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‘Internet agent of change like Gandhi’s spinning wheel’


September 5th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The internet can be likened to Mahatma Gandhi's spinning wheel as an agent of change - for a new networked global community that wedded ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

No active deployment of warships in Pacific: India


August 7th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) India Tuesday said it was not considering any active deployment of its warships in the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea in particular in ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

China urges joint effort for sustainable development


June 21st, 2012 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 21 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Wednesday urged the global community to make joint efforts to promote sustainable development."To jointly promote sustainable development, we should take ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Art Basel to feature over 250 galleries in Asian debut


June 7th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hong Kong, June 7 (IANS) Art Basel, the prestigious international art fair in Hong Kong, will feature more than 250 leading galleries and 2,000 artists in its debut Asian ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

India can grow 8-9 percent despite challenges: Montek (Second Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 18 (IANS) India can grow at 8-9 percent for the next 20 years despite many domestic challenges, the Planning Commission's Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said Friday.He ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India can grow 8-9 percent despite challenges: Montek (Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 18 (IANS) India can grow at 8 to 9 percent for the next 20 years despite many domestic challenges, Indian Planning Commission's Deputy Chairman Montek ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India can grow 8-9 percent for 20 years: Montek Ahluwalia


May 18th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 18 (IANS) India can grow at between 8 or 9 percent for the next 20 years with a supportive global environment, its Planning Commission's Deputy Chairman Montek ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US slaps sanctions against Chhota Shakeel, Tiger Memon (Lead)


May 16th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The US has slapped sanctions on Chhota Shakeel and Ibrahim Tiger Memon, two top aides of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, the alleged mastermind of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Nasheed scaring India on Islamic fundamentalism: Waheed


May 14th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In a bid to dispel apprehensions about Islamists taking over in the Maldives due to the current political turmoil there, the Indian Ocean nation's President ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

UN offers to help India in checking HIV transmission


April 26th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Thursday said member nations of the world organisation are ready to help India in dealing with polio, malaria, tetanus, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

China urges restraint on Korean Peninsula (Lead)


March 26th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 26 (IANS) While appealing for restraint, China has said it does not hope to see a reversal of the hard-won momentum of relaxation in tension on the Korean ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Will continue to support Europe in crisis: China


March 21st, 2012 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 20 (IANS) China will be part of the global community's efforts to provide help to deal with European debt crisis, a senior Foreign Ministry official said Tuesday.Assistant Foreign ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US firm gets $220 mn Gates grant to combat TB


March 15th, 2012 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a grant of up to US $220 million over five years to Aeras, one of the world's largest ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Reforms in China bringing opportunities: Official


March 4th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) China's social and economic reforms have brought new opportunities to the country, a top official said Sunday."The deeper the reform proceeds, the more difficulties and resistance ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

How do GPS satellites know where they are?


February 26th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Our Global Positioning System (GPS) tells us exactly where we are, down to a few metres, but how do satellites that make up the GPS themselves ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Iran enriches 100 kg of Uranium to 20 percent (Lead)


February 20th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Between 90 and 100 kg of uranium has been enriched to 20 percent at a facility in the Iranian city of Natanz, the country's news ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, US to work for implementing n-deal (Lead)


January 26th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) India and the United States have agreed to continue efforts to consolidate upon the "tremendous progress" made in strengthening their global strategic partnership and work towards ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, US to consolidate global strategic partnership


January 26th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) India and the United States have agreed to continue efforts to consolidate upon the "tremendous progress" made in strengthening the India-US global strategic partnership, the two ... Read more...

Posted in World |

There is a music revolution on in India: Jalebee Cartel


December 11th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) There is no denying the fact that Bollywood is a major portion of the Indian music pie. But electronic music band Jalebee Cartel feels winds ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

US concerned over internet curbs, sidesteps India move


December 8th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) Sidestepping a direct comment on an Indian government move for a code of conduct for social media, the US has said it's concerned about any effort ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Eradicate polio from Pakistan, says Gilani


October 25th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 25 (IANS) Pakistan is among the world's last four countries with polio, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said while stressing that efforts need to be made ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan seeks support for UNSC seat


September 28th, 2011 - 4:07 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 28 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has sought support from the global community for her country's candidature for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Johansson bats for famine-struck Africa


September 27th, 2011 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) Actress Scarlett Johansson says "extreme action" is needed to tackle famine in Africa.Johansson, who serves as an ambassador to British aid agency Oxfam, visited a refugee ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Pakistan vows to continue fight against terror


September 11th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Pakistan Sunday reaffirmed its determination to fight against terrorism on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attack.A statement issued by the foreign ministry said: ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Peaceful future will prevail: UAE minister


September 10th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 10 (IANS/WAM) After 10 years of the 9/11 terror attack, a senior UAE minister feels there is no better way to honour the victims of the incident ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China says no direct investment in Libya


August 27th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) China does not have direct investment in Libya. It only has contract projects, an official has said.Shen Danyang, spokesman of the ministry of commerce, said reports ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Safety of Pakistan’s nukes a global concern: India


May 25th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) India Wednesday said the safety of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal was a matter of concern for the global community in the wake of frequent terror ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pakistani speaker role model for women: UN chief


May 14th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 14 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has lauded the role played by Pakistan's National Assembly Speaker Fehmida Mirza for numerous initiatives towards empowerment of women, and said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Global community should pick up speed for solution to climate change’


May 13th, 2011 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 13 (IANS) The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres Thursday urged the international community to "pick up speed" on the next step ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India supports Afghan search for reconciliation: PM


May 12th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said that India supported Afghanistan's quest for peace and reconciliation, and will stand by it as its "partner in development". ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

It’s ‘back to school’ for Deora’s geo-scientist


May 5th, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Seventy-two-year-old Shiv Balak Misra is hardly a pin-up hero. The frail, down-to-earth geo-scientist-turned-social worker and educator wants to ensure that children in his backwater Uttar ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Ukraine urges global efforts to tackle man-made disasters


April 26th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukraine, which has been dealing with the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear accident alone for many years, has called on the global community to consolidate ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India, Kazakhstan to enhance collaboration to expand economic relationship


April 16th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI
Astana (Kazakhstan), Apr 16 (ANI): India and Kazakhstan have agreed to enhance collaboration in international economic and financial organizations and to use new opportunities arising as a result of integration processes ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Sibal wants IIM boards to select chairman, director


March 31st, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 31 (IANS) The government is in favour of granting full autonomy to the boards of the state-run Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) to select their respective chairman and ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pak capital Islamabad observes Earth Hour


March 28th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar. 28 (ANI): The Capital Development Authority (CDA) in Islamabad joined hands with the global community to observe Earth Hour-2011, for promotion of sustainable environment, conservation of energy and to mitigate ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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