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Maldives wants to expand trade with China


August 25th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 25 (IANS) Visiting Maldivian President Mohammed Waheed has said here that his country needs to expand trade with China.Addressing the media Friday during his three-day visit, Waheed said ... Read more...

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Brazil to see moderate growth in 2012


August 10th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 10 (IANS) Brazil should be able to achieve moderate growth in 2012, while most of the OECD's 34 member economies will lose steam in the coming ... Read more...

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Remittances to Honduras increases


July 17th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, July 17 (IANS/EFE) Family remittances sent home by Hondurans living abroad totalled $1.45 billion in the first half of this year, 2.2 percent more than during the same period ... Read more...

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Mosquitoes sniff out victims for blood


July 3rd, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) Mosquitoes have an uncanny ability to sniff out potential victims for blood, thanks to a large part of their tiny brains being devoted to the sense ... Read more...

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Super 30’s IIT-JEE success story brings joy again


May 18th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 18 (IANS) A daily wage labourer, a security guard, a grocer, a marginal farmer and a truck mechanic are among the proud fathers whose sons have cracked the ... Read more...

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US to expand intelligence operations


April 24th, 2012 - 4:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) The US is planning to expand its intelligence operations against high-priority targets such as Iran as part of a new initiative, a media report said.The newly ... Read more...

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Bangalore stares at water famine - unless projects implemented


April 6th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 6 (IANS) Bangalore's population is growing at the rate of four percent a year, but water availability is going down steadily. The metropolis of nearly nine million needs ... Read more...

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West Bengal: only a quarter use tap water


March 27th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The West Bengal census report of 2011 revealed Tuesday that only 25.4 and 54.5 percent of households use tap water and have electricity in their homes.According ... Read more...

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Only 43.5 percent Indians use tap water


March 13th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Only 43.5 percent households in India use tap water while 87 percent still depend on tubewell, handpump and covered well as the main source of ... Read more...

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China’s advertising revenues exceed $47 bn


February 28th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) China's advertising market developed steadily and revenues exceeded 300 billion yuan ($47.62 billion) last year, an official said Tuesday.The country's advertising industry started to take off ... Read more...

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Deputy head of Libyan NTC resigns after protests


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The deputy head of Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) has announced his resignation after the national wave of mass protests against the new government, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Vendors with semi-perishable goods may lose livelihood: Survey


January 20th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Street vendors selling semi-perishable goods in Rajasthan are facing a never-before threat of loss of livelihood, a survey of over 2,500 vendors has revealed.The Public Response ... Read more...

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Need more interaction with people at nuclear sites: Narayanasamy


December 8th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy Thursday said there was a need to have more interaction with local communities at the site ... Read more...

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Russians ignore parliament poll campaign: Survey


November 30th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Less than half of Russians -- about 47 percent -- are paying attention to the campaign ahead of the Dec 4 parliamentary elections, an opinion ... Read more...

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Donkey cart bombing shows Taliban inventive: Pakistani daily


November 15th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) Using a donkey cart for a bombing indicates that the Pakistani Taliban is becoming inventive and it "is about time authorities proved themselves capable of ... Read more...

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Over 50 percent of Ecuador’s oil exports went to China


October 21st, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) About 54 percent of Ecuador's oil exports in September went to China, state-owned Petroecuador said Thursday, adding that the remaining exports of crude went to Venezuela ... Read more...

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Ecuador wants to hike oil output


July 8th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Quito, July 8 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador wants to increase its oil production to an average of 502,000 barrels per day (bpd) this year, up from the 486,000 bpd level registered in ... Read more...

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India to set up debt fund to finance infrastructure


June 24th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) India will soon set up a debt fund to facilitate financing of long-term infrastructure projects. The government said Friday it has finalised the broad ... Read more...

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Number of foreign visitors to Spain rises


April 26th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 26 (IANS/EFE) Spain received nine million foreign tourists in the first quarter, 2.9 percent more than during the same period in 2010, according to a survey results released ... Read more...

