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  • Pakistan pavilion shut down after ‘banned’ cluster bomb ads caught at UK arms fair

    London, Sept 16(ANI): The Defence and Security Equipment international (DSEi) has permanently shut down the Pakistan Ordnance Factory (POF) stand and Pakistan’s Defence Export Promotion Organisation Pavilion at the London arms fair for distributing promotional material containing references to ‘banned’ cluster bombs. The promotional material found at both places “contained references to equipment, which after…

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  • Four out of ten Jewish Americans disapprove of Obama: Poll

    Washington, Sept 16(ANI): A new poll has shown that four out of ten Jewish Americans disapprove of US President Barack Obama. At least 32 percent respondents disapproved of Obama in the June poll, Politico reports. A Gallup poll also showed Obama’s approval rating among Jewish Americans fell to 55 percent, as compared to 60 percent…

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  • TN to tax DTH and IPL

    Chennai,Sept 14 (): Tamilnadu Entertainment Tax Act will be amended to levy tax on Direct to Home (DTH) services and IPL matches played in Tamil Nadu. A Bill in this regard was introduced in the State Assembly today by State Commercial Tax and Registration Minister Agri Krishnamurthy. The DTH service providers, who transmit private satellite…

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  • No support to BJP- Congress front- Anna Hazare

    New Delhi, Sept 14 (): Talking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Anna said that he is willing to back and campaign for any political outfit that is corruption-free and belongs to the non-Congress and non-BJP front. He also made it clear that he would not head any political party. The Gandhian also praised Indira Gandhi….

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  • Asian Hockey champions rejects cash reward

    New Delhi, Sept 14 (): Indian Hockey team that defeated Pakistan to become Asian Champions rejected the cash reward of Rs 25000 offered by Secretary General Narinder Batra . The team was felicitated at Major Dhyan Chand stadium where this magnanimous offer was made. Team members felt that it was too meager for their achievement….

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  • Hazare cannot be member of Hindu radical group: Sri Sri Ravishankar

    Jammu, Sep.15 (ANI): Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar has rejected suggestions of anti-graft campaigner Anna Hazare being a member of any Hindu radical outfit, including the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Speaking at a religious ceremony here on Wednesday, Sri Sri Ravishankar said: “I don’t think this is true. I have known Annaji for many days,…

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  • Exiled Tibetan hometown McLeodganj attracting tourists

    McLeodganj (Himachal Pradesh), Sep.15 (ANI): Home to the exiled Tibetan community, Mcleodganj in Himachal Pradesh, continues to see a huge inflow of tourists from around the world as it is increasingly making its presence felt in the global scene. Mcleodganj continues to attract tourists who visit the place to acquire a better understanding of their…

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  • Consumers react positively to brands matching cultural expectations

    Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): A new study has claimed that consumers react more positively to brand extensions when the products match expectations about cultures. Study authors, Carlos J. Torelli and Rohini Ahluwalia, looked at what happens when a culturally symbolic brand extends its product line by creating new products. “Many well-known brands become symbols or…

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  • US Secretary Robert Blake’s meet with Jaffna students scuttled

    Colombo, Sep 13 (): US Assistant Secretary of State, Robert O Blake’s efforts to meet student representatives of Jaffna university to hear first hand account of human rights violation were blocked by supporters of Rajapakse – the EPDP paramilitary cum political party. Police were mere spectators. Geneva indicated that Sri Lanka’s war crimes report produced…

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