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Poonacha, Chien score upsets in ITF meet


August 28th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha and Taipei's Pei-Ju Chien scripted upset victories in the boys and girls singles, respectively, in the Indian Oil-Servo ITF junior tennis tournament which ... Read more...

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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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Maoist shot dead in Odisha


July 9th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 9 (IANS) A member of the Maoist People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) group was gunned down by police in Odisha Monday, a day after a ruling Biju ... Read more...

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Maoists kill BJD worker in Odisha


July 8th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 8 (IANS) Suspected Maoists have killed a worker of Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Sundergarh district a few hours after kidnapping him, police said Sunday.The bullet-riddled ... Read more...

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India says UN reform delay ‘at own peril’


April 11th, 2012 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 11 (IANS) India has reiterated that reform and expansion of the UN Security Council are essential if it is to reflect contemporary reality, warning any delay would ... Read more...

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India backs UN resolutions on Iran nuclear issue


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 22 (IANS) India has come out in support of full implementation of UN Security Council resolutions on the Iranian nuclear issue but said all efforts should be ... Read more...

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Nine ministers make a beeline for the US


September 23rd, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 23 (IANS) With as many as nine cabinet ministers in the US on various engagements, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here to attend the UN session could ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh plunges into hectic diplomacy at UN


September 23rd, 2011 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh begins a hectic round of diplomacy here Friday ahead of his address to the United Nations focusing on terrorism, the ... Read more...

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India reiterates ‘unequivocal support’ for Palestinian state


September 23rd, 2011 - 8:49 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS) Amid a last-ditch American effort to head off a Palestinian bid for membership in the United Nations, India has reiterated its absolute "unequivocal support" ... Read more...

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UNSC voices concern over maritime piracy


August 31st, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 31 (IANS) The UN Security Council has voiced concern over increasing maritime piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, saying the crimes were having an adverse impact on ... Read more...

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UNSC condemns Iraq terror attacks; seeks stability in Central Africa


August 19th, 2011 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 19 (IANS) The UN Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms the series of terrorist attacks in Iraq Aug 15 and underlined the need to bring ... Read more...

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UN to review peacekeeping, India presses for more funds


August 16th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) India, one of the largest contributors to UN peacekeeping operations, has pressed for more financing and greater innovation in deploying troops in the conflict zones ... Read more...

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UNSC asks Somali groups to join governance meet


August 16th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 16 (IANS) The UN Security Council, chaired by India, has urged all Somali groups to participate in next month's consultative meeting to work out an agreed roadmap ... Read more...

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UNSC voices grave concern over Yemen


August 10th, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 10 (IANS) The UN Security Council has expressed grave concern over what it said was a serious deterioration of the economic and humanitarian situation in Yemen amid ... Read more...

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UN Security Council condemns Syria crackdown (Lead)


August 4th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 4 (IANS) Amid intensifying violence in Syria, the United Nations Security Council, of which India currently holds the rotating presidency, Thursday condemned the Syrian government's crackdown on ... Read more...

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India to focus on UN peacekeeping during presidency


August 3rd, 2011 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 3 (IANS) India will focus on the issue of UN peacekeeping during its UN Security Council presidency for the month of August, Hardeep Singh Puri, permanent representative ... Read more...

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Ranjan Mathai named India’s new foreign secretary (Second Lead)


June 27th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Ending weeks of speculation, the government Monday appointed Ranjan Mathai, India's ambassador to France, as the next foreign secretary. He will succeed Nirupama Rao.Mathai will ... Read more...

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Ranjan Mathai to be new foreign secretary (Lead)


June 27th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Ending weeks of speculation, the government Monday appointed Ranjan Mathai, India's ambassador to France, as the next foreign secretary.He will hold office for a two-year ... Read more...

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Ranjan Mathai is new foreign secretary


June 27th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Ending weeks of speculation, the government has decided to appoint Ranjan Mathai, India's ambassador to France, as the next foreign secretary.Mathai will succeed Nirupama Rao, ... Read more...

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India supports UN sanctions against Cote d’Ivoire


March 31st, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 31 (IANS) India Thursday supported the United Nation Security Council's (UNSC) resolution imposing targeted sanctions on Cote d'Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo and his close aides for refusing ... Read more...

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India, four others abstain from UN’s Libya no-fly zone resolution


March 18th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Mar. 18 (ANI): India, China, Russia, Germany and Brazil have abstained from voting on a resolution to approve a no-fly zone over Libya.Ten members of the 15-member United Nations Security ... Read more...

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Three held for stealing bikes


March 15th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Three youths took their admiration for Royal Enfield bikes to the extreme - by stealing them and going on joyrides. The three enthusiasts, two of ... Read more...

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India ups Third World diplomacy, to unveil new measures


February 16th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the gathering momentum for the UN Security Council expansion, India Friday will announce additional soft loans and other concessions for Least Developed ... Read more...

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India sees momentum for UN reform with US support


February 16th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington/New York, Feb 16 (IANS) With US President Barack Obama backing India's quest for permanent membership of the UN Security Council, India see a new momentum for the expansion ... Read more...

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Krishna reads Portuguese minister’s speech at UN, ministry downplays gaffe (Lead)


February 12th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 12 (IANS) In a public gaffe, India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna inadvertently read out the speech of his Portuguese counterpart at a UN Security Council meeting here, ... Read more...

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Krishna’s UN faux pas has embarrassed India: BJP


February 12th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said the faux pas by External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna at the UN Security Council where he read out a ... Read more...

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Krishna reads Portuguese minister’s speech at UN


February 12th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 12 (IANS) In a public gaffe, India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna inadvertently read out the speech of his Portuguese counterpart at a UN Security Council meeting here, but ... Read more...

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External Affairs Ministry clarifies reported UNSC remarks attributed to Krishna


February 12th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 12(ANI): In response to a query regarding External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's address yesterday at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), it was clarified that the initial parts of ... Read more...

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India proposes five point plan to tackle piracy off Somalia


January 27th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar United Nations, Jan 27 (IANS) India has proposed a five point plan to strengthen international cooperation, including tracking the trail of ransom money, to tackle the problem of piracy ... Read more...

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India calls for collective global action against terror


January 25th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Highlighting the growing global profile of India and its ongoing stint at the UN Security Council, President Pratibha Patil Tuesday called upon the international community to ... Read more...

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India asks Haiti politicos to exercise restraint


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 22 (IANS) India has called upon all political actors in earthquake-hit Haiti to exercise restraint and avoid actions that cause violence and distract focus from the urgently needed reconstruction ... Read more...

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India asks Israel, Palestine to resume direct talks


January 20th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar United Nations, Jan 20 (IANS) India has asked the international community to work closely with Israel and Palestine to encourage them to resume direct negotiations leading to a comprehensive ... Read more...

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India donates $500,000 for Benin flood victims


January 15th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 15 (IANS) India has made a cash donation of $500,000 in assistance to Benin, the west African nation that suffered devastation in massive floods since late last year.India's Permanent ... Read more...

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India’s UN envoy has no problem with pat down searches (With Hardeep Puri main interview)


January 2nd, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) As a "global citizen" India's permanent representative to the United Nations, Hardeep Singh Puri, has no problem with the controversial 'pat down' searches at US airports ... Read more...

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Frisking Row: Sikh delegation meets US ambassador Roemer in New Delhi


December 15th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.15 (ANI): A Sikh delegation met United States Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer here on Wednesday to submit a memorandum to US President Barack Obama against hurting religious ... Read more...

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