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Microsoft to incubate 10 Indian start-ups


May 23rd, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 23 (IANS) Global software major Microsoft will incubate 10 early-stage technology start-ups in cloud computing, internet and mobile using its Accelerator for Windows Azure programme to help them ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

International hotel chains make a beeline to India


February 12th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) As the number of middle-income families going on domestic vacations and business travellers on a tight budget keeps rising, international hoteliers are rushing in to ... Read more...

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Piaggio re-enters Indian market with Vespa scooter


January 6th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Italian two-wheeler maker Piaggio Friday showcased the gearless Vespa scooter targeted at a niche segment. It will hit the roads in April and will be ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Dish Freedom - switch providers without changing set-top box


August 29th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Direct to home (DTH) service provider Dish TV Monday launched Dish Freedom, a conditional access module (CAM) device that will allow customers with set-top ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Overseas funds bought Indian stocks worth $282 mn during week


July 31st, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Overseas funds have been net buyers in the Indian market to the tune of over $282 million (about Rs.1,250 crore) in the week ended June ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Lucas to market US firm’s lubricants in India


June 7th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Lucas Indian Services, a unit of Lucas-TVS Group, has tied-up with the US-based TOP1 Oil Products Company to market high-end automobile and synthetic blend lubricants ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Maldives now also looks to mid-market Indian travellers (With Images)


April 3rd, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Addu Atoll (Maldives), April 3 (IANS) This nation of 1,192 islands on the Indian Ocean is banking on better air connectivity with India to attract the mid-market visitors from the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Maruti Suzuki sales grow 14.74 percent at 109,743 units


February 1st, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki registered a 14.74 percent rise in its sales at 109,743 units in January as against 95,649 units during the like period of 2010. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ranbaxy, Russian region sign healthcare pact


January 31st, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Gurgaon, Jan.31 (ANI): Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited (Ranbaxy) and The Government of Yaroslavl Region, Russia, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of Healthcare and Medical Science.The major ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Healthcare firms eye choppers as air ambulances


January 6th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Rohit Vaid New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) In keeping with global trends, helicopters are now being eyed as air ambulances to provide emergency medical aid and ferry patients to hospitals across India.A ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Gay community asserts identity with pink products


November 29th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Rohit Vaid New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Mugs and T-shirts with witty one liners like "Jalebii High", "Pink Sheep of the Family", "Haan Hoo! Toh?" (Yes I am! So?) are catching up ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Dr Reddy’s acquires US-based oral penicillin facility


November 24th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Pharmaceutical major Dr Reddy's Laboratories Wednesday said it has entered into an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for acquiring its oral penicillin facility.According to a regulatory filing by the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Anand automotive group looks to double retail revenue


November 21st, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 21 (IANS) The Rs.4,200 crore automotive component group Anand is planning to double its retail sales to Rs.700 crores within two years, a company official said."It is part of overall ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Himatsingka to foray into Indian home fabric market


November 9th, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 9 (IANS) India's leading home fabric exporter Himatsingka Seide Ltd. is foraying into the domestic market to cash-in on the huge potential for branded furnishings in a buoyant economy, a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mercedes launches crossover car R-Class


October 7th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Mercedes-Benz India Thursday launched its new crossover car R-Class, priced at Rs.58.79 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)."We are assured that this crossover model will be an attractive communication possibility ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sarovar Hotels to add six more hotels to portfolio


September 26th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 26 (IANS) Delhi-based Sarovar Hotels and Resorts would add six more properties to its portfolio in the next six months, a top company official said here Sunday. the hospitality chain, operating ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Spice Group to enter education sector, set up university


September 8th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 8 (IANS) The Spice Group is diversifying into educational services with plans to set up a global university at Modipur in Rampur district of Uttar Pradesh by 2012. Group ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pepsi launches new sugar-free soft drink


