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  • Real estate rates hit the roof in Worli

    9th June, 2006 18:32

    Lehman Brothers has leased out office space for Rs 410 per square foot in Mumbai's Worli area. According to sources, the company has occupied 25000 square feet in

  • Art of investing in falling markets

    9th June, 2006 18:21

    Its good that the correction has come so soon. Further downslide from here is limited. Even if the market was to fall to 7500 (worst case) it means a fall of about

  • Rains are not as cool as you think

    9th June, 2006 18:18

    Rains surely relieves us from the sweaty summer season but affects our health on other ways.

  • Indian BPOs go global

    9th June, 2006 18:13

    Outsourcing to Indian firms for pure cost benefits are becoming a thing of the past. Indian BPOs are going international in a bid to service clients with a global

  • Home loans keep getting costlier

    9th June, 2006 18:08

    After only a selective control for the housing section in the previous credit policy, the RBI has pulled a surprise by hiking the repo and reverse repo rate this w

  • Cellebrum & ICE 365 enter into alliance

    9th June, 2006 17:54

    Cellebrum & ICE 365 enter into alliance to offer mobile interactive community VAS services.

  • Make it your business to understand themes

    9th June, 2006 17:51

    Dinshaw Irani of Sharekhan advises analysts to first understand the business of the stock their looking to invest in very well, before they plan spreadsheets or ma

  • Stocks that hit 52-wk lows since May 11

    9th June, 2006 17:45

    982 companies, out of the 4475 companies that are actively traded on the BSE, touched their 52-week lows since May 11. Interestingly, a whopping 899 out of these t

  • Listen to your favourite music online

    9th June, 2006 17:40

    Five of the best sites to go to for your dose of music in regional languages. Check these out.

  • Fosroc India inaugurates third plant in India

    9th June, 2006 17:37

    Fosroc India inaugurates third plant in India at Uttaranchal in its Silver Jubilee year

  • Ranbaxy to market Zonisamide Capsules in US

    9th June, 2006 17:33

    Ranbaxy to market Zonisamide Capsules in the US

  • Yes Bank appointed as consultants to central committee

    9th June, 2006 17:29

    Yes Bank appointed as national consultants to the central committee led by the union ministry of agriculture for setting up of modern terminal markets.

  • Aeneas Portfolio picks up 13.81% stake in Greenply

    9th June, 2006 17:26

    Aeneas Portfolio picks up 13.81% stake in Greenply

  • Kale Consultants appoints Ajit Singh Vig as Sr. VP

    9th June, 2006 17:21

    Kale Consultants appoints Ajit Singh Vig as Sr. Vice President.

  • PNB can go up to Rs 425-430

    9th June, 2006 17:19

    Technical Analyst, Ashwani Gujral is of the view that PNB can go up to Rs 425-430.

  • Oriental Bank can touch Rs 240

    9th June, 2006 17:18

    Technical Analyst, Ashwani Gujral is of the view that Oriental Bank of Commerce can touch Rs 240.

  • SBI Capital Markets strengthens its international presence

    9th June, 2006 17:16

    SBI Capital Markets strengthens its International Presence. Floats wholly - owned subsidiary 'SBICAP (UK) Limited '

  • Gulshan Sugars & Chemicals files Draft Prospectus

    9th June, 2006 17:13

    Gulshan Sugars & Chemicals Limited files Draft Prospectus with SEBI for a follow-on issue

  • Burnout: First sizzle and then fizzle out

    9th June, 2006 17:08

    Burnouts is an ever present danger today, with people collapsing at their peak.

  • Exit ONGC at Rs 1030

    9th June, 2006 17:05

    Technical Analyst, Ashwani Gujral is of the view that one should exit from ONGC at Rs 1030.

  • IPCL can hit Rs 270-275

    9th June, 2006 17:01

    Technical Analyst, Ashwani Gujral is of the view that IPCL can touch Rs 270-275.

