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IBS Software inks multi-million dollar pact with British Airways

Thiruvananthapuram, June 21 (IANS) Technopark-headquartered IBS Software, a leading provider of new-gen IT solutions to the aviation industry, has signed a multi-million dollar contract with British Airways (BA) to provide solutions for flight and crew operations management. IBS in a statement issued here on Thursday said the multi-year contract will see the implementation of its newly-l...

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'Incredibles 2' smashes animation box office record in North America

Los Angeles, June 18 (IANS) Disney and Pixar's animated film Incredibles 2 opened with an estimated 180 million U.S. dollars in its debut weekend in North America, smashing multiple box office records for an animated film. The computer-animated superhero film scored the biggest debut in North America ever for an animated movie and the best ever opening in Pixar's illustrious history. The...

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India gets funding for 17 women, children healthcare projects

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) In a major initiative to improve healthcare for women and children in low and middle-income groups, 100 innovators in developing nations, including 17 in India, will receive a seed grant of 100,000 Canadian dollars each, it was announced on Friday. Funded by Grand Challenges Canada, with financial support from the Canadian government, the ideas to develop and tes...

1 month ago
Russian oligarch questioned about payments to Trump's lawyer

Washington, May 9 (IANS) US Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigators have questioned a Russian oligarch about a payment of $500,000 that his company's US affiliate made to President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen after the election, officials said. Viktor Vekselberg, Chairman of asset manager Renova Group, is an oligarch close to Russian President Vladimir Putin and i...

1 month ago
SpaceX's powerful rocket tech could put lives at risk: NASA advisors

Washington, May 7 (IANS) An approach used by SpaceX to make its Falcon 9 rocket more powerful could put the lives of astronauts at risk, NASA's safety experts have warned. To make the Falcon 9 rocket even more powerful, SpaceX came up with the idea of keeping the propellant at super-cold temperatures to shrink its size, allowing them to pack more of it into the tanks. But the approach co...

1 month ago
Iran for Pakistan-Turkmenistan gas swap, India plan unlikely

Ankara, May 1 (IANS) Iran has expressed its readiness to participate in a gas swap between Pakistan and Turkmenistan but said a long-planned pipeline project to transport gas from Turkmenistan to India is unlikely to become operational, the media reported. It is unlikely for the TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India) pipeline to become operational and Iran is ready for this swap ...

1 month ago
Richard Gere sues production company

Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) Actor Richard Gere has filed a lawsuit against a production company, saying he is being extorted over book adaptation rights. According to the lawsuit filed on Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Gere says he is being extorted for half a million dollars after creative differences arose with a producing partner, reports hollywoodreporter.com. ...

1 month ago
Sarah Jessica Parker sued by jewellery designer

Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) A jewellery designer named Kat Florence is suing actress Sarah Jessica Parker over a deal gone bad. Florence claims that the actress signed a multi-million dollar endorsement agreement in 2015 to promote and assist in the advertising of a new gem collection, reports aceshowbiz.com. In legal papers obtained by a portal The Blast, the jeweller alleges t...

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'Sachin...' makers to adapt 'Brewster's Millions'

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) 200 Not Out Cinemas Pvt. Ltd., the makers of Sachin: A Billion dreams, are set to make a film on the book Brewster's Millions by George Barr McCutcheon. The novel revolves around Montgomery Brewster, a young man who inherits a million dollars from his rich grandfather. Shortly after, his rich uncle dies and leaves Brewster seven million dollars, but only ...

2 months ago
Intel kills 'Vaunt' smart glass project

San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Global chip-maker Intel has shut down its New Devices Group (NDG) and ceased the development of Vaunt smart glasses who were like the eye-mounted wearables like Google Glass, the media reported. Despite an investment of several hundred million dollars by Intel, including through acquisitions of other companies, the group never made much of an impact in the ...

