social stability

Moody’s retains stable outlook on India


June 25th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 25 (IANS) Global credit rating agency Moody's Monday announced that it is maintaining a stable outlook on India's Baa3 rating as problems such as low economic growth, high ... Read more...

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As rumours swirl online, Chinese daily seeks clean up


April 16th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 16 (IANS) The rapid development of internet has brought conveniences and efficiency to information exchanges, but has also speeded up the spread of rumours, Xinhua reported citing a ... Read more...

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China cracks down on rumours, removes 210,000 online posts (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 12 (IANS) China has removed over 210,000 online posts since mid-March and shut down 42 websites in its crackdown on Internet-based rumour-mongering, a senior official said Thursday.Liu Zhengrong, ... Read more...

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16 Chinese websites closed, six detained for spreading rumours


March 31st, 2012 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 30 (IANS) Chinese authorities closed 16 websites and detained six people responsible for "fabricating or disseminating online rumors," the State Internet Information Office (SIIO) and Beijing police said ... Read more...

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China sees threat from foreign surveillance products


March 28th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 28 (IANS) Warning of a potential national threat posed by excessive reliance on foreign surveillance equipment, standards and software, officials in China want the country to reduce such ... Read more...

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Beijing, Shanghai gain top cities ranking


March 28th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 28 (IANS) Beijing and Shanghai have the most rapid growth in importance to high-net-worth individuals and will rank third and fourth among the world's top cities in 10 ... Read more...

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China vows to promote economy, stability (Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 3 (IANS) China Saturday vowed to stimulate "steady and robust" economic development and promote social stability in the country.The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the top political ... Read more...

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China’s top political advisory group vows to promote economy


March 3rd, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 3 (IANS) China's top political advisory committee, which began an annual meeting in the capital Saturday, vowed to promote economy and stability in the country.Jia Qinglin, chairman of ... Read more...

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China warns US on exploiting Tibet issue


January 12th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beining, Jan 12 (IANS) In a clear reference to the US, China has said it is opposed to foreign countries that use Tibet-related issues to interfere in its domestic affairs.The ... Read more...

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China to maintain prudent monetary policy


December 14th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 14 (IANS) China will maintain its prudent monetary policy and proactive fiscal policy in 2012, according to the annual central economic work conference that ended Wednesday.The main theme ... Read more...

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Dhaka third least liveable city: Survey


August 31st, 2011 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 31 (IANS) Dhaka has been rated third least liveable city in the world in a survey of 140 cities worldwide by a UK-based market research company.In 2009, Dhaka ... Read more...

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Melbourne world’s most liveable city; Mumbai fares poorly


August 30th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 30 (IANS) Melbourne has pipped 139 other cities to be judged the best city in the world to live in, while India's commercial hub Mumbai was way below ... Read more...

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China to crack down crimes that violate minors


August 21st, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) China has ordered a crackdown on crimes that "violate the interests of minors" in a bid to "safeguard social stability", a top official said.Chinese vice minister ... Read more...

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Be vigilant against Pakistan-trained terrorists: Chinese daily


August 2nd, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 2 (IANS) The leaders of the group which carried out an attack that left six civilians dead in Xinjiang learned terror techniques in Pakistan, said a Chinese daily ... Read more...

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Drug-related crimes rising in China


June 22nd, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 22 (IANS) China is witnessing drug-related crimes turning commonplace on the mainland with a rising number of addicts resorting to robbery and other violent crimes for obtaining drugs, ... Read more...

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India, China leading dynamic Asia’s growth: IMF


April 28th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Led by India and China, growth is expected to reach around 8 percent in emerging Asia, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said today in its latest ... Read more...

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Increasing pollution threatens economic growth: Chinese Environment Minister


March 1st, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.1 (ANI): China's Environment Minister Zhou Shengxian has warned that increasing pollution and demand for resources will threaten the country's economic growth.Zhou said environment protection should be a key plank ... Read more...

