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Spanish banks’ bad-loans ratio hits new record


August 18th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS/EFE) The ratio of non-performing loans to total outstanding loans held by Spanish banks has risen to a record 9.42 percent, topping the previous mark of 9.15 ... Read more...

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Danny Boyle explains ‘Isles of Wonder’ (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) It is titled "Isles of Wonder" and was four years in the making from the moment director Danny Boyle sat down in a room with ... Read more...

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Reliance Industries Q1 net profit declines 21 percent


July 20th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) Friday posted a 21 percent decline in net profit at Rs.4,473 crore for the quarter ended June 30 against Rs.5,661 crore during the ... Read more...

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Indian small and light commercial vehicles to log 18 percent growth


July 20th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 19 (IANS) The Indian small and light commercial vehicle (SCV and LCV) segment is expected to log a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18 percent over the ... Read more...

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Hurriyat to fight ‘economic exploitation’ of Kashmiris


July 10th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 10 (IANS) The Mirwaiz Umer Farooq-headed faction of the separatist Hurriyat conglomerate Tuesday announced the formation of an economic advisory council to address day-to-day issues of Kashmir's people ... Read more...

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Good taxi drivers key to tourism, says study (Lead)


June 24th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Well-trained taxi drivers are a must if a country needs to boost its tourism potential. So says a study by industry lobby FICCI and Yes ... Read more...

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Goa makes bid to attract investment


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 22 (IANS) Goa's leading trade body and the government are hosting a one-day meet this month seeking investment in sectors like IT, entertainment, pharmaceuticals, tourism and education.Goa Chamber ... Read more...

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HP eyes 21.5 percent market share in consumer notebook segment


June 20th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Buoyed by the launch of new ultrabook models, technology giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) is eyeing 21.5 percent market share in the consumer notebook segment in India by ... Read more...

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Software turns grayscale images into realistic colours


June 11th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 11 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new software that can easily transform grayscale images into stunning yet realistic colours, utilising the vast amount of imagery available on ... Read more...

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Interest rate not main reason for growth slowdown: RBI


June 8th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) High interest rate is not the main reason for the slowdown in economic growth that slumped to a nine-year low of 5.3 percent in the quarter ... Read more...

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Myntra aims to offer 1,000 brands online


June 7th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 7 (IANS) Myntra.com, one of the leading e-retailers in India, is planning to expand brands for online shopping to 1,000 from the current 300 by this fiscal-end, a ... Read more...

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Turtle helps save its namesake species


June 6th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) Turtle Ltd, a leading menswear company that has been involved in conserving turtles, especially endangered Olive Ridley on the Odisha coast, is now mulling to expand ... Read more...

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Bata to focus on women and kids segment


May 30th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) Footwear maker and retailer Bata India Wednesday said it would focus on the women and kids segments for business growth and invest about Rs.450 million over ... Read more...

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Cinema needs to wean society from prejudices: Kunal Kohli


May 26th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Bollywood filmmaker Kunal Kohli has made Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra's characters in his forthcoming film "Teri Meri Kahaani" switch religious identities during the narration. ... Read more...

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Rihanna’s workouts in wee hours


May 10th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) Singer Rihanna makes sure she fits in a 25-minute exercise plan, broken down into five segments, in her daily schedule, even if it means training ... Read more...

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Barcelona soccer camp in Bangalore (Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 9 (IANS) Former Barcelona player Josep 'Pep' Moratalla will head a five-day training camp for children in the 6-17 years age group to be held at the Bangalore ... Read more...

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FC Barcelona football camp in Bangalore


May 9th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 9 (IANS) FC Barcelona's former player Josep 'Pep' Moratalla will head a five-day training camp for children in the 6-17 years age group to be held at the ... Read more...

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Shahid replaces Boman, Riteish as IIFA host?


May 5th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Actors Riteish Deshmukh and Boman Irani have been entertaining viewers their wit and coming timing as the hosts of the International Indian Film ... Read more...

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Pakistan apex court chief justice to be honoured


April 29th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry will receive the prestigious International Jurists Award 2012 at a ceremony in London next month.Chaudhry is being ... Read more...

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Sony expects to earn 10 percent of global business from India


April 25th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Japanese electronic goods maker Sony is expecting to garner 10 percent of its total global business from India after five years."At the moment, five percent of ... Read more...

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Reliance Communications to market Android devices in India


April 16th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Reliance Communications Monday announced its plans to market Android devices exclusively in India for the next two years, a company official said.Through a strategic collaboration with ... Read more...

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Lakshmi Machine Works to expand Chinese operations (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) China-based Renminbi 220 million turnover LMW Textile Machinery (Suzhou) Co Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Coimbatore-headquartered Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd, has decided to expand ... Read more...

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Lakshmi Machine Works to expand Chinese operations


April 12th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) China-based Renminbi 220 million turnover Lakshmi Machine Works (LMW) Textile Machinery (Suzhou) Co Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Coimbatore headquartered LMW Ltd has decided ... Read more...

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Larsen and Toubro acquires British firm Thalest


April 5th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Indian conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T;) Thursday said its electrical and automation unit has acquired Britain-based Thalest to use its technology for a variety of businesses.L&T; ... Read more...

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West Bengal: only a quarter use tap water


March 27th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The West Bengal census report of 2011 revealed Tuesday that only 25.4 and 54.5 percent of households use tap water and have electricity in their homes.According ... Read more...

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Parle eyeing 25 pc market share in snacks segment


March 25th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) Biscuits and confectionary major Parle Products is betting big on the snacks segment for its higher growth trajectory, aiming at more than 25 percent market share ... Read more...

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Israel minister sells luxury apartment after public outcry


March 21st, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, March 21 (IANS) Israeli Defence Minister and former prime minister Ehud Barak has sold his luxury apartment in an effort to deflect public criticism of what was perceived ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Air-conditioner sales to grow this summer


March 8th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 8 (IANS) Despite higher prices and confusion over the star rating system, this summer may be a "cool" one for air conditioner makers who are projecting around ... Read more...

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Byaari film wins National award


March 8th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 8 (IANS) The first movie in the Byaari langauge, titled "Byaari" has been jointly named the best film at the 59th National Award announced on Wednesday. The award ... Read more...

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Eight die as tornadoes slam US state


March 3rd, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, March 3 (IANS) At least eight people were killed after tornadoes slammed southern Indiana and caused extensive property damage Friday afternoon, media reports said.Three people were killed in Jefferson ... Read more...

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Core industries growth slumps to 0.5 percent in January


February 28th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Growth in eight core industries that include electricity, coal, cement, steel and crude oil slumped to 0.5 percent in January as compared to 3.1 percent ... Read more...

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Free generic drugs at all public health facilities: Azad


February 27th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The central government will provide free generic drugs at all public health facilities from April 2012 in an effort to reduce the financial burden on ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

President to present national tourism awards


February 27th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will Wednesday give away national tourism awards to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, officials said Monday. The ... Read more...

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Singapore plans 150-km leisure tour


February 26th, 2012 - 5:07 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, Feb 26 (IANS) Singapore will develop a 150-km leisure tour around the island, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean announced Saturday.The route will be "a continuous coastal recreational corridor ... Read more...

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Crisil to target SMEs in tier II, III towns


February 22nd, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Credit rating agency Crisil Ltd is planning to rate around 100,000 small and medium enterprises (SME) by 2015 and is looking at tier II and III ... Read more...

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