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Kate Winslet becomes a real life heroine


August 23rd, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet has been hailed as a heroine after she saved the life of Richard Branson's mother when an inferno engulfed his Caribbean hideaway.The ... Read more...

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Fire destroys Richard Branson’s island house after lightning strike during Irene


August 23rd, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by BNO News
SAN JUAN (BNO NEWS) -- Twenty people escaped a fire sparked by lightning which broke out in Virgin tycoon Richard Branson's private island house in the Caribbean on early Monday, he said ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: British businessmen overeducated, says Branson


December 21st, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) Virgin group owner Richard Branson, who left school at 15 and ran his own business when others his age were studying, believes that "British entrepreneurs are overeducated", ... Read more...

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Richard Branson unveils digital mag for iPad


December 1st, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 01 (ANI): Richard Branson of Virgin Group has launched a digital magazine for Apple's popular iPad tablet computer.Named Project, the magazine will focus on entertainment, travel, business, design, and culture.The ... Read more...

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Virgin boss Branson to shave his legs, wear make-up after losing bet?


November 17th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Kula Lumpur, Nov 17 (ANI): Virgin Group boss Sir Richard Branson, who will be dressing up as an AirAsia stewardess after he lost a bet he made during the Formula 1 season, ... Read more...

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Virgin boss Branson to dress as AirAsia stewardess after losing bet


November 16th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 16 (ANI): Virgin Group boss Sir Richard Branson will be dressing up as an AirAsia stewardess after he lost a bet he made during the Formula 1 season.Branson, ... Read more...

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Runway opens at world’s first spaceport in US


October 23rd, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): Commercial space travel moved a step closer with the unveiling of a runway at the world's first spaceport in New Mexico.The event was marked with a flypast of ... Read more...

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Virgin Galactic Space Ship Two Completes Its Manned Flight Successfully


October 12th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 12, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Virgin Galactic spaceship touched down smoothly on the Californian Mojave Air and Space Port bringing science fiction a step closer to reality.The ... Read more...

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Virgin Galactic Space Craft Will Make Its Debut To The Space


October 12th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Now the sky will no more be the limit. Ask for more and you will get it from the VSS Enterprise's Virgin Galactic's craft. The Virgin ... Read more...

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Film moves Kate Winslet to start charity for autistic people


September 24th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 24 (ANI): Hollywood actress Kate Winslet has founded 'The Golden Hat Foundation', a charity to help people with autism, after watching a documentary with her nine-year-old daughter Mia.The Oscar-winning actress ... Read more...

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Indian-origin management guru to address Malaysian forum


August 11th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 11 (IANS) Virgin Group founder and chairman Richard Branson and US-based Indian management guru Anil Gupta will address a forum here next month. Branson is expected to outline his ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s AirAsia offering 200 dollar return flights from Oz to London


June 9th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 9(ANI): Malaysian long-haul budget airline AirAsia, which is part owned by billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Group, is offering return flights from Gold Coast, Perth and Melbourne, to London from ... Read more...

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Quartet to undertake world’s toughest rowing race for charity


May 29th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, May 29 (ANI): A Scottish climber and a former soldier from Perth are set to take on the elements in a non-stop marathon around Britain which is touted to be the ... Read more...

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Private firms gear up for Moon flights


September 22nd, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 22 (ANI): If a NASA based competition is anything to go by, then private firms seem all eager to conceptualize flights to the Moon.According to a report in Discovery News, ... Read more...

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UAE firm, Virgin Group enter strategic partnership


July 29th, 2009 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 29 (IANS) Aabar Investments, the biggest investment fund of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has entered a strategic partnership deal with British billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Group, WAM news ... Read more...

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Branson’s publicity stunt in Sydney riles Australians ahead of Ashes


July 10th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 10 (ANI): A publicity stunt that saw a 100-foot image of Virgin Group boss Sir Richard Branson's face beamed on to Sydney Harbour Bridge has riled Australians.According to The ... Read more...

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Richard Branson defends Virgin’s overtly sexual advertising


May 22nd, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 22 (ANI): Brit industrialist Sir Richard Branson has defended his fondness for posing with and using scantily clad women in promoting his Virgin Group, saying they help him stay ... Read more...

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Scantily clad women ensure media coverage: Richard Branson


May 22nd, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 22 (DPA) British tycoon Richard Branson said Friday that having scantily clad women at product launches ensured media coverage. The head of the airlines-to-banking Virgin Group Ltd wrote to Australia's Adelaide ... Read more...

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India-born actress is Britain’s favourite celebrity mum


May 11th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) India-born British actress Joanna Lumley is the celebrity most people would like to have as their mother, according a poll published Monday. The screen and television actress, who ... Read more...

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Aquada, the amphibian car is here


April 30th, 2009 - 1:37 am ICT by GD
The Gibbs Aquada is all set to be launched in the United States of America and all the car lovers who are interested in amphibious cars can buy the vehicle at around ... Read more...

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No-frills airline connects UK to Asia for less than 100 pounds


November 26th, 2008 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.26 (ANI): Travellers will be able to fly to Asia for under 100 pounds on a new no-frills service from London to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to The Times, AirAsiaX, backed ... Read more...

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‘Scrubber’ traps greenhouse gases directly from air


September 30th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 30 (IANS) Scientists are working on a technology to trap greenhouse gases directly from the air that could cut down emissions from transportation sectors.A study conducted by David Keith, professor ... Read more...

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Virgin Comics shuts down New York office


August 28th, 2008 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 27 (IANS) British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson's comic book venture, Virgin Comics, has closed its New York office after disappointing sales.The venture between Branson's Virgin Group and Indian comics ... Read more...

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Six Russians on Virgin Galactic’s first space flight


June 24th, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Moscow, June 24 (RIA Novosti) Six Russians will be on board the inaugural flight of the world's first space travel agency, Virgin Galactic (VG), which is to launch suborbital passenger flights ... Read more...

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Global celebs to join Indian businessman’s campaign for widows


June 17th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, June 17 (IANS) More than 300 international celebrities and stars are set to join an Indian-born businessman campaign for the United Nations to declare a world widows day. ... Read more...

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Dubai firm becomes first to charter space flight


April 23rd, 2008 - 7:49 pm ICT by admin
Dubai, April 23 (IANS) An unnamed Dubai-based company has become the first in the world to charter a space flight for its top management. "I cannot reveal any details about the company ... Read more...

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COAI questions Virgin’s ‘backdoor’ entry, seeks clear policy


March 20th, 2008 - 8:40 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Opposing the Virgin Group's entry into mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) services in India, leading cell phone service operators of the dominant GSM technology have urged authorities ... Read more...

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Virgin Mobile launches youth-focused services in India


March 2nd, 2008 - 9:48 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Virgin Mobile, part of British communications group Virgin Media, Sunday launched youth-oriented mobile services in India through telecom operator Tata Teleservices Ltd (TTL). The deal brings a tie-up ... Read more...

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Virgin mobile enters Indian telecom market


March 2nd, 2008 - 8:15 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, Mar 2 (ANI): Virgin Group entered into the Indian telecom market by inking a 'brand franchise' agreement with Tata Teleservices (TTSL) under which Richard Bransons group will provide value-added services to ... Read more...

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