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Captive sailor’s family pleads with government


August 9th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 9 (IANS) The parents of 22-year-old sailor Aman Kumar, held captive by Somali pirates for the last 20 months, made a plea to the government Thursday to ensure ... Read more...

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India eyes trade, connectivity during PM’s Myanmar visit


May 25th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Manmohan Singh will Sunday become the first Indian prime minister in 25 years to visit Myanmar on a three-day official trip to boost trade ... Read more...

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Nasheed disappointed with India, says Maldives ex-foreign minister (Interview)


February 12th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Male, Feb 12 (IANS) As India steps up efforts to broker a political deal in the Maldives, Ahmed Shaheed, a former foreign minister of the Indian Ocean nation, says ... Read more...

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India steps up knowledge diplomacy with Africa


January 18th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Stepping up its diplomacy in Africa, India Wednesday unveiled ambitious plans for enhancing collaboration in the area of human resource development and agriculture to ... Read more...

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India denies envoy summoned by Bangladesh


July 3rd, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) India Sunday denied its envoy to Bangladesh was summoned to explain Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's 'off-the-record' remarks and added that the meeting was only ... Read more...

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Deeply concerned at targeting of Indian diplomats in US: India


June 22nd, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) In a strongly worded statement, India Wednesday said it was "deeply concerned" at the targeting of Indian diplomats in the United States and dismissed charges ... Read more...

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India to soon ratify UN anti-graft convention


April 11th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) India will soon ratify the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, which it had signed in 2005, officials said Monday."The ratification process is currently under ... Read more...

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Italian envoy summoned over turban row (Lead)


March 23rd, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) A day after golfer Jeev Milkha Singh's coach was forced to remove his turban a second time at the Milan airport during a security ... Read more...

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Australians could soon taste the sweet Indian mango


January 25th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinNew Delhi, Jan. 25 (ANI): Australians are looking forward to eating Indian mangoes from next season, even as the governments of the two nations are fine tuning the modalities ... Read more...

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Indian Australian community’s welfare important for New Delhi: Krishna


January 20th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 20 (ANI): External Affair Minister S. M. Krishna has said the welfare of the Indian community in Australia is of paramount concern to New Delhi."I have had a productive ... Read more...

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Wife-beating row: Indian diplomat in Britain transferred (Roundup)


January 17th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/London, Jan 16 (IANS) India's chief trade diplomat in Britain Anil Verma is being transferred back after the external affairs ministry decided that allegations of him beating his wife were "causing ... Read more...

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Reports of alleged Chinese intrusion in Demchok baseless: Govt.


January 10th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.10 (ANI): The government has termed media reports alleging the intrusion of Chinese troops in the Demchok area of Jammu and Kashmir's Leh District as baseless."Government has seen media reports ... Read more...

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Army chief plays down Chinese troop incursion in Ladakh


January 10th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.10 (ANI): Chuief of Army Staff, General V K Singh on Monday played down reports of Chinese troops enterring Indian territory in Ladakh and warning contractors to stop construction work.General ... Read more...

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India, France to sign deals on civil n-power, films


December 1st, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) India and France will sign several agreements on civil nuclear cooperation, space and film co-production during the visit of French President Nicolas Sarkozy later this week.Sarkozy ... Read more...

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Kiwi Olympic body chief dismisses fears over Delhi Commonwealth Games


August 4th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Aug.4 (ANI): The New Zealand Olympic Committee has dismissed fears over whether or not the Commonwealth Games will be held in Delhi in October or not.Reacting to reports of alleged corruption ... Read more...

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Kalmadi appoints three-member body to probe CWG money scam trail to UK


August 3rd, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.3 (ANI): Organising Committee Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 Chairman Suresh Kalmadi on Tuesday set up a three-member panel to probe the money scam trail to the United Kingdom.The panel includes ... Read more...

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Krishna begins maiden visit to Mauritius, Mozambique


July 2nd, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinNew Delhi July 2 (ANI): External Affair Minister S.M. Krishna left for Mauritius and Mozambique on a five-day official visit to strengthen India's relations with these countries.During the ... Read more...

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Police arrest two, recover articles stolen from museum


June 29th, 2010 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Noida, June 28 (IANS) Two people were arrested here Monday for allegedly stealing antiques from the museum of a former royal in Bulandshahar district of Uttar Pradesh, police said. Police arrested Bunty and ... Read more...

