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Goair flies new aircraft on Goa-Bangalore service


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 21 (IANS) Mumbai-based Wadia group's low-cost carrier Go Airlines India Ltd (GoAir) Tuesday launched its service to Goa (Panjim) from Bangalore with a brand new aircraft (A320) of ... Read more...

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Power trip hits seven states, millions suffer (Afternoon Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Seven states in north India woke up to a powerless Monday with supply cut at 2.32 a.m. due to a major breakdown in the grid ... Read more...

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60 percent supply restored after major power breakdown


July 30th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Nearly 60 percent of electricity supply has been restored, Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Monday after a major breakdown in Northern Grid plunged seven states, ... Read more...

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Power supply hit in north India


July 30th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Power supply in seven states across north India was hit early Monday following a breakdown in the Northern Grid, an official said.Apart from ... Read more...

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$5 bn subsidy for Chinese rural households


July 14th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 14 (IANS) To enable villagers renovate their dilapidated houses in rural areas, the Chinese government has decided to support four million poor households this year, China Daily reported ... Read more...

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China’s banking assets top $16.8 trillion


June 9th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 9 (IANS) Total assets of China's banking sector rose 19.1 percent year-on-year to 105.8 trillion yuan ($16.8 trillion) by the end of 2011, according to a report released ... Read more...

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China’s advertising revenues exceed $47 bn


February 28th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) China's advertising market developed steadily and revenues exceeded 300 billion yuan ($47.62 billion) last year, an official said Tuesday.The country's advertising industry started to take off ... Read more...

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China’s FDI use falls


February 16th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 16 (IANS) China used $9.997 billion of foreign direct investment (FDI) in January, down 0.3 percent year-on-year, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Thursday.Shen Danyang, spokesperson for the ... Read more...

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40 bonded labourers rescued in Uttar Pradesh


November 26th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 26 (IANS) As many as 40 bonded labourers, including children and women, were freed from a brick kiln in Uttar Pradesh's Bhimnagar district, police said Saturday.The bonded labourers, ... Read more...

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China to launch mapping satellite


August 8th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) China will launch its first mapping satellite later this year, Xinhua reported Monday.ZY 3 will be launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi ... Read more...

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Nepal to look for uranium near Tibet border


August 4th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 4 (IANS) Nepal is gearing up to explore for uranium mines in its remote mountainous north, adjoining the border with Tibet, more than two decades after preliminary studies ... Read more...

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Rains bring relief to parts of Uttar Pradesh


July 16th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 16 (IANS) After days of sultry weather, parts of Uttar Pradesh, including capital Lucknow, Saturday witnessed light to moderate rains accompanied by thunderstorms."A cyclonic circulation over parts of ... Read more...

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Monsoon likely in Uttar Pradesh June 18


June 16th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 16 (IANS) Monsoon is likely to reach Uttar Pradesh by this weekend as its currents are advancing rapidly after maintaining a tardy pace over the Bay of Bengal ... Read more...

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India’s new satellite beams high quality images


May 9th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 9 (IANS) India's latest advanced remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2 has beamed high quality images distinctly showing the northern and western regions of the country, the space agency ... Read more...

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McDonald’s franchisee to invest Rs.500 crore


February 21st, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Hardcastle Restaurants Private Ltd (HRPL), the sole franchise of fast food major McDonald's in south and western India, Monday said it will invest Rs.500 crore over the ... Read more...

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NRI Ravi Verma Shooting For Documentary In Bihar With Hollywood Crew


January 20th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Ravi Verma, a California based film maker who is the CEO of the Telecommunication software and services in the Silicon Valley and is the biggest ERP or the Entrepreneur Resource ... Read more...

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Hostage killed before cops gun down two gangsters


January 18th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 18 (IANS) In a dramatic shootout in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, two gangsters shot dead a businessman they had kidnapped before being gunned down by police, officials said Tuesday. A ... Read more...

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Troops deployed as protests reach Tunisian capital


January 13th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by BNO News
TUNIS (BNO NEWS) - Troops were deployed in Tunisia on Wednesday as anti-government protests spread to the capital of Tunis, media reports said.Approximately 200 demonstrators clashed with police as troops took up ... Read more...

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Arms smuggler held in Uttar Pradesh


January 8th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 8 (IANS) A man working for an inter-state arms and ammunition racket was arrested with five country-made pistols in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly, police said Saturday.Guchchan Khan, aged around 45 years, ... Read more...

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Temperatures to dip in Uttar Pradesh


December 27th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 27 (IANS) Cold conditions in Uttar Pradesh would intensify as parts of the state would experience rains in the coming days, the weather department said Monday."In the next couple of ... Read more...

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Pak links up with China’s Kashgar ahead of Premier Jiabao’s visit


December 15th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec. 15 (ANI): Pakistan and China have inaugurated the first air cargo service linking Islamabad with Kashgar in China's northwest Xinjiang province, just three days before the visit of Chinese Premier ... Read more...

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Gangster killed in Uttar Pradesh


December 10th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 10 (IANS) A gangster carrying a reward of Rs.50,000 for his capture was gunned down by security forces in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras area Friday while his accomplice managed to escape, ... Read more...

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China denies copying high-speed rail technology


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 23 (IANS) A Chinese official has denied that China's high-speed rail technology has been plagiarised, saying it has developed it on its own.Tian Lipu, director of the State Intellectual Property ... Read more...

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China, Myanmar plan high-speed rail link


November 22nd, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 22 (IANS) China and Myanmar will soon hold discussions on a high-speed rail link between the two countries that is expected to boost trade and economic development in the region, ... Read more...

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New dinosaur species found in China


August 29th, 2010 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) Scientists in China have identified a new species of dinosaur in a mountainous region in Shandong province, experts from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said. Though fossils of ... Read more...

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Criminal gunned down in Uttar Pradesh


August 9th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 9 (IANS) A gangster wanted in connection with over 20 criminal cases and carrying a bounty of Rs.50,000 was shot down by police in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district, police said ... Read more...

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UAE sets up panel to sight Ramadan moon


August 7th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 7 (IANS/WAM) UAE Justice Minister Hadef Jouan Al Dhahiri has set up a panel to sight the crescent moon that marks the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan. Senior ... Read more...

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Asif wants to win second Test against England for Pak flood victims


August 5th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.5 (ANI): Pakistan fast bowler Mohammed Asif has said that he wants to win the second Test match against England at Edgbaston starting Friday (tomorrow) for the victims of the devastating ... Read more...

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Southwestern Chongqing aims to build biggest IT manufacturing base in Asia


July 9th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Singapore, July 9 (ANI): Chongqing, a populous economic hub in southwestern China, is hoping to become Asia's largest manufacturing base for information technology (IT) products.In an interview with China Daily, Chongqing ... Read more...

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Pranab asks banks expand to rural areas, expedite credit flow


July 6th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 6 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday asked banks and financial institutions to provide expeditious credit to various productive sections of the society to tap the country's growth potential. Addressing ... Read more...

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India clears cost hike for Afghan power project (Lead)


June 10th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Signalling its resolve to stay engaged in Afghanistan, the government Thursday approved revised estimates for a hydro-power project in Herat province that has made it costlier ... Read more...

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Indian cabinet okays cost hike for Afghan power project (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


June 10th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) India will spend about Rs.800 crore (around $180 million) in a hydro power project in Herat province of western Afghanistan. The Indian cabinet Thursday approved a ... Read more...

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Indian cabinet okays cost hike for Afghan power project


June 10th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) India will spend about Rs 800 crore (about $18 million) in a hydro power project in Herat province of western Afghanistan. The Indian cabinet Thursday approved ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda leadership operating from Pak’s tribal region: Mullen


May 31st, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 31 (ANI): The United States believes that the Al-Qaeda leadership is based in Pakistan's volatile tribal region along the Afghanistan border, and is working with both Islamabad and Kabul to ... Read more...

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93 mobile phones per 100 people in Brazil


May 23rd, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 23 (IANS/EFE) The number of mobile phone connections in Brazil has climbed to 180 million - or 93.8 cell phones per 100 people, a telecommunications regulator in the ... Read more...

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