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Zardari, Manmohan meeting a mere ritual: Pakistani daily


September 1st, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 1 (IANS) Pakistan has to "dispel the impression that the procrastination of the Mumbai suspects' trial is on purpose", said a leading Pakistani daily that described President ... Read more...

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Tourism should be part of political agenda: Sahai


July 6th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai Friday said tourism should be part of the political agenda for its huge potential for economic development."Tourism especially provides ... Read more...

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After talks with Zardari, Manmohan says ‘very happy to visit Pakistan’ (Afternoon Lead)


April 8th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) India and Pakistan moved a step closer to their "common desire" of normalising relations after a businesslike lunch and talks between visiting Pakistan President ... Read more...

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Visit Pakistan, Zardari to tell Manmohan


April 8th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari will invite Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit Pakistan when the two leaders meet Sunday, a media report said here.All ... Read more...

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Zardari likely to come on ‘personal’ visit to India (Lead)


April 1st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) Against the backdrop of improving bilateral ties, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is expected to come on a personal visit to India later this ... Read more...

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Maldives: Violence grips atoll that hosted SAARC


February 9th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 9 (IANS) Gutted vehicles and buildings in the picturesque Maldivian atoll Addu, which hosted the SAARC summit last year, are a stark reminder of the violence that ... Read more...

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Maldives to nominate new SAARC secretary general soon


January 28th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Days after Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed quit as SAARC secretary-general amid a controversy, Maldives has conveyed that it would nominate a fresh candidate to occupy the ... Read more...

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Remove heavy guns from LoC: Pakistan proposes to India


December 27th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) Heavy artillery should be removed from the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has suggested to India during the two-day talks being ... Read more...

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Pakistan, India hold talks on CBMs


December 26th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) After a gap of four years, Pakistan and India Monday began two-day talks on conventional and nuclear confidence building measures (CBMs).Geo News said that the ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan ties: A year of building trust (Yearender)


December 19th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) "Trust, but verify." Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's watchword on re-engaging Pakistan found traction in 2011 and saw the troubled post-26/11 ties turning a corner, ... Read more...

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Manmohan meets president, discusses parliament logjam


November 28th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met President Pratibha Patil and discussed the parliament logjam Monday, the fifth day in a row when both houses were ... Read more...

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India, Nepal sign revised tax treaty


November 27th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu/New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) More than a month after they sealed a bilateral investment pact, India and Nepal Sunday took another key step to boost their economic ties ... Read more...

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Manmohan leaves for Singapore


November 19th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Nusa Dua (Bali), Nov 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday left for Singapore on the second leg of his four-day 'east' visit after attending the India-ASEAN and East ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh leaves for Singapore


November 19th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Nusa Dua (Bali), Nov 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday left for Singapore on the second leg of his four-day 'east' visit after attending the India-ASEAN and East ... Read more...

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India worried over Chinese military build up


November 15th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) India said Tuesday that it was concerned about China's expanding military capabilities and building military bases on the Sino-Indian border. "China is expanding its military capabilities ... Read more...

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Don’t expect miracles from India-Pakistan dialogue: Antony


November 15th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday sought to calibrate the growing expectations from the bilateral dialogue between India and Pakistan, saying "don't expect miracles".Antony said ... Read more...

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It was cordial meeting with Karzai: Pakistan


November 13th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 12 (IANS) Pakistan Saturday said that the bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, on the sidelines of the SAARC summit ... Read more...

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PM to Sri Lanka: Use of force on fishermen not acceptable


November 13th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Nov 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said he had conveyed to Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa that the use of force in ... Read more...

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Ahead of Obama meeting, PM says n-liability rules soon


November 13th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Nov 12 (IANS) Ahead of his meeting with US President Barack Obama in Bali next week, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the government ... Read more...

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Teesta pact will need national consensus: PM


November 13th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Nov 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the government has "some distance" to travel to evolve consensus on the stalled Teesta water-sharing ... Read more...

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Another Mumbai-like attack will be big setback: PM to Pakistan


November 12th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Nov 12 (IANS) With a combative opposition accusing him of going soft on 26/11 terror, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said he was "optimistic" ... Read more...

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Mallya defends Kingfisher, more flights axed; PM to meet Ravi on issue


November 12th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Defending Kingfisher Airlines which has cancelled several flights this week while struggling with a pilot exodus and huge debts, promoter Vijay Mallya Saturday asked ... Read more...

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Will visit Pakistan after action on 26/11: PM


November 12th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Nov 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said he has accepted his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani's invitation to visit Pakistan, but stressed ... Read more...

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PM hints at further fuel hike if international prices rise


November 12th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand On Board Air India One, Nov 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday indicated that the fuel prices may have to be hiked again if international oil prices ... Read more...

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Will meet Ravi to discuss Kingfisher issue: PM


November 12th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Nov 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said that he will meet Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi to discuss ways to help Kingfisher ... Read more...

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PM welcomes bigger role for Rahul in Congress


November 12th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Nov 12 (IANS) With speculation about a move to make Rahul Gandhi the working president of the Congress party, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday ... Read more...

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SAARC to review role of observers, dialogue partners option


November 12th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives), Nov 11 (IANS) With South Asia's economic heft growing and more countries wishing to join SAARC, the eight-nation regional grouping Friday decided to review all matters relating to ... Read more...

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Manmohan meets Bhattarai, pushes for tax pact


November 11th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives), Nov 11 (IANS) Nearly three weeks after they met in New Delhi, India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Nepali counterpart Baburam Bhattarai Friday held bilateral talks ... Read more...

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Talks conveyed ’seriousness of purpose’: Pakistan foreign minister


November 11th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives), Nov 11 (IANS) Talks between the prime ministers of India and Pakistan has imparted a "seriousness of purpose" to bilateral ties, with both sides deciding to carry ... Read more...

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Summitry across high seas, thrills and frills (Postcard from Addu)


November 11th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives), Nov 11 (IANS) Anything but summitry! As the sun caresses the coral-blue waters of the Indian Ocean encircling 1,190 islands of the Maldives, diplomacy and statecraft are ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka agree on JWG meeting to resolve fishermen issue


November 11th, 2011 - 1:59 am ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives), Nov 11 (IANS) With frequent attacks on Indian fishermen a touchy issue arousing much concern in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka Thursday agreed that the Joint ... Read more...

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Why Gilani is man of peace for Manmohan


November 11th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives),Nov 10 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's praise of his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani as "man of peace" attracted a lot of attention here, with ... Read more...

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Manmohan-Gilani chemistry: From Sharm el-Sheikh to Addu via Thimphu


November 10th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives), Nov 10 (IANS) Call it the magic of the Maldives, the picture-pretty Indian Ocean islands that seems to melt all differences. Or the feel of gross national ... Read more...

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India unveils duty cuts for SAARC LDCs, says let’s trust each other


November 10th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives), Nov 10 (IANS) Stressing that the global economy is "under stress," India Thursday announced trade concession for poorer SAARC countries and exhorted the grouping's members "to put ... Read more...

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Manmohan, Rajapaksa to meet in Maldives, Tamil issue on agenda


November 9th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Addu Atoll/New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) India has taken note of some progress in resettling displaced Tamils and in Colombo's dialogue for reconciliation, key subjects that will be discussed ... Read more...

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