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Argentine province offers prostitutes airfare to go home


July 24th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, July 24 (IANS/EFE) The central Argentine province of Cordoba is offering prostitutes airfare to return home, even to other countries, after passing a law to close brothels as ... Read more...

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Argentine province to produce Viagra for free distribution


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, March 23 (IANS/EFE) The government of the central Argentine province of Santa Fe will manufacture the drug sildenafil, better known under the brandname Viagra, and will distribute it ... Read more...

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Indian economy may grow at 8 percent in 2012-13: Rangarajan (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) India's economy may grow at 7.1 percent this financial year and inch up to 8 percent next fiscal if the global environment turns favourable, chairman ... Read more...

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South Asians seek return to US ideals of fairness, inclusion


September 12th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Over 40 South Asian organisations joined in solemn remembrance of those who lost their lives in the traumatic 9/11 terror attacks, seeking an end to discrimination ... Read more...

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UN General Assembly adopts resolution on happiness


July 20th, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 20 (IANS) The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution on happiness. It said happiness was critical in advancing economic growth and social progress, Xinhua reported.Calling the ... Read more...

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Health is a political subject: Amartya Sen


July 10th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen Saturday said health is a political issue and inequality a prime reason behind bad public health."Health is indeed a political subject. ... Read more...

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India signs Nagoya Protocol on genetic resources


May 12th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 12 (IANS) India has signed the landmark Nagoya Protocol linking conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity with development.The Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the ... Read more...

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Thinking about choices makes people less sympathetic to others


March 30th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that thinking about choices could make people less sympathetic to others and less likely to support policies that help people.In the United States, ... Read more...

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Smoking habits are passed on from mum to daughter, dad to son


January 29th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study has found that smoking habits are transmitted from mother to daughter and father to son."However, if a mother smokes it does not seem to impact ... Read more...

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Reese Witherspoon To Grace Magazine Cover


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:32 am ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Reese Witherspoon will be gracing the cover of the Glamor Magazine in the January issue which hits newsstands on December 7. The star who is known ... Read more...

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Art Robinson Makes Politics More Colloquial


October 8th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Republican Art Robinson does not seen to have much chance to make it into the congress as a Republican anymore. He has represented Oregon before, but certain comments of ... Read more...

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Higher education department’s newsletter launched


September 9th, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The Human Resource Development Ministry Thursday started a newsletter of the department of higher education, in a bid to inform people of its activities and provide people ... Read more...

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Domestic violence deaths rise 40 percent in Argentina


July 15th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, July 15 (IANS/EFE) A total of 126 women died as a result of domestic violence in Argentina during the first half of this year, 40 percent more than during the ... Read more...

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Energy efficiency technologies poised to offer major savings: Report


December 10th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10(ANI): A new report from the U.S. National Research Council has said that energy efficiency technologies that exist today, or that are likely to be developed in the near future, ... Read more...

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Over 1 mn Mexicans involved in drug trade


November 1st, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 1 (EFE) Over one million Mexican people are involved in the illegal drug trade including "about 200,000" women, according to Mexico police estimates. The president of an umbrella organisation of ... Read more...

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IAS officers to study at IGNOU


August 26th, 2009 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Soon civil servants in India will get to study at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for a Master's degree in public policy, varsity authorities said Wednesday. "IGNOU ... Read more...

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By 2015, 2 million people would die annually from tobacco-induced cancers


August 26th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): By 2015, at least 2.1 million people will die each year because of tobacco-induced cancers, revealed The Tobacco Atlas, Third Edition.Published by the American Cancer Society and World ... Read more...

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Over 5 mn Latin American women sex trade victims


March 26th, 2009 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 26 (EFE) More than five million women have become victims of people trafficking networks in Latin America and 10 million more are at risk of falling prey, activist Teresa ... Read more...

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Amazon deforestation caused extinction of 26 species


February 19th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Feb 19 (Xinhua) The deforestation in the Amazon rainforest region has led to the extinction of 26 animal and plant species, a UN report said. Another 644 species of animals ... Read more...

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