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2,000-year-old jaguar sculpture found in Mexico


August 29th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 29 (IANS/EFE) Mexican archaeologists have discovered a nearly 2,000-year-old sculpture of a jaguar, an official said.The one-tonne piece - which measures 1.38 meters long by 87 centimeters ... Read more...

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Appeal to boost rare earths imports


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) China should increase imports of rare earths, especially the medium and heavy variety, to meet demand and save dwindling resources, an industry leader has said.Companies should ... Read more...

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China issues white paper on rare earth


June 20th, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) China, the world's largest producer of rare earth products, Wednesday issued its first white paper on the rare earth industry.Titled "Situation and policies of China's rare ... Read more...

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Radioactive waste from Japan shipped to China


June 5th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) China has intercepted 1,127 tonnes of waste metals from Japan with excessive gamma radiation that was shipped to the eastern coastal city of Ningbo, customs officials ... Read more...

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South Korea’s producer prices fall


May 8th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, May 8 (IANS) South Korea's producer prices fell for the first time in five months in April due to a decline in farm goods prices, the central bank said ... Read more...

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Sensex down 21.31 points in the afternoon trade


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets was trading 21.31 points or 0.12 percent down Monday, amidst a choppy session ruled by major selling pressure.The ... Read more...

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Tweaking copper to recycle CO2 into fuel


April 12th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Copper is one of the few metals that can turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into hydrocarbon fuels with little energy and also cut down on emissions. Such ... Read more...

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Finnair focuses on Asian routes to cut emissions


April 6th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, April 6 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair has said it will focus on growing traffic between Europe and Asia, where it offers the shortest routes, to limit global warming pollution ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Will ensure legitimate lending not denied to Bengal: RBI


April 1st, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) The Reverse Bank of India (RBI) Sunday said it would clearly address the issue of lower credit-deposit ratio in West Bengal by ensuring that legitimate lending ... Read more...

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Sensex closes 232 points higher (Lead)


March 13th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian markets Tuesday provisionally closed 232 points higher with metals, energy and realty stocks leading the gainers.The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) ... Read more...

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Sensex closes 347 points up (Lead)


March 9th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian markets Friday provisionally closed 347 points higher amid positive global cues.The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange ... Read more...

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Australian manufacturing expansion continues in February


March 1st, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 1 (IANS) Australian manufacturing activity continued to expand in February, a survey showed Thursday.The survey was released by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group).The Australian Industry Group/PriceWaterhouseCoopers ... Read more...

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US President wants cheaper pennies and nickels


February 16th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US President Barack Obama is seeking the permission to mint cheaper pennies and nickels. The President has petitioned US lawmakers to give him the permission to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Sensex closes 71 points up (Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets Monday gave up some of its intra-day gains to provisionally close 71 points higher.The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) ... Read more...

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India may miss $300 billion export target: FIEO


January 30th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) India is unlikely to meet the $300 billion export target set for the current financial year due to a slowdown of demand in the US ... Read more...

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Sensex closes 115 points up (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 13 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets Friday provisionally closed 115 points higher, backed by gains in metals and capital goods stocks.The 30-scrip sensitive index ... Read more...

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Sensex slips in morning trade


January 6th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 6 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities Friday slipped in morning trade with selling seen in capital goods, metals and auto scrips.The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) ... Read more...

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Sensex holds on to highs in afternoon trade (Lead)


January 3rd, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 3 (IANS) Strong buying across the market breadth helped a benchmark index for Indian equities rule over 341 points higher -- close to its day's high -- ... Read more...

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Indian equities shoot up in morning trade


January 3rd, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 3 (IANS) Indian equities markets shot up in morning trade Tuesday with a benchmark index gaining over 292 points amid robust buying in metals, realty and banking ... Read more...

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Employment in industries rose by 4.1 percent in 2009-10


December 30th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Total employment in industries in India in terms of number of persons engaged rose by 4.1 percent while salary grew by 13.6 percent in 2009-10 ... Read more...

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Technique can tell beer’s country of origin


December 2nd, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) A new technology can tell you about the precise location where your favourite brand of beer has originated.Researchers at the University of Seville (Spain) have developed ... Read more...

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6 kgs of iron removed from Indian man


November 29th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, Nov 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A farmer in India consumed 6kg of iron and it did cost him his life in the end. Surgeons had to carry out a procedure on ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Overall hiring up 2.15 percent in June quarter


November 16th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) India's overall employment increased 2.15 percent during the quarter ended June 30 compared to the previous quarter, recording rise in employment in all sectors except ... Read more...

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Orissa seeks help for workers stranded in Uganda


October 25th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 25 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has asked the centre to ensure the safe return of 11 workers from the state who are stranded in Uganda since ... Read more...

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Three held with antique idols


October 24th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Three people have been arrested here with two 200-year-old idols of Lord Krishna worth about Rs.4 crore, police said Monday. Atiar Rehman Sheikh, 27, Firoz ... Read more...

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Oxygen breathing bugs older than thought


October 20th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 20 (IANS) Oxygen-breathing bugs thrived on land 100 million years earlier than estimated, according to the latest evidence unearthed by scientists. The most primitive form of aerobic respiring ... Read more...

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3,554 workers died in accidents


August 24th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) A total of 3,554 workers died in accidents in the industries and manufacturing sectors in 2007-09, with Gujarat and Maharashtra accounting for most deaths, parliament ... Read more...

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Gold prices reach a record high of $1,900


August 23rd, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The price of Gold reached a new record high when the price of the precious metal hit the $1,910 mark. Analysts say the surge in the ... Read more...

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Delhi shop and factory workers cry foul


August 14th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Rakesh Soni, a 42-year-old worker at a factory in north Delhi's Karawal Nagar Industrial Area, will be busy polishing metals Monday when most will be ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Keep your jewellery sparkling through monsoon


August 7th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 7 (IANS) Here's how to keep your jewellery sparkling in the rains. If they're pearls, clean them regularly and keep them in a separate box. If it's silver, ... Read more...

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Artificial intelligence to boost airplane safety levels


July 15th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 15 (IANS) Researchers are developing a system based on artificial intelligence (AI) to pinpoint internal flaws in aircraft quickly and accurately that are missed otherwise. Aircraft made mostly ... Read more...

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India renews contract to supply iron ore to international firms


July 7th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The Indian government Thursday renewed long-term agreements to supply iron ore to international steel majors like Japanese Steel Mills (JSMs) and South Korean firm ... Read more...

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IT, BPO sector lead job growth in India


June 30th, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Nearly 1 million jobs were created in the organised sector in India during 2010-11, almost 70 percent of it in information technology and outsourcing sectors ... Read more...

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Sensex builds on morning gains, up 370 points in afternoon (Lead)


May 13th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Friday continued to rise in afternoon trade and was ruling 370 points higher than its previous close amid ... Read more...

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Soon, new semiconductors to provide speed in TVs, computer monitors


May 1st, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 01 (ANI): Researchers and display manufacturers have found a whole new family of materials, known as amorphous oxide semiconductors, to provide the speed and stability that next-generation TVs and computer ... Read more...

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