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India, Bangladesh to strengthen cultural ties


September 11th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) India and Bangladesh will strengthen cultural exchanges and will improve institutional coordination conservation and restoration, drama, literature, fine arts and performing arts, official sources said ... Read more...

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Troupe from Tripura, Manipur to perform in Germany


September 5th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 5 (IANS) A troupe from India's two northeastern states - Tripura and Manipur - will perform in Germany to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between that ... Read more...

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Besides Teesta accord, Dhaka wants enclaves issue resolved


July 26th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 26 (IANS) Dhaka has given New Delhi some more time to carry out "internal consultations" on the vexed Teesta river water sharing issue, Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Mohamed ... Read more...

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BRICS urged to develop small, medium enterprises


July 11th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 11 (IANS) South Africa and other BRICS members should prioritize the development of small and medium enterprises as a way of quick job creation to benefit communities and ... Read more...

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China launches tourist train to North Korea


April 29th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 29 (IANS) China has launched a tourist train connecting the country's northeastern Tumen county and the picturesque Chilbo mountain in neighbouring North Korea.The train, carrying 65 Chinese tourists ... Read more...

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Visa snafu forces Spanish singer to cancel US concert


April 12th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 12 (IANS/EFE) Spanish singer Pitingo was forced to cancel his planned US debut in New York last month when he was denied a visa because he shares ... Read more...

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Fast-track LOC trade, travel: Mufti Sayeed


April 6th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 6 (IANS) Ahead of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's visit to New Delhi, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and main opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) leader ... 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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India, Brazil sign six pacts (Lead)


March 30th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) A day after the BRICS summit, India and Brazil Friday decided to step up efforts to push the UN reforms and signed half a ... Read more...

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PM backs dialogue to resolve West Asia crisis


March 30th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) A day after the BRICS countries warned against military action in Iran and Syria, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday held bilateral talks with Brazilian ... Read more...

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Chinese companies asked to import more from India


March 28th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Ahead of a meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chinese President Hu Jintao, China Wednesday allayed India's apprehensions over the widening trade deficit ... Read more...

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Hu arrives in India, to meet Manmohan


March 28th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived here Wednesday on a two-day visit to participate in the BRICS summit and to hold wide-ranging bilateral talks with ... Read more...

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Hu in India Wednesday: trade imbalance, cultural ties on agenda


March 27th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao touches down here Wednesday on a two-day visit to participate in the BRICS summit and hold bilateral talks with Prime ... Read more...

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Beijing plans to attract 180,000 overseas students in 2020


January 12th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
B0eijing, Jan 12 (IANS) Beijing plans to attract more than 180,000 exchange students in 2020, an increase of 112 percent over the current number, authorities said.A plan issued by the ... Read more...

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Turkey wants more tourism, cultural exchanges with India


January 9th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Stating that India has strong relations with Turkey, Turkish ambassador Burak Akcapar Monday said tourism and cultural exchanges between the two countries need to be ... 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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Suited, booted SRK feels awkward in Goa


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Margao (Goa), Nov 23 (IANS) Shorts, T-shirts, ganjis and rubber slippers make for ideal wardrobe when in Goa. No wonder when superstar Shah Rukh Khan arrived wearing formals - ... Read more...

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Tisca Chopra to host 42nd IFFI opening ceremony


November 22nd, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) The 10-day extravaganza of the 42nd International Film Festival of India will start Wednesday and actress Tisca Chopra has tweeted that she will host the ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh Khan to inaugurate IFFI


November 17th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan will inaugurate the 42nd International Film Festival of India to be held here Nov 23-Dec 3."Shah Rukh will flag off the ... Read more...

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Gilani-Manmohan Singh likely to meet in November: Pakistan


October 27th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is most likely to meet his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit to be ... Read more...

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Chinese, Bangladeshi legislators hold talks


October 13th, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 12 (IANS) Top Chinese and Bangladeshi legislators met Wednesday and vowed to strengthen parliamentary cooperation between the two countries."China and Bangladesh are friendly neighbours. It is a ... Read more...

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Chinese, Russian PMs pledge closer cooperation


October 11th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 11 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and visiting Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during talks held at the Great Hall of the People here pledged Tuesday to make ... Read more...

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China launches train tour to North Korea


October 9th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 9 (IANS) China's Jilin province Saturday launched a group tour that will allow tourists to travel around North Korea by train, authorities said Sunday.A group of 103 Chinese ... Read more...

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Amazon launches online bookstore in China


September 29th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 29 (IANS) Online shopping giant Amazon.com opened an online Chinese-language bookstore Thursday.The store is being jointly operated by Amazon and the China International Publishing Group (CIPG) as part ... Read more...

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Japan pop group enthrals Beijing


September 17th, 2011 - 6:06 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 17 (IANS) Japanese all-male pop group SMAP Friday night staged their first overseas concert in Beijing.As the five-member group appeared on the stage of the 70,000-seat Beijing Workers ... Read more...

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Tibetan tea museum to open in Lhasa


September 2nd, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Lhasa, Sep 2 (IANS) A Tibetan tea museum will open by 2013 in Lhasa to promote the rich Tibetan tea culture that dates back 1,300 years.The China Tibetan tea union ... Read more...

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Goan dances enthrall Trinidad and Tobago audience


August 13th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, Aug 13 (IANS) Fast-paced Goan music and dance set the audience's feet tapping at a performance held in Trinidad and Tobago's capital city that has a rich Indian diaspora.A ... Read more...

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Chinese stone tools introduced in Japan 20,000 years ago


August 4th, 2011 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) Archaeologists from China and Japan have said that a technique used to make stone tools in China, which later made its way to Japan, might have ... Read more...

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New Zealand PM arrives on four-day visit


June 27th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister John Key arrived here Sunday night on a four-day visit during which he will hold talks with his Indian counterpart ... Read more...

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Germany may modify travel advisory on Kashmir


June 22nd, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 22 (IANS) Germany will seriously consider modifying its travel adivosry on the Kashmir Valley.German ambassador Thomas Matussek told IANS: "There is wonderful peace in the valley. I find ... Read more...

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Chinese MP meets Nitish Kumar (Lead)


June 18th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) Senior Chinese MP Yan Junqi met visiting Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar here Saturday.Yan, vice chairwoman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's ... Read more...

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Chinese legislator meets Nitish Kumar


June 18th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) Senior Chinese legislator Yan Junqi met visiting Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar here Saturday.Yan, vice chairwoman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress -- ... Read more...

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Northeast cultural centre to be set up in Delhi


June 2nd, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The government will set up a North East Cultural Centre (NECC) here to promote the region's culture and facilitate more exchanges.In a statement issued ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi actor waits in queue to congratulate Didi


May 22nd, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Famed Bangladeshi actor Firdaus Sunday went to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's residence to congratulate her on assuming the post. The actor, like all ... Read more...

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India announces $500 million assistance to Afghanistan


May 13th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) India Thursday offered a fresh assistance of $500 million to Afghanistan as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh began a two-day visit to the country.The $500 million ... Read more...

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