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Italy within reach of economic recovery: Italian PM


September 6th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 6 (IANS) Italy has averted the worst case scenario of the debt crisis and economic recovery in the eurozone's third largest economy is within reach, Italian Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Mars journey will be ‘huge step’ for India: PM (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) An Indian spaceship will go to Mars and collect important scientific information, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced Wednesday."This spaceship to Mars will be ... Read more...

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Mars journey will be ‘huge step’ for India: PM


August 15th, 2012 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) An Indian spaceship will go to Mars and collect important scientific information, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced Wednesday."This spaceship to Mars will be a ... Read more...

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Morsi appoints Hesham Qandil as Egypt’s new PM


July 25th, 2012 - 2:42 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has appointed Hesham Qandil, a former water resources minister, as prime minister of the country and asked him to form the new ... Read more...

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24,000 Italian government employees to lose jobs


July 11th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Rome, July 10 (IANS/AKI) Around 24,000 government employees in Italy are due to lose their jobs because of spending cuts worth 26 billion euros ($32 billion).Around 11,000 of the workers ... Read more...

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Italian president warns of wave of violence


May 24th, 2012 - 8:28 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 24 (IANS) Days after a bomb attack which killed a student in an Italian city, President Giorgio Napolitano has warned of a new wave of violence reminiscent of ... Read more...

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Consumer confidence rises in Italy


March 27th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 27 (IANS/AKI) Italy's consumer confidence rose in March, defying tax hikes and other reforms that are expected to cut into paychecks in the euro zone's third-biggest economy.The confidence ... Read more...

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IIT-Kanpur alumni heading city’s administration, police


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, March 23 (IANS) Call it a coincidence or routine bureaucratic reshuffle, the industrial city of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh now has two former IIT-Kanpur students heading the administration and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sarkozy calls for Schengen reform


March 12th, 2012 - 6:21 am ICT by IANS
Paris, March 12 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy Sunday said that Europe's border-free Schengen agreement should be rethought and re-founded.Sarkozy was addressing some 60,000 supporters in a reelection campaign in ... Read more...

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Pakistan elects senators (Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) The polling for 45 Senate seats, including four newly-added seats in the upper house for minorities, was held in Pakistan Friday.The voting took place in the ... Read more...

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Unemployment hits 8-year high in Italy


March 2nd, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 2 (IANS/AKI) Italian unemployment in January rose to an eight-year high of 9.2 percent as the euro zone's third-biggest economy implements economic and labour reforms amid a recession.January ... Read more...

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Pakistan holds Senate elections


March 2nd, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) The daylong polling for 45 Senate seats, including four newly-added seats in the upper house for minorities, began Friday morning in Pakistan, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Space department denies information to ex-ISRO chief (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 1 (IANS) The Department of Space (DoS) has declined to provide key documents sought by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman G. Madhavan Nair to know ... Read more...

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Space department declined my RTI plea: Ex-ISRO chief Nair


March 1st, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 29 (IANS) The department of space has declined to provide documents on the basis of which the government debarred former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman G. ... Read more...

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Italian business confidence falls


February 28th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 28 (IANS/AKI) Italian business confidence fell in February as the euro zone's third-largest economy was mired in recession.The manufacturing-sentiment index fell to 91.5 from 92.1 in January, national ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

`Italy is in recession’


February 16th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 16 (IANS/AKI) It's official, Italy, the euro zone's third-richest economy, is in recession. The value of the country's economy during the fourth quarter shrank by 0.7 percent from ... Read more...

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Italian police clamp down on tax evaders


January 30th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Milan (Italy), Jan 30 (IANS) Italian police, in a bid to clamp down upon widespread tax evasion, Sunday carried out massive checks on bars, restaurants and shops in Milan, the ... Read more...

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Italian economy contracts in Q3


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 22 (IANS) Italy's GDP in the third quarter of 2011 dropped by 0.2 percent from the second quarter, marking the first contraction for almost two years, said the ... Read more...

