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May 21, 2015 at 6:35 AM

LG Optimus Zone VS410 is the mobile device from LG with 3.2 inches screen and the resolution of the screen is 240 x 320 pixels pixels.

The award winning horror flick 'Echoes' all set to release on 29th May in India!

May 20, 2015 at 6:08 PM

Archstone Distribution and Fat Free Films's ECHOES - is a horror film all set to release on 29th May!

One World Trade Center Opens: Check construction video of One world trade center

November 4, 2014 at 10:58 PM

One World Trade Center Opens for business 13 years after the 9/11 devastation, 13 years back it was destroyed by the terrorists. The One World Trade Center was reconstructed and now opened after 13 years.

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New Zealand, Canada cut taxes on bilateral business

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Wellington (New Zealand), May 3 (Xinhua-ANI): New Zealand and Canada on Thursday signed a new agreement to stop bilateral business being taxed twice.

Coal workers threaten to go on strike

May 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) A trade union associated with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Wednesday threatened to go on strike from July 10 against alleged irregularities in allocation of coal blocks to private firms and exploitation of coal workers.

Free Fonseka, Sri Lankan opposition says

May 2, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Colombo, May 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's main opposition party has called for the immediate release of the jailed Sarath Fonseka, who led the army when it crushed the Tamil Tigers in 2009.

US puts India, China, Pakistan on IPR watch list

May 2, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Washington, May 2 (IANS) The United States has put India, China, Pakistan and ten other countries on a priority watch list for allegedly providing insufficient protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights or limited market access.

Thousands protest austerity plan in France

May 1, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Paris, May 1 (IANS) Thousands of people marched through the main cities of France Tuesday to express their opposition to the government's austerity plan.

Wipro buys Australian analytics firm

May 1, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Bangalore, May 1 (IANS) Global software major Wipro Ltd has acquired Australian-based analytics firm Promax Applications Group for Australian $35 million (Rs.189 crore).

Trade unions participate in Labour Day celebrations in Kolkata

May 1, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Kolkata, May 1(ANI): Trade unions and members of Communist Party of India -Marxist (CPI-M) congregated at prime locations of the city on Tuesday to mark Labour Day celebrations.

On May Day, trade unions at crossroads (Comment)

May 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Even as trade unions the world over are celebrating May Day with rallies, holidays and discussions, questions are being asked about the role of labour outfits in the changed liberal and globalised scenario.

India's exports drop by 5.71 percent in March

May 1, 2012 at 1:14 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) India's exports fell by 5.71 percent to $28.68 billion in March while imports surged 24.28 percent to $42.58 billion, leaving a monthly trade deficit of $13.9 billion, government data showed Tuesday.

CPI-M, Trinamool try one-upmanship on May Day

May 1, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) With West Bengal celebrating May Day with a holiday Tuesday, the ruling Trinamool Congress and the opposition Left Front tried to use the occasion to consolidate their base among the labour class, which comprises a major vote share in the state.

'Freedom Tower' One World Trade Center becomes New York's tallest building

May 1, 2012 at 10:34 AM

New York, May 1 (ANI): One World Trade Center, the monolith being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the 9/11 terror attacks, has become New York's tallest building, overtaking the Empire State Building.

Study to save Irrawaddy dolphins

April 30, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Phnom Penh, April 30 (IANS) A study was launched to protect the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in Cambodia's Mekong river, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Monday.

15 tonnes of waste collected from UAE seabed

April 29, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Abu Dhabi, April 29 (IANS/WAM) More than 15 tonnes of waste have been collected in a campaign to clean the seabed off a number of ports in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

India, Japan to hold economic dialogue, discuss n-deal

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) India and Japan will hold their first economic dialogue and sixth strategic talks Monday to impart a renewed momentum to burgeoning multi-faceted ties and to resolve issues for starting civil nuclear cooperation between them.

Lebanon halts ship carrying arms for Syria rebels

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Moscow, April 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Lebanese Navy has intercepted a Sierra Leone-registered ship carrying arms and ammunition reportedly destined for Syrian rebels, Al Jazeera reported.

