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Chennai, June 18 (IANS) Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia Tuesday formally announced the appointment of Subramanian Ramadorai, chairman of the National Skills development Corporation (NSDC), as its non-executive chairman of India operations.
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Social news website Digg is set to launch its product, an alternative to Google Reader on June 26, less than a week before Google shuts down its reader service.
Johannesburg, June 18 (ANI): Social media giant Facebook has created a mysterious event for Thursday, which is speculated to be the one where, the company would add video feature to its Instagram smartphone picture sharing service.
Le Bourget (France), June 18 (IANS/EFE) The governor of the Mexican state of Queretaro said Monday that he planned to discuss seven aviation investment projects worth $150 million with different companies during the 2013 Paris Air Show.
London, June 18 (ANI): Easy Qu'ran Memorizing, a website which aims at providing online Qu'ran lessons to students from Middle East, Europe and North America has the tutor with a track record of being a member of the political arm of a banned terrorist organization.
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) Watchmaker Timex Group India, which currently enjoys eight to nine percent market share in organised watch sector, Monday said it is aiming to grab one to two percent market share in every year from 2014.
Bangalore, June 17 (IANS) Global search engine Google is offering a new format in India to advertise products and brands for users, the company's Indian subsidiary said Monday.
Chennai, June 17 (IANS) Global automobile major Ford Motor Company considers India as a major market for it to grow as well as ship out more cars to other markets even as it is bringing down production in line with the demand in Europe, said a top company official.
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actor Ranbir Kapoor has been signed by Disney for "Jagga Jasoos" franchise and the film's shooting will commence in September next year.
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Telecom services provider Bharti Airtel Monday completed the allotment of 199.87 million new equity shares, representing 5 percent equity stake in the company, to Qatar Foundation Endowment, it said in a communication to the Bombay Stock Exchange.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 16 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, facing heat over the links of his office staff with a woman arrested in a cheating case, got a further jolt with leader of opposition V.S. Achuthanandan Sunday demanding that he step down and order a judicial probe.
London, June 16(ANI): Marketers have come up with an all-new concept in which they can keep an eye on consumers watching their ads offline.
Cairo, June 16 (IANS) Egypt has detained a man for allegedly spying for Israel's Mossad intelligence agency, state-run Al-Ahram news website reported.
Beijing, June 16 (IANS) A court in China has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for forging financial documents to get over 10 billion yuan (around $1.6 billion) from banks and companies.
Bangalore, June 15 (IANS) Investors of India's global software major Infosys Ltd Saturday unanimously approved a special resolution re-appointing its iconic co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy as executive chairman and hoped that he would steer the company's fortunes in these challenging times.
Bangalore, June 15 (IANS) Investors of India's second largest IT bellwether Infosys Ltd Saturday hoped the return of iconic co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy as executive chairman would revive the company's fortunes.
Bangalore, June 15 (IANS) Infosys co-founder and executive chairman N.R. Narayana Murthy said Saturday tough decisions would be taken to rebuild the global software major, which would take at least three years.
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Petrol prices will go up by Rs.2 per litre, excluding taxes, from midnight Saturday due to the depreciating rupee and hardening of international prices, a state-run oil marketing company (OMC) said.
London, June 15 (IANS) Singer Kylie Minogue has earned 85,000 pounds a week in the 25th year of her singing career. But new documents reveal she has ended her business relationship with younger sister Dannii.
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Diversified Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group Saturday entered into a global alliance agreement with Spain-based component manufacturer CIE Automotive to form a new company, Mahindra CIE.
London, June 15 (ANI): Kylie Minogue reportedly made 85,000 pounds a week in the 25th year of her music career.
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Mahindra and Mahindra Saturday said it will buy a 13.5 percent stake in component manufacturer CIE Automotive for 96.24 million euros (Rs.738.45 crore).
London, June 15 (ANI): Social media giant Facebook has revealed the number of 'snoop data' requests made by the US government in the last year.
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki Saturday launched the CNG (compressed natural gas) powered variant of its seven seater utility vehicle Ertiga, priced between Rs.6.52 lakh and Rs.7.30 lakh.
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Apple's senior vice president Eddy Cue has said that the company's founder late Steve Jobs did not originally agree to the idea of having an iBook store for Mac and iPhone.
