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States have prerogative not to allow FDI in multi-brand retail: Government


September 18th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Amid growing protests against its decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, the government Tuesday said the implementation of the policy remained ... Read more...

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Russian rights activists refuse to comply with NGO law


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's two largest rights organisations will not comply with the law that classes them as "foreign agents", the NGO's heads said hours after President Vladimir ... Read more...

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Iran developing n-powered submarine


June 13th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 13 (IANS) Iran has begun development of its own nuclear-powered submarine, the Iranian fleet's deputy commander Vice-Admiral Abbas Zamini said.Commenting on Iran's growing capabilities in domestic submarine development, ... Read more...

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Greece to vote in new polls June 17


May 17th, 2012 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Athens, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greece will hold new parliamentary polls June 17 and a court official will head an interim government until then, state television reported.Council of State head ... Read more...

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Russia to keep supporting Syria peace plan


May 6th, 2012 - 4:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will keep backing the peaceful settlement plan in Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said.The Russian foreign ministry said Lavrov and UN special envoy ... Read more...

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Brazil asks US for transfer of military technology


April 25th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, April 25 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian Defense Minister Celso Amorim has made a proposal to Pentagon chief Leon Panetta for collaboration in the military sphere including the transfer of US ... Read more...

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Russia to fulfill arms obligations to Syria


February 10th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 9 (IANS) Russia said Thursday that it would continue to implement all of its obligations concerning arms supplies to Damascus and rejected setting up a "group of friends" ... Read more...

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Top US customs official quits


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Alan D. Bersin, commissioner of the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), says he will quit at the end of the month.Bersin, who was appointed ... Read more...

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Government to bring white paper on black money: Pranab (Lead)


December 14th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Stating the government would bring out a white paper on the issue of black money, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday dismissed reports that an ... Read more...

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White paper on black money issue: Pranab


December 14th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The government would bring out a white paper on the issue of black money, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Wednesday. He also dismissed reports ... Read more...

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Pranab bats for FDI, Sharma to brief MPs


December 8th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Congress party began a series of briefings to its MPs on the suspended FDI in retail decision, with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee saying ... Read more...

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CPI-M flays nuclear safety authority bill


September 21st, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The CPI-M Wednesday denounced the proposed Nuclear Safety Regulatory Authority Bill and asked the government to "set up a genuinely independent nuclear safety regulatory ... Read more...

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PM is a ‘witness’ in corruption cases, says TDP chief


June 2nd, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 2 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu Thursday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has become a "witness" in the corruption scandals involving his United ... Read more...

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Congress questions BJP’s political ideology on WikiLeaks disclosure


March 19th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 19 (ANI): Reacting over the expose of classified US diplomatic cables by whistleblowing website WikiLeaks stating that the (BJP) leadership had told them that its criticism of the ... Read more...

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Libyan rebels council seeks Arab League recognition


March 12th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Libya's National Transitional Council, set up by anti-Gaddafi rebels as a ruling body in the east of the country, has urged the Arab League to ... Read more...

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851 US nationals enjoy diplomatic immunity in Pakistan


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 25(ANI): The United States has 851 officials with diplomatic immunity in Pakistan, which is also the largest number of such officials among all nations with diplomatic missions in the country.The ... Read more...

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CIA mulls targeting Pak envoys abroad as reprisal against Davis’ continued detention


February 25th, 2011 - 10:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25(ANI): The Central Intelligence Agency is contemplating trapping or targeting Pakistan nationals serving as diplomats abroad in retaliation against double-murder accused US diplomat Raymond Davis' continued detention in a Lahore ... Read more...

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US, India to convene Joint Task Force on reducing climate damaging HFCs


February 24th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.24 (ANI): The United States and India have agreed to convene a Joint Task Force (JTF) that will examine effective approaches to reduce the use of climate-damaging hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).The task ... Read more...

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Zardari aides hope Pak, US will ‘work out differences’ on Raymond Davis’ detention


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 10(ANI): Aides to Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari have expressed confidence that Islamabad and Washington can amicably resolve a diplomatic crisis over the detention of double-murder accused US diplomat Raymond ... Read more...

