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Iran mulling oil refineries in Africa


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 3 (IANS) Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi has said the country is considering the construction of small oil refineries in some African countries, local media reported Monday.Qasemi said ... Read more...

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Army moves to seize illegal arms in Kokrajhar


September 1st, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 1 (IANS) The army, deployed in Assam's troubled Kokrajhar district, has started an operation to seize all illegal arms and ammunition there, informed sources said Saturday."The army ... Read more...

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Credibility of J&K; regime at lowest: Mufti


September 1st, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 1 (IANS) The credibility of the Omar Abdullah led-coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir is at its lowest due to failure on all fronts and rampant corruption, PDP ... Read more...

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Putin praises NAM for improving global security


August 30th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 3o (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday praised the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) for strengthening global security.The 16th NAM Summit opened in the Iranian capital under the theme of ... Read more...

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Expert-level NAM meeting kicks off in Tehran


August 26th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 26 (IANS) The expert-level meeting of the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit opened here Sunday.The NAM meeting will be held in three phases: preparatory senior officials' meeting ... Read more...

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Eid celebrated with prayers for peace, feasting (Roundup)


August 20th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) With feasts, warm "Eid Mubarak" greetings, and prayers for peace Muslims across the country celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr Monday, marking the end of the holy month of ... Read more...

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Assam prays for peace this Eid (Lead)


August 20th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 20 (IANS) Peace remained the central focus of Eid in Assam Monday with thousands of people offering Namaz-e-Eid at mosques across the state, including in the troubled Kokrajhar, ... Read more...

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Assam prays for peace this Eid


August 20th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 20 (IANS) Peace remained the central focus of Eid in Assam Monday with thousands of people offering Namaz-e-Eid at mosques across the state, including in the troubled Kokrajhar, ... Read more...

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Omar asks separatists to abjure violence (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday again urged separatists to join the dialogue process for lasting peace in the state.Addressing the main Independence Day ... Read more...

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Sonia, Shinde visit violence-hit Assam areas


August 13th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 13 (IANS) UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Monday visited Assam where sectarian clashes have left 77 people dead.Shinde and Gandhi met some of ... Read more...

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Evolve national consensus to solve Kashmir problem: Mufti


July 17th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 17 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Tuesday underlined the need to evolve a national consensus to solve ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka needs home-grown path to peace: Minister


May 16th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka will achieve lasting peace only through "home grown solutions", not those prescribed by the international community, Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris has said.Peiris was speaking ... Read more...

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China urges dialogue after North Korean satellite launch


April 17th, 2012 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 17 (IANS) China has called for more dialogue and consultations after the UN Security Council (UNSC) Monday strongly condemned North Korea over its failed satellite launch, Xinhua reported."It ... Read more...

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India welcomes Syria ceasefire, wishes Annan success


April 13th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) India Friday welcomed the ceasefire in Syria and hoped that the UN mission led by Special Envoy Kofi Annan will have "further success" in ensuring ... Read more...

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Centre-ULFA talks positive: Government (Lead)


April 9th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Talks between a faction of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and the central government Monday were "constructive" and "positive", officials here said.A ... Read more...

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Talks with ULFA positive, says government


April 9th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Talks between a faction of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and the central government Monday were "constructive" and "positive", officials here said.A ... Read more...

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ULFA pro-talk faction leaves for Delhi for talks


April 8th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 8 (IANS) A five-member delegation of the pro-talk faction of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) leaders led by its chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa left for New Delhi Sunday ... Read more...

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Zardari visit: Pakistan hopes for peace; says no compromise on Kashmir


April 5th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday said the forthcoming meeting between President Asif Ali Zardari and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will contribute to intra-regional peace, but made it ... Read more...

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52 militants surrender in Manipur


March 27th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, March 27 (IANS) Fifty-two militants belonging to Manipur-based outfit United Tribal Liberation Army (UTLA) surrendered at an official function in Imphal Tuesday.The cadres of the outfit laid down their ... Read more...

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Address accountability, US tells Lanka


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Sri Lanka Thursday to take steps to address "accountability" vis-a-vis the human rights abuses in the war against the ... Read more...

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India inclined to vote against Sri Lanka: PM (Second Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday assured parliament that India was "inclined" to vote in favour of a UN resolution over Sri Lanka's "war crimes" ... Read more...

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Meghalaya CM confident of tackling GNLA


March 13th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 13 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Tuesday exuded confidence that his government will effectively tackle insurgency in the Garo Hills and ensure lasting peace in the state.The ... Read more...

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‘Trade can lead to peace between India, Pakistan’


February 15th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Increased trade and economic engagements can bring long-lasting peace between India and Pakistan, whose relations have been marred for decades by a host of issues including ... Read more...

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Resolve Tibet issue through dialogue, says PM-in-exile


January 26th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Jan 26 (IANS) Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay Thursday reiterated that the only way to resolve the Tibet issue is through dialogue."I urge the Chinese leadership to heed the ... Read more...

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Assam governor calls for peace


January 26th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 26 (IANS) Assam Governor Janki Ballav Patnaik Thursday called for enduring peace in the state as thousands of people defied rebel threats to take part in Republic Day ... Read more...

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Krishna to push for political settlement of Tamil issue (Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 16 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will urge Sri Lanka to seek an early political settlement of the Tamil issue during his four-day visit, a ... Read more...

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Listen to Africa on African affairs: India to UN


January 13th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 13 (IANS) India Thursday stressed the need for the UN and its Security Council to "listen to Africa and its organizations" for a "better understanding" of the ... Read more...

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Obama, Netanyahu discuss Mideast situation


January 13th, 2012 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Thursday called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the Mideast situation.The two leaders reviewed the recent face-to-face meetings between the ... Read more...

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UN Security Council urges strict implementation of Yemeni political agreement


November 29th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council on Monday underlined the importance of strictly implementing the new political agreement in Yemen, which agrees to a ... Read more...

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Sarkozy calls Israeli PM Netanyahu a liar


November 8th, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Paris, Nov 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) French President Nikolas Sarkozy doesn’t seem to trust Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that much. In a private conversation with President Barack Obama during the G20 summit, ... Read more...

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US halts $60 mn contribution to Unesco over Palestine


November 1st, 2011 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) The US government Monday halted its $60 million financial contribution to the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) after the latter admitted Palestinian National Authority ... Read more...

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Palestine becomes Unesco member; US upset


November 1st, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 31 (IANS) Palestine Monday became the 195th full-time member of the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco). The White House has termed the admission "premature" and threatened ... Read more...

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Strengten border security: Mizoram, Tripura governors


October 31st, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, Oct 31 (IANS) Security along India's borders with Bangladesh and Myanmar must be strengthened for lasting peace in the region and to curb the smuggling of items such ... Read more...

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India backs Palestine’s UN bid, says shouldn’t be conditional


October 25th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 25 (IANS) India Tuesday voiced hope that the process to grant the Palestinian request for UN membership would be concluded expeditiously and stressed this should not ... Read more...

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India ready to play a role for Mideast peace


October 25th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 25 (IANS) Stressing dialogue and negotiations rather than resorting to arms to address people's grievances, India has said it stands ready to play its role ... Read more...

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