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“CENTRAL ASIA IS A REGION OF HUGE UNREALIZED POTENTIAL” Uzbek President SHAVKAT MIRZIYOYEV

“CENTRAL ASIA IS A REGION OF HUGE UNREALIZED POTENTIAL” Uzbek President SHAVKAT MIRZIYOYEV

Samarkand, November 12 Central Asia is a region of unique opportunities and huge unrealized potential, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev said at the international conference “Central Asia: One Past and a Common Future, Cooperation for...

134 killed in powerful earthquake near Iran-Iraq border

Tehran/Baghdad, Nov 13  At least 134 people were killed and over thousands others injured after a powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck an area near the Iran-Iraq border, media reports said on Monday. According to Iran’s...
31st Asean Summit begin in Philippines

31st Asean Summit begin in Philippines

Manila, Nov 13  The 31st Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and related meetings began here on Monday, with leaders of 10 member-nations and dialogue partners convening to discuss security, cooperation and regional integration. The...
India, US, Japan, Australia hold first quad talks on Indo-Pacific cooperation

India, US, Japan, Australia hold first quad talks on Indo-Pacific cooperation

Manila/New Delhi, Nov 13  India, Australia, Japan and the US on Sunday agreed that “a free, open, prosperous and inclusive” Indo-Pacific served long-term global interests, giving impetus to an emerging quad of democracies amid Chinas rising...

Philippines visit symbolises India’s commitment to Asean : PM Modi

New Delhi Nov 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his visit to the Philippines for the 15th India-Asean Summit, the 12th East Asia Summit and his bilateral meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte, symbolises India’s commitment...
Xi, Putin pledge to enhance regional, international cooperation

Xi, Putin pledge to enhance regional, international cooperation

Da Nang, Vietnam, Nov 11  Chinese President Xi Jinping met here on Friday with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on further strengthening bilateral ties and cooperation on regional and international affairs. The pair met on the sidelines of the...
Government deplores UN rapporteur’s remarks on Gandhi, human rights

Government deplores UN rapporteur’s remarks on Gandhi, human rights

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The government on Friday deplored the comments by Leo Heller, the United Nations Special Rapporteur (UNSR) on human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, about Mahatma Gandhi’s glasses, which is also the logo of...
Abu Dhabi tourism banks on Louvre cultural connect to India

Abu Dhabi tourism banks on Louvre cultural connect to India

Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) With a seven per cent year on year increase in 2017 in tourism from India, United Arab Emirates’ capital Abu Dhabi is positioning itself as a “stand-alone destination” buoyed by the opening of the Louvre Abu...
Xi defends globalisation against Trump’s bilateral stance at APEC

Xi defends globalisation against Trump’s bilateral stance at APEC

Da Nang (Vietnam), Nov 10 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday championed the “cause of globalisation” at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in contrast to US President Donald Trump who advocated for “bilateral...
Protocol amending accord between India, Kyrgyz Republic for DTAA approved

Protocol amending accord between India, Kyrgyz Republic for DTAA approved

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The Cabinet on Friday accorded approval to the protocol amending the agreement between India and the Kyrgyz Republic for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, an...

Post-Doklam, India, Bhutan talk development cooperation

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Months after Indian and Chinese troops disengaged after a standoff situation on the Doklam plateau of Bhutan, India and the Himalayan kingdom on Friday held the annual bilateral development cooperation talks here. Terming the...

Cabinet approves agreement on agriculture with Philippines

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday approved an MoU between India and the Philippines in agriculture and related fields. As per a release, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) would improve...
China says border talks with India working ‘very well’

China says border talks with India working ‘very well’

Beijing, Nov 10  Ahead of the next round of border talks with India, China on Friday said both sides have “made great efforts” in resolving their dragging boundary dispute and the “mechanism” of special representative talks was...

Trump wraps up China visit, heads to Vietnam

Beijing, Nov 10 US President Donald Trump on Friday departed from Beijing for Vietnam, after an official three-day visit to China where he urged all countries to stop arming, financing and trading with the “murderous” North Korean regime. The...
Xi, Trump discuss North Korean crisis

Xi, Trump discuss North Korean crisis

Beijing, Nov 9  Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with his visiting US counterpart Donald Trump on Thursday where they discussed the North Korean nuclear crisis. The two leaders met at the Great Hall of the People here. While Xi promised cooperation...
China, US companies sign business deals worth $9 bn

China, US companies sign business deals worth $9 bn

Beijing, Nov 9  Companies from China and the US signed on Wednesday 19 deals worth a total of $9 billion on the first day of the US President’s visit to the Chinese capital. The agreements, which encompass sectors such as energy, aeronautics and...
Embassy of India in The Hague to host Commonwealth Remembrance Day Service in memory of martyrs in the First and Second World Wars on November 12

Embassy of India in The Hague to host Commonwealth Remembrance Day Service in memory of martyrs in the First and Second World Wars on November 12

The Embassy of India on behalf of the Commonwealth-Netherlands Joint Committee of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, will host a Commonwealth Remembrance Day Service at the Westduin Cemetery in The Hague on November 12, 2017 to honour the sacrifices...
Looking forward to focus on sustainable ties with India: French Ambassador

Looking forward to focus on sustainable ties with India: French Ambassador

French Ambassador Alexandre Ziegler New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) French Ambassador Alexandre Ziegler on Wednesday said that France is looking forward to go beyond strategic ties and focus more on improving the bilateral relationship with India through sustainable...
Talks on to expand clean leather technology in India : UNIDO

Talks on to expand clean leather technology in India : UNIDO

Kolkata, Nov 8 (IANS) In a bid to apply clean tanning technologies to the leather industry, discussions are on to expand ‘hair saving’ technology to clusters across India, a UNIDO official said here on Wednesday. As many as eight pilot projects...

Russia’s arms export to reach $15.3 bn in 2017: Putin

Moscow, Nov 8  Russia’s export of arms and military equipment is expected to reach $15.3 billion by the end of 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday. “Based on the results of January to September of this year, the portfolio...