economic growth and development

South Africa plans massive investment in railways


August 17th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 17 (IANS) The South African government will over the next few years invest over $5 billion in passenger rail infrastructure and services, a minister said here.Transport Minister Dikobe ... Read more...

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India, US commit to Afghanistan’s future


May 8th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India and US Tuesday committed themselves to assist Afghanistan on a "peaceful and prosperous" future and in ensuring that its capacities are built to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Avoid protectionism, Indian envoy tells US (Lead)


April 28th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) India's Ambassador Nirupama Rao has asked American students to be alert to the "stifling effects" of protectionism as it is retrogressive and hinders economic growth and ... Read more...

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Indian envoy cautions US against protectionism


April 28th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao has asked American students to be alert to the "stifling effects" of protectionism as it hinders economic growth and development in the ... Read more...

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US under secretary praises Nitish Kumar for ‘positive change’ in Bihar


April 3rd, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 3 (IANS) Impressed by the positive change and development in the eastern Indian state of Bihar in the last few years, US Under Secretary of State for Political ... Read more...

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World Bank to give Pakistan $1 bn


March 21st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) The World Bank has approved two projects totaling $1.09 billion to boost Pakistan's electricity supply and irrigation sectors.The first project will cost $840 million and will ... Read more...

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Mario Monti sworn in as Italian premier


November 17th, 2011 - 8:46 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 17 (IANS) Mario Monti took over as Italy's new premier Wednesday after leading the newly selected cabinet ministers who were sworn in at the presidential palace here.Monti's ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Indian Ocean Rim grouping to boost trade


November 15th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 15 (IANS) The Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) Tuesday decided to support intra-regional growth of business through infrastructure building and trade facilitation to boost intra-trade."Though ... Read more...

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G20 should focus on food security, infrastructure: Business leaders


November 2nd, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) A group of business leaders affiliated to the G20 have recommended that the summit being held in Cannes should focus on food security and infrastructure ... Read more...

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African Dream: From Delhi college to Malawi presidency


August 10th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) "The African Dream" brightened up Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) Wednesday as the eponymous book authored by a distinguished alumnus, who is now the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

flydubai announces flights to Ahmedabad


August 8th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 8 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's low-cost airline flydubai Monday announced its flights to Ahmedabad -- the world's third fastest growing city and the airline's 44th destination.Flights from Dubai to ... Read more...

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Obama sets sights on India, China to revive US economy


February 15th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) US President Barack Obama's budget aimed at rebuilding the country's economy, emerging "from the worst recession in generations", looks at India as "one of the ... Read more...

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Sri Lankans have contributed to US culture: Clinton


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 3 (IANS) Sri Lankans have made several "positive contributions to American culture", said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the eve of Sri Lanka's Independence Day anniversary.Sri Lanka will ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nitish Kumar’s win mandate for development: India Inc


November 24th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The people of Bihar have voted for economic growth and development, rising above the sectarian politics of caste and religion, Indian industry leaders said Wednesday, congratulating ... Read more...

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Arithmetic of Indo-US deals: $10 bn or $15 bn?


November 8th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The mega commercial deals between Indian and US companies that were announced during US President Barack Obama's visit here have raised one question: Are they worth ... Read more...

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US-India ties indispensable in 21st century: President Obama


November 7th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov 7 (ANI): US President Barack Obama on Sunday said the partnership between India and the United States is indispensable in the 21st century, adding that the two nations share ... Read more...

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Manmohan-Obama connect: That special chemistry


November 6th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Three decades may divide them, but no two world leaders share that special chemistry and intellectual delight of being in each other's company ... Read more...

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Obama looking forward to private dinner with Manmohan


October 28th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS In a gesture that will highlight a "very close personal relationship" between the two leaders, US President Barack Obama will have a private dinner with Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Growers oppose natural rubber import duty cuts


June 6th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Lakshmi Krishnakumar New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Young farmers in northeast India are a concerned lot after the Delhi High Court asked the government to "consider carefully" the user industry's demand ... Read more...

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U.S Security Advisor General Jones visits Pakistan and talks with President Zardari


May 19th, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) – U.S. National Security Advisor General James L. Jones visited Pakistan to discuss, among other topics, security issues, the White House said.During the meeting, several topics were discussed ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan corporate giants want to strengthen bilateral trade


May 19th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): Corporate leaders of both India and Pakistan have urged their respective governments to undertake all steps necessary to realise the latent potential of bilateral trade and ... Read more...

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India’s northeast can be regional bridge: Tharoor


April 9th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 9 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor Friday said India's improving relations with countries of South Asia and South East Asia will accelerate development in the ... Read more...

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Krishna heads to Myanmar for BIMSTEC meet Thursday


December 9th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna goes to Myanmar on a three-day visit Thursday to attend a multilateral meeting of seven countries which ring the Bay of Bengal ... Read more...

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Manmohan unveils vision of India 2020 and new South Asia (Roundup)


October 30th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Underlining that the challenges lie "primarily at home", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday unveiled his vision of India in 2020 revolving around the three pillars of ... Read more...

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UAE, Qatar most competitive countries in Middle East


September 8th, 2009 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 8 (IANS) The Global Competitiveness Report 2009-2010 released by the World Economic Forum places the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar at the top position in the Middle East region, ... Read more...

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Bar Association of India celebrates 50th anniversary


August 8th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 8 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said that the contributions of the common law tradition, the Constitution, and the judiciary to consolidating the Rule of Law in ... Read more...

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Renewable energy can meet India’’s 35 percent demand by 2030


March 24th, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): India''s 35 percent electricity demands can be met from renewable energy by 2030 and 50 percent of the projected energy requirements can be met simply from ... Read more...

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India, Britain agree on global financial crisis remedy


August 13th, 2008 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Aug 13 (IANS) India and Britain have pinpointed globally regulated open markets as the way out of the current international financial crisis. The institutions best placed to devise ... Read more...

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No quantitative restrictions on Indias GHG emissions: Manmohan Singh


July 9th, 2008 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Sapporo, July 9 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his intervention at the Major Economies Meeting (MEM) here today said that sustained and accelerated economic growth is critical for all developing ... Read more...

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Fund judiciary adequately for economic growth: chief justice


April 19th, 2008 - 5:53 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan Saturday made a strong case for enhanced funding for the judiciary saying the courts have been playing "an important role in the country's ... Read more...

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