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Rajesh has got the rest he wanted (A tribute from friend and neighbour Salim Khan)

July 18th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
I could not control my emotions when I heard of Rajesh Khanna's sad and untimely demise today (Wednesday) afternoon. I remember way back in the early 1960s, my writing career and ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Warning system to protect astronauts from solar radiation

July 13th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) A system developed by scientists is capable of warning astronauts about radiation from solar storms nearly three hours in advance, says a study."If you're in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Myanmar to hire gas turbines from Japan

May 28th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 28 (IANS) Myanmar will hire three gas turbines from Japan in a bid to ease the country's power shortage, the official media reported.The deal on three 120-megawatt gas ... Read more...

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India Cements chalks plans to become pan-nation player

January 15th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) India Cements, a leader in southern India with a 28 percent market share, has charted an expansion plan to become a pan-nation player next year ... Read more...

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‘China’s expensive high-speed rail network to increase pressure on road transportation’

January 12th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 12 (ANI): Chinese Ministry of Transport spokesman He Jianzhong has said that the country's surge in high-speed rail network would increase the pressure on the country's roads in the coming ... Read more...

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Badal urges PM to ensure safety of Sikhs in Kashmir

August 6th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 6 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday sought the personal intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for ensuring the safety of Sikhs in Kashmir in the wake ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Spanish airline shutdown leaves Christmas travellers stranded

December 23rd, 2009 - 6:28 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 23 (IANS/EFE) Thousands of travellers, many of them Latin American immigrants trying to head home for Christmas, remained stranded here after Spanish airline Air Comet shutdown its operations. The low-cost carrier, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

High mortality rates may explain people’s small size

October 6th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 6 (IANS) High mortality rates in small-bodied people, commonly known as pygmies, may partly explain their small stature, says a new study. The study by Jay Stock and Andrea Migliano, both ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Nearly 500 killed in Indonesia Eid travel accidents

September 25th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Sep 25 (DPA) More than 470 people have been killed in road accidents as millions of Indonesian revellers returned to major cities after celebrating the Muslim festival of Eid ul-Fitr in ... Read more...

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Railways will implement new Tatkal rates from Oct 1

August 24th, 2009 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The railway ministry will introduce the new and lower Tatkal charges from Oct 1, it announced Monday. "The Ministry of railways has decided to reduce the Tatkal ... Read more...

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Teenagers turn to booze due to boredom: Survey

August 5th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 5 (ANI): A new survey has discovered that most teenagers turn to alcohol due to boredom.The research conducted by Drinkaware, a charity that focuses on alcohol abuse, further hinted that ... Read more...

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Gir national park in Gujarat has artificial water pits for animals

May 18th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
By Suresh SoniGir National Park, May 18 (ANI): With mercury rising each passing day and natural water sources drying up, forest rangers of Gir National Park in Gujarat are digging trenches in ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Usha Martin plans to cut steel production cost from March

January 29th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 29 (IANS) Speciality steel and wire rope producer Usha Martin is planning to scale down cost of steel production from March, aimed at increasing its operating margin, a top company ... Read more...

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This ‘BSP’ could haunt BJP in Madhya Pradesh

November 25th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 25 (IANS) "BSP" is proving to be quite a headache for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya Pradesh. But it isn't a rival party. It is simply short ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Third runway at Delhi airport starts operations

September 25th, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The third runway of the Indira Gandhi Airport became operational Thursday morning with the landing of a British Airways aircraft.The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), which runs ... Read more...

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Air pollution destroying flowers fragrance

April 11th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by admin
London, April 11 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Virginia have shown that air pollution from power plants and automobiles is wiping out the fragrance of flowers and thus hampering the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Railway Minister announces reduction in passenger fares

February 26th, 2008 - 4:22 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Railways Minister Lalu Prasad today announced reduction in passenger fares of various classes.While introducing the Railway Budget for 2008-09, Lalu said there would be a reduction ... Read more...

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