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PM seeks solution to quota in job promotions


August 21st, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday urged political parties to suggest ways for a legally sustainable solution to the issue of reservations in job promotions ... Read more...

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Clinton lauds ‘incredible contribution’ of Indian Americans


May 7th, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday lauded the "incredible contribution" of Indian Americans in her country and said the people to people relationship was ... Read more...

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US stocks drop ahead of housing sales data


March 24th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 23 (IANS) US stocks opened lower Friday ahead of the release of new home sales data.Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke was expected to make the opening remarks at ... Read more...

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Chinese vice-president meets US president


February 15th, 2012 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping called on US President Barack Obama at the White House Tuesday and delivered a letter from Chinese President Hu Jintao.Xi is ... Read more...

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Combative Indian Army chief leaves age row open (Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The last word on Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh's age row has not been spoken yet and the days to come may witness ... Read more...

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Omar praises BJP for opening remarks in parliament


December 29th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 29 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday praised the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) "effective opening attacks" on the government over the Lokpal bill."All said ... Read more...

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‘Uttar Pradesh needs drastic steps to auto-correct immune system’


November 26th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 26 (IANS) Former chief secretary Atul Gupta Saturday compared Uttar Pradesh to the human body system, saying that the state's "immune system has weakened", thereby affecting the ... Read more...

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PM meets Obama, says N-liability within framework of law


November 18th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Nusa Dua (Bali), Nov 18 (IANS) Declaring that there were "no irritants whatsoever" in their relationship, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met US President Barack Obama here Friday but clarified ... Read more...

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Enough space for India, China to flourish: Manmohan, Wen(Lead)


November 18th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Bali, Nov 18 (IANS) There was enough space for both India and China to flourish, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said here Friday in ... Read more...

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MJ Death Trial: Cardiologist alleges that Conrad Murray hid important information


October 4th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Oct 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) ABC News has reported that none of the bottles of propofol that was found at the house of Michael Jackson actually had the fingerprint of the ... Read more...

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Want strong, independent Lokpal: PM (Lead)


August 24th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Noting that recent developments had "raised issues related to the functioning of our parliamentary democracy", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said the government wanted ... Read more...

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Text of PM’s remarks at all-party meet


August 24th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Following is the text of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's opening remarks at an all-party meeting called to evolve a consensus on the Lokpal bill:I ... Read more...

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Anna to break fast after written commitment: PM


August 24th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Noting that Anna Hazare's failing health was a matter of "concern" for all, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said the 74-year-old activist would end his ... Read more...

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Want a strong, independent institution against graft: PM


August 24th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said the government wants to build a "strong and independent institution" that deals effectively with corruption."Our common objective is to ... Read more...

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Fiscal consolidation needs priority, stresses PM


August 20th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the process of fiscal consolidation needs to be given priority even if it limits the availability of resources ... Read more...

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Tough decisions needed to achieve 9 percent growth target: PM


August 20th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday India needed to take some difficult decisions to achieve a target of 9 percent growth during the next ... Read more...

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Chinese, US vice presidents hold talks


August 18th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Joe Biden held talks Thursday morning in Beijing, with both delivering messages of cooperation."Under the new circumstances, ... Read more...

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India, US allies in fight against terror: Clinton


July 19th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India and the US were "allies in the fight against violent extremist networks", visiting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday as she pledged her ... Read more...

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Consensus eludes all-party meet on Lokpal bill (Second Lead)


July 3rd, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) An all-party meeting on the Lokpal bill ended Sunday evening with no breakthrough on the contentious issue of including the prime minister within the ... Read more...

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All-party meeting on Lokpal bill ends


July 3rd, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The all-party meeting on Lokpal bill held at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's official residence ended here after discussions lasting nearly three hours.Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Must revive ‘animal spirits’ of our businesses: PM


June 30th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday called for the revival of "animal spirits" among businesses and said the adverse impact of growing cynicism due to ... Read more...

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Chidambaram for regular meetings of Indian, US security officials


May 27th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday proposed meetings of top Indian and US security officials every six months to step up counter-terrorism ties between the ... Read more...

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Private sectors of India, Pak to be facilitated: Zafar Mehmood


April 28th, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 28(ANI): Private sectors of Pakistan and India will be facilitated for the benefit of the people and the greater goal of economic prosperity of both countries, Pakistan's Commerce Secretary Zafar ... Read more...

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India, Bahrain relations based on historical and civilisational ties: Krishna


March 30th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has said that India and Bahrain enjoy warm and friendly relations, which are based on historical and civilisational ties."India and Bahrain ... Read more...

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Cricket invite shows Pak, India can play as well as talk on important issues: Gilani


March 29th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 29(ANI): Taking the Pakistan cabinet into confidence over his visit to India to watch the Indo-Pak World Cup semi-final clash on the invitation of his Indian counterpart Dr Manmohan ... Read more...

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Mozambique thanks India for rescuing sailors from pirates


March 28th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Mozambique Prime Minister Aires Bonafacio Baptista Ali Monday thanked India for rescuing 12 of its nationals from a hijacked ship by pirates."Let me ... express ... Read more...

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Budget promises reforms, growth-focus, inflation-check (Second Lead)


February 28th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) With a fair dose of reforms in the form of direct kerosene and fertiliser subsidies to users, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday presented the federal budget ... Read more...

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Mukherjee begins presenting federal budget for 2011-12


February 28th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Stating that India has bounced back after the global financial crisis with broad-based growth, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee began presenting the federal budget for 2011-12 in ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee starts presenting her fifth rail budget


February 25th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee began presenting the rail budget for 2011-12 in the Lok Sabha Friday with the promise of not only moving ahead faster to ... Read more...

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Interact more with others, but on own terms, India urges Saarc


February 6th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thimphu, Feb 6 (IANS) India has said that the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) should engage with more countries and inter-governmental organisations, but only based on mutually agreed and assessed ... Read more...

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SAFTA, an important instrument to deepen intra-regional trade: Nirupama Rao


February 6th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Thimpu (Bhutan), Feb 6 (ANI): Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao on Sunday said that with the completion of 25 years of SAARC, the process is maturing and gradually the focus is now ... Read more...

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Consider Srikrishna report with open mind: Chidambaram (Second Lead)


January 6th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday urged political parties to consider the Srikrishna Committee report on Telangana statehood "with an open mind". "I would urge you to ... Read more...

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Strong India-China ties will lead to long-term peace: PM


December 16th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said a "strong partnership between India and China will contribute to long term peace and security in Asia" as he began ... Read more...

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India in UNSC important for global balance: Sarkozy


December 6th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy Monday said that India as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council was important for the "equilibrium of the world"."It ... Read more...

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PM-Obama deep bonding visible once again (Lead)


November 8th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Their "warmth" for each other was once again visible for all to see on Monday when both Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and visiting US President ... Read more...

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