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Purge extremists within Pakistani military: Daily


September 21st, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) A leading Pakistani daily Friday called for a "purge" of all those military personnel who sympathise with the militants after terrorists targeted a Pakistan Air Force ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Brazil’s middle class swells as 35 mn climb out of poverty


September 21st, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Roughly 35 million Brazilians have climbed out of poverty over the last decade and 53 percent of the country's nearly 194 million people now ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Many Britons don’t mind having kids without marrying


September 20th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) British family life appears to have undergone a major change as for the first time the number of unmarried couples with children has equalled those who ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Bhupathi lashes out at AITA


September 18th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) India tennis veteran Mahesh Bhupathi Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the All India Tennis Association (AITA), saying its administration is detrimental to growth of sport ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

PMO lists inclusive growth achievements


September 17th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Prime Minister's office (PMO) has listed 10 major achievements that showcase inclusive growth in the last one decade.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's official Twitter account ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

A showpiece city struggles to remain clean (Karnataka Newsletter)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 15 (IANS) One of India's showpiece cities for its salubrious climate and beautiful gardens, Karnataka's capital also came to be known in the last decade and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Indian under-fives the most vulnerable in the world


September 13th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Despite the government's efforts to improve maternal and child health, the latest report released by UNICEF shows India had the highest number of deaths of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

We want Kerala to be part of US-India trade: US envoy


September 12th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) US ambassador to India Nancy Powell Wednesday told the 'Emerging Kerala-2012 Investor Meet' here that the US wants Kerala to be part of the growth ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kuwait football coach out of coma


September 6th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Belgrade (Serbia), Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The coach of the Kuwait national football team has come out of a coma after being shot last month.Goran Tufegdzic is awake, in a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Consumption in rural India growing faster than urban areas: CRISIL


August 29th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) For the first time since economic reforms began two decades ago, consumption in rural India is growing faster than in urban areas, a survey by ratings ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Republicans declare India geopolitical ally


August 29th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) As Mitt Romney officially clinched the Republican presidential nomination, the party declared India a "geopolitical ally and a strategic trading partner", much like the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Bangalore Nano to focus on business opportunities


August 28th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 28 (IANS) The fifth edition of Bangalore Nano 2012, the premier nanotechnology event Dec 6-7, will focus on business opportunities in the sunrise sector, which helps in improving ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

New measures soon to boost exports, investor confidence


August 28th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The government will soon announce new steps to boost exports and investors' confidence in the Indian economy, Commerce Secretary S.R. Rao said Tuesday."The government is ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kuwait football coach shot, in critical condition


August 26th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Belgrade, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Serbian coach of the Kuwait national football team has been shot by his neighbour and is in critical condition in hospital, Serbian newspaper Vecernje ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

56 percent drop in HIV infections since 2000


August 24th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The number of new annual HIV infections has declined by around 56 percent during the last decade in the country, the Lok Sabha was informed ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Meghalaya groups want check on illegal immigrants


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 22 (IANS) Entry permits should be introduced in Meghalaya to restrict the influx of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, social organisations demanded Wednesday.The Khasi Students' Union (KSU), along with eight ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Philips to build LED manufacturing centre in China


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) Philips (China) Investment Co. Ltd. has started construction on an LED manufacturing centre in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan province, authorities said.The new facility will ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

English mass-market books tap Hindi speakers (Feature)


August 10th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Popular books in English are cutting through the language barrier to reach Hindi speaking readers in north India.Five commercially successful titles, "Hello Bastar", "The ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Want to cut red-tape in defence ties with India: US (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) With the US rebalancing its strategic focus to Asia-Pacific, a key Obama administration official Monday said his nation's ties with India will play a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Groundwater contaminated, Punjab battles uranium curse (Punjab Newsletter)


July 13th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) The high incidence of cancer and other diseases in Punjab's Malwa belt has been highlighted over the last decade. Now, union Rural Development Minister Jairam ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Metro is proud symbol of India’s growth: Pratibha Patil


July 8th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Pratibha Patil took her maiden Metro ride here Sunday, becoming the first president to do so. She described the city's lifeline as a proud ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

As militancy fades, girls return to school in Jammu’s remote regions


July 4th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 4 (IANS) For the girls of Mahore in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district where militants used to have a free run, it is time to realise their dreams ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Google announces cloud-computing service


June 29th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, June 29 (IANS) Google has announced Compute Engine, a cloud-computing service that allows businesses to run their applications on servers in the tech giant's data center."We're introducing Google ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ocean ‘green rust’ could scrape toxic metals


June 27th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) A rare kind of mineral known as "green rust", which could be used to scape toxic metals and radioactive species from the environment, also played a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cricket uniting blacks, whites in Zimbabwe


June 26th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, June 26 (IANS) Cricket has become the biggest unifier of blacks and whites in Zimbabwe, a country that had seen the two races occupying different corners.The mingling ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Post ‘Vicky Donor’, Ayushmann to focus more on movies


June 24th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) Ayushmann Khurrana, who made it big in Bollywood with his debut film "Vicky Donor", says he will now focus more on films rather than on ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Police raid rave party in Hyderabad, arrest 30 youth


June 23rd, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 23 (IANS) Thirty youth, including 15 girls, were arrested by the police that busted what they alled was a nude dance party at a resort in the Hayatnagar ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Chris Gayle puts controversy behind him


June 16th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 16 (IANS/CMC) Talismanic opener Chris Gayle says he has put to rest the last 14 months of animosity with the cricket board and is now focussed on helping to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Egypt court clears Mubarak aides for election


June 15th, 2012 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's Constitutional Court has rejected the "political isolation law" that barred former president Hosni Mubarak's associates from politics.According to Nile TV, the law barred officials ... Read more...

Posted in World |

List of French Open winners in last 10 years


June 11th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 11 (IANS) Rafael Nadal's record-breaking seventh French Open title Monday was his seventh triumph at Roland Garros in the last decade.Winners' list2012: Rafael Nadal (Spain) 2011: Rafael Nadal ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Now, family planning counsellors at district hospitals


June 8th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The government will soon have family planning counsellors at district hospitals across the country for better utilisation of its population control services, officials said ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

WHO calls for investment in disaster management


June 6th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 6 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday called on countries for greater investment in strengthening the resilience of communities to save lives during disasters and emergencies.At a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Is overfishing killing the hilsa in Bengal? (With Image) (June 5 is World Environment Day)


June 5th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) It is the ultimate in Bengali cuisine and Bengalis in both India and Bangladesh swear by the delicate taste of this premium fish. But the hilsa, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Indian-origin woman dies of rabies in Britain


May 29th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) An Indian-origin woman in Britain has died after contracting rabies due to a dog-bite she suffered while visiting India.The woman, in her 50s and from London, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India’s security in jeopardy if army ignores merit: Book (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) India's security will be in jeopardy unless the nation's political class, backed by a compliant bureaucracy, "gets its act together and vigorously desists from sacrificing ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

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