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Upgrade sewage system, water use for agriculture: Experts


August 31st, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) Leading corporates, business research firms and science activists Friday called for an overhaul and upgradation of the sewage system and use of modern technology in agriculture ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

China’s wind power capacity increases


August 16th, 2012 - 3:45 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) China's on-grid wind power capacity has reached over 50 gigawatts this year, representing an annual growth rate of 87 percent.However, technical problems have prevented the efficient ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Urban renewal mission’s allocation to rise


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission's allocation will be hiked to 0.25 percent of the gross domestic product, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath said at ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

World Bank approves funding for India’s agricultural project


March 28th, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $109 million funding for the Rajasthan Agricultural Competitiveness Project in India to enhance agricultural productivity through sustainable and efficient use ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘China to safely develop n-power’ (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) China will "safely and effectively" develop nuclear power, Premier Wen Jiabao has said in a report to the top legislature.In his report submitted to the 5th ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

India eases M&A; norms for telecom industry (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Mergers and acquisitions in India's telecom sector will now be easier as the government Wednesday announced new norms for the industry which it said would ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Consolidation to happen in mobile telephony sector: Analysts


February 2nd, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court's order Thursday cancelling 122 telecom licences issued by the UPA government will result in consolidation by existing players and freeing of pricing power ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

People more comfortable running than walking


January 6th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) People feel more comfortable running rather than walking when they start moving at around two metres per second or about 4.5 miles per hour. North Carolina ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

President to chair governors’ panel meet


December 14th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will Thursday chair a meeting of the committee of governors on rainfed farming, which will discuss policies for promotion of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China to build advanced industrial hub


November 11th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 11 (IANS) China will build an advanced industrial hub in coastal cities near Beijing.The economic development plan covers the coastal cities of Qinghuangdao, Tangshan, and Cangzhou in north ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Fiscal consolidation needs priority, stresses PM


August 20th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the process of fiscal consolidation needs to be given priority even if it limits the availability of resources ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tube Investments closes first quarter with Rs.50 crore net


August 1st, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) City-based diversified engineering company Tube Investments of India Ltd (TII) closed the first quarter this year with an after tax profit of around Rs.50 crore on ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bansal wants rational pricing of water (Lead)


July 27th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Calling for efficient use of water, notably in irrigation, Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Wednesday said the scarce and precious resource should be adequately ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Water is precious and must be rationally priced: Minister


July 27th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Calling for efficient use and conservation of water, notably in irrigation, Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Wednesday said this scarce and precious resource must ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Reliance MediaWorks joins hands with Digital Domain Productions


July 12th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Reliance MediaWorks Ltd has joined hands with Los Angeles-based digital production studio Digital Domain Productions to start visual effects and 3D stereo studios in Mumbai ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Sibal kicks off new year with new telecom policy promise


January 1st, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) The government will evolve a new telecom policy which takes care of the interests of the common man, the government and the telecom service providers, and will ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bioengineers develop bacterial strain to hike ethanol biofuel production


December 10th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): US bioengineers have developed a strain of bacteria to increase its ability to produce ethanol.The research reveals how adaptation and metabolic engineering can be combined for strain improvement, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

State governments to help regulate illegal migration


October 28th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi Thursday called on state governments to partner his ministry in helping regulate illegal migration of workers from the country."The state ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

New US programme seeks to execute half of Kerry-Lugar aid to Pak by 2012


October 28th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 28 (ANI): The US government has decided to execute almost fifty per cent of the Kerry Lugar aid projects through the government of Pakistan by 2012.Pakistan is set to get ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Friends’ ask Pak to ensure transparency in utilisation of flood-aid


October 15th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 15 (ANI): At the ongoing meeting of the Friends of Democratic Pakistan (FoDP) in Brussels, the international community has asked Islamabad to involve renowned experts in the bidding and implementation ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

President Estate gets ISO certification


July 25th, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 25 (ANI): President's Estate has acquired International Standard Organisation (ISO) certification for adopting and utilising efficient and eco-friendly conservation methods and water harvesting measures.At a function attended by ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Stalin bats for SEZ tax concessions


July 24th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A proposal to discontinue tax incentives to special economic zones (SEZ) is causing concern to developers and prospective investors, Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

High altitude mice make efficient use of little oxygen


July 3rd, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 3 (IANS) Mice make optimum use of little oxygen at high altitudes during exercise, according to Canadian and Peruvian scientists, who are keen to establish whether a similar strategy exists ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Lance Armstrong Disapproves Of His Photo On Cover Page Of “Outside”


June 17th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Los Angeles, June 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It reads "38. BFD" and is printed on a blue T-shirt worn by seven times Tour De France champion Lance Armstrong.Such is the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘60 percent of country’s CO2 emissions are from power sector’


April 28th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The power sector accounts for around 60 percent of the conuntry's carbon dioxide emissions, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Wednesday. "The power sector approximately accounts for 60 percent ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UN and Haiti to launch online portal to monitor efficient use of January earthquake funds


April 24th, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations (UN) announced Friday that, along with the Haitian Government, they have launched an online portal to promote the efficient use of the more than ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

BRIC leaders commit to develop, provide clean energy


April 16th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinBrasilia (Brazil), Apr.16 (ANI): Leaders of Brazil. Russia, India and China (BRIC) on Thursday said that they recognized that energy is an essential resource for improving the standard of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

It’s for India, Pakistan to work out Kashmir, water issues: US


April 2nd, 2010 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) Ruling out once again a US role in resolving either Kashmir or water issues between India and Pakistan, a senior official has said it was for the two ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Allocate more for health, experts urge Mukherjee


February 23rd, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) In an open letter to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, 20 experts in their respective fields have demanded that the union budget allocate more funds for health ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Remove misgivings regarding GM crops, says Pawar


February 17th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Double your efforts to remove all misgivings regarding genetically modified (GM) crops from the minds of policy-makers and the public, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar told scientists here ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Haiti reconstruction will cost $14 bn’


February 17th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS/EFE) The earthquake that devastated Haiti Jan 12 caused damages of between $8 billion and $14 billion, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has said in a study. It estimates ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Improvement in efficiency of irrigation projects vital: Pranab Mukherjee


December 11th, 2009 - 10:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 11(ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said that improvement in efficiency of irrigation projects through technology upgradation, better operation and maintenance is vital for the development ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Indian-American develops tool for efficient use of water


November 21st, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Greater accuracy in climate forecasts permits better estimates of how much rain is likely to fall, months in advance. An innovative water management method developed by an Indian-American ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Can hospitals cope with a large-scale bio-terror attack?


July 28th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Can hospitals in a big metropolis such as Delhi cope with the outcome of a covert anthrax attack, in spite of an effective public health response which ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New mechanism found for making common electronic materials emit laser beams


December 23rd, 2008 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A team of researchers has discovered an entirely new mechanism for making common electronic materials emit laser beams. The phenomenon was discovered, by a Princeton University led ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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