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India committed to Palestinian cause: President


September 12th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) India has always considered the conflict in West Asia to be political and to be resolved peacefully while consistently supporting the Palestinian cause, President ... Read more...

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India, Tajikistan should jointly combat terror, boost ties: President


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Describing Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon as an "old friend of India", President Pranab Mukherjee a brain haemorrhagea brain haemorrhage said Monday India and the ... Read more...

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PM silent on foreign policy, Pakistan


August 15th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) In a marked departure from his Independence Day speeches in the past, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday did not say a word about the ... Read more...

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India concerned over rising tensions in South China Sea


July 17th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, July 17 (IANS) India was concerned with rising tensions in the South China Sea and attaches great importance to ensuring safety and security of sea lanes and freedom of ... Read more...

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Ethiopian PM misses AU summit, health rumours float


July 17th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 17 (IANS) It's a mystery absence that has created a lot of hush-hush talk here. Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has been missing from the African ... Read more...

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India, South Africa share cordial relations: Meira Kumar


July 10th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said Monday India and South Africa shared a cordial relationship and working together in various multilateral organisations.Addressing a 20-member ... Read more...

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Remove non-tariff barriers in pharma sector: India


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The government will raise at various international fora the issue of non-tariff barriers imposed by the US and European countries on the import of Indian ... Read more...

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PM touts better relations with Pakistan, India’s global stature


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday showcased India's growing global stature and cited improving relations with neighbours, including Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Myanmar as key foreign ... Read more...

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Atrocities on Hindu women in Pakistan: BJP corners government


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The government will make a statement on the alleged forcible conversion of Hindu women in Pakistan, Home Minister P. Chidambaram told the Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Syria says it won’t go the Libya way


April 22nd, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 22 (IANS) Amid mounting international pressure, Syria Sunday asserted that it will not allow itself to be invaded like Libya and rubbished the opposition as a rag-tag collection ... Read more...

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‘EU aviation tax deal breaker in climate change talks’ (Lead)


April 11th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) A carbon tax imposed by the European Union (EU) on flights landing in the Eurozone is unacceptable and is a deal breaker in climate change ... Read more...

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EU tax unacceptable in climate change talks: India


April 11th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) India Wednesday said the EU decision to collect billions of dollars every year by unilaterally imposing a carbon tax on flights landing in the Eurozone ... Read more...

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India keen on long-term fertiliser supplies from Belarus


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) India and Belarus Wednesday concluded two-days of foreign office consultations here, during which New Delhi conveyed its interest in a long-term arrangement for potash fertiliser ... Read more...

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Court reserves order on dropping charges against Salem (Lead)


February 9th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday reserved its order on a Delhi Police plea seeking withdrawal of charges under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime ... Read more...

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Indian legal eagles to battle ‘ban Gita’ move in Russia


December 27th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Aghast over a Siberian court's move to ban the Bhagavad Gita in Russia, Indian and international legal eagles, including those working with the UN, have ... Read more...

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Pakistan will continue to raise Kashmir issue: Gilani


October 14th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 14 (IANS) Pakistan will continue to raise the Kashmir issue at international fora till its resolution, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.Gilani Thursday said that the ... Read more...

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India will raise EU aviation tax issue: Natarajan


October 4th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Expressing reservations about European Union's (EU) decision to put a charge on carbon emissions from airlines, India Tuesday said it will raise the matter in ... Read more...

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117 government websites hacked in last three years


September 7th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) In almost last three years, 117 government websites have been hacked by various groups, parliament was informed Wednesday."As per the information tracked and reported to ... Read more...

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Sports ministry says no rethink on age and tenure clauses


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Despite stiff opposition from General Association of National Sports Federations (GANSF), the sports ministry is unlikely to have a rethink on clauses limiting the ... Read more...

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Besieged at home, a different Manmohan abroad


April 17th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Manmohan Singh may be disparaged at home as weak by opposition parties and civil society, but when the prime minister is abroad he is ... Read more...

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China pledged to reduce trade imbalance: PM


April 17th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Onboard PM's Special Aircraft, April 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said Chinese President Hu Jintao has assured him on reducing the trade imbalance between India and China ... Read more...

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Pakistan backs Saudi stance on Gulf, Middle East: Gilani


March 27th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 27(ANI): Pakistan understands and supports the Saudi stance on the Gulf and the Middle East, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Talking to Prince Bander Bin Sultan Bin ... Read more...

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India gravely concerned over air strikes on Libya: Krishna


March 21st, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 21 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna on Monday said the Indian Government is gravely concerned about the ongoing violence in Libya, and has expressed regret about the air strikes ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s microcredit pioneer Yunus always spoke for poor (With Yunus loses appeal against ouster from Grameen Bank)


March 8th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 8 (IANS) Muhammad Yunus who set up the Grameen Bank and pioneered microcredit for rural women has spoken for the poor at various international fora, including the ... Read more...

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Pak court dumps petition seeking ban on Facebook for ‘displaying blasphemous material’


March 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 1(ANI): The Lahore High Court has disposed of a petition seeking a ban on social networking website Facebook for displaying blasphemous material.Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry disposed of the ... Read more...

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Trinidad and Tobago hails India’s economic achievements


January 27th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar Port-of-Spain, Jan 27 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago's Minister for Foreign Affairs Surujattan Rambachan admired "India's fine democratic traditions and economic achievements" during India's 62nd Republic Day celebration held here.Rambachan hailed ... Read more...

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Mumbai MP asserts Karkare killed by Pakistani terrorists


December 12th, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Congress leader Digvijay Singh's party colleague and MP from Mumbai-North Sanjay Nirupam Sunday said his comments over slain Maharashtra police officer Hemant Karkare could "weaken" India's stand against ... Read more...

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Suy Kyi is free — five days after Obama’s Delhi speech


November 13th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's release in Yangon Saturday comes five days after US President Barack Obama denounced the Myanmar military junta while addressing the ... Read more...

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Obama criticises mockery of political process in Myanmar


November 8th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.8 (ANI): The United States President, Barack Obama, here on Monday criticised the way political freedom is being suppressed in Myanmar and a mockery of election process is being ... Read more...

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Oppose the Myanmar junta, Obama tells India


November 8th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Monday urged India to come out against the military junta in Myanmar, gently telling New Delhi that it had often remained silent ... Read more...

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European Union to open anti-terror centre in Bangladesh


October 20th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 20 (IANS) The European Union (EU) will set up a counter-terrorism centre in Bangladesh in order to provide special training to police and other law enforcement officials across South Asia ... Read more...

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Highlights of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s Independence Day speech (Part 1)


August 15th, 2010 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 15 (ANI): A confident Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh sent out a positive Independence Day message that he wants to resolve differences with Pakistan through dialogue, but much ... Read more...

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Indian economy example for others to emulate: PM


August 15th, 2010 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday said India was not only among the fastest-growing growing economies but an example for others as it achieved the feat despite ... Read more...

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Eight Bengal districts may be declared drought-affected


August 6th, 2010 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 5 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to declare eight districts as drought-affected or on the verge of facing a drought after reviewing the situation till the second week ... Read more...

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Manmohan hails public-private partnership


July 3rd, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, July 3 (IANS) Hailing public-private partnership as the key to many success stories, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday emphasized the need for promoting the arrangement to enhance the rate of ... Read more...

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