regional development

Russia to spend $44 bn on Arctic projects

April 6th, 2012 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia intends to spend 1.3 trillion rubles (around $44 billion) on economic and social projects in the Arctic till 2020, a minister said.Viktor Basargin, minister ... Read more...

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Four day conference on efficient cities and transportation

December 2nd, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Seeking ways to make cities undergoing rapid urbanization livable, clean, energy efficient and sustainable, a four-day conference would be held here with participation from technology ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pakistan seeks full membership of Shanghai group

June 13th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) Pakistan - which is an observer in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) along with India - would now seek full membership of the group, a top ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

China mulls levy for regional development

June 3rd, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 3 (IANS) Members of China's Communist Party could be asked to pay 10 percent extra on their annual membership fees to help revitalize the struggling economies of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

EU and Ukraine sign $17 million cooperation agreement

May 17th, 2011 - 1:39 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union and Ukraine on Monday signed a cooperation agreement that will allocate €12 million ($17 million) from EU funds for the next for years.The Joint Co-operation ... Read more...

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WHO asks Russia to ensure scary pictures on cigarette packs

February 17th, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has suggested to Russia to put frightening images on cigarette packs, to illustrate the consequences of smoking on human health. WHO's spokesman ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

States should resolve disputes through zonal councils: Chidambaram

October 28th, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday called upon the states to use the forum of zonal councils to resolve inter-state disputes instead of taking recourse to litigation. ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

State Governments not using Central funds effectively, claims Shriprakash Jaiswal

October 28th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 28 (ANI): Coal Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal on Thursday said that some State Governments are not using the funds allocated by the Centre for regional development effectively.Speaking at the National ... Read more...

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Chidambaram to preside over Central Zonal Council meet on Thursday

October 27th, 2010 - 11:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.27 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will preside over a meeting of the Central Zonal Council that will be convened in the national capital on Thursday.The Central ... Read more...

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30 killed in Russia wildfires

August 1st, 2010 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Raging wildfires in central Russia have claimed 30 lives and left more than 2,200 people homeless, the government said Sunday. The wildfires, which have caused damage worth over ... Read more...

Posted in World |

SAARC Summit: Peace imperative for regional development, says Gilani

April 28th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Thimpu, Apr.28 (ANI): Stressing that peace is imperative for regional development, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that stabilising the region and establishing peace were his countries top priorities.Addressing ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Campaigners close to save the Hollywood sign

April 14th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 14 (ANI): A conservation group is close to accomplishing its mission of saving the Hollywood sign, as it is nearing the 12.5 million dollars it needs to secure the future ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bangalore’s sex workers fight stigma of HIV/AIDS

November 17th, 2009 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 17 (IANS) They all have a common story to narrate - stigma and discrimination by the society because of their profession and the disease with which they are infected. Tales of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Bangladesh seeks link to Bhutan via India

November 7th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thimphu, Nov 7 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought a road to Bhutan through India for bettr trade and people-to-people contact. She told her hosts at this Bhutanese capital ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Dhaka seeks access to Nepal and Bhutan through India

October 8th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 8 (IANS) Bangladesh has urged India to give it transit to Nepal and Bhutan to boost bilateral and South Asian regional trade and connectivity. The subject will be high ... Read more...

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India to sign MoU with Norway on local Governance

February 5th, 2009 - 10:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is to be signed between the Government of India, Ministry of Panchayati Raj and the Kingdom of Norway, Ministry of Local ... Read more...

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Ethiopian PM in India to bolster bilateral ties

February 5th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi arrived in India on Thursday to bolster bilateral ties between the two nations. Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee after meeting Zenawi in ... Read more...

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Saudi economic city gears up to attract investors

August 11th, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 11 (IANS) The Knowledge Economic City (KEC) in Madinah, one of the six economic cities being built in Saudi Arabia, is gearing up to attract investors and joint ventures to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Guernsey granted ICC associate status

July 6th, 2008 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Guernsey, an island country in the English Channel off the French coast of Nornmandy, in has been granted associated member status of the International Cricket Council (ICC). ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Pak PM ready for meaningful talks with India on Kashmir

April 30th, 2008 - 10:08 pm ICT by admin
Muzaffarabad, Apr.30 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday said that the people of Kashmir have sacrificed their lives and livelihood in their quest for self-determination, and therefore, ... Read more...

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Japan to seek peace treaty with Russia

March 20th, 2008 - 11:19 am ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Moscow, March 20 (RIA Novosti) Japan plans to establish cooperation with the new Russian president in all spheres, including work on a peace treaty, a Japanese diplomat said. "No substantial progress ... Read more...

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EU’s financing bank to fund projects in India

March 2nd, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by admin
Brussels, March 2 (IANS) The European Investment Bank (EIB) - the financing arm of the European Union (EU) - hopes to start financing projects in India this year. "We hope very much ... Read more...

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