| 2011 | January

  • Sixty eight percent Indian women cant afford sanitary napkin

    Mumbai, Feb 27 (): It is bad news for sanitary napkin manufacturers in India. Of the 355 million menstruating women in India, only 12 per cent use sanitary napkins. The figure is small compared to countries like China, where majority of women use sanitary napkins, the survey maintained. The study, carried out by global information…

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  • SC issues notice to Union Carbide Corporation, Dow Chemicals

    New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to Union Carbide Corporation, Dow Chemicals and others on a plea filed by the Centre seeking enhancement of compensation to the victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy from Rs. 750 crore to 7,700 crore. The apex court also sought replies of Mcleod…

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  • Libya crisis to help BP-Reliance deal

    New Delhi, Feb 23  (): India has prepared an evacuation plan for Indians in Libya through the sea route. With BP the largest player in Libya tying up with Reliance India for a $7.2 million deal there are indications that with the current unrest the deal might go up to $20 million dollar. In her…

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  • How tansy may be a herpes treatment

    Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists from Britain and Spain believe tansy may work as a treatment for herpes. The team’s findings are the result of joint work between two teams to established scientific evidence for traditional medicines. Tansy, Tanacetum vulgare, is a flowering plant found across mainland Europe and Asia. From the Middle Ages onwards…

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  • 31 convicted in Godhra train carnage

    Ahmedabad, Feb 22  (): A special fast track court here Tuesday convicted 31 people and acquitted 63 in the Godhra train carnage case in which 59 people on board the Sabarmati Express were burnt to death, triggering communal frenzy in Gujarat in 2002. Maulvi Saeed Umarji, believed to be the prime accused, was acquitted. Additional sessions…

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  • Mukesh Ambani’s Raigadh SEZ scrapped

    Mumbai, Feb 20 (): Anti SEZ activists across the nation are happy with the decision of the Maharashtra  Government to scrap the Mukesh Ambani-led Raigadh Special Economic Zone (SEZ) project, touted as the country’s biggest SEZ . Ambani in partnership with Anand Jain, needed over 20,000 acres for the Raigadh Maha-Mumbai SEZ. Three villages in…

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  • Malaysia Vasudevan – We miss you da

    Will the flowery breeze return back? Will it love my song? Poongaathu thirumbumaa? Em paatta virumbumaa? Wind blows in a direction. It cannot turn back on your call. But if the voice of Malaysia Vasudevan calls for it, no doubt it will turn back to carry his majestic voice like a horse carrying its master….

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  • DMK losing prominence in UPA

    New Delhi, Feb 13 (): DMK seems to be losing prominence in the UPA  if one goes by its presence in the newly formed high powered committee. Most of it is filled with Congress Ministers, NCP and Trinamool Congress. Only in the Cabinet Committee on Prices does the DMK Ministers M K Alagiri find a…

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  • Karunanidhi takes on Swamy

    Chennai, Feb 6 (): Slamming the Janata Party President Subramaniam Swamy for charges of his involvement in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK chief M Karunanidhi dismissed the allegation as “motivated by your personal malice, political rivalry and clamor for cheap publicity.” The Janata Party leader had said he intends…

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