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Clinton to visit Scandinavia, Caucasus, Turkey


May 27th, 2012 - 6:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will undertake a week-long visit to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey, according to the US State ... Read more...

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Indian-born Kamaljit Bawa elected to prestigious US academy


April 20th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Indian-born Kamaljit Singh Bawa, a distinguished professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, has been elected a member of the prestigious American Academy ... Read more...

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IMF warns of overheating in emerging economies


April 19th, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) While growth is expected to remain robust in G-20 emerging economies, including India, inflationary pressures are building, and there are signs of overheating in many economies, ... Read more...

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India, Brazil attract largest equity inflows: IMF


April 13th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) India and Brazil attracted the largest equity inflows to emerging markets as global financial stability improved over the last six months but fragilities remain, according to ... Read more...

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Sharp rise in food prices cause of concern: Mukherjee


February 25th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said that a sharp price in food price inflation has been a major cause of concern of economy during 2010-11.Presenting ... Read more...

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Emerging economies spur global recovery: IMF


February 24th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The global economic recovery is advancing with strong growth in key emerging economies - China, India, Indonesia and Turkey - and growing intra-regional trade, particularly in ... Read more...

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Small island nations to be focus of Delhi environment summit


February 1st, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Small island-states which are facing the biggest challenge from global warming will be at the focus of Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) beginning Thursday. The DSDS ... Read more...

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IMF sees some ‘hot spots’ in Indian equities markets


January 25th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Suggesting that some "hot spots" appear to be emerging in the equities markets in some countries including India, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Tuesday said global ... Read more...

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Mumbai II may provoke full blown India-Pakistan war: US panel


September 11th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Another Mumbai type terrorist attack on an Indian city may provoke a full blown India-Pakistan war, a panel of top US counter experts has warned ... Read more...

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Brainstorming meet of Indian envoys begins Friday


August 25th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will inaugurate a three-day annual conference of around 120 Indian heads of missions here Friday that will review various facets of ... Read more...

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‘Klutz’ Cameron erroneously claims Iran possesses nuke weapon


August 6th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 6 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has been accused of being a "foreign policy klutz" after mistakenly claiming that Iran possesses a nuclear weapon.According to The Telegraph, Cameron ... Read more...

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Moves by major economies saved 21 mn jobs: ILO


April 21st, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Policies initiated by the Group of 20 (G20) major economies in response to the economic crisis have saved or created some 21 million jobs since last year, according ... Read more...

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Global financial stability improves, but risks of reversal high: IMF


September 30th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Global financial stability has improved following unprecedented policy actions and signs of economic recovery, but overall risks remain elevated and the risk of reversal remains significant, ... Read more...

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Obama pledges comprehensive immigration reform


June 20th, 2009 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (DPA) US President Barack Obama promised Friday to push for a comprehensive reform of US immigration laws, reviving another divisive issue that has confounded past administrations. Speaking at a ... Read more...

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Does Pakistan deserve more US aid? Past record questioned (Lead)


May 13th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 13 (IANS) Some US senators have opposed tripling non-military US aid to Pakistan, with one noting how Islamabad had spent much of the $12 billion aid it ... Read more...

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Build-up against India cited for opposing more US aid to Pakistan


May 13th, 2009 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 13 (IANS) A couple of US senators have opposed tripling of non-military US aid to Pakistan, with one noting how Islamabad had spent much of the $12 ... Read more...

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Challenges and Strategy: A new book argues for a rethink on India’s foreign policy


May 8th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
By Sanjay KumarNew Delhi, May 8 (ANI): If India has to become a major player in the 21st century, a major reappraisal of India's foreign policy is needed.This is the argument of ... Read more...

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Obama at 100-day mark with packed foreign policy agenda


April 28th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (DPA) US President Barack Obama's first 100 days in office have been dominated by the economic crisis, but he has gotten off to a fast start in addressing ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari releases book on India’s foreign policy


April 13th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Monday released a book titled 'Challenges and Strategy: Rethinking India's Foreign Policy'.The book, authored by former bureaucrat Rajiv Sikri, examines India's current ... Read more...

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‘India’s defence purchase policy attracts global attention’


February 9th, 2009 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Reflecting industry aspirations, India Defence Procurement Procedure-2008 broadly incorporates measures to improve domestic industrial supply, besides encouraging foreign direct investment (FDI) and intensifying R&D in defence industry, ... Read more...

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New US president to completely review policy on Pakistan


October 31st, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): One of the greatest foreign policy challenges for the next United States Administration is what to do about Pakistan, Steven Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations ... Read more...

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All eyes are on the Budget 2008-09


February 19th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): Budget for 2008-09 is being formulated in the background of many concerns. And these include the downward revision and deceleration in the manufacturing sector, slowdown in non-food ... Read more...

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