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India fights pressure from rich nations at climate talks


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 2 (IANS) Emerging economies, especially India and China, came under renewed pressure from rich nations Friday to make a legally binding commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, ... Read more...

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China readies big climate offer, India mulls support


November 29th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Nov 29 (IANS) China is ready to offer legally binding commitments to limit its emission of greenhouse gases (GHG). If the offer, to come into effect after 2020, is ... Read more...

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Unbalanced recovery better than balanced recession: China


November 21st, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 21 (IANS) Vice Premier Wang Qishan said Monday that an unbalanced recovery would be better than a balanced recession, in light of the current condition of the global ... Read more...

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Belarus offers trucks for Indian coal mining


June 18th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) In a bid to boost its exports and strengthen economic ties with India, eastern European state of Belarus Saturday offered its state-of-the-art heavy duty dump ... Read more...

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Jimmy Carter visits Cuba over the issue of tension with US


March 29th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Havana, Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former US President Jimmy Carter is on a mission to Cuba to help ease tensions between the country and the United States. It is also expected that ... Read more...

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US official in Dhaka to meet Grameen’s Yunus


March 19th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 19 (IANS) US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O. Blake Jr. arrived here Saturday to meet Grameen Bank's ousted chief and ... Read more...

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Rights groups cry foul as Nepal denies torture at UN


January 26th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 26 (IANS) As Nepal underwent the first periodic review of its human rights situation at the UN in Geneva, rights groups have said that security forces continue to ... Read more...

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More talks to solve Gujjar issue expected Friday (Lead)


December 31st, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Dec 31 (IANS) A cordial solution to the Gujjar agitation could be in the pipeline as further talks between representatives of the community, demanding five percent quota in government jobs, and ... Read more...

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Gujjar protests: More talks with Rajasthan government Friday


December 31st, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Dec 31 (IANS) An amicable solution to the Gujjar agitation could be in sight with further talks between representatives of the community, demanding five percent quota in government jobs, and the ... Read more...

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Gujjars, Rajasthan government hold talks


December 30th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bayana (Rajasthan), Dec 30 (IANS) The first round of talks between the Gujjar community, agitating for the past 11 days for five percent reservation in government jobs, and the Rajasthan government officials ... Read more...

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Gujjars agree to talks Thursday as stir reaches Delhi (Night Lead)


December 29th, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bayana/New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) The Gujjar community said it would hold talks with the Rajasthan government Thursday while its 10-day agitation for five percent reservation in government jobs continued to hit ... Read more...

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Gujjars agree to talks but stir reaches Delhi (Second Lead)


December 29th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bayana (Rajasthan)/New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) The Gujjar community Wednesday prepared to hold talks with the Rajasthan government while its 10-day agitation for five percent reservation in government jobs continued to ... Read more...

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Gujjars agree to talks to end stir (Lead, Changing dateline)


December 29th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bayana (Rajasthan), Dec 29 (IANS) The Gujjar community, agitating for over a week for five percent reservation in government jobs in Rajasthan, Wednesday agreed to hold talks with government representatives.Colonel (retired) K.S. ... Read more...

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India under fire as climate talks deadlocked


December 8th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun (Mexico), Dec 8 (IANS) India came under fire to get its commitment to tackle climate change under a legally binding global treaty, but it declared this unacceptable as ... Read more...

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Indian evening has global audience dancing


October 29th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 29 (IANS) India took over the final evening of the UN biodiversity summit here with a show of Bollywood and Bharatnatyam, plus a whiff of samosa, while ... Read more...

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Rich reluctant to pay for medicines, biodiversity deal stuck


October 26th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 26 (IANS) The ongoing UN biodiversity summit remained stuck here Tuesday over the reluctance of rich countries to pay more for medicines and cosmetics derived from plants ... Read more...

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India plays mediator at biodiversity summit


October 25th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 25 (IANS) Indian government delegates at the UN biodiversity summit here have taken on the role of consensus builders as negotiators from 192 countries started the second ... Read more...

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Japanese delegation to sign MoU with Tamil Nadu this year


September 28th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 28 (IANS) A Japanese delegation is expected to visit here sometime late October or early November and sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Tamil Nadu government for partnering ... Read more...

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Bhopal not on agenda during US trip: Montek


June 16th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Bhopal was "not on the agenda" of the Indian delegation travelling to the US next week for trade talks, Planning Commision Deputy Chairman Montek Singh ... Read more...

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Saudi placard vandalized, climate talks slowed further


June 11th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bonn, June 11 (IANS) The official placard of the Saudi Arabian delegation was vandalised at the venue of the global talks here in preparation for the next climate summit. As ... Read more...

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Fissure over numbers as some countries block climate study (Lead)


June 10th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bonn, June 10 (IANS) A new fissure has opened up between other developing countries and emerging economies at the May 31-June 11 talks here to prepare for the next climate ... Read more...

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Fissure over numbers at climate talks


June 10th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bonn, June 10 (IANS) A new fissure has opened up between emerging economies and other developing countries at the May 31-June 11 talks here to prepare for the next climate ... Read more...

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Talks won’t arrest global warming in next decade: UN climate chief


June 7th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bonn, June 7 (IANS) The ongoing global climate negotiations will not lead to "adequate mitigation targets" to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades, but will eventually do so, ... Read more...

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Himachal developing organic tea garden


June 1st, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 1 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Tuesday announced that his government was developing an organic tea garden to revive the tea industry in the hill state. He said ... Read more...

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China gives $20 bn to Venezuela in exchange for fuel


April 19th, 2010 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Caracas (Venezuela), April 19 (IANS/EFE) China would provide $20 billion to Venezuela for a "large volume and long term" financing plan in exchange for more petroleum, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said. China ... Read more...

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Poor communication let India down at Copenhagen (Comment)


December 23rd, 2009 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta The Indian government delegation at the Copenhagen climate summit held two press conferences during the 11-day conference, one exclusively for Indian journalists, and none at the main press conference ... Read more...

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PM meets Obama, other leaders to break climate logjam


December 18th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Copenhagen, Dec 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday held a quick meeting with leaders of other major economies in an effort to break the logjam over a political ... Read more...

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Promises to cut pollution fall short of saving world: UN climate chief


December 8th, 2009 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Copenhagen, Dec 8 (IANS) None of the commitments made by rich countries or emerging countries are good enough to halt dangerous global warming, the UN climate chief said here Tuesday.As ... Read more...

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Fissures within Indian climate team get clearer


December 8th, 2009 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Copenhagen, Dec 8 (IANS) Differences within the Indian government delegation at the Dec 7-18 climate summit became apparent here Tuesday, with delegation leader Shyam Saran deciding to return to ... Read more...

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Some hope, some scepticism, as UN climate summit opens (Third Lead)


December 7th, 2009 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Copenhagen, Dec 7 (IANS) The UN climate summit, whose decisions will greatly impact planet Earth and future generations, opened in the Danish capital Monday with a call by the host ... Read more...

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UN climate summit opens amid warning and hope (Second Lead)


December 7th, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Copenhagen, Dec 7 (IANS) The UN climate summit, on whose decisions the future of the planet Earth and the well-being of succeeding generations depends in many ways, opened in ... Read more...

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UNEP to support Indian stand on forestry


December 7th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Copenhagen, Dec 7 (IANS) The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) will give full support to India's stand that developing countries must be paid for increasing area under forests, according to Pavan ... Read more...

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Hindus criticize World Hunger Summit for concentrating on Pope


November 13th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus have strongly criticized non-inclusion of world religious leaders, except Pope, in much-publicized and prestigious "World Summit on Food Security" of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations at Rome from ... Read more...

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Climate change talks go backwards as deadline looms


October 9th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bangkok, Oct 9 (IANS) The schism between industrialised and developing countries over a global climate treaty widened here Friday as preparatory talks for this December's summit in Copenhagen concluded. Dismayed ... Read more...

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Why she doesn’t want to date a guy from a developed country


October 8th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bangkok, Oct 8 (IANS) Tired of the way industrialised countries are dragging their feet on a global agreement to tackle global warming, young Indian climate activist Leela Raina has found ... Read more...

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