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‘Changes in Myanmar open new opportunities for India’


September 18th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, S Sep 18 (IANS) Recent changes in Myanmar have created new opportunities for enhancing relations with India, according to an expert."The recent changes in Myanmar have created new opportunities ... Read more...

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Fareed Zakaria quits Yale board


August 22nd, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Haven (Connecticut), Aug 22 (IANS) Hit by plagiarism charges, celebrated Indian-American journalist Fareed Zakaria has resigned from the board of Ivy League Yale University, citing the need to focus ... Read more...

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Nukes needed to deter blackmail by other powers: India (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) In a delicate balancing act, India Tuesday renewed its pitch for universal, time-bound nuclear disarmament, but underlined that it will not be part of ... Read more...

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India, Indonesia back freedom of navigation in South China Sea (Lead)


July 27th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Against the backdrop of growing Chinese assertiveness in southeast Asia, India and Indonesia discussed tensions in the South China Sea and backed freedom of navigation ... Read more...

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India, Indonesia to hold talks


July 24th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) India and Indonesia, founders of the Non-Aligned Movement and two of the world's fastest growing economies, will hold talks later this week to accelerate economic ... Read more...

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Vietnam president praises India’s economic, technical help


July 18th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, July 18 (IANS) India's economic and technical support for Vietnam came in for praise from its President Truong Tan Sang Wednesday when an Indian delegation called on him ... Read more...

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India concerned over rising tensions in South China Sea


July 17th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, July 17 (IANS) India was concerned with rising tensions in the South China Sea and attaches great importance to ensuring safety and security of sea lanes and freedom of ... Read more...

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With China on mind, India steps up Latin America diplomacy


July 10th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Amid China's increasing foray in this region, India will host its first dialogue with foreign ministers of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries next ... Read more...

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Rwanda seeks India’s support for UN seat


June 29th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Projecting its democratic and economic transformation on the 50th anniversary of its independence, Rwanda, a rising economy in east Africa, Friday sought India's backing for ... Read more...

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Rajiv Bhatia is new DG of ICWA


June 29th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Rajiv Bhatia has take over as director general of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), the country's prestigious and oldest foreign policy think tank.ICWA ... Read more...

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‘Ayurveda could be the healing agent for Afro-Indian partnership’


June 6th, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 6 (IANS) Trade and commerce apart, aggressive and sustained promotion of India's ancient medicinal science Ayurveda in Africa could help promote the 54-nation continent's "holistic development", a former ... Read more...

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India can become a world power: US official


June 5th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) The US has invested much of its time and energy to foster its relations with India because it believes India has the institutional capacity to become ... Read more...

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India can lead in South-South cooperation: Visiting Cape Verde minister (With Image)


June 5th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 5 (IANS) Cape Verde, a sunny collective nesting of 10 picturesque islands in the Atlantic Ocean 570 km off Africa, is shifting its eyes from Europe to countries ... Read more...

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India, Myanmar forge think-tanks’ links


May 28th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 28 (IANS) With Myanmar opening up to democratic transformation, India and the Southeast Asian state Monday decided to forge links between their think-tanks.The need for building ... Read more...

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India calls for stronger ties with resurgent Africa


May 25th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Toasting the African resurgence on the occasion of Africa Day, India Friday underlined its commitment to build a stronger partnership with the 54-nation continent that ... Read more...

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Somali leader backs Indian action against pirates (Lead)


May 16th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Against the backdrop of Somali pirates currently holding over 60 Indian sailors as hostages, the African country's Puntland state has backed military operations to ... Read more...

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Will support Indian military action against pirates: Somali leader


May 15th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Against the backdrop of Somali pirates currently holding over 60 Indian sailors as hostage, the African country's Puntland state backs military operations to rescue ... Read more...

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Tagore as India’s peace envoy: book project by ICWA


May 8th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) He is revered the world over for his prodigious literary output, including thousands of poems and songs. But what the world will now get to ... Read more...

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US welcomes strong, prosperous China: Clinton


May 5th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 4 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday the US welcomes a strong, prosperous and successful China."We want to see China not only deliver economic prosperity ... Read more...

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‘If Bangladesh grows, northeast India would develop too’


April 26th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 26 (IANS) India, Bangladesh and other countries in the region should strengthen existing rail, road and water linkages for their prosperity since "if Bangladesh grows, northeast India would ... Read more...

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We don’t seek to export democracy in Middle East: Tunisian foreign minister


April 24th, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) As a country where the Arab Spring began, Tunisia is not keen to "export" it to the region but cannot help if neighbours take it ... Read more...

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India can help Yemen in energy, education, say experts


April 18th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Energy and higher education are among areas that have immense potential of cooperation between India and Yemen, experts said here and suggested that New Delhi ... Read more...

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India, Nigeria strengthen ties with Track II dialogue


March 16th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, March 16 (IANS) India and the oil-rich Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, have firmed up a Track II dialogue and unveiled new initiatives towards a strategic partnership that includes ... Read more...

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Life-presidents and sit-tight leaders are in danger: Ex-Nigerian president


March 13th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) With the Arab uprisings causing serial upheavals in North African nations, it has rung warning bells for "the 'life presidents' and 'sit-tight leaders' of the ... Read more...

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Call for liberalising trade and travel in South Asia (Lead)


March 10th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) A two-day South Asia conference Saturday resulted in a raft of suggestions, including liberalising trade and travel, for promoting quicker integration in the region that ... Read more...

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India pitches for private sector role in South Asian integration


March 10th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) India Saturday underlined its commitment to the ongoing transformation of South Asia and asked the private sector to play a greater role in regional integration.India's ... Read more...

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ICWA to have think tank linkage with Colombo institute


March 9th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation with the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic ... Read more...

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Time to do more business in South Asia: India (Lead)


March 9th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) India Friday called for faster economic integration in South Asia and underlined that costs of not doing business with each other in the region will ... Read more...

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India urges faster economic integration of South Asia


March 9th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Describing South Asia as one of the fastest growing sub-regions in the world, India Friday called for its faster economic integration."We should strengthen economic links ... Read more...

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Menon to open seminar on South Asia next week


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon will inaugurate a two-day seminar here next week that will focus on the ongoing transformation of South Asia and new ... Read more...

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Ethiopia seeks Indian help to train rookie diplomats


February 9th, 2012 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Like many countries in Africa, Ethiopia has sought India's help in setting up an institute to train rookie diplomats.A four-member delegation from Ethiopia's foreign ministry ... Read more...

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Femen group indulges in topless protest


January 30th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Davos, Jan 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Swiss police arrested three women during the World Economic Forum in the country’s town of Davos. The women, Ukrainians from the group Femen, removed their tops ... Read more...

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No turning back on democracy: Myanmar foreign minister


January 25th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Amid the democratic transition in Myanmar, Foreign Minister U. Wunna Maung Lwin Friday assured the international community that there will be "no turning back or ... Read more...

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America indispensable in world affairs: Obama


January 25th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Joining issue with those suggesting that Washington's influence was on the decline, President Barack Obama has asserted that America remains the one indispensable nation in ... Read more...

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India to scale up ties with democratic Myanmar


January 18th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Amid the democratic transition in Myanmar, Foreign Minister U. Wunna Maung Lwin comes to India next week, a visit expected to boost economic and ... Read more...

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