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India to pitch for fast-tracking UN reforms, combating terror


September 21st, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) India will pitch for fast-tracking reforms of the UN Security Council and press for expanded global cooperation in combating terrorism, piracy and climate change during ... Read more...

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Escorts focuses on Africa to export tractors


September 5th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 5 (IANS) Escorts Limited, a leading manufacturer and supplier of agri-machinery products, is focusing on African markets to export its tractors as the farm sector in country is ... Read more...

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SAARC’s success depends on India, Pakistan: National Conference


August 26th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) said Sunday that improved India-Pakistan relations can not only bring stability to the region but also holds the key ... 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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TV is stepping stone to films, says actor Gautam Gulati (With Images)


August 5th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) He may be playing second lead in the popular TV show "Diya Aur Baati Hum" but Gautam Gulati is happy with his supporting role ... 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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Eurozone events should not deter South Asian union, says PM


June 29th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Puducherry, June 29 (IANS) The events in the eurozone should not affect the attempts to build a South Asian union although the financial and economic crisis gripping Europe in ... Read more...

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IOA asks for government clearance to host South Asian Games


June 13th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Wednesday requested the government to give approval for hosting the South Asian Games (SAG) in early 2013.The special General Body ... Read more...

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Surajkund Mela to go international


June 7th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 7 (IANS) The famous Surajkund Crafts Mela will be upgraded as an international event and known as Surajkund International Crafts Mela from February next year, a Haryana tourism ... Read more...

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Maharashtra Congress asks for petrol prices roll back


May 24th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The Congress' Maharashtra state unit Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, urging him to roll back the steep, Rs.7.50 per litre hike ... Read more...

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Paid news an emerging challenge: Quraishi


April 30th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Paid news, a recent challenge thrown up before the Election Commission, is a "clandestine deal" between politicians and journalists, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said ... Read more...

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South Asia can become energy surplus: Bhutan PM


April 23rd, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Paro (Bhutan), April 23 (IANS) Cooperation among countries can help transform South Asia from an energy constraint to an energy surplus region, Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley has said."Shared vision ... Read more...

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Manmohan-Zardari meet a good beginning: Mufti


April 8th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 8 (IANS) Terming the meeting between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari "a good beginning", patron of Jammu and Kashmir's People's Democratic ... Read more...

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Post 26/11, a chronicle of India-Pakistan meetings


April 8th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
A chronology of key meetings between Indian and Pakistani leaders after the Nov 26, 2008 Mumbai terror carnage that caused a nearly two-year long deep freeze in the ties between ... Read more...

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Political push can see India-Pakistan trade boom


April 8th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) A political push and removal of barriers can see trade between India and Pakistan boom, experts maintain even as Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari made ... Read more...

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South Asia to gain when Pakistan frees trade with India: Chamber head


March 21st, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The free trade pact among the eight member nations of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) will be operational by the year-end once ... Read more...

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President focuses on cooperation in South Asia


March 12th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The government has pursued a policy of achieving socio-economic development and national security by promoting peace and regional cooperation in South Asia, President Pratibha ... Read more...

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‘Knowledge gap widens gulf between South Asian nations’


March 10th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) People in the South Asian region have little knowledge about each other that widens the gulf between them, experts at a regional conference said Saturday. ... Read more...

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India assures greater market access to SAARC countries


February 16th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) India Thursday said it will take pro-active measures to reduce barriers in trade and services, in a bid to ensure greater economic integration in the South ... Read more...

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Rights group concerned over Maldives turmoil


February 13th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 13 (IANS) Expressing concern over the recent political developments in the Maldives, a human rights group has called for strict compliance of the accepted democratic norms and the ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Bangladesh stay off SAARC anti-terror meet


February 9th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Pakistan and Bangladesh have stayed away, for unspecified reasons, from attending a two-day SAARC anti-terror meeting that began in the capital Thursday.Official sources said ... 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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Youth Festival kicks off in Mangalore Thursday


January 11th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore, Jan 11 (IANS) Hundreds of youth from across India have descended on this Karnataka coastal town along the Arabian Sea for 'Celebrating Diversity in Unity' at the National Youth ... Read more...

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India, Nepal to sign accord to avoid double taxation


November 26th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) India and Nepal will sign a new agreement for avoiding double taxation between the two countries when Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee visits Kathmandu Sunday. ... Read more...

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‘Cooperation can overcome power shortage in South Asia’


November 24th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) South Asian countries must cooperate in addressing the issues of growing power shortage and energy insecurity due to high oil and gas prices in the ... Read more...

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China unleashes charm for SAARC-plus one summit


November 14th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives)/New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) With diaries and paper bags flaunting 'China-SAARC friendship!', Beijing unleashed a charm offensive for a greater role at the eight-nation summit in the Maldives ... Read more...

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No decision on AFSPA yet, indicates PM


November 12th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One , Nov 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday indicated that the government has not taken any decision on lifting the Armed Forces Special ... Read more...

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BJP slams PM’s Gilani statement, terms meeting disastrous


November 10th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Taking exception to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh calling his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani a "man of peace", the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday ... Read more...

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India announces capacity-building initiatives for SAARC


November 10th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Addu Atoll (Maldives), Nov 10 (IANS) India Thursday committed itself to building capacities of SAARC nations by announcing a slew of measures in educational and cultural fields, apart from ... 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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Lets trust each other, PM tells SAARC nations


November 10th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives), Nov 10 (IANS) Soon after a successful meet with his Pakistani counterpart, India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday called for all South Asian nations to "trust each ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan unveil ‘new chapter’, agree on 26/11 justice


November 10th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives), Nov 10 (IANS) India and Pakistan Thursday talked about writing "a new chapter" in their accident-prone ties, with Islamabad assuring New Delhi that the terrorists behind the ... Read more...

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Manmohan, Gilani want ‘new chapter’ in relations


November 10th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Addu Atoll (Maldives), Nov 10 (IANS) The prime ministers of India and Pakistan Thursday hoped that the next round of bilateral talks would be more productive and agreed to ... Read more...

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Manmohan, Gilani meet on sidelines of SAARC


November 10th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Addu Atoll (Maldives), Nov 10 (IANS) Amid a shrinking trust deficit but hoping to build on positive progress in bilateral ties, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met his Pakistani ... Read more...

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