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UN lauds UAE’s contributions during disasters


September 21st, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 20 (IANS/WAM) The UN has appreciated substantial contributions UAE's humanitarian and charitable organisations were offering to alleviate suffering of underprivileged population at times of regional and international ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to strengthen cultural ties


September 11th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) India and Bangladesh will strengthen cultural exchanges and will improve institutional coordination conservation and restoration, drama, literature, fine arts and performing arts, official sources said ... Read more...

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Kerala women fish vendors don’t know of birds and bees


September 9th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 9 (IANS) Kerala might have the highest literacy rate in the country, but a study among women fish vendors in six fishing regions in the state showed that ... Read more...

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Need greater vigilance against cyber crime: PM


September 8th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Against the backdrop of recent cyber attacks on India's key installations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday warned that the nation's vulnerability to cyber crime ... Read more...

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Google India launches premeir SME partner programme


September 5th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Google India Wednesday launched a small and medium enterprise (SME) partner programme to maximize its reach to small businesses across the country and provide them ... Read more...

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India, Tajikistan should jointly combat terror, boost ties: President


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Describing Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon as an "old friend of India", President Pranab Mukherjee a brain haemorrhagea brain haemorrhage said Monday India and the ... Read more...

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Tourism ministry has no data on pilgrims: Kumari Selja (Spot)


August 21st, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Minister for Culture Kumari Selja Tuesday said the tourism ministry has informed her that it does not compile data on the number of pilgrims ... Read more...

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IGNOU opens admission for paediatric nutrition courses


August 16th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started admission to two online programmes in paediatric nutrition, the university said in a statement Thursday.The 'Post ... Read more...

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Mumbai murder commited by unverified security guard?


August 11th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 11 (IANS) The murder of a woman lawyer in Mumbai, allegedly by a private security guard hailing from Kashmir, is the result of mushrooming of unregistered private security ... Read more...

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No active deployment of warships in Pacific: India


August 7th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) India Tuesday said it was not considering any active deployment of its warships in the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea in particular in ... Read more...

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LeT still going strong in Pakistan’s terror core: US (Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Even as western strikes have weakened the Al Qaeda core in Pakistan, the terror group's affiliates are still increasing "operational capabilities", with no decrease in the ... Read more...

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US warns of LeT threat, asks Pakistan to act


August 1st, 2012 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Expressing great concern over continued threat posed by Lashkar-e-Taiba to stability in South Asia, the United States has asked Pakistan to take more action against the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Panel suggests national media policy, regulation of media education


July 26th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Bringing out a National Media Policy to address the new media landscape, regulation of media education in the country, a National Film Policy to ... Read more...

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Asian coast guard chiefs to discuss piracy, security


July 19th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Chiefs of coast guard agencies of 17 Asian nations will meet here in October this year when they are expected to discuss issues ranging from ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Vietnam president praises India’s economic, technical help


July 18th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, July 18 (IANS) India's economic and technical support for Vietnam came in for praise from its President Truong Tan Sang Wednesday when an Indian delegation called on him ... Read more...

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‘India intensifying academic collaborations in Africa’


June 26th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The cultural cooperation between India and Africa is moving beyond traditional exchanges to focus on education and capacity building initiatives which can become "a part ... Read more...

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Good taxi drivers key to tourism, says study (Lead)


June 24th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Well-trained taxi drivers are a must if a country needs to boost its tourism potential. So says a study by industry lobby FICCI and Yes ... Read more...

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Train taxi drivers to boost tourism: Study


June 24th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Proper human resource development, such as training of taxi drivers and certification of tour operators, are crucial for a robust tourism industry, said a study ... Read more...

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African envoys meet to assess progress of India-Africa initiative (With Image)


June 20th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Envoys of 25 African countries and charge d'affaires of 11 others assembled at the Hyderabad House here Wednesday to take stock of the ongoing ... Read more...

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Through YouTube, Indian envoy reaches out to Indonesians (Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 12 (IANS) In his first outreach to the people of Indonesia, India's new ambassador Gurjit Singh has used YouTube to say that the two countries would contribute ... Read more...

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Indian envoy turns to YouTube, reaches out to Indonesians


June 12th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 12 (IANS) India's new ambassador Gurjit Singh used YouTube in his first outreach to the people of Indonesia to say that the two countries would contribute to ... Read more...

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French agnecy to give Rs.372 crore aid to Assam


June 8th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 8 (IANS) The Assam government Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with French development agency, Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD), for a Rs.372 crore worth aid to ... Read more...

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India invites Pakistan for regional meet on Afghanistan


June 8th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Backing a regional approach to stabilising Afghanistan, India has invited over a dozen countries, including Pakistan and China, for a regional investors meet' in New ... Read more...

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Indirect tax collection target will be met, says Mukherjee


June 4th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The government is confident that it will meet the indirect tax collection target of Rs.4,99,694 crore in 2012-13, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Monday."I ... Read more...

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Gates to meet Krishna


May 30th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Software tycoon Bill Gates will Thursday meet External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and is expected to offer the support of his foundation for a host ... Read more...

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India calls for stronger ties with resurgent Africa


May 25th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Toasting the African resurgence on the occasion of Africa Day, India Friday underlined its commitment to build a stronger partnership with the 54-nation continent that ... Read more...

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Somali leader backs Indian action against pirates (Lead)


May 16th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Against the backdrop of Somali pirates currently holding over 60 Indian sailors as hostages, the African country's Puntland state has backed military operations to ... Read more...

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Government will not impose its view on Telangana: Chidambaram (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said the government will not thrust its opinion on Telangana and the decision on the statehood issue will be ... Read more...

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India, Australia to collaborate in wool production and trade


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) India and Australia will jointly set up a wool testing laboratory in Mumbai and collaborate in the production and trade of woollen products."We are seeking ... Read more...

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World Heart Federation gets first ever Indian president


April 21st, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The World Heart Federation (WHF), a global NGO dedicated to prevention of heart diseases in low- and middle-income countries, elected its first ever Indian president, ... Read more...

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Tourism working group proposes focus on skill development


April 20th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As proposed by the working group on tourism constituted by the Planning Commission for the 12th Five-Year Plan, more focus will be placed on skill ... Read more...

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After India fires missile, China calls for n-security


April 20th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 20 (IANS) China has called on the international community to work together in promoting international nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear disarmament and nuclear security.The statement came Thursday, a day ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gilani to visit Britain in May


April 12th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will pay an official visit to Britain in May, the foreign ministry said Thursday."Prime Minister Gilani will hold wide-ranging ... Read more...

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India well prepared in case of war: Antony (Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) India is well prepared to defend itself in the face of a war, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Tuesday, dismissing as "rumours" reports about ... Read more...

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India, Afghanistan sign pact on iron and steel


April 9th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 9 (IANS) India and Afghanistan Monday signed an agreement for enhancing cooperation in the field of iron and steel.A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Indian Minister ... Read more...

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