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China, India PMs agree to double trade by 2015

NEW DELHI: China and India's premiers agreed on Thursday to double bilateral trade to $100 billion by 2015, during talks that otherwise showed no apparent progress on a series of nagging disputes.
Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh also agreed to push Indian exports to China in an effort to bridge a current trade surplus estimated at $20 billion a year in China's favour.
The talks came on the second day of Wen's visit - his first to India

England on top as Pietersen hits double ton

ADELAIDE - Kevin Pietersen relished the big stage of an Ashes Test to bat England into an impregnable position with a imperious double-century at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday.
The third day belonged solely to the man they call the "walking ego" as he dominated a beleaguered Australian bowling attack to remain unconquered on 213 when rain called a halt to play after tea. Pietersen brought up his 17th Test hundred and his third against Australia in his 14th Ashes Test to bring the

India seeks to double Bhopal compensation

NEW DELHI: The Indian government is seeking to more than double the compensation paid by a US chemical company for the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster to 1.1 billion dollars, a government lawyer said Friday.
The lawyer from the attorney general's office said the government had filed a case in the Supreme Court demanding compensation of 50 billion rupees (1.1 billion dollars).
Last year, the government said it would look into how to retroactively increase the amount of compensation

Double ‘child sacrifice’ murders reported in central India

RAIPUR: Police in central India reported a second case of suspected child sacrifice on Thursday, casting a spotlight on witchcraft and occult beliefs that persist in some impoverished areas.
Police in the central state of Chhattisgarh said they had arrested 11 people including a "witchdoctor" and his wife after the body of a two-year-old boy was discovered in their house on Wednesday. Further searches of the property in the industrial town of Bhilai, about 45 kilometres (30

Malaysia makes it double, Atlas brings home the silver

GUANGZHOU: Five-time World Open champion Nicol David clinched a third Asian Games title on Sunday with compatriot Mohamad Azlan Iskander completing a Malaysian double with the men's gold.
Top seed David carved out a 11-8, 8-11, 11-6, 11-7 win over Hong Kong's Annie Au. The victory follows the Malaysian star's Asiad gold triumphs in Kuala Lumpur in 1998 and Doha four years ago. David, who has been world number one for a record 56 consecutive months, arrived in Guangzhou having

Sandeep double takes India past Pakistan

GUANGZHOU: Sandeep Singh scored two goals as India stormed into the Asian Games men's hockey semi-finals with a 3-2 win over Pakistan Saturday, their fourth success over their arch-rivals this year.
The penalty corner specialist slammed one in each half and Dharamvir Singh chipped in with the third goal as India recorded their third consecutive win in group B after an action-packed encounter.
India have nine points ahead of Sunday's last league match against Japan, who are

Double decker bus turned into classroom

The 1983 Leyland Titan was bought on eBay for £3,500 by Parc Eglos School near Helston, Cornwall.
Head-teacher Brett Dye said, "We found a creative solution that keeps costs down while inspiring the children with a fun and unusual learning environment. It's good to inspire the children, be imaginative and very resourceful. It's a lot cheaper to have a bus, and I just thought it would be a wonderful thing for the school. I had the idea of using a bus during the summer holidays,

Overseas Banks despair after non-performing loans almost double

Foreign banks in Pakistan have reported 91 percent increase in their ratio of non-performing loans (NPLs) to total loans during the last year.
In June 2009-10 the NPL ratio was 4.5 percent that had surged to 8.6 percent by June 2010, exposing an alarming increase of 91.1 percent one year.
In comparison to domestic banks, the foreign banks have reported a much higher increase in their NPL ratio.
By June 2010, the non-performing loans of the foreign banks amounted to