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Media gets up, close and too personal - again (Comment)


April 15th, 2010 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
By Minu Jain That same question of space again. From Sania-Shoaib to Shashi-Sunanda, it has been a seamless transition for the gossip hungry reader being fed by large sections of the media ... Read more...

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Australian envoy accepts that attacks on Indians may affect bilateral ties


January 21st, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Hours after External Affair Minister S M Krishna said repeated attacks on Indians in Australia did not augur well for bilateral relations between the two countries. Australia ... Read more...

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Bhutan King arrives in India on state visit


December 21st, 2009 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) India and Bhutan will sign agreements on hydroelectric power and civil aviation during the Bhutanese King's five-day state visit to India, where an exhibition of photographs he ... Read more...

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Regional BIMSTEC grouping adopts a convention to combat terrorism


December 12th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravi ShankarNay Pyi Taw (Myanmar)/On board, Dec 12 (ANI): The seven-nation Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) grouping adopted a convention to combat terrorism and ... Read more...

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India to set up institutions in Africa, offer scholarships to 300 African students


December 7th, 2009 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
By Groum Abate Addis Ababa, Dec 7 (IANS) India intends to set up educational institutions and communication facilities in Africa and increase the number of scholarships for African students to study in India."We ... Read more...

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Pakistan assures India on Mumbai terror probe progress


September 19th, 2009 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of a meeting between the Indian and Pakistani foreign ministers next week, Islamabad Saturday sought to assure New Delhi it would lead its investigation into the Mumbai ... Read more...

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India to Pakistan: Talks depend on tackling cross-border terror


September 19th, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Ahead of the Indian and Pakistani foreign ministers' meeting in New York next week, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao Saturday made it clear that the resumption of dialogue, ... Read more...

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Congress leaders meet to discuss post poll strategy


May 14th, 2009 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Senior Congress strategists, including Pranab Mukherjee and A.K. Antony, met Thursday night at the party headquarters here to discuss on how to cobble up the required magic ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks more information on 26/11, India terms it insincere (Third Lead)


February 10th, 2009 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 9 (IANS) Pakistan said Monday it needed more information on the Mumbai terror attacks and New Delhi expectedly reacted in anger, accusing Islamabad of insincerity in prosecuting the perpetrators of ... Read more...

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Pakistan’’s National Security Advisor meets Pranab Mukherjee


October 14th, 2008 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 14 (ANI): Pakistan National Security Advisor (NSA) Mahmud Ali Durrani who is on a five-day visit to India with an agenda focused on promoting friendship between the two ... Read more...

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BSP releases candidates list for Rajasthan Assembly, LS polls


September 1st, 2008 - 8:12 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Sept 1 (ANI): The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) today released its list of 155 candidates for the Assembly polls in Rajasthan and 13 for Lok Sabha elections.The list included the ... Read more...

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US affirms commitment to India in securing a clean waiver from NSG


August 26th, 2008 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 26 (ANI): The US Ambassador to India David C. Mulford has said that his country is committed to work with India to rapidly complete the remaining steps necessary ... Read more...

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Former foreign minister Solanki to face trial


July 7th, 2008 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Monday ordered commencement of trial against former external affair minister Madhavsinh Solanki for his alleged attempt to scuttle the probe ... Read more...

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India, Turkmenistan ink energy pact


April 5th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by admin
By Vishnu Makhijani Ashgabat, April 5 (IANS) India and Turkmenistan Saturday inked a landmark memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the oil and gas sector that is expected to go a ... Read more...

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US House Speaker Pelosi meets Manmohan Singh


March 20th, 2008 - 6:15 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here today. Pelosi arrived here last night on a five-day visit. During her visit, Pelosi ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves ICWA act amendment


March 7th, 2008 - 11:08 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 7 (IANS) The cabinet Friday approved an amendment to the bill governing the ministry of external affair's think tank Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) that has provisions on ... Read more...

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Antony’s Malaysia visit to boost Look East policy


January 6th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Jan6 (ANI): In an effort to give further impetus to India's Look East policy, Defence Minister A K Antony will travel to Malaysia from Sunday to enhance defence relation between ... Read more...

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