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Destroyed coastal habitats may release tonnes of carbon


September 7th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Destruction of coastal habitats may saddle the atmosphere with an additional billion tonnes of carbon every year, 10 times higher than previously reported, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Australian economy grows at 3.2 percent


July 23rd, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, July 23 (IANS) Australia's economy has recorded a 3.2 percent growth in the year to June 2012, said a report by Australia's leading private sector economic advisory released Monday.That ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

`South Korean exports to grow’


April 10th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, April 10 (IANS) South Korea's exports were estimated to grow 3 percent in the second quarter due to expected solid demand from advanced economies, a state-run trade bank said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Arms suppliers cashing on offset clause face challenges


March 17th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) While the $10 billion order to French company Dassault to supply 126 fighter planes is expected to generate around $5 billion worth of business for Indian ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Today is ‘Random Acts of Kindness Day’


February 17th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) If you have been wondering how to show kindness to a complete stranger, then today (the 17th of January) may be the best day to do ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Congo invites Indian companies to invest in timber


February 5th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Home to one of Africa's largest forest expanses, the Republic of Congo wants Indian companies to invest in the timber industry, the second biggest money-spinner ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Abu Dhabi sovereign fund keen to invest in India


January 16th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund of the United Arab Emirates, Monday expressed "keen interest" in increasing investment in India, especially in infrastructure ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Durban talks: India’s gains and losses


December 15th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
The UN climate change talks in Durban arrived at a four-pronged Durban Package to save the planet by controlling emission of greenhouse gases. The gains and losses for developing countries like ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mamata urges banks to hike agriculture, SME credit in Bengal


December 11th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday urged public sector banks to increase the flow of credit to agriculture and micro and small enterprises sectors ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China plans to export more to developing nations


December 7th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 7 (IANS) China plans to raise its exports to the developing countries as it believes that the demand from developed nations is unlikely to improve, a senior Chinese ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

No compromise on FDI in retail: BJP


November 30th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party BJP) Wednesday said there could be no compromise on its opposition to allowing foreign equity in retail sector, even as ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India satisfied with CHOGM outcome: Ansari


October 31st, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Oct 31 (IANS) India returns with a feeling of satisfaction from the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth, having managed to keep ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Developed nations’ problems now affect developing economies: IMF


October 16th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Financial troubles of developed economies are beginning to affect the emerging markets, said the head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde.The weakness of the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

World population could hit seven bn this month


October 1st, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The population of the earth could grow to seven billion this month, up from just three billion fifty years ago, and may reach ten billion ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nepal’s acting PM prays future quakes would hit US


September 21st, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 21 (IANS) After foot-in-the-mouth remarks by US officials that stung Asia in the past, now it is the turn of Nepal's acting prime minister to make a political ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Protectionism will hurt growth: Anand Sharma


September 1st, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) India Thursday asked the developed nations, especially the US and European countries, not to turn protectionist in view of the current economic crisis, saying it ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Let your kids play freely: Experts


August 29th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) Overprotective parents who do not allow their children to play freely could be doing more harm than good to them, experts have warned.Parents who restrict unstructured ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

UN summit of least developed nations begins Monday


May 9th, 2011 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 9 (IANS) The 4th UN summit of the Least Developed Countries starts Monday in Istanbul, and would focus on ending poverty, Prensa Latina reported.The summit would seek ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, China coming up fast as new tech powers


April 16th, 2011 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) India and China coming up fast as new tech powerhouses will drive much of the growth in information technology over the next ten years, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Environment not a cost or obligation but intrinsic to business and growth: Jairam Ramesh


April 9th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr. 9 (ANI): In a panel discussion titled 'Environment Security: Beyond Copenhagen and Cancun',Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday highlighted that environmental security is important due to domestic ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India should provide leadership, says UN climate chief (Lead)


February 5th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) India should play a leadership role to ensure rich nations do more to combat global warming, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres said Saturday."I hope India takes leadership ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

We expect leadership from India: UN climate chief


February 5th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) India played an "exceedingly helpful role" in the last climate summit and "we expect the same this year and beyond", UN climate chief Christiana Figueres ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

AHA Predicts Tripled Heart Care Costs In Next Thirty Years


January 25th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The American Heart Association (AHA) has made the grim prediction that heart treatment costs are likely to increase threefold in the next three decades. In the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

US won’t make binding climate commitments sans India, China


December 15th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) The US has hailed India's "constructive role" at the UN climate change conference in Cancun and says Washington will not make legally binding commitments until countries ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pharmacovigilance is an important issue of public health: Ansari


November 26th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.26 (ANI): Vice President Dr. M. Hamid Ansari said here on Friday that pharmacovigilance is an important issue of public health and the government appreciate its need for the common ... Read more...

Posted in National |

China `threat’ a Western perception, say Chinese experts


November 9th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 9 (IANS) Western countries' concern over China's rapid development, which they consider "a threat", won't deter the country from contributing to world peace, experts have said.Shanghai Daily, in an ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Being forced to adopt international treaties does developing countries more harm than good


September 17th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): A new study by an Oregon State University business professor, Ted Khoury, has found that developing countries, which adopt major international economic treaties under coercion do not necessarily ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Wisdom teeth could be stem cell source


September 11th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 11 (ANI): Is wisdom teeth just an annoyance for you? Well, its time to change your opinion, for according to researchers, wisdom teeth contain a valuable reservoir of tissue for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hindus laud election of aboriginal to Australia House of Representatives


August 31st, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Aug 31 (ANI): Hindus have applauded election of first indigenous person to Australia House of Representatives.Noted Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that although ... Read more...

Posted in World |

We want to work with India; Gambian foreign minister


August 22nd, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) India's experience in development is a crucial learning tool for Africa's smallest mainland nation, whose president is an admirer of India, to develop its own ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Developed nations’ currency notes have less bacteria


August 13th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, Aug 13 (IANS) Researchers have found currency notes in developed countries to have fewer bacteria than money in poorer countries. Led by University of Ballarat's food microbiologist Frank Vriesekoop, a global research ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

China says will continue “rapid urbanization policy” for some more time


August 8th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug 8 (ANI): China has said it would continue its policy of rapid urbanization for "some time yet," as it is crucial for economic restructuring as well as for stable and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bangladeshi batteries seek global market


July 11th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 11 (IANS) A Bangladeshi car battery maker is targeting export of a million pieces to Australia and Europe by next summer after covering markets across South Asia, including India, and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

G-8 backs Afghan strategy after McChrystal’s fall


June 27th, 2010 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
Huntsville (Canada), June 27 (DPA) The leaders of the world's eight most powerful developed nations Saturday gave their backing to the West's strategy in Afghanistan, just days after the general who ... Read more...

Posted in World |

G-20: India to pitch for cautious, but stable fiscal correctives


June 24th, 2010 - 11:25 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 24 (ANI): The fourth meeting of the Group of Twenty (G-20) to be held in Toronto at the end of this week should provide room for interesting debate ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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