  • Mumbai dabbawalas take on boys from Brazil

    9th June, 2006 16:59

    Mumbai Dabbawalas take on boys from Brazil in Nokia 'Defend Your Turf' Futsal Challenge at Kamala Mills. First contenders to challenge the Boys from Brazil

  • Skoch brings experts together to drive revolution

    9th June, 2006 16:57

    Skoch Banking Seminar - Mumbai. Skoch brings the experts together to drive the revolution

  • Connecting the unconnected to be the main focus: Motorola

    9th June, 2006 16:56

    It is the company that re-defined cellphones as a style statement two years ago with the RAZR V3, an iconic gadget, that is the largest selling in the United State

  • Mkts will remain volatile for a month: Martin Currie

    9th June, 2006 16:35

    Kirsty Watt, Investment Manager of Asia and Global Emerging Markets at Martin Currie says the markets will remain volatile for a month. However they are positive a

  • HDFC MF hikes stake in AIA Engineering

    9th June, 2006 16:33

    HDFC Mutual Fund has acquired 3,735 shares of AIA Engineering on June 5, 2006.

  • Be stock specific in midcaps: Vasudeo Joshi

    9th June, 2006 16:31

    According to Vasudeo Joshi of Man Financial, the correction that one has seen in the Indian markets was in part a result of overstretched valuations, which are get

  • It's the best time to buy: Ambareesh Baliga

    9th June, 2006 16:18

    It was a turnaround of sorts in the markets, as the BSE Sensex gained 500 points and closed the day in green. But Ambareesh Baliga of Karvy Stock Broking is not su

  • Gulshan Sugars & Chem files DRHP for follow-on issue

    9th June, 2006 16:05

    Gulshan Sugars & Chemicals has filed the draft prospectus with the Sebi to enter the capital market with a fixed price follow-on issue of equity shares.

  • ICICI bank has resistance at Rs 525-530

    9th June, 2006 15:50

    Technical Analyst, Salil Sharma is of the view that ICICI bank has resistance at Rs 525-530.

  • Neyveli Lignite Q4 net seen down 20.2% at Rs399.4cr

    9th June, 2006 15:49

    Neyveli Lignite is to announce its Q4 and FY06 results. According to CNBC-TV18 estimates, its Q4 net profit is seen going down 20.2% at Rs 399.4 crore from Rs 500.

  • Hedge funds witness a bumpy ride

    9th June, 2006 15:48

    Hedge funds have had a bumpy ride in the month of May. CNBC-TV18 reports on how the hedge funds have performed in May and if they are facing any redemption pressur

  • Hold ACC, says Shastri

    9th June, 2006 15:45

    VVLN Shastri of Firstcall India Equity Advisor is of the view that one should hold on ACC

  • Be accountable to your loved ones & for your actions

    9th June, 2006 15:39

    Accountability is freedom to decide, analyze and choose in the given moment.

  • Hold Mid Day Multimedia: Joshi

    9th June, 2006 15:32

    Sharmila Joshi of Asit C Mehta is of the view that the entertainment industry is an exciting space to hold. One should hold Mid Day Multimedia.

  • Be invested in RCF

    9th June, 2006 15:28

    Sharmila Joshi of Asit C Mehta is of the opinion that one can hold on to RCF. This is a good season for the fertiliser space.

  • ICICI Bank better than IndusInd Bank

    9th June, 2006 15:24

    Rahul Mohindar of Viratechindia is of the view that one should switch to ICICI Bank, it will be better than IndusInd Bank.

  • Stay invested in Piramyd Retail

    9th June, 2006 15:21

    Sharmila Joshi of Asit C Mehta is of the view that one can hold on to Piramyd Retail.

  • Raymond witnessing buying interest

    9th June, 2006 15:16

    At 3:06 pm, Raymond is quoting at Rs 341.75, up Rs 41.35, or 13.76%. It is trading with volumes of 1,20,976 shares.

