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Brazil’s economy grows at fastest clip in 15 months


August 18th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 18 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's economy expanded by 0.75 percent in June relative to the previous month as tax breaks stimulated growth, the central bank said.The uptick in the bank's ... Read more...

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Brazil looks to private sector to bolster infrastructure


August 16th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) President Dilma Rousseff has unveiled a 133 billion reais ($65.5 billion) plan to improve Brazil's infrastructure and spur economic growth.The plan, which will involve awarding private ... Read more...

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24-hour custom clearance at eight airports, ports


August 7th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Customs clearance facilities will be provided at eight airports and seaports round-the-clock from Aug 25 to facilitate international trade, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said ... Read more...

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Sudan’s president warns protesters of ‘incinerating summer’


July 12th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Khartoum, July 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has warned protesters against further protests and promised them an 'incinerating summer' instead of the Arab Spring.Protests against a government austerity ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kerala announces strict measures against bio-piracy


April 11th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 11 (IANS) The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) Wednesday announced strict measures to prevent bio-piracy.K.P. Laladhas, member-secretary of the newly-constituted board, said that a few important decisions have ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

IPS Rajiv is new CISF chief (Lead)


January 18th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Rajiv, who goes by his first name, was Wednesday named the new chief of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) ... Read more...

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Rajiv appointed new CISF chief


January 18th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Rajiv was Wednesday appointed the new chief of paramilitary Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) that guards India's vital installations, including ... Read more...

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Finance ministry vetting infrastructure debt fund scheme: Montek


June 10th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 10 (IANS) The union finance ministry is examining a proposal to set up an infrastructure debt fund for financing infrastructure projects across the country during the 12th ... Read more...

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IIFCL expects credit enhancement scheme decision soon


February 7th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) The state-run Indian Infrastructure Finance Corporation Limited (IIFCL) Monday hoped that a decision on its credit enhancement scheme would be finalised by March this year."We expect a decision ... Read more...

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Bhutan PM moots talks with India, Bangladesh on energy


January 14th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 14 (IANS) Bhutanese Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley has mooted tri-nation talks between Bangladesh, Bhutan and India to meet Bangladesh's acute demand for electricity."Why three of us should not ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda plans explosion in UK during Christmas


November 7th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 7 (ANI): Al Qaeda's chief bomb maker Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri is reportedly planting bombs in gift toys, which would be timed to explode once the toys are in stores for ... Read more...

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Pak denies transit of Indian goods through Wagah border to Afghanistan


July 19th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 19(ANI): The Pakistan government has denied a request by Afghanistan to allow passage of Indian goods through the Wagah border to the land-locked country.The decision was taken in an agreement ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Afghanistan allowed to send goods to India via Wagah (Lead)


July 19th, 2010 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) Pakistan and Afghanistan Sunday reached an understanding on all major issues relating to transit trade, with Afghanistan being permitted to send its goods to India through the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

NWFP Govt. wasted millions in procuring ‘inefficient’ explosive scanners


May 16th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 16 (ANI): Despite being rendered 'ineffective' by not only certain concerned agencies within the country, but also by several foreign security agencies, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (North West Frontier Province) government ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Finally a law to tackle mounting e-waste in India


April 22nd, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Anindya Rai Verman New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) India is finally set to have a law which can tackle head on the mounting problem of electronic waste dumped in the country."The provisions ... Read more...

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Intelligence estimate warns of terrorist, nuke sleeper cells in the US


April 16th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.16 (ANI): The United States is faced with an enemy with "no scruples about employing any weapon or tactic," a top secret National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) has said.According to a report ... Read more...

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Japanese Airline Amakusa adopts IBS solution


April 13th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 (IANS) Japanese airline Amakusa has implemented city-based IBS Software Services' IT solution "iFly Res" for its passenger reservation system, the IBS group said Tuesday. V.K. Mathews, IBS chairman, said the ... Read more...

