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Krishna to visit Pakistan Sep 7-9, Jundal shadow over talks


July 24th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, July 24 (IANS) With the revelations by 26/11 plotter Abu Jundal casting a shadow on bilateral ties, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will go on a three-day visit ... 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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Krishna heads to Cambodia for three regional meets


July 8th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) In keeping with the importance India attaches to its Look East policy, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna would be travelling to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to ... Read more...

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India to pitch for investment-driven Afghanistan revival


July 6th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Building upon the success of a regional investors' meet India hosted last month, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Sunday heads to the Tokyo Donors' ... Read more...

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Shed fear, invest in Afghan opportunity: India (Roundup)


June 28th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) India Thursday unveiled its vision of promoting economic rejuvenation and stability of Afghanistan by asking companies from the region to invest in that country in ... Read more...

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India bats for investments in Afghanistan (Factfile) (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
* India June 28 hosted the first regional investment summit in New Delhi to promote Afghanistan's economic rejuvenation and stability by encouraging private sector investment from across the region. External Affairs ... Read more...

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India pushes Afghanistan’s economic rejuvination (Factfile)


June 28th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
* India June 28 hosted the first regional investment summit in New Delhi to promote Afghanistan's economic rejuvenation and stability by encouraging private sector investment from across the region. External Affairs ... Read more...

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Pakistan drug deaths institutionalised incompetence: Daily


February 1st, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) The death of over 100 people who took contaminated heart medicines in Pakistan's Punjab province is a failure of checks and balances and looks like "institutionalised ... Read more...

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India can meet budget for its AIDS programmes: Azad


December 1st, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Even as many international donors will be pulling out of the funding programmes on HIV-AIDS in India due to the global meltdown, the country is ... Read more...

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India undeterred by global donors’ pullout for AIDS control (Dec 1 is World AIDS Day)


November 30th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The battle against the deadly HIV-AIDS will not weaken even as some of the major global funding bodies aim to pull out of India's fourth ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s flood fund collection is peanuts: Daily


September 24th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 24 (IANS) The funds collected in the Pakistani prime minister's fund for flood relief are just peanuts, said a daily Saturday.Floods in Sindh province have impacted over seven ... Read more...

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About $22 bn investment needed to fight HIV: UNAIDS


June 3rd, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Nearly $22 billion investment is needed to bring down new HIV/AIDS infections globally by 2015, said a UNAIDS report released Friday."A 2011 investment framework proposed ... Read more...

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Nepal campaigners seek halt to MPs’ foreign junkets


June 2nd, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 2 (IANS) A new pressure group of Nepali people, who were brought together by social networking site Facebook, has asked Nepal's international donors to stop funding foreign ... Read more...

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Indian construction company to build Afghanistan’s Parliament building


May 1st, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 1(ANI): India-based C&C Constructions Limited has won a Rs.635-crore order to build Afghanistan's Parliament building as well as an Indian chancery complex in the Afghan capital city of Kabul.C&C ... Read more...

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Rapid growth in India, China aids fight against poverty


April 16th, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) Thanks to rapid growth in India and China, two-thirds of developing countries are on track or close to meeting key targets for tackling extreme poverty and ... Read more...

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IMF delegation extends Pak visit to finalise pending economic policy issues


March 9th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 9(ANI): The inconclusive talks between Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund have prompted the IMF delegation to extend its stay for another two to three days to finalise the pending ... Read more...

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Grameen Bank challenges government ownership claim


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 2 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has told foreign donors that Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus-led Grameen Bank "is an organ of the state", a claim hotly denied by the rural ... Read more...

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Pak shelves flood-hit areas reconstruction due to funds shortage over transparency issues


January 25th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 25(ANI): The Pakistan Government has decided against taking up major reconstruction and rehabilitation projects in the country's flood-hit areas during the current fiscal year, owing to a financial crunch and ... Read more...

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US’ worst fears realised as Pak Govt stalls economic reforms to stay in power


January 8th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 8 (ANI): Pakistan's governing party has patched its coalition government back together at a steep price that officials in Washington had feared: the collapse of the reforms critical to stabilising ... Read more...

