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India-educated Vietnamese may get ASEAN’s top job


August 11th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 11 (IANS) Vietnam's Deputy Foreign Minister Le Luong Minh, an alumnus of India's Jawaharlal Nehru University, may become the ASEAN's next secretary-general, according to reports here.Vietnamese foreign ministry ... Read more...

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‘System needed to prevent zoonotic diseases in South Asia’


August 4th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Countries in South Asia need to put in place systems and processes to help prevent the trans-border spread of zoonotic diseases, that are transmitted from ... Read more...

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Asian poll panel association to increase information exchange


August 1st, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA), an multi-nation organisation working for open and transparent elections, will work towards establishing a global association and strengthening ... Read more...

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Moody’s downgrades Eurozone bailout fund credit outlook


July 25th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 25 (IANS) Moody's Investors Service has cut the outlook for the credit rating of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) to negative from stable, warning that the ... Read more...

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Infosys fears euro could collapse


July 12th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 12 (IANS) India's IT bellwether Infosys fears that the euro could collapse due to the sovereign debt crisis in Greece and Italy and the banking crisis in Spain."We ... Read more...

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ICC calls for worldwide life ban on Kaneria, Westfield


June 27th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 27 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board Wednesday called for a life-time ban on Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria and England bowler Mervyn Westfield, who were punished ... Read more...

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Indo-German trade to touch 20 billion euros: Krishna


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 22 (IANS) Bilateral trade between India and Germany would touch 20 billon euros ($25 billion) during this calendar year despite debt crisis in Europe and the global economic ... Read more...

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China to loan $10 bn to SCO nations


June 8th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 8 (IANS) China has pledged a $10 billion loan to support economic development in the member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).A two-day meeting of the heads ... Read more...

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Putin proposes anti-terror centre in SCO


June 7th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday proposed establishing an anti-terrorism centre within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).Speaking at a SCO meeting, Putin said all SCO member ... Read more...

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Interpol red corner notice against fugitive Iraqi vice president


May 8th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, May 8 (IANS) Interpol issued Tuesday a red corner notice against fugitive Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi, a Sunni, over alleged terrorist acts."At the request of Iraqi ... Read more...

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Poll panels of SAARC countries establish forum


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) SAARC countries Wednesday adopted a charter for mutual cooperation and set up a forum that will enhance capabilities to conduct free and fair elections.In its ... Read more...

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Azerbaijan to host global singing contest


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Baku (Azerbaijan), May 2 (IANS) Azerbaijan, the Eurasian nation, will host an international singing contest in May, that is expected to attract singers from 42 countries and more than 20,000 ... Read more...

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Paid news an emerging challenge: Quraishi


April 30th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Paid news, a recent challenge thrown up before the Election Commission, is a "clandestine deal" between politicians and journalists, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said ... Read more...

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ADB aid to developing countries tops $21.7 bn in 2011


April 26th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, April 26 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved $21.72 billion in financing operations to Asian developing countries in 2011, a 14.5 percent year-on-year increase, according to its 2011 ... Read more...

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Close ASEAN cooperation urged to promote growth (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, April 3 (IANS) Cambodia, the current ASEAN chair, has called for stronger financial cooperation among its member countries to promote economic growth.Prime Minister Hun Sen told the visiting ... Read more...

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BRICS voices concern over slow pace of IMF reforms


March 29th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The BRICS group of five emerging economies Thursday voiced concern over the slow pace of governance and quota reforms in the International Monetary Fund ... Read more...

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BRICS to work together at G20, WTO


March 28th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Trade ministers from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Wednesday agreed to make collective efforts to break the impasse on Doha round of ... Read more...

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Cash no problem, consesus is, for BRICS bank


March 28th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 28 (IANS) A BRICS development bank will be very useful, particularly to Africa, but a major challenge that may come on its way is aligning the interest ... Read more...

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Israeli car blast: Red Corner notice issued against four


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Interpol has issued a red corner notice against four Iranian nationals for their alleged involvement in the Israeli embassy car bombing in the capital last ... Read more...

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Geneva vote ’strong message for justice’


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 22 (IANS) The Human Rights Council vote asking Colombo to probe rights abuses "is an important first step" to probing violations by both sides in the armed conflict, ... Read more...

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Israel trying to thwart UN fact-finding mission on settlements


March 19th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, March 19 (IANS) Israel is taking steps to prevent a Palestinian initiative at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to establish a fact-finding mission on West Bank settlements.According ... Read more...

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Buddhist clergy step out to support Sri Lanka at UNHRC


March 19th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 19 (IANS) Hundreds of Buddhist clergy gathered for a vigil in the capital to protest a US-backed war crimes resolution on Sri Lanka as the government released a ... Read more...

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Asia, Africa, face daunting challenges: PM (Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Noting that three-fourths of the world's poor live in Asia and Africa, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said rural rebuilding and war on poverty ... Read more...

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Getting back black money ‘difficult,’ says minister


February 13th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The government was finding it "difficult" to get black money stashed in overseas tax havens because the countries lacked the political will to curb the ... Read more...

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China to expand government procurement program


February 11th, 2012 - 7:51 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 11 (IANS) China will expand its government procurement program this year to boost economic reforms, the finance ministry said Friday.China will negotiate for entry to the Government Procurement ... Read more...

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Ireland courts Bollywood with money-back guarantee


January 15th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin (Ireland), Jan 15 (IANS) As it seeks to lure more tourists from India, Ireland is betting big on the $15 billion Indian media and entertainment industry to shoot ... Read more...

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ICC backs Australia’s move to combat cheat in sport


January 13th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 13 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has supported proposals being made by the Australian government to establish a national framework of laws to combat cheating in sport. ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Interpol, CBI to collaborate in fighting cyber crime


December 16th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) would be collaborating with Interpol to fight telecom and cyber crimes, the heads of the two organisations said Friday.Interpol ... Read more...

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Australia wants review of bad light rule


December 3rd, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Dec 3 (IANS) The Australian team wants a review of the bad light rule after early stumps were called in apparently reasonable conditions on the first two days of ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

India to host meet against drug trafficking


November 20th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Over 100 experts and officials from the Asia-Pacific region will gather in India Nov 22-25 to devise coordinated efforts to combat illicit drug production and ... Read more...

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Airport body scanners banned by EU over cancer fears


November 17th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) The European Union has banned the controversial airport body scanners over fears the X-ray technology could cause cancer, a media report said.Experts have found the scanners ... Read more...

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India gives $1 mn more to Indian Ocean Rim group fund


November 15th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 15 (IANS) India Tuesday decided to give an additional $1 million to the Special Fund of the Indian Ocean Rim Association of Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC)."To finance projects and ... Read more...

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Indian Ocean bloc has key role to play: Australia


November 14th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 14 (IANS) The Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) has an important role to play in addressing the challenges facing the region, Australia's Foreign Affairs ... Read more...

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India pitches for global strategy to fight piracy


November 14th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 14 (IANS) India Monday pitched for a collective global strategy and a joint naval task force to fight the scourge of piracy, that could also include other powers ... Read more...

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2nd theatre fest for the disabled kicks off in Sharjah


November 13th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Nov 12 (IANS/WAM) The 2nd Theatre Festival for the Disabled commenced here Saturday.The event, which will last till Nov 15, has been organised by the UAE's Social Affairs Ministry ... Read more...

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