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‘India’s economic, strategic potential should be tapped by EU’


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) India has enormous global economic, political and strategic potential which must be harnessed by the European Union (EU) through improved trade and political and technological ... Read more...

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Make India a sports power, says Advani


August 19th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Saying that he was both "happy and sad" at India's performance in the London Olympics, BJP leader L.K. Advani Sunday called for a "sustained" ... Read more...

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Man-made emissions will worse air pollution


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 2 (IANS) Most of the global population will be exposed to degraded air quality in 2050 if man-made emissions continue as usual, according to a newstudy.The average world ... Read more...

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Vulture population rising in Cambodia


June 26th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, June 26 (IANS) Vultures, which are critically endangered across Asia, are increasing in numbers in Cambodia.Even as they face major threats in other parts of Asia, the Cambodian ... Read more...

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15 percent of world trade should be Chinese: Minister


May 8th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 8 (IANS) As the second-largest economy and with a fifth of the world's population, China should account for 15 percent of global trade volume, Minister of Commerce Chen ... Read more...

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Fertiliser use spikes greenhouse gas


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Increasing reliance on fertilisers has caused a dramatic spike in atmospheric nitrous oxide (N2O), a major greenhouse gas contributing to global climate change, says a new ... Read more...

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BRICS Summit - Facts at a glance


March 28th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
India will host the 4th BRICS Summit in New Delhi on March 29. The theme of the summit is "BRICS Partnership for Global Stability, Security and Prosperity." A factfile on BRICS:* ... Read more...

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Scientists create salt-tolerant wheat


March 12th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 12 (IANS) Salty soil may no longer come in the way of planting wheat but could actually improve its yield by 25 percent, a study reveals.Using 'non-GM' crop ... Read more...

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Coal, wood burning kills more people than malaria


February 17th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 17 (IANS) Burning coal, wood or charcoal for cooking kills two million people worldwide, each year - more than malaria - thanks to severe respiratory diseases this causes ... Read more...

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India introduces new policy to curb drugs trafficking


February 7th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) India Monday introduced a comprehensive national policy to help curb trafficking in narcotic drugs."The national policy released today, presents evidence of India's strong commitment ... Read more...

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Bangalore summit to discuss water woes


January 30th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 30 (IANS) With one-third of the global population living in India and China by 2025, the region will face imminent water scarcity unless there is action. Now experts ... Read more...

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Renewable energy technologies can address climate change


November 30th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Renewable energy technologies (RETs) can help address the challenges of international energy poverty and climate change, a study by a UN agency said."RETs can complement ... Read more...

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Living in a city makes you fat, infertile, depressed


November 22nd, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Babies born in cities face a number of health problems, as more and more people are shunning pastoral life to stay in urban centres.In 1900, only ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Need to integrate agriculture with other sectors: President


November 9th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Wednesday said experts should interact with farmers to enrich their knowledge base and observed that there was need to integrate agriculture ... Read more...

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Don’t worry too much about population: Chinese daily


November 2nd, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 2 (IANS) It is "completely unnecessary to worry too much about the current population", said a Chinese daily. The world population crossed the seven billion mark Monday.An article ... Read more...

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Urban poor vulnerable to climate change: Kumari Selja


October 3rd, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) A vast majority of urban poor are vulnerable to climate change, Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja said Monday, blaming the developed ... Read more...

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Indian actors a recognizable force overseas: Big B


September 12th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is set to make his Hollywood debut with Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby", says larger numbers of the global population ... Read more...

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Mineral-rich rice to ease world’s nutritional disorder


September 12th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 12 (IANS) White rice is unable to meet daily nutritional requirements because it has lower levels of iron, zinc and pro-vitamin A. Scientists have now engineered iron-rich rice ... Read more...

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Britain seeks India’s leadership role in Commonwealth


August 30th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Describing India as "a beacon of democracy", Britain Tuesday pushed for a leadership role for India in reinvigorating the 54-nation Commonwealth that will hold the ... Read more...

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Cheap procedure to reuse seawater


August 5th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Scarcity of water can soon be a thing of past if salty seawater is filtered by a cheap process called reverse osmosis, by making the water ... Read more...

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Gastric bug H. pylori protects against asthma


July 3rd, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) A gut bug, H. pylori, which infects half the global population and causes gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcers and stomach cancer, has been found to protect ... Read more...

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India to host ASEM foreign ministers’ meet in 2013


June 7th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) In a step that indicates its increased global role, India Tuesday said it will host the meeting of foreign ministers of the 46-nation Asia-Europe ... Read more...

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India to push for IMF reforms, discuss Libya at ASEM meet


June 6th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) As the race for the top job at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) intensifies, India will push hard for the reform of international financial ... Read more...

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Cell phones killing off global bee populations


May 13th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 13 (IANS) The mobile phone may be a blessing for millions of people worldwide, but it has also become a deadly bane for bees, say experts.Researchers say mobile ... Read more...

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World population to reach 10.1 billion in 2100: UN


May 4th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 4(ANI): The world population is expected to reach 10.1 billion in 2100, according to a new United Nations (UN) report.According to the report, titled "2010 Revision of World ... Read more...

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3rd BRICS summit begins in China’s Sanya


April 14th, 2011 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Sanya (China), April 14 (IANS) China plays host Thursday to the 3rd BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit as leaders of the five emerging economies are ... Read more...

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Local currencies to replace dollar for BRICS credit


April 13th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
On board Air India One, April 12 (IANS) In a first of its kind, BRICS nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - will sign a major ... Read more...

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Manmohan off to China, Kazakhstan to meet world leaders (Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday embarks on a five-day visit to China and Kazakhstan to meet global leaders and engage in economic diplomacy that ... Read more...

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Manmohan off to China, Kazakhstan


April 11th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Beset by problems at home, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday embarks on a five-day visit to China and Kazakhstan where he meets global leaders ... Read more...

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China has 1.34 bn people


February 28th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) Wondering how many people does the world's most populous country have? Well, China has a mind-boggling 1.34 billion people, latest official statistics show.Neighbour India stands second in the ... Read more...

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Global Muslim population to grow at ‘double rate’ of non-Muslims in next 20-yrs


January 27th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27(ANI): The world's Muslim population is expected to grow at about twice the rate of the non-Muslim population over the next two decades, and constitute over a quarter of the ... Read more...

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Krishna holds bilateral meetings with Russian, Chinese counterparts


November 14th, 2010 - 11:10 pm ICT by ANI
Wuhan (China), Nov.14 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna today held bilateral meetings with his Russian and Chinese counterparts here and discussed upcoming visits of Russian Prime Minister and Chinese Premier to ... Read more...

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10th ministerial meet of Russia, India, China to begin today in Wuhan city


November 14th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by ANI
Wuhan (China), Nov.14 (ANI): The 10th ministerial meeting of Russia, India and China (RIC) will be held here in Wuhan city of China on Sunday.External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna is heading the ... Read more...

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Krishna to attend RIC ministerial meeting in China


November 14th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna will leave for China today to attend the 10th Russia, India, China (RIC) ministerial meeting.This is the sixth stand-alone meeting and ... Read more...

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Discovery Channel to air six episodes on future cities


November 11th, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 11 (IANS) World's leading non-fiction media firm Discovery Communications -- through its popular Discovery Channel -- will telecast across India from Nov 22 six episodes on how future cities will ... Read more...

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