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Giving time away can give you more of it, says study


July 15th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Many people are strapped for time, finding it difficult to complete their multiple tasks within a day. However, a new study suggests that volunteering our limited ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Beijing man hits $90 mn jackpot


June 13th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 13 (IANS) A man in Beijing has turned the biggest ever lottery winner in mainland China by winning a whopping 570 million yuan (about $90 million) in stakes, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Facebook set to raise $16 bn with largest tech IPO


May 18th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Pricing its IPO at $38 a share, Facebook, the highly popular social networking site that has over 45 million users in India, is expected to ... Read more...

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China may raise tobacco price to curb consumption


March 12th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 12 (IANS) China is studying the possibility of increasing prices and hiking tax to curb the consumption of tobacco, an official said.Miao Wei, minister of industry and information ... Read more...

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China to curb smoking with increased taxes


March 10th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 10 (IANS) The Chinese government is planning to raise taxes on mid and low-end cigarettes in a bid to reduce smokers in the country.According to Health Minister Chen ... Read more...

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German ‘Robin Hood’ doles out money to needy


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) A mystery benefactor in a German city has started sending white envelopes stuffed with 8,000 pounds (about $3,600) to people with good causes, sparking speculation a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Windfall for India’s hockey players


February 27th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) There was finally a windfall for the Indian hockey players as the national team Sunday night booked its berth for the 2012 London Olympic after ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Mexico lost $872 bn to illegal capital flight: Study


January 31st, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 31 (IANS/EFE) Mexico lost $872 billion to illicit financial outflows between 1970 and 2010, according to a report released Monday by a US-based research and advocacy group.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Is it quite literally an oil well?


October 13th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Malappuram, (Kerala) Oct 13 (IANS) In the fishing hamlet of Tanur near Malappuram, all roads in the past two days have been leading to the home of 38-year-old fisherman Abbas ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Windfall for Tamil Nadu power equipment makers


September 18th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) It is boom time for Tamil Nadu-based power equipment manufacturers as they have bagged orders worth a whopping Rs.17,120 crore ($3.6 billion) for boilers, steam turbines ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Thailand A wins Yamaha ASEAN Cup


July 17th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, July 17 (IANS) Thailand A came from behind to score a thrilling 2-1 victory over Indonesia and win the 3rd Yamaha ASEAN Cup Under-13 football tournament at the Yamaha ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Low yield in Asia’s peach bowl fetches high price


July 10th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rajgarh (Himachal Pradesh), July 10 (IANS) In Asia's main peach bowl - Rajgarh belt in Sirmaur district - production of the fruit is expected to decline by over half compared ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Boy awaits windfall after inventing burglars-tricking doorbell


June 5th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 5 (IANS) A British schoolboy is awaiting a windfall after inventing a doorbell that fools burglars into believing somebody is home even if no one is there.Designed by ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Bin Laden’s phone numbers to help US get biggest intelligence windfall?


May 5th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5(ANI): The US secret raid on Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's home in Pakistan's Abbottabad city has reportedly produced what could be the biggest intelligence windfall since the September 11, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Balotelli gives 1K pounds to a Manchester tramp


April 20th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 20 (ANI): Soccer star Mario Balotelli was at his generous best when he gave a thousand pounds to a tramp outside a casino after winning 25,000 pounds.According to The Sun, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Liquor sales in Kerala reach ‘dizzy heights’


April 16th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 (IANS) Liquor sales in Kerala for the 2010-11 fiscal touched dizzy heights, reaching an all-time high of Rs.6,730.30 crore compared to Rs.5,539.85 crore in 2009-10, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Oz man gives all his money to charity so wife won’t get any


April 9th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 9 (ANI): A man in Australia, who blamed greed for ruining his marriage, has given all his money to charity so that his wife will not get any of it.After ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian cricketers enjoy greater brand value post World Cup win


April 9th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) From accolades to cash, property and cars - team India's windfall just doesn't seem to end. Not just this, the brand value of the world ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Gautam, Virat, Munaf to get promotion, bonus in ONGC


April 4th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The windfall for members of World Cup-winning Indian cricket team continued Monday as ONGC announced out-of-turn promotion and cash bonus of Rs.20 lakh each ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Barclays chief executive gets 6.5 mn pounds bonus


March 7th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) Barclays has given its new chief executive a whopping bonus of 6.5 million pounds for his performance as the head of Barclays' investment banking and wealth ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Lottery winners remain unchanged after windfall


March 1st, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) We often hear about lottery winners who have squandered all their prize money, incurred debts and become lonely and unhappy. However, the bulk of winners claim to carry ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Delhi’s youth betting heavily on cricket World Cup’


February 24th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Students and young adults in Delhi have topped the list of those betting the most on the ongoing cricket World Cup with the money of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Egypt’s loss is Goa tourism’s gain


February 19th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) The recent crisis in the sunny land of the pharaohs has forced tourists headed to Egypt and other countries in north Africa to other beach destinations in Asia, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ahluwalia defends Swan, Unitech on stake sale after spectrum allocation


January 16th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has sought to clear the air on the so-called windfall of Swan Telecom and Unitech Wireless upon selling their stakes ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

White ‘pinching himself’ after 1.1 million dollar IPL windfall


January 9th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 9(ANI): Australian all-rounder has said that his new 1.1 million dollar contract with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Deccan Chargers has come as a surprise to him.The 27-year-old, who was ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Cameron’s dad gives him tax free 300 K pounds


December 31st, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 31 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has been given 300,000 pounds tax free from his late father's will.Millionaire Cameron escaped paying inheritance duty on the windfall because it ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Frustrated’ US military seeking to expand ground raids in Pak tribal areas


December 21st, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Senior US military commanders in Afghanistan are pushing for an expanded campaign of Special Operations ground raids across the border into Pakistan's tribal areas.The proposal, reflecting the growing ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Widow gives $7.2bn back to Madoff victims in largest forfeiture in US history


December 18th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 18 (ANI): Bernie Madoff's widow is paying back more than 7.2 billion dollars of the missing money to the victims of the Wall Street swindler, it has emerged.The settlement is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ferguson gets 100-mn pounds to buy new players


December 4th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been given 100 million pounds to strengthen the squad.The 4-0 humiliating loss to West Ham in the Carling Cup ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

On Dhanteras day, Patna buys 2,000 shiny new cars


November 3rd, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Nov 3 (IANS) While politicians in Bihar are busy making electoral promises of development, the state capital added around 2,000 shiny, new cars on its roads on Dhanteras Wednesday. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Lottery cash prize winners bring misery to partners


October 25th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) People who become millionaires overnight after hitting a lottery jackpot can bring misery to their partners, a study has found.Cash prizes, such as the 113-million pound EuroMillions jackpot, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Britain’s record jackpot winner to walk away with $180 mn


October 9th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 9 (IANS) Britain's biggest-ever lottery jackpot winner will be walking away with 113 million pounds (about $180 million), a media report said Saturday.But it is not yet known if ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cairn Energy set to earn windfall from sale of business in India


August 16th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.16 (ANI): Cairn Energy was last night in the final stages of talks to sell part of its holding in its Indian offshoot to mining group Vedanta Resources.Vedanta wants to buy ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

RCB’s claim on Taylor will earn huge windfall for New Zealand Cricket


July 24th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jul 24 (ANI): Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has indicated they will exercise their right to select Ross Taylor in their 15-man Champions League squad, which would prove to be an ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Oz players opposed to split innings in ODIs


July 17th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 17 (ANI): An internal poll of national-level and state players in Australia reveals that they have emphatically rejected the idea of splitting innings in the one-day international format, a plan ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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