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Japan to help raise institute of design in Haryana

The country’s second National Institute of Design will come up in Haryana’s Kurukshetra district and Japan will provide technological assistance for the same, a minister said Wednesday. Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma Wednesday laid the foundation stone of the NID to be set up in Urmi village of Kurukshetra district, 130 km from here.

Unlike India, China not helping Nigeria stop fake drugs’

Unlike India, China is not assisting in the fight against counterfeit medicines even though the influx has been mainly from that country, Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says.

”Comparative analysis has shown that China is not doing anything to help the Nigerian government in its attempt to control the import

Nawaz for friendly ties with India, invites Manmohan to Pakistan

Nawaz Sharif, who is set to be Pakistan’s prime minister for a third time, Monday said his government would have friendly relations with India and said he would invite Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to his oath-taking ceremony here. Terming economy and energy as top priorities, he said his party will try to form a

China forecasts seven typhoons in 2013

Between seven and nine typhoons will land along China’s coastal areas this year, the National Marine Environmental Forecasting Centre said Sunday. Though the figure is similar to that of last year, typhoons are becoming more destructive due to climate change, Xinhua cited an official at the centre as saying. “The typhoons coming this year are

15 killed, about 50 injured in Pakistan bombing

At least 15 people were killed and around 50 others injured on Monday afternoon in a bomb blast that targeted a political gathering in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region of Kurram Agency, reported Xinhua citing local officials. Local Urdu TV channels quoting some official sources with the local political administration of the region said that at

Two killed, 28 injured in Syria blasts

Two people were killed and 28 others wounded Wednesday in twin blasts in the Syrian capital, a local media report said. A man and a 10-year-old boy were killed and 28 others were wounded, some of them seriously, when two explosive devices ripped through the Khaled Bin al-Walid Street and Bab Musalla Square here, the

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