developed countries

SC to hear plea for providing printout of votes in EVMs


September 13th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday said it would attach priority to the hearing of a petition seeking provision of printouts for the recording of votes ... Read more...

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‘Lifestyle diseases growing in developing world’


August 30th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 30 (IANS) Lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes are no longer a problem just in wealthy nations -- their rates in low-to-middle income countries are ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kalam supports FDI in retail


August 27th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) Pitching for foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail, former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Sunday said the country should build capacity for aggressively marketing its products at ... Read more...

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Young India wants jobs, girls, social status: Chetan Bhagat


August 6th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) "Meri Naukri, Meri Chokri (My job, my girl)". Young India's rallying cry is simple. They want love, they want money and they want stature ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

E-goods gobble up gold, silver


July 8th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Personal computers, mobile phones, tablet computers and other electronic items gobble up a staggering 320 tonnes of gold and 7,500 tonnes of silver worldwide, experts say.Manufacturing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Experts look at positives of Rio Earth Summit


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Though the Rio Earth Summit held last month did not come up with any major outcomes, but it did provide a wide canvas of concepts ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pregnancy killing a million girls every year: Report


June 28th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Pregnancy has emerged as the biggest killer across the globe for teenage girls, with a million teenagers dying annually, a report by international voluntary organisation ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Night shift elevates breast cancer risk


June 20th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 20 (IANS) Women who did night shifts had a higher risk of developing breast cancer, as compared to sisters who worked in daytime, according to a study. "Our ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

China open over cooperation with US in Africa


June 15th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) The Chinese government Friday said it has an open attitude towards holding discussion with the US over cooperation in Africa, Xinhua reported."China and the United ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists map global trade endangering wildlife


June 11th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 11 (IANS) Your coffee and cocoa drinking and use of wood products every day puts 30 percent of world's under-threat species at still greater risk because of loss ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India can grow 8-9 percent despite challenges: Montek (Second Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 18 (IANS) India can grow at 8-9 percent for the next 20 years despite many domestic challenges, the Planning Commission's Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said Friday.He ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India can grow 8-9 percent despite challenges: Montek (Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 18 (IANS) India can grow at 8 to 9 percent for the next 20 years despite many domestic challenges, Indian Planning Commission's Deputy Chairman Montek ... Read more...

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India can grow 8-9 percent for 20 years: Montek Ahluwalia


May 18th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 18 (IANS) India can grow at between 8 or 9 percent for the next 20 years with a supportive global environment, its Planning Commission's Deputy Chairman Montek ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Panel opposes state role in land takeover for private use


May 17th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Thursday suggested that the state should have no role in acquisition of land for private players, except in cases of infrastructure and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

China to boost energy-efficient buildings


May 6th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 6 (IANS) China has decided to promote construction of energy-efficient buildings in the country and will ensure that such buildings account for 30 percent of the new construction ... Read more...

Posted in World |

ILO warns of new global jobs crisis


April 30th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, April 30 (IANS) The International Labour Organisation (ILO) Monday warned of the emergence of a global jobs crisis, noting that around 50 million jobs that were lost during the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ranbaxy launches ‘indigenous’ malaria drug


April 25th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Indian pharma major Ranbaxy Wednesday launched a new "indigenous" anti-malaria drug at a ceremony in the national capital to mark World Malaria Day.The new drug, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Facts about France


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 22 (IANS) Here are key facts on France, where voting in the first round of the 2012 French presidential election took place Sunday. Located in western Europe, France ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Pedestrians, cyclists suffer most in road accidents’


April 4th, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The most vulnerable road users, including pedestrians and bicyclists were the most severely hit in road accidents, accounting for more than 40 percent of the ... Read more...

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Rich countries need to be more sensitive to emissions: Survey


March 15th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) India is doing more than its fair share in reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions but developed countries need to be more sensitive to ... Read more...

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Brazil takes new measure to stabilise currency rate


March 13th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 13 (IANS) The Brazilian government announced Monday a new measure aimed at checking the inflow of foreign speculative capital and stabilising the exchange rate of the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Slow recovery, Europe remain uncertainties: China (Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 12 (IANS) The governor of China's central bank Monday said a slow world recovery process and the unstable economic and financial situation in Europe will be the biggest ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Panel soon on mushrooming of media schools, says Soni


March 10th, 2012 - 1:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The government is planning to constitute a committee to look into the mushrooming of media training schools across the country, Information and Broadcasting Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Tax exemption sought for road safety


March 5th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The International Road Federation (IRF) has asked the government to encourage private effort at promoting road safety by giving tax benefits to companies and ... Read more...

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China’s advertising revenues exceed $47 bn


February 28th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) China's advertising market developed steadily and revenues exceeded 300 billion yuan ($47.62 billion) last year, an official said Tuesday.The country's advertising industry started to take off ... Read more...

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Chinese firms eye India for business


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 22 (IANS) Sixty percent of trading firms in China plan to target emerging markets like India and Vietnam for business in the next five years, a survey has ... Read more...

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India, others slam EU aviation cap


February 14th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The BASIC countries -- Brazil, South Africa, India and China - Tuesday criticised the European Union's (EU) "stubbornness" to go ahead with its aviation cap, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Dubai to build new zoo


February 13th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 13 (IANS/WAM) The emirate of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to build a new world-class zoo, a top official said.Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Maldives: for us climate change is a matter of survival


February 10th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The Maldives, the tiny Indian Ocean archipelago that underwent a tumultuous regime change, says the "mistrust" between rich and poor nations on climate change ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sony forecasts wider loss for fiscal 2011


February 2nd, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 2 (IANS) Japan's Sony Corp. forecast Thursday that its loss for the full fiscal year ending this March would top 220 billion yen ($2.9 billion), a sharp increase ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Climate talks should go by equitable agreement: PM


February 2nd, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday expressed concern over the lack of collective global will to address the climate change issue seriously and said India ... Read more...

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Food forms 70 percent of Chinese garbage


January 21st, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) Food waste comprises roughly 70 percent of China's garbage."While you often hear Chinese parents tell their kids to not waste food, the fact is food waste ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kerala to have 450 e-toilets by March


January 20th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 (IANS) Kerala will have 450 functional e-toilets by the end of this fiscal, becoming the first state in India with Connected Toilet Infrastructure which would be on ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

India, EU to discuss agenda for summit


January 13th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Ahead of India's summit with the European Union next month, EU's chief diplomat Catherine Ashton comes here Sunday on a four-day visit during which the ... Read more...

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‘India requires gender-based teaching’


January 8th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Overseas Indians attending the Pravasi Bharati Diwas (PBD) here Jan 7-9 feel that to become a developed country, India requires to fill the gaps mainly in ... Read more...

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