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China’s respect for freedom in Tibet deteriorated: US report


July 31st, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, July 31 (IANS) The US State Department has said there was a marked deterioration in the Chinese government's respect for and protection of Buddhist religious freedom in Tibet and ... Read more...

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Krishna heads to Cambodia for three regional meets


July 8th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) In keeping with the importance India attaches to its Look East policy, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna would be travelling to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to ... Read more...

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Indian migrant workers to get skills training


July 2nd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Four major projects to help build Indian migrant workers' capabilities to move up the value chain and to position India as a preferred source of ... Read more...

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Russia wants missile defence guarantees


June 2nd, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will hold partner-like dialogue on missile defence with Western countries if it has guarantees that the missile shield is not directed against it, President ... Read more...

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Russia tells US envoy to tone down comments


May 30th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US ambassador to Russia should remain diplomatic in his public comments and not jeopardise his country's ties with Russia, a Russian presidential aide said."The ... Read more...

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Resume talks, Tibetan exiles urge China


April 30th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 30 (IANS) Expressing concern over violations of human rights in Tibet, the Central Tibetan Administration, the democratically elected body of the Tibetan exiles, has called upon Beijing to ... Read more...

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Exiles ask BRICS to raise Tibet with Hu


March 28th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 28 (IANS) Ahead of the 4th BRICS Summit in New Delhi, the Tibetan government-in-exile Wednesday urged BRICS leaders to raise the issue of Tibet with Chinese President Hu ... Read more...

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Address accountability, US tells Lanka


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Sri Lanka Thursday to take steps to address "accountability" vis-a-vis the human rights abuses in the war against the ... Read more...

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NATO chief congratulates Putin on victory


March 9th, 2012 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has congratulated Russian president-elect Vladimir Putin on his return to office and said that he looks forward to continued ... Read more...

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UN envoy calls for dialogue in Maldives


February 10th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 10 (IANS) A day after a court ordered the arrest of ousted Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed, UN special envoy Oscar Fernandez-Taranco Friday called for dialogue to resolve ... Read more...

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Concerned India backs democracy transition in Syria (Intro Roundup)


February 5th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 5 (IANS) India has voted for an Arab and Western-backed UN resolution denouncing the violent crackdown in Syria and calling for a democratic transition, but Russia ... Read more...

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Russia, China kill India-backed resolution on Syria (Lead)


February 5th, 2012 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 5 (IANS) As a UN Security Council draft resolution to pressure Syria failed after China and Russia voted against it, India said it backed the motion ... Read more...

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Indian carriers have provided carbon emission data: EU


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Despite the government's appeal to airlines to refrain from submitting carbon emission data to the European Union (EU) for a new tax, EU climate action ... Read more...

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US withdrawal marks new moment in Iraq history: UN chief


December 21st, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 21 (IANS) Iraq will have a new opportunity to prove that it can put past troubles behind it with the full withdrawal of US forces from the ... Read more...

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Sibal meets social media companies over content screening


December 15th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) After enraging netizens with his proposed screening measures to root out objectionable content from internet, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Thursday met representatives of social ... Read more...

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Lavasa welcomes central clearance for hill city


November 9th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) The Lavasa Corporation Ltd (LCL) Wednesday welcomed the conditional clearance by the environment ministry to its Rs.3,000-crore hill city coming up near Pune. "The inordinate delay has ... Read more...

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US backs constructive India-Afghanistan ties


October 18th, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Stressing that the situation in South Asia was not a zero-sum game, the US has backed the "constructive" partnership between India and Afghanistan despite its ally ... Read more...

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Syria vote: India calls lack of consensus regrettable


August 25th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug 24 (IANS) Explaining its abstention in the vote on a resolution on Syria in the Human Rights Council, India has rued the lack of consensus in the Geneva-based ... Read more...

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‘Pakistani, Indian MPs one on peace talks’


August 21st, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Qamar Zaman Kaira who was part of a Pakistani parliamentary delegation to India, has said that lawmakers of both countries are "one on peace talks" and ... Read more...

