international environment

China must strengthen its nuclear capabilities, says daily


September 7th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) China should accelerate the renewal and consolidation of its nuclear deterrence capabilities, said a state-run Chinese daily that wanted the momentum to be continued, so that ... Read more...

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UPA-II showcases strong economy (Second Lead)


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Dispelling the impression of policy paralysis, the UPA-II government Tuesday touted a healthy 7 percent growth in economy, a sharp hike in social spending ... Read more...

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Maoism is a major problem, says PM (Lead)


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Speaking on the third anniversary of the UPA-II government, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday listed his government's achievements but said Maoism remained "a major ... Read more...

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UPA-II: PM showcases 7 percent growth rate


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Marking three years of the UPA-II government, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday highlighted achievements in economic and social sectors, stressing that India's economy grew ... Read more...

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India, China, Russia pitch for Afghan stability; back dialogue on Syria (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 13 (IANS) Building upon an understanding at the BRICS summit in New Delhi nearly a fortnight ago, India, Russia and China Friday called for continued international engagement to ... Read more...

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India, China, Russia to jointly tackle global issues


April 13th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 13 (IANS) The foreign ministers of India, China and Russia Friday held their 11th trilateral meeting and underlined their major role in addressing key global challenges against the ... Read more...

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Brazil announces plan to boost exports


February 18th, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Feb 18 (IANS/EFE) President Dilma Rousseff said her government will do more to foster expanded output and exports with the aim of making Brazil more competitive."This year we ... Read more...

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Brazilian government sees economy expanding through 2014


February 14th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Feb 14 (IANS/EFE) Latin America's largest economy will grow 4.5 percent this year, 5.5 percent next year and 6 percent in 2014, the Brazilian finance ministry said Monday.Brazil's ... Read more...

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China calls for more global anti-poverty efforts


February 3rd, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 3 (IANS) China has called upon the international community to make greater anti-poverty efforts.It has asked the UN, the World Bank and other international organisations to shoulder ... Read more...

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India, China reject confrontation, pitch for greater trust (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Ahead of their boundary talks next week, India and China Monday rejected an "adversarial relationship" amid recent irritants and called for greater all-round cooperation to ... Read more...

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Indian economy will grow at 7 percent in 2011-12: PM


January 8th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Despite turbulence in developed economies, India's gross domestic product (GDP) will grow by 7 percent in the current fiscal and is geared to return to ... Read more...

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India, Nepal sign revised tax treaty


November 27th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu/New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) More than a month after they sealed a bilateral investment pact, India and Nepal Sunday took another key step to boost their economic ties ... Read more...

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CHOGM asks members not to back terror


October 30th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 30 (IANS) The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here Sunday called for "accelerated efforts" to conclude negotiations on a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT).In ... Read more...

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Greens worried after Karachi heavy water leak


October 22nd, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) The recent leak of heavy water at the Karachi Nuclear Power Plant (Kanupp) has environmentalists and civil society activists in Pakistan worried.They are now raising questions ... Read more...

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India will grow at 8-8.5 percent: PM


October 20th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday exuded confidence on 8-8.5 percent growth for India despite the difficult global situation and said a ... Read more...

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Respite from inflation by year-end: PM


October 20th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday assured all steps to tame inflation, but refused to be drawn into the debate whether the ... Read more...

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India returns to slower 7-8 percent growth trend : World Bank


October 19th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) After recording 8.5 percent growth in fiscal 2010-11, India's economic growth is likely to slowdown to 7-8 percent in the next two years, according to the ... Read more...

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National Policy on Electronics aims to employ 28 mn people: Sibal


October 3rd, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) The National Policy on Electronics aims at providing employment to around 28 million people, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Kapil Sibal said Monday."Information communication ... Read more...

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China won’t be next superpower: Kissinger


June 21st, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) China will not dominate the current century, says former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.The US will continue to maintain its position in the world as ... Read more...

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Plan panel hints at 9-9.5 percent growth in 12th Plan


June 10th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 10 (IANS) The Planning Commission is set to target GDP growth of 9-9.5 percent for the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) period as 10 percent growth does not ... Read more...

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Finnair Service Angels offer travelers peace of mind


May 11th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, May 11 (IANS) As part of its strategy of offering the fastest flights between Europe and Asia through the Helsinki Airport hub, Nordic carrier is in the process of ... Read more...

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Villagers left out of rural power scheme: Greenpeace


May 10th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh), May 10 (IANS) A large section of people in Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh district have been left out of the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY), a scheme ... Read more...

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Economy to grow by 8.5 percent, inflation to drop: PM (Lead)


February 16th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said the economy will grow by at least 8.5 percent this fiscal and inflation will drop to seven percent by year-end.The ... Read more...

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Dip in FDI not a reflection of our policies: PM


February 16th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) With foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country slowing, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said the dip in fund inflows was not entirely a reflection of ... Read more...

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Inflation should be down to seven percent: PM


February 16th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday conceded that inflation has been a problem for India in recent weeks, but should come down to around seven percent by ... Read more...

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Eco-Products International Fair 2011 commences on Thursday


February 9th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma will inaugurate the 7th Eco-Products International Fair (EPIF 2011) here tomorrow.The three-day conference is being jointly organized by, the Department ... Read more...

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India’s recovery from global economic slowdown rapid: Pranab Mukherjee


January 8th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 8(ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday remarked that the country's recovery from global economic slowdown had been rapid.Mukherjee said this while addressing delegates of the ... Read more...

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China “unswervingly pursues” peaceful development, experts say


November 6th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov. 6 (ANI): Facing concerns by some western countries about China's ongoing development, which they think is "a threat," Chinese experts have again said that the country, in fact, will always ... Read more...

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Blackwill suggests military retaliation to counter Pakistan’s cross-border terrorism


September 28th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Sep 28 (ANI): As the 26/11 Mumbai attacks still haunting the nation, former U.S. Ambassador to India, Robert Blackwill has advised India to employ military reprisal against Pakistan to counter cross-border ... Read more...

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Create environment for India’s progress, PM tells envoys


August 27th, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday asked India's top diplomats to aim to create a conducive external environment that would fuel the country's progress. Addressing the heads of ... Read more...

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Indo-Pak talks must continue: Manmohan Singh


August 27th, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Friday accusing Pakistani establishment of sanctioning attacks on Indians in Afghanistan, said despite all issues dialogue with Pakistan is the ... Read more...

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India sought a peaceful, tranquil international environment: Manmohan Singh


August 27th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, on Friday said India sought a peaceful and tranquil international environment as well as very good relations with all nations, ... Read more...

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Indian teen in Finland, bringing Facebook, Twitter closer


June 11th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Rahul Dass Helsinki, June 11 (IANS) Want to know from your mobile phone where to hangout in Delhi or eat out in Beijing? Three teens in Finland, including one from India, ... Read more...

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Indian foreign policy combines commitment to national values with dynamic adaptation to intl. enviro


June 2nd, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 1 (ANI): The United Progressive Alliance Government on Tuesday stated that India's foreign policy has combined firm commitment to country's core national values with dynamic adaptation to changes in ... Read more...

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Pak building second naval base in Balochistan


February 23rd, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.23 (ANI): Pakistan has decided to build a second naval base in the region of Gwadar, known as Kalmat Chundi Hore.According to a report in the Pakistan Tribune, 30,000 ... Read more...

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