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India pitches for ASEAN pact in services, investments


July 11th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Seeking to accelerate economic ties with the region, India Wednesday made a strong pitch for an early conclusion of a free trade agreement in services ... Read more...

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Earth Summit opens in Brazil


June 20th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, June 20 (IANS) The UN Conference on Sustainable Development opened here Wednesday with world leaders meeting to renew political commitment to tackle economic, social and environmental problems.... Read more...

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Mexico steps up effort to protect biodiversity


March 7th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 7 (IANS/EFE) Mexico has signed the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Protocol, which sets the rules for protecting biodiversity, as well as for the responsible and safe use of biotechnology, ... Read more...

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BCCI didn’t bend rules for Sahara: IPL chief


February 16th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) chief Rajiv Shukla Thursday said the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) did not bend rules and all ... Read more...

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BCCI gives in, Sahara India back as Team India sponsor (Lead)


February 16th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Sahara India was Thursday back as cricket Team India sponsor and the owner of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Pune Warriors after the Board of Control ... Read more...

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Sahara back as cricket Team India sponsor


February 16th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Sahara India was Thursday back as cricket Team India sponsor and the owner of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Pune Warriors after sorting out most of ... Read more...

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India gets its way as climate summit ends


December 11th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 11 (IANS) An impassioned speech by Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan capped the finale of the UN climate summit that ended here early Sunday with a Durban Package, after ... Read more...

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At Durban, Kyoto Protocol gets extension


December 11th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 11 (IANS) Despite efforts by rich countries to junk the Kyoto Protocol after 2012, when its first term ends, the poor counties had their say at the UN ... Read more...

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Government, Team Anna meet, Anna fasts on (Second Intro Roundup)


August 24th, 2011 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Team Anna and the government met for the first time Tuesday night on the eighth day of Anna Hazare's fast for a sweeping anti-corruption law ... Read more...

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Government blinks, Anna on fast track (Intro Roundup)


August 18th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) On the third day of anti-corruption protests sweeping across India, the government finally blinked Thursday and allowed the fasting Anna Hazare to hold his indefinite ... Read more...

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Government bends, Anna to fast at Ramlila ground (Roundup)


August 18th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) On the third day of protests across India, the government blinked Thursday and allowed the fasting and still in jail Anna Hazare to hold his ... Read more...

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EU extends bank support schemes in Ireland and Spain


June 1st, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Commission on Wednesday authorized under European Union state aid rules the extension of the bank support schemes in Ireland and Spain.The guarantees schemes for credit institutions ... Read more...

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Dilshan to join Sri Lanka squad in England


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's new captain Tillakaratne Dilshan will leave the Indian Premier League (IPL) early to join the national squad in England May 11, three days before ... Read more...

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Tunisia and Italy agree to curb illegal immigration


April 7th, 2011 - 1:37 am ICT by BNO News
TUNIS (BNO NEWS) -- Tunisia and Italy on Wednesday reached an agreement on illegal immigration that includes the repatriation of new arrivals on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, ANSA news agency ... Read more...

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DMK, Congress in row over seat sharing (Evening Lead)


March 5th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK and its ally, the Congress, were Saturday locked in intense negotiations after running into roadblocks over seat sharing for the ... Read more...

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Ireland and EU agree to multi-billion aid package


November 22nd, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by BNO News
DUBLIN, IRELAND (BNO NEWS) -- Ireland could be receiving between €80 billion and €90 billion ($110 to $123 billion) as European Finance ministers have agreed to release a multi-billion euro assistance package ... Read more...

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Jharkhand drama exposes deep divide in BJP


May 24th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Nityanand Shukla Ranchi, May 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jharkhand is split down the middle, thanks to its flip-flop over its ties with the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) ... Read more...

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Talks on with BJP and Congress, says defiant Soren


May 22nd, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 22 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren Saturday said that his Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) was talking to both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress for government ... Read more...

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US and Russia agree to new START treaty


March 26th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 26 (DPA) The US and Russia have finalised the most comprehensive nuclear arms reduction treaty in nearly two decades, US President Barack Obama announced Friday. Obama and Russian President Dmitry ... Read more...

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Ceasefire with Meghalaya rebel group extended


March 24th, 2010 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 23 (IANS) The central government Tuesday extended the ceasefire with the outlawed Achik National Volunteers Council, a powerful rebel group in Meghalaya, by another three months till June 22. ... Read more...

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India set for Putin boost, to sign nuclear, Gorshkov pacts


March 11th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) India and Russia will Friday tighten their strategic and economic ties by signing a slew of agreements, including an umbrella civil nuclear pact and another accord ... Read more...

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Man who held ex-wife hostage for three days surrenders


February 17th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) A security guard who held his ex-wife hostage for three days in the southern Brazilian city of Canoas set her free and surrendered to the police, ... Read more...

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Copenhagen Accord is sealed, finally (Roundup)


December 19th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Copenhagen, Dec 19 (IANS) The UN climate summit finally passed the Copenhagen Accord Saturday after two days of intense negotiations and backroom manoeuvres. The Accord, proposed by India and ... Read more...

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Ruia Group acquires German sealing systems co (Lead)


December 14th, 2009 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Kolkata-based Ruia Group Monday announced it had acquired Germany's leading automotive sealing systems company Henniges Automotive Grefarth GmbH, saying this would help it globally consolidate business in the ... Read more...

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Opposition expresses dissatisfaction, walks out of Rajya Sabha over climate change debate


December 7th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 7 (ANI): Refusing to accept Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh's defence of the Government's moves on emission cuts, the opposition walked out of the ... Read more...

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ONGC to develop gas fields in Iran


December 2nd, 2009 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The state-run oil explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) and its partners have signed two agreements with Iranian authorities to develop gas fields in that country. ... Read more...

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Iran must walk the talk on nuke program for peaceful purposes: US envoy


October 5th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct.5 (ANI): U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice on Sunday warned that Iran had to move quickly to prove its nuclear program was for peaceful purposes."If it doesn't, ... Read more...

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OAS opens door for Cuba’s readmission (Lead)


June 4th, 2009 - 7:22 am ICT by IANS
San Pedro Sula (Honduras), June 4 (DPA) The Organisation of American States (OAS) Wednesday revoked a 47-year suspension of Cuban participation after two days of intense negotiations over how to re-admit ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh readies council of ministers, with personal touch (Intro Roundup)


May 27th, 2009 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) After three days of intense negotiations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's new coalition government took final shape Wednesday with 78 ministers including 33 in the cabinet and ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh readies council of ministers, with personal touch (Roundup)


May 27th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) After three days of intense negotiations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's new coalition government took final shape Wednesday with 78 ministers including 33 in the cabinet and ... Read more...

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55 plus - average age of Manmohan Singh’s ministers


May 27th, 2009 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Almost 50 years divide the oldest and the youngest member of Manmohan Singh's new council of ministers that took shape Wednesday. The average age of the ... Read more...

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Chris Brown in ‘intense’ plea negotiations over Rihanna beating


April 6th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr 6 (ANI): Chris Brown is in "intense" negotiations on a plea deal over his alleged beating of girlfriend Rihanna, according to a source.The R 'n' B star has ... Read more...

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UN Security Council resolution calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza


January 9th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Jan 89 (ANI): The UN Security Council passed a resolution calling for immediate ceasefire in Gaza and durable truce between Israel and Hamas after three days of intense negotiations.The ... Read more...

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India and England plan five-Test cricket series


January 1st, 2009 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) India and England cricket boards are about to ink a deal for a five-Test series. In the past 30 years, the series between the two countries have ... Read more...

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ECB poised to sign historic deal with BCCI


January 1st, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.1 (ANI): The England and Indian cricket boards will soon announce a ground-breaking agreement that will include an Ashes-like five-Test series. According to The Guardian, the partnership is expected to take ... Read more...

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