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‘Sulabh toilet model can be adopted worldwide’


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak Sunday said Microsoft founder Bill Gates could adopt his NGO's model to build low-cost toilets in Asia, Africa and Latin ... Read more...

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Make CSR mandatory, says philanthropist Sitaram Jindal


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The idea of legislation for corporate houses to make charity mandatory might sound pushy, but veteran industry warhorse Sitaram Jindal, who set up his ... Read more...

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A new ‘Gate-way’ for India’s Africa diplomacy


May 31st, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) India has found a new gateway to project its Africa diplomacy as it explores a partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which is ... Read more...

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Bill Gates-Akhilesh to sign MoU on health


May 30th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 30 (IANS) Microsoft founder Bill Gates met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday and offered the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's support to help improve health services ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Bill Gates to meet Akhilesh


May 29th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 29 (IANS) Microsoft founder Bill Gates will meet Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav here Wednesday to discuss healthcare in the state.The 56-year-old Gates is likely discuss a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Narayana Murthy among Fortune’s 12 ‘greatest entrepreneurs’


March 28th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 28 (IANS) Fortune magazine has listed Infosys co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy among the 12 "greatest entrepreneurs of our time" with Apple's late chief Steve Jobs, Microsoft ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India uncomfortable with Bill Gates’ ‘Robin Hood’ tax


November 4th, 2011 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Cannes, Nov 3 (IANS) Even as Microsoft founder Bill Gates threw his weight behind a "Robin Hood" tax at the G20 Summit here Thursday, proposing levies on equity and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bill Gates not bothered by Steve Jobs comments


November 1st, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bill Gates says he is not bothered by Steve’s criticism in his biography. The two men are credited with changing the world with their out-of-the-box thinking.The biography ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Bill Gates wishes Murthy as he retires from Infosys


August 20th, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 19 (IANS) India's iconic figure N.R. Narayana Murthy was wished by Microsoft founder Bill Gates late Friday as he retired from Infosys Ltd that he co-founded three decades ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Gates worried over polio in Pakistan


June 18th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Microsoft founder Bill Gates has voiced concern about recurring cases of polio in Pakistan.Gates shared his worries with Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Friday ... Read more...

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Britain to donate $1.32 bn to vaccinate poor kids


June 13th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) Britain would donate 814 million pounds ($1.32 billion) to help vaccinate poor children all over the world against diseases, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.Over ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gates to raise awareness in China about passive smoking


June 12th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 12 (IANS) Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has undertaken a new mission - to raise awareness in China about the dangers of passive smoking.Gates is partnering Robin ... Read more...

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‘Gates took credit for my ideas’: Microsoft founder Paul Allen


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has described his bizarre working relationship with Chairman Bill Gates, and claims it was him, not Gates, who had visionary ideas for the company.Allen, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Microsoft founder criticizes Apple and Google


April 25th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 25 (ANI): Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has lashed out at internet rivals Apple and Google, describing them as "evil" entities.During an interview, he described Steve Jobs, the co-founder and chief ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UK schoolgirl has an IQ of 162 - better than Albert Einstein, Bill Gates


March 11th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 11 (ANI): A 11-year-old girl from UK, who insists she is just like any other girl her age, is actually very different in one respect.Schoolgirl Victoria Cowie has just been ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Carlos Slim remains world’s richest person


March 11th, 2011 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 11 (IANS/EFE) Mexican telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim maintained his position as the world's richest person, beating Microsoft founder Bill Gates and investor Warren Buffett for the second ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lakshmi Mittal replaces Mukesh Ambani as world’s richest Indian


March 10th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): Steel Tycoon Lakshmi Mittal has clinched the title of the world's richest Indian from Reliance Industries' chief Mukesh Ambani.With a net worth of 31.1 billion dollars, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Hosni Mubarak richest man in world with estimated 70 billion dollar fortune: Report


February 8th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8(ANI): Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is likely the richest man in the world with an estimated fortune worth about 70 billion dollars.According to the Guardian, Mubarak has money stashed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Missing Google executive in Egypt to be released


February 7th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) A senior Google executive, who mysteriously went missing over a week ago after emerging as a key figure in the Egypt protests against the 30-year rule of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton ‘most admired’ in US


December 28th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 28 (ANI): President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were the "most admired" man and woman in the United States for 2010, a new survey has revealed.Obama, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Facebook founders pledge to give away wealth to charity


December 10th, 2010 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 10 (IANS) Facebook co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz have joined 15 other billionaires in a pledge to donate over half of their wealth to charity.Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old chief ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nitish Kumar shows development matters in Bihar too


November 24th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The thumping electoral victory for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar suggests development matters to voters, who seem to have valued the state's blistering economic growth ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sonia among top 10 powerful people in world


November 4th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) India's ruling Congress chief Sonia Gandhi is among the top 10 most powerful people in the world, according to the Forbes magazine.Sonia, who is ahead of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Scott Pelley Spends Time With The Gates On ‘60 Minutes Overtime’


October 4th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) '60 Minutes' correspondent Scott Pelley recently spent time with the most generous family in the world as a part of the '60 Minutes Overtime' segment. The ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Four of Indian-origin among America’s 400 super-rich


September 23rd, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Four Indian Americans figure in Forbes magazine's annual list of the 400 richest Americans, with Microsoft founder Bill Gates topping for the 17th year in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sixth Annual Meeting Of Clinton Global Initiative Starts Today


September 21st, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey New York City, Sep 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Tuesday, World leaders, representatives of non-governmental organizations, philanthropists and Chief Executive officers of some of the world leading private companies will sit ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Chinese billionaire to donate entire fortune


September 7th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) A billionaire has pledged to donate his entire fortune to charity after his death, becoming the first in China to do so. Chen Guangbiao, chairman of Jiangsu Huangpu ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

World’s richest man against pledging his fortune to charity


August 7th, 2010 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 6 (DPA) Mexican telecommunications tycoon Carlos Slim, the richest man in the world according to Forbes magazine, is against pledging half his fortune to charity as some of his ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

40 US billionaires pledge to donate to charity


August 5th, 2010 - 8:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Forty billionaires and their families in the US have pledged to donate more than half of their fortune to charity. The donators include Microsoft founder Bill Gates, businessman Warren ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Teen Bill Gates was problem child for mum, says dad


June 4th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 4 (ANI): A teenage Bill Gates was such a problem child that he and his parents had to go through family therapy for two years, the Microsoft founder's dad ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gates meets Health Secretary


May 14th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Microsoft founder Bill Gates met Union Health Secretary Sujatha Rao in New Delhi on Friday and the duo reportedly discussed health-related issues prevailing in India, like ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Azim Premji is India’s Bill Gates: Forbes


May 1st, 2010 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) India's software tycoon Azim Premji plans to set up a world-class university to train teachers who will fan out to the teacher training institutes in India's 600 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

World Bank, US, Gates launch fund to tackle hunger


April 22nd, 2010 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (DPA) The World Bank, United States, Bill Gates and others Thursday launched a billion-dollar fund for small farmers in the developing world to help reduce hunger. With more than 1 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Forbes says Gates no longer the world’s richest


March 11th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar.11 (ANI): Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim is the world's richest person, knocking Microsoft founder Bill Gates into second spot, as the wealth of the world's billionaires grew by 50 per ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mukesh Ambani, Lakshmi Mittal in top 10 of world’s rich list (Lead)


March 11th, 2010 - 8:00 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 11 (DPA) Oil magnate Mukesh Ambani and steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal made it to the top 10 on the 2010 Forbes list of world's billionaires. Ambani ranked fourth with $29 ... Read more...

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