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Brazil’s economy growing again, says finance chief


September 20th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian economy is accelerating after a slow first half of 2012 and will remain on a growth trajectory, the country's finance minister said Wednesday in ... Read more...

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Fortunate to have dream cast for ‘Satyagrah’: Prakash Jha


September 10th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 10 (IANS) Prakash Jha, who has managed to put together an ensemble cast for "Satyagrah", says that he is lucky to have Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgnm Kareena ... Read more...

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Bill Clinton fires up the Democrats for Obama


September 6th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) It was clearly Bill Clinton's day as the former president drew from the successes of his own presidency to make a strong case for the ... Read more...

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Romney picks conservative Paul Ryan as running mate


August 11th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) Skipping two rising Indian-American stars, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney Saturday picked up fiscal conservative Paul Ryan as his running mate, making faltering economy as ... Read more...

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Aamir asks Nitish Kumar to popularise generic medicines


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 3 (IANS) Bollywood star Aamir Khan has urged Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to make available generic medicines in the state widely.Aamir had first highlighted the issue ... Read more...

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Don’t spare the rich, remove black films from cars: SC (Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday pulled up the Delhi Police for sparing the rich in the enforcement of its order to remove black films from the ... Read more...

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Don’t spare the rich, remove black films from cars: SC


July 19th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday pulled up the Delhi Police for sparing the rich in the enforcement of its order to remove black films from the ... Read more...

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Growing poor helped Kunis become successful


July 14th, 2012 - 2:05 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 14 (IANS) Actress Mila Kunis says being the daughter of poor migrants from Ukraine helped her develop the thick skin she needs to survive in Hollywood."You build ... Read more...

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Government is heartless, insensitive: BJP


July 11th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Taking a dig at the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for Home Minister P. Chidambaram's alleged 'ice cream' remark, the BJP Wednesday said the ... Read more...

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I look at India through a woman’s eyes: Diplomat-author Vikas Swarup (Interview)


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Diplomat Vikas Swarup, the celebrity author of the novel "Q & A" adapted into the Oscar-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire" has stepped into a ... Read more...

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Delhi’s power tariff hike comes into effect


July 1st, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) An average of over 20 percent hike in power tariff for homes came into effect in the national capital Sunday, the fourth hike in just ... Read more...

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Allied Computers offers low-cost laptop at Rs.4,999


June 27th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Allied Computers International (Asia) Wednesday launched here ACi Icon-1100, a laptop computer costing just Rs.4,999."We are creating history and this is what the whole country has ... Read more...

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‘Marital discord creates emotional problems in children’


June 14th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) Marital discord between parents, especially during kindergarten years, is long lasting and can cause emotional problems during adolescence, a study says. "The results further highlight the ... Read more...

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US’s Dunkin’ bullish on Indian market, plans 500 stores in 15 years


May 30th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) US-based baked food and coffee chain Dunkin' Donuts sees a huge opportunity in India with its growing economy and the middle class interest in eating ... Read more...

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Bollywood last alternative to Hollywood: Director Dibakar Banerjee (Interview)


May 26th, 2012 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Hollywood may have wiped out the "whole world's indigenous film industry" but Bollywood has held up, giving room to talent from all over the globe, ... Read more...

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Commoners slam petrol price hike


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Wednesday's petrol price hike was denounced by the middle class, with some calling it outrageous."This is shocking and outrageous and will surely break our backs," ... Read more...

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‘Kai Po Che!’ to release in January 2013 (With Image)


May 18th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) "Kai Po Che!", the film adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's bestseller "The 3 Mistakes Of My Life", will come out Jan 11, 2013.The movie, produced ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party slams UPA over price rise


May 18th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 18 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party Friday attacked the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for failing to control the spiralling prices of essential commodities and said the ... Read more...

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Obama urges Congress to act on ‘To-Do List’ to spur economy


May 12th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Saturday pressed Congress to act on a "To-Do List" to create jobs and help restore economic security for the middle class."After ... Read more...

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‘Wealthy kids hear 23 mn more words than poor’


May 6th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Middle-class children hear 23 million more words than their poorer cousins of the same age, a British government adviser has said.A collapse in parenting skills ... Read more...

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Revolutionise India’s hospitality industry, Pitroda to Indian American hoteliers


May 4th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Atlanta, May 4 (IANS) As Indian American hoteliers savor their ever growing clout here in the United States, they are now being asked to revolutionize the hospitality industry in India.Sam ... Read more...

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78 mn Chinese expected to travel abroad this year


April 20th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 20 (IANS) China is widely anticipated to overtake Germany and US to become the world's biggest source of outbound travellers by the end of this year, an official ... Read more...

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49 NextGen Radisson hotels to open in India by 2024


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, April 2 (IANS) Aimed at India's burgeoning middle class with its huge disposable incomes, 49 NextGen Park Inns by Radisson hotels are to open across northern and central India ... Read more...

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British teachers warn of rising pupil-violence


March 30th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Over-indulged children who are aware more of their rights than responsibilities are fuelling violence in the classroom, British teachers have warned.One in three British teachers has ... Read more...

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Over half of Brazilians now middle class


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 23 (IANS/EFE) The number of Brazilians categorized as middle class has risen rapidly in recent years, climbing from 34 percent of the population in 2004 to ... Read more...

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Not making heroes out of gangsters: John Abraham


March 19th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) John Abraham, who will be seen as gangster Manya Surve in "Shootout at Wadala", defends the glamour quotient attached to underworld-based movies, saying they are ... Read more...

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Mission to teach the luxury business in India


February 29th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) What is luxury business? Luxury Connect, Indo-Italian initiative, will run education programmes here with a special focus on the topic that is of growing interest ... Read more...

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‘Blood Money’ not an erotic thriller: Mahesh Bhatt


February 29th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 29 (IANS) The leaked intimate scene from "Blood Money" was not marketing strategy, says Mahesh Bhatt adding that the film does not belong to the erotic thrillers genre ... Read more...

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‘London Paris New York’ about love between strangers (IANS Preview)


February 29th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) After two successful films, Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar is back in action with his new romantic movie "London Paris New York" with actress Aditi Rao ... Read more...

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Most children are lonely: ‘Counsellor’ Anupam Kher (With Image)


February 24th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Actor, writer and now lifestyle counsellor Anupam Kher says most children are lonely but they don't know it. He says it is in the ... Read more...

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Millionaires should pay 30 percent in taxes: Obama


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the US middle class deserves tax cuts, while people with incomes above $1 million per year should pay at ... Read more...

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Obama presents mortgage refinancing plan


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama Wednesday presented a plan to revitalize the US real estate market that would allow millions of homeowners to refinance their mortgages and ... Read more...

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Amy and I? Keep guessing: Prateik


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Prateik refuses to divulge whether rumours that he is dating his "Ek tha Deewana" co-star Amy Jackson are true or not."Whether it is true or ... Read more...

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India does not have clear roadmap to growth: Stiglitz


January 13th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz Thursday said India does not have a "clear roadmap" for where it is going, and argued against fuller capital market liberalisation ... Read more...

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Obama vows to create more jobs


January 8th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has vowed to continue his efforts to create more jobs amid heartening news that the unemployment rate has declined to its ... Read more...

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