foreign missions

DMK to submit Tamil meet resolutions to UN: Karunanidhi


September 4th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) DMK president M.Karunanidhi Tuesday said that his party will send the resolutions passed at the Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO) meet here to the United Nations ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

English mass-market books tap Hindi speakers (Feature)


August 10th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Popular books in English are cutting through the language barrier to reach Hindi speaking readers in north India.Five commercially successful titles, "Hello Bastar", "The ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Poor Muslim women connect to global fashion with crafts (With Image)


June 3rd, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Marginalised Muslim craftswomen and weavers in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and in the capital are making an international connection with their work thanks to two ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Explosion in Israel embassy car, four injured (Second Lead)


February 13th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) A car belonging to the Israeli embassy was gutted after an explosion Monday afternoon in a high-security zone in the Indian capital, not far ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Israeli car explosion: Terror link not ruled out


February 13th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Indian government has not ruled out a terror link to an explosion in an Israeli embassy car in the capital Monday that injured ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Italian priest shot dead in Philippines


October 20th, 2011 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Oct 20 (IANS/AKI) An Italian priest has been shot dead in the Philippines, the Vatican news agency Fides said.Police said Fausto Tentorio, 61, was shot dead soon after ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Shunning Pakistan, Afghans rush to India for quality healthcare


May 29th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 29 (IANS) With the volatile security situation in neighbouring Pakistan, more and more Afghans are choosing to travel to India for medical treatment, and the Indian embassy here ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Understanding Mahatma Gandhi posed problems to many


April 6th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
By I. Ramamohan Rao New Delhi, Apr. 6 (ANI): The controversy over the book written by Joseph Lelyveld on Mahatma Gandhi is not something new.The following extract recalls how a ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Political vendetta, says Dhaka media on Yunus sacking


March 4th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 4 (IANS) Conceding that Grameen founder Muhammad Yunus "may not be a saint as his sympathisers would want us to believe", Bangladesh's media came down heavily on ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Egypt accuses foreign missions of smuggling in arms


February 7th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Egyptian foreign ministry has accused a number of diplomatic missions of attempting to smuggle weapons and special communication equipment into the country, the Youm7 web portal ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US warns Pak continued detention of murder-accused diplomat may hurt defence ties


February 5th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 5(ANI): The United States has conveyed a veiled threat to Pakistan that their bilateral defence cooperation can come under a cloud if the standoff on the issue of double murder-accused ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak’s arrest of murder-accused diplomat ‘violation of Vienna Convention’: US


February 4th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 4(ANI): The United States has forcefully presented its case for the double murder-accused American official's immunity under the Vienna Convention, saying that Pakistan's Foreign Office does not grant diplomatic status ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan bans BlackBerry services for foreign diplomats


January 31st, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 31 (IANS) Pakistan has banned BlackBerry services for all foreign diplomats working in the country with immediate effect, a media report said Monday.The orders to suspend all blackberry services for ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan to cut BlackBerry services for foreign missions in country


January 31st, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 31(ANI): The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is reportedly planning to stop all Blackberry services to foreign missions in the country."I can confirm that PTA has asked us to stop all ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

A new house for Khaleda Zia


December 14th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 14 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia is to move into a seven-bedroom house in a swank diplomatic area here, her aides said a month after the government ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US diplomat in Peshawar leaves charge after Taliban threat


December 11th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 11 (IANS) The US consulate officer in Peshawar, Elizabeth Rudd has refused to serve in Pakistan and returned to Washington after receiving threats from Taliban militants, a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Parcel bomb addressed to the Mexican embassy explodes in Athens


November 1st, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by BNO News
ATHENS (BNO NEWS) -- A parcel bomb, addressed to the Mexican Embassy in Athens, exploded on Monday and caused minor injuries to an employee of a courier company, Greek media reported.Greek police ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Three female student ’suicide bombers’ set to hit anti-Islamists in Pak: Report


October 1st, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 1(ANI): Three female students of Jamia Hafsa in Pakistan have been trained to carry out suicide attacks on groups who are allegedly anti-Islamic or 'misguiding the people' across the country, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Covert op charge: US embassy scraps land plan in Islamabad


September 21st, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) The US has scrapped plans to procure additional land from the Pakistan government in the high-security diplomatic enclave to expand its embassy in Islamabad amid ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Islam will sooner or later dominate Europe: Italian priest


September 8th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) Christians in Europe must have more children or else the continent would become Islamised, said a Vatican official who predicted that Islam would "sooner rather than later conquer ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, Mongolia win cases on tax-free diplomatic properties


August 18th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 18 (DPA) A US court has ruled that India and Mongolia do not have to pay property tax on permanent housing for their diplomats, which was a blow to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India wins property tax battle with New York City


August 18th, 2010 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) India has won a seven-year legal battle with New York City with a federal appeals court ruling that nations with diplomatic housing do not have to pay ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India’s Congress party invited for Malaysian meet


July 29th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 29 (IANS) India's ruling Congress is among the 48 political parties invited to attend an international forum organised by Malaysia's United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). The international forum featuring representatives ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Here’s how booze flows freely in Pak


July 1st, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 1(ANI): Pakistan police seizing a trailer loaded with 1300 bottles of hard liquor and 26,284 bottles of wine in Islamabad has revealed how liquor smuggling is an easy job in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Dalai Lama salutes British troops


June 18th, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
London, June 17 (DPA) The Dalai Lama has praised Britain's armed forces for their "courage and determination", which he said originates from inner strength more commonly seen in monks, it was reported ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Busy port town hub to usher in Bangladesh’s digital voting


June 13th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chittagong, June 13 (IANS) Jamalkhan, this port town's busy area housing colleges, hospitals and consulates of foreign missions, will be part of Bangladesh's history when its 25,000 electors cast their votes ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

US warns of Pakistani catering company’s terror links


May 22nd, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) The US has warned that terror groups could have "established links" with an upmarket Pakistani catering firm that security officials said was owned by a suspect arrested after ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India reacts to terror alerts, says it’s vigilant (Second Lead)


April 22nd, 2010 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) In the wake of a string of terror alerts and travel advisories by the US, Britain, Australia and Canada, India Thursday said the government was taking all ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Delhi Police on alert after terror warning by US, others (Lead)


April 22nd, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The government has put Delhi Police on alert after the US embassy - followed by other Western foreign missions Thursday - warned of possible terror attacks in ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

More foreign missions warn of terror threat to Delhi


April 22nd, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A day after the United States embassy warned of possible terror attacks in Delhi, more western foreign missions Thursday advised their citizens to keep away from crowded ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Volcano effect: Govt. advises passengers to defer travel to Europe


April 20th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): The Civil Aviation Ministry has advised passengers to defer travel to European destinations as volcanic plumes continued to disrupt flights for the sixth day on Tuesday.The ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Volcano effect: Air operators resumes flights to US, but not to Europe


April 19th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines and Air India, on Monday cancelled their flights to Europe in the wake of huge clouds of volcanic ash still emanating from Iceland. ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Ten female Afghan diplomats visit Washington


April 1st, 2010 - 12:31 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The U.S. Department of State announced Wednesday that ten female Afghan diplomats are currently in Washington on a visit under the auspices of the department’s International Visitor ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Blog says Members of Parliament misusing diplomatic passports for work, business


February 18th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.18 (ANI): An article appearing in the blog -- rajagopalan1951.blogspot.com - has said that Members of Parliament are allegedly misusing their diplomatic passports for work and business.According to the article, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Use of word ‘Allah’ is exclusive to Muslims: Malaysian official


January 12th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 12 (IANS) The use of the word 'Allah' is exclusive to Muslims in Malaysia, a senior government official Tuesday told representatives of foreign missions here while briefing them on ... Read more...

Posted in World |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe