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Russia disagrees with West on Syrian crisis solutions: Lavrov


September 1st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 1 (IANS) Though everyone wants to see a Syria free of turmoil, Russia and Western countries have different views on how to solve the prolonged crisis, Russian Foreign ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

EC approves Spanish bank recapitalization programme


July 26th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 26 (IANS/EFE) The European Commission said Wednesday it has approved a Spanish programme to recapitalize its banks through the end of 2012."The recapitalization scheme is the first stepping ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Economic connectivity precondition for South Asia political stability’


July 13th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Expanded economic connectivity through trade and investment is the precondition for political stability in South Asia, Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai said here Friday.He was speaking ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Colombia’s FARC rules out surrender


April 20th, 2012 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 20 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC rebels said they won't surrender or lay down their weapons as a precondition for dialogue with the government of President Juan Manuel Santos."For our ... Read more...

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Majority US NGOs in China unregistered


March 31st, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) Less than three percent of American non-governmental organisations operating in China are registered with the government, a report has said.There were about 1,000 US NGOs in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘China to safely develop n-power’ (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) China will "safely and effectively" develop nuclear power, Premier Wen Jiabao has said in a report to the top legislature.In his report submitted to the 5th ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

China cracks down on high kindergarten fees


January 4th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 4 (IANS) China has decided to ban the unauthorized collection of kindergarten fees, its latest bid to crack down on the excessively high costs of pre-school education."The move ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Being nude: Nothing unnatural about it (Feature)


October 23rd, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Kedar Ramanathan brightens up at the prospect of finding himself alone at home. He slips out of his clothes, brews himself some coffee and turns ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Talks between government, Telangana employees fail


October 12th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 12 (IANS) Talks between the Andhra Pradesh government and striking employees in Telangana region failed Wednesday with the latter putting forth a charter of demands as a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

CIS leaders call for free trade deal, peaceful end to conflicts


September 3rd, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dushanbe, Sep 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Leaders of the Commonwealth of Independent States - a post-Soviet alliance - in their final statement rounding up the summit Saturday called for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India asks NSG to abide by 2008 clean waiver (Lead)


August 10th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) India Wednesday hoped the Nuclear Suppliers Group's (NSG) new guidelines would not affect the 2008 "clean waiver" granted to it on transfer of sensitive technologies.India ... Read more...

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Telangana employees launch protest for separate state


August 9th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 8 (IANS) Government employees in Telangana Monday launched protests ahead of their indefinite strike from Aug 17, demanding a separate Telangana state.The employees began "work to rule" ... Read more...

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Students protest against abduction of two Orissa official by Maoists


February 20th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 20(ANI): Students from Orissa on Sunday protested against the abduction of Malkangiri District Collector R.V. Krishna and junior engineer Pabitra Majhi by Maoist rebels.The protest was held in the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

S. Korea drops demand for N. Korea apology


January 29th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan.29 (ANI): South Korea has dropped its demand for an apology from North Korea for last year's deadly attacks in the interest of restarting the Six-Party Talks on the Korean Peninsula.A ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Tony Blair misled Brit MPs over going ahead with Iraq invasion without UN backing’


January 18th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair misled parliament when he suggested in 2003 that Britain could legally attack Iraq without the backing of the United Nations.The Telegraph ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Assange’s mother does not want son to be ‘hunted down and jailed’


December 1st, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 1(ANI): WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's mother has said that she does not want her son to be "hunted down and jailed", after international police organization Interpol issued an arrest request ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Interpol issues wanted notice for WikiLeaks founder Assange over ’sex crimes’


December 1st, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): The Interpol has issued a 'wanted' notice in Sweden against Julian Assange, the founder of the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, in connection with "sex crimes" that he had denied ... Read more...

