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MFN sets stage for Indian, Pakistani leaders meeting in Maldives

November 3rd, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) With Pakistan granting MFN status to India and a slew of recent positive gestures by both sides, the stage has been set for a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

States act on graft, governance - prodded by people’s power

September 11th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Fixed timeframes for the completion of public works, penalty for officials who fail to deliver, wide-ranging powers to anti-graft bodies. Prodded into action by ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Crossing caste lines, they cast off surnames (Feature)

July 10th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Upon entering the cold room and extending the formal niceties, Reshma, 30, introduces herself to her prospective employer. A pregnant pause and a puzzled look ... Read more...

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Planting trees to celebrate girls, a village keeps count

June 17th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Patna, June 17 (IANS) There's a village in Bihar that is greener than many others. For, it celebrates the birth of girl children by planting saplings. And now Dharhara is ... Read more...

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Indian construction company to build Afghanistan’s Parliament building

May 1st, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 1(ANI): India-based C&C Constructions Limited has won a Rs.635-crore order to build Afghanistan's Parliament building as well as an Indian chancery complex in the Afghan capital city of Kabul.C&C ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Mubarak arrested in his bed after heart collapse

April 14th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Sharm-el-Sheikh (Egypt), Apr. 14 (ANI): Egyptian prosecutors arrested ousted President Hosni Mubarak while he was in his bed last night on charges of alleged corruption and abuse of power during his 30-year ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US looking ‘very closely’ at adding Pak Taliban to foreign terrorist organisations list

May 12th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, which is said be behind the failed plot to detonate a car bomb in Times Square, is still not in the American list of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistani PM Gilani says he, not Zardari, is running government

November 30th, 2009 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 30 (DPA) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Monday said he, and not President Asif Ali Zadari, is running the country. Zadari is under growing pressure to relinquish his sweeping ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

NGO asks Delhi, Mumbai to switch off for an hour

March 10th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The Indian branch of international NGO World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is calling upon every resident of Delhi and Mumbai to switch off their lights and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

North Korea suspends dismantlement of nuclear facilities

August 26th, 2008 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 26 (DPA) North Korea said Tuesday it had stopped disabling its nuclear facilities in protest against the US failure to remove the country from its terrorist blacklist.The North Korean foreign ... Read more...

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Hillarys name in nomination at Democratic convention as a tribute

August 15th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): Senator Hillary Rodham Clintons presidential candidacy will receive one final tribute when her name will be formally placed into nomination at the Democratic convention.The symbolic move, announced ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bush renews call for offshore drilling

July 31st, 2008 - 1:47 am ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, July 31 (DPA) US President George W. Bush Wednesday renewed his call for lifting of a federal ban on oil drilling off the US coast and placed the blame for high ... Read more...

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Russia hails North Korea for demolishing n-reactor tower

June 27th, 2008 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Moscow, June 27 (RIA Novosti) Russia Friday welcomed the demolition of a cooling tower in North Korea's main nuclear reactor complex at Yongbyon as a move toward the communist country's de-nuclearisation ... Read more...

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North Korea destroys reactor’s cooling tower: Report

June 27th, 2008 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Seoul, June 27 (DPA) North Korea Friday blew up the cooling tower at its Yongbyon nuclear plant in a move towards dismantling its nuclear programme in exchange for the easing of sanctions ... Read more...

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EU to lift sanctions on Cuba, open dialogue (Lead)

June 20th, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, June 20 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has agreed to lift diplomatic sanctions against the Cuban regime and open a dialogue with Havana, a move that is expected to draw criticism ... Read more...

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