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Strike hits key sectors, industry puts loss at $2.2 billion (Roundup)


September 20th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Economic and business activities across India was hit Thursday causing an estimated loss of around Rs.12,500 crore ($2.25 billion), a leading industry lobby said.The one-day ... Read more...

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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...

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Don’t recruit child soldiers: UNICEF


August 18th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 18 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for keeping child soldiers out of armed conflicts, citing latest reports that armed groups in northern Mali are ... Read more...

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Drought, price rise shadow Karnataka’s festival season (Karnataka Newsletter)


July 21st, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 21 (IANS) Ahead of this year's festival season, Karnataka is staring at the worst drought in around 40 years, rising prices and little hope of early end ... Read more...

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BJP pitches itself as alternative to Congress


May 24th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The BJP Thursday strongly pitched itself as an alternative to the ruling Congress, and said it will "expand base" among "minorities, Dalits and poor" for ... Read more...

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Allies join opposition, slam sharp petrol price hike (Lead)


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) A day after the UPA-II government touted high economic growth in its annual report, it came under attack from the opposition as well as ... Read more...

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Not pulling out but will protest: Mamata (Lead)


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Miffed over the steep rise in petrol prices, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Wednesday that she would protest but not pull out of ... Read more...

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Netanyahu calls for early polls in Israel


May 7th, 2012 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, May 7 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for an early general election in four months' time, BBC reported.The vote is expected to take place in ... Read more...

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Greece votes in parliamentary elections (Lead)


May 6th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, May 6 (IANS) Greeks Sunday voted in crucial parliamentary elections that is expected to decide the country's future in the euro zone, and according to trends no single party ... Read more...

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Egypt foils planned attack in Suez Canal


March 22nd, 2012 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's National Security Service has foiled a planned attack against a foreign vessel in the Suez Canal, the MENA news agency reported.Officers detained two suspects ... Read more...

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Mulayam heartland celebrates


March 6th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Etawah (Uttar Pradesh), March 6 (IANS) The traditional Yadav bastions of Mainpuri, Etawah and Firozabad celebrated wildly Tuesday as the Samajwadi Party (SP) seemed set to return to power in ... Read more...

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Thousands vow to fight for corruption-free Meghalaya


January 30th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 30 (IANS) Thousands Monday vowed to fight for a corruption-free Meghalaya at a rally held here.The campaign by Team Ardent, named after Meghalaya legislator Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit, aims ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to host global maritime trade summit


January 29th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 28 (IANS/WAM) With the expansion of sea trade through the Middle East and various challenges to it, businessmen and government officials from around the world will meet ... Read more...

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Andhra inks MoUs for Rs.6.5 lakh crore investment (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh garnered investment proposals worth about Rs.6.50 lakh crore during the Partnership Summit 2012 which concluded here Friday, signalling that the state was a ... Read more...

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Andhra inks MoUs for Rs.6.5 lakh crore investments


January 13th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh garnered investment proposals worth about Rs.6.50 lakh crore during the Partnership Summit 2012 which concluded here Friday, signalling that the state was a ... Read more...

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Zardari’s return ends all rumours: minister


December 19th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) The return of President Asif Ali Zardari to Pakistan has ended all rumours and foiled attempts of those who were creating chaos and instability, Minister for ... Read more...

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Karnataka is political theatre for the Reddy brothers (News Analysis)


December 10th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 10 (IANS) Karnataka, reeling under corruption scandals and political instability, seems destined to remain a misgoverned state, hostage to the powerplay of the notoriously rich Reddy brothers ... Read more...

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Poll panel favours right to reject candidates


December 6th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 6 (IANS) The Election Commission favours the "right to reject" candidates to do away with criminals in India's electoral system, a poll panel official said Tuesday. "The Election ... Read more...

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Karnataka may prove scandals don’t deter investors


November 29th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 29 (IANS) Karnataka, which has been in the news more for corruption scandals than the robust show by its iconic IT firms in the face of global ... Read more...

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Right to recall may lead to political instability: Pranab


November 20th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Sunday the proposal for recalling elected representatives will be difficult to implement in a huge country like India ... Read more...

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Winter of instability as Yeddyurappa gets bail (News Analysis)


November 8th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 8 (IANS) Karnataka seemed headed for more political instability Tuesday with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) back to bickering on its leadership issues within hours of ... Read more...

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Karnataka’ irony: politics offsets achievements (Karnataka Newsletter)


October 30th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 30 (IANS) Karnataka seems to have become a jinxed state - its reputation as IT hub, an attractive destination for investment and an excellent launching pad for ... Read more...

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Arunachal chief minister denies minister’s abduction charge


October 2nd, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, Oct 2 (IANS) The political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh has deepened with a senior minister accusing Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin of using hired gunmen to abduct him, a ... Read more...

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Iceland culture on display in Delhi


September 11th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) With Iceland being the guest country at the Frankfurt Book Fair next month, a prelude is trying to acquaint the Indian publishing and literary fraternity ... Read more...

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Russia, France to discuss global security


September 7th, 2011 - 6:23 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS) Russia and France will hold a discussion on key global issues during a meeting of their defence and foreign ministers Wednesday, RIA Novosti reported.The ministers ... Read more...

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Bangladesh sees nearly 16 percent fall in FDI in 2010-11


August 21st, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 21 (IANS) During the last 2010-11 fiscal year, foreign direct investment (FDI) in Bangladesh was down nearly 16 percent from the same period a year ago, central bank ... Read more...

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Indian filmmaker ruffles feathers in Nepal


August 18th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 18 (IANS) An Indian filmmaker, who followed the trail of migrant Nepali labourers from poverty-racked farwestern Nepal to India's glamour and business capital Mumbai and their return home ... Read more...

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More political instability in store for Karnataka (Lead, Karnataka Newsletter)


July 21st, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 21 (IANS) Karnataka seemed headed for prolonged instability Thursday and possible early elections with the Lokayukta revealing the involvement of Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, the powerful Reddy ... Read more...

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US clears Nepal for investment


June 29th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 29 (IANS) Despite continued political instability in Nepal and the largest party in the ruling alliance still tagged a terrorist organisation by the US State Department, Washington is ... Read more...

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Crumbling infrastructure, climate change add to Karnataka’s woes (Letter from Bangalore)


June 6th, 2011 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 6 (IANS) Be it environmental, political or infrastructural, Karnataka is facing mounting challenges.Besides weathering political instability, two reports - one by a group of experts on climate ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s economic indicators depressing, says daily


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) Pakistan's key economic indicators remain depressing, a Pakistani daily said adding that in a country shaken "by terrorism, continued political instability, inconsistent policies, and an unprecedented ... Read more...

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India has full faith in Africa, says Manmohan


May 25th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 25 (IANS) Signalling an economic push by India in a "resurgent" Africa, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said India was not deterred by reports of political ... Read more...

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India-Nepal to talk on building dams to stop floods


May 25th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Water Resources Minister Salman Khurshid Wednesday said India will hold discussions with Nepal to build check dams in the neighbouring country to address the problem ... Read more...

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200,000 people living in ‘horrific’ North Korean prison camps: Amnesty


May 4th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4(ANI): North Korea's political prison camps have grown in size over the past decade and now hold an estimated 200,000 people in "horrific" conditions, a report from the London-based rights ... Read more...

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Number of foreign visitors to Spain rises


April 26th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 26 (IANS/EFE) Spain received nine million foreign tourists in the first quarter, 2.9 percent more than during the same period in 2010, according to a survey results released ... Read more...

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