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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO PM RETURNS TO MOTHER INDIA ....

'Tears rolled down my eyes when I saw Indian soil'

Srikant Tripathy & Saurabh Sharma, 

TNN & Agencies | Jan 10, 2012, 05.22AM IST



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JAIPUR: They may have been away for generations and grown up thousands of miles away, but it appears that the emotions attached to the country of forefathers gets passed down through the genes and is kept alive through the culture. This was more than evident during Trinidad and Tobago PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar's visit to India this week.

 From a family which had migrated from Bihar, she rose to become the first woman head of the Caribbean nation. In an interview to TOI on Monday, she talks of her roots and deepening the bonds with India. 

After attending the Pravasi Diwas in Jaipur, she flies to Bihar to visit her ancestral village. She touched the feet of President Pratibha Patil when …

DATA RARE ON HAITI'S RECOVERY, YET HERE ARE SOME POSITIVE STORIES ....

Haiti—Two Years Post Earthquake: What You May Not Know

POSTED BY CHERYL MILLS / JANUARY 09, 2012





Cheryl Mills serves as Counselor of the U.S. Department of State and Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

MANGO MOUSSE BROUGHT IN TO HELP SAVE THE EURO ...

More of the same from leadership duo


German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Nicolas Sarkozy speak to the media following talks at the chancellery in Berlin yesterday. They discussed the ongoing euro zone debt crisis as well as a possible European financial transaction tax.Photograph: Getty



DEREK SCALLY in Berlin



THE PAINTED smiles were fresh when Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy appeared after a lunch of sole and mango mousse following their bilateral talks in Berlin yesterday.




The two leaders’ new year message: precise budget consolidation rules, twinned with less precise European labour market stimulus measures, is the best path for the euro zone in 2012.



In their first joint appearance this year, the French and German leaders presented themselves as birds of a feather, flocking together. In reality, however, the leadership duo at the heart of Europe remain a teutonic tortoise and hyperactive French hare.



Facing a four-month countdown to an uncertain political future, Sarko…

USDA FACES CUTS...MUST REDUCE OPERATIONS GLOBALLY....

Sec. Vilsack tell AFBF about tough calls, tough choices By Sara Wyant © Copyright Agri-Pulse Communications, Inc.


, January 9 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told American Farm Bureau Federation members gathered here for their 93rdannual meeting that he is listening to their concerns about overegulation and is making tough choices to downsize his agency in lieu of tough fiscal challenge

Honolulu, January 9 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told American Farm Bureau Federation members gathered here for their 93rd annual meeting that he is listening to their concerns about overegulation and is making tough choices to downsize his agency in lieu of tough fiscal challenges.
Since 2010, Congress has reduced USDA's discretionary operating budget by more than $3 billion - a roughly 12% cut.  Vilsack announced that the Farm Service Agency, NRCS, FAS, APHIS, Rural Development, Food Safety and Inspection Services and Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services are unveiling today their recomme…

MANGO MAPS OF THE WORLD ....TIME TO UPDATE DATA ...

MANGO MAP OF THE WORLD IS A "WORK IN PROGRESS" ...

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