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India committed to Palestinian cause: President


September 12th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) India has always considered the conflict in West Asia to be political and to be resolved peacefully while consistently supporting the Palestinian cause, President ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi prince meets Turkish leaders


February 29th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 28 (IANS/WAM) Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who is currently on a visit to Turkey, ... Read more...

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Trinidad and Tobago PM to visit India in January


December 18th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Dec 18 (IANS/CMC) Trinidad and Tobago's Indian-origin Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar will pay a 10-day state visit to India in January, where she will meet President Pratibha ... Read more...

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Queen Elizabeth welcomes President Obama, Michelle


May 24th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle were Tuesday welcomed to Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II on his first state visit to Britain, ... Read more...

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India puts off US strategic dialogue due to state polls


March 11th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) India Friday said it has decided to postpone the second round of its strategic dialogue, co-chaired by External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and US ... Read more...

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India awakening to wines, but pricing a problem


January 25th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Wine, a much-loved beverage across the world and a popular accompaniment with food, has not quite been able to win over Indians fully yet. But experts ... Read more...

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India, Russia to sign more than 15 pacts during Medvedev visit


December 17th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec. 17 (ANI): India and Russia are expected to sign more than fifteen agreements during President Dmitry Medvedev's three day visit to India.Medvedev will arrive in New Delhi on Monday ... Read more...

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Proud to perform before Obama: Shillong Chamber Choir


November 9th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Performing at the presidential state banquet before US President Barack Obama and Michelle was "awesome" and "indeed a proud moment", say members of the Shillong Chamber ... Read more...

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Patil calls on India, US to work together for world peace


November 9th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 9 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil has said both the US and India have a profound responsibility to work together for peace, stability and security in the world.In ... Read more...

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‘Kesariya balam’, Indian delicacies, wow Obamas at state banquet (Lead)


November 9th, 2010 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Lighted earthen diyas lining the steps, colourful rangolis on the floor, pretty string lights on the bushes, and the melodious welcome song - "Kesariya balam, padharo ... Read more...

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Michelle a better dancer now: Obama


November 8th, 2010 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Michelle Obama has turned into a "better dancer", thanks to her India visit, US President Barack Obama jovially said during the state banquet hosted by President ... Read more...

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Pineapple halwa, to chicken shami kebab for the Obamas


November 8th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) From pineapple halwa, to achari fish tikka, chicken shami kebab and even palak papdi chaat -- it was a mouth-watering repast of Indian delicacies served to ... Read more...

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Obama visits Rajghat, pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi


November 8th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 8 (ANI): US President Barack Obama visited Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, to pay homage to the Father of the Nation on Monday.Obama and First Lady Michelle ... Read more...

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Obama thanks Indians for their extraordinary hospitality


November 8th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 8 (ANI): US President Barack Obama on Monday thanked the people of India for their extraordinary hospitality and warmth.After attending a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan here, Obama ... Read more...

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Obama gets ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan


November 8th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 8 (ANI): A ceremonial reception was accorded to US President Barack Obama at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here this morning.Obama and First Lady Michelle were welcomed warmly at the ... Read more...

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Obamas ceremonially welcomed to India (Lead)


November 8th, 2010 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama were Monday accorded a grand ceremonial welcome at the presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan and warmly greeted by ... Read more...

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Obama gets ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan


November 8th, 2010 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) A ceremonial reception was accorded to US President Barack Obama at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here Monday morning.On the third day of his trip to India, President ... Read more...

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Malawi president arrives on six-day India visit


November 2nd, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Malawi president Bingu Wa Mutharika arrived here Tuesday on a six-day visit, during which he will hold talks with the Indian leadership and receive an honorary ... Read more...

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‘Delhiwala’ Malawi president arriving on six-day visit


November 1st, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Malawi President Bingu Wa Mutharika, who has spent many years as a student in Delhi and describes himself as a "Delhiwala", will be arriving here Tuesday ... Read more...

