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Pakistani PM headed Gilani way: Daily


September 10th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf may also be ousted like his predecessor Yousuf Raza Gilani as the government still seems unwilling to write to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US federal government has $69.6 bn deficit


August 11th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) The US federal government registered a budget deficit of about $69.6 billion in July, bringing the total budget gap for the first 10 months of this ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UAE launches information exchange system for seizures


June 17th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jun 17 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' federal customs authority (FCA) has launched a new system to exchange information about seizures at all customs outlets across the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

40 killed in Nigeria community clashes


May 29th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, May 29 (IANS) At least 40 people have been killed in a boundary clash between two local communities in southeastern Nigeria, a government official said Tuesday.According to Stephen Asuquo, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Help artists in distress: Pakistani daily


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) A leading Pakistani daily has highlighted the plight of a Pakistani pop music pioneer and demanded that the government should disburse funds and lend support ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistani CM joins protests against federal government


May 11th, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Lahore, May 11 (IANS) Shahbaz Sharif, chief minister of Pakistan's Punjab province, joined protesters who were upset with power outages and raised slogans against the federal government.Shahbaz Sharif said ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Mexico probes Wal-Mart bribery allegations


April 27th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 27 (IANS/EFE) Investigators are looking into allegations that US retail giant Wal-Mart's unit in Mexico paid bribes to officials to speed the opening of stores during its ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Spanish doctor kidnapped in Nigeria set free


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 22 (IANS/EFE) Spanish physician Jose Manuel Machimbarrena, kidnapped in Nigeria April 4, has been freed and is in good health though "pretty tired", officials at Spain's foreign ministry ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Valcke to return to Brazil for FIFA inspections


March 31st, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 31 (IANS) FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke will be back in Brazil to overlook the country's preparation for the 2014 World Cup.Valcke offended Brazil's Minister of ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

2014 World Cup to be best ever: Ronaldo


March 18th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 18 (IANS) Filling in as the leader of Brazil's Local Organizing Committee, Ronaldo declared that the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil will be the biggest ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

South Australian govt worried that electric cars would stress the power grid


March 15th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Adelaide, Mar 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) South Australian State Government is very worried that electric cars could stress the power grid in the region. Even though the government officials know very well that ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Brazil takes new measure to stabilise currency rate


March 13th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 13 (IANS) The Brazilian government announced Monday a new measure aimed at checking the inflow of foreign speculative capital and stabilising the exchange rate of the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US vows to ‘get tougher’ on trade enforcement


March 8th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) US Trade Representative Ron Kirk has said Washington will "get tougher" on trade enforcement against the so-called "unfair trade practices" of its partners around the ... Read more...

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Mexico to invest $250 mn in disaster insurance


March 5th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico, March 5 (IANS/EFE) The Mexican government has announced an investment of 3.15 billion pesos (almost $250 million) in insurance against climatic disasters for the year 2012.The figure "triples" the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US sets up panel to probe unfair trade practices


February 29th, 2012 - 8:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) US President Barack Obama signed an executive order Tuesday to establish a trade enforcement office for investigating unfair trade practices.The agency would serve as the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Floods wreck havoc in Brazil


February 28th, 2012 - 8:22 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 28 (IANS) At least one person has died and nearly 120,000 people have been affected in floods over the past few days in northeast Brazil.Over 12,000 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Terror suspect held near US Capitol: FBI


February 18th, 2012 - 7:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) A terror suspect has been arrested near the US Capitol as part of an anti-terrorism investigation, the FBI said in a statement.The suspect ... Read more...

Posted in World |

External force trying to take away Balochistan: Rehman Malik


February 11th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that some "external powers" were conspiring to detach the Balochistan province from Pakistan by creating a volatile situation there.Malik ... Read more...

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US government to borrow $644 bn


January 31st, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) The US Treasury Department announced Monday that the federal government is expected to borrow $644 billion from the market to fund its operation in the first ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Obama assures to bring jobs back to US


January 15th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) President Barack Obama has reiterated his call to make the government more efficient and assist companies to bring jobs back to the US from abroad."Right ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US deficit at $86 bn in December, 2011


January 13th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) The US has reported a budgetary deficit of nearly $86 billion in December, 2011.This takes the deficit in the first three months of the 2011-12 fiscal ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Obama requests $1.2 trillion rise in borrowing limit


January 13th, 2012 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) US President Barack Obama requested Congress Thursday to raise the federal government's borrowing limit by $1.2 trillion, as the government is facing mounting budgetary pressure.It ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UAE markets to be closed Jan 1


December 28th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 28 (IANS/WAM) Financial markets in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will remain closed Jan 1 for celebrating the New Year, an official statement said.The Securities and Commodities ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US economic growth revised down to 1.8 percent


December 22nd, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) US economic growth rate was revised down to 1.8 percent in the third quarter of this year, the commerce department said Thursday.The department attributed the slowdown ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Australian manufacturing activity flat in November


December 1st, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 1 (IANS) Manufacturing activity in Australia remained flat in November, a monthly survey of manufacturers in the country showed Thursday.The Australian Industry Group/PriceWaterhouseCoopers Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Fishermen snare 881-pound tuna & feds take it away


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Bedford, Mass., Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Massachusetts fisherman couldn’t believe his luck when the feds took an 881-pound tuna from him. Carlos Rafael has the permit to fish tuna but ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Mexico hosts Latin America’s largest balloon festival


November 21st, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Leon (Mexico), Nov 21 (IANS/EFE) The 10th International Balloon Festival, the largest such event in Latin America and one of the largest hot-air ballooning events in the world, started this ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

US fines airline $900,000 for tarmac delays


November 15th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS/EFE) The US Department of Transportation fined American Eagle Airlines $900,000 for keeping 600 passengers waiting on the runway for more than three hours in 15 of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US fines airline $900,000 for tarmac delays


November 15th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS/EFE) The US Department of Transportation fined American Eagle Airlines $900,000 for keeping 600 passengers waiting on the runway for more than three hours in 15 of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Australian finance minister warns of tough spending cuts


November 14th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Nov 14 (IANS) Australian Finance Minister Penny Wong Monday renewed her warning of deep spending cuts in the upcoming mini-budget as the government struggles to keep its pledge to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

20 Pakistani officials superseded


October 18th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Twenty senior officials whose "annual confidential reports were very good" were superseded in Pakistan, a media report said Tuesday.The Central Selection Board has promoted 20 officers ... Read more...

Posted in World |

A Pakistani industrial unit that has Rs.110 bn liability


September 19th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Pakistan Steel Mills, the country's largest public sector industrial unit, is burdened with liabilities totalling a stupendous Rs.110 billion (Rs.11,000 crore).Production at PSM has plummeted ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Irene remains dangerous: Obama


August 29th, 2011 - 5:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Sunday that Irene which had been downgraded from a category one hurricane to tropical storm is still "dangerous" as the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Stern action being taken in Karachi: Gilani


August 26th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 26 (IANS) Across the board action was being taken in violence-hit Karachi as the government was committed to restore peace, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Gilani ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistani doctors get big pay hike


August 25th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 25 (IANS) Pakistani doctors will now take a fat pay home.President Asif Ali Zardari has signed an order regarding salaries of post graduate trainee doctors and their ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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