  • Our top pick will be BoB: Karvy

    9th June, 2006 15:14

    Hemindra Hazari of Karvy Stock Broking sayswas expecting this hike to take place in the credit polity itself but it did not. The trigger has been noted even by oth

  • Finolex Ind flares up 14.50%

    9th June, 2006 15:11

    Finolex Ind has flared up 14.50%. At 3 pm, the share is quoting at Rs 78.95, up Rs 10.

  • Concrete gains for India Cements

    9th June, 2006 15:07

    At 2:57 pm, India Cements is quoting at Rs 136, up Rs 15.55, or 12.91%. It is trading with volumes of 18,29,810 shares.

  • Gitanjali Gems locked at 20% upper circuit

    9th June, 2006 15:00

    Gitanjali Gems is locked at 20% upper circuit. At 2:53 pm, the share is quoting at Rs 152.20, up Rs 25.35. There were pending buy orders of 30,885 shares, with no

  • Sun TV puts on good show

    9th June, 2006 14:53

    At 2:43 pm, Sun TV is quoting at Rs 1,018.95, up Rs 134.70, or 15.23%. It is trading with volumes of 39,732 shares.

  • IVRCL Infra gains over 12%

    9th June, 2006 14:48

    At 2:35 pm, IVRCL Infra is quoting at Rs 210.95, up Rs 23.15, or 12.33%. It is trading with volumes of 7,30,076 shares.

  • Selling in ICICI Bank not finish yet

    9th June, 2006 14:43

    Technical Analyst, Deepak Mohoni feels that ICICI Bank is not doing well today. It seems that selling in the stock has not finished yet.

  • Bajaj Hindustan may improve further

    9th June, 2006 14:41

    Technical Analyst, Deepak Mohoni is of the view that Bajaj Hindustan may improve further if the market bounces back here on.

  • Only buyers in Bombay Rayon, stock up

    9th June, 2006 14:32

    Bombay Rayon Fashions is locked at 20% upper circuit. At 2:22 pm, the share is quoting at Rs 132.30, up Rs 22.05. There were pending buy orders of 1,744 shares, wi

  • Rate hike to impact banks' core business

    9th June, 2006 14:18

    In a surprise move, the Reserve Bank of India hiked rates yesterday. CNBC-TV18 reports on how it is likely to impact the core business and treasury portfolio of ba

  • Reliance MF bullish on RNRL

    9th June, 2006 14:04

    Reliance Mutual Fund increased it holdings in oil & gas, conglomerates, services and banking and finance sectors. In terms of stocks, it bought over 1 crore shares

  • Current order book at about Rs 295 cr: AIA

    9th June, 2006 14:00

    AIA Engineering has just posted its numbers, Rs 406 crore on the topline and EPS of about Rs 36.

  • Shahrukh Khan portrayed him in Swades

    9th June, 2006 13:54

    Shahrukh Khan's character in Swades could just have been ispired by Vikrma Akula, a social entrepreneur, who empowers women.

  • Precious metals continue to be weak: Gold down 3%

    9th June, 2006 13:43

    Precious metals continue to be weak; Gold has gone down 3%. Silver is also down 7% and Palladium is down 4%, CNBC-TV18 reports.

  • Rupee rallies, bonds down

    9th June, 2006 13:39

    Banks are going long on the rupee to take advantage of the rate hike. PSU banks are seen buying dollars, amidst a smooth rupee rally. The benchmark ten year has fa

  • JSW Steel gains over 13%

    9th June, 2006 13:33

    At 1:23 pm, JSW Steel is quoting at Rs 261.15, up Rs 30.75, or 13.35%. It is trading with volumes of 63,922 shares.

  • Petroleum price hike will hurt: Pawar

    9th June, 2006 13:26

    Sharad Pawar told reporters at the Indian Embassy in Washington that the petrol price hike would adversely affect India’s farming community and the common man.

  • Invest in RIL, Maruti Udyog than sugar stocks

    9th June, 2006 13:23

    Kashyap Pujara of Sushil Finance is of the view that Reliance Industries, Maruti Udyog offer much better and a safer risk reward ratio than sugar. These stocks are

  • A small correction around the corner: VVLN Shastri

    9th June, 2006 13:21

    VVLN Shastri of Firstcall India says that the market, for the time being, may show some kind of a bounceback but a small correction is again around the corner.

