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Onno Ruhl is World Bank’s new country director for India


September 10th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Onno Ruhl, a Dutch national, has taken over as World Bank's new country director for India, replacing N. Roberto Zagha, who is due to retire from ... Read more...

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West’s Syria policy could backfire: Putin


September 7th, 2012 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned Western powers that their "dangerous" stance on the Syria crisis could come back to haunt them."Today, some want to ... Read more...

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FIFA’s regional development inaugurated in Delhi


September 6th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke inaugurated the world body's regional developmental office at Dwarka in the national capital here Thursday.The regional office has been shifted ... 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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Krishna heads to Tajikistan to boost Central Asian ties


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Against the growing strategic importance of Eurasia and Central Asia, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Monday headed to Tajikistan on a two-day visit to expand ... Read more...

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‘Company executives should replace foreign soldiers in Afghanistan’


June 28th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) With NATO combat forces set to withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, India Thursday suggested that their place be taken by foreign investment ... Read more...

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Be responsive to expat’s needs, Krishna tells Indian missions


June 27th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Ahead of his outreach visit to Central Asia in the first week of July, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday said he had asked ... 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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UN, EU launch project to prevent n-disasters


June 23rd, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 23 (IANS) The UN and the European Union have launched a programme in a bid to prevent future biological and nuclear disasters around the world.The Centres for ... 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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US suspends NATO supply talks with Pakistan


June 12th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Frustrated over lack of progress over talks with Pakistan to reopen critical supply routes into Afghanistan to US and NATO forces, the United States has called ... 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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India to gift e-network to Central Asia


June 10th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Stepping up its diplomatic footprints in energy-rich Central Asia, India is set to replicate the success of the Pan Africa e-network by creating a similar ... Read more...

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India-US discuss range of defence issues ahead of strategic dialogue (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The entire gamut of the India-US strategic partnership was discussed here Tuesday at visiting US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta's meetings with Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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India can become a world power: US official


June 5th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) The US has invested much of its time and energy to foster its relations with India because it believes India has the institutional capacity to become ... Read more...

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(HOLD) Krishna leaves for SCO summit in China


June 5th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) With India increasingly looking to Central Asia for its energy security needs, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna left Tuesday for Beijing, where he will pitch ... Read more...

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Krishna goes to China for SCO summit


June 4th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) With India's growing stakes in the energy-rich Central Asia, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday goes to Beijing, where he will pitch for a bigger ... Read more...

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India, China to discuss Iran


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) India and China are expected to hold bilateral talks on the sidelines of the SCO summit in Beijing later this week to review the progress ... Read more...

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Unilateral sanctions shouldn’t impact legitimate trade with Iran: India (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Against the backdrop of US pressure to reduce oil imports from Iran, India Thursday described it as "a key country" for its energy needs ... Read more...

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Antique tapestries from Ccntral Asia to be auctioned in India (With Image)


May 29th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A selection of antique carpets, rugs, kilims, runners, tapestries and fragments from the famous weaving regions around Central Asia - known for their ancient wool ... Read more...

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US, India must expand trade: Clinton


May 8th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Washington and New Delhi must "continue to expand trade and investment", US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said here Tuesday.Addressing a joint press conference ... Read more...

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I-League clubs skip last meeting of ad-hoc committee


May 4th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Despite making hue and cry over the sorry state of the I-League, top clubs Friday skipped the last meeting of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) ... Read more...

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India, China to resume dialogue on non-proliferation


April 13th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 13 (IANS) In an important trust-building step, India and China Friday decided to resume their bilateral dialogue on disarmament and non-proliferation. The two rising Asian powers also pressed ... Read more...

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US urges India to press Iran over nuclear issue (Lead)


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Downplaying divergences on the Iranian issue after imposing fresh sanctions, the US Monday sought India's cooperation in pressing Tehran to come clean on its nuclear ... Read more...

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Release bombers’ bodies: Amnesty urges Belarus


March 21st, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The remains of two bombers executed in Belarus should be returned to their families for proper burial, Amnesty International said in a statement."Despite publicly stating ... Read more...

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China hands over geostationary satellite to Nigeria


March 20th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, March 20 (IANS) China has handed over a geostationary satellite to Nigeria after it was successfully positioned in its orbit.The China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) handed over the ... Read more...

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Kyrgyz activists demand closure of US airbase


March 16th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Bishkek, March 15 (IANS) Social activists in Kyrgyzstan plan to block the entrance to a US airbase next week in a bid to demand its early closure, a media report ... Read more...

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UN to give $10.5 mn for women empowerment


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 2 (IANS/WAM) The UN agency mandated to promote gender equality will give $10.5 million in grants to organisations working for women's empowerment.Women in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, ... Read more...

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12 killed in China riots (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) A violent mob Tuesday chopped to death at least 10 people in China's Muslim-majority Xinjiang Uygur region, following which police chased the mob and shot dead ... Read more...

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US ‘in lockstep with India’ on Maldives


February 18th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Noting that India has "traditionally played a strong role" in Maldives, the US has said it was working closely with India in resolving the political impasse ... Read more...

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Europe freeze extends India sojourn of migratory birds


February 16th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sultanpur (Haryana), Feb 16 (IANS) Migratory birds from Europe and Siberia landed at the Sultanpur National Park in September as usual, but are expected to stay around for longer this ... Read more...

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Unfazed by US, India to scale up business with Iran (Second Lead)


February 14th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) In spite of sanctions by the US and the European Union and Israel linking Tehran to the attack on an Israeli embassy car here, ... Read more...

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Private Indian airlines allowed to expand overseas services


February 14th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Indian government Tuesday allowed domestic private airlines to expand their overseas operations by using the maximum permissible limits of bilateral flying rights.So far, only ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan must remove barriers to boost trade: Ficci


February 10th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) India and Pakistan must axe non-tariff barriers to boost bilateral trade to $10 billion in the next three years, the Federation of Indian Chambers of ... Read more...

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Mathai meets Clinton, says India committed to n-deal


February 9th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) India underlined its commitment to implementing the landmark civil nuclear deal when Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai Wednesday met US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and ... Read more...

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