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United Bank cuts interest rates on loans above Rs.1 crore


September 11th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) United Bank of India has reduced interest rates by 0.75 percent to 2.75 percent on medium and small loans above Rs.1 crore with effect from Sep ... Read more...

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Harvard conducts case study on Farhan’s Excel Entertainment


September 11th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The famed Harvard Business School (HBS) has done a case study on Indian film production company Excel Entertainment, the banner behind movies like "Dil ... Read more...

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Army sponsors industrial tour for residents of LoC town


September 11th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 11 (IANS) The Army in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday flagged off a group of 25 people from a town near the Line of Control (LoC) in the state's ... Read more...

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India rout hosts Sri Lanka 5-0 in SAFF meet


September 9th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 9 (IANS) Defending champions India brightened their chances of making it to the semifinals of the women's SAFF Championship when they routed hosts Sri Lanka 5-0 in their ... Read more...

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Denmark held to a goalless draw by Czechs


September 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Sep 9 (IANS) The Danish national football team drew 0-0 with the Czech Republic in the first round of the qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014, at ... Read more...

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IIM-Lucknow to help train SC, ST candidates


September 7th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 7 (IANS) IIM-Lucknow has begun an exercise to enhance competitive skills of reserved category candidates and expand the pool of applicants by helping them train for the Common ... Read more...

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Italian town allows owners to be buried with pets


September 7th, 2012 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Pisa, Sep 7 (IANS/AKI) A town in northern Italy has set aside land for dead people to be buried along with their deceased beloved furry friends.Italian cemeteries generally do not ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Break Free’ with Bipasha for fitness


September 4th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Bipasha Basu has zeroed in on the name of her second fitness DVD -- it is called "Break Free". The actress, who aims to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Old homes being renovated in Dubai


September 4th, 2012 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 3 (IANS/WAM) The Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai has launched an initiative aimed at renovating old homes owned by families that include retired, the elderly and disabled ... Read more...

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CSKA look to dominate AIK again


August 29th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) CSKA Moscow coach Leonid Slutsky is expecting Swedish side AIK to sit back and defend despite needing at least a goal in the second leg ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Mumbai dogs bite people more than 200 times in a day


August 28th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mumbai, Aug 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dogs are commonly regarded as friends of men but through an incident that occurred in Mumbai, this statement has been proven wrong. Mumbai dogs are alleged to ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

France ready to recognise Syrian opposition as government


August 28th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French President Francois Hollande has called on the Syrian opposition to establish a provisional government and says that France is ready to recognise it."France calls ... Read more...

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Vehicle insurance via cellphone launched


August 27th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 27 (IANS) City-based Cholamandalam M.S. General Insurance Company Ltd. Monday announced the launch of 'Policy on the Go' for issuing vehicle insurance policies.The company said 'Policy on the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Puerto Ricans reject constitutional changes


August 21st, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Ricans surprised pollsters and political observers by voting against amending their constitution to limit the right of bail in certain homicide cases and also ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Russia suspends Syria action group meet


August 17th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian-sponsored initiative for a meeting of the Action Group on Syria at the UN headquarters in New York has been suspended indefinitely, the ... Read more...

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China spent $15 bn on poor students’ education


August 9th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) China spent nearly 100 billion yuan ($15.7 billion) to support education for poor students, a media report said Thursday.The total amount spent on sponsoring students reached ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Uruguay to debate legalising marijuana


August 9th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Uruguay's parliament will debate full legalisation of marijuana, with state control over its production and distribution, the El Pais daily reported Thursday."The bill remains open ... Read more...

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Chinese company launches education project in Himachal


August 7th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 7 (IANS) Information and communications technology company Huawei India Tuesday launched its computer education programme in this town as part of corporate social responsibility.As part of ... Read more...

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Parents can spur kids’ activity by example


August 1st, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Parents concerned about their kids' lazy ways can spur them into greater activity by setting an example themselves, according to research at National Jewish Health.Kristen Holm, ... Read more...

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Gayle impressed with Powell’s century


July 31st, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
North Sound (Antigua), July 31 (IANS/CMC) Explosive West Indies batsman Chris Gayle says he is impressed with the tactics employed by fellow opener Kieran Powell to achieve his maiden Test century.Powell ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

UAE, Egypt sign deal for heart surgery centre


July 31st, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 30 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt have signed an agreement to establish a specialised centre for heart surgery at the University of Ain Shams ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Student to launch $500 satellite


July 26th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) A South Korean student plans to launch a $500 satellite built from scavenged parts in a basement, the Daily Mail reported Thursday."Making a satellite is no ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US Navy hospital ship heads to Cambodia


July 26th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, July 26 (IANS) The US Navy is sending one of its hospital ships to Cambodia to provide free medical services, the US Embassy said Thursday.The USNS Mercy is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dubai launches health campaign


July 25th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 24 (IANS/WAM) The Dubai government has launched a campaign to create awareness on the dangers of passive smoking.The initiative was launched by the Department of Economic Development (DED) ... Read more...

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More Britons say they are happy: Survey


July 24th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) The average Britons rate their "life satisfaction" as 7.4 out of 10, according to a study.Asked how worthwhile they found their activities, the average response ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Penelope Cruz backs cancer charity


July 21st, 2012 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Actress Penelope Cruz will launch a special T-shirt range that will be sold at stores to help raise money for a women's cancer research fund.She will ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

UP to launch state portal for citizen welfare


July 19th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Thursday announced it will launch a web portal from Aug 1 to provide services like civil supplies, employment registration, and old age pension ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Abu Dhabi sends five tonnes of dates to Saudi Arabia


July 15th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 15 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi has sent nearly five tonnes Khinaizi and Naghal dates to Jeddah and will also export dates to London for Muslims living there on ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Delhi High Court to hold conference on e-court


July 13th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court will organise a conference to spread and cultivate the idea of e-court Saturday, a court official said Friday."With the initiative of ... Read more...

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Kalam’s e-paper ‘billion beats’ now on Facebook


July 11th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 11 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's e-paper 'billion beats' has now started beating on the social media site Facebook."We are happy to start the Facebook page ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

CVC has received 20,000 complaints so far


July 10th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has received 20,000 complaints so far and taken up 1,000 for investigation, while 20,000 people have received punishment for corruption-related ... Read more...

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Airtel, Manchester United go scouting for talent


June 26th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Airtel's initiative of giving chance to 12 under-16 kids to train with Manchester United Soccer School was given a thumbs up by both Sunil Chetri ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

US hails Delhi Investment Summit on Afghanistan


June 26th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) The United States has hailed the Delhi Investment Summit on Afghanistan to encourage more private sector investment in Afghanistan and support for its economy as "an ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

After 86 long hours, Mahi is dead (Lead)


June 24th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Manesar (Haryana), June 24 (IANS) Mahi, the four-year-old girl who got trapped in a narrow and deep borewell here for 86 agonizing hours, was Sunday declared dead after rescuers reached ... Read more...

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UAE charity to distribute food aid in Yemen


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, June 23 (IANS/WAM) The Khalifa Bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has bought food supplies from markets in Yemen to distribute them among the needy ... Read more...

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