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Nicaragua turns to Chinese firm to finance canal project


September 8th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Managua, Sep 8 (IANS/EFE) Nicaragua has signed a memorandum of understanding with a Chinese company on financing for a $30 billion inter-oceanic canal, an official said.The document was signed by ... Read more...

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Hyderabad-based Nav Bharat comes under CBI scanner


September 5th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 4 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday conducted raids on the offices of Nav Bharat Power Pvt Ltd, one of the five companies named by the ... Read more...

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Illegal Karnataka mining: SC tells panel to focus on convictions


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked its central empowered committee (CEC) on environment matters to focus on a limited issue in the illegal mining cases in ... Read more...

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China to invest $375 bn in energy-saving projects


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) China plans to invest 2.37 trillion yuan ($375.6 billion) in major energy-saving projects during the 12th Five-Year Plan period (2011-2015), said authorities.The projects are expected to ... Read more...

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Medicinal plants export from India jumps 137 percent


August 8th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) India continues to be ranked the world's second largest exporter of medicinal plants after China as the trade in herbals registered around 137 percent growth ... Read more...

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Birla tyres undecided on commissioning Odisha unit


July 11th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) Birla Tyres said Wednesday it is yet to decide on when to commission its passenger car tyre making unit at Balasore in Odisha."We have not yet ... Read more...

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Satellite surveys to tap India’s rubber growing areas (Lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 29 (IANS) The Rubber Board and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are conducting satellite imagery surveys to discover potential areas of natural rubber cultivation in India, ... Read more...

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‘Satellite surveys to discover potential new rubber areas’


June 29th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 29 (IANS) The Rubber Board, in association with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been conducting satellite imagery surveys to find out potential areas of natural ... Read more...

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Mynamar’s rare earth: China’s monopoly


May 28th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 28 (IANS) China enjoys a monopoly on rare earth that is needed as much in your smart phone as in hybrid cars. The world is now looking at ... Read more...

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Northeastern India hit by cooking gas crisis


May 26th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizwal, May 26 (IANS) Northeastern states of the country have been facing a severe crisis of cooking gas after the production was hit in the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)-owned ... Read more...

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Seagrass can help mitigate climate change


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 23 (IANS) Seagrasses can hold as much carbon as the world's temperate and tropical forests and play an important role in mitigating in climate change, says a first ... Read more...

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Russia destroys over 60 percent of chemical weapons


April 29th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 29 (IANS) About 25,000 metric tonnes - or 62 percent - of Russia's chemical weapons haf been destroyed till April 29, RIA Novosti reported Sunday.In 15 years, Russia ... Read more...

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First private spacecraft launch to ISS delayed


April 25th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dragon, the first private spacecraft to be launched to the International Space Station (ISS), is scheduled to blast off May 7, a week later than ... Read more...

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Rivers could provide energy for half billion people


April 19th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) A new genre of power plants, using only a tenth of the global river flow into the oceans, could meet the energy needs of a half ... Read more...

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China’s railways carry 453 mn people in Q1


April 9th, 2012 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) China's railways transported some 453 million passengers during the first quarter of the current fiscal year, up 0.7 percent from a year earlier.In addition, the railways ... Read more...

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China Railways carry 453 mn passengers Jan-March


April 8th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 8 (IANS) National operator China Railways transported 453.25 million passengers during the first quarter of the year, up 0.7 percent from a year earlier, official data showed Sunday.The ... Read more...

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Hindustan Salts keen on mining in Himachal


April 3rd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 3 (IANS) State-run Hindustan Salts Ltd has again shown interest in mining rock salt in north India's only mines located in Himachal Pradesh, state Industries Minister Kishan Kapoor ... Read more...

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Indorama to invest Rs.1,000 crore in Himachal project


April 3rd, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) Indorama Industries, which claims to be the largest producer of polyester in the world, Tuesday said that it is investing Rs.1,000 crore at its new plant ... Read more...

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Russian military to use civilian planes


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's military will use a civilian An-124 Ruslan Condor heavy-lift transport aircraft currently owned by large carriers, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said."Orders will be ... Read more...

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Heated exchanges in Himachal house on pulses scheme


March 28th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 28 (IANS) Heated exchanges were witnessed between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition Congress in Himachal Pradesh assembly Wednesday over alleged lapses in distribution ... Read more...

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Russia destroys 60 percent chemical weapons


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has destroyed more than 24,000 metric tonnes - or 60 percent - of its chemical weapons stockpile, the industry and trade ministry said."We have ... Read more...

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Karnataka to give interest-free loans to farmers


March 21st, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 21 (IANS) Farmers across Karnataka will get interest-free small-term loans up to Rs.100,000 from state cooperatives in the ensuing fiscal (2012-13) besides free energy for their irrigation pump ... Read more...

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Mamata government receives Rs.80,000 crore investment proposals


March 15th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's West Bengal government has received investment proposals of around Rs.80,000 crore in the first nine months of its tenure, Governor M.K. ... Read more...

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Despite sanctions, India to ramp up ties with Iran


March 1st, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Washington, March 1 (IANS) The US may be satisfied that India is "making steps in the right direction" to impose sanctions on Iran, but New Delhi has made ... Read more...

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Cheers! Karnataka to brew more wines for global markets


March 1st, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 1 (IANS) As India's second largest producer of grapes after Maharashtra, Karnataka is pulling out all the stops to become a preferred destination for setting up wineries to ... Read more...

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‘India diversifying sources to reduce dependence on Iranian oil’


February 29th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) India will increase imports of crude oil from Africa and Latin American countries to reduce dependence on Gulf countries, especially Iran which is facing sanctions ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to import sugar


February 27th, 2012 - 4:20 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 27 (IANS) Bangladesh will import 25,000 metric tonnes of sugar, a media report said Sunday.The cabinet committee on government purchase has endorsed a proposal to import, the bdnews24.com ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh farmers earn record money in paddy sale


February 25th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 25 (IANS) Farmers in India's leading rice producing state of Chhattisgarh earned a record Rs.6535 crore by selling their paddy to state government through co-operative societies this year, ... Read more...

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Indian firm ships sugar packing machine to Sudan


February 20th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 20 (IANS) Integrated packaging machinery major Nichrome India has shipped an assembling machine to one of the largest sugar plants in Sudan for packing the sweet crystals, the ... Read more...

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Berger Paints to hike prices of decorative products


February 14th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) Colour giant Berger Paints will increase prices of its products in the decorative segment by two percent with effect from March, a top company official said ... Read more...

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‘Myanmar can become top rice exporter’


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 2 (IANS) Myanmar has the potential to reclaim the title of the world's No. 1 rice exporter, an industry leader has said.The country's rice harvest may more than ... Read more...

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Russia launches space freighter to ISS


January 26th, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian Soyuz-U rocket carrying the Progress M-14M cargo spacecraft was launched just after midnight Wednesday for the International Space Station (ISS) now in orbit.The ... Read more...

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US, Russia to dispose of tonnes of weapon-grade plutonium


January 25th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) The US and Russia will dispose 34 tonnes of excess weapon-grade plutonium each that is enough material for approximately 17,000 nuclear weapons, RIA Novosti quoted a ... Read more...

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Russia may increase oil output in 2012


January 22nd, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is planning to raise its oil production by 1 percent year-on-year in 2012 to 516 million metric tonnes, the energy ministry said."We are expecting ... Read more...

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Texas tops US greenhouse gas emissions list


January 12th, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Houston, Jan 12 (IANS) The US state of Texas released more greenhouse gases into the air than any other American state in 2010, official data showed Wednesday.The US Environmental Protection ... Read more...

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