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Indian rocket carrying two satellites blasts off


September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 9 (IANS) An Indian rocket carrying two satellites blasted off from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here in Andhra ... Read more...

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Star Health to raise Rs.150 crore fresh capital


July 31st, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) City-based pure play health insurer Star Health and Allied Insurance Company plans to raise around Rs.150 crore equity this fiscal from private equity (PE) funds while ... Read more...

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Karnataka’s new minister gets bail in land grab case


July 18th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 18 (IANS) Karnataka's new minister C.T. Ravi, who is also the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) state unit spokesperson, Wednesday secured anticipatory bail from the ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP legislator gets bail in bribery case


June 5th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 5 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court Tuesday granted conditional bail to ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Y. Sampangi and also suspended his conviction of three years ... Read more...

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Social media content creators need protection: Experts


March 29th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Calling the country's IT rules as "flawed", experts at a seminar Thursday said the right to freedom of expression should also provide protection to ... Read more...

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Rajasthan openers make merry in Ranji final


January 19th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) On a rather docile pitch, the highly experienced Rajasthan openers Akash Chopra and Vineet Saxena made the best of the conditions to pile on 221 for ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu geared up for Ranji Trophy final against Rajasthan (Preview)


January 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu appear primed and ready to win their third Ranji Trophy title and their optimism stems not just from the obvious home advantage, but also ... Read more...

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Ranji Trophy: Tamil Nadu beat Mumbai to set up final date with Rajasthan


January 13th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Friday entered the Ranji Trophy final by virtue of their big first-innings lead against Mumbai and they now meet Rajasthan at home in ... Read more...

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Star Health says it is in good health despite business loss


January 5th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 5 (IANS) City-based standalone health insurer Star Health and Allied Insurance Company Thursday said it is sure of closing this fiscal with a gross premium of Rs.1,200 crore ... Read more...

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Ranji Trophy: TN begin favourites


January 1st, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 1 (IANS) With their frontline batsmen and bowlers in good form this season, Tamil Nadu, winners in 1986-87 and twice runners-up thereafter, would be looking to roll over ... Read more...

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‘Delhi Belly’ girl Poorna terms Deepika as most stylish


December 2nd, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Poorna Jagannathan, who made her Bollywood debut with "Delhi Belly", finds Deepika Padukone as one of the most stylish actresses in the Hindi film industry."Deepika, ... Read more...

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Ranji Trophy: Delhi bowled out for 212 against Tamil Nadu


November 17th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Delhi were bowled out for 212 in their first innings against Tamil Nadu on the first day of the third round of Ranji Trophy cricket ... Read more...

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Court quashes cases against Kumaraswamy, wife


October 21st, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 21 (IANS) In a major relief to the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S), the Karnataka High Court Friday quashed two cases against former chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy. His legislator-wife Anita ... Read more...

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No bail for former BJP minister in Karnataka


August 23rd, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 23 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court Tuesday rejected the bail plea of former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister Katta Subramanaya Naidu and his son in a corruption ... Read more...

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Three women scientists involved in satellite project


July 16th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) July 15 (IANS) Three women space scientists are playing an important role for the successful functioning of India's latest communication satellite GSAT-12, launched Friday from the ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu government’s decision to impact insurer


June 3rd, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 3 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government's announcement Friday to scrap the existing group health insurance scheme for the poor in favour of much more comprehensive cover is likely ... Read more...

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In Ram Sampat, I predict that a star is born: Aamir Khan


May 29th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Bollywood star Aamir Khan seems to be in awe of composer Ram Sampath's work in the soundtrack of his forthcoming production venture "Delhi Belly" ... Read more...

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Indian film fest in New York kicks off with ‘Do Dooni Char’ (With Images)


May 5th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 5 (IANS) The 11th Annual New York Indian Film Festival kicked off in spectacular fashion with the US premiere of the Delhi-set comedy "Do Dooni Chaar," Disney's ... Read more...

