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China online mobile phone sales soar


September 21st, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 21 (IANS) About 10 percent of Chinese consumers now buy mobile phones online and their number is rising rapidly, a study has found.About 30 million mobile phones are ... Read more...

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Fiat to open 80 standalone dealerships by year-end


September 19th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) To further develop its brand in India, Italian automobile major Fiat Wednesday said it expects to open 80 new standalone dealerships in the country by ... Read more...

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Canon eyes Rs.150 crore revenue from brand stores


September 19th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Leading camera-maker Canon is planning to have 100 exclusive brand stores in India by the year-end and is eyeing a revenue of Rs.150 crore from them, ... Read more...

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‘Recycling’ ATM gives cash for old mobile phones


September 18th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) A recycling ATM offers gadget freaks the option to trade in their discarded mobile phones for cash, rather than dumping them when they go in for ... Read more...

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GM to launch more dealerships


September 14th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) As the launch of its much awaited hatchback Sail U-Va nears, American automobile major General Motor Friday said that it is increasing the number of ... Read more...

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Myanmar mulls telecom industry’s privatisation


September 11th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 11 (IANS) Myanmar government has plans to privatise the telecom industry in the country.Myanmar's State Posts and Telecommunication (MPT) has worked out a plan to privatise its telecommunications ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Myanmar government allows opening of 20 private schools


September 10th, 2012 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 10 (IANS) The Myanmar government has approved opening of 20 private schools following the enactment of the Private School Law since last year-end, Xinhua reported.According to The ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US banks’ net income rises


August 29th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) US banks' net income in the second quarter of this year continued to increase, driven by lower loan-loss provisions and higher gains on loan sales, the ... Read more...

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Andhra chief minister’s outreach to cover state


August 26th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Polavaram (Andhra Pradesh) Aug 26 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy has launched a mass outreach programme to ensure that the benefits of government schemes reach the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Ragini MMS 2′ shoot to start by year end


August 13th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) After "Jism2", it's "Ragini MMS 2" for Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone and she reveals that the shooting of the horror-thriller sequel will start in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Reliance Power synchronises unit at Butibori thermal plant


June 26th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) Reliance Power Tuesday said it has synchronised the first 300 MW unit at its Butibori thermal power project near Nagpur. Electricity generated from the project will ... Read more...

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Simpson wants to lose 50 pounds in five months


June 24th, 2012 - 8:25 am ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Singer Jessica Simpson has a new mission - she wants to reduce 50 pounds, and get down to 130 pounds before year-end.The 31-year-old was seen arriving ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Diana Tea eyes 10-15 percent turnover growth


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Diana Tea Company Limited (DTCL), an Aares Group company, Saturday said it is eyeing 10 percent to 15 percent increase in its turnover this year."Currently, our ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

HP eyes 21.5 percent market share in consumer notebook segment


June 20th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Buoyed by the launch of new ultrabook models, technology giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) is eyeing 21.5 percent market share in the consumer notebook segment in India by ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India-Israel trade can go up to $15 bn, says envoy


June 20th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Bilateral trade between India and Israel can go up to $15 billion after the two countries are expected to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) by ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Raymond to open tailoring academies across India


June 14th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Renowned clothing brand Raymond, seeking to promote the tailoring trade, will open 20 tailoring academies and numerous workshops across the country in the next five years, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Shaadi Ke Side Effects’ shooting to start at year-end: Nandy


June 7th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Producer Pritish Nandy has roped in Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar for "Shaadi Ke Side Effects", a sequel to 2006 hit film "Pyaar Ke Side ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Government websites will be on new internet protocol by year-end


June 6th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Websites of all government organisations will move to the new Internet Protocol (IP), IPv6, by the year-end, the communications and information technology ministry said ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Balki to shoot his next with Big B at year-end (Movie Snippets) (With Images)


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 3 (IANS) Filmmaker R. Balakrishnan aka Balki, who presented Amitabh Bachchan in unimaginable roles in "Cheeni Kum" and "Paa", is gearing up to explore one more side ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Shanghai metro trains to run without drivers


May 10th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, May 10 (IANS) Shanghai is carrying out tests so that its metro trains can run without drivers.Currently testing technologies to allow subway trains to be piloted automatically, without human ... Read more...

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MFN status to India by year-end: Pakistan


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 2 (IANS) Pakistan will grant India most favoured nation (MFN) status by the end of this year, the country's commerce minister has said."There are some technicalities and after ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Emirates Islamic Bank profits up


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 1 (IANS/WAM) The Emirates Islamic Bank announced Tuesday that its operating profits rose to 138 million dirhams (about $16 million) at the close of the first quarter of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Biocon quarterly net profit declines 29 percent


April 27th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Biopharma company Biocon Friday reported a 29 percent decline in net profit at Rs.62.34 crore for the quarter ended March 31 against Rs.88 crore during ... Read more...

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Best Foods to tie up with hotel chains for more business


April 19th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Best Foods, an integrated basmati rice player with presence across value chains, is planning to shore up its packaged rice business by tying up with hotel ... Read more...

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Big market for budget hotels in small towns and cities: Experts


March 25th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Growth of hospitality sector in the country's tier 2 and tier 3 cities is set to become the next big trend, but the market is ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Economic Survey 2011-12 highlights


March 15th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Highlights of the Economic Survey 2011-12 tabled in parliament by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday:- GDP growth estimated to be 6.9 percent in ... Read more...

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Programme converts sign language into text


March 12th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) Researchers are designing a software programme which instantly translates sign language into type which can be read on a computer screen.The new technology could be available ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

UTV denies buying ‘Dabangg 2′ rights


February 7th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) UTV Motion Pictures has shot down reports that it has bought the rights of Salman Khan-Sonakshi Sinha-starrer "Dabangg 2".Rumours were abuzz that UTV had ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Catalin Predoiu appointed Romania’s acting PM (Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bucharest, Feb 6 (IANS) Romanian President Traian Basescu Monday named Catalin Predoiu as the country's acting prime minister after Emil Boc stepped down from the post while announcing his cabinet's ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

South Korea’s start-ups hit new high in December


January 19th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Jan 19 (IANS) The number of newly established companies in South Korea hit a new high last month due to a surge in start-ups by baby boomers, the central ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chennai Open: Raonic to meet Tipsarevic in final (Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) Fourth seeded Canadian Milos Raonic aced his way past World No.10 Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-4, to set up a title clash with top seed Janko Tipsarevic ... Read more...

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Briton found dead in Goa room


January 3rd, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 3 (IANS) A British national was found dead in mysterious circumstances in his rented room in a Goa village, police said Tuesday.John David Tagg, who was living with ... Read more...

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Food inflation dips to six-year low, relief for consumer (Second Lead)


December 29th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) There was year-end relief for the common man as India's annual food inflation dropped to a near six-year low of 0.42 percent for the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Partygoers play it safe this New Year’s Eve


December 29th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) "Play it Safe" seems to be the new mantra of partygoers this New Year's Eve. They may chant party, party and more party at year-end, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Chennai Open: Bopanna hopes for success with new partner Hesh


December 27th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 27 (IANS) Rohan Bopanna and his new tour doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi would be needing all their combined experience to mesh as an effective unit since both ... Read more...

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