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Washington, May 21 (ANI): American singer Mary J. Blige has been slapped with a 3.4-million-dollar bill by Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Tokyo, May 21 (IANS/EFE) The Japanese government Monday revised upward its evaluation of the economy given the weakness of the yen, which is helping to push exports and encouraging companies to increase production.
Washington, May 21 (ANI): The old "practice makes perfect" adage may be overblown, a new study has argued.
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Sometimes the better part of wisdom is to know when to quit in a new business, a new study has concluded.
Washington, May 21 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed concern at global problems of discrimination and violence against religious groups, including Baha'is, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Sikhs besides increasing use of blasphemy and apostasy laws.
Washington, May 21 (ANI): A Mediterranean diet with added extra virgin olive oil or mixed nuts seems to improve the brain power of older people better than advising them to follow a low-fat diet, according to a new research.
Moscow, May 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will need three to five years to exit stagnation and build an efficient economy, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin has said.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) India and China should focus on trading in their own currencies, the rupee and renminbi, instead of the US dollar, as this would help reduce risk and cut exchange costs, Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani said Monday.
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Ahead of US Secretary State John Kerry's June visit for the India-United States Strategic Dialogue, a senior American diplomat is travelling to New Delhi this week to exchange notes on the preparations.
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) Private sector City Union Bank plans to open around 80 branches and add more automated teller machines (ATM) this year, a top official said Monday.
London, May 20 (IANS) Bank of England Governor Mervyn King said in a television interview that Britain's economy had achieved "only a modest recovery".
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) If you are a tourist in China, you better have "healthy and civilised" manners.
Ramallah, May 19 (IANS) The role of the US in reviving the Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations lacks credibility, a Palestinian official said Sunday.
Moscow, May 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's children's rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov has said Moscow may change its adoption agreement with France in response to the country's new gay marriage law.
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) State Bank of India (SBI) chairman Pratip Chaudhuri Saturday said the central bank's request to banks not to aggressively sell gold products may not lead to a reduction in consumption and greater steps are required to check the demand for the precious metal.
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) The country's largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI), Saturday the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) should become the sole regulator for all home loan institutions - banks as well as housing finance companies.
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Public sector lender State Bank of India (SBI) chairman Pratip Chaudhuri Saturday said the lender's margins in overseas business were under pressure.
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Key indices of Indian equities markets rallied for the fifth week in a row, with the benchmark Sensex gaining 164 points in the weekly trade as a sharp drop in inflation boosted hopes of an early rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India.
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Pratip Chaudhuri, chairman of the country's largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI), said Saturday that the RBI and SEBI should start public awareness campaigns for depositors on the risk of investing in shady companies.
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Michelle Obama urged graduates of Bowie State University to encourage more young African Americans to follow in their footsteps and focus on education.
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) Opposition parties in West Bengal Friday demanded deployment of central paramilitary forces in an all-party meeting convened by the State Election Commission to ensure proper, free and fair panchayat elections.
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) A benchmark index of the Indian equities markets Friday closed in marginally positive territory, with scrips of capital goods, bank, power, realty and public sector undertakings (PSUs) gaining.
Bangalore, May 17 (IANS) Leading Turkish private bank Turkland Bank has deployed Finacle software product of Indian IT bellwether Infosys for its core banking, customer relationship management and treasury operations.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) India and China will be the biggest investors by 2030, accounting for 38 percent of the global gross investment and almost half of all the world manufacturing investment, says the World Bank.
Tokyo, May 17 (IANS/EFE) Japan grew at a 3.5 percent clip in the first quarter relative to the same period last year, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ambitious program to combat deflation and revitalize the world's third-biggest economy began to yield results.
Cairo, May 17 (IANS/EFE) Archaeologists found the 1,400-year-old remains of a soldier in Aswan, a city in southern Egypt, Minister of State for Antiquities Ahmed Eisa said.
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): The Planning Commission has approved an annual plan outlay of Rs. 49,000 crore for Maharashtra for the financial year 2013-14.
Moscow, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The alleged CIA operative who was attempting to recruit a Russian security services officer was detained by that officer himself, a Federal Security Service (FSB) representative said.
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) A benchmark index of the Indian equities markets closed flat Thursday, as losses in consumer durables and auto stocks offset gains in realty, healthcare, oil and gas and banking scrips.
London, May 16 (ANI): The planet-hunting space telescope Kepler has been hobbled by a broken wheel, NASA scientists have revealed.
Sydney, May 16 (ANI): Cricket Australia (CA) CEO James Sutherland has backed that infamous 'homework' debacle in India, saying that there were lots of lessons for people involved, who will be better for having gone through it.
Mumbai, May 16 (ANI): The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will launch inflation-linked bonds every month to attract household savings of up to Rs.15,000 crore in fiscal 2013-14, so as to discourage investments in gold.
New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): The Planning Commission has approved an annual plan outlay of Rs. 34,000 crore for Bihar for the financial year 2013-14.
Lausanne, May 15 (IANS) It's status quo for the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Wednesday refused to lift its suspension until free and fair elections are held.
