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Now, a computer to lip-read and decode emotions


September 11th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 11 (IANS) A computer is being taught to interpret human emotions based on lip-reading, one which could improve our interaction with these machines and perhaps allow disabled ... Read more...

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Fortis Healthcare posts consolidated global revenue at Rs.1,409 crore


August 14th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare Tuesday posted a consolidated global revenue at Rs.1,409 crore for the quarter ended June 30 against Rs.485 crore during the like period of ... Read more...

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Doing trade, driving down to Myanmar just got easier


May 30th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 30 (IANS) Indians may soon be able drive down to Myanmar and do business with a country that is perfectly situated to play the role of an ... Read more...

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Mainland China to expand to SE Asia


May 16th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) Speciality Restaurants, a fine dining operator which owns popular outlets like Mainland China, Oh! Calcutta and Sigree, Wednesday said it is planning to expand its footprints ... Read more...

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Ask NRIs to increase remittances: Assocham


May 13th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Increasing internal demand and motivating expatriates to send home more remittances may solve the Indian economy's problems due to a depreciating rupee, an industry ... Read more...

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Volvo Eicher eyes 15 percent share of heavy commercial vehicles market


May 11th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles (VECV), a joint venture between Swedish auto major Volvo and India's Eicher Motors, is eyeing 15 percent share in the heavy commercial ... Read more...

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IFC to take 15 percent stake in two SunEdison companies


May 10th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 10 (IANS) International Finance Corporation (IFC), a part of World Bank, will be investing Rs.75 crore ($14.5 million) towards 15 percent stake in two holding companies of solar ... Read more...

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Indian warships to sail through South China Sea


May 4th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) India's warships will be on a two-month-long deployment in South East Asia, visiting ports in the region and passing through the South China Sea -- ... Read more...

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New Zealand’s focus is on Indian business travellers


April 29th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A new approach focusing on increasing the number of Indian business travellers to New Zealand has been adopted by the country's tourism board, which is ... Read more...

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Maryland governor in US celebrates Vaisakhi


April 28th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Maryland state governor Martin O'Malley, who last November led the largest state trade delegation to India, opened his house to celebrate Vaisakhi to recognize the Sikh ... Read more...

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Ranbaxy launches ‘indigenous’ malaria drug


April 25th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Indian pharma major Ranbaxy Wednesday launched a new "indigenous" anti-malaria drug at a ceremony in the national capital to mark World Malaria Day.The new drug, ... Read more...

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‘This World Health Day, focus on ageing and health’


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) With nearly eight percent of southeast Asia's population above the age of 60 years, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday said it will draw global ... Read more...

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Russia puts US satellite in orbit


March 26th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Proton-M carrier rocket successfully put a US telecom satellite into orbit Monday, space officials said.The Intelsat-22 separated from Proton's Briz-M booster "normally", a spokesperson ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan temple paintings in Delhi


March 24th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) About 110 replica of ancient Sri Lankan temple paintings and rock and wall paintings as well as interpretations in traditional style are on exhibition here.At ... Read more...

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TB causing half million annual deaths in South-East Asia: WHO


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Tuberculosis accounts for nearly half million deaths every year in the South-East Asian region even as the number of people suffering from the it has ... Read more...

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India requires over 1,000 new aircraft by 2030: Airbus


March 15th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 15 (IANS) European plane maker Airbus Thursday forecast that Indian carriers will require 1,043 new aircraft valued at $145 billion by 2030. This includes 1,020 passenger and 23 ... Read more...

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President focuses on cooperation in South Asia


March 12th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The government has pursued a policy of achieving socio-economic development and national security by promoting peace and regional cooperation in South Asia, President Pratibha ... Read more...

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Mamata inaugurates International Financial Hub


March 10th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 10 (IANS) In a bid to attract investments, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday inaugurated the International Financial Hub at the northern fringes of Kolkata and ... Read more...

