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Commonwealth, US welcome Maldives report on power change


August 31st, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Male, Aug 30 (IANS) The Commonwealth and the US Thursday welcomed the release of the report of the Commission of National Inquiry (CNI) into the circumstances surrounding disputed transfer of ... Read more...

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Indian named to Romney’s Asian American panel


August 11th, 2012 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has named the party's top Indian-American fundraiser, Dr. Akshay Desai, one of seven national co-chairs of his newly formed Asian Americans ... Read more...

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US senators seek expanded defence trade with India


July 21st, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Eyeing India's expansive multi-million dollar military modernisation programme, two top US lawmakers have asked the Pentagon to develop a closer defence relationship with New Delhi, including ... Read more...

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India will restore investor confidence, Krishna tells US


June 13th, 2012 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) Allaying doubts about India's success story, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has assured American business that India will restore investor confidence and regain economic momentum and ... Read more...

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Massive Indian investments create jobs in US


April 26th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Indian companies operating in 40 US states have invested over $820 million in manufacturing facilities in America, creating thousands of jobs, revealed a survey.The 2012 India ... Read more...

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Huge Indian investments create jobs in US: Survey


April 26th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Indian companies operating in 40 American states have invested over $820 million in manufacturing facilities in the US, creating thousands of jobs, according to the 2012 ... Read more...

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Ethiopia to host World Economic Forum on Africa


March 1st, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, March 1 (IANS) Ethiopia will host the World Economic Forum on Africa in capital Addis Ababa in May. Mekonnen Haddis, chief advisor to the deputy prime minister, and ... Read more...

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India, US to put women’s issues in strategic dialogue


March 1st, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 1 (IANS) India and the US have agreed that issues related to women's empowerment should be integrated into all aspects of the India-US Strategic Dialogue.The agreement was ... Read more...

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Obama campaign reaches out to Indian Americans (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) President Barack Obama, whose administration has by far the largest number of Indian-Americans, has turned to three prominent members of this growing and influential community ... Read more...

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Obama campaign reaches out to Indian Americans


February 24th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) President Barack Obama, whose administration has by far the largest number of Indian-Americans, has again turned to three prominent members of this growing and influential community ... Read more...

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Eva Longoria and Kal Penn join Obama’s re-election campaign


February 24th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Obama campaign team has rewarded actress Eva Longoria and others for their unwavering support for the President. In all, 35 co-chairs for the President’s re-election ... Read more...

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US senators confident of ‘true partnership’ with India


December 1st, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) Expressing confidence in the future of India-US relations, key members of the US Senate have highlighted the "true partnership" and the expanding cooperation between the "world's ... Read more...

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BlackBerry co-CEOs told to loosen grip on RIM


June 28th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 28 (IANS) BlackBerry co-CEOs were Monday asked to loosen their hold on the company to reverse its declining fortunes.As investors put pressure on the top technology company for ... Read more...

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US Congress members back Sri Lanka


April 19th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Key members of Congress have urged their colleagues to support a campaign for stronger US-Sri Lankan relations as the country recovers from years of conflict against ... Read more...

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Controversy casts shadow on first Lokpal panel meet


April 16th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The 10-member joint committee for drafting the anti-corruption Lokpal Bill holds its first meeting Saturday morning amid controversy over some of its members from ... Read more...

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World leaders speak on more collaboration to address challenges


January 27th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Davos (Switzerland), Jan 27 (IANS) The international community should focus more on long-term structural changes to deepen collaboration among stakeholders, said the co-chairs, including India's Chanda Kochhar, at the World Economic Forum ... Read more...

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US-India CEO forum suggest $1 bn clean energy fund


November 8th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The US-India CEO Forum has recommended the setting up of a $1 billion venture capital fund for clean energy projects focusing on bio-fuels, solar and bio-mass ... Read more...

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UN biodiversity summit hopes for a diluted agreement


October 27th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 27 (IANS) Representatives of 192 countries are engaged in round-the-clock negotiations here to work out a non-legal agreement, as the Oct 18-29 talks on biodiversity draw to ... Read more...