Posted in World |

“China supports India’s willingness to play bigger role at UN”: FM spokesman


November 10th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov 10 (ANI): China has declared its support for rational and necessary reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as well as India's willingness to play a bigger role at ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Taliban demands removal of leaders names from US, UN terror blacklist


October 30th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London/Kabul, Oct. 30 (ANI): The Afghan Taliban is demanding that the names of its senior leaders are removed from US and United Nations terror blacklists and that a number of prisoners ... Read more...

Posted in World |

100 skeletons found in lake bordering Serbia, Bosnia


October 27th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sarajevo, Oct 27 (IANS/AKI) At least 100 skeletons, believed to belong to victims of 1992-95 war, have been discovered in lake Perucac, bordering Serbia and Bosnia, officials said.Amor Masovic, the head of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US working for Israeli-Palestinian talks to continue


October 13th, 2010 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) The US is trying to find a "formula" that allows direct negotiations between Israel and Palestine to continue, a State Department spokesman has said."We are offering our ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Titanium foam implants to revolutionize bone injury treatments


September 23rd, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): A new kind of implant, Titanium foam, could revolutionize how bone injury treatments are carried out, according to a new study.The foam resembles the inside of a bone ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Geelani’s efforts to remain in the headlines


September 3rd, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.3 (ANI): Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the leader of the hardline faction of the Hurriyat Conference in Kashmir, has, in a press conference in Srinagar on Aug, 31, laid ... Read more...

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Geelani seeks Afzal Guru’s release before dialogue (Lead)


August 31st, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 31 (IANS) Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani Tuesday demanded the release of 45 prisoners, including parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, as one of the preconditions for a dialogue with ... Read more...

Posted in National |

N. Korea media slams S. Korea over “persisting in anti-DPRK policy”


July 10th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): North Korean daily Rodong Sinmun has accused South Korean authorities of "persisting with an anti-DPRK policy."In a commentary published on Saturday, the newspaper also said that Seoul ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Structured dialogue can reduce tensions between India, Pakistan: Masood


June 25th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 25 (ANI): Retired Army General-turned-Security Analyst of Pakistan Talat Masood on Thursday said that resumption of dialogue was the only solution to India-Pakistan problem, as a structured political dialogue would ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Alleged Saudi millions flowing into Afghanistan through Pakistan


May 31st, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): Millions of dollars of Saudi Arabian money continue flow into Afghanistan from Pakistan, claim members of the Afghan financial intelligence unit, FinTraca.The FinTraca further said this money in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UJC sets conditions for dialogue with New Delhi


May 26th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) United Jehad Council (UJC), the conglomerate of guerrilla groups based in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, has shown willingness to engage in talks with New Delhi, provided laying down of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Taliban denies reports on talks with Afghan Government


May 22nd, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, May 22 (ANI): The Taliban has rejected media reports that said the militant outfit held talks with the Afghanistan Government in the Maldives.In a statement sent by e-mail on Friday, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Taliban denies reports on talks with Afghan government


May 22nd, 2010 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 22 (IANS) The Taliban has rejected media reports which said the militant outfit held talks with the Afghanistan government in the Maldives. The Taliban, in a statement sent by email ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Delhi High Court comes down hard on sports ministry


May 21st, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court rapped the sports ministry Friday while reinstating the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) two years after its supersession by the Indian Olympic Association. The ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

NDFB leader Daimary ready for talks, but without handcuffs


May 16th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 16 (IANS) Terror mastermind and leader of the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) Ranjan Daimary Sunday said he was ready to hold unconditional peace talks with New Delhi ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Thai premier scraps early election proposal


May 13th, 2010 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 13 (DPA) Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has scrapped an offer to hold an early election this year after anti-government demonstrators refused to end their two-month-old protest, officials confirmed ... Read more...

Posted in Politics, Thailand |

India ready for talks sans any preconditions: Shahid Malik


February 11th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.11 (ANI) : Pakistan's High Commisioner to India Shahid Malik has said that India is ready to hold talks with Pakistan on all issues sans any precondition.Speaking during a high level ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Talks is the only way left for ULFA


February 10th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati / New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): With top United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) leaders in government custody, it appears that dialogue may ... Read more...

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