Three CPI-M leaders allege ill-treatment at Doha airport

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Kochi, April 29 (IANS) En route to Cuban capital Havana to participate in a trade union congress, three Communist Party of India-Marxist leaders from Kerala were stopped at the Doha International Airport and 'forced' to fly back to Kochi citing lack of sufficient documents, one of them alleged Sunday.

Cartelisation blamed for rise in global commodity prices

April 29, 2012 at 4:26 PM

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Cartelisation is leading to volatility in global commodity markets and keeping the prices high, causing damage to countries like India which is heavily dependent on imports to meet energy requirements, a report said.

India, Japan to hold maiden economic dialogue Monday

April 29, 2012 at 3:14 PM

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) India and Japan will hold their first economic dialogue and sixth strategic talks Monday that are expected to impart a renewed momentum to burgeoning multi-faceted ties and explore ways to start civil nuclear cooperation between the two countries.

Indo-Pak trade ties in mutual interest: Shahbaz

April 28, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Lahore, Apr 28(ANI): Pak Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that trade relations between India and Pakistan are in the interest of both countries.

Russian journalist charged with creating armed group

April 28, 2012 at 7:22 AM

Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian journalist, detained in Dagestan republic, has been charged with setting up an illegal armed group.

New carcinogen in smokeless tobacco identified

April 27, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 27 (IANS) It is bad news for those Malayalis who use smokeless tobacco -- in the form of 'gutka' and similar products -- as a research in the US has, for the first time, identified a specific oral cancer-causing chemical in smokeless tobacco products.

Carbon Trading: An economic approach against pollution

April 26, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Carbon trading is a new concept of trading of harmful gaseous emissions especially carbon dioxide. Carbon trading is strategy for minimizing the emission of carbon through a Cap-and-Trade system. Therefore, Carbon dioxide is currently responsible for the major part of emissions trading. Carbon trading is one of the ways countries can fulfill the criteria of the Kyoto Protocol to reduce carbon emissions and hence reduce global warming.

Gilani to visit Britain in May

April 25, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will visit Britain May 8-13 to attend an annual review meeting on bilateral relations, the Pakistani foreign ministry said Wednesday.

'Vicky Donor' earns Rs.13.40 crore, Shoojit Sircar ecstatic

April 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) "Vicky Donor" is going places. After receiving rave reviews from the critics as well as the audiences, it has earned Rs.13.40 crore in the opening weekend. Director Shoojit Sircar is on cloud nine and says the film's success proves that the moviegoers have matured over the years.

Rajya Sabha passes bill to include disabled in RTE Act

April 25, 2012 at 1:24 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A bill to include children with disabilities in the ambit of the Right to Education (RTE) Act was passed by the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.

Campaign launched against animal testing for cosmetics

April 24, 2012 at 3:40 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Animal rights group Humane Society International (HSI) has launched a global campaign - 'Be Cruelty-Free' - to end animal testing for cosmetics.

Rajya Sabha takes up bill to include disabled in RTE

April 24, 2012 at 2:53 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A bill to include children with disabilities in the ambit of the Right to Education (RTE) was taken up by the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.

Dutch PM, cabinet tender resignation

April 24, 2012 at 2:36 AM

The Hague, April 24 (IANS) Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Monday tendered his government's resignation to Queen Beatrix, paving the way for early elections.

New Zealand's biggest city prepares to welcome Chinese investment

April 23, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Wellington, Apr 23 (Xinhua-ANI): Chinese companies could soon be investing in infrastructure projects in New Zealand's biggest city, Auckland Mayor Len Brown said Monday.

Pamela Anderson promotes ban on seal fur

April 22, 2012 at 9:00 PM

London, April 22 (IANS) Actress-model Pamela Anderson, who is a prominent animal rights activist has jetted off to Berlin to promote a ban on killing seals for their fur.

Government hopeful of passing important education bills

April 22, 2012 at 4:36 PM

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) With the budget session of parliament set to resume Tuesday, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal and education officials are keeping their fingers crossed for a slew of critical but pending education bills that, among others, seeks to establish a body to oversee and standardise higher education in the country and include children with disabilities under the Right to Education.

Dalai Lama blames Beijing for self-immolations

April 21, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Dharamsala, April 21 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has blamed Beijing for igniting self-immolation protests in Tibet, saying the issue is 'very political', a post on his official website said Saturday.

Two more self-immolations in Tibet

April 20, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Dharamsala, April 20 (IANS) Two more young Tibetans have immolated themselves in Tibet's northeastern Ngaba region, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said here Friday.

Western leaders threaten Syria after UN warns of regime failing to honour ceasefire

April 20, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Damascus, Apr 20 (ANI): With the UN warnings that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is not honouring terms of a ceasefire, Western leaders have threatened international intervention, including setting up "humanitarian corridors" across Syria.

Suu Kyi wants word changed in oath

April 19, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Yangon, April 19 (IANS) Myanmar's pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) Thursday asked the government to change a word in the oath of office taken by new parliamentarians -- opting for the word "respect" (the constitution) instead of "safeguard".

U.S. decision on China-made steel wheels brings hope, confidence: Official

April 19, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Beijing, April 19 (Xinhua-ANI): The United States' decision not to impose anti-dumping duties or countervailing duties against imports of steel wheels from China has brought hope and confidence to the industry that has seen frequent investigations from foreign countries, a Chinese official said Thursday.

Indian exports grow by 21 percent in April 2011- March 2012, claims Khullar

April 19, 2012 at 4:45 PM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Commerce Secretary Rahul Khullar on Thursday informed that India's exports for the last year (April 2011 to March 2012) have registered a growth of 21 percent at USD 303.7 billion.

Sarkozy falls further behind Socialist challenger Hollande ahead of French presidential elections

April 19, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Paris, Apr 19 (ANI): French President Nicolas Sarkozy has lost ground to his Socialist Party opponent, Fran?ois Hollande, just days before the first round of voting in the presidential election, a latest poll has revealed.

World No.1 table tennis star Ma Long feels the Olympic atmosphere

April 18, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Hong Kong, April 18 (Xinhua-ANI)): World No.1 men's table tennis player Ma Long of China thinks it is a good opportunity for feel the Olympic atmosphere in the Asian Zone qualifying tournament.

China's trade with Latin America grew in 2011

April 18, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Beijing, April 18 (IANS/EFE) The value of China's trade with Latin America rose 31.5 percent last year to $241.5 billion, a senior Chinese official said.

Mexico, India include mining, agriculture in talks

April 18, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Mexico City, April 18 (IANS/EFE) Mexico and India broadened the scope of their "privileged association" established in 2007 to include agriculture and mining, the two governments said upon the conclusion of the fifth meeting of the Mexico-India Binational Commission here.

Meira Kumar envies New Zealand's no parliament interruption record

April 16, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Wellington, April 16 (IANS) The New Zealand parliament has a "fine record of sitting without interruption", said Meira Kumar who, in her almost three years of presiding over the Lok Sabha, often faces a tough time in running the lower house of the Indian parliament smoothly in the wake of frequent opposition disruptions.

Pakistani designers take back bagfuls of business - and memories

April 16, 2012 at 5:31 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) They travelled from Pakistan to India with limited stock, and an aim to explore the fashion market. But designers from across the border, who participated in the Lifestyle Pakistan Expo here, packed up their bags with good business and fond memories of the nation.

Contestants 'torture each other to death' to impress gameshow host

April 16, 2012 at 5:31 PM

London, Apr 16 (ANI): Television gameshow hosts, who are usually considered as genial figures, are so powerful and influential that contestants are willing to do anything they are asked to do, including torturing each other to death, researchers say.

Traditional Chinese medicines carry toxic compounds

April 16, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Sydney, April 16 (IANS) Traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs) also carry potentially lethal plant ingredients, allergens and traces of endangered species, according to a new research, which warned the consumers to be aware of health safety issues before adopting these as a treatment option.

Google fined $25,000 for impeding US inquiry on street data collection

April 16, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): US federal regulators have charged Internet search giant Google with 'deliberately impeding and delaying' an investigation into the data collection and has ordered a 25,000 dollar fine on the firm.

Japan may go without n-power

April 16, 2012 at 7:55 AM

Tokyo, April 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Operations at Japan's all nuclear power plants could be suspended "momentarily" starting May 6, Japanese Trade and Industry Minister Yukio Edano has said.

New checkpost opened at Attari, to boost sub-continental trade

April 13, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Attari (Punjab), April 13 (IANS) Trade between India and Pakistan through the land border route is expected to go up almost 10 times with the formal inauguration Friday of the newly-built integrated check post (ICP) at Attari, along the international border between the two neighbours.

French 'Spiderman' sets new climbing record in Doha

April 13, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Doha, Apr 13 (ANI): French free-climber Alain Robert, who is better known as "Spiderman", set a new Guinness World Record by climbing the 300 metre high Aspire Tower in the fastest time, unassisted.

India's Pradeep Mehta on WTO panel

April 13, 2012 at 7:31 PM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The World Trade Organisation (WTO) said Friday it has appointed Pradeep S. Mehta, secretary general of Jaipur-based Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS), on a high-level panel set up to identify 21st century trade challenges.

Chinese firms mull joint ventures in India (With image)

April 13, 2012 at 7:15 PM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Many Chinese firms are in talks with Indian companies, mostly in sectors like food processing, alternative energy, auto components and machinery tools, to form joint ventures and expand their businesses.

New integrated checkpost opened at Attari, to boost Indo-Pak trade

April 13, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Attari (Punjab), April 13 (IANS) Trade between India and Pakistan through the land border route is expected to go up almost 10 times with the formal inauguration Friday of the newly-constructed integrated check post (ICP) at Attari, along the international border between the two neighbours.

Singapore's economic growth in Q1 faster than expected

April 13, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Singapore, April 13 (IANS) Singapore's economy grew by a faster-than-expected 1.6 percent year on year in the first quarter, mainly thanks to improvements in the manufacturing sector, according to advance estimates released Friday by the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

Mexican firm eyeing Cuba offshore oil projects

April 13, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Havana, April 13 (IANS/EFE) Mexican President Felipe Calderon said his country's state-owned oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos, is considering participating and investing in crude and natural gas exploration and production projects in Cuban territorial waters.

Pakistan expo aims to reap trade benefits, goodwill

April 12, 2012 at 6:03 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday showcased a wide range of products here at a trade fair, signifying its search for a peace dividend with India with greater economic and commercial engagements.

Rs.8,000 crore earmarked for ports expansion

April 12, 2012 at 4:03 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The government Thursday said it had awarded contracts worth Rs.8,000 crore for expansion of three ports -- Mumbai, Kandla and Visakhapatnam.

Give disabled children a choice, amend RTE: NAC

April 12, 2012 at 11:07 AM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) wants the human resource development (HRD) ministry to amend the right to education (RTE) law to ensure that disabled children have the choice to study either in an ordinary or a special school.

'Kidnapped' Oz-origin People's Struggle Movement activist found in Sri Lanka

April 10, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Colombo, Apr 10 (ANI): A missing Australian man whose family feared he had been kidnapped by 'secret police' in Sri Lanka has been found.

Pakistan commerce minister to visit India

April 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Pakistan Commerce Minister Mohammad Amin Fahim, accompanied by a trade delegation, will visit India this week to give a push to liberalisation of trade and visa norms.

Norway, India discuss issue of cancellation and auction of telecom licenses

April 10, 2012 at 7:14 PM

New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): Norwegian Trade Minister Trond Giske discussed the issue of cancellation and auction of telecom licenses with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee here on Tuesday.

India, Malaysia to hold strategic dialogue this week

April 10, 2012 at 3:47 PM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Third India-Malaysia Strategic Dialogue will be held here this week to nurture the growing convergence of the two nations' regional and global interests.

China should show kindness to neighbours: Daily

April 10, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Beijing, April 10 (IANS) Arguing that China's economic rise is good for the world, a Chinese commentary said Tuesday that Beijing must "show more kindness" to neighbouring countries worried about its strength.

