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WHO asks Asian governments to pass anti-tobacco laws


May 31st, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 31 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday said that Asian governments should pass and implement laws that will prevent premature deaths from tobacco-related diseases, Xinhua reported.In China, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Expanding’ LeT no longer solely focused on India, South Asia: US general


April 13th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13(ANI): A top US general has expressed concerns about the expanding reach of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), warning that the militant group had expanded its tentacles outside South Asia.Admiral Robert ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India still main LeT target, but it has spread wings: US commander


April 13th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) Although India remains the main target of Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET), it has spread its influence internationally to Europe and broader Asia-Pacific region, a top ... Read more...

Posted in World |

BlackBerry poses security threat, says UAE


July 26th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 26 (DPA) The smartphone services of BlackBerry posed a security threat to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), government officials said in statements carried Monday by local media. "Certain BlackBerry applications allow ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New curbs on internet content by Asian nations: Report


June 18th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
By Frederick Noronha Penang (Malaysia), June 18 (IANS) Led by China, many Asian governments are shifting to a "new generation" of restrictions to control content on the internet and the growth in these ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

India’s growth to slip to 5 percent in 2009: ADB


March 31st, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Manila, March 31 (DPA) Economic growth in developing Asia was expected to slow to its lowest rate in more than a decade due to the global economic crisis, the Asian Development Bank ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gay men fuelling HIV/AIDS spread in Asia, says WHO


February 17th, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Feb 17 (DPA) The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned Tuesday that unprotected male-to-male sex was fuelling the spread of HIV and AIDS in Asia, where the epidemic could worsen amid a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Global financial crisis tops Asia forum discussion (Lead)


October 16th, 2008 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, Oct 16 (IANS) The global financial crisis and dearer fuel and food items were among the top issues discussed in a pan-Asia ministerial forum in this capital city of Kazakhstan Thursday, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US’ ambitious policies triggered financial meltdown: Iran


October 16th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, Oct 16 (IANS) Iran Thursday blamed the ambitious policies of the US for the global financial crisis and advocated an overhaul of industrial and banking sectors."The global financial meltdown has ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Australia wants to engage more with South Asia(Lead)


August 5th, 2008 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, Aug 5 (IANS) Australia, invited as an observer to the SAARC, is eager to engage more regularly with South Asian leaders. "Australia enjoys strong defence and counter-terrorism links with ... Read more...

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Australia wants to engage more with South Asia


August 5th, 2008 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, Aug 5 (IANS) Australia, which has been invited as an observer to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), has welcomed the Colombo summit's declaration calling for international ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Food crisis a wakeup call for Asian agriculture


July 16th, 2008 - 8:50 am ICT by IANS
DPA Bangkok, July 16 (DPA) When world rice prices hit $1,000 per tonne in May, more than doubling over five months, Asian governments were forced to take a serious look at their neglected ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistan seeks Saarc help in Bhutto killing probe


April 17th, 2008 - 7:19 pm ICT by admin
DPA Islamabad, April 17 (DPA) Pakistan Thursday sought the cooperation of other South Asian governments in investigating the killing of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto late last year. "Member states of South Asian ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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