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‘Changes in Myanmar open new opportunities for India’


September 18th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, S Sep 18 (IANS) Recent changes in Myanmar have created new opportunities for enhancing relations with India, according to an expert."The recent changes in Myanmar have created new opportunities ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Chandy assures transparency in all projects


September 12th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said all the investment proposals emerging at the global investors meet being held here would be cleared in a transparent ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Lok Pal won’t stop graft: Ex-CBI chief


September 8th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 8 (IANS) Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief Joginder Singh said Saturday that the Lok Pal would not be able to stop corruption and that social activist ... Read more...

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North American gurus to join Indian management conclave


August 5th, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) About half a dozen eminent global management gurus, including two professors from North America, head for New Delhi this week to debate the future of Indian ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Primary education in India: Learn from ASEAN, says Amartya


July 21st, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Patna, July 20 (IANS) Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Friday stressed the need for India to provide primary education to all its people on the lines of Southeast Asian countries."India has ... Read more...

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Prime minister to inaugurate Emerging Kerala summit


July 16th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate 'Emerging Kerala 2012', the flagship global connect programme of the state government to be held at Kochi from Sep ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kalam to give lesson on fundamental duties


July 11th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 11 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will teach a lesson on fundamental duties at a public colloquium to be held in Shimla Saturday, an official statement said ... Read more...

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Khurshid favours abolition of death penalty


June 27th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid Tuesday said that though there was no collective view of the government on the issue, he personally was ... Read more...

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Khurshid gives no time-frame for tabling anti-torture bill


June 26th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid Tuesday refrained from giving a time-frame as to when the proposed bill for the prevention of torture would ... Read more...

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‘Coalition politics eroding PM’s, chief ministers’ authority’


June 19th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 18 (IANS) Compulsions of coalition politics are eroding the authority of prime minister and chief ministers across the country and undermining parliamentary democracy," a former chief justice ... Read more...

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India will restore investor confidence, Krishna tells US


June 13th, 2012 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) Allaying doubts about India's success story, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has assured American business that India will restore investor confidence and regain economic momentum and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Shangri La Dialogue: ‘Anodyne’ Antony belied expectations (Comment)


June 8th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
"Shangri La" is the remote Himalayan monastery in James Hilton's 1933 novel where the survivors of a plane crash receive, from the presiding Lama, a unique philosophy of moderation and pacifism. ... Read more...

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RIL to invest Rs.1 trillion in five years: Mukesh Ambani


June 7th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) plans to invest nearly Rs.1 trillion ($18 billion) on expansion of its retail, petrochemical and telecom businesses in India over the next ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Strengthen disaster warning mechanism: Home secretary


May 28th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh Monday called for cutting down the delays in early warning for disasters to ensure prompt action at the grassroots to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New York polytechnic honours Sam Pitroda


May 19th, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 19 (IANS) Polytechnic Institute of New York University, America's second-oldest private engineering school, has conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering on Sam Pitroda, adviser ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Four-way oil swap win-win for India-Russia’


May 14th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) A four-way oil swap between India, Russia, Japan and the Gulf producers would be a win-win situation for New Delhi and Moscow, a noted strategic ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Keep off personal laws: Muslim leaders


May 11th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thane, May 11 (IANS) Muslim leaders Friday came down heavily on governments and courts for what they termed as "interference" in the Muslim personal law, a spokesperson said.Thousands gathered at ... Read more...

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Now Delaware seeks to boost ties with India


May 5th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) More and more American state governors are lining up to explore the Indian potential. The latest is from the coastal state of Delaware whose governor, Jack ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Australia spells out Afghanistan exit plan


April 17th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced an early withdrawal of Australian troops from Afghanistan Tuesday, a day after the 18-hour terror siege of Kabul ended.Giving the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, Malaysia to hold strategic dialogue this week


April 10th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Third India-Malaysia Strategic Dialogue will be held here this week to nurture the growing convergence of the two nations' regional and global interests.The ... Read more...

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‘More autonomy for states to implement rural schemes’


April 8th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) As part of innovations in the 12th Five Year Plan, the centre plans to introduce flexibility in implementing its flagship rural development programmes all over the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Be sensitive to women’s requirements: Jairam Ramesh


April 8th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Sunday called upon the bureaucracy to be more gender sensitive while constructing low cost toilet blocks in villages as it is ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Terrorists still operate from Bangladesh: PM’s envoy


April 5th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Special Envoy Satinder K. Lamba Thursday said terrorists and insurgents still operated from Bangladesh despite Dhaka's efforts to contain ... Read more...

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Investments will boost India, US economies: Harvard India meet


March 27th, 2012 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Boston, March 27 (IANS) The role of bilateral foreign direct investment in boosting the economies of India and the United States was highlighted at the Harvard India Conference here on ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

With Europe in crisis, Spain looks at India


March 21st, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) With the eurozone crisis threatening the continent's economy and putting its own in a downswing, Spain is looking at India for some support and solutions.This ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India best international investor in Britain: Pranab


March 17th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, March 17 (IANS) India has been the top international investor in Britain for three consecutive years, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here Saturday.Talking to media persons, the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kissinger denies secret deal with India during 1971 war


March 17th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Veteran diplomat Henry Kissinger, the architect of the US' historic opening to China, has denied that that the US struck a secret pact with India ... Read more...

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FICCI-FRAMES 2012 set to kick-off Wednesday (Curtain-raiser)


March 13th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) Top names from the media and entertainment industry will attend the three-day global convention, FICCI-FRAMES 2012, which will be inaugurated by Information and Broadcasting Secretary ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Let not political differences affect South Asia integration: India (Roundup)


March 9th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) India Friday exhorted neighbouring countries not to let political differences come in the way of faster integration to address issues like terrorism, and underlined that ... Read more...

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BRICS academics to flesh out agenda for summit


March 3rd, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Academics and experts from the five emerging economies -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- will meet here for a three-day discussion starting ... Read more...

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Anti-nuke groups, Shiv Sena abort pro-Jaitpur meeting


February 26th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), Feb 26 (IANS) Several NGOs and the Shiv Sena, opposing the proposed 9,900 MW Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant Sunday aborted a meeting to be addressed by eminent ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bankers to discuss cyber security


January 26th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 26 (IANS) Bankers and cyber experts will meet here Friday to discuss securing electronic banking transactions and improving customer convenience, an official said.The seminar 'Banking on e-Security - ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Parliamentary diplomacy must in foreign policy: Meira Kumar (With Image)


January 10th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, Jan 10 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has said parliamentary diplomacy was essential in framing any country's foreign policy because international ties were no longer confined to ... Read more...

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Fourth conference on open software on in Kerala capital


December 27th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 27 (IANS) The fourth international Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Conference, Kerala, got under way here Tuesday.The three-day conference was inaugurated by the release of doves as ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

India owns copyright to Buddhism: Karmapa Lama (Lead, superseding earlier story)


December 23rd, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Asserting that the noble land of India owned the copyright to Buddhism, the 17th Karmapa Lama, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, flagged off a grand three-day service ... Read more...

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