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Kerala readies to launch seaplane services in January


September 21st, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 (IANS) The first success of the recently-concluded 'Emerging Kerala' investors' meet could be the seaplane project to be operationalised in seven tourist destinations in the state in ... Read more...

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Nashik open university launches web radio


September 8th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Nashik (Maharashtra), Sep 8 (IANS) The Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) has launched its interactive live web radio from a studio in the sprawling 150-acre campus in Nashik, an ... Read more...

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Nehru Cup: Syria beat Nepal for first win


August 30th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) In a match that had little bearing to the group table, Syria easily beat Nepal 2-0 Thursday to record their first win in the Nehru ... Read more...

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India and Cameroon will be on a recce before Nehru Cup final (Preview)


August 30th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) By beating the Maldives, Cameroon reduced the last round-robin game in the Nehru Cup football tournament against India Friday to an exercise in probing and ... Read more...

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Nasheed ouster no coup, says Maldivian panel


August 30th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) A probe panel, which went into the events of February this year when then Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed was ousted from power, Thursday held that ... Read more...

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Passing game way forward for Indian football: Coach Koevarmans


August 25th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) India's chief football coach Wim Koevermans was pleased with his team's passing game against the Maldives in the Nehru Cup football tournament match here Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Maldives wants to expand trade with China


August 25th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 25 (IANS) Visiting Maldivian President Mohammed Waheed has said here that his country needs to expand trade with China.Addressing the media Friday during his three-day visit, Waheed said ... Read more...

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India will be tough opposition: Maldives coach


August 24th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Maldives' coach Istvan Urbanyi said their next match in the Nehru Cup foortball tournament against India Saturday would be a difficult one.The Maldives Thursday ... Read more...

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India take on Syria in Nehru Cup opener


August 6th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Defending champions India will take on Syria in the opening match of the Nehru Cup football tournament which kicks-off at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here ... Read more...

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India leads foreign tourists in Sri Lanka (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka received a record 452,867 foreign tourists in the first half of this year, with India leading the pack with 85,426 tourists.This is an 18.7 percent ... Read more...

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Tourism should be part of political agenda: Sahai


July 6th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai Friday said tourism should be part of the political agenda for its huge potential for economic development."Tourism especially provides ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to exchange prisoners with four countries


June 5th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka has signed prisoner exchange agreements with four countries, including India and Pakistan, and will start its implementation by sending back 22 Pakistanis detained ... Read more...

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UAE elected to UN Women’s executive board


April 28th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 27 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been elected to the executive board of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women or ... Read more...

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Tsunami alert following Indonesia quake


April 11th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, April 11 (IANS) A tsunami alert has been sounded in 28 places across the world, including India, after a massive earthquake rocked Indonesia Wednesday.An earthquake measuring 8.9 ... Read more...

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Protests as Maldives president addresses parliament


March 19th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Male, March 19 (IANS) The Maldives President Mohamed Waheed addressed his country's parliament Monday amid street protests by opposition supporters, a media report said.Former president Mohamed Nasheed's Maldivian Democratic Party ... Read more...

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EC withdraws request to make IIIDEM autonomous


March 18th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has written to the prime minister withdrawing its proposal for creating an autonomous society for the India International Institute of Democracy ... Read more...

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‘Time to mobilise voice of South Asian women’


March 14th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Stressing on the empowerment of rural women, a UN body on gender empowerment is all set to lend more power to the voice of women ... Read more...

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter in Nepal on 2-day trip


March 8th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 8 (IANS) FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter arrived in Nepal Thursday on a two-day visit during which he will inaugurate the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup at ... Read more...

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India leave for AFC Challenge Cup


March 4th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The 23-member Indian football team has left for Kathmandu to participate in the AFC Challenge Cup beginning Thursday.India have been clubbed with North Korea, the ... Read more...

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Come clean on military ties with US: CPI-M


March 3rd, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The CPI-M Saturday asked the government to come clean on military ties with the US after an Amercian commander claimed that US special forces were ... Read more...

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Commonwealth appoints special envoy to Maldives


March 2nd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Male, March 2 (IANS) The 54-member Commonwealth of Nations Friday appointed Donald McKinnon as its special envoy to the Maldives.McKinnon will "encourage inclusive agreement among political leaders, promote consolidation of ... Read more...

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Male to probe unrest


March 2nd, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Male, March 2 (IANS) Maldives President Mohamed Waheed Hassan Friday announced a probe into the recent political unrest that swept the country.The president called for restoring peace in the country. ... Read more...

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US concerned over protests in Male


March 1st, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 1 (IANS) The US Thursday expressed concern over the "disorderly protests" and the disruption of the opening of parliament in the Maldives by foes of new President Mohamed ... Read more...

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Days of iron fist rule long gone, says Nasheed


February 20th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has said the days of iron fist rule in the country had long gone and today one cannot seize control of ... Read more...

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US ‘in lockstep with India’ on Maldives


February 18th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Noting that India has "traditionally played a strong role" in Maldives, the US has said it was working closely with India in resolving the political impasse ... Read more...

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Satisfied with displaced Sri Lankan Tamils’ rehabilitation : EU


February 17th, 2012 - 4:35 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 17 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has expressed satisfaction with the resettlement process in Sri Lanka three years after the war between the Sri Lankan military and the ... Read more...

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Mathai leaves for Maldives


February 15th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) With the crisis in the Maldives continuing, Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai Wednesday rushed to the island nation to hold discussions with key political leaders ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan president orders security for Nasheed’s wife


February 11th, 2012 - 2:11 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 11 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the police chief for providing security to the wife of ousted Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed, said a presidential ... Read more...

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Nasheed threatens to hit streets in the Maldives


February 11th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 10 (IANS) The Maldives' ousted president Mohamed Nasheed said Friday that his party would hit the streets and demonstrate in the absence of international support but "we cannot ... Read more...

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Nasheed calls for release of 500 supporters


February 10th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 10 (IANS) Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has called for the immediate release of around 500 supporters arrested for allegedly burning down police stations and court houses, a ... Read more...

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Don’t turn back clock on journalists rights, Maldives urged


February 10th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) has urged the new authorities in the Maldives to respect the right of journalists to go about their work without fear ... Read more...

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Maldives’ ousted president seeks global intervention (Third Lead)


February 10th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Maldives' ousted president Mohamed Nasheed Thursday appealed to the world community to help restore democracy in his country, claiming that he was toppled by ... Read more...

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Maldives’ ousted president seeks global intervention (Second Lead)


February 10th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Maldives' ousted president Mohamed Nasheed Thursday appealed to the world community to help restore democracy in his country, claiming that he was toppled by ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Bangladesh stay off SAARC anti-terror meet


February 9th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Pakistan and Bangladesh have stayed away, for unspecified reasons, from attending a two-day SAARC anti-terror meeting that began in the capital Thursday.Official sources said ... Read more...

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Maldives’ ousted president seeks global help for democracy


February 9th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Maldives' ousted president Mohamed Nasheed Thursday appealed to the world community to help restore democracy in his country while stating that he was toppled ... Read more...

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