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FIFA gives India checklist for hosting U-17 World Cup


September 7th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke Friday gave India a checklist to abide by if the country is to host the Under-17 World Cup.Valcke's pre-requisites include ... Read more...

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Ford Q2 net income down


July 26th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, July 26 (IANS) Ford Motor Company has reported the US automaker posted a profit of $1.04 billion in the second quarter of the year, or 26 cents per share, ... Read more...

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Sunil Chhetri will be Indian football’s brand ambassador: Patel


July 5th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel lauded Portugal club Sporting Lisbon signing Sunil Chhetri and said that it was the dawn of ... Read more...

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School-on-wheels launched in Delhi


June 27th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) A non-governmental organisation (NGO) Wednesday launched a mobile learning centre for slum children in Delhi. The school-on-wheels was flagged off by east Delhi Mayor Annapoorna ... Read more...

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RIL fourth quarter net profit down 21.2 percent (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Friday reported a 21.20 percent decline in net profit at Rs.4,236 crore in the fourth quarter of 2011-12, compared to Rs.5,376 crore ... Read more...

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Zardari preparing ground for Manmohan visit to Pakistan? (Comment)


April 7th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
The buzz and excitement that the upcoming private visit by Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari to India - and that too just for a day -- has created can at ... Read more...

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India’s defence budget: absence of strategic vision (Comment)


March 20th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
The Indian defence expenditure for the financial year 2012-13 has been budgeted at a fairly high figure of Rs.193,407 crore (budgeted expenditure, or BE) which converts to $38.5 billion and is ... Read more...

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India seeks framework to boost worker mobility with US


March 8th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) Cautioning against "voices of protectionism", India has suggested creation of a framework to help increase the mobility of high skilled workers between India and the US ... Read more...

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US, Russia to dispose of tonnes of weapon-grade plutonium


January 25th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) The US and Russia will dispose 34 tonnes of excess weapon-grade plutonium each that is enough material for approximately 17,000 nuclear weapons, RIA Novosti quoted a ... Read more...

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IndiGo launches five new domestic flights


December 23rd, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Budget carrier IndiGo Friday said it has added five more daily flights on its domestic route.The new flights started Dec 20 are in the Kolkata-Raipur, ... Read more...

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CHOGM call to end forced marriages


October 29th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 29 (IANS) Championing the cause of gender equality and women's rights, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Saturday called for action to end early and forced marriages ... Read more...

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Debate on gender inequality sets mood for Slut Walk


July 10th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) College students and professionals participated in a debate on gender inequality at Jantar Mantar here Sunday, ahead of the country's first Slut Walk later ... Read more...

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National telecom policy to be forwarded to cabinet


March 30th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The telecom department Wednesday said the National Telecom Policy 2011 will be ready in a few weeks and sent to the cabinet for final decision."The ... Read more...

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RealNetworks CEO Kimball suddenly resigns


March 29th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by BNO News
SEATTLE (BNO NEWS) -- The president and chief executive officer of RealNetworks, the company best known for developing RealPlayer, suddenly resigned on Monday as the organization is in the midst of restructuring.Robert ... Read more...

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BlackBerry to offer ’super phone’, as shares slip (Lead)


March 25th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 25 (IANS) Shares of Research In Motion (RIM) sank as much as 12 percent during after-hour trading Thursday as the BlackBerry maker hinted at less-than-expected results in the ... Read more...

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BlackBerry now set offer ’super phone’


March 25th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 25 (IANS) Shares of Research In Motion (RIM) sank as much as 12 percent during after-hour trading Thursday after the BlackBerry maker hinted at less-than-expected results in the ... Read more...

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Jamia students making their mark in Bollywood


February 27th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Rahul Vaishnavi New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) They are making films with big names and editing critically acclaimed movies. The alumni of Jamia Millia Islamia's Mass Communication Research Centre, who are ... Read more...

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Language use can go on a roller-coaster ride during childhood


February 25th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A North Carolina State University study has found that language use can go on a roller-coaster ride during childhood as kids adopt and abandon vernacular language patterns."We found ... Read more...

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Ireland, Netherlands win World Cup warm-up matches


February 15th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Skipper Elton Chigumbura's blistering unbeaten century went in vain for Zimbabwe as Ireland chased down a 245-run target with three balls to spare in a thrilling finish ... Read more...

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Tips on ‘How to start a business’


December 6th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Starting a business involves a lot more than having an idea. Having a great idea is not enough. It should also involve genuine will to succeed. ... Read more...

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India, US to have economic pact


November 9th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) India and the US will soon start negotiation for a comprehensive economic partnership agreement aimed to boost flow of investment and trade between the two countries, ... Read more...

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Harley-Davidson to set up assembly plant in Haryana


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Luxury motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson Tuesday said it would set up an assembly facility in Haryana by the first half of 2011."We are building a strong foundation ... Read more...

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CWG Gymnastics: Ashish wins silver (Lead)


October 9th, 2010 - 2:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Ashish Kumar followed up his historic first-ever medal in gymnastics with a silver in the men's vault at the Commonwealth Games here Friday.Ashish, who won a bronze ... Read more...

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India, Germany should aim to double trade to $30 bn by 2014


September 26th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) India and Germany should identify sectors of potential partnership and evolve a roadmap to double two-way trade to $30 billion by 2014, an industry lobby said Sunday. ... Read more...

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Sumo wrestling may soon be in Olympics


September 1st, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 1 (IANS) Sumo, the Japanese heavyweight style of wrestling, may soon find its way to the Olympics after 20 years of its internationalisation. "Japan has been active in the Olympic Games ... Read more...

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Soorie respects women


August 23rd, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 23, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Director Soorie is really excited about his upcoming project "jackie". According to the young and upcoming director, he was completely comfortable working with superstar Puneeth Raj ... Read more...

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GM boss Whitacre stepping down after eight months


August 12th, 2010 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (DPA) General Motors chief executive Ed Whitacre in a shock announcement Thursday said he will step down Sep 1 after little more than eight months in the job. Whitacre said ... Read more...

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Tejaswini has done Kolhapur proud, says mother


August 9th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Aug 9 (IANS) Kolhapur girl Tejaswini Sawant has done the city proud by becoming the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in the World Shooting Championships, but it ... Read more...

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MindTree net dips 72 percent in first quarter


July 19th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 19 (IANS) Global IT solutions firm MindTree Monday reported consolidated net profit of Rs.16 crore for the first quarter (April-June) of this fiscal (2010-11), registering a sharp decline of 72 ... Read more...

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Akshara Haasan Prepares Herself For A Bollywood Debut


July 7th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 7, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Most of the star kids today seem to take their work very seriously. Children of many Bollywood stars made their debut in the films after undergoing ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar leads delegation to Hungarian National Assembly


June 9th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) An Indian parliamentary delegation led by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is in Hungary to witness the proceedings of its national assembly, a Lok Sabha Secretariat ... Read more...

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Boeing provides Blue Dart with maintenance productivity tool


May 4th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Boeing would provide a software-based productivity tool for Blue Dart Aviation, India's largest and only dedicated domestic freighter airline, it was announced here Tuesday. The Maintenance Performance Toolbox, ... Read more...

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Jessica Simpson back to dating


May 2nd, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) Singer-turned-actress Jessica Simpson says she has moved on from her split with Tony Romo and is back to dating. The blonde beauty told US chat show hostess Ellen ... Read more...

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McGraw Hill chief to head India-US trade body


March 30th, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) Harold "Terry" McGraw III, chairman, president and chief executive officer of The McGraw-Hill Companies, has been elected chairman of US-India Business Council (USIBC), succeeding Indra Nooyi, the Indian-born ... Read more...

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Statement of President Obama on financial reform


March 16th, 2010 - 2:20 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- President Obama on Monday released the following statement on financial reform."It has now been well over a year since the near collapse of the financial sector, and ... Read more...

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