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Deficient monsoon to put pressure on growth: CII


July 29th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Deficient monsoon is likely to worsen macro-economic situation and put further pressure on economic growth, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said."Not only will there ... Read more...

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UAE charity to distribute food aid in Yemen


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, June 23 (IANS/WAM) The Khalifa Bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has bought food supplies from markets in Yemen to distribute them among the needy ... Read more...

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Denmark helps Pakistanis displaced by terror


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) The Danish government, through its partner organisations, has been providing urgent food supplies to more than 1,100 displaced Pakistani families who have fled their homes due ... Read more...

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‘Dip Chip’ warns of toxicity in real time


May 15th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, May 15 (IANS) Now, there's a quick check for synthetic chemicals and poisons that contaminate water or food supplies and generate bodily reactions from minor illness to painful ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka expects market stability as imports reduced


May 12th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 12 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Central Bank said Saturday that it expects stability in the domestic foreign exchange market over the next few weeks following a decision to ... Read more...

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Pranab praises Mamata for improving food supplies


February 6th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday praised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for checking inflation by improving foodgrain supplies in the state."The essential parts ... Read more...

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Mexico sends aid to northern communities suffering from hunger


January 19th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- The Mexican government on Tuesday began sending emergency aid to the northern state of Chihuahua where the Tarahumara communities are suffering from severe food shortages, officials said ... Read more...

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UAE helps 5,000 Somalians return


December 31st, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 31 (IANS/WAM) Around 5,000 displaced Somalian villagers staying at a camp of around 30,000 people in the capital Mogadishu have been repatriated to their villages by the ... Read more...

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Russian cargo spacecraft docks with ISS


November 2nd, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 2 (IANS) Russian cargo spacecraft Progress M-13M docked Wednesday with the International Space Station (ISS) after three days of flight, the Russian Mission Control Centre said.The Progress M-13M ... Read more...

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US pledges $40 mn to Libya for arms stockpile safety


October 19th, 2011 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US will allocate $40 million to secure and destroy stockpiles of weapons in Libya, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said during her visit ... Read more...

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Pakistan gives out tents, food to flood-hit


October 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 4 (IANS) Tents, mosquito nets and food supplies were distributed in the worst flood-affected districts in southern Pakistan's Sindh province.Farhatullah Babar, spokesman to President Asif Ali Zardari, said ... Read more...

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Women IAF pilots shine in Sikkim relief


September 24th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bagdogra, Sep 24 (IANS) Women pilots of the Indian Air Force (IAF) have been in the thick of action the past week, carrying out relief and rescue operations in earthquake-hit ... Read more...

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Inclement weather hampers quake relief


September 21st, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong (Meghalaya), Sep 21 (IANS) Inclement weather Wednesday forced the Indian Air Force (IAF) to suspend rescue and relief operations in quake-hit Sikkim, an officer said."We had planned to run ... Read more...

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Fearing world’s end, he builds ark with AC


September 8th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) A Chinese man is convinced the world will end in 2012, and has hired workers to build an ark like that of the biblical Noah.The ark ... Read more...

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Day after: Ramlila Maidan deserted, clean up on


August 29th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) After being the site of Anna Hazare's anti-graft campaign for the last 10 days, the Ramlila Maidan wore a deserted look Monday, even as ... Read more...

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Much garbage to remove from Ramlila ground in little time


August 28th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare's rallying call for the nation to clean up its act has left behind piles of garbage at Delhi's Ramlila ground.Shortly ... Read more...

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Tihar officials relieved, praise Anna


August 19th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Officials at the Tihar Jail were a relieved lot Friday as a fasting Anna Hazare finally left the premises after four days. But they were ... Read more...

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Obama thinks American kids losing out to India, China


August 18th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) Set to roll out a new job growth plan next month, President Barack Obama wants American kids to focus on science, technology and maths where ... Read more...

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IAF airdrops food to marooned in Arunachal


August 12th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 12 (IANS) Indian Air Force helicopters Friday airdropped food packets to thousands of marooned people in the East Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh bordering China.People residing in the ... Read more...

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Modern humans scripted Neanderthals’ disappearance


July 29th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) What befell our Neanderthal ancestors to make them vanish after their domination of the world for 300,000 years? Modern humans, say scientists. According to Cambridge University ... Read more...

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Indonesian soldiers charged with torture after killing civilian


July 21st, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by BNO News
JAYAPURA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Three Indonesian soldiers were indicted for killing a civilian in the province of Papua, which made international headlines after a torture video was made available on the ... Read more...

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500,000 Libyans have got UN-delivered food


June 19th, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Rome, June 19 (IANS/AKI) More than half a million people affected by the conflict in Libya have received food delivered by the UN World Food Programme (WFP).Fighting began between rebels ... Read more...

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Ham, apples, cheese on royal couple’s honeymoon menu


May 13th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 13 (IANS) A boatload of food supplies - including ham, apples, cheese, eggs and strawberries - has reportedly been shipped to the British royal couple celebrating their ... Read more...

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International group agrees on aid to Libya rebels


May 5th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The international Libya contact group has announced the establishment of a fund to help Libyan rebels as it meets in Rome Thursday.The fund will "permit ... Read more...

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India should help form Tamil Eelam: Ramadoss


April 26th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 26 (IANS) PMK leader S. Ramadoss Tuesday demanded that India should start work on forming an independent Tamil Eelam state in Sri Lanka.Citing the formation of Bangladesh out ... Read more...

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UAE charity steps up humanitarian efforts in Pakistan


April 23rd, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) Friday stepped up its humanitarian operations to help the flood-affected people in Pakistan's Balochistan province.It distributed food supplies among 6,000 ... Read more...

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UAE distributes 250 tonnes of aid at Libya-Tunisia border


April 2nd, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 2 (IANS/WAM) Over 250 tonnes of medicines and food supplies have been distributed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to refugees at the Libya-Tunisia border, an official ... Read more...

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Russia sends aid for Libyan refugees


March 6th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian plane carrying humanitarian aid for Libyan refugees arrived Sunday in Tunisia en route to the North African country, Russia's emergencies ministry said."An Il-76 ... Read more...

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Malaria biggest enemy of Indian border guards in northeast


February 23rd, 2011 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, Feb 23 (IANS) Malaria poses a bigger threat than insurgents and smugglers to Border Security Force (BSF) men posted along India's northeastern border with Bangladesh, with many dying of ... Read more...

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Climate change affecting safety of world’s food supplies: Study


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A Michigan State University professor has said that climate change is already having an effect on the safety of the world's food supplies and unless action is taken ... Read more...

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African farmland to Indian firms no cause for worry: UN official


February 13th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Gyanendra Kumar Keshri New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) A top official at UN agencies has sought to allay apprehensions among people of some African countries that propose to lease farmland to investors ... Read more...

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Shocking but expected, says Pakistani daily on transit scam


January 21st, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) The explosive findings in the federal tax ombudsman's report on a string of scams related to the Afghan transit trade were described by a Pakistani daily as "shocking ... Read more...

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Tigers, polar bears ‘more vulnerable to environmental change’


November 24th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study has revealed that large predators are much more vulnerable than smaller species to environmental changes, such as over-hunting and habitat change, because they have to ... Read more...

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India’s annual food inflation falls to 13.75 percent


October 28th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) India's annual food inflation fell to 13.75 percent for the week ended Oct 16, from 15.53 percent in the previous week. This may provide some relief to ... Read more...

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India’s annual food inflation falls to 15.53 percent


October 21st, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) India's annual food inflation fell to 15.53 percent for the week ended Oct 9 from 16.37 percent in the previous week on improved supplies of food ... Read more...

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