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India, Canada to energise ties, fast-track nuclear deal


September 11th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) India and Canada will Wednesday hold talks to fast-track the implementation of their civil nuclear deal and look for ways to scale up their cooperation ... Read more...

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Khar overshadows a seasoned Krishna (Islamabad diary)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) He is 80-plus and a seasoned politician and she is all of 34 years of age. But when it came to a face-off in front of ... Read more...

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Moving beyond past, India, Pakistan ink visa pact (Roundup)


September 8th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Despite some core irritants continuing, India and Pakistan Saturday signaled that they were ready to move ahead and not be "held hostage to things that ... Read more...

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Let’s move beyond negative mindset: Khar


September 8th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Saturday exhorted India and Pakistan to move beyond the negative mindset of the past and adopt a positive attitude to ... Read more...

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Chinese defence minister’s gift for IAF pilots: Rs 1 lakh!


September 5th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Chinese Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie had an unusual gift for two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots: Rs.100,000 in sealed envelopes.The pilots, who flew the ... Read more...

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Chinese defence minister to skip Amar Jawan Jyoti


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Chinese Defence Minister Gen Liang Guanglie will have a packed schedule in India Tuesday, but he will not be visiting Amar Jawan Jyoti, the ... Read more...

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Pakistan celebrates Independence Day


August 15th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Pakistan celebrated Independence Day Tuesday with great enthusiasm.The day dawned with 31 gun salute in the capital and 21 gun salute in the provincial capitals. ... Read more...

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Ayurveda centre opens at Indian mission in Trinidad


July 30th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, July 30 (IANS) The Indian High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago has launched a centre for ayurveda following a growing interest in the Caribbean in the ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan must work to promote peace: Zardari


July 25th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Congratulating his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee on his assuming the office, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday underlined Islamabad's desire to forge cooperative relations ... Read more...

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India to help Bangladesh over 1971 war martyrs’ graves


July 25th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) India has offered Bangladesh help to trace graves of freedom fighters of the 1971 War of Liberation war and transfer their remains, and asked Dhaka ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan discuss additional CBMs for Kashmir


July 19th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India and Pakistan Thursday considered introducing additional confidence building measures (CBMs) across the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, including pilgrimage, bank facilities ... Read more...

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India, Mozambique to ink security accord


July 11th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India is to sign a key security agreement with Mozambique on combating piracy in the Indian Ocean region during Minister of State for Home Mullapally ... Read more...

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No service tax on foreign remittances: Government


July 10th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The government said Tuesday remittances sent from overseas will not be liable for service tax charge, putting to rest the confusion that had arisen ... Read more...

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Pakistan has stalled on punishing Mumbai suspects: Daily


July 7th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 7 (IANS) Pakistan has "continued to stall on trying to punish" the Mumbai terror attack suspects, increasing Indian frustration, said a leading Pakistani daily following foreign secretaries' ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan desire forward movement in ties: Jilani


July 6th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Ahead of his return home following official talks here, Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani Friday said the two countries now "desire to move ... Read more...

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Pakistan to continue support to Kashmir cause: Ashraf (Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) Pakistan would continue its support to the people of Kashmir till the resolution of the issue, said Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Thursday, a day when ... Read more...

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Pakistan to continue support to Kashmir cause: PM


July 6th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) The government would continue its support to the people of Kashmir till the resolution of the issue, said Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Thursday, a ... Read more...

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Pakistan rejects involvement of state actors in 26/11


July 5th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday rejected any involvement of state agencies in the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai."I categorically reject any insinuation of involvement of any state agencies ... Read more...

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India to share Jindal evidence, Pakistan to pitch Kashmir (Roundup)


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) A day before talks, India Tuesday prepared to share a dossier on 26/11 plotter Abu Jindal's links with Pakistani state actors even as Pakistan's ... Read more...

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India to share Jindal evidence, Pakistan reverts to Kashmir (Second Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) A day before talks, Pakistan Tuesday sought to renew the focus on the Kashmir issue with its foreign secretary meeting the state's separatist leaders ... Read more...

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Geelani asks Pakistan to press India on Kashmir issue


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) In a move that has upset India, Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani Tuesday met Kashmiri separatist leaders, with Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani ... Read more...

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Pakistan presses India to share Abu Jindal evidence (Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) A day before talks with his Indian counterpart Ranjan Mathai, Pakistan Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani Tuesday asked India to share evidence about 26/11 plotter ... Read more...

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India, Israel ink pact to boost tourism


June 25th, 2012 - 8:53 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, June 25 (IANS) India and Israel have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to boost their bilateral ties in the tourism sector, with Israel opening a tourism office in ... Read more...

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Germany lauds India’s Afghan role, pushes UN reforms (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 22 (IANS) Lauding New Delhi's role in Afghanistan, Germany Friday assured India that it will continue to support the violence-torn country after international troops leave in 2014 and ... Read more...

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Ahead of talks, Pakistan’s new envoy arrives in India


June 21st, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Ahead of the talks between foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan, Pakistan's High Commissioner-designate Salman Bashir has arrived here and is expected to present his ... Read more...

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India, Germany to discus Eurozone crisis, Afghanistan


June 21st, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) With the global financial crisis deepening, India and Germany will Friday discus the developments in the Eurozone, the fragile security situation in Afghanistan and the ... Read more...

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India keeps watch, says change in Pakistan won’t affect ties (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) As Pakistan prepares for a new prime minister, India Wednesday said it was closely monitoring the situation but stressed that the change in leadership ... Read more...

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Change in Pakistan won’t affect talks: India


June 20th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) As Pakistan prepares for a new prime minister, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday said the change in leadership will not affect India's dialogue ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan top diplomats to meet June 29, visa accord soon (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 6 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday affirmed that the liberalized visa treaty with India will be signed soon as the foreign secretaries of the two countries prepare to meet ... Read more...

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Iranian minister to visit India with NAM invite


May 25th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi comes here next week to extend an invitation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit Iran for the ... Read more...

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Clinton visit: India to juggle ties with US, Iran


May 5th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) India will be juggling its ties with Iran and the US as it gears up to hold talks with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ... Read more...

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Clinton’s India visit: Afghanistan, Iran, n-deal on agenda


May 4th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Afghanistan, Iran and progress in the nuclear deal are among the key issues that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to discuss ... Read more...

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Afghan foreign minister to visit India


April 28th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Afghanistan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul will arrive here Monday on a three-day visit to India during which the two sides will discuss the future ... Read more...

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Pakistan commerce minister to visit India


April 10th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Pakistan Commerce Minister Mohammad Amin Fahim, accompanied by a trade delegation, will visit India this week to give a push to liberalisation of trade and ... Read more...

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Hina Rabbani Khar may be sacked: Report


April 10th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 10 (IANS) Hina Rabbani Khar, Pakistan's first woman foreign minister conspicuous by her absence from President Asif Ali Zardari's entourage in India, may be on her way ... Read more...

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