natural disasters

Affluent less likely to help others in crisis


September 2nd, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) The have-nots reach out to one another in times of crisis or natural disasters but the wealthy are more likely to isolate themselves to safeguard privileges.So ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Singapore’s economy to grow in 2013: IMF


August 28th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Singapore's economy would expand by 2.9 percent this year before firming up to 3.4 percent in 2013, and Singapore has ample policy space to mitigate the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UAE charity group launches iftar project in Pakistan


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 23 (IANS/WAM) The Khalifa Bin Zayed Foundation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched its iftar project in Pakistan through which food and clothes will be ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Nearly 100 killed in China rains (Third Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) Torrential rains that have ravaged China's 17 provinces since July 20, have killed at least 95 people. Another 45 are still missing, the government said ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Rajasthan launches interest-free loan for farmers


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 22 (IANS) In a major decision to push the rural economy, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Kumar Gehlot has decided to provide interest-free loans of up to Rs.1 lakh ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Policies should be flexible, says PM


July 14th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said that policies should be flexible, scientific and have a community-based approach to meet local needs."The challenge before policy ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Assam urges weather data sharing system with neighbouring countries


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 3 (IANS) Assam has asked the centre for help in installing an advanced weather information-sharing mechanism with neigbouring countries like China, Bhutan and Myanmar, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

NDMA chief to attend global disaster meet


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) vice chairman M. Shashidhar Reddy is leading an Indian delegation to the world ministerial conference on disaster reduction being held ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Kite flying - old passion finds new celluloid expression


June 30th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) For some it denotes a victory call, for others a struggle against obstacles and important life lessons -- India's age-old tradition of kite flying ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Journalists trained on safety in hostile areas


June 18th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) Around 50 journalists from 30 countries Monday attended a training programme in Beijing on the safety of reporters working in hostile conditions like war, conflicts, plague ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

UN proposes $200 mn aid for North Korea


June 13th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN proposes to collect $200 million in aid for North Korea this year, UN spokesman Martin Nesirsky said.The reclusive communist state has suffered from ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Patang’ brings healing touch to Gujarat (With Images)


June 10th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Indian-American director Prashant Bhargava chose to set his award-winning first feature film "Patang" (Kite) about family conflict in Ahmedabad because of the unique way people of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

China, Afghanistan vow to fight terror


June 8th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 8 (IANS) China and Afghanistan Friday vowed to jointly fight terrorism and organised crime.Both sides expressed "strong rejection" of terrorism and organized crime, a joint statement issued here ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bengal to make Sagar Island a tourist attraction


June 1st, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sagar Island (West Bengal), June 1 (IANS) The West Bengal government will undertake infrastructural development in the sagar Island in South 24-Parganas district with a view to promote tourism, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China to put out quake data on social networks


May 24th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) Chinese authorities Thursday suggested they may use social networking websites to enhance awareness on earthquake prevention and disaster reduction.The popularity of microblogging sites should be utilised ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dalai Lama donates money to fight child malnutrition


May 15th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Tibetan religious leader the Dalai Lama has contributed around one million pounds (approx $1.6 million), part of the Templeton Award prize money, to an NGO ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UN relief chief visits Afghanistan


May 8th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 8 (IANS) The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos arrived in Afghanistan on Tuesday for a four-day visit to the insurgency-hit country.... Read more...

Posted in World |

Moon to be brightest Sunday


May 5th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Watch out for the moon's most prominent and spectacular appearance of the year Sunday -- it will shine at its brightest and look the biggest.This ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Pakistan hails UAE aid


May 4th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS/WAM) Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik has hailed the humanitarian efforts of UAE charity Red Crescent Authority (RCA) for flood victims in the country.He said the RCA ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Moon to be biggest, brightest May 6


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Get ready for the moon's most prominent and spectacular appearance of the year May 6, as it will shine at its brightest and look the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Pakistan needs $840 mn for rehabilitation: UN


April 29th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) Pakistan needs around $840 million to meet the requirements of 7.2 million people affected by floods and insecurity, the UN said Sunday.The "Early Recovery Framework" programme ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Dhumal raises Shimla ground row in Delhi; Army says no conflict


April 16th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Shimla, April 16 (IANS) The controversy over ownership of the Annadale Ground in Shimla Monday reached New Delhi with Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal raising it during ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Compensation sought for land erosion


March 29th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) Saying erosion in West Bengal has become a major problem, a minister Thursday called for the central government's intervention and compensation for those affected."The problem of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

World Bank lends Mexico $300 mn to counter fiscal risks


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 23 (IANS) The World Bank has announced a $300 million loan to Mexico to shield it from fiscal risks.The loan seeks "a more effective implementation of public ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

WHO meet: Southeast Asian MPs focus on public health


March 19th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 19 (IANS) The WHO has brought together parliamentarians from Southeast Asia to discuss challenges and strengthen the public health system at a three-day conference of member nations starting ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Suppressing compassion might make you act immorally


March 16th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) You might feel like giving a beggar a coin when you are passing by him but then quickly suppress the feeling. This could put you at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

6.8 magnitude quake jolts Japan (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 14 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale Wednesday hit Japan off the east coast of Honshu island, triggering a tsunami alert.The temblor came three days ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in World |

Faltering on polio, Pakistan looks at India lesson


March 2nd, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Pakistan's battle against polio has been marred by conflicts, natural disasters and lack of accountability over the past year and it is now looking ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Drill to check Delhi’s earthquake preparedness


February 14th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) A simulated earthquake will Wednesday asses the preparedness of government agencies and educate people in the capital with mock drills to handle natural disasters.While stimulated ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Asian Security Conference to focus on non-traditional threats


February 10th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The blurring of lines between what constitutes traditional security issues as represented by military concepts and those that are non-military by definition will be the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

China calls for more global anti-poverty efforts


February 3rd, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 3 (IANS) China has called upon the international community to make greater anti-poverty efforts.It has asked the UN, the World Bank and other international organisations to shoulder ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Afghanistan, UN appeal for $437 mn in aid


January 28th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 28 (IANS) The Afghan government and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Saturday appealed for $437 million to help needy Afghans.The UN said 8.8 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Over 380,000 people to be relocated in 2012 in China


January 20th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 20 (IANS) More than 380,000 people will be relocated in 2012 as part of a massive relocation project in Shaanxi province, an official said Friday.In 2012, about ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New York-based Indian artist talks of farm distress (With image)


January 15th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Kiran Chandra, a Kolkata-born New York-based artist, uses her multi-media interactive art to speak of imbalances in the pattern of land use in India and ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe