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ICT be used for better healthcare: Pitroda


August 29th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Information and communications technology should be used to create an information network for better health care in the country, Sam Pitroda, adviser to the prime ... Read more...

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China aims for disabled-friendly environment


July 11th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) China has new regulation to facilitate a disabled-friendly environment in the country.It requires all parking lots, commercial centres, living quarters, transportation facilities and other public infrastructure ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Maoism continues to be major problem: PM


May 22nd, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday described Maoism as continuing to be "a major problem" and sought cooperation from the states in tackling the ... Read more...

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Trivedi awaits report on modernisation of railways


February 21st, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Palakkad (Kerala), Feb 21 (IANS) Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Tuesday said he was awaiting a report from Sam Pitroda, adviser to the prime minister on public infrastructure, information and innovations, ... Read more...

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Kerala mulls tax concession on ayurveda medicines


February 13th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 13 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday said the government is considering tax concession on ayurveda medicines and other steps to promote the traditional system of medicine."We ... Read more...

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Report: Thai floods to downgrade country’s economic growth by 1.2 percent


November 26th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- The devastating rainfall and subsequent flooding in Thailand this year is expected to decrease the country's economic growth to 2.4 percent, the Bangkok Post reported on Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Wanted: Women to drive development in Maoist areas


November 20th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) In an effort to bridge the development deficit in areas seen as Maoist hotbeds, the government is encouraging young women to take up the challenge ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Orissa seeks Rs.1,000 crore for flood relief


October 21st, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 20 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Pantaik Thursday sought Rs.1,000 crore from the central government for repair and restoration work in the regions affected by floods last month.The ... Read more...

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Housing ministry offers to help quake-hit states


September 19th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The union ministry of housing and urban poverty alleviation has offered Sikkim and other states affected by Sunday's earthquake assistance in re-constructing and rebuilding damaged ... Read more...

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Aussies take to Facebook amid disaster


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 3 (IANS) Australians shared real-time experiences on Facebook and Twitter as a devastating cyclone hit the northeastern coast.A total of 23,141 tweets from 10,000 people were posted in the ... Read more...

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India to set up vibrant bond market: Mukherjee


January 19th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) India plans to develop a vibrant bond market to facilitate infrastructure financing, as the source of nearly one-third of the targeted $1 trillion investment in the ... Read more...

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India’s middle class driving innovation, consumption, but still vulnerable: ADB


August 19th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.19 (ANI): Innovative, cheaply priced products targeted at India's booming middle class are helping to spur domestic consumption and growth but the sector remains vulnerable to economic shocks and carefully ... Read more...

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Andhra to seek Rs.1,357 crore for cyclone relief


June 6th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 5 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Saturday decided to seek assistance of Rs.1,357.42 crore from the central government for reconstruction work in areas hit by last month's cyclone Laila. The state cabinet, which ... Read more...

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Rajan Zed urges Indo-Americans to be counted in upcoming census


January 18th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed has urged all people of India-descent living in USA to stand-up and be counted in upcoming census.Zed, who is chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, in a statement in ... Read more...

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Flood-hit Andhra seeks Rs.116 bn central assistance


October 20th, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 20 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government has sought central assistance of Rs.116.09 billion (Rs.11,609 crore) for relief and rehabilitation in the flood-affected districts, a state minister said Tuesday. The state ... Read more...

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PM makes aerial survey of flood-hit Kurnool, Mahabubnagar


October 10th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday once again conducted an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas in Andhra Pradesh. The prime minister, who spent the night at ... Read more...

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Andhra releases Rs.167 crore to repair damaged roads


October 8th, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 8 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government has released Rs.167 crore for repairs and restoration of roads damaged by the devastating floods that hit the state, a senior official said Thursday. Minister ... Read more...

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Can PPP save India’s IT capital from crumbling?


September 21st, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Maitreyee Boruah Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) With heavy showers leading to massive traffic jams and yet another child dying after falling into a flooded drain, residents and experts say only public-private partnership ... Read more...

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Accelerating urbanization presents daunting engineering challenge


February 16th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A scientist has said that the rapid urbanization of the world presents a daunting engineering challenge in the future, as the stability and livability of the urban ... Read more...

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Unicef puts Gaza economic losses at $1.9 bn


January 25th, 2009 - 6:26 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 25 (Xinhua) Gaza sustained economic losses to the tune of $1.9 billion, the UN Children's Fund (Unicef) said Saturday.Extensive destruction was caused to homes and public infrastructure across the salient, ... Read more...

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Mumbai’s first skywalk inaugurated


June 24th, 2008 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Yet another glittering jewel has been added to Bandra, the queen of Mumbai suburbs - a swank new skywalk, built at a cost of Rs.136 million. The skywalk ... Read more...

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US agency joins African poverty alleviation mission


June 12th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Washington, June 12 (Xinhua) The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) led by former UN chief Kofi Annan has roped in a US aid agency in a mission to help ... Read more...

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World’s longest, 36-km sea bridge opens in east China


May 1st, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Jiaxing (China), May 1 (Xinhua) World's longest sea bridge opened Thursday, spanning the Hangzhau Bay in the East China Sea to boost economic integration and development in the Yangtze River delta. The ... Read more...

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India asks rich nations to do more on climate change


April 14th, 2008 - 11:25 am ICT by admin
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 14 (IANS) India wants the rich nations to massively reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and provide more financial and technological help to the developing countries to deal ... Read more...

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India, China nowhere in top league of networked economies


April 10th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, April 10 (IANS) Despite its status as a world leader in information technology, India does not figure among the top 20 of the world's most networked economies. In ... Read more...

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EU releases 300 million euros in aid to Palestine


March 25th, 2008 - 11:58 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Brussels, March 25 (Xinhua) The European Union has provided 300 million euros ($467 million) in aid to the Palestinians to help finance humanitarian activities and to carry out reform and development projects ... Read more...

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Reliance Communications acquires Ugandan telecom firm


February 21st, 2008 - 7:10 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications Ltd (RCL) Thursday announced it has acquired Ugandan telecom service firm Anupam Global Soft Ltd (AGSL). AGSL holds a public infrastructure provider licence and ... Read more...

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