India, Qatar joins hands in oil and gas field

April 10, 2012 at 1:49 PM

India and Qatar signed up many important agreements in various areas including an overarching pact on cooperation in oil and gas exploration.

China back to trade surplus

April 10, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Beijing, April 10 (IANS) China swung back to trade surplus in March from February's deficit of $31.48 billion, posting a $670 million trade surplus in the first quarter, authorities said Tuesday.

Curfew continues in riot-hit old Hyderabad

April 9, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Hyderabad, April 9 (IANS) The indefinite curfew in the riot-hit parts of the old city of Hyderabad continued without relaxation for the second day even as the situation remained peaceful.

Strike at Nokia Siemens Networks India

April 9, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Chennai, April 9 (IANS) Permanent workers of telecom equipment maker Nokia Siemens Networks India staged a sit-in strike Monday protesting against over 50 workers being barred from entering the factory and an enquiry being launched against them, a top official of the worker's union said.

Tech groups ask India to revisit market access rules

April 9, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Washington, April 9 (IANS) A number of global technology and business groups want India to reconsider its new rules on government-purchased technology, suggesting they would be at odds with New Delhi's World Trade Organization (WTO) obligations.

Chinese journalists provide free lunch

April 9, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Beijing, April 9 (IANS) A charity programme initiated by a group of journalists through the internet has been providing free lunch to 15,000 children from needy families across China.

Brazil makes world group playoffs in Davis Cup

April 9, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Rio de Janeiro, April 9 (IANS) Brazil advanced to the Davis Cup world group playoffs after Thomaz Bellucci defeated Colombia's Santiago Giraldo in straight sets in Sao Jose do Rio Preto.

China sets up rare earth association to streamline sector's development

April 9, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Beijing, April 9 (ANI): China has reportedly set up a rare earth association in order to streamline the sector's development.

Gilani says 'best friend' China's advised Pak to augment trade ties with India

April 9, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Lahore, Apr 9(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that their 'best friend' China has advised his country to augment trade ties with India.

'Northeast India should go for traditional housing'

April 9, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Agartala, April 9 (IANS) Quake-prone northeastern India should switch to traditional forms of house-building, including houses made of bamboo and cane, that are flexible and able to withstand tremors, said experts at a meet here.

Curfew continues in old Hyderabad

April 9, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Hyderabad, April 9 (IANS) The situation remained peaceful in riot-hit parts of the old city of Hyderabad Monday while the indefinite curfew continued for the second day, police said.

Syrian activists losing hope of unseating Assad as violence against protestors continues

April 9, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Damascus, Mar 31 (ANI): Syrian activists are losing hope about being able to oust President Bashar al-Assad as his government continues to ignore international calls for a ceasefire, and carries on with its bloody crackdown of pro-democracy protestors.

Political push can see India-Pakistan trade boom

April 8, 2012 at 3:05 PM

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) A political push and removal of barriers can see trade between India and Pakistan boom, experts maintain even as Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari made a whistle stop visit to India Sunday.

New India-Pakistan checkpost to boost trade, travel

April 8, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Attari (Punjab), April 8 (IANS) Trade and people-to-people ties between India and Pakistan takes on a new dimension with the Integrated Check Post (ICP) at the Attari-Wagah international border between the two countries to be formally inaugurated this week.

Saaed says will never allow Pak to become market for Indian goods

April 7, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Lahore, Apr 7(ANI): Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has said an attempt was being made to make Pakistan a market for Indian goods at the cost of his country's industry and agriculture that will ultimately weaken its defence vis-a-vis India.

UAE, Algeria discuss bilateral ties

April 6, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Algiers, April 6 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Algeria have discussed their bilateral reations.

Fast-track LOC trade, travel: Mufti Sayeed

April 6, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Jammu, April 6 (IANS) Ahead of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's visit to New Delhi, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and main opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said Friday there was lack of progress on cross Line of Control (LOC) trade and travel.

India should allow processing of pulses for exports

April 6, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Chennai, April 6 (IANS) The Indian government should allow at least the processing of imported raw pulses for export markets so that the domestic milling industry occupies the slots now occupied by units located in neighbouring and other countries, said an official of the industry association.

