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Indo-ASEAN artists’ residency begins in Darjeeling


June 9th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Darjeeling, June 9 (IANS) A new chapter in cultural exchange opened in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills Saturday with the inauguration of a week-long international arts residency programme featuring 25 ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

British government to boycott Euro 2012


June 8th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The British government will boycott Euro 2012, citing concerns about justice in co-host country Ukraine, the UK Foreign Office said.Senior politicians from Germany, France and ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Ahmadinejad wishes to visit London for Olympics


May 18th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 17 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad expressed his desire Thursday to visit London for the 2012 Olympics, as he wants to be with the Iranian athletes to cheer ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Poll panels of SAARC countries establish forum


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) SAARC countries Wednesday adopted a charter for mutual cooperation and set up a forum that will enhance capabilities to conduct free and fair elections.In its ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

China can’t reach Beijing gold haul in London, says official


April 20th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 20 (IANS) China will not be able to repeat their Beijing Olympics performance of topping the gold medal tally when they compete at the London Olympic Games, a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

China thanks India for curbing Tibetan protests (Lead)


March 29th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) China Thursday blamed the Dalai Lama for stoking extremist views and thanked India for taking "effective and concrete" steps to curb protests by Tibetans during ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Obama proposes minimum tax on foreign profits


February 23rd, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) In a bid to discourage American multinational companies from moving their assets abroad and parking their profits there, the Obama administration has proposed a new ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Russia sets conditions on peacekeeping mission to Syria


February 14th, 2012 - 8:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An international peacekeeping mission to Syria requires approval from Damascus and, first of all, an end to the ongoing violence, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UEFA pleased with Euro 2012 preparations, says Ukraine


November 22nd, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Nov 22 (IANS) The European football's governing body, UEFA, is pleased with Ukraine's preparations for next year's European Championship, Markian Lubkivsky, the top organiser in Ukraine, said."In recent years ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India, UAE sign manpower agreement


September 13th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on manpower which will facilitate Indians workers who are headed to the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

SBI to expand foreign operations


September 2nd, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) State Bank of India, the country's largest lender, plans to open new branches and offices in almost 10 countries, including China, Britain and South ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UN denies signing controversial Buddha birthplace deal


August 19th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 19 (IANS) The controversy surrounding a little-known Hong Kong-based organisation's claim that it was going to develop the Buddha's birthplace in Nepal into a "Buddhist Mecca" in a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Nepal parliament probes dubious Buddha birthplace deal


August 17th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 17 (IANS) Alarmed by reports that a little-known organisation had signed a grandiose $3 billion plan with a UN agency to develop Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nepal Maoists defend disputed Buddha birthplace deal


August 10th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 10 (IANS) Almost a fortnight after controversy erupted over a questionable deal to develop the sacred birthplace of the Buddha in Nepal by a Chinese organisation, the Maoists ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US pledges to protect Libyan embassy in Washington


August 6th, 2011 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) The US government will protect the Libyan embassy and its personnel in Washington, the State Department said after handing over the embassy to the rebel National ... Read more...

Posted in World |

No DRS for Australia-Sri Lanka series for lack of sponsor


July 15th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 15 (IANS) The much debated Umpires' Decision Review System (UDRS) won't be available for Sri Lanka's forthcoming Test series against Australia due to lack of a sponsor.Sri Lanka ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

India-Malaysia Joint commission meeting to discuss strategic partnership


May 2nd, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, May 2 (ANI): A wide range of bilateral issues are likely to be discussed during the fifth India-Malaysia Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) to be held tomorrow in Malaysia.The meeting ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Riding a billion dreams, India win World Cup (Roundup)


April 3rd, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Fulfilling the expectations of a billion hearts, India Saturday won the cricket World Cup for the second time in 28 years, showing guts and will ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

In national interest, official can be sacked without probe: Court


March 31st, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court has held that the government need not communicate the charges against an official sacked for delinquency or hold an enquiry if doing ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India planning to evacuate its nationals from Libya


February 23rd, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): India is putting in place plans for the evacuation of Indians based in Libya, which is witnessing protests against the 41-year rule of Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi.In ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Pakistan government in a fix over Davis issue


February 22nd, 2011 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) The Raymond Davis affair continues to be a headache for Islamabad. Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani Monday admitted in parliament that Pakistan and the US have "differences in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Indian diplomat accused of wife-beating to be transferred from London


January 16th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 16(ANI): A high-ranking Indian diplomat in the UK, who allegedly attacked his wife at their official residence, is reportedly being transferred back to India.Anil Verma, India's trade ambassador to the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bihar legislator 1st Indian to hit Nepal headlines in 2011


January 2nd, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 2 (IANS) As Nepal kicked off its tourism year Saturday, along with 10 other foreign visitors, a legislator from Bihar became the first Indian to hit the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

NZ mobile company registers Intikhab Alam as ‘Indian’ cricket team manager!


December 28th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec 28 (ANI): Pakistan cricket team manager Intikhab Alam, who is currently on the New Zealand tour with the national team, was in for a rude shock when the voice recorder ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Medvedev thanks FIFA for choosing Russia as host country for 2018 World Cup


December 6th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday thanked FIFA President Joseph Blatter and the FIFA Executive Committee for choosing Russia as host country for the 2018 football world cup.Medvedev ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Fuming Putin accuses England of ‘dirty tricks’ before 2018 World Cup bid


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London/Moscow, Dec. 2 (ANI): A fuming Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has accused England of launching a 'dirty tricks campaign' to secure its right to host the 2018 World Cup.The crunch ... Read more...

Posted in World |

26/11 attack perpetrators should be brought to justice: UK defence Secretary


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): Britain's Defence Secretary Liam Fox has said that the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks 'should be brought to justice' and that a stable Pakistan ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Governments agree to strengthen tobacco-control efforts


November 21st, 2010 - 4:02 am ICT by BNO News
PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY (BNO NEWS) -- In a major blow to the tobacco industry, delegates from more than 170 countries on Saturday unanimously adopted a number of decisions to strengthen tobacco-control ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Handshake with Michelle was forced: Indonesian minister


November 10th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) An Indonesian minister, who was criticised by Muslims for shaking hands with the US First Lady Michelle Obama, said on Twitter that the skin-to-skin contact was forced.Information ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India, Norway sign Social Security Agreement


October 29th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) In an effort to enhance social security cooperation between India and Norway, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi and Norwegian Trade and Industry Minister Trond Giske Friday ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, Norway sign ‘Social Security Agreement’


October 29th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): India and Norway signed a 'Social Security Agreement' here on Friday to enhance cooperation on social security and facilitate the movement of professionals between the two nations.The ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Sikh Americans campaign for Obama trip to Amritsar (Lead)


October 22nd, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Sikh Americans have urged President Barack Obama to visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar as planned and also appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

White House yet to finalise Obama’s schedule for India


October 21st, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi Oct. 21 (ANI): The White House has said that it still in the process of finalizing President Barack Obama's schedule for his visit to Asia, including India.White House spokesman ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Grand opening show fuels demand for Games tickets


October 4th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) A day after India presented a spectacular show at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games here, the sporting event's organisers Monday reported a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Song to welcome Games visitors unveiled


September 23rd, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) A song to welcome visitors to the Commonwealth Games 2010 and celebrate the colourful spirit of the capital was unveiled at the India Habitat Centre here Thursday ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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