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Activist demands shutdown of Vedanta refinery in Odisha


September 18th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 (IANS) Social activist Prafulla Samantara Tuesday demanded scrapping of the Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) refinery in Odisha, accusing the company of pushing it illegally."The refinery should be ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

iPhone 5 sets a 2 mn pre-booking record (Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) iPhone 5 has emerged as the fastest pre-booked device Apple has ever released with more than two million first-day orders, twice the one million orders iPhone ... Read more...

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iPhone 5 sets a 2 million sales record


September 18th, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) iPhone 5 has emerged as the fastest-selling device Apple has ever released with more than two million first-day orders, twice the one million orders iPhone 4S ... Read more...

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Safer to sit in the back of the plane: Crash test


September 17th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) A passenger jet deliberately smashed into the ground has led experts to believe that passengers sitting at the back would have the best chance of survival, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Villagers stage demonstration seeking bauxite for Vedanta plant


September 11th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 11 (IANS) Hundreds of people Tuesday staged a demonstration in Odisha, seeking allocation of bauxite for the alumina refinery of Vedanta Aluminum Limited (VAL) in the state which ... Read more...

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Microsoft invites developers to the world’s largest app fest at Bangalore


September 7th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 6 (IANS) Have a vision for the perfect app, a laptop and some comfy clothes for a marathon coding session? Well, that's all the weapons needed to attend ... Read more...

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Vedanta plans to shut down Odisha refinery from December


September 6th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 6 (IANS) Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) Thursday informed the Odisha government its intention to shut down temporarily its alumina refinery from Dec 5 due to lack of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Hackers claim to have 12 mn Apple device IDs


September 5th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) A group of hackers has released a set of identification numbers of one million Apple devices and claimed to have obtained 12 million Apple device IDs ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

China to levy heavier fines for trademark infringement


September 4th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 4 (IANS) China is expected to increase the ceiling of fines imposed on trademark infringement from half a million yuan ($78,800) to one million yuan, authorities said.Zhang Jianhua, ... Read more...

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Vedanta against bauxite export


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 3 (IANS) Vedanta group, India's largest aluminium maker, has asked the central government to discourage export of bauxite from the country as the domestic aluminium industry is struggling ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Fans want Michael Jackson monument in Moscow


August 30th, 2012 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian fans of Michael Jackson are collecting money to unveil a three-metre-tall monument to the late King of Pop.The project's curator, Svetlana Larina, said ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Villagers seek allocation of bauxite for Vedanta plant


August 29th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 29 (IANS) About 2,000 villagers Wednesday staged demonstration in Odisha's Kalahandi district, demanding allocation of bauxite to the alumina refinery of Vedanta Aluminum Limited (VAL) in the region, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Russian firm to make electric car with Chinese parts


August 25th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 25 (IANS) Russia's largest car manufacturer, AutoVAZ, has revealed plans to produce its first electromotive car using Chinese parts.Named EL LADA, the new car will be based on ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Vedanta refinery cuts output on bauxite shortage


August 25th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 25 (IANS) Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) has cut down production by about 50 percent at its refinery in Odisha due to scarcity of bauxite, a top official said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Punctual Big B says ’sorry’ for coming late


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan is one of the few stars who is always punctual but he got late for a "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC) event Wednesday and ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

UAE volunteers celebrate Eid with Syrian refugees


August 20th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 20 (IANS/WAM) Volunteers from the UAE celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with displaced Syrians living in refugee camps in Jordan.The volunteers, sent by the Zayed Giving Initiative, organised various events ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Typhoon Kai-Tak affects one mn people in China


August 19th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) Typhoon Kai-Tak has affected more than one million people in south China's Guangxi Zhuang region, authorities said Saturday.At least one person was dead and two were ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Iran car-maker to send 15,000 cars to ex-Soviet states


August 14th, 2012 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran's largest car-maker Iran Khodro (IKCO) is planning to export 15,000 cars to Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Belarus by the end of this year.Iranian news ... Read more...

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Russian club Kuban sign Ajax’s Ozbiliz


August 9th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian football side FC Kuban have signed Ajax midfielder Aras Ozbiliz on a four-year deal, the Russian Premier League side said Thursday.The 22-year-old playmaker played ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Typhoon Haikui affects 1 mn in China


August 9th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) More than one million people in China have been affected by typhoon Haikui, authorities said Thursday.The storm made landfall early Wednesday in the coastal province of ... Read more...

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Sugar output may drop by 1 mn tonne


August 8th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) India's sugar output is likely to drop by one million tonne to 25 million tonnes in the marketing year beginning Oct 1 due to poor ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Russia to set up anti-paedophile squads


August 7th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian interior ministry will create anti-paedophile squads at criminal investigation departments in the largest cities in the country.Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev has instructed all ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dikshit launches plantation drive


August 6th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday launched the annual plantation drive during which one million saplings will be planted in the capital.Dikshit was joined by ... Read more...

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China has over 1 mn multi-millionaires


July 31st, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) In a first, the number of multi-millionaires in China has surpassed the one million mark, according to the latest edition of a Chinese magazine known for ... Read more...

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Russia brings in Foreign Accounts Information Law


July 31st, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian citizens, failing to inform the tax agencies about their foreign banking accounts, can now be penalised with President Vladimir Putin Monday signing a law ... Read more...

Posted in World |

British schools face space crunch


July 27th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Nearly one million extra school places will be needed within eight years as rising birth rates and immigration push pupil numbers to a 50-year high, the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Identity theft at all-time high: British officials


July 24th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) Identity theft now accounts for two-thirds of all frauds, according to Britain's fraud prevention service.According to the latest figures released by CIFAS - the country's Fraud ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India leads foreign tourists in Sri Lanka (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka received a record 452,867 foreign tourists in the first half of this year, with India leading the pack with 85,426 tourists.This is an 18.7 percent ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Tourism to Sri Lanka is booming


July 20th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka's post-war tourism is booming. In the first half of this year, a total of 452,867 people including 85,000 from India, visited the island nation, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

31 held in China for running porn website


July 19th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) At least 31 people were arrested Thursday in a city in east China for allegedly running a pornographic website that contained over 20,000 videos, one million ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indonesia blocks 1 mn porn websites before Ramadan


July 18th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, July 18 (IANS/AKI) Indonesia's communications and information ministry has shut down more than one million pornographic websites ahead of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.Minister Tifatul Sembiring said Wednesday ... Read more...

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Russia military to form 26 new brigades by 2020


July 17th, 2012 - 8:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will form 26 additional brigades by 2020 without increasing the number of personnel in the armed forces, Col. Gen. Vladimir Chirkin, commander of ground ... Read more...

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A million Pakistani kids to get anti-polio drops


July 16th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) Pakistan will administer anti-polio vaccine to nearly one million children in the militancy-hit tribal regions during a three-day national immunization campaign starting Monday, said officials.Janbaz ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Floods, landslides kill 130 in Bangladesh


July 12th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 12 (IANS) About 130 people died in floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains in the past three weeks in Bangladesh, the government said Thursday.In the hill districts ... Read more...

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Ajax lose El Hamdaoui, Vertonghen in transfers


July 12th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, July 12 (IANS) After selling defender Jan Vertonghen to Tottenham Hotspur Dutch club Ajax have agreed to transfer striker Mounir El Hamdaoui to Fiorentina.On Jan 31 this year, ... Read more...

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