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Rishi hopes Kapoor clan continues to entertain


August 27th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Nathdwara (Rajasthan), Aug 27 (IANS) Four generations of Bollywood's popular Kapoor family have entertained Hindi movie buffs across decades, and Rishi, grandson of Prithviraj Kapoor, and son of Raj ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Report: Thai floods to downgrade country’s economic growth by 1.2 percent


November 26th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- The devastating rainfall and subsequent flooding in Thailand this year is expected to decrease the country's economic growth to 2.4 percent, the Bangkok Post reported on Saturday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Thailand |

CWG costs escalated 100 percent in seven years


August 5th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The budget for the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) escalated nearly a hundred-times since India submitted its bid in 2003.When Indian Olympic Association (IOA) bid for ... Read more...

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Brazil takes steps to increase private lending


December 16th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Dec 16 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega has announced a set of measures designed to increase long-term lending by private banks and increase liquidity in capital markets.Brazil's BNDES development bank ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

120 million dollar ADB grant to help Assam tackle floods, land erosion


October 20th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), Oct. 20 (ANI): The north eastern Indian state of Assam will receive Asian Development Bank (ADB) assistance to combat flooding and erosion, which regularly cause large economic losses and social ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Active travel’ one of the keys to healthy lifestyle


August 20th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed that communities with more walkers and cyclists are healthier than those where people must rely on cars to get around.Researchers analyzed city- and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pennsylvania to invest $6.7 million to create thousands of new jobs


April 16th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by BNO News
HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA (BNO NEWS) – Pennsylvania, through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), will make investments totaling more than $6.7 million to create more than 10,000 jobs, Governor Edward Rendell announced on Friday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

McGraw Hill chief to head India-US trade body


March 30th, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) Harold "Terry" McGraw III, chairman, president and chief executive officer of The McGraw-Hill Companies, has been elected chairman of US-India Business Council (USIBC), succeeding Indra Nooyi, the Indian-born ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority authorizes final $2.9 million funding


February 25th, 2010 - 3:54 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) – The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) board authorized the final installment of $2.9 million to Dutchess, Orange and Rockland Counties in New York, MTA press office announced on ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Polio cases declining in Bihar, says WHO


February 4th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 4 (IANS) Special strategies being implemented for eradication of polio in Bihar have led to a steady decline in cases of the disease reported in the state in 2009, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

World Bank gives $320 million loan for better roads in Andhra


October 16th, 2009 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $320 million loan to India, designed to improve quality, capacity and safety of roads in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The loan from ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rush to India, PwC tells global companies


February 19th, 2009 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 19 (IANS) Engineering and construction companies should rush to India as it offers huge opportunities for their future growth, says a new report by professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The report ... Read more...

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