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Putin condemns attack on US diplomats in Libya


September 14th, 2012 - 8:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned the attack on US diplomats in Libya while urging governments to react strongly and timely to provocations against people's ... Read more...

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Outrage in Pakistan over factory fire deaths


September 13th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 13 (IANS) Describing industrial buildings as "death traps" and "concentration camps", Pakistani dailies Thursday sought regular inspections of factories as well as rigorous application of the law following ... Read more...

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UAE calls for end of Myanmar violence


August 12th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 11 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has called on the international community to help end the sectarian violence in Myanmar.The UAE is "deeply concerned" about the ethnic violence in ... Read more...

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Five minor planets named after Chinese scientists


June 5th, 2012 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) Five minor planets have been named after top Chinese scientists with the approval of the International Astronomical Union (IAU).The five minor planets were discovered between 1997 ... Read more...

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Italian vessel can sail after furnishing bond (Lead)


March 29th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, March 29 (IANS) The Italian cargo ship Enrica Lexie, from which two marines had opened fire killing two Indian fishermen, will be permitted to sail after its owners furnish ... Read more...

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Israel raids Palestinian TV stations in Ramallah


March 1st, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by BNO News
RAMALLAH, West Bank (BNO NEWS) -- Israeli soldiers raided two Palestinian television stations in the West Bank city of Ramallah on early Wednesday morning, Palestinian media reported. A large Israeli military force along ... Read more...

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N-deal: India to provide US firms level playing field


February 7th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Underlining its commitment to implementing their landmark nuclear deal, India has assured "a level playing field to US companies" and said it was prepared to ... Read more...

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Rights commission begins internship programme


January 3rd, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) A total of 50 students Tuesday began a month-long winter internship programme conducted by the National Human Rights Commission. The students were shortlisted from 32 ... Read more...

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India, US to iron out n-liability irritants


December 10th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Washington, Dec 10 (IANS) With the landmark India-US nuclear deal languishing even three years after it was signed, US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns will hold talks ... Read more...

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Iran summons Swiss envoy over US drone incident


December 9th, 2011 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 9 (IANS) The Iranian foreign ministry has summoned the Swiss ambassador to Tehran, who represents US interests in Iran, to protest the "violation" of its airspace by a ... Read more...

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US seeks level playing field for its nuclear firms


November 22nd, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) Saying it was still studying India's regulations on civil nuclear liability, the United States has asserted that for it ensuring a level playing field for ... Read more...

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US studying India’s new nuclear liability rules


November 18th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) The United States has withheld comments on implementation rules for the civil nuclear liability law notified by India, saying it was reviewing the measure."I think we're ... Read more...

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N-liability: India will work within its own laws


November 17th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) In a post-Fukushima world, India has to work within framework of its own law on issues relating to civil nuclear liability, official sources said ... Read more...

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Ahead of Obama meeting, India notifies N-liability rules


November 17th, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's meeting with US President Barack Obama in Bali, the government Wednesday notified the implementation rules for the civil ... Read more...

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Ahead of Obama meeting, PM says n-liability rules soon


November 13th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Nov 12 (IANS) Ahead of his meeting with US President Barack Obama in Bali next week, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the government ... Read more...

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Delay on Bhullar’s mercy plea no cruelty, apex court told


October 19th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The long pendency of the mercy plea of Khalistani terrorist Devender Pal Singh Bhullar, who is on death row over a 1993 car bomb blast ... Read more...

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Supreme Court panel to decide on endosulphan export


August 5th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked a panel of experts, set up to inquire into the harmful effects of pesticide endosulphan, to suggest if it can ... Read more...

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Iran’s no delays Merkel’s India-bound plane, Germany upset (Second Lead, changing dateline)


June 1st, 2011 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Iran briefly refused German Chancellor Angela Merkel's plane permission to fly over its territory on her way to New Delhi Tuesday morning, forcing the ... Read more...

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Iran’s ‘no’ delays Merkel trip to India (Lead)


May 31st, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel's flight to India was delayed Tuesday as Iran refused it permission to fly over the country, the German government said.Merkel's plane was ... Read more...

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Did Iran deny passage to Merkel’s plane?


May 31st, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel's flight to India was delayed Tuesday as Iran's government allegedly refused it permission to fly over the country.Merkel's plane was forced to ... Read more...

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Nepal’s border battle film stokes anti-India sentiments (WIth Image)


May 11th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 11 (IANS) India's home minister calls up his counterpart in Nepal and orders him to drop the demand for a new inspection of the border between the ... Read more...

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Anti-trafficking organization training trafficked girls, women


April 29th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Forbesganj (Bihar), Apr 29(ANI): Apne Aap Women Worldwide India Trust, an anti-trafficking organization, has said it along with a network of small self-help groups and organizations has started training women and children ... Read more...

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EU announces trade agreement with Colombia and Peru


April 13th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union on Wednesday finalized a trade agreement with Colombia and Peru that will open up markets and will include a series of far-reaching measures.The trade relationship ... Read more...

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Libyan diplomats in India stand up for revolution


February 26th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Days after the Libyan ambassador to India resigned to protest the violent crackdown by Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi on pro-democracy demonstrators, the diplomats of the country's embassy ... Read more...

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Libyan Embassy in Delhi sympathizes anti-government protests


February 25th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The Libyan Embassy in New Delhi has sympathized with the families of the people, who have lost their lives during protests against the regime of Colonel Muammar ... Read more...

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India, China and Russia stress on proliferation of weapons to fight terrorism


November 15th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Wuhan (China), Nov 15 (ANI): India, China and Russia on Monday stressed that proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and its association with international terrorism poses a grave threat to international peace ... Read more...

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Going nuclear is a 100-year commitment: IAEA official


October 19th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
By V. Jagannathan Chennai, Oct 19 (IANS) Even as 60 more countries in the world have shown interest to embrace nuclear power to meet their energy needs, only one third of these may ... Read more...

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India asks Pak not to allow territory under its control to spread terrorism


September 29th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Sep.29 (ANI): India on Wednesday asked Pakistan to fulfill its solemn commitment of not allowing territory under its control for perpetrating terrorism.Addressing the United Nations' General Assembly, External Affairs Minister ... Read more...

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International treaties hamper Aafia’s return to Pakistan


September 25th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Pakistan will have to sign with foreign countries two international treaties dealing with the exchange of prisoners to enable the return from the US of Aafia ... Read more...

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Pakistan urges IAEA to help it in building more nuclear plants


September 23rd, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 23 (ANI): Pakistan has urged the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to help facilitate its need to build more nuclear power plants in order to overcome an acute energy shortfall ... Read more...

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Government hurrying to pass n-bill as gift for Obama: CPI-M


August 17th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) said Tuesday that while it has conveyed its objections about the nuclear liability bill, the government is in a ... Read more...

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Ramesh terms ship collision as freak accident (Lead)


August 14th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Terming the collision between two ships off Mumbai as a freak accident, Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh said Saturday that India has never seen an ... Read more...

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Kuwait marks 20 years since first Gulf war


August 2nd, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kuwait City, Aug 2 (DPA) Kuwait's cabinet Monday marked the 20th anniversary of the 1990 invasion of the country by Iraqi troops, noting that the war had a lasting impact on citizens. Minister ... Read more...

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India-French bilateral trade set to increase: Envoy


July 14th, 2010 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 13 (IANS) Bilateral trade between India and France is expected to rise with French firms starting to supply nuclear reactors and participating in Indian infrastructure and other projects, French Ambassador ... Read more...

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EU to stop Sri Lanka’s preferential trade access


July 5th, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka will temporarily lose its preferential access to the European Union market from August 15 because of shortcomings in implementing UN human rights conventions, the EU said ... Read more...

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