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Qatar Airways signs pact with Wipro for IT solutions (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Doha/New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Qatar Airways Wednesday said it has inked a long-term partnership with leading Indian IT company Wipro to develop new technological solutions.The agreement was signed in ... Read more...

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Qatar Airways signs pact with Wipro for IT solutions


September 12th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Doha/New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Qatar Airways Wednesday said it has inked a long-term partnership with leading Indian IT company Wipro to develop new technological solutions."Through this agreement, Wipro will ... Read more...

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Dhunseri to commission Egypt plant next year


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) City-based Dhunseri Petrochem & Tea Ltd. (DPTL) is hoping to triple its turnover to Rs.60 billion in fiscal 2013-14 with the commissioning of its Egyptian plastic ... Read more...

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‘Indian traders made British curious about Africa’ (With Images)


June 25th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 25 (IANS) Did Indian traders prove to be catalysts in Britain's colonisation of Africa? Yes, says the author of a book on sea trade between India and Africa.Blanche ... Read more...

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Bangalore’s 10k race to see elite athletes


May 11th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 11 (IANS) The course record of 27 minutes, 51 seconds set by Eritrean Zersenay Tadese in 2008, will certainly be under threat Sunday when elite athletes, led by ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

27-foot crocs roamed east Africa


May 7th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) A 27-foot crocodile, capable of swallowing humans, once roamed east Africa, dwarfing even its counterparts in the Nile - the biggest recorded so far, a scientist ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Secret Osama files reveal Al Qaeda membership


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) A list of Al Qaeda members first discovered in Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan has been published, disclosing the various fates of the group's followers, ... Read more...

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Kenyan sports minister barred from parliament


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 3 (IANS) Kenyan Sports Minister Paul Otuoma has been barred from parliament until he responds to a question posed by an MP on national football team captain Denis ... Read more...

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India targets the young to bridge gap with Africa


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), May 3 (IANS) India is attempting to bridge the gap with Africa by roping in the young through a four-year long programme that comes on the back ... Read more...

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China launches French-made satellite


April 1st, 2012 - 7:21 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April (IANS) China successfully has sent a French-made communication satellite into orbit with a carrier rocket launched from the southwest Xichang Satellite Launch Centre.Monitoring data indicated that the ... Read more...

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Indian, Pakistani minors forcibly married in Britain


March 31st, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 31 (IANS) Up to 400 children, including from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, were coerced into or threatened with marriage in Britain last year, a government report has said.A ... Read more...

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Fingerprints confirm that Kenyan fugitive is none other than Samantha Lewthwaite


March 6th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Nairobi, Mar 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kenyan officials have confirmed that 7/7 widow Samantha Lewthwaite, wanted for her role in the 2005 bombings in the United Kingdom, has indeed entered the country. Samantha ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

When showstopper Zoa Morani slipped on the ramp


March 4th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) Actress Zoa Morani, who started her career with "Always Kabhi Kabhi", slipped on the ramp while walking the runway as showstopper for designer Payal Kothari at ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Submarine cable fault affects Internet services in east Africa


February 28th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Feb 28 (IANS) A fibre-optic undersea cable cut has severely disrupted east Africa's high-speed internet services after a ship dropped its anchor onto the cables off the Kenyan coastal ... Read more...

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Bill Clinton documentary to be aired on PBS


February 20th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Feb 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Monica Lewinsky scandal was one of the most defining moments in the life of the United States and Bill Clinton in particular. On Monday, the first ... Read more...

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Africa to be ‘next centre of growth’ for Bank of Baroda


February 11th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) Public sector lender Bank of Baroda (BoB) is planning to expand its network in Africa for its incremental business growth by opening ten new branches in ... Read more...

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Mumbai to host Global Pulses Conclave


February 8th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) The Global Pulses Conclave (GPC), the first such meet in India for the pulses industry and trade, will be held here next week, the organisers said ... Read more...

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New snake species discovered in Tanzania


January 10th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced the discovery of a spectacularly coloured snake from a remote area of Tanzania in East Africa. The striking black-and-yellow ... Read more...

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Kenya’s football still in doldrums


December 29th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Dec 29 (IANS) For over a decade, Kenyan football has been in the doldrums and 2011 was no different as the country endured a roller-coaster calendar year.Perceived as a ... Read more...

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Total lunar eclipse on Saturday


December 7th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) With the year's last lunar eclipse on Saturday, and the next only after three years, citizens can look forward to a view of the moon ... Read more...

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Two million year old skeletons discovered


November 18th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Two skeletons, nearly two million years old, still seem to bear a coating of skin on their bare bones which would provide scientists a unique insight ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Palestine becomes a member of UNESCO


October 31st, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) UNESCO admitted Palestine as a member on Monday. Member countries voted to admit the Palestinians into the organization. The decision is seen as a major one ... Read more...

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Rwanda looks to India for fresh investment


October 16th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Building upon a new business synergy between India and Africa, a 25-member business delegation led by Rwanda's former prime minister Bernard Makuza will be here ... Read more...

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BlackBerry services affected again


October 11th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Millions of BlackBerry users across India, Middle East, Africa and Europe faced another cut-off from online services Tuesday, just a few hours after the Canadian ... Read more...

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750,000 people may die in East African famine: UN


September 7th, 2011 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) About 750,000 people could die in East Africa over the next four months due to famine, if enough aid didn't reach the famine-stricken region, the UN ... Read more...

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India, China help spur Africa’s development: Experts


September 2nd, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The rise of emerging Asian powers like India and China has spurred the development of Africa and provided the continent an alternative to western powers, ... Read more...

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IMF to help drought-hit Horn of Africa


August 25th, 2011 - 4:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said it is ready to provide financial aid to countries in northeast of Africa -- the Horn of Africa, ... Read more...

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Somalia’s food aid stolen, UN launches investigation


August 16th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mogadishu, August 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United Nations has launched investigation into how food aid to the starving people of Somalia went missing. The world body said thousands of sacks of food ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

China launches Pakistan’s first communications satellite


August 12th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 12 (IANS) China has launched Pakistan's first communications satellite that will provide TV broadcasting, Internet and data services, it was reported here.The country's first communications satellite PAKSAT-1R, which ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

McGregor to take part in charity yacht race


August 8th, 2011 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Actor Ewan McGregor is set to take part in a sailing race for charity.The "Trainspotting" star will hop onboard a yacht with sailor Alex Thomson for ... Read more...

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Nigeria launches new anti-malaria drug


August 5th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, Aug 5 (IANS) A new anti-malaria medicine developed in China has been introduced in Nigeria to contain the spread of the disease in the west African nation.The drug Artequick ... Read more...

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UAE is gateway to Middle East, Africa: China


July 14th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 13 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is China's gateway to the Middle East and Africa and a favourite destination for investment, a senior Chinese official has said.He ... Read more...

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US formally drops charges against Osama bin Laden


June 18th, 2011 - 8:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 18 (IANS) The US has formally dropped criminal charges against former Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, CNN reported Friday.The world's most wanted terrorist Osama was killed in ... Read more...

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Mastermind of US embassy bombings killed in Somalia


June 12th, 2011 - 2:51 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 12 (IANS) The mastermind of the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania has been killed in Somalia, an official said here Saturday.Comoros-born Fazul Abdullah ... Read more...

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India taps IT power to woo African youth


May 28th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dar es Salaam, May 28 (IANS) India is reaching out to African youth here by offering to make Tanzania a "communication and IT hub of East Africa" and has ... Read more...

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