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UP prepares to finalize new industrial policy


June 8th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 8 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will engage with industrial and business bodies June 11-13 to frame the new Infrastructure, Industry and Service Sector Investment Policy for 2012.Officials ... Read more...

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Is Microsoft buying Nokia? (Lead, superseding earlier story)


June 7th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, June 7 (IANS) Finnish telecom giant Nokia, considered among the most trusted brands in India, is going through a bad patch with its shares at an all-time low, triggering ... Read more...

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Is Microsoft buying Nokia?


June 7th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, June 7 (IANS) Finnish telecom giant Noika, considered among the most trusted brands in India, is going through a bad patch with its shares at an all-time low, triggering ... Read more...

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Mufti demands hassle-free cross-LoC trade


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 22 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Tuesday reiterated his demand for providing requisite facilities to ensure hassle-free cross-LoC trade and travel, and hoped that ... Read more...

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Defence preparedness should be on par with threat: BJP


May 8th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India's defence preparedness should be on par with the threats it faces in a "difficult neighbourhood", Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley Tuesday ... Read more...

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Abolish visa regime even if India hesitates: Nawaz Sharif


May 7th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 7 (IANS) Pakistan's main opposition leader Nawaz Sharif has called for unilaterally abolishing the visa regime with India even if New Delhi "hesitates to reciprocate" the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Government should encourage competition in transport sector’


February 17th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The government should take active steps to encourage competition in the transport sector to allow passengers to benefit from low costs and greeater choices, consumer ... Read more...

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FDI in aviation may give flight to domestic airlines


January 22nd, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Operating through a tough financial environment, Indian carriers see a ray of hope in the government proposal to allow foreign airlines to invest funds ... Read more...

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New Indira Gandhi biography casts light on life, politics


November 12th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS)A new biography of India's late prime minister Indira Gandhi tries to throw candid light on her personality against the backdrop of her family and politics."Indira ... Read more...

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Reliance Communications launches 3G tablet


August 9th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications Tuesday launched its android 3G tablet PC, thus becoming the first 3G operator to venture into the Indian tablet market.The ... Read more...

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Panjab University: Tracking down ‘criminal’ students


June 22nd, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) Hit by rising incidents of campus violence, Panjab University (PU), one of the oldest varsities in the country, has taken some bold steps, including opening ... Read more...

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European Central Bank to assess Portugal’s economic and financial adjustment program


May 5th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday announced that it will assess Portugal in its economic and financial adjustment program to stabilize its economy.The Governing Council of the ... Read more...

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‘Bold steps’ by Pak govt. might help in Aafia Siddiqui’s release, says sister


January 31st, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 31(ANI): The sister of Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui, who was sentenced to 86 years in prison by a US federal court, has said that strong efforts by the Pakistan ... Read more...

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Man killed by Maoists during Chhattisgarh shutdown (Lead)


October 23rd, 2010 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 23 (IANS) A man was found murdered in Chhattisgarh's Maoist stronghold of Bastar region Saturday while normal life continued to remain hit on the second and final day of a ... Read more...

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Maoist shutdown hits life in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar


October 23rd, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 23 (IANS) Normal life continued to remain hit in Chhattisgarh's Maoist stronghold of Bastar region Saturday, the second and final day of shutdown by rebels, as buses did not ply ... Read more...

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Bangladesh mourns its founder’s killing


August 15th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 15 (IANS) Bangladesh Sunday observed the National Mourning Day to mark the death anniversary of its founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who was killed in a military-led putsch on this ... Read more...

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Admiral Mullen denies US involvement in General Kayani’s tenure extension


July 25th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 25(ANI): US Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, Admiral Mike Mullen, has denied speculation that the Obama administration had put pressure on the Pakistan government to extend Army Chief General ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India-Pak will need to take bold steps to resolve Kashmir issue: Clinton


July 19th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 19(ANI): U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that India and Pakistan would have to undertake bold steps in order to resolve the Kashmir issue.Clinton, who is on ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Canada-bound female spouses from India need counselling


July 14th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, July 14 (IANS) With rampant domestic violence, including honour killings, against women in Indian and other South Asian communities in Canada, a study here has recommended bold steps ... Read more...

