• India takes top spot in Nielsen’s global consumer confidence
    2:28 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India has touched the top spot in consumer confidence among the 60 countries measured in Nielsen’s Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions in the second quarter (April-June) of 2014.The country’s ranking increased seven index points to 128, surpassing the 123 logged by Indonesia, which

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  • More Indians likely to find domestic jobs in Middle East
    2:18 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) As more and more women in Middle East countries step outside their homes for work, the opportunities for Asians to work as cooks, nannies and drivers in the region are likely to go up, said a migration expert.S. Irudayarajan, who heads the migration unit attached to the

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  • South Korean plan for North Korea’s infra development
    1:58 PM

    Seoul, Aug 18 (IANS) South Korea Monday unveiled its 2014 action plan to develop infrastructure in North Korea.Seoul’s unification ministry submitted the action plan to the parliamentary committee for foreign affairs under the basic framework for inter-Korean relations development, Xinhua reported.If ties between Seoul and Pyongyang improve, South Korea plans to

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  • China hands over confiscated rare turtles to Pakistan
    12:36 PM

    Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) Chinese officials Monday handed over 204 confiscated black pond turtles to Pakistan. The hand-over ceremony was held in Taxkorgan in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, which borders Pakistan, Xinhua reported. This is the first time China has returned smuggled rare animals to their source country. It

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  • Jayalalithaa suggests two-tier tax machinery
    12:20 PM

    Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has suggested to the central government to delegate the levy, collection and appropriation of tax substitutes for value added tax (VAT), central excise and service tax by the state.She said the central government tax machinery can focus on inter-state taxation while

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  • Device to sniff out smuggled money
    12:18 PM

    Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) In a breakthrough that might aid security forces detect smuggled money, US researchers have designed a technology that is capable of sniffing out hidden money.The portable device known as Bulk Currency Detection System (BCDS) copies the way trained dogs sniff out and trace chemicals emitted from money.The

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  • Sensex trades flat; auto stocks gain
    9:48 AM

    Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Monday was trading flat at 14.25 points or 0.05 percent up as auto stocks rallied.Good buying was observed in auto and capital goods, while marginal selling pressure was seen in metal and IT sectors.The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the

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  • US destroys armed vehicles of militants in Iraq
    7:52 AM

    Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) US warplanes Sunday destroyed 10 armed vehicles of Islamic militants in their continued air raids near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq, Xinhua reported.The Central Command said a mix of fighter, bomber, attack and remotely piloted aircraft were used to conduct 14 air strikes aimed at supporting

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  • Reliance Digital launches dual SIM 3G handset
    6:22 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Reliance Digital Thursday launched Reconnect Quad Core 4.7″ dual SIM 3G smartphone, priced at Rs.12,999, a company statement said here. Reliance Digital is the consumer durables and information technology concept from Reliance Retail, a unit of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL). RIL also owns Reliance Jio

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