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British granny catches deadliest snake by hood


September 6th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) A 57-year-old grandmother in Britain who came across a snake in her garden simply picked it up with kitchen tongs and put it in a chocolate ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Escorts focuses on Africa to export tractors


September 5th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 5 (IANS) Escorts Limited, a leading manufacturer and supplier of agri-machinery products, is focusing on African markets to export its tractors as the farm sector in country is ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Shirdi Sai’ first Telugu film to release in Africa: Nagarjuna (Interview)


September 5th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) Southern superstar Nagarjuna says his "Shirdi Sai" will be the first Telugu film to release in Africa and that the story will be uplifting and touching.Directed ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

42 die in Morocco accident


September 4th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Rabat, Sep 4 (IANS) Forty-two people were killed and 24 injured Tuesday when their passenger bus fell into a ravine in southern Morocco, a media report said.The accident occurred at ... Read more...

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Iran mulling oil refineries in Africa


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 3 (IANS) Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi has said the country is considering the construction of small oil refineries in some African countries, local media reported Monday.Qasemi said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Texmaco plans to ramp up wagon exports to Africa, Bangladesh


August 29th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) Kolkata-based wagon maker Texmaco is looking to expand its footprints in the overseas markets by ramping up its volume of exports to Africa and Bangladesh, a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chidambaram gets into African Development Bank


August 24th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has been appointed India's governor on the board of governors of the African Development Bank, an official statement said Friday.Chidambaram ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Spanish trade deficit drops


August 17th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 17 (IANS) Spain's trade deficit fell 22.5 percent in the first six months of 2012, reaching 18.64 billion euros ($22.92 billion), authorities said.Exports increased by 3.4 percent annually ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UAE, UN aid agency explore cooperation


August 10th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 9 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) have discussed joint cooperation during humanitarian emergencies.OCHA's Gulf office head Khaled Khalifa lauded ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tunisia to showcase at ‘Africa Village’ in London


July 28th, 2012 - 2:01 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Along with 33 African countries, Tunisia will take part in the activities of the African Village at the Kensington Gardens in London.The village will be open ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Massive valley found beneath Antarctica


July 27th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British researchers from CNN say that they have discovered a grand canyon beneath Antarctica. They say that they discovered a massive rift valley that is causing loss ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Volvo reports better profit in Q2 than expected


July 25th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, July 25 (IANS) Swedish auto manufacturer Volvo group has posted a profit of 6,764 million Swedish kronor (about $970 million) before tax in the second quarter this year, which ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pakistani held with weapons in Madagascar


July 19th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Antananarivo (Madagascar), July 19 (IANS) A Pakistani national has been arrested on charges of kidnapping and possessing illegal weapons in the island nation of Madagascar, off the east coast of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

African tribesmen steal lions’ lunch


July 11th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) A dramatic video shows how three African tribesmen snatched a chunk of meat from a pride of lions, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday.Incredibly, tribespeople in Africa ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Diabetics face four times greater TB risk


July 10th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, July 10 (IANS) A third of the world's population, living in developing countries, carry a dormant tuberculosis (TB) bug, which remains a lifelong risk. But the risk of TB ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

British widow wants her children to be terrorists


July 10th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
London, July 9 (IANS) A British widow has revealed she is bringing up her children to be terrorists, The Sun newspaper reported Monday.Samantha Lewthwaite, 28 - dubbed the "white widow" ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ramadan likely to begin July 21: Official


July 5th, 2012 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 4 (IANS/WAM) Most Islamic countries may begin the holy month of Ramadan July 21, after the sighting of the crescent moon, the Islamic Crescent Observation Project (ICOP) ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Al Qaeda man takes hostages in France (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 20 (IANS) A man claiming to have links with Al Qaeda took four people hostage Wednesday in a bank in southern France's Toulouse town, while a French national ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

French Al Qaeda leader held in Pakistan


June 20th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Naamen Maziche, a French national and a senior member of terror outfit Al Qaeda, has been arrested near Pakistan's border with Iran, Xinhua reported Wednesday.Pakistani military ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Eto’o inaugurates football training centre


May 30th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Libreville (Gabon), May 30 (IANS) Cameroon's football star Samuel Eto'o inaugurated the training centre for his foundation here with the presence of the Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba and several ... Read more...

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9,000 displaced in Somalia violence


May 27th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 26 (IANS) At least 9,200 people have been displaced in a fierce battle raging between the coalition forces and the insurgents near the Somali capital, the UN refugee ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dragonair to link Kolkata and Hong Kong


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) International air carrier Dragonair, a part of Cathay Pacific Group, will launch a new service between Hong Kong and Kolkata, the company announced Wednesday.The service to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘India’s growth at the cost of environment’


May 20th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The making of global India is at the cost of the environment, authors Ashish Kothari and Aseem Shrivastava say in their new work "Churning The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India’s share in global trade up: Minister


May 9th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Admitting that India's trade deficit has grown, the government Wednesday said the country was still performing better than most countries and its share in global ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

$3.2 bn needed to fight malaria in Africa, says activist


April 24th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 24 (IANS) A sum of $3.2 billion is needed to finance the fight against malaria by 2015 in Africa, the source of 90 percent malaria cases in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

GRSE aiming at 25 percent turnover rise in FY13


April 17th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) The Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), a central government undertaking, is aiming at a 25 percent growth in turnover this fiscal at Rs.16 billion. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ramdev launches products in open market


April 4th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 4 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Wednesday launched 800 Ayurvedic products that will be sold in open market via a chain of retail outlets and "super distributors" ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Britain, Kenya to enhance ties (Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, March 27 (IANS) Kenya and Britain will promote their ties, said visiting British Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham."Kenya and Britain have strong shared interests including trade, development, security, regional ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Britain, Kenya vow to enhance ties


March 27th, 2012 - 4:16 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, March 27 (IANS) Kenya and Britain have vowed to promote their ties, said visiting British Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham here Monday."Kenya and Britain have strong shared interests including ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India plans flights to Tanzania, Ethiopia


March 14th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 14 (IANS) As economic ties grow with Africa, India will improve air connectivity with the continent, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said, adding that flights would be introduced ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kenya to deploy 4,600 soldiers in Somalia


March 13th, 2012 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, March 13 (IANS) Kenya will deploy 4,660 soldiers in Somalia as part of the Africa Union peacekeeping force, a top official said Monday.Chief of defence forces General Julius Karangi ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ethiopia to host World Economic Forum on Africa


March 1st, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, March 1 (IANS) Ethiopia will host the World Economic Forum on Africa in capital Addis Ababa in May. Mekonnen Haddis, chief advisor to the deputy prime minister, and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ants can smell out rivals


February 23rd, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 23 (IANS) Weaver ants share a collective memory of odour of ants in rival nests, similar to how sports fans know one another instantly by their unique colours, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Malaria-fighting tobacco!


February 13th, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Feb 13 (IANS) A genetically modified tobacco plant that can fight drug-resistant malaria has been developed by Israeli scientists.Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have found that tobacco ... Read more...

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African held with Rs.2 crore-worth cocaine at Delhi airport (Lead)


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) A man from Africa was arrested at the Delhi airport with 200 grams of cocaine valued around Rs.2 crore, police said Monday. The contraband was ... Read more...

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