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‘Indian firms can help build Indonesian infrastructure’


August 31st, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian firms can help build Indonesian infrastructure, said Indian envoy Gurjit Singh as a major conference here discussed the ways and means to associate Indian companies ... Read more...

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UP to explore unconventional sources to meet power shortage


August 14th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday asked officials to explore non-conventional sources of energy to bridge the demand-supply gap in power.Saying that non-availability of power ... Read more...

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Deficient monsoon to put pressure on growth: CII


July 29th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Deficient monsoon is likely to worsen macro-economic situation and put further pressure on economic growth, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said."Not only will there ... Read more...

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India voices concern over curbs on US business visas


May 31st, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Voicing Indian businesses' concern over new US restrictions imposed on H1-B and L1 visas, New Delhi has expressed the hope this trend will not be sustained ... Read more...

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Petrol hike perturbs B-Town


May 24th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The steep rise in petrol price has left Bollywood celebrities like Gul Panag and Divya Dutta concerned about the plight of the country's common man, ... Read more...

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Bangladesh discovers 137 mn barrels of oil


May 20th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 20 (IANS) The Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation - popularly known as Petrobangla - Sunday announced the discovery of 137 million barrels of oil in two old ... Read more...

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US, India think alike on Iran: Clinton


May 8th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The US and India share the goal of preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear weapons state, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday.Addressing the media ... Read more...

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Nitish proposes Maharashtra Day celebration in Bihar


April 16th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Sunday said that he would like to see Maharashtra Day celebrated in Bihar in the same way as Bihar ... Read more...

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Music, adventure and more at Gulmarg Winter Festival


February 28th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The scenic locales of Gulmarg are set to resonate with the sound of music, excitement of adventure sports, movies and parties, thanks to the upcoming ... Read more...

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Obama vows to tap new energy sources


February 24th, 2012 - 7:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Thursday vowed to keep developing new sources of energy, blaming instability in Middle East and increasing demand from emerging markets for ... Read more...

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India, China boom led to higher fuel prices: White House


February 22nd, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) The White House has attributed the rising fuel prices in America partly to the economic boom in countries like India and China and unrest in ... Read more...

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Coal, wood burning kills more people than malaria


February 17th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 17 (IANS) Burning coal, wood or charcoal for cooking kills two million people worldwide, each year - more than malaria - thanks to severe respiratory diseases this causes ... Read more...

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PM’s New Year resolution: Combating five key challenges


December 31st, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday listed "five key challenges" that his government wants to meet in 2012, economic reforms topping his agenda.The challenges, he ... Read more...

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Mayawati sacks two more ministers


December 29th, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 28 (IANS) In a surprise move, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Wednesday sacked two more of her ministers, taking to six the number of ministers dropped over ... Read more...

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Anti-Kudankulam group expects Jayalalithaa’s continued support


December 8th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) The civil society group protesting against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu Thursday said it saw no danger to its struggle in ... Read more...

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Need more interaction with people at nuclear sites: Narayanasamy


December 8th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy Thursday said there was a need to have more interaction with local communities at the site ... Read more...

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Hydroelectric projects harming rivers: Experts


October 30th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 30 (IANS) A two-day national conference on the impact of climate change on India's rivers that ended here Sunday has called for discouraging the setting up of hydro-electric ... Read more...

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PM seeks Jayalalithaa’s support for Kudankulam, assures highest safety


October 7th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday assured a multi-party delegation from Tamil Nadu that a high-level committee would be set up to address safety concerns ... Read more...

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PM writes to Jayalalithaa on Kundankulam


October 7th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday told Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa that the government will give high regard to "safety, livelihood and security ... Read more...

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US, India to collaborate on food security in Africa


July 20th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Stretching the canvas of their global partnership, India and the US have joined hands to forge a triangular arrangement with Liberia, Malawi and Kenya ... Read more...

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Freiburg: the world’s ecological model city (Feature)


July 12th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Freiburg (Germany), July 12 (IANS) The story of Freiburg, better known as the environmental capital of Germany, goes back to the early 1980s when local people stalled the installation of ... Read more...

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Urgent steps needed to deal with petrol shortage: Pakistan paper


June 9th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) The Pakistan government must take urgent steps to deal with the petrol shortage in the country, a Pakistani paper said Thursday, urging it to rein ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to get world’s biggest solar power station


May 21st, 2011 - 2:01 am ICT by IANS
Dhule (Maharashtra), May 21 (IANS) A 150-MW solar power plant, said to be the world's largest, will come up in Maharashtra's Dhule district at a cost of Rs.1,987 crore, Chief ... Read more...

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Telecom sector exploiting diesel subsidy, says report


May 18th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The government subsidy on diesel has been exploited by the telecom sector, causing an annual loss of around Rs.26 billion to the exchequer, according to ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee calls for better governance in Asia


May 4th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by ANI
Hanoi, May 4 (ANI): Emphasizing the need for regional cooperation for development, Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said countries within Asia should strive for better governance and transparency in policy ... Read more...

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Obama asks Congress to abolish tax breaks for oil companies


April 27th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama Tuesday proposed to Congress the abolition of tax breaks enjoyed by the petroleum sector and using that money to develop clean sources ... Read more...

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This Trinamool candidate cashes in on Obama factor


April 14th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) A Trinamool Congress candidate here is hogging the limelight by distributing leaflets that boast of a pat on the back from US President Barack Obama ... Read more...

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BRICS working for shared prosperity: Manmohan Singh


April 14th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Sanya, Apr 14 (ANI): Emphasising that BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) economies occupy a strategic economic position, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today said that all these ... Read more...

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Himachal to set up climate study centre


March 9th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will set up a centre to study the impact of the changing environment on climate, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Wednesday.The centre will ... Read more...

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Bangladesh signs nuclear power deal with Russia


February 25th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 25 (IANS) Bangladesh has signed here a "primary deal" with Russia for installing a 2,000 MW nuclear power plant, which would be its first. To be located at Rooppur ... Read more...

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Karzai backs regional energy projects


February 3rd, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai Thursday said the time has come for regional energy projects to become realities and countries should collaborate more effectively to tap renewable sources ... Read more...

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Aging process in mice linked to hyperactive cellular pathway


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have linked hyperactivity in the mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) cellular pathway, to reduced ketone production, which is a well-defined physiological trait of aging in ... Read more...

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First-ever measurement of magnetic field inside Earth’s core


December 17th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 17 (ANI): A geophysicist has made the first-ever measurement of the strength of the magnetic field inside the Earth's core, 1,800 miles underground, by using the moon and distant quasars. ... Read more...

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After roads, Bihar’s power sector a Nitish priority


December 17th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 17 (IANS) After fulfilling the dreams of good roads in Bihar in his first term as chief minister, Nitish Kumar wants to make a difference in the power sector during ... Read more...

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Environmentalists slam Sri Lanka’s nuclear power plant plans


September 30th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Sep 30(ANI): Environmentalists in Sri Lanka have expressed concern over the government's plans to build a nuclear power plant in the country by 2025.Sri Lankan Energy Minister Champika Ranawaka had said ... Read more...

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