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Government mulling visa-on-arrival scheme for 10 more countries


September 7th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay said Friday the government was in the final stages of consultations on allowing visas on arrival to citizens of another ... Read more...

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Russia prepared for second global crisis: Putin


September 7th, 2012 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is better prepared for a second global financial crisis, President Vladimir Putin has said."I believe we are even better prepared because we've already experienced ... Read more...

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Moody’s changes EU rating outlook to negative


September 4th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 4 (IANS) Rating agency Moody's Investors Service has changed its outlook on the European Union's long-term debt ratings to negative from stable, sending a warning signal on ... Read more...

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British government to boycott Euro 2012


June 8th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The British government will boycott Euro 2012, citing concerns about justice in co-host country Ukraine, the UK Foreign Office said.Senior politicians from Germany, France and ... Read more...

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US stocks plunge after weak jobs report


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:16 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 2 (IANS) US stocks plunged Friday after a highly-anticipated report showed the recovery in the jobs market was sharply slowing down.According to the Labor Department, the US ... Read more...

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US slaps new sanctions on Iran


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) The US senate Monday approved new sanctions against Iran's energy sector in an effort to further pressure Tehran on its disputed nuclear programme.The move came ahead ... Read more...

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Cuba receives a million visitors


April 6th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 6 (IANS) The number of visitors to Cuba this year reached one million Thursday.The largest number of visitors came from Canada, followed by Argentina, Russia, Germany, France and ... Read more...

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Sri Lankans protest against Geneva resolution


March 20th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 20 (IANS) Some 2,000 Sri Lankans marched to the British High Commission here Tuesday to condemn Western countries for a resolution that accuses Colombo of committing "war crimes".The ... Read more...

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Pakistan to have water management panel


March 3rd, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) Pakistan plans to set up a "National Water Council" to focus on flood control, irrigation strategies, construction of dams and introduction of water-efficient crops in the ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to host energy summit


January 7th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 6 (IANS/WAM) Participants from nearly 140 countries will attend the 5th edition of the World Future Energy Summit here from Jan 16-19, organisers said.Agenda of the summit ... Read more...

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Italian MPs are top earners in Europe


January 4th, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Jan 4 (IANS/AKI) Italian MPs earn an average salary of 16,000 euros (around $20,900 or Rs.11,12,000), making them the top earners among lawmakers in the European Union (EU), according ... Read more...

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Airport body scanners banned by EU over cancer fears


November 17th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) The European Union has banned the controversial airport body scanners over fears the X-ray technology could cause cancer, a media report said.Experts have found the scanners ... Read more...

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Suzlon Energy posts quarterly net loss of Rs.19.4 crore


October 24th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 24 (IANS) India's wind turbine manufacturing major Suzlon Energy Monday posted a net loss of Rs.19.4 crore for the quarter ended Sep 30.The company had posted a net ... Read more...

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Russia expects more tourists from India, China


August 24th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) India and China are among the major countries from where Russia expects more tourists, a top Russian official has said.Other countries that could contribute to ... Read more...

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Global kite contest in China


May 29th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 29 (IANS) More than 100 kite enthusiasts from over 20 countries are taking part in a kite festival in a central China city.Participants from the US, Germany, France, ... Read more...

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World leaders at G8 summit call for Gaddafi to step down


May 28th, 2011 - 8:49 am ICT by IANS
Deauville (France), May 28 (IANS) World leaders at the two-day G8 summit held in France issued a joint call Friday asking the embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to ... Read more...

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‘Brazilian blow-dry’ raising concern over health hazards


March 7th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 07 (ANI): A hair straightening treatment - dubbed the Brazilian blow-dry- has raised eyebrows as it is leaving women with deep disturbing side effects.The Brazilian blow-dry, which is loved ... Read more...

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Peppa Pig rakes in 200 million in 2010


January 25th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 25 (THAINDIA NEWS) In 2010, sales of Peppa Pig was stronger at more than £200 million.The figure is about £50 million more than the previous year’s data. The strong performance ... Read more...

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Heavy snowfall in Europe hampers Jaipur tourism


December 25th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Dec.25 (ANI): Heavy snowfall in Europe has hit the tourism industry in Jaipur, as around 70 percent of tourists from the European nations have cancelled their bookings in hotels and allied ... Read more...

