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ASEAN economic ministers agree to deepen integration efforts


September 1st, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Siem Reap (Cambodia), Aug 31 (Xinhua) Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economic ministers agreed Friday to deepen the bloc's integration efforts towards realising an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015, officials ... Read more...

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Congress has mismanaged economy: BJP (Second Lead)


August 19th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Congress-led government has grossly mismanaged the economy and is caught in a policy paralysis, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Sunday.A day after ... Read more...

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Five held in Karnataka for spreading rumours: Shettar (Lead)


August 18th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, Aug 17 (IANS) Karnataka Police have arrested five people and are hunting for four more for spreading rumours of an impending attack on people from the northeast in ... Read more...

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Respect our interests in Asia-Pacific, China tells US


July 13th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 13 (IANS) The Chinese government hopes the US will respect its interests and concerns along with other nations in the Asia-Pacific region.According to China Daily, Foreign Minister Yang ... Read more...

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Krishna heads to Cambodia for three regional meets


July 8th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) In keeping with the importance India attaches to its Look East policy, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna would be travelling to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to ... Read more...

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Europe must be sensitive to Greek people: French minister


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:21 am ICT by IANS
Luxembourg, June 22 (IANS) Europe must be more "sensitive" to the Greek people and take steps to help revive the country's economy, according to French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici.Speaking ... Read more...

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EU agrees to suspend Myanmar sanctions


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has formally agreed to suspend sanctions against Myanmar, with an exception of its arms embargo, for a year in recognition of "historic ... Read more...

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BRICS countries mull joint development bank


March 28th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The group of five emerging countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - which represents almost 43 percent of the world's population and ... Read more...

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IMF advises caution on policy easing to India


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Noting that the global recovery had suffered a setback, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised India and other emerging economies with high inflation and public ... Read more...

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Fishermen’s killing: India, Italy fail to resolve differences (Third Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kochi, Feb 28 (IANS) The foreign ministers of India and Italy Tuesday sought to "clear the air" over the killing of two Indian fishermen by two Italian marines but ... Read more...

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US to end Afghan combat operations in 2013


February 3rd, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) The US hopes to end its combat mission in Afghanistan by the middle of next year, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday.He was speaking to reporters ... Read more...

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Eurozone ministers agree to expand rescue fund


November 30th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 30 (IANS) Eurozone finance ministers agreed Tuesday to expand a rescue fund and to turn to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for help to contain the spreading debt ... Read more...

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Antony leaves for Japan to further defence relations


November 1st, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday left for Japan on a daylong visit when he is expected to explore opportunities for furthering the bilateral military relations ... Read more...

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Krishna in Tokyo for strategic talks, Antony on the way


October 28th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) With China keeping a watchful eye, India and Japan are set to ramp up their bilateral ties as a strategic dialogue gets going in Tokyo ... Read more...

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India calls for closer ties among Indian Ocean nations


October 27th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 27 (IANS) With growing global stakes in the resource-rich Indian Ocean, India has asked for closer cooperation with Australia in boosting greater trade and security cooperation among ... Read more...

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India presses Australia to withdraw travel advisory


October 27th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 27 (IANS) India has pressed Australia to withdraw travel advisory that uses "disproportionate" language warning of terror attacks during the festive season. Vice President Hamid Ansari has ... Read more...

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NATO ready to help Libya: Rasmussen


October 6th, 2011 - 6:09 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 6 (IANS) NATO is ready to help Libyan authorities to carry out reforms on defence and security if requested, said NATO Chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen Wednesday while also ... Read more...

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A true-blood Malayalee from Pakistan pushes for friendship


August 14th, 2011 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) In his traditional cotton mundu and khadi kurta, 80-year-old Biyyathil Mohyuddin Kutty looks every inch a sprightly Malayalee from Kerala. The political activist who chose ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan hope to move forward, finalise CBMs (Night Lead)


July 26th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) India and Pakistan Tuesday set a positive tone for their revived dialogue as their foreign secretaries finalized a host of cross-Kashmir confidence-building measures (CBMs) ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan agree on cross-Kashmir linkages, set positive tone (Evening Lead)


July 26th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) India and Pakistan Tuesday set a positive tone to their revived dialogue as their foreign secretaries firmed up cross-Kashmir confidence-building measures that will be unveiled ... Read more...

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Cross-Kashmir CBMs ahead of India, Pakistan talks


July 16th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India and Pakistan have decided not to let the July 13 Mumbai terror attacks affect the tempo of their revived peace process and are ... Read more...

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WTO Doha round shouldn’t reopen old issues: India


May 25th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Attempts by developed countries to reopen old issues in the WTO Doha round negotiation would be "counter-productive" and the talks should build on the progress ... Read more...

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India to invest $4.78 bn in Ethiopia


May 21st, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 21 (IANS) India has offered to invest $4.78 billion in various projects in Ethiopia over the next few years, of which nearly $1 billion is already on ... Read more...

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Mukherjee to attend ADB’s annual meet in Hanoi


May 2nd, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will leave for Vietnamese capital Hanoi tomorrow to attend Asian Development Bank (ADB)'s 44th Board of Governors' annual meet.During his two ... Read more...

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Indian peace delegation in Pakistan


March 18th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) An Indian peace delegation aiming to give an impetus to the peace process between India and Pakistan reached the neighbouring country Thursday, said a member ... Read more...

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UAE advocates free trade


February 22nd, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 21 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates has advocated a free trade policy in the world, saying it can create economic opportunity for millions of people in developing economies, and thus ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee to attend G-20 finance ministers’ meet in Paris


February 17th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will leave for Paris on Thursday evening on a three-day visit to attend G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' meet ... Read more...

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Pragmatic to resume talks with Pakistan: Nirupama Rao


February 10th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao Thursday said the decision to resume dialogue with Pakistan was "very pragmatic" and not holding talks has not yielded any returns."We have ... Read more...

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SAARC countries pledge to combat terrorism, human trafficking


February 8th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorThimphu, Feb 8 (ANI): Bhutanese Prime Minister Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y. Thinley today said that the member countries of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) would work together to stamp ... Read more...

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Efforts on to free Indians from Pakistan jails, court told


February 7th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The central government Monday told the Supreme Court that it has been "consistently" taking up the issue of release of Indian prisoners in Pakistani jails with the ... Read more...

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NCP hits back at Rahul Gandhi over price rise issue


January 12th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar on Wednesday slammed Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi for blaming the coalition set-up for the government's inability to control ... Read more...

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Doubtful if GST will roll out from next year: Walia


November 1st, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Delhi Finance Minister A.K. Walia Monday voiced doubts about the rolling out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from April next year and said Delhi's demand ... Read more...

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India to help Vietnam enhance, upgrade its armed forces


October 13th, 2010 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Hanoi, Oct 13 (ANI): To further boost India's Look East Policy, Defence Minister AK Antony said that New Delhi will provide support to Vietnam to enhance and upgrade the capabilities of its ... Read more...

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India asks ADMM Plus for cooperation to secure sea-lanes


October 12th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Hanoi, Oct 12 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony today called for adoption of 'cooperative approaches' for ensuring the security of sea-lanes in the Asia-Pacific Region.Addressing the first ever ASEAN Plus Eight ... Read more...

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China says its defense development no threat to anyone


October 12th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 12 (ANI): Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie said on Tuesday that China's defense development is not aimed at challenging or threatening anyone, and added that non-traditional security issues pose ... Read more...

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