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China to issue $10 bn in loans to SCO members


June 7th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China is ready to allocate $10 billion worth of loans to members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), President Hu Jintao said Thursday at the ... Read more...

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Zardari, Ahmadinejad reach China for Shanghai summit


June 5th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) The presidents of Pakistan and Iran, Asif Ali Zardari and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Tuesday arrived in Beijing to attend the Beijing summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization ... Read more...

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Vladimir Putin begins China visit


June 5th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in the Chinese capital Tuesday morning, kicking off his state visit to the country, Xinhua reported.Putin arrived at the invitation of ... Read more...

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Russia, China want fairer global economy: Lavrov


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and China support formation of a multipolar model of international relations and have called for building a fairer global economic system, Foreign Minister Sergei ... Read more...

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Karnataka lawyers to boycott courts Monday


March 4th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 4 (IANS) The Karnataka State Bar Council Sunday directed all lawyers across the state to stay away from the courts Monday in protest against the police "excess" on ... Read more...

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EU seeks closer ties with Pakistan


February 9th, 2012 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 9 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Wednesday adopted a plan to build a strong relationship with Pakistan.Welcoming the adoption, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said the five-year ... Read more...

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PM says corporate criticism of government ‘disappointing’


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) In the backdrop of severe criticism by corporate leaders of his government's decision-making capabilities, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said it was "a little ... Read more...

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US must observe protocol for Indian dignitaries: Krishna


November 14th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 14 (IANS) The US needs to observe protocol in treating Indian dignitaries visiting that country, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said here in the wake of American security ... Read more...

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India conveys concern over fishermen’s deaths to Sri Lanka


February 8th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Thimpu, Feb 7 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Monday expressed "deep concern" over the alleged killing of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy to his Sri Lankan counterpart G.L ... Read more...

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Newly elected President of UN’s Economic and Social Council outlines agenda


January 19th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The newly-elected President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Lazarous Kapambwe of Zambia, on Tuesday outlined the body’s agenda for the coming year and pledged ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists unleash midnight mayhem over budget


November 20th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 20 (IANS) Nepal's opposition Maoist party has backtracked on its pact with the ruling parties to allow a new budget, unleashing chaos in parliament, attacking the finance minister ... Read more...

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Food security: PM says will seriously evaluate NAC recommendations


October 30th, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorOn Air India One, Oct. 30 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Saturday, said that on his return to New Delhi, he would study the recommendations made ... Read more...

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Chidamabaram wants Zonal Councils help resolve inter-state disputes


October 28th, 2010 - 11:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.28 (ANI): The Union Home Minister, P. Chidambaram, has called upon the States to use the forum of Zonal Councils to resolve inter-State disputes instead of taking recourse to ... Read more...

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States should resolve disputes through zonal councils: Chidambaram


October 28th, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday called upon the states to use the forum of zonal councils to resolve inter-state disputes instead of taking recourse to litigation. ... Read more...

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NAC recommends food security cover for 80 crore people


October 23rd, 2010 - 11:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.23 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) here on Saturday recommended food security cover for roughly eighty crore people in the country through Public Distribution System ... Read more...

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North Eastern Council meet okays Rs.700 cr outlay


September 29th, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The 59th North Eastern Council (NEC) plenary meeting here Wednesday has approved an annual plan of Rs.700 crore for 2010-11 and decided to use the services of ... Read more...

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Foreign students, medical courses likely in IITs (Lead)


September 10th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Foreign students and faculty, medical courses and a new pattern for entrance exams are among the reforms planned for Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Human Resource Development ... Read more...

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Sibal mulls changes in engineering entrance exam


September 10th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) entrance exams needs an overhaul to discourage coaching institutes, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said Friday. "The present system of coaching ... Read more...

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PM to constitute panel on urbanisation


July 24th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said a sub-committee of the National Development Council, the top policy forum of the country, will examine all aspects of urbanisation. "I ... Read more...

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Public wrath makes Nepal revoke state honours


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 2 (IANS) Bowing to mounting public outrage, Nepal's beleaguered government Wednesday decided to withdraw the state honours conferred on two controversial security personnel, though a tainted former army ... Read more...

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UPA-II report card highlights Govt. initiatives for Overseas Indians


June 2nd, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 1 (ANI): The UPA-II report card on Tuesday highlighted its initiatives undertaken for the Overseas Indians in the last one year.Mentioning about Govt.'s initiatives for Overseas Indians, the ... Read more...

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Jindal backs caste councils, attends meeting (Lead, Changing dateline)


May 10th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kaithal (Haryana), May 10 (IANS) Just a day after he extended his support to khap panchayats, or caste councils, Congress MP Naveen Jindal Monday attended a meeting of the council in this ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to examine power import deal with India


May 4th, 2010 - 5:23 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 4 (DPA) The Bangladesh government formed a committee Monday to review a deal signed earlier with India on open-ended import and export of electricity, before ratifying the deal for ... Read more...

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Brazilian economy growing at eight percent


December 10th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 10 (EFE) Brazil's economy grew at an annualised rate of eight percent in the third quarter and the result for the final three months of the year will ... Read more...

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Honduran de-facto government resigns


November 6th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, Nov 6 (DPA) The Honduran de-facto government of Roberto Micheletti resigned late Thursday, paving the way for a national unity and reconciliation government. The move was announced in a televised statement by ... Read more...

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I-cards will enable poor access services: PM


August 12th, 2009 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Recognising that the lack of identity proof resulted in harassment and denial of services to the poor and marginalized, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said high ... Read more...

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Seminaries patronizing extremism in Pak: Sunni Ittehad Council


July 7th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 7 (ANI): Religious associations in Pakistan have raised fears about seminaries being used by the extremists as a store for their arms and ammunitions and planning attacks on important ... Read more...

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Security situation in Afghanistan worrying, says India


July 1st, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Deeply concerned over the security situation in Afghanistan, India Wednesday told the UN Security Council that "reconciliation" talks with militants require greater caution, as distinctions like "good ... Read more...

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Iran, Syria violate UN arms transfer ban, say members


March 11th, 2009 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 11 (DPA) Iran supplied arms to Syria in violation of a UN Security Council resolution banning arms transfer as part of measures against Iran's nuclear activities, the US and ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to try mutineers in special court


March 1st, 2009 - 7:58 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 1 (DPA) The government of Bangladesh announced Saturday that it intends to prosecute members of a paramilitary border force that mutinied this week by special tribunal, as more graves of ... Read more...

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Govt ready to redefine major parties: Khanal


November 9th, 2008 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Nov 9 (ANI): The Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML) General Secretary Jhalanath Khanal said on Sunday that the government is all set to table a proposal at the legislature-parliament ... Read more...

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Government to launch studies to identify jobs abroad


September 20th, 2008 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The government will commission studies to identify job opportunities abroad for Indian nationals, it was announced here Friday.This was decided at the first meeting of the Council ... Read more...

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Council of Ministers express optimism about SAARC Summit outcome


July 31st, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen Kapoor Colombo, July 31 (ANI): Foreign Ministers of the eight SAARC nations Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka today expressed optimism about the outcome of the ... Read more...

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Koirala to attend 15th SAARC Summit


July 28th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 28 (ANI): The 15th South Asian Association Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit which is due to be held this week at Colombo will be attended by Nepals caretaker Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Nepal Govt to introduce Fifth Amendment proposal today


June 25th, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, June 25 (ANI): The Nepal Government will introduce the Fifth Amendment of the interim Constitution at a meeting of the Council of Ministers today. The Fifth Amendment will allow the ... Read more...

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