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Data services to be next big revolution: Sibal


September 6th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Data services will be the next big revolution after voice services, Minister of Communications and IT Kapil Sibal said Thursday."India is at the threshold of ... Read more...

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‘Food security bill can be global example’


July 17th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The proposed National Food Security Bill has the potential to be a global example, experts from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Oxfam said ... Read more...

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New taxiway at Mumbai airport


July 5th, 2012 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) A new rapid-exit taxiway, which will reduce the runway occupancy time of aircraft, was commissioned at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport here Wednesday, an official said.... Read more...

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First match of AFC qualifier very critical: Coach


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, June 22 (IANS) India's under-22 head coach Arthur Papas said here Friday that their first match against Lebanon Saturday will be critical as it will lay the foundations of ... Read more...

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VIPs have to go through immigration procedures, says US (Lead)


June 8th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) The US is in discussions with various countries to smoothen travel and avoid incidents like the detaining of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, but insists ... Read more...

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‘VIPs will have to go through US immigration procedures’


June 8th, 2012 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) The United States is in discussions with various countries to smoothen travel and avoid incidents like the detaining of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, but ... Read more...

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Djokovic confident of winning maiden French Open crown


May 26th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 26 (IANS) The World No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has backed himself to win the 2012 French Open though he conceded clay court expert Rafael Nadal remained ... Read more...

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People fail when stakes are high, study finds


May 10th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) High stakes and financial bonanzas offered in sports or game shows actually drive participants to perform poorly because of the fear of losing their potentially lucrative ... Read more...

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Rohit stars for Mumbai Indians in a last-ball finish (Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 1:52 am ICT by IANS
Visakhapatnam, April 10 (IANS) Rohit Sharma hit a match winning unbeaten 73 to guide Mumbai Indians to a five-wicket win over Deccan Chargers in a last-ball finish in the ... Read more...

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Hungry people are fixated on food


March 6th, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Paris, March 6 (IANS) Hungry people seem to be fixated on food, seeing food-related words more clearly than people who have just eaten, says a new research.Psychologists have known for ... Read more...

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Hungry people are fixated on food


March 6th, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Paris, March 6 (IANS) Hungry people seem to be fixated on food, seeing food-related words more clearly than people who have just eaten, says a new research.Psychologists have known for ... Read more...

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Beijing water shortage: residents to get desalinised seawater


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 2 (IANS) In a bid to ease the pressure on water supply in the Chinese capital, residents will soon get access to desalinised seawater made safe for consumption. ... Read more...

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US federal budget deficit drops to $27.4 bn


February 11th, 2012 - 8:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) The US federal government reported a budget deficit of $27.4 billion in January, the US Treasury Department said Friday.The figure is sharply lower than the reading ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily pays tribute to child prodigy who died


January 16th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Arfa Karim, who became the world's youngest Microsoft certified professional in 2004 when she was barely nine and died Jan 14, was a fine example ... Read more...

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Batting failures not helping India’s cause: Yadav


January 14th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 14 (IANS) India's young fast bowler Umesh Yadav, who picked up his maiden fifer in Tests here Saturday, said repeated batting failure was not helping the team ... Read more...

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Germany plans to attract more foreign skilled workers


December 2nd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Dec 2 (IANS) Germany plans to lower its threshold for attracting more skilled workers and professionals from other countries, a report said Thursday.A joint action plan, which was drafted ... Read more...

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Ticket sales fail to pick up, T-shirts with prayers for Sachin’s feat


November 13th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 13 (IANS) Even as ticket sales remained abysmally low, the Jagmohan Dalmiya-led Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has distributed 100 t-shirts with prayers for Sachin Tendulkar's 100th ... Read more...

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‘Occupy’ is most commonly used English word


November 11th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Global Language Monitor has come out with the commonly used words on the Internet. The compilation is made up of English words which were commonly used ... Read more...

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Italy’s debt interest-payment levels reach record level


November 9th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 9 (IANS/AKI) The amount Italy must pay on the world's fourth-highest debt rose to a record level raising concern that Rome may have to turn to Brussels for ... Read more...

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Rise in US new home sales


October 27th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS/EFE) Sales of new homes rose 5.7 percent last month to an annualised rate of 313,000 units, the US Commerce Department said Wednesday.The increase, which followed four ... Read more...

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US jobless claims up


October 7th, 2011 - 3:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) The number of people in the US applying for unemployment aid rose slightly last week after falling below the threshold of 400,000 a week earlier, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Somerset eliminate Auckland Aces from CLT20


September 21st, 2011 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Auckland Aces were eliminated from Champions League Twenty20 after they went down to Somerset by four wickets in a thrilling last-ball finish in a Pool B ... Read more...

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Tie was a fair result: Cook


September 12th, 2011 - 2:05 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) England captain Alastair Cook said that the tie was a fair result in the rain-affected fourth One-day International against India at the Lord's here Sunday.The match ... Read more...

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Some 45 million Indians rose above $1.25 a day: Report


August 18th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) Nearly nine million Indian households, or 45 million individuals, saw their incomes rise above the threshold of $1.25 a day, or Rs.56, in the two decades ... Read more...

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Anderson rocks Indian top-order (Lead)


August 13th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, Aug 13 (IANS) Fast bowler James Anderson rocked the Indian top-order at lunch on the fourth day of the third cricket Test and took England to the threshold ... Read more...

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US unlikely to default: S&P;


July 28th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) The United States is unlikely to default on its debt obligations but its credit rating could still be lowered, an official from one of the country's ... Read more...

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One in five Italian families lives in poverty


July 16th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 16 (IANS) One Italian household among five lives in poverty. In the country's southern region, the figure is one in two, Italy's national statistics office has said.The Italian ... Read more...

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Ecuador seeks to hedge oil prices against drop


July 4th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Quito, July 4 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador's government is looking at the possibility of acquiring petroleum insurance to guarantee itself a minimum price for its crude oil exports, given the danger of ... Read more...

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China revises individual income tax law


June 30th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 30 (IANS) China's top legislature Thursday adopted an amendment to the country's individual income tax law, raising the monthly tax exemption threshold from 2,000 yuan ($307.7) to 3,500 ... Read more...

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US raises India’s sugar import quota


June 23rd, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) In a bid to ease a supply shortage of sugar amid surging retail prices, the US has boosted its import quota for raw sugar by 120,000 ... Read more...

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Security situation uncertain, says navy chief


May 31st, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, May 31 (IANS) The security situation around the country is "fluid" and "uncertain", India's navy chief, Admiral Nirmal Verma, said Tuesday."The overall security scenario is uncertain and fluid, with ... Read more...

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Bhavna’s ‘Happi’ black-and-white tribute to Charlie Chaplin


May 3rd, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Director Bhavna Talwar is converting "Happi", her homage to Charlie Chaplin with Pankaj Kapoor as a desi Chaplin, into a black-and-white format, which she feels best ... Read more...

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Hero Honda April sales up 39.12 percent


May 2nd, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Two-wheeler major Hero Honda Motors Monday reported a 39.12 percent rise in sales for April at 517,099 units compared to 371,652 units during the like ... Read more...

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Govt. to constitute mechanism to monitor content on television


March 15th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 15 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Tuesday informed that the Government would soon announce a self-regulatory mechanism with representation from civil society to monitor content ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro garners 100,000 followers on Twitter


March 9th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Cuban political leader Fidel Castro has touched the 100,000 mark where his Twitter followers are concerned.The government says it is the first Cuban themed Twitter account to break ... Read more...

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