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Adopt ‘Meatless Mondays’, urges Humane Society International


September 12th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Humane Society International (HSI) Wednesday urged global leaders to adopt 'Meatless Mondays' - an international movement to reduce meat consumption and incorporate meatless options one ... Read more...

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Africa puts women’s empowerment on top of agenda


July 15th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 15 (IANS) Africa exalted the spirit of women power and empowerment as Liberia's President Ellen Johnoson Sirleaf, the first female elected head of state in the continent, ... Read more...

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Africa celebrates women power


July 14th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 14 (IANS) Africa Saturday toasted the spirit of women power and empowerment as Liberia's President Ellen Johnoson Sirleaf, the first female elected head of state in the ... Read more...

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India’s Afghan conclave draws in Pakistani, Chinese firms


June 26th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jun 26 (IANS) In a pioneering initiative, India will host the Delhi Investment Summit on Afghanistan Thursday that will bring together private companies from the region, including from ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

TERI’s Pachauri gets Mexican humanitarian award


June 18th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 18 (IANS) The director general of India's The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), R.K. Pachauri, has been conferred the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle by President Felipe ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Dubai to host agri-business meet


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 22 (IANS/WAM) Dubai will host the Middle East's largest agri-business trade event next month.Now in its second year, the AGRA Middle East 2012 will be organised at the ... Read more...

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India offers $100 million credit line to Mali


January 11th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) India Wednesday offered a $100 million line of credit to Mali for developing a power transmission project in the land-locked West African country as ... Read more...

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Pakistan to welcome China-SAARC interactive partnership


November 8th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 8 (IANS) Pakistan Tuesday welcomed China's interest in an "interactive partnership" with the South Asian regional grouping and announced support for the forum's greater interaction with extra regional ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistan to spend Rs.154 bn on 15 projects


July 30th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 30 (IANS) Pakistan has approved 15 infrastructure projects at a cost of a whopping Rs.154.52 billion.The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council approved the 15 projects of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

UAE to play bigger role in Bangladesh’s growth


June 5th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 5 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates seeks to play a bigger role in helping Bangladesh achieve its growth objectives under its Vision 2021 plan, a minister said Sunday."We ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Organic food helps people live longer


May 21st, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) Organic food could help extend the average lifespans by 25 days for men and 17 days for women, say experts.Going organic will also keep you healthier ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Junk food’ mums more likely to have ‘junk food’ babies


March 24th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): A new study involving rats suggests that pregnant and breastfeeding women who indulge in high levels of fat and sugar are likely to have children who indulge in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Plant oil may be a key in the fight against obesity


March 24th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): A University of Missouri researcher has found a plant oil that may be able to reduce belly fat in humans.Belly fat leads to serious medical problems, including diabetes, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chemical compounds in trees can fight deadly MRSA


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A University of Missouri researcher has found an antibiotic in the Eastern Red Cedar tree that is effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-a 'superbug' that is resistant to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

PM meets Sonia, cabinet reshuffle buzz grows louder (Lead)


January 18th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for nearly two hours amid a growing buzz about an imminent reshuffle of the union council ... Read more...

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Manmohan meets president amid cabinet reshuffle reports (Lead)


January 17th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met President Pratibha Patil here Monday evening amid speculations of an imminent reshuffle of the union cabinet but officials said the upcoming ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Green tea best for fighting cancer, dementia


January 7th, 2011 - 6:55 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) Green tea could be a far more powerful medicine for fighting cancer and dementia, experts have claimed.Scientists were astounded at how effectively compounds within the drink, once they ... Read more...

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Green tea ‘fights dementia and cancer’


January 6th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new research by scientists at Newcastle University has suggested that regularly drinking green tea could protect the brain against developing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.The ... Read more...

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BJP urges PM for aid to rain-hit Andhra farmers


December 13th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including L.K. Advani, met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday to seek assistance for farmers in Andhra Pradesh, whose crops have ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Scientists develop new salmonella test that makes food safer


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Researchers from University of Missouri have developed a new test for salmonella in poultry and eggs that will produce faster and more accurate results than most currently available ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India and United States seek to strengthen cooperation in agriculture, food security


September 17th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 17 (ANI): India and the United States have set-up three working groups for strategic cooperation in agriculture and food security, food processing, agriculture extension, farm-to-market linkages, and weather ... Read more...

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Now a heart-healthy soybean oil


September 14th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) Providing good news for heart patients, researchers have developed a soybean variety that produces oil naturally low in saturated and trans fats. Saturated and trans fats clog arteries, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Now, predict if a pig’s glass is half full or half empty


July 28th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Can you ever tell if a pig is happy or not? Well, a technique devised by researchers at Newcastle University, can actually make it possible.Experts from the university's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pawar asks Manmohan Singh to reduce his burden


July 5th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 5 (ANI): The newly-elected International Cricket Council (ICC) President and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar met Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Monday and requested him to 'reduce ... Read more...

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Poland wants to set up metal packaging unit in Haryana


July 4th, 2010 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 3 (IANS) Poland wants to set up a metal packaging factory in Haryana, its Ambassador to India, Piotr Klodkowski said Saturday. Klodkowski, who met Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in New ... Read more...

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Using ’super sexed’ male insects to control pest population


June 7th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Scientists are developing 'super-sexed' yet sterile male insects to copulate with female ones to control pests. Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ) scientists hope to offer yet another efficient ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

India, US pledge to consult each other on global, strategic issues


June 4th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): India and the United States on Thursday pledged to consult with each other on issues of global and strategic importance.The pledge was made through a joint statement after ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, US vow to cooperate on terror


June 4th, 2010 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 4 (IANS) With US President Barack Obama according relations with "responsible global power" India "highest of priorities", the two countries have vowed to work together to meet ... Read more...

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Manmohan advocates nuclear technology for world growth


April 13th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 13 (IANS) Advocating greater use of nuclear technology to meet today's developmental challenges, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday announced India's ambitious plans to increase India's installed capacity ... Read more...

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BRIC adopts ‘Moscow Declaration’ on farm cooperation


March 27th, 2010 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The agriculture ministers of Brazil, Russia, India, China - the BRIC nations - met in Moscow Friday and signed the Moscow Declaration, which seeks to ... Read more...

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Increasing global warming could cause longer-lasting weather patterns


February 19th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): In a new study, University of Missouri (MU) researchers are studying whether increasing planet temperatures and carbon dioxide (CO2) levels could lead to atmospheric blocking and when this ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pawar criticised at CWC meet


February 6th, 2010 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar reportedly came in for criticism at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting here Friday with some members raising questions over his remarks ... Read more...

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Price situation will improve soon, PM tells CWC (Third lead)


February 5th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) The government is trying to check price rise and control inflation by boosting agricultural production, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Low-cost soy chicken offers numerous health benefits


February 5th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): University of Missouri scientists have developed a soy substitute for chicken which is much like the real thing and also has health benefits, including lowering cholesterol and maintaining ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

CPI cautions government against ‘discriminatory’ Food Security Act


December 28th, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 28 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (CPI) Monday cautioned the central government on enacting a "discriminatory" Food Security Act, saying the proposed draft restricts the Public Distribution System (PDS) ... Read more...

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