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Coal India to get assets abroad


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, September 3 (IANS) Coal India Ltd (CIL) will spend Rs.5,000 crore this fiscal to acquire assets abroad, Pratik Prakashbapu Patil, minister of state in the coal ministry, said ... Read more...

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Policies soon for engagement with social media, citizens


April 5th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) The union ministry of communications and information technology is drafting a policy for use of social media by various departments and another for engaging citizens ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

South Korea’s current account surplus contracts


January 30th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Jan 30 (IANS) South Korea's current account surplus contracted to a three-month low last month as the travel-related service deficit widened despite brisk exports of major export items, the ... Read more...

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Coal shortage leads to power outages across India (Roundup)


October 12th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) A severe shortage of coal has hit electricity output in the country and led to long and frequent power outages in many states, including ... Read more...

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Big B to promote nutrition tablet (Movie Snippets)


May 15th, 2011 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who works relentlessly even at the age of 68, is set to promote a tablet for nutrition."I have been appointed ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Older adults ‘consuming more phytonutrients than younger adults’


April 14th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A new research has found that older adults are consuming higher levels of carotenoids, flavonoids and other phytonutrients found in fruits and vegetables that are thought to support ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Progress in war ‘uneven,’ insurgents ‘resilient’ in Afghanistan: Pentagon


November 24th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): The Pentagon has admitted in its latest report that the progress made by the US in war ravaged Afghanistan has been 'uneven,' and that insurgents are 'resilient' ... Read more...

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Almost half of over-50s have yet to realize even one lifelong dream


November 20th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Nearly half of over-50s have yet to fulfill even one of the lifelong dreams they have toiled towards, a new UK poll suggests.The poll of 13,000 over-50s was ... Read more...

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Citizens Told to Brace for Arctic Blast Set to Hit Britain


October 18th, 2010 - 11:47 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Britons are being warned to brace themselves for an attack of bitter cold temperatures after the already-chilly weekend which they have just received. Much of England and Wales ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Missile sent to Britain through ordinary post!


October 13th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 13 (IANS) A missile was sent to Britain through ordinary post by military engineers in Afghanistan, triggering a full-scale alert.The 70mm Flechette rocket travelled 3,500 miles from Afghanistan to an ... Read more...

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‘Need rating systems for water efficient fixtures in buildings’


September 28th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) With clean water becoming increasingly deficient, an environmental NGO Tuesday called for stringent rating systems for efficient fixtures to reduce water consumption and improve water efficiency. "The Indian ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India can not go on a reverse growth path: Pranab


September 11th, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) Expressing concern over the rising food prices, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will take appropriate measures but asserted that ... Read more...

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Psychological problems during childhood create long-term economic losses


May 14th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Childhood psychological disorders could diminish people's ability to work and earn as adults, according to a study.People who suffer from childhood conditions such as depression and substance abuse ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Punjab to educate 65,000 children under RTE


April 15th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 15 (IANS) At a time when non-Congress governments in some states are opposing the central government's initiative for the Right to Education (RTE) Act, the Akali Dal-led government in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Ashes move from Sky TV to BBC will cause ‘collapse of cricket’: ECB


March 21st, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 21(ANI): The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is opposing proposals to move the Ashes from Sky TV to BBC, saying the move would cost them 137.4 million pounds in ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Centre plans to attract young talent to teaching


March 12th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 12 (ANI): The Union Government on Friday said the 11th Five Year Plan envisages increase in the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education to 15 percent of the ... Read more...

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A Mars rover where astronauts can work, sleep and exercise for 3 weeks


March 1st, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 1 (ANI): An Illinois-based design consulting firm has designed a compact Mars space rover in which astronauts could comfortably work, sleep and exercise for up to 3 weeks at a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Success is boring, failure is exciting: Anupam Kher


December 30th, 2009 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Dec 30 (IANS) He has translated his failures into a thumping success. Anupam Kher's much lauded play "Kuchh Bhi Ho Sakta Hai", which encapsulates the failed moments of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Hunger and Poverty home to India


July 19th, 2009 - 10:31 pm ICT by admin
By Anjali SinghLUCKNOW:(CNS) Though this is her fifth visit to the Lucknow, state capital of Uttar Pradesh, Kristin Kjaeret, Director FoodFirst Information and Action Network (FIAN) Norway, an international human ... Read more...

