Etihad Airways adds Chennai, Kozhikode to Indian destinations

May 14th, 2008

The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) national carrier Etihad Airways will start daily operations to Chennai and Kozhikode in India from Aug 1 this year. “Etihad will start operations from Abu Dhabi to Chennai and Kozhikode effective Aug 1,” Vijay Poonoosamy, Etihad Airways’ head of government and international affairs, told IANS on phone from Abu Dhabi. […]

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Ambani elbows out Gates to become world’s richest

October 29th, 2007

Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Mukesh Ambani on Monday became the richest person in the world, surpassing American software czar Bill Gates, Mexican business tycoon Carlos Slim Helu and investment guru Warren Buffett, courtesy the bull run in the stock market. Following a strong share price rally on Monday in his three group companies […]


WB assistance must continue: FM

October 23rd, 2007

Finance Minister P Chidambaram has said the World Bank (WB) should not reduce its financial assistance to India even though the country has been recording impressive growth figures. “Yes, you see 9 per cent growth but then you zoom in and look at parts of India that are growing at 4 per cent and 5 […]


Ness Technologies Ranked Among India’s Top 20 Best Employers

September 10th, 2007

HACKENSACK, New Jersey, September 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Ness Technologies, Inc. , a global provider of IT services and solutions, today announced that it has been ranked as one of India’s Top 20 Best IT Employers by India’s Dataquest magazine and IDC (DQ-IDC) in the 2007 annual IT Best Employers Survey. The DQ-IDC annual survey was […]

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Attention span linked to TV watching

September 5th, 2007

Watching TV more than two hours a day early in life can lead to attention problems later in adolescence, according to a new study. The roughly 40% increase in attention problems among heavy TV viewers was observed in both boys and girls, and was independent of whether a diagnosis of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder was made […]


Sonia Gandhi sixth most powerful woman in the world

August 31st, 2007

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has been placed sixth, a notch behind Indra Nooyi, the Indian American chairman and chief executive of PepsiCo, in the Forbes list of the world’s 100 most powerful women. Ranking Angela Merkel, the first woman to become chancellor of Germany, No. 1 for the second year in a row, the US […]


ISGN Strengthens its Mortgage Industry

May 21st, 2007

About ISGN: ISGN Technologies, Ltd., is a leading global solutions company in aggressive pursuit of transforming the US mortgage industry with platform-based knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) and consulting services. ISGN has over 400 clients including the top-20 and a majority of the top-50 U.S. mortgage lenders. Jointly headquartered in Chennai and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ISGN has […]


Chennai-born journalist wins Emmy Award

April 5th, 2007

Chennai born Sukanya Krishnan, who has won several awards for her television news coverage for mainstream media, added another feather to her cap by winning the New York Emmy Award in the on-camera: programme host/moderator category for the current year. Sukanya , 32, has worked for several television channels and among the major stories covered […]


H1B Quota Exhausted in Record Time

April 3rd, 2007

April 3, 2007 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that as of Monday, April 2, 2007, it has already received H-1B petitions far exceeding the standard cap for Fiscal Year 2008. These H-1B petitions will be pooled in a computerized random-selection process that is required by regulation. USCIS reportedly received a record number […]