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Imran goes bold with lovemaking scene in ‘Delhi Belly’ (With Images)


May 3rd, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Bollywood actor Imran Khan, known for his chocolate boy looks and romantic side, has shot for an extremely bold lovemaking scene for his forthcoming ... Read more...

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Congress’ Telangana MPs sport black bands in Lok Sabha


March 4th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Congress MPs from Telangana Friday appeared in the Lok Sabha with black bands around their mouths to indicate that there was a gag order ... Read more...

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ISRO tests rocket motor, delays satellite launch


February 26th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Jagannathan Chennai, Feb 26 (IANS) After 16 successful launches of its workhorse rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in the last 17 years, the Indian space agency is now testing ... Read more...

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Rocket failure: Russian, Indian scientists differ on cause


February 22nd, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) The mystery over the mid-air crashing of an Indian rocket in December continues with officials of the Indian space agency and experts from Russia, which ... Read more...

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Insurance regulator bracing for spat with judiciary


February 14th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Jagannathan Chennai, Feb 14 (IANS) Tasting success in the turf war with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) last year in connection with regulating unit-linked insurance policies (ULIPs), the ... Read more...

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Now insurance on funeral expenses, job losses


February 13th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Feb 13 (IANS) If you fret that your finances may dry up if handed the pink slip or how your funeral will be funded, Bharti Axa Life Insurance Company ... Read more...

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Court rejects Maudany’s bail plea


February 11th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 11 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court Friday rejected the bail plea of Abdul Nasir Maudany, leader of the Kerala-based People's Democractic Party and an accused in the Banglaore blasts case.Maudany ... Read more...

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Country’s second-largest paper maker pushes growth


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Feb 10 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers that has set up its Rs.1,000-crore third unit last month is confident of reaching 100-percent production of its capacity of ... Read more...

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Force10 to expand India development centre


February 5th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Jagannathan Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) With the global market for computer networking products and solutions on the rebound, the $175 million revenue Force10 Networks Inc. plans to expand its Indian development ... Read more...

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Rocket failure: ISRO awaits data from Russia


January 28th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Jan 28 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is awaiting data analysis from Russia, who supplied the cryogenic engine, to finalise its report on the failure of ... Read more...

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Staffing companies value add services for higher rating


January 16th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) With staffing services fast turning into big business, major players in the field have started going up in the value chain, offering trained people or even ... Read more...

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14-year-old girl, father among Sabarimala stampede dead


January 15th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/Kumily (Kerala) Jan 15 (IANS) A 14-year-old girl from Coimbatore and her father are among the 102 pilgrims who lost their lives in the Sabarimala stampede.A police official in Kumily said the ... Read more...

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An escalator to space - not very far away


January 9th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Jagannathan Chennai, Jan 9 (IANS) The day may not be far away when an elevator attendant asks your preferred destination - low earth orbit (LEO) or geostationary orbit (GSO). Research ... Read more...

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Small satellites can be armed to protect space assets: Scientist


January 6th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Jan 6 (IANS) A constellation of small satellites -- each weighing 30-60 kg -- can be armed to protect the country's space assets in the future though at ... Read more...

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Snappping of connectors caused launch failure: Scientist


December 29th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Dec 29 (IANS) The snapping of around 10 connectors between the second and third stage of the Indian rocket GSLV led to the failure of the communication satellite ... Read more...

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Expert ‘actuaries’ who assess insurance risk getting younger


December 28th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Jagannathan Chennai, Dec 28 (IANS) Once considered the exclusive preserve of venerable middle-aged executives, the office actuaries -- experts who scientifically review the risks in the life and non-life insurance business ... Read more...

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Indian rocket mission fails, second this year (Second Intro Night Lead)


December 25th, 2010 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Jagannathan Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Dec 25 (IANS) India's space programme suffered a second successive blow in 2010 as an advanced communication satellite - GSAT-5P - exploded within a minute of ... Read more...

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