Bangalore, June 15 (IANS) Infosys' co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy will provide strategic direction to the global software major on return as executive chairman, outgoing chairman K.V. Kamath said Saturday.
London, June 15 (ANI): A high-ranking Nazi SS-led unit official allegedly involved in burning villages filled with women and children has been reportedly found living in Minnesota, US since the World War II end.
Washington, June 15(ANI): Japanese engineers have developed a future plasma TV that can roll up like a window shade.
Chennai, June 14 (IANS) An electronic chip under the car bonnet that can tell a policyholder's driving pattern so that a car policy can be properly priced is what private general insurer Liberty Videocon General Insurance Company Ltd. is experimenting with, said a top company official.
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) Friday approved a proposal by the Norwegian telecom operator, Telenor, to raise its stake in its Indian joint venture from 49 percent to 74 percent, Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram said here.
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The government Friday deferred a decision on approving the proposed stake-sale of 24 percent in Jet Airways to Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways.
C0hennai, June 14 (IANS) With the number of registered users on its website touching around one million, the internet connectivity increasing in tier-two cities in the country and the subscriber numbers going up, Big Flicks Pvt. Ltd. is planning to increase the number of movie titles in its library by 1,000 to 3,000 this year, said a senior official.
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Drugmaker Sanofi Friday said its animal health division Merial has completed acquisition of the animal health division of Dosch Pharmaceuticals to enter India's growing animal health market.
Tokyo, June 14 (ANI): Fujitsu, a leading Information and Communication Technology (ICT) company of Japan, has announced a new system of cloud products and services group called "Fujitsu Cloud Initiative" at a recently held Interop exhibition at Chiba city near Tokyo.
Film: "Thillu Mullu"; Cast: Shiva, Isha Talwar, Prakash Raj, Kovai Sarla, Soori, Sathyan, Monisha, Manobala, Blaaze and Santhanam; Director: Badri; Rating: **1/2
Washington, June 14 (ANI): Apple's senior executive Eddy Cue defended the company against the alleged charges of fixing prices with publishers for subsequent price hike and profit to the companies.
Bangalore, June 14 (IANS) Co-founders and the board of India's second-largest global software major Infosys Ltd are bracing for a stormy 32nd annual general meeting (AGM) - over a "son rise" - in this tech hub Saturday.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 14 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, under intense criticism from the Left opposition over his staff members being in contact with a woman charged with several cheating cases, Friday asked two of them to step down.
Washington, June 14 (ANI): The most popular song of the 20th century in English language, 'Happy Birthday to you' has been freed of the copyright act, which expired in 1921.
Los Angeles, June 14 (IANS) Actress Kristen Stewart, who used to enjoy the company of two dogs when she was staying with her former beau Robert Pattinson, says she now misses them immensely.
Washington, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US soft-drink giant Coca-Cola has tapped four champion American athletes to represent the company at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia's Black Sea town of Sochi, including Olympic champion figure skater Michelle Kwan.
Bangalore, June 13 (IANS) Rival Indian IT bellwethers Infosys and Wipro Thursday announced salary increments and wage hikes for their employees based offshore and onshore worldwide for the 2013-14 fiscal.
Bangalore, June 13 (IANS) Global chip maker Intel Corporation has designed and developed a new Atom microprocessor in 22 nanometer (nm) to power a range of smart phones and tablets for higher performance with less power consumption, a company official said Thursday.
Bangalore, June 13 (IANS) Indian IT bellwether Wipro Ltd Thursday announced an average wage hike of six-eight percent to its offshore employees and two-three percent to onsite employees from this month.
Moscow, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Russian football star Valery Karpin is being sued for $29.3 million in a Spanish court over a real estate dispute, La Voz de Galicia newspaper reported Thursday.
Mumbai, June 13 (IANS) Jet Airways Thursday said it has appointed Gary Kenneth Toomey as its chief executive pending regulatory approvals.
Bangalore, June 13 (IANS) Indian IT bellwether Infosys Ltd Thursday announced salary increments to eligible employees in India and overseas with effect from July 1 of this fiscal (2013-14).
Sydney, June 13 (ANI): Internet giant Google has pledged to donate 1 million sterling pounds to the British charity The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), which monitors online child porn.
London, June 13 (ANI): Internet giant Google has been accused of evading the taxes by the UK government.
