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WASHINGTON, (IANS): Upset over the Russian and Chinese vetoes of a UN Security Council resolution threatening sanctions against Syria, the United States has said nations would have to take responsibility for implications of their vote on the ground there. India had abstained from the vote, saying it does not “place any responsibility on the (Syrian) […]

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Shafey Danish (NVONEWS) It does not often happen that leaders of companies become so much a part of our lives that their passing away leaves us with a perceptible sense of loss. Yet, I suspect in the case of Steve Jobs that is exactly how millions of people across the world will feel. Steve Jobs […]

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NEW YORK: US stocks extended yesterday’s rally on the back of a positive report on the service industry which was ahead of forecast. The Dow Jones rose 0.44% 10,856.32, the S&P’s 500 index rose 0.58% to 1,130.42, while the NASDAQ Composite index was up 1.12% to 2,431.84. The rally reflected gains in the European market […]

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is moving to introduce a ‘negative list’ of items that can be imported from India. This only sounds bad, actually it is a very positive thing. What it means is that instead of having a ‘positive list’ of items that can be imported, it will have a ‘negative list’ of items which cannot […]

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ISLAMABAD (IANS): Pakistan is eagerly waiting for Indian onions and tomatoes after widespread floods ravaged the crops. Thirtyfive containers of onions will reach Karachi in the coming days, Asif Ahmad, vice chairman of the Karachi Sabzi Mandi Market Committee, said Wednesday. Indian tomatoes are also on their way. Islamabad has withdrawn import duty to keep […]

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BANGALORE (IANS): The Karnataka government Tuesday declared 70 taluks (revenue subdivisions) out of the state’s 176 taluks drought-hit and will approach the central government soon for financial help. The decision to declare 70 taluks in 21 out of the 30 districts was taken at a meeting of ministers and senior officials of the affected districts, […]

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NEW DELHI: While the world is going gaga over the iPad, Galaxy Tab, and Kindle India has quietly gone ahead and manufactured a tablet that will beat all of them at least in one category; price. Except for the colour Kindle which comes at a cool $200 (roughly Rs 9000) the iPad and the Galaxy […]

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(NVONEWS) MUMBAI: Weak European cues and heavy sell off in large caps like SBI, ICICI Bank, Reliance Industries, Bharti and BHEL, dragged the benchmark index Sensex down by 72.45 point, or 0.46% down .  The 30-share BSE Sensex closed at 15,792.41. while the Nifty, home to major tech companies in the country lost 20.85 points […]

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Shafey Danish (NVONEWS) The iCloud is one of the highlights of the new iPhone 4S, even though we believe Siri is the real star of the show.  But it is our considered opinion that cloud computing is really not the way the industry should go. Here is why. When was the last time you cleaned […]

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DAMASCUS: Russia and China have killed a UN Security Council resolution that would have ‘threatened’ action against a regime that is bent on killing its own people and suppressing a heroic fight against a Bashar al Assad’s dictatorship. That the situation is in Syria is extremely grave, has been pointed out on our website and […]

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PATNA: Hard on the heels of criticism of coaching centres by Infosys chairman emeritus N.R. Narayana Murthy, comes a rebuttal by Anand Kumar, the founder of Super 30, Bihar’s widely acclaimed free coaching centre for Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) aspirants, against the IITs. He has blamed the institutes’ entrance exam panel for the poor […]

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NEW YORK: Narayan Murthy, emeritus Chairman of Infosys has blamed the coaching classes for bringing down the standard of the IITs. While we agree with view that coaching classes turn science and maths into rote exam oriented exercises, rather than engendering critical ability the lacuna is really in the basic education system, as the founder […]

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AHMEDABAD: In a blow to the Gujarat government a Gujarat government rejected the government’s contention that it’s remand plea should be heard before the bail plea by IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt. A hearing on the bail plea will now be held on the 7th of October, the court said on Wednesday. This means that the […]

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WASHINGTON:  India’s hopes for a role in Afghanistan has suffered a setback after the US said that it was not looking to give India a “mediatory role” in Afghanistan. The snub was crouched in familiarly feel good phrases, with the spokesperson saying that the US welcomed India-Afghanistan strategic partnership agreement. It was clear from the […]

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