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India to boost cooperation with Belarus in IT


August 15th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, Aug 15 (IANS) Indian companies are willing to step up cooperation with Belarusian partners in the IT industry, said India's Ambassador Manoj Bharti. Some Indian companies see Belarus as ... Read more...

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Karakoram glaciers unaffected by global warming


July 10th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) Glaciers nestling under the shadow of Diran and Rakaposhi, two towering peaks in the Karakoram Range of northern Pakistan, remain impervious to global warming and have ... Read more...

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India’s growth pegged at 7.3 percent, inflation at 6.5 percent


April 17th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) India's central bank has projected the country's economic growth at 7.3 percent this fiscal, even as it has assessed the inflation rate to rule at around ... Read more...

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World Bank needs reform: Colombian candidate


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) The World Bank needs to be reformed to reflect the rising of emerging countries and to serve for their needs, said Jose Antonio Ocampo, one ... Read more...

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For reforms, Pakistani daily cites India’s example


April 3rd, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 3 (IANS) Had Pakistan implemented governance and fiscal reforms it might have been better placed to protect its people against rising global oil prices today, "just as India ... Read more...

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India to return to 8-9 percent growth: President (Second Lead) (With image)


March 12th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The Indian economy will soon return to an eight-nine percent growth trajectory - from around seven percent projected for the fiscal ending March 31 ... Read more...

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India will soon be on high growth path: President (Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Stating that the UPA was committed to honest and efficient governance, President Pratibha Patil Monday said India would soon be back on the high ... Read more...

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Country will soon be on high growth path: president


March 12th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Stating that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was committed to honest and efficient governance, President Pratibha Patil Monday said the country would soon be ... Read more...

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Nine envoys present credentials to President Patil


January 12th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Nine foreign envoys, including British High Commissioner James David Bevan, presented their credentials to President Pratibha Patil Thursday.According to a statement from the president's ... Read more...

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Conclave to develop cinema in east India


December 15th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) In a bid to promote and boost the entertainment industry in eastern India, FICCI Frames -- a media and entertainment business conclave -- was held ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Matching global trends, IFFI tries many firsts


November 11th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) For the first time, movies backed by animation, 3D and digital technology will find prominence at the upcoming 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Hip hop dancers from slum find French connection


November 7th, 2011 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Contemporary dance guru Brahim Bouchelaghem from France and a bunch of teenaged boys from the Khirkee Extension slum near Saket in the capital have something ... Read more...

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Film songs acted as catalyst of change in India: Luke Kenny


August 28th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Hindi film music has echoed the changes in Indian popular culture for the last 60 years mirroring the growth of the country in sync ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

24 commodities dearer in Pakistan in Ramzan’s first week


August 7th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 7 (IANS) The prices of 24 essential commodities have gone up across Pakistan in the first week of Ramzan, affecting the poor and middle-class people the most, a ... Read more...

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India’s central bank hikes rates sharply to tame inflation (Lead)


July 26th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) India's central bank Tuesday sharply hiked key rates by 50 basis points in the 11th such exercise since January 2010 to tame inflation, setting the ... Read more...

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Pranab to address international meeting on black money, tax reforms


June 12th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will Monday open here a two-day international seminar on black money and tax reforms.The event is being organised by the ... Read more...

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Bharti Airtel signs network expansion deal with Huawei


June 1st, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Telecom giant Bharti Airtel Wednesday said it has signed an agreement with Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer Huawei to expand its second and third generation (2G ... Read more...

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US, Indian defence militaries getting closer: Roemer


April 29th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Despite setbacks for US firms Lockheed-Martin and Boeing that were Wednesday eased out of India's shortlist for a $10.4-billion deal for 126 fighter jets, the ... Read more...

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China stays as world’s leading investor in low carbon technology: Study


March 30th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.30 (ANI): China remains the world's leading investor in low carbon technology as global investment in the sector reaches a new high of 243 billion dollars, says US Pew Environment Group ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Raise traffic fines to curb growing accidents’


March 11th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Over 100,000 people are killed in accidents on Indian roads every year and experts say that better signages and lighting, curbing drunken driving and hiking ... Read more...

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Asia, cyber attacks headline list of growing threats to US, military says


February 9th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.9 (ANI): The US military in its first revision of the National Military Strategy since 2004, has singled out Asia as a region of rising power and concern, and pointed to ... Read more...

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How ‘bees see world’


December 11th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Scientists have developed FReD - the Floral Reflectance Database - which holds data on what colours flowers appear to be, to bees.The work by researchers at Queen ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian scientist to head global welding institute


October 25th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 25 (IANS) Indian atomic energy scientist and Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) director Baldev Raj has been elected president of the International Institute of Welding (IIW).He is the ... Read more...

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Is Indian design moving way from heritage?


October 11th, 2010 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Indian design - be it in films, furniture or accessories - may be high on style, but it is drifting away from its rich heritage in the ... Read more...

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Inventor Berners-Lee says Internet disconnection is ‘like being imprisoned’


September 29th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.29 (ANI): The inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has said going into forced offline is like being imprisoned."Disconnection from the Internet is a form of imprisonment," The ... Read more...

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India could be a market of over 4 billion passengers in near future : DG and CEO, IATA


September 23rd, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.23 (ANI): There is tremendous potential for Indian aviation to grow, currently 42 million annual passengers fly domestically and 34 million internationally."If Indians flew as much as Americans, it ... Read more...

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India, US sign MoU for cooperation on migration issues


September 16th, 2010 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) The Indian Council of Overseas Employment (ICOE) has signed a memorandum of understanding with a Washington think tank for cooperation on migration policy issues like the ... Read more...

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New York street fashion enters India with Eucko Unltd


August 12th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Loose jeans, jackets, bandanas with tattoo prints - the street smart fashion of New York will now be seen in country with the launch of international ... Read more...

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Economic policies affecting credibility of India’s economists: BJP


August 4th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) India's economic policies are impacting the credibility of the economists who run the country, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) contended in the Rajya Sabha Wednesday as ... Read more...

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Kumari Selja to inaugurate national workshop on “Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India” today


July 27th, 2010 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Union Minister of Tourism and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja will inaugurate a two-day national workshop "Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India" here today.The six-session workshop ... Read more...

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Kumari Selja to inaugurate national workshop on “Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India”


July 26th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): Union Minister of Tourism and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja will inaugurate a two-day national workshop "Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India" here on Tuesday.The six-session ... Read more...

Posted in National |

27 mn people displaced within their own country: UN


June 16th, 2010 - 7:25 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, June 16 (IANS/WAM) The number of people forcibly displaced within their own country grew by four percent to 27.1 million in 2009, the UN has said. Persistent conflict in Pakistan, Somalia ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Cristiano Ronaldo is the most searched World Cup player on Google


June 12th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 12 (ANI): Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo has been named by Internet search engine Google as the most sought after World Cup player.As the World Cup gets underway in South ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

More cell phones in India than toilets: UN


April 15th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): People in India, the world's second most populous country, have more access to a mobile telephone than to a toilet, according to a new UN report."It is a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India has more mobile telephones than toilets: UN report


April 15th, 2010 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 15 (IANS) More people in India, the world's second most crowded country, have access to a mobile telephone than to a toilet, according to a new UN study on ... Read more...

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