The BRICS mechanism provides an opportunity for South Africa to learn from other members in nation-building and for the whole Africa to stimulate economic growth, says a business executive. South Africa has an opportunity to "learn from the examples of nation-building on the part of Brazil, Russia, India and China," Hlengani Mathebula, chairman of the Black Business Executive Circle (BBEC), told Xinhua.
Protests against ban on mining in Goa will shift to Delhi for two days in April, a spokesperson for agitating mining workers and others who depend on the industry said Monday. "We have been protesting in Goa for months now. But it is time that we move to Delhi and pressurise the central government," Suhas Naik of the Goa Mining Peoples' Front (GPMF) told reporters here.
Just days after endorsing senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including L.K. Advani and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Samajwadi Party Monday ruled out any future alignment with the saffron party. Clarifying the party stand, general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav said that "praise should not be seen through (a) political prism".
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said he looked forward to the 5th BRICS Summit in Durban in finding ways to revive growth, push investments and sustain macroeconomic stability. In his departure statement ahead of leaving for Durban Monday, the prime minister said he hoped to discuss a host of issues with leaders of other BRICS nations, as also those from Africa invited to the summit, during his bilateral meetings on the margins of the event March 26-27.
Some 10 million Indians say they would like to leave their country and move to the US permanently -- the No. 1 desired destination for potential migrants around the world, according to a new poll. They are among 138 million people, making up about 13 percent of the world's adults -- or about 630 million people - who want to make the US their new home, according to the Gallup survey of over half a million adults in 154 countries between 2010 and 2012.
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