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Russia's unemployment rate up seven percent

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 12:17
Moscow: Russia's official unemployment rate increased by seven percent since the beginning of 2016, the country's ministry of labour and social protection said."From January 12, 2016, to March 23, 2016, there is an increase in the number of unemployed citizens…

Coalition partner abandons Brazil's Rousseff

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 11:31
Brasilia: The PMDB, led by Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer, announced on Tuesday that it is formally breaking with President Dilma Rousseff's administration and taking an "independent" stance in regard to her possible impeachment.All seven members of the party's national…

Cabinet okays skill development agreement with UAE

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 17:11
New Delhi: The union cabinet on Wednesday gave its post-facto approval to a letter of intent (LoI) signed on February 10 between the skill development and entrepreneurship ministry of India and the National Qualifications Authority of the UAE.“The letter of…

Chile harvests the largest legal marijuana plantation

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 13:55
Santiago: Authorities have started harvesting the largest legal marijuana field in Latin America in a rural area in southern Chile, the media reported on Tuesday.The initiative, which has been authorised by the Chilean government, will transform the buds of 6,000…

Godrej Properties raises $275 mn under fund management entity

Monday, 21 March 2016 18:02
Mumbai: Godrej Properties said on Monday that its dedicated real estate funds management business in India and Singapore - Godrej Fund Management (GFM) has raised $275 million (Rs.1,900 crore) capital though Godrej Residential Investment Programme II (GRIP II).The GFM has…

22 killed in Ecuador military plane crash

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 09:45
Quito: A military aircraft crashed in the Ecuadorian province of Pastaza, killing all 22 people on board, officials said.The accident occurred on Tuesday when the soldiers were to conduct a parachuting exercise, the defense ministry of Ecuador said in a…

26 killed in Brazil rains

Tuesday, 15 March 2016 15:31
Brasilia: At least 26 people were killed due to heavy rain in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, the media reported on Tuesday.The rain that lashed the city since last week also left 24 people injured, displaced over 3,000 and…

Brazilian president not to resign

Saturday, 12 March 2016 15:07
Brasilia: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said she would not resign despite the widening corruption probe that has ensnared her, the media reported on Saturday."A resignation is a voluntary act, and those who want me to resign should know that there…

Rainstorm leaves 21 dead in Sao Paulo

Saturday, 12 March 2016 11:44
Sao Paulo: A rainstorm that struck the Sao Paulo metropolitan area has left at least 21 people dead, a dozen injured and several cities flooded, official sources reported on Friday.Four people died in the Sao Paulo suburb of Mairipora including…

China to hike 2016 defence budget by 7-8 percent

Friday, 04 March 2016 12:59
Beijing: China will raise its defence budget by seven to eight percent in 2016, compared with last year's 10.1 percent, an official said on Friday.The announcement was made by Fu Ying, spokeswoman for the Fourth Session of the 12th National…