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UN chief asks Syria to end violence before 300 monitors arrive


April 27th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) UN chief Ban Ki-moon Friday discussed what he called the "alarming situation" in Syria with India and stressed that violence must end immediately before ... Read more...

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BRICS countries becoming rule makers: Chinese expert


March 29th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) BRICS countries are evolving from being 'followers' of the West to 'rule makers', a Chinese expert said Thursday. But he warned that intra-BRICS trade will see ... 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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Mukherjee blames inflation on world economic crisis


December 9th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday presented a spirited defence of the government "constantly trying to fight price rise" and said the world economic situation ... Read more...

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Pranab blames global issues for inflation, BJP walks out


December 8th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Defending the government strongly, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday told the Rajya Sabha that inflation was coming down, but an unconvinced Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Indian envoy turns to Facebook to stress UN reforms


December 2nd, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 2 (IANS) India's Permanent UN Representative Hardeep Singh Puri turned to Facebook terminology to point to the danger of the critical issue of UN General Assembly ... Read more...

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Nehru’s 1938 rebuff to Nazis to be sold in Britain


November 11th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) A rare typewritten letter by India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru from London to a diplomat in Nazi Germany turning down his invitation will be ... Read more...

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China pushes for enhanced cooperation with Russia


October 21st, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS) China is willing to cooperate with Russia on strategic security matters and the two countries should work more closely on bilateral and multilateral issues, said Vice ... Read more...

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China to give $5 million more for Pakistan’s flood victims


October 7th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 7 (IANS) Chinese ambassador to Pakistan Liu Jian met Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Friday and told her that the Chinese government would provide $5 million in ... Read more...

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Left parties in Bengal to protest petrol price hike


September 16th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) Denouncing the petrol price hike as anti-people, West Bengal's opposition Left Front parties have decided to hit the streets to empathise with the people."Prices of essentials ... Read more...

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Reforms are our priority number one: PM


August 20th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the next phase of economic reforms will be his priority number one despite difficulties, and expressed confidence that ... Read more...

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Confident of high growth, pushing reforms, strong Lokpal: PM (Roundup)


August 20th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Exuding confidence India will register higher growth of 9 percent in the next five years, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said reforms will be ... Read more...

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Government will target 9 percent growth: PM (Lead)


August 20th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Sounding upbeat on the Indian economy despite an uncertasin global environment, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the 12th Five Year Plan will target a ... Read more...

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Chinese daily fears India may resume nuclear tests


April 27th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) India is "likely to resume its nuclear tests", the online edition of China's main state-run daily said, asking China and other countries to sharpen "vigilance on ... Read more...

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PM says we should take note of ‘people’s power’


April 17th, 2011 - 1:13 am ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Saturday reiterated that the balance of power around the world is shifting towards ordinary people.When asked if he ... 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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Manmohan Singh expects defence exchanges with China to continue


April 17th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, who returned home on Saturday after a five-day visit to China and Kazakhstan, said that he expects defence exchanges ... Read more...

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BRICS seeks revamp in global monetary system (Roundup)


April 14th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sanya (China), April 14 (IANS) Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - the BRICS group of fastest growing economies - Thursday called for a revamp in the global ... Read more...

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BRICS credit: Local currencies to replace dollar


April 14th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sanya (China), April 14 (IANS) Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - the BRICS group of fastest growing economies - Thursday signed an agreement to use their own ... Read more...

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3rd BRICS summit begins in China’s Sanya


April 14th, 2011 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Sanya (China), April 14 (IANS) China plays host Thursday to the 3rd BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit as leaders of the five emerging economies are ... Read more...

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Zuma arrives in China for BRICS meet


April 13th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sanya (China), April 13 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma arrived here Wednesday to attend the BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - summit scheduled for Thursday.Chinese ... Read more...

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BRICS should coordinate in key areas of development: PM


April 12th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said that it would be to the advantage of five-nation BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) grouping to coordinate in key ... Read more...

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BRICS countries need to further enhance coordination: Manmohan Singh


April 12th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) should combine their "huge potential" to continue ... Read more...

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PM leaves for China


April 12th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday left for China to attend the 3rd BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) summit, with the international situation and financial, development and ... Read more...

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Manmohan off to China, Kazakhstan to meet world leaders (Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday embarks on a five-day visit to China and Kazakhstan to meet global leaders and engage in economic diplomacy that ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh to leave for third BRICS Summit in China tomorrow


April 11th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 11(ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will embark on a four-day tour to Sanya, China, tomorrow to attend the third summit of BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China ... Read more...

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Afghan war affecting Pakistan: Zardari


April 11th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 11 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has criticised US politicians, saying they fail to understand that the war on terror in Afghanistan affects the entire region.Zardari ... Read more...

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War in Afghanistan is destabilising Pakistan: Zardari


April 11th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 11 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said the war in Afghanistan is destabilising his country, and affecting efforts to restore its democratic institutions and economic prosperity."Just as ... Read more...

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India to reduce GDP emission intensity by 20 percent by 2020: Manmohan Singh


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Thursday said that India is set to reduce the emissions intensity of GDP by 20 per cent between 2005 ... Read more...

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Tony Blair was offered final chance to avoid Iraq invasion, Chilcot inquiry told


January 21st, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was given a final chance to opt out of the Iraq invasion by his foreign secretary Jack Straw, according to documents ... Read more...

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Depp unfazed by ‘The Tourist’ criticism


January 13th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 13 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp is unfazed by the criticism his new film "The Tourist" has got and feels great with the way the movie has turned out."I ... Read more...

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Delhi to host Congress plenary session for first time in 32 years


December 18th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 18 (ANI): Delhi will play host to the All India Congress Committee (AICC) plenary session for the first time in 32 years from December 19.The three-day plenary ... Read more...

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India-China relations has assumed global, strategic significance


December 16th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that relationship between India and China has transcended the bilateral dimension and has assumed global and strategic significance.In ... Read more...

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Rapid economic growth has opened opportunities for India, China: PM


December 16th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Thursday said that rapid economic growth had opened new opportunities for long term partnership between India and China, and ... Read more...

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Krishna to attend RIC ministerial meeting in China


November 14th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna will leave for China today to attend the 10th Russia, India, China (RIC) ministerial meeting.This is the sixth stand-alone meeting and ... Read more...

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