London, June 13 (ANI): Taking inspiration from the human skeleton, aircraft makers Airbus has designed a strong and relatively lightweight plane.
Washington, June 13 (ANI): The CEO of AEG Live LLC has testified that he knew Michael Jackson as a sophisticated, forceful businessman and not as the drugged-up performer.
Melbourne, June 13 (ANI): Open-plan office can be hazardous to the health for people with introvert personalities as they are more sensitive to external noises, says an expert.
Washington, June 13 (ANI): A software engineer intern can earn an average monthly salary of 6,763 dollars in 2013 in Google.
Wellington, June 13 (ANI): Internet corporation Yahoo has decided to release inactive email IDs which have been dysfunctional for more than a year to be identified by the users and provide them a last chance to re-use their existing email address.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 13 (IANS) Allegations against a member of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's staff rocked the Kerala assembly for the second day Thursday.
Sydney, June 13 (ANI): German carmaker Volkswagen has included Audi and Skoda cars to its list of recalls over mechanical faults.
Sydney, June 13 (ANI): Social media giant Facebook has introduced 'clickable hashtags' (#), similar to those used in Twitter and Instagram, in order to allow users to identify the topics and search for them later.
New York, June 13 (ANI): Robert Pattinson has been named as the latest face of Dior Homme fragrance, French Luxury house Christian Dior has confirmed.
Chennai, June 12 (IANS) Indian tyre major Apollo Tyres Ltd. Wednesday announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the US-based Cooper Tire & Rubber Company for around Rs.14,500 crore (US $2.5 billion) in all-cash transaction.
Hyderabad, June 12 (IANS) Former union minister of state for coal Dasari Narayana Rao, who faces CBI probe in the coal scam, Wednesday denied his involvement and said the "truth will prevail".
Bangalore, June 12 (IANS) Indian IT bellwether Wipro Ltd is expanding its operations in Germany and plans to hire about 1,000 techies over the next three years, the global software major said Wednesday.
Washington, June 12 (ANI): US No. 1 tobacco company Altria Group and owner of Marlboro maker Philip Morris have entered into the fledgling but potentially lucrative electronic cigarette business.
Sydney, June 12 (ANI): German carmaker Volkswagen has issued a recall of more than 25,000 cars sold in Australia owing to gearbox defects.
Washington, June 12 (ANI): The wheel has finally been reinvented -and it actually works better than the original.
Sydney, June 12 (ANI): News Corporation Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch has said shareholders have approved a plan to split the media company into two independent firms.
Dubai, June 12 (ANI): Popular free unlimited messaging service 'Whatsapp' that allows users to send unlimited text messages over 3G telecom networks or WiFi, could be banned in Saudi Arabia due to its 'non-compliance' to the local rules.
Sydney, June 12 (ANI): Australian opening batsman David Warner may reportedly be sent home from England as punishment after being involved in an alcohol-related incident in the backdrop of the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy.
Johannesburg, June 12(ANI): Internet search giant Google has reportedly asked the US government to allow it to disclose 'data requests' about users' web activities to prove its non-alignment with US-run spy programme 'Prism'.
Melbourne, June 12 (ANI): A life science company is perfecting a possible miracle cure for cancer from a fruit from the north Queensland rainforest.
London, June 12 (IANS) Prince Harry has reportedly been flirting with model Cara Delevingne after they spent time together at a barbecue thrown by Princess Beatrice.
Bhubaneswar, June 11 (IANS) State-owned National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) Tuesday said it has commissioned its second wind power project in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district.
Hyderabad, June 11 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court Tuesday gave its nod for the much-awaited merger of Mahindra Satyam with its parent firm Tech Mahindra, which will create a $2.4 billion entity, the fifth largest Indian IT firm.
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A luxury underwater hotel is set to be built on the remote and postcard perfect tropical island of Kuredhivaru in the Maldive Islands, with the National Ministry of Tourism giving the green signal to the ambitious plan last week.
London, June 11 (ANI): American financial service company Standard and Poor (SandP) have downgraded their ratings for the US economy from AAA to AA+ owing to the nation's improving economy.
Washington, June 11(ANI): Software giant Apple unveiled its new range of MacBook Airs with better battery life, a fresh look incorporated to the iPhones with the new OS and other tweaks to the existing softwares at the company's Worldwide Developer Conference.
