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Greece loses 400,000 civil service jobs to crisis

Moscow, Nov 23 :  The number of Greek civil servants has fallen by 400,000 in three years of crisis, Administrative Reform Minister Antonis Maniatakis said. There were nearly one million civil servants in 2009 but now there are just 640,000, he told a parliamentary hearing. Considering that more than 40,000 will be pensioned off before the end of the year, no more than 600,000 will be left, he added. More... 

Google receives 75000 applications in a week

LONDON, Feb. 7: Internet search giant Google received a staggering 75,000 job applications within just a week of kicking off its massive recruitment drive, says a media report. According to the Daily Mail, “Google received a staggering 75,000 job applications in just one week as it launch(ed) a huge recruitment spree.” The US-based company holds the record for the highest number of job... 

Karunanidhi involved in 2G scam: Swamy

NEW DELHI, Feb. 6: A Delhi court on Saturday issued notice to the CBI, asking it to file a detailed report on whether its probe in the 2G spectrum case covers the aspect of national security as raised by Janta Party chief Subramanian Swamy in his private complaint seeking prosecution of former telecom minister A Raja. “Issue notice to the CBI to file its detailed report of the investigation being... 

Alcohol cuts metabolic disease risk

Researchers have found that moderate drinkers tend to have about 30 per cent lower risk of developing late onset diabetes than do non-drinkers, and moderate drinkers also tend to be at lower risk of developing metabolic syndrome. A cross-sectional analysis of 6172 subjects age 35 -75 in Switzerland related varying levels of alcohol intake to the presence of DM, MS, and an index of insulin resistance... 

Foreign citizens advised to evacuate from Egypt

CAIRO: Foreign governments stepped up their warnings Sunday about travel to Egypt, with several urging their citizens to evacuate as soon as possible amid uncertainty over where the Arab nation is headed after nearly a week of mass protests. The fears of foreign tourists mirrored those of many Egyptians. Dozens with the means to do so rented jets or hopped aboard their own planes in a mad dash that... 

Inflation dulls India star, unnerves foreign investors!

LONDON/MUMBAI: Soaring inflation and rate rises are starting to hit corporate margins in India, tempting more foreign fund managers to slash holdings in favour of markets that can better capitalise on the global economic recovery. With oil and food prices not seen easing in the near future, money managers reckon the exodus has some more months to run. This January alone, foreign funds have pulled $900...