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CRY campaign to focus on girls’ right to education


August 28th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) To focus on the girl child denied the basic right to education, the NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) launched a 40-day national citizen photo-journalism campaign ... Read more...

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Cameras to nab cheaters in Pakistan exam halls


July 12th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 12 (IANS) Pakistan plans to use cameras to stop cheating during exams.The government intends to use modern digital cameras for checking illegal practices in examinations, said Visual Education ... Read more...

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Dubai police foils cocaine smuggling in Zambia


June 5th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 4 (IANS/WAM) The police department of Dubai has been praised by Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) for its role in providing intelligence to Zambian authorities to thwart ... Read more...

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WHO warns against tobacco industry pushing sales


May 30th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday urged governments in Southeast Asia to beware of the tobacco industry's interference in tobacco control programme by targeting the ... Read more...

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Asia-Pacific must respond to climate change to survive: UNDP


May 10th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 10 (IANS) The Asia-Pacific region must continue to grow economically to lift millions of people out of poverty, but it must also respond to climate change to survive, ... Read more...

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WHO expands steps to fight non-communicable diseases


April 25th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 25 (IANS) Aiming to tackle the high occurrence of non-communicable diseases in southeast Asia, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said here Wednesday that it would expand technical competence ... Read more...

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WHO seeks more funds to control malaria


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Drug resistance, financial constraints and inadequate public awareness threaten to reverse the gains achieved in malaria control in the past decade, the World Health Organisation ... Read more...

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Intensify immunisation efforts: WHO


April 21st, 2012 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO), which is observing the year of intensification of routine immunisation in Southeast Asia, has said the region will adopt a ... Read more...

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Healthy ageing a global challenge: WHO


April 3rd, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Making life for the elderly healthy and productive is a global challenge, top World Health Organisation (WHO) officials said here Tuesday ahead of World Health ... Read more...

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US to help India develop clean energy projects


March 26th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The United States Trade Development Agency Monday signed two deals with Indian firms to help develop clean energy projects. The deals will generate Indian demand ... Read more...

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Unicef to help displaced women, children of Syria


March 24th, 2012 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 24 (IANS) The Unicef will address urgent issues related to health, education and other needs of thousands of displaced Syrian women and children, a UN spokesman said.According ... Read more...

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CESC to sign agreement with US trade and development agency


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group Power Company CESC, which serves 2.5 million consumers in the twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah, will sign an agreement next week with ... Read more...

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India Aviation not to have aerobatics display


March 10th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 10 (IANS) India Aviation 2012, the international exhibition and conference on civil aviation, will have no aerobatics show this time in view of an Indian Navy plane crash ... Read more...

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Kingfisher not to take part in India Aviation


March 10th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 10 (IANS) Crisis-hit Kingfisher Airlines will not be participating in India Aviation 2012, the international exhibition and conference on civil aviation beginning here March 14.Kingfisher, one of the ... Read more...

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45 missing as Philippines boat capsizes


February 14th, 2012 - 7:39 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Feb 14 (IANS) A sea vessel carrying at least 45 passengers capsized Monday in southern Philippines, said police.According to Caraga Police Regional Director Chief Superintendent Reynaldo Rafal, the vessel ... Read more...

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Street theatre presses for child rights


February 5th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) It was a riot of creativity and laughter at the Dilli Haat here Sunday evening, but underneath all the gaiety, the street plays being performed ... Read more...

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50 dead in storm, floods in Philippines


December 17th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 17 (IANS) Over 50 people are feared dead in overnight floods triggered by the tropical storm Washin in southern Philippines, officials said Saturday.Asked about the number of fatalities, ... Read more...

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Rolls Royce opens office in Abu Dhabi


December 13th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 12 (IANS) Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, Monday opened a new office in Abu Dhabi to further enhance its growing activities in the Emirate and the ... Read more...

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Aim to eliminate HIV-AIDS from South-East Asia by 2015: WHO (Dec 1 is World AIDS Day)


November 30th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) With the profile of HIV-AIDS undergoing transformation from a life-threatening emergency to a manageable chronic infection, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday urged South-East Asian ... Read more...

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Rolls-Royce unveils latest model


October 5th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 5 (IANS) Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Wednesday unveiled its latest model Ghost Extended Wheelbase in Mumbai. The Ghost Extended Wheelbase accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just five seconds. The car ... Read more...

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1.4 bn at rabies risk in Southeast Asia: WHO


September 27th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Over 1.4 billion people in the Southeast Asian region are at a potential risk of rabies due to large human and dog concentrations in ... Read more...

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Air India 93 percent on-time in September


September 25th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Attempting to improve its image after the official auditor criticized it for the quality of its service, national carrier Air India Sunday said it had ... Read more...

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Expose fake Himachal colleges, court tells CBI (Second Lead)


August 9th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 9 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Tuesday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to reveal names of all educational institutions in the state which secured recognition ... Read more...

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Expose fake Himachal colleges, court tells CBI (Lead)


August 9th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 9 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Tuesday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to reveal names of all educational institutions in the state which secured ... Read more...

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WHO raises alarm over nutrition


August 9th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Millions of children dying or falling ill due to malnutrition in the Asia-Pacific region is leading to dire socio-economic consequences, the World Health Organization (WHO) ... Read more...

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Goan convention in London to discuss environment degradation back home


July 17th, 2011 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 17 (IANS) Thousands of Goans scattered all over the world will converge in London next week to voice concerns over rampant mining and corruption in Goa and issues ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Soiled currency notes sully India’s image: RBI official


June 17th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 17 (IANS) Here's the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) way of improving the image of India - change the soiled and torn notes in circulation.According to a senior ... Read more...

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Man jailed for two years for kidnapping dog


June 11th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 11 (IANS) A dognapper in Britain has been jailed for two years for kidnapping his neighbour's Yorkshire terrier and demanding 500 pounds (over $800) as ransom for its ... Read more...

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Abducted Bulgarian pilots released in Sudan


June 7th, 2011 - 5:29 am ICT by IANS
Khartoum, June 7 (IANS) Three Bulgarian pilots - working for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) - who were abducted in January, have been released in Sudan, a statement said.WFP ... Read more...

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Drought in Horn of Africa affects 1.8mn children: UN


June 2nd, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 2 (IANS) Over 1.8 million children aged below five seek humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa, Xinhua reported UNICEF as stating Thursday.The Horn of Africa includes ... Read more...

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Unicef seeks $20 mn dollars for aid to Libya


May 19th, 2011 - 2:29 am ICT by IANS
Muscat, May 19 (IANS) Unicef Wednesday called for raising $20 million to provide humanitarian assistance to those affected by the anti-govenrment movement in Libya, Xinhua reported."The longer the crisis continues, ... Read more...

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CII delegation meets Mamata


May 19th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) A delegation of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Wednesday met Trinamool supremo and West Bengal's chief minister-in-waiting Mamata Banerjee to congratulate her on winning the ... Read more...

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No funds for iron rich salt programme, says official


April 25th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Even as the plans for promoting iron rich salt is on government's anvil, the programme may not be implemented soon for lack of funds, a ... Read more...

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Post Fukushima disaster, Oz nuke industry calls for renewed debate on nuke energy


April 21st, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr. 21 (ANI): The Australian nuclear industry is calling for a renewed public debate about the use of atomic energy in the country.Leading nuclear companies told a forum at the Lowy ... Read more...

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30 illegal Pakistani immigrants held in Britain


April 15th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) At least 30 Pakistanis working illegally in Britain have been arrested in a series of operations across the country, the British High Commission here said Thursday.Around ... Read more...

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