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Two Japanese ministers defy PM, visit shrine


August 15th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Aug 15 (IANS) Two Japanese cabinet ministers defied the prime minister Wednesday to visit the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo on the 67th anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender.Jin ... Read more...

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Top US official visits UAE


May 21st, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 21 (IANS/WAM) Rand Beers, US undersecretary of homeland security for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, is currently on a visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ... Read more...

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Farmers’ suicides: Parliamentary panel to visit Vidarbha Friday


March 1st, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 1 (IANS) A parliamentary panel will visit Vidarbha Friday to review the situation in the wake of farmers' suicides in the region, an activist said here Thursday."The ... Read more...

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Brazil cabinet minister quits


February 3rd, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Feb 3 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's urban affairs minister resigned Thursday amid allegations of corruption, becoming the seventh member of President Dilma Rousseff's cabinet to step down under fire since she ... Read more...

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Chinese premier meets Nepal president, PM (Lead)


January 14th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 14 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, on a brief visit to Nepal Saturday, met Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav and Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai and discussed bilateral relations."I ... Read more...

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Chinese premier visits Nepal


January 14th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 14 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrived here Saturday on an official visit to Nepal.Wen's entourage included Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, Minister of the National Development and Reform ... Read more...

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Top French official visits Libya for trade ties


December 21st, 2011 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Dec 21 (IANS) A senior French official is on a two-day visit to Libya to strengthen economic ties with Africa's largest oil exporter, the French government said.Pierre Lellouche, state ... Read more...

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Italian press official visits UAE


December 10th, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 9 (IANS/WAM) The director general of Rome-based Inter Press Services (IPS) visited the UAE's National Media Council (NMC) Thursday.During his visit, Mario Lubetkin held extensive talks with ... Read more...

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Top US official visits Benghazi


August 21st, 2011 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffery Feltman paid a visit to the Libyan rebels' stronghold of Benghazi Saturday, vowing to help ouster ... Read more...

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Bihar alerts officials in Maoist-hit areas


February 19th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 19 (IANS) The Bihar government has asked top officials in the state's Maoist-hit districts to take all precautionary measures during their official visits to rural areas. It sounded an alert ... Read more...

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UN rights official visits Srinagar


January 19th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 19 (IANS) The United Nations special rapporteur on human rights, Margaret Sekaggya, arrived here Wednesday on a two-day visit "to assess the human rights situation in Kashmir valley," according to ... Read more...

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Chinese premier to visit India, Pakistan


December 13th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will pay official visits to India and Pakistan from Dec 15 to 19 for enhancing bilateral ties with both countries, a senior official ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists’ China trip row escalates


October 26th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 26 (IANS) The row between Nepal's caretaker government and the opposition Maoist party over the latter's guerrilla army fighters' clandestine visit to China escalated with the government ... Read more...

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PM meets senior ministers after Ayodhya verdict (Lead)


September 30th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh began a meeting with senior ministers here Thursday to discuss the implications of the Ayodhya verdict, which has gone in favour of ... Read more...

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Now, ministers need PMO approval for foreign visits


August 31st, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Union ministers will now require the prime minister's prior approval before proceeding on official foreign tours and they will also have to keep the Prime Minister's Office ... Read more...

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India, Canada expected to sign nuke deal in June


March 12th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 12 (IANS) India and Canada are expected to sign a civil nuclear deal during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to the country in June that will increase the prospects ... Read more...

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All eyes on Nepal president’s maiden India visit


February 15th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 15 (IANS) With major changes sweeping through Nepal, all eyes here are on the maiden visit by Nepal's first President Ram Baran Yadav to India from Monday, ... Read more...

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Chidambaram chides IPL for ignoring Pakistani players


January 25th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Monday chided the Indian Premier League for ignoring Pakistani players, terming their exclusion "a disservice to cricket" and maintaining that the ... Read more...

