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Canada’s deficit down amid sluggish economy


September 1st, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Sep 1 (IANS) While Canada appears to be on track in reducing its budgetary deficit, global economic uncertainty could stall the government's plan, the federal Finance Department warned.For the ... Read more...

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Russia to deliver ammunition worth $1 bn to India


June 29th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 29 (IANS) Russia will deliver ammunition, including tank and artillery shells, worth $1 billion to India, a media report said.The Vedomosti daily found that one of the ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh Khan becomes Yale’s Chubb Fellow


April 3rd, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan will join the roster of Yale University's Chubb Fellows, one of the Ivy League institution's highest honours, April 12 ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh Khan becomes Yale’s Chubb Fellow


April 3rd, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan will join the roster of Yale University's Chubb Fellows, one of the Ivy League institution's highest honours, April 12 ... Read more...

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India-Ghana trade to reach $1 bn by 2013


March 12th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) Ghana's envoy to India said Monday the bilateral trade between the two countries would reach $1 billion by 2013."We expect bilateral trade between India and Ghana ... Read more...

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‘Getting rid of polio can save $2 trillion’


February 26th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Getting rid of polio will give a huge boost to the world economy, saving $2 trillion spent on vaccination every year, Rotary International president Kalyan ... Read more...

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Broccoli and brussels sprouts boost sunscreens’ cancer fighting abilities


April 27th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Penn State College of Medicine researchers have revealed that a topical compound called ISC-4 found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and brussels sprouts may increase sunscreens' abilities to ... Read more...

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China’s export growth expected to decline


April 26th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 26 (ANI): China's export are expected to decline after being hit by external and internal pressures, government reports have said.According to the Development Research Center, China's export growth could plunge ... Read more...

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Anand Sharma expresses optimism for Indian exports to China


April 25th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma today expressed optimism that recently unveiled 12th Five Year Plan for 2012-14 of China will give enormous opportunity for Indian exporters to ... Read more...

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Arsenal’s new boss Kroenke pledges success for Gunners


April 12th, 2011 - 8:29 am ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 12 (ANI): US billionaire Stan Kroenke has vowed to bring success to Arsenal after sealing a controlling stake at the Emirates with a 450 million dollar swoop.According to ... Read more...

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How good are Obama’s chances to win a second term?


April 5th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has officially started his re-election campaign that has raised questions about his chances of winning the 2012 presidential elections.A poll conducted last month ... Read more...

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Australians spend about $1bn annually on cosmetic procedures


March 31st, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, March 31 (ANI): A conference of surgeons has heard that Australians spent about 1 billion dollars a year on cosmetic procedures, including breast augmentation and liposuction.The annual Cosmetex conference, run by ... Read more...

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‘Call of Duty: Black Ops’ is best selling video game ever


March 16th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 16 (ANI): First-person shooter video game 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' has set a new record by becoming the best selling video game in history.According to market research firm NPD, ... Read more...

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Indian exports grew by nearly 50 percent in February


March 10th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): Commerce and Industry Secretary Rahul Khullar today said that India's exports have registered a growth of 49.8 per cent during February 2011, at 23.6 billion dollars.Talking to ... Read more...

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Lakshmi Mittal replaces Mukesh Ambani as world’s richest Indian


March 10th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): Steel Tycoon Lakshmi Mittal has clinched the title of the world's richest Indian from Reliance Industries' chief Mukesh Ambani.With a net worth of 31.1 billion dollars, ... Read more...

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‘China trade surplus to decrease further’


March 8th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.8 (ANI): China's Minister of Commerce Chen Deming has said that the country's trade surplus will decrease further and may even go into deficit for a few months.Chen said that the ... Read more...

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China holds 1.6 trillion dollars of US debt: Treasury Department


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.2 (ANI): China, the largest creditor of the United States, holds 1.6 trillion dollars of US debt, according to Treasury Department data.According to the Treasury Department, China's total investments was ... Read more...

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Zardari’s quiet UAE visit to find solution to Pak’s economic woes


February 24th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 24(ANI): As Pakistan was busy watching the Raymond Davis saga unfold, President Asif Ali Zardari quietly took an unannounced trip to Dubai to explore options to solve the country's economic ... Read more...

