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Iran-Russia ties key to ‘regional, global peace’


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran and Russia have common views on a large number of international issues and closer bilateral ties between them will facilitate regional and international peace ... Read more...

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China terms its criticism by Clinton over Syria unacceptable


July 8th, 2012 - 7:29 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 8 (IANS)Beijing has described US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's criticism of China at the latest Friends of Syria meeting as "unacceptable", Xinhua reported.On Friday, Clinton criticised China ... Read more...

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US reiterates support for India’s role in Afghanistan


July 4th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) As Pakistan agreed to reopen ground supply lines into Afghanistan after a US apology of sorts, the United States reiterated its support for India's constructive ... Read more...

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India, US to hold trilateral dialogue with Afghanistan


June 14th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) India and the United States have agreed to hold a trilateral dialogue with Kabul to support their joint efforts to prepare Afghanistan for the post-2014 scenario ... Read more...

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Breakthrough on n-deal boosts India-US ties


June 14th, 2012 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) With the looming shadow of Iran oil sanctions removed, India and the United States made substantial progress at their third strategic dialogue, including a breakthrough on ... Read more...

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Chinese president meets Ahmadinejad


June 8th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 8 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao Friday discussed Iran's nuclear issue with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Beijing.Hu said China will continue to play a constructive role ... Read more...

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China opposes outside armed intervention in Syria


June 8th, 2012 - 5:46 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 8 (IANS) China has expressed firm opposition to "outside armed intervention" in Syria or "any attempt to forcibly promote regime change" in the Middle East country, Xinhua ... Read more...

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India ups SCO sales pitch


June 7th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 7 (IANS) India Thursday pitched for a "larger and more constructive role" in the six-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) as a full member and underlined that the grouping ... Read more...

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We’ll be happy if Hillary visits Kolkata: Mamata


April 27th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) With US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton scheduled to visit Kolkata May 7, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said she was happy that ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton to visit India next month


April 27th, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would make a trip to India early next month ahead of the US-India Strategic Dialogue in Washington co-chaired by ... Read more...

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Kofi Annan to visit China


March 24th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 24 (IANS) UN envoy to Syria Kofi Annan will undertake a two-day visit to China, Xinhua reported Saturday.According to the ministry, Annan will visit China from March 27 ... Read more...

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`US economy impacted by European crisis’


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) The crisis in the Euro zone has sent shockwaves in the US through trade and financial channels, given the important cross-Atlantic economic linkage, US Federal Reserve ... Read more...

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Jairam hopes Akhilesh brings in good governance to UP


March 10th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hiware Bazar (Maharashtra), March 10 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday congratulated Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister-designate Akhilesh Yadav and hoped that his reign would bring in good governance in ... Read more...

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Indian envoy asks private sector to focus on ‘big picture’


February 25th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao appreciated the very constructive role played by the Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG) in strengthening India-US commercial ties and stressed the continued ... Read more...

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India wants equitable response at climate talks: PM (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday expressed concern over the lack of collective global will to seriously address climate change and said India would play ... Read more...

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Climate talks should go by equitable agreement: PM


February 2nd, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday expressed concern over the lack of collective global will to address the climate change issue seriously and said India ... Read more...

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`Europe needs stronger firewall against debt crisis’


January 28th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Davos, Jan 28 (IANS) Europe needs to build a better firewall and work towards a stronger commitment of financial resources to curb the debt crisis, said US Treasury Secretary Timothy ... Read more...

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IMF to explore options to combat global economic risks


January 18th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) would explore ways to strengthen its firepower to combat global economic risks, Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, said Tuesday."I ... 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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Iran hails US withdrawal from Iraq


January 2nd, 2012 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 2 (IANS) Iran has welcomed withdrawal of the US forces' from Iraq, describing it a "great success and political and security achievement" of Iraqis.The exit of US ... Read more...

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Pakistan set to assume UNSC seat


January 1st, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 1 (IANS) Pakistan is set to begin a two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.Pakistan was elected to the 15-nation Security Council in October ... Read more...

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US sees India, China in constructive role in Afghanistan


November 1st, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) As the United States begins to draw down from Afghanistan, it expects both India and China to play constructive roles in the region, according to ... Read more...

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Congress leaders lambast Modi for anti-PM remarks in planning body


October 22nd, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Congress chief ministers Saturday lambasted Bharatiya Janata Party's Narendra Modi for having gone against the spirit of a non-partisan forum like the National Development ... Read more...

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India to raise economic crisis at UN, seek inclusive growth


September 17th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will raise the issue of the global economic crisis and seek measures to foster and sustain inclusive growth when he ... Read more...

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Minorities feel they are being targeted: PM


September 10th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The minority communities often feel they are being unfairly targeted in the "aftermath of unfortunate incidents", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said, inaugurating the ... Read more...

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US, Japan view China as ‘thorn’, says daily


June 23rd, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 23 (IANS) The US and Japan view China as "a thorn" and some in the two countries favour containing Beijing, the China Daily said in a commentary Thursday."It ... Read more...

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NCP demands president’s rule in Meghalaya


June 3rd, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 3 (IANS) Meghalaya's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) unit Friday demanded that Governor R.S.Mooshahary recommend imposition of president's rule in the state, claiming the constitutional machinery has collapsed. The ... Read more...

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BRICS cooperation to benefit Africa: expert


April 11th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 11 (IANS) BRICS, a group of emerging economies, will change global governance, and benefit Africa through more cooperation, a South African expert said.BRICS is an acronym for Brazil, ... 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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Cancun was disappointing, don’t expect much at Durban: Ramesh (Lead)


February 4th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Terming the climate change talks at Cancun last year as "disappointing", Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday said the world should not expect much from the UN climate ... Read more...

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Indian community in Australia building bridges of friendship


January 20th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 20 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna today said the Indian community in Australia is playing an important and constructive role in building bridges of friendship and understanding between ... Read more...

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US focussing on “possible discriminatory applications” of Pak’s blasphemy law: Posner


January 19th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19(ANI): In the wake of the controversy surrounding Pakistan's blasphemy law, US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy and Human Rights Michael H. Posner has said the United States believes ... Read more...

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Sibal assures level-playing field for all telecos


December 22nd, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The government will ensure a level-playing field for all telecom operators, irrespective of the technology platform they operate from, as the overriding objective was to maintain growth, ... Read more...

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Pak Interior Minister calls for law ‘restricting opposition from meeting foreign high ups’


December 21st, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 21 (ANI): The Pakistan Government should bring in a legislation to bind the opposition members as well as the government functionaries for getting permission from the competent authority before meeting ... Read more...

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Media sensationalised border issue, says Wen Jiabao


December 17th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.17 (ANI): The Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Friday said the media exaggerated the boundary issue between India and China.Interacting with journalists and artists here, Wen stressed that the media ... Read more...

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