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Mozambique seeks Indian investment to develop tea industry


September 4th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Mozambique has sought Indian expertise and investment to develop its tea industry.A delegation from the African country, led by Agriculture Minister Jose Pachecho, held a ... Read more...

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China’s economy on path for soft landing: IMF (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) China's economy may be undergoing a soft landing despite growing global headwinds, and China is well placed to respond to possible deterioration of external environment, the ... Read more...

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PM directs steps to revive growth and reverse pessimism (Roundup)


June 27th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday asked the policy planning and finance ministry officials to take immediate steps to improve the economy and reverse ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s 3.7 percent GDP growth encouraging: Bank


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Pakistan's economic growth of 3.7 percent in the 2011-12 fiscal year was encouraging given the adverse effects of energy shortage, oil price rise and damage to ... Read more...

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An Indian on UN film fest jury


June 13th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) K.G. Suresh, director and chief editor of Global Foundation for Civilizational Harmony (India), will be part of the international jury for the fourth edition of ... Read more...

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Child rights body to regulate education act’s implementation


April 3rd, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The apex child rights panel National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Tuesday rolled out a fresh set of guidelines to monitor implementation of ... Read more...

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PM’s New Year resolution: Combating five key challenges


December 31st, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday listed "five key challenges" that his government wants to meet in 2012, economic reforms topping his agenda.The challenges, he ... Read more...

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Karnataka to provide more funds to promote nanotechnology


December 8th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 8 (IANS) The Karnataka government will provide enhanced budgetary support to promote nanotechnology for the benefit of masses, Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda said Thursday."The state government will ... Read more...

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Amartya blames ‘bureaucratic control’ for delay in Nalanda varsity


October 8th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Noble Laureate Amartya Sen, who heads the interim governing board of Nalanda University, has blamed excessive bureaucratic control and difficulty in getting the money as ... Read more...

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India calls for UN reforms, unrelenting war against terror (Roundup)


September 24th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) Declaring that India stands ready to play its part in meeting global challenges from economic downturn to terrorism, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday sought ... Read more...

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India ready to play its part to meet global challenges: PM


September 24th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) Calling upon the UN to once again embrace the principles of internationalism to meet global challenges from economic downturn to terrorism, Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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India’s growth may temper to 7 percent, rate hikes to go on: Deloitte


September 1st, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India is expected to continue with the rate hikes until inflation comes down to around 6 percent, while economic growth could ... Read more...

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Britain to push for bigger Indian role in Commonwealth


August 29th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Ahead of the Commonwealth summit in Australia, Lord David Howell, Britain's minister of state for foreign and Commonwealth office, will hold wide-ranging talks here ... Read more...

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India important investment destination, but challenges remain: Ernst-Young


July 11th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India may still be an important investment destination for global companies but its complex tax structure, difficulty in repatriation of cash from investments and corruption ... Read more...

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US to focus economic dialogue on India’s vast potential (Lead)


June 23rd, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) A high-level India-US economic dialogue here next week will seek to tap vast opportunities offered by one of the fastest-growing economies in the world ... Read more...

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India-US economic dialogue to focus on India’s vast potential


June 23rd, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will lead a high-level economic dialogue here next week aimed at seeking to tap vast ... Read more...

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Build harmony with Indians, Tibetans told (World Refugee Day)


June 20th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, June 20 (IANS) The new prime minister of the Tibetan government in exile admits to problems between Tibetans and locals in Dharamsala and wants "better communication" between the two ... Read more...

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Water policy should ensure ecosystem sustainability: Ansari


April 13th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) India's water policy should ensure sustainability of the ecosystem so that there is adequate availability of water for everyone, Vice President Hamid Ansari said Wednesday.Speaking ... Read more...

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Intensive agriculture sustainable, ecologically more viable to solve food security concerns


March 3rd, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.3 (ANI): The chairman of Syngenta AG, Martin Taylor, on Thursday said attaining food security is becoming a major challenge, and added that a solution was possible only through proper ... Read more...

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UAE advocates free trade


February 22nd, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 21 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates has advocated a free trade policy in the world, saying it can create economic opportunity for millions of people in developing economies, and thus ... Read more...

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Experts look at ways to use sea cucumbers’ potential in saving our seas


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Researchers at the Newcastle University, UK, are investigating how to use sea cucumbers in developing a more sustainable way of farming in the sea.Sea cucumbers are not only ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Engage overseas young Indians to meet India’s challenges: Pitroda


January 8th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Young overseas Indians should come to India to discover opportunities and meet the challenges of a complex and chaotic land, the prime minister's advisor on education and ... Read more...

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India’s leadership unknown to much of world: Gallup poll


December 1st, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) As India seeks to cement its place as a world leader with its bid for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council, Gallup surveys ... Read more...

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Anand Sharma to hold talks with Putin in St. Petersburg Friday


June 16th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Commerce Minister Anand Sharma is scheduled to call on Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during his two-day visit to attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) ... Read more...

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ICC president meets Cricket Ireland officials


June 9th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, June 9 (ANI): ICC President David Morgan travelled to Dundalk, Co. Louth to meet with directors of Cricket Ireland as part of the ongoing process of information sharing with members.An ICC ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

UN gathers Asia and Pacific countries to better rebound from global economic crisis


May 14th, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – A United Nations (UN) meeting is gathering Asian and Pacific countries to coordinate strategies to fight the global economic crisis.The week-long annual session of the UN Economic ... Read more...

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South Asian leaders admit SAARC failure; blame India, Pakistan (Roundup)


April 28th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Thimphu, April 28 (IANS) South Asian leaders Wednesday admitted their mutual differences, particulary those between India and Pakistan, failed SAARC to overcome key challenges of poverty, climate change and ... Read more...

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Support us over UN Security Council seat, India asks China


April 6th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 6 (IANS) Ruling out a competitive relationship with Beijing, India Tuesday urged China to review its long-held positions and back New Delhi for a seat in the UN Security Council. ... Read more...

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Major challenges in implementing Right to Education


April 1st, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The historic Right to Education (RTE) act that promises to provide every child compulsory elementary education is set to face many hurdles. Following are the key challenges ... Read more...

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82 percent of projects tardy, exceeded costs: Survey


March 11th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) About 82 percent of the infrastructure projects during April 1992-March 2009 overshot their scheduled completion dates while 41 percent faced cost over-runs, said a survey released ... Read more...

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India nuclear deal has not complicated non-proliferation efforts: US


March 6th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 6 (IANS) The landmark India-US civil nuclear deal has not complicated efforts to achieve universalisation of the Additional Protocol for International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards as ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee looks to promising financial year


February 27th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 27(ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday admitted that the last two years have been tough for the country's economy, as he inaugurated 82nd annual session of ... Read more...

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Finance Secretary defends withdrawal of stimulus package


February 27th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Commenting on the new Budget proposals, Finance Secretary Ashok Chawla said that the budget is pragmatic, balanced and realistic.He said, "The economy has been through difficult times ... Read more...

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Asian Security Conference to focus on 2030 scenario


February 9th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The concerns that India and other Asian nations will face on security and other fronts two decades hence will be the focus of a three-day conference that ... Read more...

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How white-dwarf stars merge and become a supernova


January 8th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 8 (ANI): A team of astrophysicists from the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics in Garching, Germany, has used computer simulations to show that some supernovae are a result of the merger of ... Read more...

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