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Russian billionaire asks Putin to stop FSB secret service agents from stealing his empire


February 19th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19(ANI): Russian businessman Alexander Lebedev has told Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that a gang of corrupt FSB secret service agents and policemen were plotting to steal his multi-billion pound business ... Read more...

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Obama proposes 3.1-bn-dollar US aid to Pak in fiscal year 2012


February 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16(ANI): The Obama administration has proposed a staggering amount of 3.1-billion-dollars, as financial assistance to Pakistan in the 2012 budget, despite its standoff with the Asian nation on double murder-accused ... Read more...

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Jessica Simpson’s fashion line set to make $1bn this year


February 14th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 14 (ANI): Jessica Simpson may not be doing too well in her music and acting careers, but her fashion line has never been better.According to an article in New ... Read more...

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Facebook turns into hot investment property after raising $1.5bn


January 22nd, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): Facebook has raised 1.5 billion dollars from investors making it the world's most popular social networking site at about 50 billion dollars.Goldman Sachs turned out be the ... Read more...

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$1b ‘floating Monaco city’ yacht that has beach, buildings!


January 17th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 17 (ANI): Ever thought of a yacht having buildings, helicopters, submarines and a beach? Well, you could take a ride in one such yacht worth a billion dollars-the most expensive ... Read more...

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China’s 2010 ‘lowered trade surplus’ trend to continue in first half of 2011


January 11th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 11 (ANI): Chinese economists have claimed that the country's trade surplus had narrowed in 2010 for the second straight year, and the trend is reportedly expected to continue for the ... Read more...

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Export grows 36.4 per cent in December 2010: Commerce Secretary


January 8th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 8(ANI): India's exports have registered a growth of 36.4 per cent during December 2010, at 22.5 billion dollars.Stating this at a press interaction here on Saturday, Commerce Secretary ... Read more...

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Indian exports grow 36.4 per cent in December 2010, highest in 33 months


January 8th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 8 (ANI): India's exports have registered a growth of 36.4 per cent during December 2010, the highest in last 33 months, at 22.5 billion dollars due to diversification of ... Read more...

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Jessica Simpson’s fashion line expected to make $1bn in sales next year


December 7th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Jessica Simpson's music career may not be doing well as of late, but her clothing brand is bringing home lots of money.Reports are abuzz that her collection is ... Read more...

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‘The Social Network’ got basic things wrong, says Facebook founder


December 6th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 6 (ANI): Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who unveiled changes to member profile pages on Sunday, said the movie 'The Social Network' got basic things wrong about the origins of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Recession forces US lesbian resort to welcome men too!


November 29th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 29 (ANI): Key West's only lesbian-exclusive resort Pearl's Rainbow is going 'all welcome' for the first time over this Thanksgiving weekend because of economic hard times.The resort was honored in ... Read more...

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Who will pick the Royal wedding tab - Prince William or Brit taxpayers?


November 18th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): It is being said that Prince Charles will pick the tab for Prince Williams and Kate Middleton's wedding, but the ceremony will still leave the taxpayer with ... Read more...

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Delhi’s Trade Fair opens doors for marketing for small-scale industries


November 17th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.17 (ANI): The India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2010 in New Delhi has opened doors for marketing for small-scale industries.The Additional Development Commissioner in the Ministry of Micro, Small and ... Read more...

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Products by jail inmates popular at New Delhi’s Trade Fair


November 17th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.17 (ANI): Products made by Tihar jail inmates are attracting visitors in the ongoing India International Trade Fair (IITF) in New Delhi.Handicrafts, showpieces, snacks, gift items and readymade garments are ... Read more...

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Orissa Govt. hopeful of Posco not shifting its proposed steel plant from the State


November 13th, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneswar, Nov.13 (ANI): The Government of Orissa on Saturday expressed hope that Posco India will not shift its proposed 12 million tonne steel plant from the State of Orissa.Amidst some reports ... Read more...

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US intelligence spying costs over 80 billion dollars annually


October 29th, 2010 - 11:06 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 29 (ANI): The annual cost of U.S. intelligence has gone public for the first time. According to figures released by the government Thursday, it is just over 80 billion dollars ... Read more...

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France supports India’s bid for permanent UNSC seat


October 18th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by ANI
By Vishnu SukumaranNew Delhi, Oct 18(ANI): India's bid to get a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) got another boost on Monday after a top French military official assured ... Read more...

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