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Indian NGO to push sanitation goals in developing nations


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 15 (IANS) India's low-cost sanitation NGO Sulabh Sauchalaya is all set to go global by expanding its footprint in 50 developing countries to push the implementation of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Qatar Airways signs pact with Wipro for IT solutions (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Doha/New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Qatar Airways Wednesday said it has inked a long-term partnership with leading Indian IT company Wipro to develop new technological solutions.The agreement was signed in ... Read more...

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Qatar Airways signs pact with Wipro for IT solutions


September 12th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Doha/New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Qatar Airways Wednesday said it has inked a long-term partnership with leading Indian IT company Wipro to develop new technological solutions."Through this agreement, Wipro will ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

21 world leaders visited India this year, more on way


August 26th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) India continued to be a favourite overseas destination for world leaders with as many as 21 heads of state or government visiting the country ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Asian mosquitoes to hit Britain with dengue


April 25th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) A mosquito from Asia that spreads tropical diseases, including dengue fever, may soon hit the shores of Britain because of climate change, experts have said.The mosquito, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Natural teak forests declining: UN


March 27th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 27 (IANS) Natural teak forests are declining worldwide and the quality of natural grown teak wood is deteriorating, said the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UN to give $10.5 mn for women empowerment


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 2 (IANS/WAM) The UN agency mandated to promote gender equality will give $10.5 million in grants to organisations working for women's empowerment.Women in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tropical vegetation stores more carbon than thought


January 31st, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) The first ever "wall-to-wall" map of carbon storage of tropical vegetation in Africa, Asia and South America has shown that it stores 21 percent more carbon ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Polygamous cultures linked with instability, crimes


January 24th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 24 (IANS) Cultures permitting polygamy are wracked by greater crime levels, violence, poverty and gender inequality, owing to the intra-sexual competiton that engenders it, than societies sticking to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Complacent bureaucracy India’s bane, says British professor


January 16th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Bigotry, centralised power of some chief ministers and a complacent and non-responsive bureaucracy are some of the negatives of the Indian state, a British professor ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

EU court allows asylum seekers to stay


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) A European court has banned Britain from deporting asylum seekers from the country, saying it could infringe their human rights.The European Court of Justice has banned ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Remains of plant-eating dinosaurs fround in Antartica


December 20th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 20 (IANS) The remains of large-bodied plant eating dinosaurs have been unearthed for the first time in Antarctica, say researchers.Until now, remains of sauropods, one of the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Total lunar eclipse on Saturday


December 7th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) With the year's last lunar eclipse on Saturday, and the next only after three years, citizens can look forward to a view of the moon ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

US rating downgrade won’t hurt Indian exports: Scindia


August 29th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) India's exports, which surged almost 46 percent in the April-June quarter, are unlikely to be much impacted because of the US' credit rating downgrade that ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Scientists forecast irreversibly hotter summers


June 7th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Tropical regions are likely to experience irreversibly hotter summers within the next 20 to 60 years, warns a climatologist. "Large areas of the globe are likely ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

IBSA calls for urgent UNSC reforms to expand permanent members


March 8th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Foreign ministers of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) Tuesday called for urgent reforms to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), including expansion of permanent ... Read more...

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Taj diplomacy to woo LDC ministers


February 17th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) With the Taj Mahal an enduring attraction for visitors to India, the external affairs ministry has chartered a special flight to fly in 35-odd ministers from ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India ups Third World diplomacy, to unveil new measures


February 16th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the gathering momentum for the UN Security Council expansion, India Friday will announce additional soft loans and other concessions for Least Developed ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

World Bank opens public voting on ‘Apps for Development’


February 1st, 2011 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) The World Bank has opened public voting on the applications submitted to the Apps for Development Competition that challenged software developers to get new perspectives in identifying solutions ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Qatar Airways declared official airline partner for Indian Business Leaders Summit and Golf Tourname


October 6th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Oct. 6 (ANI-Business Wire India): Qatar Airways, one of the world's finest five star airlines, today announced that it has been named the official airline for the premiere Indian Business Leaders ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Delhi not first city to be scrutinized for holding major sporting event


September 23rd, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.23 (ANI): Delhi is not the first host of a major sporting event to come under intense scrutiny in the build-up to the opening ceremony and the start of competition.According to ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

UN human rights body claims racial discrimination “embedded” in Australia


August 28th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra (Australia), Aug 28 (ANI): The United Nations human rights panel has rebuked the Australian government over its treatment of Aboriginals, saying discrimination has become "embedded" in the Australian way of life.At ... Read more...

Posted in World |

High definition coverage for Commonwealth Games


August 25th, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CGOC) Wednesday said that it has finalised deals with rights holding broadcasters from 13 countries across six continents. Prasar Bharati is the host ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

S.Africa to host first ICC Women’s Cricket Challenge


August 6th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Aug.6 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that South Africa will host the first ICC Women's Cricket Challenge from October 6 to 16 in Potchefstroom.The tournament which is ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Brit man sets fastest round-the-world cycle trip record


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 02 (ANI): A British man has set the record for the fastest cycle trip around the world.Vin Cox completed his 18,172-mile road trip in London's Greenwich after cycling for 176 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Many dishonest acts acceptable among Australian youths


July 19th, 2010 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 19 (IANS) Nearly half of Australian youths think dishonest behaviours such as claiming a refund from companies for used goods and availing discounts on movie tickets by wrongly declaring children's ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Neanderthal, Homo sapiens split 500,000yrs older than believed


June 24th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): DNA-based analyses has revealed that the separation of Neanderthal and Homo sapiens might have occurred at least one million years ago-at least 500, 000 years earlier than previously ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Australian airline Qantas using Kerala IT firm’s solution


June 10th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 10 (IANS) Australia's national carrier Qantas has implemented Indian IT company IBS Group's web-based cargo management solution in its international air freight division, Qantas Freight, IBS said here Thursday. The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Sulabh toilets can help reduce global warming’


May 27th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 27 (IANS) An Indian innovator who plans to promote cheap toilet technology in 50 developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East region says his ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India’s ‘Sulabh Sauchalaya’ going global


May 23rd, 2010 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 22 (IANS) The low-cost Indian toilet system, popularly known as Sulabh Sauchalaya, will now be taken to 50 developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Researchers find bacterium to trip malarial mosquitoes


December 25th, 2009 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 25 (IANS) Wolbachia, a bacterium from fruit flies, makes mosquitoes more resistant to infection by viruses, including those triggering dengue fever and Chikungunya, says a new research. Previous studies had shown ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Honey I Shrunk the World in a digital media handbook


December 24th, 2009 - 3:46 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Harsha Bhogle, renowned cricket commentator and journalist unveiled the first-of-its-kind global digital media handbook, "Honey I Shrunk The World' at Crossword, Kemps Corner on Dec 22."Honey I Shrunk the World' is ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Al Jazeera gets entry into Canada


November 27th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 27 (IANS) Al Jazeera was allowed to beam its English service channel into Canada Thursday. Announcing its decision, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) said Al Jazeera English (AJE) will ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Progress, reform urgently needed at United Nations: PM


November 24th, 2009 - 9:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.24 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Monday once again called on the United States and other developed countries to take a leadership role in ensuring that reform ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India committed towards world free of nuclear weapons: PM


November 24th, 2009 - 8:22 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, said on Monday that India has been committed to the goal of creating a world free of nuclear weapons since it ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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