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Canon eyes Rs.150 crore revenue from brand stores


September 19th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Leading camera-maker Canon is planning to have 100 exclusive brand stores in India by the year-end and is eyeing a revenue of Rs.150 crore from them, ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan ease visa norms for visitors


September 8th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) The new visa policy between India and Pakistan, to be signed Saturday, has eased restrictions on visitors from both the countries.There will be a single-entry visitor ... Read more...

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China hopes to attract foreign professionals


April 24th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) China hopes to attract professionals from abroad by having a new visa category added to a draft law.The new category is titled "talent introduction".The draft law ... Read more...

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Mary Kom confident, but not taking Olympic gold for granted


April 8th, 2012 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Mary Kom is easily India's best bet to win a gold medal at the London Olympics but the five-time world boxing champion is not taking ... Read more...

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Bilingual kids faster at switching tasks


April 4th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 4 (IANS) Bilingual children are faster at switching tasks than children who speak only one language, a study says.However, the study also found that bilinguals are slower ... Read more...

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‘Rs.43,000 crore loss by 1999 relief to telecom firms’


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The relief given to telecom companies in 1999 by the then National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government by moving them from the fixed licence to the ... Read more...

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African, South American films at kids fest


October 21st, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Films from Africa and South America will be screened at the 17th International Children's Film Festival to be held Nov 14-20 in Hyderabad."We received 741 ... Read more...

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Third sex gets official gender status in Australia


September 15th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) The third sex has received official recognition in Australia as travellers from Down Under can now select from three gender options on their passports -- ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill discriminates: Sushma Swaraj


August 4th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) After opposing the anti-corruption Lokpal Bill in the Lok Sabha, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj Thursday said the proposed law created a discrimination ... Read more...

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Haryana asks ITES units to change power connections


April 27th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES) units in Haryana have been asked to convert their electricity connections from industrial category to the non-domestic category, an official Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Another Hindi row starts in Nepal


April 10th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 10 (IANS) Three years after Nepal erupted in violence and saw the rift between its hill and plains people deepen over Vice President Paramananda Jha taking his oath ... Read more...

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Now, group messaging apps on smartphones to connect ‘real friends’


March 17th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): You might love swapping status updates and photos with hundreds of acquaintances online, but the latest trend in social media is about linking your closest relationships.A ... Read more...

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Income tax exemption limit raised to Rs.1.8 lakh (Lead)


February 28th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday proposed to enhance the income tax exemption limit to Rs.1.8 lakh for the next financial year, from Rs.1.6 lakh now, and ... Read more...

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Mukherjee announces new tax concession to ‘Aam Admi’


February 28th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday raised the income tax exemption limit for individuals from one lakh 60 thousand to one lakh 80 thousand rupees.The ... Read more...

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Krishna to attend UNSC meeting in New York


February 9th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna leaves Wednesday night for New York to attend an important meet at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as well as push ... Read more...

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Census enumeration to start Feb 9


February 7th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) The enumeration process for Census 2011 will start Feb 9 and end Feb 28, a top official said Monday.Addressing a press conference, Ranjit Singh Deol, the director of ... Read more...

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Oz seeks bitter Ashes revenge by making marmalade better than Brits!


February 7th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 7 (ANI): Since they couldn't beat them in cricket, the Australians are gearing up to crush England at what they pride themselves on doing better than the rest of the ... Read more...

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Chidambaram unveils mascot of Census enumerator


February 2nd, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram unveiled the mascot of Census enumerator here on Wednesday.The enumeration process for Census 2011 begins on February 9 and would continue till February ... Read more...

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The annual Razzies shortlist announced


January 7th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 07 (ANI): The shortlist of nominees for the 2011 Golden Raspberry Awards has been announced.Often described as the anti-Oscars, the Golden Raspberry Awards - better known as Razzies - ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Zero-calorie candy that gives you a ’sweet-looking’ face!


December 16th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): A zero-calorie, sweet candy that increases energy levels, boost health, slow down the ageing process and improve skin complexion is set to hit the market next year.'Beauty candy' ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Duo Pandiraj-Vimal Back Again!


October 28th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 28, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Director Pandiraj and Vimal together streaked with the grand success of 'Pasanga'. Even after a year of release, the film is still making headlines by winning ... Read more...

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Nine players nominated in three categories at LG ICC Awards 2010


August 18th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Aug.18 (ANI): Nine players from four teams have each been nominated in three different categories at the LG ICC Awards 2010.Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis from South Africa, Mahendra Singh ... Read more...

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LG ICC Awards 2010 set to take place in Bengaluru


August 17th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Aug.17 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that the seventh LG ICC Awards ceremony would take place in Bengaluru on October 6, 2010.The event will be staged in ... Read more...

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National Multi Commodity Exchange revises membership fee structure


July 10th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan SamuelKochi (Kerala), July 10 (ANI): The National Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd. (NMCE), the first online National Multi Commodity Exchange in India has recently revised its Membership fees structure, ... Read more...

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Russell Brand hopes next movie gets him an Oscar


May 28th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 28 (IANS) British comedian Russell Brand says he should get an Oscar for his performance in "Get Him to the Greek". "I'm hoping to get an Oscar for this. I don't ... Read more...

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‘Impoverished’ must be included for successful financial system: Grameen Bank founder


May 28th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 28(ANI): A Bangladeshi Nobel Peace Prize winning banker has said that financial systems across the world should be redesigned to provide low-income households a chance to escape poverty.Muhammad Yunus, who ... Read more...

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New York Governor Paterson to introduce bill to fund state parks and historic sites


May 25th, 2010 - 12:22 am ICT by BNO News
ALBANY, NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) – New York Governor David Paterson will send a bill to the Legislature that would provide funding to continue the operation of state parks and historic sites, ... Read more...

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102-Year-Old Director Arrives At Cannes To Showcase Latest Film


May 16th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Cannes, France, May 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) This year the Cannes film festival saw the appearance of filmmaker Manoel di Oliveira, the 102-year-old Portuguese director, who came over for the screening ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to expand hotel classification system


May 4th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 4 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) is to expand its hotel classification system to recognize properties that exceed five-star requirements. ADTA Chairman, Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, said ... Read more...

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I am not used to winning: Katrina Kaif


February 18th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
February 18, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bollywood's very own Barbie girl Katrina Kaif is on a success trail, as she bags a nomination in the prestigious Filmfare Awards for her role in ... Read more...

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Breakthrough helps develop novel painkillers


February 11th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) A breakthrough has opened the door for the development of a new category of painkillers which may be effective in treating pain related to a number of conditions ... Read more...

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`iPad is it!’ New device wows many, bores some


January 28th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Andy Goldberg San Francisco, Jan 28 (DPA) Apple wowed many in the tech world with the launch of a new tablet computer - the iPad - that could pioneer a new ... Read more...

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Top Ten Wireless Predictions for 2010


January 3rd, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 3 (ANI): The mobile data traffic is set to experience record growth in 2010, according to a report from Juniper Research.Such a growth would cause an explosion in mobile data ... Read more...

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India gives greater autonomy to ‘jewels’ among state-run firms


December 24th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) India Thursday created a new category for its highly-efficient state-run firms, called maharatnas or mega-jewels, to extend much greater autonomy to its managements and flexibility in areas ... Read more...

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Rahul Bajaj not happy with move to phase out ‘hamara Bajaj’


December 16th, 2009 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Bajaj Auto chairman Rahul Bajaj is not too happy with his son's decision to phase out the company's iconic scooters, but feels the decision of Rajiv Bajaj ... Read more...

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