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Mozambique seeks Indian investment to develop tea industry


September 4th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Mozambique has sought Indian expertise and investment to develop its tea industry.A delegation from the African country, led by Agriculture Minister Jose Pachecho, held a ... Read more...

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Britons are lazy: Indian-origin MP


August 18th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Britons are among the laziest people in the world, a group of Tory MPs, that include Indian-origin lawmaker Priti Patel, has written in a new book.Britons ... Read more...

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Lack of sleep can slow you down


July 29th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) If you sleep only for five to six hours, it is bound to affect your work negatively. Experts recommend eight hours of sleep for ideal health ... Read more...

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PM calls on president; discuss monsoon session


July 13th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday called on President Pratibha Patil to discuss the upcoming monsoon session of parliament among other issues, an official said.The ... Read more...

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Brazilian oil giant makes new deep-water find


July 13th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 13 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras said that it has discovered a new deep-water crude deposit.In a regulatory filing Wednesday, Petrobras said the find was ... Read more...

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Microsoft to acquire multitouch display maker


July 10th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, July 10 (IANS) Microsoft has announced that it has agreed to buy large-scale multitouch display maker Perceptive Pixel.Perceptive Pixel's "large touch displays, when combined with hardware from our ... Read more...

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Microblog use hampers work in China: Study


June 18th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) More than 50 percent of 500 office workers in Chinese business hub Shanghai have said their productivity goes down after using microblogs like Weibo during office ... Read more...

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Punjab-Israel to tie-up for dairy farming


June 5th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 5 (IANS) Punjab will soon tie-up with an Israeli company to develop the dairy farming sector in the state and provide farmers an opportunity to diversify from the ... Read more...

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New competition policy can bring down prices: Moily (Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) A proposed national competition policy, which is slated to get cabinet approval by next month, will help bring a financial revolution in the country and will ... Read more...

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Horticulture key to 7-8 percent farm growth: Official


January 19th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Faster growth of horticulture and animal husbandry is needed if India wants to achieve an agricultural growth rate in the range of seven to eight percent, ... Read more...

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Mom cuts son’s penis because she wanted a girl


January 17th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) A young mother in eastern China has cut her son's penis because she wanted a girl, a media report said Tuesday.The 23-year-old woman, who hails from ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to fully computerise commercial taxes department


January 17th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government Tuesday announced it would fully computerise the activities of its commercial taxes department at an outlay of Rs.230.96 crore to provide transparent ... Read more...

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With salaries on hold, Air India employees in Kerala suffer


January 6th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 6 (IANS) Around 500 employees of Air India in Kerala are having a tough time as the ailing national carrier has not paid their salaries for ... Read more...

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FDI in multi-brand retail will reduce prices, says RBI


November 26th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Nov 26 (IANS) The government's decision to allow foreign players in multi-brand retail will help bring down prices, thus sobering inflation, said a senior Reserve Bank of India ... Read more...

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Indian biz intelligence market to grow 15 percent in 2012


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The market for business intelligence (BI) software in India is likely to grow 15.6 percent to $81.5 billion in 2012, a study said Wednesday."The market ... Read more...

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`Singapore economic growth may be slower in coming decade’


November 23rd, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Nov 23 (IANS) Singapore's economic growth is likely to be relatively slower in the coming decade compared with its past high growth, Minister of State for Trade and Industry ... Read more...

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Time change for Fall 2011


November 4th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) United States will switch their clock backwards by an hour on Sunday morning. The Daylight Saving Time will officially end in the country at 2 a.m. ... Read more...

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Australian economic growth set to pick up pace: Report


October 19th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 19 (IANS) The growth of the Australian economy is set to pick up pace in 2012, according to a report released Wednesday.The report was by Australia's Westpac Banking ... Read more...

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Conform to standards to boost exports: Gilani


October 15th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has urged businesses to focus on conforming to international standards to achieve high exports and economic growth."We are living ... Read more...

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Pakistani products must meet global standards: PM


October 14th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 14 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has asked the country's industrial and services sectors to focus on conforming to international standards to achieve high exports ... Read more...

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HCL Infosystems launches Rs.10,490 tablet in India


October 14th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) HCL Infosystems Thursday launched its seven-inch Android based tablet -- X1 -- for Rs.10,490 in the Indian market."The tablet sports a trendy user interface that ... Read more...

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Singapore expected to have 3-5 percent economic growth


October 11th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Oct 11 (IANS) Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam has said it is going to be tougher for Singapore to have high growth rate as the city state moves ... Read more...

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Most firms not employee-friendly, shows survey


October 10th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Nearly 86 percent of the private organisations in the country are not employee-friendly, a survey by a head-hunting firm said here Monday."Around 86 percent of ... Read more...

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Strike hits Coal India mines in Orissa


October 10th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 10 (IANS) The operations of state-owned Coal India Limited (CIL) in Orissa were hit Monday by a one-day strike called by its major workers' unions, an official ... Read more...

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Non-gazetted rail staff to get 78-day festival bonus


September 30th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Ahead of the festive season, the government Friday approved a 78-day bonus for 12.61 lakh non-gazetted railway employees.The cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister ... Read more...

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India must act to cope up with urbanisation: UN expert


September 27th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) India has good policies but needs to implement them effectively to cope with the growing challenge of urbanisation, UN Under-Secretary-General Joan Clos said Monday."The pace ... Read more...

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Coal India terms workers’ strike for bonus illegal


September 24th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) Describing as "illegal" the country-wide shutdown on Oct 10 called by all major workers' unions of Coal India Limited (CIL) over their demands for bonus and ... Read more...

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HCL Technologies signs deal with Deutsche Bank


September 21st, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) HCL Technologies Wednesday said it had signed a five-year multi-million dollar deal with the Dutche bank's capital markets arm to provide it application support solutions."The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

India’s marine products export rises to $2.8 bn


August 26th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) India's exports of marine products rose 33.95 percent to $2.8 billion in 2010-11, led by sharp increase in the demand for frozen shrimp in foreign ... Read more...

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UK to impose fines for firms who dig up roads during rush hour


August 22nd, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 22(THAINDIAN NEWS) The UK government has announced that companies that disrupt traffic on the various roads in the country with construction during rush hour will be fined. The new measure ... Read more...

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India can grow by nine percent through PPP: Pranab


August 21st, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said India has the potential to achieve nine percent growth, provided public-private partnership (PPP) model was optimally utilised."There is ... Read more...

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Taiwanese computer firm to launch low cost tablets in India


August 4th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Taiwanese computer firm MSI said it would launch low cost tablets starting Rs.13,999 in the Indian market from Friday.The tablet series - Enjoy - will ... Read more...

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Tube Investments closes first quarter with Rs.50 crore net


August 1st, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) City-based diversified engineering company Tube Investments of India Ltd (TII) closed the first quarter this year with an after tax profit of around Rs.50 crore on ... Read more...

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Government mulls weather inputs for farmers


July 27th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The government Wednesday said it is planning to launch a National Monsoon Mission to provide accurate rain forecast and other weather inputs to farmers.Speaking at ... Read more...

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Haryana to get wheat award


July 4th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) Haryana, where wheat production was highest in the country during 2010-11, has been selected for the best performing state award for wheat for the year, ... Read more...

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