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Two Russian athletes disqualified for doping at Paralympics


September 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 9 (IANS) Two Russian powerlifters have been disqualified from the London Paralympics for doping, the country's Paralympic Committee said.Vadim Rakitin and Nikolai Marfin took a drug named neotropin ... Read more...

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Eyes tell whether straight or gay


August 6th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) The pupil in the eye shoots open when people become aroused, which leads others to know whether one is gay or straight, scientists have said.A sex ... Read more...

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China’s growth at its three year low


July 13th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 13 (IANS) Chinese economy has recorded the lowest growth since 2009, amid concerns over slowdown of the world's second-largest economy.China's economy reported 7.6 percent of growth in the ... Read more...

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No short-term solution to economic crisis: Brazil


July 5th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, July 5 (IANS) There is no short-term solution to the current global economic woe, which is no less serious than the 2008 global financial crisis, said Brazilian ... Read more...

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Growth recovery essential for capital inflow: Rangarajan


June 29th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) C. Rangarajan, chairman of the Economic Advisory Council of the prime minister, Friday said foreign capital inflows would come in once global economic prospects improve and ... Read more...

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Brazilian central bank lowers growth forecast


June 29th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, June 29 (IANS) Brazil's Central Bank (CB) continued its downward adjustment of projected growth, lowering its forecast for 2012 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expansion from 3.5 percent to 2.5 ... Read more...

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India pledges $10 bn to IMF for Eurozone


June 19th, 2012 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 19 (IANS) India Monday pledged $10 billion to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help Eurozone countries out of the current crisis and prevent adverse fallout ... Read more...

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Need to take measures, says Pranab on poor IIP data (Roundup)


June 12th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) India's industrial output grew by a meagre 0.1 percent in April due to a contraction in capital goods and dip in manufacturing and mining ... Read more...

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IMF hails China’s monetary adjustment


June 9th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 9 (IANS) China's adjustment of monetary policies to stabilize growth and its determination to support higher quality growth has won praise from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)."We support ... Read more...

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China cuts interest rates


June 8th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 8 (IANS) China's central bank has cut interest rates by 25 basis points to prevent the economy from slowing further.The benchmark one-year lending rate will drop to 6.31 ... Read more...

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Bank of Canada holds benchmark interest rate


June 6th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, June 6 (IANS) Canada's central bank has kept its benchmark interest rate at 1 percent, which has been unchanged since September 2010, the longest period it has stayed neutral ... Read more...

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Scientists find why we just can’t say no


April 25th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) US Scientists claim to have made a major breakthrough in understanding the brain's reward centre which could explain why many people find it literally impossible to ... Read more...

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Key Canadian lending rate unchanged


April 18th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, April 18 (IANS) The Bank of Canada is keeping its key interest rate at one percent, the bank has announced although it indicated that interest rates could rise ... Read more...

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US stocks fall as stimulus hopes fade


April 5th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 4 (IANS) US stocks continued to fall Wednesday as investors were told that the Federal Reserve was not willing to launch more stimulus measures amid steady improvement ... Read more...

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Baboons, infants show similar gestures


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) Baboons and infants show similar gesturing behaviour, suggesting shared communication systems.Both human infants and baboons have a stronger preference for using their right hand to gesture.It ... Read more...

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Economy not strong enough: US official


March 16th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 16 (IANS) US economy is on the mend and shows many signs of early recovery but still not strong enough to go without help from the government, ... Read more...

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China to use tax cuts to promote green vehicles


March 7th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) China has decided to promote the use of environmentally friendly vehicles and ships by offering tax cuts.Beginning at the start of the year, the country has ... Read more...

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Brazil announces plan to boost exports


February 18th, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Feb 18 (IANS/EFE) President Dilma Rousseff said her government will do more to foster expanded output and exports with the aim of making Brazil more competitive."This year we ... Read more...

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Humans, animals still share primitive fear response


January 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Our primitive response to fear, a trait we share with other animals, can override our conscious anticipation or assessment of danger.These findings have implications for how ... Read more...

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Shabana handpicks dad’s songs for compilation


January 14th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 14, 2011 (IANS) Tears well up in Shabana Azmi's eyes whenever she listens to "Tum itna jo muskura rahe ho". The song, with heart-warming lyrics, reminds her ... Read more...

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Fitch reduces Brazil’s GDP growth projection


December 13th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Dec 13 (IANS) Credit rating agency Fitch Ratings Monday lowered Brazil's GDP growth projection for 2011 from 3.5 to 2.8 percent.The announcement came after Brazilian financial analysts ... Read more...

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Palestine’s Unesco membership welcomed in Russia


November 1st, 2011 - 4:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 1 (IANS) The Palestinian National Authority (PNA)'s admission to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) is an important step for it to become a full ... Read more...

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China’s Q3 GDP grows at slowest pace in two years


October 18th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) China's GDP expanded 9.1 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of the year, the slowest pace since the third quarter of 2009. The growth rate was down ... Read more...

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Indian films set to make inroads in Japan?


October 17th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) While Indian films have a global reach, they have yet to find a foothold in Japan. A senior official of Japan's oldest production studio says Rajinikanth-starrer ... Read more...

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Conform to standards to boost exports: Gilani


October 15th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has urged businesses to focus on conforming to international standards to achieve high exports and economic growth."We are living ... Read more...

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Pakistani products must meet global standards: PM


October 14th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 14 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has asked the country's industrial and services sectors to focus on conforming to international standards to achieve high exports ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

China’s growth forecast down to 9.4 percent


October 10th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 10 (IANS) The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), a major government think tank, Monday cut China's growth estimate for 2011 to 9.4 percent from a previous forecast ... Read more...

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`Pakistan’s central bank should control government spending’


October 10th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 10 (IANS) Pakistan's central bank should find some way to control government spending as there is "no real way of ensuring an economic recovery" without that, said a ... Read more...

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Indian markets expected to catch up to global rally Friday


September 1st, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) Indian equities markets, which remained closed Thursday for the second day running, are Friday expected to play catch up to the rally witnessed in bourses ... Read more...

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US stocks open higher


September 1st, 2011 - 2:42 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 1 (IANS) US stocks opened higher Wednesday as investors expected that the federal reserve will provide more stimulus efforts in the future, Xinhua reported.The central bank's opinions ... Read more...

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US to keep interest rates low until 2013; stocks zoom


August 10th, 2011 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Painting a much gloomier picture of the economy, the US central bank has indicated it would take no new steps to stimulate the economy other ... Read more...

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Mahatma Gandhi’s face seen on Mars!


June 13th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) An Italian space enthusiast, while going through pictures of Mars, claims to have found a structure on the face of the planet that resembles Mahatma Gandhi.Matteo ... Read more...

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US stocks mixed as economic concerns weigh on market


June 9th, 2011 - 2:40 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 9 (IANS) US stocks traded mixed Wednesday as worries about the economic recovery weighed on the market, Xinhua reported.Concerns over the global economy have grown due to ... Read more...

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Sleep problems may cause kids to become aggressive


June 1st, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) School kids who experience sleep-disordered breathing or daytime sleepiness are twice as likely to become bullies, according to a study. "What this study does is raise ... Read more...

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Intestinal bacteria cause behavioural changes


May 18th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 18 (IANS) Intestinal bacteria affect human brains leading to behavioural changes, a recent research has revealed.McMaster University researchers have come up with the first ever evidence to show ... Read more...

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