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‘Significant headway due to thaw in India-Pakistan relations’


September 10th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Significant headway has been made in the past two years due to the thaw in the India-Pakistan relations, a leading Pakistani daily said Monday."Ever since India ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s 3.7 percent GDP growth encouraging: Bank


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Pakistan's economic growth of 3.7 percent in the 2011-12 fiscal year was encouraging given the adverse effects of energy shortage, oil price rise and damage to ... Read more...

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Notices to 300,000 Pakistanis who don’t pay taxes


December 24th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 24 (IANS) Pakistan, which is facing a disappointing economic scenario, is sending notices to 300,000 people who don't pay their taxes.Federal Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has directed ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s economy needs a boost: Zardari


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 23 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari Thursday stressed the need for efforts to improve economic conditions in the country.Zardari also spoke of the need to address the ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s economy is faltering: Daily


December 21st, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Pakistan's economy is faltering, a Pakistani daily said Wednesday, suggesting should be a vision to pull the country out of "this sinkhole".The annual report of ... Read more...

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India faced 6.6 pc power shortage in Q1: Shinde


August 5th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The country faced 6.6 percent deficit in power supply during the first quarter of the current fiscal, Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said Friday."From ... Read more...

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US opposes China-Pak nuclear deal


March 19th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19(ANI): The United States has said that it opposes China's plans to build two nuclear reactors in Pakistan, but also emphasized that the Obama administration has been very clear on ... Read more...

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Infrastructure development to get top priority: Patil


February 21st, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India's economic and social development depends on how fast infrastructure is ramped up, President Pratibha Patil said here Monday.The government has accorded infrastructure development the highest ... Read more...

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“Shocking, unjustified anti-Americanism” not a solution to Pak’s problems: Clinton


February 19th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19(ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned that Pakistan faces a major instability and extremism threat at home if it does not implement economic reforms and curb ... Read more...

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Krishna visit: India asks Australia for uranium to end energy shortages


January 19th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinMelbourne, Jan.19 (ANI): Visiting External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna met Australia's Minister for Resources, Energy and Tourism, Martin Ferguson, on Wednesday, and sought Canberra's help for providing uranium to ... Read more...

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Iran to supply 70MW electricity to Afghanistan, Pakistan


January 3rd, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Jan 3(ANI): Iran will export 70MW of electricity to Afghanistan and Pakistan this Iranian year (which ends on March 20).Managing Director of Iran's state-run Power Supply and Distribution Company (TAVANIR) Homayoun ... Read more...

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Prithviraj Chavan promises ‘clean, transparent’ administration (Lead)


November 11th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) Maharashtra's new Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Thursday said he would strive to provide "a clean and transparent administration" but declined to commit whether any tainted leaders would be ... Read more...

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Today’s youngsters aren’t self-centered antisocial slackers after all


March 18th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Contrary to stereotypes, young people of today are not self-centered antisocial slackers and generally just as industrious and outgoing as young people in generations past, according to a ... Read more...

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Kullu residents resent felling of trees for hydroelectric plant


January 30th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by ANI
By Prem ThakurPrini (Himanchal Pradesh), Jan.30 (ANI): Felling of a number of trees for the purpose of construction of a hydroelectric power plant in Kullu has worried local residents in Himachal's Kullu."This ... Read more...

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India unveils ambitious solar power mission (Lead, With Images)


November 23rd, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) India's ambitious mission to ramp up its solar power hundredfold in the next 13 years and reduce dependence on fossil fuels was unveiled here Monday. The mission ... Read more...

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Mass migration, Internet major threats to UKs national security: Ex-Home Secretary


November 17th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.17 (ANI): Former British Home Secretary John Reid has warned that mass migration and the Internet are major threats to the countrys national security. According to The Telegraph, Reid also listed ... Read more...

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Pakistan on the brink: report


October 23rd, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 23 (IANS) Pakistan is on the brink of political and economic anarchy and a conflict that may be resembling a civil war, a British newspaper reported Thursday quoting US intelligence ... Read more...

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PPP to adopt zero tolerance on rights violations:


March 13th, 2008 - 7:23 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Mar 13 (ANI): The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has said that Pakistan has suffered the worst violation of human rights, and therefore, it would adopt a zero tolerance policy on ... Read more...

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PML (Q) disowns Musharraf’s policies as his popular rating plummets


February 16th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb.16 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League (Q) has reportedly distanced itself from President Pervez Musharraf as his popularity rating continues to plummet days ahead of the general election. Though PML (Q) ... Read more...

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Pak economy is weakening amid internal strife: WSJ


February 7th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by admin
New York, Feb 6 (ANI): Pakistans economy is weakening amid the internal strife in the country, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has said in its report. "Anaemic textile exports, rising food prices and ... Read more...

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“Global seed bank” would ensure crop survival in doomsday scenario (Re-Issue)


December 31st, 2007 - 12:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): The Norwegian government has built a repository to store backup copies of as many as three million different crop varieties, to ensure that humans could regrow the crops ... Read more...

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“Global seed bank” would ensure crop survival in doomsday scenario


December 30th, 2007 - 12:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): The Norwegian Government has built a repository to store backup copies of as many as three million different crop varieties, to ensure that humans could regrow the crops ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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