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Sensex slips 870 points as budget disappoints (Roundup)


July 6th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) In its worst performance in recent weeks, a key index of the Indian equities markets ended trade Monday nearly 870 points down from its last closing figure, ... Read more...

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‘Gaps’ in intelligence sharing sealed: Chidambaram


April 15th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Admitting that there were shortfalls in intelligence sharing among the country's various security agencies, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said these "gaps" have now been sealed to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

LA Galaxy say Beckham deal not imminent


February 21st, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 21 (DPA) Los Angeles Galaxy chief executive Tim Leiweke has denied a deal was imminent to allow David Beckham to join AC Milan. "We are not close. Two weeks ago, Milan ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Increase in defence allocation marginal: Experts


February 16th, 2009 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Security experts have viewed as marginal the 34 percent hike in the defence allocation in the interim budget for 2009-10 presented in the Lok Sabha Monday, pointing ... Read more...

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Pakistan must punish perpetrators of Mumbai terror: US experts (Lead)


February 10th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Pakistan must punish those involved in the Mumbai massacre while undercutting extremist propaganda that lays the groundwork for such incidents, say two US experts, even while advising India ... Read more...

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Rich countries should rein in spreading economic crisis: Ashok Chawla


January 31st, 2009 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) India's Finance Secretary Ashok Chawla said Saturday developed countries need to “do more” to help stem the spreading global economic slide.“The downturn has now begun to spread from ... Read more...

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Satyam saga shows holes in India’’s corporate governance, say analysts


January 13th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): Expressing concern over the Satyam Computer Services scandal, analysts have said that it has exposed serious shortfalls in corporate governance in India, and added that this ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Annual reviews and licence curbs proposed for British doctors


July 23rd, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) For the first time in the world, Britain is planning to conduct annual reviews of doctors to weed out poor performers and make their licences to practice renewable ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Now, Brit doctors to undergo annual competence test


July 23rd, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): Keen to weed out inefficient medical performers, Britains Chief Medical Officer has said that the countrys 150,000 practising doctors will undergo annual reviews. The Times quoted Chief Medical ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Indian Catholic missionaries bound for Germany


June 28th, 2008 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
DPA Hildesheim (Germany), June 28 (DPA) A German Catholic diocese unveiled plans Friday to "borrow" about 12 priests from India's Kerala state because it cannot recruit enough German men to lead prayers and ... Read more...

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Boeing’s Dreamliner delayed to autumn 2009


April 10th, 2008 - 5:05 am ICT by admin
DPA Washington/Seattle, April 10 (DPA) The US plane maker Boeing Wednesday announced another delay in the launch of its long-range, fuel-efficient Dreamliner 787 jet, with the first now expected to be delivered in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Armed forces seek 40-60 percent pay hike over 6th pay commission recommendations


March 27th, 2008 - 10:21 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 27 (ANI): The three service chiefs on Thursday met Defence Minister A K Antony and proposed a 40 to 60 per cent increase over and above the hike ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India’s crude oil output 3.6 percent below Feb target


March 26th, 2008 - 6:32 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) India's crude oil production fell 3.6 percent below the envisaged target in February despite surplus output from private oilfields, an official statement Wednesday. While the government had ... Read more...

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Russia to cut gas supplies to Ukraine further


March 4th, 2008 - 10:31 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Moscow, March 4 (RIA Novosti) Russian natural gas giant Gazprom announced Tuesday it would reduce gas supplies to Ukraine by another 25 percent to halve the supplies from the normal level ... Read more...

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US available if Pakistan needs help: Gates


January 18th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Jan.18 (ANI): U.S. Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said that Washington would stand by and be available if Pakistan needed help to combat terrorism. Were assessing what value we could have, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Australia requires 7,200 doctors to ease shortfall in medicare by 2013


November 19th, 2007 - 2:56 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Nov.19 (ANI): Australia is currently gripped by a shortage of doctors, so much so that over 12 million people are faced with the prospect of not receiving adequate access to primary ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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