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‘India to establish strategic presence in deep sea mining’


July 5th, 2012 - 5:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) India is to establish a "strategic presence" in the area of deep sea mining by plumbing the depths of the ocean to hunt for rare ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

India unveils Connect Central Asia policy


June 12th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), June 12 (IANS) India Tuesday unveiled its Connect Central Asia policy that is aimed at greater political, economic and people-to-people engagement with the energy-rich Central Asian countries, both ... Read more...

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India to gift e-network to Central Asia


June 10th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Stepping up its diplomatic footprints in energy-rich Central Asia, India is set to replicate the success of the Pan Africa e-network by creating a similar ... Read more...

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Tough days ahead for new Indian Army chief (News Analysis)


May 31st, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) He surmounted blistering attacks and challenges to his elevation but Gen Bikram Singh, who Thursday assumed command of the 1.13 million strong Indian Army has ... Read more...

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GST can boost economic growth by 1.5 percent: Adi Godrej


April 19th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The roll-out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will boost economic growth by around 1.5 percent, Adi Godrej, president of the Confederation of Indian ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India seeks framework to boost worker mobility with US


March 8th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) Cautioning against "voices of protectionism", India has suggested creation of a framework to help increase the mobility of high skilled workers between India and the US ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mahindra Satyam to participate in World Economic Forum


January 17th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Mahindra Satyam, a leading global consulting and IT services provider, will participate in the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, scheduled Jan 25-27.The Hyderabad-based firm ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Krishna leaves for Israel, Palestine Sunday


January 6th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) In a delicate balancing act, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Sunday starts a three-day visit to Israel and Palestine that is expected to enhance India's ... Read more...

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Kerala seeks tighter laws to prevent bio-piracy


September 14th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 14 (IANS) Kerala, which likes to call itself "God's own country" and is home to a staggering 10,035 plant species and 4,600 flowering plants, has sought tighter laws ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pakistan sends back 90 US Army trainers


June 9th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) Around 90 of an estimated 135 US Army officials who were training a Pakistani paramilitary force have been sent back, a military official has said.The Americans ... Read more...

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Lashkar as dangerous as Al Qaeda: US


May 27th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Visiting US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Friday said the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist organisation was as dangerous as the Al Qaeda."The LeT is ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Committee of inquiry set up into Tawang chopper crash


April 23rd, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 23(ANI): The Central Government on Saturday appointed a committee of inquiry headed by Air Marshal (Retd.) P.P. Rajkumar to inquire into the circumstances of accident of a Pawan Hans ... Read more...

Posted in National |

India targets 9.5 percent growth for next plan period (Lead)


April 21st, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday set a target of 9-9.5 percent growth for the next Five Year Plan that starts April 2012, against an ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Faster and sustainable growth objective of 12th FYP: Manmohan Singh


April 21st, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 21 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Thursday said that the objective of 12th Five Year Plan beginning 2012 must be faster, more inclusive and sustainable ... Read more...

Posted in National |

UN chief to meet US government officials


April 6th, 2011 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 6 (IANS) UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon will travel to Washington this week to discuss with US government officials the work of the UN in a number of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UK report paints dismal picture of Pak in critical areas in 2010


April 1st, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 1(ANI): British Foreign Secretary William Hague has launched the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office's 2010 Human Rights and Democracy report, which shows that Pakistan made little progress in key areas ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Nigerian pushes for direct flights to India as trade booms (Interview with foreign minister)


March 17th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) With bilateral trade booming and Indian investments seen to double in two years, Nigeria has pushed for direct flights to facilitate business travel between ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Krishna to address Delhi Dialogue III


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.3 (ANI): The Delhi Dialogue III based on the theme 'Beyond the First Twenty Years of India-ASEAN Engagement' will begin in New Delhi today.The Ministry of External Affairs will host ... Read more...

Posted in World |

PM lauds Mamata, says ‘Rail Budget’ a common man’s budget


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, terming the Railway Budget 2011-2012 to be a common man's budget, on Friday said no increase in freight rates and ... Read more...

Posted in National |

It’s common man’s budget, says PM (Lead)


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday praised the rail budget presented by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee as a "common man's budget". "It is a common man's budget ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Now, Taliban extends reach to North Afghanistan


December 16th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec.16 (ANI): The roads heading south to Kabul and east to Tajikistan as well as north and west are no longer safe for Afghans, let alone Westerners, as the Taliban ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Make food security act more comprehensive, meaningful’


October 21st, 2010 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Ahead of the next meeting of the National Advisory Council (NAC) Oct 23, a number of civil society groups Thursday urged its chairperson Sonia Gandhi to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

5,000-km Agni-V missile ready for test firing: Antony


August 27th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 27 (IANS) India's indegenous 5,000-km range Agni-V nuclear-capable missile that can hit targets in northernmost China is ready for test-firing, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said here Friday but declined ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Development, security in South Asia should not be a zero sum game: Nirupama Rao


June 14th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 14 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has proposed that development and security in South Asia should not be a zero sum game."India neither sees Afghanistan as a battleground ... Read more...

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Call for public-private alliance to ensure safe cities


May 30th, 2010 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The government should partner with private companies to set up an integrated security system at the local and national levels in view of rising threats from terrorists ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

PM was evasive on critical issues, asserts BJP


May 25th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday again hit out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's press conference on UPA-II's first anniversary in power, saying he was "conspicuously ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Louisiana Governor emphasized the need for more boom barriers on the coast to combat oil spill


May 22nd, 2010 - 5:58 am ICT by BNO News
COCODRIE, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) – Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on Friday joined officials for a meeting and flyover of oil impacted areas off the Terrebonne Parish coast, stressing the need for more ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Conservationists want tougher steps to save marine life


May 21st, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Environmentalists in a petition to Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday expressed serious concern at large scale development in the vicinity of ecologically critical stretches ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

West Bengal annual plan hiked by 28 percent to Rs.17,985 crore


April 8th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Planning Commission Thursday fixed the annual plan of West Bengal for 2010-11 at Rs.17,985 crore -- 28 percent more than last year. Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee met ... Read more...

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Mashelkar to head Goa 2050 Vision Council


March 26th, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 25 (IANS) Chief Minister Digambar Kamat Thursday announced that the Centre for Science and Industrial Research's (CSIR) former chief Raghunath Mashelkar has been asked to prepare a vision document for ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Focus on natural debts while framing policies, says Pachauri


March 15th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The country should focus on natural debt rather than financial debt while framing development policies, chief of United Nations climate change organisation R.K. Pachauri said here Monday. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Top U.S. official concludes visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan before major offensive


February 13th, 2010 - 3:48 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- National Security Advisor General Jim Jones completed a five-day trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan to view first-hand the current status efforts to implement the President's strategy in ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

India to raise scientific R&D spend to 2 percent of GDP


January 7th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) India Thursday unveiled for its diaspora its 21st century scientific vision, saying it intended to raise its spend on R&d to two percent of its GDP ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kaiga employees shaken by radioactive water


November 29th, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Nov 29 (IANS) Workers at the Kaiga atomic power plant in Karnataka are a shaken lot after the drinking water of a laboratory cooler was found contaminated with radioactive ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Teens’ mental health may determine how long they stay in school


November 13th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): A new study has found that poor mental health of children and teenagers has a large impact on the length of time they will stay in school.Lead researcher ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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