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August car sales down over 18 percent: SIAM


September 10th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Higher fuel prices and interest rates and a slowdown in the economy saw car sales plummeting more than 18 percent in August, the biggest drop ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Assam refinery to explore potential markets in neighbouring countries


September 8th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sept 7 (IANS) Given its proximity to countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar, Assam's Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) is now planning to explore potential markets for its products in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India’s domestic aviation sector worst performer globally


August 30th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) India's civil aviation sector was the worst performer globally in July as the domestic passenger traffic contracted 1.1 percent year-on-year, the International Air Transport Association ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

I’ve been single for long: Gaurav Chopraa


August 21st, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Television actor Gaurav Chopraa admits that he is no longer dating actress Mouni Roy."I have been single for quite a long time now. Mouni and ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Male weightlifters do better after watching porn


August 20th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) Male weightlifters can lift heavier objects after watching erotic videos, a study has found.Scientists showed different types of video clips to male athletes and then studied ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Google to cut 4,000 jobs at Motorola Mobility


August 14th, 2012 - 3:00 am ICT by BNO News
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- Internet giant Google, Inc. on Monday said it plans to cut approximately 4,000 jobs at telecommunications company Motorola Mobility, which it acquired last year, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Rape victim’s mother released from Chinese labour camp


August 10th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) A woman sent to a labour camp in central China's Hunan province after petitioning for justice for her daughter, who had been raped and forced into ... Read more...

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Shun junk food for improving kid’s IQ


August 8th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 8 (IANS) Babies and infants fed junk food may have a slightly reduced IQ, while those going in for healthy diets have a slightly higher IQ, says a ... Read more...

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Russell Brand still battles drug cravings


August 5th, 2012 - 2:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) British comedian Russell Brand has revealed that he still craves for drugs.Brand, who battled drug addiction, made the confession while filming BBC Three documentary "Russell Brand: ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

`US should balance short-run, medium-term fiscal adjustment’


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) US policymakers should balance their efforts at immediate and medium-term fiscal adjustment to avoid negative impact on the fragile US economic recovery, the International Monetary Fund ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China’s urban unemployment rate reaches 4.1 percent


July 25th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) China's urban registered unemployment rate stood at 4.1 percent at the end of June, authorities said Wednesday.The rate remained unchanged from the first quarter of 2012, ... Read more...

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Chinese premier warns of `complicated, grim’ job situation


July 23rd, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) Premier Wen Jiabao has warned of new employment pressures amid China's economic slowdown, saying the country will face a more complicated and more severe situation in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Before denial, Parrikar said illegal mining ‘incessant’ in Goa


July 18th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 18 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement Monday that there was no illegal mining in the state is in contrast with his observation in the budget ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Facebook, Twitter lowering your confidence?


July 9th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 9 (IANS) Ever felt low if your friend gets more likes or tweets than you? You're not alone. Comparisons on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Not enough being done to tackle drought: Experts


June 28th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) With several states reeling under a drought-like situation as they await the monsoon, experts have pointed out that not enough is being done to deal ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Crime shows: Infotainment with responsibility (Entertainment Feature)


June 26th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Crime shows on the small screen have been under the scanner for giving the people all wrong ideas. But the makers of such shows claim their ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Gogoi assures adequate security for power project


June 9th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 9 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has assured the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) of proper security to carry out the construction work of the 2,000 MW ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sri Lanka plans tea hub, imports from India, China


May 16th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka's tea exporters are lobbying for liberalized imports to expand the industry and make it into a tea hub by blending high quality tea from ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Telenor’s India unit posts $806mn quarterly loss


May 8th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Norway-based Telenor's India unit Tuesday reported an operating loss of 4.68 billion Norwegian kroner ($806 million) burdened by a huge impairment charge on its Indian ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

West Indies sweating on batting trio as tour bowls off


May 6th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hove, (England) May 5 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies were still waiting on three players to join their touring party even as the first match of the series bowled off here.Guyanese ... Read more...

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Meghalaya CM demands law for safety of N-E students


April 30th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Monday called for a stringent law to address the safety concerns of students from the Northeast and to regulate the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

TRAI sets high base price for 2G auction, operators cry foul (Lead)


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Monday recommended to the government a much higher base price for the 2G spectrum auction that will be ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indian boy in UAE helps save environment


April 15th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 15 (IANS) A 10-year-old Indian boy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is doing his own bit to save the environment. Every day, he makes paper bags ... Read more...

Posted in World |

CII concerned over power tariff hike in Andhra


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 2 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Monday voiced its concern over the steep hike in electricity tariff for industry in Andhra Pradesh.Suchitra Ella, chairperson, CII Andhra ... Read more...

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India should be careful in dealing with China: Dolma


March 26th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 26 (IANS) Home minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, Gyari Dolma Monday warned the Indian government to be very careful while dealing with China."The Chinese deceive. So we want ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

No strike now: Bollywood happy with tax exemption (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) Producer Mukesh Bhatt is delighted with the government's decision to exempt the film industry from service tax. Filmmaker Goldie Behl termed it positive news.The film ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US stocks pause in absence of big data


March 13th, 2012 - 7:52 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 13 (IANS) US stocks took a breather Monday, ending narrowly mixed, in the absence of key domestic economic data, Xinhua reported.The Dow Jones industrial average gained 37.69 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Make learning easy for boys: Chinese lawmaker


March 9th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 9 (IANS) Almost 80 percent of China's 50 million students rated as poor are boys -- and a lawmaker has called for easier access to college education for ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Why happiness, health eludes ambitious people?


March 6th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Do go-getters, attending the best colleges and universities, having prestigious careers and high salaries, lead more successful or healthier lives than average guys?"Despite their many accomplishments, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ringtones distract you from remembering, study reveals


February 15th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 15 (IANS) Keeping your mobile phone in the silent mode could help you remember things more easily because ringtones, especially catchy songs that you like, can be distracting.A ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Activists slam EU-India Free Trade Agreement


February 10th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Activists from several NGOs Friday accused the European Union (EU) of using India to bail out itself from its current economic crisis and protested the ... Read more...

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Sahara has not told BCCI about pullout officially: Shukla


February 4th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 4 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was Saturday awaiting an official letter from a defiant Sahara India on withdrawing its multi-million dollar sponsorship ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Ruling ends spectrum row for once and all: Experts


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court's order cancelling 122 licences given out in 2008 settles the spectrum row for once and all, although it brings bad news ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Convention on mega dams in Assam from Feb 25


February 2nd, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 1 (IANS) Anti-dam activists from across India will gather in Assam from Feb 25 to debate the issue of proposed mega dams in the northeast region and raise ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Italy ends searching people in Concordia’s submerged part


February 1st, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 1 (IANS) Italian officials Tuesday decided to end searching any further for the missing 15 people of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia in its submerged part.The search ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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