August 2nd, 2010 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Soft drinks manufacturer Pepsi Monday launched Pepsi Max, a new sugar-free cola targeted at the 25-35 year age group. The food and beverage giant's intention in introducing Max ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Danish company Grundfos to make India its R&D base


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Danish pump manufacturer Grundfos is planning to make India its global research and development (R&D) base, a top company official said Friday. The $4.5 billion-turnover company is also setting ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

AgustaWestland unveils new-generation chopper at Farnborough


July 21st, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Farnborough, July 21 (IANS) AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has unveiled a new generation multi-purpose twin-engine light transport helicopter that it says be used in India's homeland security. "We have been successful in India. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Happy to be gay - customised holidays, clothes and more


July 2nd, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Rohit Vaid New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) T-shirts with witty one-liners, an e-bookstore and a dedicated gay travel boutique - customised products have become increasingly popular among India's gay community looking ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Golden Chariot luxury train arrives in Kerala


March 20th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 20 (IANS) In a boost to the tourism sector in Kerala, the Karnataka-based Golden Chariot, one of India's luxury trains, pulled into the railway station here Saturday. The inaugural run of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ford Figo Aims For The Indian Car Market


September 23rd, 2009 - 9:32 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Sep 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Ford Motor Company has launched its first small family car, named Figo. The car is all set to be produced in India. This is so ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indian state-run firms spent $3.1 bn on IT: Study


September 16th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) State-owned firms spent $3.1 billion on information technology in India during 2008 and the amount is expected to top $5 billion by 2011 at an annual growth ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Maruti to launch new hatchback May 15


May 5th, 2009 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) India's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki Tuesday said it will launch its new hatchback 'Ritz' May 15. "Ritz, which will be available in petrol and diesel variants, will ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New Zealand, Jordan favourite tourist spots at Indian mart


April 25th, 2009 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The New Zealand and Jordan tourism boards were a hot target of various domestic and international tour operators for business tie-ups at India's SATTE-2009 travel and tourism ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Economic slowdown changing travel trends, say experts


April 23rd, 2009 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The economic downturn is unlikely to affect the Indian tourism industry but only trigger a change of travel trends and preferences in the market, according to industry ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

ISRO’s workhorse PSLV does it again


April 20th, 2009 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Out of the 15 satellite launch missions it has flown since 1993, Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) has ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Entry of low-cost cars won’t affect three-wheeler sales’


April 2nd, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 2 (IANS) The economic slowdown and the launch of low-cost cars would not affect the three-wheeler market, says a top official of the city-based TVS Motor Co who expects a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tradition making comeback in Indian home decor (With Images)


March 1st, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) How about a slice of Lord Krishna's Vrindavan or a touch of the Buckingham Palace in your living room? The decor in high-end Indian homes across metros, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Energy drinks have become the dangerous coffee of new generation


February 6th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): An increasing number of students are consuming energy drinks to boost their concentration as they study throughout the night, so much so, that such beverages have become ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Satyam acquires infrastructure firms for $1.6 bn


December 16th, 2008 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 16 (IANS) IT major Satyam Computer Services Tuesday announced the acquisition of two Hyderabad-based infrastructure sister firms - Maytas Properties and Maytas Infra - for $1.6 billion (Rs.79.2 billion).In a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

EU leaders agree on financial reform


November 8th, 2008 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 7 (DPA) European Union (EU) leaders agreed Friday to a common position on reforming the global financial system, officials at an emergency EU summit in Brussels said."There is a pretty ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Diamond Fabcare to open 100 Wardrobe outlets


September 29th, 2008 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Diamond Fabcare Pvt Ltd, in collaboration with Brown Gouge of Australia, will invest Rs.1.5 billion ($32.6 million) to open 100 outlets of its retail dry-cleaning chain Wardrobe ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sarovar Hotels focussing on branded budget hotels


August 18th, 2008 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
By Varada Bhat Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) City-based Sarovar Hotels and Resorts, which opened the country's first branded budget hotel Hometel here last week, plans to open eight more such hotels in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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