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UN panel seeks ways to better assess climate science


October 15th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Busan (South Korea), Oct 15 (IANS) The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said it will make major changes in the way it works to ensure best assessment of climate science.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

“International Day of Peace” celebrations in Nevada opened with “Gayatri mantra”


September 20th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Sep 20 (ANI): Eminent religious statesman Rajan Zed opened the "International Day of Peace" celebrations in Reno (Nevada, USA) with "Gayatri mantra", the most sacred mantra in Hinduism, on September ... Read more...

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India, US set to ink pact to boost trade, investment


March 17th, 2010 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 17 (IANS) India and the US are Wednesday signing a new set of rules of commercial engagement to give a boost to rapidly-growing trade that has more ... Read more...

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India, US to ink framework pact on trade, investment


March 9th, 2010 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) India and US are set to sign a framework agreement on trade and investment here next week during a three-day visit by Commerce and Industry Minister Anand ... Read more...

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Pentagon to repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy


March 3rd, 2010 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (DPA) US Defence Secretary Robert Gates Tuesday ordered the establishment of a working group to formulate a plan for repealing a law that bans gays from openly serving ... Read more...

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McCain endorsed by two former Arizona governors


February 20th, 2010 - 2:07 am ICT by BNO News
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (BNO NEWS) -- Former Arizona Republican governors Fife Symington and Jane Dee Hullhave endorsed Senator John McCain for re-election to the U.S. Senate, McCain's office said on Friday.Former governors Symington ... Read more...

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Scientists slam IPCC blunder, chief goes mum (Roundup)


January 21st, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) The head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Thursday refused to answer any question on its unsubstantiated claim that Himalayan glaciers would disappear by 2035, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

IPCC chief goes mum on Himalayan glacier blunder


January 21st, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) An embattled R.K. Pachauri, head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Thursday refused to answer any question on the goof-up by the global scientists' group ... Read more...

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IPCC admits Himalayan glacier goof-up


January 20th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Wednesday admitted it had slipped up by referring to "poorly substantiated estimates of rate of recession and date for the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Singh of India in Joint Press Conference


November 25th, 2009 - 1:53 am ICT by admin
As released by the White HouseEast Room 12:04 P.M. EST PRESIDENT OBAMA: Please be seated. Hello, everybody. Namaste. I am very ... Read more...

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US House welcomes Manmohan Singh, commends maturing of India-US relations


November 19th, 2009 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) In a rare gesture, the US House of Representatives has unanimously adopted a resolution commending the maturing of India-US relations and welcoming Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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World Economic Forum Celebrates 25 Years in India


November 8th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.8 (ANI): Marking 25 years of ties with India, the Co-Chairs of the India Economic Summit highlighted India's success as a globally competitive economy and for weathering the current financial ... Read more...

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World Economic Forum to mark 25 years of ties with India


November 5th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) The World Economic Forum will hold its three-day India Economic Summit here from Sunday, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as the key speaker, to mark 25 ... Read more...

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USINPAC praises senators for reinvigorating Senate Caucus on India


July 29th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): The US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) has congratulated the members of the Senate Caucus on India for hosting a very successful reception to honor Meera Shankar, India's new ... Read more...

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Be defensive during Sinhala, Tamil New Year: Rajapaksa tells troops (Lead)


April 12th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 12 (IANS) Confident of defeating the Tamil Tigers in the near future, Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa Sunday ordered his troops to adhere to "defensive operations" against the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka co-chairs want pause in fighting: US


April 10th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 10 (IANS) Expressing an "urgent concern for safety of over 100,000 people" trapped in fierce combat between the military and the Tamil Tigers, Sri Lanka's donor co-chairs stressed "the importance ... Read more...

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LTTE seeks truce and talks, Sri Lanka says ‘no’ (Second Lead)


February 23rd, 2009 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 23 (IANS) Battered and cornered, the Tamil Tigers Monday sought a ceasefire and peace talks, but Sri Lanka rejected the appeal and asked the rebels surrender unconditionally. "Our position is that ... Read more...

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