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No reversal of tide of economic reform in India: Nirupama Rao


July 27th, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) Asserting that the 'India Story' is definitely not over, Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao has assured American businees that there is no question of the tide of ... Read more...

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India can become a world power: US official


June 5th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) The US has invested much of its time and energy to foster its relations with India because it believes India has the institutional capacity to become ... Read more...

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New Yorkers applaud Pakistani documentary


March 7th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 7 (IANS) Oscar-winning Pakistani documentary "Saving Face" has been screened in New York and was well-received, it was reported here.Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's documentary about acid attacks ... Read more...

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Tagore paintings ‘a huge draw’ in South Korea


September 23rd, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) An exhibition of 49 original paintings of Rabindranath Tagore now on display in the South Korean capital are drawing hundreds every day."It has been a ... Read more...

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Pranab acknowledges 2G note to PMO but declines comment


September 22nd, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has avoided direct comment on a note from his ministry to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) saying airwaves for ... Read more...

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Tibetans root for prime minister-elect


August 7th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Aug 7 (IANS) Cyberspace was Sunday abuzz with best wishes of Tibetans from around the world for their prime minister-elect Lobsang Sangay, who will assume office Monday.The Kalon Tripa ... Read more...

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“Sthaniya Sambaad” best film at New York festival


May 9th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 9 (IANS) "Sthaniya Sambaad" (Spring in the Colony), directed by Arjun Gourisaria and Moinak Biswas, has won the Best Feature Film award at the 11th Annual New ... Read more...

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ons in the region with a


April 29th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
ons in the region with a variety of senior government officials, the State Department said in a statement."In Kabul and Islamabad, Ambassador Grossman will meet with senior government officials, Parliamentarians, and representatives ... Read more...

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Grossman to stress US commitment to Pak, Afghanistan during South Asia trip


April 29th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Grossman to stress US commitment to Pak, Afghanistan during South Asia tripWashington, April 29(ANI): US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan Marc Grossman will emphasise Washington's commitment to long-term partnerships with both ... Read more...

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Pak barrier over US, Afghanistan and Taliban peace negotiations to end Afghan war


March 17th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar 17(ANI): The United States, the Afghan government and Taliban leaders have reportedly begun to take a hard look at what it would take to start negotiations to end the ... Read more...

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Distrust between Pakistan, Afghanistan “major cause of regional instability”: Clinton


February 19th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19(ANI): The historic distrust between Pakistan and Afghanistan remains a 'major cause of instability' in the region, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pointed out."As we have underscored ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Hillary Clinton warns Taliban to cut ties with Al-Qaeda


February 19th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.19 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned the Taliban to cut ties with al-Qaeda or face increased military pressure from the United States and its allies.In a ... Read more...

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“Shocking, unjustified anti-Americanism” not a solution to Pak’s problems: Clinton


February 19th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19(ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned that Pakistan faces a major instability and extremism threat at home if it does not implement economic reforms and curb ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US hopes spirit of Indo-Pak dialogue spills over for political solution in Afghanistan


February 19th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19(ANI): The United States is 'encouraged' by the news that India and Pakistan have decided to resume bilateral dialogue aimed at building trust, and it encourages both nations to work ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US asks India, Pakistan to support Afghan political process


February 19th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) The United States has urged India and Pakistan to support a political process in Afghanistan, saying reconciliation in Afghanistan will depend on the participation and ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US “not always sees eye-to-eye with Pak” on issue of terror havens in its tribal areas


February 19th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19(ANI): The United States has "not always seen eye-to-eye with Pakistan" on how to deal with the threats posed by safe terrorist havens in the country's tribal region along ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

New York Indian Film Festival moved to May


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) The oldest and most prestigious film festival for Indian cinema in North America has been renamed "The New York Indian Film Festival" and pushed up ... Read more...

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New food security report for Asia launched in Mumbai


December 4th, 2010 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A new food security report for Asia has been launched in Mumbai by The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Asia Society, calling for increased investment in ... Read more...