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Netanyahu condemns Britain for issuing warrant against ex foreign minister


December 16th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 16 (ANI): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned Britain for issuing an arrest warrant against Israel's former foreign minister Tzipi Livni.The Independent quoted Netanyahu, as saying that the move ... Read more...

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India,Australia FMs underline importance of strong bonds,enduring shared interests (Part I)


October 13th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.13 (ANI): At the India-Australia Foreign Ministers Framework Dialogue in New Delhi on 13 October, the Indian Minister of External Affairs, S M Krishna and the Australian Minister for Foreign ... Read more...

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Prince William says he doesn’t want to be ‘an ornament’ in royal duties


September 23rd, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 23 (ANI): Prince William has said his idea of royal duties was not to be "an ornament".The second in line to the British throne confessed at a St James' ... Read more...

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Vigilance officials should curtail foreign jaunts: CVC


September 19th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayank Aggarwal New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has come down heavily on its officials going on foreign trips, asking them to explain the utility of the ... Read more...

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Prince William ‘to cheer England in person at World Cup’


July 23rd, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): Prince William is reportedly drawing plans to see the World Cup in South Africa next year.The royal, who is president of the Football Association, may spend days ... Read more...

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Woman to woman: Pratibha Patil to visit Britain Oct 27-29


June 29th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, June 29 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will visit Britain Oct 27-29 in a state visit showcasing the close ties between India and Britain, officials said."This is a ... Read more...

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‘Tea export to Pakistan remains steady despite strained ties’


January 1st, 2009 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 1 (IANS) Undeterred by the recent strained relationship with Pakistan, the Tea Board of India expects to export 11,000 tonnes of tea to that country this year, a top official ... Read more...

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Prince Charles pips younger sis to become hardest working Royal


December 31st, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): Prince Charles has trounced his younger sister Princess Anne Valentine Low to become the hardest working member of the Royal Family.The Prince of Wales, for the first ... Read more...

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In five years, PM paid maximum official visits to Maharashtra


December 18th, 2008 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Over the last five years, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has officially visited Maharashtra 24 times - more than he has visited any other state in the country, ... Read more...

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Oz PM Kevin Rudd would gladly tear up passport to avoid overseas visits


November 29th, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, November 29 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has got so fed up with all the travelling he has had to do thus far that he says he would gladly ... Read more...

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Just an old military pal is all the protocol Musharraf gets in London!


November 24th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): In sharp contrast to the red carpet welcomes to which former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf had become used to during his nine-year-long rule, no official protocol was ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh rules out immediate cut in fuel prices


November 11th, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Onboard Air India One, Nov.11 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Tuesday, ruled out any immediate cut of fuel prices, saying that such a measure could not be considered ... Read more...

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EU, Cuba ties thaw, aid flow resumes


October 24th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Oct 24 (IANS) In what is seen as a thaw in their relations, the European Union (EU) and Cuba have agreed to resume aid links, with the 27-nation bloc offering ... Read more...

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US ignored diplomatic niceties for Gilani: report


July 30th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 30 (IANS) Essential diplomatic courtesies were ignored when Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani arrived in Washington on his maiden US visit and he was compelled to walk "two-three minutes" ... Read more...

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New envoys to Turkey, Switzerland appointed


June 12th, 2008 - 9:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Raminder Singh Jassal, India's Deputy Chief of Mission in Washington, has been appointed Indias Ambassador to Turkey.Earlier, from 2001-2004 Jassal served as India's Ambassador to Israel ... Read more...

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Mediterranean diet conquers European Union bureaucracy


February 25th, 2008 - 9:46 am ICT by admin
DPA Brussels, Feb 25 (DPA) Rudderless and impoverished - their government has collapsed while their economy is lagging - Italians have little to cheer about these days. But there is one thing that ... Read more...

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Indian Union Minister takes stroll inside Pakistan without visa


January 18th, 2008 - 9:49 pm ICT by admin
By Ravinder Singh Robin Wagah (Amritsar) January 18 (ANI): Inadvertent crossing into Pakistan could take many years for an Indian to return home, but this is not the case with Union Minister of ... Read more...

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