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India’s biggest women’s grassroots chain connects to Africa


July 9th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bodili (Gujarat), July 9 (IANS) India is reaching out to Africa with its expertise in grassroots development and gender empowerment projects to help poor women in countries like Ghana, Mali, ... Read more...

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‘Iodine deficiency leaves third of world population at risk’


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 5 (IANS) Iodine deficiency leaves one third of the world's population exposed to adverse health conditions that can cause everything from mild learning difficulties to severe retardation, cretinism ... Read more...

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India says it is acting to resolve its workers’ crisis in Angola


May 16th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Indian government is "acting on all fronts" to resolve a crisis faced by its 1,100 workers at a cement factory in Angola and ... Read more...

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Tilaknagar Industries’ plants get ‘mega project’ status


April 17th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Liqour maker Tilaknagar Industries' new facility has been accorded "mega project" status by the Maharashtra government.The facility in Shrirampur has a 50-kilolitre per day (KLPD) molasses ... Read more...

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Insecticide spray highly effective against malaria


October 13th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Oct 13 (IANS) The insecticide bendiocarb not only dramatically lowers malaria transmission, but also offers hope for minimising spread of the deadly infection. Scientists with Benin's Entomologic Research ... Read more...

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Indian air cargo to Africa increasing


July 10th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Indian air cargo to Africa is increasing at a steady rate of about 15-20 percent per year, with the country exporting approximately 6,000 tonnes of ... Read more...

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India witnesses rare Venus eclipse


June 30th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Indians Thursday witnessed a rare sight when Venus was eclipsed by the Moon as seen from the Earth."The eclipsing, called occultation, took place between 1.18 ... Read more...

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Rare Venus eclipse Thursday


June 29th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Planet Venus will be eclipsed by the Moon -- as seen from the earth -- Thursday."This eclipsing is called occultation, similar to what happens in ... Read more...

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Indian gets Togo’s highest civilian award (With Images)


June 16th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The republic of Togo in western Africa has bestowed its highest civilian award to an Indian national, Chander Verma, the country's former honorary consul in ... Read more...

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36 killed in stampede in Mali: media report


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bamako (Mali), Feb 22 (IANS) At least 36 people were killed and 70 others injured Monday night in a stampede that occurred in a stadium in Mali's capital Bamako, media reports said.The ... Read more...

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Swiftest sprinters tend to be of African ancestry


July 12th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) The swiftest sprinters tend to be of West African ancestry and the faster swimmers tend to be white. A study of the elite athletes over the past 100 years ... Read more...

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Why world’s swiftest sprinters are of African origin


July 12th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): Scientists may have uncovered why the world's fastest sprinters are usually of West African origin. The centre of gravity tends to be located higher on the body ... Read more...

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Global warming-induced water changes to continue for decades


July 11th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): A reversal of human-induced temperature changes will not quickly return the hydrological cycle to its prewarming state, contrary to popular belief, according to a new study.Peili Wu ... Read more...

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Genome study shows there’s a Neanderthal in all of us


May 7th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): There's a Neanderthal in all of us, as according to a study, some of our ancestors interbred with the thick-browed cavemen.Boffins have produced the first whole genome sequence ... Read more...

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Genetics may help to crack down on chimpanzee smuggling


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 22 (ANI): A new research has suggested that genetics may provide valuable clues as to how to crack down on the chimpanzee smuggling trade, while also helping to safely reintroduce ... Read more...

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Why some monkeys don’t get AIDS when infected with SIV


December 5th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): Researchers have taken a step towards understanding how some species of monkeys such as sooty mangabeys and African green monkeys do not get AIDS when infected with SIV, ... Read more...

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Over 60 illegal Punjab migrants stranded in Spanish city


September 20th, 2009 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar (Punjab), Sep 20 (IANS) Over 60 young men from Punjab are stuck in Melilla, an autonomous Spanish city in north Africa, while attempting to illegally enter Spain, representatives of a social ... Read more...

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Food prices in developing countries remain very high, says UN


July 16th, 2009 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 16 (DPA) Domestic food prices in developing countries remain high despite a sharp decline in international prices and overall good cereal harvests, according to a report released Thursday by a ... Read more...

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Indian EXIM bank to open office in Addis Ababa


June 27th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, June 27 (IANS)The Export and Import (EXIM) Bank of India is in negotiations with Ethiopian officials about the opening of an East African office in Addis Ababa. Board directors of the ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda might have killed British hostage: Brown


June 3rd, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (Xinhua) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Wednesday that Al Qaeda might have killed a British hostage in Mali in western Africa. "We have strong reason to believe that ... Read more...

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Jet Airways ties up with Brussels Airlines


April 17th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Leading private carrier Jet Airways has entered into a 'code share agreement' with Belgium's Brussels Airlines to offer its passengers "seamless connectivity" with European cities, the company ... Read more...

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Pirates hijack Greek cargo ship off Somali coast


March 20th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, March 20 (DPA) Pirates seized a Greek-owned cargo ship off the coast of Somalia late Thursday, Greece's merchant marine ministry said. The Saint-Vincent-flagged cargo ship Titan, with 24 crew, was loaded with ... Read more...

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Massive fall in Gambian malaria cases raises hopes for rest of Africa


October 31st, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 31 (ANI): The incidence of malaria has dramatically reduced in The Gambia, Western Africa, in the last five years, according to a new study, which raises the possibility of ... Read more...

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The ten best Aphrodisiacs to boost sexual desire revealed


September 18th, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 18 (ANI): Want to set your partner''s mood for an evening of passion? Well, then all you need to do is make them have strawberries, for that will surely ... Read more...

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Opium, cocaine threaten Africa and Europe: UN


June 27th, 2008 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
DPA Vienna/Nairobi, June 26 (DPA) The surge in opium and cocaine cultivation last year has negative effects on the drug control situation in Africa and Europe, the head of the UN drug agency ... Read more...

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Tilaknagar Industries to invest Rs.1.5 bn for expansion


June 17th, 2008 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Mumbai-based alcoholic beverages manufacturer Tilaknagar Industries Ltd plans to invest Rs.1.5 billion for the expansion of its plant and setting up a grain-based spirit project. According to the ... Read more...

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Polaris Software targets six new markets


February 18th, 2008 - 10:24 am ICT by admin
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) The Chennai based Rs.10 billion revenue Polaris Software Lab Limited has decided to enter six new markets soon with its Intellect suite of banking software products. The markets ... Read more...

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Dust storms from Africa cools down temperature of Atlantic Ocean


February 17th, 2008 - 4:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study has indicated that strong winds from Western Africa carry dust particles into the skies over the Atlantic Ocean, directly cools down the ocean temperature, leading ... Read more...

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New techniques confirm blood of animal sacrifices on ancient African sculptures


December 2nd, 2007 - 2:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): New diagnostic techniques used by chemists have confirmed the presence of blood from ritual animal sacrifices in the patina of ancient sculptures found in western Africa.Patina is a ... Read more...

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Rare bearded monkeys discovered in Kenya


November 14th, 2007 - 8:34 am ICT by admin
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