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ICC hails Australia’s decision to play Afghanistan


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, July 2 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) president Alan Isaac has welcomed Australia's decision to play its first-ever game against Afghanistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) next month."This ... Read more...

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Australia eyes 50 million potential Indian globetrotters


June 16th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 16 (IANS) With Indian overseas travelers market poised to grow exponentially in the next decade, Tourism Australia has come out with a detailed plan to lure at least ... Read more...

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Mexican city distributes masks for volcano ash


May 7th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 7 (IANS/EFE) Mexico City has started distributing 483,000 masks to residents who might need protection from the ash being spewed by the Popocatepetl volcano.The Federal District's Public ... Read more...

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Dubai seeks more investments


March 24th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 23 (IANS/WAM) Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has called for a slew of initiatives to attract investments.Al Maktoum, also Chairman of ... Read more...

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Indian firm to open new office in Trinidad and Tobago


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Feb 22 (IANS) A multi-million-dollar new head office of the New India Assurance will be completed in Trinidad and Tobogo this year, an official from the insurance ... Read more...

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Emirates Identity Authority signs MoU with e-varsity


January 7th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 7 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU).The objective is to benefit from ... Read more...

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Reliance Commercial Finance to move out of unsecured loans


December 6th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 6 (IANS) Reliance Commercial Finance, a unit of Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group, aims to completely come out of the unsecured lending business by the end of the ... Read more...

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Colombian oil company to invest $8.48 bn in 2012


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Nov 23 (IANS/EFE) Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol S.A. plans to invest $8.48 billion next year and has set a goal of boosting production to 750,000 barrels of oil ... Read more...

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Boeing, Emirates announce $18-bn order for 50 777-300ERs


November 13th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 13 (IANS) US aerospace major Boeing and Dubai-based Emirates Airline Sunday announced a $18-billion deal for 50 Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners, which also allows a $8-billion repeat ... Read more...

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ICC to discuss accreditation system for international grounds


September 10th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 10 (IANS) The International Cricket Council's (ICC) chief executive committee will meet in London Monday to discus an enhanced Venue Accreditation System for international grounds.The initiative responds to ... Read more...

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Use computerised rolls for local polls: Gilani


September 1st, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that it would be appropriate for the provinces to hold elections to local bodies on the basis of ... Read more...

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Pakistan to prepare computerised electoral rolls by 2012


August 31st, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Computerised electoral rolls in Pakistan will be ready by April 2012, an official told Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.Secretary Election Commission Ishtiaq Ahmad Khan apprised ... Read more...

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ICC appoints Woolf to head its review panel


August 4th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Thursday appointed Harry Woolf, a former chief justice of England and Wales, to chair its independent governance review panel which will ... Read more...

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ICC drops associate countries from 2015 World Cup


April 5th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) Despite their success in the 2011 World Cup, associate countries won't be seen in action from the next edition of the mega event as the ... Read more...

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Foreign tourist flow to touch 8 mn by 2015


March 11th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The number of foreign tourists visiting India is expected to touch eight million by 2015, Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai said Friday."As per the strategic ... Read more...

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Bevan excited with new look Kings XI Punjab


January 9th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) coach Michael Bevan said he is excited with the players bought from the Indian Premier League auction and the team now looks strong ... Read more...

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World losing biodiversity at unprecedented rate: UN


January 7th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) The extinction of biodiversity due to global warming is thousand times higher than natural extinction and irreparable degradation may take place if ecosystems are pushed beyond certain tipping ... Read more...

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UN biodiversity summit ends with agreement (Roundup)


October 30th, 2010 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 29 (IANS) The Oct 18-29 UN biodiversity summit ended here Friday with agreement over a strategic plan on how to protect animals and plants, how to provide ... Read more...

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Pak editorial calls for PCB chief Butt’s resignation over mismanagement


October 11th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 11(ANI): The time has come for the whimsical and egotistical reign of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ijaz Butt to come to an end, an editorial in a leading Pakistani newspaper ... Read more...

