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Coca-Cola re-enters Myanmar after six decades


September 13th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 13 (IANS) Soft drink giant Coca-Cola has re-entered the Myanmar market after a gap of more than 60 years, following the lifting of US economic sanctions on the ... Read more...

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Myanmar government allows opening of 20 private schools


September 10th, 2012 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 10 (IANS) The Myanmar government has approved opening of 20 private schools following the enactment of the Private School Law since last year-end, Xinhua reported.According to The ... Read more...

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China to levy heavier fines for trademark infringement


September 4th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 4 (IANS) China is expected to increase the ceiling of fines imposed on trademark infringement from half a million yuan ($78,800) to one million yuan, authorities said.Zhang Jianhua, ... Read more...

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In Delhi, government spends Rs.950 on every plant!


September 2nd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Believe it or not, Rs.950 is what the Delhi government spends on every plant to make the national capital look green, according to an Right ... Read more...

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CPI-M slams UPA’s idea of ‘Har Hath Mein Phone’


August 12th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) The Congress-led UPA government's proposal to give mobile phones to every below-poverty line family in the country was a "cruel joke", the CPI-M Sunday said. The ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Britain paid record $30 bn to EU in 2011


August 1st, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) British taxpayers paid a record 19.2 billion pounds ($30 billion) to the European Union last year, The Sun reported WednesdayOfficial statistics reveal that the British payments ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Computer games could be turning your kid violent


July 26th, 2012 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) If your kid is usually found literally lost in the world of computer games, watch out! In Britain, children as young as five are being sent ... Read more...

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Pickpocketing on rise, killing on decline in Britain


July 20th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Britain is witnessing a rise in pickpocketing and stealing incidents whereas killings have fallen to a 30-year-low, The Sun reported Friday.According to the Crime Survey for ... Read more...

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400 offenders in Britain raped again after release


July 16th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) Over 400 sex offenders carried out rapes after being freed from British jails, say official statistics.Of 3,263 rapists convicted in last three years, 409 had previous ... Read more...

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In China, volunteer lawyers helping the poor


July 15th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 15 (IANS)In a drive worth emulating by lawyers in other parts of the world, volunteer lawyers and law students have come forward in China to offer assistance to ... Read more...

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Chinese people protest female foeticide


July 13th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 13 (IANS) Many people in China are concerned over people's preference for baby boys than girls and inclination for gender tests and abortions.In one such display of growing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian company seeks to set world record in Uganda


July 8th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) An Indian company in Uganda keen to promote hygiene among children is set to create a world record by spreading one lakh pieces of medicated ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

600 British teenage girls have breast reduction surgery


July 6th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) A total of 647 British girls aged 15 to 18 have undergone state-funded breast reduction surgery in the past five years, a media report said Friday.Shadow ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Canada’s economy grows slightly


June 30th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, June 30 (IANS) Canada's real gross domestic product grew 0.3 percent in April, after edging up 0.1 percent in March, according to official statistics.Most of the increase was attributed ... Read more...

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30,000 bottles of fake vodka seized in Russia


June 27th, 2012 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police in Russia's Siberia region have seized 30,000 bottles of counterfeit vodka estimated at three million rubles ($90,000), the interior ministry said.The bottles were seized ... Read more...

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Myanmar gas exploration contract inked


June 11th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 11 (IANS) A contract has been inked on exploring gas at an onshore block in Myanmar, official media reported.Under the production sharing contract, signed among state-run Myanmar Oil ... Read more...

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More Chinese wives get HIV from husbands


June 2nd, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 2 (IANS) The number of spouses infected with HIV by their partners is increasing in China, and most of those infected by spouses are females, China Daily reported ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New law sobers up drunk drivers in China


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 23 (IANS) The number of drunk driving cases in China has dropped by 40 percent over the last year after stricter punishment was imposed through an amended law, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bangladesh’s trade deficit widens to $7 bn


May 21st, 2012 - 8:29 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 21 (IANS) Bangladesh's trade deficit swelled to 6.59 billion in the first three quarters of the current fiscal year ending next month, a 13.04 percent increase from a ... Read more...

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Myanmar gets over $270 mn investment


May 16th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 16 (IANS) Myanmar drew over $270 million in the first three months of 2012, a media report said. Much of it went into the oil and natural gas ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

49 dismembered bodies found in Mexico


May 14th, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Forty-nine dismembered bodies packed in plastic bags were found on a highway near Monterrey in northern Mexico, officials said.Prosecutors in Nuevo Leon state said ... Read more...

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Mexico puts up $1.2 bn to solve kidnappings


May 12th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 12 (IANS/EFE) Mexican authorities said Friday that they are prepared to pay up to 16.5 billion pesos ($1.23 billion) in rewards for information leading to the rescue ... Read more...

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Soon, a national e-blood bank service


May 8th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Aiming at boosting blood donation in the country, the union health ministry is planning a nationwide database of blood donors connected through a web-enabled system. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

22 mn Chinese seek migration to US


April 24th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) Experts in China have called for more measures from the government to stop the outflow of talent after an American study said 22 million Chinese want ... Read more...

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Chidambaram discusses AFSPA with Kashmir government (Second Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 10 (IANS) An announcement on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) will be made as soon as the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) decided on the ... Read more...

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Chidambaram in Jammu, Omar presses for AFSPA withdrawal


April 10th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 10 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah pressed Home Minister P. Chidambaram to revoke the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state, sources ... Read more...

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Lowered inflation may spur growth: Brazil


April 6th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 6 (IANS) Brazil's inflation is under control as latest statistics show the inflation rate dropped to its lowest level since July 2011, Finance Minister Guido Mantega ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China needs quality improvement in urban life


March 26th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) While China's rate of urbanisation has rocketed over the last three decades, the country is facing a challenge in improving the quality of urban life, according ... 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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Nepal, China to enhance trade relations, economic ties


March 26th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 25 (IANS) Nepal and China Sunday agreed to enhance trade relations and economic ties between them."I am confident that our cooperation will move forward quickly with more exchanges," ... Read more...

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Drug users may face jail under new Russian bill


March 20th, 2012 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian anti-drug watchdog has prepared a bill introducing punishment of up to two years in jail for drug users.According to the RAPSI news agency, ... Read more...

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OPEC oil prices continue to rise


March 13th, 2012 - 5:27 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, March 13 (IANS) Weekly average oil prices of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) rose to $122.87 per barrel last week, the Vienna-based cartel said Monday.Prices last week ... Read more...

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Five percent rise in Russia’s HIV cases


March 12th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia witnessed a five percent rise in HIV cases in 2011 compared to the previous year, a top medical official said Monday.According to the country's ... Read more...

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China to curb smoking with increased taxes


March 10th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 10 (IANS) The Chinese government is planning to raise taxes on mid and low-end cigarettes in a bid to reduce smokers in the country.According to Health Minister Chen ... Read more...

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China helps 12 mn quake-hit people with $137 bn expenditure


February 24th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) China spent 866 billion yuan (about $137 billion) over reconstruction work in its quake-hit Sichuan province, helping over 12 million people in repairing houses and ... Read more...

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