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China seeks closer ties with Sri Lanka


September 18th, 2012 - 8:22 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 18 (IANS) China has sought a comprehensive partnership with Sri Lanka that includes strengthening trade and investment ties, a top Chinese official said here.Visiting Chairman of the National ... Read more...

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China, Maldives pledge closer cooperation on climate change


September 2nd, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Urmuqi (China), Sep 2 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met Maldives President Mohammed Waheed Hassan Sunday and pledged to boost cooperation on climate change between the two nations.Hailing the sound ... Read more...

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UN, World Bank to jointly address global challenges


August 10th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 10 (IANS) The UN and the World Bank agreed Thursday to work more closely in addressing global challenges, including sustainable development, health and education.In his meeting with ... Read more...

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US expects South Africa to make Iran shun n-programme


August 9th, 2012 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Aug 9 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged South Africa to use its "rare authority" to persuade Iran in giving up its nuclear programme, Xinhua ... Read more...

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India, China, Russia pitch for Afghan stability; back dialogue on Syria (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 13 (IANS) Building upon an understanding at the BRICS summit in New Delhi nearly a fortnight ago, India, Russia and China Friday called for continued international engagement to ... Read more...

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India, China, Russia to jointly tackle global issues


April 13th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 13 (IANS) The foreign ministers of India, China and Russia Friday held their 11th trilateral meeting and underlined their major role in addressing key global challenges against the ... Read more...

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DuPont opens ballistics facility in India


April 12th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 12 (IANS) US multinational DuPont Thursday announced the opening of its world-class integrated ballistics facility in India to manufacture and test sophisticated materials for protection from bombs ... Read more...

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Close ASEAN cooperation urged to promote growth (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, April 3 (IANS) Cambodia, the current ASEAN chair, has called for stronger financial cooperation among its member countries to promote economic growth.Prime Minister Hun Sen told the visiting ... Read more...

Posted in World |

BRICS countries becoming rule makers: Chinese expert


March 29th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) BRICS countries are evolving from being 'followers' of the West to 'rule makers', a Chinese expert said Thursday. But he warned that intra-BRICS trade will see ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘China to remain developing country in coming decade’


March 6th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) China will remain a developing country in the coming decade, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said Tuesday while calling for win-win cooperation with other parties to face ... Read more...

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BRICS steps up joint efforts to reform global governance (Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) With less than a month to go, India has stepped up preparations for the March 29 BRICS summit of the five emerging economies and stressed ... Read more...

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India, US to share healthcare models with Ethiopia


February 23rd, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India's successful health practices are set to go global as a delegation from Ethiopia will be visiting the country to witness the reach of healthcare ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Clinton to attend G-20 foreign ministers’ meet in Mexico


February 16th, 2012 - 7:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) US State Secretary Hillary Clinton will join the first G-20 ministers of foreign affairs informal meeting in Mexico which commences later this week, the State Department ... Read more...

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UN General Assembly chief heading to India


February 14th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Amid a raging diplomatic row between Israel and Iran over the attack on Israeli personnel, the president of the 66th United Nations General Assembly ... Read more...

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Reform global institutions: President Patil


January 25th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Underlining India's growing global stature, President Pratibha Patil Wednesday pitched for the reform of global institutions to reflect contemporary realities."The role and stature of ... Read more...

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India-China ties face golden period: Chinese official


January 16th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) China has predicted "a golden period" for relations with India, with a top official saying Beijing was "fully committed to developing long-term friendship" with New ... Read more...

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Top EU official to visit India


January 15th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 15 (IANS) European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will visit India Monday-Tuesday and she is scheduled to meet External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, Defence Minister A.K. ... Read more...

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BRICS source of stability in time of recession: PM


December 15th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Ahead of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit New Delhi will host next year, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said ... Read more...

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Dalai envoy praises India’s ‘free democracy’


November 28th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The Dalai Lama's envoy here lauded India's "free democracy" and said New Delhi has done "the right thing" by letting the the Tibetan spiritual leader ... Read more...

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Bangladesh a key partner: Germany


November 28th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 28 (IANS) Bangladesh was a key partner for Germany in "tackling global challenges", German President Christian Wulff said Monday after arriving in Dhaka for a three-day official ... Read more...

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Committed to Africa’s transformation: India


November 24th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Months after its second summit with Africa, India Thursday underlined its initiatives to help in the socio-cultural transformation of African countries and called for jointly ... Read more...

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Bopanna, Advani named ‘Global Shapers’


November 1st, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 1 (IANS) Davis cupper Rohan Bopanna and ace cueist Pankaj Advani have been inducted into the 'Global Shapers', an exclusive community of exceptional youth in their 20s, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Commonwealth can grapple with global financial crises, says Britain


October 28th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 28 (IANS) The Commonwealth, which spans 54 countries with a trade network worth $3 billion, can tackle global challenges ranging from the financial crises to a changing climate, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Queen opens CHOGM 2011


October 28th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 28 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth II declared open the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here Friday, urging member-nations to address fresh global challenges in the fields of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Abu Dhabi to host global economic summit


October 5th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 5 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi will host the 4th World Economic Forum Summit Oct 10-11, it was announced Wednesday.Over 800 experts representing educational and business sectors, the civil ... Read more...

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UN General Assembly session concludes


September 28th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 28 (IANS) The 66th session of the UN General Assembly has concluded here, Xinhua reported.The General Assembly session commenced last Wednesday, with the theme "The role of ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh seeks UN reforms


September 24th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday sought key reforms at the UN and global financial institutions to meet global challenges from economic downturn to terrorism. ... Read more...

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India calls for UN reforms, unrelenting war against terror (Roundup)


September 24th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) Declaring that India stands ready to play its part in meeting global challenges from economic downturn to terrorism, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday sought ... Read more...

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India ready to play its part to meet global challenges: PM


September 24th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) Calling upon the UN to once again embrace the principles of internationalism to meet global challenges from economic downturn to terrorism, Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Manmohan Singh at UN: Focus on terror, economy, reforms


September 22nd, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 22 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will focus on global challenges like terrorism, economic slowdown and unrest in West Asia and North Africa when he ... Read more...

Posted in World |

E HealthPoint named laureate of global tech awards 2011


September 18th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian healthcare provider E HealthPoint has been named laureate of the Tech Awards 2011, a signature programme of the US-based Tech Museum, for applying technology ... Read more...

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Medvedev sees potential for further cooperation with US


August 5th, 2011 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 5 (IANS) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said cooperation between Moscow and Washington should advance after planned meetings between him and his US counterpart Barack Obama."I expect ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, UAE to hold talks, sign pacts Monday


June 25th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will touch down here Sunday night on a 24-hour visit ... Read more...

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Bio-based acrylic acid could ‘green up’ hundreds of everyday products


April 27th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Researchers have developed a new way to develop greener and more environmentally friendly acrylic acid - a key industrial material that's usually produced from pricey and increasingly scarce ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

IMF monitoring to avert future financial crisis


April 17th, 2011 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) International Monetary Fund (IMF) member countries including India have agreed to expand and deepen its surveillance of the global economy to identify largest systematic risks to ... Read more...

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