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Spain, Egypt to create consortium to foster investment


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 11 (IANS/EFE) Spain's foreign minister announced here Monday the creation of a Spanish-Egyptian consortium to foster bilateral investment and business activity."We're going to get a Spanish-Egyptian consortium under ... Read more...

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India should lead nuclear debate at NAM: Experts


August 29th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Ahead of the 16th Non-aligned Movement Summit in Tehran, a group of retired diplomats and experts Wednesday pitched for a proactive leadership role for ... Read more...

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Fewer women at top due to glass ceiling: Women entrepreneurs


August 7th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Although more and more women are joining the workforce in India, a glass ceiling is keeping them away from top positions, women entrepreneurs feel.Participating ... Read more...

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UN chief lauds India’s role in Security Council


April 27th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Backing the United Nations reforms process, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday lauded India's leadership role as a non-permanent member of the Security Council and its ... Read more...

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CSA to release Botha from central contracts


March 31st, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 31 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) will be releasing Johan Botha from his central contract after the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in September.The Twenty20 captain said it ... Read more...

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Educational failure threatens US global leadership, says report


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) The failure of the United States to educate its students leaves them unprepared to compete and threatens the country's ability to thrive in a global ... Read more...

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Tech Mahindra, Mahindra Satyam to merge (Lead)


March 21st, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Two IT companies belonging to the Mahindra Group said Wednesday they would merge into a single unit.Mahindra Satyam, the erstwhile Satyam Computers that was taken ... Read more...

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Designing ‘robofish’ to steer fish away from oil spills


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Inspired by nature, researchers have perfected a 'robofish' which is capable of leading a school of real fishes and, if need be, steer them away from ... Read more...

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Milan-Juventus game may decide Serie A title, says Allegri


February 20th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 20 (IANS) AC Milan head coach Massimiliano Allegri said the game between his side and Juventus Saturday could decide the Italian Serie A title.The Rossoneri beat Cesena ... Read more...

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No talks on BJP-BSP post-poll tie up :Nirmala Sitharaman


February 12th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) are not into talks on a post-poll alliance in case they fail to ... Read more...

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Economic crisis looms as Obama returns from Asia


November 20th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) As President Barack Obama returns home after a sojourn in Bali he faces a looming economic crisis that threatens to unravel the gains of his ... Read more...

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Transparency promised in full ’spectrum’ of new telecom policy (Roundup)


October 10th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The government unveiled a draft of its new telecom policy here Monday that focuses on free roaming, transparent allocation of airwaves, strategies to increase rural ... Read more...

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IT policy to increase revenue to $300 billion: Sibal


October 7th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) The National Policy on Information Technology (IT) aims to increase revenues from the sector to $300 billion by 2020 from the current $88 billion, Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Manmohan set to go to New York for UN meet


September 1st, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Against the backdrop of Security Council reforms gathering momentum and the world looking at India's leadership role in resolving complex global issues, Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Britain seeks India’s leadership role in Commonwealth


August 30th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Describing India as "a beacon of democracy", Britain Tuesday pushed for a leadership role for India in reinvigorating the 54-nation Commonwealth that will hold the ... Read more...

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India to push Rajiv Gandhi plan for n-free world


August 19th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) India is poised to push for universal nuclear disarmament at global fora as a panel, headed by Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar, Friday presented ... Read more...

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Human rights groups seek reprieve for Bhullar


August 12th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) Several international human rights organizations have come out in support of the demand for the release of Devender Pal Singh Bhullar, who has been sentenced ... Read more...

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PM to go to Indonesia, US seeks closer India ties in East Asia


July 21st, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will travel to Indonesia in November to attend the 18-nation East Asia Summit, a trip that will be closely watched ... Read more...

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Chinese think tank slams US’ overtly pro-India stance


July 21st, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Beijing, July 21 (IANS) China has taken careful note of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's speech pitching for a larger global role for India in East Asia, with ... Read more...

