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Offshoring Makes India One Of The Highest Job Creators

Offshoring Makes India One Of The Highest Job Creators

NEW DELHI – India continues to be one of the leading destinations for FDI in service centers. India bagged 105 off shoring projects ,creating  64,370 jobs from 2008-2012.India is ranked number 2 ,with Philippines leading the list in terms of top off shoring destinations ,based on the number of jobs created during this period. India […]

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Indian Army Brass Wasted Rs 100 Crore: Audit

Indian Army Brass Wasted Rs 100 Crore: Audit

NEW DELHI – A recent audit of the special financial powers enjoyed by chiefs of the six Army commands has found a over-Rs 100 crore loss to the exchequer between 2009 and 2011. Among decisions that resulted in losses were those approved by Army chief General Bikram Singh and his predecessor Gen V K Singh […]

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India To Run Out Of Phone Numbers By Next Year

India To Run Out Of Phone Numbers By Next Year

All the phone numbers series currently in use, like the ones beginning with 98 or 99, are quickly getting used up with the subscriber base in the country expected to reach a billion and beyond by next year. CHENNAI – It was inevitable, but it is now closer than ever. All the phone numbers series […]

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Wagah Border Flag-Waving ‘Uncle Pakistan’ Passes Away

Wagah Border Flag-Waving ‘Uncle Pakistan’ Passes Away

LAHORE – After 10 years of whipping up crowds at the elaborate daily ceremony to close Pakistan and India’s main land border crossing, the flag-waving star of the Pakistani side of the show has died. Huge crowds gather on both sides of Wagah border post each sunset to see the display of military preening and […]

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More Indians Have Good Jobs: Survey

More Indians Have Good Jobs: Survey

WASHINGTON – The percentage of Indians with good jobs is up from where it was two years ago but it provides little strong evidence that India’s sluggish economy is firmly on the mend, according to a new survey. About one in four Indian adults (26 percent) were employed full time for an employer in the […]

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Pak Infiltration Through Nepal Border Increases

Pak Infiltration Through Nepal Border Increases

BAHRAICH – Pakistan is sneaking an increasing number of infiltrators through the porous Indo-Nepal border using four little known gateways in the Terai region along the western border. This year, 107 men and 43 women infiltrated through the Nepal border till October, reliable sources told TOI. The 2012 count is the highest in the last […]

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US Axes Full-Body Scanners From Major Airports

US Axes Full-Body Scanners From Major Airports

WASHINGTON – The US is replacing full-body scanners deployed at some major airports that have been criticized for triggering potential health risks and privacy violations with a new type of machine that is faster and not too intrusive. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) operates more than 700 body scanners at about 180 airports across the […]

October 27th, 2012 | Posted in International | Read More »

New York Cop Charged With Plan To Kidnap, Torture, Cook, Eat Women

New York Cop Charged With Plan To Kidnap, Torture, Cook, Eat Women

NEW YORK – A New York City police officer was charged on Thursday with conspiring to kidnap, torture, cook and eat women whose names he kept in a list on his computer. Gilberto Valle III, 28, of Forest Hills, Queens, was arrested on Wednesday by the FBI, a spokesman for the agency said. In a […]

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US Woman Breastfeeds Dog To Feel ‘Motherly’

US Woman Breastfeeds Dog To Feel ‘Motherly’

WASHINGTON – A mother of two in the US, who couldn’t breastfeed her children, is now fulfilling her maternal desire by breastfeeding a family pug. Terri Graham, 44, from California has breastfed her 9-year-old daughter’s dog, Spider, for the past two years, since the pug licked the top of a baby bottle and seemed to […]

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Apple’s iPad Mini ‘Fails’ To Impress Analysts

Apple’s iPad Mini ‘Fails’ To Impress Analysts

SAN FRANCISCO – Few analysts revised their price targets for Apple in the wake of the announcement, with one raising their target and one cutting it. Apple’s “iPad mini” will attract new customers but the higher-than-expected price will come as a relief to low-cost tablets such as Amazon.com’s Kindle, analysts said, in a muted reaction […]

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