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National Policy on IT approved


September 21st, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The National Policy on Information Technology 2012, which envisages the growth of the IT market to $300 billion and creation of another 10 million jobs ... Read more...

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Kerala’s tourism institute to get UNWTO affiliation


September 21st, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 (IANS) The state-owned Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies (KITTS) is all set to get affiliation from the World Tourism Organisation (WTO), the agency of the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Priyanka wants desi touch to song’s video (Movie Snippets)


September 20th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Bollywood's 'desi girl' Priyanka Chopra is back in Los Angeles to work on the video of her debut international song "In my city" and says she ... Read more...

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Pakistani band set to amp up Indian music meter


September 20th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Pakistani Sufi rock band Raeth is set to amp up India's music meter as Bollywood beckons it and it lines up collaborations with Indian artists.Fanning their ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Karisma my biggest critic, liked my ‘Heroine’ performance: Kareena


September 18th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor, who is busy promoting her forthcoming film "Heroine", says elder sister actress Karisma is her biggest critic."Karisma saw the film Sunday ... Read more...

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Hyderabad boy dies after corporal punishment, teacher booked


September 14th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 14 (IANS) A teacher of a private school here has been booked after her alleged corporal punishment led to the death of a 15-year-old student.Police registered a case ... Read more...

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Mel B goes topless for breast cancer awareness


September 14th, 2012 - 3:52 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) Singer Melanie Brown has gone topless in a bid to promote breast cancer awareness.The former Spice Girl recreated Janet Jackson's iconic Rolling Stone cover with only ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Andhra police chief orders probe into hostage drama (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 13 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's police chief Thursday ordered a probe into the incident in Hyderabad in which a suspended police constable took a senior police official hostage for ... Read more...

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Constable apologizes for taking senior hostage


September 13th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 13 (IANS) A suspended police constable who took a senior police official hostage here Wednesday night has apologized for his behaviour.Giriprasad Sharma, a suspended head constable with the ... Read more...

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PM lays foundation of southern performing arts museum


September 12th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala) Sep 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for a state-of-the-art museum of South Indian performing arts at the prestigious Kerala Kalamandalam here Wednesday."The ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

I had a broken life, but I’ve evolved now: Bipasha


September 11th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) From a model to a popular Bollywood star, Bipasha Basu's journey hasn't been one without her share of ups and downs. But she has ... Read more...

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Ask me about work, not affairs: Ranbir


September 8th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 8 (IANS) Actor Ranbir Kapoor only wants to talk about his work, not his link-ups.The popular actor was left angry at an event recently when he was ... Read more...

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Startup Village inks pact with Finland’s ACE


September 7th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi Sep 6 (IANS) India's first Startup Village, the only telecom incubator, Friday sealed a technological collaboration with Finland's hi-tech hub Aalto Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE), giving a cutting edge ... Read more...

Posted in World |

SP, BSP MPs scuffle over promotion quota bill (Second Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was marred for the 11th day Wednesday over the 'coalgate' saga, but it was an ugly clash between a BSP and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

LUKoil ups stake in Italian refinery


September 5th, 2012 - 3:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian oil company LUKoil has closed a deal to buy a 20 percent stake in the ISAB refinery in Sicily from Italy's ERG in a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Confident, not over-confident of ‘Heroine’, says Kareena


September 1st, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor, whose film "Heroine" is set for a September release, Saturday said she was confident but not over-confident about it."I am not ... Read more...

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‘Mugamoodi’ - the super ‘hero’ who could’ve been superhero (Tamil Movie Review)


September 1st, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Mugamoodi"; Cast: Jiiva, Narain and Pooja Hegde; Director: Mysskin; Rating: ***Here's the story of a superhero who can't leap tall buildings, stop a speeding bullet or fly in the air ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Indian Angel Network to mentor Kochi start-ups


August 31st, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 31 (IANS) Venture capital group Indian Angel Network (IAN) will mentor budding IT entrepreneurs at the Startup Village in the city.IAN president Padmaja Ruparel and Startup Village chief ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Heroine’ will be Kareena’s best film: Karisma


August 26th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) Karisma Kapoor is extremely proud of her sister Kareena Kapoor, whose career is shaping up pretty well and feels that "Heroine" will be a milestone ... Read more...

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Filipinos explore business with Rajasthan stone industry


August 25th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 25 (IANS) A business delegation from the Philippines visited the Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation (RIICO), exploring tie-ups with the state's stone and ceramics industry.The 28-member ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Prince Harry, victim of a honey trap?


August 24th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Prince Harry, pictured cavorting naked in Las Vegas, was probably a victim of a "honey trap", a media report said.At least four women went with Harry ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ozomatli sings to kids in new disc


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS/EFE) Ozomatli, the band that gained international fame with its fusion of styles ranging from salsa, jazz, funk and reggae to rap, cumbia, merengue and hip ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Vivid memories retain freshness over decades


August 21st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 21 (IANS) Do you recall memories from long ago as if they happened yesterday, yet you can't think of what you ate for dinner last night? It's a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kerala gets first product testing and certification centre


August 20th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) Technopark-TBI Monday launched Technopark Software Testing Lab and Certification Centre (TSECC) to test software products, projects, packages and issue certification on usability, reliability and performance.The initiative ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bengal’s new IT policy to boost animation, hardware jobs (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government Thursday approved the new information and technology (IT) policy laying special emphasis on jobs linked to hardware, animation and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bengal’s new IT policy emphasises animation, graphics and hardware


August 16th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government Thursday approved the new information and technology policy laying special emphasis on hardware, animation and graphics.The much-awaited policy, ratified ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China’s online retailers declare cut-throat price war


August 16th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) Chinese retail giants have started offering massive discounts to jostle for a bigger share in the e-commerce market, in the sector's latest cut-throat battle for buyers ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Taylor Swift beats Lady Gaga record and sets new iTunes Record


August 15th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Aug 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Taylor Swift’s fans just proved to be more aggressive than Lady Gaga’s little monsters as they helped her beat Lady Gaga by breaking her iTunes record. ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Big B, Judi Dench to launch Abu-Sandeep’s book in London (With Images)


August 11th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Designer duo Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla are set to formally launch their book titled "India Fantastique" to celebrate their silver jubilee in the Indian ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Muslim sect members discovered living underground in Russia


August 10th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moscow, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Muslim sect was discovered living in an underground bunker in Kazan Russia. The sect consists of 20 children and 50 adults. The sect is being said ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Olympic athletics: I have nothing left to prove, says Bolt (Second Lead)


August 10th, 2012 - 6:24 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) In a show of his sprint dominance to sports fans around the world, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won the gold medal in the 200 metres here ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Asian brothers convicted of grooming schoolgirls for sex


August 9th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Two Asian-origin brothers have been found guilty by a British court of grooming teenaged schoolgirls for sex and selling them as prostitutes.Ahdel Ali, 24, groomed a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

No more kids for Garner


August 9th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 9 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Garner's actor-husband Ben Affleck plans to increase their brood, but the mother of three does not want any more kids."The fact that Ben ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Increase in venture capital for Bengal IT start-ups


August 8th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) West Bengal's new IT policy would feature an increase in the corpus of venture capital provided to IT start-ups, a minister said Wednesday."The new IT policy ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Harmeet shines in U-19 World Cup warm-ups


August 8th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Aug 8 (IANS) India Wednesday won their second warm-up ahead of their Under-19 World Cup, defeating Afghanistan by 52 runs here at Fred Kratzman Oval. India, who had won ... Read more...

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