international relations

‘Pakistan’s counter-terror betrays utter lack of strategy’


September 6th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 6 (IANS) Pakistan's fresh effort to tackle domestic counter-terrorism "betrays an utter lack of strategy", said a Pakistani daily that called for a wholesome zero-tolerance approach towards ... Read more...

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‘China, India military exchanges back on track’


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 3 (IANS) Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie's India visit is "a sign that military exchanges between China and India are back on track", an expert told a Chinese ... Read more...

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South Africa, EU call for end to Syrian violence


August 25th, 2012 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Aug 25 (IANS) South Africa and the European Union (EU) Friday called for an immediate end to the growing violence in Syria.The appeal was made at the South Africa-EU ... Read more...

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Syria dismisses Obama threat as election ploy


August 21st, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama's threat to intervene in Syria is an element of his election campaign, Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Kadri Jamil said Tuesday."As ... 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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China’s Communist daily hails spirituality


June 8th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 8 (IANS) Minus strong spiritual support, a great power like China won't last long, the Communist party's People's Daily said Friday in a commentary on the life and ... Read more...

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China-Russia ties challenges Western hegemony: Daily


June 5th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) The Sino-Russian strategic ties can "prevent the uni-polarization of the global order" and lead to the end of Western-dominated world politics, a Chinese daily said Tuesday.In ... Read more...

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70,000 foreign office files declassified


June 5th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jun 4 (IANS) In an important step that should cheer academics and researchers, over 70,000 declassified files of the external affairs ministry dealing with sensitive issues like India-Pakistan ... Read more...

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Russia, China want fairer global economy: Lavrov


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and China support formation of a multipolar model of international relations and have called for building a fairer global economic system, Foreign Minister Sergei ... Read more...

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US opens ‘American Corner’ in Uttar Pradesh


April 24th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 24 (IANS) With an aim to promote American studies in India and strengthen India-US relations, an American Corner and American Studies Curriculum were inaugurated at a college here.The ... Read more...

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China sends special envoy to Syria


March 7th, 2012 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) China has sent a special envoy to Syria to discuss and find out a solution to the political crisis in the country, Xinhua reported.Li Huaxin, after ... Read more...

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China seeks peace with neighbours (Second Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) China expects neighbouring countries to peacefully handle and resolve differences with Beijing through dialogue and consultation, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi Tuesday.Yang made the remark at a ... Read more...

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China seeks peaceful solution to differences with neighbours (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) Neighbouring countries should peacefully resolve differences with China through dialogue, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said Tuesday.Yang made the remark at a press conference on the sidelines ... Read more...

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Ethiopia seeks Indian help to train rookie diplomats


February 9th, 2012 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Like many countries in Africa, Ethiopia has sought India's help in setting up an institute to train rookie diplomats.A four-member delegation from Ethiopia's foreign ministry ... Read more...

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Castro’s daughter wants Banderas to play her dad in film


January 15th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS/EFE) The estranged daughter of Cuban leader Fidel Castro wants Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas to play her father in the upcoming biopic "Castro's Daughter".Alina Fernandez suggested ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill finally in parliament, tough ride ahead (Roundup)


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The government Thursday finally tabled in parliament the much-debated Lokpal bill to combat corruption, with the prime minister and most of the bureaucracy under ... Read more...

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India says expansion essential for UNSC credibility


December 1st, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 1 (IANS) India, an aspirant for permanent membership of the UN Security Council, has said that an expansion of the decision making organ was essential for its ... Read more...

Posted in World |

A shared experience moulds Indian and US students


November 18th, 2011 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) For Singmila Shimrah, a Naga from Ukhrul in Manipur, studying in the US is a "dream come true" and for Sheena Hall, an African-American, her sojourn ... Read more...

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Exiles to step on Tibetan soil brought to Himachal


October 25th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 25 (IANS) Tibetans born and brought up in exile will Wednesday get to step on soil procured from their homeland in China and spread in a playground ... Read more...

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Menon cautions against non-state actors


October 22nd, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) In a veiled reference to extremist networks in Pakistan and Afghanistan, India Saturday said "non-state actors" are now performing state functions and underlined that New ... Read more...

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India needs its own culture of strategic thought: Ansari


October 22nd, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari Saturday advocated the need for India to develop a culture of strategic thought and called for creating a national resource-base of ... Read more...

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Prince Charles to visit South Africa


October 14th, 2011 - 4:53 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Oct 14 (IANS) Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, will pay an official visit to South Africa between Nov 2 and ... Read more...

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Non-violence key to international relations: Dalai Lama


October 2nd, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 2 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Sunday has said that "non-violence continues to be important in our day-to-day lives as well as in international relations".Noting that ... Read more...

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India, China should handle Vietnam oil issue with sensitivity: Chinese analyst


September 26th, 2011 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Sanya (China), Sep 26 (IANS) India's recent oil deals with Vietnam in South China Sea, a disputed territory, has created a "negative impact" in China and the issue needs to ... Read more...

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US hegemony should end: Iran official


September 20th, 2011 - 4:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The period of global domination of the US should come to an end, the head of Iran's Supreme National Council has said."We should say goodbye ... Read more...

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Efforts on to restart talks with China: Tibetan PM-in-exile (Lead)


September 19th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 19 (IANS) Efforts are on to restart the stalled talks between the envoys of the Dalai Lama and the Chinese officials, Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay said Monday, ... Read more...

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Tibetan government allocates portfolios


September 19th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 19 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile Monday announced portfolios in the newly-constituted cabinet, with Dolma Gyari named as the new home minister.Tibetan Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay made the announcement. ... Read more...

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New Tibetan cabinet to assume office Friday


September 15th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 15 (IANS) The Kashag, the cabinet of the Tibetan government-in-exile here, will take oath of office and assume charge Sep 16, an official said here Thursday.Kalon Tripa (prime ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Overconfidence highly rewarding in tough challenges


September 15th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Harbouring an inflated belief that we can easily overcome challenges or win battles actually works to our advantage. Overconfidence beats accurate assessments in a variety of ... Read more...

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Japan PM concerned about China’s military development


September 15th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 15 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda says he is concerned about China's military development and has urged Beijing to act as a "responsible member of the international ... Read more...

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India, China help spur Africa’s development: Experts


September 2nd, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The rise of emerging Asian powers like India and China has spurred the development of Africa and provided the continent an alternative to western powers, ... Read more...

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Tibetan Kashag to have new and old faces: Sangay


August 9th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Aug 9 (IANS) The Kashag, or cabinet of the Tibetan government-in-exile, is all set to present new faces along with the old to make the Tibetan movement more effective, ... Read more...

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Venkataraman great son of India: Ansari


July 30th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Eulogising former president R. Venkataraman on the occasion of his birth centenary celebrations, Vice President Hamid Ansari Saturday said that he was a great ... Read more...

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Obama-Dalai Lama meet undermines US as major power: Chinese daily


July 18th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) US President Barack Obama's weekend meeting with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has undermined the US's status as a major world power, a state-run ... Read more...

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Amitabh Mattoo welcome back to Kashmir, tweets Omar


June 27th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 27 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday made an open offer to noted academician Amitabh Mattoo to return to the state and "advise us".Mattoo, a ... Read more...

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