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Mizoram project to be trade gateway to southeast Asia


August 15th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Aug 15 (IANS) Mizoram will be the gateway to Southeast Asian countries after the construction of the Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project in neighbouring Myanmar, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla ... Read more...

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Twin viruses linked to prostate cancer


August 3rd, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 3 (IANS) Two common viruses linked to human cancers are both present and may even be collaborating with each other in most male prostate cancers.A new research has ... Read more...

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Primary education in India: Learn from ASEAN, says Amartya


July 21st, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Patna, July 20 (IANS) Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Friday stressed the need for India to provide primary education to all its people on the lines of Southeast Asian countries."India has ... Read more...

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‘Falling rupee making India more attractive to tourists’


July 14th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The falling rupee may have hit the budget of Indian tourists. But on the flip side, leisure travellers from abroad are evincing more interest ... Read more...

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Chinese man raises 6,000 crocodiles


July 10th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 10 (IANS) A farmer and entrepreneur in China has built the largest private crocodile farm in the country that raises around 6,100 crocodiles.Yao Shaojun, from Funing city in ... Read more...

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Global Indian school chain gets IFC funding for new schools


July 9th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) A global chain of schools providing education with Indian values, especially meant for the diaspora, has received funding from the World Bank's International Finance Corporation ... Read more...

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3,600 crocodiles rescued in China


July 7th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 7 (IANS) Around 3,600 smuggled Siamese crocodiles have been saved by police from being served as exotic dishes in China's Guangxi Zhuang region, Xinhua reported Saturday.Veterinarians provided medical ... Read more...

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Built-in dengue virus killer found in humans


June 24th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 24 (IANS) Scientists may have hit gold in their fight against dengue. They have located a human antibody that can neutralise and kill its virus within two hours. ... Read more...

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WHO calls for investment in disaster management


June 6th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 6 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday called on countries for greater investment in strengthening the resilience of communities to save lives during disasters and emergencies.At a ... Read more...

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Sukhoi to sell 10 Superjet to Indian firm


March 15th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 15 (IANS) Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC), a subsidiary of the Russian defence aircraft major Sukhoi, will be selling 10 Sukhoi Superjet (SSJ) 100 aircraft to an Indian ... Read more...

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Krishna goes to Singapore for people-centric diplomacy


March 7th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna goes Thursday to Singapore on a three-day visit where he will meet Indian envoys of Southeast Asian countries and urge ... Read more...

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China gets over 200 orders for homemade plane


March 6th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) China's homemade passenger plane C919 -- scheduled to be launched in 2014 -- has received 235 orders, including from the US, an official said.Wu Guanghui, the ... Read more...

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Agartala airport to be air hub


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 2 (IANS) The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has undertaken a plan to make the airport here an air hub to expand connectivity between India's northeast and neighbouring ... Read more...

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Rhino census to be held in Assam from March 15


February 28th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 28 (IANS) A census of Assam's world famous one-horned rhinos will be undertaken from March 15, a forest department official said Tuesday. The 2009 census had put the ... Read more...

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Fighting chance for India’s tigers: Poaching declines


February 8th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) In cheering news for wildlife conservationists, tiger poaching dropped nearly 60 percent in 2011 as compared to the previous year, though it continues to pose ... Read more...

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Now dogs to the rescue of Kaziranga rhinos


January 22nd, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 22 (IANS) Humble dogs have come to the rescue of the famed one-horned rhinoceros in Assam's Kaziranga National Park.The authorities at the park, located about 240 km from ... Read more...

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Malaysia-India can enhance world economy: Minister


November 1st, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Nov 1 (IANS) Mutual cooperation between Malaysia and India can enhance the world economy to a new horizon, Abdul Taib Mahmud, chief minister of Malaysia's Sarawak state, said ... Read more...

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With China looking on, India to host Vietnamese, Myanmarese leaders


October 10th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) India is set to give a major impetus to its Look East policy when it hosts the leaders of Vietnam and Myanmar this week ... Read more...

