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CII against wholesale cancellation of coal blocks


September 2nd, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has cautioned the government against mass cancellation of coal blocks allocation, saying such a step would hurt business ... Read more...

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Parliament gives nod to strengthened copyright law (Lead)


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Empowering the creative sector, parliament Tuesday enacted a law that strengthens the royalty claims of artistes, song and script writers, musicians and those in similar ... Read more...

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Lata Mangeshkar joins Javed Akhtar’s fight for copyright


May 20th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Bollywood's Nightingale Lata Mangeshkar says she is totally with Javed Akhtar in his fight to secure royalty rights for singers and lyricists."I'm a 110 percent with ... Read more...

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Javed thanks government, opposition for Copyright Bill


May 20th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Veteran writer Javed Akhtar has expressed his gratitude to the government and the opposition for passing the Copyright Bill with amendments which will ensure that writers, ... Read more...

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Rowling plans ‘Harry Potter’ encyclopaedia


April 18th, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling is a woman of her words. She had promised fans an encyclopaedia on her popular series, and has now revealed it ... Read more...

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French nuclear group sells stake in Canadian mining project


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 3 (IANS) French leading nuclear company Areva has announced the signing of an agreement to sell its 27.94 percent stake in the Millennium uranium mining project in Canada ... Read more...

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Himachal budget March 19


February 13th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 13 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, who also holds the finance portfolio, will present the state's budget in the assembly March 19, an official ... Read more...

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German court bans ‘Mein Kampf’ excerpts


January 26th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in Munich has banned British publisher Peter McGee from printing excerpts in Germany from Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" because it breaches copyright laws.McGee ... Read more...

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Afghanistan and China sign multi-billion oil development deal


December 29th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- The governments of Afghanistan and China agreed to an oil development deal on Wednesday which is expected to deliver up to $7 billion in profits for Afghanistan, ... Read more...

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Technical issue delays Fortnum & Mason’s hampers


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Fortnum & Mason has apologized to their customers who might not receive their hampers on time this Christmas. The company said they are currently facing challenges with ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Most-played Christmas song of century is ‘Fairytale’ by the Pogues


December 15th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Britain has named Fairytale of New York by the Pogues as the most played Christmas song of the century. Ironically, the song has never topped any singles ... Read more...

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Lapierre urges Indian corporates to fund his projects


December 8th, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Bhangar (West Bengal), Dec 7 (IANS) French author Dominique Lapierre is planning to meet Indian corporates in three metropolitan cities in quest of donations for his philanthropic projects, to offset ... Read more...

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Pippa to write book on being party hostess


October 30th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 30 (IANS) Pippa Middleton, sister-in-law of Prince William, will write a book on how to become the perfect party hostess.The 28-year-old, who became a celebrity after her ... Read more...

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Wisden India to be launched next year


October 10th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) India will get its own version of Wisden next year after publisher Bloomsbury signed a licensing deal with local firm FidelisWorld.Wisden India will be launched digitally ... Read more...

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Iron Maiden fans raise aid for Japan


September 17th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 17 (IANS) Rock band Iron Maiden fans have raised more than 36,000 pounds for the ongoing relief efforts in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March.The ... Read more...

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British musician gets one mn fans on YouTube


September 12th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) A 20-year-old Briton has become the first musician in the country to get a million fans on YouTube.Charlie McDonnell, who plays the guitar-like ukulele, makes his ... Read more...

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Each Himachal citizen now carries Rs.3.7 crore debt


August 31st, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 31 (IANS) The debt burden of each of Himachal Pradesh's 6,856,509 people has now increased to a staggering Rs.3.70 crore over the past three and a half years.Unable ... Read more...

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Winehouse’s collection for Perry to be released


August 9th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Two unreleased collections of late singer Amy Winehouse for the British streetwear company Fred Perry will be released posthumously.Perry, known for their signature polo shirts, ... Read more...

