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Sibal bats for Foreign Education Providers Bill


September 12th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Asserting that the passage of the Foreign Education Providers Bill will help Indian students to have a world class education, union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister ... Read more...

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Timberlake to buy stake in basketball team?


September 9th, 2012 - 5:53 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 9 (IANS) Actor-singer Justin Timberlake is reportedly planning to buy a small stake in his native Tennessee's basketball team Memphis Grizzlies.According to CommercialAppeal.com, Timberlake is said ... Read more...

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Instagram is now part of Facebook


September 7th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sep 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Facebook has finalized a deal with Instagram. This deal has raised the stake of Instagram by leaps and bounds. The time that the deal was closed ... Read more...

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Facebook CEO commits to lock his stock for 12 months


September 5th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Sep 5 (IANS) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has no intention to sell his stock for at least 12 months, said the social network company in a regular ... Read more...

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SJVNL declares Rs.388.84 crore dividend


September 4th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 13 (IANS) Power utility Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) has declared a Rs.388.84 crore dividend for the last fiscal, the company said here Tuesday.Addressing the annual general ... Read more...

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London Metropolitan University’s Visa License Revoked


August 30th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
The London Metropolitan University has just had its visa to recruit and teach overseas students revoked. Over 2,000 students might soon be deported from London. The university is no longer allowed to ... Read more...

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All parties will ensure safety of northeast citizens: PM (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) All parties would together ensure that citizens from the northeast are safe in all parts of the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday."I ... Read more...

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Facebook gambling app evokes public outcry


August 7th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) The first Facebook app to allow players to gamble with real money has provoked an outcry from Christian groups, the Telegraph reported Tuesday.Bingo Friendzy, developed ... Read more...

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US Treasury to receive $5.75 bn from AIG stock sale


August 7th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) The US Treasury has said that it expected to receive $5.75 billion from the latest sale of the American International Group (AIG) stock, $750 million more ... Read more...

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Violence at Maruti plant reflects social unrest: Premji


July 24th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 24 (IANS) Violence at auto major Maruti Suzuki's plant at Haryana's Manesar is representative of the social unrest building up in the country, Wipro chairman Azim Premji said ... Read more...

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Gazprom inks sponsorship deal with Chelsea


July 18th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian energy giant Gazprom has inked a three-year sponsorship deal with Roman Abramovich-owned Chelsea football club.The contract announced late Tuesday commits the company, which is ... Read more...

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Adajania ignorant about Rs.100 crore club


July 10th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) The latest trend in Bollywood is "the Rs.100 crore ($22 million) club", but director Homi Adajania says he doesn't understand the concept, adding that the ... Read more...

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Thousands throw wine at each other in Spain fest


June 30th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Logrono (Spain), June 30 (IANS/EFE) Thousands of people took part Friday in the Haro Wine Battle in the Spanish Rioja region, during which they threw some 6,000 litres of wine ... Read more...

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Russian opposition to launch online TV channel


June 15th, 2012 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian opposition intends to set up an online television channel featuring political content as an alternative to the state-controlled channels.According to the Izvestia daily, ... Read more...

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Barath backs Narine to hurt England in final Test


June 6th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, June 6 (IANS) West Indies opening batsman Adrian Barath has tipped mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine to have a major impact in the final Test against England at Edgbaston starting ... Read more...

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Russian ex-official involved in $10 mn fraud


June 5th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A former director of Russia's office for the coordination of the fight against organised crime and two of his accomplices have been found guilty of ... Read more...

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Strike last option for Australian cricketers


June 4th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) chief executive Paul Marsh said a strike is the last option and the players would prefer to roll the existing pay agreement ... Read more...

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Congress, NCP score well in five civic bodies’ polls


April 16th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Contrary to expectations, the ruling Congress-Nationalist Congress Party combine performed well in the elections to five municipal corporations, results of which were declared here Monday.Polling ... Read more...

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Budget benefits NRIs and quashes tax fears (Comment)


April 7th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
When a non-resident Indian (NRI) lands in India now, he or she can zoom through customs with duty-free goods worth Rs.35,000 ($685). That's a small increase from the earlier duty-free allowance ... Read more...

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Brand to give Perry their $6.5 mn marital home


April 3rd, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) British comedian Russell Brand has agreed to give estranged wife Katy Perry their marital home as part of their divorce settlement.The former couple bought ... Read more...

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British teachers admit manipulating results


April 2nd, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) A polls has found stressed British teachers feeling forced to manipulate exam results to maintain pupil pass percentage.Many feel their professionalism is at stake as they ... Read more...

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Two more AMRI hospital directors get bail


March 28th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Wednesday granted bail to two directors of the AMRI Hospital who spent nearly four months in custody after they were arrested for ... Read more...

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Government to raise Rs.30,000 crore from disinvestment


March 16th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) After being unable to mop up even half the targeted amount in the current fiscal, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday proposed to raise Rs.30,000 ... Read more...

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Insurance, pension amendment bills to be introduced


March 16th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The government will move The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2008 and The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill, 2011 during the budget ... Read more...

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UP governor accepts Mayawati’s resignation


March 8th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Governor B.L. Joshi Wednesday accepted the resignation of outgoing Chief Minister Mayawati and asked her to continue on the post till the next government ... Read more...

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Mulayam Singh will be UP chief minister: Akhilesh (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party's rising son, Akhilesh Yadav, said Tuesday he did not want to be the Uttar Pradesh chief minister and that his father Mulayam ... Read more...

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Rampur stuns Jaya Prada


March 6th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) Cine star-turned-politician Jaya Prada faced a humiliation in Rampur, her candidate losing badly to old foe and Samajwadi Party veteran Mohammed Azam Khan.Jaya Prada, who ... Read more...

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Reliance Infratel asks S Tel to pay dues, TDSAT issues notice


March 5th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The telecom disputes tribunal Monday served notice on S Tel on a petition filed by Reliance Infratel seeking recovery of dues oustanding from the operator ... Read more...

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Olympic swimming champ Adlington books London ticket


March 5th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) Two-time Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington earned a spot in the British team for the London Games with a dominant victory in the 400-meter freestyle at the ... Read more...

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Davey Johnson: ‘Fire me if Nationals misses playoffs’


March 1st, 2012 - 12:57 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Nats manager Davey Johnson clearly understands what is at stake. During a chat with CSN, Johnson stated categorically that if he fails to make the playoffs ... Read more...

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Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy have a junk food bet


February 27th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki and golfer partner Rory McIlroy has entered into an unusual bet. Wozniacki revealed the bet to reporters during a press interaction. She ... Read more...

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Lady Luck smiles on labour, honesty takes spotlight


February 25th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 25 (IANS) The stake was as high as Rs.40 lakh and a brand new, gleaming Innova car. But instead of claiming the prize himself, a lottery vendor here ... Read more...

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Brisk polling in Uttar Pradesh (Third Lead)


February 23rd, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 23 (IANS) Brisk polling was on Thursday in the fifth round of the seven-phase balloting in Uttar Pradesh, with the 49 constituencies falling mostly in the state's ... Read more...

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Mixed trends in Maharashtra civic poll count


February 17th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Counting of votes for the 10 Maharashtra civic corporations indicated mixed early trends Friday, giving anxious moments to the main contending parties.The initial leads and ... Read more...

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EGoM fails to decide on ONGC, BHEL stake sales


February 15th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The government stumbled in its effort to meet the target of raising Rs.40,000 crore through stake sale in state-owned firms this fiscal as an ... Read more...

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