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FDI will help create 1 crore new jobs in retail: Government


September 21st, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government Friday claimed that foreign direct investment (FDI) will help create over 1 crore (10 million) new jobs in the retail sector and benefit ... Read more...

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PM to address nation on FDI in retail and other reforms


September 21st, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will address the nation Friday night to explain why his government is going forward with economic reforms, especially allowing overseas investment ... Read more...

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Don’t roll back reforms under pressure: India Inc (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The industry in India Wednesday asked the government not to roll back the recent reform measures like foreign investment in multi-brand retail and hike ... Read more...

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Don’t roll back reform measures: FICCI


September 19th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Any rollback of the recent reform measures like allowing foreign investment in multi-brand retail and hike in diesel prices to reduce subsidy would raise ... Read more...

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UN Security Council strongly condemns wave of attacks in Iraq


September 13th, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The 15 members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council (UNSC) on late Tuesday strongly condemned a wave of terrorist attacks across Iraq over the weekend that ... Read more...

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Palestinian president arrives Monday on state visit


September 10th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrives in India Monday night on a state visit during which he will hold delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Palestine leader heads to India next week (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Amid the flux in West Asia, India will reinforce its commitment to the Palestinian cause and will sign three pacts during the visit ... Read more...

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India to host Palestinian leader next week


September 7th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Amid the flux in West Asia, India is set to roll out the red carpet for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas next week and reiterate ... Read more...

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Nasheed ouster no coup, says Maldivian panel


August 30th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) A probe panel, which went into the events of February this year when then Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed was ousted from power, Thursday held that ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Gyanendra Shah wishes reinstatement as Nepal’s monarch


July 8th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 8 (IANS) Nepal's deposed king Gyanendra Shah has said for the first time that he wants to return to the throne, Xinhua reported.In an interview, the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Mayan text on world’s end is about political history’


June 29th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, June 29 (IANS) A 1,300-year-old Mayan text discovered in Guatemala provides the second known reference to December 21, 2012, touted as the world's end date. However, archaeologists ... Read more...

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Krishna’s Pakistan visit deferred, secretary-level talks next week (Lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) With the Indian presidential elections scheduled for July 19 and the ongoing political churn in Pakistan, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to Islamabad, which ... Read more...

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Don’t expect big solutions with Pakistan, says Krishna


June 25th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Ahead of the talks between foreign secretaries of the two countries, India Monday said it did not expect "big solutions" to decades-old problems with Pakistan, ... Read more...

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New Pakistani PM Ashraf was an agriculturist before entering politics (Profile)


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) An agriculturist before entering politics and propped by the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) as a cover candidate, the country's new prime minister, Raja Pervez ... Read more...

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Ahead of talks, Pakistan’s new envoy arrives in India


June 21st, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Ahead of the talks between foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan, Pakistan's High Commissioner-designate Salman Bashir has arrived here and is expected to present his ... Read more...

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Nasheed scaring India on Islamic fundamentalism: Waheed


May 14th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In a bid to dispel apprehensions about Islamists taking over in the Maldives due to the current political turmoil there, the Indian Ocean nation's President ... Read more...

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Gilani’s conviction: Pakistani dailies see more turmoil ahead


April 27th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) More political turmoil lies ahead, Pakistani dailies said Friday as they debated "the gaping chasm between the weight of public expectation and the letter of ... Read more...

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Wall Street fall on European concerns (Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 24 (IANS) US stocks slipped Monday as investors were concerned about new developments in Europe's debt crisis and political turmoil.The European PMI data declined to 47.4 in ... Read more...

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India asks G-20 to nake ‘credible and ambitious’ action plan


April 20th, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) India has called upon G-20 nations, the world's top economies, to work out a "credible and ambitious" action plan to put the global economy firmly ... Read more...

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Maldives proposes presidential polls in 2013


April 18th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Male, April 18 (IANS) The Maldivian government Wednesday proposed a presidential election in July 2013, three months prior to the earlier schedule.Abbas Adil Riza, spokesperson for the President's Office here, ... Read more...

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Libya, Syria turmoil posing problems for economy: Pranab


April 1st, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) India is concerned about the political turmoil in Libya and Syria as unstable situations in there are posing serious problems for the Indian economy, Union ... Read more...

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Indian tea makers fear lacklustre exports


March 28th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Indian tea exporters see little chance of a rise in the export of the brew in 2012 compared to last year, with the continuing Iran payment ... Read more...

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Indian recognition of Maldivian ‘coup’ shocking: Nasheed


March 25th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 25 (IANS) Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed has said it felt shocking to see how rapidly the Indian and the US government stepped in to recognise the new ... Read more...

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UPA breaking up, brick by brick: BJP


March 15th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Thursday that the Congress-led government was falling apart, brick by brick, due to distrust with its key allies."There ... Read more...

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Karnataka hopes to attract $120 bn in investments


March 1st, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Despite political turmoil, Karnataka is hopeful of attracting investment of up to $120 billion in sectors like power, auto, IT and aerospace during the second ... Read more...

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It’s detrimental not to engage with China: Maldives president


February 17th, 2012 - 2:18 am ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 17 (IANS) The Maldivies' new President, Mohamed Waheed Hassan has reaffirmed to strengthen trade and cultural ties with China, saying that it is detrimental to the Asia's smallest ... Read more...

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Business as usual for Indian companies in Maldives


February 12th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) It is business as usual for Indian companies and the economic interests of India are safe in the Maldives, wracked by political tumult and violence ... Read more...

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Maldives assures safety for tourists


February 12th, 2012 - 7:51 am ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 12 (IANS) Ending a week of political turmoil, the Maldives Saturday invited tourists to its world's top luxury resort destinations assuring complete safety and protection.Maldivian president Mohamed Waheed ... Read more...

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US envoy calls for new coalition government in Maldives


February 11th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 11 (IANS) A senior US diplomat said here Saturday that it was too early to conduct a snap poll in the Maldives and urged former president who claimed ... Read more...

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Egypt woos the Indian traveller (With Images)


February 11th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) With its tourism industry badly hit due to the political turmoil in the country, Egypt is now planning to launch aggressive campaigns in India with ... Read more...

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UN envoy calls for dialogue in Maldives


February 10th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 10 (IANS) A day after a court ordered the arrest of ousted Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed, UN special envoy Oscar Fernandez-Taranco Friday called for dialogue to resolve ... Read more...

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Tea exporters turn to Russia following Iran crisis


February 8th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 8 (IANS) Indian tea exporters are trying to increase exports to Russia as a balancing act following the country's declining export trend mainly due to the Iran payment ... Read more...

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Thomas Cook’s India business up for sale


February 8th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Global travel business major Thomas Cook Wednesday said it was in the process of selling its 77.1 percent stake in its Indian subsidiary and had received ... Read more...

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Youths hit hardest by high unemployment, says UN


February 6th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Unemployment among the youths has risen sharply in the recent years resulting in social unrest and political turmoil in many countries, especially in the Middle ... Read more...

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Egypt brings new fusion culture package to India (With Image)


January 31st, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The recent political turmoil in Egypt is scripting a new culture of fusion and hope, the country's envoy said at the opening of the ... Read more...

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