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Shree Vijay setting up aqua feed plant in Andhra


February 22nd, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 22 (IANS) South India's aqua feed major Shree Vijay Aqua Feeds Ltd. is setting up a Rs.80-crore automated plant with Chinese machinery at a coastal village in Andhra ... Read more...

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Neyveli Lignite’s 250 MW boiler operating at full load


February 7th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 7 (IANS) Power equipment major Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) Tuesday said it had successfully demonstrated full-load operation of its 250 MW circulating fluidised bed combustion (CFBC) boiler ... Read more...

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Indian stone industry bullish on growth momentum


February 2nd, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 2 (IANS) The Indian stone industry is upbeat on maintaining growth momentum as retail, real estate and infrastructure sectors boom and exports rise in new markets, an industry ... Read more...

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Thai PM chief guest at Republic Day


January 26th, 2012 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Thursday became the third consecutive leader from South East Asia to be the chief guest at India's Republic Day ... Read more...

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India to support democratisation of Myanmar


January 24th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) With Myanmar fast moving towards democratisation, India Tuesday welcomed the national reconciliation initiated by President Thein Sein's government.At a meeting between External Affairs Minister ... Read more...

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Sex promotes seagrass which acts as carbon sink


January 17th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 17 (IANS) Sex promotes greater growth of seagrass, a vegetation that doubles as a huge carbon sink and shelters marine species, reveals a study.Seagrass meadows grew predominately via ... Read more...

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Aim to eliminate HIV-AIDS from South-East Asia by 2015: WHO (Dec 1 is World AIDS Day)


November 30th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) With the profile of HIV-AIDS undergoing transformation from a life-threatening emergency to a manageable chronic infection, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday urged South-East Asian ... Read more...

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PM in Bali, wants stronger ties with ASEAN, Singapore


November 17th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bali, Nov 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in this Indonesian island Thursday to attend the 9th India-ASEAN summit and the 6th East Asia summit, hoping for stronger ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hyderabad to host seminar on Islamic art, culture


October 24th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 24 (IANS) A three-day international seminar on Islamic art and culture will be inaugurated by Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari here from Nov 25, organizing secretary Khalid Saeed ... Read more...

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MRF Ltd mulls overseas acquisitions


October 10th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 10 (IANS) Tyre major MRF Ltd, with a revenue of Rs.10,000 crore, is looking to acquire tyre plants and rubber plantations overseas for its growth and to improve ... Read more...

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Bangkok Airways connects Bangalore and Thailand


October 4th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 4 (IANS) Asia's boutique airline Bangkok Airways has connected the Thai capital of Bangkok with India's Information Technology hub Bangalore. It is targeting business and leisure travellers from South India ... Read more...

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Thirteen business leaders conferred with ABLF awards


October 4th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Thirteen business leaders, among them Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata, Essar Group chairman Shashi Ruia, ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar and Singapore Airlines chairman Lee ... Read more...

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Gulf company to celebrate rise of Asia at Delhi gala


October 2nd, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) The stage is set for top corporate leaders and policy-makers from India, South East Asia and the Gulf region to gather for a gala event ... Read more...

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Yamaha crown for Jehan Daruvala


September 29th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 29 (IANS) Jehan Daruvala from Rayo Racing clinched the championship title with a third place finish in the Yamaha Category of the All Stars Karting series.In his ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

1.4 bn at rabies risk in Southeast Asia: WHO


September 27th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Over 1.4 billion people in the Southeast Asian region are at a potential risk of rabies due to large human and dog concentrations in ... Read more...

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South Asia needs 1 mn new jobs per month: World Bank


September 23rd, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 23 (IANS) To ward off poverty and promote growth, South Asia needs to create one million new jobs every month for the next 20 years, the World Bank ... Read more...

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Gulf company to celebrate rise of Asia at New Delhi gala


September 21st, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Top corporate leaders and policy-makers from India, South-East Asia and the Gulf region will gather for a gala event here Oct 3 to celebrate the ... Read more...

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