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China expresses opposition to US yuan bill


October 12th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 12 (IANS) China's ministry of commerce Wednesday expressed its opposition to a vote by the US Senate that passed a bill to press China to raise the ... Read more...

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Make Right to water, sanitation a law: UN chief


July 28th, 2011 - 7:08 am ICT by IANS
United Nations (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on all member states to integrate the right to water and sanitation into their body of laws, Xinhua reported Thursday.Ban's statement ... Read more...

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UK faces serious ‘online juhadist attacks’ : Security Minister


February 2nd, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): British security minister Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones has warned that the UK national infrastructure faces serious cyber threats from terrorists.The Telegraph quoted her as saying that the government ... Read more...

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All is not lost on India-EU trade frontier


December 10th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashBrussels, Dec.10 (ANI): It has been like waiting for Godot. And proverbially, Godot will not arrive in time for the Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, either. India-EU trade ... Read more...

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Ahead of Obama visit, India signs n-liability pact (Lead)


October 27th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna/New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit, India Wednesday signed a global pact on nuclear liability in Vienna, a key step that will assuage concerns of ... Read more...

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Six Greenpeace activists arrested for protesting against Nuclear Liability Bill


August 25th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): Six activists of the environment group Greenpeace were arrested here on Wednesday for protesting against the tabling of the Nuclear Liability Bill in Parliament.The activists held ... Read more...

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Don’t allow US to dictate terms, says BJP


August 25th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday asked the government not to rush the passage of the nuclear liability bill in parliament under the US pressure. "Please ... Read more...

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BASIC countries want legally binding climate change agreement


April 26th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, April 26 (IANS) India, China, Brazil and South Africa Monday called for finalising a legally binding treaty on reduction of carbon emission latest by 2011 and indicated that the world ... Read more...

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Cabinet okays law against torture (Lead)


April 8th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Thirteen years after India signed an international treaty against torture, the union cabinet Thursday approved a proposal to introduce a legislation against torture. "It is an ... Read more...

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Health care, jobs, top Obama’s 2010 agenda


January 15th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Chris Cermak Washington, Jan 15 (DPA) President Barack Obama hopes to start off his second year in office with a bang - a major health care reform bill that has eluded ... Read more...

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Climate deal - A ‘powerful signal’ or a ’sham’?


December 19th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) As the United States struck a climate deal with India, China and South Africa, President Barack Obama's supporters hailed it as a "powerful signal", but ... Read more...

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EU approves special residence, work permit scheme for foreigners


May 26th, 2009 - 6:40 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 26 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has approved a special residence and work permit scheme for qualified third-country citizens for the purpose of employment in Europe. The Blue Card will ... Read more...

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Release Suu Kyi, UN official tells Myanmar


May 15th, 2009 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 14 (DPA) The UN special expert for human rights in Myanmar Thursday called for the "unconditional release" of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Tomas Ojea Quintana, the special rapporteur, ... Read more...

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Advani wants joint parliamentary panel to review 123 pact


June 3rd, 2008 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Rejecting the India-US civilian nuclear deal, Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Tuesday called for a scrutiny by a joint parliamentary committee of the 123 agreement, ... Read more...

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Time tight, but we can still do n-deal, says US


March 5th, 2008 - 5:40 pm ICT by admin
(Lead)New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Pushing for an early conclusion of the nuclear deal so that it can be ratified by Congress before July, the US Wednesday said "the time is tight" ... Read more...

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Only 123 Pact will determine the US-India nuke deal: Boucher


March 5th, 2008 - 5:29 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar. 5 (ANI): U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Central and South Asian Affairs, Richard Boucher, today reiterated that the 123 agreement between Washington and New Delhi would determine the ... Read more...

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India, US bound by 123, not Hyde Act: Boucher


March 5th, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The US Wednesday reminded India of a "very tight deadline" for putting together "missing pieces" to conclude the nuclear deal and clarified that the 123 agreement, and ... Read more...

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US to India: Let’s move forward with both Hyde Act, 123


March 5th, 2008 - 12:56 am ICT by admin
(Lead)New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) A day after India said it was still trying to build political consensus on the nuclear deal, the US Tuesday stressed that the two sides can move ... Read more...

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We have to move with both Hyde Act, 123 pact: Boucher


March 4th, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 4 (ANI): Visiting US Assistant Secretary of State for Central and South Asia Affairs Richard Boucher today said that the two countries have to move with both the Hyde ... Read more...

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US tries to allay Hyde Act anxieties in India


March 4th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) A day after India said it was evolving political consensus on the nuclear deal, the US Tuesday sought to allay anxieties about the Hyde Act, saying it ... Read more...

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India to look for ‘broad political consensus’ on n-deal


March 3rd, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by admin
(Lead)New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Hopeful of overcoming differences with its Leftist allies, the Indian government Monday said it will search for "broad political consensus" within the country to take forward nuclear ... Read more...

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Di inquest thrown into chaos over paparazzi’s refusal to testify


November 14th, 2007 - 8:34 am ICT by admin
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