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DLF’s K.P. Singh gets entrepreneurship award (Lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Realty major DLF's chairman, K.P. Singh, has been conferred the "Indian Business Leader of the Year" award by Horasis: The Global Visions Community -- an ... Read more...

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DLF chairman named ‘Indian Business Leader’


June 26th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Realty major DLF chairman K.P Singh has been conferred the 'Indian Business Leader' of the year award at the Horasis global India business meeting held ... Read more...

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Billionaire philanthropists to focus on societal development


June 2nd, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 1 (IANS) Billionaires Bill Gates, Ratan Tata and Azim Premji Friday held a brain-storming session here with other billionaires and millionaires on the need to integrate philanthropy and ... Read more...

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Mexico’s Carlos Slim tops Forbes’ richest list


March 8th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Mexico's telecommunication tycoon Carlos Slim Helu is the world's richest person for the third consecutive year, according to the 2012 billionaire list released by Forbes magazine on ... Read more...

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My music supports social causes: Dominican singer


November 25th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), Nov 25 (IANS/EFE) Dominican singer Juan Luis Guerra said in Guadalajara, the capital of the western Mexican state of Jalisco, that he has pursued his commitment to social ... Read more...

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Shakira denies rumours of breakup with Pique


October 6th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Oct 6 (IANS/EFE) A spokesman for Colombian singer Shakira denied rumours that the international superstar has broken off her relationship with Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique."It is totally ... Read more...

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Gates, Buffet in Indian capital with their ‘Giving Pledge’


March 24th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Two of the world's richest people, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and legendary investor Warren Buffett, arrived in the Indian capital Thursday to a packed ... Read more...

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Buffett to invest more in India


March 23rd, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 23 (IANS) World's third richest billionaire Warren Buffett Wednesday expressed readiness to do business in India and hailed Karnataka for attracting global investments in the southern state."I look ... Read more...

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When India prospers, US will prosper better: Warren Buffett (Lead)


March 22nd, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 22 (IANS) Billionaire US investor Warren Buffett Tuesday said America will prosper better if countries like India prosper."I am an enormous believer in trade...Trade is essential for ... Read more...

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GMR group head Rao donates Rs.1,540 crore for philanthropy (Lead)


March 22nd, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 22 (IANS) India's leading infrastructure major GMR Group chairman G.M.R. Rao Tuesday pledged Rs.1,540 crore ($340 million) to create an endowment for philanthropic activities.The grant will be given ... Read more...

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When India prospers, US will prosper better: Warren Buffett


March 22nd, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 22 (IANS) Billionaire US investor Warren Buffett Tuesday said America will prosper better if countries like India prosper."I am an enormous believer in trade... Trade is essential ... Read more...

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Harvard gives Shakira 2011 Artist of the Year award


February 28th, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS/EFE) The Harvard Foundation has presented Colombian singer Shakira with its 2011 Artist of the Year award, an annual prize bestowed by the university's centre for intercultural arts ... Read more...

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‘Need to attract second-generation NRIs to philanthropy’


January 8th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) There is need to attract second generation non-resident Indians to philanthropy and the money given for the noble task should be leveraged by other sources, panellists said ... Read more...

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Pakistan bans collection of animal hides for charity


November 17th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) The Pakistan government has banned the collection of animal hides by militant and religious groups for charity on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha when Muslims sacrifice ... Read more...

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Mammootty to launch environment hygiene campaign


June 18th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) Malayalam superstar Mammootty is set to launch a campaign to spread the message of environmental hygiene in Kerala.Mammootty, 58, told IANS in an exclusive chat that ... Read more...

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John Mayer’s Illness Compels Him To Cancel Shows Abroad


June 3rd, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri June 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ace singer John Mayer was forced to cancel his shows in a number of places like Manchester, Madrid and Amsterdam owing to severe illness.The news ... Read more...

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Bharti Group chief Sunil Mittal gets Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence


December 15th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.16 (ANI): Bharti group Chairman and Managing Director Sunil Mittal was conferred upon Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for the year 2009 ... Read more...

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Bill Gates says he seldom logs out (Lead)


July 24th, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates Friday said he seldom logs out, rarely feels drained and finds social networking sites irritating. "I am a 24-hour technology person," said Gates, ... Read more...

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Bill Gates says he seldom feels drained


July 24th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates Friday said he is a 24-hour technology person and rarely feels drained. "I am a 24-hour technology person. I am not that big ... Read more...

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‘Big mistake’ if US blocks overseas skilled workers: Bill Gates (Lead)


July 24th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Microsoft founder Bill Gates Friday said it would be a "big mistake" if the US curbs the entry of skilled workers from abroad, rallying behind the ... Read more...

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Bill Gates says US curb on skilled migrant labour will be a ‘mistake’


July 24th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Microsoft founder Bill Gates Friday said it would be a "big mistake" if the US imposes curbs on the entry of skilled workers from abroad, putting his ... Read more...

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Greg Carr: On His Mission To Fulfill The Gorongosa Dream


June 29th, 2009 - 6:47 pm ICT by GD
Gregory C. Carr, the well known multi-millionaire American entrepreneur and philanthropist has been in the news for the last few years for his sincere attempts to restore Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park. ... Read more...

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South Carolina’s First Lady releases statement on husband’s affair


June 26th, 2009 - 12:34 am ICT by admin
SOUTH CAROLINA (BNO NEWS) -- South Carolina's First Lady Jenny Sanford released the following statement on Wednesday after her husband publicly admitted to having an affair with a woman from Argentina."I would ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie to join politics?


June 23rd, 2009 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie is eyeing a career change. She is reportedly planning to swap her life as a movie star for politics. The "Tomb Raider" star is ... Read more...

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Jessica Biel is Revlon’s new brand ambassador


May 4th, 2009 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 4 (IANS) After Hollywood actresses Halle Berry, Jennifer Connelly and Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel is the new global brand ambassador of cosmetic company Revlon. "Jessica is a beautiful woman and ... Read more...

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Bob Geldof to get seat in House of Lords


May 4th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Bob Geldof is all set to get a seat in the U.K. parliament's House of Lords as a reward for his 25-year crusade to end world poverty.In 1985, ... Read more...

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Recession wont reduce tobacco use, says expert


March 13th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): Although recession has bitten peoples pockets worldwide, it will most likely do nothing to reduce tobacco use, says a new report.The third edition of The Tobacco Atlas, ... Read more...

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$500 billion to go up in smoke this year


March 13th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) Though smoking is expected to kill six million people worldwide and drain $500 billion from the global economy this year, the meltdown will barely dent this pernicious habit, ... Read more...

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Bono reluctant to take up music piracy issue


March 2nd, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): U2 frontman Bono has said that he doesnt want to enter the debate on illegal music downloading because he already has his hands full with the campaigning ... Read more...

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Bill will be an asset to Hillary Clinton if she becomes Secretary of State


November 19th, 2008 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov.19 (ANI): Several longtime associates of the Clintons said former president Bill Clinton would be an asset to his wife Hillary Clinton if she were appointed next secretary of ... Read more...

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NRI businessman runs school for deaf in Gujarat


April 21st, 2008 - 11:45 am ICT by admin
By P.S. Anantharaman Ahmedabad, April 21 (IANS) Success, wealth and a good life - Praful Lakhani, a hearing impaired non-resident Indian, had it all. But he decided to run a school in Ahmedabad ... Read more...

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