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Kerala showcases opportunities to potential investors (Second Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Projecting an industry-friendly face, Kerala Wednesday showcased untapped business opportunities at an investors summit, which the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said would help in building ... Read more...

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China’s FDI drops (Lead)


July 17th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 17 (IANS) China attracted $12 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in June, 6.9 percent lass than a year earlier, it was announced Tuesday. The figure took the ... Read more...

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Denmark to boost exports to BRIC economies


May 10th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, May 10 (IANS) The Danish government aims to boost exports to emerging economies, including India, by 50 percent within the next five years, it said in a report here.The ... Read more...

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Over 500,000 seek Spanish citizenship


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 2 (IANS/EFE) A total of 503,439 people, most of them in Latin America, have requested Spanish nationality by virtue of a law according to which the descendants of ... Read more...

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Core industries growth rebounds to 6.8 percent


December 26th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) India's core industries grew 6.8 percent in November, compared to just 0.3 percent in October, raising hopes of a rebound in overall factory output, official ... Read more...

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Delays in infra projects raises costs 23 percent: Government (Lead)


August 19th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The government Friday said 251 central projects - most of them in the infrastructure sector - have missed their deadlines, resulting in an anticipated cost-overrun ... Read more...

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‘251 delayed projects to cost 23.45 percent more’


August 19th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The central government Friday said 251 central projects have missed their deadlines, resulting in an anticipated cost-overrun of 23.45 percent of Rs.369,361.6 crore on implementing ... Read more...

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India’s annual food inflation rises after brief lull


August 4th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) After falling to its lowest level in over two years, India's food inflation spiked to 8.04 percent for the week ended July 23 because of ... Read more...

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Lack of funds hits China’s affordable housing


June 29th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 29 (IANS) Lack of funding has hit China's affordable housing project that would have seen the construction of 10 million homes this year, a media report said.Peoples Daily ... Read more...

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India’s merchandise exports up in January, oil imports down


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) India's merchandise exports were up over 32 percent in January even as oil imports, over which government has expressed worry because of rising global prices, were actually ... Read more...

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Food inflation falls to 13.07 percent


February 10th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) India's annual food inflation dropped by nearly four percentage points to 13.07 percent for the week ended Jan 29 -- the lowest level in nearly one-and-a-half months ... Read more...

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Food inflation soars yet again (Lead)


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) India's annual food inflation shot up to 17.05 percent for the week ended Jan 22, as prices of onions, vegetables and other essential food items continued ... Read more...

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New rules for overseas Chinese contractors


January 14th, 2011 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 14 (IANS) China will soon issue a set of guidelines for its contractors working abroad as part of an effort to help improve the brand value of its companies.The rules ... Read more...

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Onion, milk prices keep India’s annual food inflation high


December 9th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) After falling to a four-month low, India's annual food inflation rose again to 8.69 percent for the week ended Nov 27, as prices of onions, milk, ... Read more...

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Teacher shortage could hamper universal education goal (For Teacher’s Day, Sep 5)


September 4th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Anjali Ojha New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) As India celebrates another Teacher's Day on Sunday, it comes as a reminder of a major challenge that lies ahead - a massive crunch of ... Read more...

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Internal security meet to discuss Kashmir, Maoist violence


August 24th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) As peace eludes the troubled Kashmir Valley where more than 60 civilians have been killed during the last two months, a worried central government will discuss ... Read more...

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Kashmir, Maoist violence top agenda at internal security meet


August 22nd, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Measures to tackle the latest Kashmir unrest, Maoist violence, strengthening internal security and filling gaping vacancies in the state police forces will be high on the ... Read more...

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Maoist insurgency will be curbed in three years: Chidambaram


July 29th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday expressed confidence that the Maoist insurgency would be curbed in three years with a two-pronged strategy of accelerated development and calibrated ... Read more...

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Chinese police launch drive to curb online soccer gambling


June 12th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jun 12 (ANI): To curb online soccer gambling as the 2010 World Cup kicked off, the police in China have launched crackdowns all over the country.More than 100 people ... Read more...

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China, Taiwan witness over 300,000 cross-Strait marriages


April 28th, 2010 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) China and Taiwan have witnessed more than 300,000 cross-Strait marriages since air travel between the two regions started in 1987, the civil affairs ministry said Tuesday."Marriages between mainland ... Read more...

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NRHM completes five years, rural health still in disarray


April 11th, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has completed five years of operation and has achieved several targets but its main objective to put the rural ... Read more...

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Rail budget may spare fare hikes, rationalise freight tariff


February 23rd, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) With the Vision 2020 document for Indian Railways her guiding force, Mamata Banerjee will present the rail budget for the next fiscal Wednesday, which is widely ... Read more...

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Area under wheat, pulses cultivation rose, rice fell


February 15th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) While the sowing area for wheat and pulses has increased, that for rice and oilseeds has gone down compared to the previous year, reveals agriculture ministry data ... Read more...

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Over 134,000 infected with leprosy in 2008-09: Azad


November 24th, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) There were over 134,000 new leprosy infections in 2008-09 but the number is slowly decreasing in India, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said in the Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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Paramount best on punctuality, IndiGo next


June 12th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Paramount Airways was the most efficient in terms of sticking to flight schedules in May, beating bigger carriers such as Jet Airways, Kingfisher and Air India, according ... Read more...

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India’s exports miss target with $169 bn last fiscal


May 1st, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) India's merchandise exports fell short of the target set for the previous fiscal and were valued at $168.7 billion, up merely 3.4 percent over $163.13 billion in ... Read more...

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Thailand prescribes bug-free diet for asthma patients


March 22nd, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 22 (DPA) Thailand's health ministry has warned people suffering from asthma and allergies to avoid eating fried insects, a popular street-stall snack in Bangkok and other cities, media reports said ... Read more...

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Japan logs first current account deficit in 13 years


March 9th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 9 (Xinhua) Japan logged its first current account deficit in 13 years in January of 172.8 billion yen ($1.8 billion), the Finance Ministry data showed Monday. It was the first current ... Read more...

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One in five urban youths in China obese


November 15th, 2008 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 15 (Xinhua) One in every five youngsters in urban China is overweight, the health ministry has said, expressing concern over the growing number of diabetics among children and adolescents in ... Read more...

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Child labour prevails in northeast, but not in official data


October 16th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Even though activists say it is easy to spot children scrubbing pots and pans and doing other work at streetside restaurants in the northeast - like in ... Read more...

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Chikungunya strikes 17 workers, Indians included


August 7th, 2008 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Singapore, Aug 7 (DPA) The mosquito-borne chikungunya disease has hit 17 workers in the largest outbreak of the viral infection in the city state, the Singapore health ministry data said Friday. The ... Read more...

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Japanese encephalitis claimed 963 lives in India


April 26th, 2008 - 10:09 am ICT by admin
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) With no specific anti-viral drug available to contain Japanese encephalitis (JE) in India, the mosquito-borne disease claimed 963 lives in 2007 - an increase ... Read more...

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Number of China’s cellphone users grows by 9.46 mn in February


March 24th, 2008 - 11:47 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, March 24 (Xinhua) The number of China's mobile phone subscribers in February grew by a record 9.46 million from the previous month, powered by reduced handset prices and lower user charges, ... Read more...

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Third railway coach factory to come up in Kerala


February 26th, 2008 - 7:26 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Indian Railways will set up a coach factory in Kerala, the third in the country, Railway Minister Lalu Prasad said while presenting the Railway Budget 2008-09 ... Read more...

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Stop and search of UK Asians rose 84 percent in 2006


November 14th, 2007 - 8:09 am ICT by admin
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