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Why is Hindi not at the United Nations? (Comment)


September 21st, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Ahead of the ninth World Hindi Convention in Johannesburg, South Africa (Sep 22-24), it defies logic why Hindi, a language spoken by over half a billion people, or every 10th person ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

46 years hence, a miracle homecoming for Indian diplomatic bag


September 18th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) It's a miracle homecoming. An Indian diplomatic bag containing Indian newspapers, magazines and mails has managed to journey back home 46 years after braving ice ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US child custody row: Couple advised to await court verdict


September 13th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The government Thursday said it has advised an Indian couple embroiled in a custody battle with a child protection agency in New Jersey (US) to ... Read more...

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Indian envoys’ meet: Cyber security, Arab Spring on agenda


September 13th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Against the backdrop of new threats like cyber security and the shifting contours of global geopolitics, around 120 envoys from Indian missions abroad will ... Read more...

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India condemns attack on US consulate in Libya


September 13th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) India Wednesday strongly condemned the attack on the US consulate in Libya that killed Washington's envoy and other US officials."We are deeply shocked at ... Read more...

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Palestinian president arrives Monday on state visit


September 10th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrives in India Monday night on a state visit during which he will hold delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan likely to sign visa pact Saturday


September 7th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) The much-awaited visa agreement between India and Pakistan could be signed Saturday, Indian sources said here Friday.The visa agreement could be a game changer for people-to-people ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Palestine leader heads to India next week (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Amid the flux in West Asia, India will reinforce its commitment to the Palestinian cause and will sign three pacts during the visit ... Read more...

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India to host Palestinian leader next week


September 7th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Amid the flux in West Asia, India is set to roll out the red carpet for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas next week and reiterate ... Read more...

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Travel advisory: India assures safety to visiting Sri Lankans (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Amid reports of attack on buses carrying Sri Lankan pilgrims in Tamil Nadu and a travel advisory issued by Colombo, the government Tuesday assured that ... Read more...

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India forges diplomatic ties with ‘Wi-Fi nation’


September 4th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Niue? What's new? Last week, India quietly established formal diplomatic relations with Niue, a South Pacific island of 1,400 inhabitants, which is better known ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka issues travel warning for southern India


September 4th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 4 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has issued a travel warning to Sri Lankans visiting southern India following a spate of incidents targeting Sri Lankan nationals, the external ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sri Lankan minister rushes to Britain over travel advisory


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris has left for London in an attempt to meet British officials and urge them to withdraw a travel advisory ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan 26/11 panel visit only after internal consultations: India


September 1st, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Indian government Friday said it will decide on the visit of another Pakistan judicial panel here to cross-examine witnesses related to the trial ... Read more...

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Krishna, Khar to hold talks Sep 8, visa pact uncertain


August 31st, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will hold talks with his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar in Islamabad Sep 8, but it's not yet clear ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India urges Maldives parties to respect inquiry outcome


August 29th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Tehran, Aug 29 (IANS) Ahead of the release of a crucial probe report on the Feb 7 transfer of power in the Maldives, India Wednesday urged all political parties ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

UN support: India to seek Pacific island nations’ support


August 28th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) As New Delhi renews its bid for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council, India is looking to deepen its relations with the 16-nation ... Read more...

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India to pay homage at Ethiopian leader’s funeral


August 28th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur will represent India at the Sep 2 state funeral of Ethiopia's long-time leader Meles Zenawi.Kaur will ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Nukes needed to deter blackmail by other powers: India (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) In a delicate balancing act, India Tuesday renewed its pitch for universal, time-bound nuclear disarmament, but underlined that it will not be part of ... Read more...

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Nukes protect India from blackmail by other powers: Menon


August 21st, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) In a delicate balancing act, India Tuesday renewed its pitch for universal nuclear disarmament, but underlined that until the world arrived at "this happy state" ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

16 rural passport centres proposed


August 21st, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) For timely and transparent passport-related services in rural areas and the northeast, the external affairs ministry will set up 16 Passport Seva Laghu Kendras (PSLKs) by ... Read more...

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Exodus: India compiling Pakistan link proof, over 250 websites blocked (Roundup)


August 20th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Ahead of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to Islamabad, the government Monday decided to step up inter-ministerial consultations to compile evidence on the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Over 250 websites blocked for triggering northeast panic


August 20th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) In the wake of morphed images triggering an unprecedented exodus of northeastern people from major cities in other states, the government Monday blocked over ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Morphed images: India compiles proof on Pakistan origin (Lead)


August 20th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Ahead of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to Islamabad next month, India Monday decided to step up consultations between its foreign and home ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Sri Lanka to protest British travel advisory


August 20th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka will protest a travel advisory issued by Britain that warns its citizens of an upsurge in nationalism and anti-Western rhetoric in the island nation, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India to renew pitch for nuclear disarmament


August 19th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) India is set to renew its pitch for universal nuclear disarmament at a conference here Tuesday, an idea first thrown up by the late ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Indian who dodged Philippine rebels to return by Tuesday


August 11th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Aug 11 (IANS) K.V. Biju, who managed to escape from the clutches of Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines and who is now safe in Sulu in that country ... Read more...

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Indian kidnapped in Philippines escapes, to return home (Lead)


August 10th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The government Friday said an Indian from Kerala, who was kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf militant group in the Philippines in June 2011 and was ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, Thailand review FTA talks, push trilateral highway


August 10th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) India and Thailand Friday reviewed the progress in their negotiations for a free trade treaty and decided to step up work on landmark connectivity projects ... Read more...

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Indian kidnapped in Philippines set free


August 10th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) An Indian from Kerala, who was kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf militant group in the Philippines last year and was believed to have been killed, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India listens in on Iran conference on Syria


August 9th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) India has taken part in a ministerial conference convened by Iran, Damascus' staunchest ally, that seeks to push an "indigenous solution" to the Syrian crisis.Rajiv ... Read more...

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India, Latin America to scale up bilateral ties


August 8th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Chila, Cuba and Venezuela, the troika of Latin America's premier grouping, Wednesday sought closer strategic and economic partnership with India and described New Delhi ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India objects to cancellation of NAM meet on Palestine


August 6th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) India Monday said it has strongly objected to the cancellation of a Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) meeting on Palestine that was to be held at Ramallah ... Read more...

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‘World dumps in Africa, India helps build capacity’ (With images)


August 6th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The world is using Africa as a dumping ground for its products but only India is helping the continent in capacity building, a group of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India pushes for consensus on arms trade treaty


August 3rd, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) India Thursday said that a comprehensive legally-binding arms trade treaty should not be rushed through and underlined the need for forging consensus so that the ... Read more...

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