40th anniversary

Chinese firm leaves 50,000 tourists for Japan in limbo


September 18th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) In the wake of the ongoing controversy over Diaoyu islands' ownership, a major Chinese travel tour operator has halted its plan of transporting 50,000 tourists to ... Read more...

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A China House for London Olympics


July 14th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 14 (IANS) China House, a place to host friends from all over the world and display China-related activities, will be set up in London during the 2012 London ... Read more...

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The Simla accord — 40 years later


July 1st, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) A midnight summit between Indira Gandhi and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Bhutto pleading with Gandhi to free 93,000 Pakistani prisoners of war, a failed Kashmir ... Read more...

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Chinese, Mexican presidents discuss ties


June 18th, 2012 - 4:49 am ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 18 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao and his Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderon met here Sunday to discuss bilateral relations.Noting that it was the third time he ... Read more...

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Japan wants better ties with China


April 6th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 6 (IANS) Japan is seeking better relations with China.On the 40th anniversary of normalization of Japan-China diplomatic ties, Tokyo was looking forward to have extensive exchange and cooperation ... Read more...

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UAE minister attends Indian church service


March 11th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 10 (IANS/WAM) Attending a service at the Indian Mar Thoma Church in Abu Dhabi, an United Arab Emirates (UAE) minister said the country promotes tolerance and understanding.Sheikh ... Read more...

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A rising China good for US: Clinton


March 8th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has praised the progress of US-China relations and rejected the notion that her country is attempting to contain China's rise ... Read more...

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Indian commerce minister meets Vietnamese PM


March 8th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, March 8 (IANS) Visiting Indian Commerce Minister Anand Sharma met with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung here Thursday to promote bilateral trade cooperation.Vietnam and India have maintained a ... Read more...

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Bangladesh war movies’ fest to be held in Agartala


February 5th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 5 (IANS) Bangladesh will tell the world about the genocide of its three million people and mass atrocities on 200,000 women and children perpetrated by Pakistani forces during ... Read more...

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Australian PM rescued by riot police during protest


January 26th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 26 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and opposition leader Tony Abbott were trapped in a building Thursday in the capital Canberra during a violent protest and ... Read more...

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Refrain from divisive politics: Sangma


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 21 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Saturday exhorted political parties in the state to refrain from playing "divisive politics" and to work unitedly for progress."At times, political ... Read more...

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Vietnam, India mark 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations


January 5th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Jan 5 (IANS) Vietnam and India Thursday marked the 40th anniversary of their diplomatic relations at a ceremony in the Ho Chi Minh City.Visiting Indian Minister of State for ... Read more...

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Army in Kashmir pays tribute to martyrs on Vijay Diwas


December 16th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 16 (IANS) The Indian Army Friday paid tribute to its martyrs on the 40th anniversary of its victory in the 1971 India-Pakistan war that led to the birth ... Read more...

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Bangladesh thanks India for supporting ‘just’ war


December 16th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Bangladesh Friday paid tribute to the Indian soldiers who fought "shoulder-to-shoulder" with the liberation forces in 1971 and thanked New Delhi for support supporting "a ... Read more...

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Indian, Bangladeshi war heroes celebrate victory day


December 16th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) The launch of a "Race to Dhaka" and a pictorial book depicting the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war marked the 40th anniversary of 'Vijay Divas' as war ... Read more...

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India remembers war heroes on 40th anniversary of 1971 war


December 16th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) India Friday paid tributes to its martyred soldiers on the 40th anniversary of its victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war that culminated in the ... Read more...

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All down to hard work: Dravid on getting Polly Umrigar Award


December 11th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 10 (IANS) Presented the Polly Umrigar Award in recognition of the 1,285 runs with six centuries he made from 15 Tests between October 2010 and September 2011, ... Read more...