  • Rolta moves up smartly

    9th June, 2006 13:20

    Rolta has moved up. At 1:09 pm, the share is quoting at Rs 142, up Rs 15.50, or 12.25%.

  • Australian couple claim BASE jump record in India

    9th June, 2006 13:13

    An Australian couple claims they have broken a world record for the highest BASE jump after leaping in winged suits with parachutes from a 6,604-meter (21,661-foot

  • Inflation at 4.68% Vs 4.74%

    9th June, 2006 13:05

    Inflation figures for week to May 27 are at 4.68% as compared to 4.74% of a week ago.

  • What happens when hot money goes out

    9th June, 2006 13:00

    In order to contain inflation, the US Fed has given signals to increase the interest rates further. This has spooked markets all through. One of the macroeconomic

  • Mahindra Gesco up on buying interest

    9th June, 2006 13:00

    At 12:56 pm, Mahindra Gesco is quoting at Rs 458, up Rs 61.25, or 15.44%. It is trading with volumes of 9,27,614 shares.

  • Canara Bank minting money

    9th June, 2006 12:57

    At 12:47 pm, Canara Bank is quoting at Rs 216, up Rs 25, or 13.09%. It is trading with volumes of 80,034 shares.

  • Sharp recovery for Nahar Exports

    9th June, 2006 12:54

    Nahar Exports has recovered from lower level. At 12:43 pm, the share is quoting at Rs 69.75, up Rs 10.45, or 17.62%.

  • Nepal's PM winds up visit, India prepares aid package

    9th June, 2006 12:49

    Nepal's aging prime minister was expected to leave India on Friday with a generous aid package for his Himalayan nation, beset by a decade of communist insurgency

  • India is fifth country to have 100 mln cell phone users

    9th June, 2006 12:47

    India's cell phone subscribers exceeded 100 million at the end of May. India's Communications and Information Technology Minister said on Thursday that India is th

  • Tata Motors bounces back today

    9th June, 2006 12:42

    Tata Motors has pulled back today. At 12:31 pm, the share is quoting at Rs 754, up Rs 33.45, or 4.64%.

  • BHEL makes smart gains

    9th June, 2006 12:38

    At 12:27 pm, BHEL is quoting at Rs 1,822, up Rs 88.80, or 5.12%. It is trading with volumes of 39,109 shares.

  • Not liquidated stocks: Bank of India

    9th June, 2006 12:32

    RK Bakshi, GM -Treasury Head at Bank of India says that they have not liquidated any of their stocks. Bakshi says that they maintain 50% margin and they do daily m

  • Buy Reliance Industries on every fall

    9th June, 2006 12:30

    Anil Manghnani of Modern Shares & Stock Brokers is of the view that one should buy one should buy Reliance Industries on every fall.

  • SPS aims to raise Rs 70cr from IPO

    9th June, 2006 12:27

    SPS Steel & Power, a part of the SPS Group, will raise Rs 70 crore from its initial public offer, which is likely to be floated within a month.

  • Increased margin for stock lending to 60%: IndusInd

    9th June, 2006 12:26

    MD of IndusInd Bank, Bhaskar Ghose says that they have increased margin for stock lending to 60% in the last two days.

  • Insurers offer unviable bids for state-run health plans

    9th June, 2006 12:22

    The state governments choose an insurer for running such schemes through a tender process where the lowest bidder gets the business.

  • L&T witnessing buying interest

    9th June, 2006 12:19

    At 12:09 pm, L&T is quoting at Rs 1,991.50, up Rs 109.85, or 5.84%. It is trading with volumes of 1,27,660 shares.

  • Rate hike won't impact demand: ICICI Bank

    9th June, 2006 12:14

    While saying that they expected softening of rates after March, Chanda Kocchar, Joint Manging Director of ICICI Bank says the bank would hike interest and lending

  • NTPC advances 7.19%

    9th June, 2006 12:11

    At 12 pm, NTPC is quoting at Rs 107.30, up Rs 7.20, or 7.19%.

