regional governments

Guyana president slams move to play T20s in Florida

July 6th, 2012 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Castries (St Lucia), July 6 (IANS/CMC) Guyana President Donald Ramotar has blasted the West Indies Cricket Board's (WICB) move to play last weekend's Twenty20 doubleheader against New Zealand in Florida.Labeling the ... Read more...

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CaixaBank to become Spain’s largest bank by assets

March 27th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, March 27 (IANS/EFE) CaixaBank said Monday that it plans to purchase Banca Civica for nearly 1 billion euros ($1.33 billion) in a transaction that will leave the buyer as ... Read more...

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Spanish royal son-in-law diverted $7.5 mn: Prosecutors

January 3rd, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 3 (IANS/EFE) Spanish King Juan Carlos's son-in-law and one of his associates pocketed 5.8 million euros (around $7.5 million) while running a non-profit foundation, the office of the ... Read more...

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Spanish king’s son-in-law a suspect in corruption case

December 30th, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 30 (IANS/EFE) Inaki Urdangarin, son-in-law of Spain's King Juan Carlos, was named Thursday as a suspect in a judicial probe of a foundation he once headed.Fortythree-year-old Urdangarin, who ... Read more...

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Decriminalise homosexuality to fight HIV: Caribbean expert

November 21st, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Nassau (Bahamas), Nov 21 (IANS/CMC) A leading researcher in HIV/AIDS from the Caribbean islands has called on regional governments to consider decriminalisation of homosexuality as part of the overall fight against ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Spain cuts 2011 growth forecast

November 17th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 17 (IANS/EFE) Spain's economy is likely to grow by 0.8 percent in 2011, the government said Wednesday, revising downward its earlier forecast of a 1.3 percent expansion in ... Read more...

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China dangles $1 bn to woo the Caribbean

September 14th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, Sep 14 (IANS) China opened its purse-strings wide to fork out a $1 billion loan for governments in the Caribbean that has a strong Indian presence since the past ... Read more...

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Governments’ role crucial in Windies cricket, asserts Dominica PM

July 13th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), July 13 (IANS/CMC) Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says there is a role for regional governments in the management of West Indies cricket but that key questions about ownership ... Read more...

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Difficult to verify Chinese activities on Brahmaputra: Minister

July 3rd, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Nongkrem (Meghalaya), July 2 (IANS) It would be difficult for India to verify the Chinese activities on the Brahmaputra river in the absence of any water-sharing agreement between the ... Read more...

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‘India keeping watch on China’s Brahmaputra plans’

June 14th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 14 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Water Resources Vincent H. Pala Tuesday said India is keeping a watch on China's reported plans to divert the Brahmaputra ... Read more...

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World’s richest man to hold stake in new Spanish bank

May 12th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, May 12 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, will hold a one percent stake in CaixaBank, once the La Caixa savings bank transfers its banking business to ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad calls on foreign forces to leave Bahrain

April 4th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 4 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called upon the foreign forces to leave Bahrain, and appealed the Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa-led government to listen to the people's ... Read more...

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US ordered massacre of the region’s people, says Iran

February 20th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 20 (IANS) The speaker of Iran's parliament, the Majlis, has said "massacre" of the people in Libya and Bahrain were taking place on the orders of the US.Ali Larijani, addressing ... Read more...

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India taking up China dam issue: Arunachal minister

August 11th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 11 (IANS) India is negotiating with the international community over China's plans to construct a dam across the Brahmaputra in Tibet, Arunachal Pradesh Power Minister Jabron Gamlin said here ... Read more...

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Amazon losing 1,500 sq km each year

July 23rd, 2010 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Lima, July 23 (IANS/EFE) Around 1,500 sq km (579 sq miles) of the Amazon forest is lost each year due to deforestation and environmental degradation in Peru. Peru has 68 million hectares (262,550 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Spanish PM for higher taxes on the rich

May 27th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 27 (IANS/EFE) Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has said that his government will unveil "in the coming weeks" the details of a proposal to raise taxes on the wealthiest ... Read more...

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UN gathers Asia and Pacific countries to better rebound from global economic crisis

May 14th, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – A United Nations (UN) meeting is gathering Asian and Pacific countries to coordinate strategies to fight the global economic crisis.The week-long annual session of the UN Economic ... Read more...

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US in ’significant’ talks with India, Pak and Afghanistan for regional stability: Crowley

January 24th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.24 (ANI): The United States is trying hard to establish peace in South Asia, and is having 'significant' discussions with India, Pakistan and Afghanistan to achieve its objective.Interacting with media persons ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Demand for separate time zone in northeast gathers momentum

January 23rd, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Jan 23 (IANS) A group of opinion makers Saturday decided to lobby the central government for a separate time zone for the northeast so that there is ... Read more...

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Schools, universities closed in Pakistan after Taliban attacks

October 21st, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 21 (DPA) All educational institutions across Pakistan remained closed Wednesday, a day after twin suicide bombings rocked Islamic University in the capital, killing eight people. The explosions were apparently part ... Read more...

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Dead Sea evaporating faster each year rather than decreasing

September 7th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, September 7 (ANI): New data has suggested that the Dead Sea is evaporating faster each year rather than decreasing at a steady rate.According to a report in the Jerusalem Post, the ... Read more...

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Separatist Naga group denies links with HuJI

August 20th, 2009 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kohima, Aug 20 (IANS) The Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) Thursday rejected charges of any link with Pakistan-based Islamic terror outfits like the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al Islami (HuJI). "The ... Read more...

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50,000 apply for teaching jobs in a day in Mexico

July 29th, 2009 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 29 (Xinhua) The education ministry in Mexico has received about 50,000 applications for teacher posts in less than 24 hours following the government's resolution to curb corruption in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama urges for reconciliation in Iraq

July 23rd, 2009 - 3:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (DPA) US President Barack Obama called for greater reconciliation between Iraq's ethnic groups during a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki at the White House Wednesday. Coming to ... Read more...

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Crucial talks between government, Naga separatists in Amsterdam

December 4th, 2008 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Dimapur (Nagaland), Dec 4 (IANS) Indian negotiators are beginning fresh peace talks in Amsterdam with a tribal separatist group from Nagaland to save a 10-year-old ceasefire from breaking down, an official said ... Read more...

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Reconstruction of old school buildings sought

April 23rd, 2008 - 7:56 pm ICT by admin
Agartala, April 23 (IANS) The regional governments in the northeast have urged the centre to provide adequate funds for rehabilitating old school buildings to avoid a major tragedy considering that the region ... Read more...

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