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Stan Lee sues former business manager for fraud

Los Angeles, April 14 (IANS) Stan Lee, the former head of Marvel Comics and creator of numerous comic book heroes, has filed a lawsuit against his former business manager. According to legal documents, he is suing his Jerardo Olivarez for allegedly duping him of millions of dollars and even stealing his blood, reports people.com. After Lee's wife Joan died in 2017, the comic boo...

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Help Dubai Ponzi scam convict, his friends urge Sushma Swaraj

Panaji, April 12 (IANS) Supporters of Ryan de Souza, one of the two Goans sentenced to 517 years in jail in a Ponzi scam in Dubai, on Thursday urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to help him, and started an online campaign to garner support. They claim the 24-year-old former footballer was falsely implicated in the case. We humbly request Sushma Swaraj ji to please cons...

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Never-seen-before Tyeb Mehta painting to be highlight of maiden India auction: Sotheby's India MD

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Sotheby's, a leading player in the global art market, is set to launch its first India auction in Mumbai later this year. And the sale will be led by Untitled 'Durga' -- a seminal, never-seen-before painting by Modernist master Tyeb Mehta. Titled Boundless: Mumbai, the auction will include not only important works of South Asian art, but also a broad variety of...

2 months ago
India keen on sharing developmental model with Swaziland: Kovind

Mbabane, April 10 (IANS) Enhancing on strengthening ties with Swaziland in the field of health and agriculture, President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said that India is keen on sharing technologies and institutional models that can help reduce costs of production in the southern African country. We are keen to share our expertise and experience with Swaziland and indeed with all of the ...

2 months ago
Italy gives $8.5mn for Afghan women's clinic

Rome/Kabul, April 9 (IANS/AKI) The Italian government has donated $8.5 million dollars to build a new Paediatrics and Obstetrics Clinic at the Kabul National Military Hospital as part of Italy's efforts to help Afghan women, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday. Italy has chosen to stand by women, who play a crucial role in the country's peace and reconciliation process, said Italian Amba...

2 months ago
L&T IT arm to digitise Exxon's exploration content

Bengaluru, April 9 (IANS) Larson & Toubro (L&T) IT services arm on Monday said it has bagged a multi-million dollar digitisation deal from Exxon Mobil exploration firm. The value of the deal signed with Exxon is $20 million (Rs 130 crore) for the first year of the contract, said the city-based L&T Technology Services Ltd in a statement here. The engineering R&D se...

2 months ago
Marina Kuwar learning Russian language for a film

Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Actress Marina Kuwar is learning the Russian language for an untitled film that also stars Akshay Kumar. The film which is a remake of Hollywood movie Million Dollar Baby, is directed by A.R. Murugadoss, read a statement. It's totally a different language for me. Russian itself is a tough language, with an immense challenge. For learning this language I've...

3 months ago
'Gringo': Convoluted yet entertaining

Film: Gringo; Director: Nash Edgerton; Cast: David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Harry Treadaway, Thandie Newton, Melonie Diaz, Carlos Corona and Sharlto Copley; Rating: *** Gringo is an unoriginal, twisted, messy and at times incoherent madcap dark crime comedy that is largely fun to watch because of its superb cast. It is a politically incorrect and sometime...

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Qatar to donate $50 mn to aid Palestinians

Doha, March 16 (IANS) Qatar has announced a $50 million donation to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), officials said. The government communications office and Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday said the donation came during the extraordinary ministerial meeting of UNRWA held in Rome, Italy in the presence of UN Secretary-General Antoni...

3 months ago
Iran offers $3 bn credit line for Iraq's rebuilding

Tehran, March 11 (IANS) Iran is ready to allocate a credit line of $3 billion for Iraq's post-war reconstruction, media reports said on Saturday. The credit line will be given so that Iranian companies and its private sector can have a more serious cooperation in rebuilding Iraq, Xinhua quoted Iran's first Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri as saying. Jahangiri called for increasing ...

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