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Terrorism, trade, visas to top India-Pakistan talks (Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) India's concerns on threats of terror emanating from various quarters in Pakistan will top the agenda of talks as External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna ... Read more...

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‘China, India military exchanges back on track’


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 3 (IANS) Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie's India visit is "a sign that military exchanges between China and India are back on track", an expert told a Chinese ... Read more...

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Zardari, Manmohan meeting a mere ritual: Pakistani daily


September 1st, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 1 (IANS) Pakistan has to "dispel the impression that the procrastination of the Mumbai suspects' trial is on purpose", said a leading Pakistani daily that described President ... Read more...

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`China doesn’t want carrier competition with India’


August 30th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) China does not want to "engage in a carrier competition with the US or its Asian neighbours like India", a state-run Chinese daily said Thursday.An article ... Read more...

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Tough for India to make Nehru Cup hat-trick


August 21st, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) India's first major test in the post-Bhaichung Bhutia era is whether they can make a hat-trick of Nehru Cup victories when they take the field ... 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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‘Americans like cricket, if India, Pakistan play’


July 24th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Americans don't understand cricket, but they like it, particularly of the diplomatic variety between friend India and ally Pakistan."We're for cricket. We don't understand it, but ... Read more...

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‘Manmohan must visit Pakistan’


July 17th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) The Pakistan-India relationship is drifting again since there is next to nothing to show on the "fiendishly difficult" fronts like Kashmir, Siachen and terrorism, ... Read more...

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Japan’s current account surplus drops


June 8th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 8 (IANS) Japanese government said Friday that the nation's current account surplus declined 21.2 percent in April from a year earlier to 333.8 billion yen (about $4.2 billion). ... Read more...

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US hopes India, Pakistan will build on progress


April 10th, 2012 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Welcoming the Delhi meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari, the United States has expressed the hope that the two South ... Read more...

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India, China to hold next round of formal talks end-November


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) The special representatives of India and China are to meet end-November to take forward the process of dialogue between the two Asian neighbours to ... Read more...

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Japanese prime minister to return ancient Korean books


October 18th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Oct 18 (IANS) Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda will return five volumes of ancient Korean documents to South Korea during his official visit that began Tuesday, Seoul's presidential ... Read more...

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Remove trade barriers: Bangladeshi chamber urges India


September 6th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 6 (IANS) Bangladeshi traders have urged India to withdraw non-tariff barriers and simplify the customs rules to reduce trade deficit between the two nations."We urge the Indian ... Read more...

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Bonhomie evident in New Delhi talks: Pakistani daily


July 29th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) Bonhomie was evident in the talks between the Pakistani and Indian foreign ministers, a leading Pakistani daily said Friday, noting the welcome absence of rancour in ... Read more...

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Pakistani state-terror links have to be broken: Rao


July 3rd, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao says the terror links of the Pakistani state and military have to be broken, even as she felt Islamabad's attitude ... Read more...

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Indian Army chief to gift old Howitzer guns to Bangladesh (Lead)


June 16th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Forty years after he fought in the 1971 India-Pakistan war to liberate Bangladesh, Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh will be on a five-day ... Read more...

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Indian Army chief to visit Bangladesh June 19-23


June 16th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Forty years after he fought in the 1971 India-Pakistan war to liberate Bangladesh, Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh will be on a five-day ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Afghanistan to strengthen ties


June 12th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 12 (IANS) Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to strengthen bilateral relations in almost all areas, it was announced here, as Afghan President Hamid Karzai ended a two-day visit.The ... Read more...

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Stop border killings, Khaleda Zia tells India (Lead)


May 6th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 6 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia Friday urged India to end incidents of shooting on the international boundary by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF), ... Read more...

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Bangladesh, India launch joint Tagore celebrations


May 6th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 6 (IANS) Bangladesh and India Friday launched joint celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, the globally revered poet whose poems they have adopted as ... Read more...

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Border shootings: Bangladesh daily doubts Indian claim


May 6th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 6 (IANS) India's claim that 40 percent of those killed while illegally crossing the border with Bangladesh are Indian nationals was Friday doubted by a leading newspaper ... Read more...

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India for joint efforts to stop Bangladesh border killings


May 5th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Dhaka, May 5 (IANS) India has sought fullest cooperation from Bangladesh to prevent casualties during illegal movement along the border and said that 40 percent of such cases ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan agree to consider PTA (Lead)


April 28th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) India and Pakistan Thursday agreed to explore the possibility of a preferential trade agreement (PTA), even as both countries decided to improve cooperation in areas ranging ... Read more...

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UN chief calls on Cambodia, Thailand for ceasefire


April 25th, 2011 - 5:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on warring Cambodia and Thailand to declare a ceasefire, as border clashes between the two countries continued for ... Read more...

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Dhaka’s tariff commission wants equal transit fees for all


April 17th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 17 (IANS) Bangladesh should charge its neighbours between $4 and $50 per tonne of goods in transit fees depending on routes chosen by the user, the country's ... Read more...

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Not changed stand on justice for 26/11: India


April 14th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) India Thursday reiterated that there has been no dilution on its position of getting justice for victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack despite ... Read more...

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Peaceniks hail resumption of Indo-Pak talks


April 12th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Apr 12 (ANI): Welcoming the resumption of talks between India and Pakistan, the peaceniks here urged both the nations to work in the same spirit to help in ... Read more...

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Obama hails India’s victory in World Cup: envoy


April 4th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) US President Barack Obama congratulated the Indian cricket team - "Kings of Cricket" - for bringing back the World Cup to the country ... Read more...

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Omar Abdullah terms Manmohan Singh’s invitation to Pak PM ‘historic’


March 29th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, Mar 29 (ANI): Stating that the relationship between India and Pakistan has a direct bearing on Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan ... Read more...

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Malaysia to purchase, re-sell US weapons


March 29th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 29 (IANS) Malaysia has sealed a deal for American weapons that will come with rights to produce locally and to re-sell them to other Southeast Asian neighbours.The ... Read more...

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US official in Dhaka to meet Grameen’s Yunus


March 19th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 19 (IANS) US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O. Blake Jr. arrived here Saturday to meet Grameen Bank's ousted chief and ... Read more...

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Dhaka daily lauds India for non-lethal weapons at border


March 14th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 14 (IANS) A leading Bangladesh daily newspaper Monday welcomed an assurance by India's Border Security Force (BSF) that its personnel would use non-lethal weapons in tackling illegal ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh says India wants to resolve all issues with Pakistan


March 4th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, Mar 4 (ANI): Asserting that regardless of the problems between the Asian neighbours, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Friday said India wants to resolve all outstanding issues, including ... Read more...

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Security in region tied to India-Pakistan ties: US (Lead)


March 2nd, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Top US military commanders say Pakistan must take the responsibility for reconciliation with India as the security situation in the region is closely tied to the ... Read more...

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World Cup opener showcases South Asian culture (Roundup)


February 17th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) Fourteen captains rode around the arena in cycle-rickshaws and breathtaking laser shows simulated the experience of the 22-yard pitch as the cricket World Cup got ... Read more...

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