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Free polls must to mature as democracy: Pakistani daily


September 12th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 12 (IANS) Pakistan needs to conduct free and fair elections to mature as a functional democracy, said a Pakistani daily Wednesday.An editorial in the News International said elections ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

North Korea to invite foreign experts for satellite launch


March 18th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 18 (IANS) With international concern growing over the planned satellite launch by North Korea, Pyongyang has decided to invite foreign observers for the event.Pyongyang has expressed its readiness ... Read more...

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Bangladesh approves anti-human trafficking law


December 12th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 12 (IANS) The Bangladeshi cabinet Monday approved a new anti-human trafficking law which includes a provision for death penalty for traffickers.The approval came at the regular cabinet ... Read more...

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Indian Grand Prix will be now F1’s season finale


June 3rd, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, June 3 (IANS) The inaugural Indian Grand Prix will now be held anytime in December and will mark the end of the Formula One season. The FIA Friday accommodated ... Read more...

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Meet on media’s role in promoting human rights (Lead)


April 28th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A two-day conference on the role of media in promoting human rights got underway in the capital Thursday, with participation of media organisations from ... Read more...

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Meet on media’s role in promoting human rights


April 28th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A two-day conference on the role of media in promoting human rights got underway in the capital Thursday, with participation of media organisations from ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Japan: nitrogen injected into nuclear reactor to avoid hydrogen explosion


April 7th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- The Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) on Thursday said it had successfully injected nitrogen into the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant's No. 1 reactor in its effort to ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Zimbabwe opposition activists forced out of homes and beaten


March 13th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Mar.13 (ANI): Opposition activists in Zimbabwe have said that they were forced out of their homes and beaten for refusing to support President Robert Mugabe, claiming that the attacks are 'state ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Zimbabwe to sell uranium to Iran in exchange for fuel


March 7th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Mar 7 (ANI): Zimbabwe's Foreign Minister, Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, has said it was unfair to put sanctions on Iran, prohibiting member states from providing raw material to that country to make nuclear ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Frequent droughts posing potential threat to food security in China


February 18th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb.18 (ANI): The increase in frequency and severity of droughts in China in recent times, has posed a potential threat to food security, causing heavy crop losses."Catastrophic drought occurred once ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Turn Nepal colleges into barracks, Maoist chief asks students


December 11th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 11 (IANS) Undeterred by his party's failure to turn Nepal into a military state constitutionally, Maoist supremo Pushpa Kamal Dahal is now urging all students to become "troops" ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

NCDC to be apex disease controlling body


December 2nd, 2010 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The union cabinet Wednesday approved the health ministry's proposal for declaring the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) the apex institute for communicable diseases on the lines ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Upgradation of National Centre for Disease Control approved


December 1st, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 1(ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved the proposal of the Health and Family Welfare Ministry for the upgradation of the National Centre for Disease Control ... Read more...

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Apex institute for communicable diseases on anvil (Lead)


October 29th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Worried after the outbreak of dengue and swine flu in the country, the government is to soon set up an apex institute for communicable diseases on the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Foxconn denies accusations of illegal working conditions in China


October 12th, 2010 - 11:46 pm ICT by BNO News
HONG KONG (BNO NEWS) -- Foxconn Technology Group in a statement has denied accusations that say the company abuses its workers, is engaged in illegal labor, and provides inadequate working conditions for ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Pakistan to investigate video of soldiers executing blindfolded men


October 9th, 2010 - 12:40 am ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Pakistani Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Friday ordered an investigation into an internet video that shows apparent military soldiers executing six blindfolded individuals, local media ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Without Kashmir issue, India-Pakistan talks futile’


September 23rd, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 23 (IANS) Pakistan has always wanted to have talks with India with a positive frame of mind, but without discussing the Kashmir issue, dialogues are futile, a top Pakistani official ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Nepal Muslims warn of World War III over religion


September 10th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 10 (IANS) Muslims in Nepal Friday joined the raging worldwide debate over an American pastor's plan to burn copies of the Quran to mark 9/11 terror attack anniversary, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Terrorists in Pak, Afghanistan ‘threat not only to US but world’ says Gibbs


