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Indian foreign secretary meets Sri Lankan president
Colombo, Oct 10 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa ahead of touring the former war zone in the northern part of the island nation, officials said here Monday.

Monday, October 10, 2011 4:36:42 PM

Over 1,400 Haqqani fighters held in Afghanistan this year
Kabul, Oct 10 (IANS) Afghan army and NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) kept up pressure on insurgents as over 1,400 Haqqani network militants have been captured in Afghanistan so far this year, ISAF spokesperson said Monday.

Monday, October 10, 2011 3:45:15 PM

Flood may cost Thai economy nearly $2 bn
Bangkok, Oct 10 (IANS) The Bank of Thailand (BOT) estimated that economic damages from nationwide flood could amount to 60 billion baht ($1.94 billion).

Monday, October 10, 2011 3:37:50 PM

Chinese firm to buy Canadian energy company
Beijing, Oct 10 (IANS) China's energy giant Sinopec has signed a deal with Canadian oil and gas explorer Daylight Energy Ltd. to take over the company for 2.2 billion Canadian dollars (about $2.1 billion), Sinopec said in a statement on its website Monday.

Monday, October 10, 2011 3:31:54 PM

China approved 1,000 drug applications in 2010
Beijing, Oct 10 (IANS) China's food and drug watchdog said it approved 1,000 drug registration applications in 2010, 26.2 percent more than in 2009 due to an increase in the approval of generic chemicals.

Monday, October 10, 2011 3:26:15 PM

China to build dam in Mauritius
Beijing, Oct 10 (IANS) The China Three Gorges Corp. (CTGPC), the operator of China's largest water control programme, has signed a contract with the Mauritian government to build a water conservation project.

Monday, October 10, 2011 3:26:10 PM

13 Chinese sailors killed after ships hijacked
Bangkok, Oct 10 (IANS) Thai authorities Monday confirmed that all 13 Chinese crewmen on two hijacked ships were killed last week.

Monday, October 10, 2011 3:25:38 PM

Pakistani tribal areas face 23-hour power cuts
Islamabad, Oct 10 (IANS) Pakistan's restive tribal areas are facing up to 23 hours of power cuts, leading to an acute shortage of water as the pumps remain idle for want of electricity.

Monday, October 10, 2011 3:12:50 PM

Myanmar president to visit India
Yangon, Oct 10 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein will pay a goodwill visit to India in the near future to promote bilateral relations and cooperation, said an official announcement here Monday.

Monday, October 10, 2011 3:12:35 PM

Singapore firm working on 'indoor GPS'
Singapore, Oct 10 (IANS) A Singapore start-up firm has devised an innovative application to allow phone users have access to their positioning information within buildings, where the traditional global positioning system has often proved inaccurate.

Monday, October 10, 2011 3:03:12 PM

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