building bridges

Zubin Mehta keen to perform in Jammu and Kashmir


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Celebrated Western music conductor Zubin Mehta says he is keen to perform in Jammu and Kashmir as the state "has gone through difficult times" and ... Read more...

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UAE minister meets foreign trade officials


May 4th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 3 (IANS/WAM) UAE Foreign Trade Minister Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi Thursday held meetings with trade officials of various countries here.The meetings were held on the sidelines ... Read more...

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US-India business summit sees huge potential (Lead, changing dateline)


April 29th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Menlo Park (California), April 29 (IANS) The first annual US-India Business West Coast Summit attended by 300 top business leaders from the two countries has highlighted the dynamic potential that ... Read more...

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Huge potential seen in US-India business ties


April 29th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Over 300 top business leaders from India and the United States have highlighted dynamic potential that exists in present and future collaboration between the two countries.The ... Read more...

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Renault Nissan Automotive to double capacity, hire 500


January 26th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 25 (IANS) Franco-Japanese automotive joint venture Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt. Ltd. (RNAIPL) will double its capacity by March and hire around 500 hands to take care of ... Read more...

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Japanese firms to increase investment in Tamil Nadu


January 25th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 25 (IANS) Many Japanese companies in Tamil Nadu have decided to increase their investments in the state and the government would be signing memoranda of understanding with them, ... Read more...

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India takes over presidency of Saarc business chamber


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) India Monday assumed presidency of the business chamber of the eight-member South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) after a gap of 12 years and ... Read more...

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South Asia to accelerate trade, combat terror (Roundup)


November 12th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives), Nov 11 (IANS) In this idyllic Indian Ocean atoll, leaders of eight South Asian nations Friday decided to accelerate trade liberalisation, intensify anti-terror cooperation and unveiled key ... Read more...

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South Asia’s leaders to accelerate trade, to jointly combat terror


November 11th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives), Nov 11 (IANS) In the balmy backdrop of this Indian Ocean atoll, leaders of eight South Asian nations Friday decided to accelerate trade liberalisation, intensify their anti-terror ... Read more...

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PM arrives in Maldives for SAARC summit


November 9th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Addu Atoll (Maldives), Nov 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in this picturesque Maldives island Wednesday to attend the eight-nation SAARC summit, the first time it is ... Read more...

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Pakistan to welcome China-SAARC interactive partnership


November 8th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 8 (IANS) Pakistan Tuesday welcomed China's interest in an "interactive partnership" with the South Asian regional grouping and announced support for the forum's greater interaction with extra regional ... Read more...

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PM heads to SAARC summit Wednesday, spotlight on Gilani meeting


November 8th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh heads Wednesday on a four-day visit to attend the SAARC summit in the Maldives, the Indian Ocean archipelago where he ... Read more...

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SAARC officials firm up agenda for Nov 10-11 summit


November 7th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Foreign secretaries and senior officials of eight SAARC countries met Monday at the Addu Atoll in the Maldives to firm up the agenda for ... Read more...

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Gilani-Manmohan Singh likely to meet in November: Pakistan


October 27th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is most likely to meet his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit to be ... Read more...

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A new chapter opened in Indo-Nepal relations: Bhattarai


October 22nd, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) A day after India unveiled a $250 million line of credit for Kathmandu and signed a crucial investment pact, Nepal's Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai ... Read more...

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‘Sufis of Punjab’ - Building bridges across borders (IANS Book Review)


August 30th, 2011 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Book: "The Sufis of Punjab"; Edited by Muzaffar Ali, Anoo C. Nayar and Syeda Bilgrami Imam, Publisher: Rumi Foundation, Price: Rs.1,895, Pages: 208The birth of the Punjabi literary tradition is built ... Read more...

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`Future of salsa is in Central and South America’


July 6th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, July 6 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican singer and bandleader Gilberto Santa Rosa says that salsa has travelled successfully from the Caribbean to different parts of the world, but that the ... Read more...

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Building ‘bridges of friendship’ in Tanzania, the Indian way


May 27th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dar es Salaam, May 27 (IANS) Paying tribute to the achievements of around 40,000 persons of Indian origin and Indian businessmen in Tanzania, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh lauded their ... Read more...

