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BRICS countries mull joint development bank
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The group of five emerging countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - which represents almost 43 percent of the world''s population and one-fourth of the global economy, plans to set up a joint development bank and devise a mechanism to trade in their own currencies.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 7:01:22 PM

President hosts BRICS leaders at cultural soiree, banquet
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Indian President Pratibha Patil hosted the heads of the BRICS countries who are in India for their 4th BRIC summit to a banquet and a cultural programme Wednesday evening, a at the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 6:59:53 PM

Masked men shoot bank cashier, loot Rs.1 million
Raipur, March 28 (IANS) Four masked men shot dead a bank cashier in full public view in Chhattisgarh Wednesday and fled with his bag containing Rs.1 million, police said.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 6:58:02 PM

Exiles ask BRICS to raise Tibet with Hu
Dharamsala, March 28 (IANS) Ahead of the 4th BRICS Summit in New Delhi, the Tibetan government-in-exile Wednesday urged BRICS leaders to raise the issue of Tibet with Chinese President Hu Jintao.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 6:51:22 PM

Badal to meet president to seek clemency for Rajoana
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is expected to meet President Pratibha Patil to demand clemency for Balwant Singh Rajoana, a Babbar Khalsa International terrorist facing death sentence for the assassination of then chief minister Beant Singh.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 6:48:32 PM

Tibetan who died pleads for freedom
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Life away from Tibet, the motherland, is akin to "lamp in wind ... without direction". These words form part of a letter written by a young Tibetan who died after immolating himself here.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 6:46:52 PM

BEL to flag surveillance products at defence expo
Bangalore, March 28 (IANS) State-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) will showcase its range of products demonstrating its prowess in providing the armed forces robust surveillance and security systems at the defence exposition (Defexpo 2012) in New Delhi from Thursday.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 6:46:42 PM

Registered 18 defence related cases: CBI
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said Wednesday that it registered 18 cases related to military deals, and filed chargesheet in 13 of them since 2004.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 6:39:02 PM

BRICS to ink currency pacts, to push joint bank
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The BRICS grouping of five emerging economic powerhouses - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - Thursday will sign two pacts to promote trade in their local currencies and are expected to endorse plans for a joint development bank that will raise their economic heft in the global system.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 6:31:51 PM

Snow kills 10 in Himachal
Shimla, March 28 (IANS) Ten people were killed and property worth Rs.55 was damaged in the recent heavy snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, Public Works Minister Gulab Singh said Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 6:31:32 PM

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