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Are Indian MPs ‘anpadh’? Not at all show parliament records


August 28th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Are most Indian MPs "anpadh" (uneducated) and "ganwar" (illiterate) as Om Puri alleged at the Ramlila Maidan? While the actor faces a privilege motion ... Read more...

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Anna an important leader, I respect him: Manmohan Singh (Lead)


April 17th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
On Board PM's aircraft, April 16 (IANS) As a joint committee of ministers and civil society members met Saturday in New Delhi to draft a strong anti-graft Lokpal Bill, ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare an important leader, says PM


April 17th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
On board PM's Special Aircraft, April 16 (IANS) Calling Anna Hazare an "important leader", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said he respected the social reformer who forced the government ... Read more...

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Had fruitful visits to China, Kazakhstan: PM


April 17th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
On board PM's Special Aircraft, April 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday described his five-day two-nation visit to China and Kazakhstan as "fruitful". "I had two fruitful meetings," Manmohan ... Read more...

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Job well done if ties with Pakistan improve: PM


April 17th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
On board PM's Special Aircraft, April 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said his job would be "well done" if he succeeded in improving the relations between India ... Read more...

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Manmohan invites more foreign investment


April 14th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sanya (China), April 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday told fellow leaders of the five emerging economies that India was eager to absorb more foreign investment with its ... Read more...

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IANS Kashmiri journalist gets non-stapled China visa


April 11th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) An IANS journalist with a passport issued in Srinagar has got a normal Chinese visa in a sign that Beijing may have relaxed the ... Read more...

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Assertive PM defends government, confronts opposition (News Analysis)


February 24th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) In strongly defending his government in the wake of alleged corruption scams, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday confronted the opposition charges stoutly, arguing ... Read more...

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Are the troubles over JPC over?


February 22nd, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The government's decision to agree to a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the 2G scam may lead to another row - who will ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

The Omar connect: Tweeting through troubles big and small


February 10th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Srinagar, Feb 10 (IANS) "Lunch from Krishna Dhaba - kaddi chawal and some rajma - mmmmmmmmmmmm." That's a tweet from none other than Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar ... Read more...

Posted in National |

India celebrates 62nd R’Day, military might on show (Roundup)


January 26th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani and Paloma Ganguly New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day with a grand parade of its military might and cultural diversity in the heart ... Read more...

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Antony rules out Kashmir troop cut (Lead)


January 21st, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday ruled out any reduction in the presence of the army in Jammu and Kashmir, saying if there was any cut of ... Read more...

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Indian Navy’s far-reaching capability just got stronger (Lead)


January 21st, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) The Indian Navy Thursday commissioned its third fleet tanker, the state-of-the-art INS Deepak, to be followed by a similar one soon, giving a major boost to ... Read more...

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Government to pump in Rs 6 bn to fight Maoists


January 13th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The government is pumping in Rs.580 crore (Rs 5.8 billion) under a special security scheme which would include strengthening road connectivity and recruiting 12,000 ... Read more...

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Return of the stone rage in Kashmir (2010 in Retrospect)


December 28th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Srinagar, Dec 28 (IANS) Over 110 people dead in firing by security forces on protesters, four months of crucial academic session washed out due to frequent curfews and shutdowns, business ... Read more...

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Indian Army remembers fallen heroes of Battle of Basantar (Lead)


December 16th, 2010 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 16 (IANS) The Indian Army Thursday remembered its fallen heroes in the 1971 war with Pakistan, celebrating the hard-won victory in a fierce tank battle of ... Read more...

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Mother recalls young lieutenant who’d win Param Vir Chakra in 1971


December 16th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 16 (IANS) At 85, Maheshwari Khetrepal is old but recalls vividly how she and her husband with their friends celebrated after India declared ceasefire ... Read more...

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Indian Army remembers fallen heroes of 1971 Battle of Basantar


December 16th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 16 (IANS) The Indian Army Thursday remembered its fallen heroes in the 1971 war with Pakistan by celebrating a hard-won victory in a fierce tank battle ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India, Germany exploring civil nuclear cooperation


December 12th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Berlin, Dec 12 (IANS) India and Germany are exploring the possibilities of a civil nuclear commerce partnership to take forward their strategic ties, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, Belgium trade to go beyond diamonds


December 12th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani On board Air India One, Dec 12 (IANS) India and Belgium want to diversify their trade ties - currently dominated by diamonds - in sectors like IT, energy and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

PM leaves Berlin for India


December 12th, 2010 - 3:17 am ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Berlin, Dec 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday left for India after a two-nation European tour to Belgium and Germany.During his three-day tour, Manmohan Singh attended an India-EU ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Relax export control laws, India tells Germany


December 12th, 2010 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Berlin, Dec 11 (IANS) Visiting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday asked Germany to relax export control laws for opening new horizons for commerce as the two nations have ... Read more...

Posted in World |

German Chancellor Merkel to visit India next year


December 12th, 2010 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Berlin, Dec 11 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel Saturday said she would visit India next year after accepting an invitation from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was on a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Merkel praises Jairam Ramesh’s role at Cancun


December 12th, 2010 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Berlin, Dec 11 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel Saturday praised India's Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh for his "important contributions" at the Cancun climate summit.Talking to reporters in a joint ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Terror for political goals unacceptable, Germany to Pakistan


December 12th, 2010 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Berlin, Dec 11 (IANS) In a strong worded message to Pakistan on terrorism, Germany Saturday said it will tell Islamabad that terror as a means to end political issues ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

PM sad over parliament logjam, rules out JPC (Second Lead)


December 11th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani On Board Air India One, Dec 11 (IANS) Effectively rejecting the opposition demand for a joint parliamentary committee probe, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said existing mechanisms could look into ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

I am sad and worried: PM on parliament deadlock (Lead)


December 11th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani On Board Air India One, Dec 11 (IANS) Breaking his silence on the current political confrontation over the allotment of 2G telecom spectrum licences, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Worried over future of parliamentary system: PM


December 11th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani On Board Air India One, Dec 11 (IANS) Breaking his silence over the current controversy involving allotment of 2G telecom spectrum licences, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the ... Read more...

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Trade pact with EU won’t impact pharma industry: India


December 10th, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Brussels, Dec 10 (IANS) India Friday said the free trade agreement with the European Union will not bar its pharma companies from manufacturing and exporting generic drugs."Nothing in the agreement ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

EU, India to solve migration issues


December 10th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Brussels, Dec 10 (IANS) India and the European Union Friday agreed on the need to have structured dialogue on migration issues with both sides recognising the importance of the movement ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, EU to enhance clean energy, climate ties


December 10th, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Brussels, Dec 10 (IANS) India and the European Union Friday agreed to enhance ties in clean energy development and climate change for an early conclusion on an agreement on cooperation ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India takes up EU’s tariff waiver to Pakistan


December 10th, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Brussels, Dec 10 (IANS) India is in talks with the European Union over trade and tariff concessions the 27-nation bloc has offered to flood-hit Pakistan because more consultations were ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India-EU close in on trade pact


December 10th, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Brussels, Dec 10 (IANS) India and the European Union Friday said they were closing in on a key free trade agreement to be readied by early 2011. But some ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India, EU sign cultural pact


December 10th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Brussels, Dec 10 (IANS) India and the European Union Friday signed a pact to broaden cultural exchanges and promotion of knowledge between the two sides.The accord, which will "further promote ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, EU should open markets, avoid protectionism: PM


December 10th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Brussels, Dec 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said India and the 27-nation European Union (EU) should take the lead in avoiding protectionism and open their markets for ... Read more...

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