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iPhone 5 pre-orders top record 2 million in first 24 hours


September 18th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by BNO News
CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- Apple received more than two million orders for its new iPhone 5 during the first 24 hours of pre-orders, exceeding the initial supply and more than double ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

iPhone 5 sets a 2 mn pre-booking record (Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) iPhone 5 has emerged as the fastest pre-booked device Apple has ever released with more than two million first-day orders, twice the one million orders iPhone ... Read more...

Posted in World |

iPhone 5 sets a 2 million sales record


September 18th, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) iPhone 5 has emerged as the fastest-selling device Apple has ever released with more than two million first-day orders, twice the one million orders iPhone 4S ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

BJP questions government contention on FDI in retail (Lead)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The BJP Monday questioned the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's contention that the states were free to decide on allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Swiss man jailed in Cambodia for child sex


September 14th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, Sep 14 (IANS) An 81-year-old Swiss man was Friday convicted by a court in Cambodia's capital for his involvement in child prostitution. He was sentenced to five years ... Read more...

Posted in World |

12 million Latinos to vote in US polls


September 13th, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Around 12 million Latinos - people with Latin American ancestry - are expected to exercise their legal right to vote in the Nov 6 US presidential ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Non-Resident Keralites backbone of state economy: PM


September 12th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday described non-resident Keralites (NRKs) as the backbone of the state's economy."More than two million NRKs work in the Middle East ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Obama names Bombay IIT graduate to key post


September 1st, 2012 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) President Barack Obama has appointed Romesh Wadhwani, an Indian American founder of several software and IT companies, on board of trustees of the John F. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

JSPL begins commercial production at Odisha plant


August 28th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 28 (IANS) Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) Tuesday began commercial production at its wide plate mill in Odisha, a senior company official said.The two million tonne per ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Russian executed in 1918 cleared 94 years later


August 24th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS) Prosecutors in Russia, embarking on a quest for historical justice, formally cleared a peasant executed in 1918 for opposing the Bolsheviks, RIA Novosti reported.Two Communists sent ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

What’s your risk of developing kidney failure?


August 17th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 17 (IANS) New research has thrown up some startling insights about the likelihood of middle-aged adults developing kidney failure during their lifetime. About one in 40 men and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Karnataka targets Rs.4 trillion software exports by 2020


August 15th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 15 (IANS) With about 40 percent share of software export from India, Karnataka has set an ambitious export target of a whopping Rs.4 trillion (Rs.4 lakh crore) ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Armyworm outbreak threatens China grain output


August 14th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) The armyworm outbreak in China's key grain producing areas has posed a major threat to the corn and rice crops this year, authorities said Tuesday.The agriculture ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

90 die in Philippines floods


August 13th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bali, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 90 people were killed and four went missing in the Philippines as a result of floods caused by heavy torrential rains that affected more ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Typhoon-triggered storms kill 14 in China


August 7th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) At least 14 people have died after typhoons Damrey and Saola tore through China's eastern coastal region over the weekend, officials said Monday.Five people died and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Britain may crack down on e-cigarettes


August 5th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Electronic cigarettes - that contain nicotine-infused water which is inhaled as a vapour - face a crackdown in Britain after the health minister said some were ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Heroine’ trailer crosses 2 mn hits on YouTube (Movie Snippets)


August 1st, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Kareena Kapoor's spicy avatar in the first trailer of "Heroine" has grabbed over two million eyeballs since its launch on YouTube.The trailer was launched ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

EU spends millions on office in Barbados


July 30th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Amid a global economic downturn and financial crunch being faced by some of its members, the European Union (EU) has spent millions of pounds of the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Brazilian defender Cicinho set for Sevilla move


July 29th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janerio, July 29 (IANS) Brazilian Serie A football team Palmeiras has confirmed the sale of right-back Cicinho to Spanish club Sevilla.The agreement comes after Palmeiras earlier rejected an ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Cops turn into robbers in Russia


July 14th, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS) A gang suspected of high-profile robberies in Russia's southwestern region of Ingushetia included three police officers, the Russian interior ministry said.According to RIA Novosti, one of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India to export 2 million tonnes of wheat


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Faced with a shortage of storage space, the Indian government Tuesday approved export of two million tonnes of wheat at a base price of $228 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

A taste of Indian summer in American capital (Letter from Washington)


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) The lights are back, the TV has again started blaring, the air-conditioner is humming and the internet has come alive. It seems an aeon since ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Six dead, millions left without power after US storm


July 1st, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) At least six people have died and up to two million were left without electricity after powerful storms hit the US Atlantic coast.The storms swept across ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rains, floods hit China


June 28th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 28 (IANS) Torrential rains and floods in China have destroyed hundreds of hectares of crops and affected millions of people, authorities said Thursday.Over half a dozen provinces in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

With rising ridership, Delhi Metro to have more gates


June 20th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) With commuter volumes crossing the two million mark on six days in June alone this year, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) proposes to upgrade ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

TVS logs 28 percent net profit, to launch new vehicles


May 24th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Closing last fiscal with 28 percent growth in its after-tax profit, two- and three-wheeler maker TVS Motor Company announced Thursday that it would launch an executive ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Airtel, ICICI among ‘top 100 global brands’


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Indian telecom major Bharti Airtel and private sector bank ICICI Bank have been included in the 'BrandZ list' of the top 100 most-valuable global brands ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

North America’s first Telugu meet to be held in Houston


May 17th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) India's Telugu culture will be at grand display in the US during the first North American Telugu Association (NATA) convention to be organised in the Houston ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Where to stock bumper harvest? Punjab, Haryana in quandary


May 17th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) Ironic as it may sound, this season's bumper harvest and wheat procurement in Punjab and Haryana -- the country's food grain bowls -- have left the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

30 dead in China storm


May 11th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) At least 30 people died and several others were missing Friday after hail and torrential rains battered a mountainous region in northwest China, authorities said.The storm ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

North Korea executed three cannibals


May 11th, 2012 - 4:07 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea held at least three public executions of people charged with cannibalism in the last few years, Yonhap news agency reported Thursday.Some North Koreans ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Man City’s 22 million pound contract for Mancini


May 9th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) Manchester City, who are just one win away from registering their first English Premier League (EPL) title after 44 years, have offered their manager Roberto ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Buy parking space before car in Shanghai


May 6th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 6 (IANS) To tackle the rising menace of parking, the authorities in China's Shanghai city are going to ban residents from buying cars in future if they failed ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

180 fake paintings seized in Italy


May 4th, 2012 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 4 (IANS/AKI) A total of 180 forged paintings have been seized from several regions of Italy. A gang hoped to sell them to unsuspecting buyers for millions.The forgeries ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Making Bangalore’s graduates vote (Karnataka Newsletter)


April 29th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 29 (IANS) Karnataka capital Bangalore boasts of being home to over two million graduates and diploma holders, but still cuts a sorry figure as only a few ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

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