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Dubai demolishes 40 ugly buildings, more to follow


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 23 (IANS/WAM) At least 40 abandoned buildings have been demolished in Dubai this year by the municipality because they posed a health threat, security risk and distortion of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Focussed on welfare schemes for SC, ST, minorities: PM (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government was giving special attention to the welfare of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other weaker sections, including the minorities, by coming ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

128 people killed, 6,000 cattle dead in Assam floods


August 8th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Besides the 128 human lives lost in the floods in Assam, over 6,000 cattle perished while 4.5 lakh houses were destroyed and more than ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India’s power grid fails for the second day


July 31st, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, July 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Energy crisis is a problem that has been a big problem in the past and is still affecting many nations. Experts are on their toes ensuring ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Brazil’s central bank cautious over fresh interest cut


July 20th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, July 20 (IANS) Brazil's central bank has said it would remain cautious about "any additional steps toward monetary flexibility" despite extensive market expectations of a fresh rate cut.A report ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Economic activities behind spurt in human trafficking’


July 11th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) Human trafficking for purposes other than sex trade has been on the rise in the county. With the increase in the level of economic activities, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Urban renewal mission’s allocation to rise


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission's allocation will be hiked to 0.25 percent of the gross domestic product, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath said at ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mufti demands hassle-free cross-LoC trade


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 22 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Tuesday reiterated his demand for providing requisite facilities to ensure hassle-free cross-LoC trade and travel, and hoped that ... Read more...

Posted in National |

India natural leader of Indian Ocean region: Antony


May 8th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India Tuesday positioned itself as a natural leader of the Indian Ocean region in view of its strategic location and operational capability, even as its ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Mamata announces Rs.1,000 for muezzins


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Continuing to rain sops on the minorities, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday announced Rs.1,000 monthly honorarium for muezzins of mosques.She also included 33 ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Why no social security for unorganised workers, NAC asks government


April 30th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The National Advisory Council (NAC) has pulled up the central government for failing to formulate a social security package for India's 430-million informal sector ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Remittances to India rose to $64 billion in 2011: World Bank


April 27th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) India remains the top recipient of money from diaspora as total remittance flow to the country is estimated to reach $64 billion in 2011, almost ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan ties have direct bearing on Kashmir: Omar


April 25th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 25 (IANS) India-Pakistan relations have direct bearing on the peace and development of Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Wednesday, hoping that the bilateral dialogue process ... Read more...

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US wants better India-Bangladesh economic ties


April 24th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 24 (IANS) The US wants better trade and economic relations between India and Bangladesh through the northeastern region which has "huge scope of progress in future", an American ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Expand Pakistan, Saudi Arabia trade ties: Zardari


April 11th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 11 (IANS) The huge potential of trade and economic activities between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia should be given a boost, President Asif Ali Zardari has said.Zardari Tuesday said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Abducted Italians were cautioned by police: Indian CG


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, March 22 (IANS) The two Italians kidnapped by Maoists in Odisha were cautioned by police not to travel into Maoist areas, Indian Consul General Sanjay Verma said."It's an unfortunate ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India backs UN resolutions on Iran nuclear issue


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 22 (IANS) India has come out in support of full implementation of UN Security Council resolutions on the Iranian nuclear issue but said all efforts should be ... Read more...

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South Korea’s consumer confidence rebounds


February 24th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Feb 24 (IANS) South Korea's consumer confidence rebounded in February as positive economic indicators in the US boosted hopes for the global economic recovery, the central bank said Friday.Consumer ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tourism can boost Kashmir’s economic development: Omar


December 31st, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 30 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday related economic welfare of the state to the development of tourism, asserting that boost to tourism would create ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Adopt Andhra model of reservations: Muslim leaders


December 19th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 19 (IANS) A national conference of Muslim scholars and Islamic organisations here Monday demanded reservations for the community on the lines of Andhra Pradesh, which earmarks nearly 5 ... Read more...

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Pakistan invites South Korea to set up economic zone


December 1st, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 1 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday offered South Korea to establish its economic zone in Pakistan to boost trade ties between the two countries.The president made the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Unemployment in France grows in October


November 29th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 29 (IANS) The number of jobless people in France grew by 1.2 percent in October from a month earlier, as sluggish economic activities slowed job creation in the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India, Nepal sign revised tax treaty


November 27th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu/New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) More than a month after they sealed a bilateral investment pact, India and Nepal Sunday took another key step to boost their economic ties ... Read more...

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Singapore’s power demand falls in October


November 23rd, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Nov 23 (IANS) Singapore's power demand in October fell by 3 percent year-on-year, reflecting a slowdown in economic activities, a media report said Wednesday.While the statistics were not yet ... Read more...

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Help sought for tribals’ livelihood plans in Tripura


November 16th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 16 (IANS) Tripura has sought Rs.440 crore from the central government to undertake livelihood schemes for thousands of tribals who have got title deeds in the state ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Japan wants to invest in Bengal, Tamil Nadu: Envoy


July 11th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Japan was interested in investing in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu that had recently seen transition in governments, the country's envoy said here Monday. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Infrastructure development key to attracting investments: Envoy


July 11th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Infrastructure development is a key to attracting foreign investment in India, Japanese Ambassador Akitaka Saiki said here Monday."Infrastructure is a very important area for attracting ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indian company to fund Nigerian power plant


June 7th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Calabar (Nigeria), June 7 (IANS) Indian company Essar African Holdings will finance a 600-MW power plant in Cross River State in the West African nation of Nigeria, company officials say.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Government to conduct economic census next year


May 13th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The government plans to carry out an economic census next year to assess the impact of economic reforms on various industries and to formulate policies ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Australian envoy meets Omar Abdullah


April 14th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 14 (IANS) Australian High Commissioner Peter Varghese Thursday called on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who briefed him on the steps his government is taking for ... Read more...

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‘Economic diplomacy taking centre stage in Indian foreign policy’


April 6th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) With the changing global economic paradigm, India is giving increasing importance to trade and business in its foreign policy, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said Wednesday."Our ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

POSCO project: Supporters, protesters hold rival meets


March 13th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 13 (IANS) Supporters and protesters Sunday organised rival meetings in Orissa's Jagatsinghpur district over South Korean steel major POSCO's $12 billion project planned in the region, police said.Carrying ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Goat breeding: the new currency in the desert


March 3rd, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
By Dilip BidawatJodhpur, Mar 3 (ANI): The basis of all human civilizations across the world and from times immemorial has been the struggle for survival. In the arid desert region off ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Pakistani traders want to boost trade with India


February 6th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 6 (IANS) Even as their foreign secretaries meet at Thimphu, Pakistani traders have urged the governments of Indian and Pakistan to boost economic activities to fight poverty and unemployment ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistani traders want more trade with India


February 5th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 5 (IANS) Pakistani traders Saturday urged the governments of India and Pakistan to shun differences and boost economic activities.Pakistani traders participated Saturday in celebrating Kashmir solidarity day and expressed ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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