| 2012 | January | 9

  • UP poll date rescheduled, begins on Feb 8

    New Delhi, Jan 9 (): The first phase of Assembly polls in U.P. to be held on February 4 has been rescheduled to February 8, the Election Commission said on Sunday. With the change in dates, now the February 4 phase would be held after the February 28 phase, said an EC source. However, the…

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  • Sun TV launches 3 more pay channels today

    Chennai, Jan 9 (): Sun TV Network, one of the largest television broadcasters in India has launched three new pay channels from Monday — Sun Life, Sun TV RI (Rest of India) in Tamil and Gemini Life in Telugu. Sun Life and Gemini Life will focus on lifestyle, religion, health, education etc. Sun TV RI…

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  • Samsung expects bumper profits on smart phone sales

    Seoul, Jan 9 (): Samsung Electronics, Asia’s largest consumer-electronics company, reported a record quarterly profit on sales of Galaxy smart phone sales. The South Korean firm said in a statement on Friday, its operating profits for the period to be 5.2 tn won ($4.5bn; £2.9bn), 73% higher than a year earlier. Smart phones took up…

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  • Prepaid mobile users can get itemised bill by paying Rs 50

    New Delhi, Jan 9 (): The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday announced that pre-paid mobile users can now get an itemised bill from service providers on request and at a price not exceeding Rs 50. “To ensure that pre-paid consumers get their itemised usage of their account, the service providers have been…

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  • Mercury behind earth’s last extinction

    Toronto, Jan 9 (): Scientists have discovered mercury as one of the major factors behind the earth’s greatest extinction 250 million years ago, when rapid climate change wiped out nearly all marine species and a majority of those on land. The Earth’s greatest global loss of life, around 250 million years ago, wiped out almost…

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  • ‘Lost world’ found near Antarctica

    London, Jan 9 (): A team of British scientists, studying the ocean floor nearly 1.5 miles beneath the icy surface, have found new species of yeti crab, starfish, barnacles, and sea anemones, and even an octopus at the depths. A team led by the University of Oxford, University of Southampton, the National Oceanography Centre, and…

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  • Kashmir highway closed due to heavy snow

    Srinagar, Jan 9 (): Mercury across Kashmir valley plunged by several degrees over the past two days that has closed down Kashmir’s main highway stranding hundreds of travellers, officials said. The heavy snowfall has also knocked out power and telephone lines and closed major roads, including the main highway connecting the Kashmir valley with the…

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  • FIIs invest Rs 6500 cr in first week of New Year

    Mumbai, Jan 9 (): Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) purchased equities and debt securities worth a gross amount of Rs 15,168 crore, in the first week of the New Year 2012. FIIs have sold shares and bonds worth Rs 8,674 crore, with the overseas investors pumping nearly Rs 6,500 crore into the Indian market, including stocks…

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  • CCL: Celebrity Cricket League from January 13

    Mumbai, Jan 9 (): The second edition of the much-awaited glamorous Indian T20 event, Celebrity Cricket League (CCL), is all set to begin from January 13 at Sharjah. CCL brings around 100 actors across the country to compete and test their cricket skills in a Twenty20 cricket format. Six teams including Telugu Warriors, Chennai Rhinos,…

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