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Cuba’s private-sector workforce grows to 390,000


July 24th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 24 (IANS) Cuba's private-sector workforce grew to 390,000 at the end of June, up nearly 3,000 from the previous month, Vice President Marino Murillo said.If the sector continues ... Read more...

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IOB targets 20 percent business growth in 2012-13


May 5th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 5 (IANS) The government-owned Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) hopes to log 20 percent growth in its total business (deposits plus advances) this fiscal while hoping to rein its ... Read more...

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Interest rates on small savings raised by up to 0.50 percent


March 26th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The government Monday announced raising of interest rates on small savings such as National Savings Certificate (NSC), Public Provident Fund (PPF) and post office deposits ... Read more...

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SIDBI may achieve 21 percent credit growth by March-end


February 10th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 10 (IANS) The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), which finances the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector, Friday said it might clock an year-on-year credit ... Read more...

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Tutu calls for end to child marriages in Bihar


February 8th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 7 (IANS) Nobel laureate and anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa has expressed concern over the high rate of child marriages in Bihar and urged people, ... Read more...

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Kerala IT park on expansion drive


November 12th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 12 (IANS) The Technopark IT campus here has finished work on two new blocks at a cost of RS.300 crore, an official said Saturday."We already have a few ... Read more...

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Free power connection for 15 lakh poor Bengal families


September 6th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) About 15 lakh poor families in West Bengal will get free electricity connecctions in this financial year, an official said Tuesday."A total of 15 lakh BPL ... Read more...

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Mortgage rates hit a low of 4.15%


August 23rd, 2011 - 12:50 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Aug 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US 30 year mortgage rate reached its lowest level last week at 4.15 percent. This is the lowest level of US mortgage rate since 1971. In the ... Read more...

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Apex court rejects Noida flat owners’ plea on stamp duty


July 27th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday ruled that flat owners in cooperative group housing societies in Noida will have to get their houses registered at the current ... Read more...

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Rate hike will bring down inflation to 6 percent: Pranab


July 26th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) aggressive monetary tightening measures would help bring down inflation to a comfortable level of six to seven percent ... Read more...

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No respite from inflation, rises to 9.06 percent in May (Lead)


June 14th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Indian policy makers' duel with inflation is going to continue, at least for some more months, as latest data Tuesday showed that annual ... Read more...

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No respite from inflation, rises to 9.06 percent in May


June 14th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Indian policy makers' duel with inflation is going to continue, at least for some more months, as latest data Tuesday showed that annual inflation ... Read more...

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No respite from price rise: RBI survey


June 11th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) Inflation is expected to remain stubbornly high in the current quarter and rise further by the end of this fiscal, led by soaring prices of essential ... Read more...

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Will Microsoft buy BlackBerry to take on Apple?


May 6th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 6 (IANS) With its newly launched PlayBook tablet failing to make a splash and this week's bold announcements about updating its aging smart phones not enthusing investors, ... Read more...

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Electronics development fund to promote innovation soon: Official


February 21st, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 21 (IANS) The central government is in the process of setting up an electronics development fund to promote innovation, research and development (R&D), intellectual property (IP) and manufacturing in the ... Read more...

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Rising seas to affect major US coastal cities by 2100


February 16th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Rising sea levels could threaten an average nine percent of the land within 180 US coastal cities by 2100, a new study says. The research, led by University ... Read more...

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Earth’s hot past indicates much hotter future


January 16th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Earth's hot past indicates a much hotter future than projected if the pace of greenhouse emissions continues unabated.The study warns that if CO2 emissions continue at their current ... Read more...

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Scientists may have found missing link between young and old galaxies


January 11th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Astronomers at the University of California, Berkeley, have suggested a possible missing link between gas-filled, star-forming galaxies and older, gas-depleted galaxies typically characterized as "red and dead."They have ... Read more...

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China needs 300 years to win battle against desert


January 6th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 6 (IANS) Seeking to reclaim land swallowed by deserts, China has launched a massive "go green" campaign but says the country still needs 300 more years to win the battle ... Read more...

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Union Bank hikes lending rate by 50 bps


December 27th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) The government-run Union Bank of India Monday raised the base rate, the minimum rate at which banks lend, by 50 basis points (bps) to 9 percent, in line ... Read more...

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Two mn Bolivians suffer severe hunger: UN


December 12th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, Dec 12 (IANS/EFE) Two million Bolivians - one out of every five inhabitants - suffers "severe hunger", the representative of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in La Paz ... Read more...

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Britain will need 2 mn new homes for immigrants


November 27th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 27 (IANS) Britain will need more than two million new homes over the next 25 years to cope with immigration, a media report said Saturday.Official figures released Friday showed ... Read more...

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Check school drop-out rate: Gurcharan Das


November 22nd, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Author Gurcharan Das Monday said that the high drop-out rate in government schools needed to be addressed on a priority."Our record in primary education is dismal. ... Read more...

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White Britons will be a minority by 2066 if immigration continues in UK


November 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): White Britons would be 'a minority' in their own country by 2066 if immigration continues at the current rate, according to research.According to Professor David Coleman, a leading ... Read more...

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Harry Reid Wins Nevada Senate Race


November 3rd, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Nevada Senate Election results have been declared and the Democrat leader Harry Reid continues to retain his office, defeating Tea Party Favorite Republican Challenger, Sharron ... Read more...

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Earth will take 100,000 years ‘to recuperate from global warming’


November 2nd, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 02 (ANI): Geologists have warned that the Earth will take 100, 000 years to recover from global warming if mankind continues to pump greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.Geologists have ... Read more...

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Rare earths will not be used as a bargaining instrument, says China


October 29th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 29 (ANI): China has said that it will not use rare earths as a diplomatic "bargaining tool", in response to challenges against its management of the vital metals.The China ... Read more...

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Households do not see respite from rising prices


October 14th, 2010 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Households do not expect a respite from rising prices in the near future and a majority of them see at least one percentage point rise in general inflation ... Read more...

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British royal family told to cut expenses


October 9th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 9 (IANS) The British royal family have been told to slash spending on palaces and travel by about 25 percent, a media report said Saturday.The Whitehall officials said they ... Read more...

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Training, recruitment of officers for Afghan army,police won’t be completed before Oct.2011: US comm


August 24th, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.24 (ANI): In the next 15 months, American commanders in Afghanistan hope to recruit and train 141,000 new Afghan soldiers and police officers to meet President Barack Obama's ambitious goal ... Read more...

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By 2020, breast cancer to overtake cervical cancer in India


August 17th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) By 2020, breast cancer will overtake cervical cancer, which is now the most reported cancer among women in India, the Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday.In a written ... Read more...

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Half of pet dogs overfed, spoilt: Study


July 28th, 2010 - 3:48 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) It's not just humans who are becoming fat, a study has shown that half of all dogs in Britain could soon be dying prematurely because they are overfed ... Read more...

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England slammed at home over Algeria draw


June 19th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 19 (DPA) England were slammed by the home press Saturday after another poor World Cup football display in 0-0 draw with Algeria the previous night. And Wayne Rooney was not only ... Read more...

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KTF Demands Reduced Fee For Movie Satellite Rights


June 15th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 15, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): In Kerala, obtaining the satellite rights for Malayalam films has become a tough job as the producers charge an exorbitantly high price for it. Certain Malayalam ... Read more...

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Record-breaking growth by Canadian economy


June 1st, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 1 (IANS) Posting the highest growth rate in more than a decade in annualised terms, Canada's economy grew 6.1 percent in the first quarter of the current fiscal year. With the ... Read more...

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