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Government trying to protect Indian economy from global mess: PM


September 7th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The Indian economy is passing through a difficult time but the government is trying to protect it from the global economic mess, Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Needed to debate CAG findings: PM


September 7th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said there was "great respect" for India's official auditor but its findings have to be discussed in parliament."We have ... Read more...

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‘Grandparents’ house’ built in Italy


August 17th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 17 (IANS/AKI) The "Grandparents' house", a building comprising 94 public apartments to be assigned to elderly Italian citizens with economic difficulties, has been built near Rome.The public-owned apartments, ... Read more...

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Ford Q2 net income down


July 26th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, July 26 (IANS) Ford Motor Company has reported the US automaker posted a profit of $1.04 billion in the second quarter of the year, or 26 cents per share, ... Read more...

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Country facing economic emergency: BJP


June 27th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Asserting that the country was facing an "economic emergency", the BJP Tuesday said that the government is trying to protect the business interests of ... Read more...

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Rupee sinks to 56.18 against dollar (Lead)


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The Indian rupee breached another psychological level of 56 against a dollar Wednesday and plunged to a low of 56.18 in the intra-day, hitting a ... Read more...

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15 percent of world trade should be Chinese: Minister


May 8th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 8 (IANS) As the second-largest economy and with a fifth of the world's population, China should account for 15 percent of global trade volume, Minister of Commerce Chen ... Read more...

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US should be careful of certain budget cuts: Official


April 5th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, April 5 (IANS) US Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner said Wednesday that despite a recovering economy, America should be wary of cutting budget too much, in particular in ... Read more...

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China calls for global efforts to tackle economic woes


November 3rd, 2011 - 4:23 am ICT by IANS
Cannes (France), Nov 3 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao said here Wednesday that all members of the international community should work together to cope with worldwide economic difficulties, Xinhua reported.The ... Read more...

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Zardari wants early finalisation of engagement plan with EU


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has called for an early finalisation of a five-year engagement plan between Pakistan and the European Union.Talking to Foreign Minister of Poland ... Read more...

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Pakistan values China help, says Zardari


July 16th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) Pakistan highly values Chinese assistance to the country in overcoming economic difficulties and development, said President Asif Ali Zardari.Zardari met a Chinese delegation from Dongfang Electric ... Read more...

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Kate not to employ housekeeper


June 16th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 16 (IANS) Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, has shelved plans to hire a housekeeper as she has reportedly decided to do household chores with husband Prince William.The ... Read more...

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Pakistan government ready to tax farm income


April 8th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) The Pakistan government has concurred with economic experts to tax farm income, a media report said Friday.The government Thursday accepted the advice of economic advisers to ... Read more...

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Former foreign minister Qureshi dropped from Pakistani cabinet


February 11th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) Former Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi does not figure in the new 22-member federal cabinet sworn in by President Asif Ali Zardari here Friday."The decision of inducting ... Read more...

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‘Blame-game’ over CIA’s Pak station chief leak to harm ‘fragile democracy’ Pak: Kerry


December 20th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20(ANI): US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, John Kerry, has rejected the claims that the pull out of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)'s station chief from Pakistan was a 'major ... Read more...

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Obama, Zardari agree ‘more needs to be done’ to tackle Pak-based terror threat to West


October 27th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): US President Barack Obama and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari agreed during a telephonic conversation that 'more' needs to be done to deal with terrorist groups ... Read more...

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Obama to Zardari: Act against terror groups


October 27th, 2010 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) Days before his visit to India, US President Barack Obama telephoned Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to talk about the need to do more to ... Read more...

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People in China’s big cities feel lonely


August 11th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) An overwhelming majority of people living in China's big cities feel lonely, overburdened and "extremely discontent" with their living conditions. A survey conducted by China's Fashion Health magazine ... Read more...

