| 2012 | January | 17

  • US suffers worst drought in 56 years since 1956

    Washington, July 17 (): The drought hitting the United States has been defined as the worst hit in more than 50 years, according to a release by the nation’s meteorological agency. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials say 55% of the places in continental US were under extreme and moderate drought by the end of…

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  • Tamil fisherman killed in U.S. firing in Dubai

    Dubai, July 17 (): A Tamil fisherman has been killed and three others seriously injured after a security team aboard a Military Sealift Command fleet oiler has fired on a boat near Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates. The killed Tamil fisherman has been identified as Sekar of Periyapattinam in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu. The…

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  • Taj – Oberoi to take on international hotel chains

    Mumbai, July 17 () : India’s reputed brand names Taj and Oberoi have sounded the alarm bells with major international hotel chains entering the sector with big plans. Taj has told its shareholders that coming days would be tough with almost all the top 20 leading world hotel chains stepping into India. Global hotel brands…

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  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 61 asylum seekers heading to Australia

    Colombo, July 17 (): In the third occurrence of its kind in just two days, the Sri Lankan Navy on Monday arrested 61 probable asylum-seekers heading to Australia. The Navy confiscated their fishing trawler, police and naval officials said. A Navy official, wishing to remain anonymous said that the boat had 61 men bound for…

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  • Saif, Kareena wedding postponed to December

    Mumbai, July 17 (): The much-awaited wedding of Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor remains indefinable with Saif revealing that the wedding is postponed to the year-end and also the venue is not in London contrary to the rumours about the change in the venue. Earlier, Saif Ali Khan’s mother Sharmila Tagore had said in…

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  • Ramdev joins hands with Anna for the Aug 9 agitation

    New Delhi, July17 ():Baba Ramdev and anti-crusader Anna Hazare once again decided to join hands with each other to knock down the ruling Congress government for its inability to deal with corruption and black money. While addressing a joint conference, Baba Ramdev said that he shall go on a nationwide protest from Aug 9 onwards…

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  • Rajini and Kamal to release audio of ‘Kumki’

    Chennai, July 17 (): South Indian film stars Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan are expected to appear in the stage together for the audio launch of the Tamil film, Kumki. According to sources, Kamal has already confirmed his presence for the grand ceremony, while Rajini is expected to confirm soon. Kumki is being produced by director…

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  • India’s biggest stock buyback by Reliance

    Mumbai, July 17 () : Touted as Indian stock market’s biggest buyback so far, the Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) led by Mukesh Ambani has bought back 35.1 million shares, worth Rs 2,512 crore, from its public shareholders. This move came after the shares started sliding to below Rs 720. Between February 14 and July 13…

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