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IMF warns Italy of downside risks, pushes more reforms


July 11th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 11 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that Italy's economy would remain vulnerable to downside risks, urging the country to keep reform momentum."The economy is expected ... Read more...

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More Johannesburg-Mumbai flights


June 14th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) South African Airways Thursday said it will increase its flight frequency between Johannesburg-Mumbai to five services a week effective June 16 from the current four ... Read more...

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Music industry hails new copyright law


May 23rd, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The Indian entertainment industry has hailed as a historic decision the parliamentary approval accorded to the Copyright Act (Amendment) Bill, 2012, which strengthens the royalty claims ... Read more...

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US to judge Iran’s deal with IAEA on action


May 23rd, 2012 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) The potential deal between Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog on nuclear inspection was a "step forward", said the White House Tuesday while stressing that the ... Read more...

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Parliament passes copyright amendment bill


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Parliamentary approval was Tuesday accorded to the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010 which will provide royalty to lyricists, remove operational difficulties and address newer issues related ... Read more...

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Rights group lauds India’s ban on animal testing


April 20th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Indian government's decision to stop experimentation on animals for training college and university students was Friday hailed by animal rights group Humane Society ... Read more...

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Two-in-one device cleans up sewage, produces fuel


March 30th, 2012 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) An innovative device as big as a washing machine kills two birds with one stone - it harnesses bugs to clean up municipal sewage and produces ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India bids for 2015 Club World Cup, U-17 World Cup in 2017


March 9th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel launched the country's bid to host the prestigious 2015 Club World Cup and the 2017 U-17 World ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

North Korea’s n-activity suspension modest first step: US (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) As North Korea announced Wednesday to suspend its nuclear tests, long-range missile launches and uranium enrichment activity following last week's talks with the US, the latter ... Read more...

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North Korea’s n-activity suspension modest first step: Clinton


March 1st, 2012 - 2:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) North Korea agreeing to suspend its nuclear activities is "a modest first step", said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday."Today's announcement represents a modest first ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lajong ropes in MNC as stakeholder


February 29th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) Dubai-based multinational company Anglian Holdings, which has an investment in Danish club FCV Vikings, Wednesday announced they have bought a 25 percent stake in the I-League ... Read more...

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World economy still in danger zone: IMF


February 27th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 27 (IANS) Despite the improvement in indicators of global activities, the risks are latent and the world economy is still in "the danger zone", International Monetary Fund ... Read more...

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‘Digital format not threatening printed Urdu books’


February 26th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Noted Urdu poet Waseem Barelvi has warned that information without knowledge was useless and that while the digitisation of Urdu literature was a positive step, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Clarke aims to take Australia back to the top


January 15th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 15 (IANS) Australia captain Michael Clarke was upbeat about regaining the Number One spot in all formats of the game after his side thrashed India by an innings ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Overseas Indians welcome right to vote


January 9th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 9 (IANS) Non-resident Indians have hailed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's announcement that the government would allow them to vote and participate in the election process, a long-tanding ... Read more...

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India is holding the world to ransom on DRS: Harper


December 30th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide, Dec 30 (IANS) Former Test umpire Daryl Harper, who was forced into premature retirement earlier this year in the West Indies, said India's ludicrous refusal to use cricket's electronic ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Pakistan, India must prevent ‘tripping of nuclear wire’: daily


December 29th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Talks between Pakistan and India to avert conflict is a step in the right direction, said a daily while observing that "the criticality of arrangements to ... Read more...

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NCP wants PM out of Lokpal


December 27th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), an ally of the Congress-led ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA), Tuesday said it wants the prime minister kept out of ... Read more...

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SAARC should focus on infrastructure, trade: CII


November 6th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has urged the leaders of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to create infrastructural linkages and remove ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

MFN to India step in the right direction: Pakistani daily


November 4th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) Pakistan's decision to grant Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India is a step in the right direction as this country "really needs greater harmony in ... Read more...

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Committed to eradicate match-fixing: Cricket Australia


November 2nd, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 2 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland says administrators need to step up their effort to make cricket corruption free in the wake of the conviction ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Delhi property circle rates rise 15-250 percent


October 31st, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday hiked the circle rates -- minimum prices for sale or purchase of real estate -- by 15-250 percent, with experts welcoming ... Read more...

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Increase in built-up area in suburban Mumbai welcomed


October 21st, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Welcoming the state government's decision to offer additional building construction space of 0.33 percent for a premium, the Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (MCHI) said Friday ... Read more...

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Australia to end IELTS monopoly for student visas


October 17th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 17 (IANS) Australia will end the monopoly enjoyed by International English Language Testing System (IELTS) from Nov 5.Other English language test providers have now been allowed to gain ... Read more...

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Rob Baan signs two-year deal with AIFF


October 12th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Tuesday signed a two-year deal with Dutch coach Rob Baan as the new technical director.Baan, who has earlier worked ... Read more...

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Manufacturing sector to slow down: Surveys


September 11th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Rising input and interest costs will slow the manufacturing sector's growth in the coming quarters of fiscal 2011-12, leading industry lobbies said Sunday.A survey conducted ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bollywood hails Anna’s victory


August 29th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) Bollywood veterans like Shabana Azmi, Mahesh Bhatt and Pritish Nandy and younger artistes like Farhan Akhtar and R. Madhavan are ecstatic about social activist Anna ... Read more...

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Students rejoice, teachers caution on apex court ruling


August 10th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court's ruling allowing examinees to access their evaluated answer sheets under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has brought cheer to students but ... Read more...

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Nothing better than beating India to claim No.1 ranking: Cook


July 14th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 14 (IANS) England's one-day captain Alastair Cook is confident of his team's chances against India in the upcoming four-match Test series and says there will be nothing "better" ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

ICC asks member boards to keep politicians out


June 30th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, June 30 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC), in its bid to keep the sports free from government interference, Thursday asked member countries to refrain from appointing politicians ... Read more...

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Celina supports green initiative


June 7th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Bollywood actress Celina Jaitley has pledged to support the "Plant a Tree" initiative to create awareness and educate society on the importance of a green ... Read more...

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Some video games seem to keep kids fit


June 1st, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 1 (IANS) Interactive gaming can be a step in the right direction for overweight children, says a broad-based survey.The two-year study, conducted by The University of Auckland, is ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New merger, acquisition norms unveiled; to take effect from June 1


May 11th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The competition watchdog Wednesday notified new merger and acquisition norms, making it mandatory for large corporates to seek its approval before going in for high-value ... Read more...

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Green LED TVs and computers ‘a step closer to reality’


April 26th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new method for manufacturing green-colored LEDs with greatly enhanced light output, which could likely lead to a new generation of high-performance, energy-efficient display devices.First ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Activists cheer child labour prohibition in circuses


April 18th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Welcoming the Supreme Court's direction to the central government Monday to ensure that no children are employed in circuses, NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), ... Read more...

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