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Railways to introduce pilot ‘Yuva Trains’


December 22nd, 2009 - 10:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 22(ANI): Union Railways Ministry on Tuesday said that it will soon introduce the first ever 'Yuva Trains' which are targeted mainly for the unemployed youths of the country. ... Read more...

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Unicef calls for greater protection of indigenous people (Lead)


August 11th, 2009 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 11 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has called for greater protection of the world's 370 million indigenous people who are considered the most vulnerable members of human ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants US role in resolving issues with India


June 25th, 2009 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) Pakistan wants the world at large and the US in particular to play a role in resolving its disputes with India, including that of Kashmir, Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Bob Dylan delighted to be an ‘honorary Texan’


May 25th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Folk musician Bob Dylan says that he is delighted to have received the title of an honorary Texan from former American President George W. Bush.Bush honoured Bob with ... Read more...

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Prices to come down in six months: PM


May 11th, 2009 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, May 11 (IANS) Prices of consumer goods will fall in the next six months, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday. Speaking to reporters, he also said that despite the global economic ... Read more...

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Swine flu threatens prospects of global economic recovery


April 28th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) The outbreak and spread of swine flu has come at a time when the global economy is trying to come out of the worst downturn since World War ... Read more...

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Cherie Blair’s step mom to stand for parliament


April 11th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.11 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's step mother-in-law, Steph Booth, is to stand for parliament. Booth, who is married to Cherie Blair's actor father Tony Booth, was selected as ... Read more...

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Emergency in Fiji as president revokes constitution (Second Lead)


April 10th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 10 (DPA) Fiji was placed under emergency rule Friday after President Ratu Josefa Iloilo revoked the constitution and sacked the Court of Appeal judges who declared the military government illegal, ... Read more...

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Oscar could make India’s cleft-lipped kids smile


February 24th, 2009 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Academy Award for "Smile Pinki" has brought into sharp focus the plight of children with cleft palates in India who live forever with emotional scars. But ... Read more...

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EU praises Obama opposition to protectionism


February 5th, 2009 - 4:26 am ICT by IANS
Brussels/Washington, Feb 5 (DPA) The European Union (EU) Wednesday applauded US President Barack Obama for warning against protectionist measures in the midst of a global economic crisis.Obama, in interviews with US television ... Read more...

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Beijing holds secret talks with leaders of banned churches


January 26th, 2009 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
Beijing , Jan.26 (ANI): Chinese officials and leaders of the banned Protestant Church appear to be on the reconciliation path after several decades.According to The Times, they have had their ... Read more...

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Economic meltdown sends large number of migrants home: UN


November 21st, 2008 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 21 (DPA) Significant numbers of migrants have returned home from host countries hit by financial crisis and economic difficulties, the UN said Thursday in a study of the economic ... Read more...

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US envoy says N-cooperation with Pak not possible


September 30th, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore , Sept 30 (ANI): It was not possible for the US to extend any cooperation to Pakistan in nuclear energy sector as the issue involved a lot of legislation, said ... Read more...

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UK tops the ranks of global pessimists


August 5th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 5 (ANI): British consumers are the grumpiest in the Western world, according to BNP Paribas economists. Reviewing barometers of consumer confidence in Europe and the United States, they concluded ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia defers 5.9 bn dollars payment for oil sales to Pakistan


July 12th, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London , July 12 (ANI): Saudi Arabia has agreed in principle to defer payments for crude oil sales to Pakistan expected to be worth approximately 5.9 billion dollars at present rates ... Read more...

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British voters lose confidence in Brown: Opnion poll


June 28th, 2008 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Xinhua London, June 27 (Xinhua) Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown has lost popularity considerably since he took office a year ago with about 60 percent voters saying the Labour Party leader is a ... Read more...

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Pressure on Brown as Conservatives win by-election (Lead)


May 23rd, 2008 - 10:17 pm ICT by admin
DPA London, May 23 (DPA) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was facing increased political pressure Friday after a stinging defeat for the ruling Labour Party at a crucial mid-term by-election hailed by the ... Read more...

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