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China not for war in South China Sea


August 1st, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) The Chinese military has denied that Beijing is preparing for war to defend territory in the South China Sea.Defence ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng was speaking Tuesday ... Read more...

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China’s auto sales expected to hit 20 mn in 2012


July 27th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) China's auto sales are likely to hit 20 million units in 2012 if the economy picks up momentum in the second half, the China Association of ... Read more...

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Restore civilian rule in Mali by July 31: AU


July 15th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 15 (IANS) Voicing concern over the post-coup crisis in Mali, home to priceless treasures of Timbuktu, as one of biggest security threats to Africa, the 54-nation African ... Read more...

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Eliasson sworn in as deputy UN chief


July 3rd, 2012 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 3 (IANS) Jan Eliasson of Sweden was sworn in as the UN deputy secretary-general here Monday, Xinhua reported.Eliasson "has had substantial experience at the United Nations serving ... Read more...

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Porn image shocks Thai lower house


April 19th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, April 19 (IANS) Thai parliamentarians were in for a shock after a pornographic image flashed thrice on a plasma screen in the middle of a debate in the lower ... Read more...

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India, Asean want to ‘connect’ in the physical, virtual world


February 13th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) India and the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) Monday began their year-long engagement with a Delhi Dialogue, where leaders emphasised on increased connectivity, ... Read more...

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India joins multilateral forum to curb tax evasion


January 27th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) In a bid to curb tax avoidance and evasion, India has joined a multilateral forum of which there are over 30 members, including the US, ... Read more...

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UAE helps 5,000 Somalians return


December 31st, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 31 (IANS/WAM) Around 5,000 displaced Somalian villagers staying at a camp of around 30,000 people in the capital Mogadishu have been repatriated to their villages by the ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks strategic dialogue with EU


November 25th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 25 (IANS) Pakistan wants to hold a strategic dialogue with the European Union to forge a broadbased partnership.Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar reaffirmed Pakistan's desire to formally launch ... Read more...

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NATO woos India, says ties important


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 2 (IANS) Stepping up its efforts to woo India as a partner nation in a post-Cold War world, NATO says its fledgling relations with New Delhi are "important" ... Read more...

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UN chief condemns Nigeria blast


August 26th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 26 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the suicide car bomb attack on the UN headquarters in Nigerian capital Abuja, which killed at least 18 people Friday.The ... Read more...

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UN committed to end suffering in Horn of Africa


August 26th, 2011 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Aug 26 (IANS) The UN has assured African countries that it is committed to work with them to end the suffering, currently gripping the Horn of Africa, ... Read more...

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Indian to lead UN change management team


June 1st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 1 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has named Atul Khare of India to spearhead efforts to implement a reform agenda aimed at streamlining and improving the efficiency ... Read more...

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UN to mark day commemorating peacekeepers


May 27th, 2011 - 4:52 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 27 (IANS) The ninth annual international day will serve as an opportunity to highlight the work of UN peacekeeping forces around the world, while commemorating ... Read more...

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Nepal, Tibet sign MoU for trade fair


May 11th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 11 (IANS) The two-day trade talks between Tibet and its largest trade partner since 2001, Nepal, ended in Kathmandu Tuesday with both sides inking a memorandum of understanding ... Read more...

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Nepal-Tibet trade talks kick off


May 9th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 9 (IANS) The two-day trade talks between Nepal and Tibet kicked off in Kathmandu Monday, seeking to ratchet up bilateral trade and cooperation.The Nepal-Tibet Trade Facilitation Committee talks ... Read more...

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UAE begins new humanitarian mission in Pakistan


April 17th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 17 (IANS/WAM) United Arab Emirates (UAE) has started its new humanitarian programme in Pakistan to help people affected by the floods which hit the country last August.The ... Read more...

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India-ASEAN CEPA by 2011 end, says Anand Sharma


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Wednesday said the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between India and ASEAN will be in place by the ... Read more...

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Internet IP addresses not exhausted: ITU official


February 14th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): An ITU official has denied that Internet addresses running out worldwide.Zhao Houlin, a senior official of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), said that the IP address stock ... Read more...

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Malaysia to help ethnic Indians get official documents


January 24th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 24 (IANS) About 30,000 ethnic Indians are expected to be registered next month in the Malaysian government's exercise to help them obtain official documents such as birth certificates and ... Read more...

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Malaysia to set up special counters to help Indians without documents


January 18th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 18 (ANI): Malaysia's National Registration Department (NRD) offices will set up special counters next month under the "MyDaftar" campaign to address documentation problems involving the Indian community.The counters will ... Read more...

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No room for secularism in Pakistan as Islam is its sole identity: Jama’at-e-Islami


January 8th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 8 (ANI): Islam is Pakistan's sole identity, and there is no room for secularism and its believers in this country, Jama'at-e-Islami deputy Secretary General Hafiz Sajid Anwar has said.Addressing the ... Read more...

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No price hike at Malaysian mamak shops, Indian restaurants


December 31st, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 31 (ANI): Customers at mamak and Indian restaurants in Malaysia will not be asked to pay more for their teh tarik and roti canai as the two associations representing ... Read more...

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MWM accuses govt, secret agencies of victimising Shias


December 30th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 30 (ANI): The Majlis Wahdat Muslemin (MWM) has accused the government and secret agencies of victimising the people belonging to the Shia school of thought, and warned that pushing one ... Read more...

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Beijing puts limits on new vehicle registrations to stem traffic jam epidemic


December 24th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 24 (ANI): Beijing has announced new traffic measures, including limiting registration of new vehicles, in a major effort to tackle traffic jams on roads in China's capital city.China Daily ... Read more...

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UAE charity, Oxfam to help displaced Pakistanis


November 30th, 2010 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 29 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) and Oxfam Monday signed an agreement to boost cooperation in crisis management, including the creation of an "Emirati village" in Pakistan ... Read more...

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Shuttler Lin Dan honoured as most valuable player of Asiad


November 27th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 27 (IANS) Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan was awarded the Samsung Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Asian Games.MVP is regarded as the supreme honour for the athletes, recognised by ... Read more...

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UAE charity distributes meat in 60 countries


November 16th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 16 (IANS/WAM) A charity in the UAE has begun distributing sacrificial meat in 60 countries on the eve of the Eid-ul-Azha, it was announced Tuesday.The Red Crescent Authority (RCA) ... Read more...

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Acupuncture to feature on UNESCO cultural heritage list?


November 12th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): Chinese traditional acupuncture and Peking Opera are among other contenders for UNESCO's intangible heritage list next week."That's significant, particularly for acupuncture, which is widely practiced in more ... Read more...

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Police pull out all the stops for XVIth Asiad in Guangzhou


October 30th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Guangzhou (China), Oct. 30 (ANI): Security forces in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou are leaving nothing to chance to ensure the safety of the thousands of competitors and spectators attending the ... Read more...

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Dispute surfaces in Chinese city over discarded cigarette butt for money exchange


October 28th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 28 (ANI): A dispute has surfaced in the Chinese city of Xianyang over residents being offered cold hard cash for each discarded cigarette butt they pick up.The drive, which ... Read more...

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China’s Wuhan city wants to invest in Kolkata


October 27th, 2010 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) A delegation from China's Wuhan city Tuesday evinced interest in investing in the New Town area that is being developed near Rajarhat in Kolkata's north eastern fringes. ... Read more...

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Guangzhou authorities to remove 40 percent of vehicles of roads during Asiad


October 25th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Guangzhou (China), Oct. 25 (ANI): The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou will remove about 40 percent of its vehicles from the roads to improve air quality and ease traffic congestion during the ... Read more...

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NATO-led ISAF apologises to Pak over cross-border helicopter attack


October 4th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 4(ANI): The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan has reportedly apologised to Pakistan over last Thursday's cross-border helicopter attack, which allegedly killed three soldiers and injured three others.A ... Read more...

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Pak lodges protest with NATO over cross-border air strikes into its territory


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 2 (ANI): Reacting to the recent NATO and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) intrusions into its territory, Pakistan has formally lodged a protest in this regard with a senior ... Read more...

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