rapid expansion

Brazil’s middle class swells as 35 mn climb out of poverty


September 21st, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Roughly 35 million Brazilians have climbed out of poverty over the last decade and 53 percent of the country's nearly 194 million people now ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sri Lanka, China seek to strengthen military ties


September 1st, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 31 (IANS) Sri Lanka and China have sought to strengthen their military ties, the Sri Lankan defence ministry said Friday.The remarks followed a meeting between Chinese Defence ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China becomes world’s largest food market


April 9th, 2012 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) China is now the world's largest food and grocery market, having overtaken the US in terms of sales in 2011, a market research firm said.British food ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India’s defence budget hike worrisome: Pakistani daily


March 19th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 19 (IANS) The significant hike in India's defence budget gives a "wrong message to its neighbours and perpetuates tensions in South Asia", a leading Pakistani daily said ... Read more...

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IndiGo says passenger safety its mission


January 9th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Low cost carrier IndiGo Monday said it has not flouted any safety norms by not reporting incidents of flight duty times of airlines' personnel or ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

2012 will be game changer for Indian publishing (Comment)


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Technology is like an object in your rear-view mirror. It is always closer than you think it is. In fact, for us in Indian publishing, it may actually just be ready ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Are stringers the future of media?


November 30th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Nov 30 (IANS) In the pursuit of lower maintenance costs of news gathering and infrastructure, media groups will eventually work with stringers and outsource news production to the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Sri Lanka keeps policy rates unchanged


November 16th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka has decided to keep its policy rates unchanged despite a drop in inflation and rapid credit expansion in its booming post-war economy, the Central ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Hilton No.1 international hotel brand in India: Survey


November 8th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, has been ranked the No.1 international hotel brand in India in a survey of business ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India undertapped as US student destination: Study


November 4th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Doha (Qatar), Nov 4 (IANS) In the last two decades, an estimated one million Indian students have been educated in the United States. But only a miniscule number of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Gandhi Centre to be launched in Holland


September 11th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 11 (IANS) A Gandhi Centre will be inaugurated at The Hague on Mahatma Gandhi's Oct 2 birth anniversary, the Indian embassy in the Netherlands said in a statement.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hitachi aims to double revenues, acquire firms


September 4th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Global electronics major Hitachi said it aims to double its revenues from India and is keen to acquire other firms to expand its market share.It ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India, Sri Lanka for better ties over fishing


March 30th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka have called for better relations among their fishing communities, and agreed that there should be no use of force in the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pakistan embraces China as new arms partner: Report


March 28th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 28 (IANS) Pakistan is now "backing away" from the US, its long-time strategic arms partner, and has joined hands with China to "beef up" its arsenal of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan replacing US with China as its principal arms supplier


March 27th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 27(ANI): Pakistan is expanding its nuclear-capable arsenal by embracing China as its new strategic arms partner and backing away from the United States, according to analysts.Until the mid-1960s, the US ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Government seeks private funding for infrastructure development in 12th Plan


February 21st, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Monday said the private sector will have to join the government in the mammoth funding of US dollar one trillion (over Rs ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Nepal business group plans 30 hotels in Asia


February 18th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 18 (IANS) One of Nepal's oldest and best known industrial houses has targeted neighbour India for rapid expansion in the hospitality industry, planning to build and run 30 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Need to preserve richness of diversity and multi-culturism: Manmohan Singh


December 22nd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Wednesday said that it is a major challenge for all of us to ensure that the richness of our ... Read more...

Posted in National |

No mercy for Bluelines, they will go, says Dikshit


October 26th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Delhi's Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit made it clear Tuesday that her government was determined to banish Blueline buses from December and blamed the private fleet for its ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Now, Green Carbon Centre that could recycle CO2 to lower eco footprint


October 23rd, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): Rice University researchers have created a Green Carbon Center to bring the benefits offered by oil, gas, coal, wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and other energy sources and will ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stalled US-India ties require ‘bold leap forward’: Experts


October 21st, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 21 (ANI): Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India in the first week of November, a new report has acknowledged fears of many prominent Indians and Americans ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UAE-Canada row over landing rights


October 13th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Oct 13 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) plans to expand Etihad and Emirates global operations have resulted in a diplomatic row with Ottawa, with the Gulf nation deciding ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Zardari believed ‘US was behind Taliban attacks in Pak’ to gain access to its nukes


October 13th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Zalmay Khalilzad, the former US envoy to Afghanistan, once brushed off Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's claim, that the US was "arranging" the (suicide) attacks by Pakistani ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hindi Day celebrated in Stockholm


September 25th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Sep 25 (IANS) Hindi Day was celebrated with joy, enthusiasm and fervour at a well-attended function at the Ethnographic Museum here to promote cooperation and understanding between the people of India ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Intel to buy McAfee in $7.7-bn deal


August 19th, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Aug 19 (DPA) Intel, the world's largest maker of computer chips, announced Thursday that it intended to buy software security firm McAfee in a deal worth $7.7 billion. Analysts said the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Adani Enterprises buys Australian coal asset for $2.7 billion


August 3rd, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) Gujarat-based Adani Enterprises, part of the Rs.30,000-crore diversfied Adani Group, has acquired the coal mine assets of Linc Energy of Australia for a cash and royalty package worth ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘US jobs market still bleak’


July 22nd, 2010 - 8:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (DPA) US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S Bernanke said Wednesday that the country's economy was continuing to expand moderately, thanks to stimulative monetary and fiscal policies, but jobs ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

InMobi enters US market


June 9th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 9 (ANI/Business Wire India): InMobi, the world's largest independent mobile ad network with operations in Bangalore, Mumbai, London, San Francisco, Singapore and Tokyo, today announced its official launch in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China’s plan to construct nuclear reactors at breakneck pace raises safety concerns


December 16th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Shenzhen (China), Dec. 16 (ANI): China's plan to build three times as many nuclear power plants in the coming decade as the rest of the world has raised safety concerns.While the construction ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Agriculture situation disturbing, says RBI governor


August 14th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor D. Subbarao Friday said the state of agriculture following poor rainfall was disturbing. Subbarao said that RBI was monitoring the drought-like situation and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India sees its engagement with Pacific region as extension of its ‘Look East Policy’


August 7th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Cairns (Australia), Aug 7 (ANI): Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna on Friday said that India sees its engagement with the Pacific region as an extension of its Look East ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Meteoric rise of Incan empire between 1400 and 1532 driven by hot weather


July 27th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): A new research on Peruvian lake sediments has suggested that the meteoric rise of the Incan empire between 1400 and 1532 was driven by a sustained period of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Coffee giant Starbucks serves up sweet earnings


July 22nd, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Seattle/Washington, July 22 (DPA) The world's largest coffeehouse chain Starbucks delivered earnings of $152 million for the second quarter, easily beating Wall Street expectations, the Seattle-based company reported Tuesday. In the April-June period ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India-US pursue civil aviation cooperation


June 13th, 2009 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) India and the US have agreed to work towards making the Aviation Cooperation Programme (ACP) more productive for India in its efforts to modernise the civil aviation industry ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Aid to Pak must be stringed: US Senators


May 22nd, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): The proposed US military assistance to Pakistan must come with certain benchmarks which were missing in the aid provided to Islamabad in the past.Several US Senators are ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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