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Lower EMIs for consumer durables, Chidambaram tells PSBs (Lead)


August 18th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday called for increased consumer spending as a booster shot to the sagging economy and asked bankers to lower EMIs ... Read more...

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‘Grandparents’ house’ built in Italy


August 17th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 17 (IANS/AKI) The "Grandparents' house", a building comprising 94 public apartments to be assigned to elderly Italian citizens with economic difficulties, has been built near Rome.The public-owned apartments, ... Read more...

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Wash clothes sparingly: Britons told


July 29th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) A British NGO wants people to wash their clothes less often to save the planet, the Daily Mail reported Sunday.The Waste and Resources Action Programme says ... Read more...

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Panasonic India eyes Rs.25,000 crore turnover by 2015


June 25th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) Panasonic India has set an ambitious target to emerge as a $5 billion (Rs.25,000 crore) turnover company within 2015 by drawing up investment plans worth $300 ... Read more...

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Consumer durables prices to go up again


June 10th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) If you were planning to buy a refrigerator or an air conditioner this month, do it soon. Companies are about to raise the prices of ... Read more...

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Whirlpool introduces new products for larger market share


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Home appliances firm Whirlpool Thursday unveiled a new range of products in six categories priced between Rs.10,000 and Rs.1,00,000.Whirlpool said it hoped to capture 25 ... Read more...

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Plastic from synthetic clothes threaten food chain


January 29th, 2012 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Microscopic plastic debris that are released from washing synthetic clothes are accumulating in the marine environment and could be entering the food chain, a study has ... Read more...

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Britain’s retail sales fall in January


January 27th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Britain's retail sales fell in January as shoppers reined in spending, a survey showed. According to the latest monthly survey report issued Thursday by the Confederation ... Read more...

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Washing machines contaminate seas with plastic bits


December 22nd, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) Washing machines are polluting seas with polyester and acrylic bits, smaller than a pinhead. Mark Anthony Browne from the University College Dublin School of Biology and ... Read more...

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Brazil cuts taxes to spur growth


December 2nd, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Dec 2 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's finance minister announced Thursday a series of tax cuts aimed at ensuring economic growth of 5 percent in 2012 and shielding the country from the ... Read more...

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LG Electronics’ earnings turns into red in Q3


October 26th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Oct 26 (IANS) LG Electronics said Wednesday that its earnings turned into the red in the third quarter due to struggling smartphone business.Consolidated operating loss, which includes losses from ... Read more...

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Washing machines polluting sea shores


October 21st, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Washing machines are becoming a major source of harmful microplastic pollution - bits of polyester and acrylic smaller than a pinhead - which is littering sea ... Read more...

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LG Electronics to double Indian sales by 2015


August 19th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) South Korean consumer durables manufacturer LG Electronics is planning to double its business in India by 2015, focusing on home appliances as well as information technology ... Read more...

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80 percent blankets of a Chinese airline unwashed


July 11th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) About 80 percent of non-disposable blankets in a Chinese airline were found to be re-used without any disinfection by a cleaning company, a media report said.A ... Read more...

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Treating blue jeans eco-friendly offers alternative to deadly ’sandblasting’


April 13th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Scientists have developed an alternative eco-friendly method for treating dyed denim jeans to controversial 'sandblasting' technique.The process of 'surface activation' used to wash-down the denim following dyeing is ... Read more...

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Defeat of ruling parties certain in all five state polls: Naidu


April 4th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Apr 4 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said he was confident that all the ruling parties in the states of Assam, West Bengal, ... Read more...

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Samsung India posts $3.5 billion turnover in 2010


January 20th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 20 (IANS) The Indian arm of Korean consumer durable major Samsung posted a turnover of $3.5 billion (over Rs.15,935 crore) during 2010 and has set a growth target of 40 ... Read more...

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UniFirst CEO Appears On “Undercover Boss”


January 10th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) "Undercover Boss", Season 2 Episode 13 was shown yesterday, at 10p.m on CBS television Network. This episode brought in Ronald Croatti, the President and CEO of ... Read more...

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Family planning in Bhopal gets a Nano boost


December 5th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 5 (IANS) Health workers in Bhopal can now look forward to various prizes for enrolling men in the government's vasectomy programme, including a shiny new Tata Nano car."We are finalising ... Read more...

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Is nanosilver in consumer products threatening human life?


November 20th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 20 (ANI): Beware! Scientists have warned that unusually large amounts of nanosilver used in consumer products could be toxic for humans.Silver is regarded as harmless to humans unless it is ... Read more...

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US couple has 18 kids, pray for ‘many more’


November 9th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) Kelly Bates has been married 23 years and been pregnant for almost every year. The Bates couple has 18 children, with the latest entrant just a month old, ... Read more...

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Samsung India to expand Chennai facility at Rs.350 crore


November 3rd, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 3 (IANS) The Indian subsidiary of South Korean electronics major Samsung will expand its facility near here to make mobile phones and accessories, consumer electronics and information technology hardware at ... Read more...

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Sears Website Adopts The Zombie Theme


October 28th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 28, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Sears online shopping website is well known for having the widest range of home appliances electronics and fashion products. This one stop shop ... Read more...

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DDA taking over 700 Games Village flats (Lead)


October 18th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Monday started the process of taking over 700 of the 1,168 Commonwealth Games Village flats from the Organising Committee (OC), officials said."We ... Read more...

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DDA starts process of taking over Games Village flats


October 18th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Monday started the process of taking over the Commonwealth Games Village flats from the Organising Committee (OC), officials said."We have begun the ... Read more...

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Sonam to endorse Electrolux home appliances


October 4th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Bollywood actress and style icon Sonam Kapoor has been roped in as the brand ambassador of Electrolux home appliances.The 25-year-old will be endorsing the company's refrigerators, washing ... Read more...

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Top Indian sports persons check into Village


September 30th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Beijing Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra and bronze medallist Vijender are among 464 Indian athletes who have checked into the Commonwealth Games Village, ... Read more...

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No golf at Games? Says who! (Games Sidelights)


September 29th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Golf may not be a discipline at the Olympics or, for that matter, at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) but a golf simulator facility in the Games Village ... Read more...

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Swanky Games Village ready to welcome athletes


September 16th, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) A swanky Games Village, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, awaits athletes for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games. The Village had a soft launch Thursday when the media was taken ... Read more...

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Panasonic India to relaunch Sanyo brand


September 10th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) Panasonic India is all set to relaunch Japanese consumer durable brand Sanyo in the country by April next year, a top official said here Friday. "We want to market ... Read more...

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AKAI enters the mobile handset market, launches 10 handsets


September 7th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep7 (IANS) Japanese consumer electronics brand AKAI Tuesday entered the mobile handset segment, launching 10 models in the dual SIM category. Targeted at the youth, the handsets have been ... Read more...

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Factfile on CWG organising committee’s defence against media charges


August 4th, 2010 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Factfile on the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee's defence against media charges of extravagant expenditure. Media charges:* A toilet paper roll bought by OC for Rs.3,750.* Treadmills hired at Rs.9 lakh each.* ... Read more...

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Australian sculptor wants cremated ashes for artwork


August 1st, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 1 (IANS) An Australian sculptor has asked people to donate the cremated remains of their relatives for making an "interesting artwork about mortality". Peter Booth from Brisbane put an ad in ... Read more...

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Scope for cooperation in IT changing: Karnik (Interview)


June 29th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The scope for cooperation is changing in the IT industry in new markets, according to former NASSCOM chairman and IT heavyweight Kiran Karnik. "The focus in new ... Read more...

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GE to recall 181,000 washing machines due to fire and shock hazards


June 11th, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
GE is all set to recall around 181,000 washing machines, due to fire and shock hazards. The Consumer Product Safety Commission confirmed the news on Thursday.According to reports, there is a faulty ... Read more...

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