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Chinese firm leaves 50,000 tourists for Japan in limbo


September 18th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) In the wake of the ongoing controversy over Diaoyu islands' ownership, a major Chinese travel tour operator has halted its plan of transporting 50,000 tourists to ... Read more...

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‘Significant headway due to thaw in India-Pakistan relations’


September 10th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Significant headway has been made in the past two years due to the thaw in the India-Pakistan relations, a leading Pakistani daily said Monday."Ever since India ... Read more...

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Air India proposes VRS to cut down staff


May 27th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Financially stressed Air India has proposed a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for its executive cadre employees to bring down manpower costs.The Air India Board will ... Read more...

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AI board meet to decide on Boeing 787 arrival date, employees VRS


May 25th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Air India board will meet Monday to decide on the induction date of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner into the carrier's fleet and a voluntary ... Read more...

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India to express concern to Pakistan on minorities’ plight


May 17th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) India will convey its concern to Pakistan over the plight of its Hindu minorities when External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna visits the neighbouring country ... Read more...

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India in-principle agrees to allow investments from Pakistan


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) India has in-principle agreed to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) from Pakistan, a move expected to enhance commercial engagement and boost trade between the two ... Read more...

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Lifestyle Pakistan aims at direct India-Pakistan trade


April 10th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) From clothing and home furnishings to delicious Pakistani delicacies - the capital will get to enjoy all this and more at the first Lifestyle Pakistan ... Read more...

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Now India-China model for India-Pakistan ties?


April 8th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) In a potential paradigm shift in bilateral ties, Pakistan Sunday agreed with India to adopt the "India-China model" in negotiating their sensitive relationship, which ... Read more...

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India welcomes Pakistan’s move towards MFN


March 1st, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) India Thursday welcomed Pakistan's decision to move from the "positive list" to a short "negative list," a key step towards towards granting most favoured ... Read more...

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Pakistan to introduce negative list trade regime with India


February 29th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday said it will move from "positive list" to a short "negative list" trade regime with India, an important step towards granting the ... Read more...

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Discernible defrosting of Pakistan, India ties: Daily


February 17th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Pakistan and India have moved on from the low point of the Mumbai attacks and now there is a discernible defrosting of ties, said a Pakistani ... Read more...

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‘Usual rancour missing from Pakistan-India ties’


November 17th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) The main concern of Pakistani businessmen of adequate opportunities to work in India must be addressed, a leading daily said Thursday, noted that the usual rancour ... Read more...

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Pakistan to finalise ‘negative list’ by February


November 15th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) After granting the most favoured nation (MFN) status, Pakistan has decided to move from a "positive" to "negative list" trade regime with India by February ... Read more...

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Pakistan envoy meets Chidambaram; says no U-turn on MFN


November 4th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Pakistan Friday made it clear that it was not backing off from granting the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India, saying it was ... Read more...

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US hails Pakistan’s move to give India MFN status


November 4th, 2011 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) The US has hailed Pakistan's decision to give India a most-favoured nation (MFN) status, saying it is a "very, very big deal" that could lead to ... Read more...

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MFN is fine but Pakistan won’t budge on Kashmir: Gilani


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 3 (IANS) Pakistan may have granted Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India but stands by its stance on Kashmir, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani told ministers ... Read more...

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Kissinger urges US-China cooperation to avoid collision


September 28th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 28 (IANS) Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger has said that a cooperative US-China relationship can avoid a "collision" of the two giants in Asia, Xinhua reported ... Read more...

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Yen appreciation is a concern: Toyota Kirloskar


July 1st, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 1 (IANS) Indo-Japanese car manufacturing joint venture Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd, which imports sizeable number of components from Japan, is concerned about the appreciating yen."Yen appreciation is ... Read more...

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India asks Pakistan for ’satisfactory closure’ of 26/11 trial


June 24th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 24 (IANS) India Friday asked Pakistan to bring the 26/11 trial to a "satisfactory closure" as the two countries ended their two-day talks by agreeing on exploring additional ... Read more...

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Sudan calls on US to stop ‘carrot and stick policy’


June 16th, 2011 - 5:52 am ICT by IANS
Khartoum, June 16 (IANS) The Sudanese government has called on the US administration to stop its "carrot and stick policy" that it has been using in dealing with the ... Read more...

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India committed to resolving all outstanding issues with Pakistan: Krishna


May 3rd, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has said that India is committed to resolving all outstanding issues with Pakistan through bilateral dialogue, in an environment free from terrorism ... Read more...

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Gilani, Manmohan talk peace amid cricket — to heal wounds


March 31st, 2011 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 31 (IANS) Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and Yousuf Raza Gilani chose an explosive India-Pakistan cricket clash here Wednesday to discuss the prospects of healing wounds and restoring ... Read more...

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Pakistan shares our anti-terror sentiment: India


March 31st, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 30 (IANS) India Wednesday said Pakistan shared its sentiment that an atmosphere "free of terror" can only pave the way for better relations between the two countries."Prime ... Read more...

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PM’s invitation to Gilani reflects holistic approach: Congress


March 29th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Congress said Monday that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's invitation to his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani for the cricket World Cup semifinal reflects ... Read more...

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PDP welcomes PM’s Mohali invite to Pakistani leadership


March 26th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 26 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti Saturday hailed as a "welcome step" Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's invite to Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and ... Read more...

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India asks Pak to grasp ‘hands of friendship’


February 24th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, extending hands of friendship to Pakistan, on Thursday said India is ready to discuss all outstanding issues provided the neighbouring ... Read more...

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PM to Pakistan: shake hands but end terror first (Lead)


February 24th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday extended "the hands of our friendship" to Pakistan but reiterated the rider to the offer of peace - end terror as ... Read more...

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Naked starlets encouraging sexting among Oz teens


October 28th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 28 (ANI): Experts have warned that starlets who promote their naked photos and videos are encouraging teens in Australia to take up sexting.Child education expert and former police officer ... Read more...

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Monetary tightening to continue till inflation comes down: RBI


July 26th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Monday said the tightening of the country's monetary policy would need to continue till inflation was brought down, indicating an upward revision ... Read more...

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Palestine rejects US call to start direct talks


July 18th, 2010 - 6:48 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, July 18 (DPA) Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas rejected a call by US special envoy George Mitchell to hold direct negotiations with Israel, Fatah member Mohammed Dahlan said. During the three-hour meeting ... Read more...

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Talks made some headway, terror biggest obstacle: India (Lead)


July 16th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Downplaying serious differences in talks with Pakistan, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday said bilateral ties could not be normalised until Islamabad acted against 26/11 terrorists and ... Read more...

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Gilani, Manmohan begin talks in Thimphu


April 29th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Thimphu, April 29 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani began formal talks Thursday afternoon in a bid to explore the possibilities of ... Read more...

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Hike in bank rates to hit growth in near-term: RBI (Lead)


March 22nd, 2010 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 22 (IANS) India's central bank late Monday admitted that the recent hike in its policy rates would affect growth in the near-term but maintained it would consolidate in the ... Read more...

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Bank rates hiked to rein inflation, says RBI governor


March 22nd, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 22 (IANS) The bank rates were raised March 19 by 25 basis points to contain the wholesale price index (WPI) inflation rate, which shot up to 9.9 percent in February, ... Read more...

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India under attack in Pakistan media after talks


February 26th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) The Pakistani media Friday blamed the Indian government for refusing to revive the composite dialogue cut by the Mumbai terrorist attack and for failing to break the bilateral ... Read more...

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