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Chinese premier promises more jobs


July 18th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has promised to generate more jobs, especially for fresh university graduates, migrant labourers and disabled people, even as the country's employment situation ... Read more...

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EU pledges $140 mn to Jordan


May 21st, 2012 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
Amman, May 21 (IANS) The European Union will give 110 million euros (about $140 million) in financial assistance to Jordan in 2012.Joanna Wronecka, head of an EU delegation to Jordan, ... Read more...

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U.S. program releases Afghan insurgents in exchange for peace pledges


May 7th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Hoping to build trust between fractious tribes and boosting peace negotiations with the Taliban, the United States has released as many as 20 high-level detainees from a ... Read more...

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Muslim lawyer pledges to ‘cover Russia in blood’


April 25th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police in the Russian capital said Wednesday they will examine a video in which a prominent Muslim lawyer pledges to "cover Russia in blood" if ... Read more...

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IMF arms itself with $430 bn new funding


April 21st, 2012 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund has almost doubled its "fire power" to protect the world economy against deepening debt turmoil in Europe with the Group of 20 ... Read more...

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China pledges support to agri-enterprises


March 8th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 8 (IANS) China will improve its policies to foster and support leading enterprises in the agriculture sector, a government report said.The document, published on the government website, said ... Read more...

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Bangladesh hopes to resolve power crisis by 2014


March 3rd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 3 (IANS) Bangladeshi Finance Minister A.M.A. Muhith said Saturday the power crisis in the country will be resolved in the next two years.He speaking at the inaugural ceremony ... Read more...

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Yes we can! Goa priest’s Obama style campaign (Goa Newsletter)


February 25th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 25 (IANS) The vibrations of Barack Obama's signature 'Yes, We Can!' campaign are now reverberating in Goa.In the small assembly segment of Cumbharjua, a riverine constituency near ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pakistan must act with maturity: Daily


December 15th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 15 (IANS) It is about time Pakistan "pragmatically viewed its failures and successes with the international community and formulated its foreign policy", a leading Pakistani daily said Thursday ... Read more...

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Brinkley pledges to settle tax debt


December 6th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Former supermodel Christie Brinkley has vowed to settle her $500,000 tax debt insisting that she regrets not paying attention to her finances.The 57-year-old topped the ... Read more...

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Differences continue in Durban, China offers conditional deal


December 5th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 5 (IANS) As rich and poor countries continued to differ over extending the Kyoto Protocol beyond 2012, China, the biggest emitter of carbon dioxide, Monday caused a flutter ... Read more...

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China agrees to conditional legal emission cuts post-2020


December 5th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 5 (IANS) China, the biggest carbon dioxide emitter, Monday agreed to accept a legally binding climate deal post-2020 but with five pre-conditions, including review of the steps taken ... Read more...

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Rs.100 crore for innovation fund, pledges Pranab


November 15th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The central government will make an initial contribution of Rs.100 crore to set up a fund that will help promote innovation in the country, ... Read more...

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Syria pledges to pardon gunmen who turn themselves in


November 4th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Nov 4 (IANS) The Syrian interior ministry Friday called on those who carried, sold or distributed weapons but hadn't committed homicide to turn themselves in within a week to ... Read more...

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On Diwali, Zardari vows to protect minorities (Lead)


October 27th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari used the festival of Diwali Wednesday to promise protection to minorities in overwhelmingly Muslim Pakistan."Let it be made clear yet again today ... Read more...

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Zardari greets Hindus on Diwali


October 27th, 2011 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday greeted the Hindus in the country on the occasion of Diwali and called for strengthening interfaith harmony and protecting rights ... Read more...

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India pledges support to global efforts to tackle piracy


October 20th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 20 (IANS) India has pledged to contribute to international efforts to tackle the threat of piracy and armed robbery at sea and for the safety and release ... Read more...