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Lahore Fort facing decay, laments Pakistani daily


December 27th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 27 (IANS) The Lahore Fort, which is a "16th-century jewel of Mughal architecture and has but one rival in the subcontinent the Agra Fort" in India, is facing decay, ... Read more...

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PPP puts IMF-backed tax regime on back burner due to “opposition by main parties”


December 22nd, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 22 (ANI): The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) government has decided to put aside the controversial tax law for the time being, owing to the stiff opposition by almost all the ... Read more...

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Swat locals frustrated over govt’s apathy after Army offensive


November 14th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Drushkhela, Nov 14 (ANI): The absence of virtually any follow-through by the government after Pakistan military declared the Swat Valley cleared of the Taliban last year has turned the locals' hope ... Read more...

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Flood-hit Pak running out of funds for rehabilitation efforts: UN


November 4th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 4(ANI): The United Nations has expressed concern about the drying up of funds available for the flood-affected people in Pakistan.UN spokeswoman Stacey Winston appealed to international donors to act swiftly ... Read more...

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US audit finds Afghan officials getting hefty bonuses


October 31st, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 31 (ANI): A U.S. government audit has found Afghan officials routinely received hefty pay supplements from the U.S., sometimes 20 times in excess of their base salaryA report released Friday ... Read more...

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Save 587 sites to save life, urge scientists


October 26th, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 26 (IANS) With animals and plants disappearing fast, scientists have made a plea to save 587 sites around the globe that are home to 920 species on ... Read more...

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EU agrees trade concessions to flood-hit Pakistan


September 17th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 17 (ANI): The European Union has reportedly agreed to make trade concessions to Pakistan to help it overcome the impact of floods.According to the BBC, although details of the concessions ... Read more...

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IMF approves $451mn loan for flood-hit Pakistan


September 16th, 2010 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 16 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will give a $451-million loan to Pakistan to help accelerate the rehabilitation work after floods ravaged the country, a media report said. "The (IMF) ... Read more...

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Fear of ‘flood aid embezzlement’ behind international donors’ reluctance: Pak analyst


September 9th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sept 9 (ANI): The international community is reluctant to dole out aid to flood survivors in Pakistan over fears that the funds donated for the purpose might be embezzled, said the ... Read more...

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Bickering Afghans failing to lure Taliban defectors due to lack of money, leadership


September 7th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sept.7 (ANI): With Afghans bickering over who should run a 250 million dollar program to lure low-level Taliban fighters away from the insurgency, international donors have decided to go slow ... Read more...

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JuD’s brazen use of relief camps to fulfil ‘jihad’ aims should make Pak Govt shiver: Editorial


August 27th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.27 (ANI): A top USAID official recently bumped into a flood relief camp in Sindh which was supposedly being run by the banned Jamaat-ud-Daawa's (JuD) new face called Falah-e-Insaniyat, which highlights ... Read more...

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Gilani launches furious diatribe against media for challenging Govt’s credibility


August 27th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.27 (ANI): Angered over the relentless media scrutiny of the government concerning credibility issues, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has urged the country's media to stop criticising the administration.Gilani ... Read more...

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UN says Pak floods worse than Asian tsunami, Haiti quake


August 9th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.9 (ANI): Maurizio Giuliano, a spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, has described flood-hit Pakistan as going through an experience that was far worse than ... Read more...

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Neighbours should refrain from indulging in Afghanistan’s internal issues: Qureshi


July 21st, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, July 21 (ANI): In an apparent hint towards India, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Memhood Qureshi has said all regional countries have a special responsibility towards Afghanistan, and that they must refrain ... Read more...

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Give us intelligence on Al Qaeda: US tells Pakistan


July 20th, 2010 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 20 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has asked Pakistan to give US intelligence on Al Qaeda and its elusive leader Osama bin Laden as it's ... Read more...

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Amid Pakistani moves, Krishna to attend Kabul meet


July 10th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will represent India at the July 20 conference of international donors in Kabul that will review reconciliation moves between the Hamid ... Read more...

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