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India’s Afghan conclave draws in Pakistani, Chinese firms


June 26th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jun 26 (IANS) In a pioneering initiative, India will host the Delhi Investment Summit on Afghanistan Thursday that will bring together private companies from the region, including from ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Over 400,000 Nepalis leave for jobs overseas


June 12th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 12 (IANS) More than 400,000 Nepali youths have left the country in 10 months of the current fiscal year in search of jobs, a media report said. The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India invites Pakistan for regional meet on Afghanistan


June 8th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Backing a regional approach to stabilising Afghanistan, India has invited over a dozen countries, including Pakistan and China, for a regional investors meet' in New ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Britain for negotiated settlement of aviation tax


April 19th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Britain Thursday called for negotiated outcome on the issue of a carbon tax imposed by the European Union (EU) on flights landing in the Eurozone ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘EU aviation tax deal breaker in climate change talks’ (Lead)


April 11th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) A carbon tax imposed by the European Union (EU) on flights landing in the Eurozone is unacceptable and is a deal breaker in climate change ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Fukushima survivor denied Indian visa: Greenpeace


March 7th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Alleging that the Indian government is attempting to stifle criticism, an NGO here said the government has cancelled a visa granted to Maya Kobayashi, a Fukushima ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Technology can spur Indian packaging industry’s growth’


December 17th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) India's packaging industry, especially corrugated boxes, needs to integrate more technologies to spur innovation which will help it in maintaining high growth and attract customers ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Corrugated box industry to grow faster with retail opening


December 14th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) A growing middle class and changing lifestyles in India have seen the corrugated box industry growing 12-14 percent annually. It would grow faster if foreign ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

NRI body wants offshore account disclosure deadline extended


August 12th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 12 (IANS) The Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) has sought extension of the deadline for Indian-Americans to disclose their offshore accounts from Aug 31 to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rebels legitimate representatives of Libyan people: Germany


June 13th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) Germany has recognised Libya's rebels as "the legitimate representatives of the Libyan people", BBC reported."We want a free Libya, in peace and democracy without (Muammar) Gaddafi," ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India’s Chadha lies third at Malaysian amateur golf


May 19th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Malacca (Malaysia), May 19 (IANS) India's Abhijit Chadha shot a three-under 69 to lie in shared third place at the end of the first round of the 109th Malaysian Amateur ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

IAEA team to review nuclear crisis in Japan


May 17th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by BNO News
VIENNA, AUSTRIA (BNO NEWS) -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Tuesday announced that it will dispatch an international expert fact-finding mission to Japan to review the country's nuclear crisis.Almost 20 ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Indian company behind Africa’s citizen ID project


April 11th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Madras Security Printers, an Indian company which specialises in security printing, is a known name in Africa. It is engaged in printing passports, visa ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tanzania offers India uranium deal


March 30th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dar es Salaam, March 30 (IANS) Even as nuclear power comes under a cloud following the Fukushima disaster in Japan, Tanzania, East Africa's economic powerhouse, has invited India to invest ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Brazilian firm to invest $9 bn in projects around the world


March 14th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, March 14 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian mining giant Vale plans to invest $9 billion in about a dozen countries around the world through 2014, the O Globo newspaper reported, citing company ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indian puts food security at heart of Africa agenda


January 10th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) With barely months to go before the second India-Africa Forum Summit, India Monday said the Indian model of 'green revolution' had an appeal for African countries across the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Housewives now AIDS’ worst victims in Nepal


December 1st, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 1 (IANS) Though hailed by the UN Wednesday - observed as World AIDS Day - as one of nearly three dozen countries to achieve a significant decline in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Substantial progress in global efforts to eradicate landmines


November 24th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Nov 24 (IANS) Substantial progress is being made in the global effort to eradicate antipersonnel landmines, but the US remains on the sidelines, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday as a new ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Travel management firm Egencia expands footprint to nine more nations


September 30th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Gurgaon, Sept.30 (ANI): Travel management firm Egencia is on an expansion drive, and has announced strategic partnerships with leading travel management companies (TMCs) in Denmark, Finland, Greece, Norway, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US students register longest kiss record in Guinness Book


September 27th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 27 (ANI): Two students have become the first same-sex pair to make it to the Guinness World Records for the longest continuous kiss ever-a 32 hour, 30 minute, 45 second ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistan lost $43 bn fighting terrorism: Qureshi


July 17th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Saturday that his country lost $43 billion fighting terrorism in the past nine years and urged the global community to help ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Brazil oil firm sets oil output record in April


May 9th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 9 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled energy giant Petrobras set a new monthly record for oil output in April, producing an average of 2.03 million barrels of crude per day ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US launches global initiative to help Muslim entrepreneurs


April 28th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 28 (IANS) Citing Indian entrepreneur Shaheen Mistri's project to provide tutoring to slum children as an example, the US has launched a programme to provide concrete support ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Upcoming film to explain role of “Karma” in Tiger Woods’ famous apology


March 9th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Mar 9 (ANI): A new film, titled "Karma: The New Revolution", will explain the role of Karma in the recent golfer Tiger Woods' apology, according to reports.Reportedly releasing on ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Nalanda hosts global Buddhist meet


February 6th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 6 (IANS) A two-day international Buddhist conclave began Saturday in Bihar's Nalanda district, attended by hundreds of academics, monks as well as travel and tour operators. Minister of State for ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Two-day Buddhist conclave to begin in Bihar Saturday


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 3 (IANS) Hundreds of Buddhist scholars, academicians, monks, travel and tour operators and media persons from across the world will attend a two-day international Buddhist conclave at Nalanda in Bihar ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Boys who watch porn more likely to indulge in casual sex, harass girls


January 24th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Boys who see pornography are more likely to harass girls and indulge in casual sex, a new study has found.The study, which was carried out in a dozen ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

South Korean teens named world’s fastest texters


January 15th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 15 (ANI): Two teenagers from South Korea have been crowed as the fastest texters in the world in the LG Mobile World Cup.The team of Bae Yeong Ho, 17, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama to meet security chiefs in wake of Detroit plot


January 5th, 2010 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 4 (DPA) One day after returning from a winter vacation in Hawaii, US President Barack Obama was to host a critical meeting Tuesday with his top security chiefs at ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama announces end to HIV entry ban


October 31st, 2009 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 30 (DPA) A US rule banning foreigners with HIV or AIDS from entering the US will be lifted by early January, President Barack Obama announced Friday. The elimination of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Taiwan seeks India’s support in climate change deal


September 30th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Spurred by improving relations with China, Taiwan, recognised by barely two dozen countries, is flaunting its eco-friendly polices to seek support of the international ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Zardari to attend UN conference in New York


September 20th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is heading a high-level delegation to New York to attend the UN General Assembly, the Online news agency reported Sunday. Zardari will ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Bollywood’s fight to make Sobhraj film doomed to fail


September 19th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 19 (IANS) Bollywood's fight to make a film on yesteryear's crime maestro Charles Sobhraj is doomed to fail with his lawyers ready to drag the filmmakers to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Afghans differ from world view of NATO role: Poll


July 24th, 2009 - 6:40 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (DPA) People in more than a dozen countries have a misperception of how Afghans feel about the presence of NATO in their country, a poll released Thursday shows. The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Young Indian entrepreneur ‘Makes a Difference’ in Vienna


July 11th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Mehru Jaffer Vienna, July 11 (IANS) Bangalore-based Suhas Gopinath, 23, who shot to fame as one of the youngest CEOs in the world, has added another feather to his cap. He has ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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