Pulses may become dearer in India

April 5, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) Prices of pulses may increase due to a marginal decline in production this fiscal if the prevailing dry weather conditions in both north and south India continues, International Pulses Trade and Industry Confederation said Thursday.

Expert rules out Titanic scale disaster

April 5, 2012 at 4:01 PM

London, April 5 (IANS) A Titanic scale disaster is not likely to happen again, thanks to the many lessons learnt from its sinking a 100 years ago, says a shipping expert.

Titanic disaster 'may not happen again'

April 5, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A seafaring catastrophe as dreadful as Titanic is unlikely to happen again, according to an Indian origin scientist.

Free applications drain smartphones of energy

April 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Washington, April 5 (IANS) Beware of seemingly harmless free applications (apps) -- they could be draining your smartphone of 75 percent of its energy, just tracking your location and transmitting the information to advertisers and downloading ads, a study reveals.

9/11 attack accused sent for trial; may face death sentence if convicted

April 5, 2012 at 1:12 PM

The five accused of September 11, 2001 have been sent for facing the trial, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense Pentagon said to media.......

9/11 Pakistani mastermind, 4 others sent for trial

April 5, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Washington, April 5 (IANS) The United States has formally sent to trial Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, alleged Pakistani mastermind of 9/11 terror attacks, along with four other suspected Al Qaeda militants involved in its planning. They could face the death penalty if found guilty.

Portman named Free The Children ambassador

April 5, 2012 at 7:12 AM

Los Angles, April 5 (IANS) Actress Natalie Portman has been roped in as the ambassador for Free the Children, a charity that helps youngsters in developing countries.

UAE launches armoured vehicle facility

April 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Ras Al Khaimah (UAE), April 4 (IANS/WAM) The world's largest privately-owned armoured vehicle facility was launched Wednesday in the UAE emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.

Nikshep in Indian team for Asian junior tennis

April 4, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Bangalore, April4 (IANS) Karnataka's B.R. Nikshep, ranked No.1 in the under-14 boys singles in Asia and as well as in the country, has been selected for the Indian boys under-14 team for the World junior tennis championships (Asia Oceania Zone) scheduled at Kuching, Malaysia, April 28-May 6.

Czech PM's private data under cyber attack

April 4, 2012 at 6:09 PM

In a major setback for Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas, as his private data including his three personal mobile numbers has been leaked on internet by a group of hackers.......

Hackers leak Czech PM's private data

April 4, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Warsaw, April 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hackers posted on the internet the private data of Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas, including the numbers of his three mobile telephones, after a series of cyber attacks on government web sites, Czech media reported Wednesday.

Chaudhary new Haryana chief secretary

April 3, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) The Haryana government Tuesday appointed Pradeep Kumar Chaudhary as the state's new chief secretary, an official spokesman said here.

Ice cream prices could soar worldwide

April 3, 2012 at 8:00 PM

London, April 3 (IANS) Vanilla, one of the world's favourite flavours - and also one of the most expensive - is grown mainly in Madagascar, Mexico and India. But a worldwide shortage of vanilla pods could send ice cream prices soaring, experts have warned.

Child rights body to regulate education act's implementation

April 3, 2012 at 7:20 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The apex child rights panel National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Tuesday rolled out a fresh set of guidelines to monitor implementation of the right to education act that has completed two years.

Pakistan moving towards MFN status for India: Gilani

April 3, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Islamabad, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has urged Asian countries to establish regional harmony and sustainable development through increased trade and economic growth. He said Pakistan is taking steps towards most favoured nation (MFN) status for India, it was reported here.

US, Mexico, Canada reaffirm commitment to security

April 3, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Washington, April 3 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama, Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper Monday concluded a summit that highlighted their commitment to greater cooperation on security and economic advancement in North America.

Argentina looks to stem imports of Mexican-made autos

April 3, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Buenos Aires, April 3 (IANS/EFE) Argentina is looking to reduce its imports of automobiles manufactured in Mexico in light of that country's refusal to revise the 2002 bilateral automotive trade agreement, media reports said.

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