growth and development

South Africa plans massive investment in railways


August 17th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 17 (IANS) The South African government will over the next few years invest over $5 billion in passenger rail infrastructure and services, a minister said here.Transport Minister Dikobe ... Read more...

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China has economically peaked: US expert


August 16th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Observing that the Chinese economy had reached its peak, US foreign policy expert Walter Russell Mead Thursday said that the country was on the "brink of ... Read more...

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Mamata asks Maoists to lay down arms (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday promised an attractive rehabilitation package to Maoists who lay down weapons and return to mainstream."I appeal to the ... Read more...

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Infants of obese mothers slow developers


August 7th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Pregnant women who are overweight or obese affect how their children grow up and develop, at least initially.A team led by a University of Iowa ... Read more...

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Be strong to fight frustration, Mamata tells students


June 7th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 7 (IANS) Stating that life was full of challenges, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday urged the student community to develop mental strength to fight frustration."Life ... Read more...

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Mayawati government cheated people: Akhilesh


June 1st, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 31 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday accused the previous Mayawati government of corruption and alleged that it had "cheated" people."The previous government cheated the ... Read more...

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India, US commit to Afghanistan’s future


May 8th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India and US Tuesday committed themselves to assist Afghanistan on a "peaceful and prosperous" future and in ensuring that its capacities are built to ... Read more...

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Avoid protectionism, Indian envoy tells US (Lead)


April 28th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) India's Ambassador Nirupama Rao has asked American students to be alert to the "stifling effects" of protectionism as it is retrogressive and hinders economic growth and ... Read more...

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Indian envoy cautions US against protectionism


April 28th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao has asked American students to be alert to the "stifling effects" of protectionism as it hinders economic growth and development in the ... Read more...

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Department of IT gets new name


April 20th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The department of information technology (DIT) was Thursday formally named department of electronics and information technology by Minister of Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil ... Read more...

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India wary of China’s growing military profile


April 9th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) India Monday said it was "conscious and watchful" of China's growing military profile and its implications in the immediate neighbourhood, despite its policy of engaging ... Read more...

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‘Qatar needs to ensure better protection of Indian workers’


April 7th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Doha, April 7 (IANS) The Indian diaspora in Qatar, constituting nearly one-third of the Gulf country's population, has called for better protection of their interests, especially of low ... Read more...

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US under secretary praises Nitish Kumar for ‘positive change’ in Bihar


April 3rd, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 3 (IANS) Impressed by the positive change and development in the eastern Indian state of Bihar in the last few years, US Under Secretary of State for Political ... Read more...

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World Bank to give Pakistan $1 bn


March 21st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) The World Bank has approved two projects totaling $1.09 billion to boost Pakistan's electricity supply and irrigation sectors.The first project will cost $840 million and will ... Read more...

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Samsung sets up fund for poor kids’ education


February 16th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) As a gesture of philanthropy, electronics major Samsung Thursday committed to spend Rs.100 from the sale of every Galaxy Note, the company's latest android phone, ... Read more...

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Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya celebrate 41st statehood day


January 21st, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Imphal, Jan 21 (IANS) Three northeastern states -- Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya -- celebrated their 41st statehood day Saturday with colourful functions and numerous programmes."Under the North Eastern Region (reorganisation) ... Read more...

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Soil bugs quit sea for land later than speculated


January 16th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Soil bacteria azospirillum quit the sea for land much later than speculated by scientists. Igor Jouline, joint faculty professor of microbiology at Oak Ridge National Lab's ... Read more...

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India Cements chalks plans to become pan-nation player


January 15th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) India Cements, a leader in southern India with a 28 percent market share, has charted an expansion plan to become a pan-nation player next year ... Read more...

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MSMEs want separate pre-budget meeting with finance minister


January 14th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) want the finance minister to have a separate pre-budget meeting to assess their needs and not club them ... Read more...

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Non-resident Indians get voting rights (Lead)


January 8th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Fulfilling the long-standing demand of its diaspora, India Sunday said it would allow Non-resident Indians (NRIs) to vote and participate in the election process."Pursuant to ... Read more...

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‘Willing to help develop northeastern region’


January 6th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Expressing hope that entrepreneurs would explore business opportunities in the northeastern region, Minister for Development of Northeast Region Paban Singh Ghatowar Friday said the ... Read more...

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Mario Monti sworn in as Italian premier


November 17th, 2011 - 8:46 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 17 (IANS) Mario Monti took over as Italy's new premier Wednesday after leading the newly selected cabinet ministers who were sworn in at the presidential palace here.Monti's ... Read more...

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50 agreements inked under India Innovation Growth Programme


September 29th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 29 (IANS) Fifty commercialization agreements were inked here Thursday by the 2011 winners of the DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme that aims at getting new technology from ... Read more...

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Text of Rahul Gandhi’s speech in parliament


August 26th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Text of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's speech in the Lok Sabha Friday on the issue of corruption:Madam Speaker,I have been deeply distressed at ... Read more...

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flydubai announces flights to Ahmedabad


August 8th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 8 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's low-cost airline flydubai Monday announced its flights to Ahmedabad -- the world's third fastest growing city and the airline's 44th destination.Flights from Dubai to ... Read more...

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West Bengal to set up IT hubs in all districts


July 26th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) The West Bengal government Tuesday reiterated its position on giving more thrust to the information technology (IT) industry and said it will provide support to small ... Read more...

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New UAE-Bahrain air route opened


May 19th, 2011 - 1:47 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 19 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced the opening of a new air route, M600, to Bahrain.The move is aimed at reducing air traffic congestion ... Read more...

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CII delegation meets Mamata


May 19th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) A delegation of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Wednesday met Trinamool supremo and West Bengal's chief minister-in-waiting Mamata Banerjee to congratulate her on winning the ... Read more...

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Manmohan speaks to Obama


May 10th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday spoke to US President Barack Obama over phone and discussed the situation in the region, a week after the ... Read more...

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Delhi mayor against splitting civic agency


April 28th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Delhi government's decision to split the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) into five units is against the interests of the city, Delhi Mayor Rajni ... Read more...

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US consulting firm appoints two Indian partners


April 12th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) US-based management consulting firm Strategic Decisions Group has appointed two Indians as global partners.Aashish Mehra, who was in Strategic Decisions Group's life sciences practice division, ... Read more...

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Lhotshampas: A community that Bhutan abandoned (Comment)


March 27th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
There was a time when leaders of the Lhotshampa community were prominent figures in Bhutan, shaped its national policy and were key in the creation of its happiness index. A decade ... Read more...

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India welcomes pro-democracy wave in Middle East, North Africa: PM


March 18th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) India Friday welcomed the pro-democracy wave sweeping the Middle East and North Africa, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying that "these are decisions for ... Read more...

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Gene behind rare skin cancer that heals itself discovered


March 11th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time identified the gene behind a rare skin cancer, which grows rapidly for a few weeks before healing spontaneously.Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh welcomes budget allocation of Rs. 2700 crore for MSME sector


February 28th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Virbhadra Singh welcoming the General Budget 2011-12, on Monday said the budget allocation of Rs. 2700 crore for ... Read more...

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