international cooperation

Burundi president to meet PM Tuesday


September 17th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Relations between India and Burundi are set to get a fillip when the eastern African country's president, Pierre Nkurunziza, meets Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday.India ... Read more...

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Now, a robot that will understand emotions


August 24th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Aug 24 (IANS) A robot being developed in Finland will be capable of recognising human emotions and understanding speech and gestures.Being created at the University of Oulu in Finland, ... Read more...

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India for global recognition of Ayurveda, Unani


August 8th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) India is pushing for a WHO collaborative centre on traditional medicine to win legal recognition to the Indian systems of medication like Ayurveda and Unani ... Read more...

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Compete, cooperate or conflict with China, Tharoor ponders (With Image)


July 9th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) India and China are two countries whose development is having and will have significant impact on the global system, but the question is whether ... Read more...

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Tokyo declaration on Afghanistan backs India’s concerns on terror


July 8th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 8 (IANS) Backing India's concerns over terrorist safe havens in the AfPak region, the Tokyo conference of international donors on Afghanistan Sunday endorsed key recommendations of a regional ... Read more...

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CVC for global cooperation in fighting corruption


July 7th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 7 (IANS) The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is developing a system for cooperation among anti-corruption agencies across the world, an official said here Saturday.A Task Force of the ... Read more...

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India launches bio-toilets for rural homes


June 24th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 24 (IANS) India Sunday introduced in rural homes bio-toilets which are being currently used by soldiers for safe disposal of human excreta in high altitude regions, an official ... Read more...

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China, Russia sign electrical cooperation deal


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 22 (IANS) China and Russia have signed an agreement on electrical cooperation on the sidelines of the ongoing St. Petersburg International Forum (SPIEF), Xinhua reported.The deal was signed ... Read more...

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Rich nations shy from commitment at Rio Earth Summit


June 21st, 2012 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 21 (IANS) As the Earth Summit began Wednesday, India had more than one reason to be happy, with its main concerns addressed in the draft ... Read more...

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Germany to help Pakistan set up prosecutors’ academy


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) A German organisation will help set up an academy for prosecutors with international trainers in Pakistan's Punjab province.The Punjab prosecution department and police Saturday signed an ... Read more...

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Ties with India important, says Myanmar’s state-run daily


May 30th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 30 (IANS) Myanmar's official media said Wednesday that the country attaches importance to relations with India and stressed that "India needs Myanmar, and Myanmar also needs India, ... Read more...

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SC chides government over Bhopal’s toxic waste (Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday chided the central government for not doing anything for disposing toxic waste for 28 years since the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy.An ... Read more...

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Mumbai street vendor to speak at Rio labour meet (With Images)


May 20th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Vegetable vendor Salma fights for the rights of the city's street vendors and has been jailed many times. Now the 26-year-old is going to an international ... Read more...

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‘India can respond to any misadventure by Pakistan’


May 16th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Pune, May 15 (IANS) India is fully capable of responding to any misadventure by Pakistan despite the west-side neighbour acquiring nuclear weapons, a top Indian Army commander said here ... Read more...

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Helicopter-borne poachers kill 22 elephants in Congo


April 25th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) In a brazen attack carried out by helicopter-borne poachers, a herd of 22 elephants were killed and their tusks and genitals hacked off at a national ... Read more...

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18,500 bottles of fake vodka destroyed in China


April 24th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) More than 18,500 bottles of counterfeit vodka were destroyed Monday after customs officers seized the goods before they entered China's northern city of Tianjin.Shi Guowang, an ... Read more...

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India enhancing domestic capacity for new gen power plants: Shinde


April 22nd, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, April 21 (IANS) India's Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde Saturday said that the government is augmenting domestic capacity for building critical and ultra-super critical technologies based power plants ... Read more...

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A million Italians are gambling addicts,says study


April 11th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 11 (IANS) Gambling is the third biggest business in Italy, where nearly one million people are addicted, according to a study."We estimated that Italy has the biggest gambling ... Read more...

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Behind the scenes: India shaped BRICS position on West Asia, Afghanistan


March 31st, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Amid differing perceptions, India played a crucial role in shaping the collective stance of the BRICS countries on the need for dialogue to resolve the ... Read more...

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UN General Assembly President Al-Nasser calls for end to ‘modern-day slavery’


March 27th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser on Monday called for a comprehensive approach to end 'modern-day slavery,' which includes child labor, human trafficking and ... Read more...

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PM in Seoul next week for n-security summit


March 21st, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will join 57 world leaders next week in Seoul for the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) to discuss the global threat ... Read more...

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Hu to attend Nuclear Security and BRICS summits, visit Cambodia


March 19th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 19 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao will attend the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul from March 26 to 27, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei announced Monday.Hu will ... Read more...

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India requires over 1,000 new aircraft by 2030: Airbus


March 15th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 15 (IANS) European plane maker Airbus Thursday forecast that Indian carriers will require 1,043 new aircraft valued at $145 billion by 2030. This includes 1,020 passenger and 23 ... Read more...

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Suspect in slaying of Argentine singer nabbed


March 14th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, March 14 (IANS/EFE) Colombian police confirmed Tuesday the arrest of a Costa Rican man accused of being behind the July 2011 killing of Argentine singer Facundo Cabral in Guatemala.Alejandro ... Read more...

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EU hopes for resolution of India-Italy row over marines


March 13th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 13 (IANS) European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton Tuesday met Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti to discuss the issue of two Italian marines who are in jail ... Read more...

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Terrorists not to impact ties with Pakistan: China


March 7th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) Terrorists trained in Pakistan will not affect the friendship between Beijing and Islamabad, said an official Wednesday.A top official from China's northwest Xinjiang Wednesday said violent ... Read more...

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Tunnelling work of Kolkata’s East-West Metro inaugurated


February 26th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) The tunneling work of the Rs.4,874 crore East-West Metro Corridor Project, linking the IT hub in Salt Lake with Howrah across the Hooghly river, was ... Read more...

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‘Illegal assets must be recovered from the corrupt’


February 17th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Calling on the investigative agencies to "realise the fallout of corruption and tighten their belts" against the scourge, senior government officials Friday said the fight ... Read more...

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Regular dialogue mechanism key to addressing security issues: Antony


February 13th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The concept of security has expanded and undergone a massive transformation to include economic progress, especially in the context of global economy, climate change and ... Read more...

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$500 billion black money hidden abroad: CBI (Roundup)


February 13th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Indians are the largest depositors in Swiss banks and have stashed away $500 billion in black money in overseas tax havens, but the government is ... Read more...

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Largest depositors in Swiss banks are Indians: CBI chief


February 13th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Indians are the largest depositors in Swiss banks and have stashed a staggering $500 billion of black money abroad for tax evasion, CBI chief A.P. ... Read more...

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Nine envoys present credentials to President Patil


January 12th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Nine foreign envoys, including British High Commissioner James David Bevan, presented their credentials to President Pratibha Patil Thursday.According to a statement from the president's ... Read more...

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Japan helping India clean Yamuna: Natarajan


December 19th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) India is getting assistance from Japan for a programme to cleanse the Yamuna river, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said Monday.In a written reply to a ... Read more...

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China wants global help in intellectual property protection


December 9th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 9 (IANS) China has called for international cooperation in a pro-active and constructive manner in creating a favourable global environment for intellectual property (IP) protection.The call for international ... Read more...

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China issues white paper on poverty reduction


November 16th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 16 (IANS) China Wednesday unveiled a white paper on its poverty reduction efforts in the past decade, highlighting achievements and the challenges to bringing prosperity to its more ... Read more...

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