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ADB lowers India’s growth projection for 2013-14 to 4.7%

NEW DELHI, (PNA/IRNA) — Asian Development Bank (ADB) has lowered India’s growth projection for 2013-14 to 4.7 percent from 6 percent earlier saying the recent rupee depreciation and capital outflows…

Libyan media links embassy attack to alleged crime by ‘Russian woman’

DUBAI, (PNA/RIA Novosti) — Unconfirmed Libyan media reports about a killing in which a “Russian woman” was implicated are considered as a possible motive for Wednesday’s attack on the Russian…

Scientists, gov’t representatives gather in Jamaica for marine environment protection

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, (PNA/Xinhua) — Hundreds of scientists and government representatives are gathering here for the 2nd Global Conference on Land-Ocean Connections, probing consensus on protection of marine environment from…

Australia bears hottest September on record

CANBERRA, (PNA/Xinhua) — Australia has experienced the hottest September, with the national average temperature 2.75 degree Celsius above usual, according to a new report released by the recently established Climate…

Prosecutors demand psychiatric treatment for opposition activist in Russia

MOSCOW, (PNA/RIA Novosti/RAPSI) –Prosecutors asked Wednesday in their closing arguments in the trial at a Moscow court of an anti-Kremlin activist accused of attacking a police officer that he be…

Nearly 6,000 candidates to compete in Czech general election

PRAGUE, (PNA/Xinhua) — According to the data released by the Czech Interior Ministry on Wednesday, there are a total of 5,908 candidates who will compete for the 200 seats in…

India’s economic turmoil due to neglect of inflation

WASHINGTON, (PNA/PTI) — India’s recent economic turmoil is due to a neglect of inflation and budgetary discipline and “serious” fiscal adjustments are needed to fix the problem, a noted Indian…

UK business chamber in HCM City launched

HCM CITY, (PNA/VNS) — The UK government yesterday announced the launch of a business chamber in Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City and introduction of a priority visa service for business,…

Unfair practices in pharma sector under CCI scanner

NEW DELHI, (PNA/PTI) — Emphasising that pricing aspects of pharmaceuticals are critical for the general public, CCI Chairman Ashok Chawla has said that some cases of probe into alleged unfair…

Efforts to include cpo and rubber on APEC list fail

JAKARTA, (PNA/Antara News) — Indonesia’s efforts to include crude palm oil (CPO) and rubber on the Environmental Goods List (EG List) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have failed yet…

Russia charges Greenpeace activists with piracy

MOSCOW, (PNA/RIA Novosti) — Russian investigators started charging a group of environmental activists Wednesday who were detained aboard a Greenpeace icebreaker during a protest at an offshore oil rig in…

Ordinance on convicted lawmakers may be dumped

NEW DELHI, (PNA/PTI) — The government may be all set to withdraw the controversial ordinance on convicted lawmakers with the Congress Core Group poring over the matter in the wake…

Tourists roam aimlessly in D.C., pinched by gov’t shutdown

By Wang Zongkai, Gao Pan WASHINGTON, (PNA/Xinhua) — Roaming aimlessly at the National Mall in Washington D.C., a family of five from Australia felt frustrated as the U.S. capital welcomed…

India keen to tie up with Dubai’s biotech industry

DUBAI, (PNA/PTI) — India has initiated a strategy to encourage and educate Indian investors to tap the potential of the UAE’s thriving biotech sector. “Economic and cultural links between the…

Online outreach scheme effective for men with HIV

HO CHI MINH CITY, (PNA/VNS) -—The use of the internet as a tool for early detection of HIV cases among men who have sex with men (MSM) has proven to…