neighbouring countries

Coca-Cola re-enters Myanmar after six decades


September 13th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 13 (IANS) Soft drink giant Coca-Cola has re-entered the Myanmar market after a gap of more than 60 years, following the lifting of US economic sanctions on the ... Read more...

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Iran to unveil ‘advanced’ cruise missile


September 9th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 9 (IANS) A senior Iranian defence ministry official announced Sunday that his ministry plans to unveil a highly advanced cruise missile."God willing, Meshkat (Lantern) cruise missile with a ... Read more...

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Pakistan visit fruitful, says Krishna (Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Sep 9 (IANS) Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna Sunday described his three-day visit to Pakistan as "fruitful".Talking to the media after arriving at Allama Iqbal International Airport for ... Read more...

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Assam refinery to explore potential markets in neighbouring countries


September 8th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sept 7 (IANS) Given its proximity to countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar, Assam's Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) is now planning to explore potential markets for its products in ... Read more...

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Russia prepared for second global crisis: Putin


September 7th, 2012 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is better prepared for a second global financial crisis, President Vladimir Putin has said."I believe we are even better prepared because we've already experienced ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan to soon ink customs cooperation deal


September 4th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) India and Pakistan will sign deals in the next few weeks for cooperation and mutual assistance in customs matters and redressal of trade grievances, Commerce ... Read more...

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Nearly 230,000 Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries: UN


September 1st, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 1 (IANS) The number of registered Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey has reached nearly 230,000, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)."In Turkey, the ... Read more...

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Two tonnes of uranium seized in Bolivia


August 29th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, Aug 29 (IANS/EFE) Bolivian police have confiscated two tonnes of uranium that was being stored at a building in central La Paz located near the US and Spanish ... Read more...

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SAARC’s success depends on India, Pakistan: National Conference


August 26th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) said Sunday that improved India-Pakistan relations can not only bring stability to the region but also holds the key ... Read more...

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Mamata attends UPA coordination panel meeting (Lead)


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday attended the second meeting of the UPA coordination committee and discussed issues concerning ... Read more...

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Don’t recruit child soldiers: UNICEF


August 18th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 18 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for keeping child soldiers out of armed conflicts, citing latest reports that armed groups in northern Mali are ... Read more...

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Syria refugees in neighbouring countries on rise


August 18th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug17 (IANS/WAM) The UN refugee agency Friday reported a sharp rise in the number of Syrians fleeing to Turkey and Jordan.According to the UN agency, the total number ... Read more...

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Proud to be an Indian, says Chief Justice Kapadia


August 15th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia Wednesday said he was proud to be an Indian where the small Parsi community could have one of its members heading ... Read more...

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PM silent on foreign policy, Pakistan


August 15th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) In a marked departure from his Independence Day speeches in the past, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday did not say a word about the ... Read more...

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Top UN official to visit Syria


August 14th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos will visit Syria and Lebanon to discuss ways to increase emergency aid to civilians affected by the Syrian conflict.UN spokesman ... Read more...

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Some countries are provoking China: daily


August 1st, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) Neighbouring countries with territorial disputes were trying to infringe upon China's sovereignty, a commentary in a Chinese newspaper said Wednesday.These countries "are taking advantage of the ... Read more...

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‘India-China border peaceful due to sincere efforts’


July 31st, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 31 (IANS) The governor of Arunachal Pradesh and former army chief Gen (retd) J.J. Singh Tuesday said a peaceful India-China border is an outcome of sincere efforts and ... Read more...

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GNLA chief arrested due to efforts of India, Bangladesh


July 31st, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 31 (IANS) Champion R. Sangma, the rebel chief of Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), was arrested due to sustained efforts of India and Bangladesh, Meghalaya Chief Minister ... Read more...

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‘Chinese army poses no threat to any nation’


July 31st, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) China's military development does not target or pose a threat to any nation, said a senior Chinese army officer Tuesday."The development of the Chinese armed forces ... Read more...

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Brazilian masterminds art thefts from behind bars


July 17th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 17 (IANS/EFE) A convicted art thief was found by the Brazilian police to be running an international ring from a prison in Rio de Janeiro, selling ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan break the ice on cricketing ties (Roundup)


July 16th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Indian cricket board Monday invited Pakistan to play three One-dayers and two Twenty20 Internationals in December-January, a move that would see the arch-rivals ... Read more...

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(VM) India-Pakistan to revive cricketing ties after 5 years (Third Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India will host Pakistan for three One-dayers and Twenty20 Internationals in December-January, reviving cricketing ties amongst the arch-rivals after a gap of five ... Read more...

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‘Economic activities behind spurt in human trafficking’


July 11th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) Human trafficking for purposes other than sex trade has been on the rise in the county. With the increase in the level of economic activities, the ... Read more...

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Iraq shares concern over Syrian issue: Annan (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 8:31 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 11 (IANS) Iraq shares the concern over the Syrian crisis, UN-Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan has said, adding that Baghdad supports his six-point plan and its comprehensive ... Read more...

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Iraq to help in solving Syrian crisis


July 11th, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 11 (IANS) Iraq has expressed its willingness to help in solving the Syrian crisis.On Tuesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki mentioned his country's readiness to help in Syrian ... Read more...

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Northeast may get rail links with Myanmar, Bangladesh


July 8th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 8 (IANS) India's landlocked northeast may soon have rail connectivity with the neighbouring countries of Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh courtesy an initiative to boost bilateral trade, usher development ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves TCIL’s Saudi acquisition


July 4th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The Indian cabinet has approved a proposal of the Department of Telecom (DoT) to acquire 60 percent shares of TCIL Saudi Co. Ltd (TSCL) from ... Read more...

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Assam urges weather data sharing system with neighbouring countries


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 3 (IANS) Assam has asked the centre for help in installing an advanced weather information-sharing mechanism with neigbouring countries like China, Bhutan and Myanmar, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi ... Read more...

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Jairam wants India to be ‘open defecation-free’ in a decade


June 25th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 25 (IANS) Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh Monday said that he wanted to make India a nation free of open defecation in a decade's time."At ... Read more...

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Operation Smile: Assam cleft-lip centre reaches out to neighbours (Health Feature)


June 24th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 24 (IANS) After performing corrective surgeries on over 6,000 children in the past two years, NGO Operation Smile India's Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre here is now reaching out ... Read more...

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Iraq warns of Syrian crisis’ consequences


June 24th, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 24 (IANS) Iraq has warned of Syrian crisis' consequences, pointing to a potential spillover effect for other countries in the Middle East."It is a main concern for us ... Read more...

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Airtel to invest $25 million in Malawi


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Indian telephony major Bharti Airtel said Friday it will invest $25 million in Malawi to develop a 3G network and introduce a mobile commerce service, ... Read more...

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‘Northeast’s connectivity issue to be dealt with’


June 20th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 20 (IANS) High-powered committees formed recently by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for finding possible, early solutions to deal with the northeastern region's connectivity problems and subsequent economic ... Read more...

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Karzai wants neighbours’ closer cooperation for peace


June 14th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 14 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that a closer cooperation among regional countries is required as his country is undergoing a critical period of transition, Xinhua ... Read more...

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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...

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