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India offers to build IT, educational infrastructure for Turkmenistan


September 19th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) India on Wednesday offered to build information technology (IT) and educational infrastructure for Turkmenistan to provide better education.The offer was made by India's Communications Minister ... Read more...

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Russia may block YouTube over anti-Islam video


September 18th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's communications minister has warned that his country may block access to YouTube over the anti-Islam video that has sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world.Nikolai ... Read more...

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Advani slams PMO’s attempts to silence foreign scribe (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Monday attacked the Prime Minister's Office for what he called attempts to "crush" a foreign correspondent for ... Read more...

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Advani slams PMO’s attempts to silence foreign scribe


September 10th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Monday attacked the Prime Minister's Office for what he called attempts to "crush" a foreign correspondent for ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Twitter will block six fake PM accounts


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Social networking site Twitter has agreed to block six fake accounts which were "misrepresenting" Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, officials said Thursday.Twitter has around 16 ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Wax sculpture of Penelope Cruz in Paris museum


July 27th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 27 (IANS/EFE) A wax sculpture of Spanish actress Penelope Cruz will be placed in a premier spot in a Paris museum, joining similar statues of Brad Pitt ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Indonesia blocks 1 mn porn websites before Ramadan


July 18th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, July 18 (IANS/AKI) Indonesia's communications and information ministry has shut down more than one million pornographic websites ahead of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.Minister Tifatul Sembiring said Wednesday ... Read more...

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Pakistan boasted of n-strike on India: Report


June 15th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS) Pakistan could launch a nuclear strike on India within eight seconds, an army general boasted in 2001 in Islamabad, the Guardian reported Friday.The warning is ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Good for you’, ‘Good for the earth’ initiative to protect environment (With image)


April 5th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) If it's "Good for you", it's "Good for the earth". That's the new initiative launched by a leading beverage packager to increase awareness about environment ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

China hands over geostationary satellite to Nigeria


March 20th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, March 20 (IANS) China has handed over a geostationary satellite to Nigeria after it was successfully positioned in its orbit.The China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) handed over the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Manmohan to meet key ministers over 2G verdict


February 9th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to hold a meeting with his key ministers in the next few days to discuss the Supreme Court ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

MTS launches zero paisa plan to retain customers


February 9th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) In the wake of older players attempting to lure the subscribers of telecom firms affected by the cancellation of 2G licenses, Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bahrain’s Batelco to exit India, to sell stake in STel


February 8th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court verdict cancelling 122 telecom licences claimed its first casualty as Bahrain-based Batelco Wednesday announced its exit from India, selling its ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Interpol wanted list grew 50 percent in 2011


January 20th, 2012 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Interpol's wanted list increased by 50 percent in 2011, to 75,000 names from 50,000 the previous year, Interpol chief Ronald Noble said.The list currently includes ... Read more...

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Man thinks moon is UFO, calls emergency


October 29th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 29 (IANS) A Briton rang up emergency number 999 to report an UFO hovering above his house, but later said the "mysterious object" was only the moon.The caller ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russia to become Europe’s largest internet market


October 22nd, 2011 - 6:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will soon become the largest internet market in Europe, the country's communications minister has said."Today we are Europe's second largest market. At current growth ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Balance needed between privacy, security: Sibal


September 21st, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) It is necessary to maintain a balance between the needs of privacy of individuals and genuine security concerns of the state while dealing with challenges ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Sun TV shares down after Maran quits union cabinet (Lead)


July 7th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) The shares of Sun TV Network, one of south India's largest media and entertainment companies, took a beating of as much as five percent intra-day ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Maran closeted with party colleagues, set to fly to Chennai


July 7th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Soon after resigning as textiles minister, Dayanidhi Maran, the latest political heavyweight under the scanner in the 2G spectrum scandal, was closeted with party ... Read more...

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Sun TV shares down after Maran quits as textiles minister


July 7th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) The shares of Sun TV Network, one of south India's largest media and entertainment companies, were down over 5 percent Thursday, after reports that textiles ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

NGO sends kit to help Shah Rukh quit smoking


June 11th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 10 (IANS) An NGO Friday said it has sent a set of nicotine replacement therapy (NRTs) patches to Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan to help him quit ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Medvedev moves to limit media responsibility


June 2nd, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has instructed the country's communications ministry to prepare proposals restricting the responsibility of online media outlets for their readers' comments.Medvedev, who ... Read more...

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Turkmenistan sets up space agency


May 31st, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan), May 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has signed a decree authorising the creation of a National Space Agency, national television reported.The document, signed Monday, stipulates that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

NGO seeks ban on tobacco ads during World Cup (Lead)


March 28th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 28 (IANS) An NGO Monday sought a ban on tobacco advertisements during the cricket World Cup, saying these will have an adverse effect on the minds of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

NGO seeks ban on tobacco ad during World Cup


March 28th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 28 (IANS) An NGO Monday sought to ban tobacco advertisements during the cricket World Cup, saying these will have an adverse effect on the minds of the people.New ... Read more...

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‘Facebook in talks to hire former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’


March 28th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Facebook, the popular social networking website, is in talks to hire former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, the New York Times reported on Monday.The newspaper said ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Bill Maher slammed for calling Sarah Palin a ‘dumb twat’


March 24th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): After first declining to comment on the matter, the National Organization for Women (NOW) has finally come out to slam Bill Maher for calling Sarah Palin a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Michelle Obama promotes breastfeeding


February 16th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): As part of her campaign against childhood obesity, US First Lady Michelle Obama is urging women to breastfeed.She is calling for the removal of barriers to nursing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New ‘lightRadio cube’ could spell the end for ugly mobile phone masts


February 13th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): Ugly mobile phone masts that blight the landscape could soon become a thing of the past, for scientists have developed tiny cubes which you can hold in your ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Former journalist Jay Carney to take over from Robert Gibbs as White House press secretary


January 28th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): The US Vice-President's Communications Director Jay Carney is all set to replace Robert Gibbs as the next White House press secretary.The BBC quoted Gibbs as saying ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cameron’s communications chief quits Number 10 post over phone hacking scandal


January 22nd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): Downing Street communications chief Andy Coulson has resigned amid growing controversy over his role in a phone hacking scandal while he was a British tabloid editor.Coulson confirmed his ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Jindal to export 1 mn tonnes of Bolivian iron ore in 2011


January 21st, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, Jan 21 (IANS/EFE) India's Jindal Steel & Power plans this year to export 1 million tonnes of iron ore concentrate from Bolivia's El Mutun mine, the firm said.Exports will begin ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Vodafone mobile records leaked


January 9th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.9 (ANI): Criminal groups have paid for the private details of some Vodafone customers to blackmail them. Other people have obtained logins to check their spouse's communications.The personal details, accessible from ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Finnair to donate to UNICEF campaign for Indian children


December 12th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair said it would donate US 50 cents to a UNICEF campaign on behalf of Indian children for every new addition to its Facebook ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Every letter from Swamy dealt with: PMO affidavit (Lead)


November 20th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) filed an affidavit in the apex court Saturday saying a letter written by former MP Subramanian Swamy to Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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