September 8th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 8 (ANI): US White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has said that the presence of al-Qaeda and its extremist allies in Afghanistan and Pakistan is not an issue of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

WHO Declares Swine Flu Pandemic Officially Over


August 11th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The World Health Organization has officially declared yesterday that the H1N1 flu pandemic is now over. The Director General of WHO, Margaret Chan said that the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Petraeus’ fresh guidelines to troops to reduce civilian casualties in Afghan war


August 5th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Aug.5 (ANI): Amidst growing international concern over civilian casualties in the ongoing Afghan war, commander of the US and NATO forces General David Petraeus has issued fresh directives for the 150,000 ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Detained Tibetan’s wife details grim torture


June 24th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 24 (IANS) As China refused to release a noted Tibetan environmentalist and businessman arrested allegedly on "trumped up" robbery charges, his wife has taken to blogging in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

UN expresses concern over Afghan schoolgirls’ strange illness


May 12th, 2010 - 11:48 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – A United Nations (UN) envoy expressed serious concern about the illness that has affected Afghan girls attending school, the UN said Wednesday.Several girls that are attending school ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Iran’s nuclear program monitoring committee issued a briefing


March 5th, 2010 - 4:09 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations announced Thursday that the Security Council was briefed by the head of its committee that is monitoring Iran’s nuclear program.The Council, which consists of ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Kidnapped engineer not held by Al Qaeda: Japan


November 23rd, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Midi, Nov 23 (IANS/AKI) A Japanese engineer kidnapped by Yemeni tribesmen earlier this month was not being held by Al Qaeda, the Japanese embassy in Yemen said Monday. A tribal source had said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ties with China will not be at the cost of India: US


November 19th, 2009 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 18(IANS) Allaying any concerns in New Delhi about Washington warming up to Beijing, the US Wednesday made it clear that building better relations with China or any ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama’s war council focusing on Al Qaeda in Pakistan


October 8th, 2009 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) As US President Barack Obama met his top national security officials to discuss Afghanistan-Pakistan policy, media reports suggested that the emerging war strategy was focusing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Muslim extremists in India, a matter of international concern: Musharraf


September 23rd, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep.23 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has blamed Muslim extremism in India for terror activities increasing in the subcontinent, saying it is a matter of worry for the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

No business without ‘guanxi’ in China


September 21st, 2009 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
By Andreas Landwehr Beijing, Sep 21 (DPA) "I cannot do business in China without bribing people," the representative of a German company in Beijing complained."At headquarters, they always say we should stay clean ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tracking birds through feathers may help save them from injuries


July 7th, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists is studying birds by using DNA in their feathers to track their movements and habits, a technique that may help ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nepali PM expands cabinet, but squabbles do not end (Lead)


June 17th, 2009 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 17 (IANS) Even three weeks after assuming office, Nepal's new Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal Wednesday failed to reach an understanding with his major allies, being forced to induct only ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Europe gets it wrong on Sri Lanka: N. Ram


June 2nd, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) An Indian newspaper editor has faulted European countries for their reaction to the Sri Lankan army's defeat of Tamil Tiger guerrillas, saying they have been wrong to equate ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lahore bombing must not shake Pakistan’s resolve: Expert


May 28th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): An expert on South Asian affairs, Lisa Curtis, has said that Wednesday's terrorist attack in Lahore should not shake Pakistan's resolve to deal with the menace."The attack ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rajapaksa invites UN chief to Sri Lanka to assess situation (Lead)


May 6th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 6 (IANS) Amid mounting international concern over the plight of civilians caught in the war between the troops and Tamil Tigers, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has invited UN Secretary General Ban ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US urges Russia, China to lift pork import ban


May 2nd, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 2 (RIA Novosti) Washington has urged Russia and China to lift a ban imposed on imports of raw pork from the US, an official said. Russia imposed a ban on raw ... Read more...

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