  • Grasim Ind trading higher

    9th June, 2006 12:00

    At 11:55 am, Grasim Ind is quoting at Rs 1,712.05, up Rs 148.65, or 9.51%. It is trading with volumes of 30,973 shares.

  • Asian markets end higher; Nikkei flares 118 points

    9th June, 2006 11:54

    The Nikkei share average ended up 0.81% on Friday, a day after it had the worst fall in a year, as stronger-than-expected machinery orders encouraged investors to

  • Impact of the stock market crash on real estate

    9th June, 2006 11:49

    When the stock market falls like it has, there is a lot of collateral impact on many other asset classes, notably real estate. Already there are reports that real

  • When spreadsheet calisthenics don't work

    9th June, 2006 11:47

    Apart from changing strategies that affect customers, a real revamp would involve the organisational architecture as well.

  • Sweet gains for Mawana Sugar

    9th June, 2006 11:44

    At 11:36 am, Mawana Sugar is quoting at Rs 64.75, up Rs 6.50, or 11.16%. It is trading with volumes of 84,720 shares.

  • Auto sales surge

    9th June, 2006 11:41

    India's domestic passenger car sales in May surged 29.6 % to 88,814 units, from 68,519 in the same month a year earlier, an industry body said on Friday, reports R

  • Buy Suzlon Energy, Deccan Chronicle

    9th June, 2006 11:39

    Investment Advisor, PN Vijay is of the view that Suzlon Energy and Deccan Chronicle Holdings are good buy.

  • Nagarjuna Const makes smart move

    9th June, 2006 11:32

    At 11:22 am, Nagarjuna Const is quoting at Rs 267.50, up Rs 31.85, or 13.52%. It is trading with volumes of 70,333 shares.

  • Tata Tea remains an outperformer: SSKI

    9th June, 2006 11:29

    Broking house, SSKI is bullish on Tata Tea. It has reiterated an outperformer rating on the stock.

  • Ranbaxy Labs climbs up 4.78%

    9th June, 2006 11:21

    Ranbaxy Labs has climbed up 4.78%. At 11:11 am, the share is quoting at Rs 358.50, up Rs 16.35.

  • Buy Hindalco, Sterlite Industries: Manghnani

    9th June, 2006 11:18

    Anil Manghnani of Modern Shares & Stock Brokers is of the view that one should pick up Hindalco Industries and Sterlite Industries in the metal pack.

  • ITC has good support at Rs 147-150

    9th June, 2006 11:09

    Anil Manghnani of Modern Shares & Stock Brokers is of the view that ITC has good support at Rs 147-150.

  • Bombay Dyeing up on buying interest

    9th June, 2006 10:49

    At 10:39 am, Bombay Dyeing is quoting at Rs 455, up Rs 26.55, or 6.20%. It is trading with volumes of 1,41,078 shares.

  • Final straw for RBI was the fuel price hike: Malik

    9th June, 2006 10:43

    Rajeev Malik in charge of Asia Economic Research at JPMorgan Chase Bank believes that the final straw for the RBI was the fuel price hike, which is expected to hav

  • Sugar an excellent investment opportunity

    9th June, 2006 10:40

    Investment Advisor, PN Vijay is of the view that sugar sector represent an excellent investment opportunity.

  • IPCL firms up 6.18%

    9th June, 2006 10:34

    IPCL has firmed up 6.18%. At 10:24 am, the share is quoting at Rs 229.20, up Rs 13.35.

  • A small recovery is possible

    9th June, 2006 10:24

    European markets declined heavily last night, while US stocks finished little changed after making large swings in both directions. In Asia, the Nikkei is down qui

  • Sharp recovery for Guj NRE Coke

    9th June, 2006 10:21

    Guj NRE Coke has recovered from lower level. At 10:13 am, the share is quoting at Rs 58.95, up Rs 2.65, or 4.71%.

