Articles by: The Business Age Bureau

Hu Jintao faces protests in Delhi, several exiled arrested

March 30, 2012 3:22 am0 comments
Hu Jintao faces protests in Delhi, several exiled arrested

New Delhi: Seven more Tibetan activists were arrested Friday outside the hotel where Chinese President Hu Jintao was staying, prompting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha to call for a “more humane” police force. The arrests came an hour before Hu was supposed to leave central Delhi’s Oberoi Hotel […]

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Apple mulls settling patent fights with Samsung

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Apple mulls settling patent fights with Samsung

Washington: Top executives at Apple and Samsung have met recently about a potential patent settlement, a media report said Thursday. “Apple CEO Tim Cook does not seem to share his predecessor’s passion about laying all foes to waste. Cook appears to view litigation as a necessary evil, not a vehicle […]

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Cheryl Cole targets ex-beau in new track?

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Cheryl Cole targets ex-beau in new track?

London: Singer Cheryl Cole has reportedly targetd ex-husband Ashley Cole in a new track, entitled “Screw You”. The 28-year-old divorced the footballer in September 2010 amid allegations he had cheated on her and now she released a song that claims that he “never gave a f**k” about their marriage, reports […]

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Prison fight leaves 20 dead in Honduras

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Prison fight leaves 20 dead in Honduras

Tegucigalpa: Twenty inmates of a jail in northern Honduras died Thursday when fights broke out over control of the prison cells. One of the victims was decapitated and his head was tossed over the wall of the jail in San Pedro Sula city, coordinator of the public prosecutor’s office Marely […]

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Half of US homes own Apple products

March 29, 2012 1:20 am0 comments
Half of US homes own Apple products

Washington: Half of all US households own at least one Apple product, a survey has showed. According to CNBC’s All-America Economic survey released Wednesday, the Apple-buying household on average has a total of three Apple products. Overall, the average household has 1.6 Apple devices with almost one quarter planning to […]

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30 killed in Cote d’Ivoire bus crash

March 28, 2012 12:41 am0 comments
30 killed in Cote d’Ivoire bus crash

Abidjan: At least 30 people died in the west African nation of Cote d’Ivoire Tuesday when two buses collided head-on. The accident took place near the central city of Bouake. Many others were injured. The driver of one of the buses lost control of the vehicle after a tyre exploded, […]

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High production cost compels garment units to leave China

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High production cost compels garment units to leave China

Beijing: Global fashion brands are shifting their manufacturing bases from China to cheaper countries due to high production cost, experts said. President of China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) Wang Tiankai said the trend is inevitable as China was no longer a “cheap-in-everything paradise”. Media reports said some Italian […]

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Teenagers facing danger in British mental asylums

March 25, 2012 12:51 pm0 comments
Teenagers facing danger in British mental asylums

London: Various teenagers in Britain are being locked up alongside potentially dangerous adults in mental hospitals following a crisis in health services for the young, the Daily Express reported Sunday. According to the report, the Under-18s with mental health problems spent equivalent of 5,166 nights in adult psychiatric wards last […]

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NATO supply restoration irks Pakistan Taliban !

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NATO supply restoration irks Pakistan Taliban !

Islamabad: The Pakistan Taliban Sunday warned members of parliament against restoration of the supply line for NATO troops in Afghanistan and said they would target MPs and their leaders if they recommended restoration of supplies. Pakistan suspended supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan in November 2011 after the US fighter […]

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Palestinians seek political, financial support from Baghdad

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Palestinians seek political, financial support from Baghdad

Ramallah: The Palestinian leadership is looking forward to gain declarations of full Arab political and financial support for their cause in the Arab League annual summit due to be held in Baghdad March 29, a senior Palestinian official said Sunday. Despite the concerns that the Arab summit this year will […]

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