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‘Declare Oct 2 as the National Volunteering Day’


September 21st, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Ten eminent personalities came together here Thursday to give their support and start the next big step in volunteerism in India by signing a petition ... Read more...

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Hyderabad foundation gets $100,000 grant for polio vaccine


May 10th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 10 (IANS) Ella Foundation has won a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a virus against polio after the ... Read more...

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IMF seeks Myanmar to continue with economic reforms


May 9th, 2012 - 5:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged Myanmar to keep on carrying out economic reforms to tackle development challenges and unleash its potential for growth.IMF's executive ... Read more...

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South-South cooperation to benefit LDCs: Report


November 17th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) South-South cooperation can be conducive to the emergence of an effective and stronger state in the least developed countries (LDCs), according to a latest report ... Read more...

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India opposes moves against Colombo at Commonwealth meet


October 27th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 27 (IANS) The biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) kicks off here Friday, with the Indian delegation keeping a wary eye on efforts to set up a ... Read more...

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$99 mn World Bank aid for Indo-Nepal border energy pact


June 22nd, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 22 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $99 million package for an Indo-Nepal cross-border energy cooperation to mitigate a national energy crisis in the Himalayan republic.The funding ... Read more...

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India is ready to partner Afghan people: PM


May 13th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 13 (IANS) India and Afghanistan face "similar development challenges" and India is ready to "partner the Afghan people" as they rebuild their country, visiting Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Scientist calls for tripling India’s food production


April 20th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 20 (IANS) Agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan Wednesday called for an "evergreen" revolution in agriculture increasing the production by three times and ensuring food security for all Indians."The revolution ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s economy faces considerable challenges: ADB


April 6th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Manila, April 6(ANI): Pakistan's economy faces considerable challenges, and though recently falling, its still high inflation may well accelerate, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has warned in a new report.In its annual ... Read more...

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Jamia conference to focus on policy reforms


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Experts from various institutions will participate in an international conference on policy reforms organised by the Jamia Millia Islamia. The three-day conference on "Relevance of Policy ... Read more...

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Delhi Conference wants more international aid to Least Developed Countries


February 19th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): The conference on Least Developed Countries organised here has underlined the need for stronger international commitment at highest political level to implement the agenda of Istanbul conference ... Read more...

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World urged to show commitment to poor countries


February 19th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A day after India announced a $500-million aid package for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), the global community was Saturday urged to show its political commitment in ... Read more...

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World Bank opens public voting on ‘Apps for Development’


February 1st, 2011 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) The World Bank has opened public voting on the applications submitted to the Apps for Development Competition that challenged software developers to get new perspectives in identifying solutions ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan need to put aside differences: Krishna


January 26th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday said India and Pakistan should put some of their differences on the back burner for a while to focus on development ... Read more...

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Quintiles, Apollo launch clinical trials unit in Hyderabad


January 25th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 24 (IANS) US-based Quintiles, a global provider of clinical trials, Monday opened a research facility here in partnership with Apollo Hospitals Group, India's top listed hospital chain.Quintiles Phase One Clinical ... Read more...

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NRIs on electoral rolls soon, single card for diaspora: PM (Lead)


January 8th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) India will merge the two visa facilitation cards that are issued to people of Indian origin and soon register non-resident Indians in the electoral rolls to ... Read more...

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G20 must help bridge infrastructure gap: Manmohan Singh (Roundup)


November 10th, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan Seoul, Nov 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday pushed for a new rebalance of the global financial system in a manner that will assist flow of capital from ... Read more...

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Indian PM opposes protectionism, for rule-based economy (Third Lead)


November 10th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday left for Seoul to attend the G20 Summit saying India opposed "protectionist sentiments" and desired "an open, stable and ... Read more...

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India wants open, rule-based international economic development: PM


November 10th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Cautioning against "protectionist sentiments", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said India desired "an open, stable and rule-based international economic development".In a statement ahead of his departure ... Read more...

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India gifts 25 buses to Liberia (With Image)


November 4th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Alaskai Moore Johnson New Delhi/Monrovia, Nov 4 (IANS) India has donated some 25 buses to Liberia to transport students to and from the only institution of higher learning in the West African ... Read more...

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World Bank launches `Apps for Development’ contest


October 7th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) The World Bank has kicked off the "Apps for Development" competition, the first global contest of its kind, challenging software developers and international experts to help ... Read more...

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UNAIDS top head to visit India, meet PM


October 6th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) On his first trip to India, the head of UNAIDS will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and senior ministers to emphasize India's continued support against HIV ... Read more...

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Climate change outcome must be rooted in equity: India


September 23rd, 2009 - 9:15 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS) Asserting that India has not caused the climate change problem in any way, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said New Delhi will be part of the solution, ... Read more...

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Global Summit on Skill Development inaugurated


August 20th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 20 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment Harish Rawat has said that in order to meet the aspirations of large number of school drop outs, the ... Read more...

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Canada, IIT Delhi partnering for wireless communication research (Lead)


February 27th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 27 (IANS) A Canadian professor will work with his counterpart at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi to find solutions to wireless communication problems as part of ... Read more...

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Canada partners IIT Delhi for wireless research


February 27th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 27 (IANS) Under a new research partnership between Canada and India, a Canadian professor will collaborate with a professor from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi in wireless ... Read more...

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EU calls for stronger transatlantic ties under Obama


January 21st, 2009 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 21 (DPA) The European Commission, executive body of the European Union (EU), President Jose Manuel Barroso has urged US President Barack Obama and European leaders to deepen their transatlantic ties ... Read more...

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Economic ties cornerstone of Saarc: Manmohan Singh


August 2nd, 2008 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 2 (IANS) South Asia has contributed much towards the resurgence of global economy and countries in the region must engage and integrate better for sustained and inclusive growth, Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu people want ‘responsive, transparent’ governance


April 12th, 2008 - 7:41 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) A cross section Tamil Nadu populace wants the state to offer a responsive and transparent governance that can increase the gross state domestic product (GSDP) to Rs.11.6 trillion ... Read more...

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