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‘Forge commonalities of the past into Asia-Africa bond’


June 5th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 5 (IANS) India and Africa should both ride on their religious, cultural and colonial linkages to forge an even stronger bond for collective development and prosperity of the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Women have a major role in global economy’


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) South African Deputy Minister of Trade & Industry Elizabeth Thabethe, who is currently on a visit to India said here Friday that women had a major ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Life-presidents and sit-tight leaders are in danger: Ex-Nigerian president


March 13th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) With the Arab uprisings causing serial upheavals in North African nations, it has rung warning bells for "the 'life presidents' and 'sit-tight leaders' of the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Indian fertiliser makers looking to buy mines in Africa


December 11th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Faced with increasing demand and rising cost of importing raw material, the Indian fertiliser industry is eying mineral assets in Africa."Today there is a possibility ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

BRICS countries continue to enjoy strong, sustained economic growth


April 14th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Sanya, Apr 14 (ANI): Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa today said that BRICS countries will continue to enjoy strong and sustained economic growth.In a joint declaration here, the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

T-Rex was wily, not fearsome predator


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) T-Rex was more of an opportunistic feeder as wily as a hyena, rather than the fearsome predator of popular and cinematic imagination.Paleontologists John "Jack" Horner, curator from the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

French players are imbeciles, says coach Domenech


June 22nd, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 22 (ANI): French coach Raymond Domenech, who is facing a players revolt and may have to pick a team without some of his big names, has labeled his stars "imbeciles" ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

French team gifted sex toys to boost their World Cup scoring motivation!


June 12th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, June 11(ANI): The French World Cup team has been sent a pack of sex toys as the perfect gift before the arrival of their WAGs in South Africa today.France ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Evra’s coup gets French WAGS to attend World Cup opener against Uruguay


June 11th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, June 11(ANI): France skipper Patrice Evra has persuaded French officials to spend 200,000 pounds to make sure that the Les Bleus' World Cup WAGs are in South Africa today.Raymond ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Vuvuzelas could give South Africa an edge: Thailand coach Robson


May 17th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 17 (DPA) The thunderous sound of thousands of fanfaring plastic trumpets could spur South Africa's unfancied football team to success in the World Cup, according to Thailand's coach Bryan Robson. South ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

IFFCO to set up plant in Ghana (Lead)


March 15th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
By James Jose New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (Iffco) is setting up a unit in Ghana to meet the needs of the west African nation and also export ... Read more...

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Indian fertiliser company set up unit in Ghana


March 15th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
By James Jose New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (Iffco), a multi-state non-profit organisation, is setting up a unit in Ghana to meet the needs of the African nation and ... Read more...

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President Patil congratulates Tendulkar on double century and world record


February 24th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.24 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil on Wednesday congratulated master blaster Sachin Tendulkar for his grand double achievement in the Gwalior One-Day International Cricket match against South Africa today."Sachin ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Prior warns England batsmen will take Champions trophy by storm


September 27th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 27 (ANI): Wicketkeeper Matt Prior has backed England's batsmen to take the Champions Trophy by storm after Andrew Strauss' players shocked the cricketing world by beating much fancied Sri ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

India gives $200,000 to South African struggle veteran’s outfit


August 16th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, Aug 16 (IANS) Indian High Commissioner Rajiv Bhatia has handed over a cheque of $200,000 for a foundation to be set up in the name of Ahmed Kathrada, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

National Conference denies tiff with Congress over ministerial berths


May 22nd, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): Denying any tiff with the Congress, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said his party was not looking for any ministerial berth in the ... Read more...

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Ponting says pressure will be on Proteas


February 16th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.16 (ANI): The Australian cricket team flew to South Africa today with captain Ricky Ponting claiming that the South Africans would be under more pressure than his side. Ponting wasted no ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

SCG will bring out the best in bowler Nathan Bracken


January 23rd, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan.23 (ANI): Nathan Bracken admits he is not performing at his best, but the left-armer is expected to play a leading role with the new ball on home ground SCG ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Australian opener Matthew Hayden calls it a day


January 13th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Jan 13 (IANS) Australian opener Matthew Hayden Tuesday announced his retirement from international cricket, ending a glorious career spanning nearly 15 years.The decision came as the 37-year-old struggled with form and ... Read more...

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Men outnumbered women in African exodus 60,000 years ago


December 22nd, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): A new genetic study has revealed that men probably outnumbered women in the mass exodus 60,000 years ago, when modern humans left Africa.Researchers believe that the particular ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Miss India Parvathy Omanakuttan is 1st runner-up at Miss World 2008


December 14th, 2008 - 12:10 am ICT by admin
Moments ago Parvathy Omanakuttan was crowned 1st runner-up in the Miss world 2008 held at Johannesburg, South Africa today. The winner of the pagent was Miss Russia Ksenia Sukhinova. Parvathy Omanakuttan is the reigning ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Giraffes, rhinos, elephants and rodents once roamed Pakistan


September 23rd, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): A long-term study of mammal fossils spanning a 5-million-year period in northern Pakistan has suggested that two species of giraffe, several rhinos and five elephant relatives, along ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Champions League to begin on December 3


August 14th, 2008 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 14 (ANI): The inaugural Champions League Twenty20 will be played between December 3 and 10, instead of October, the organisers - India, Australia and South Africa - have ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sehwag’s magical 300 puts India in driving seat


March 28th, 2008 - 10:10 pm ICT by admin
(Overall lead) By Anand Philar Chennai, March 28 (IANS) Virender Sehwag smashed a magical 309 not out crushing several records along the way as India galloped to 468 for one in their first innings ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Sehwag’s onslaught leaves Proteas running for cover


March 28th, 2008 - 8:23 pm ICT by admin
By Anand Philar Chennai, March 28 (IANS) Virender Sehwag butchered the South African attack to mincemeat en route to Test cricket's fastest triple-century as India raced to 468 for one in the first ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Mentally disabled children take vocational training in Orissa


November 14th, 2007 - 2:54 am ICT by admin
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