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Chinese firm leaves 50,000 tourists for Japan in limbo


September 18th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) In the wake of the ongoing controversy over Diaoyu islands' ownership, a major Chinese travel tour operator has halted its plan of transporting 50,000 tourists to ... Read more...

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Chinese daily warns of China, Japan `full confrontation’


September 13th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 13 (IANS) The conflict between China and Japan over the disputed Diaoyu islands "may grow into a full confrontation", said a state-run Chinese daily, adding that "Chinese patience ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Japan to buy disputed islands


September 5th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 5 (IANS) The Japanese government is in talks to buy the disputed Diaoyu Islands from a family that claims to own them, media reports said Wednesday.The central government ... Read more...

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Landslides among biggest killers worldwide: Study


August 16th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, 16 (IANS) Landslides kill 10 times more people worldwide than previously estimated, according to the latest research from the UK.A new database of hazards shows landslides claimed 32,300 lives ... Read more...

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India has improved space competitiveness by 10 percent


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) India has improved its space competitiveness by 10 percent since 2008, says a study by the US-based Futron Corp.Futron Thursday announced the publication of its "Futron's ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Bill Gates offers help to promote table tennis in US


August 1st, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) plans to work with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates to promote table tennis in the US, ITTF President Adham Sharara said.The ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

India to share 10 percent of Forevermark global sales


July 21st, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) Diamond major De Beers Group company Forevermark hopes that India would contribute around 10 percent of its targeted global revenue of $1 billion in five years ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Fifth India Art Fair from Jan 31


July 18th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The fifth edition of the India Art Fair, showcasing 1,000 established and emerging artists from across the world, will be held Jan 31 to Feb ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

For Pakistanis, India bigger threat than Taliban, Al Qaeda: Survey


June 29th, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Only one in five Pakistanis have a favourable view of India with almost six in ten considering it a bigger threat to their country than ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Come, ski down Himachal’s grassy slopes (Lifestyle Feature) (With Images)


June 24th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), June 24 (IANS) You don't have to wait for the snow to ski in Himachal Pradesh. The turfed slopes of the picturesque Solang Valley in the western ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

South Korea’s foreign reserves contract


June 4th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, June 4 (IANS) South Korea's foreign reserves contracted to $310.87 billion last month due to a sharp fall in conversion value of non-dollar denominated assets that offset a rise ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China, Japan, South Korea warn North Korea over n-tests (Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) China, Japan and South Korea have warned they will not accept new nuclear tests by North Korea, South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak said Sunday."Our three countries ... Read more...

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China can achieve this year’s development goals: Wen


May 13th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) China has the confidence, conditions and capabilities to achieve this year's development goals, Premier Wen Jiabao said Sunday at a trilateral business summit between China, Japan ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

South Korea, China, Japan sign food security pact


April 16th, 2012 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) South Korea, China and Japan have agreed to work together to ensure food security and enhance their trade in agricultural products.The three neighbouring northeast Asian countries ... Read more...

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Astronomical observatory to come up in Tibet


April 13th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 13 (IANS) A remote area in Tibet may be chosen as the location for a new international astronomical observatory, because of "limited clouds and vapours" but "high transparency" ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Australian, Chinese airlines start joint venture


March 26th, 2012 - 9:26 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 26 (IANS) Australia's Qantas Airline has entered into a joint venture agreement with China Eastern Airlines to launch a low-cost airline in Asia.Jetstar Hong Kong will begin flights ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Revelry as India in Olympic race, hard road ahead


February 27th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) It was celebration time in India with the men's hockey team back in the Olympics after eight years. The only person who is thinking of ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Celebrations as India hockey back in Olympic race


February 27th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) It was celebration time in India with the men's hockey team back in the Olympics after eight years. The only person who is thinking of ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Asian TT: Indian men, women enter quarters


February 24th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Macau, Feb 24 (IANS) India entered the quarterfinals of the men's and women's team events at the Asian Table Tennis Championships with contrasting victories here Friday.The men, led by Sharath ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

China, Japan pledge financial cooperation


February 19th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 19 (IANS) China and Japan Sunday pledged to boost financial cooperation as the global economic situation remains "complex and grim"."Financial cooperation is a major part of the economic ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bangalore summit to discuss water woes


January 30th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 30 (IANS) With one-third of the global population living in India and China by 2025, the region will face imminent water scarcity unless there is action. Now experts ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China to boost maritime cooperation with ASEAN countries


December 17th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 17 (IANS) China will actively push forward maritime cooperation with the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in light of the guidelines on conduct ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

South Korea’s foreign reserves shrink to $308 bn


December 2nd, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 2 (IANS) South Korea's foreign reserves contracted to $308.63 billion last month due to a reduction in conversion value of non-dollar denominated assets, the central bank said Friday.Foreign ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Obama denies asking Australia to sell uranium to India


November 16th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 16 (IANS) Visiting US President Barak Obama has denied speculations that America influenced Australia to overturn its policy of not selling uranium to India. "We have not ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Junior TT players gear up for World Championship


November 11th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Hopes will be high from India's paddlers in the Volkswagen 2011 World Junior Table Tennis Championships to be held at Manama, Bahrain from Sunday.The stint ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Agreement to create biggest marine reserve at Antarctica


November 4th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Nov 4 (IANS) Delegates from 25 nations at a Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) meeting in the Tasmanian capital Hobart Friday agreed to a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Indian brocade big time hit among Europeans


October 31st, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Brocade fabrics - that is what many Europeans request for when their friends visit India, says Spanish designer Ana González, pointing out that the traditional ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Aussie media lobbies for uranium for India


October 29th, 2011 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 29 (IANS) New Delhi can relax, the Australian media is doing its lobbying for it - especially on the uranium front.Slamming Prime Minister Julia Gillard's foreign policy ... Read more...

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India calls for closer ties among Indian Ocean nations


October 27th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 27 (IANS) With growing global stakes in the resource-rich Indian Ocean, India has asked for closer cooperation with Australia in boosting greater trade and security cooperation among ... Read more...

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US to hold N-talks with Pyongyang


October 20th, 2011 - 3:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) The US will hold talks with North Korea in Geneva next week over its nuclear programme, Xinhua reported Wednesday."This is a continuation of the exploratory meetings ... Read more...

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Head over heart for Indian parents


October 10th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Indian parents want their children to have sharper brains as against the global parental preference of a healthy heart, a survey said Monday.Conducted by global ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Iron ore export from Goa to dip next fiscal: Exporters body


October 4th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 4 (IANS) Iron ore exports from Goa are expected to dip this financial year as the Goa government has issued stringent regulatory methods in the wake of the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Asian tourism fair opens in Dhaka


September 30th, 2011 - 3:57 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 30 (IANS) Twelve Asian nations, including India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Nepal, are participating in a three-day tourism fair that kicked off here Thursday."Combined efforts in the promotion ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ministry orders study on Goa’s controversial mining


August 23rd, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) The Jharkhand-based Indian School of Mines (ISM) will conduct a comprehensive study on the environmental impact of the Rs.6,500-crore opencast mining industry in Goa, the Rajya ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India launches second home-built stealth warship (Lead)


August 20th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) The Indian Navy added to its striking capabilities Saturday by commissioning its second indigenously designed and built warship, INS Satpura, a multi-role combatant stealth frigate that ... Read more...

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