public diplomacy

Indian envoys’ meet: Cyber security, Arab Spring on agenda


September 13th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Against the backdrop of new threats like cyber security and the shifting contours of global geopolitics, around 120 envoys from Indian missions abroad will ... Read more...

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Hillary enlists Indian chef in aid of diplomacy


September 12th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has added a culinary dimension to the exercise of "smart power" by enlisting 80 top chefs including an Indian-American ... Read more...

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African envoys meet to assess progress of India-Africa initiative (With Image)


June 20th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Envoys of 25 African countries and charge d'affaires of 11 others assembled at the Hyderabad House here Wednesday to take stock of the ongoing ... Read more...

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Through YouTube, Indian envoy reaches out to Indonesians (Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 12 (IANS) In his first outreach to the people of Indonesia, India's new ambassador Gurjit Singh has used YouTube to say that the two countries would contribute ... Read more...

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Indian envoy turns to YouTube, reaches out to Indonesians


June 12th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 12 (IANS) India's new ambassador Gurjit Singh used YouTube in his first outreach to the people of Indonesia to say that the two countries would contribute to ... Read more...

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‘India-Africa must make most of demographic dividend’


June 11th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 11 (IANS) India and Africa must leverage their strengths to make the most of their demographic dividend, a leading South African educationist says."India and Africa are working on ... Read more...

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‘India-Africa must make most of demographic dividend’


June 11th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 11 (IANS) India and Africa must leverage their strengths to make the most of their demographic dividend, a leading South African educationist says."India and Africa are working on ... Read more...

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70,000 foreign office files declassified


June 5th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jun 4 (IANS) In an important step that should cheer academics and researchers, over 70,000 declassified files of the external affairs ministry dealing with sensitive issues like India-Pakistan ... Read more...

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China must strengthen public diplomacy: expert


June 2nd, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 2 (IANS) China urgently needs to carry out more effective public diplomacy if it is to overcome the misunderstandings, prejudice and suspicions people in other countries have toward ... Read more...

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Africa Day celebrated with music and dance (Lead, with images)


May 26th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A night filled with mesmerising dance and music marked Africa Day celebrations in the capital as artists from India and Africa took centrestage to commemorate ... Read more...

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City celebrates Africa Day with dance, music (With Images)


May 26th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A night filled with mesmerising dance and music marked the Africa Day celebrations in the capital as artists from India and Africa took centrestage to ... Read more...

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Literary fests new tool of public diplomacy in South Asia


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Literature, the soul of cultural exchange, is giving conventional diplomacy a run for its space in South Asia with the mushrooming literary festivals that are ... Read more...

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India targets the young to bridge gap with Africa


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), May 3 (IANS) India is attempting to bridge the gap with Africa by roping in the young through a four-year long programme that comes on the back ... Read more...

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US opens ‘American Corner’ in Uttar Pradesh


April 24th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 24 (IANS) With an aim to promote American studies in India and strengthen India-US relations, an American Corner and American Studies Curriculum were inaugurated at a college here.The ... Read more...

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Young African MPs tap India’s democratic experience


March 18th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) India Sunday called for a new people-focused phase in the bilateral partnership with resource-rich Africa as legislators from African countries looked for closer collaboration ... Read more...

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Film captures life and art of Satish Gujral


February 16th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) As part of its public diplomacy outreach, the ministry of external affairs has donned the mantle of filmmaker with the premiere of "A Brush With ... Read more...

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‘India, Vietnam need to improve trade to counter China’


February 14th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) India needs to aggressively develop its trade ties with Vietnam to take bilateral relations to the next level, particularly, to counter the increasing presence of ... Read more...

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India steps up knowledge diplomacy with Africa


January 18th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Stepping up its diplomacy in Africa, India Wednesday unveiled ambitious plans for enhancing collaboration in the area of human resource development and agriculture to ... Read more...

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These Africans take Indian development ideas home


January 9th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) On a socio-economic train voyage of India, Isaac Abeiku Otoo, a youth leader from Ghana, realised what one could do with just Rs.1,000 ($20). Inspired ... Read more...

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Feast of Buddhist arts, culture in Delhi from Monday


November 24th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) A multi-disciplinary festival of Buddhist arts and culture will bring to the capital performances and art from across Asia Nov 28-Dec 1.The festival spread across ... Read more...

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Capture essence of India on video - to win


November 15th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Just pick up your video camera and shoot a three-minute film if you think you can capture the essence of India, wherever you are. ... Read more...

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Diplomat delights with poetry of promise (IANS Book Review)


November 7th, 2011 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Book: "Candling the Light", Author: Abhay K., Publisher: Yash Publications; Price: Rs.350; Pages: 120"Candling the Light", an anthology of verses by young poet, diplomat and artist Abhay K., shows the pressures ... Read more...

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Forging a national platform for global relations


October 30th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) An Indian theory of international relations? With the tectonic shifts of power from the West to the rest, diplomats and academics of international relations from ... Read more...

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Menon cautions against non-state actors


October 22nd, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) In a veiled reference to extremist networks in Pakistan and Afghanistan, India Saturday said "non-state actors" are now performing state functions and underlined that New ... Read more...

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India needs its own culture of strategic thought: Ansari


October 22nd, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari Saturday advocated the need for India to develop a culture of strategic thought and called for creating a national resource-base of ... Read more...

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Web changing diplomacy, global governance: Experts


September 11th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The internet is transforming public diplomacy around the world and has spurred popular involvement in key global issues such as accountable governance, climate change ... Read more...

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Who will be India’s next envoy to Britain?


August 28th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Lobbying for India House, the seat of the Indian high commission in London, has intensified with senior diplomats and officials jockeying for the coveted ... Read more...

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International photography competition on India launched


August 16th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) An international photography competition has been launched to capture perspectives of an emerging India and create an easily available resource that will be available online.The Takshashila ... Read more...

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Scientists give India strategic edge: Ashwani Kumar


August 12th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Scientists provide the country its strategic parity with world powers and innovations define 21st century India, says Ashwani Kumar, minister of state for science and ... Read more...

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Indian researcher gets $10,000 Commonwealth scholarship


July 28th, 2011 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 28 (IANS) Canada's Carleton University, which has become the prime institution in forging educational and research exchanges with India, has awarded its $10,000 Commonwealth Scholarship to an ... Read more...

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India, Canada to deepen educational ties


June 20th, 2011 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Ottawa, June 20 (IANS) The first-ever Education Summit between India and Canada ended at Carleton University here with the two sides committing themselves to deepening ties in research and ... Read more...

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Yet another Indian techie donates $1.5 million to Canadian varsity


June 17th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, June 17 (IANS) Hyderabad-born Indian-Canadian techie Sreedhar Natarajan has announced to donate $1.5 million to the Canada-India Centre for Excellence in Science, Technology, Trade and Policy at Carleton ... Read more...

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Canada-India Innovation Summit at Ottawa


May 31st, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 31 (IANS) India and Canada will break yet another milestone in their burgeoning ties as they hold the first Canada-India Innovation Summit June 20-21.Kapil Sibal, minister of communications ... Read more...

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From ‘Sholay’ to ‘Three Idiots’, Bollywood captivates Ethiopians


May 25th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 25 (IANS) Bollywood fever is sweeping Africa's political capital, with a week-long festival of 14 films, including blockbusters like "Sholay" and "Three Idiots", enthralling cinegoers.The films ... Read more...

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MEA’s twitter account crosses 10,000 followers


May 18th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) In less than a year, the external affairs ministry's twitter account has collected over 10,000 followers, pioneering the outreach of government organisations on social media ... Read more...

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