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BP sells operation in Colombia


August 4th, 2010 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 4 (IANS/EFE) Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol S.A. and Canadian firm Talisman have reached an agreement to buy the Colombia operation of BP Plc for $1.75 billion. The deal for BP ... Read more...

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Dubai workshop discuses energy security


June 23rd, 2010 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 23 (IANS/WAM) A two-day workshop began here Wednesday to discuss Dubai's energy security. It was organised by the Supreme Energy Council. Council Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and other ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s Election Commission set for five-year revamp


May 25th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) Pakistan's Election Commission Tuesday unveiled a five-year plan for restructuring the organisation as well for registration of voters and settlement of election disputes among others issues. Briefing ... Read more...

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(After2 )Mexico tops world rankings for most kidnappings


May 23rd, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 23 (IANS/EFE) Mexico has become the world's No. 1 country for kidnappings with more than 8,000 abductions reported every year, a report said. The figure, however, does not include the ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi launches scholarship for engineering aspirants


April 18th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 18 (IANS/WAM) At least 1,700 meritorious students of grade 12 in Abu Dhabi will participate in a scholarship programme aimed at helping engineering aspirants pursue training in advanced technology. The ... Read more...

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Obama to ask Pakistan to take stern, decisive action against Lashkar-e-Taiba


April 12th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12(ANI): A senior United States official has said that U.S. President Barack Obama will ask Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani to take stern and decisive action against banned ... Read more...

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Indian schools allowed to expand operation in Abu Dhabi


April 4th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 4 (IANS) Indian and other foreign curriculum schools in Abu Dhabi will be allowed to expand operations under a new plan aimed at improving standard of private school education ... Read more...

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‘Toothless’ Pak poll body can’t scrutinise MPs’ assets


March 8th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 8(ANI): The declaration of assets made by Pakistani MPs have proved to be a futile exercise, as faulty provisions fails to empower the Election Commission (EC) to examine the written ... Read more...

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US has ‘benchmarks’ ready for Pakistan: Holbrooke


May 14th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 14 (ANI): US Special Envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke has said there are certain benchmarks ready for Pakistan that would go together with the huge aid which ... Read more...

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ECB takes steps to block future Stanfords


March 12th, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12(IANS) After a bitter experience with American billionaire Allen Stanford, the England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) chairman Giles Clarke is all set to introduce a new fit and proper ... Read more...

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ECB planning on reforms to improve the way the game is governed


March 12th, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.12 (ANI): The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Chairman, Giles Clarke, has outlined a series of reforms that aim to alter the way the game is governed. The moves ... Read more...

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Brit Defence Minister agrees Afghan war invincible


October 7th, 2008 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney , Oct 7 (ANI): British Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon has reportedly supported comments by the commander of British forces in Afghanistan , Brigadier Mark Carleton-Smith, that the war against the ... Read more...

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Counsel claims bugging devices still in Dr Khans house


July 15th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , July 15 (ANI): Pakistan nuclear scientist Dr AQ Khans counsel has claimed that bugging devises were still being installed in his clients house, and demanded that he should be ... Read more...

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Four-point strategic plan to reduce Arvind’s debt burden


July 14th, 2008 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, July 14 (IANS) City-based apparel major Arvind Ltd has evolved a four-point strategic action plan, including reducing its denim production, to bring down its huge debt burden which as on March ... Read more...

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Missing biodiversity target puts people at risk, warns WWF


May 16th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Geneva, May 16 (Xinhua) Future generations will face hunger, thirst, disease and disaster if people carry on trashing the environment, the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) has warned. The stark warning ... Read more...

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India to host world customs organisations conference


April 14th, 2008 - 9:15 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr 14 (ANI): India will host the 12th World Customs Organizations regional heads of customs administrations conference here today.Around 100 delegates comprising heads of customs administrations and observers ... Read more...

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