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Southeast Asia to give health issues more priority


September 9th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 9 (IANS) Health ministers and officials from 11 southeast Asian countries Friday resolved to give higher priority to key health issues like HIV-Aids, routine immunisation and nutrition in ... Read more...

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Southeast Asian countries to combat drug resistance: WHO


September 6th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 6 (IANS) Health ministers from 11 Southeast Asian countries Tuesday adopted the Jaipur Declaration on Antimicrobial Resistance committing to preserving the efficacy of antibiotics through rational use and ... Read more...

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India denies naval stand-off with China


September 1st, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) India Thursday dismissed media reports claiming that one of its amphibious assault ships was confronted by a Chinese warship in the South China Sea after ... Read more...

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India looking East to build cultural bridges: Karan Singh (Interview)


July 10th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) India is looking East to ramp up cultural contacts and strike new friendships in Asia on the strength of shared history, says Indian Council for ... Read more...

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Tripura for northeast energy grid


July 5th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 5 (IANS) Improved connectivity and a regional energy grid can ensure faster economic development of the northeast, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said Tuesday."Rail, road and air ... Read more...

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Reopen Stilwell Road as gateway to SE Asia: Northeast CMs


July 5th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 5 (IANS) Regional heads in India's northeast have urged the central government to reopen the historic World War II Stilwell Road, linking the region with China via ... Read more...

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Krishna gifts Tagore bust in Singapore


May 5th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, May 5 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Thursday handed over a bust of Rabindranath Tagore to be housed in Singapore's India Heritage Centre to mark the 150th ... Read more...

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North-east spring festival: A cultural extravaganza


March 26th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Dimapur, Mar 26 (ANI): The five-day long North East Spring Festival, recently organized in Dimapur city of Nagaland was a grand affair that showcased some of the best folk art forms of ... Read more...

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Tripura reaping peace dividend


February 21st, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala, Feb 21 (ANI): With the return of peace and normalcy, rapid development is taking place in Tripura. It is visible in all walks of life, especially in trade and commerce.The ... Read more...

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Bengali cinema going for classy foreign locales


February 13th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Pradipta Tapadar Kolkata, Feb 13 (IANS) Exotic tourist spots of Southeast Asian countries are fast turning into favourite shooting destinations for Bengali cinema, thanks to cheaper costs.Shooting on the alluring sea beaches ... Read more...

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India to improve rail-road links to Bangladesh: Officials


December 6th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 6 (IANS) India will extend and improve its road and rail connectivity with Bangladesh to enhance trade and also to get access transit through that country to bridge distances ... Read more...

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HIV/AIDS still a serious health problem: WHO


December 1st, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday said that HIV/AIDS is still a serious public health problem, although Southeast Asian countries were witnessing a downward trend in new ... Read more...

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Four years gone, no trace of missing Japanese tourist


December 1st, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 1 (IANS) Four years after a 21-year-old Japanese tourist disappeared here, the police are clueless about his whereabouts.S. Kota disappeared after visiting the Taj Mahal and other monuments in ... Read more...

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With China on mind, Obama urges India to engage East


November 8th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) With China on mind, US President Barack Obama Monday called on India to engage Southeast and East Asian countries with greater vigour, saying it will enhance ... Read more...

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Volcanic eruptions affect rainfall over Asian region


November 5th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) Large volcanic eruptions affect rainfall over the Asian monsoon region where seasonal storms water crops for nearly half the population of the earth.The eruptions are also believed to ... Read more...

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Volcanic eruptions affect Asian rainfall


November 4th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): A new research has revealed that volcanic eruptions affect rainfall over the Asian monsoon region, where seasonal storms water crops for nearly half of earth's population.Tree-ring researchers at ... Read more...

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India is not tilting to US, says PM


October 27th, 2010 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 27 (IANS) India is not tilting towards the US and its foreign policy is an expression of "enlightened national interests", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said. The prime ... Read more...

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