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India, Canada to fast-track nuclear deal


September 12th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) India and Canada -- an energy giant and member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group -- Wednesday decided to fast-track the remaining procedures to implement their ... Read more...

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31 killed in Syrian bombings (Lead, Changing dateline)


September 10th, 2012 - 7:40 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 10 (IANS) At least 31 people were killed Sunday in two separate bombings that marked an intensification of violence in the unrest-torn Syria, Xinhua reported.The day started with ... Read more...

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US economy grows at modest pace


July 19th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) The US economy expanded at a "modest to moderate pace" in June and early July, but the employment situation only improved at a "tepid" pace, the ... Read more...

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IMF warns Italy of downside risks, pushes more reforms


July 11th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 11 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that Italy's economy would remain vulnerable to downside risks, urging the country to keep reform momentum."The economy is expected ... Read more...

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Krishna meets China’s would-be PM


June 6th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 6 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday met China's Vice Premier Li Keqiang, who is expected to succeed Premier Wen Jiabao next year, and discussed ... Read more...

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Intensify immunisation efforts: WHO


April 21st, 2012 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO), which is observing the year of intensification of routine immunisation in Southeast Asia, has said the region will adopt a ... Read more...

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India, UAE to sign taxation, consular accords


April 14th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), home to over 1.75 million Indians, are set to sign agreements on double taxation and consular issues ... Read more...

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Indecisive BJP leaves its Karnataka unit exasperated (Karnataka Newsletter)


April 14th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's claim to be a party with a difference has, for long, become the butt of ridicule. It may soon be dubbed ... Read more...

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Polio funds get a boost in India: Rotary International


February 10th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) With a zero-polio record in the last one year, India is working hard to eradicate the disease, and has also been recognized as the third ... Read more...

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World Bank sharply lowers global economic growth rate (Lead)


January 18th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The World Bank Tuesday sharply lowered its global economic growth rate forecast to 2.5 percent in 2012 from its previous estimate of 3.6 percent, amid risks ... Read more...

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Government to intensify immunisation drive


January 16th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The health ministry Monday declared 2012 as the year for intensification of routine immunisation, in order to take the ratio to 100 percent from the ... Read more...

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Kudankulam: Nuclear Corp eyes February fuel loading, protesters miffed (Lead)


December 17th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 17 (IANS) A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) would be commissioned soon, nuclear officials Saturday ... Read more...

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US growth facing serious headwinds: Official


November 30th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) Growth in the US faces serious headwinds and the country's high unemployment will linger for many years, said a senior Federal Reserve official Tuesday."Households are still ... Read more...

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Tropical Storm Kenneth forms in the Eastern Pacific, expected to strengthen


November 21st, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by BNO News
MIAMI (BNO NEWS) -- Tropical Storm Kenneth formed far off the Pacific coast of Mexico on Sunday afternoon, forecasters said, and the system is expected to become a rare late season hurricane ... Read more...

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South African-born England all-rounder Basil D’Oliveira dead


November 19th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 19 (IANS) South African-born English cricketer Basil D'Oliveira passed away early Saturday morning. D'Oliveira, 80, was not keeping well for some time. He came into the limelight in ... Read more...

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Amid China’s overtures, Manmohan to court Maldives


November 7th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) India is set to seal an all embracing agreement and a counter-terror pact with the Maldives when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets President Mohammed ... Read more...

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Resolve issues through dialogue: Chidambaram


November 2nd, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Nov 2 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday urged people in Manipur to resolve all issues through dialogue, even as there is no end in sight to the ... Read more...

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Southeast Asia to give health issues more priority


September 9th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 9 (IANS) Health ministers and officials from 11 southeast Asian countries Friday resolved to give higher priority to key health issues like HIV-Aids, routine immunisation and nutrition in ... Read more...

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Bermuda cancels tropical storm warning as Gert turns to the northeast


August 16th, 2011 - 1:12 am ICT by BNO News
MIAMI (BNO NEWS) -- The Bermuda Weather Service on Monday canceled a tropical storm warning for the British overseas territory after Tropical Storm Gert turned to the north-northeast, earlier than expected.Forecasters at ... Read more...

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Jaipal meets PM in support of Telangana (Lead)


July 8th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister S. Jaipal Reddy met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday and is learnt to have called for steps that the government should ... Read more...

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Jaipal meets PM over Telangana


July 8th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister S. Jaipal Reddy met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday and called for steps to resolve the impasse over creation of a ... Read more...

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Netherlands backs India for permanent UNSC seat


July 5th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS)The Netherlands, the world's 16th largest economy, Tuesday backed India's permanent membership in an expanded UN Security Council and pitched for expanding economic ties to ... Read more...

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India, New Zealand eye early trade pact, launch education initiative


June 28th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Pushing for an early free trade area (FTA) agreement, India and New Zealand, home to some of the most exotic landscapes, Tuesday signed a ... Read more...

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India, Germany ink 4 pacts, to push UN reforms


May 31st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS)India and Germany Tuesday signed four pacts to expand their cooperation in the fields of education and research, as also high-tech areas like nuclear physics ... Read more...

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NATO airstrikes on Libya “a form of new colonialism”: S. African expert


May 1st, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Pretoria, May 1 (ANI): A South African expert on international affairs has said ongoing NATO airstrikes on Libya represent a 'form of new colonialism', and added there is a risk that the ... Read more...

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Sarkozy promises to intensify air strikes in Libya


April 21st, 2011 - 4:37 am ICT by IANS
Paris, April 21 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy has promised to intensify raids against forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and to back rebels and protect civilians.In an meeting ... Read more...

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Humanity’s influence on climate began 8,000yrs ago, say researchers


March 26th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 26 (ANI): Scientists have come up with new evidence in support of the theory that human agriculture was changing the climate 8,000 years ago.They have found new evidence to back ... Read more...

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Greenhouse emissions led to increase in extreme rains, says study


February 17th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study has revealed that high greenhouse gas emissions have contributed to increase in extreme rain events seen in North America over the second half of the ... Read more...

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New water policy by 2011, will include climate change impact


January 18th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Nine years after the last document, work is on to put in shape a new water policy that will by the end of the ... Read more...

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Chill in Agra makes it tough for denizens, tourists


January 4th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 4 (IANS) Foggy conditions prevailed and chilly winds blew in this Taj city early Tuesday, giving denizens and tourists no respite from the bone-chilling cold.The weather office has forecast the ... Read more...

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Rahul to meet youth, women during Tamil Nadu visit


December 21st, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 21 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will Wednesday begin a two-day trip to Tamil Nadu to enthuse more youth and women into joining the party. Gandhi will meet ... Read more...

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Russian president arrives in India


December 21st, 2010 - 2:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Tuesday touched down here early Tuesday morning on a two-day visit during which the two sides are expected to sign over a ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi to tour Tamil Nadu, Kerala beginning Thursday


December 18th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 18 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will visit Tamil Nadu and Kerala Dec 22 and 23 respectively to discuss strategies for growing the party and its youth wing, ... Read more...

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Ethiopian deputy prime minister to visit India


November 26th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) India and Ethiopia, East Africa's growing economy, are set to scale up their economic and political ties when Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn comes here on ... Read more...

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India asks Sri Lanka to launch dialogue for political settlement


November 26th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 26 (IANS) India Friday pressed Sri Lanka to launch a "structured dialogue" to address issues related to rehabilitation of those displaced by the war and a political settlement, and Colombo ... Read more...

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