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US banks’ net income rises


August 29th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) US banks' net income in the second quarter of this year continued to increase, driven by lower loan-loss provisions and higher gains on loan sales, the ... Read more...

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Low-calorie diets good in long run: experts


August 27th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Low-energy diets or short-spell diets which combine to less than 800 calories a day can have long term benefits, researchers said here Monday.Researchers at Britain-based ... Read more...

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Motorsports: Karun and team in top 10


August 25th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Silverstone (Britain) , Aug 25 (IANS) The JRM Racing team of Karun Chandhok, David Brabham and Peter Dumbreck put in some hot laps to be in top 10 during the ... Read more...

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China to formulate five-year anti-corruption plan


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) China will implement a five-year plan to eliminate corruption after the upcoming national congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), a senior official said.He Guoqiang, ... Read more...

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Job creation a priority for Brazilian president


August 11th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 11 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has pledged to put job creation as a priority for her government, especially ensuring jobs for the underprivileged.Rousseff Friday made ... Read more...

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UN launches child rights’ guidelines for business sector


August 1st, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind initiative in India, Unicef Wednesday launched a set of guidelines on child rights for the business sector, which include elimination of child ... Read more...

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UN extends Iraq mission mandate


July 26th, 2012 - 7:24 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council(UNSC) has extended the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) by one year.UNAMI, a political mission, was established ... Read more...

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NASA to study solar magnetic field


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) US space agency NASA plans to study the sun's magnetic field in a "hard-to-observe area called the chromosphere".The Solar Ultraviolet Magnetograph Investigation (SUMI) mission will be ... Read more...

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Colombo scales down military presence


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 3 (IANS) The Sri Lankan military withdrew most of its troops from Colombo Saturday citing improved security conditions, three years after a war with Tamil Tiger rebels ended.Military ... Read more...

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ICC to retain DL Method, DRS


June 1st, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) cricket committee Friday decided to retain its controversial Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) Method, used for calculating targets in rain affected matches, and made ... Read more...

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Valid passports must for Indian Haj pilgrimage from 2012


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The government has brought about changes in the Haj pilgrimage programme and a key one is that all pilgrims must have a valid passport, External ... Read more...

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Prior says England confident but wary of Windies


May 16th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS/CMC) England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has warned his team against complacency as they prepare to face the embattled West Indies in the opening Test at Lord's starting Thursday.England, ... Read more...

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Beijing to shut polluting industries


May 10th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) China has announced a new crackdown on polluting industries which are major contributors to the capital's emissions.The Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau (EPB) said it will ... Read more...

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Chandhok eighth fastest in World Endurance qualifier


May 5th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), May 5 (IANS) India's Karun Chandhok, driving for JRM Racing, set the eighth-fastest time in the qualifier for round two of the FIA World Endurance Championship here Friday.Chandhok ... Read more...

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Singapore’s economic growth in Q1 faster than expected


April 13th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, April 13 (IANS) Singapore's economy grew by a faster-than-expected 1.6 percent year on year in the first quarter, mainly thanks to improvements in the manufacturing sector, according to advance ... Read more...

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India says UN reform delay ‘at own peril’


April 11th, 2012 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 11 (IANS) India has reiterated that reform and expansion of the UN Security Council are essential if it is to reflect contemporary reality, warning any delay would ... Read more...

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US generals to hold talks with Kayani


March 28th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 28 (IANS) Two top US generals will hold talks with the Pakistani army chief Wednesday for the first time since NATO air strikes killed 24 Pakistani soldiers four ... Read more...

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Millionaires should pay 30 percent in taxes: Obama


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the US middle class deserves tax cuts, while people with incomes above $1 million per year should pay at ... Read more...

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China’s foreign trade to top $4.8 trillion in 2015


January 4th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 4 (IANS) China's foreign trade will expand at an annual rate of 10 percent to reach $4.8 trillion by 2015, the commerce ministry said Wednesday.The volume of China's ... Read more...

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Team Anna writes to PM, wants ‘real anti-corruption law’


December 25th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) In an open letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and parliamentarians, Team Anna has urged them to come out with "a real anti-corruption law" ... Read more...

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‘US withdrawal closes important chapter in Iraq history’


December 16th, 2011 - 4:54 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 16 (IANS) As the US military formally started its withdrawal from Iraq Thursday, British foreign secretary William Hague said it "closes an important chapter" in the country's recent ... Read more...

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Viagra in condom promises the lift


December 9th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 9 (IANS) A patented gel in a new condom promises to boost lovemaking by promoting blood flow.The gel inside the tip of the sheath rapidly permeates the skin ... Read more...

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Djokovic targets Olympic gold


December 6th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) World No.1 Novak Djokovic believes it was not improvements to his game but his mentality that helped him win three grand slam titles in 2011.Reflecting ... Read more...

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India says expansion essential for UNSC credibility


December 1st, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 1 (IANS) India, an aspirant for permanent membership of the UN Security Council, has said that an expansion of the decision making organ was essential for its ... Read more...

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India now eyeing whitewash against West Indies


November 17th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 17 (IANS) After carving out an emphatic innings victory here Thursday to clinch the cricket Test series against West Indies, the Indian team was now eyeing a whitewash ... Read more...

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In 10 years, Kabul a better place: NATO


November 13th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 13 (IANS) Ten years have passed since the Taliban were driven out of Afghan capital Kabul, and the NATO's ambassador to Afghanistan has said life has become ... Read more...

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Dikshit justifies water tariff hike


September 17th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Justifying her government's decision to hike water tariff earlier this month, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Saturday said prices were raised after a gap of ... Read more...

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Exercise at work boosts output


September 8th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) Devoting time to physical activity at the workplace seems to lead to higher productivity. A study shows that it is possible to use work time for ... Read more...

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India has 126 large 100-tear-old dams


September 5th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) India has 126 large dams that are over 100 years old.Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal told the Rajya Sabha that the responsibility of protecting ... Read more...

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Less puffing helps prolong life


September 2nd, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Less puffing cuts downs mortality rates in individuals and entire populations within six months.Simon Capewell, psychologist at University of Liverpool, said: "Our research found that smoking ... Read more...

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PM regrets declining sex ratio


August 15th, 2011 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Expressing regret over the declining sex ratio in the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday called for a change in the mindset of society ... Read more...

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Considering universalisation of secondary education: PM


August 15th, 2011 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Expressing satisfaction over the progress of the education sector, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said the government is now considering universalisation of secondary education."Whether ... Read more...

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Top priority for infrastructure in next plan: PM


August 15th, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Infrastructure development will get top priority in the next Five Year Plan that starts 2012, especially to reach development to far flung areas that ... Read more...

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Obama urges Congress to approve job creation proposals


August 14th, 2011 - 3:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Saturday urged the Congress to act on his proposals to stimulate the economy and create jobs, Xinhua reported."There are things Congress ... Read more...

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Tiny shocks help schizophrenics do better


August 1st, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 1 (IANS) Brain function in schizophrenia improves after being subjected to very mild, painless electrical currents through electrodes on the scalp.In a recent study using a technique called ... Read more...

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