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Gaddafi antagonised India with Kashmir remarks


October 20th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) India has been scaling up its relations with Libya over the years, largely driven by energy interests, but its long-standing ruler Muammar Gaddafi, who ... Read more...

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PM endorsed all 2G policy decisions: Balwa (Second Lead)


August 1st, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa Monday told a Delhi court that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, then external affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee and then ... Read more...

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India to link 12 more countries to Pan-African network


August 13th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Twelve more African countries will be formally inducted into India's flagship initiatives in tele-medicine and tele-education as part of the Pan-African network that will also establish ... Read more...

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Chronology of India-Pakistan meetings since 26/11


May 11th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The last round of talks between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan took place Nov 26, 2008, hours before Pakistani terrorists unleashed mayhem in Mumbai, ... Read more...

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India believe 74 missing defence personnel in Pak custody


March 10th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): The Union Government on Wednesday said that 74 missing defence personnel languishing in Pakistani jail.Replying to questions in the Lok Sabha, External Affairs Minister S M ... Read more...

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One year on, India-Pakistan chill deepens (One Year After 26/11)


November 27th, 2009 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand Nov 26-28, 2008 - three days that took India-Pakistan ties from a high note of hope to a crashing low. One year on, after seven dossiers given by India ... Read more...

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India hits back at China, PM trip to Arunachal justified (Lead)


October 14th, 2009 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) India hit back at China Wednesday by asking it not to help set up projects in Pakistani Kashmir as External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee rejected Chinese ... Read more...

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Tipaimukh dam, trade to top Delhi-Dhaka talks


September 6th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 6 (IANS) A "congenial ambience" between Bangladesh and India would be of help when issues like Tipaimukh dam, trade and transit are taken up during the visit of Foreign ... Read more...

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Bangladesh Foreign Minister to visit Delhi


August 19th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka/New Delhi, Aug.19 (ANI): Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni will undertake her maiden official visit to India on September 8 and is expected to discuss several bilateral issues, including border security, ... Read more...

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Workshop on Pan-African e-network starts Wednesday


August 11th, 2009 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Delegates from 31 African countries will be taking part in a two-day workshop beginning Wednesday on India's flagship project - Pan-African e-Network, which links leading universities ... Read more...

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Sonia endorses Manmohan’s initiative on Pakistan


July 25th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Notwithstanding the voices of dissent within the party, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has endorsed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's initiative on Pakistan and has conveyed this to ... Read more...

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India awaits formal confirmation of Prabhakaran’s death


July 8th, 2009 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) India Wednesday said it is still waiting for a formal response from Sri Lanka confirming the death of Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran and promised continued ... Read more...

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Mukherjee roped in to end Congress-DMK Cabinet portfolio deadlock


May 21st, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): Senior Congress leader and former External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee has been asked to lead a Congress team of negotiators to resolve the party's deadlock with ... Read more...

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Indian envoys to meet Sri Lankan President


May 21st, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 21 (ANI): India's National Security Advisor M.K.Narayanan and Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon will meet Sri Lankan President, Mahinda Rajapakse on Thursday over breakfast.Their discussions will mainly focus on ... Read more...

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NSA, Menon to meet Rajapaksa, press for political solution (Lead)


May 20th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) India will offer to help rehabilitate Tamil civilians and press for "effective devolution" of powers when National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan and Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon meet ... Read more...

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NSA Narayanan to leave for Sri Lanka today


May 20th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 20 (ANI): National Security Adviser M. K. Narayanan will leave for Sri Lanka today to review the situation in that island nation.The visit is being held a day after ... Read more...

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Legitimate aspirations of Lankan Tamils should be addressed: Pranab (Lead)


May 20th, 2009 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) India is concerned about the Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka and wants that their "legitimate aspirations" should be addressed, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Tuesday. Mukherjee said ... Read more...

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India demands political solution for Lankan Tamils


May 19th, 2009 - 10:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): Reiterating New Delhi's stand for a political solution to the issue of minority rights, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday urged the Sri Lankan government ... Read more...

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India to provide relief to those affected in Sri Lankan conflict


May 18th, 2009 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday called up Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, and assured him of providing relief to those affected by the tragic conflict ... Read more...

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Details sought from Sri Lanka on Prabhakaran: Congress


May 18th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Indian government has sought details from Sri Lanka about the military action in which LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran was killed, the ruling Congress party said ... Read more...

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PM wants Montek Singh Ahluwalia as Finance Minister?


May 17th, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): As the Congress core committee brainstorms over the issues related to government formation, there are reports that Dr. Manmohan Singh wants deputy chairman of the Planning ... Read more...

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Congress core group meets to discuss govt. formation


May 17th, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): The Congress core group met on Sunday to discuss the political situation and issues related to government formation.The strategy meeting was held to discuss whether to ... Read more...

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SP ready to support Congress: Amar Singh


May 17th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): Declaring his party's committment to secular politics, Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh on Sunday said that his party was ready to support the Congress."The SP ... Read more...

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SP offers Congress ‘constructive support’


May 17th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party Sunday offered "constructive support" to the Congress, which has emerged the decisive winner in the elections. Declaring that the party "was committed to secular ... Read more...

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Trinamool Congress supporters celebrate party’s good showing


May 16th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) Jubilant Trinamool Congress supporters waved the victory sign and celebrated in the West Bengal capital Saturday after the party along with its ally the Congress established a clear ... Read more...

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Mamata, Congress breach Left citadel in Bengal (Lead)


May 16th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Left Front seemed headed for serious reverses as the main opposition Trinamool Congress made spectacular gains, leading in 13 constituencies while its alliance partner ... Read more...

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After exit polls, political players brace for strategy sessions


May 14th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) A day after televisions projected a badly fractured Lok Sabha, leading contenders for power discussed ways Thursday to woo new allies and estranged partners in a ... Read more...

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West Bengal votes amid sporadic clashes (Third Lead)


May 13th, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) A 70 percent turnout was reported in 11 constituencies of West Bengal in the final phase of Lok Sabha elections Wednesday amid sporadic clashes that left five people ... Read more...

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Polling over, bookies root for Manmohan as next PM


May 13th, 2009 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Bookies and punters see Prime Minister Manmohan Singh retaining power as the curtain rang down on the five-phased Indian elections and reports of exit polls started coming ... Read more...

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West Bengal votes amid sporadic clashes (Second Lead)


May 13th, 2009 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Sporadic political clashes left two persons injured in the final phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal Wednesday even as people turned out in large numbers to ... Read more...

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Enthusiastic Kolkatans throng polling booths


May 13th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) An elderly woman in a wheelchair, a patient laid up on a stretcher, a middle-aged man carrying his octogenarian mother...They were among Kolkata residents who voted in right ... Read more...

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Four killed, 75 percent polling in West Bengal (Fourth Lead)


May 7th, 2009 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Four people were killed and 12, including three policemen, injured in poll-related violence, as nearly 75 percent of the electorate voted in the Lok Sabha elections in West ... Read more...

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Fourth round of voting ends in India, parties look post-poll (Roundup)


May 7th, 2009 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Four people were killed in poll violence in West Bengal and Rajasthan Thursday as nearly 54 million voters exercised their franchise in eight states in the ... Read more...

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Three killed, over 70 percent vote in West Bengal (Third Lead)


May 7th, 2009 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Three people were killed and five, including three policemen, were injured in poll related violence as over 70 percent of the electorate voted in the Lok Sabha elections ... Read more...

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Polling ends for round four of elections


May 7th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) India entered the last lap of Election 2009 Thursday with polling ending for the fourth of the five-phase elections. It was a largely peaceful election across eight ... Read more...

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