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Orderly transition in Ethiopia, business ties with India to grow : Envoy (Interview)


August 30th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) There will be orderly transition in Ethiopia despite the the death of its long-time leader Meles Zenawi, the country's envoy has said, and assured ... Read more...

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India to pay homage at Ethiopian leader’s funeral


August 28th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur will represent India at the Sep 2 state funeral of Ethiopia's long-time leader Meles Zenawi.Kaur will ... Read more...

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Goa extends fishing ban so fish stays on plate


August 4th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 4 (IANS) In order to ensure that fish continues to be available in the quintessential Goan thali (plate), it has now been decided to extend the ban on ... Read more...

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UAE bakery feeds 5,000 Somali families a day


July 9th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, July 8 (IANS/WAM) A bakery in Mogadishu run by a charity organisation from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) provides bread for 5,000 families every day at refugee ... Read more...

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UN observes World Refugee Day


June 21st, 2012 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 21 (IANS) The UN has observed the World Refugee Day Wednesday."As in past years, landmarks around the world are being illuminated in United Nations blue," UN spokesman ... Read more...

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UN proposes $200 mn aid for North Korea


June 13th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN proposes to collect $200 million in aid for North Korea this year, UN spokesman Martin Nesirsky said.The reclusive communist state has suffered from ... Read more...

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North Korea executed three cannibals


May 11th, 2012 - 4:07 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea held at least three public executions of people charged with cannibalism in the last few years, Yonhap news agency reported Thursday.Some North Koreans ... Read more...

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Clinton pitches for FDI in multibrand retail (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Making a strong pitch for further opening up of the Indian economy, especially with regard to foreign direct investment (FDI) in multibrand retail, US Secretary ... Read more...

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Bangalore stares at water famine - unless projects implemented


April 6th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 6 (IANS) Bangalore's population is growing at the rate of four percent a year, but water availability is going down steadily. The metropolis of nearly nine million needs ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Suppressing compassion might make you act immorally


March 16th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) You might feel like giving a beggar a coin when you are passing by him but then quickly suppress the feeling. This could put you at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drone crashes near Somalia refugee camp


February 4th, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Feb 4 (IANS) An unidentified drone crashed near a camp for displaced people in the outskirts of Somali capital Mogadishu, Xinhua reported."A drone or unmanned aerial craft crashed near ... Read more...

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Making Africa smile and busting stereotypes


January 23rd, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Is i always famine in the heart of Africa? Pause "and think again. It's time to rediscover Africa through the eyes of love, the true Africa ... Read more...

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Producer Gautam turns novelist, pens Andy Leelu (With Images)


January 1st, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) B.L. Gautam, who was associated with films like "Khosla Ka Ghosla" and "A Wednesday", has turned writer and his first new novel is "Andy Leelu".The ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Japan seeks India’s support over North Korea abductions


December 29th, 2011 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda Wednesday sought India's support and understanding on the emotive issue of North Korea abducting Japanese nationals."I requested the understanding ... Read more...

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Obama announces more aid for Horn of Africa


December 23rd, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has announced an additional $113 million in emergency relief assistance for the Horn of Africa region hit by famine."As we enter ... Read more...

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Foetus can sense mum’s mental condition


November 11th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) A growing foetus is bombarded with messages from its mom -- not just about heartbeats but also chemical signals, including those about the mother's mental state, ... Read more...

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Thurman urges fans to help famine-hit Africa


October 29th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 29 (IANS) Actress Uma Thurman has urged her fans to donate money to famine-hit people of Horn of Africa and help rally support for the region.The actress has ... Read more...

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Gene tech can bolster global food supply


October 11th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Genetically-modified plants could bolster global food supply which is being challenged by rapid climatic changes and rising population levels.Over 90 percent of the total food supply ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt donate money to feed children in Somalia


October 10th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mogadishu, Oct 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Star couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have donated to a cause to help feed children in Somalia. The couple reportedly donated $340,000 to help give food ... Read more...

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Rare sketches of Bengal famine on show in Delhi


September 27th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Sketches from the Bengal famine series by Chittaprasad Bhattacharya will be exhibited at the India International Centre here Thursday by the Delhi Art Gallery during ... Read more...

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Floods to magnify food insecurity: Pakistan daily


September 20th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) The devastating floods that have affected over seven million people in Sindh province will magnify food insecurity in the country, said a Pakistani daily.Floods in Sindh ... Read more...

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India pledges $8 mn to famine-stricken Horn of Africa


September 14th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) With a crippling famine ravaging the Horn of Africa, India Wednesday pledged $8 million to Somalia, Kenya and Djibouti and said it was considering ... Read more...

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Teacher in London becomes Somalian deputy PM


September 10th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) In what could be termed a bizarre chain of events, a teacher in a London college failed to return when classes reopened after summer recess. His ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UAE charity sends emergency aid to Somalia


September 7th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 7 (IANS/WAM) A UAE charity is sending emergency aid to famine-hit Somalia. One plane carrying relief items left for the African country Wednesday.The other plane will leave Dubai ... Read more...

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UAE campaign for kids reaches Kenya-Somalia border


August 31st, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 29 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's global campaign to cure a million children has arrived near the Kenya-Somalia border.There are tens of thousands of children suffering from malnutrition in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UN committed to end suffering in Horn of Africa


August 26th, 2011 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Aug 26 (IANS) The UN has assured African countries that it is committed to work with them to end the suffering, currently gripping the Horn of Africa, ... Read more...

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China to send food aid to Africa


August 20th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) China will send food to famine-hit African countries later this month as part of a 90 million yuan ($14 million) emergency food aid announced by the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Improve people’s condition for peace: Gilani


August 19th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that terrorism cannot be eradicated unless people's living conditions are improved.Gilani said the world cannot enjoy enduring peace ... Read more...

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Italy to send emergency aid to Horn of Africa


August 19th, 2011 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 19 (IANS) Italy will send 30 tonnes of emergency aid to the Horn of Africa region to help deal with the drought and famine situation there, the foreign ... Read more...

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UAE to launch campaign for Horn of Africa’s drought-hit


August 17th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 16 (IANS/WAM) A three-day nation-wide fund-raising telethon for helping victims of famine and drought in the Horn of Africa will begin in the UAE Wednesday.UAE Minister of ... Read more...

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UAE sends 40 tonnes of food to famine-hit Somalia


August 14th, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 13 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates Red Crescent (UAERC) has dispatched to a number of camps in Somalia nearly 40 tonnes of essential food supplies sufficient for ... Read more...

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UAE charity delivers aid in famine-hit Somalia


August 6th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Aug 6 (IANS) The Sharjah Charity Association (SCA) has delivered the first tranche of emergency aid to hundreds of famine-struck people in Somalia, it was announced Saturday.SCA gave out ... Read more...

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India to focus on UN peacekeeping during presidency


August 3rd, 2011 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 3 (IANS) India will focus on the issue of UN peacekeeping during its UN Security Council presidency for the month of August, Hardeep Singh Puri, permanent representative ... Read more...

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UN chief briefs UAE on Somalia crisis


July 29th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 28 (IANS/WAM) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has called United Arab Emirates (UAE) minister of foreign affairs, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to inform him on the ... Read more...

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UAE charities seek to expedite Somalia relief efforts


July 25th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 24 (IANS/WAM) The charities in the UAE Sunday discussed plans to jointly coordinate and expedite the relief efforts in famine-hit Somalia.The meeting was held at the Red ... Read more...

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