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Iranian, Egyptian presidents discuss NAM objectives, region


August 30th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi held talks here on Thursday about the objectives of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and regional developments.Quoting Iranian ... Read more...

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Expert-level NAM meeting kicks off in Tehran


August 26th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 26 (IANS) The expert-level meeting of the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit opened here Sunday.The NAM meeting will be held in three phases: preparatory senior officials' meeting ... Read more...

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Turkey rebuffs Iranian invitation to NAM summit


August 25th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Aug 25 (IANS) Turkey will not attend the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran later this month, local media Saturday cited Turkish diplomatic sources as saying.... Read more...

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Israeli embassy car attack: India to press Iran to help in probe (Lead)


August 25th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Tehran, India Saturday said it will press Iran to cooperate in the investigation into the Feb ... Read more...

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Focus on cinema, culture to mark 60 yrs of India-Turkey treaty


August 5th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Turkey has drawn up a calendar of cultural acitivities - including a new overseas cultural cell and joint productions on screen - in India to celebrate 60 ... Read more...

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China terms its criticism by Clinton over Syria unacceptable


July 8th, 2012 - 7:29 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 8 (IANS)Beijing has described US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's criticism of China at the latest Friends of Syria meeting as "unacceptable", Xinhua reported.On Friday, Clinton criticised China ... Read more...

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NDMA chief to attend global disaster meet


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) vice chairman M. Shashidhar Reddy is leading an Indian delegation to the world ministerial conference on disaster reduction being held ... Read more...

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Britain interested in Kerala infrastructure projects


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 (IANS) In a major boost for the 'Emerging Kerala' Global Connect campaign, Britain Tuesday showed keen interest in infrastructure projects and promised to provide their details to ... Read more...

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Britain raises Vodafone tax issue with Mukherjee


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) British Chancellor of Exchequer George Osborne Monday raised the Vodafone issue at a meeting with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, saying the Indian government's move ... Read more...

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Indian commerce minister meets Vietnamese PM


March 8th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, March 8 (IANS) Visiting Indian Commerce Minister Anand Sharma met with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung here Thursday to promote bilateral trade cooperation.Vietnam and India have maintained a ... Read more...

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Foreign press views India as deal breaker in Durban


December 8th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 8 (IANS) India's stand at the UN climate talks in Durban has been getting negative reviews from the foreign media, especially European, with New Delhi being seen as ... Read more...

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Emergency Arab League meet on Syria


November 6th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Nov 6 (IANS) The Arab League will hold a ministerial-level emergency meeting October 12 to discuss the continued violence in Syria, the Egypt's official MENA news agency reported Sunday.Qatari ... Read more...

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India to go ahead with trilateral talks with US, Japan


September 1st, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) India is going ahead with a new trilateral dialogue with the United States and Japan. The talks, at the level of senior officials, will be ... Read more...

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160 Indians attacked abroad in 2010


August 11th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) There has been a spurt in number of attacks on Indians in foreign countries in 2010 when 160 such cases were reported, of which the ... Read more...

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India-EU free trade agreement by end-2011


July 26th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) India and the European Union are likely to sign a free trade agreement, aimed to boost the flow of trade and investment, by the end ... Read more...

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Pranab to visit Britain to discuss trade ties, reforms


July 24th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is to pay a day-long visit to Britain for a ministerial-level economic dialogue to be held in London Monday to ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan to ease cross-Kashmir trade, travel (Lead)


July 23rd, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Thimphu, July 23 (IANS) Ahead of the ministerial level meeting with Pakistan, India Saturday talked tough on terror but hoped to unveil a slew of confidence-building measures that ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US to expand counter-terror cooperation


July 6th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) Pakistan and the US have decided to strengthen cooperation in law enforcement and counter-terrorism issues.Rehman Malik, Pakistan's interior minister, and William Brownfield, US assistant secretary for ... Read more...

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Ban to discuss Kashmir with India, Pakistan


June 23rd, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said he will discuss Kashmir with Indian and Pakistani leaders to help resolve the dispute through dialogue, a media report ... Read more...

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India, US to fast track investment treaty talks


June 23rd, 2011 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) India and US have agreed to fast track technical negotiations for an early conclusion of a bilateral investment agreement to take advantage of the vast untapped ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan foreign secretary talks in Islamabad (Lead)


June 17th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani foreign secretaries will meet June 23-24 in Islamabad, possibly setting the stage for talks between their foreign ministers later this year.This would ... Read more...

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‘Foreign-defence joint strategic dialogue with US not feasible’


June 14th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) With the US keen on a joint foreign-defence strategic dialogue with India, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Tuesday he did not favour such talks as ... Read more...

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National Manufacturing Policy cleared


June 10th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday chaired a key meeting that cleared the ambitious National Manufacturing Policy amid concerns expressed by some members about the ... Read more...

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Various measures to solve Bengal’s financial problems: Pranab


May 30th, 2011 - 2:57 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Union Finance Minister and Congress stalwart Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said both short-term and long-term measures are necessary to solve West Bengal's critical financial problem."In order ... Read more...

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Will win, but not by huge margin: Vayalar Ravi


May 13th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) would win in Kerala but not by a "huge margin", union Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi said Friday."We will win. ... Read more...

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South-South relations need to be strong: Anand Sharma


May 6th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma Friday stressed on building and deepening South-South relations to address issues such as trade and investment, knowledge and technology ... Read more...

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Updated India-Mercosur PTA on agenda: Uruguayan envoy


April 30th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Uruguay is open to upgrading the preferential trade agreement (PTA) between the Latin American trade bloc Mercosur and India to reflect the new realities of ... Read more...

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Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao holds wide-ranging consultations in Tokyo


April 8th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 8(ANI): Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao today held constructive and useful discussions with Japanese Vice-Foreign Minister Kenichiro Sasae and Deputy Foreign Minister Koro Bessho in Tokyo on bilateral, regional and global ... Read more...

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India, Thailand agree to double trade by 2014 (Lead)


April 5th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) India and Thailand Tuesday agreed to double by 2014 their bilateral trade, which stood at $6 billion at present, and also to expedite their ... Read more...

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India to join US meet on reducing offshore drilling risks


April 5th, 2011 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) The US is convening a ministerial level meeting of 13 nations including India engaged in offshore drilling to discuss ways to reduce risks associated with offshore ... Read more...

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Agnivesh raps Manmohan Singh for inviting Pak PM to watch WC semi final


March 30th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Raipur, Mar 30 (ANI): Maoist sympathiser Swami Agnivesh has criticised Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for inviting his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani in Mohali to witness the World Cup semi ... Read more...

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US-Pak ‘preparatory’ talks in Washington to pave way for strategic dialogue


March 26th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26(ANI): Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir is expected to visit Washington in a few days for talks aimed at ironing out the differences that have adversely affected the US-Pakistan relationship.The ... Read more...

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In crackdown on graft, China probed 2,723 officials in 2010


March 11th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 11 (IANS) In a crackdown against corruption, the Chinese government last year investigated 2,723 officials at or above the county level, said a senior Chinese official.The number includes ... Read more...

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Praful Patel to hold interactive session with Public Sector Enterprises


March 7th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Praful Patel will hold the first ever ministerial level interactive session with a cross-section of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) ... Read more...

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India, Korea trade set to double in next five years


February 22nd, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma today hoped that the bilateral trade between India and Korea to further rise and double in the next five years.During the ... Read more...

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