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India, Norway sign Social Security Agreement


October 29th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) In an effort to enhance social security cooperation between India and Norway, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi and Norwegian Trade and Industry Minister Trond Giske Friday ... Read more...

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“Qaeda plotted to take hostages in Mumbai-style ‘Euro Plot’ for release of 9/11 mastermind”


October 29th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Oct 29 (ANI): Al-Qaeda planned to take hostages in its Mumbai-style attacks on Britain, France and Germany in a possible 'Euro Plot' to demand the release of 9/11 terror mastermind ... Read more...

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Youth from 100 nations to meet, discuss social problems


October 26th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Over 300 youngsters from across the globe are all set to meet here next month to discuss various challenges facing their respective communities, think of possible solutions ... Read more...

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Cuba says it already had over 2 million visitors this year, despite economic crisis


October 20th, 2010 - 3:11 am ICT by BNO News
HAVANA (BNO NEWS) -- Cuba has so far this year registered the arrival of more than two million tourists, despite the international economic crisis that is affecting the sector, the Tourism Ministry ... Read more...

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40 stranded tourists airlifted in Himachal Pradesh


September 24th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 24 (IANS) At least 40 tourists, including 24 foreigners, who were stranded in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district for the past five days, were airlifted Friday, an official said. Incessant rainfall in ... Read more...

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Kerala Tourism to launch promo film in UK


September 15th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Kerala Tourism will launch its latest global advertising campaign in London at the end of September with the world premiere of a new promotional movie showcasing ... Read more...

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‘Google Instant’ promises search results ‘at the speed of thought’


September 9th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 09 (ANI): Google has launched a new product 'Google Instant' that displays search results as soon as users type in queries."This is search at the speed of thought. It represents ... Read more...

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China overtakes Japan as world’s second-largest economy


August 16th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): China has overtaken Japan in the second quarter, after three decades of spectacular growth, to become the world's second-largest economy behind the United States.The milestone, though anticipated ... Read more...

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Spain allows medicinal use of cannabis


July 29th, 2010 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 29 (IANS/EFE) Spain has allowed the medication derived from cannabis - the main ingredient in marijuana - for the treatment of spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis. Health Minister Trinidad Jimenez ... Read more...

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Top four finishers at the World Cup football


July 11th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 11 (DPA) All the top four finishers at the World Cup football. 1930: Uruguay, Argentina, no play-off for third place1934: Italy, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Austria1938: Italy, Hungary, Brazil, Sweden1950: Uruguay, Brazil, Sweden, ... Read more...

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2006 World Cup defeat against France helped us come out on top: Torres


June 6th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, June 6(ANI): Spanish striker Fernando Torres believes that being outclassed by a Zinedine Zidane-inspired France at the 2006 World Cup in Germany helped his national team turn into world ... Read more...

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G20 labour ministers hold first meeting


April 20th, 2010 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (DPA) Labour ministers of the Group of 20 (G20) bloc of major industrial and developing countries were holding their first meeting Tuesday to discuss ways to kickstart job growth. The ... Read more...

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IBM to provide start-ups cloud-computing technology


March 31st, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 31 (IANS) Information technology and consulting multinational IBM Wednesday unveiled a global entrepreneur initiative to provide start-up companies industry-specific cloud-computing technologies. "The initiative will provide start-ups free access to cloud-computing ... Read more...

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Dubai Airport Freezone posts 30 percent rise in revenue


February 1st, 2010 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 1 (IANS) Dubai Airport Freezone has recorded sharp growth in 2009 with revenue rising by 30 percent compared to the previous year, WAM news agency reported. Part of the increase ... Read more...

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Trial of top Chinese dissident ends; verdict Friday (Lead)


December 23rd, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 23 (DPA) The trial against prominent Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo lasted less than three hours Wednesday in Beijing and a verdict was expected this week, a dissident lawyer said. Liu faces ... Read more...

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Foreign commandos contact NSG to know Mumbai story


November 26th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Nov 26 (IANS) Security agencies from many countries have got in touch with the National Security Guard (NSG) to know how they succeeded in killing terrorists who attacked Mumbai, ... Read more...

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