  • Bharat Forge surges up 6.15%

    9th June, 2006 10:19

    Bharat Forge has surges up 6.15%. At 10:10 am, the share is quoting at Rs 282, up Rs 16.35.

  • VSNL makes smart gains

    9th June, 2006 10:14

    VSNL has moved up. At 10:05 am, the share is quoting at Rs 320.50, up Rs 15.75, or 5.17%.

  • "Bank stocks may fall further on back of the rate hike"

    9th June, 2006 10:09

    I do not think anybody should be surprised by the fact that the rate hike has come in, because it is anyways always on the cards. So bank stocks might fall further

  • Bank stocks will start negatively

    9th June, 2006 10:00

    Investment Advisor, PN Vijay feels that bank stocks will start negatively.

  • CLSA keeps buy on Sun Pharma, target Rs 1010

    9th June, 2006 09:42

    CLSA is bullish on Sun Pharma and has maintained a buy on the stock with a target of Rs 1010.

  • Thirteen Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh

    9th June, 2006 09:40

    A government Minister said that at least 13 Maoist rebels were killed in gun battles with security forces in Chhattisgarh, reports Reuters.

  • FII figures looking fine: PN Vijay

    9th June, 2006 09:36

    Investment Advisor PN Vijay says that it is difficult to say whether the markets will fall again today. Considering the negative aspects, he says that the hike in

  • Rajshree Sugars Q4 net profit up at Rs 16cr

    9th June, 2006 09:30

    Rajshree Sugars has announced its Q4FY06 results. The company's Q4 net profit is up at Rs 16 crore from Rs 3.16 crore.

  • BPO sector joins the football mania

    9th June, 2006 09:21

    The football fever seems to be just about everywhere. Latest to join the mania is the BPO sector. To hold their employees attention while matches are on, BPOs have

  • Germany's talisman ruled out due to injury

    9th June, 2006 09:14

    All eyes are on Munich where hosts Germany kick off their World Cup campaign today. But one man will not be participating in the festivities. German captain Michae

  • Indian ADRs ended in red: HDFC Bank, Patni, Dr Reddy's down

    9th June, 2006 09:12

    Indian ADRs: HDFC Bank, Patni, Dr Reddy's, ICICI Bank, Infosys, Satyam, MTNL, VSNL, Tata Motors and Wipro slipped.

  • Wall Street ends mixed, Dow up 8 points

    9th June, 2006 09:07

    Wall Street recovered from an earlier plunge to finish narrowly mixed yesterday as investors attempted to rally from a week of losses fuelled by concerns that high

  • Money Calls: Mukherjee, Lasrado

    9th June, 2006 09:01

    The bond market is expected to remain highly volatile after RBI's rate hike announcements yesterday, says Mukherjee.

  • Zarqawi dies in US bomb attack

    9th June, 2006 09:00

    The UK and US hailed the death of Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi. He died when US planes dropped two bombs on a site near the city of Baquba. He was identified by his finger

  • Support for Sensex at 9115-8822

    9th June, 2006 08:58

    The support for the Sensex is at 9115-8822 and the resistance to the up move at 9907.

  • Stocks in news: Ashok Leyland, Wipro, Thomas Cook

    9th June, 2006 08:55

    Stocks in news: Ashok Leyland, Wipro, Thomas Cook, NTPC, Gail, Dena Bank, i-flex, Ind Swift and Mid Day Multimedia.

  • Shoppers' Stop plans F&B foray

    9th June, 2006 08:51

    Retailer Shoppers' Stop is aiming for a slice of the lucrative Indian food and beverages market which is growing rapidly, fuelled by a population that is experimen

  • Support for Nifty at 2623

    9th June, 2006 08:49

    The next support levels in this decline are 2,623 points (50% correction of 1,472-3,774 points) and 2,533 points (50% correction of 1,292-3,774 points). These are

  • Govt to simplify tax form 'Saral'

    9th June, 2006 08:43

    The government is planning to simplify the income tax form, Saral, CNBC-TV18 reports.