Washington, June 11 (IANS) Apple Inc. has unveiled an operating system for its iPhones and iPads that will radically overhaul how users' touchscreens look, a top company official said.
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) A Tamil film actor-cum-director was arrested by Delhi Police for duping a Delhi-based businessman of Rs.5 crore on the pretext of facilitating a Rs.1,000 crore loan to his company, police said Monday.
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The Indian cricket board Monday decided to do away with IPL after-match parties and cheerleaders as part of "Operation Clean-up", and also suspended part-owner of Rajasthan Royals Raj Kundra on the Delhi Police commissioner's assertion that he had admitted to betting.
London, June 10 (ANI): A Chinese court has sentenced the brother-in-law of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo to 11 years in jail on charges of fraud.
London, June 9 (ANI): More than a dozen male train drivers employed in the Roslagsbanan train services in Stockholm, Sweden, have started wearing skirts to work to keep cool following ban of shorts.
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Social media giant Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg has denied reports about the US government having access to its servers and insisted that the company has never been part of any such programme to allow the access.
London, June 9 (ANI): The Xbox One will soon have an eye-tracking technology to check whether the viewers watch ads and also offer rewards for those who stay put during adverts.
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Finnish technology company ZenRobotics has created a recycling robot that could help address the escalating global waste problem.
London, June 9 (ANI): Web giant Google said that the government has 'no access' to its servers either directly, via back door or through a so-called drop box.
Beijing, June 9 (IANS) China's former railway minister Liu Zhijun stood trial in a court here Sunday on charges of bribery and abuse of power.
New York, June 09 (ANI): An adult site is giving away the infamous bikini Farrah Abraham wore on the cover of her sex tape 'Backdoor Teen Mom' after it was yanked from eBay for health and hygiene concerns.
Washington, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Data technology developed by Russia is fighting suspicion to compete in US markets, developers said, amid mushrooming revelations about secret US government data surveillance programmes.
Beijing, June 8 (IANS) Aircraft giant Airbus will deliver over 100 passenger planes to China this year, the company said Saturday.
London, June 8 (ANI): UK security agency Government Communications' Headquarters (GCHQ) with the help of US top spy agency's covert programme has got access to information from world's leading internet firms.
Beijing, June 8 (Xinhua-ANI): European aircraft manufacturer Airbus will deliver over 100 passenger planes to China this year, with its four-year deliveries to China totaling over 400, the company announced on Saturday.
Sydney, June 8 (ANI): Mobile network operator Vodafone has paid no UK corporation tax for the second year in a row owing to investments in its country network and interest payments despite earning five billion sterling pounds as revenue.
New Delhi, June 7 (ANI): Ambani brothers today announced a Rs 12,000-crore deal, wherein Mukesh will use towers owned by a firm run by his younger sibling Anil for launch of his telecom venture.
Beijing, June 7 (IANS) Now is an incredibly exciting time to be pursuing the movie business in China because the country presents a promising market full of opportunities, says Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of Dreamworks Studio.
London, June 7 (ANI): A US clothing company has created a shirt which you could wear for 100 days without washing it.
London, June 7 (ANI): Apple has been accused of using its influence to secure preferential treatment from mobile operators wanting to offer the iPhone, a former senior executive at a major European operator has said.
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) The two telecom ventures headed by the Ambani brothers, Mukesh and Anil, Friday announced yet another accord - this time to share the nation-wide telecom towers infrastructure of Reliance Communications.
Mumbai, June 7 (ANI): Reliance Industries has announced plans to spend over Rs.150,000 crores (26 billion dollars) across its businesses over the next three years, even as its chairman, Mukesh Ambani, gave few details about the group's long-anticipated launch of 4G telecommunications services.
Beijing, June 7 (IANS/EFE) The Chinese government has said that the fire at a poultry plant that killed 120 people and injured 77 was due to negligence by the company and the regulatory authorities.
Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) will invest Rs.150,000 crore over the next three years to expand its manufacturing, retail and 4G digital services, Chairman Mukesh Ambani said here Thursday.
Bhubaneswar, June 6 (IANS) Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), a unit of the state-run Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), Thursday said it has registered its best ever April-May performance as well as best May performance since inception in key areas.