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Chinese firm closes acquisition of US movie theatre chain


September 5th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 5 (IANS) China's leading private conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group Co. Tuesday completed the acquisition of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc., valued at roughly $2.6 billion. With the completion ... Read more...

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Pakistan no to seeking NOC on dam from India


August 14th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Islamabad has refused to ask India for a no-objection certificate (NOC) needed to get multilateral funding for a dam in the disputed Gilgit-Baltistan region, a media ... Read more...

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Wadia Group companies form structure for common interests


August 6th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) The Wadia Group has floated a formal structure under NowrosjeeWadia & Sons Ltd (NWS) to help group companies in sectors like food, airline, textile and ... Read more...

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China, Bhutan ready to forge diplomatic ties


June 22nd, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 22 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley have expressed willingness to establish formal diplomatic ties between their countries.The two leaders met in ... Read more...

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India, US resolve to harness full potential of ties (Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 2:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) India and the US concluded their strategic dialogue with a resolve to harness the full potential of their multifarious relationship from strategic to economic to defence ... Read more...

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Shared values converging India-US interests: Clinton (Lead)


June 13th, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) India and US Tuesday began their annual higher education dialogue here with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton noting that India-US ties "have never been stronger" saying ... Read more...

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Panetta to discuss military trade on India trip


May 31st, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) As US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta embarked on a nine-day trip to Asia to bring US allies up to speed on the new US Pacific-orientated ... Read more...

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Pakistan is a ‘black hole’ for US aid


May 17th, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) US lawmakers of both Democratic and Republican parties have slammed the Obama administration's request for $2.4 billion for Pakistan, calling it a "black hole" where ... Read more...

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China declines supporting cyber attackers


March 30th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 30 (IANS) The Chinese government has denied allegations of supporting hackers to launch cyber attacks against other countries.The Chinese defence ministry, while refuting the allegations, has stressed that ... Read more...

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Don’t shut Hormuz, says China


January 19th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Doha, Jan 19 (IANS) The Strait of Hormuz should be kept open "under all circumstances", Chinese premier Wen Jiabao has said, in a clear warning to both Iran and the ... Read more...

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China wants closer ties with Asian nations: Minister


January 9th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 8 (IANS) China wants to strengthen relations with Asian countries in 2012 by enhancing political trust and expanding common interests, a minister said Sunday.The regional situation will continue ... Read more...

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Twitter reveals top subjects of 2011


December 7th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has revealed the most popular topics for tweets in 2011 -- #egypt and #tigerblood. The first refers to the unrest in Egypt and ... Read more...

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US starts vacating Pakistani airbase


December 4th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) The US Sunday began to pull out from the Shamsi airbase that had been used to launch drone attacks, a move that came after Pakistan ... Read more...

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Highest regard for Pakistan’s sovereignty: Clinton


December 4th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) America has the highest regard for Pakistan's sovereignty, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in a telephone call.Gilani ... Read more...

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Stable China border will help growth: India


November 21st, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Readying to set up a mechanism to settle the border dispute with China, India Monday said it needed a stable arrangement on the issue that ... Read more...

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US lawmaker hails India’s positive role in Afghanistan


November 5th, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) Describing a strong US-India partnership as an important factor for Afghanistan's peace and prosperity, a leading US senator has welcomed India's positive contribution to Afghanistan's reconstruction.Senator ... Read more...

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Pakistan mulls alternative energy plan


October 15th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Pakistan is considering alternative energy sources to mitigate the country's massive power crisis, Water and Power Minister Naveed Qamar has said.He said the draft alternative energy ... Read more...

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Putin calls for closer economic ties with China


October 12th, 2011 - 4:09 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 12 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Tuesday gave a call for closer economic ties with China, saying the two countries share a lot of common interests, Xinhua ... Read more...

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USS Ford to visit Galle


October 10th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 10 (IANS) USS Ford, a frigate of the Oliver Hazard Perry Class of the US Navy, will call on Sri Lanka's southern port of Galle Oct 11-14.The visit ... Read more...

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USS Russell to visit Maldives


September 27th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 27 (IANS) USS Russell, a US Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, will conduct a port call in the Maldives Sep 28-30.It is a routine port visit and ... Read more...

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US, UAE discuss bilateral ties


September 10th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 10 (IANS/WAM) Officials of the US and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) met here Saturday to discuss bilateral cooperation in the health sector.Hanif Hassan, UAE minister of ... Read more...

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Chinese, US vice presidents hold talks


August 18th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Joe Biden held talks Thursday morning in Beijing, with both delivering messages of cooperation."Under the new circumstances, ... Read more...

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India rules out confrontation with China


August 11th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) India Thursday ruled out confrontation with China and underlined that there are "elements of cooperation and competition" in the bilateral relationship."India's interest is clearly in ... Read more...

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Scientists debunk ‘opposites attract’ theory


July 11th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 11 (IANS) The popular theory that opposites attract in matters of love doesn't hold true, going by what scientists suggest. Researchers at University of California, Berkeley, found that ... Read more...

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Sandalwood firm to cash in on Gichrist’s popularity


June 30th, 2011 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 29 (IANS) Adam Gilchrist will be the face of a Perth-based sandalwood supplier who looks to capitalise on the former Ausralian captain's popularity while entering the Indian market.Gilchrist, ... Read more...

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Pakistan sets up panel on agriculture tax


June 2nd, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 2 (IANS) Pakistan has set up a commission to formulate a uniform policy with regard to agriculture tax, a media report said.The Council of Common Interests (CCI) ... Read more...

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US paid no compensation to Pak victims’ families to secure Davis’ release: Clinton


March 17th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17(ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has denied that the United States paid any compensation to the relatives of the January 27 Lahore shootout victims to secure the release ... Read more...

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China will take an active part in multilateral diplomacy: Premier Wen


March 5th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar 5 (ANI): Premier Wen Jiabao on Saturday said China will play a constructive role in helping resolve burning issues and global problemsAddressing nearly 3,000 deputies of the National People's Congress ... Read more...

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A family that plays together really does stay together


February 15th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Most of us are familiar with an old adage 'A family that plays together stays together'.Now, a new study has confirmed this old maxim.Researchers from Concordia University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Most Americans consider China an ally of US: Poll


January 31st, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): Several issues might have strained bilateral relations between Washington and Beijing, but a latest poll has found that nearly 71.8 percent Americans consider China as an ally of ... Read more...

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US working hard for India’s permanent seat in UNSC


January 28th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) Reaffirming its support for India's quest for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council, the US Friday said it is working very hard to ... Read more...

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Obama says US welcomes China’s peaceful rise


January 20th, 2011 - 4:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has said cooperation between America and China is good for both countries as well as the world."I absolutely believe that China's peaceful rise ... Read more...

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S. Korea ready for talks with North provided not provoked


January 3rd, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Jan 3 (ANI): South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has said that his country is willing to talk to North Korea over the recent tensions, but added that "any provocation" by Pyongyang ... Read more...

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N.Korea wants to end its hostility with South Korea


January 1st, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 1 (ANI): North Korea has reportedly called on South Korea to come forward for a dialogue, saying both countries should end their hostilities.Malaysian daily The Star quoted the ... Read more...

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China stops short of endorsing India’s permanent UNSC seat bid


December 16th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): China on Thursday stopped short of endorsing India's bid for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).Recognizing common interests and similar concerns on major ... Read more...

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