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UAE bans groundwater export


February 13th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 12 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sunday banned the export of groundwater in view of depleting resources and in keeping with a parliamentary recommendation.The decision was ... Read more...

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GCC leaders welcome Gulf Union proposal


December 20th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Dec 20 (IANS/WAM) The leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have welcomed a proposal from the Saudi king for a Gulf Union.Saudi king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh is worth Rs.5 crore, most of it parked in banks


September 3rd, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who had taken strong exception to a remark last month by a senior member of parliament on his personal integrity, ... Read more...

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Deora Junior brings some jazz to ministerial council


July 12th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Jazz is his passion and he has even jammed with a professional band "Soulmate" as a guitarist, but Milind Deora is equally concerned about ... Read more...

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PM meets Sonia, cabinet rejig likely in 3-4 days (Lead)


July 10th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held another round of discussions with Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday regarding the much awaited cabinet reshuffle, but there ... Read more...

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UAE anti-plastic bags campaign a hit with private sector


May 6th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 5 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' move to keep the country free from plastic bags has won tremendous appreciation and support from the private sector.The drive - ... Read more...

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PM makes significant changes in key economic portfolios


January 19th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday made significant changes in his ministerial council involving some key economic portfolios to send a signal that economy will continue to ... Read more...

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Gulf foreign ministers meet to set GCC agenda (Lead)


December 6th, 2010 - 5:24 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 6 (IANS/WAM) The foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have met to hammer out the agenda of the 31st summit of the grouping here Monday.The meeting Sunday ... Read more...

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Don’t ask on cabinet reshuffle but we need young people: PM (Lead)


November 20th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the people will come to know as and when he decides to reshuffle his cabinet, adding that a resurgent and ... Read more...

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Treat controversy on Ramesh remarks closed: Congress


May 13th, 2010 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Congress Thursday said that the controversy over Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh's remarks in Beijing should be treated as closed after he met Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Prime minister wants Ramesh to continue as environment minister


May 13th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has turned down Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh's offer to step down because of the latter's remarks on Chinese imports, and asked him ... Read more...

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Australian police underrated Indian student attacks: Expert


January 20th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.20 (ANI): Australia's peak police council under-rated the attacks on Indian students in the country, according to Freedom of Information (FOI) advice.Mark Briskey, the head of the Australian Graduate ... Read more...

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India may allow passage for Nepal trucks to Bangladesh


October 30th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 30 (IANS) India is considering granting passage to trucks from Nepal going to Bangladesh, media reports said. The possibility of a trilateral arrangement was considered when commerce ministers of the three ... Read more...

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Australia cracks down on education providers in wake of Indian student attacks


June 13th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 13 (ANI): Australia has forced a nation wide quality crackdown on education and training providers, to shore up the reputation of country's 15.5 billion dollars education export industry, after its ... Read more...

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Kashmir cabinet expansion: Congress to get eight more berths?


June 3rd, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 3 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is set to expand his 10-member ministerial council and according to sources, the ruling alliance partners - the Congress and the ... Read more...

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NC-Congress government will succeed in Kashmir: Karan Singh


January 5th, 2009 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 5 (IANS) As the new National Conference-Congress government was sworn in Jammu and Kashmir Monday, MP Karan Singh hoped that the coalition rule will develop the economy of the state.A ... Read more...

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Iran’s action on UAE island flayed by Arab parliament


September 16th, 2008 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 16 (IANS) The Arab Interim Parliament (AIP) has asked Iran to end its occupation of the three islands of Abu Musa, Greater and Lesser Tunbs belonging to the United Arab ... Read more...

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Dubai plans hybrid taxis to fight pollution


July 29th, 2008 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 29 (IANS) Hybrid taxis running both on fuel and electricity will soon be cruising in this metropolis. Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has received from a local automobile dealer ... Read more...

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Prachanda pulls for power balance in cabinet


July 11th, 2008 - 9:25 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 11 (ANI): Nepals Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Friday floated a new proposal to keep the power-balance in the ministerial council without stressing on the positions of the ... Read more...

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India wants oil price band, Saudi Arabia moots pro-poor initiative (Roundup)


June 22nd, 2008 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jeddah, June 22 (IANS) The world's top oil producing and consuming nations have embarked on a new dialogue to bring under control the spiralling prices that have pushed inflation levels to historic ... Read more...

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UAE calls on Islamic countries to fight against insecurity


June 19th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, June 19 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has called on Islamic countries to unitedly fight to create political and humanitarian conditions to arrest the growing insecurity and suffering in the ... Read more...

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OECD ministers to discuss climate change, food prices


June 4th, 2008 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Paris, June 4 (DPA) The annual Ministerial Council Meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) opened Wednesday in Paris. Participants at the two-day meeting, at which the OECD's Economic ... Read more...

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India to reduce negative list for trade with region’s LDCs


March 3rd, 2008 - 9:13 pm ICT by admin
(Lead)New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) India will allow 244 additional items to be freely traded with least developed countries in the region in what it said was a "unilateral" push to the ... Read more...

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India acts to encourage free trade in South Asia


March 3rd, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) In a bid to accelerate the South Asian Free Trade Agreement (Safta), India will let 244 additional items to be freely traded with least developed countries in ... Read more...

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Gulf countries likely to revamp sponsorship system


January 26th, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by admin
Abu Dhabi, Jan 26 (ANI): Labour ministers of the Gulf countries have agreed that the present sponsorship system of workers needs to be overhauled."There were discussions about the 'kafala' (sponsorship) system ... Read more...

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Kamal Nath to address Second Ministerial Council of Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement today


November 14th, 2007 - 2:51 am ICT by admin
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