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Singapore Airlines welcomes FDI reform


September 20th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Singapore Airlines Thursday welcomed the government's decision to allow foreign direct investment in Indian carriers, but said it has no plans right now to invest ... Read more...

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Which way will Pakistan tilt? (Comment)


September 20th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
The publication of satirical cartoons relating to the Prophet Muhammad by a French magazine (Charles Hebdo) adds to the anger and widespread protests already simmering across many countries and societies that ... Read more...

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Indian envoys’ meet: Cyber security, Arab Spring on agenda


September 13th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Against the backdrop of new threats like cyber security and the shifting contours of global geopolitics, around 120 envoys from Indian missions abroad will ... Read more...

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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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India pledges $10 mn for Palestine


September 11th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Pitching for durable peace in the West Asia and Gulf region, India Tuesday said it will continue to work for full membership of the ... Read more...

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Palestinian president arrives Monday on state visit


September 10th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrives in India Monday night on a state visit during which he will hold delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Palestine leader heads to India next week (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Amid the flux in West Asia, India will reinforce its commitment to the Palestinian cause and will sign three pacts during the visit ... Read more...

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India to host Palestinian leader next week


September 7th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Amid the flux in West Asia, India is set to roll out the red carpet for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas next week and reiterate ... Read more...

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Uflex assigns $250 mn for growth, eyes $2-bn revenue by 2015


September 6th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 6 (IANS) With over a quarter of a billion dollars earmarked for greenfield projects and capacity expansion over the next couple of years, home-grown flexible packaging major Uflex ... Read more...

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US deploying forces in Indian Ocean to take on China: Yechury


September 1st, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 1 (IANS) The US government has decided to deploy over half of its naval fleet in the Indian Ocean and South China Sea to take on China, ... Read more...

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Build global governance structures, India urges NAM


August 30th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) Pointing to deficits in global governance, India Thursday called on the Non-Aligned Movement to "take the lead" in rectifying this and sought immediate steps to ... Read more...

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Emirates makes key changes in India management team


August 1st, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug (IANS) Emirates airline Wednesday said it has made key management changes in its commercial operations department with Essa Sulaiman Ahmad joining as the new vice president, India ... Read more...

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Yakubu set to join Chinese club


June 29th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou (China), June 29 (IANS) Blackburn and Nigerian striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni is set to complete his move to Guangzhou R&F; very soon, a top official of the Chinese Super League ... Read more...

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Asia-Pacific issues should be settled bilaterally: Antony (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) All disputes in the Asia-Pacific region should be settled bilaterally under international law, India asserted Wednesday as it emphasized the need to strengthen the ... Read more...

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India, Britain discuss visa issue, Afghanistan


June 1st, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) India Friday pressed Britain for easing the visa regime for businessmen and students to boost investment and discussed the volatile situation in Afghanistan.Foreign Secretary Rajan ... Read more...

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UN chief lauds India’s role in Security Council


April 27th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Backing the United Nations reforms process, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday lauded India's leadership role as a non-permanent member of the Security Council and its ... Read more...

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India, China to resume dialogue on non-proliferation


April 13th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 13 (IANS) In an important trust-building step, India and China Friday decided to resume their bilateral dialogue on disarmament and non-proliferation. The two rising Asian powers also pressed ... Read more...

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CPI-M will brood over setbacks at 20th congress


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 2 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) will hold its 20th party congress here starting Wednesday to discuss its recent electoral setbacks and the way ahead ... Read more...

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Behind the scenes: India shaped BRICS position on West Asia, Afghanistan


March 31st, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Amid differing perceptions, India played a crucial role in shaping the collective stance of the BRICS countries on the need for dialogue to resolve the ... Read more...

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India, Brazil sign six pacts (Lead)


March 30th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) A day after the BRICS summit, India and Brazil Friday decided to step up efforts to push the UN reforms and signed half a ... Read more...

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PM backs dialogue to resolve West Asia crisis


March 30th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) A day after the BRICS countries warned against military action in Iran and Syria, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday held bilateral talks with Brazilian ... Read more...

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Avoid political disruptions, India urges BRICS (Lead)


March 29th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) As the world's five major emerging economies began the fourth BRICS Summit here Thursday, India urged other members of the grouping to help avoid ... Read more...

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Krishna goes to Singapore for people-centric diplomacy


March 7th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna goes Thursday to Singapore on a three-day visit where he will meet Indian envoys of Southeast Asian countries and urge ... Read more...

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India warns against ‘disastrous’ conflict over Iran


March 7th, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Asserting that media has presented a distorted picture of its relations with Iran, India has warned against letting the Iran situation escalate into a "disastrous" conflict ... Read more...

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Subex bags deal from West Asian mobile operator


March 6th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 6 (IANS) Indian telecom software provider Subex Ltd won a multi-million dollar contract from a leading mobile operator in West Asia for installing its fraud management and revenue ... Read more...

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Unesco calls for girls access to primary education


March 6th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 6 (IANS) Launching its global atlas of gender equality, Unesco Tuesday called for action on further increasing enrolment of girls in primary education across the world.The atlas was ... Read more...

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Krishna heads to Egypt, Syria on agenda


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday left for Egypt on a three-day visit during which he is expected to forge relations with the new dispensation ... Read more...

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Indian Army chief gets May 31 retirement notice; Israel trip nixed (Roundup)


February 28th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The government Tuesday informed army chief General V.K. Singh that he will retire May 31, bringing the curtains down on a two-year row over his ... Read more...

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Krishna meets UNGA chief, discusses Syria situation


February 15th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) With violence in Syria worsening, India Wednesday said there cannot be a "one size fits all" solution and stressed on the resolution of the ... Read more...

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Iran: EU seeks India’s leverage, Manmohan backs diplomacy


February 10th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The European Union, which has imposed fresh sanctions against Iran, Friday asked India to use its leverage to broker talks with Tehran over its ... Read more...

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Mathai meets Clinton, says India committed to n-deal


February 9th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) India underlined its commitment to implementing the landmark civil nuclear deal when Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai Wednesday met US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and ... Read more...

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‘No contradiction in India’s ties with Iran, US’


February 7th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Amid mounting pressure from the US to reduce its dependence on Iranian oil, New Delhi has said its ties with Tehran do not contradict its relationship ... Read more...

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Indian hospitals to treat injured Libyans


January 31st, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) After initial dilly-dallying in recognising the new regime in Libya, India is now helping the north African country recover from its civil war by offering ... Read more...

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China to lead world economy by 2025: Karat


January 30th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 30 (IANS) China will dominate the world economy and the US will come down to second position by 2025, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash ... Read more...

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China, Saudi Arabia vow to enhance ties


January 16th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Jan 16 (IANS) Visiting Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz have vowed to enhance bilateral relations.Wen, who arrived here Saturday after an official ... Read more...

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