Moscow, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Wednesday lodged an official protest with the US ambassador over an embassy official who Moscow says is an undercover CIA officer.
Melbourne, May 15 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) and the Commonwealth Bank Wednesday announced a renewal of their long-standing partnership with Commonwealth Bank set to become the Test team and Test series partner for the next four Australian seasons beginning with this summer's Ashes in Australia.
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) A benchmark index of the Indian equities markets surged nearly 500 points Wednesday led by strong buying support in interest rate-sensitive banking, realty and auto stocks on expectation of rate-cut after inflation fell to a three-year-plus low.
Washington, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US officials were tight-lipped over the arrest of US diplomat Ryan Fogle in Moscow who has been accused of trying to recruit an agent for the CIA.
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) Patterns Software Design Institute plans to tie up with software product developers and engineering colleges to train their executives and students in software design architecture, an official said.
Washington, May 15 (ANI): in an effort to combat cyber attacks, North Carolina State University researchers have developed a software algorithm to detect and isolate cyber-attacks on networked control systems that play an important role in coordinating transportation, power and other infrastructure across the United States.
Moscow, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Damascus's participation in an international conference between representatives of both sides in the Syrian conflict depends on "details and developments" and it will not be a party to any act that would harm national sovereignty, Syria's state news agency SANA reported.
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Public sector United Bank of India is planning to opt for a qualified institutional placement (QIP) for raising about Rs.1,000 crore capital, a top official of the bank said Tuesday.
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Public sector lender United Bank of India Tuesday reported a 79 percent dip in its net profit to Rs.31.18 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, from Rs 149.29 crore for the same period in the previous year.
Bangkok, May 14 (IANS) Myanmar should take immediate action to evacuate to higher ground tens of thousands of Muslims displaced by ethnic cleansing in Arakan State in advance of a tropical cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) India's headline inflation fell below five percent in April, the lowest since November 2009 as prices of vegetables, milk, eggs, meat and fish eased, government data showed Tuesday.
Moscow, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet on the sidelines of the two-day Arctic Council meeting due to begin in Sweden Tuesday.
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) In its endeavour to have a pan-India presence, Maharashtra-based private sector Ratnakar Bank opened its first branch in Tamil Nadu Monday, the bank said.
Shimla, May 13 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has turned down an offer from the Himachal Pradesh University here for conferring an honorary doctorate degree on him.
Dubai, May 13 (IANS) Nearly half of over $61 billion sent by expatriates in the Gulf countries in 2012 went to India, according to new data.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Bank of Baroda's net profit for the quarter ending March 31 dipped to 32.21 percent, the public sector bank told the Bombay Stock Exchange.
New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): Despite the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) ordering banks to clear all dues of armed forces pensioners, the former is yet to hand over these amounts.
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Even species considered "tolerant" of human activity might be adversely impacted by human disturbances, according to a new study from scientists at Boise State University.
Washington, May 12 (ANI): A Kansas State University chemical engineer and his team are using graphene quantum dots to improve sensing devices in a twofold project.
London, May 12 (ANI): The Bank of England is facing a threat of court action for failing to adhere to equality laws following its decision to replace the only historical female figure on English banknotes with a man.
Beijing, May 12 (IANS) China will simplify regulations on foreign exchange management to create a more convenient environment for foreign investors, authorities said.
Accra, May 12 (IANS) The Indian government, through the Exim Bank of India, is assisting several African countries in building their physical and social infrastructure that is worth an estimated $260 million.
Washington, May 12 (ANI): People who used a workplace wellness center on frequent basis reported an improvement in their overall quality-of-life, while those that used the center less often reported no improvements in their physical quality-of-life and a decline in their mental quality-of-life, a new study has found.
Sochi, May 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An international conference between representatives of both sides in the Syrian conflict is unlikely to take place before May end as earlier stated, as there are still too many differences of opinion over the event's format.
New Delhi, May 11 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday said that the meeting over the India-China border dispute with the Chinese leadership was 'fruitful'.
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves decreased by $2.06 billion to $294.30 billion for the week ended May 3, according to data released by the central bank.
London, May 11 (ANI): Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told US media he has evidence that Syria used chemical weapons against opposition forces.
New York, May 11 (ANI): Chefs across the US are creating deep-fried treats using unusual foods, much to the delight of junk-food lovers at the State Fair of Texas.
Bangkok, May 11 (IANS) Authorities in Myanmar should drop charges against ethnic Arakanese activists who took part in peaceful protests against Chinese-led oil and gas projects, Human Rights Watch said Saturday.
New York, May 11 (ANI): France is the world's most popular tourist destination, according to a new survey.
Washington, May 11 (ANI): To help job-seekers prepare for interviews, career guidance company Glassdoor has compiled a list of 25 strange questions which were asked from prospective candidates in 2012.
Washington, May 11 (IANS) Describing India as its most important partner in Asia, the US says the growing convergence in interests and outlook has brought about unprecedented cooperation on issues ranging from regional and global security to counterterrorism.
Sochi, May 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Britain have common interest in preserving Syria's territorial integrity and sovereignty, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday after talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron.
