diplomatic missions

Five members elected to Indian schools’ Board of Directors in Oman


March 27th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Muscat, Mar.27 (ANI): Five members of the Indian School Muscat have been elected to be the part of Board of Directors that frames policies for Indian schools in Oman.Out of the 14 ... Read more...

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Stop Libya bombings, please talk, says India (Lead)


March 21st, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) India Monday urged the West to stop bombing Libya and suggested negotiations instead to end the violent revolt against long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi.But External Affairs ... Read more...

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India gravely concerned over air strikes on Libya: Krishna


March 21st, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 21 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna on Monday said the Indian Government is gravely concerned about the ongoing violence in Libya, and has expressed regret about the air strikes ... Read more...

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Halt hostilities in Libya, says India


March 21st, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) India Monday expressed regret over the Western air strikes in Libya and called for an end to hostilities."The need of the hour is cessation of ... Read more...

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India ‘regrets’ coalition airstrikes in Libya


March 20th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI (BNO NEWS) -- India's Ministry of External Affairs on Sunday said it regrets the coalition airstrikes being carried out against Libyan targets, reportedly resulting in a number of casualties.A statement ... Read more...

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India, China, Russia oppose air strikes on Libya (Reaction Roundup)


March 20th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) India, China and Russia Sunday opposed the Western air strikes on Libya, with Moscow demanding a dialogue to end the "bloodshed".The Indian foreign ministry said ... Read more...

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India ‘regrets’ military action against Libya


March 20th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) India Sunday regretted the Western air strikes on Libya.The external affairs ministry said nothing should be done that aggravates the already worsening situation for the ... Read more...

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4th Sharjah Used Book Festival draws 40,000 visitors


March 6th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, March 6 (IANS/WAM) The 4th Sharjah Used Book Festival was a major draw, with the four-day event attracting about 40,000 visitors this year.The huge turnout was an incentive to ... Read more...

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Ex-Nepal PM Bhattarai’ last rites performed in Kathmandu


March 6th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar 6(ANI): The last rites of former Nepal Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, who breathed his last in Kathmandu on Friday, were performed at the Pashupati Aryaghat here with state honours ... Read more...

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Ex-Nepal PM Bhattarai’ last rites to be held on Sunday


March 5th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar 5(ANI): The last rites of former Nepal Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, who breathed his last in Kathmandu on Friday, will be performed with state honours on Sunday.The Nepal government ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Tourist influx into Pak reduced considerably after Raymond Davis episode


February 27th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Feb 27(ANI): The influx of tourists into Pakistan has reduced considerably following the Raymond Davis episode, in which the CIA agent killed two Pakistani men in Lahore on January 27.A study ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

851 US nationals enjoy diplomatic immunity in Pakistan


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 25(ANI): The United States has 851 officials with diplomatic immunity in Pakistan, which is also the largest number of such officials among all nations with diplomatic missions in the country.The ... Read more...

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Musharraf’s supporters in global protests against arrest warrant in Benazir murder case


February 18th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 18(ANI): The All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) will hold protest demonstrations across the country on Friday (today) over the arrest warrant issued against party leader and former president Pervez ... Read more...

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Egypt accuses foreign missions of smuggling in arms


February 7th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Egyptian foreign ministry has accused a number of diplomatic missions of attempting to smuggle weapons and special communication equipment into the country, the Youm7 web portal ... Read more...

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Andhra seeks help for students stuck in US


January 28th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 28 (IANS) With many students from Andhra Pradesh facing the possibility of being deported from the United States following the closure of Tri-Valley University, the state government Friday urged the ... Read more...

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Act to stop turban checks, Akali Dal tells government


December 14th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 14 (IANS) The ruling Akali Dal in Punjab Tuesday termed Indian diplomat Hardeep Puri's 'pat down' episode in the US as an outrage and urged the central government to ... Read more...

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Massive landslide kills two, 145 missing in Columbia


December 6th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Bogota (Colombia), Dec 6 (ANI): A massive landslide has reportedly killed two persons and left around 145 others buried underground in northwestern Colombia.According to Xinhua, a two-year-old girl is among the ... Read more...

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Steps taken to counter Pakistan missions’ anti-India acts


November 24th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Ahead of the second anniversary of the Nov 26 Mumbai terror attack, the government Wednesday said it has taken up with respective governments anti-India activities indulged in ... Read more...

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Public Diplomacy Division bags prestigious e-governance award


October 28th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) The Public Diplomacy Division (www.indiandiplomacy.in) of the Ministry of External Affairs has been chosen for the prestigious India eGov 2.0 Awards 2010 for the most innovative ... Read more...

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Government’s Public Diplomacy Division gets prestigious e-governance award for 2010


October 28th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 28 (ANI): The Public Diplomacy Division of the Ministry of External Affairs was on Thursday given the prestigious India eGov 2.0 Awards 2010 for the most innovative use ... Read more...

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9/11 terrorists didn’t come from Canada, US told


October 20th, 2010 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 20 (IANS) Canada has once again rebutted the charges by American politicians that 9/11 hijackers entered the US from its northern neighbour.The rebuttal came after US Republican Senate candidate Sharron ... Read more...

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UAE to open more diplomatic missions abroad


August 16th, 2010 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 16 (IANS/WAM) The UAE, which has 77 embassies across the world, is aspiring to expand its diplomatic network in East Africa and Latin America by opening new missions in ... Read more...

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China mourns mudslide victims, toll rises to 1,248 (Roundup)


August 15th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) China paused for three minutes Sunday as the nation mourned the deaths and misery of thousands of people in devastating mudslides that swept the northwestern region, with the ... Read more...

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Arab envoys, Sri Lankan minister discuss economic ties


July 15th, 2010 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 14 (IANS/WAM) Ambassadors from the UAE and other Arab countries Wednesday held talks here with the Sri Lankan economic minister to strengthen economic ties. UAE Ambassador to Sri Lanka Mahmoud Mohammed ... Read more...

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Chapman’s call to her father forced US to arrest, deport 10 Russian spies


July 12th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): An anxious June 26 phone call from Russian spy Anna Chapman to her father, Vasily Kushchenko, a KGB veteran working in Moscow's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, led the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh not to give visas to 1971 war-crimes suspects


July 11th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 11 (DPA) Bangladesh has decided to send a list of suspected war criminals from the country's 1971 secession conflict with Pakistan to all Dhaka-based diplomatic missions asking them not to ... Read more...

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Foreign Embassies condemn “intimidating” protests against UN probe in Sri Lanka


July 10th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): Embassies in Sri Lanka have expressed disappointment over the "intimidating" protests, which have blockaded the United Nations compound in Colombo.According to the BBC, diplomatic missions including those of ... Read more...

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Foreign embassy staff making mockery of ‘diplomatic immunity’ in Britain


June 29th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): Foreign Embassy officials and dependants in Britain have got off scot-free from 78 charges due to diplomatic immunity.According to The Guardian, some officials were caught shoplifting and drink-driving, ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan to celebrate its president’s birthday, Astana’s founding in July


June 23rd, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): The month of July will be a significant one in Kazakhstan's fledgling history, with its people gearing up to celebrate their President Nursultan Nazarbayev's 70th birthday, and ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists storm seat of government as protests continue


May 9th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 9 (IANS) Hundreds of Maoist supporters waving red banners and the flag of their once-outlawed party encircled the seat of the government in the capital Sunday, continuing their ... Read more...

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Pak court acquits Marriott Hotel bombers over lack of evidence


May 6th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, May 6 (ANI): In yet another instance where terror accused suspects have been set free due to the lack of evidence in Pakistan, an anti-terrorism court here has acquitted four people ... Read more...

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All eyes on India as Maoist strike reaches fifth day in Nepal


May 6th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 6 (IANS) All eyes turned to Nepal's neighbour India Thursday as a Maoist protest kept the country paralysed for the fifth day in a row, with the ruling parties failing ... Read more...

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Nepal PM to brief Indian envoy as strike enters fourth day


May 5th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 5 (IANS) As an indefinite strike clamped by Nepal's opposition Maoist party continued to paralyse the nation for the fourth consecutive day Wednesday, embattled Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal ... Read more...

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Government verifying reports on Chinese hackers


April 29th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The government has directed that sensitive documents should not be stored on computer systems that have an interface with the Internet, and is verifying a report that ... Read more...

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UAE envoys to discuss diplomacy in Asia


April 18th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 18 (IANS/WAM) UAE ambassadors to Asian countries will meet in Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur April 22-23 to discuss strategies to pursue their foreign policies in the region. The first ... Read more...

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