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Ahead of talks, Pakistan’s new envoy arrives in India


June 21st, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Ahead of the talks between foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan, Pakistan's High Commissioner-designate Salman Bashir has arrived here and is expected to present his ... Read more...

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Did Mamata-Hillary talk about foreign investment in retail? (West Bengal Newsletter)


May 13th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) The tete-a-tete between US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, sweetened by plates of sandesh, the popular local sweet, suddenly ... Read more...

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Pakistan may attend Bonn conference


December 5th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Pakistan may have low-level participation in the Bonn conference after a telephone call from US President Barack Obama to President Asif Ali Zardari to express ... Read more...

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India, Brazil, South Africa push for Security Council expansion


October 18th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Oct 18 (IANS) India, Brazil and South Africa, all of whom are now non-permanent members of the UN Security Council, Tuesday underscored again the urgent need to reform the ... Read more...

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India may seek common ground at IBSA on Af-Pak


October 17th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Oct 17 (IANS) Fresh with a victory of sorts over the stand taken on Syria at the UN, India may engage Brazil and South Africa to forge a ... Read more...

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Manmohan invites Zardari, Gilani for India-Pakistan match (Lead)


March 25th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) In a major diplomatic move, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday invited Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani to watch ... Read more...

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US official in Dhaka to meet Grameen’s Yunus


March 19th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 19 (IANS) US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O. Blake Jr. arrived here Saturday to meet Grameen Bank's ousted chief and ... Read more...

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‘Political case for US aid becomes complicated if Pak Govt gets subdued by radicalism’


March 8th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8(ANI): The "political case for billions in civilian and military assistance" by the United States to bring stability to Pakistan's lawless regions will become complicated if the Pakistan Government gets ... Read more...

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Russia doesn’t give a damn about WikiLeaks revelation


December 23rd, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 23 (IANS) Russia "doesn't give a damn" about the assessments of the country's domestic affairs discussed in secret US diplomatic cables which were exposed by whistleblower website Wikileaks, Russian President ... Read more...

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Zardari snubs Cameron’s ‘hospitality’ invitation


August 5th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.5 (ANI): The tussle between British Prime Minister David Cameron and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has witnessed another twist with the latter rejecting Cameron's offer of hospitality.According to reports, ... Read more...

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Australian government bars information on Haneef


December 1st, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Paritosh Parasher Melbourne, Dec 1 (IANS) Australia has refused to divulge some parts of a "potentially explosive diplomatic" cable from its high commission in New Delhi about India-born doctor Muhammad Haneef, who ... Read more...

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Pak blames India of hampering its ‘war on terror’


November 28th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov.28 (ANI): Pakistan has once again blamed India of harbouring terror inside the country through Afghanistan and hampering Islamabad's anti-terror efforts.In an interview to a television channel, Pakistan's Ambassador to ... Read more...

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Singh, Gilani meet unlikely after latter ‘forced’ to skip Commonwealth summit


November 7th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov.7 (ANI): Worried by the current turbulent political scenario in the country emanating due to the government's failure to table the controversial National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) in parliament, Pakistan Prime ... Read more...

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Miliband frontrunner for EU foreign minister, says diplomat


November 5th, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 5 (DPA) Britain's David Miliband has emerged as the man to beat in the race to become the EU's first foreign-policy supremo, a top diplomat has confirmed. But the race ... Read more...

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Pak’s ‘unnecessary excitement’ may delay its ‘cherished’ goal of French nuclear deal


July 11th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 11 (ANI): It is highly unlikely that Pakistan and France would ink a bilateral civil nuclear deal by the end of the year as was being claimed by diplomatic circles ... Read more...

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Pak diplomatic circles not expecting ‘major breakthrough’ during Indo-Pak secretaries meet in Egypt


July 10th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 10 (ANI): Pakistan's diplomatic circles are not expecting any major 'breakthrough' during the meeting of foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan on the margins of the Non-Aligned Movement summit ... Read more...

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Sweden opens EU presidency with focus on Iran, climate (Lead)


July 2nd, 2009 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Stockholm, July 1 (DPA) Iran, climate talks, global economic crisis and the unexpected resignation of Croatia's Prime Minister Ivo Sanader were topics occupying diplomatic circles Wednesday, as Sweden took over the rotating ... Read more...

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US envoy designate to India was considered a CIA agent during 70s: Report


March 23rd, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.23 (ANI): The Obama Administration, in a stop gap arrangement has appointed Peter Burleigh as its envoy to India after David Mulfords term is over. Burleighs name may not have ... Read more...

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Indian peaceniks aim to refresh brotherhood spirit with Pakistanis


February 23rd, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Wagah border (Amritsar), Feb.23 (ANI): While diplomatic circles in India and Pakistan are engaged in formally getting the suspended composite dialogue back on track, peaceniks of both countries are doing their ... Read more...

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Pakistani army chief Kayani to visit US


February 10th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Pakistani Army chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani will visit the US later this month at a time when the Obama administration is reviewing Washington's policy towards his ... Read more...

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Britain joins US to warn Pak of Indias growing impatience over Mumbai inaction


December 25th, 2008 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 25 (ANI): Britain has warned Pakistan after the Mumbai terror attacks that India was losing patience and the United Kingdom like the US was worried that lack of cooperation ... Read more...

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What will Prabhakaran say as troops besiege key rebel town?


November 26th, 2008 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 26 (IANS) Everyone here is keenly awaiting the annual speech of Velupillai Prabhakaran, the leader of the Tamil Tiger rebels, Thursday as the Sri Lankan Army says it has laid ... Read more...

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Saudi King holds talks with Pakistan, Afghanistan presidents


November 13th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 13 (IANS) The King of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has held a trilateral meeting with presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan Hamid Karzai and Asif Ali Zardari ... Read more...

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Don’t read too much into Prachanda’s China visit: Nepal’s envoy


August 28th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Nepal's Ambassador Durgesh Man Singh has sought to allay anxieties in India about Prachanda's visit to China - his first overseas visit after becoming prime minister - ... Read more...

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Pakistan upbeat on composite dialogue with India


July 14th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Muhammad Najeeb Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) Pakistan is hopeful India will launch the fifth round of their composite dialogue as scheduled July 21-22, a senior official said Monday. "We have received some ... Read more...

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Rice lets Qureshi have it over lack of progress in war on terror


July 12th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 12 (ANI): No agreement has been reached between Pakistan s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on wide ranging issues like the ... Read more...

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Qureshi-Rice talks ends sans agreement


July 12th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , July 12 (ANI): No agreement has been reached between Pakistan s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on wide ranging issues like the ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan begin to ‘cement’ ties


May 21st, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by admin
By Manish Chand Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) "See how times have changed; now it's the Pakistan army that is helping to build India!" This witty one-liner, referring to Pakistani company Fauji Cement that ... Read more...

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Zubin Mehta hopes to end North Korean isolation through music


February 25th, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by admin
London, February 25 (ANI): Zubin Mehta, the president of the famous New York Philharmonic orchestra, has said that he hopes that the groups upcoming show in North Korea will help rid the ... Read more...

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Will Kim Jong-il attend New York Philharmonic orchestra gig?


February 25th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by admin
London, February 25 (ANI): While the famous New York Philharmonic orchestra is gearing up for a groundbreaking concert in North Korea, experts in diplomatic circles across the world seem busy thinking whether ... Read more...

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Benazir to kick off election campaign from Dec 17


December 11th, 2007 - 9:22 pm ICT by admin
Karachi, Dec 11 (ANI): Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Benazir Bhutto will start her election campaign from Sindh Province on December 17.PPP president of Sindh province Qaim Ali Shah made this announcement at ... Read more...

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