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Asia Society honours Mukesh Ambani


November 17th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 17 (IANS) Asia Society New York has presented its Global Vision Award to Mukesh Ambani, head of India's Reliance Industries Ltd. at a gala event honoring global leaders who ... Read more...

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Musharraf lists West’s ‘three blunders’ that gave the world scourge of terrorism


October 25th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 25 (ANI): Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf has alleged that the West committed three blunders years back, the outcome of which Pakistan and Afghanistan are still bearing in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US could have avoided Bin Laden hunt by recognizing Taliban regime: Musharraf


October 20th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): The United States may have been able to avoid its long hunt for the world's most wanted terrorist and Al-Qaeda's top leadership, Osama bin Laden, if it ... Read more...

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Pakistan raising Kashmir as a diversionary ploy: Krishna


September 29th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 29 (IANS) Accusing Pakistan of raking up the Kashmir issue as a ploy to divert attention from its internal problems, External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna has discounted the ... Read more...

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Pak ups the ante by linking resolution of Kashmir issue to success in US-led war on terror


September 25th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 25 (ANI): Pakistan has once again upped the ante by linking the US-Pak war against terror to the Kashmir issue, and stressed that the international community, and America ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

China to focus on peaceful development, never seek hegemony: Wen


September 24th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sept 24 (ANI): Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, has said that his country, whose economy just overtook Japan's as the world's second-largest, will continue its path of peaceful development, and never seek ... Read more...

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Photos show dramatic shrinking of Everest glaciers


July 19th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Glaciers on Mount Everest are rapidly shrinking, according to startling new photographs. The two pictures show an "alarming" retreat in ice over more than 80 years.The first ... Read more...

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Photos reveal ice of the Himalayas disappearing


July 17th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): Experts comparing a 1921 photo of Mount Everest with a photo of the same place taken in 2010, have confirmed that the ice mass is disappearing in an ... Read more...

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US banking on India, China for faster recovery


July 8th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 8 (IANS) The US has expressed confidence that it will continue to make fast recovery from the global economic crisis thanks to its ability to make goods ... Read more...

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India playing a “critical and constructive” role in Afghanistan: US


July 2nd, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Rejecting Pakistan's concerns over India's 'greater' role in Afghanistan, the United States has said that New Delhi was playing a "critical and constructive" role in the war torn ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Closer ties with India, China no threat to either: US


July 2nd, 2010 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 2 (IANS) The United States says its closer relations with India and China should not be seen as a threat to either as all three play an ... Read more...

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Pentagon pitches for $10 bn Indian fighter jet deal


July 2nd, 2010 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 2 (IANS) The Pentagon is making a strong pitch for US companies for the $10 billion deal for 126 fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force and future ... Read more...

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US backs India’s involvement in Afghanistan


July 2nd, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 1 (IANS) The United States has strongly backed India's involvement in Afghanistan, saying New Delhi's "critical and positive role" there was a key part of the war-torn ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Asian countries should engage each other more proactively: Singapore Minister


March 20th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 20(ANI): Visiting Singapore's Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong on Saturday said that Asian countries should now start engaging each other more proactively.Addressing the Asia Society Corporate Conference in the ... Read more...

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Pakistan must rein in LeT: US official


March 20th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Asserting that the US was aware of Indian concerns about the terrorist infrastructure in Pakistan, an official of the Obama administration Saturday said it was "very ... Read more...

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Film, TV industry contributed $6 bn to economy in 2008-09


March 19th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The film and television industry contributed over $6.2 billion (Rs.28,305 crore) to the Indian economy and created nearly 1.8 million jobs in 2008-2009, a new report released ... Read more...

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Blake embarks on visit to India, Pakistan, Afghanistan


March 17th, 2010 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) Close on the heels of Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao's ongoing visit here, a top US diplomat is embarking on a visit to India, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Assistant Secretary ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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