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Deploy army in Maoist-hit areas: Sushma Swaraj


July 2nd, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 2 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj Friday sought deployment of the army in Maoist-affected areas, including in violence-hit pockets of Chhattisgarh. "BJP's central leadership is in ... Read more...

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More autonomy assured for northeast tribals’ councils


April 13th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 13 (IANS) The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is keen to give more autonomy to the autonomous district councils in northeast India for the development of the tribals, Minister ... Read more...

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Economic Survey says India’s trade prospects has brightened in 2010


February 25th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.25 (ANI): The Economic Survey for 2009-10 presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in Parliament on Thursday has revealed India's share in world merchandise exports after remaining unchanged at ... Read more...

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G20 hasn’t fixed money to fight climate change: NGOs


September 26th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Pittsburgh, Sep 26 (IANS) The G20 leaders have closed their summit here without the industrialised countries following through on their pledge to provide financial and technological assistance to help developing countries limit ... Read more...

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Martin Short Set To Join The Cast Of “Damages”


September 24th, 2009 - 11:55 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The cast and crew of the Emmy Award winning hit television series of "Damages" seems to be growing up on the casting front very much. After ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Manmohan praises Vajpayee’s ‘political courage’


July 29th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday paid fulsome tribute to his predecessor Atal Bihari's Vajpayee's vision, saying "he took a decision of political courage to visit Lahore ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US, India discuss how to bring down trade barriers


June 18th, 2009 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 18 (IANS) India and US will consult with public and private stakeholders on how to bring down trade barriers and open markets for exporters as they discuss multilateral ... Read more...

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Does Pakistan deserve more US aid? Past record questioned (Lead)


May 13th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 13 (IANS) Some US senators have opposed tripling non-military US aid to Pakistan, with one noting how Islamabad had spent much of the $12 billion aid it ... Read more...

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Build-up against India cited for opposing more US aid to Pakistan


May 13th, 2009 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 13 (IANS) A couple of US senators have opposed tripling of non-military US aid to Pakistan, with one noting how Islamabad had spent much of the $12 ... Read more...

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US welcomes Cuban ‘overture’ on talks (Lead, Changing dateline)


April 18th, 2009 - 5:29 am ICT by IANS
Santo Domingo,April 18 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Friday welcomed the "overture" from Cuban President Raul Castro, who said he is willing to hold talks about "everything" in ... Read more...

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BJP acted troublesome with Hindutva agenda: BJD


March 17th, 2009 - 11:00 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneshwar, March 17 (ANI): Having already deserted its old friend Bharatiya Janata Party just ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Tuesday accused the BJP of attempting to ... Read more...

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Oz cricket needs to take bold steps to get back on track: Roebuck


February 2nd, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.2 (ANI): Tough times may be hard to endure, but, they also provide an opportunity, says noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck, adding that the Australian cricket establishment needs to use ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Obama has full plate on day one in the oval office


January 22nd, 2009 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) On his first day in the oval office, President Barack Obama launched efforts to revive the economy, summoned his war council to chart a new course in Iraq ... Read more...

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MCD will sack errant sweepers: Delhi mayor


December 23rd, 2008 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is moving to sack 25 percent of its errant safai karamcharis (sweepers) as "they have been drawing salaries sitting at home", ... Read more...

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Jamaat-e-Islami offers support to PPP Govt. against India


December 2nd, 2008 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 2 (ANI): The Jamaat-e-Islami has offered conditional support to the Pakistan Peoples Party-led government against threats to national security in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks. It asked the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

G8 must do more for food security: ActionAid


July 7th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS) As the G8 summit starts in Japan, international NGO ActionAid has appealed to leaders of the world's eight richest countries to take urgent steps to end the current ... Read more...

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