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25 Bangladeshi’s to attend 40th anniversary celebrations of ‘71 war


December 7th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 7 (IANS) Three serving army officers along with 22 Mukti Jodhas (freedom fighters) from Bangladesh will join in the five-day 40th anniversary celebrations of the Bangladesh Liberation War ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi artists tell liberation war story in India


December 6th, 2011 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 6 (IANS) Millions being killed, more being uprooted and a bleeding nation on the cusp of being born -- it's a bleak, unsparing tale, but one that ... Read more...

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Amnesty for prisoners on UAE national day


November 30th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 30 (IANS/WAM) Two emirates of the UAE Wednesday ordered the release of 64 prisoners of various nationalities in a humanitarian gesture ahead of the country's national day ... Read more...

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Volatility expected in global economy: Singapore PM


November 29th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Nov 29 (IANS) A period of volatility and uncertainties is expected for the global economy, creating considerable challenges for the central bank to keep the financial system and economy ... Read more...

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UAE attorney general hails amnesty for 554 prisoners


November 28th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 27 (IANS/WAM) United Arab Emirates' Attorney General Salem Saeed Kubaish has lauded the amnesty granted to 554 prison inmates in the country by President Khalifa bin Zayed ... Read more...

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UAE’s financial markets to close for three days


November 28th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 27 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' financial markets will remain closed for three days starting Thursday to observe the new Islamic Hijri year 1433 and the ... Read more...

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$63 bn Dubai Airshow closes


November 18th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 18 (IANS) The Dubai Airshow has closed after a successful week that saw $63.3 billion worth of orders for aircraft, maintenance services and flight training programmes, it was ... Read more...

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Lynch honours Harris at gay rights gala


November 15th, 2011 - 5:25 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Nov 15 (IANS) Actress Jane Lynch presented actor Neil Patrick Harris and his partner with a top prize at a gay rights gala.The 51-year-old, who has worked ... Read more...

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UN’s eco-heritage awareness programme now in India


October 5th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) An eco-learning programme for 420 school students will be held at the world heritage site of the Keoladeo National Park near Bharatpur in Rajasthan Oct ... Read more...

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Japan pop group enthrals Beijing


September 17th, 2011 - 6:06 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 17 (IANS) Japanese all-male pop group SMAP Friday night staged their first overseas concert in Beijing.As the five-member group appeared on the stage of the 70,000-seat Beijing Workers ... Read more...

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Japan PM concerned about China’s military development


September 15th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 15 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda says he is concerned about China's military development and has urged Beijing to act as a "responsible member of the international ... Read more...

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Princess-to-be Kate Middleton - the new Mr Men character!


March 5th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
London, March 05 (ANI): Prince William's bride-to-be Kate Middleton is to be immortalised in art as one of the Mr Men.The 29-year-old's charmed life is set inspire two new Mr Men ... Read more...

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Boeing inks $19 billion aircraft agreement in China


January 20th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by BNO News
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (BNO NEWS) -- Boeing on Wednesday announced it had received final approval from the Chinese Government, confirming a $19 billion aircraft agreement.China's approval of airline contracts for 200 orders covers ... Read more...

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Seven Indian cricketers in fray for ODI dream team


December 22nd, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 22 (IANS) Seven Indian cricketers, including Sachin Tendulkar, are among 48 players in the fray for the dream One-day international (ODI) team being selected to mark the 40th anniversary ... Read more...

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Oman to allow temple, gurdwara


November 24th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Oman has assured India that it will soon allow a temple and a gurdwara to be built in the country, home to some 500,000 expatriate Indians, ... Read more...

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‘Queen’ to re-release their albums


November 10th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): Veteran British rock band Queen has signed a new record deal with Universal that will see all their albums remastered and re-released next year.The agreement thereby ends ... Read more...

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Giant pic of Glastonbury crowd becomes world’s most ‘tagged’ photo


October 23rd, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): A giant photograph of revellers at this year's Glastonbury Festival has become the world's most "tagged" photo.The photo is the official new holder for the unlikely world ... Read more...

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Norman tops ‘most influential in Australian golf over past 40 years’ list


October 13th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 13 (ANI): Greg Norman has been named as the most influential person in Australian golf over the past 40 years.Norman beat a host of big-name golfing personalities to win ... Read more...

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