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Consumer sentiment rises in Italy


November 25th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 25 (IANS/AKI) Italian consumer confidence rose in November defying an economic crisis that toppled one government and forced the new one to explore ways to implement unpopular austerity ... Read more...

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How Commonwealth can battle global financial crisis


October 24th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Commonwealth countries are mulling trade pacts, debt financing flows and technological cooperation to beat the global financial crisis.Diplomats of leading Commonwealth nations who interacted with ... Read more...

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Pakistani Kashmir goes to polls Sunday


June 25th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) The Pakistan-administered Kashmir is now in polling mode. Streets are lined with flags and banners of political parties all set for the legislative assembly elections to ... Read more...

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Opposition stages walkout in Kashmir assembly


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 1 (IANS) Opposition legislators walked out of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly Tuesday after staging noisy protests in the house.Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members, including its president and legislature ... Read more...

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Pak politicians criticize Qureshi over his remarks on Raymond Davis


February 14th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 14(ANI): Several Pakistani politicians have criticized former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi's stance that the double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis could not be given diplomatic immunity.Law Minister Babar Awan, ... Read more...

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Musharraf wanted technocrat-led Pak govt within months of 2008 elections: WikiLeaks


December 5th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 5(ANI): Just after six months of the 2008 general elections in Pakistan, former president Pervez Musharraf was mulling to replace the freshly elected government with that of technocrats, a ... Read more...

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Is the game all over for beleaguered PCB boss Butt?


October 6th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 5 (ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt is scheduled to return to his country today, amid rumours that the government has decided to sack him after a string ... Read more...

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Seventy NRO beneficiaries still working in Pak government departments


September 27th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 27(ANI): The Pakistan Law Ministry has reportedly prepared a list of 70 National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) beneficiaries who are still working in different government departments.The list reportedly carries the ... Read more...

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Political turmoil has prompted Iranian officials to defect


April 25th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): The political turmoil in Iran has prompted a growing number of the country's officials to defect or leak information to the West, creating a new flow of intelligence ... Read more...

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‘Teliyadu’ getting ready for release


April 22nd, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
April 22, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Directed by Dr Rajireddy Gurram and produced by Jyotipriya on the banner of Chem Friends Academy, "Teliyadu' is presently busy in post-production works. Producer says, "For ... Read more...

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New constitutional amendments to “prove death knell for Pak cricket”: Ex-PCB chief


January 8th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan. 8 (ANI): Former PCB Chairman Dr Nasim Ashraf has slammed the recent constitutional amendment which gives the Pakistani Sports Ministry a decisive role in PCB's policy-making process, saying the ... Read more...

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Bhilai plant wins trophy for best steel unit


November 13th, 2009 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 13 (IANS) Bhilai Steel Plant, the flagship unit of the state-run Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL), has won the "Prime Minister's Trophy" for the best integrated steel plant in ... Read more...

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Jharkhand, a fertile ground for scams


November 13th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Nityanand Shukla Ranchi, Nov 13 (IANS) Mineral-rich Jharkhand - where 54 percent of the population lives below the poverty line - continues to be exploited by a small section of people. ... Read more...

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Karzai will lose international support if he fails to get rid of corruption: Brown


November 7th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 7 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has warned Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai that he would lose international support if he fails to get rid of corruption prevalent in ... Read more...

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President congratulates ISRO team for successful launch of Oceansat-2


September 23rd, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 23 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil today congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) team for the successful launch of Oceansat-2 satellite.Describing it as a proudest moment for ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh, Ansari congratulate ISRO scientists


September 23rd, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Sriharikota / New Delhi (ANI): Vice President Mohd Hamid Ansari greeted the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists and technocrats for the splendid achievement of successfully launching PSLV C-14 on Wednesday.Ansari ... Read more...

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ISRO begins countdown for PSLV C-14 launch at Sriharikota


September 21st, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Sriharikota, Sep 21 (ANI): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has started the countdown for the launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on Monday.The PSLV - C -14 is ... Read more...

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