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Russia asks India to clarify n-liability law


December 17th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Ahead of President Dmitry Medvedev's visit here, Russia Friday said it was upbeat about building 14-16 nuclear reactors in India over the next few years, but asked ... Read more...

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Pakistan People’s Party govt should focus on eliminating corruption, says Nawaz Sharif


December 11th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 11(ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) will not support the federal government on the issue of the Reformed General Sales Tax (RGST), party chief Nawaz Sharif has said.Addressing a ... Read more...

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US says Pak must honour its commitment to IMF on new tax measures


November 30th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 30 (ANI): The United States and donor agencies want Pakistan to honour its commitments on new tax measures, US Coordinator for Economic and Development Assistance to Pakistan, Robin Raphel, has ... Read more...

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India holds important stake in success of international negotiations on climate change, says Krishna


September 29th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Sep.29 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Wednesday said that India has an important stake in the success of ongoing international negotiations to address climate change.Addressing the United ... Read more...

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Burma building nuclear weapons, says Jane’s defence weekly


July 23rd, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 23 (ANI): Satellite images have revealed that Burma is pursuing a nuclear program, the military journal Jane's Intelligence Review says.The photos of buildings and security fences near Burmese capital, Naypyidaw, ... Read more...

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Rusian president Medvedev calls on Tehran to stop ‘irresponsible behavior’


June 6th, 2010 - 2:52 am ICT by BNO News
MESEBERG, GERMANY (BNO NEWS) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Saturday said international agreements on UN sanctions against Iran exist, although nobody wants their introduction, a Russian newswire reported."Nobody wants the sanctions, ... Read more...

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Burma is taking steps to becoming a nuke state: Report


June 4th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): A report has claimed that Burma has begun secretly acquiring key components for a nuclear weapons program, including specialized equipment used to make uranium metal for nuclear bombs.The ... Read more...

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IBSA leaders reiterate commitment to complete elimination of nuclear weapons


April 16th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
Brasilia, April 16 (ANI): IBSA leaders here on Thursday reiterated their commitment to complete elimination of nuclear weapons in a comprehensive, universal, non-discriminatory and verifiable manner, and expressed concern over the lack ... Read more...

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Reprocessing accord with India soon: US


March 13th, 2010 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 13 (IANS) Reiterating that Washington remains "very much committed" to the nuclear deal with India, a US official sees "good progress" on crucial talks on reprocessing and ... Read more...

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Rising sea level could erase island nations from the face of Earth


February 4th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A new research has suggested that the dangerous rise in sea level from anthropogenic global warming could erase some island states from the face of the Earth, but ... Read more...

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Physicists fear CERN costs are threat to nuclear energy research in Britain


December 1st, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 1 (ANI): Reports indicate that physicists in Britain fear that the country's entire programme of nuclear research is under threat from a budget crisis at CERN, which could leave ... Read more...

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Obama writes to Brazilian president on Iran


November 26th, 2009 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Nov 26 (DPA) US President Barack Obama wrote a letter to his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to express his concern about the situation in Iran and Honduras, ... Read more...

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Seven Asian countries discuss water cooperation in UAE


October 23rd, 2009 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 23 (IANS) Officals of seven South Asian countries met here Oct 22-23 to promote water cooperation on the rivers of greater Himalayan region, WAM news agency reported. Government officials, politicians ... Read more...

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Security Council adopts measure to stop spread of nukes


September 25th, 2009 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) The United Nations Security Council in a rare meeting of heads of state, led for the first time by a US president, adopted a resolution Thursday focused ... Read more...

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Israeli PM may accept Obama’s Palestine deal


June 14th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, June 14 (ANI): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may accept US President Barack Obama's key demand to publicly accept the idea of a Palestinian state.Despite American pressure, Netanyahu has not ... Read more...

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Lalu, Paswan to skip cabinet meeting


May 8th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Railway Minister Lalu Prasad and Steel Minister Ram Vilas Paswan are likely to skip a meeting of the union cabinet called by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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