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Indian NGO to push sanitation goals in developing nations


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 15 (IANS) India's low-cost sanitation NGO Sulabh Sauchalaya is all set to go global by expanding its footprint in 50 developing countries to push the implementation of the ... Read more...

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South Africa explores India’s small business success


August 20th, 2012 - 5:13 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 20 (IANS) South Africa is exploring how small, medium and micro enterprises in India contribute to their national economy, an official said Sunday.Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Elizabeth ... Read more...

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Vitamin E lowers liver cancer risk


July 19th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Greater intake of Vitamin E either as part of the diet or through supplements lowers the risk of liver cancer, new research shows.Vitamin E is fat-soluble ... Read more...

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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...

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Lazy lifestyles can up cancer rate in Asia


June 1st, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) With people in developing nations like India and Pakistan adopting lazy lifestyles of the west, cancer rates are expected to soar by 75 percent worldwide by ... Read more...

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Community land rights unenforced in Third World


May 30th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Millions of forest people in tropical nations, including India, have won unprecedented legal rights to land but laws ensuring community land rights to them remain ... Read more...

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Developing nations should work together: President Patil


April 24th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Welcoming the envoys of 12 countries, President Pratibha Patil Tuesday said it was very important to work together and have institutions in which the ... Read more...

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Developing nations can have 8 percent growth rate


April 17th, 2012 - 8:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) Every developing country holds the potential to register fast economic growth boosted by sound policies and leveraging its comparative advantages, according to World Bank chief economist ... Read more...

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Cuba to test new AIDS vaccine


March 7th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, March 7 (IANS) Cuba has unveiled a new AIDS vaccine which has successfully been tested on mice, and the country is ready to begin human testing soon, a media ... Read more...

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BASIC leaders to meet in Delhi to assess Durban outcome


February 13th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Environment ministers from BASIC countries - Brazil, South Africa, India and China - will meet here Tuesday to assess the outcome of climate talks in ... Read more...

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BRIC should come together to form a global fund: Stiglitz


January 14th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz feels the rising BRIC economies should come together and form a global fund for more accessibility of the developing nations."I am ... Read more...

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At Durban, Kyoto Protocol gets extension


December 11th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 11 (IANS) Despite efforts by rich countries to junk the Kyoto Protocol after 2012, when its first term ends, the poor counties had their say at the UN ... Read more...

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Countries struggle to reach deal at Durban (Lead)


December 8th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 8 (IANS) With just a day left before the UN climate change talks end, key players BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China), the European Union (EU) and ... Read more...

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US denies blocking climate deal in Durban


December 8th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 8 (IANS) The United States Thursday denied blocking a global deal at the UN climate change talks here, saying it supports the European Union (EU) proposal for a ... Read more...

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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...

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Equity central to global deal on climate change: Natarajan


December 6th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 6 (IANS) India is open to discussion on a new legally binding climate change treaty but the principle of equity -- the right of developing nations -- should ... Read more...

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BASIC countries meet in China for climate talks


October 30th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) With barely a month left for the global climate change negotiations in Durban, ministers from BASIC countries (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) will hold ... Read more...

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How Commonwealth can battle global financial crisis


October 24th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Commonwealth countries are mulling trade pacts, debt financing flows and technological cooperation to beat the global financial crisis.Diplomats of leading Commonwealth nations who interacted with ... Read more...

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Experts back India’s tough line at climate change talks


October 16th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) With India proposing the inclusion of some of neglected issues in the agenda of the UN climate change negotiations in Durban later this year, experts ... Read more...

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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...

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Might of powerful nations cannot prevail: Sri Lanka


September 24th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has called upon the UN to build a more equal international order, saying that "the might of powerful nations cannot ... Read more...

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Worldwide weapons sales fell in 2010: Report


September 24th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Global arms sales dropped sharply last year as the world's governments struggled in the economic downturn, according to a new study, the New York Times ... Read more...

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Dubai Cares seeks to help girls in developing nations


August 2nd, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 1 (IANS/WAM) The Dubai Cares, a UAE-based philanthropic establishment, has launched a social campaign to underline the importance of educating girls in developing countries.Dubai Cares has started ... Read more...

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A software that teaches you how to read


July 25th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 25 (IANS) Computer science students have come up with an innovative way to help children learn to read -- a software that acts as a virtual reading coach.Ashley ... Read more...

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Germany debates supporting n-power plants in other countries


July 15th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 15 (IANS) Germany, which decided to phase out nuclear power plants by 2022, is now debating whether to support its own nuclear industry by setting up nuclear power ... Read more...

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Hayden support 10-team World Cup, says it is for premium sides


June 16th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 16 (IANS) Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden feels that the International Cricket Council (ICC) has taken the right decision in cutting down to ten the number of participating ... Read more...

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Pakistan among slowest growing South Asian countries: Daily


June 4th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) Pakistan is now among the slowest growing South Asian countries, said a leading daily as it noted that "India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are forging ahead".An ... Read more...

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Emerging economies now eye top IMF job


May 18th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) The arrest of International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn for alleged attempted rape of a hotel maid is likely to fuel calls from the developing world ... Read more...

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‘Global community should pick up speed for solution to climate change’


May 13th, 2011 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 13 (IANS) The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres Thursday urged the international community to "pick up speed" on the next step ... Read more...

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US groups helped nurture Arab uprisings


April 15th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 15 (ANI): American officials and others looking back at the uprisings of the Arab Spring, they are seeing that the United States' democracy-building campaigns played a bigger role in fomenting ... Read more...

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BRICS countries’ ministers hold meeting


April 13th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sanya (China), April 13 (IANS) Ministers from the five BRICS countries were gathered Wednesday in China's Sanya city to discuss issues of common concern so as to deepen cooperation among ... Read more...

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India extends long-term credit to developing countries


April 6th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) India Wednesday launched a long-term concessional credit scheme to help build export infrastructure in developing nations, especially in Africa, the Gulf and neighbouring countries like ... Read more...

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Millions in UK overseas aid ‘being ripped off’, claims watchdog report


April 6th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 6 (ANI): Millions of pounds in overseas aid are almost certainly being stolen through fraud in developing nations, says a scathing report from a Whitehall spending watchdog.Ministers have no clear ... Read more...

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6-month drug regimen ‘reduces HIV risk for breastfeeding infants’


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that giving breastfeeding infants of HIV-infected mothers a daily dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for six months halved the risk of ... Read more...

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Why dengue fever is a threat to urban population in developing nations


February 21st, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar has examined why dengue fever, a severe flu-like illness spread through the bite of mosquitoes, continues to threaten urban populations in many developing ... Read more...

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