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UPA coordination committee to meet in a few days


August 6th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) coordination committee, formed following a stand-off with coalition partner Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) late last month, is expected to ... Read more...

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Sonia to host lunch for UPA, supporting parties before presidential poll


July 13th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi would host a lunch for MPs of the UPA and supporting parties a day before July 19 presidential polls, ... Read more...

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Zardari came to India with open mind: Bansal


April 9th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari came to India with an open mind and expressed his opposition to terrorism in any form, union minister P.K. ... Read more...

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Pakistanis urge India to free aged prisoner Chishti


April 8th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Pakistani officials Sunday urged India to set free an 80-year-old virologist, Khalil Chishty, who is serving life imprisonment in an Ajmer jail with his ... Read more...

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Media carnival greets Zardari


April 8th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Hordes of mediapersons, almost equalling the number of security persons present, thronged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's 7, Race Course Road residence here Sunday to ... Read more...

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Manmohan must reach out to Pakistan: Daily


April 4th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 4 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should "rise above the compulsions of domestic politics and realise the overall benefits accruing to South Asia from an India-Pakistan ... Read more...

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Gadkari tries to end Karnataka power struggle


February 24th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 24 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nitin Gadkari Friday began a series of meetings here to end the power struggle in the party's Karnataka unit in ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP caught in deadline politics


February 24th, 2012 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party circles were abuzz late Thursday that scam-hit former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has set a Feb 27 deadline for his re-instatement ... Read more...

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Karnataka stares at summer of BJP power struggle


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 23 (IANS) The power struggle in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sharpened Thursday, threatening to reduce D.V. Sadananda Gowda to a lame-duck chief minister.The threat to ... Read more...

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US to raise issue of bottlenecks in Indian ports


February 20th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) The US will raise the concerns of its companies operating in India with regard to infrastructure and congestion of ports with the Indian officials, visiting Under ... Read more...

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Thai PM chief guest at Republic Day parade


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will be the chief guest at India's 63rd Republic Day parade on Rajpath Thursday when President Pratibha Patil will ... Read more...

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Krishna flies to Jaffna to assist ethnic Tamils


January 18th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 18 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday flew from by chopper to Kilinochchi on way to Jaffna in the northern province of Sri Lanka to meet ... Read more...

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South Korea’s former first lady in Pyongyang for condolences


December 26th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) South Korea's former first lady and the Hyundai Group's chairwoman crossed into North Korea Monday to pay condolences over the death of Kim Jong-il.Lee Hee-ho, the ... Read more...

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India seeks New Zealand’s technology, investment


June 28th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) India Tuesday urged New Zealand to transfer its state-of-the-art technology and increase investment in the country's agro-food processing industry, which offers investment opportunity of ... Read more...

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India, New Zealand eye trade pact; discuss IT, agriculture (Lead)


June 28th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) India and New Zealand Tuesday resolved to conclude a free trade area (FTA) agreement by next year and decided to expand their cooperation in ... Read more...

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Pranab to sell India’s growth story on US visit (Lead)


June 26th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's two-day visit to Washington beginning Monday will be focused on reassuring foreign investors that India continues to be an attractive ... Read more...

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Japan hopes Tamil Nadu will go ahead with metro rail project


June 16th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 16 (IANS) With Tamil Nadu's AIADMK government pitching for mono-rail, Japan, a major lender for the Chennai metro rail project, hopes that the new state government does not ... Read more...

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Advani calls on Dalai Lama, discusses Tibet (Lead)


May 18th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 18 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Wednesday called on Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at his official palace in this Himachal Pradesh ... Read more...

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Expedite tax information exchange between countries: Pranab


May 4th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, May 4 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday said countries need to expedite the process of signing agreements that will allow them to swap information on tax ... Read more...

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Invest in Sri Lanka, says minister


April 19th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Having crushed the Tamil Tigers, Sri Lanka holds tremendous trade and investment potential, a Sri Lankan minister has said.Senior Minister Sarath Amunugama highlighted the growing trade ... Read more...

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Pakistan looking for trade and market access, not international aid: Zardari


February 24th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Feb 24(ANI): Pakistan is not looking for aid, instead it is looking for trade and market access to "turn around" its shattered economy, President Asif Ali Zardari has said."Our people are ... Read more...

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PM hopeful budget session will be productive (Second Lead)


February 20th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday sent out a message of cooperation with the opposition to ensure a smooth budget session as he attended the all-party luncheon ... Read more...

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PM attends speaker’s all-party meeting (Lead)


February 20th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) In a significant gesture, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday joined leaders of all political parties at a luncheon meeting hosted by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar ... Read more...

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Speaker holds all-party luncheon meet for smooth parliament functioning


February 20th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is hosting a luncheon meeting Sunday with leaders of political parties to ensure that parliament, which begins Monday, functions smoothly.While it ... Read more...

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Speaker to hold all party meet ahead of Budget session


February 20th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will hold an all-party meet today, a day before the commencement of the Budget session of Parliament.According to reports, the ... Read more...

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Speaker, party leaders optimistic about budget session


February 19th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi,Feb 19 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and leaders of various parties hope that the budget session of parliament beginning Monday will sail smoothly unlike the stormy winter session ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar meets non-BJP Opposition leaders to end Parliament deadlock


December 31st, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar met the leaders of the Left Front and other non-BJP opposition parties at her residence here on Friday in a fresh ... Read more...

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JPC deadlock persists but speaker hopes for smooth budget session (Lead)


December 31st, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) The two-day talks between the government and opposition parties to resolve the impasse over the demand for a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into the 2G ... Read more...

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JPC logjam: Meira Kumar hosts lunch for non-BJP parties


December 31st, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) A day after meeting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar Friday hosted a lunch for a clutch of non-BJP opposition parties in ... Read more...

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Speaker Meira Kumar to meet non-BJP Opposition leaders


December 31st, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): In a fresh bid to end the Parliament deadlock, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will today meet the leaders of the Left and other non-BJP opposition ... Read more...

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At Meira Kumar’s luncheon meeting, BJP sticks to JPC demand (Lead)


December 30th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) A luncheon meeting called by Speaker Meira Kumar with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday to break the impasse over the 2G spectrum scam ended predictably ... Read more...

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Hasina’s son roots for connectivity with India


December 9th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 9 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's technocrat son Sajeeb Wazed Joy has strongly supported the government's plans to "connect" with India and other neighbours and join the trans-Asian ... Read more...

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Lunch diplomacy fails, parliament logjam on


November 30th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar's luncheon meeting Tuesday failed to end the stalemate over demands for a parliamentary probe into the allotment of 2G spectrum with ... Read more...

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Pranab meets PM to discuss ways to end parliament impasse


November 23rd, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday evening to brief him about the stalemate at the all-party meeting with the opposition persisting with ... Read more...

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2G scam: Parliament adjourned till noon


November 22nd, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned till noon as opposition members continued to demand a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into 2G spectrum allocation scam.This ... Read more...

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