New York, May 10 (IANS) An international gang of cyber thieves, accused of stealing $45 million from banks around the globe in "a massive 21st-century bank heist", infiltrated an unnamed Indian card-processing company in one of their operations, according to a media report.
Sydney, May 10 (ANI): A key US 'wiki weapon' agency, Defence Distributed, has expressed dismay over the U.S. Government's action to ban 3-D printed plastic guns.
London, May 10 (ANI): Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would have no role in a political settlement to Syria's conflict, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said.
London, May 10 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron has expressed his country's strong hunger for foreign investment to boost economic growth at the Global Investment Conference held in London.
Washington, May 10 (ANI): Research conducted at Michigan State University demonstrated that mosquitoes could be equally adept in curing diseases such as malaria.
Mexico City, May 10 (IANS/EFE) The Mexican government proposed a bank reform package aimed at spurring lending and promoting economic growth.
New Delhi, May 10 (ANI): The Union Cabinet has given its approval for moving official amendments to the Multi-State Co-operative Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2010 pending in the Lok Sabha.
Damascus, May 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria's foreign ministry Thursday welcomed rapprochement between the US and Russia over resolving the crisis in the war-torn country, state news agency SANA reported.
Washington, May 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) While an internationally brokered resolution of the Syrian conflict may not yet be within sight, Russia is in a position to play a crucial role in pushing the Syrian elites to accept a transition process, an American expert has said.
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) A benchmark index of the Indian equities markets Thursday closed 0.26 percent down, breaking a three days of consecutive gains to close below the 20,000-level mark, as traders booked profits ahead of the crucial industrial production and inflation data expected soon.
London, May 9 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would have no role in a political settlement to Syria's conflict, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Punjab National Bank's net profit dropped 20.6 percent during the fourth quarter (January to March) of fiscal 2012-13.
Srinagar, May 9 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has completed investigations against banks after the expose by web portal Cobrapost for violating prudential banking norms and will take action if they are found guilty, Governor D. Subbarao said here Thursday.
Washington, May 9 (IANS) Scientists now know the additional ways the components of walnuts and their extracts lower risks of heart diseases.
Chennai, May 9 (IANS) Government-owned Indian Bank closed last fiscal with a Rs.166 crore fall in its net profit owing to higher provisioning for bad debts and other accounts despite the total income going up by Rs.1,717 crore.
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Public sector Union Bank posted a 2.07 percent rise in net profit to Rs.789 crore for the last quarter (January-March) of the 2012-13 financial year from Rs.773 crore clocked during the corresponding period in 2011-12.
London, May 9 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered a never-before-seen cluster of hydrogen clouds strewn between two nearby galaxies, Andromeda (M31) and Triangulum (M33).
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Adding captivating visuals to a textbook lesson to attract kids' interest may sometimes make it harder for them to learn, a new study has suggested.
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Consumption of whole walnuts or their extracted oil can reduce cardiovascular risk through a mechanism other than simply lowering cholesterol, researchers have claimed.
New Delhi, May 9 (ANI): The foreign exchange earnings from tourism increased by 7.5 per cent in April as compared to the same period last year, even though there was no change in the number of foreign tourists.
New York, May 9 (ANI): A phallic-shaped ashtray with the face of Adolf Hitler is being sold on Craigslist for 1 dollar.
Brussels, May 9 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has expressed satisfaction with the US and Russia's joint call for an international conference on Syria to end the escalating crisis in that country.
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Days after his meeting with External Affairs Minister SalmanKhurshid in the Kazakh capital Almaty, US Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns arrives in New Delhi this week to hold talks on a host of issues, including Afghanistan and expanding civil nuclear cooperation with India.
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The California-based subsidiary of State Bank of India (SBI) has agreed to take a series of steps to improve its banking practices related to bad loans following a review by US regulators.
Hyderabad, May 8 (IANS) State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH) has reported net profit decline of 3.70 percent for fiscal 2012-13. The profit during the year was Rs.1,250 crore against Rs.1,298 crore during 2011-12.
Jerusalem, May 8 (Xinhua-ANI): The Israeli army arrested 16 Palestinians in the West Bank overnight Tuesday for their alleged involvement in security-related offenses.
Hyderabad, May 8 (IANS) State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH) Wednesday said it is not considering merger with the State Bank of India (SBI) and that it will continue as an independent bank.
Washington, May 8 (ANI): 56 per cent of Americans trust Clint Eastwood, compared with the 45 percent who trust President Barack Obama, a new survey has revealed.
Sydney, May 8 (ANI): Internet traffic in and out of Syria suddenly stopped in the wee hours of Wednesday.
Helsinki, May 8 (IANS) Finland is considered to be the country where mothers enjoy the best conditions in the world, according to a worldwide report.
Moscow, May 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will take a $40 million loan from the World Bank to prevent forest fires and promote sustainable forest management, a government resolution said Tuesday.
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Two men were arrested here for allegedly submitting fake bank guarantees and audit reports to get a government contract from Assam Rifles, police said Tuesday.
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Public sector lender UCO Bank Tuesday registered 80.40 percent slide in its net profit to Rs.59.55 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 from Rs.252.84 crore during the same period in the previous year.