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Electric cars cause more pollution than petrol ones: Study


February 14th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 14 (IANS) Though electric cars are heralded as an environment friendly solution in major cities, a study says their pollution levels are worse than petrol-powered vehicles.A study on ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan must remove barriers to boost trade: Ficci


February 10th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) India and Pakistan must axe non-tariff barriers to boost bilateral trade to $10 billion in the next three years, the Federation of Indian Chambers of ... Read more...

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Now steps taken in labs to create ‘inorganic life’


September 18th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Scientists have taken tentative steps towards creating 'life' from inorganic chemicals, which may later become 'inorganic biology'.Lee Cronin, who teaches chemistry at the College of Science ... Read more...

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India-EU trade and investment pact talks almost complete: Sharma


July 11th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma Monday said negotiations on the trade and investment agreement between India and the European Union are nearing completion with ... Read more...

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Volcanoes, lightning may have sparked life on earth


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) Volcanoes and lightning may have provided the vital spark to kick-start life on earth, according to new results from a 'forgotten' 1950s experiment. Researchers used modern ... Read more...

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India, Indonesia cross $10 bn trade target ahead of schedule


December 15th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Trade between India and Indonesia surpassed the $10 billion target, one year ahead of the deadline set by the two countries, the commerce ministry said Wednesday.The statement ... Read more...

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India keen to set up fertiliser plants in Saudi Arabia


November 26th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) India has shown interest in setting up joint ventures for gas-based fertiliser plants in Saudi Arabia with a view to boost bilateral trade and investment, Commerce and ... Read more...

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India, Germany should aim to double trade to $30 bn by 2014


September 26th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) India and Germany should identify sectors of potential partnership and evolve a roadmap to double two-way trade to $30 billion by 2014, an industry lobby said Sunday. ... Read more...

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Missing piece of Mars puzzle may reveal whether life existed on planet


September 4th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): Experiments prompted by a 2008 surprise from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander suggest that soil examined by NASA's Viking Mars landers in 1976 may have contained carbon-based chemical building ... Read more...

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E-waste recycling a ‘health and environmental hazard’


August 27th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Scientists are concerned that recycling of electronic waste from computers, cell phones and other goods might be creating significant health and environmental hazards.Scientists from China and the United ... Read more...

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Ozone and nicotine a bad combo for asthma: Study


August 17th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): The practice of using ozone to remove the smell of tobacco smoke from indoor environments, including hotel rooms and the interiors of vehicles, is probably a bad idea, ... Read more...

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Anand Sharma to leave for Malaysia, Singapore tonight


July 5th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 5 (ANI): Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma will undertake a four-day State visit to Malaysia and Singapore for which he leaves Monday night.Accompanied by a high-level ... Read more...

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Sharma to hold trade talks with Malaysia and Singapore


July 5th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Commerce Minister Anand Sharma will hold talks with his counterparts in Malyasia and Singapore aimed at enhancing trade during a four-day visit to the two countries starting ... Read more...

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First ever Indian business delegation for Yemen (Lead)


May 25th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Indian and Yemeni businesses will discuss potential partnerships in energy, infrastructure and IT when a first-ever business delegation visits the Arab country May 28-30. Organised by the Confederation ... Read more...

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First ever Indian business delegation for Yemen


May 25th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Indian and Yemeni businesses will discuss potential partnerships in energy, infrastructure and information technology sectors at the Yemeni capital Sana'a this weekend. A first-ever business delegation from India ... Read more...

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India, Yemen to focus on trade, energy and infrastructure cooperation


May 25th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 25 (ANI): The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is taking its first ever business delegation to Yemen from May 28 to 30, 2010, in its endeavor to enhance and ... Read more...

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Asteroid Contains Ice And Organic Material, Scientists Discover


May 2nd, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez May 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a recent discovery which is expected to shed revealing insights into how life originated on Earth, scientists have discovered a coating of ice as well ... Read more...

