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Rich nations shy from commitment at Rio Earth Summit


June 21st, 2012 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 21 (IANS) As the Earth Summit began Wednesday, India had more than one reason to be happy, with its main concerns addressed in the draft ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

G8 leaders stresses boosting growth


May 20th, 2012 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) nations have stressed that bolstering economic growth and job creation was critical to the global economic recovery."The global economic ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Norway NRI row: India sends special envoy to Oslo


February 27th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) A special envoy of the Indian government Monday met the Norwegian foreign minister in Oslo and urged him to speed up the return of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India to mount ‘all-out efforts’ for NRI children’s return


February 23rd, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Incensed by Norway's move to extend residence permits of two Indian children under foster care, India Thursday said it would make "all out" efforts to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Krishna opens new ITO passport office in Delhi


February 23rd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Thursday inaugurated the new passport office here, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for processing nearly a thousand applications per day.The sprawling ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Jats remain defiant, trains affected in parts of Haryana


February 21st, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), Feb 21 (IANS) Leaders of the Jat community in Haryana and their supporters remained defiant Tuesday, saying they would intensify their agitation for job quotas in Haryana from ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India, US to cooperate on labour issues


February 3rd, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) India and the United States have signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a framework for conducting a dialogue and to cooperate on future labour and employment ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Punjab eco-warrior seeks environment in manifesto


January 6th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 6 (IANS) Punjab-based eco-warrior Balbir Singh Seechewal Friday urged contesting candidates and parties in Punjab to put environment protection in their manifestos.Seechewal, who is known for his campaigns ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

IPTA resolves to wage war against ‘obscurantist values’


December 30th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 30 (IANS) The Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA) has resolved to wage a relentless struggle against "obscurantist forces" which, it said, were hell-bent on destroying India's secular, socio-cultural ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Government approves 15 highway projects worth Rs.15,680 crore


November 16th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Giving a boost to the transport sector, the government Wednesday approved 15 highway projects covering a total of 1,814 km at a cost of Rs.15,680 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Haryana to invoke penalty for delayed expressway project


November 16th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 16 (IANS) With the concessionaire assigned the crucial Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) expressway failing to complete the work on time, the Haryana government Wednesday announced that it would invoke penal ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Punjab won’t acquire Zirakpur land without farmers’ consent


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 3 (IANS) The Punjab government will not acquire any land in Zirakpur town, on the outskirts of state capital Chandigarh, without the consent of farmers of the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Efforts on to restart talks with China: Tibetan PM-in-exile


October 12th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 12 (IANS) "Efforts are on" to restart talks between the Dalai Lama's envoys and the Chinese leadership at the earliest, the Tibetan government-in-exile Wednesday said."I have asked the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India, Pakistan agree to eliminate ’scourge’ of terror


July 27th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) India and Pakistan Wednesday reiterated their "firm commitment" to eliminate terrorism from the region in all its forms, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said.Krishna, addressing ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India, Kazakhstan express firm commitment to consolidate strategic partnership


April 16th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
Astana (Kazakhstan), Apr 16 (ANI): India and Kazakhstan have expressed their firm commitment to further consolidate the strategic partnership during Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's two-day official visit to Kazakhstan. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ruggiero assures Pakistan of US’ commitment to strategic ties


January 7th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 7(ANI): Acting US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Frank Ruggiero has assured Pakistan leaders that Washington remains fully committed to its strategic relationship with Islamabad."One of the objectives ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Inter-school painting contest winners get UN awards


December 18th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Winners of an inter-school painting competition, which aimed at promoting awareness of hunger and malnutrition issues among the youth, were awarded by the UN in the capital ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Boundary resolution requires patience, says Wen Jiabao


December 16th, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Thursday struck a cautious note on the boundary dispute with India, saying it was "a historical legacy" and its resolution requires patience."It ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India, China reiterate desire to resolve boundary question through talks


December 16th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): India and China on Thursday reiterated their firm commitment to resolve outstanding differences, including the boundary question at an early date through peaceful negotiations.In a joint ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Google to delete personal data collected accidentally


November 21st, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Google has agreed to delete all personal data collected by its Street View cars from unsecured wireless networks.Google sparked an international outrage last month after it admitted to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

UN deplores violent acts in Haiti


November 17th, 2010 - 2:35 am ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations on Tuesday deplored the violent acts against personnel with the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) in the cities of Cap-Haitien and Hinche."The way ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Battle for the minority, tea garden vote begins in Assam


October 12th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Oct 12 (IANS) With assembly elections in Assam due next year, political parties have already started wooing minority Muslims and tea garden workers for their prized votes. ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Assam rights activist Lachit Bordoloi joins AGP


September 12th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 12 (IANS) Noted rights activist Lachit Bordoloi Sunday joined Assam's main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) along with more than 200 followers at the party headquarters here. "I decided to join ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Mamata sticks to comments on slain Maoist leader


August 18th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday stuck to her comments suggesting Maoist leader Azad was killed in a staged shootout and said she was happy the rebels had ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Steps taken to combat Maoists yielding results: Pillai (Lead)


July 6th, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 6 (IANS) Steps taken to combat Maoist insurgency have slowly started yielding results with ration shops opening and weekly markets being held in remote areas of Chhattisgarh due to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Steps taken to combat Maoists yielding results: Pillai


July 6th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 6 (IANS) Steps taken to combat Maoist insurgency had slowly started yielding results, union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai said here Tuesday. Giving details about the ongoing anti-Maoist drives in ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

British Airways crew vote on new offer


July 6th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) British Airways (BA) cabin crew began voting Tuesday on a new offer by the airline aimed at averting fresh strikes over the management's cost-cutting decisions. The management made the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Envoys of seven countries present credentials to President Patil


June 30th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 30(ANI): Seven envoys of different countries presented their credentials to President Pratibha Devisingh Patil at a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Wednesday.The envoys who presented their ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Terrorism has to be fought together: Patil


June 30th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Wednesday stressed the need for a collective and "firm commitment" of the international community to fight terrorism. "Fighting terrorism requires a firm commitment ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Indian foreign policy combines commitment to national values with dynamic adaptation to intl. enviro


June 2nd, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 1 (ANI): The United Progressive Alliance Government on Tuesday stated that India's foreign policy has combined firm commitment to country's core national values with dynamic adaptation to changes in ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Karzai in India Sunday, security of Indians tops agenda


April 22nd, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Nearly two months after the Kabul terror attack that killed seven Indians, Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrives here Sunday on a two-day visit for talks that ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

IAEA ready to help nations secure nuclear material


April 14th, 2010 - 7:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (DPA) The head of the UN nuclear watchdog has welcomed the commitment in Washington of world leaders to secure nuclear materials, and said his agency was ready to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Bridget Jones syndrome’ makes divorcees’ kids want to marry early


April 13th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 13 (ANI): Children of the divorce generation want to get married sooner rather than later, concludes a survey of young women.According to the marriage and wedding survey, which was carried ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

White House still open to Karzai visit


April 12th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.12 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has insisted on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday that the door was still open for the embattled Afghan leader Hamid Karzai to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Woods’ camp undecided about November’s Australian Masters return


April 8th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Florida, Apr 8(ANI): Golfer Tiger Woods' agent has indicated that he is in no hurry to defend his title at November's Australian Masters.Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, has denied a report that ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

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