Nissan India appoints new chief executive


April 20th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Renault-Nissan Automotive India Private Limited (NMIPL) Wednesday appointed Kou Kimura as the chief executive and managing director for its manufacturing facility at Oragadam near Chennai.Kimura, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India issues two millionth UIDAI number using Morpho’s technology


March 16th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 16 (ANI): Morpho, a high-technology company that provides identification, today announced that its technology has enabled the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to issue its two millionth identification ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Egyptian uprising inspired by Tunisia’s upheaval


February 12th, 2011 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 12 (IANS) The month-long revolution in Tunisia, which led to the change of a 23-year military regime, was the inspiration for the uprising by Egyptians against Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule.Protests ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Craig McLachlan And Elen Rivas Bids Goodbye To Dancing On Ice


January 17th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Craig McLachlan and Elen Rivas finally had to bid the show 'Dancing on Ice' goodbye as they were both eliminated from the show. Craig’s efforts did not leave any impression ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Release Of ‘Sindubad’ Stalled Indefinitely


January 6th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
.A psychological thriller, Sindubad was one of the most awaited films from the Tamil film industry last year. Actors Vikram and Swathi are the lead pair of Sindubad and Selvaraghavan is ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Kazakh Government launches 80 new major industrial projects


December 21st, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Astana (Kazakhstan), Dec. 21 (ANI): A total of 80 new industrial projects will be launched by the Kazakh government today - marking the completion of the initial phase of the country's Programme ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kingfisher Airlines, American Airlines to share codes


November 23rd, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Kingfisher Airlines Tuesday said it will enter into code-sharing and frequent flyer programme with American Airlines in 2011, after the receipt of regulatory approvals."The code share on ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Orissa signs final pact for Rs.6,500 crore port project


November 22nd, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 22 (IANS) Orissa Monday signed a final agreement with Hyderabad-based Navayuga Engineering Company Ltd for a Rs.6,500 crore port project, an official said.The full-fledged all-weather port would be built by ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Underfunding for Pak flood emergency jeopardizing life-saving operations: UNICEF


November 6th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva, Nov 6 (ANI): A 'serious' shortfall in international aid for the UNICEF's emergency operation in Pakistan is jeopardizing life-saving programs for Pakistani flood victims including children and families, the organisation has ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Aircel to spend $500 million for 3G service in 2011 (Lead)


September 29th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi Sep 29 (IANS) Mobile service provider Aircel Wednesday said it will invest over $500 million to roll out third generation (3G) service in the country in the January-March quarter of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Salman Khan’s Life Inspires South Indian Producer!


September 17th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 17, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bollywood star Salman Khan has a life story full of controversies and hence, is a favorite topic on page 3 often. Now, a South Indian producer, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Brazilian goalie charged with ex-girlfriend’s murder


July 31st, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 31 (ANI): Brazilian goalkeeper Bruno Souza has been charged with the murder of his 25-year-old ex-girlfriend Eliza Samudio. He reportedly fathered her four-month-old baby.According to The Telegraph, Samudio's body ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Parts of northeastern states witness partial lunar eclipse


June 26th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): Parts of Northeastern India witnessed a partial lunar eclipse on Saturday as earth shadow covered the moon.The eclipse is started at 2.27 p.m. and end at ... Read more...

Posted in National |

India to witness partial lunar eclipse


June 26th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) A partial lunar eclipse will be visible from northeastern parts of the country Saturday as moon will be covered by the earth's shadow. The eclipse in India ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Trimex launches mineral sands project in Andhra


June 25th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 25 (IANS) The Trimex Group, a leading specialty value chain provider for industrial minerals, Friday announced that its mineral sands Project in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh has started commercial ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India to witness partial lunar eclipse June 26


June 23rd, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Look towards the east after sunset Sunday and you will see upper part of moon's disk darkened as parts of India witness a partial lunar eclipse. The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

District polls in Manipur highlight desire for peace


June 9th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, June 9 (ANI): The recent elections held to constitute the district councils in Manipur hill areas highlighted how much the local people yearn for peace and development in their State.Despite ... Read more...

Posted in National |

‘I prefer direction than acting’ - Samuthirakkani


April 19th, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 19, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Samuthirakkani's initial phase of filmdom wasn't praiseworthy as the director couldn't churn out a hit. But his previous year's release "Nadodigal' turned to be a top grosser ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Brussels decrees holidays a human right


April 18th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.18 (ANI): An overseas holiday used to be thought of as a reward for a year's hard work, but Brussels has declared tourism a human right.Under the scheme, British pensioners could ... Read more...

Posted in World |

South Africa to launch massive HIV/AIDS campaign


March 31st, 2010 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 31 (IANS) South Africa, which has over five million people with HIV/AIDS, will launch a large nationwide campaign against the disease in April. With a target of reaching 15 million people ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Indian Ocean to have a film on them


March 26th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
March 26, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): World-famous Indian contemporary fusion music band, Indian Ocean, has a little surprise for their fans.India's first music film, Leaving Home: The Life and Music of Indian Ocean ... Read more...

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