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Shinde to consult states on contentious issues like NCTC


September 10th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhil, Sep 10 (IANS) Conscious of the contentious nature of Telangana statehood issue and plans for the national anti-terror hub, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Monday steered clear of ... Read more...

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Ahead of Krishna visit, India, Pakistan MPs to talk peace, trade


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Ahead of talks between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan next month, a delegation of leading Pakistani MPs will interact with their Indian counterparts ... Read more...

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Shinde is new Leader of House in Lok Sabha (Lead)


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde will be the new leader of the house in the Lok Sabha, replacing Pranab Mukherjee, who is now the country's ... Read more...

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BRICS nations working to facilitate intra-grouping trade


July 19th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) BRICS countries are currently moving ahead in areas in which the five member-countries can easily cooperate such as trade facilitation, said an Indian government official."We ... Read more...

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Pakistan has stalled on punishing Mumbai suspects: Daily


July 7th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 7 (IANS) Pakistan has "continued to stall on trying to punish" the Mumbai terror attack suspects, increasing Indian frustration, said a leading Pakistani daily following foreign secretaries' ... Read more...

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India plays down travel advisory, says no contentious issues with China


June 5th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kunming, June 5 (IANS) Amid a row over a Chinese travel advisory, India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday said there were no contentious issues between India and China besides ... Read more...

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India for navigational freedom in South China Sea (Lead)


June 2nd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) India Saturday called for freedom of navigation though the South China Sea where Beijing has territorial disputes with other countries.Defence Minister A.K. Antony made the ... Read more...

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Differences with Pakistan being worked out, says US enovy


May 21st, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago/Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman has said that some differences exist with Pakistan and it will take time for the issues to ... Read more...

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Pakistan calls off Sir Creek talks with India


May 10th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Pakistan has called off a meeting with India to discuss their Sir Creek maritime boundary dispute, an official said here Thursday. Pakistan seems keen ... Read more...

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Obama supports same-sex marriage (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) President Barack Obama has become the first president in US history to come out in support of the same-sex marriage, injecting one of the most ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh inch towards Teesta, extradition pacts (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Signalling a positive movement forward on contentious issues, India and Bangladesh Monday said they have inched ahead towards signing of the Teesta river water-sharing ... Read more...

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Nepal parties reach power sharing deal


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) Major political parties in Nepal Thursday reached a power sharing deal that will pave the way for the dissolution of the cabinet.Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai was ... 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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Nepal parties seek more time to settle statute row


April 23rd, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 23 (IANS) Major political parties of Nepal Monday sought two more days to thrash out contentious issues that have held up their constitution drafting.The Himalayan country's political parties ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan plan Siachen, Sir Creek talks


April 11th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Building upon discussions during President Asif Ali Zardari's Sunday visit to New Delhi, India and Pakistan are looking to step up the dialogue process ... Read more...

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Talks to benefit India, Pakistan: UAE daily


April 10th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 10 (IANS/WAM) Improved relations and regular talks between India and Pakistan will benefit both countries and "will deliver a blow to elements which have kept this ... Read more...

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40 mining companies in Goa issued notice


April 6th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 6 (IANS) Over 40 mine operating firms have been issued notice by the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) for extracting iron ore beyond the limits stipulated in ... Read more...

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Manmohan must reach out to Pakistan: Daily


April 4th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 4 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should "rise above the compulsions of domestic politics and realise the overall benefits accruing to South Asia from an India-Pakistan ... Read more...

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Goa mining scam: Mines director suspended


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 2 (IANS) The Goa government Monday suspended director of mines and geology Arvind Lolienkar in the state's multi-crore rupee mining scam, officials said.Lolienkar, who has been in the ... Read more...

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‘Goa cap on iron ore extraction a must’


March 30th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 30 (IANS) Capping of iron ore extraction in Goa is a must for sustainable mining and reigning in illegal mining, an official said Friday.Goa Chamber of Commerce ... Read more...

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Differences on Lokpal being narrowed down: Narayanasamy


March 23rd, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The differences on the Lokpal Bill have been narrowed down and efforts are on to reach a consensus for passing the law in parliament, ... Read more...

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PM’s all-party meet fails to break Lokpal jam (Lead)


March 23rd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) An all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Friday to end the stalemate on the anti-graft Lokpal bill ended inconclusively but decided ... Read more...

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China seeks peace with neighbours (Second Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) China expects neighbouring countries to peacefully handle and resolve differences with Beijing through dialogue and consultation, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi Tuesday.Yang made the remark at a ... Read more...

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China seeks peaceful solution to differences with neighbours (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) Neighbouring countries should peacefully resolve differences with China through dialogue, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said Tuesday.Yang made the remark at a press conference on the sidelines ... Read more...

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PM skips illegal mining, dynasty politics in snag-ridden rally


February 29th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sanquelim (Goa), Feb 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday skirted away from contentious issues like illegal mining and dynasty politics at the Congress's last major election rally in ... Read more...

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A Bangladeshi invite for Mamata: Will she go?


February 20th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) An India-Bangladesh trade body Monday said it will invite Mamata Banerjee to a business fair in Dhaka as chief guest - a move that comes ... Read more...

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Mathai meets Mamata, says talks positive


February 18th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai Saturday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to find a solution to contentious issues like the Teesta water sharing ... Read more...

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India reassures China over Tibet issue


February 8th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 8 (IANS) With Beijing worried over the Tibetan unrest, India Wednesday reassured China that it considered the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) as part of China and reiterated New ... Read more...

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Parliamentary diplomacy must in foreign policy: Meira Kumar (With Image)


January 10th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, Jan 10 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has said parliamentary diplomacy was essential in framing any country's foreign policy because international ties were no longer confined to ... Read more...

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LA Auxiliary Bishop Gabino Zavala resigns after revealing that he fathered 2 children


January 5th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Vatican has confirmed that Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Gabino Zavala has resigned. The statement failed to state the reasons for the resignation but several ... Read more...

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Government seeks support on Lokpal, opposition for changes (Second Lead)


December 26th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) With parliament set to debate the Lokpal bill from Tuesday, the government Monday appealed to members to join in passing the anti-graft legislation, even ... Read more...

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Goa’s freedom fighters disillusioned, to boycott liberation’s 50th anniversary


December 16th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
(ATTN NEWS EDITORS: This is the second in a series of stories on the 50th anniversary of Goa's liberation Dec 19. This story is about the disillusionment of those who fought ... Read more...

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Want Lokpal in this session, Sushma tweets


December 15th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj said Wednesday her party wants the Lokpal bill to be passed in the winter session of parliament.After ... Read more...

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India gets its way as climate summit ends


December 11th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 11 (IANS) An impassioned speech by Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan capped the finale of the UN climate summit that ended here early Sunday with a Durban Package, after ... Read more...

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