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Royalty issue: Composers displeased with verdict


August 2nd, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Composers and lyricists like Javed Akhtar, Vishal Bhardwaj and Ram Sampath Tuesday expressed resentment over a recent Bombay High Court ruling that FM channels don't have ... Read more...

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Google buys more than 1,000 IBM patents


July 30th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 30 (IANS) Google, which last month failed to grab a huge portfolio of Nortel patents, has bought more than 1,000 patents from IBM.The new purchase boosts Google's ... Read more...

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Google suffers major blow in Nortel patent loss


July 4th, 2011 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 4 (IANS) Google, which initiated the bidding war for precious Nortel patents in April, has suffered a huge blow with an Apple-led consortium walking away with 6,000 patents ... Read more...

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Union sues Spider-Man on behalf of Julie Taymor


June 10th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The troubles for the Broadway show "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" continued as the owners of the theater were sued on behalf of the original director ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh sees record rise in mineral revenue


June 6th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 6 (IANS) Chhattisgarh, with nearly 20 percent iron ore and coal reserves of the country, has recorded a jump of over Rs.800 crore in revenue from minerals in ... Read more...

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India’s double tax avoidance pact with Mozambique notified


June 2nd, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) India Thursday said it has notified the double tax avoidance agreement with Mozambique to only impose tax on business profits in the source country but ... Read more...

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India, Colombia sign double tax avoidance treaty


May 13th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) In an effort to rationalise bilateral taxation and stem the flow of illicit transactions the government Friday signed a double taxation avoidance agreement (DTAA) with ... Read more...

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Chinese author plans to go under the knife to look like Shakespeare


April 21st, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 21 (ANI): A best-selling author in China has come under attack after unveiling plans to splurge 1 million yuan on plastic surgery to look like British playwright William Shakespeare.According to ... Read more...

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Chinese wants plastic surgery to look like Shakespeare


April 21st, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, April 21 (IANS) A Chinese author intends to spend over one million yuan ($153,000) on plastic surgery so that he looks like British playwright William Shakespeare.Zhang Yiyi will undergo ... Read more...

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Obamas’ tax return shows income drop to less than half in 2010 than 2009


April 19th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): Income for US President Barack Obama and his family dropped to 1,728,096 dollars in 2010, almost less than half of 5.5 million dollars he earned in 2009.Most ... Read more...

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Songwriter defends Britney Spears for not demanding co-writing credits


April 9th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 9 (ANI): A songwriter on Britney Spears' new album Femme Fatale, is defending the pop superstar after she was criticized for having no co-writing credits on the album.Spears is ... Read more...

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Google’s plan to publish books online blocked by US court


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): A court in the US has blocked an agreement between Google and publishers that would have allowed the Internet search engine to publish books online.Google has scanned millions ... Read more...

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Glee criticised for featuring convicted sex offender Gary Glitter’s song


March 11th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): Producers of television series Glee have been criticised by executives at a children's charity for featuring a song by convicted sex offender Gary Glitter in a classroom ... Read more...

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Highlights of The Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2010 (To go with ‘Changes to copyright act pit musicians against producers’)


February 21st, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A proposed bill amends the Copyright Act, 1957 to bring it in conformity with international treaties. It introduces a system of statutory licensing to protect the owners ... Read more...

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Leona Lewis’ 2007 single is the most heard love song in UK


February 14th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): Leona Lewis's single 'Bleeding Love' has become the most played "love song" in UK.Her 2007 tract tops a list of favourite recordings that have the word love ... Read more...

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Now, a Toepener to open bathroom doors with the foot


February 4th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A student from the University of Minnesota has invented what is called as a Toepener, which allows people to use their feet instead of their hands when opening ... Read more...

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UK football stars using loophole to avoid paying millions in tax


January 17th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.17 (ANI): Top English Premiership footballers like Wayne Rooney and Gareth Barry are using a loophole in the government's revenue and customs service to avoid paying millions of pounds in tax.According ... Read more...

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