  • Crude oil prices fall after Zarqawi's death

    9th June, 2006 08:40

    Crude oil prices fell more than a dollar after the death of Al Qaeda leader, Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, reports CNBC-TV18.

  • Market Cues: FIIs net buy $ 7.1mn

    9th June, 2006 08:31

    Market Cues: FIIs net buy USD 7.1 million. MFs net buy Rs 217.57 crore in equity on June 7.

  • Equity calls: Vijay, Malkani, Mutha, Bhambwani

    9th June, 2006 08:18

    The hike in interest rates by ECB and RBI will worsen the mood in the market, which has been seeing selling pressure from hedge funds, says Malkani.

  • Investors unlikely to make big shifts as mkt drops

    9th June, 2006 07:18

    Investors of all sizes have nervously watched stocks stumble this month, But many fund managers, financial planners and analysts say the decline won't prompt sharp

  • Nikkei up 1% as steel, machinery shares recover

    9th June, 2006 07:00

    The Nikkei average rose 1.12% by mid-morning on Friday, snapping a four-day losing streak in which it lost 7.3%, as steel makers, such as Nippon Steel Corp. gained

  • What's brewing in coffee shops?

    9th June, 2006 06:56

    Coffee shops provide youngsters the ideal setting to date, read, talk and just hang out without their parents breathing down their necks. But Starbucks's pricey fo

  • Banks worldwide fall short in service

    9th June, 2006 04:10

    Bank executives worldwide say their industry promises more than it delivers to make customers happy, according to a survey, reports Reuters.

  • Clean water flowing through China?

    9th June, 2006 04:00

    China's Yellow River delta estuary is the cleanest in years, state media said on Friday, despite recent reports that China's second-longest river is so polluted it

  • Vietnamese coaches and referees charged with match-fixing

    9th June, 2006 03:23

    Vietnamese police have charged 17 referees and coaches with involvement in match-fixing, state media reported on Friday, reports Reuters.

  • Martin Luther King's books to be auctioned

    9th June, 2006 03:00

    Sotheby's auction house said on Thursday that more than 10,000 manuscripts and books from the estate of Martin Luther King Jr, in the handwriting of the crusader f

  • World Cup returns to Germany after 32 years

    9th June, 2006 02:59

    Nearly 32 years after West Germany won the 10th World Cup in Munich, the world's greatest sporting event returns to the same city on Friday when Germany kick off t

  • Invitation to Iranian Vice Prez irks German jews

    9th June, 2006 02:24

    A German Jewish group criticised the authorities on Thursday, for allowing an Iranian Vice President to attend the first match of the World Cup, reports Reuters.

  • 'Ecuador fit, in form and raring to go'

    9th June, 2006 02:22

    Ecuador reported a clean bill of health on Thursday, with sights set firmly on the second round, at least on the eve of their Group A clash with Poland, reports Re

  • Costa Rica dreams of upsetting Germany

    9th June, 2006 02:19

    Costa Rica coach Alexandre Guimaraes says his team is dreaming of upsetting hosts Germany in Friday's World Cup opener in Munich, reports Reuters.

  • 800 World Cup tickets found in Frankfurt

    9th June, 2006 02:16

    An honest punter turned in a plastic bag containing 800 World Cup tickets, which he found in a Frankfurt underground station on Thursday, Reuters reports.

  • China pulls out 'The Da Vinci Code' from theatres

    9th June, 2006 02:10

    China ordered cinemas to pull the plug on controversial blockbuster "The Da Vinci Code" so as to allow more exposure for homegrown films, reports Reuters.

  • French Open: Federer and Nadal bid for dream final in Paris

    9th June, 2006 02:09

    Defending champion Rafael Nadal and world number one Roger Federer aim to set up a dream final at the French Open when they face respectively Ivan Ljubicic and Dav

  • Ronaldo to resume training after fever

    9th June, 2006 01:28

    Striker Ronaldo missed Brazil training on Thursday afternoon due to a fever and sinus infection but will be fit for practice on Friday, a team doctor said, reports

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