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China mulls regulation over brokerage executives’ salaries


September 1st, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 1 (IANS) China's top securities watchdog has said that it is considering a regulation on the salary of brokerage executives.In a set of draft rules released to seek ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Prada designs clothes for the ‘The Great Gatsby’


August 24th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Italian fashion designer Miuccia Prada has designed outfits for Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby".Miuccia Prada, who owns prestigious labels Prada and Miu Miu, admits it ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Olympic wrestling: Gold for Uzbekistan in men’s 120 kg


August 12th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Uzbekistan's Artur Taymazov won his third successive Olympic gold in the men's 120 kg freestyle wrestling Saturday, beating Georgia's Davit Modzamanashvili in a close final.The ... Read more...

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Olympic wrestling: India’s Yogeshwar loses in pre-quarters (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt lost his pre-quarterfinal bout to Besik Kudukhov of Russia in the men's 60kg event at the 2012 London Games here Saturday.The 30-year-old ... Read more...

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China bans sale of mud snails after vomiting cases


July 20th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) China's health ministry Friday banned the sale of Nassariidae, a small mud snail species, that have reportedly caused people to faint and vomit after eating them.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Rains lash Lucknow, parts of UP


July 5th, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 5 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed Lucknow and other parts of Uttar Pradesh early Thursday, bringing respite from the hot and muggy weather. The downpour is likely to continue ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Lack of rest killed us against Spain: Italy coach


July 2nd, 2012 - 4:53 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italy coach Cesare Prandelli acknowledged Monday his side had struggled to cope with the physical demands of Euro 2012 after their 4-0 thrashing at ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Surjeet freed, to come home via Wagah (Lead, Changing dateline)


June 28th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), June 28 (IANS) Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh was released from Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail after over three decades in captivity Thursday and reached the Wagah border on the ... Read more...

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Heat wave in Punjab and Haryana, Amritsar records 45.5 degrees


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 2 (IANS) The Sikh holy city of Amritsar Saturday sizzled at 45.5 degrees as heat wave conditions continued to prevail over Punjab and Haryana.Amritsar had touched a high ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

High-velocity winds, rain damage wheat crop


April 12th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 12 (IANS) High-velocity winds accompanied by rain damaged the standing wheat crop in parts of Punjab and Haryana, an official said Thursday.The severity of the thunderstorm, ranging from ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Proud to be dirty’ drive in Britain


April 8th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 8 (IANS) A drought-hit water firm in Britain is encouraging car drivers to desist from washing their vehicles and spread the message being serious about saving water. It ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Kashmiri artists say local Doordarshan keeping them away


March 9th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 9 (IANS) Scores of local artists and freelance television producers Friday alleged that the local Doordarshan Kendra has shut its doors on them.Talking to IANS, well known Kashmiri ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Mom’s voice perks up premature baby’s condition


March 9th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) Premature babies, thrust into a highly specialised neo-natal unit which protects them from the ravages of untimely birth, sorely miss the soothing maternal sound. But, new ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Carbon emissions could wipeout marine species


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Carbon emissions are acidifying oceans at a faster rate than at any time in the past 300 million years, raising the prospect of ecological catastrophe in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, China rise makes Asia important: US


January 31st, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) With the rise of China and India as world powers, Asia is becoming more important to America as Asian markets and suppliers drive the US economy, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chinese mobile users sent 10 bn SMS in one day


January 24th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) Chinese mobile phone users may have sent more than 10 billion greeting messages Sunday, an expert said.Kuang Jie, senior partner of ProKing Management Consulting, made the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Clarke expects Indian fightback in Sydney


December 29th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 29 (IANS) Australia captain Michael Clarke wants his team to be consistent throughout the series against a "formidable" Indian team, following their 122-run win in the first Test ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Neanderthals lived in houses, not caves


December 20th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) A 44,000-year-old house of the Neanderthals made from mammoth bones and decorated with carvings and pigments was discovered in eastern Ukraine. It had been thought Neanderthals, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

I hated university life: Naomie Harris


December 17th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 17 (IANS) "James Bond" actress Naomie Harris, who graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge says she "hated" the university life."I really hated it. I imagined staying up all night ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Nasal spray could make you more outgoing


December 11th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 11 (IANS) Shy or introverted people who wish to hold their own in any social do could find their answers in a nasal spray. An intra-nasal form of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

House buying could be prematurely ageing us


November 7th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) Stress of buying or selling one's home could be taking a heavy toll on our health and prematurely ageing us as well, a study has suggested.Psychologists ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

England desperate to win last two ODIs: Trott


October 22nd, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) England's seasoned middle-order batsman Jonathan Trott said Saturday that the visitors are desperate to win the remaining two ODIs of the five-match series against India.Having lost ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Power plants face coal shortage, Delhi suffers


October 7th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) With shortage of coal and water in various power plants affecting generation, Delhi power distribution firms resorted to load shedding, affecting power supply to the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Intel donates 625 laptops for Kerala e-learning school project


October 2nd, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 2 (IANS) IT major Intel is donating 625 Classmate Laptops to six government high schools in five districts of Kerala as part of the government's IT@School Project.The Kerala ... Read more...

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JK Asia Racing: Ikhwan scores fifth win


September 24th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Sep 24 (IANS) Malaysia's Afiq Ikhwan scored a pole-to-flag win, his fifth, in the JK Tyre Racing Asia series, here Saturday.The Meritus GP driver said: "I am so happy. ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Watson sought Dravid’s advice on making big scores


August 27th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 27 (IANS) Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has revealed that he consulted Indian batting star Rahul Dravid on how to convert good starts into big scores and overcome concentration ... Read more...

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Dubai’s global trade reaches $78 bn


August 21st, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 21 (IANS/WAM) Dubai's global trade touched 289 billion dirhams (about $78 billion) in the first five months of this year, it was announced Sunday.The figure rose by 27 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

It’s hard being with someone for long: Paltrow


August 5th, 2011 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow says her marriage to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is not always easy and they always work hard to maintain their relationship.The Oscar-winning ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Shanghai to ban unlicensed street food


August 1st, 2011 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) Grabbing a quick bite from a roadside food stall would soon become a thing of the past for people in Shanghai as unlicensed vendors will be ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Strauss is defensive, Dhoni thrives on aggression: Vaughan


July 16th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Vaughan described Andrew Strauss as a defensive captain and called India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as an aggressive leader.Vaughan said Strauss likes ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Prolonged sitting raises risk of death: Study


June 25th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) People who sit for extended periods are more likely to die early than those who spend less time sitting. It raises the risk by 40 percent ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Early period leads to baby girls: Study


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): A new study has suggested that women who start menstruating earlier than their peers are more likely to give birth to girls.Misao Fukuda at the M and K ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain regions can briefly go ‘off-line’ even while awake, causing errors


April 28th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 28 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that some nerve cells in a sleep-deprived yet awake brain can briefly go 'off-line' into a sleep-like state, while the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Science reveals why fast bowlers are more injury-prone than others


April 27th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 27(ANI): Cricket fast bowlers are more injury-prone than others, and the practice of creating their own custom footwear could be making things worse, according to a new study.The report, by ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Prince William avoids Royals for lunch with Kate Middleton’s family


April 25th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 25 (ANI): Prince William opted out of being with the Royal family on Easter Sunday by spending time with his fiancee Kate Middleton's family.William, 28, was in Berkshire with ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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