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Palestinians ask Israel to amend economic agreement


September 9th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Sep 9 (IANS) The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) has officially asked Israel Sunday to amend a 1994 agreement regulating economic relations between the two sides.The request to review the ... Read more...

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Afghan force to protect NATO bases


August 24th, 2012 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Afghan Public Protection Force (APPF) is ready to provide security to NATO military bases throughout the country, according to an Afghan minister.Speaking at ... Read more...

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‘Women of India, South Africa should partner each other’


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Women of India and South Africa should enter into partnerships in economic development programmes, South Africa's High Commissioner Harris Majeke said here Wednesday.Speaking at ... Read more...

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Cuba sends former top officials to jail for corruption


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 22 (IANS/EFE) Three former deputy industry ministers were among 13 people sentenced to prison for "offenses associated with corruption", Cuban daily Granma said Tuesday.The defendants were convicted by ... Read more...

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Palestinian prisoner’s wife delivers baby via smuggled semen


August 13th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Aug 13 (IANS) A Palestinian prisoner's wife Monday delivered a baby conceived through artificial insemination after the father's semen was smuggled out from his Israeli prison.The baby was born ... Read more...

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South Africa ups diplomatic offensive for top AU post


July 15th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 14 (IANS) Africa is keeping its fingers crossed on the election for the the AU executive chief as South African President Jabob Zuma upped the diplomatic offensive ... Read more...

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Rebuilding education from the ruins: Afghan minister (Interview)


July 1st, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) As Afghanistan engages in rebuilding its educational institutions destroyed by the Taliban, bringing women back into schools and colleges continues to be a challenge, ... Read more...

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Saudi king chooses new crown prince, interior minister


June 18th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, June 18 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Monday selected Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz as the new crown prince and appointed him deputy premier and ... Read more...

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India provides $27 mn for agro-processing plants in Ghana


May 25th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, May 25 (IANS) India is to provide $27 million for establishing two agro-processing plants for sugarcane and tomatoes in eastern Ghana, Indian High Commissioner Rajinder Bhagat has said.Bhagat, during ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka revises tourism target to 1 million


April 23rd, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka has revised its tourist arrival target to one million and is planning to upgrade services for tourists following a 21.1-percent rise in numbers in ... Read more...

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China can’t reach Beijing gold haul in London, says official


April 20th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 20 (IANS) China will not be able to repeat their Beijing Olympics performance of topping the gold medal tally when they compete at the London Olympic Games, a ... Read more...

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Beijing gold haul difficult in London: Chinese official


April 18th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) China will not be able to repeat the glory of winning the most gold medals when they compete at the London Olympic Games this summer, a ... Read more...

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UTair passenger plane crashes in Siberia, killing 31


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by BNO News
TYUMEN, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- A passenger plane operated by UTair Aviation crashed shortly after takeoff from an airport in Siberia on early Monday morning, killing at least 31 of the people ... Read more...

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Saudi youth vie for change, see face of India they didnt know


April 1st, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The only India that 22-year-old Saudi student Kholoud Bakr had seen was in Bollywood movies laced with song and dance. But after a 10-day ... Read more...

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Saudi youth explore India’s IT, education space


March 29th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) A 40-member Saudi Arabian youth team that is in India to promote interactions in the field of science and technology and to gain a ... Read more...

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Saudi youth get a feel of India’s software power


March 28th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 28 (IANS) A 40-member youth delegation from Saudi Arabia, on a perception-changing visit to this country, got firsthand experience of India's software power at Infosys Ltd, India's ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

China steps up war on gun crimes


March 27th, 2012 - 6:43 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) Chinese Police have been ordered to step up their war on crimes involving guns and explosives.Deputy Minister of Public Security Huang Ming said police "must fully ... Read more...

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‘Women have a major role in global economy’


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) South African Deputy Minister of Trade & Industry Elizabeth Thabethe, who is currently on a visit to India said here Friday that women had a major ... Read more...

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South Africa expects more trade cooperation with India


March 19th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 19 (IANS) South Africa and India should seize opportunities presented by the global economy to promote their trade development, a South African official said Monday. The remarks were ... Read more...

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India, Malaysia sign treaty to tackle crime


March 12th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) India and Malaysia Monday signed a treaty to provide mutual assistance in criminal matters that is expected to boost busting of international crimes and apprehending ... Read more...

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Vietnam holds meet on n-power


March 8th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, March 8 (IANS) Vietnam Thursday held discussions with foreign experts on building nuclear power operations in the country.The discussion was organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST). ... Read more...

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Walk out in Kerala assembly over boat tragedies


March 5th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 5 (IANS) The opposition Left Monday walked out of the Kerala assembly following the denial of an adjournment motion to discuss two deep sea boat tragedies in as ... Read more...

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UN to help Myanmar conduct population census


March 4th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, March 4 (IANS) The UN will help Myanmar conduct its population census by 2014, the first in 30 years, the official media reported Sunday.The population ministry has sought advice ... Read more...

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China to crack down on illegal gun possession


February 10th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 10 (IANS) The Chinese government will soon launch a nationwide crackdown on illegal possession of guns and explosives following a recent spate of armed robberies.The government "will concentrate ... Read more...

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Zambian soccer players warned against indiscipline


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka (Zambia), Feb 3 (IANS) The Zambian government has warned its footballers currently participating in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) that it will not tolerate any more indiscipline at ... Read more...

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South African team envisages interest in low-cost housing scheme (With images)


January 24th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A South African delegation Tuesday evinced interest in a low-cost housing scheme being executed by the Delhi government, saying it could be replicated in its ... Read more...

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Canadian delegation shows interest in tie-up with Kerala


January 11th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 11 (IANS) A Canadian delegation of law makers and businessmen Wednesday held a meeting with Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy and his senior cabinet colleagues here and expressed ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka vows to punish Briton’s killers


December 30th, 2011 - 6:41 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 30 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has vowed to punish the killers of a British national at a tourist resort on the Christmas Day.Seven people were detained in ... Read more...

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China to curb illegal entry, employment of foreigners


December 27th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 27 (IANS) China aims to curb illegal entry, stay and employment of foreigners.The state council submitted Monday a draft law on exit and entry administration to the National ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Raul Castro vows battle against corruption


December 24th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 24 (IANS/EFE) Cuban President Raul Castro warned that there was "no thinking twice about the battle against crime and corruption" and urged his government to be "implacable" in ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka takes steps to reduce brain drain


December 13th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka is aiming to turn back the brain drain tide by encouraging technologically advanced industries, an official said here Tuesday. Economic Development Deputy Minister Lakshman ... Read more...

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Brazilian economy was flat in third quarter


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Nov 23 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's economy appears to have stalled in the third quarter, the country's deputy finance minister said Tuesday, while predicting a return to growth in the final ... Read more...

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Himachal, British Columbia sign pact


November 17th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh and the Canadian province of British Columbia will share technical know-how in the field of energy, forestry, agriculture and tourism, an official statement said ... Read more...

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For South Africa, Delhi trade fair is road to global market


November 15th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Nov 15 (IANS) South Africa's art and craft sector views its participation in the annual India International Trade Fair (IITF) as a big opportunity to promote its national culture ... Read more...

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Spain sees 35 percent growth in Indian tourists


September 23rd, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Spain has recorded a 35 percent growth in tourist arrivals over 2010 in the first seven months of 2011, a Spanish official said, adding that it ... Read more...

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