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Mexico’s president-elect vows to reduce poverty

September 12th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto said in an address to political and business leaders that he planned to focus on reducing the poverty that afflicts 52 ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Industrial growth to pick up with inflation easing

March 15th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Industrial growth during the current financial year is pegged at 4-5 percent, less than the annual growth rates achieved in the recent past, but ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pakistan’s central bank reduces policy rate

October 9th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 9 (IANS) In a bid to boost investments and growth, Pakistan's central bank has reduced policy rate by 150 basis points to 12 percent, authorities said.The decision was ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Make villages progressive units, improve welfare delivery: Patil (Lead)

July 5th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 5 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday said India has a huge amount of social welfare schemes, but delivery systems needed to be more effective and non-corrupt for their benefits ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Manipur Ras festival 2010, a feast to eyes

April 19th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Apr 19 (ANI): Manipuri dance is one of the major Indian classical dance forms.The cult of Radha and Krishna, particularly the Raslila, is central to its themes.The Jawaharlal Nehru ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

In Assam, former militants protect wildlife and promote tourism

September 15th, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Alex ToddManas National Park (Assam), Sep.15 (ANI): Having realised the futility of violence, many individuals who were into poaching or worked as militant cadres, are now saving wildlife and promoting ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Invention of cooking drove humans to evolutionary heights

June 3rd, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) The invention of cooking, even more than agriculture or the advent of tools, is what drove humanity to civilisational and evolutionary heights. Richard Wrangham of Harvard University, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists explain why love game is fraught with perils

January 18th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) A model developed by scientists delves into why courtship or the mating game is often protracted and fraught with perils. The study, by researchers by University College London ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Rose culture blooms in Nagaland

January 15th, 2009 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
By Vibou Ganguly Kohima, Jan.15 (ANI): Moving on the path of self-reliance, and in an effort to encourage youth, Nagaland has undertaken a new venture -- rose cultivation. Over 500 square ... Read more...

Posted in National |

‘Pregnancy in unmarried women due to parent’s marital discord’

June 28th, 2008 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 28 (IANS) Marital problems between parents is the primary reason for pregnancy among unmarried women and adolescent girls, a study conducted in three state-run medical colleges in Kerala has revealed. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Students spread global warming message through musical

May 3rd, 2008 - 8:24 pm ICT by admin
Agra, May 3 (IANS) Over 700 students of St. Peter's College here took part in a spectacular musical about the dangers of global warming. "It was a total environmental package comprising varied ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |