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Russia to make Mi-171 helicopters for China


August 21st, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will build Mi-171E multipurpose helicopters under a contract with China, an official said Tuesday.Moscow and Beijing signed a contract in July on the delivery ... Read more...

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China wants to boost badminton abroad


August 19th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) Badminton giant China is ready to spread its expertise abroad for the game's betterment, China Daily reported Sunday.China's dominance in badminton has raised concerns about the ... Read more...

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Two Japanese ministers defy PM, visit shrine


August 15th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Aug 15 (IANS) Two Japanese cabinet ministers defied the prime minister Wednesday to visit the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo on the 67th anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender.Jin ... Read more...

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`Canada must aim to attract top Asian students’


August 10th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Aug 10 (IANS) Canada must brand itself as a partner of choice in higher education and research and attract Asian students and researchers to the country, the head of ... Read more...

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Kailash Kher to perform at OzAsia Festival


August 9th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) After wowing fans in Pakistan, popular singer Kailash Kher is ready to entertain music lovers in Australia. He will perform at the OzAsia Festival in ... Read more...

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Putin to deepen cooperation with India, China


July 10th, 2012 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS) President Vladimir Putin has listed India and China among his foreign policy priorities and vowed to deepen cooperation with the two emerging powers, Xinhua reported.Addressing Russian ... Read more...

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Krishna to go to Tajikistan


June 26th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Intensifying India's outreach in Central Asia, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will go to Tajikistan on a two-day visit next week and will also hold ... Read more...

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India unveils ambitious ‘Connect’ with Central Asia (Comment)


June 18th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
A little noticed but major Indian policy initiative was unveiled in distant Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, last week.Indian Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed announced a new policy ... Read more...

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India unveils Connect Central Asia policy


June 12th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), June 12 (IANS) India Tuesday unveiled its Connect Central Asia policy that is aimed at greater political, economic and people-to-people engagement with the energy-rich Central Asian countries, both ... Read more...

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Israeli police arrest 10 for organ trafficking


May 26th, 2012 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, May 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Israeli police have detained 10 members of an international crime ring suspected of organ trafficking and illegal transplant surgeries, said an Israeli law enforcement ... Read more...

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‘The Dictator’ banned in Tajikistan


May 18th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sacha Baron Cohen's new comedy film "The Dictator" will not be shown in the movie theaters of Tajikistan due to "the mentality of people", Tajik ... Read more...

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US senator wants bilateral investment treaty with India


May 15th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Former US Republican presidential candidate John McCain has suggested that, starting with India, Washington move forward with a bilateral trade agenda in the Asia-Pacific region ... Read more...

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Raw hand-to-hand action USP of ‘The Raid - Redemption’ (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ***)


May 11th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "The Raid - Redemption"; Cast: Iko Uwais, Ananda George and Ray Sahetapy; Director: Gareth Evans; Rating: 3/5Simplistically speaking, there are two basic types of action films - super technological ... Read more...

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ADB urges Asian countries to undertake more reforms


May 4th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 4 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Friday urged Asian countries to undertake more reforms to support the region's long-term growth.In his speech at the formal opening of ... Read more...

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India doesn’t make too many films for children: Revathy


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Actress Revathy, who has won a national award for her short film "Red Building Where The Sun Sets" that shows how fights between parents affect ... Read more...

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Big Australian dollars to lure Indian tourists


April 19th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 19 (IANS) Buoyed by the number of Indian tourists flocking to Australia, an influential tourism promotional body has asked the Australian government to invest $1 billion to attract ... Read more...

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Four Russian warships set to leave for China


April 15th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four Russian warships from the Pacific Fleet, as well as support vessels, warplanes, helicopters and naval infantry, will leave the country's Vladivostok city Sunday for ... Read more...

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South Korea’s economic growth to slow in 2012: ADB


April 13th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, April 13 (IANS) South Korea's economic growth was expected to slow to 3.4 percent this year as economic downturn in advanced nations may hamper the country's exports, which account ... Read more...

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Malaysian football betting syndicate busted, over 100 arrested


April 5th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 5 (IANS) Malaysian police Thursday busted what is believed to be one of the world's largest football betting syndicates and arrested more than 100 foreigners in an ... Read more...

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Gun smuggling in China via express delivery, internet


April 5th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 5 (IANS) Authorities in China say arms traffickers are opting for internet and express delivery networks to smuggle contraband into the country following stricter police vigilance at border ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to shut some embassies in Europe (Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 27 (IANS) Less than a week after the West voted against Sri Lanka at a UN human rights meet, Colombo has decided to close some of its embassies ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to shut some embassies in Europe


March 27th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 27 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has decided to shut down some of its embassies in Europe, the external affairs ministry said Tuesday.A spokesperson at the ministry said ... Read more...

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Average salary hike of firm heads to slow down in 2012


March 26th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Heads of Indian companies will have an average salary hike of 8.3 percent in 2012 against that of 8.4 percent in 2011, a study said ... Read more...

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China’s FDI goes down (Lead)


March 15th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 15 (IANS) China attracted $7.73 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in February, down 0.9 percent year-on-year, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Thursday.It marks the fourth consecutive ... Read more...

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22 Azerbaijanis suspected of spying for Iran held


March 15th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Baku (Azerbaijan), March 14 (IANS) At least 22 Azerbaijanis were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of spying for the Iranian military, Xinhua reported.According to Azerbaijan's national security ministry, the suspects ... Read more...

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Brazil must keep currency competitive, says minister


March 14th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, March 14 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian government does not intend to directly intervene in the currency market, but will continue taking steps to stop the real from rising to a ... Read more...

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China in joint quake study


March 6th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) China has teamed up with Japan and South Korea to jointly carry out research on earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis.The programme was initiated during the East Asia ... Read more...

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China seeks peace with neighbours (Second Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) China expects neighbouring countries to peacefully handle and resolve differences with Beijing through dialogue and consultation, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi Tuesday.Yang made the remark at a ... Read more...

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China seeks peaceful solution to differences with neighbours (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) Neighbouring countries should peacefully resolve differences with China through dialogue, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said Tuesday.Yang made the remark at a press conference on the sidelines ... Read more...

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Infosys’ Murthy pitches for Indians to study in Japan


February 27th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 27 (IANS) Global software major Infosys chairman emeritus N.R. Narayana Murthy Monday exhorted Indian students to study in Japanese universities, especially in the University of Tokyo, as it ... Read more...

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China’s FDI use falls


February 16th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 16 (IANS) China used $9.997 billion of foreign direct investment (FDI) in January, down 0.3 percent year-on-year, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Thursday.Shen Danyang, spokesperson for the ... Read more...

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NGO to campaign against discrimination to HIV students


February 16th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Following reports of a Tamil Nadu-based school discriminating against a 12-year-old student after he was found HIV-positive, an NGO Wednesday announced to launch a nationwide ... Read more...

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No targeting of women visitors from Central Asia: India


January 13th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Amid reports that Indian missions have been asked to toughen screening for female visa applicants from central Asian countries, the government has clarified that there ... Read more...

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China wants closer ties with Asian nations: Minister


January 9th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 8 (IANS) China wants to strengthen relations with Asian countries in 2012 by enhancing political trust and expanding common interests, a minister said Sunday.The regional situation will continue ... Read more...

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Samoa skips day, leaps into future


December 30th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The republic of Samoa, a tiny nation in the South Pacific, will leap into the future at the stroke of midnight Thursday.Samoa will skip Friday, ... Read more...

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