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ROBUST DEMAND FOR MOBILE PHONE SERVICES WILL CONTINUE

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 16-02-2010 05:48 GMT-0000
New York: Global demand for mobile telephones remains strong, despite the economic crisis, with the number of individual mobile cellular subscriptions likely to top 5 billion this year, the head of the United Nations telecoms agency said.

MEASLES VACCINATION CAMPAIGN IN BANGLADESH

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 16-02-2010 05:44 GMT-0000
New York: More than 20 million Bangladeshi children will be vaccinated against measles over the next two weeks as part of a campaign backed by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to try to eradicate the deadly disease in the South Asian nation.

FRESH SURGE IN DEADLY VIOLENCE IN SOMALI CAPITAL

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 16-02-2010 05:41 GMT-0000
New York: The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia expressed has grave concern at the latest spike in violence in the capital, Mogadishu, which has killed at least 80 civilians and forced more than 8,000 others to flee their homes since the start of the month.

Liberia: economic growth is expected to pick up in 2010

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 16-02-2010 05:37 GMT-0000
The [economic] crisis has adversely affected Liberia, resulting in a drop in exports and investment as well as some job losses. However, with an improving external environment, economic growth is expected to pick up in 2010 and inflation to moderate. The medium-term economic outlook remains positive, particularly in the mining and commercial agriculture sectors.

Liberia: economic growth is expected to pick up in 2010

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 16-02-2010 05:37 GMT-0000
The [economic] crisis has adversely affected Liberia, resulting in a drop in exports and investment as well as some job losses. However, with an improving external environment, economic growth is expected to pick up in 2010 and inflation to moderate. The medium-term economic outlook remains positive, particularly in the mining and commercial agriculture sectors.

India: Agri Export Zone Generates Employment

Author: Rajeev Jain - Published 15-02-2010 16:50 GMT-0000
India is an agriculture-based economy, where 43% of its people remain employed in agricultural and allied activities. Agriculture along with other related fields like forestry and logging provides employment to 60% of India's population. Agriculture accounts for almost 19% of the Gross Domestic Product and 9% of the total exports. India's agro-climatic conditions and rich natural resource base sets prelude for doing very good on agriculture front.

Hungary on a path towards stability and growth

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 15-02-2010 16:37 GMT-0000
The significant strengthening of policies over the past 1½ years has improved confidence and placed Hungary on a path towards stability and growth. Government spending has been reduced in a durable way, while the fiscal deficit target was increased to 3.9 percent of GDP in 2009 to avoid exacerbating the economic contraction.
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Meeting of Kumari Selja and Mr. Hernando de Soto
Author: Special Correspondent - Published 15-02-2010 13:07 GMT-0000
New Delhi: A meeting was held between Kumari Selja, Minister for Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation & Tourism, Government of India and Mr. Hernando de Soto President, Institute for Liberty & Democracies, Peru here today. The meeting was also attended by senior officials from the Government of India, eminent personalities from academia, and practitioners in the field.

The Corps of Signals is now 100 years old

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 15-02-2010 13:05 GMT-0000
On 15 Feb 2010, the Corps of Signals will enter 100th year of its odyssey in its role as Communicators for the Defence Forces. It was the historic event of raising of 31st and the 32nd Divisional Signal Companies, the first Signal Units, at Fatehgarh on 15 Feb 1911 that marked the raising of Corps of Signals. The motto of the Corps is “Teevra Chaukas” i.e. “Swift and Secure” and its emblem depicts the figure of “Mercury” the Roman version of “Hermes”, the messenger of Gods in Greek mythology.

India signs loan agreement with ADB for Assam Power Sector

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 15-02-2010 13:00 GMT-0000
New Delhi: The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed agreement for US$ 60.3 million loan for first tranche under ADB's multitranche financing facility (MFF) for Assam Power Sector Enhancement Investment Program at Guwahati, Assam, today. ADB will provide 200 million USD to Govt. of India in three trenches of 60.3 USD million, 89.7 million USD and 50 million.