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Hasina signed secret security deal with India: Bangladesh party


January 20th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 20 (IANS) Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, the country's largest Islamist party, has alleged that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina signed "a secret security deal" during her visit to India. Jamaat's Ameer (chief) Maulana ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Pak denies allowing transit route to Indian supply trucks


December 26th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec.26 (ANI): Notwithstanding US pressure, Pakistan has denied allowing Indian goods to pass through its territory to Afghanistan.According to The Nation, Pakistan has strongly opposed to the US proposal of granting ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Soft target’ Karachi Port next on terror hit list: Pak intelligence report


October 22nd, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Oct.22 (ANI): A Pakistani intelligence report has revealed that following the brazen terror attacks on the Army General Headquarters (GHQ) and other security installations, extremists are now on the lookout for ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

IIFCL to raise Rs.3,000 crore by March


September 4th, 2009 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) The state-owned India Infrastructure Finance Co Ltd (IIFCL) will raise Rs.3,000 crore from the domestic market by issuing bonds by March, a top company official said here Friday. "We ... Read more...

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India short by 10 mn tonnes of storage capacity: Assocham


August 17th, 2009 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) India is short by 10 million tonnes of cold storage capacity due to which over 30 percent of agricultural produce goes waste every year, according to ... Read more...

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Azad announces measures to tackle spread of Swine Flu


August 10th, 2009 - 9:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 10 (ANI): Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Monday said that India is gearing up with urgency to tackle the spread of Swine Flu that has so ... Read more...

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Swine flu contagious, victims could have spread it: Azad


August 9th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Sunday said swine flu was very contagious and those who have fallen victim to it could have passed on the virus ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Robo ferret to detect hidden drugs, weapons and explosives


June 13th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): Scientists are developing a new type of robot, dubbed the 'cargo-screening ferret', which will make it easier to detect drugs, weapons, explosives and illegal immigrants concealed in cargo ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

North Korea ban allows searches, not use of force


June 13th, 2009 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 13 (DPA) The UN Security Council Friday unanimously gave the green light for the air and sea interdiction of vessels suspected of carrying banned weapons and nuclear materials to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Security Council adopts new sanctions on North Korea (Lead)


June 13th, 2009 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 12 (DPA) The UN Security Council voted unanimously Friday to authorise sanctions against North Korea for carrying out nuclear test. The sanctions included for the first time interdiction by air ... Read more...

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UN draft calls for inspection of North Korean cargo


June 11th, 2009 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 10 (DPA) The UN Security Council Wednesday discussed new measures to curb nuclear proliferation by North Korea, including a proposal to inspect all suspected shipments of prohibited materials at ... Read more...

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US in secret talks to secure Pakistan’s nuclear materials: Report


May 5th, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 5 (IANS) United States and Pakistani officials have begun behind-the-scenes talks aimed at achieving a greater US role in securing Pakistan's nuclear materials, according to a US ... Read more...

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Storm batters eastern Philippines, 12 dead, 15 missing (Lead)


May 3rd, 2009 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 3 (DPA) At least 12 people were killed and 15 others were missing in landslides and floods triggered by a storm battering the eastern Philippines, the Office of Civil ... Read more...

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At least 10 killed as storm batters Philippines


May 3rd, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 3 (DPA) At least 10 people were killed in landslides and floods triggered by a storm battering the eastern Philippines, the Office of Civil Defence (OCD) said Sunday. Seven of the ... Read more...

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Identity crisis for CISF as private sector seeks protection


March 8th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Sahil Makkar New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) says maintaining its ethos and image as a paramilitary force will be a challenge now that the private sector ... Read more...

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Singapore-based Universal to invest $17.5 bn in India (Lead)


January 12th, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Singapore-based Universal Success Enterprises Ltd (USEL) Monday said it has signed three pacts with the Gujarat government to invest Rs.87,000 crore (Rs.870 billion/$17.5 billion) in infrastructure projects.The ... Read more...

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Singapore firm to invest Rs.870 bn in India


January 12th, 2009 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Singapore-based Universal Success Enterprises Ltd (USEL) Monday said it has signed three agreements with the Gujarat government and will invest about Rs.87,000 crore (Rs.870 billion) in various ... Read more...

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Much of US war on terror aid to Pak may have been wasted: CRS


December 18th, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.18 (ANI): A new report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) has said that much of the amount paid to Pakistan as part of key co-operating nations in war on ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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