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National Policy on IT approved


September 21st, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The National Policy on Information Technology 2012, which envisages the growth of the IT market to $300 billion and creation of another 10 million jobs ... Read more...

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Good roads, railways vital for J&K;: Omar Abdullah


September 10th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 10 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday underlined the importance of good road and rail connectivity for "socio-economic development of the state".Inspecting the widening of ... Read more...

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Indian business showcase opens in Ghana Monday


July 8th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, July 8 (IANS) As Africa grows in strategic and economic importance for India, a three-day exposition showcasing Indian businesses and what they have to offer to this 54-nation ... Read more...

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US Navy to shift 60 percent fleet to Pacific


June 13th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) The US Navy will send its most sophisticated ships and aircraft to the Asia-Pacific region as it builds up its presence there, it was reported here ... Read more...

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Cuba to increase hotel capacity


May 10th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, May 10 (IANS/EFE) Cuba is intending to increase its hotel capacity on its offshore keys and islets to take advantage of the economic opportunities offered by tourism, according to ... Read more...

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Insect attacks doom frankincense production


December 21st, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) Trees that produce frankincense, the source of fragrance in incense and perfumes, are doomed due to insect attacks and grazing, a study reveals. Consequently, the output ... Read more...

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Three Al Qaeda leaders arrested in Pakistan


September 6th, 2011 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 6 (IANS/AKI) Three Al Qaeda leaders have been arrested near Pakistan's Quetta city, the Pakistani military said in a statement.Younis Al Mauritania was apprehended together with Abdul Ghaffar ... Read more...

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Scientists say that saving bats could prevent farming losses


April 1st, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have put the value of the benefits of bats to the US farming industry at $22.9 billion every year.Unfortunately the bats are now dying in ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

With India, China leading, Asia set to match US, Europe


June 16th, 2010 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 15 (IANS) With India and China leading, Asia's economy will be as large as that of the US and Europe, accounting for more than a third of global ... Read more...

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SAARC: 25 years of existence but little to show


April 28th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Thimphu/New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) On Dec 8, 1985, when the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) bloc was formed, the seven countries in the region that traditionally ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Allocation for northeast region raised to Rs.1,760 crore


February 26th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The expenditure for development of the northeast region of India has been raised to Rs.1,760 crore for 2010-11, up 19 percent from the revised budget of ... Read more...

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Ethiopia seeks India’s help in rail link with Djibouti


February 1st, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Ethiopia has sought India's help in developing a rail link with its neighbour Djibouti which will allow the land-locked country access to the sea. This was conveyed ... Read more...

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Understanding human cultures key to preserving gorillas, elephants


January 14th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 14 (ANI): Understanding human cultures has been linked to the preservation of gorillas, elephants and other wildlife in African parks and reserves in a new study.Researchers from Purdue University stressed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tiny carbon nanotubes could help boost plant growth


October 22nd, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 22 (ANI): In a new study, scientists in Arkansas, US, have found that carbon nanotubes (CNTs) could have beneficial effects in agriculture, boosting plant growth.Their study found that tomato ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Uttar Pradesh to set up nursery of endangered plants


October 20th, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 20 (IANS) Kukrail, a forest reserve and picnic spot in this state capital, will soon have a nursery of endangered plants, particularly those having therapeutic properties and economic importance, an ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientists construct first ever genetic linkage map for saltwater crocodile


July 29th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): A team of scientists has constructed a first-generation genetic linkage map for the saltwater crocodile Crocodylus porosus.Dr Lee Miles, from the University of Sydney, worked with a team ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India, China ‘ready to rule world economy’: US expert


June 4th, 2009 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 4 (IANS) After the fall General Motors, "once the embodiment of US economic might," Americans should get used to the fact that "upstarts" like China and India are ... Read more...

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India seeks increase in IMF quota; willing to buy $10 bn bonds for now


April 27th, 2009 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 26 (IANS) India, underlying its growing economic importance, has sought an increase in its quota share in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), but is ready to contribute about ... Read more...

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Union Cabinet gives approval for upgradation of existing roads


July 17th, 2008 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for upgradation of existing roads aimed at improving traffic safety and providing faster movement of vehicles with improved riding ... Read more...

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