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Scrap nutrient-based subsidy for fertilisers: Jayalalithaa


June 27th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to withdraw the nutrient-based subsidy (NBS) scheme for fertilisers and reintroduce the earlier ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Chinese ship pays goodwill visit to Canada


June 27th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) A Chinese Navy training vessel was on a three-day goodwill visit to Canada, a media report said Wednesday.The vessel was received by some 300 members of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sarabjit and Surjeet: Shock in one home, joy in another (Second Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar/Ferozepur, June 27 (IANS) The fate of two Indians in Pakistani jails -- Sarabjit Singh and Surjeet Singh -- by the turn of events since Tuesday has made their families ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Monkey gets pig heart


June 27th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) The heart of a genetically modified pig has been successfully transplanted into a monkey by scientists in South Korea, it was reported here.It is the first ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Court rejects plea for plagiarism case against Bhandarkar


June 27th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) A Delhi court Wednesday rejected an author's plea for lodging a case against Bollywood filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar for copying from her book the plot of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Coke and Pepsi contain alcohol: study


June 27th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) Coca-Cola and Pepsi contain minute traces of alcohol, a study has revealed.According to tests carried out by the Paris-based National Institute of Consumption, more than half ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Men are happiest when sharing housework


June 27th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) Men are happiest when sharing housework, according to a study.Arguments decline and general happiness of the home gets better when men do more of the job ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Ford to close Philippines plant


June 27th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, June 27 (IANS) US automaker Ford will close its plant in the Philippines next year, the company said Wednesday.The Sta. Rosa plant in Laguna province will no longer assemble ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tea Board to shift northeast zonal Office to Jorhat


June 27th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 27 (IANS) The Tea Board of India is to shift its northeast zonal office from Guwahati to Jorhat in Assam, a top official of the board said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bellucci only Brazilian in Olympics tennis singles


June 27th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janerio, June 27 (IANS) Thomaz Bellucci will be Brazil's sole singles representative at the London Olympics, the Brazilian Tennis Confederation (CBT) announced.The World No.76 received a wildcard ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Amitabh’s special connect with number 786


June 27th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) The Number 786 has special significance for megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who recalled his "Deewaar" and "Coolie" days as he posted his 786th tweet."T 786 - ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Ronaldo pleaded with me to join Corinthians: Riquelme


June 27th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, June 27 (IANS) Boca Juniors playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme has revealed former Brazil international striker Ronaldo pleaded with him to join Brazilian club Corinthians.The comment came less ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

50 Cent released after car crash


June 27th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 27 (IANS) Singer 50 cent, who was hospitalised following a car crash, has been discharged.According to a fan site Thisis50.com, the accident took place Tuesday on the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

32,000 pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra in three days


June 27th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 27 (IANS) About 32,000 pilgrims have so far performed the Amarnath Yatra that started here Monday while four pilgrims died of natural causes during this period.A senior Central ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Government should explain Sarabjit confusion: BJP


June 27th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday asked the government should explain how Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna announced that Pakistan would release death row prisoner ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

IITs retain hold on JEE examination


June 27th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The human resource development ministry and IIT Council Wednesday arrived at a consensus over the entrance exam pattern for admission to the prestigious engineering institutes ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

AFC U-22: India need to be consistent against UAE in qualifiers


June 27th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, June 27 (IANS) The Under-22 Indian football team will have its task cut out when it faces the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in its third match of the AFC ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Force India target fifth place after Valencia show


June 27th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Silverstone, June 27 (IANS) Sahara Force India team principal Vijay Mallya feels his team can attain fifth place in the Formula One constructors' championship and sustain the pace it showed ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Bhupathi-Bopanna clear first hurdle at Wimbledon


June 27th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna entered the men's doubles second round at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships defeating Marcel Felder and Malek Jaziri here Wednesday. ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Maharashtra left with only 13 percent water in reservoirs


June 27th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) A day after authorities warned of water rationing in the state capital, Maharashtra Wednesday said tough times may be ahead with only 13 percent water left ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

40 hurt as bus falls off Chennai flyover


June 27th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) Around 50 bus passengers had a miraculous escape after the vehicle plunged down a flyover in the Tamil Nadu capital city Wednesday afternoon, police said. Around ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Returned aircraft on own accord, says Kingfisher


June 27th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Debt-ridden Kingfisher Airlines Wednesday said it has returned 32 aircraft to the lessors as those were not required under its truncated schedule of operation."There have ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

14,000 vacancies in Prasar Bharati: Soni


June 27th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 27 (IANS) There are as many as 14,000 vacancies in Prasar Bharati, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said here Wednesday."Of these vacancies, 3,500 will be filled ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Chinese region eyes 15 mn tourists by 2015


June 27th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) China's picturesque Xishuangbanna region near the Myanmar border is planning to attract 15 million tourists annually by 2015.Lu Yonghe, deputy head of Xishuangbanna Dai prefecture, said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Allied Computers offers low-cost laptop at Rs.4,999


June 27th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Allied Computers International (Asia) Wednesday launched here ACi Icon-1100, a laptop computer costing just Rs.4,999."We are creating history and this is what the whole country has ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Gaga posts racy picture on Twitter


June 27th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 27 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga likes to surprise her fans with wacky things. This time she has posted a racy picture of her in a lacy lingerie and ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

90 die in Bangladesh floods, landslides


June 27th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 27 (IANS) Nearly 90 people have died in Bangladesh in flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains, officials said Wednesday.Rains have wrecked havoc in the three hill ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Grass my worst surface: Davydenko


June 27th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian tennis player Nikolay Davydenko acknowledged that grass is his least favored surface after crashing out in the first round of Wimbledon to fourth seed ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Leopard, 350 sheep crushed under train in Andhra Pradesh


June 27th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 27 (IANS) As many as 350 sheep and a leopard were crushed under a train in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district Wednesday.The accident took place while the leopard was ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

China agriculture funding up


June 27th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) China's funding in agriculture and rural projects rose to 1.05 trillion yuan (about $166 billion) in 2011, up 22.4 percent year-on-year, Finance Minister Xie Xuren said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Who is SRK’s confidant? (Movie Snippets)


June 27th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan says in the absence of his parents, he confides his secrets and fears in his profession -- acting."Your innermost secrets you should ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Rihanna’s bodyguard scuffled with paparazzo?


June 27th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) Rihanna's bodyguard was reportedly embroiled in a scuffle with a photographer after he tried to get too close to the singer.The photographer came very close ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Kapil Sibal skips IIT council meet


June 27th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday skipped the meeting of IIT Council convened by him to discuss the proposed common entrance test after opposition ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

German Bundesliga kicks off August 27


June 27th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, June 27 (IANS) The German Football League (DFL) has revealed the match fixtures for the 50th Bundesliga season.Th 2012-13 season starts, as always, with the Bundesliga champions Borussia ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Doherty in rehab, again


June 27th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) Singer Pete Doherty has checked into a rehab in Thailand to get rid off his addition to cocaine and heroine."Peter has left the building, well ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

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