Noida: 100-room UP Bhawan gets Akhilesh's nod
Aug 28, 2014 at 09:39 | Source:
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has given a green signal for the construction of a new 100-room UP Bhawan in Noida, near the national capital, an official said on Thursday.The building will be built in Sector 44 over a acre of la...
In democracy and disaster, emerging world embraces 'open data'
Aug 28, 2014 at 05:30 | Source:
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - 'Open data' - the trove of data-sets made publicly available by governments, organisations and businesses - isn't normally linked to high-wire politics, but just may have saved last month's Indonesian presidential elections from...
HP recalls more than six million power cords
Aug 28, 2014 at 00:26 | Source:
HP has ordered a worldwide recall of power cords that had been sold with its laptop computers and other accessories, including docking stations. The callback affects products sold between September 2010 and June 2012. The US Consumer Safety Commissio...
NSDL, Warmond Trustees to offer online will-making services
Aug 27, 2014 at 04:56 | Source:
By Sabarinath Muralidharan MUMBAI: NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure has entered into a strategic joint venture with Mumbai-based Warmond Trustees and Executors to offer will-making services to the masses as the economic turnaround and rising disposab...
Gaza ceasefire takes hold as focus turns to longer term
Aug 27, 2014 at 04:30 | Source:
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their seven-week conflict in Gaza appeared to be holding early on Wednesday as the focus shifted to securing an arrangement for the long term.No clear victor e...
Except Peons, All Employees to File Property Returns: Government
Aug 27, 2014 at 02:00 | Source:
New Delhi: All central government employees, except those working as peons or multi-tasking staff, need to declare their assets and liabilities and those of their spouses and dependent children as mandatory obligation under Lokpal Act, the Centre has...
NCR Housing Sales in January-June Down 37 Per Cent: Report
Aug 27, 2014 at 00:00 | Source:
New Delhi: Housing sales dropped by 37 per cent in Delhi-NCR to nearly 28,500 units during the first six months of this year due to slowdown in the property market, according to a report by real estate consultant Knight Frank. In the year-ago period ...
China media: Vietnam ties
Aug 26, 2014 at 23:17 | Source:
Media welcome Vietnam's efforts at mending ties with China , as Hanoi sends a high-ranking official to Beijing. Le Hong Anh, a senior member of the ruling Communist Party of Vietnam, started his two-day visit to China on Tuesday, state media out...
Bakshi asks McDonald's to return leased properties
Aug 26, 2014 at 21:21 | Source:
According to Bakshi, the JV was formed for 25 years and he leased properties to run the restaurants. The estranged Indian partner of McDonald's, Vikram Bakshi today asked the US food major to return all the prime properties leased to it for r...
How Assam-Nagaland border dispute became a people versus history problem
Aug 26, 2014 at 16:02 | Source:
Shops, offices and educational institutions are open in Assam's Golaghat town as it limps back to normalcy after witnessing major clashes between civilians and policeon 20 August resulting in the death of three people and many injured.Ironically, the...
Napa earthquake hastens calls for warning system
Aug 26, 2014 at 15:36 | Source:
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might offer a f...
Online players borrow listings, often without consent of advertisers
Aug 26, 2014 at 04:45 | Source:
NEW DELHI: If you have posted an online ad to sell a used teak cot or rent out a property recently, you may be among the many surprised to find it appear mysteriously on other classifieds portals. This is because players in the fast-growing online cl...
Badaun case: CBI not to file chargesheet against five accused
Aug 25, 2014 at 19:13 | Source:
New Delhi: In a new turn in the Badaun case, the CBI has decided not to file a chargesheet against the five accused arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police in connection with alleged rape and murder of two teenage cousins whose bodies were found hanging fro...
Be firm in demanding your rights: Bangladesh PM to Hindu community
Aug 25, 2014 at 15:20 | Source:
Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked minority Hindu community in Bangladesh to be firm in demanding their rights and join hands in nation building with the spirit of non-communalism."Bangladesh is your motherland, you were born here. Yo...
Quake rocks California wine country, dozens injured
Aug 25, 2014 at 05:45 | Source:
LONDON (Reuters) - A 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocked wine country north of San Francisco early on Sunday, injuring dozens of people, damaging historic buildings, setting some homes on fire and causing power outages around the picturesque town of Napa...
Hotel room glut makes Southeast Asian tourist hubs cheaper
Aug 23, 2014 at 06:37 | Source:
NEW DELHI: If you couldn't find a ticket to Singapore or Bangkok during the Independence Day weekend, don't worry — overseas travel package prices have fallen 15-20% and could drop further. A hotel room glut in Southeast Asian tourist hubs such as ...