economic and social development

Investment meet will help make Kerala an economic powerhouse: PM (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said the staging of the "Emerging Kerala-2012" investment meet here will help in building a favourable climate of entrepreneurship ... Read more...

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NEC to construct hostel for northeast students in Bangalore


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 3 (IANS) The North Eastern Council (NEC), the nodal agency for economic and social development of the region, Monday announced that it would construct a hostel exclusively for ... Read more...

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China, Maldives pledge closer cooperation on climate change


September 2nd, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Urmuqi (China), Sep 2 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met Maldives President Mohammed Waheed Hassan Sunday and pledged to boost cooperation on climate change between the two nations.Hailing the sound ... Read more...

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Chidambaram gets into African Development Bank


August 24th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has been appointed India's governor on the board of governors of the African Development Bank, an official statement said Friday.Chidambaram ... Read more...

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China aims for disabled-friendly environment


July 11th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) China has new regulation to facilitate a disabled-friendly environment in the country.It requires all parking lots, commercial centres, living quarters, transportation facilities and other public infrastructure ... Read more...

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China calls for scientific, technological reform


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 2 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has called for reforming country's scientific and technological system to ensure that it better serves China's development.Speaking at a conference being participated ... Read more...

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Airtel to invest $25 million in Malawi


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Indian telephony major Bharti Airtel said Friday it will invest $25 million in Malawi to develop a 3G network and introduce a mobile commerce service, ... Read more...

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Australia to double Myanmar aid


June 10th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 10 (IANS) Australia will double its aid to Myanmar to about $98 million by 2015, Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has said.Australia will also remove all its economic ... Read more...

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China talks energy, power cooperation with Pakistan


June 7th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 7 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao told his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari Thursday that Beijing encourages its enterprises to take part in energy and electricity projects in ... Read more...

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‘Chinese military power in line with defence needs’


June 4th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 4 (IANS) China's growing military power is in accordance with the country's economic and social development, and in line with its defence needs, a top official said Monday.Responding ... Read more...

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13,000 women own 20,000 companies in UAE


June 2nd, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 2 (IANS/WAM) The number of Emirati businesswomen has crossed 13,000 who together control over 20,000 business establishments in the country, an official said.According to the chairperson of ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi Nobel laureate meets Sharjah ruler


May 10th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, May 9 (IANS/WAM) Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus, the founder of Bangladesh's Grameen Bank, met the ruler of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Wednesday and discussed economic and ... Read more...

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China projects 4 percent consumer price rise


March 5th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) China has projected a four percent growth in consumer prices this year.In doing so, "we have taken into account imported inflation, rising costs of factors of ... Read more...

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China cuts GDP growth to 7.5 percent in 2012


March 5th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) China has set its GDP growth target at 7.5 percent for 2012, down from 8 percent in 2011, according to a report to be delivered by ... Read more...

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China calls for more global anti-poverty efforts


February 3rd, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 3 (IANS) China has called upon the international community to make greater anti-poverty efforts.It has asked the UN, the World Bank and other international organisations to shoulder ... Read more...

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International relations with India a priority: Quebec minister


January 30th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) Emphasising that international relations with India is a priority, Yves Bolduc, Minister of Health and Social Services, Government of Quebec said that there are numerous partnership ... Read more...

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Chinese premier meets Nepal president, PM (Lead)


January 14th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 14 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, on a brief visit to Nepal Saturday, met Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav and Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai and discussed bilateral relations."I ... Read more...

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China to maintain prudent monetary policy


December 14th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 14 (IANS) China will maintain its prudent monetary policy and proactive fiscal policy in 2012, according to the annual central economic work conference that ended Wednesday.The main theme ... Read more...

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India stability factor for region, key to Afghan solution: Germany


December 8th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Describing India as the "stability anchor" for the South Asian region, Germany Thursday said the international community needs "more" of this country and welcomed New ... Read more...

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China issues white paper on poverty reduction


November 16th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 16 (IANS) China Wednesday unveiled a white paper on its poverty reduction efforts in the past decade, highlighting achievements and the challenges to bringing prosperity to its more ... Read more...

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World’s major economies should work together : Hu (Second Lead)


November 4th, 2011 - 7:53 am ICT by IANS
Cannes, Nov 4 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao Thursday urged the world's major economies to work together to promote growth and financial stability."It is imperative that we stand on a ... Read more...

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World’s major economies should work together : Hu (Lead)


November 4th, 2011 - 7:39 am ICT by IANS
Cannes, Nov 4 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao Thursday urged the world's major economies to work together to promote growth and financial stability."It is imperative that we stand on a ... Read more...

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China contributing more to world economic growth: Hu


November 4th, 2011 - 7:08 am ICT by IANS
Cannes, Nov 4 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao said Thursday that his country is making more contributions to the world economic growth as its economy has made strides in the ... Read more...

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Transparency promised in full ’spectrum’ of new telecom policy (Roundup)


October 10th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The government unveiled a draft of its new telecom policy here Monday that focuses on free roaming, transparent allocation of airwaves, strategies to increase rural ... Read more...

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Flood may cost Thai economy nearly $2 bn


October 10th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 10 (IANS) The Bank of Thailand (BOT) estimated that economic damages from nationwide flood could amount to 60 billion baht ($1.94 billion).However, the Office of the National Economic ... Read more...

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Step forward Pakistani women, exhorts daily


October 9th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 9 (IANS) Pakistani women should "step forward and prove themselves in life" by taking a cue from the three women who share this year's Nobel Peace Prize, said ... Read more...

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Three women share Nobel Peace Prize


October 7th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, Oct 7 (IANS) The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly Friday to three women -- Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, African activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemen's Tawakkul Karman ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India remains committed to help rebuild Afghanistan


September 30th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 30 (IANS) With the onset of the drawdown of foreign security forces in Afghanistan, India has said it remains committed to partnering Kabul in building a peaceful, ... Read more...

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Domestic demand to drive economic growth, says Wen


September 14th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 14 (IANS) China will follow the strategy of expanding domestic demand while focusing on improving demand structure to drive economic growth, said Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Wednesday. Wen ... Read more...

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China dismisses Pentagon report on military


August 27th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) Dismissing an annual report by the Pentagon assessing the Chinese military, China has said it "severely distorted the facts", a media report said.The report, submitted to ... Read more...

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China to modernise military: Defence minister


August 1st, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China will "steadily" reform its national defence and modernise its military forces, the defence minister said on the occasion of the Army Day which is observed ... Read more...

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India to match China’s economic growth by 2020: Economist


July 15th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvanathapuram, July 15 (IANS) India would catch up with its neighbour China in terms of economic growth by the turn of this decade, noted economist Pranab Bardhan said Friday.Bardhan, a ... Read more...

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Surrender arms and talk: Mamata appeals to Maoists


July 8th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday offered to hold talks with the Maoists and promised that the joint forces operating in the rebel-hit areas ... Read more...

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India to finance major harbour in Sri Lanka (Lead)


May 8th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India will provide financial aid to develop the biggest harbour in Sri Lanka's north to facilitate transportation of goods from nearby Indian ports, according to ... Read more...

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India to finance major harbour project in Sri Lanka


May 8th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India will financially assist Sri Lanka to develop Northern Jaffna peninsula's biggest harbour that will facilitate the transportation of goods from nearby Indian ports, said ... Read more...

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