international commitments

Manmohan leaves Saturday for key summits in Mexico, Brazil (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) With the political uncertainties of the last days having almost blown over and the party solidly behind him as prime minister, Manmohan Singh leaves ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

EU concerned over jailed Russian opposition leaders


May 12th, 2012 - 6:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union is concerned over the arrests of Russian opposition movement leaders during the recent protest rallies in Moscow, EU foreign policy chief Catherine ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Focussing on global shows, but no Paco Rabanne: Manish Arora (With Image)


May 8th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Internationally known designer Manish Arora says he doesn't follow Indian fashion events, wants to focus on his global shows and has no plan to revive ... Read more...

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Pakistan out of sight, Bangladesh look to South Africa


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi/Dhaka, April 23 (IANS) Bangladesh have approached South Africa for a series in May after the postponement of a series in Pakistan. Due to its prior commitments, the Bangladesh Cricket ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

US suspends food aid to North Korea (Lead)


March 29th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) The US has suspended its planned nutritional food aid to North Korea over the latter's insistence on launching a satellite, a Pentagon official said."We have been ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US suspends food aid to North Korea


March 29th, 2012 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) The US has suspended its planned nutritional food aid to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK/North Korea) over the latter's insistence on satellite launch, a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

HC verdict reinforces our stand on WSH: FIH


February 15th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) Wednesday yet again warned the active players that they would be playing in the unsanctioned rebel World Series Hockey (WSH) ... Read more...

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High Court paves way for players’ participation in WSH


February 13th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) On a plea of former player and coach Joachim Carvalho alleging that Hockey India (HI) was threatening players to prevent them from taking part in ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Parliamentary diplomacy must in foreign policy: Meira Kumar (With Image)


January 10th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, Jan 10 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has said parliamentary diplomacy was essential in framing any country's foreign policy because international ties were no longer confined to ... Read more...

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Kieron Pollard out of Big Bash with hamstring tear


December 16th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 16 (IANS) West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard has been ruled out of the Big Bash League Twenty20 cricket with a tear in his right hamstring.It was a major ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Six British embassy staff taken hostage in Iran


November 29th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Nov 29 (IANS) Six British embassy personnel in Iran were taken hostage Tuesday when student protesters broke into the British Council and the British embassy here. A large number of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Pollard confirmed for Somerset’s 2012 T20 campaign


October 16th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Taunton (England), Oct 16 (IANS/CMC) Twenty20 specialist Kieron Pollard has been retained by English County Somerset for their T20 campaign next season. The big-hitting West Indies batsman, who has made his ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘Pakistan’s granting MFN status to India will improve trade ties’


October 14th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 14 (IANS) Pakistan's decision to grant Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India will help improve trade ties, said a daily Friday.Pakistan has, in principle, decided to grant ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

80 percent telecom equipment to be home-made by 2020: Sibal


October 10th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The draft of the National Telecom Policy 2011 Monday unveiled by Communications Minister Kapil Sibal seeks to boost domestic manufacturing of telecom equipment, aiming to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Balance and execution, the key: NSW coach


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 3 (IANS) For New South Wales Blues coach Anthony Stuart, it is not so much about planning for Tuesday's crunch game against Chennai Super Kings, as executing them ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

US lauds India’s commitment to n-safeguards


September 30th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 30 (IANS) A US official Friday commended India's willingness to adopt the same responsibilities and practices as other leading countries with advanced nuclear technology."India agreed to adopt ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Windies Players’ Association sues Board for $20 million


August 27th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Aug 27 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies Players' Association (WIPA) has sued the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for $20 million for refusing to issue unconditional no objection certificates ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

India’s cricket reputation lies in tatters


August 14th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Birmingham, Aug 14 (IANS) Indian cricket was at an all-time high barely four months ago when they won the World Cup to go with their World No. 1 Test ... Read more...

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India not to dilute stand on intellectual property


April 30th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) India has decided not to dilute its stand or take a position on intellectual property rights, especially on pharmaceuticals, beyond its domestic law and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indian, Sri Lankan cricket boards hopeful of finding a solution


April 21st, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Indian and Sri Lankan cricket boards are in discussions to break the impasse over the Sri Lankan players' continued participation in the Indian ... Read more...

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Dhoni hopeful of retaining IPL title


April 6th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 6 (IANS) A new-look Mahendra Singh Dhoni, shorn of hair following the World Cup triumph, looked set for another conquest as captain of the Chennai Super Kings team ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘Black money should be brought back’: Rahul Gandhi


January 29th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Jan 29 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Saturday demanded strict action against those involved in the black money controversy, and said the nation needs to ensure that ... Read more...

Posted in National |

‘Reclaiming black money from abroad is our main priority’: Congress


January 27th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Asserting that all measures have been taken by the government to resolve the simmering issue, Congress spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed on Thursday said it was pertinent to reclaim ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Advani calls for countrywide campaign against black money, corruption


January 26th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani urged the citizens on the occasion of the country's 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday to join a ... Read more...

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Black money row: Govt. has nothing to hide, says Mukherjee


January 25th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): After being criticized by the Supreme Court and the Opposition for its handling of black money deposited by industrialists and others in foreign bank accounts, Finance ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Jwala Gutta wants domestic badminton beefed up


December 21st, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Badminton doubles specialist Jwala Gutta says if the system has to throw up players of international standard, domestic structure has to be strengthened. Gutta, Comonwealth Games doubles ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

I am sad and worried: PM on parliament deadlock (Lead)


December 11th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani On Board Air India One, Dec 11 (IANS) Breaking his silence on the current political confrontation over the allotment of 2G telecom spectrum licences, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Environmental groups critcise Ramesh on binding commitments


December 9th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Environmental organisations Thursday criticised India's stand at the climate change talks in Cancun that it is willing to accept legally binding emission cuts, saying it will remove ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pakistan slams India over no-show at Asiad cricket tournament


November 27th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Guangzhou, Nov 27 (ANI): Pakistan has slammed India for snubbing the XVIth Asian Games by refusing to send its cricket team there.Pakistan coach Sadiq Mohammad insisted that more pressure should have been ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Pak will pay “heavy price” over failure to meet international commitments: Finance Min


November 24th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 24 (ANI): Pakistan would be required to pay a "heavy price" for failing to meet international commitments, Finance Minister Hafeez Shaikh said on Tuesday.Speaking at a meeting of the Senate ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Shane Bond feels he was a victim of politics


October 27th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Oct 27 (IANS) Former New Zealand's speedster Shane Bond, whose international career came to an abrupt end after he joined the unofficial Indian Cricket League (ICL), has said his career was ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

When Shane Bond swore at NZ Cricket boss over ICL ultimatum


October 27th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct. 27 (ANI): Former New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond has revealed that he swore at New Zealand Cricket boss Justin Vaughan when the latter told him his national team contract ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Ban on production of fissile material ‘unacceptable’: Pakistan


October 14th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Oct 14 (ANI): Pakistan opposes the Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT) that banned production of fissile material used as fuel for nuclear weapons, the Asian nation has told the world ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Country must come before lucrative Twenty20 league: Clarke


September 30th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 30 (ANI): Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke has said that players need to reconsider competing in Twenty20 leagues if it impacts their international performances.Doug Bollinger and Mike Hussey arrived late to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Pak govt gets breather in NRO standoff with Supreme Court


September 28th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 28 (ANI): In what may have come as a breather to the Pakistan government, the Supreme Court has accepted its plea to decide the National Reconciliation Ordinance review petition ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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