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Egypt urges IMF for $4.8 bn loan


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 23 (IANS) Egypt sought a $4.8 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during a meeting held between President Mohamed Morsi and Christine Lagarde, the IMF chief, ... Read more...

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Virbhadra determined to steer assembly poll (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 3 (IANS) Former union minister and five-time Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh is determined to lead the Congress in the upcoming assembly elections. And will ensure ... Read more...

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Sharjah taxi owners to get $1.3 billion bonus


July 17th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, July 16 (IANS/WAM) The Sharjah Executive Council has approved a proposal to pay 5,085 taxi owners an annual bonus of AED 5,085 million (about $1.3 billion).The proposal was ... Read more...

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Tripura to set up dental, ayurvedic, homeopathic colleges


July 14th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 14 (IANS) The Tripura government has decided to set up three more professional colleges - dental, ayurvedic and homeopathic -- in public-private partnership (PPP) models, a minister said ... Read more...

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Kuwait emir accepts premier’s resignation


July 1st, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kuwait, July 1 (IANS/WAM) Kuwait's emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.Sheikh Sabah has received the prime minister's resignation, ... Read more...

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UAE to provide $136mn food aid for Yemen


June 4th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 3 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will provide food aid worth 500 million dirhams (about $136 million) to the Yemeni people.This follows President Khalifa bin ... Read more...

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UAE, China seek to boost trade ties


May 25th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 24 (IANS/WAM) UAE and China have discussed ways to boost bilateral trade and investment.UAE Foreign Trade Minister Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi held discussions with a ... Read more...

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New quake-proof Raj Bhavan for Tripura, old one to be Tagore museum (With Images)


May 8th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 8 (IANS) The Tripura government Tuesday said it was building a new quake-resistant Raj Bhavan and converting the present building into a museum and research centre on Nobel ... Read more...

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UAE Heritage Festival inaugurated


April 24th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 23 (IANS/WAM) Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain, one of the sovereign emirates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) inaugurated the UAE Heritage Festival on the weekend.On ... Read more...

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Never a dull moment in ‘Vicky Donor’ (IANS Hindi Film Review)


April 21st, 2012 - 1:44 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Vicky Donor"; Starring: Ayushmann Khurana, Yami Gautam, Anu Kapoor; Directed by: Shoojit Sircar; Rating: ****When was the last time you saw a Bollywood comedy that made you chuckle and ... Read more...

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Hyderabad airport aiming to become a cargo hub


April 12th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 12 (IANS) With Thai Airways commencing its Bangkok-Hyderabad-Frankfurt cargo freighter service, Lufthansa already operating four freighter services a week and others expressing keenness to connect, Hyderabad ... Read more...

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Six firms keen to partner ONGC for Tripura fertilizer plant


April 12th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 12 (IANS) Six Indian firms have expressed their keenness to participate in the first gas-based fertilizer plant of the state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) in Tripura, ... Read more...

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India, Africa poised to expand science, tech cooperation


March 4th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Building upon their burgeoning political and economic ties, India and the 54-nation African continent have promised to expand their cooperation in frontier areas of ... Read more...

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India to expand science, tech cooperation with Africa (Lead)


March 4th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Building upon growing political and economic ties, India and the 54-nation African continent are now poised to expand their cooperation in frontier areas of ... Read more...

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‘UAE committed to support Pakistan’s security’


February 28th, 2012 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 27 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates Monday has reiterated its commitment to help Pakistan's security and stability besides providing political, economic, and educational support to the Pakistanis.UAE's ... Read more...

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UAE seeks better relations with Chile


February 23rd, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 22 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates has expressed its keenness to strengthen economic, trade and investment relations with the Latin America countries, especially Chile, in near future.UAE's ... Read more...

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Antony’s visit: India, Saudi Arabia seek stronger ties


February 15th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Feb 15 (IANS) India and Saudi Arabia have looked at ways to enhance bilateral ties during the two-day visit of Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony.Defence Minister Prince Salman bin ... Read more...