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China sets seven percent growth target


February 28th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) China has set an annual growth target of seven percent to ensure sustainable development during its 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-2015), Prime Minister Wen Jiabao said."We must not any ... Read more...

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‘China could have social turmoil if public governance fails’


February 21st, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 21 (IANS) China has many problems, said a Chinese daily as it warned that "in theory, it is not totally unfeasible that the nation could fall into social turmoil should ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh emphasises need for bold initiatives for development


February 7th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Feb 7 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, on Monday said constitutional democracy that provides socio- political and economic justice to all, would be the best choice for emerging ... Read more...

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PM calls for legal system supporting development (Lead)


February 6th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday said that developing countries need a legal system conducive to both rapid economic development and promoting equitable distribution of the fruits of ... Read more...

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Legal order must constantly adapt itself to change: Manmohan Singh


February 6th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Feb 6 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Sunday said developing countries needed a legal system that is conducive to rapid economic development and one that had a ... Read more...

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China modernisation still a long way off: President Hu


January 17th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 17 (ANI): Chinese President Hu Jintao has described his country as a developing country, and being a long way off from "modernisation"."We need to make long and hard efforts ... Read more...

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China’s next President Xi is man with “average intelligence”, “boring”


January 4th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 4 (ANI): A close friend Xi Jinping, who almost certain to take over as China's president from Hu Jintao in 2012, has reportedly told US diplomats that Jinping is a ... Read more...

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Ability to tolerate aggression is partly genetic: Study


December 8th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): UCLA scientists have said that the ability to tolerate aggression is partly genetic."The ability to tolerate aggression is passed on across generations; there is genetic variation in the ... Read more...

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Cocoa genome discovery to ensure healthier, tastier chocolate!


November 15th, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): The public release of the genome of the cacao tree - which produces chocolate - will not only ensure that the chocolate industry is saved from collapse, but ... Read more...

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Stockholm Water Prize conferred on US scientist


September 10th, 2010 - 2:57 am ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Sep 10 (IANS) Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf Thursday conferred the Stockholm Water Prize on US scientist Rita R. Colwell for her pioneering research on prevention of waterborne diseases, the second ... Read more...

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Google to close down two sites in China


July 21st, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, July 21 (ANI): Google plans to close down two of its Chinese websites, a self-developed website ranking page and a lifestyle site, because of a lack of demand for them.According ... Read more...

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Google shuts two online services in China


July 21st, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) Internet search engine giant Google will shut down its two China-based online services and stop providing technical support to a Chinese-language website. The company announced this decision Tuesday, 10 ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan to celebrate its president’s birthday, Astana’s founding in July


June 23rd, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): The month of July will be a significant one in Kazakhstan's fledgling history, with its people gearing up to celebrate their President Nursultan Nazarbayev's 70th birthday, and ... Read more...

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China lifts ban on Internet services of Xianjiang after ten months


May 14th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Urumqi (China), May 14 (ANI): Believe it or not, it took China ten months to restore Internet services in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.The reason given by the authorities was the instability ... Read more...

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India for holistic approach to post-conflict peace-building


April 17th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 17 (IANS) Advocating a holistic approach to "post-conflict peace-building", India has suggested consultations with major troop and police contributing countries in formulating and revising mandates of the UN missions. "Security ... Read more...

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India is a fast-growing market for consumer goods: Amway (Lead, Correcting surname)


March 23rd, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 23 (IANS) A rapidly expanding middle class with high aspirations and a growing appetite for quality goods make India an attractive investment destination for consumer goods companies, says ... Read more...

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India is a fast-growing market for consumer goods: Amway


March 23rd, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 23 (IANS) A rapidly expanding middle class with high aspirations and a growing appetite for quality goods make India an attractive investment destination for consumer goods companies, says ... Read more...

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UNICEF cautions India over river pollution


March 22nd, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 22 (ANI): River pollution would remain a burden for the rural people of India for quite sometime, as the pollution is manmade, said Chief of Water and Environmental Sanitation ... Read more...

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