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Kerala’s health sector gets Rs.2,150 crore investment


September 11th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 11 (IANS) DM Healthcare, a leading conglomerate in the country and the Middle East, Tuesday announced an investment of over Rs.2,150 crore to create 3,100 hospital beds ... Read more...

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Akhilesh promises action on Agra projects, power complaints


September 10th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 10 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday announced more funds for developmental schemes languishing in the Taj city and action on some of the most pressing ... Read more...

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Kochi to host AAPI’s global healthcare summit


September 5th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) To help bring the best, most efficient and cost effective healthcare solutions to India, the Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), a powerful body ... Read more...

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Greek PM asks for ‘time to breathe’


August 25th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 25 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has said his country does not want more aid but asked for "time to breathe". "We don't want more aid ... ... Read more...

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Four young Indian-American scientists honoured by Obama


July 24th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Four Indian-American researchers figure among 96 named by President Barack Obama as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi holds meet on organised crime


June 19th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 18 (IANS/WAM) A conference on organised crime and its effects commenced here Monday.The "Conference on Organised Crime and its Effects on Criminal Policy" has ... Read more...

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IIP data dissapoints Pranab, says government committed to reforms


June 12th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said that he was disappointed with the industrial output data but asserted that the government was committed to kickstarting ... Read more...

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India touches base with future China PM, maps future ties (Roundup)


June 6th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 6 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the impending leadership transition in Beijing, India and China Wednesday voiced hope that the upswing in bilateral relations will continue under the ... Read more...

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Cuba to invest $450 mn to boost rice production


May 12th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Havana, May 12 (IANS/EFE) Cuba said it plans to invest up to $450 million over the next few years in a programme to increase domestic rice production, which remains insufficient ... Read more...

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US to expand intelligence operations


April 24th, 2012 - 4:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) The US is planning to expand its intelligence operations against high-priority targets such as Iran as part of a new initiative, a media report said.The newly ... Read more...

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Now, implant warns of impending heart attack


April 15th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) A medical implant can warn users about a potential heart attack through a combination of vibrations, tones and visual signs and save lives, says a study. ... Read more...

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NASA to draft 20-year Mars strategy by August


April 14th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NASA will compile the Mars research plan for next 20 years by August, the US space agency officials have said.According to NASA, the programme ... Read more...

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Indian PM arrives in Seoul


March 24th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 24 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here Saturday for the March 26-27 Nuclear Security Summit, prior to which he will be on a two-day official ... Read more...

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PM heads for Seoul n-security summit (Second Lead)


March 24th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left here Saturday for the March 26-27 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, prior to which he will be on a ... Read more...

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Maintain highest levels of nuclear security and safety: PM


March 23rd, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called for maintaining the highest levels of nuclear security and safety to retain public support for harnessing the benefits ... Read more...

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AIADMK unhappy with PM over Sri Lanka (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 14 (IANS) Expressing her unhappiness with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday urged the government to back a resolution in Geneva on ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka war crimes: AIADMK dissatisfied with PM’s response


March 14th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday said India should support the US-sponsored resolution on the war crimes allegedly committed during Sri Lanka's civil war ... Read more...

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Uproar in parliament over Sri Lanka’s ‘war crimes’ (Third Lead)


March 13th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Parliament witnessed uproarious scenes Tuesday over allegations of "war crimes" during Sri Lanka's bloody civil war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ... Read more...

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President focuses on cooperation in South Asia


March 12th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The government has pursued a policy of achieving socio-economic development and national security by promoting peace and regional cooperation in South Asia, President Pratibha ... Read more...

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Improve ties with India, Gilani to Salman Bashir


March 7th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has told Salman Bashir, who has been named Pakistan's high commissioner to India, to pay special attention to improving ties.Gilani ... Read more...

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Chinese kids making badges for London Olympics: Report


February 26th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) A firm in China has reportedly employed children and teenagers in gruelling 11-hour shifts to make badges for the 2012 London Olympics.The children made souvenirs featuring ... Read more...

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EU condemns attacks on Israeli diplomats


February 14th, 2012 - 6:30 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union has condemned the bomb attacks on Israeli diplomats' cars in India and Georgia.On Monday, a bomb blast in New Delhi set an ... Read more...

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Three more Sainik Schools to come up, says minister


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 21 (IANS) Sanction has been given for three new Sainik Schools to come up in Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa, Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam ... Read more...

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Iranian president embarks on Latin American tour (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 8 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad left for Venezuela Sunday to start a four-leg Latin American tour that will also take him to Nicaragua, Cuba and Ecuador, IRNA ... Read more...

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India seeks Saudi investment in infrastructure


January 5th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Saudi Arabia was Thursday urged to invest in India's infrastructure sector and further boost economic engagements between the two countries."We look forward to Saudi ... Read more...

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Pakistan passes pro-women bill


November 16th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 16 (IANS) Pakistan's National Assembly has passed a bill aimed at elminating crimes against women and ending practices like forced marriages to settle disputes.Prime Minister Yousuf Raza ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US ‘confident’ Pakistani nukes safe


November 10th, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 10 (IANS) Rebutting a US media report that Pakistan's atomic arsenal was vulnerable to theft, the United States has expressed confidence in Islamabad's ability to keep its nuclear ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

3 young Indian American scientists honoured by Obama


October 4th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) Three Indian Americans, Dr Kartik A Srinivasan, Sumita Pennathur and Hari Shroff, are among 94 researchers honoured by President Barack Obama with Presidential Early ... Read more...

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Anti-India terror groups must be defeated, says US expert


September 15th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) The United States must avoid signalling it considers Pakistan-based terrorist groups that attack India less of a terrorism threat than Al Qaeda as they all share ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India accounts for 55 pc of worldwide leprosy cases


September 2nd, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) India accounts for more than half of new leprosy cases in the world and reported nearly 35,000 cases till June, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad ... Read more...

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Himachal developing solar-powered cities


August 20th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has developed a master plan to promote non-conventional energy and is developing solar-powered cities, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Saturday."Shimla and Hamirpur ... Read more...

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US to let illegal students stay and work


August 19th, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) In a move to reform the US immigration system, Washington will stop deporting many students and other illegal immigrants who are not a public safety threat ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US national’s kidnapper’s sketch released


August 19th, 2011 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Police in Pakistan Thursday released a sketch of a man accused of being involved in the kidnapping of US national Warren Weinstein.The sketch shows an ... Read more...

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US begins probe into American’s abduction in Pakistan


August 18th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) US has begin its own investigation into the kidnapping of an American in Lahore.Warren Weinstein, 63, was kidnapped Aug 13 from his home in Lahore city ... Read more...

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American’s abduction: Suspects’ sketches being prepared


August 17th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) The sketches of a couple of suspects were being prepared over the kidnapping of a US national in Lahore, police said.Warren Weinstein, 63, was kidnapped Aug ... Read more...

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