Business

25 March 2006

'British workers too lazy to compete with India'

London: Are British workers becoming too lazy to compete with India's booming economy?Yes, according to Peter Luff, chairman of the House of Commons Trade and Industry Committee, who recently returned ...

16 March 2006

Competing DVD formats set for grand clash

A war that has been brewing for three years looks set to break out in earnest this year with the release of the first commercial players of the two new ...

16 March 2006

Janet Jackson Nipple Fine Upheld

Janet Jackson's infamous wardrobe malfunction at the 2004 Super Bowl will see 20 CBS television stations fined $550,000 (£320,000), US regulators have confirmed.The penalty was upheld yesterday (15MAR06) by the Federal Communications Commission ...

14 March 2006

Hells Angels Sue Disney

US motorcycle group the Hell's Angels are suing Walt Disney film-makers for using their logo and trademarked name in an upcoming film.Wild Hogs, starring John Travolta and Tim Allen, has not ...

14 March 2006

Dilated Peoples Slam Record Label

West Coast hip-hop outfit Dilated Peoples have hit out at their record label Capitol Records, claiming the company is undermining their career.The three-piece, who have been together since the late 1990's, ...

10 March 2006

Prudential to move 80 jobs to India

London, British insurance major Prudential has announced plans to move 80 jobs from its finance department to India, including 60 from Stirling in Scotland.The company has announced that as a ...

10 March 2006

Bill Gates richest person for 12th consecutive year

New York, Bill Gates retained his position as the world's richest person for the 12th straight year, according to Forbes Magazine's annual list of the world's wealthiest.Hind Hariri, 22, daughter ...

8 March 2006

Warner Bros Sued By Rockers Mute Math

US rockers MUTE MATH are taking legal action against Warner Bros and Word Records for breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation after being marketed as a Christian act against their will.The group ...

28 February 2006

British firm to restore Iraqi holy city

London, Feb 28 Milton Keynes, the planning agency that created the eponymous town north-west of London from scratch in the 1970s, has been asked to remodel the Iraqi holy city ...

28 February 2006

Ted Turner Retires

CNN founder and media mogul Ted Turner has decided to step down from his role on the board at Time Warner.The 67-year-old, who founded the Cable News Network in 1980 and ...

25 February 2006

CBS Fined Over Jacksons Boob Blunder

Pop star JANET JACKSON's notorious "wardrobe malfunction" at the 2004 Super Bowl will cost US TV bosses $550,000 (£315,000) in censorship fines, after they lost an appeal to overturn the fine.Authorities have ...

25 February 2006

Martha Stewart Blasts 'Evil, Immoral' Trump

Latest: The rift between Donald Trump and Martha Stewart is escalating after the lifestyle guru blasted the property mogul as "juvenile, evil, unethical and immoral".The estranged pals have been arguing since Stewart ...
23 February 2006

British firm wins contract for India-bound gas pipelines

London. A British firm has won a key contract in China to supply specialist coatings for gas pipelines destined for the East-West gas pipeline project in India.E Wood Ltd, manufacturer ...

22 February 2006

Chinese scientists use plants to battle pollution

Beijing, Feb 22 Chinese scientists are now growing poison-accumulating plants to 'suck up' poisonous elements, mostly heavy metals like arsenic, copper and zinc, from polluted soil to repair contaminated lands."In ...

22 February 2006

China launches crackdown on junk email

Beijing, Feb 22 China has launched a crackdown on junk emails as part of a pack of measures taken by the Ministry of Information Industry (MII) to clear the ...

21 February 2006

Stewart Defends Apprentice Flop

Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart has hit back at criticism of her axed US reality show The Apprentice, insisting that competing with tycoon DONALD TRUMP was "unfair".The Apprentice: Martha Stewart failed to match ...
20 February 2006

PS3 release could be delayed until Spring

Sony's next-generation PlayStation 3 video game could miss its spring launch if industry specifications for some of its technology are not finalised soon.The PS3 will offer games as well as ...

19 February 2006

China emerging as new movie powerhouse

Berlin, The Berlin International Film Festival is providing a snapshot of the changes in Asian cinema, as China seeks to emerge as a new movie powerhouse while Hong Kong struggles ...

18 February 2006

Mallya bidding for Scotland distillery?

London, Feb 17 Is prominent Indian brewer-politician Vijay Mallya in the run to purchase Scotland-based Invergordon Distillery - Europe's largest grain distillery?The distillery, on the Cromarty Firth in Ross-shire, was ...

15 February 2006

It's All Smiles for Northants Tooth Jewellery Company

Family firm Smilegems has plenty to grin about after securing more overseas orders for its dental jewellery, thanks to the continued support of UK Trade & Investment.Mother and daughter team, ...

15 February 2006

Online shopping is the ladies choice this Valentine's Day

This year most men can presume that their Valentine's gift was bought online. At Christmas more than 80% of women planned to buy their gifts online compared to only 66% ...

14 February 2006

Mail Arrives 20 Years Late

Malaysian man receives letter 20 years later.A Malaysian man has received a birthday invitation from a friend, almost 20 years late.Chin Kon Shian received the letter, dated August 1986, which ...

14 February 2006

Google loses hundreds of Internet users over Tibet

Kathmandu, Feb 14 As lovers celebrated Valentine's day worldwide on Tuesday, Internet hunk Google lost hundreds of sweethearts who broke off with the web search engine in outrage over the ...

14 February 2006

Disney Regains Rights To Oswald The Lucky Rabbit

Animation giant Disney has regained the rights to cartoon character OSWALD THE LUCKY RABBIT, the forerunner to MICKEY MOUSE.Late animator WALT DISNEY created the black-eared bunny in 1927, but after the rights ...

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