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UN gives $8 mn for Nepal’s peace process

June 30th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 29 (IANS) The UN Peacebuilding Fund Friday released $8 million for Nepal to help it tackle challenges surrounding its peace process.According to the Office of the Resident and ... Read more...

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World Heart Federation gets first ever Indian president

April 21st, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The World Heart Federation (WHF), a global NGO dedicated to prevention of heart diseases in low- and middle-income countries, elected its first ever Indian president, ... Read more...

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Indian zoos to be graded on performance

April 10th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Do you know which is India's best zoo? Soon you will, with the authorities planning to grade the nearly 200 zoos in the country based ... Read more...

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Pakistan looks at tackling terror through sports

October 18th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Pakistan is working on a plan to combat terror through sports, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said.Malik said Monday that the Peace Through Sports plan was ... Read more...

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Study suggests roadmap to tackle disease wiping out hibernating bats

February 4th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Conservationists have sketched out a roadmap to tackle a disease that is threatening to wipe out hibernating bats all over North America.The White-Nose Syndrome, which has killed over ... Read more...

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Escorts delivers 100 tractors to Tanzania

October 7th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Indian tractor manufacturer Escorts Thursday delivered 100 tractors to Tanzania as part of a contract with the government there.Escorts delivered its premium Farmtrac brand of tractors at ... Read more...

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Patil ask Maoists to give up violence, chose negotiating table for solution

August 14th, 2010 - 11:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug. 14 (ANI): On the eve of 64th Independence Day, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil appealed to Maoists to give up the violent path and come to the negotiating table to ... Read more...

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Maoists must abandon path of violence: President

August 14th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Saturday appealed to Maoists and other extremists to abandon their path of violence and come for dialogue with the government. "The proponents of ... Read more...

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DRDO fully focussed on enhancing self-reliance in military hardware: Antony

December 16th, 2009 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony assured the Parliament on Wednesday that the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is fully focussed towards enhancing self-reliance in military hardware.Antony, ... Read more...

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UAE emergency training centre gets US, British recognition

August 24th, 2009 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 24 (IANS) The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and British Search and Rescue (SAR) have certified the training programmes run by the United Arab Emirates National Emergency Response ... Read more...

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Kayani says Pak Army ready to counter “internal and external” threats

April 7th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Apr. 7 (ANI): Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General, Ashfaq Kayani, has said, the army is fully capable of meeting all "internal and external threats" facing the country."The army is and ... Read more...

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President Patil says strong medical system is must for country’’s health

October 21st, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Oct 21 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil today said that there is an urgent need for augmenting medical institutions in the country. Laying the foundation stone of the Tezpur Medical College in ... Read more...

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Pak alleges militants getting arms from Afghanistan

September 30th, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi , Sept 30 (ANI): Pakistan security officials have alleged that militants belonging to terrorist organization, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and Al Qaeda, were getting weapons and reinforcements from Afghanistan .The officials ... Read more...

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India unveils blueprint for green development (to go with ‘Solar energy to be chief weapon against climate change: PM’)

June 30th, 2008 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) India needs a national strategy to adapt to climate change and to enhance the ecological sustainability of its development path, says its National Action Plan on Climate ... Read more...

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Asians, Blacks, Hispanics less likely to get opioid drugs in emergency rooms

January 2nd, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 2 (ANI): A new study has found that Asian, Black and Hispanic patients remain significantly less likely than whites to receive pain-relieving opioid drugs in emergency rooms.For the study, researchers ... Read more...

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