South Asia

Which way will Pakistan tilt? (Comment)


September 20th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
The publication of satirical cartoons relating to the Prophet Muhammad by a French magazine (Charles Hebdo) adds to the anger and widespread protests already simmering across many countries and societies that ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka is no stage for India-China rivalry: Envoy (Interview)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Amid New Delhi's concerns over growing military ties between Beijing and Colombo, Sri Lanka's envoy Prasad Kariyawasam has said there is no zero-sum game between ... Read more...

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Indian under-fives the most vulnerable in the world (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Despite the government's efforts to improve maternal and child health, the latest report released by UNICEF shows India had the highest number of deaths of ... Read more...

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Indian under-fives the most vulnerable in the world


September 13th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Despite the government's efforts to improve maternal and child health, the latest report released by UNICEF shows India had the highest number of deaths of ... Read more...

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A healthy diet, more exercise can beat diabetes


September 12th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) A few simple changes in daily life can ultimately prove to be a major help in preventing two in three cases of diabetes while saving a ... Read more...

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Harvard conducts case study on Farhan’s Excel Entertainment


September 11th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The famed Harvard Business School (HBS) has done a case study on Indian film production company Excel Entertainment, the banner behind movies like "Dil ... Read more...

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‘Significant headway due to thaw in India-Pakistan relations’


September 10th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Significant headway has been made in the past two years due to the thaw in the India-Pakistan relations, a leading Pakistani daily said Monday."Ever since India ... Read more...

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Centre to improve mental health launched


September 7th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) To address gaps in mental health services and to promote research, capacity building and improving the quality of life of the mentally disabled, a centre ... Read more...

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Stable Pakistan in everyone’s interest: Krishna (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) India wants to see a "stable" Pakistan that "would be in the best interest of everyone", Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Friday after arriving ... Read more...

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India, China to resume joint military exercises (Roundup)


September 4th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) India and China Tuesday agreed to resume joint military exercises at the earliest and boost security ties in the border areas, a source of occasional ... Read more...

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India, China to resume military exercises; Antony to visit Beijing (Second Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Against the backdrop of an imminent once-in-a-decade leadership transition in Beijing, India and China Tuesday decided to resume their stalled joint military exercises "at ... Read more...

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UN, Coca-Cola water project to impact a million people


September 4th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Naples (Italy), Sep 4 (IANS) UN and Coca-Cola have announced here the expansion of their partnership on water sustainibility to 10 countries that will impact over a million people in ... Read more...

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India, Tajikistan should jointly combat terror, boost ties: President


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Describing Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon as an "old friend of India", President Pranab Mukherjee a brain haemorrhagea brain haemorrhage said Monday India and the ... Read more...

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Mehbooba seeks positive approach on Kashmir problem


August 29th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 29 (IANS) Mehbooba Mufti, president of the Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party (PDP), Wednesday told British High Commissioner James Bevan here that there has to be a ... Read more...

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Illegal hookah bars to be raided, police tell Court


August 29th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) City restaurants running hookah bars illegally will be raided, police told the Delhi High Court Wednesday.A division bench of Acting Chief Justice A.K. Sikri and ... Read more...

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British Airways to revisit India play after airport charges hike


August 29th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) British Airways Wednesday said the increase in airport charges at the national capital's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport has forced it to revisit its India ... Read more...

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Republicans declare India geopolitical ally


August 29th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) As Mitt Romney officially clinched the Republican presidential nomination, the party declared India a "geopolitical ally and a strategic trading partner", much like the ... Read more...

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First in South Asia, a dolphin show in Pakistan


August 13th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Aug 13 (IANS) Pakistanis will now get to see a delightful show of dolphins performing acrobatics here, a first for the entire South Asian region.Mustafa Kamal of Talent Brokers ... Read more...

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Lufthansa introduces new jet service, hopes to increase India market share


August 8th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) To increase its market share in the India air passenger outbound travel segment, German airline major Lufthansa Tuesday launched its services on a new Boeing ... Read more...

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Tetra Pak India joins Coca-Cola-NDTV ‘Support My School’ campaign


August 7th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) A revitalised upper primary school in Rajasthan's Alwar district was Tuesday dedicated under the Coca-Cola-NDTV "Support My School" campaign by Tetra Pak India and ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka to double trade to $10 bn by 2015


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 3 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka have set a target to double bilateral trade to $10 billion by 2015, India's Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Friday."We ... Read more...

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India-Sri Lanka CEOs Forum to hold first meet Saturday


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The India-Sri Lanka CEOs Forum will hold its first meeting Saturday in Colombo, Sri Lanka.The forum, which has been set up to develop a ... Read more...

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LeT still going strong in Pakistan’s terror core: US (Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Even as western strikes have weakened the Al Qaeda core in Pakistan, the terror group's affiliates are still increasing "operational capabilities", with no decrease in the ... Read more...

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US warns of LeT threat, asks Pakistan to act


August 1st, 2012 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Expressing great concern over continued threat posed by Lashkar-e-Taiba to stability in South Asia, the United States has asked Pakistan to take more action against the ... Read more...

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India, China partners in development: Chinese consul general


July 25th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, July 25 (IANS) Asserting that India and China are not rivals, Chinese Consul General here Niu Qingbao Wednesday said both countries are rather partners in development of the region."China ... Read more...

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100 Indian firms take part in Sri Lanka trade fair


July 24th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 24 (IANS) Over a hundred Indian companies are expected in Sri Lanka next week for what has been billed as the largest trade fair ever between the two ... Read more...

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Afghan democracy can learn from India: Experts


July 21st, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Afghanistan may draw lessons in democracy from India to ensure participation of all ethic groups from across the embattled nation, Indian experts suggested Saturday.At ... Read more...

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Tourism to Sri Lanka is booming


July 20th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka's post-war tourism is booming. In the first half of this year, a total of 452,867 people including 85,000 from India, visited the island nation, ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan discuss additional CBMs for Kashmir


July 19th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India and Pakistan Thursday considered introducing additional confidence building measures (CBMs) across the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, including pilgrimage, bank facilities ... Read more...

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Fish named after Richard Dawkins


July 16th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sri Lanka, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new type of fresh water fish has been identified in South Asia. Sri Lankan scientists who classified the creature have named it after famous evolutionary ... Read more...

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‘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...

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Keste to expand India operations with $2.5 mn investment


July 12th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 12 (IANS) Keste, the US-based Oracle software solutions and development company, plans to expand its India operations with an investment of $2.5 million.The company, which has its Indian ... Read more...

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Ramesh to review India-aided projects in Sri Lanka


July 12th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) India's Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh will Thursday meet Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo to review the progress of various developmental projects supported ... Read more...

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Discover India with Oprah Winfrey in two-part series


July 11th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Oprah Winfrey went to the slums, visited the Taj Mahal, socialised with Bollywood's gliteratti and explored real India on her maiden visit to the ... Read more...

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‘Economic activities behind spurt in human trafficking’


July 11th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) Human trafficking for purposes other than sex trade has been on the rise in the county. With the increase in the level of economic activities, the ... Read more...

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