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Opening up markets will result in prosperous Asia: Clinton


July 20th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 20 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday said her country is betting on India opening its trade for the prosperity of its own people and ... Read more...

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Self-help groups to get loans at lower rates: Jairam Ramesh


June 21st, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 21 (IANS) The central government has decided to reduce the rate of interest for Self-Help Groups (SHGs) from 12 percent to seven percent to bring it on ... Read more...

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Berlusconi’s eldest daughter not interested in politics


May 6th, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 6 (IANS/AKI) The eldest daughter of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has dismissed reports that she was interested in following in the footsteps of her 74-year-old father into ... Read more...

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Huge forex loss hits MindTree net in fiscal 2010-11


April 21st, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 21 (IANS) Leading IT services and product firm MindTree Ltd suffered a forex loss of $10.7 million year-on-year (YoY), resulting in its consolidated net profit declining by a ... Read more...

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LiLo to play Junior Gotti’s wife in mob flick


April 21st, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 21 (ANI): It's official. Lindsay Lohan will be joining the cast of the highly anticipated movie about the late New York mafia boss John Gotti.Instead of Victoria Gotti, the ... Read more...

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ASEAN, Japan agree to boost cooperation on nuke plant safety


April 10th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Jakarta, Apr 10 (ANI): The Japanese Foreign ministers and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) conducted a meeting in Indonesia, aiming to boost the safety of nuclear power plants in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Clarke has many challenges as Australian Cricket captain


March 30th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar.30 (ANI): Pressure mounts on Michael Clarke who has been appointed as the Australian cricket team's captain after Ricky Ponting bowed to pressure and quit the captaincy, following the team's early ... Read more...

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Clarke will have to set sights high as Oz captain


March 30th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar. 30 (ANI): New Australian captain Michael Clarke will have to set his sights very high to ensure his place in the sports history.Embarking on a "life-changing experience" as Australia's 43rd ... Read more...

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“I’m not going to be the new Ricky Ponting”, says new Australian captain Clarke


March 30th, 2011 - 10:19 am ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 30(ANI): Michael Clarke has taken over the Australian Test and one-day cricket captaincy from Ricky Ponting, who stepped down following his World Cup campaign debacle, with Shane Watson being named ... Read more...

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Wikileaks cables are accurate: Narendra Modi


March 22nd, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
Gandhinagar, Mar.22 (ANI): Gujarat's chief minister Narendra Modi has said that WikiLeaks cables about him are accurate and speak well of his stance against America's take on communal riots in the ... Read more...

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Award for Goa company accused of illegal mining


March 18th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) India's biggest producer and exporter of iron ore Sesa Goa Limited (SGL) has been given the ICC Sustainability Vision award, a company statement said, a day ... Read more...

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US seeks expanded military ties with India, China


February 9th, 2011 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) The United States, as part of a new military strategy, is seeking "expanded military cooperation with India" and a "positive, cooperative, and comprehensive relationship with China", ... Read more...

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India should provide leadership, says UN climate chief (Lead)


February 5th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) India should play a leadership role to ensure rich nations do more to combat global warming, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres said Saturday."I hope India takes leadership ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Experts urge US not to make ‘hasty’ retreat from Afghanistan


January 29th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, jan.29 (ANI): The U.S. should maintain a robust U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan until it is clear that the recent progress is sustainable, two experts on South Asian and Middle ... Read more...

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No gender discrimination at workplace? Not true!


January 8th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 8 (ANI): Researchers have said that even in today's times, gender discrimination at workplace is still very much alive and kicking.Men and women in jobs that are generally associated with ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda a ‘failure’ in Indonesia, claims secret Oz intelligence assessment


December 15th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Dec 15 (ANI): A secret Australian intelligence assessment has said that the al-Qaeda militant organisation is 'a failure' and its regional offshoot, Jemaah Islamiah, has been broken in Indonesia.The Sydney ... Read more...

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