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‘Inter-dependence, not independence, is geopolitical mantra’


July 21st, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) In the state of play in contemporary geopolitics a country can only derive power from robust and sustained economic performance, which is also capable ... Read more...

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Poor show by India on child well-being, says report


July 19th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With 1.25 million infant deaths annually and 42 percent of the kids being underweight, India has slipped in the area of child well-being in the ... Read more...

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`BRICS investment in South Africa mining sector to grow’


July 14th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 14 (IANS) The BRICS investment in South Africa mining sector is set to increase in the next few years despite an ongoing nationalization debate, BRICS Africa Portfolio director ... Read more...

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Pakistani economist sees huge prospects for trade with India


April 13th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 13 (IANS) Eminent economist and former governor of State Bank of Pakistan Ishrat Husain said Friday he saw huge prospects for bilateral trade with India with both the ... Read more...

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24 percent Indian kids go hungry: Survey (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India may be an economic success story. But a Save the Children study says around a quarter of Indian kids in the 0-6 age group ... Read more...

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24 percent Indian kids go hungry daily: Survey


February 15th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Nearly 30 percent of Indian families have been forced to cut back on food due to rising prices, while around a quarter of kids go ... Read more...

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Regular dialogue mechanism key to addressing security issues: Antony


February 13th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The concept of security has expanded and undergone a massive transformation to include economic progress, especially in the context of global economy, climate change and ... Read more...

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Karmapa’s compassion: Chinese guards are also human beings


December 25th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) When the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, head of the Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism was escaping to India from China on horseback, he ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s consumerism to grow in 2012: Report


December 10th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 10 (IANS) International market research company Nielsen expressed optimistic views on 2012 economic progress in Sri Lanka, noting that rapid growth and consumer spending would be seen.Nielsen, launching ... Read more...

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India could be China if there was less democracy: Mahathir


December 3rd, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir bin Mohamad Friday said India could be China in terms of economic success if it was "less democratic" and remarked ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Political stability must for economic progress: Gilani


October 19th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Political stability is mandatory for achieving economic progress, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said adding that if some people think that a single political ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s economic growth strategy criticised


October 7th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 7 (IANS) Pakistan's strategy for achieving higher growth has come in for criticism from experts.Participants at a consultation on economic growth Thursday in Peshawar expressed doubts on the ... Read more...

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Little change in US consumer confidence


September 28th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 28 (IANS/EFE) The confidence of US consumers in the economic progress of the country was relatively unchanged in September after falling in August to its lowest point ... Read more...

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Modi ends fast on upbeat note, but divisions remain (Roundup)


September 19th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Monday evening ended a three-day fast asserting that he was the first leader in six decades of independent India to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Modi says he has shown what is good governance


September 19th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Sep 19 (IANS) In a speech that clearly betrayed his political ambitions, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Monday asserted he was the first in six decades of independent ... Read more...

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Committed to developing civil n-energy: PM


August 24th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday assured the Lok Sabha the government was "committed" to the development of civil nuclear energy and said there "would ... Read more...

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McCain lauds improving security in Jammu and Kashmir (Lead)


August 18th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Fresh from a visit to Jammu and Kashmir, US Senator John McCain Thursday said he was "encouraged" to see peace and security returning to ... Read more...

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Highlights of PM’s Independence Day speech


August 15th, 2011 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Highlights of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Independence Day speech:* Without understanding and restraint, our security and integrity can get adversely affected.* Some people who ... Read more...

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Won’t accept any country’s supremacy in region: Gilani


July 24th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 24 (IANS) Responding to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's remarks during her recent visit to India that New Delhi must play a more assertive role in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Women empowerment top priority: Gilani


July 13th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the government was committed to granting economic empowerment to women who now constitute 51 percent of the ... Read more...

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Population growth undermining Pakistan’s progress: Gilani


July 12th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 12 (IANS) High population growth rate is undermining Pakistan's economic progress, says Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.On World Population Day Monday, Gilani called for steps to check ... Read more...

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China a huge opportunity for Britain: Cameron


June 27th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) China provides a "huge opportunity" for British businesses, Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday after meeting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao here.Cameron announced trade agreements with ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistan needs political stability: Gilani


June 9th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) Pakistan needs political stability to ensure socio-economic progress, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has said.The external challenges facing the country also demanded that political forces draft ... Read more...

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India taps IT power to woo African youth


May 28th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dar es Salaam, May 28 (IANS) India is reaching out to African youth here by offering to make Tanzania a "communication and IT hub of East Africa" and has ... Read more...

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Pakistan backs Saudi stance on Gulf, Middle East: Gilani


March 27th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 27(ANI): Pakistan understands and supports the Saudi stance on the Gulf and the Middle East, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Talking to Prince Bander Bin Sultan Bin ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

$350 million World Bank loan for Karnataka’s roads


March 25th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $350 million loan to India to accelerate the development of Karnataka's core road network through the Second Karnataka State Highway ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Krishna links security with enhancing economic development in UNSC


February 12th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 12 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has said that there is a link between enhancing economic development and the goals of international peace and security.Addressing a high-level ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Clinton warns Arab leaders, Middle East will ’sink into sand’ if extremism not stopped


January 14th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
Doha, Jan 14 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is currently on a tour of Arab countries, has reportedly told leaders of those countries that the Middle East could 'sink ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistan-China friendship going strong: Zardari


January 11th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 11(ANI): The friendship between Pakistan and China is growing from strength to strength and has withstood the test of time, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said.Addressing a Chinese youth ... Read more...

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President awards Standard to 31 SQN, Colours to 9 BRD of Air Force


January 8th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by ANI
Pune, Jan 8(ANI): The President and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Pratibha Patil, on Saturday awarded the prestigious Presidential Standard to 31 Squadron Air Force and Colours to 9 ... Read more...

Posted in National |

‘Corruption as much a problem in Indonesia as in India’


November 25th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 25 (IANS) Corruption is as much a menace in Indonesia as it is in India, the Indonesian envoy to India said Thursday.Lt. Gen (retd) A.M.Ghalib, who was here on a ... Read more...

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Vice President Ansari says globalisation contributes to world economy


November 11th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.11 (ANI): Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Thursday said that globalisation contributed to the world economy as it promoted a process of economic integration.Addressing an International seminar organised by the ... Read more...

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India can be richer than China with right policies: US economist


November 1st, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
By James Jose New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Indians could grow wealthier than the Chinese in the next 30 years if the government brings in fundamental changes, starting with clear property rights to ... Read more...

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Chinese article on reforms appears critical of Premier Jiabao: NYT


October 28th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing (China), Oct. 28 (ANI): An opinion article in China's main Communist Party newspaper - People's Daily - appears to be obliquely aimed at Prime Minister Wen Jiabao.According to the New ... Read more...

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“Some undemocratic forces” trying to destabilise democratically elected govt: Gilani


September 19th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sept 19 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has accused "some undemocratic forces" of trying to destabilise democracy, while stressing that his government was stable and such people were just ... Read more...

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