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India to woo businesses at Toronto mini-Pravasi Bharatiya Divas


March 28th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 28 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) will hold a roundtable on business opportunities in India ... Read more...

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Foreign secretary talks: A foundation for sustained dialogue, says Krishna (Lead)


February 7th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Thimphu, Feb 7 (IANS) A day after the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan met in this Bhutanese capital and agreed to take forward the dialogue process, both countries were optimistic ... Read more...

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‘Solid foundation’ laid for India, Pakistan engagement: Krishna


February 7th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Thimphu, Feb 7 (IANS) Talks between India and Pakistan have laid "solid foundation" for "sustained engagement", External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Monday, a day after foreign secretaries of the two ... Read more...

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Krishna hopes to bridge trust deficit with Pakistan


February 7th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen Kapoor/Ravinder Singh RobinThimpu, Feb 7 (ANI): External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Monday stressed the need to build trust, mutual confidence and respect with PakistanOn his arrival at the ongoing ... Read more...

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Indian community in Australia building bridges of friendship


January 20th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 20 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna today said the Indian community in Australia is playing an important and constructive role in building bridges of friendship and understanding between ... Read more...

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IIFA will rock Toronto, say Anil Kapoor, Preity Zinta


January 20th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Jan 20 (IANS) IIFA will make magic, promised Bollywood stars Anil Kapoor and Preity Zinta as they announced that the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards would be held ... Read more...

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Punjab, railways to tie up for building bridges


November 17th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) The railway ministry has decided to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Punjab that will enable the state government to build portions of railway overbridge (ROB) ... Read more...

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Fourth Pravasi Bhartiya Divas to be held in South Africa


September 17th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 17 (ANI): The fourth Pravasi Bhartiya Divas will be held at South Africa's Durban city on October 1 and 2 respectively with the theme 'India and Africa: Building Bridges'.The ... Read more...

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ONGC set up first power project to run on Bangladesh gas


August 21st, 2010 - 11:10 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala, Aug 21 (ANI): The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) has set up first unit of 726-MegaWatt power plant here which will run on gas supplied by Bangladesh.The plant is ... Read more...

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Bihar now building one bridge a day, connecting people


August 1st, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Rana Ajit Patna, Aug 1 (IANS) Bihar, now ranked among the fastest-growing Indian states with an enviable expansion of 16.59 percent last fiscal, has been building one bridge each working day ... Read more...

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Indo-US higher education summit inaugurated in Mumbai


July 31st, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) With an aim to increase access and enhance quality of Indo-US higher education, a two-day summit for higher education was inaugurated here Saturday. The summit is a part of ... Read more...

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Preserve ecology at Rohtang: Sonia


June 28th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Solang (Himachal Pradesh), June 28 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday asked the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to protect the Himalayan ecology while constructing the nearly nine-km long Rohtang tunnel in ... Read more...

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India committed to close ties with neighbours, says UPA-II (Lead)


June 1st, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) In its second term, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government Tuesday underlined that India continues to press for UN reforms and that it is committed to ... Read more...

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Zed suggests use of social media to boost interfaith dialogue


May 22nd, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), May 22 (ANI): Religious statesman Rajan Zed has urged the usage of social media to advance interreligious dialogue.In a statement in Nevada (USA) today, Zed, who is president of ... Read more...

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KNP delegation meets senior Indian diplomat


March 17th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
By Cynthia ChandranLondon, Mar.17 (ANI): Kashmir National Party leaders held a meeting with Syed Asif Ibrahim, Minister (Coordination) at the High Commission of India in London.The meeting took place on Wednesday ... Read more...

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Vindaloo Against Violence, as Aussies throng Indian restaurants (Lead)


February 24th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne/New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Their plates overflowing with solidarity, many Australians tucked into Indian cuisine Wednesday. From Victoria Premier John Brumby to commoners, crowds thronged Indian restaurants as part of ... Read more...

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Australia’s High Commissioner to India hails Vindaloo Against Violence campaign


February 24th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb. 24 (ANI): Australia's High Commissioner to India, Peter Varghese, has hailed the 'Vindaloo Against Violence' campaign in which thousands of Australians gathered to eat at Indian restaurants in ... Read more...

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