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Staying alive on Asian roads (The Funny Side)


July 20th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
A British friend was booking a holiday that would take her to several Asian cities. "Shall I bring my driving licence?" she asked on the phone. I replied: "Sure. And ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Asian school dropouts suffering from eye problems


May 5th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) Up to 90 percent of school dropouts in major Asian cities suffer from myopia or short-sightedness, BBC reported.Researchers, led by Ian Morgan from the Australian National ... Read more...

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Oil firms cut jet fuel prices by 1.38 percent (Lead)


December 15th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) State-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) Thursday pared jet fuel prices by 1.38 percent or Rs.833 per kilo litre (kl), effective from Dec 16.With this, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

High taxes reason behind rising jet fuel: Ravi


November 30th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The government Wednesday informed parliament that the cash-strapped Indian airline sector is being troubled by rising air turbine fuel (ATF) prices caused by high sales ... Read more...

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Delhi generates least waste among 22 Asian cities: Survey


February 14th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Delhi generates the lowest per capita waste - 147 kg per year - among 22 Asian cities, according to a survey released here Monday.The Asian Green City ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Dikshit leaves for Asian cities’ summit in Tokyo


November 6th, 2010 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Saturday left for Tokyo to represent the Indian capital at a summit on development of major Asian cities.Leading a four-member delegation, the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Dikshit to travel to Tokyo for Asian cities’ summit


November 5th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will be in Tokyo on a four-day visit from Saturday to attend a summit on development of major Asian cities, including the ... Read more...

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Madonna to open gym chain around the world


October 27th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): Madonna is all set up to open a chain of gyms around the world.Called the Hard Candy Fitness Centers - named after the singer's 2008 album - ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

World boxing will come down hard on cheats in WSB


May 29th, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) As big money flows into boxing with the World Series of Boxing (WSB), the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) is firm on coming down hard on cheats ... Read more...

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London tops list of ‘most attractive cities in the world’


February 24th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): United Kingdom's capital has topped the list of "most attractive cities in the world".The list, released by the Paris Ile de France Capitale Economique and the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ahmedabad wins Sustainable Transport Award 2010 (Lead)


January 15th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) The historic Indian city of Ahmedabad has won the prestigious 'Sustainable Transport Award 2010' for the successful implementation of Janmarg, India's first full bus rapid transit (BRT) system. The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Kolkata facing brutal future in warmer world


November 12th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Dhaka, Manila, Jakarta and Kolkata are topping a new list of major Asian cities vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Kolkata is the fourth ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Century-old tea on sale in Hong Kong


August 13th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Aug 13 (DPA) A 109-year-old tea has gone on sale at Hong Kong's first international tea fair, a media report said Thursday. Just 10 grams of the pu-erh tea, which takes ... Read more...

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Asia topples Europe in world’s most expensive cities list


March 11th, 2009 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, March 11 (DPA) Asian cities have shot up the list of the world's most expensive places as currency fluctuations bring down the relative cost of living in Europe, a survey ... Read more...

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UNDP meeting calls for reducing inequalities in Asia


December 9th, 2008 - 10:58 am ICT by ANI
Colombo, Dec.9 (ANI): During a UNDP meeting held here, experts have proposed a five-point action agenda to reduce inequalities within and between countries in Asia, which they say have contributed to ... Read more...

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‘Brown clouds’ of pollutants darken Asian cities: UN


November 13th, 2008 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 13 (DPA) Vast "brown clouds" of pollution are making Asian cities, including New Delhi and Beijing, darker melting Himalayan glaciers and intensifying regional monsoons, a UN report said Thursday.India as ... Read more...

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Six Indian cities top global outsourcing list


October 6th, 2008 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Six Indian cities are among the top eight outsourcing centres, according to the CyberMedia publications group.A study by CyberMedia's Global Services, titled 'Top 8 Global Outsourcing Cities', ... Read more...

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‘Sex between men leading to new HIV infections in Asia’


July 13th, 2008 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Sex between men and the fact that gay relationships continue to be considered taboo in Asia could lead to an increase in HIV prevalence in the region, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Asian cities to turn off lights one hour: energy savings


June 21st, 2008 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
DPA Taipei, June 21 (DPA) Selected areas of Asian cities including Taipei, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul plan to turn off their lights for one hour later Saturday to promote energy conservation ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Office rentals likely to remain stable in Delhi, Mumbai


May 7th, 2008 - 11:32 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Office rentals in Delhi and Mumbai will remain stable for the rest of 2008, according to a study by a global real estate services firm. The quarterly ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sobhraj suffering from Nepal poll fever


March 29th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, March 29 (IANS) With a crucial election less than a fortnight away in Nepal, the poll fever has severely affected someone, though he is neither a contestant nor a ... Read more...

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