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Chinese firm to invest in Pakistan hydel power projects
Islamabad, April 6 (IANS) A Chinese firm is looking at investing in Pakistan's hydel power projects that would add nearly 9,000 MW of electricity to the national grid, a media report said Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011 11:24:58 AM

Malaysian Indians moving away from opposition alliance: Report
Kuala Lumpur, April 6 (IANS) Ethnic Indians in Malaysia are 'drifting away' from opposition alliance Pakatan Rakyat (PR) and are veering back to the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN), a media report said.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011 11:21:53 AM

French president supports Grameen's Yunus
Dhaka, April 6 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said his government will closely monitor the developments regarding Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus' removal from Grameen Bank and will take up the issue with the Bangladesh authorities in the next few days.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011 11:06:59 AM

Outflow of highly radioactive water from Japan n-plant stops
Tokyo, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The outflow of highly radioactive water into the sea from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has stopped, the Kyodo news agency reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011 10:50:02 AM

India's transit fee non-payment as per global norms: Dhaka experts
Dhaka, April 6 (IANS) Bangladesh has followed international norms in not charging India transit and transshipment fees while facilitating movement of equipment to India's northeastern Tripura state, experts here have said.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011 10:38:14 AM

Egypt frees 14 Palestinian prisoners
Gaza, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Egyptian authorities late Tuesday released 14 Palestinian prisoners detained during the rule of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, the Palestinian Al Quds radio station has reported.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011 9:56:49 AM

Turkish candy gets into Unesco list
Istanbul, April 6 (IANS) A traditional spicy candy from Turkey that has a history of over 500 years will now be included in the Unesco cultural heritage list, an official said.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011 8:23:30 AM

Leak of radioactive water stopped at Japan n-plant
Tokyo, April 6 (IANS) The outflow of highly radioactive water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean has stopped after the injection of a chemical agent, the plant's operator said Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011 7:32:08 AM

Radiation detected in Japan fish
Tokyo, April 6 (IANS) High levels of radioactive iodine and cesium have been detected in fish caught near the troubled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, a media report said.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011 3:28:19 AM

Apex court confirms Yunus removal from Grameen Bank
Dhaka, April 5 (IANS) The Bangladesh Supreme Court Tuesday confirmed the removal of Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus from as the managing director of the Grameen Bank that he had founded in 1976.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011 2:05:31 PM

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