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India under pressure to cut oil imports from Iran: Clinton


May 7th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday said countries like India were being pressurised to reduce their oil imports from Iran to make Tehran change its ... Read more...

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Whole package for Doha round will not be passed: WTO chief


March 19th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, March 19 (IANS) World Trade Organisation Director-General Pascal Lamy Monday said the agreements for the Doha round of trade talks will not be passed as the whole package envisaged ... Read more...

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BASIC leaders to meet in Delhi to assess Durban outcome


February 13th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Environment ministers from BASIC countries - Brazil, South Africa, India and China - will meet here Tuesday to assess the outcome of climate talks in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

GSI to increase hiring


January 31st, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 31 (IANS) The union cabinet has cleared the proposal of the ministry of mines to increase the highly-skilled manpower of the Geological Survey of India (GSI) for exploration ... Read more...

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BRIC should come together to form a global fund: Stiglitz


January 14th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz feels the rising BRIC economies should come together and form a global fund for more accessibility of the developing nations."I am ... Read more...

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Growing fat - via free market forces!


December 22nd, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Thanks to free market forces, fast food joints are mushrooming all over rich countries and promoting the obesity epidemic. "It's not by chance that countries with ... Read more...

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Durban talks: India’s gains and losses


December 15th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
The UN climate change talks in Durban arrived at a four-pronged Durban Package to save the planet by controlling emission of greenhouse gases. The gains and losses for developing countries like ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Major outcome of Durban climate talks


December 11th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 11 (IANS) The UN climate change talks in Durban Sunday arrived at a four-pronged Durban Package to save the planet by controlling emission of greenhouse gases.The main outcome ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Countries struggle to reach deal at Durban (Lead)


December 8th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 8 (IANS) With just a day left before the UN climate change talks end, key players BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China), the European Union (EU) and ... Read more...

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India’s proposal part of new negotiating draft in Durban


December 7th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 7 (IANS) India's views were echoed at the UN climate change conference here with principle of equity - right to grow - and unilateral trade measures making into ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Invoking Gandhi to make Durban talks deliver


December 5th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 5 (IANS) As negotiations at the UN climate change talks headed for a deadlock, Bangladesh Monday appealed to delegates that the Durban conference cannot fail as this is ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

China agrees to conditional legal emission cuts post-2020


December 5th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 5 (IANS) China, the biggest carbon dioxide emitter, Monday agreed to accept a legally binding climate deal post-2020 but with five pre-conditions, including review of the steps taken ... Read more...

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Global carbon emissions up 50 percent


December 5th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Global carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have gone up by 49 percent over the last two decades to reach a staggering 10 billion tonnes ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Heat but no light likely at Durban climate talks


November 27th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The stage is set for the annual UN summit on climate change starting Monday at Durban in South Africa but Indian officials and experts ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Shun competitive politics at Durban, Natarajan urges rich nations


November 17th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Sending a strong message to the developed countries, Indian Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan Thursday said rich countries should not get involved in competitive politics ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Eurozone crisis may cloud Durban climate talks


November 13th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Ahead of the Durban climate change talks beginning Nov 28, experts are worried that Eurozone crisis may curtail the billions of dollars of funding from ... Read more...

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`Job creation a way to tackle economic crisis’


November 8th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Nov 8 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has said that job creation is a way to tackle economic crisis. In her weekly radio show Monday, Rousseff said ... Read more...

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BASIC countries meet in China for climate talks


October 30th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) With barely a month left for the global climate change negotiations in Durban, ministers from BASIC countries (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) will hold ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pakistan’s economic growth strategy criticised


October 7th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 7 (IANS) Pakistan's strategy for achieving higher growth has come in for criticism from experts.Participants at a consultation on economic growth Thursday in Peshawar expressed doubts on the ... Read more...

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ONGC Videsh targets 20 mn tonnes output by 2020


August 18th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 18 (IANS) ONGC Videsh Ltd, the overseas arm of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) aims to exceed an annual crude oil production level of 20 ... Read more...

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New mines bill will benefit Jharkhand: Report


August 6th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 5 (IANS) Jharkhand Deputy Chief Minister Hemant Soren Friday favoured profit sharing of mining by companies with the locals, as proposed by the Mines and Mineral (Development and ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit sharing


April 20th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit sharing by India.The Nagoya Protocol would also contribute to the other ... Read more...

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Middle East unrest upsets aviation sector


March 5th, 2011 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 4 (IANS/WAM) The aviation industry is concerned over rising fuel prices triggered by the political turmoil in some oil-rich countries in the Middle East.Several oil-producing countries, ... Read more...

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Wall Street falls sharply amid Libya unrest


February 23rd, 2011 - 4:41 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 23 (IANS) US stocks dropped sharply Tuesday amid Libya unrest with the Dow Jones industrial average plummeting 178.46 points, or 1.44 percent, to 12,212.79 points, Xinhua reported.The Standard & ... Read more...

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African farmland to Indian firms no cause for worry: UN official


February 13th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Gyanendra Kumar Keshri New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) A top official at UN agencies has sought to allay apprehensions among people of some African countries that propose to lease farmland to investors ... Read more...

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India should provide leadership, says UN climate chief (Lead)


February 5th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) India should play a leadership role to ensure rich nations do more to combat global warming, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres said Saturday."I hope India takes leadership ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

We expect leadership from India: UN climate chief


February 5th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) India played an "exceedingly helpful role" in the last climate summit and "we expect the same this year and beyond", UN climate chief Christiana Figueres ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Cancun nuancing was to gain India advantage, says Ramesh


December 22nd, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) In an effort to clear the air over India's nod to legally binding emission cuts at the global climate change talks at Cancun, Mexico, Environment Minister Jairam ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Study: UK women are the world’s worst dieters


December 22nd, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research has revealed some damning facts about UK women that wants to lose weight.After the research, the researchers concluded that when it comes to dieting, ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh, activists differ over India’s Cancun gains


December 12th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Even as Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh feels that "India's interests had been fully protected" at the just-concluded climate summit in Cancun, environmentalists were left unimpressed.The UN climate ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Climate talks near finale with agreements still on hold


December 10th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun (Mexico), Dec 10 (IANS) The annual UN climate summit entered its final day here Friday with all agreements still on hold, though many of the delegates from 193 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Environmental groups critcise Ramesh on binding commitments


December 9th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Environmental organisations Thursday criticised India's stand at the climate change talks in Cancun that it is willing to accept legally binding emission cuts, saying it will remove ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Small farmers hold big key to solving global warming


December 7th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun (Mexico), Dec 7 (IANS) Most of the world's 500 million small farmers who own two hectares or less of land use traditional cropping methods which are more eco-friendly. They ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India, China for verification of climate change measures


November 30th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said India and China are open to international verification of domestic climate change mitigation measures, a step that could break a deadlock ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

UN climate change conference to begin in Cancun Monday


November 29th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Cancun (Mexico), Nov 29 (IANS) The UN Climate Change Conference begins in Cancun Monday, where leaders of 194 countries would discuss their future commitments to reduce emissions and take action against climate ... Read more...

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