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Scams will impact foreign investments: CII


August 24th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 24 (IANS) The various scams hogging media headlines will impact foreign investments in India, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) president Adi Godrej said Friday.And for the sentiment to ... Read more...

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New Cold War may break out between US, China, warns daily


August 24th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) The Cold War mentality hasn't disappeared, a state-run Chinese daily said Friday, and warned of "real worries that a new Cold War may break out between ... Read more...

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Russia, China veto West’s UN draft resolution on Syria (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and China Thursday vetoed a Western-backed UN resolution on Syria over fears that it could lead to foreign military intervention in the violence-wracked ... Read more...

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142 Indian contingent for London Olympics


July 19th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The sports ministry Thursday approved a 142-member Indian contingent, comprising 81 athletes and 36 coaches, for the London Olympics.While approving the Indian contingent, the ministry ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Pakistani Islamic groups oppose NATO supply lines’ reopening


July 5th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 4 (IANS) Leaders of Islamic parties in Pakistan Wednesday opposed Islamabad's decision to reopen supply routes for NATO forces to Afghanistan.The US had to suspend drone attacks after ... Read more...

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Show patience in resolving border issue, China advises India


June 27th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) India and China should be patient in resolving their long-standing border issue though "difficulties remain high", a senior official here has said, falling back on ... Read more...

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Players should put country first, says Maken


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) India's sports minister Ajay Maken Friday appealed to the bickering tennis stars Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna to stop the infighting and ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Obama using drone strikes for political gains: Gilani


June 11th, 2012 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that US President Barack Obama is using drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal regions for political motives, Xinhua reported.Gilani's ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

National interests to define US-Pakistan ties: Gilani


June 5th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said Pakistan-US relations are multi-dimensional and important but the country's national interests will determine the ties between the two.Stating ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

China’s military spending matter of concern, says Antony (Lead)


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) India Saturday expressed concern over China's high and opaque defence spending which touched $106 billion this year.At the Asia security meet in Singapore, India's Defence ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India concerned over China’s military spending


June 2nd, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) India Saturday expressed concern over China's high and opaque defence spending which touched $106 billion this year.At the Asia security meet in Singapore, India's Defence ... Read more...

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China must strengthen public diplomacy: expert


June 2nd, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 2 (IANS) China urgently needs to carry out more effective public diplomacy if it is to overcome the misunderstandings, prejudice and suspicions people in other countries have toward ... Read more...

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Pakistani clerics condemn use of religion for terrorism


May 21st, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Around 40 religious leaders in Pakistan launched a front -- National Solidarity Council -- Monday to promote sectarian harmony and resolve disputes and oppose the use ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

TRAI’s reserve price extremely high: CII


May 6th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The reserve price for the telecom spectrum auction recommended by TRAI is extremely high and will hurt inclusive growth and will also be detrimental for ... Read more...

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No arms to Afghanistan via Pakistan: Parliamentary panel (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) A Pakistani parliamentary panel reviewing the future terms of engagement with the US said Thursday the country's territory should not be used to transport arms ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘SP compromising national security by appeasing Muslims’


April 5th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) Thursday slammed the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh for its "overzealousness" to please Muslims.Taking offence at the state Home Department's ... Read more...

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Pakistani MPs oppose NATO arms supply


March 30th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) A majority of Pakistani parliamentarians Friday urged the government not to allow transportation of arms and ammunition to foreign forces in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.Participating in a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US-Russia cooperation based on interests: White House


March 9th, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Cooperation between the US and Russia was based on mutual interests "regardless of who the president is", White House spokesman Jay Carney said Thursday.Carney ... Read more...

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Iran might go on a preemptive strike


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tehran, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Iran raised the tensions between the Islamic state and its foes further when the country revealed that a preemptive strike is possible. An Iranian army commander gave ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

CPI-M opposes binding pact with EU


February 8th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The CPI-M Wednesday urged the Indian government not to conclude any binding agreement with the Europen Union before discussing them with Indian stakeholders.The government should ... Read more...

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Deputy head of Libyan NTC resigns after protests


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The deputy head of Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) has announced his resignation after the national wave of mass protests against the new government, ... Read more...

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India, China reject confrontation, pitch for greater trust (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Ahead of their boundary talks next week, India and China Monday rejected an "adversarial relationship" amid recent irritants and called for greater all-round cooperation to ... Read more...

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Let’s build greater trust: China to India


January 9th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Amid recent irritants in bilateral ties, Chinese ambassador Zhang Yan Monday rejected confrontation with India and called for scaling up strategic mutual trust that will ... Read more...

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Snapping diplomatic ties not in our interest: Rabbani (Lead)


December 19th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) Severing diplomatic ties with other countries was not in Pakistan's interest, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said in response to anger in the country following the ... Read more...

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‘Severing diplomatic ties can undermine Pakistan’s interests’


December 19th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) Snapping diplomatic ties with other countries was not in Pakistan's interest, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said in response to anger in the country following the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan wants cordial ties with others: Khar


December 16th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) Pakistan wants to have cordial ties with other countries without compromising on its national interests, said Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.Khar said Thursday Pakistan would ... Read more...

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US to blame if Pakistan fails in war on terror: Khar


December 15th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 15 (IANS) The US would be held responsible if Pakistan failed in the war against terror, Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said Thursday.Khar told the Parliamentary Committee ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan must act with maturity: Daily


December 15th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 15 (IANS) It is about time Pakistan "pragmatically viewed its failures and successes with the international community and formulated its foreign policy", a leading Pakistani daily said Thursday ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan sends notice to US to vacate airbase


November 30th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 30 (IANS) Pakistan has sent a notice to the US to vacate the Shamsi airbase that is used to launch drone attacks, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

British spies foil hundreds of terror attacks a year: Hague


November 16th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Spies from British intelligence agency MI6 thwart terrorist attacks and foreign agents hundreds of times a year, according to Foreign Secretary William Hague.Many spies have lost ... Read more...

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Not shifting n-weapons on busy roads: Pakistan


November 6th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 6 (IANS) Pakistan Sunday rejected a US magazine's report that its nuclear weapons are "transported in delivery vans on congested and dangerous roads", terming this "baseless and motivated". ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Look beyond national interests, Ban to G20


October 18th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Bern, Oct 17 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday urged G20 leaders to look beyond domestic and regional interests and come up with actionable plans to save the world ... Read more...

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Can’t push Pakistan to do more: Gilani


September 30th, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 29 (IANS) Pakistan cannot be pressurised to "do more", a combative Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Thursday as Islamabad's relations remained strained with Washington over an ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan won’t take dictation from anyone: Daily


September 17th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) It is high time to tell the US that Pakistan "would not take any dictation from anyone", said a daily Saturday.The Nation editorially said: "It ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Japan PM concerned about China’s military development


September 15th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 15 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda says he is concerned about China's military development and has urged Beijing to act as a "responsible member of the international ... Read more...

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