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New land bill will facilitate economic growth: Ramesh


May 18th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The new land acquisition bill would facilitate economic growth and not depress investor sentiment, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday said and hoped that ... Read more...

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Dubai’s ruler approves 2012 budget


December 25th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 25 (IANS/WAM) UAE Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Sunday approved the emirate's budget for 2012.The budget applies directives as set by ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sebastian Coe’s effigy burnt on Bhopal gas tragedy’s 27th anniversary


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 2 (IANS) The survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy staged a rally on it's 27th anniversary Friday and burnt effigies of 2012 London Olympics Organising Committee chairman Sebastian ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Putin urges his party to do its best in polls


November 25th, 2011 - 5:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister has urged members of the ruling United Russia party to obtain maximum results at the Dec 4 parliamentary elections.Putin said what was ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US wants closer ties with China: Obama


November 17th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Nov 17 (IANS) The US wants close ties with Asia-Pacific countries including China, US President Barack Obama Thursday said in an address to the Australian parliament here."As the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

An identity crisis for tribal communities


April 18th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Baljeet KumarNew Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): Today, there are several regions, many of them forested and inhabited by the tribal communities, which have become flash-points of violence where Naxalism has taken ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

US piles pressure on Mubarak to hasten democracy


February 11th, 2011 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) As Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stubbornly clung to power sparking more protests, US President Barack Obama mounted pressure on the embattled regime asking "to move ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Sports ministry to formulate National Sports Development law


February 1st, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) New sports minister Ajay Maken Tuesday said the government will come out with a National Sports Development Legislation that would force the sports federations to come down ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Fund for making movies with a cause excites US investors (With Images)


June 13th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 13 (IANS) A unique fund to help talented Bollywood directors make movies with a cause has generated a buzz among investors in the US, say two former ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

India warns against protectionism under a green label


November 28th, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand Port-of-Spain, Nov 28 (IANS) Amid growing pressure from developed countries to accept carbon curbing targets, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday pushed for "an ambitious, substantive and equitable outcome" at ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

UNICEF State of The World’s Children report commemorates 20 years of Convention on Rights of the Chi


November 20th, 2009 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov.20 (ANI): A special edition issue of UNICEF's flagship The State of the World's Children report, tracking the impact of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Obama sends out gentle message to China on rights and free information flow


November 16th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Shanghai, Nov.16 (ANI): Visiting US President Barack Obama has sent out a gentle message to China to facilitate the free flow of information and to guarantee equality for ethnic and religious ... Read more...

Posted in World |

NATO leaders agree to resume direct talks with Russia


April 5th, 2009 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
Strasbourg (France), April 5 (Xinhua) The leaders of NATO member states have agreed to relaunch talks with Russia in the framework of the NATO-Russia Council (NRC), suspended by the alliance unilaterally ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Southern African group rejects Madagascar’s new leader


March 20th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 20 (DPA) The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has rejected Andry Rajoelina as Madagascar's interim president, saying the manner of his coming to power was "unconstitutional" and called on ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

73 Harappan era burials unearthed near Delhi


March 4th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) At least 73 burials have been unearthed just 60 km from the Indian capital, pointing to the largest Harappan cemetery found till date. The excavations could clear ... Read more...

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Gandhians unhappy with auction of Gandhi’s artefacts


February 12th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) As auctioneers in New York prepare to sell off some of Mahatma Gandhi's possessions, including his metal-rimmed spectacles and sandals, Gandhians here are saddened and hope that ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Iraq invasion was a just war: Bush


June 16th, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua London, June 16 (Xinhua) US President George W. Bush, now on the Britain leg of his farewell tour of Europe, has reiterated that the Iraq invasion was "the right thing" to get ... Read more...

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