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China works on new consumption-stimulating policies


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 2 (IANS) Chinese authorities are drafting new policies to spur domestic consumption, an official said Friday. Former assistant minister of commerce Huang Hai didn't reveal any detailed policies, ... Read more...

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Bob Carr is Australia’s new foreign minister


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, March 2 (IANS) Former New South Wales Premier Bob Carr will join the Senate and become Australia's new foreign affairs minister, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said here Friday.This ... Read more...

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India asks Saudi Arabia to hike crude oil supply


February 23rd, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) In a move seen to fill a possible cut in supplies from sanctions-hit Iran, India Thursday asked Saudi Arabia to raise supply of crude oil ... Read more...

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Egypt to hold parliamentary polls in three rounds


July 21st, 2011 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 21 (IANS) Voting for Egypt's upcoming parliamentary elections will be held in three rounds in October, the ruling army council has said.Preparations for the elections will start in ... Read more...

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UAE backs India for UNSC seat, to enhance investment (Second Lead)


June 28th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates Monday declared full support for India's candidature for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council as the two countries ... Read more...

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India, UAE sign pact on political consultations (Lead)


June 28th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Monday signed an agreement to hold political consultations on international and regional affairs, a move that is expected ... Read more...

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UAE keen to increase investment in India


June 27th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is keen on increasing its investment in some key sectors of Indian economy like power, oil and gas and tourism, ... Read more...

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World energy ministers’ meet concludes in Abu Dhabi


April 8th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 7 (IANS/WAM) Energy ministers from across the globe have concluded a meeting here and outlined a roadmap for their next meet in London in 2012, it was ... Read more...

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Botswana’s President does not want short, fat wife


December 7th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): President of Botswana Ian Khama, who is considered one of Africa's most eligible bachelors, has revealed he would consider marrying a tall, slim, beautiful woman, but not one ... Read more...

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Quick marriages among young Muslim couples up divorce rate in Malaysia


November 18th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 18 (ANI): The divorce rate in Malaysia is increasing, and one of the contributing factors has been put down to quickie marriages among young Muslim couples.According to statistics, about ... Read more...

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Krishna to go to Egypt, six pacts on cards


August 25th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) India and Egypt are poised to upgrade their dialogue and sign six pacts in areas ranging from energy and technology to maritime transport and agriculture when External ... Read more...

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UAE concerned over release of Mossad agent


August 14th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 14 (IANS/WAM) UAE has expressed concern Saturday over the release in Germany of a suspected agent of the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad wanted in the killing of a Hamas ... Read more...

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Botswana Vice-President meets President Patil


June 17th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): The Vice President of Botswana, Lieutenant General Mompati Sebogodi Merafhe, met President Pratibha Devisingh Patil here on Thursday.He is also expected to call on Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Botswana Vice President to visit India for four days


June 15th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 15 (ANI): The Vice President of Botswana, Lieutenant General Mompati Sebogodi Merafhe, will arrive New Delhi on Tuesday on a four-day visit.Accompanying the Vice President are Assistant Minister ... Read more...

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Bangladesh reaches out to neighbours


December 31st, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 31 (IANS) Ahead of summit level talks with India next month, Bangladesh has sought to reach out to its neighbours by stressing on the importance of a timetable to ... Read more...

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China lends Nepal $200mn for infrastructure


November 4th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Nov 4 (IANS) Nepal's northern neighbour China Wednesday pledged a soft loan of $200 million for infrastructure-related projects in the Himalayan republic, including a 61 MW hydropower project. The Upper Trishuli power ... Read more...

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Hindi rift in Nepal continues as PM expands cabinet (Lead)


September 2nd, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 2 (IANS) The rift in Nepal over the use of Hindi for official work continued to widen Wednesday with new ministers from a regional party taking their oath of office ... Read more...

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UN welcomes UAE report on human rights


August 7th, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 7 (IANS) The UN Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has hailed United Arab Emirates' (UAE) report on human rights achievements in the country, WAM news agency reported ... Read more...

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Nepal PM swears in eight new ministers


June 4th, 2009 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 4 (IANS) Ten days after he became Nepal's new prime minister, replacing Maoist premier Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, communist leader Madhav Kumar Nepal Thursday finally expanded his three-member cabinet with ... Read more...

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No penalty for Malaysia’s Sarawak Muslims performing yoga


December 10th, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kuching (Malaysia), Dec 10 (IANS) Malaysia's Sarawak state has forbidden Muslims to perform yoga exercises, but there would be no penalty for those who choose to do it.Sarawak has ruled that yoga ... Read more...

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Yoga declared ”haram” in Malaysian state of Sarawak


December 10th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec.10 (ANI): Yoga has been declared haram in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, which is one of two on the island of Borneo. Muslims in the state have been banned ... Read more...

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China urges major countries to stabilize currency


December 5th, 2008 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 5 (Xinhua) China Friday urged major countries to stabilize their currencies for a stable international financial environment. Addressing a press conference held here Friday after the fifth US-China Strategic Economic ... Read more...

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Kenyans vote in by-elections seen as test for fragile coalition


June 12th, 2008 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
DPA Nairobi, June 11 (DPA) Kenyans went to the polls in five by-elections Wednesday in what is seen as the first major test for the grand coalition formed in April to end months ... Read more...

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Kenyan minister among four dead in plane crash


June 11th, 2008 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
DPA Nairobi, June 10 (DPA) Four people, including Kenya's Minister for Roads Kipkalya Kones and an assistant minister, died Tuesday when a light aircraft they were travelling in crashed in western Kenya, a ... Read more...

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Asean welcomes talks between China and Dalai Lama’s envoys


May 7th, 2008 - 10:46 pm ICT by admin
DPA Singapore, May 7 (DPA) Senior officials from the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) welcomed the Chinese government's talks with envoys of the Dalai Lama and expressed confidence that the Beijing ... Read more...

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China ready to support Nepal’s political stability drive


March 3rd, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Mar. 3 (ANI): China has expressed a willingness to support Nepal in any effort intended to establish political stability in Nepal. China's visiting Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs He Yafei conveyed ... Read more...

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China to send buying missions to increase imports from India


January 15th, 2008 - 2:28 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Chinas Assistant Minister of Commerce Chen Jian has said that the Government will be sending buying missions this year to India in order to boost imports.At the ... Read more...

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