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US did not ask India to pull back troops from border
Washington, March 19 (IANS) The US has denied it asked or advised India to pull back its troops from the India-Pakistan border recently.

Friday, March 20, 2009 8:08:16 AM

Discovery astronauts install solar panel on spacewalk
Washington, March 20 (DPA) Astronauts installed a crucial new solar panel on the International Space Station during a spacewalk Thursday.

Friday, March 20, 2009 5:58:48 AM

US stocks fall on concern about central bank's actions
New York, March 20 (DPA) US stocks fell for the first time in three days Thursday as investors had second thoughts about Federal Reserve actions to shore up the US financial sector.

Friday, March 20, 2009 4:30:24 AM

Obama launches initiative for hybrid-electric cars
Washington, March 20 (DPA) US President Barack Obama announced a $2.4-billion plan Thursday to promote hybrid vehicles and reduce dependence on foreign oil.

Friday, March 20, 2009 2:30:53 AM

US House backs 90-percent tax on bail-out bonuses
Washington, March 20 (DPA) Spurred on by public ire over bonuses paid at firms that received government bail-outs, the US House of Representatives Thursday gave strong backing to a 90-percent tax on retention bonus payments by companies receiving more than $5 billion in federal funds.

Friday, March 20, 2009 1:15:04 AM

UN seeks $750 bn for Global Green New Deal
New York, March 19 (DPA) The world's 20 most advanced economies should consider investing one percent of the global gross domestic product - about $750 billion - in five sectors to build an environmentally sustainable global economy, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said Thursday.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 11:39:05 PM

World economy set to contract, upturn next year: IMF
Washington, March 19 (IANS) Despite major stimulus packages announced by advanced economies and several emerging markets, including India, the world economy is set to contract for the first time in 60 years, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Thursday.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 11:07:02 PM

US deports accused Nazi criminal to Austria
Washington, March 19 (DPA) The US has deported to Austria an accused Nazi war criminal who settled in Wisconsin following World War II, the US Justice Department announced Thursday.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 10:33:51 PM

Global downturn makes India 75th best for business
Washington, March 19 (IANS) The global economic downturn has pulled India down by 11 places to the 75th in the Forbes 'Best Countries For Business' list with Denmark and the US rated the top two nations 'better equipped to bounce back'.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 9:01:11 PM

Indian biz leaders build bridges with Obama team
Washington, March 19 (IANS) A group of Indian business leaders is in town to build bridges with the new Barack Obama administration and outline the opportunities as also the concerns to overcome in raising India-US commercial ties to a new level.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:01:20 PM

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