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16 dead, 38 injured in Vietnam floods


September 10th, 2012 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Sep 10 (IANS) Heavy rains and floods have left at least 16 people as dead while injuring 38 others in Vietnam's northern and central provinces, said the country's National ... Read more...

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China’s ‘empty-nest families’ on rise


July 28th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 28 (IANS) In China, the number of people aged above 60 and left to live on their own by their children for studies or employment is witnessing a ... Read more...

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Women’s empowerment key to progress: Shabana Azmi


April 24th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) The true measure of a country's progress is not just its gross domestic product, but its human development index in which the empowerment of women is ... Read more...

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‘Women yet to break through the glass ceiling’


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Recognising the significant progress made by women in over six decades of independence, panelists at a seminar here, however, lamented that barring a sector or two, ... Read more...

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Anti-Kudankulam protestors to fast from May 1 onwards


April 23rd, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Upset with the Tamil Nadu government for going back on its assurances, the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) Monday announced that it would resume an ... Read more...

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Jordan declares itself free of mine fields


April 22nd, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Amman, April 21 (IANS) Jordan Saturday announced to have completed works on clearing all identified mine fields in the country.During a press conference, Jordanian Prince Mired, president of the National ... Read more...

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China faces daunting elderly care challenge


March 26th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) Tens of millions of Chinese families are struggling to take care of their elderly relatives, according to a recent report in Health News, a newspaper affiliated ... Read more...

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12 killed in Mali mutiny


March 24th, 2012 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Bamako (Mali), March 23 (IANS) At least 12 people died in the confrontation between Mali's mutinous soldiers and the presidential guards, police said Friday.A curfew has been imposed in several ... Read more...

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African Union suspends Mali from its membership


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, March 23 (IANS) The African Union (AU) Friday suspended Mali from its membership after Malian soldiers announced they have taken power in the country.The union Thursday condemned the ... Read more...

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Mali situation under close watch: UNHCR


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 23 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Friday that it has been closely monitoring developments in Mali following the announcement that army soldiers had taken control of ... Read more...

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UN chief criticises mutiny in Mali


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 23 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Thursday strongly condemned the mutiny in Mali and called on "those responsible to refrain from any actions that could increase ... Read more...

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Yangtze cowfish on verge of extinction


March 12th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 12 (IANS) The Yangtze cowfish, an endangered sub-species of the dolphin family in China's Yangtze river, might die out in 15 years if there were no effective preservation ... Read more...

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Chinese political advisors submit 6,000 proposals


March 9th, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 9 (IANS) China's national political advisors have submitted over 6,000 proposals to the government for the development of the country, an official said.The proposals were submitted at the ... Read more...

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China to resume n-plants construction


March 7th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) China will resume constructing nuclear power plants that had been halted following an accident last year in Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, a former senior official ... Read more...

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China gets over 200 orders for homemade plane


March 6th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) China's homemade passenger plane C919 -- scheduled to be launched in 2014 -- has received 235 orders, including from the US, an official said.Wu Guanghui, the ... Read more...

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Committee on minority education seeks databank creation (Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Members of a national committee monitoring access of minorities to education, which met for the first time here Monday, pitched for creating an authentic databank ... Read more...

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China develops bullet train for extreme cold


March 4th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) Chinese engineers have developed a high-speed train that can withstand temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius.A prototype of the train was developed by China ... Read more...

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China vows to promote economy, stability (Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 3 (IANS) China Saturday vowed to stimulate "steady and robust" economic development and promote social stability in the country.The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the top political ... Read more...

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China’s top political advisory group vows to promote economy


March 3rd, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 3 (IANS) China's top political advisory committee, which began an annual meeting in the capital Saturday, vowed to promote economy and stability in the country.Jia Qinglin, chairman of ... Read more...

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China to launch 12 weather satellites by 2020


March 3rd, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 3 (IANS) China will launch 12 meteorological satellites before 2020 to boost the country's weather monitoring capabilities, an official said Saturday.The satellites would be among 14 scheduled to ... Read more...

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China blames Dalai Lama for self-immolation


March 2nd, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 2 (IANS) A Chinese official Friday held the Dalai Lama responsible for a string of self-immolation by Tibetan monks, saying the Tibetan spiritual leader applauded them.Zhao Qizheng, spokesman ... Read more...

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Ethiopia to host World Economic Forum on Africa


March 1st, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, March 1 (IANS) Ethiopia will host the World Economic Forum on Africa in capital Addis Ababa in May. Mekonnen Haddis, chief advisor to the deputy prime minister, and ... Read more...

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China wants closer ties with Myanmar


February 24th, 2012 - 6:14 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) China Thursday pledged to boost strategic cooperation with Myanmar.Top political advisor Jia Qinglin hailed the bilateral exchanges and enhanced trade cooperation during a meeting with Myanmar's ... Read more...

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Today is the “Presidents’ Day”


February 20th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Feb 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Americans celebrate the Presidents’ Day on the 20th of February 2012. The day is used to mark the birthday of America’s first President George Washington which falls ... Read more...

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Visitors to ancient Shaolin temple decline


February 6th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 6 (IANS) The number of visitors to the famous Shaolin temple in Henan province, home to Shaolin Kung Fu martial arts, recorded a sharp decline during the weeklong ... Read more...

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Spring gala for overseas Chinese


January 13th, 2012 - 4:17 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 13 (IANS) A function was organised here for the non-resident Chinese to celebrate the country's traditional Spring Festival.Thursday's event was attended by senior officials like Jia Qinglin, chairman ... Read more...

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25 injured in clash with Dhaka police


December 30th, 2011 - 8:31 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 30 (IANS) Twenty-five activists of an environment protection group who tried to lay siege to the energy ministry in Dhaka were injured during a clash with police.The activists ... Read more...

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Broadcasters hail passing of digitalisation bill


December 14th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) A day after the Lok Sabha passed a bill to fast-track digitalisation of cable TV, top broadcasters Wednesday said the move will enable India's ... Read more...

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Stop politicising FDI in retail, look for bigger benefits: CII


November 28th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Urging opposition parties and state governments to stop politicising the issue of foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, a leading industry body said Monday ... Read more...

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UAE, US discuss ways to combat human trafficking


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 2 (IANS/WAM) Officials of the US and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have met and discussed ways to combat human trafficking.Anwar Mohammed Gargash, UAE minister of state ... Read more...

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US, China cooperation crucial: Kissinger


October 18th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) The cooperation and strategic trust between the US and China are critically important in times of difficulty, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has ... Read more...

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India has 126 large 100-tear-old dams


September 5th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) India has 126 large dams that are over 100 years old.Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal told the Rajya Sabha that the responsibility of protecting ... Read more...

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China to hike post-doctorate enrolments


September 3rd, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 3 (IANS) China plans to raise the annual enrolment of post-doctorates to 17,000 in 2015, an increase of over 60 percent from that in 2010, according to a ... Read more...

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India showcases its biotech strength in US


June 30th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) India is showcasing its biotechnology strength to attract global players for partnership, investments and business development at the annual BIO International Convention, the world's largest such ... Read more...

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New protests begin in Cairo


May 21st, 2011 - 1:53 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Protests erupted in Cairo after the Friday prayers, with one group gathering at the central Tahrir Square in the wake of media speculation that ... Read more...

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