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Sunday, January 22, 2006

weekly news round up 3

Here is the 3rd set of News involving India and Indians as reported in five leading newspapers during the period 15th January to 21st January 2006 -

The Times of India - Emirates to begin Dubai-Kolkata service- DUBAI: Emirates, the Dubai-based carrier, will launch non-stop services to Kolkata from March 26 this year, spreading its network in the country to 63 flights a week to seven cities. ….. Emirates will operate six direct flights a week between Dubai and Kolkata. It will operate an Airbus A330-200 aircraft on the route in three and two-class configurations. ….. (read more)

BPO boom continues, UK call centre moves 100 jobs to Delhi - LONDON: A leading call centre firm in Britain's Merseyside region has announced its decision to move 100 jobs to New Delhi. …… Vertex, a subsidiary of Warrington-based United Utilities, said the IT losses would be split between its sites in Knowsley's Phoenix House, King's Business Park in Prescot and Manchester city centre. (read more)

Indian Express - Indian scientist named ‘Inventor of the Year’ - SILICON VALLEY, JAN 19: An Indian-American scientist has been named ‘Inventor of the Year’ for his pioneering work in developing a new system which utilises data to improve patient care and clinical decisions. R Bharat Rao, senior director of Engineering Research Development, Computer-aided Diagnosis and Therapy Group at Siemens Medical Solutions, is one of 12 Siemens inventors to receive the award….. (read more)

Deccan Herald - AAI to set up radar station in Bellary - The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will set up five more radar stations within a year to cover the country’s air space by the radar system, AAI Air Traffic Management (ATM) Executive Director Srikrishna said on Tuesday. …. Speaking to Deccan Herald at Bajpe Airport after inspecting the new runway, air traffic control (ATC) systems and other communication systems, he said at present there were 13 radar stations covering about 90 per cent of air space in India. …. (read more)

The Hindu – 19/1/2006 - Varsity project on seismological study - Students at the secondary level to be engaged in acquisition of data - TIRUNELVELI : To educate school children on seismology and train them in protecting themselves during earthquakes, the Union Government Department of Science and Technology has sanctioned a project worth Rs. 2.19 crore to Centre for Geo-technology of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University. … (read more)

The Daily Telegraph – Tech takes Quebec fancy - - Visiting premier sees potential, eyes investment in IT areas - The city’s information technology (IT) sector caught the eye of the Quebec premier on Wednesday. …. Quebec, one of Canada’s largest and most economically developed provinces, has invested $900 million in IT research and development for emerging markets, such as technological convergence, optical and biophotonics technologies, wireless telecommunications, animation and geomatics. …. Premier Jean Charest told Metro he now hoped to invest heavily in China and India, as well as attract investors in those fields. … “We want to choose areas in India where we can intensify our investments, and we are looking at Calcutta very seriously,” said Charest, leading a 32-member business delegation on breeze through town. ….. (read more) (19/1/2006)

Why angel lost its twirl - Four months ago, Calcutta High Court had observed that the Victoria Memorial Hall authorities should take steps so that the Angel of Victory on top of the monument started rotating once again from January 1. ….. On Wednesday, the Memorial authorities told the court that engineers of Jessop’s, the company entrusted with repairing it, have not yet been able to ascertain why it stopped rotating after 1985. ….. (read more) (19/1/2006)

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