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US eyes infrastructure spending in India, emerging economies


September 21st, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) With India and other emerging economies set to spends trillions of dollars to build infrastructure, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is hoping that they would ... Read more...

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I’m no one-film wonder: Alia Bhatt


September 7th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) She's got the movies in her genes, and acting is all she ever wanted to do. Alia Bhatt, just 19, daughter of Mahesh Bhatt ... Read more...

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Curiosity makes maiden move on Mars


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Mars rover Curiosity has made its first move on the Red Planet, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said.Curiosity's maiden drive combined forward, turn and reverse ... Read more...

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James would walk through fire for kids


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:14 am ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS)Actress Sandra Bullock's ex-husband and motorcycle entrepreneur Jesse James says he will "walk through fire" for his children.James continues to battle over the custody of his ... Read more...

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Rajesh Khanna: The custodian of his own famous avatar (Tribute)


July 18th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
In an unexpectedly deep and thoughtful comment Jatin Khanna once described himself as the "custodian" of his own movie screen avatar Rajesh Khanna."I am Jatin (his real name). I ... Read more...

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Aniston’s Europe tour with boyfriend


July 5th, 2012 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston took boyfriend Justin Theroux on a romantic two-week holiday last month to Europe so he could experience the beauty of the continent.According ... Read more...

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Air India pilots stick to stand, airline to go for hiring (Third Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Downplaying Air India's threat to hire new pilots and use trainee pilots to run its operations, some of its striking aviators said Wednesday they ... Read more...

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Air India pilots stick to stand, airline to go for hiring (Second Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Downplaying the threat by Air India that it will hire new pilots, a section of agitating aviators who have been on strike for the past ... Read more...

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No final decision on NCTC yet: Chidambaram (Lead)


May 5th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Indicating that the NCTC's formation is set for a long haul, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday said the final decision on the anti-terror body ... Read more...

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Lakshmi Machine Works to expand Chinese operations (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) China-based Renminbi 220 million turnover LMW Textile Machinery (Suzhou) Co Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Coimbatore-headquartered Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd, has decided to expand ... Read more...

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Lakshmi Machine Works to expand Chinese operations


April 12th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) China-based Renminbi 220 million turnover Lakshmi Machine Works (LMW) Textile Machinery (Suzhou) Co Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Coimbatore headquartered LMW Ltd has decided ... Read more...

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‘Protectionism won’t benefit Indian defence industry’


March 30th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Protectionism - capping FDI at 26 percent in the Indian defence industry - wouldn't benefit the sector and this should be raised to a minimum ... Read more...

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UP out of reach, Congress runs to shield Rahul


March 6th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow/New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) It was meant to be a virtuoso performance to put the Congress back in the reckoning in Uttar Pradesh, but star campaigner Rahul Gandhi's ... Read more...

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Rahul will have no regrets: Khurshid


March 6th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) With the Congress nowhere near power in Uttar Pradesh, union minister Salman Khurshid Tuesday said the party under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi has ... Read more...

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Chinese airline to buy 10 Boeing 777s


February 29th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Feb 29 (IANS) Boeing announced Tuesday that China Southern Airlines has agreed to buy 10 long-haul B-777 aircraft, a deal that still requires Chinese government approval. "We're very ... Read more...

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Somdev eyes Olympic spot, top-50 position in 2012


December 26th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) The ATP Aircel Chennai Open commencing here Jan 3 will serve as a stepping stone for Indian Davis Cupper Somdev Devvarman, ranked 84, as he ... Read more...

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Goa tourism welcomes changes in visa norms


June 25th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 25 (IANS) The Goa tourism industry has welcomed the central government's decision to relax tourist visa norms which some organisations here had maintained were squelching tourism prospects in ... Read more...

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Pitt, Jolie donate $500,000 to tornado-struck city


June 11th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 11 (IANS) Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have donated $500,000 to the relief effort in the tornado-struck city of Joplin, Missouri.Pitt, who grew up in ... Read more...

