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Mobile number portability not much of a hit

Mobile number portability not much of a hit

New Delhi, Dec 4 About a year into operation, mobile number portability (MNP) that allowed telephone subscribers to change their operators without forgoing their existing numbers, has failed to enthuse customers as only over two percent subscribers have...
FICCI to open office in Nepal

FICCI to open office in Nepal

New Delhi, Dec 4 The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Sunday said it would open an office in Kathmandu and set up an India-Nepal strategy forum to boost economic ties between the two countries. “Confederation of Nepalese...
C-DOT to transfer optical fiber technology to firms Monday

C-DOT to transfer optical fiber technology to firms Monday

New Delhi, Dec 4 Government-aided autonomous research organisation Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) will Monday transfer indigenously designed broadband internet technology to state-run firms and private players to expedite the creation of...
Australian ruling party votes for uranium sale to India

Australian ruling party votes for uranium sale to India

Sydney/Melbourne, Dec 4 (IANS) Australia’s ruling Labor Party representatives have passed a motion to remove a ban on uranium exports to India after a passionate debate on the issue that saw sharp divisions in the cabinet. The party had imposed...
India welcomes Australian Labor Party move on uranium sale

India welcomes Australian Labor Party move on uranium sale

New Delhi, Dec 4 India Sunday welcomed the move of Australia’s ruling Labor Party to remove a ban on uranium exports to this country, saying that bilateral cooperation in the energy sector is one of the important facets of multifaceted bilateral...
Iran shoots down US drone: Report

Iran shoots down US drone: Report

Tehran, Dec 4 A US drone was shot down by the Iranian military in the eastern part of the country Sunday, a media report said. Xinhua quoting the Arabic-language al-Alam TV said that a US reconnaissance aircraft was downed near the country’s eastern...
Evergreen actor Dev Anand dies in London

Evergreen actor Dev Anand dies in London

Mumbai, Dec 4 Evergreen romantic star Dev Anand, who epitomised the debonair, urban gentleman on screen and gave classic hits like “Guide” in his career as actor and filmmaker spanning over six decades, died after a cardiac arrest in London....
US starts vacating Pakistani airbase

US starts vacating Pakistani airbase

Islamabad, Dec 4  The US Sunday began to pull out from the Shamsi airbase that had been used to launch drone attacks, a move that came after Pakistan told America to leave over a NATO airstrike that left 24 soldiers dead. A US aircraft landed at the...
Mamata says FDI decision on hold; government mum

Mamata says FDI decision on hold; government mum

New Delhi/Kolkata, Dec 3 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance government may have put on hold its decision on foreign equity in retail, given the fierce resistance from both opposition as well as key allies, according to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata...
Thousands march for climate justice in Durban

Thousands march for climate justice in Durban

Durban, Dec 3  Thousands of people, including members of civil society groups from various countries, Saturday marched to the venue of the UN climate change talks here demanding quick action from world leaders to save the planet. Dressed in colourful...
India not ready for a new climate regime

India not ready for a new climate regime

Durban, Dec 3 Terming pressure from rich nations to take legally binding emission cuts as “rumours”, India Saturday reiterated that it is not ready to accept a new climate treaty but looked forward to the implementation of the principles of...
Wasnik releases Microsoft’s disabled-friendly software tools

Wasnik releases Microsoft’s disabled-friendly software tools

New Delhi, Dec 3  Disabled-friendly tools for application in software of common use, developed by software major Microsoft India, were released by Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mukul Wasnik Saturday on the occasion of World Disability Day Microsoft...
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