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Depression, anxiety affects every society: Study


July 24th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) Researchers have found that depression and anxiety affects every society and country in the world, debunking old theories that only Westerners get depressed.The findings come from ... Read more...

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East Asian nations need to cooperate on education: India (With Images)


July 5th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, July 5 (IANS) East Asian countries need to promote educational cooperation, facilitate exchange of qualified people and earmark seats for students from member countries in reputed institutions in ... Read more...

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‘India aiming to be among top five aviation markets’


March 14th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 13 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Tuesday said his ministry was taking steps to make India one of the top five civil aviation markets in the world.Inaugurating ... Read more...

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Aim to eliminate HIV-AIDS from South-East Asia by 2015: WHO (Dec 1 is World AIDS Day)


November 30th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) With the profile of HIV-AIDS undergoing transformation from a life-threatening emergency to a manageable chronic infection, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday urged South-East Asian ... Read more...

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FDI in retail will hit ‘crores’, says CPI-M


November 25th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday said the decision to allow FDI in multibrand retail "will destroy the livelihoods of crores of small retailers".It ... Read more...

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Bangkok Airways connects Bangalore and Thailand


October 4th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 4 (IANS) Asia's boutique airline Bangkok Airways has connected the Thai capital of Bangkok with India's Information Technology hub Bangalore. It is targeting business and leisure travellers from South India ... Read more...

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‘Lack of budget hotels hindering tourism growth’


September 6th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) Non-availability of reasonable and average price accommodation is the main bottleneck in the growth of domestic tourism industry in India, said Hari Nair, founder of holiday ... Read more...

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Sarod, sitar, tabla, harmonium…in an Indian Army band!


September 2nd, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 2 (IANS) Do only trumpets, brass drums, cymbals and other percussion instruments come to mind when you think about an Indian Army band? Don't be surprised if the ... Read more...

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Indian choir to perform in Toronto


August 9th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 9 (IANS) Meghalaya-based choral group, Shillong Chamber Choir (SCC) is all set to perform in Toronto Aug 20 as part of a South Asian festival, a group ... Read more...

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India to push N-deals with South Korea, Mongolia


July 22nd, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) India is set to pursue civil nuclear cooperation with South Korea and Mongolia when President Pratibha Patil goes on a week-long visit to these ... Read more...

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Rumesh Ratnayake is Sri Lanka coach for Australia series


July 15th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 15 (IANS) Former fast bowler Rumesh Ratnayake has been appointed Sri Lanka's chief cricket coach for the home series against Australia next month.Rumesh will work as an interim ... Read more...

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Punjab to set up panel for NRIs


June 24th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 24 (IANS) The Punjab government has approved the setting up of a four-member state commission for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to protect their interests in the state, officials said ... Read more...

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France examines investment possibilities in Agartala


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala, Apr 22 (ANI): France is looking for investment possibilities in North-East following the removal of Restricted Area Permits (RAP) from the region.Jean Louis Rysto, the French Consul General in Kolkata, who ... Read more...

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Tsunami threat to India doesn’t exist: Government (Lead)


March 11th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) There is no threat of a tsunami along the Indian coast, the government said Friday after a magnitude-8.9 earthquake hit Japan, generating massive oceanic tides ... Read more...

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No tsunami threat to India


March 11th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) There is no threat of tsunami along the Indian coast, officials said Thursday after a massive earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami in Japan."There is no ... Read more...

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Two-day “Overseas Employers’ Conference” to begin in Hyderabad tomorrow


February 20th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Feb 20(ANI): A two-day "Overseas Employers' Conference" will be held from tomorrow in Hyderabad to understand the concerns of the foreign employers in the Middle-East and South-East Asian countries employing Indian ... Read more...

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$8.25 billion exports by 2014 achievable: leather exporters


January 30th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 30 (IANS) India's leather exporters are confident of achieving the ambitious export target of $8.25 billion by 2013-14 from the current level of $3.4 billion even if the European Union ... Read more...

