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Myanmar refugees do not want to quit India


June 10th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Myanmar is embracing democracy after decades of military rule, but refugees from the country living in India say they have no immediate plans to return ... Read more...

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Kashmiri youth seek demilitarisation, more dialogue


June 3rd, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 3 (IANS) Kashmiris want autonomy, better economic opportunities and removal of "overbearing presence of armed forces from their state", a gathering of Kashmiri youth, activists and separatists said ... Read more...

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Spain seeks stronger trade ties with Brazil


May 18th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, May 18 (IANS/EFE) Spain's foreign minister lobbied here Thursday for strengthening "economic diplomacy" to tighten economic and trade links between his country and Brazil.On his first visit to ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama donates money to fight child malnutrition


May 15th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Tibetan religious leader the Dalai Lama has contributed around one million pounds (approx $1.6 million), part of the Templeton Award prize money, to an NGO ... Read more...

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Nepal fastest urbanizing country in South Asia: World Bank


May 9th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 9 (IANS) Possibly the least urbanized country in South Asia, Nepal is also the fastest urbanizing nation in the region -- and unless the government seriously manages urbanization ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US expert for melding of ‘jugad’, systematic imagination


December 8th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) A leading Indian American design expert has called for melding "jugad and systematic imagination to create better economic opportunities".Vijay Kumar, professor at the Institute of ... Read more...

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More people leaving than immigrating to Spain


November 28th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 28 (IANS/EFE) The economic crisis that broke out in 2008 will result in a net outflow of people from Spain seeking work, the first time since figures have ... Read more...

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US hails Pakistan’s move to give India MFN status


November 4th, 2011 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) The US has hailed Pakistan's decision to give India a most-favoured nation (MFN) status, saying it is a "very, very big deal" that could lead to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

UAE to host Gulf financial and economic integration forum


October 21st, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 20 (IANS/WAM) The UAE will host Gulf Financial and Economic Integration Forum Sunday to highlight the various opportunities and challenges for creating a strong Gulf Common Market ... Read more...

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Help us make youths shun terror: Zardari


October 5th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 5 (IANS) Pakistan seeks support to overcome poverty and other economic disparities to wean away the young from terrorist mindset, President Asif Ali Zardari has said.Poverty, lack of ... Read more...

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World Bank, IMF pledge support for global growth


September 25th, 2011 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) The Development Committee of the World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Saturday that the two institutions will do everything within their means ... Read more...

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India-US investment treaty talks almost complete: Anand Sharma


September 21st, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Sep 21 (IANS) India and the United States will soon have a bilateral agreement to facilitate two-way investments. Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Tuesday that negotiations on ... Read more...

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India seeks US investment in power sector


September 20th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Sep 20 (IANS) Indian Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde Tuesday urged US entrepreneurs to invest in India's growing power sector.Addressing the US-India Economic Opportunities and Synergies Summit in ... Read more...

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Power minister to visit Chicago, New York


September 17th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India's Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde will leave for Chicago and New York on a five-day official trip starting Sep 19, a statement said Saturday."The minister ... Read more...

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Pakistan-China economic zone a dead project


August 17th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) An ambitious Pakistan-China Economic Zone that was to be spread over 1,000 acres in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is now "a dead project", said an official.The provincial ... Read more...

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ADB to finance roads in northeast


July 23rd, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 23 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Saturday announced a $200 million loan to build roads in six states in India's northeast.The loan will help upgrade 400 km ... Read more...

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India, US to expand trade, investment links; work together in G-20 (Lead)


June 29th, 2011 - 1:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) India and the United States have agreed to work together to expand trade and investment links between their two economies, and to develop and strengthen ... Read more...

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India, US to expand trade, investment links


June 29th, 2011 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) India and the United States have agreed to work together to expand trade and investment links between their two economies, and to develop and strengthen ... Read more...

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Cabinet nod to simultaneous caste, religion, poverty census (Lead)


May 19th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The government Thursday approved a proposal to conduct a survey based on caste, religion and economic conditions that will help in identifying people living ... Read more...

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Cabinet nod to census on caste, religion and poverty


May 19th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The government Thursday approved a proposal to conduct a survey based on caste, religion and economic conditions that will help in identifying people living ... Read more...

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India-US ties entering ‘golden era’, says outgoing envoy (Lead)


April 29th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) India-US relations were entering a "golden era", outgoing US envoy Timothy Roemer said Friday, revealing that the two countries were now promoting free elections in ... Read more...

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New opportunities lure Indians, Chinese back home


April 28th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Thanks to economic opportunities back home and a deeply flawed US immigration system, skilled immigrants from India and China are now leaving the US in droves, ... Read more...

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Zardari calls for addressing all issues souring US-Pak relationship


March 25th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 25(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has called for overcoming all difficulties that are souring the country's bilateral ties with the United States."It is time for the two countries to ... Read more...

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Kashmiri Pandits’ sense of security to be restored: Omar


March 22nd, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 22 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Tuesday the government was working on a multifaceted programme for the return of Kashmiri Pandits to ... Read more...

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India ahead of US on energy efficiency: Report


March 18th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) India is making more progress than the US in increasing the country's energy efficiency, a report said here Thursday.'India's Clean Revolution' was launched by international ... Read more...

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$170 mn World Bank loans for Rajasthan, Uttarakhand


January 14th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) The World Bank has approved an International Development Association (IDA) credit of $162.7 million to help improve livelihood opportunities for some 400,000 village households in 17 ... Read more...

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World Bank increases funding for Tamil Nadu project


December 23rd, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu government's poverty reduction scheme Vazhndhu Kaattuvom Project (VKP) got an additional funding of Rs.950 crore from the World Bank Thursday.An agreement to this effect was signed ... Read more...

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Walkable neighbourhoods have higher levels of social capital: Study


December 15th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A new research has concluded that living in an area where amenities of daily life are within walking distance promotes healthy lifestyles and has positive implications for the ... Read more...

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US President Obama’s trip will be historic, says Robert Blake


October 22nd, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.22 (ANI): The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Robert Blake, on Friday said that US President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to India would be ... Read more...

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Zardari-Gilani-Kayani trio vows to protect democratic system in Pak


September 28th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 28 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and COAS General Ashfaq Kayani have vowed to defend and protect the democratic system in the country, and ... Read more...

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Asian Development Bank approves $470 mn loans for India


September 16th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Sep 16 (DPA) The Asian Development Bank said Thursday that it approved two loans worth $470 million to fund infrastructure and agricultural projects in India. The Manila-based bank said the first loan, ... Read more...

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India looking to Laos to bring India-ASEAN FTA into force: Patil


September 10th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by ANI
Vientiane (Laos), Sept.10 (ANI): Hailing the economic growth of Laos and its investor friendly policies, visiting Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Friday said that as the fourth largest economy in the ... Read more...

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India, China, Brazil posing key roadblock in Doha round: US


June 17th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 17 (IANS) Accusing India, China and Brazil of posing as "key roadblock" in the Doha world trade talks, the US has asked them "to accept the responsibility that ... Read more...

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PM expects more success stories from Kashmir


June 7th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said he has expectations that every Kashmiri youth will be as successful as this year's civil services exam topper, a doctor from ... Read more...

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Save rainforests to cut poverty


May 26th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Saving rainforests and protecting land in national parks and reserves can reduce poverty in Costa Rica and Thailand, a new study has shown.Paul J. Ferraro, associate professor of ... Read more...

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