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Which way will Pakistan tilt? (Comment)


September 20th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
The publication of satirical cartoons relating to the Prophet Muhammad by a French magazine (Charles Hebdo) adds to the anger and widespread protests already simmering across many countries and societies that ... Read more...

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Russia, South Africa discussing joint weapons development


September 18th, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and South Africa are discussing the possibility of joint development of defence-related products, Russia's state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport said Monday."There is a great potential ... Read more...

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Costa Concordia Crew ‘Not Drilled in Evacuation Procedures’


September 15th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The staff that was aboard the Concordia did not have all it takes to be able to conduct the emergency procedures that were to be put into ... Read more...

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Damage reported after magnitude-7.6 earthquake hits Costa Rica


September 5th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by BNO News
HOJANCHA, COSTA RICA (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck the coast of Costa Rica on early Wednesday evening, causing at least some damage and prompting tsunami warnings which were later canceled, ... Read more...

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Myanmar establishes diplomatic ties with Luxembourg


August 16th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 16 (IANS) Myanmar has established diplomatic ties with Luxembourg, the third country that Myanmar forged links so far in 2012 after Malawi and Bhutan, said official sources Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Russia to attend meeting on Syria in Iran


August 9th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS) Russia will attend an international consultative meeting on Syria to be held in Iran Thursday, according to Russian Foreign Ministry.Moscow will be represented by the Ambassador ... Read more...

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Bombardier showcases new corporate jet in India


July 5th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Aerospace major Bombardier Thursday said that its new Global 6000 corporate jet world tour has reached India and will travel to various destination in the ... Read more...

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Apple pays $60 mn for iPad trademark in China


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 2 (IANS) Apple Inc. has agreed to pay $60 million to Proview Technology (Shenzhen) to settle the dispute over the iPad trademark, a court announced Monday.Apple has transferred ... Read more...

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Rajiv Bhatia is new DG of ICWA


June 29th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Rajiv Bhatia has take over as director general of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), the country's prestigious and oldest foreign policy think tank.ICWA ... Read more...

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With India’s profile growing, foreign service strength will double: S M Krishna (Interview)


June 10th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) With more countries supporting New Delhi's quest for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council and its global profile growing, India will expand its ... Read more...

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Airtel revenue rises in Africa


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) India's Bharti Airtel Wednesday reported a 16 percent growth in revenue in its Africa operations at $1.2 billion during the quarter ended March 31 over ... Read more...

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Despite sanctions, India to ramp up ties with Iran


March 1st, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Washington, March 1 (IANS) The US may be satisfied that India is "making steps in the right direction" to impose sanctions on Iran, but New Delhi has made ... Read more...

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India making right steps on Iran sanctions: Clinton


March 1st, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) India is making steps in the right direction to impose sanctions on Iran but not enough progress has been made in persuading China to do so, ... Read more...

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NATO chief rules out intervention in Syria, Iran


February 29th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has ruled out the military alliance having any intention to intervene in Syria or Iran."It's important for me to stress that ... Read more...

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India seeks larger UN role in resolving African conflicts


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 22 (IANS) India wants the United Nations to become a more effective partner of the African Union in resolution of African conflicts."The relevant UN agencies should support ... Read more...

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Chinese retailers stop Apple iPad sales


February 18th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) Chinese retailers have stopped sales of Apple's iPad as the trademark dispute between Apple and the China-based tech company Proview intensified.Suning, the country's leading electronics seller, ... Read more...

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Maldives vandalism stirs fears of extremism: NYT


February 16th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 16 (IANS) An attack by vandals at the national museum in the Maldives capital was reminiscent of the Taliban's demolition of the Buddha statues in Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Turkey to buy F-35 jets, helicopters from US


January 6th, 2012 - 7:08 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Jan 6 (IANS) Turkey will purchase two F-35 fighter jets and 15 helicopters from the US, a government committee has said.The Defence Industry Implementation Committee said Thursday it has ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka war report presented to parliament


December 16th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 16 (IANS) A report on the three-decade-long ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka was Friday presented to parliament, making it a public document, an official said.Leader of the House ... Read more...

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Eliminate death penalty, says Pope


December 1st, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Dec 1 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI Wednesday appealed to politicians to eliminate capital punishment, saying it is a violation of human dignity.Speaking at the the Vatican to international ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants road connectivity with Tajikistan


October 10th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said he would take up the Pakistan-Tajikistan road project with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.Gilani was talking to Gilgit-Baltistan Governor ... Read more...

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Abolish death penalty, say rights groups


September 5th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) In the wake of a court stay on the execution of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and the ongoing debate over the ... Read more...

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Venezuelan rockers are back with new album


August 30th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) Venezuela's Caramelos de Cianuro are back with a new, self-titled album showing that after more than 20 years, their work still competes with the more ... Read more...

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Social security pacts with more countries soon


August 5th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 5 (IANS) India is in talks with several countries for concluding bilateral social security agreements (SSAs) that would make it possible to reach the fruits of Employees' Provident ... Read more...

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Gaddafi representatives in talks with France


July 11th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, July 11 (IANS/AKI) Representatives of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi are conducting negotiations with France and not with the rebels seeking his ouster, according to Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam."The truth ... Read more...

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Environment think tank welcomes mining revenue sharing


July 8th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Environmental think tank Centre for Science and Environment Friday welcomed a group of ministers' decision to share mining profits with local communities."The government's proposal ... Read more...

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CSE hails mining profit sharing with locals


July 8th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Friday hailed a government decision asking coal mining companies to share 26 percent of their profits with local ... Read more...

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World not buying Pakistan’s bellicosity: Congress


May 16th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Congress Monday slammed Pakistan for its "fluster, bellicosity and brazenness" in threatening a reprisal attack on India if an operation is attempted similar to ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh to discuss Arab and North Africa unrest at BRICS summit


April 11th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi, Apr 11(ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be heading to China's resort city of Sanya on Tuesday to take part in the third BRIC (Brazil-Russia-India-China) summit, which ... Read more...

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US, France, Middle East concerned over Yemen becoming al-Qaeda base: Wikileaks


April 10th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 10 (ANI): The whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' has revealed the concerns of a number of countries like France, Qatar, Kuwait and Egypt that Yemen is becoming a stronghold base of the ... Read more...

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How an all-out cyberwar between US, China in 2020 might look like


March 24th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): A fellow at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy has hypothesised what an all-out cyberwar between the U.S. and China might look like.Christopher Bronk, author of ... Read more...

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India abstains from UN vote on Libya (Lead)


March 18th, 2011 - 8:49 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 18 (IANS) In a snub to the US, India and four other countries have abstained from voting on a UN Security Council resolution authorizing a no-fly zone ... Read more...

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Cuban medicine for diabetic ulcers gains popularity


March 1st, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago de Cuba, March 1 (IANS) A Cuban medication for diabetic feet ulcers is fast becoming popular in a number of countries and has been used to treat more than 22,000 patients ... Read more...

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‘Anti-government protests take control of eastern Libyan city of Benghazi’


February 21st, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by BNO News
BENGHAZI, LIBYA (BNO NEWS) -- Anti-government protesters in Libya have taken over control of the eastern city of Benghazi, the German Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) news agency reported on Monday.Mohamed Saber, a colonel ... Read more...

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UAE charity to conduct 100 heart surgeries in Bosnia


February 17th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 17 (IANS/WAM) A voluntary health mission from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will conduct 100 open heart surgeries in Bosnia as part of its efforts to alleviate the suffering ... Read more...

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