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US wants India, Pakistan to keep up dialogue


July 2nd, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) Even as the US talks with Pakistan about its relationship with Islamabad since the US raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout, the US considers it important ... Read more...

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Rage as Cameron welcomes Bahrain crown prince


May 20th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) The British prime minister has invited ire by welcoming the crown prince of Bahrain in a high-profile photo call on the steps of 10 Downing ... Read more...

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India pledges another $500 mn to Afghanistan, discusses terror post-Osama (Roundup)


May 13th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) India Thursday assured another $500 million in development assistance to Afghanistan and pledged to stand by the country "through thick and thin" as Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Osama killing ‘a unique moment’ for the region: India (Lead)


May 12th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) The killing of Osama bin Laden by US commandos in Pakistan provides "a unique moment" for countries in the region to step up their war ... Read more...

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Sonia pleads but Hazare not to give up as talks fail (Intro Roundup)


April 7th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) His crusade against corruption triggering a virtual tsunami in India, social reformer Anna Hazare Thursday vowed to fast until death even as Congress president ... Read more...

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Sibal meets civil society leaders for ‘constructive dialogue’


April 7th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Hoping to find ways to bridge differences on the anti-graft Lokpal Bill, union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal Thursday met social activists Swami ... Read more...

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Hazare fast: Sibal meets Agnivesh, Kejriwal to pursue constructive dialogue


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 7 (ANI): Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday met social activists Swami Agnivesh and Arvind Kejriwal to find ways to bridge differences on the anti-graft ... Read more...

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Sibal holds ‘constructive dialogue’, Hazare’s fast enters day 3 (Afternoon Lead)


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Social reformer Anna Hazare's fast for a more stringent anti-corruption law entered the third day Thursday with a groundswell of support from all sections ... Read more...

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Jordanian parliament will not limit king’s powers


March 28th, 2011 - 2:53 am ICT by BNO News
AMMAN, JORDAN (BNO NEWS) -- Jordan's lower house of parliament on Sunday rejected recent calls by the opposition to limit King Abdullah's constitutional powers as part of targeted political reforms."The house categorically ... Read more...

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“Faith Forum” of a Pulitzer winner newspaper to be lead by Rajan Zed


February 7th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Feb 7 (ANI): Notable religious statesman Rajan Zed will coordinate "Faith Forum", a weekly dialogue on religion of a Gannett publication in Nevada (USA).Zed, who has been bestowed with "World ... Read more...

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India, Pak foreign secretaries hold ‘useful’ talks,agree to carry it forward


February 7th, 2011 - 1:32 am ICT by ANI
Thimpu (Bhutan), Feb.6 (ANI): Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan -- Nirupama Rao and Salman Bashir -- met here on Sunday night for about 90-minutes after a gap of nearly six months ... Read more...

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Pakistan ready to train Afghan Army, police: Qureshi


January 20th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 20(ANI): Pakistan is geared up to train Afghanistan's National Army and police, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said."Pakistan and Afghanistan are developing their relations at all levels and there ... Read more...

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Krishna, Qureshi meeting would benefit region: US


July 16th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Welcoming the renewed efforts from India and Pakistan to come to the discussion table inorder to resolve pending contentious issues between them, the United States has described the ... Read more...

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Not much progress in Indo-Pak foreign ministers level talks


July 16th, 2010 - 1:41 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jul 15 (ANI): Downplaying hopes of major improvements to strained Indo-Pak relationship, External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi were not much optimistic about major ... Read more...

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Australia favourite to host 2022 football World Cup after 2018 bid-axe


June 11th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 11(ANI): Australia has emerged as one of the favourites to host the 2022 football World Cup after the Football Federation Australia (FFA) decided to drop the 2018 bid.FFA Chairman Frank ... Read more...

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Stage set for world telecom meet in Hyderabad


May 23rd, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 23 (IANS) A meeting here, beginning Monday, of global telecom experts will adopt the Hyderabad Action Plan that will set the agenda for development of telecommunication and information and ... Read more...

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