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‘Nehru’s foreign policy needs to be revisited’ (IANS Books)


June 17th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In these turbulent times, Jawaharlal Nehru's policies of non-alignment and mixed economy need to be revisited, says P.C. Jain, author of a book on India's ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Sports effective tool for change in gender issues: Study


May 30th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Sensitising young athletes and their coaches about gender issues can be an effective tool for prevention of violence against women, according to a study by ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘Public private partnerships to boost infrastructure in Asia’


May 30th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 30 (IANS) More public private partnerships (PPP) are needed to boost infrastructure development in Asia Pacific, according to a study commissioned by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)."In order ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bharti Airtel under ED scanner for money laundering


May 15th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate is probing telecom service provider Bharti Airtel for money laundering, Parliament was informed Tuesday."Directorate of Enforcement is investigating cases under the provisions ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘India fourth worst in maternal care’


May 8th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India is the fourth worst place to be in for mothers among 80 less developed countries, the annual State of the World's Mothers report said ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Experts challenge FDA approval for Alzheimer’s drug


March 25th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) Experts have challenged approval for a new dose of a best-selling Alzheimer's drug by the FDA which not only "breached" its own "regulatory standard" but causes ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Dubai exported products worth $800 mn in 2011


March 1st, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 29 (IANS/WAM) The total value of exports from Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), crossed three billion dirhams (over $800 million) in 2011.The largest share of exports ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US pushing India to ‘wean’ from Iran oil


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) The United States continues to talk with India to encourage it to reduce its dependence on Iranian crude, but would not say what progress it has ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UAE bank opens branch in Egypt


February 4th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 4 (IANS/WAM) The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has opened its 29th branch in Egypt, it was announced Saturday.NBAD plans to open 50 branches in Egypt ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

NASA scientist shows how to slow global warming


January 17th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) Key steps on pollution control would slow down global warming by 0.5 degree Celsius, increase crop yields by 135 million tonnes and prevent thousands of premature ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Infosys shifts focus on developing economies


December 9th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 9 (IANS) IT giant Infosys is shifting its priorities to increase its revenues from the domestic market, as also other developing economies like China, Malaysia and South Africa ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India finalizing economic pact with ASEAN


November 19th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Nusa Dua (Bali), Nov 19 (IANS) Calling for full play to investment and trade issues, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday that India was finalizing a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Experts, victims plead for asbestos ban


November 14th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Nov 14 (IANS) International experts at the Second Asian Ban Asbestos Network Conference here Monday highlighted the dangers of exposure to asbestos and the plight of thousands of labourers ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Toyota recalls 420000 vehicles over steering issue


November 10th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Toyota has announced the recall of about 420,000 vehicles because of steering problems. The giant automaker said they are recalling 550,000 vehicles around the world because of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kissinger urges US-China cooperation to avoid collision


September 28th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 28 (IANS) Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger has said that a cooperative US-China relationship can avoid a "collision" of the two giants in Asia, Xinhua reported ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Google to add Thailand to Street View


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Google and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) have announced plans to introduce Google Street View to Thailand in the next few years. It will include special areas ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News, Thailand |

India prepared to deal with bird flu: Government


August 31st, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) In the wake of the international agriculture monitoring and research body Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) issuing an alert for bird flu, the Indian government ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

30 India-European projects for clean technology in India


August 25th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) The European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC), an agency co-funded by the European Union (EU) for promoting clean technologies in India, will facilitate establishing 30 projects ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

World population to reach 10.1 billion in 2100: UN


May 4th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 4(ANI): The world population is expected to reach 10.1 billion in 2100, according to a new United Nations (UN) report.According to the report, titled "2010 Revision of World ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tibetan lawmakers hope India, China will build consensus during BRICS summit


April 13th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala, Apr 13 (ANI): Tibetan lawmakers on Wednesday said the meeting between Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Chinese President Hu Jinato on the sidelines of the BRICS summit would ... Read more...

Posted in National |

More women leaders in local bodies in Asia-Pacific: UN


March 7th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Countries in Asia and the Pacific region have increased women's representation in local bodies but the figures are still low at the national levels, says ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Obama’s ‘embrace’ of India led to leap in economic ties : US


January 15th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) Describing US President Barack Obama's November trip to India as a full "embrace" of India as a great power and partner, US officials say the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India tops Forbes list of best countries for new jobs next year


December 15th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) India has pulled ahead of China to take first place in the Forbes list of best countries for new jobs next year, with a whopping 42 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US rallying others against China, says daily


November 10th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 10 (IANS) The US encourages Asian countries to rally against China, cautioned a Chinese daily and added: "As the major target of US smart power, China has to be on ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Japanese PM hails Indian initiative to revive Nalanda University


October 26th, 2010 - 1:04 am ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Oct.25 (ANI): Japanese Prime Minister Kan welcomed India's initiative to revive Nalanda University and expressed Japan's continued support to this initiative which will strengthen the cultural and civilizational bonds between ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, China leading global economic recovery


October 21st, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) With India and China leading the way with projected 2010 growth rates of 9.7 percent and 10.5 percent, respectively, Asia remains firmly in the lead of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Lady Gaga’s Circle Lenses Are Unsafe, Say Optometrists


July 7th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Are circle contact lenses safe for the eye? This is the question being asked by many women who want to sport the trend made popular by ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Tata Motors sells 20 percent stake in Telcon to Hitachi


March 30th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) India's largest commercial vehicle manufacturer Tata Motors Tuesday signed an agreement to sell its 20 percent stake in Telco Construction Equipment Company Ltd (Telcon) to Japanese partner ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Asian states urged to ratify criminal court treaty


March 26th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 26 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Friday welcomed the ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) by Bangladesh, EuAsiaNews reported. "This ratification Tuesday, bringing the number ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Global warming both bane and boon for world’s poor


February 22nd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Stanford University, US, has determined that global warming may have an adverse impact on food prices and hunger in poor populations of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Islamic extremism is a challenge for Maldives, says its vice-president


February 20th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.20 (ANI): The Vice President of the Republic of Maldives, Dr. Mohammed Waheed Hassan, today said there is a rising confusion in Islam over the extremism and this is one ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Government sets target of 250 mn broadband connections by 2012


January 28th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) As broadband penetration in India hasn't picked up in proportion to the growth of mobile subscribers, the government Thursday said it has set a target of 250 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Cooperation only way forward for energy security: Krishna


January 21st, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) India and other countries in Asia can achieve energy security only with regional cooperation as opposed to competition to satisfy the growing demand given the backdrop of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Senior UN officials urge greater efforts to help the world’s poorest countries


January 19th, 2010 - 1:51 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – Senior United Nations urged on Monday greater efforts to help the world’s poorest countries meet their development targets, as a three-day meeting kicked off in Dhaka, Bangladesh.Ministers ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

ADB upgrades forecast for Asia, predicts India growth at 7 percent


December 15th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 15 (DPA) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Tuesday it has upgraded its economic growth forecast for developing countries in Asia due to the better-than-expected performance of many economies in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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