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Northeast hopes to draw much business from Mumbai summit


January 13th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 13 (IANS) With the sixth 'North East Business Summit' set to begin in Mumbai next week, the industry starved and resource crammed northeastern region is making all-out efforts to attract ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh asks Pakistan to stop exporting terror


December 20th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Burari (New Delhi), Dec 20 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Monday said friendly relations with Pakistan is possible only when it stops anti-India activities on its soil.Addressing the ... Read more...

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India can now access Bangladesh ports: Minister


November 10th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 10 (IANS) Bangladesh will allow South Asian nations, including India, to access its Chittagong and Mongla ports and is keen to revive connectivity in the region, the country's foreign ... Read more...

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With China on mind, Obama urges India to engage East


November 8th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) With China on mind, US President Barack Obama Monday called on India to engage Southeast and East Asian countries with greater vigour, saying it will enhance ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh heads home after 3-nation Asian tour


October 30th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by ANI
Hanoi, Oct.30 (ANI): Having concluded his substantive weeklong three-nation tour of Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is returning to New Delhi today evening.Dr. Singh left for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Will A Chinese Be Crowned Miss World?


October 29th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 29, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Only two days left for the 2010 Miss World pageant competition and a strong buzz is doing the rounds in favor of the hosting country China ... Read more...

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India to negotiate free trade agreements with Indonesia, Thailand soon


October 28th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorHanoi, Oct.28 (ANI): In a move that can change the dynamics of trade in East Asia and also throw a challenge to China's economic dominance in its own backyard, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India committed to ensuring safety of sea lanes: Antony


October 12th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Oct 12 (IANS) Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Tuesday the country was committed to fighting the "serious challenge" of piracy and called for "cooperative approaches" for ensuring the security of ... Read more...

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Antony to visit Vietnam for ASEAN defence summit (Lead)


October 8th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony will be in Vietnam from Sunday to attend the defence summit of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), an official said Friday.The ... Read more...

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Antony to attend ASEAN defence summit


October 8th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) As part of India's "look east policy", Defence Minister A.K. Antony will be in Vietnam from Sunday to attend the defence summit of a regional bloc, ASEAN, ... Read more...

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Humans migrated from Africa to India 20,000 yrs earlier than believed


September 20th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 20 (ANI): A discovery of Stone Age tools, mainly either spear heads or scrapers, has revealed that migration from Africa to India and other South-East Asian countries as well as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NRI plans ayurveda medical college in UAE


September 10th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 10 (IANS) Middle East-settled non-resident Indian industrialist B.R. Shetty Friday announced plans to start an ayurveda medical college at the upcoming Herbal City in Abu Dhabi in the UAE in ... Read more...

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President for enhanced relations with Laos, Cambodia


September 9th, 2010 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Thursday called for strategic and economic cooperation with Laos and Cambodia, as she started her visit to the two South East Asian countries. Emphasizing ... Read more...

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Enough space for India, China to develop simultaneously: President Patil


September 9th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghOn Board Air India One, Sep 9 (ANI): Giving a boost to India's Look East Policy and ruling out any concerns over China's strong relationship with East ... Read more...

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Northeast states need uniform power policy: NEEPCO chief


July 31st, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 31 (IANS) State-owned North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) chief and managing director I.P. Barooah Saturday advocated a uniform power policy for the eight northeastern states. "The region must think ... Read more...

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Three East Asian economies reach out to Bangladesh


July 9th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 9 (IANS) Three East Asian countries - Japan, South Korea and China - have expressed their intent to enhance relations with Bangladesh. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who visited China ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s Hindu-Buddhist civilisation spread over 1,000 sq km


July 4th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 4 (IANS) Excavation at a Hindu-Buddhist civilisation site in Malaysia that dates back to the fifth century indicates that it was spread over 1,000 sq km and not 400 ... Read more...

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India eyes organic food exports of $1 bn


May 15th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) India has set a target of exporting organic food worth $1 billion in the next five years with its produce receiving wide acceptence in many mature markets ... Read more...

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