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Kate Hudson buys home worth $5.3 million


June 9th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) Actress Kate Hudson bought the luxurious English country style home worth $5.3 million in Pacific Palisades, California.Hudson, who is currently expecting a baby with fiance Matt ... Read more...

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Ecclestone again insists F1 is not for sale


May 4th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4(ANI): Bernie Ecclestone has reiterated that Formula One is not for sale in the wake of further speculation that multi-billionaire tycoon Rupert Murdoch's media group, News Corporation, is planning a ... Read more...

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Osama killing embarrassing, says Pakistan daily


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Pakistan faces an "embarrassing situation" after the world's most wanted man Osama bin Laden was killed in the military town of Abbottabad by US forces, a ... Read more...

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German envoy delighted at news of Osama’s death


May 2nd, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): German Ambassador to India Thomas Matussek on Monday expressed gratification over killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by the US forces in Pakistan."We are very glad ... Read more...

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Cameron refuses to rule out arming Libyan rebels


April 27th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 27 (ANI): The UK Prime Minister David Cameron has refused to rule out the possibility of arming Libyan rebels against Colonel Gaddafi as the Cabinet was told to prepare ... Read more...

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Richard Branson’s charity flight dressed as “stewardess” postponed again


April 23rd, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, April 23 (ANI): British Billionaire Sir Richard Branson's charity flight, which was rescheduled on May 1, has been postponed again until July 4 due to the royal wedding.Branson is to ... Read more...

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John Travolta’s Qantas safety video ‘angers flight crew’


March 20th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 20 (ANI): Hollywood actor John Travolta's new Qantas safety video has been branded 'cringe-worthy' by the airline's flight attendants and pilots, because the actor referred to them as a 'team' ... Read more...

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Finnair traffic grows 3 percent in February


March 13th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair said Sunday its traffic, measured in passenger kilometres, grew nearly three percent in February year-on-year.Nearly 1.2 million passengers travelled by Finnair flights ... Read more...

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Kate Hudson buys $6.44 mn London home


February 28th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 28 (IANS) Actress Kate Hudson and her boyfriend Matt Bellamy have reportedly bought a home in London worth $6.44 million.The couple - who are currently expecting their first child ... Read more...

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Egypt-style protests rock Bahrain, demonstrators crowd ‘Pearl Square’ in Manama


February 16th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Manama (Bahrain), Feb 16(ANI): Thousands of protesters gathered at the main square in Bahrain's capital, Manama, in an Egypt-style rebellion demanding political reform and greater freedoms.According to the Daily Mail, many ... Read more...

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Pattison, Stewart split?


January 9th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 9 (IANS) Actress Kriten Stewart has reportedly ended her romance with "Twilight" co-star Robert Pattinson.According to sources, Stewart has parted ways with Pattinson because she wanted "time out from their ... Read more...

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Vettori backs ‘eager learner’ Williamson for long haul with Black Caps


November 24th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Nagpur, Nov 24(ANI): New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori insists that young batsman Kane Williamson has enormous potential to have a long and successful future with the national team."He's a very mature young ... Read more...

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‘Reality that US forces are in for long haul in Afghanistan starting to set in’


November 18th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): US President Barack Obama is likely to make his clearest acknowledgement so far at a summit in Lisbon this weekend, that lasting gains in Afghanistan may take ... Read more...

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Black Cap batsmen must step up and perform: Sinclair


October 21st, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Napier (New Zealand), Oct. 21 (ANI): Veteran New Zealand Test player Mathew Sinclair has said that it is time for senior Black Cap batsmen to step up to the plate and perform."The ... Read more...

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US working for Israeli-Palestinian talks to continue


October 13th, 2010 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) The US is trying to find a "formula" that allows direct negotiations between Israel and Palestine to continue, a State Department spokesman has said."We are offering our ... Read more...

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India pushes for IMF reforms amid fragile recovery


October 10th, 2010 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) India has again pressed for organisational and governance reforms in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a "fragile phase of repair and rebuilding" after the ... Read more...

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They just have one synthetic hockey turf


October 7th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) It was the same old story for Trinidad and Tobago women's hockey team Thursday -- but with a difference. They scored their first goal in ... Read more...

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