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A biosensor to detect drugs!


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 3 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new generation of biosensors that can spot microscopic traces of contaminants in less than an hour.Known as a biochemiresistor, it meets a ... Read more...

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Rs.2 cut in petrol price unacceptable: CPI-M


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The CPI-M Saturday demanded the full rollback of the petrol price hike, saying the cut of Rs.2 a litre announced by oil companies was unacceptable."After ... Read more...

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Petrol price cut by Rs.2.02 a litre in Delhi (Lead)


June 2nd, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) State-owned Indian Oil Corp Saturday said it will reduce petrol price by Rs.2.02 a litre, including state levies, in Delhi from midnight Saturday. Petrol became ... Read more...

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Bombay High Court to hear suit against petrol price hike


May 28th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) The Bombay High Court will Wednesday hear a public suit against the recent hike in petrol prices. Acting on the suit filed Monday by Rajendra Phanse, ... Read more...

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What’be cheaper, dearer post Delhi budget


May 28th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
The biggest relief in the Delhi budget for 2012-13, presented Monday by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was a reduction of Rs.1.26 per litre in petrol prices following a reduction in the ... Read more...

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No plan to hike diesel, LPG, kerosene prices: Reddy


May 28th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The government has no immediate plan to hike prices of diesel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and kerosene, Petroleum Minister S. Jaipal Reddy said Monday."I ... Read more...

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States can reduce petrol VAT if Congress takes initiative: Dhumal


May 26th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 26 (IANS) Hinting at a reduction in petrol prices in the state, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Saturday said the Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol ... Read more...

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Sensex snaps 4-week losing streak, gains 65 points (Weekly market review)


May 26th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Snapping a four-week losing streak, a benchmark index of the Indian equities markets gained 65 points this week as the hike in petrol price signalled ... Read more...

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Thackeray slams petrol price hike


May 25th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Slamming the central government for the hike in petrol prices, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Friday said liqour was now cheaper than petrol in Maharashtra."Wah re ... Read more...

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Sheila Dikshit may consider reducing VAT on petrol


May 25th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Hinting at a possible reduction in petrol prices in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Friday said the Value Added Tax (VAT) on ... Read more...

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Petrol price hike to hit common man: Yechury


May 25th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Sitaram Yechury Thursday attacked the central government for a sharp hike in petrol prices, saying it would hit the common man."The ... Read more...

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Would cut petrol prices if crude prices fall: IOC


May 24th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Amidst country-wide outrage over the steepest rise of petrol prices by Rs.7.5 a litre, Indian Oil Corp Thursday said it will not roll back the ... Read more...

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Virbhadra asks states to reduce sales tax on petrol


May 24th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) A day after the steep hike in petrol prices, union Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Virbhadra Singh Thursday asked the state governments to reduce the ... Read more...

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Reduce petrol price hike burden, Congress tells government


May 24th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Facing flak both from allies like the Trinamool Congress and the DMK as well as the opposition for hiking petrol price, the Congress Thursday said ... Read more...

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Kerala to forgo sales tax on petrol


May 24th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) A day after the petrol price hike, the Kerala government at a special cabinet meeting Thursday decided to forgo the sales tax on petrol, reducing its ... Read more...

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Government to decide on diesel, LPG price hike Friday


May 24th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) An Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will meet Friday to take a decision on raising prices of diesel ... Read more...

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Fuel price hike ’savage attack’ on people: Left


May 24th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Left parties Thursday condemned the petrol price hike as "a savage attack" on people and announced an India-wide protest day May 31."(We) strongly condemn ... Read more...

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Petrol price hike could have been avoided: Jayalalithaa


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) Slamming the central government for hiking the petrol price, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday said the decision could have been avoided by sound economic ... Read more...

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Not pulling out but will protest petrol hike: Mamata


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Miffed over the steep rise in petrol prices, announced Wednesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said her Trinamool Congress would protest against the hike ... Read more...

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Petrol prices hiked by Rs.6.28 per litre plus taxes (Lead)


May 23rd, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Petrol prices have been hiked by Rs.6.28 per litre, exclusive of taxes, effective midnight, it was announced here Wednesday.Petrol will cost Rs.73.14 per litre ... Read more...

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HMSI launches its second 110 cc bike for mass market


May 15th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) In a bid to capture the mass rural market share, two-wheeler manufacturer Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) Tuesday launched its second 110 cc ... Read more...

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Cut tax to make diesel cheaper, say Delhi dealers


May 10th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Delhi Petrol Dealers Association (DPDA) Thursday urged the Delhi government to reduce value added tax (VAT) on diesel to 8.8 percent, from the present ... Read more...

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Supreme Court to review BOT policy (Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday indicated that it would take a look at the government's build-operate-transfer (BOT) policy that allows private operators to build roads ... Read more...

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Government offers assistance to Delhi Milk Scheme


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Delhi government Wednesday decided to assist Delhi Milk Scheme (DMS) in extending the reach of its products in the national capital.The decision was made ... Read more...

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Oil marketing firms losing Rs.518 crore per day


May 1st, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Oil marketing companies are losing Rs.518 crore per day on sale of diesel, kerosene and domestic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), government data showed Tuesday.Oil ... Read more...

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Russia to raise liquor, cigarette tax


April 29th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia, a country of vodka drinkers, may raise tariffs on hard liquor to about 20 percent a litre by 2015, according to a draft tax ... Read more...

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Gurgaon Girlcott ends, malls say it had no impact


April 15th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, April 15 (IANS) Gurgaon Girlcott - a movement to urge women in this millenium city on Delhi's outskirts to keep away from splurging at restaurants, malls and salons ... Read more...

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Fuel prices hiked in Pakistan


April 1st, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) The Pakistan government has announced a hike in fuel prices.The price of petrol was raised by Rs.8.02 to Rs.105.68 a litre while that of diesel by ... Read more...

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Goa budget proposes to reduce petrol price by Rs.11 a litre


March 26th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 26 (IANS) In a step that will make petrol in Goa the cheapest in India, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday proposed a reduction in prices of the fuel ... Read more...

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Karun’s team to start fifth in World Endurance Racing


March 17th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sebring (USA), March 17 (IANS) The JRM team comprising India's Karun Chandhok and British drivers David Brabham and Peter Dumbreck, qualified fifth for the 12-hour FIA World Endurance Championship's opening ... Read more...

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Fuel price uncertainty hits Indonesia’s bond, currency markets


March 17th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, March 17 (IANS) Indonesia's rupiah and bond markets remained under selling pressure this week as investors dumped local high-yield assets ahead of next month's scheduled subsidized fuel price increase, ... Read more...

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How to make safe and healthy herbal colours at home (To go with ‘This Holi, play with a splash of safety’)


March 5th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) If you are wondering where to get natural colours to play Holi with, then here's the home manual:Green - Mix pure mehendi powder with some ... Read more...

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Extra selenium can spur type-2 diabetes risk


March 1st, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Scientists have sounded warning bells over high consumption of supplements of selenium, a mineral found in soil and foods, as it can spur increased type-2 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cognac that accompanied Napoleon to be auctioned


February 20th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) A bottle of Cognac that accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte on his conquests of Europe is among 5,000 unopened bottles worth over five million pounds that will be ... Read more...

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Cess on diesel vehicles regressive: Ford India


February 16th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Levying a cess on diesel car is not a right approach but the price of diesel could be hiked slightly to earn revenue, a top official ... Read more...

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