least developed countries

Rich nations shy from commitment at Rio Earth Summit


June 21st, 2012 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 21 (IANS) As the Earth Summit began Wednesday, India had more than one reason to be happy, with its main concerns addressed in the draft ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

China urges joint effort for sustainable development


June 21st, 2012 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 21 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Wednesday urged the global community to make joint efforts to promote sustainable development."To jointly promote sustainable development, we should take ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Projects worth $30 billion discussed at India-Africa conclave


March 20th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) More than 200 projects worth almost $30 billion in sectors like infrastructure, mining, agriculture, telecom and healthcare was discussed at the 8th edition of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India assures greater market access to SAARC countries


February 16th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) India Thursday said it will take pro-active measures to reduce barriers in trade and services, in a bid to ensure greater economic integration in the South ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Over 200 Indian IT firms at Hyderabad expo


February 13th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 13 (IANS) More than 200 Indian IT firms will display their solutions and products at Indiasoft 2012, the flagship IT event of Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

With no agreement, Durban climate talks spill over a day (Roundup)


December 9th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 9 (IANS) With differences among countries on some contentious issues yet to be bridged, the UN climate talks in Durban will continue on Saturday - though Friday was ... Read more...

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EU blames India for climate deal delay, minister rebuts


December 9th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 9 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Friday blamed India for blocking a new legally binding agreement, saying its "relatively tough stand" was hampering countries from arriving at a ... Read more...

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India ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Durban outcome


December 8th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 8 (IANS) Indian Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan Thursday said she is "cautiously optimistic" about UN climate talks arriving at a conclusion as the ambition levels of developed countries ... Read more...

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Innovation network, dedicated fund can tackle energy challenge: Report


November 30th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) International innovation network for least developed countries (LDC) with focus on renewable energy technologies (RET), dedicated fund structures and training platforms are vital for addressing ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

South-South cooperation to benefit LDCs: Report


November 17th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) South-South cooperation can be conducive to the emergence of an effective and stronger state in the least developed countries (LDCs), according to a latest report ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China’s imports set to double


November 11th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Nov 11 (IANS) China's imports are likely to be more than double in the coming five years, exceeding $8 trillion.Yi Xiaozhun, China's permanent representative to the World Trade Organisation ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India unveils duty cuts for SAARC LDCs, says let’s trust each other


November 10th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives), Nov 10 (IANS) Stressing that the global economy is "under stress," India Thursday announced trade concession for poorer SAARC countries and exhorted the grouping's members "to put ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India to reduce tariffs under sensitive list: Sharma


September 8th, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) India will reduce the tariff line under the sensitive list by 20 percent by next month as required under the South Asian Free Trade Agreement ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New Nepal PM to visit India, sidestepping controversy


September 7th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 7 (IANS) Nepal's new prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru University scholar Baburam Bhattarai, will visit India after attending a UN meet in New York this month, thereby sidestepping ... Read more...

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South Sudan becomes world’s newest nation (Second Lead, superseding earlier story)


July 9th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Juba, July 9 (IANS) South Sudan has become the world's newest nation -- 193rd country recognised by the UN and the 54th UN member state in Africa -- after a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

South Sudan becomes world’s newest country (Lead)


July 9th, 2011 - 4:44 am ICT by IANS
Juba, July 9 (IANS) South Sudan turned the world's newest country and Africa's 53rd state here early Saturday.Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon were among the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

67 mn school age kids deprived of education: UN


July 4th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 4 (IANS) At least 67 million children of school-going age are still denied the right to education due to financial, social or other challenges, such as health ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Saudi Arabia has provided soft loans to 95 countries


May 12th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, May 12 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has provided assistance and soft loans over the past 30 years to 95 developing countries, a minister said.Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Nizar ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nepal government seeks more time to complete new constitution


May 12th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 12 (IANS) With only 16 days left to ready a new constitution and facing his ouster from power, Nepal's beleaguered Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal Thursday rushed back ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Nepal, Tibet sign MoU for trade fair


May 11th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 11 (IANS) The two-day trade talks between Tibet and its largest trade partner since 2001, Nepal, ended in Kathmandu Tuesday with both sides inking a memorandum of understanding ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UN summit of least developed nations begins Monday


May 9th, 2011 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 9 (IANS) The 4th UN summit of the Least Developed Countries starts Monday in Istanbul, and would focus on ending poverty, Prensa Latina reported.The summit would seek ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India ranked third worst on mother care: Report


May 7th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) India is the third worst place to be in for mothers among "77 less developed countries", said a report released by an NGO Saturday.India climbed ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Indian external affairs minister to visit Nepal


April 17th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 17 (IANS) Two months after Jhala Nath Khanal became the new prime minister of Nepal, India is sending its External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna to the country to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nepal PM keen to visit India before May deadline


April 12th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 12 (IANS) Nepal's new Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal is keen to make a state visit to India before May 28, the deadline by which his government has ... Read more...

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Africa woos Indian investors with huge natural resources


April 5th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) African nations want to shrug off the least developed nation tags and are showcasing their vast resources, be it land, oil or minerals to woo ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India, Africa must stick together: Top UN envoy (Interview, With Image)


March 1st, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Ahead of a crucial round of negotiations on reform of the UN Security Council next month, Cheick Sidi Diarra, the top UN envoy for Africa, ... Read more...

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Delay in disbursing funds to poor countries disappointing: Ramesh


February 27th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Sunday termed the delay in disbursement of fast-start funding by developed countries to poor countries as the "biggest disappointment" and "betrayal of trust", ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Spices for Indian kitchens from distant Comoros


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Shubha Singh New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Spices such as cloves and pepper used in Indian kitchens will soon have a flavour of Comoros, an Indian Ocean island nation located in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India to train Lesotho police


February 22nd, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Shubha Singh New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) India and Lesotho, the small landlocked kingdom surrounded by South Africa, have a "very profitable partnership" that covers a variety of sectors from cooperation ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India backs modest expansion of UN Security Council


February 21st, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) As a crucial round of inter-governmental negotiations on UN Security Council reforms begins next month, India is backing a "modest expansion" of the powerful body and is ... Read more...

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Taj at sunset casts spell over African, Asian ministers


February 20th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand Agra, Feb 20 (IANS) The soft glow of the setting sun gently flickered over the Taj Mahal amid faint Quranic chants, evoking sighs of appreciation from hordes of visiting ministers ... Read more...

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Negotiations on UN reforms to begin in March


February 20th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Shubha Singh New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The next round of inter-governmental negotiations on UN Security Council reforms, in which India has a major stake, is to take place in the first ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India through a different prism (Capital Buzz)


February 20th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Indians themselves may be casting a cynical eye at the current goings-on and its impact on the future of the nation, but for the outside world, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Delhi Conference wants more international aid to Least Developed Countries


February 19th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): The conference on Least Developed Countries organised here has underlined the need for stronger international commitment at highest political level to implement the agenda of Istanbul conference ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Implement Cancun accords, demand Least Developed Countries


February 19th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Least Developed Countries (LDC) Saturday called for immediate disbursement of funds, agreed at the Cancun talks, for them to deal with the impact of climate change. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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