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Briton faces jail in UAE for insulting Islam


January 13th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) A British engineer is facing jail in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for allegedly insulting Islam with an angry comment during a meeting, ... Read more...

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Iran keen to expand trade ties with Sri Lanka


December 17th, 2011 - 2:35 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 17 (IANS) Iran is interested in attracting Sri Lankan banks and joint ventures in petroleum and pharmaceutical sectors.According to a statement of the Sri Lanka's Industry and Commerce ... Read more...

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Dubai ruler orders release of 334 prisoners


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 2 (IANS/WAM) Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the ruler of Dubai, has ordered the release ... Read more...

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Syrian president warns against foreign intervention


September 18th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 18 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Sunday warned that foreign intervention would alienate countries in the region and further the danger of extremism.Assad made the remarks during a ... Read more...

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Bonhomie evident in New Delhi talks: Pakistani daily


July 29th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) Bonhomie was evident in the talks between the Pakistani and Indian foreign ministers, a leading Pakistani daily said Friday, noting the welcome absence of rancour in ... Read more...

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I strive to bring understanding, not change: Prakash Jha (Interview)


June 21st, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) It's his belief in 'cinema with power' that drives Prakash Jha to bring political and socio-political issues to celluloid. But Jha, whose next "Aarakshan" ... Read more...

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Haldia Petrochemicals outlines Rs.4,000 crore investment plan


May 30th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd (HPL) has outlined an ambitious plan of investing Rs.4,000 crore within the next four years, its vice chairman Purnendu Chatterjee said Monday."Investment will ... Read more...

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Quake fear grips Tripura Raj Bhavan


April 17th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 17 (IANS) Concerned over earthquakes hitting Tripura, Governor Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil has expressed his keenness to shift residence from the 95-year-old Raj Bhavan building in Agartala, according to ... Read more...

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Indian external affairs minister to visit Nepal


April 17th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 17 (IANS) Two months after Jhala Nath Khanal became the new prime minister of Nepal, India is sending its External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna to the country to ... Read more...

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Gilani heading 45-member delegation for India ‘cricket diplomacy’ visit


March 30th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 30(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will be leaving along with a 45-member delegation for India on Wednesday (today) to watch the Indo-Pak World Cup semi-final match in ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh meets Yemen envoy


March 29th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): The Ambassador, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Republic of Yemen, Khadija Radman Mohammed Ghanem, called on Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Virbhadra Singh here today.Singh welcomed the ... Read more...

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Media spoils India-Pakistan ties: Kuldip Nayar


March 29th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) As Indian and Pakistani prime ministers prepare to meet at Mohali Wednesday, veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar has sounded a word of caution: watch against ... Read more...

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Indo-Pak WC semi-final, not Kashmir, on Gilani’s India visit agenda: Awan


March 29th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 29(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is going to visit India to watch the Indo-Pak World Cup semi-final match in Mohali, and "not to discuss the Kashmir issue" ... Read more...

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PM, Sushma get eloquent, recite poetry


March 23rd, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Injecting humour into the often hostile proceedings in parliament Wednesday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj ... Read more...

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Virtual tools in Tamil Nadu’s real political battle


March 8th, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 8 (IANS) With the assembly elections around the corner, youth cadres of the two major political parties in Tamil Nadu - the ruling DMK and the opposition ... Read more...

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UAE, Syria discuss ways to improve ties


February 27th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 27 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates and Syria Sunday discussed the ways and possibilities of boosting bilateral ties in various fields, especially in the education sector.During a meeting with ... Read more...

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Sharjah’s shops for women to have only female workers


February 23rd, 2011 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Feb 23 (IANS) Shops in the emirate of Sharjah that sell items for women now must have only female workers, according to a new law.All commercial outlets that sell items and ... Read more...

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Sarkozy hails growth of UAE’s economy


February 19th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 19 (IANS/WAM) Describing the economy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as "dynamic, diversified and liberal", French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said the ambitious policy adopted by the UAE ... Read more...

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