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Mexican town takes on world’s richest man

July 23rd, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Puebla (Mexico), July 23 (IANS/EFE) A peasant town in central Mexico has declared war on the world's richest man, Carlos Slim, to prevent him from operating a gold and silver ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mexican oil giant to spend $24 mn to repair pipeline

December 21st, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 21 (IANS/EFE) State-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said it planned to spend 329.8 million pesos (about $24 million) to repair a pipeline damaged in an ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Most of China’s provincial regions have female vice governors

August 9th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) Almost 90 percent of China's provincial regions had female vice governors by 2010, an increase from 64.5 percent in 2000, an official said.Song Xiuyan, vice chairwoman ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

ADB 150 mln dollar loan to help India improve its urban infrastructure

August 11th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), Aug.11 (ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending a 150 million multi-tranche financing facility to help India's National Capital Region (NCR) accelerate plans to build urban infrastructure.ADB's Board ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Peruvian sex workers protest against foreigners in business

August 4th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Aug 4 (IANS/EFE) Hundreds of Peruvian sex workers have asked the government to act against brothels having foreign prostitutes. Some 300 sex workers from El Trocadero, a well-known brothel in the Peruvian ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brazil to track undertrials with electronic devices

April 27th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 27 (IANS/EFE) In an effort to cope with the growing space crunch in the country's jails, Brazil is considering release of undertrial prisoners and tracking them with electronic ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Backstreet Boys to perform in Delhi, Bangalore

February 18th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Feb 18 (ANI): American pop group 'Backstreet Boys' will be performing live for the first time in India this coming weekend.As a part of their "This is Us" world tour, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Touted best among G8, Canadian economy on rebound

December 15th, 2009 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 15 (IANS) Touted as the best among all the G8 economies during the current global slowdown, the Canadian economy is set for a rebound, according to the country's top bank. In ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Spain to see job creation by early 2011: PM

December 1st, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 1 (EFE) Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said his government expected the economy to begin creating new jobs in late 2010 or early 2011. Spain is in "the last ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

President calls for urgent steps to remove Mumbai slums

August 18th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Expressing distress at the sprawling slums of Mumbai that house more than half the city's 13 million population, President Pratibha Patil Tuesday called for urgent solutions and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Condoms no longer to be considered a proof of prostitution in China

December 1st, 2007 - 4:54 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi , Dec 1 (ANI): According to an official with the AIDS prevention committee under the State Council of China, condoms will no longer be considered as an evidence of prostitution ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Condoms made mandatory for all Beijing hotels by 2008

November 24th, 2007 - 5:22 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi , Nov 24(ANI): Hotels in Beijing will now have to provide condoms in every room owing to the increased number of HIV/AIDS cases this year.It is now mandatory to provide ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |