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Diesel subsidy withdrawal unaffordable, says minister


February 4th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) India cannot afford to withdraw the subsidy on diesel and it has to continue till poverty disappears from the country, union Minister for New and Renewable Energy ... Read more...

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Baroness Ashton’s plunging neckline covered up by Iranian media


January 26th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): EU foreign minister Baroness Ashton's plunging neckline was covered up by Iranian censors in newspapers that reported top-level talks over Iran's nuclear programme.While newspapers carried reports of the ... Read more...

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India, China reiterate desire to resolve boundary question through talks


December 16th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): India and China on Thursday reiterated their firm commitment to resolve outstanding differences, including the boundary question at an early date through peaceful negotiations.In a joint ... Read more...

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India should focus on domestic climate change: Ramesh


November 12th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday said that India's approach on climate change has been unduly influenced by international negotiations and the country needs to focus on the ... Read more...

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India holds important stake in success of international negotiations on climate change, says Krishna


September 29th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Sep.29 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Wednesday said that India has an important stake in the success of ongoing international negotiations to address climate change.Addressing the United ... Read more...

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‘India should play bigger role in Middle East’


September 22nd, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) India should play a bigger role in the Middle East Asia for a just peace for the Palestinians, activists at a conference on the troubled region said ... Read more...

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Kumaratunga blasts Sri Lankan Govt. for ‘completely forgetting’ her mother legacy


July 24th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): Former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga has launched one of her most outspoken attacks against the government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa by accusing it of "completely forgetting the ... Read more...

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China to begin domestic carbon trading


July 22nd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) China will start carbon trading in domestic businesses during the next five-year plan beginning in 2011 with an aim to reduce carbon emission. The decision was made at a ... Read more...

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IAEA’s top nuclear inspector resigns


July 1st, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, July 1 (DPA) The chief nuclear inspector of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Olli Heinonen, is resigning after leading the probe of Iran's nuclear programme for the past five years, an ... Read more...

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Global efforts mandatory to save environment, says Dr. Pachauri


May 11th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 11 (ANI): Chairman of the UN's Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Dr R K Pachauri expressed his disappointment over the Copenhagen talks on Tuesday and urged upon the ... Read more...

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Ramesh writes to PM, Sonia to explain his position


May 10th, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) In a tight spot over his remarks in Beijing criticising the government's policy towards Chinese companies, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has written to Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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PM, everyone pile on Ramesh for statement in Beijing (Lead)


May 10th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Congress party Monday joined the opposition to rebuke Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh for criticising India's policy towards Chinese companies over ... Read more...

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PM rebukes Jairam Ramesh over home ministry remarks


May 10th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday spoke to Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh and asked him not to comment on the functioning of other ministries, a reference to ... Read more...

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European Union Climate Commissioner not in favor of Carbon tax


April 9th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi, Apr 9 (ANI): European Union, which is not in favor of Carbon Tax mooted recently by the European Commission and advocated by French President Nicholas Sarkozy, today favoured ... Read more...

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EU unsure of binding climate change treaty in Mexico


April 9th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) European Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard Friday said Europe would like a legal binding treaty on reduction of carbon emission during talks in Mexico later this year, ... Read more...

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North Korea began uranium n-weapons programme in ’90s: South Korea


January 6th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Jan 6 (DPA) North Korea used international negotiations to buy time for its nuclear weapons programme, having started a uranium-based programme shortly after a 1994 deal to abandon nuclear weapons, South ... Read more...

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Do not expect much from Copenhagen conference: Shyam Saran


November 30th, 2009 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) India should not expect much from the Copenhagen conference on climate change as it is more about the defence of national economic interests, the prime minister's special ... Read more...

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India has not changed stand on climate negotiations: Minister


November 24th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) India has taken a credible and consistent position in international negotiations on climate change, Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh said here Tuesday. In reply ... Read more...

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US should support India for Security Council: American expert


November 19th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) The Obama administration should announce its support for a permanent seat for India on the UN Security Council during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to ... Read more...

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India’s stance on climate change not unreasonable, says PM


October 30th, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) India's stand of asking developed countries to bear the burden for combating global warming was "not unreasonable", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday ahead of the ... Read more...

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US and Russia hope for new disarmament deal by December: Kremlin


October 25th, 2009 - 4:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 25 (DPA) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his US counterpart Barack Obama Saturday reconfirmed their goal of implementing a new nuclear weapon disarmament programme by December, reported the Interfax ... Read more...

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India- China sign agreement to address climate change


October 21st, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): India and China signed a major agreement on cooperation in addressing climate change issues here on Wednesday.The five-year agreement was signed by Environment and Forest Minister Jairam ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh absolutely right: UN climate chief


July 8th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is "absolutely right" when he says that "climate change as we know it today has been caused mostly by ... Read more...

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Prime Minister leaves for Italy to attend G-8 Summit


July 7th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday left for Italy to attend the G-8 Summit in L'Aquila.Before his departure, Dr. Singh said he would project India's ... Read more...

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PM says will focus on global issues relating to economic crisis at G8-G5 summit


July 7th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): Hours before his departure for the G8-G5 summit in Italy, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today said he would project India's views on major global issues ... Read more...

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PM blames developed world for slowdown, climate change


July 7th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Heading for the G8-G5 summit in the Italian earthquake-hit town of L'Aquila Wednesday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh blamed the developed economies for the present global financial ... Read more...

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US lawmakers approve landmark climate bill


June 27th, 2009 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (DPA) The US House of Representatives narrowly approved a historic climate bill that for the first time would force US companies to limit greenhouse-gas emissions blamed for global ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh seeks senior minister for climate talks


May 19th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked senior leaders Kamal Nath and Kapil Sibal if either of them would agree to be environment minister in the ... Read more...

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North Korea starts reprocessing nuclear fuel


April 25th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, April 25 (DPA) North Korea said Saturday it has again started to reprocess spent nuclear fuel rods to produce weapons-grade plutonium. "The reprocessing of spent fuel rods from the pilot atomic power ... Read more...

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IAEA has stopped monitoring North Korean nuclear site: Diplomat


April 15th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, April 15 (DPA) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) stopped monitoring North Korea's nuclear facilities Wednesday, a diplomat in Vienna said one day after the country announced it would kick out ... Read more...

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North Korea kicks out IAEA nuclear inspectors


April 15th, 2009 - 5:52 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, April 15 (DPA) North Korea told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Tuesday to stop monitoring its nuclear facilities and asked the agency's inspectors to leave the country as it wants ... Read more...

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North Korea stops IAEA nuclear inspections


April 15th, 2009 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, April 14 (DPA) North Korea informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Tuesday that it would stop all cooperation with the UN nuclear watchdog immediately, IAEA spokesman Marc Vidricaire said. IAEA inspectors ... Read more...

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North Korea vows to boycott nuclear talks (Roundup)


April 14th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, April 14 (DPA) North Korea Tuesday said that it would boycott international negotiations on ending its nuclear weapons programme and restore nuclear facilities that it had disabled in reaction to the ... Read more...

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North Korea vows to boycott nuclear talks (Lead)


April 14th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, April 14 (DPA) North Korea Tuesday announced it will boycott international negotiations on ending its nuclear weapons programme and restore nuclear facilities that have been disabled as part of an earlier ... Read more...

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North Korea to quit nuclear talks


April 14th, 2009 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, April 14 (DPA) North Korea Tuesday announced that it wants to quit international negotiations on ending its nuclear weapons programme. The Six-Party Talks were "no longer necessary", the state-run Korean Central News ... Read more...

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