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‘Pakistan’s counter-terror betrays utter lack of strategy’


September 6th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 6 (IANS) Pakistan's fresh effort to tackle domestic counter-terrorism "betrays an utter lack of strategy", said a Pakistani daily that called for a wholesome zero-tolerance approach towards ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Loss of habitats irreplaceable, warn scientists


August 1st, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 1 (IANS) It is hard to replace a lost habitat without losing species, even though the goal may be laudable, warn scientists."There's been a lot of talk among ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

IMF pares India’s growth to 6.1 percent


July 16th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) With global recovery weakening further, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has marginally reduced India's growth projections from 6.8 percent to 6.1 percent for 2012 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

CRY launches anti-child labour campaign


June 12th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Child rights organisation Child Rights and You (CRY) Tuesday initiated an online programme for recording the instances of child labour, which would be used ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

No work except homework for children under 18: experts


June 12th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Children should no work except homework and the minimum age for employment should be increased from 14 to 18, activists said Tuesday, the 11th World ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

IMF chief urges balanced policies for higher, better growth


May 8th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Global policymakers should strike a balance between austerity and growth in designing economic policies to deliver faster and better growth, as fiscal adjustment and other headwinds ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US Fed hints at new steps to boost recovery


April 26th, 2012 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Wednesday exuded frustration with the slow labor market recovery and hinted that the central bank was poised to take further ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

77.3 million baby boomers face bleak future


April 17th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) An estimated 77.3 million baby boomers, one of the largest generations in history, face a bleak future and the growing prospect of alienation as they cross ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India taking tough line against China: analyst


April 10th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) India is an example of countries which take an aggressive line vis-a-vis China thanks to encouragement from the West, a Chinese commentary said Tuesday."The so-called 'China ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Autistic kids face bullying thrice over, says study


March 27th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) Autistic children are bullied three times more frequently than their healthy siblings, says a new study.The results show that 63 percent of children with Autism Spectrum ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Disabled in China seek job opportunities


March 26th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) Despite efforts by many non-governmental organisations and policymakers to boost employment, a lot of disabled people in China seem to be leading a life full of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India’s industrial output up 6.8 percent in January (Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) India's industrial output rose the fastest in seven months at 6.8 percent in January, helped by a robust show in the manufacturing sector, kindling ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Industrial output rebounds in January, grows at 6.8 percent


March 12th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Helped by a robust show by the manufacturing sector, especially consumer goods, India's industrial output in January expanded at a fast paced 6.8 percent when ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India, China growth pushing fuel prices: US


March 1st, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Amid a national spike in gas prices, the White House has once again argued that there is little it can do to halt the trend with ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Complete market economy transition: World Bank tells China


February 27th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 27 (IANS) China should complete its transition to a market economy in order to achieve its goal of becoming a high-income society, according to a report jointly issued ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Inflation slips, Pranab expects it at 6 percent by March-end (Lead)


February 14th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) India's annual inflation slipped to 6.55 percent in January, but Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said he expected it to come down further to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Inflation in January slips to 6.55 percent


February 14th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) India's annual inflation slipped to 6.55 percent in January, lower than what was expected and at its slowest in 26 months, bringing relief to the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sensex closes 82 points lower as industrial output slows (Roundup)


February 10th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets Friday closed 82 points lower as traders booked profits after data showed industrial output grew at a slow ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Industrial output sluggish in December, grows at 1.8 percent


February 10th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Pulled down by negative capital goods production, India's industrial output in December grew at a snail's pace at 1.8 percent, underlining the slowdown in the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Australian Reserve Bank leaves cash rate unchanged


February 7th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 7 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced Tuesday its decision to leave the cash rate unchanged at 4.25 percent following its February board meeting.The decision surprised ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rate cuts unlikely as RBI reviews policy this week


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai Jan 22 (IANS) India Inc's hopes of a rate cut may not happen, atleast this time, even though inflation, the main worry of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Food inflation remains in negative


January 19th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Overall food prices fell for the third straight week year-on-year, led by a sharp drop in the price of vegetables, especially onions and potatoes ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Germany calls for European rating agencies after S&P; downgrade


January 16th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Jan 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Europe needs to create independent credit rating agencies and stop relying solely on leading US-based agencies, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said during his visit ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

France loses 3A-rating from S&P;


January 14th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 14 (IANS) Standard & Poor's Ratings Services announced Friday to cut the 3A-rating of France and ratings of several other European countries including Spain and Italy, saying ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Food inflation may soon drop below 3 percent, says Kaushik Basu


December 14th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) With food inflation showing a continuous decline in the past few weeks, Chief Economic Advisor to the Finance Ministry, Kaushik Basu Wednesday said it ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Food inflation falls to 39-month low of 6.6 percent


December 8th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) India's annual food inflation fell sharply to 6.60 percent for the week ended Nov 26, the lowest in nearly three-and-a-half years, as onion, potato, vegetables ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US caught by surprise by India’s 1974 nuke test


December 6th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) India's "peaceful nuclear explosion" on May 18, 1974, caught the US by surprise in part because the intelligence community had not been looking for signs that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nagas warn of fresh action as PM visits Manipur


December 3rd, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Dec 3 (IANS) The United Naga Council, which recently lifted the over 100-day economic blockade of Manipur, Saturday warned of fresh action if their land is "bifurcated". The ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Inflation hurting government’s credibility: Montek


November 20th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The stubbornly high inflation has hurt the government's credibility and if not curbed in a couple of months, it would send a signal that ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Indian equities markets closed on account of Bakr-Id


November 7th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) Indian equities markets were closed Monday on account of Bakr-Id even as other Asian bourses were ruling subdued with investors mostly choosing to stay on ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Africa-focussed Indian firms should be aware of regulatory changes’


October 30th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Indian companies looking to venture into Africa should team up with a local business partner who has a successful track record and is abreast ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Obama’s top national security aide to visit India, China


October 19th, 2011 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) President Barack Obama's National Security Advisor Thomas E. Donilon will travel to India later this week to discuss ways "to advance key elements" of India-US ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

European debt crisis may end in three years: Official


October 16th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 16 (IANS) The European Union debt crisis may end in three years, said Li Daokui, a central bank advisor.Greece and Portugal may default on their debt repayments, and ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Food inflation drops to 8.84 percent


September 22nd, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) India's food inflation dropped to 8.84 percent for the week ended Sep 10 as compared to 9.47 percent in the previous week as rise in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Obesity to haunt half of British men by 2030


August 27th, 2011 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Nearly half of the British men face the risk of turning obese within next 20 years, with women closely following them facing a similar risk of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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