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Peace dividend: India allows investments from Pakistan (Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) In a major confidence-building step that will boost economic ties between the two nuclear-armed neighbours and accelerate the pace of regional integration, India Wednesday announced ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan must work to promote peace: Zardari


July 25th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Congratulating his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee on his assuming the office, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday underlined Islamabad's desire to forge cooperative relations ... Read more...

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Bhattarai calls for India-Nepal unity, soft loan, power deals Friday


October 20th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Nostalgia and old left-wing camaraderie floated in the evening air as Nepal Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai Thursday began his four-day visit here during which ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan diplomacy avoids media trap


July 27th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) No rhetorical fireworks on Kashmir or 26/11 terror! Grandstanding is out; a new shared feeling of bonhomie and feel-good diplomacy has subtly crept in the ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan talk, hope for peaceful ties (Lead)


July 27th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday said he looked forward to forging "a peaceful and cooperative relationship" with Pakistan and underlined the need for ... Read more...

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Gilani speaks to political leaders on New Delhi talks


July 27th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has spoken to leaders of different political parties in an effort to take them into confidence on the Pakistan-India talks ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan hope to move forward, finalise CBMs (Night Lead)


July 26th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) India and Pakistan Tuesday set a positive tone for their revived dialogue as their foreign secretaries finalized a host of cross-Kashmir confidence-building measures (CBMs) ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan agree on cross-Kashmir linkages, set positive tone (Evening Lead)


July 26th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) India and Pakistan Tuesday set a positive tone to their revived dialogue as their foreign secretaries firmed up cross-Kashmir confidence-building measures that will be unveiled ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan firm up cross-Kashmir CBMs, discuss terror (Second Lead)


July 26th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) As the foreign secretaries of the two countries firmed up confidence building measures (CBMs), Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Tuesday hoped New Delhi and ... Read more...

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Khar arrives in India, hopes for good, friendly ties


July 26th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar began her two-day visit to India Tuesday, saying she was hopeful the two countries can move forward as "good, ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan to firm up agenda for foreign ministers Tuesday (Lead)


July 25th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) The foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan will hold preparatory talks in New Delhi Tuesday to firm up details of confidence building measures (CBMs) ... Read more...

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Obama will get a boost, but spike may not last


May 4th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) US President Barack Obama is likely to receive a strong boost in the polls with the historic announcement about the killing of Osama bin Laden, ... Read more...

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Not training Nepali Maoists, says India; Rao to visit Kathmandu (Lead)


December 29th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Ahead of Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao's visit to Kathmandu next month, the government Wednesday sought to create a positive tone by rejecting media reports on Nepali ... Read more...

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Rapid economic growth has opened opportunities for India, China: PM


December 16th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Thursday said that rapid economic growth had opened new opportunities for long term partnership between India and China, and ... Read more...

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Sarkozy arrives in Delhi


December 5th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy touched down here Sunday evening for the official leg of his four-day visit that will focus on expanding bilateral, strategic, nuclear and ... Read more...

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‘I Am Kalam’ to be a trilogy: Director (Interview)


November 17th, 2010 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
By Robin Bansal New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Nila Madhab Panda's debut Hindi project "I Am Kalam" - whose first part is inspired by the life of the former president A.P.J.Abdul Kalam - ... Read more...

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‘US reaching out to Muslims to end negative perceptions’


July 10th, 2010 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 10 (IANS) The Obama administration is reaching out to Muslims across the world in an attempt to change what a person charged with the effort says is ... Read more...

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India for ’structured’ talks with Iran on Afghanistan


July 5th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Taking note of sanctions imposed on Tehran by the UN and countries like the US, India Monday resolved to push energy ties with Iran and underlined ... Read more...

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Will move against 26/11 terrorists with full force: Pakistan


June 26th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) Pakistan Saturday assured India that it will move with "full force" against terrorists behind the 26/11 Mumbai carnage and asked New Delhi to join hands to defeat ... Read more...

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Mumbai attack didn’t figure in talks: Pakistani interior secretary


June 25th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The 26/11 Mumbai terror attack didn't figure at the conference of the SAARC interior/home secretaries talks here Friday, Pakistan's interior secretary said. "Matters related to anti-terrorism, ... Read more...

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Let’s exchange hearts, not dossiers: Malik


June 25th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) Ahead of talks with his Indian counterpart P. Chidambaram, Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik Friday urged India not to exchange dossiers, but hearts, and stressed he will ... Read more...

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Chidambaram clears release of four Pakistani prisoners


June 25th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Ahead of his visit to Islamabad Friday, Home Minister P. Chidambaram set a positive tone by clearing the release of four Pakistanis in Indian prisons, reciprocating ... Read more...

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US, India wrap up reprocessing negotiations, fast-track n-deal (Lead)


March 29th, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Washington, India and the US Monday announced the finalisation of negotiations on "arrangements and procedures" for reprocessing US-origin ... Read more...

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US,India seal re-processing accord


March 29th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Washington, US Ambassador Timothy J.Roemer Monday announced the finalisation of a pact with India on re-processing US-origin spent ... Read more...

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Putin arrives, nuclear, Gorshkov pacts on table


March 12th, 2010 - 1:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin arrived here Thursday night on a 22-hour visit during which India and Russia are to sign over a dozen agreements, including ... Read more...

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Seeking thaw, India and Pakistan discuss terror, Kashmir (Second Lead)


February 25th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan met here Thursday, the first such formal engagement since the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, amid hopes that Islamabad will move ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan begin talks: Terror, Kashmir on agenda (Lead)


February 25th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) India and Pakistan Thursday began their first official talks since the Mumbai attack 14 months ago amid cautious optimism here that Islamabad will move faster against anti-India ... Read more...

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India’s high growth will weather all challenges: President (Roundup)


February 22nd, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Articulating the government's focus on "aam admi", the common man, President Pratibha Patil Monday sought to play up India's growth story in spite of adversities and ... Read more...

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India fast-tracks Posco project ahead of South Korean president’s visit


January 22nd, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) India has set a positive tone for the four-day visit of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak that starts Sunday by giving a crucial environment clearance to ... Read more...

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Obama’s ‘eloquent’ Nobel Peace Prize speech gets him plaudits from left and right


December 11th, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 11 (ANI): President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize speech has been lauded by both Liberal and conservative pundits for its eloquence, humility and realism.Obama's speech, laid out in clear ... Read more...

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Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India postponed to mid-January


December 8th, 2009 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) With Prime Minister Manmohan Singh deciding to go to Copenhagen for the UN climate conference, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India has been postponed ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama free to go to Arunachal, insists India


October 23rd, 2009 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) A day before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets Chinese premier Wen Jiabao in Thailand, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao Friday said Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama ... Read more...

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Ahead of Krishna’s visit, Australia assures safety of Indian students


July 22nd, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand Phuket (Thailand), July 22 (IANS) Ahead of Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to Australia Aug 5, Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith Wednesday assured him that his government ... Read more...

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China, US to resume military talks on February 27-28


February 16th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): China and the US will resume their military talks with a defense policy dialogue in Beijing on February 27-28.The dialogue between the countries senior military officers ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan set for composite dialogue Monday (Lead, Changing dateline)


July 20th, 2008 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) India and Pakistan will launch the fifth round of Composite Dialogue by discussing Jammu and Kashmir and security Monday, coinciding with a special parliament session that will ... Read more...

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