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People fast for third day in Chennai for Hazare (Lead)


August 19th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) The mood Thursday remained upbeat among the people who gathered at a construction site in the upmarket Adyar area here on the third day of a ... Read more...

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Dhaka meet pledges action against autism


July 25th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 25 (IANS) A global two-day conference on autism here Monday pledged to take coordinated actions against the developmental disorder in children, a media report said.Visiting chairperson of ... Read more...

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‘Global community should pick up speed for solution to climate change’


May 13th, 2011 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 13 (IANS) The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres Thursday urged the international community to "pick up speed" on the next step ... Read more...

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ASEAN pledges to cooperate against terrorism


May 9th, 2011 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 9 (IANS) Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have pledged to continue their cooperation in combating terrorism, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said.Yudhoyono told ... Read more...

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Workers in China’s Apple factories forced to sign ‘no suicide’ pledge


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, May 2 (ANI): Workers in China's Apple iPad and iPhone factories were forced to sign pledges that they would not attempt to kill themselves, an investigation has revealed.An investigation of the ... Read more...

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Arsenal’s new boss Kroenke pledges success for Gunners


April 12th, 2011 - 8:29 am ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 12 (ANI): US billionaire Stan Kroenke has vowed to bring success to Arsenal after sealing a controlling stake at the Emirates with a 450 million dollar swoop.According to ... Read more...

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Platini welcomes Mohamed bin Hammam’s FIFA presidency challenge


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Nyon (Switzerland) Mar. 23 (ANI): Michel Platini has welcomed Mohamed bin Hammam's challenge to Sepp Blatter as "good for democracy", as the UEFA president emerged as a potential kingmaker in the battle ... Read more...

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Vidya Balan pledges support for Earth Hour 2011


March 22nd, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Bollywood actress Vidya Balan has urged Indians not just to switch off lights during WWF's Earth Hour 2011 campaign, but to go beyond the hour ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Shun parties opposing anti-graft law: Activists


February 26th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Don't vote for political parties which do not support the anti-graft Lokpal bill, social activists urged the public in a message as they pitched for a strong ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Climate solution must be based on equity: Economic Survey


February 25th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Any solution to climate change must involve all countries, with reorganisation of "common but differentiated responsibilities" and the principle of "equity", according to the Economic Survey ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

US must fulfil pledges made to Pakistan: Zardari


January 22nd, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 21(ANI): The United States must fulfil its pledges made to Pakistan, as the country is passing through a difficult phase and needs to be pulled out of its economic ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Even a year later, Jyoti Basu inspires body donations


January 16th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Pradipta Tapadar Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) It could well be that Marxist patriarch Jyoti Basu took the decision to pledge his body for medical research in his customary matter-of-fact manner, with ... Read more...

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Devotees of Lord Ayappa walk over hot embers in Surat


January 2nd, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI
Surat, Jan.2 (ANI): Devotees of Lord Ayappa walked on hot embers as a part of Makara Vilakku Mahotsavam in Surat over the weekend.Devotees sang devotional songs and performed certain basic rituals.The ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Losing weight tops Brits’ New Year’s resolutions list


December 29th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): A survey has found that almost two thirds of people in Britain have plans to make a New Year's resolution, with losing weight top of the list.49 percent ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US won’t make binding climate commitments sans India, China


December 15th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) The US has hailed India's "constructive role" at the UN climate change conference in Cancun and says Washington will not make legally binding commitments until countries ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Party firmly behind PM, says Sonia


December 13th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday praised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his "wise leadership and unwavering devotion" to the country's progress and said the party firmly ... Read more...

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UAE pledges $1 mn for Palestine refugees


December 8th, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 8 (IANS/WAM) The UAE will give $1 million to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to help in its efforts to improve the condition of the Palestinian refugees, ... Read more...

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Street plays to increase awareness on climate change


December 3rd, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) With climate change talks on at Cancun in Mexico, several voluntary groups are organising street plays, photo exhibitions, signature campaigns and talks in the capital to make ... Read more...

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