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Chandigarh brothers become youngest sea-divers


April 22nd, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Always fascinated by the sea and marine life and inspired by their naval officer father and sky-diver mother, two boys from Chandigarh have become the ... Read more...

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Two held with 104 kg of drug


April 19th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi police arrested two men for trafficking 104 kg of ganja (cannabis), an official said Tuesday.Rajiv Kumar, 22, and Dayanand, 21, were arrested from Mukundpur ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh farmers benefiting from multi-storied farming


April 4th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Raipur, Apr 4 (ANI): The multi-storied pattern of farming is benefiting farmers of Chhattisgarh.Farmers are planting many crops using this method.The state, known as the 'Rice Bowl of India', is now looking ... Read more...

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Brain-controlled prosthetic arm developed


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 03 (ANI): Two Ryerson University undergraduate biomedical engineering students have developed prosthetic arm that is controlled by brain signals.The Artificial Muscle-Operated (AMO) Arm not only enables amputees more range of ... Read more...

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‘Fears of ‘catastrophic’ return of Islamic fundamentalists in Egypt’


April 2nd, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Apr 2 (ANI): Religious fundamentalists including Abboud al-Zomor, Egypt's former intelligence officer who has been recently released after serving a jail term for supplying the bullets that had killed the country's ... Read more...

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Pakistan embraces China as new arms partner: Report


March 28th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 28 (IANS) Pakistan is now "backing away" from the US, its long-time strategic arms partner, and has joined hands with China to "beef up" its arsenal of ... Read more...

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Pakistan replacing US with China as its principal arms supplier


March 27th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 27(ANI): Pakistan is expanding its nuclear-capable arsenal by embracing China as its new strategic arms partner and backing away from the United States, according to analysts.Until the mid-1960s, the US ... Read more...

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Brits increasingly swapping ‘TV dinner bites with PC bytes’


March 7th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): A new survey reveals that an increasing number of Britons are replacing TV dinners with PC dinners.It found three-fifths of people have settled down to eat their evening ... Read more...

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Gaddafi won’t destroy oil wells, says his son


February 26th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Feb 26 (IANS/AKI) Muammar Gaddafi would never destroy the country's oil wells -- its main source of wealth -- to quash the anti-government protests, the Libyan leader's son Saif al-Islam has ... Read more...

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Russel Brand’s ‘Arthur’ role inspired by millionaire playboy Lapo Elkann


February 19th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Russell Brand has revealed that his lead role in the remake of 'Arthur' is inspired by millionaire playboy Lapo Elkann.The actor will play the role of lovesick drunk ... Read more...

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Nepal reels under 14-hour power cuts daily


February 7th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 7 (IANS) As Nepal's new communist Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal assumed office Monday, Nepal's power authorities announced a stringent 14-hour daily electricity blackout, citing the drying up ... Read more...

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Cosmos 250 times bigger than visible universe


February 3rd, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) Just how big is the universe is a question that has baffled cosmologists for decades. But now scientists have reasons to believe that it is at least ... Read more...

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Elite Oz batsmen becoming robots because of bowling machines: Smith


January 30th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 30 (ANI): Australia's coaches must minimise their use of bowling machines and restrict throw-downs in net sessions in order to correct the flawed footwork of some of the batsmen, according ... Read more...

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Haiti cholera death toll tops 4,000


January 29th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) The number of deaths caused by the cholera epidemic that Haiti has suffered since mid-October has risen to 4,030, with a total of 209,034 people treated, health authorities ... Read more...

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Cholera claimed 4,000 lives in Haiti


January 26th, 2011 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 26 (IANS/EFE) More than 3,900 Haitians have died of cholera since the outbreak of the disease in mid-October, the country's health officials has said.The disease has spread across all 10 ... Read more...

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1 in 5 horses overweight or obese: Study


January 19th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A pilot study has found that rates of obesity among horses are likely to be just as high as they are among humans.At least one in five horses ... Read more...

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