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Obama visit: India and US have entered a new phase in bilateral ties, says PM


October 30th, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorOn Air India One, Oct. 30 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Saturday, said that he was looking forward to the four-day visit of US President Barack ... Read more...

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Tunes composed by Cambodian King’s dad, Bollywood songs welcome President Patil


September 15th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghPhnom Penh, Sep 15 (ANI): Musical tunes composed by former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk and Bollywood songs were played to welcome visiting Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil at ... Read more...

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India to help Cambodia to build human resources


September 14th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghPhnom Penh, Sep 14 (ANI): Visiting President Pratibha Devising Patil today said that human resource development and capacity building are the primary focus of India-Cambodia bilateral cooperation for the ... Read more...

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Patil accorded ceremonial welcome, meets her Lao counterpart in Vientiane


September 10th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Vientiane, Sept. 10 (ANI): Visiting Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Lao National Assembly and then had one-to-one meeting with her Lao counterpart Choummaly Sayasone this ... Read more...

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President Patil arrives in Laos on five-day visit


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Vientiane (Laos), Sept 9 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil arrived in Laotian capital Vientiane on Thursday afternoon for a five-day state visit from September 9 to 13. She will also visit Cambodia ... Read more...

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Myanmar central to India’s ‘look east’ policy: Patil


July 27th, 2010 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Noting that India and Myanmar share deep civilisational bonds of friendship and goodwill, President Pratibha Patil Tuesday said the two countries can make contributions to regional ... Read more...

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India, Myanmar to boost counter-terror cooperation, energy ties (Lead)


July 26th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Against the backdrop of China's growing clout in Southeast Asia, India and Myanmar are expected to sign a clutch of pacts Tuesday to expand cooperation across ... Read more...

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South African President Jacob Zuma arrives in India


June 3rd, 2010 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 2 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma arrived here Wednesday to begin his three-day state visit, accompanied by a delegation of 200 prominent businessmen. This is the first ever visit ... Read more...

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S.African President to undertake three-day visit of India


June 1st, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 1 (ANI): South African President Dr. Jacob Zuma will undertake a three-day visit of India from Wednesday (June 2).Dr.Zuma will first visit Mumbai for a day on Wednesday ... Read more...

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Vegetarian president brings own cooks to China


May 29th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Kavita Bajeli-Datt Beijing, May 29 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil, a vegetarian, has flown in her own cooks for her six-day China visit, fully aware that she was visiting a nation known ... Read more...

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China ready to support India’s non-permanent UNSC bid in 2011-12: Nirupama Rao


May 27th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghBeijing, May 27 (ANI): Concerns over disputes such as the Boundary Question and China's move in recent times to grant stapled visas to Kashmiris not withstanding, Indian Foreign ... Read more...

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Romantic Bollywood songs diplomacy to woo Indians by Chinese


May 27th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, May 27 (ANI): China tried to woo India by playing old Bollywood songs and serving vegetarian food for President Pratibha Devisingh Patil during the state banquet hosted in her honour by ... Read more...

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President Patil sticks to veggie fare at Chinese banquet


May 27th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Kavita Bajeli-Datt Beijing, May 27 (IANS) A sumptuous state banquet was presented in honour of visiting Indian President Pratibha Patil by Chinese President Hu Jintao, as a military band played Hindi ... Read more...

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India, China sign three bilateral pacts


May 27th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, May 27 (ANI): India and China on Thursday signed three bilateral cooperation pacts, including two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) on the sidelines of President Pratibha Devisingh Patil's six-day visit to China.The ... Read more...

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President Patil leaves for China to strengthen strategic partnership


May 26th, 2010 - 10:54 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 25 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday left for China to deepen and expand strategic and cooperative partnership between the two countries.She will be visiting China from May ... Read more...

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President Patil to be first Indian head of state to visit China in a decade


May 25th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, May 25 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, who will be visiting China from May 26-31 to deepen and expand strategic and cooperative partnership, will be the first ... Read more...

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