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Putin peak summitted for first time


September 14th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Putin peak, a mountain in Kyrgyzstan named in honour of the Russian president, has been summited for the first time, an official said Friday.The ... Read more...

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‘Cambridge alumni played role in India’s freedom’


September 11th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has said that many Cambridge alumni played a leading role in India's struggle for independence and later in guiding ... Read more...

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Toyota to invest Rs.900 crore to raise production


September 6th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Japanese automobile major Toyota Thursday said it will invest Rs.900 crore by next March to increase production capacity at its Bangalore plant."We will be investing ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh arrives in Tehran


August 28th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 28 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here Tuesday on a four-day visit during which he will attend the 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) ... Read more...

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PM leaves for Tehran


August 28th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left Tuesday on a four-day visit to Tehran to attend the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and meet ... Read more...

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Portman to campaign for Obama


August 26th, 2012 - 2:27 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 26 (IANS) Actress Natalie Portman will campaign for US President Barack Obama during a rally in Las Vegas.The Oscar winner will join political heavyweights like Valerie ... Read more...

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India rejects OIC reference on Kashmir


August 17th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) India Friday rejected as "erroneous and factually incorrect" a reference to Kashmir by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in its resolution on Syria.Syed ... Read more...

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Bodies of two US mountaineers found in Peru


July 30th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, July 30 (IANS/EFE) The bodies of two missing US climbers were found on Palcaraju, a mountain that rises more than 6,200 meters in Peru's northern Ancash region, police said.Ben ... Read more...

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IRDA plans guidelines to regulate micro-insurance


July 6th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) India's Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) Friday said it is planning to come out with guidelines for the micro-insurance segment in the country to ensure ... Read more...

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Cabinet to take up IT and electronics policy next week: Sibal


July 5th, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The union cabinet might take a call on the proposed IT and electronics manufacturing policy next week, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said Wednesday."Yesterday (Tuesday) cluster ... Read more...

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NATO welcomes Pakistan reopening supply lines


July 4th, 2012 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 4 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Tuesday welcomed Pakistan's announcement on opening ground supply lines to Afghanistan."The resumption of transit arrangements for ISAF (International Security Assistance ... Read more...

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EU leaders agree on 120 bn euro growth initiatives


June 29th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, June 29 (IANS) European Union (EU) top leaders have agreed on a package of growth initiatives worth 120 billion euros (about $150 billion) to help the most vulnerable economies ... Read more...

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Canadian with no legs climbs Africa’s highest peak


June 21st, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 21 (IANS) A 31-year-old Canadian has climbed Africa's highest peak - the 19,341-feet-high Mount Kilimanjaro - despite having no legs.Spencer West from Toronto used his hands to scale ... Read more...

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100 mn Chinese live in poverty, says Wen Jiabao


June 21st, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 21 (IANS) Even though China boasts a fairly large economy, it is still a developing nation where more than 100 million people live below the poverty line, Premier ... Read more...

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ITC, Bangalore airport get GreenCo awards


June 15th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) ITC's Bhadrachalam (Andhra Pradesh) unit and Bangalore International Airport Friday won the golden and silver plaque, respectively, at the Confederation of Indian Industry's GreenCo Summit, 2012 ... Read more...

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Italy does not need EU help: Monti


June 13th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 13 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has denied that his country requires any bailout from its European partners."We wanted (sic) to show with actions in our ... Read more...

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North Korea has no plans for n-test: Official


June 10th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, June 10 (IANS) North Korea has said it has no plans to conduct a nuclear test "at present", the country's official news agency KCNA reported.A foreign ministry spokesman said ... Read more...

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IOC concerned over progress of work in Rio


June 7th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 7 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has expressed concern over Rio's ability to build necessary infrastructure for the 2016 Olympics in time.The urban infrastructure projects ... Read more...

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Zardari talks Afghanistan with Krishna


June 7th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 7 (IANS) India and Pakistan Thursday briefly discussed Afghanistan when Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna spoke to Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on the sidelines of the ... Read more...

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Differences with India minor, says China


June 7th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 8 (IANS) China said Thursday the differences with India were minor and would not be allowed to disturb the working relationship between the two countries.The affirmation came at ... Read more...

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Pentagon says India is a global power


June 6th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Ahead of next week's India-US strategic dialogue here, Pentagon has described India as a global power, which is meeting its responsibilities, and appreciated its work to ... Read more...

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Bachendri Pal’s brother, 2 others scale Mt. Everest (With Images)


May 26th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Three people, including a woman, from Jharkhand scaled the world's highest peak Mount Everest early Saturday, the company sponsoring the expedition said here. Among the three ... Read more...

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Russia not to allocate $10 mn for Afghan army


May 25th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has rejected a NATO request to allocate $10 million for the support of the Afghan Army, the Russian presidential envoy to Afghanistan said ... Read more...

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Osian film fest returns, starts July 27


May 23rd, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The popular Osian's Cinefan Film Festival is back with a new logo after a two-year hiatus. Bringing the finest films from India, Asia and Arab ... Read more...

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G8 leaders stresses boosting growth


May 20th, 2012 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) nations have stressed that bolstering economic growth and job creation was critical to the global economic recovery."The global economic ... Read more...

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73-year-old woman climbs Mount Everest


May 19th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 19 (IANS) A 73-year-old Japanese woman Saturday broke her own record to again become the oldest woman to scale Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain, a media report ... Read more...

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Colombian prostitutes could be Russian spies: Senator


April 25th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) A US senator has claimed that the prostitutes who were involved in Colombia with President Barack Obama's Secret Service agents could have been placed there ... Read more...

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India proposes working group for BRICS development bank


April 20th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) India has suggested setting up a working group comprising officials from finance ministries and central banks of the five BRICS countries for the formation of ... Read more...

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South China Sea is property of world: Krishna


April 6th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) The South China Sea is the property of the world and must be free for trade to prosper, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Friday ... Read more...

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Zardari wants to visit Ajmer Sharif


April 1st, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has conveyed to the Indian government his desire to visit the Sufi shrine of Ajmer Sharif in India this ... Read more...

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JNU’s Tibetan students pay homage to ‘martyr’


March 29th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Tibetan students in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) here Wednesday sat on a candlelight vigil in the campus to pay homage to Jamphel Yeshi, the ... Read more...

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President hosts BRICS leaders at cultural soiree, banquet


March 28th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Indian President Pratibha Patil hosted the heads of the BRICS countries who are in India for their 4th BRIC summit to a banquet and ... Read more...

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Protests, prayers mark Hu visit


March 28th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 28 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to India for the BRICS summit was greeted here with protest banners and shuttered Tibetan shops.Most shops in the town's suburb ... Read more...

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BRICS ministers to discuss trade, investment


March 27th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Trade ministers from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS), representing over 40 percent of the world's population, will meet here Wednesday to discuss ... Read more...

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EU to speed up bailout fund payments


March 3rd, 2012 - 7:39 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Leaders of Eurozone countries agreed to allocate funds faster for the EU permanent bailout fund Friday -- the second day of the EU summit in ... Read more...

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