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India invites Austria to participate in infrastructure development


February 17th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma has invited Austria to participate in the creation and management of world class infrastructure in India.Speaking at the inaugural session of ... Read more...

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Meteorite contains ‘organic molecular feast’, reveals analysis


February 16th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 16 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have confirmed that a meteorite that crashed into earth 40 years ago contains millions of different organic compounds.The Murchison meteorite landed in ... Read more...

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Majority of toys in Indian market toxic: Study


January 15th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Think before you buy toys for toddlers as even the branded plastic toys sold in the Indian market can cause asthma, lung problems and reproductive problems in ... Read more...

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Accidentally discovered catalyst strips CO2 from air


January 15th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): In what could be called as an accidental discovery, chemists have found a catalyst that strips only carbon dioxide from the air - ignores oxygen - and converts ... Read more...

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Imports from China surge 35 percent


December 2nd, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Imports from China rose 35 percent to Rs.147,605 crore ($31.8 billion) in 2008-09 from Rs.109,116 crore ($23.5 billion) the previous year, said Minister of State for ... Read more...

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Glacial melting blamed for increased pollutants in environment


October 22nd, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 22 (ANI): A new study has determined that the melting of glaciers due to global warming may explain the mysterious increase in persistent organic pollutants in sediment from certain lakes ... Read more...

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Argentina President to undertake three-day visit of India


October 12th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.12 (ANI): The President of Argentina, Dr. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, will pay a three-day state visit to India from October 13 to October 15.She will be accompanied ... Read more...

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India, Canada moot action plan to push trade


October 2nd, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Oct 2 (IANS) India and Canada have agreed to work on a time-bound action plan to push their annual trade from $4.6 billion to higher levels.To boost their economic ... Read more...

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NASA robots may be destroying signs of life on Mars


May 25th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 25 (ANI): NASA's robot explorers may have been destroying the signs of life on Mars, say researchers.When the twin Viking landers, sent on the planet in 1976, failed to ... Read more...

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Comets could have kick started life on earth


April 29th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) Comets could have supplied missing ingredients for the creation of life on earth, according to the latest study. "When comets slammed into the earth about four billion years ... Read more...

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Comets may have provided key ingredients for life on Earth


April 29th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Tel Aviv, April 29 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel has suggested that comets might have provided the elements for the emergence of life on our ... Read more...

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Go organic, live healthy, live green


April 25th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Shilpa Raina New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) 'Organic' is in at a time when there is universal advocacy of eco-friendly products, and the Indian market too is responding with a range of ... Read more...

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Pillai underlines need to strengthen trade with China


March 19th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 19 (ANI): Commerce Secretary G K Pillai today said that in order to minimize the effects of global slowdown, both India and China need to strengthen the bilateral ... Read more...

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Adding vinegar may help toxic water to clean itself


March 4th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): A team of engineers and environmental scientists at the University of Leeds, UK, are developing methods of helping contaminated water to clean itself by adding simple organic ... Read more...

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India-Netherlands bilateral trade pegged at 7.2 bln dollars in 2007-08


February 10th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Kamal Nath has stated that the bilateral trade between India and Netherlands has increased from US 3.9 billion dollars in ... Read more...

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Need to develop diversified economic relations with Czech Republic: Kamal Nath


November 17th, 2008 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 17 (ANI): Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Kamal Nath on Monday stated that there is a need to develop diversified economic relations and at the same time ... Read more...

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India-Belgium keen on strengthening bilateral ties


November 4th, 2008 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 4 (ANI): Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Kamal Nath today said that India and Belgium are keen on strengthening the bilateral relation by diversifying and boosting trade ... Read more...

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Cassini probe might find life on Saturn moon


November 4th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 4 (ANI): A new study has indicated that the Cassini probe may have already collected data that could reveal the presence of life on Saturns moon Enceladus, in the ... Read more...

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