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China’s manufacturing activity slows to nine-month low (Lead)


September 1st, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 1 (IANS) China's manufacturing activity further slid in August with the purchasing managers index (PMI) standing at 49.2 percent, the lowest pace in nine months.The PMI reading in ... Read more...

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China’s manufacturing activity slows


September 1st, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 1 (IANS) China's manufacturing activity further slid in August with the purchasing managers index (PMI) standing at 49.2 percent, the lowest pace in nine months.The PMI reading in ... Read more...

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Prince Philip taken to hospital


August 16th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) The Duke of Edinburgh has been taken to hospital as a "precautionary measure", media reports said Wednesday.The 91-year-old Prince Philip was driven by ambulance to Aberdeen ... Read more...

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British teacher who pimped his wife faces ban


August 14th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) A British teacher who used to run a brothel after class has been found guilty of professional misconduct and now faces a potential lifetime ban from ... Read more...

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US car crash claims 5 Andhra techies, families in gloom


August 11th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 11 (IANS) The families of five Indian software professionals killed in a car crash on a highway near Oklahoma city in the US were plunged into gloom Saturday ... Read more...

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South Korean economic indicators weakening on sagging export


August 7th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 7 (IANS) South Korea's economic indicators related to production and investment weakened recently due to a reduction in exports, the finance ministry said Tuesday."Our economy saw stable consumer ... Read more...

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UK couple jailed for beating daughter for dating black man


August 6th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) A British couple has been jailed for punching their daughter while screaming racist insults because they said she had brought shame on their family by dating ... Read more...

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Somdev not surprised at getting Olympic wild card


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Indian tennis player Somdev Devvarman says he was not surprised at getting a singles wild card entry for the London Olympics."The news that I got ... Read more...

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Man claims hair growth pills turned him into woman


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) A man who took pills to help cure his baldness has claimed they turned him into a woman, the Daily Mail reported Monday.While William McKee's hair ... Read more...

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Maruti announces indefinite lockout at Manesar plant


July 21st, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki Saturday said production at its Manesar plant will not resume till the causes of Wednesday's violence are fully investigated."There is indefinite lockout at ... Read more...

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Has Srinagar gone to the dogs, residents ask (Jammu and Kashmir Newsletter)


July 20th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Pampore, July 20 (IANS) Has Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital finally gone to dogs? That's what many among Srinagar's 1.3 million residents are asking, considering the city is home to ... Read more...

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Infants can tell human from non-human sounds: Study


July 18th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Even nine-month-old infants can distinguish between speech and non-speech sounds in both humans and animals, a study says."Our results show that speech perception of infants is ... Read more...

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Kalmadi and Malhotra attack Maken, minister retaliates (Roundup)


July 14th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Suresh Kalmadi, standing trial for alleged irregularities in the conduct of the Commonwealth Games, and union Sports Minister Ajay Maken attacked each other over the ... Read more...

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S&P; lowers Tata Power outlook to ‘negative’


July 9th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Global ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P;) Monday said it has lowered its outlook on Tata Power to "negative" from "stable" and might cut the ... Read more...

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BJP replaces Gowda with Shettar in Karnataka (Roundup)


July 8th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, July 8 (IANS) Buckling under mounting pressure from B.S. Yeddyurappa, the BJP Sunday said D.V. Sadananda Gowda was being replaced as the Karnataka chief minister by Rural ... Read more...

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AIADMK, DMK want Sri Lankan airmen to go (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and DMK leader M. Karunanidhi Thursday demanded the immediate expulsion of Sri Lanka Air Force personnel being trained near in Tamil Nadu.Jayalaltihaa ... Read more...

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Don’t train Sri Lanka Air Force personnel: Jayalalithaa


July 5th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday described the training of Sri Lankan Air Force personnel in Tamil Nadu as an insult to Tamils.She said this ... Read more...

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Brazilian footballer gets jail for torching his house


July 5th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 5 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's Breno Vinicius Rodrigues Borges, a former player for Bayern Munich, was sentenced Wednesday to three years and nine months in jail for intentionally burning ... Read more...

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Villas-Boas rejects offer to coach Sao Paulo


June 27th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 27 (IANS) Former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has turned down an offer to coach Brazilian football club Sao Paulo.The 34-year-old Portuguese was offered a contract by ... Read more...

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Salman Butt released from British prison


June 21st, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 21 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt was released Thursday from a Canterbury prison and deported to Pakistan after serving just seven months of his 30-month sentence for ... Read more...

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Duff isn’t worried about losing baby weight


June 21st, 2012 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
London, June 21 (IANS) Singer Hilary Duff isn't worried about losing her baby weight after giving birth to son Luca.She says she feels comfortable taking it slow and is ... Read more...

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Wind power banking in Tamil Nadu is unbankable: Tangedco


June 17th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) wants power banking scrapped as around Rs.200 crore are being lost annually because of the the facility.Power banking ... Read more...

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Heigl relishes newborn baby experience


June 12th, 2012 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 12 (IANS) Actress Katherine Heigl, who adopted a second daughter Adalaide, says she relishes the experience as a mother of a newborn baby.The actress and husband Josh ... Read more...

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It’s good to be choosy, says Pitobash Tripathi


June 11th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) Actor Pitobash Tripathy, whose performance in "Shor In The City" earned critical acclaim, has yet again impressed critics with "Shanghai". He says it took him nine ... Read more...

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Genetically engineered calf bred in China


June 11th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 11 (IANS) Scientists at a north China university say they have bred the world's first genetically-modified calf that will produce low-lactose milk in two years. The calf, named ... Read more...

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Former Chelsea boss Villas-Boas in talks with Sao Paulo


June 9th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 9 (IANS) Former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is reportedly in talks with Sao Paulo about a move to the Brazilian club.The 34-year-old Portuguese met Sao Paulo ... Read more...

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Japan ups growth rate


June 8th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 8 (IANS) Japan Friday raised its economic growth to 4.7 percent for the January-March quarter from the previous 4.1 percent.The real GDP figure for the period is equivalent ... Read more...

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Man hacks wife in front of kids, held


June 4th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) A 32-year-old Turkish man has been arrested in Germany after he butchered his wife in front of their six minor children and threw her severed head ... Read more...

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‘Kids of 40-plus moms are smarter’


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) Moms over 40 years take heart - your kids are not only healthier but also smarter than offspring of younger women and less likely to have ... Read more...

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Briton makes hit-list of 1,000 girls for sex


May 19th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) A 19-year-old man in Britain had sex with four girls whom he met on social networking website Facebook and prepared a hit-list of 1,000 potential ... Read more...

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Indefinite hunger strike against Kudankulam N-plant called off


May 15th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) The People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) leading the protest against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project Tuesday announced its decision of call off its indefinite hunger ... Read more...

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An ex-spy from Jammu struggles for livelihood (Letter from Jammu)


May 6th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 6 (IANS) He was driving a taxi in Jammu when a passenger offered him a chance to "spy for the nation" and earn big bucks. As a 24-year-old, ... Read more...

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Daily aspirin cuts bowel cancer death risk


April 26th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) People suffering from bowel cancer who take aspirin daily could cut their chance of dying from the disease by about one-third, a decade-long study has said.The ... Read more...

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Tearful mother greets kids back from Norway


April 26th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) After nearly a year's wait, a tearful Sagarika Bhattacharya Wednesday got her two children back in her lap. The children had returned to India from Norway ... Read more...

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CA, Mahindra set up joint research centre


April 24th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 24 (IANS) Mahindra Satyam and Tech Mahindra have inked an agreement with CA Technologies, a global IT management and security software and solutions company, to set up a ... Read more...

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