deputy prime minister

UK and Chinese nationals among 19 killed in Nepal plane crash


September 29th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by BNO News
KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BNO NEWS) -- Seven British and five Chinese tourists were among nineteen people who were killed Friday when a small passenger plane crashed in the Nepali capital, local authorities said. ... Read more...

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Russia to build hypersonic missile


September 20th, 2012 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will set up an aerospace company comprising missile makers NPO Mashinostroyenie and Tactical Missiles Corporation to develop hypersonic weapon technology, a senior minister said.Deputy ... Read more...

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Private military firms may appear in Russia: Minister


September 20th, 2012 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian government's Military Industrial Commission may consider creating private military companies in the country, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said.Russia's significant economic interests abroad ... Read more...

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Mentally ill can now become MPs in Britain


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) British lawmakers have unanimously voted to end "discrimination" against people suffering from mental illness, who will now be able to serve as members of parliament, in ... Read more...

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US envoy to Libya killed in attack over movie (Second Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) The US ambassador to Libya was killed in a rocket attack by unidentified armed men who stormed the American consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi, ... Read more...

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Madonna flaunted Obama tattoo


September 9th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 9 (IANS) Pop diva Madonna showed the new tattoo of US President Barack Obama on her back during her MDNA Tour at the Yankee Stadium here.Clad ... Read more...

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Advani rakes up Ram temple issue


September 9th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 9 (IANS) Raking up the controversial Ram temple issue in Uttar Pradesh, senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani has linked it with the identity of Hindus and said ... Read more...

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Russia denies ’systemic crisis’ in space industry


September 7th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian space industry is not in a crisis despite some local problems, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday."There is no systemic crisis in ... Read more...

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Spanish government approves `bad bank’ for toxic assets


September 1st, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) Spain's government has approved a new financial sector overhaul required by Brussels as a part of a bank-rescue programme, creating an asset-management agency - or "bad ... Read more...

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Putin wants changes in Russian space industry


September 1st, 2012 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has sought draft proposals for restructuring the national space industry after a string of accidents that have compromised the country's ... Read more...

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Orderly transition in Ethiopia, business ties with India to grow : Envoy (Interview)


August 30th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) There will be orderly transition in Ethiopia despite the the death of its long-time leader Meles Zenawi, the country's envoy has said, and assured ... Read more...

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Russian deputy PM backs hypersonic bomber


August 27th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin Monday reiterated his appeal for developing a hypersonic aircraft for its PAK-DA long-range bomber requirements."I think we ... Read more...

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Obama condoles Ethiopian PM’s death


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Tuesday offered his condolences to Ethiopia over the death of the country's prime minister, Meles Zenawi, and hailed his contribution to ... Read more...

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Syrian government planning talks with opposition : Russia


August 22nd, 2012 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS) The Syrian government is preparing for an immediate political dialogue with the opposition, according to Russian Foreign Ministry.During his talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov ... Read more...

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US downplays Syrian offer to discuss Assad’s resignation


August 22nd, 2012 - 4:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) The US has downplayed the latest Syrian offer to discuss President Bashar al-Assad's resignation through dialogue, saying it sees nothing "terribly new", Xinhua reported.Referring to remarks ... Read more...

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Syria dismisses Obama threat as election ploy


August 21st, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama's threat to intervene in Syria is an element of his election campaign, Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Kadri Jamil said Tuesday."As ... Read more...

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Ethiopian PM is dead


August 21st, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Aug 21 (IANS) Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has died, the state TV reported Tuesday.The 57-year-old Ethiopian leader had not appeared in public in the last two months ... Read more...

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Britain offers help to Brazil for World Cup, Olympics


August 17th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 17 (IANS) Britain has offered to help Brazil prepare for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.In a letter issued Thursday, the British consulate in ... Read more...

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Madonna an ‘ex-wh***’, says Russian deputy PM


August 9th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS) Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has termed pop star Madonna an "ex-wh***" over her backing of imprisoned punk rockers Pussy Riot, RIA Novosti reported."Every ... Read more...

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Belgium backs India for NSG, hopeful of India-EU trade pact (Lead)


August 8th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Backing India's membership of the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), Belgium Wednesday agreed to cooperate with this country in the field of nuclear research and ... Read more...

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Belgium hopeful of India-EU trade pact by 2013 summit


August 8th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Belgium Wednesday expressed hope that India and the 27-nation European Union should be able to seal a free trade agreement at their 2013 ... Read more...

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Syrian PM joins rebels, flees to Jordan: Reports (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab joined the opposition and fled to Jordan Monday, in what could be the highest-ranking defection in the 17-month uprising. State media ... Read more...

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Syrian state TV station bombed in Damascus, PM fired


August 6th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow/Damascus, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian state television and radio building in Damascus was Monday rocked by a powerful bomb blast, even as Prime Minister Riyad Hijab was dismissed ... Read more...

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Belgium calls for early signing of India-EU free trade pact


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Belgium Friday made a strong pitch for an early conclusion of the free trade agreement between India and European Union (EU), saying it would significantly ... Read more...

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Belgium to help India modernise railway stations


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Indian Railways Thursday signed an agreement with Belgium to modernise and make some of the country's railway stations world class, said an official statement."Indian and ... Read more...

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India, Belgium to seal railway cooperation pact


August 1st, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Belgium, a founder of the 27-nation European Union, is set to seal a pact with India Thursday that seeks to leverage its expertise in developing ... Read more...

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Spain’s unemployment rate edges up


July 28th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 28 (IANS/EFE) Spain's economic crisis continued to take its toll on employment in the second quarter, with the jobless rate edging up to 24.6 percent overall and more ... Read more...

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UN chief to carry Olympic torch


July 25th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 25 (IANS) United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon will visit London July 26-28, during which he will carry the Olympic torch on the final leg of its ... Read more...

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Indian envoy seeks direct flights to Cambodia


July 24th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, July 24 (IANS) India's Ambassador Dinesh K. Patnaik pledged Tuesday to urge Indian airlines to operate direct flights to Cambodia in order to boost bilateral relations in trade, ... Read more...

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Australian economy grows at 3.2 percent


July 23rd, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, July 23 (IANS) Australia's economy has recorded a 3.2 percent growth in the year to June 2012, said a report by Australia's leading private sector economic advisory released Monday.That ... Read more...

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Vietnam president praises India’s economic, technical help


July 18th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, July 18 (IANS) India's economic and technical support for Vietnam came in for praise from its President Truong Tan Sang Wednesday when an Indian delegation called on him ... Read more...

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India, Russia sign Kudankulam project funding protocol (Second Lead)


July 17th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) India and Russia Tuesday signed a protocol for Russian funding for units III and IV at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu, ... Read more...

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India, Russia discuss more Kudankulam projects (Lead)


July 17th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) India and Russia Tuesday discussed the contours of a fresh bilateral agreement to further their nuclear trade by setting up two additional units at ... Read more...

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India, Russia discuss more Kudankulam projects


July 17th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) India and Russia Tuesday discussed the contours of a fresh bilateral agreement to further their nuclear trade by setting up two additional units at the ... Read more...

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Ethiopian PM misses AU summit, health rumours float


July 17th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 17 (IANS) It's a mystery absence that has created a lot of hush-hush talk here. Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has been missing from the African ... Read more...

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