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Life tough for Pakistan’s future women judges: Daily


July 30th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 30 (IANS) A Pakistani daily welcomed the government's decision to appoint women to the judiciary, but cautioned that "future women justices are going to find life on the ... Read more...

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PM assures growth, reforms, stable rupee


June 24th, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, June 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has sought to assure investors of every step, including reforms, to restore confidence on India while also ... Read more...

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India will grow faster: PM to ‘impatient’ citizens, investors (Lead)


June 19th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday sought to send strong signals to fellow "impatient" citizens, global investors and, perhaps, skeptical rating agencies that he will ... Read more...

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Mumbai Metro delayed till March 2013


June 12th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 12 (IANS) The much-anticipated Mumbai Metro Railway project has been delayed by eight months and is now expected to be operational by March 2013, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan ... Read more...

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India in-principle agrees to allow investments from Pakistan


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) India has in-principle agreed to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) from Pakistan, a move expected to enhance commercial engagement and boost trade between the two ... Read more...

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Government will bring economy back on growth path: Ahluwalia


April 20th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Friday played down the row over Chief Economic Adviser Kaushik Basu's comment on the slow ... Read more...

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Need to stick with Doha trade talks: Sharma


April 20th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Puerto Vallarta (Mexico), April 20 (IANS) Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma has stressed the need for sticking to the Doha Round of trade talks and creating a 'level playing field' ... Read more...

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Growth will improve, but inflation will stay sticky: RBI


April 16th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) India's economic growth is likely to improve marginally in the current financial year from the projected growth of 6.9 percent in 2011-12, but inflation will ... Read more...

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New visa agreement soon between India and Pakistan: Envoy


April 9th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) India and Pakistan may finalise a new visa agreement soon to boost business ties between the two countries, Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Shahid ... Read more...

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Congress wants Rae Bareli, CSM Nagar officials moved out


February 11th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Accusing the Mayawati government of instructing officials in Rae Bareli and Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj (CSM) Nagar to act in a "blatanty biased manner" ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US mistrust is increasing: daily


December 30th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 30 (IANS) The mistrust between Pakistan and the US is increasing following the Nov 26 NATO attack and this could "lead to a great many dangers in the ... Read more...

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What’s impeding investment? Indonesian MPs cite Nandigram (Lead)


December 22nd, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The violent movement against a special economic zone (SEZ) in Nandigram in West Bengal in 2007 and subsequent scrapping of the project were cited by ... Read more...

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US Q3 growth revised downward


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS/EFE) US gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 2 percent in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said Tuesday, revising its initial estimate that ... Read more...

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Real estate regulator bill will improve transparency: Selja


November 4th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The real estate regulator bill, to be tabled in the coming winter session of parliament, will improve governance and transparency in the sector, union Housing ... Read more...

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Business as usual unacceptable, Gilani warns PIA


November 4th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) "Business as usual is unacceptable" was the stern message from Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to the country's national carrier that has to undergo restructuring.Gilani, ... Read more...

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Why Indian researchers fail to make news (Comment)


October 29th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Most Indian scientists working in the anonymity of their labs or research institutes seldom make news even if they achieve a vital breakthrough or invent something new. Their discoveries and insights ... Read more...

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US says backing Kenya’s military operation in Somalia


October 28th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Oct 28 (IANS) The US Friday said it has sold military equipment and offered logistical support and military training to Kenyan troops on a mission to flush out ... Read more...

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UN lifts no-fly zone over Libya


October 28th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council Thursday ended the no-fly zone over Libya.All 15 UNSC members voted unanimously to lift the ban imposed March 17 to ... Read more...

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India, Canada agree to enhance investment


September 24th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) India and Canada have sorted out all the issues related to two agreements which will help in flow of investments and also provide social security ... Read more...

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Why is Uttar Pradesh ‘Ulta Pradesh’? Experts debate


August 26th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Corruption, collapse of institutions, failure of police coupled with a lack of developmental orientation among successive governments are the main impediments in the growth of ... Read more...

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Kashmiri traders want more of India-Pakistan trade


July 28th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 28 (IANS) The announcement of Kashmir-linked measures, increasing travel and trade between India and Pakistan, has made the common man in Jammu and Kashmir happy but left the ... Read more...

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Apex court questions Karnataka on road project


July 21st, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday directed the Karnataka government to state the difficulties it was facing in implementing the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor project connecting the state ... Read more...

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Food inflation at 10-week high; Pranab terms it unacceptable (Lead)


June 23rd, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) India's food inflation soared to nearly 10-week high of 9.13 percent for the week ended June 11, prompting Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to term ... Read more...

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Rajiv Kumar appointed new FICCI secretary general


May 23rd, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Leading industry lobby Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Monday announced the appointment of Rajiv Kumar as its new secretary general after ... Read more...

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ED to attach assets of firms in 2G case (Lead)


April 27th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it had initiated proceedings to attach the properties of five companies allegedly involved in ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s Juvenile Justice Act to be amended: Omar


April 21st, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir will bring its Juvenile Justice Act at par with the national act to push the process of reforms in this area, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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‘Madagascar’ method retains the ‘organic’ prove Bilaspur farmers


April 20th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Baba Mayaram Hoshangabad, Apr 20 (ANI): The movie 'Peepli Live' exposed the underbelly of the television media and indeed the entire social political spectrum that feeds it while at the same ... Read more...

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PDP hails Pakistani PM’s acceptance of Mohali invite


March 27th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 27 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday hailed the decision of Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to accept the invitation of Prime ... Read more...

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Maken grants Rs.5crore to Usha Athletics School for development of synthetic turf


February 13th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by ANI
Kozhikode, Feb 13(ANI): Union Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports, Ajay Maken on Sunday announced assistance worth Rs. five crores to the P.T. Usha-run Usha Athletics School, for development ... Read more...

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Maken grants Rs.5 crore to P.T.Usha’s athletics academy


February 13th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Sunday announced a grant of Rs.5 crore for the P.T Usha Athletics Academy at Kozhikode for laying a synthetic turf which will be ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb says Trinamool is spreading anarchy


December 22nd, 2010 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Wednesday attacked opposition Trinamool Congress saying it was spreading anarchy in educational institutions and hampering industrialisation in the state."We all know who ... Read more...

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Pak military ‘hampered’ US embassy operations: WikiLeaks


December 13th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec. 13 (ANI): A secret cable sent by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad to the State Department in 2009 accuses Pakistan's military and intelligence service of harassing embassy employees, sabotaging contracts ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Dalai Lama urges younger generation to take responsibility for creating new world


December 8th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 8 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has appealed to the younger generation to take responsibility for creating a more peaceful and compassionate world."Out of many people, each ... Read more...

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Pakistani business delegation for boosting trade with India


November 24th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Even as ties between India and Pakistan remain frosty and dialogue suspended in the wake of the Mumbai carnage nearly two years ago, a 12-member Pakistani trade ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

G20 leaders undertake to secure sustainable, balanced economic growth


November 12th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Nov 12 (ANI): The G20 leaders have adopted a Declaration following their summit meeting in Seoul, and signed some additional documents, specifically, a framework agreement to secure sustainable and balanced economic ... Read more...

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