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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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UN chief suffers fracture playing soccer


May 15th, 2012 - 9:14 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 15 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon suffered a fracture in his left hand while playing in the UN diplomats' spring soccer tournament and now has his arm ... Read more...

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Zinta to attend UN meet in Moscow


October 6th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, who is also a UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador, will participate in a three-day International Forum on Millennium Development Goal 6 beginning Oct 10 ... Read more...

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Nearly 50 percent of railway level crossings unmanned


July 7th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The train accident at an unmanned level crossing in western Uttar Pradesh Thursday that has claimed some 38 lives occurred exactly a month after India ... Read more...

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We’ll meet aliens in next 20 years: Russian scientist


June 28th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Human beings will meet creatures from outer space within the next 20 years, a top Russian scientist has said."The genesis of life is as inevitable as ... Read more...

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US to help Israel maintain military edge: Obama


May 23rd, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Sunday vowed that the US will help maintain Israel's qualitative military edge and stop efforts to recognize an independent Palestinian state ... Read more...

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UAE minister calls for reducing cost of labour mobility


May 22nd, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 21 (IANS/WAM) UAE Minister for Labour Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash has said reduction of the cost of labour mobility across national borders represents the most important aspect ... Read more...

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Obama no better than my father: Osama’s son


May 11th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) Calling US President Barack Obama no better than slain Osama bin Laden, the Al Qaeda leader's son has alleged that his father was summarily executed, ... Read more...

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James Cameron is going to plan Avatar 2 in Brazil


March 30th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) James Cameron after releasing the blockbuster animation movie Avatar revealed that he could have done much a better job if he had known the plight of ... Read more...

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Why is Sonia Gandhi silent on black money, asks Rajnath


February 15th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajnath Singh Tuesday criticised United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi for her silence on the issue of black money and asked ... Read more...

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Krishna’s UN faux pas has embarrassed India: BJP


February 12th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said the faux pas by External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna at the UN Security Council where he read out a ... Read more...

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Bigg Boss participant Veena Malik becomes first Pak woman ‘to trend on Twitter’


January 22nd, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 22(ANI): Veena Malik, one of the Bigg Boss Season 4 contestants, has become the first Pakistani woman ever to trend on Twitter worldwide.Veena, former girlfriend of Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad ... Read more...

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India will reassert Kashmir position: Tharoor (Lead)


October 13th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 13 (IANS) India will reassert its position on Kashmir if Pakistan raises the issue again at the United Nations, former minister of state for external affairs Shashi Thaoor said ... Read more...

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Pakistan may raise Kashmir in UN, says Tharoor


October 13th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 13 (IANS) Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor, who would lead a delegation of Indian lawmakers to the UN in the coming week, said Wednesday that Pakistan might raise the Kashmir ... Read more...

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Bollywood on Ayodhya verdict - Let’s move on


October 1st, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Oct 1 (IANS) Political parties should not vitiate the atmosphere, say Bollywood celebrities a day after the Ayodhya verdict, stressing that the people should take the court's ... Read more...

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Bollywood Reacts To Supreme Court Verdict


October 1st, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 1, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Shabana Azmi: "It is time for reconciliation.We need to take a cue from people of India who have held their peace. We need ... Read more...

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No compromise on Pak’s nuclear program: Gilani


July 31st, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 31(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that his country will never compromise on its nuclear program.Gilani said that Pakistan is a conscious and modest state, and ... Read more...

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US to vote against China-Pak nuclear deal at NSG


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23(ANI): The United States has said that it will vote against China's sale of nuclear reactors to Pakistan at the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) meeting.US Acting Assistant Secretary of State ... Read more...

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China to give Pakistan trainer aircraft, 60 mn yuan


May 24th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Rawalpindi, May 24 (IANS) China has agreed to provide four trainer aircraft to the Pakistan Air Force and 60 million yuan ($9 million) for training the country's armed forces. An agreement to ... Read more...

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Britain’s first Bangladeshi MP target of ‘vile smears’


May 23rd, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 23(ANI): Britain's first Bangladeshi MP, Rushanara Ali, is being subjected to a vile Internet smear campaign by fellow Muslims attacking her for refusing to wear a headscarf.According to reports, comments ... Read more...

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India to launch satellite for measuring greenhouse gas emissions


May 11th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India will launch a dedicated satellite by 2012 for measuring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and aerosols, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Tuesday. "India needs to have an ... Read more...

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Pakistan has resisted India’s UN Council bid: Tharoor


March 26th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Pitching for reform of the UN and global financial institutions, India Friday said a neighbour - a veiled reference to Pakistan - had strongly resisted its ... Read more...

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Weak states threaten India’s security: Tharoor


March 26th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) "Weak and failing states" in the neighbourhood threaten India's security and affect New Delhi's fight against terrorism, Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor said ... Read more...

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Howard will have to be a `nimble’ ICC chief from 2012


March 3rd, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar. 3 (ANI): Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard won't have to wield the willow when he becomes the game's most powerful administrator. His footwork will need to be nimble, though.Howard ... Read more...

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Konkani film a superhit at Berlin fest: Director


February 20th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Meenakshi Shedde Berlin, Feb 20 (IANS) Konkani movie "Paltadacho Munis" has had an impressive response at the Berlin International Film Festival, leaving debutant filmmaker Laxmikant Shetgaonkar thrilled.With six screenings, "Paltadacho Munis ... Read more...

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Nasrallah vows to defeat Israel if a new war erupts


January 16th, 2010 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Jan 15 (DPA) The chief of Lebanon's fundamentalist Hezbollah movement, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, vowed Friday that Israel would be defeated if a new war erupts in the region. "The resistance (Hezbollah) is ... Read more...

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Pak will continue supporting Kashmir’s freedom struggle: Taseer


November 2nd, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov. 2 (ANI): Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer has reassured newly elected prime minister of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Raja Farooq Haider Khan, that Pakistan will continue to support the freedom struggle of the ... Read more...

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China to make 12 million vehicles in 2009


September 5th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 5 (Xinhua) China is expected to manufacture a record 12 million vehicles in 2009, an official with the country's top economic planning agency said Saturday. Chinese domestic auto makers were expected ... Read more...

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Art market looking up - India Art Summit proves it (With Images)


August 27th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) After a year that saw a price drop of at least 30 percent across all segments of modern and contemporary art and a purge of ... Read more...

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Pakistan gave no proof on Indian role in Balochistan: Holbrooke


July 30th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Indo-Asian News Service Washington, July 30 (IANS) Pakistan had provided the US with no evidence of India's alleged involvement in Balochistan though the issue did come up, US Special Representative for Afghanistan ... Read more...

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BJP questions inclusion of Balochistan in India-Pakistan statement


July 23rd, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Bharaitya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday questioned the inclusion of Balochistan in the India-Pakistan joint statement signed in Egypt last week and said that it will ... Read more...

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PML-Q blames India for Baloch trouble


June 25th, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 25 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) president Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain has blamed India for creating trouble in Balochistan and trying to destabilize the region for its own benefit.Terming Balochistan ... Read more...

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Five Indians for Asian karting series


March 31st, 2009 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) Chennai-based Meco Racing, a division of Meco Motorsports Pvt Ltd, has set up its own team to participate in the four-round Asian Rotax Max Karting championship. Meco Racing will ... Read more...

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Repeal amendment 17 to enable Pak to meet meet external challenges : Iqbal


December 19th, 2008 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
The dichotomy in managing the affairs of the country is reflected in the wake of the tragic Mumbai attacks and it is obvious from the fiasco created by the statements of ... Read more...

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Artists stage play for revival of puppetry in Rajasthan


September 28th, 2008 - 10:32 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Sept 28 (ANI): India ''s traditional form of entertainment puppetry is being revived in Rajasthan as a group of artists have come together and are organising puppet shows in Jaipur.Hordes ... Read more...

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