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Medvedev praises development of internet


April 19th, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has praised the rapid development of the internet in the country, and called on web users to engage more in ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan’s granting MFN status to India will improve trade ties’


October 14th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 14 (IANS) Pakistan's decision to grant Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India will help improve trade ties, said a daily Friday.Pakistan has, in principle, decided to grant ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan talk — to remove hiccups in ties (Third Lead)


June 23rd, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) India and Pakistan resumed their diplomatic dialogue here Thursday, with Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao saying that New Delhi wished to see "a stable and ... Read more...

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India to hold talks with Pakistan with ‘an open mind’ (Second Lead)


June 23rd, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) India Thursday said it wished to see "a stable and prosperous Pakistan" as the foreign secretaries of the two countries begin two-day talks aimed at ... Read more...

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Bilateral trade with US would grow beyond 50 billion dollars in 2011: Anand Sharma


February 7th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 7 (ANI): Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Monday said he is hopeful that India's bilateral trade with the United States of America would grow beyond 50 ... Read more...

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Pakistani women on Taj visit talk harmony


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 3 (IANS) It is in the interest of peoples of India and Pakistan to have harmonious and friendly relations, a group of women belonging to Pakistani NGO Paiman said during ... Read more...

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India should be tougher with Pakistan: BJP (Lead)


July 16th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said New Delhi needed to be tougher in dealing with Islamabad and tell Pakistan that dialogue was not possible till ... Read more...

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Call off dialogue with Pakistan: Sushma Swaraj


July 16th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj Friday demanded that the India-Pakistan dialogue be called off as Pakistan breached all diplomatic norms in the recent ... Read more...

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‘Ridiculous’ to compare Pillai with Saeed: Congress


July 16th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The ruling Congress Friday termed as "ridiculous" Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi's attempt to equate Indian Home Secretary G.K. Pillai's statement on the 2008 Mumbai terror ... Read more...

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BJP criticises Krishna for not defending Pillai in Pakistan


July 16th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday criticised External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna for not defending India's Home Secretary G.K. Pillai when Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood ... Read more...

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Pakistan media blame India for deadlock in talks


July 16th, 2010 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) Leading Pakistani newspapers Friday blamed India for the deadlock in the first major bilateral engagement since the Mumbai terror attack.But the accusatory tone varied among ... Read more...

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Kashmir, Balochistan cast a shadow on India-Pakistan talks (Roundup)


July 16th, 2010 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Serious differences over Jammu and Kashmir and Balochistan came to the fore here Thursday as India and Pakistan ended their first major bilateral dialogue ... Read more...

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Talks with India on basis of equality: Pakistan


May 18th, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 18 (IANS) Pakistan said Tuesday it would not accept any preconditions for talks with India and that these should be held on the basis of equality. "We would not accept ... Read more...

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Primary Day Signifies A Test For The Electoral Issues Likely To Be Associated With The Fall Elections


May 18th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 18, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): For all the primaries that test the influence of the tea party and the capability of veteran senators to endure, a particular House election in ... Read more...

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IPL and broadcasters continue to haggle


March 11th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) With only a day left for the start of the third edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the bosses of the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament and an ... Read more...

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Sheila Dikshit finds a supporter in Bal Thackerary (Lead)


December 28th, 2009 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has earned praise from an unlikely quarter - Bal Thackeray. The Shiv Sena supremo has said she was the "only man" in the ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena praises Sheila Dikshit’s anti-migrant stance


December 28th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has earned laurels from Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray for making a proposal aimed at cutting down the flow of migrants to the ... Read more...

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British minister urges to make Copenhagen climate change meet a fair deal


October 22nd, 2009 - 8:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 22 (ANI): Britain's Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, Lord Hunt, has praised the climate change conference being held in New Delhi as an important precursor ... Read more...

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Air India strike enters fourth day, 26 flights cancelled


September 29th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) At least 26 flights of Air India were cancelled Tuesday morning with the standoff between the management and striking pilots entering the fourth day, causing severe inconvenience ... Read more...

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No resolution to Air India crisis, PMO intervenes (Fifth Lead)


September 29th, 2009 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) With the standoff between agitating pilots and the Air India management showing no signs of easing, the Prime Minister's Office Monday night urged the civil aviation ... Read more...

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Air India softens stand after talks with pilots fail (Fourth Lead)


September 28th, 2009 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) After its talks with the agitating pilots ended inconclusive Monday, the Air India management said it was open for further negotiations and that a decision on ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton arrives in Kenya at start of Africa tour


August 5th, 2009 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 4 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in Kenya Tuesday on the first leg of her Africa tour. Clinton's visit demonstrates the continent is a foreign policy ... Read more...

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Obama calls for ‘deeds’ to follow very productive summit


April 20th, 2009 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, April 19 (DPA) US President Barack Obama hailed as "very productive" the Summit of the Americas that ended Sunday in Trinidad and Tobago, but stressed that a lot ... Read more...

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US downplays differences with Pakistan over extremists


April 9th, 2009 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Downplaying differences with Pakistan over how to deal with extremists on Afghanistan's border, the United States says it would continue to work with Islamabad "as best we ... Read more...

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People have right to criticise government, says Wen


March 1st, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (Xinhua) People have the right to criticise government policy and the government also needs to be open and democratic in its policy-making, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said here in ... Read more...

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BSF-Pakistan rangers meet in Lahore to combat rise in militant activities


October 13th, 2008 - 10:26 pm ICT by ANI
Wagah Border (Punjab), Oct 13 (ANI): Senior Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and Pakistan Rangers today began talks in Lahore to discuss security measures and strategies to combat the increasing militant ... Read more...

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Russian President Medvedev in Berlin on first European trip


June 5th, 2008 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Berlin, June 5 (DPA) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev paid a one-day visit to Berlin Thursday, choosing the German capital for his first trip to Europe since being sworn in last month. Medvedev, ... Read more...

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Tribal chiefs warn visiting US officials against direct action


March 27th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Mar 27 (ANI): A day after the new government in Pakistan told the two visiting US officials - John Negroponte and Richard Boucher that it wont encourage direct attacks on ... Read more...

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CPI to discuss UPA policies at its 20th National Congress in Hyderabad


March 23rd, 2008 - 11:04 am ICT by admin
Hyderabad, Mar 23(ANI): The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of India (CPI) to be held here from Sunday, is likely to discuss all thorny issues responsible for the Left's ... Read more...

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