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Maldives opposition hopes fair, free by-elections will lead to early presidential poll

April 14, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Male, April 14 (ANI): The Maldives opposition has expressed confidence of a free and fair poll, as voting got underway today for by-elections.

Bresnan bemoans tsunami scare day before his marriage in Maldives

April 12, 2012 at 4:03 PM

London, Apr 12(ANI): England fast bowler Tim Bresnan, who is currently in the Maldives for his wedding, had to sit tight and hope that the tsunami didn't reach Maldives after news of the earthquake in Indonesia.

Earthquakes in India : A chronology

April 11, 2012 at 7:23 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Following is the list of some of the major quakes in India since 1950:

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Quake jolts Indonesia, panic grips India

April 11, 2012 at 6:59 PM

New Delhi/Hong Kong, April 11 (IANS) Two massive quakes shook Sumatra in Indonesia Wednesday, triggering a tsunami alert in 28 countries including India and panic all across India's east coast. There were no reports of casualties.

Quake rattles Sumatra, India feels tremors

April 11, 2012 at 5:23 PM

New Delhi/Hong Kong, April 11 (IANS) Many states along India's east coast felt tremors after an earthquake measuring 8.5 on the Richter scale rocked Sumatra in Indonesia Wednesday. Disaster management experts said there was no threat of a tsunami in India, but fishermen were still warned against venturing into the sea.

Indonesia quake triggers Indian Ocean tsunami alert

April 11, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Jakarta, Apr 11 (ANI): A massive 8.7 earthquake has struck off the western coast of Indonesia triggering fears of a "devastating" tsunami.

Major quake rattles Sumatra, tsunami alert in India

April 11, 2012 at 3:39 PM

New Delhi/Hong Kong, April 11 (IANS) Many states along India's east coast felt tremors as a high intensity earthquake rocked Sumatra Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. A tsunami warning has been issued in India and 27 other countries

Tsunami alert following Indonesia quake

April 11, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Hong Kong, April 11 (IANS) A tsunami alert has been sounded in 28 places across the world, including India, after a massive earthquake rocked Indonesia Wednesday.

Ousted Maldives president coming to press for early polls

April 11, 2012 at 2:51 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) With the political deadlock persisting in the Maldives, ousted president Mohamed 'Anni' Nasheed comes to India next week to seek New Delhi's diplomatic push for early elections in his picture-pretty Indian Ocean island country.

Better Pakistan-India ties vital for region, says China

April 9, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Beijing, April 9 (IANS) Improved ties between Islamabad and New Delhi are indispensable for regional stability, which is "vital for prosperity and China's modernisation drive", Beijing has said while welcoming Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's visit to India.

Post 26/11, a chronicle of India-Pakistan meetings

April 8, 2012 at 4:10 PM

A chronology of key meetings between Indian and Pakistani leaders after the Nov 26, 2008 Mumbai terror carnage that caused a nearly two-year long deep freeze in the ties between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

After talks with Zardari, Manmohan says 'very happy to visit Pakistan' (Afternoon Lead)

April 8, 2012 at 3:29 PM

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) India and Pakistan moved a step closer to their "common desire" of normalising relations after a businesslike lunch and talks between visiting Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Sunday. The two leaders discussed the entire gamut of bilateral issues before Manmohan Singh announced he would be "very happy" to visit Pakistan.

Visit Pakistan, Zardari to tell Manmohan

April 8, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari will invite Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit Pakistan when the two leaders meet Sunday, a media report said here.

Zardari to invite Manmohan to Pakistan, all issues on table

April 7, 2012 at 6:49 PM

New Delhi/Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) In his first visit to India, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari will invite Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit his country 'by the end of this year' when the two leaders hold one-on-one talks here Sunday sans aides and note-takers.

US in touch with India on Maldives issue

April 7, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Colombo, April 7 (IANS) The US is in touch with India over the situation in the Maldives, a US embassy official has said.

One-on-one: Manmohan, Zardari to raise bar for ties

April 6, 2012 at 8:41 PM

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to hold one-on-one talks with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari sans aides for around an hour Sunday, fuelling speculation of a more substantive outcome from what is seen as a personal visit high on symbolism.

China to send tourists to Xisha Islands

April 5, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Beijing, April 5 (IANS) China is going to open its Xisha Islands to tourists in a bid to reassert its sovereignty over a scattering of islands and reefs in the South China Sea.

Manmohan must reach out to Pakistan: Daily

April 4, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Islamabad, April 4 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should "rise above the compulsions of domestic politics and realise the overall benefits accruing to South Asia from an India-Pakistan rapprochement", a leading Pakistani daily said Wednesday.

Maldives welcomes India's role, Waheed to visit New Delhi

April 3, 2012 at 8:32 PM

New Delhi/Male, April 3 (IANS) India Tuesday conveyed to the Maldives the need for pushing reconciliation in the archipelago nation even as Male announced that President Mohammed Waheed Hasan will be coming to New Delhi next month.

Maldives president to visit India in May

April 3, 2012 at 7:21 PM

New Delhi/Male, April 3 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday held talks with his Maldivian counterpart Abdul Samad Abdulla here as the Maldives government announced that President Mohammed Waheed Hasan will be coming to New Delhi next month.

Manmohan-Zardari meeting: India to press for action against Saeed

April 3, 2012 at 4:48 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Bolstered by the US unveiling a $10 million bounty for the capture of the Mumbai terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed, India is expected to up pressure for action against the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Sunday.

Maldivian Foreign Minister to meet Krishna tomorrow

April 2, 2012 at 9:20 PM

New Delhi, Apr. 2 (ANI): Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdul Samad Abdulla will meets his Indian counterpart S.M. Krishna here on Tuesday.

Amid improving ties, Zardari to meet Manmohan, visit Ajmer

April 2, 2012 at 6:08 PM

New Delhi/Islamabad, April 2 (IANS) Amid a marked improvement in bilateral ties, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will visit India April 8 to offer prayers at a revered Sufi shrine in Ajmer and also meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for lunch.

Amid flux, India to get Maldives situation update

April 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) With the political flux continuing in the Maldives, India is gearing up to hear two contrasting views on the situation in the the Indian Ocean island from Foreign Minister Abdul Samad Abdulla Tuesday and ousted president Mohamed Nasheed later this month.

'This World Health Day, focus on ageing and health'

April 2, 2012 at 4:56 PM

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) With nearly eight percent of southeast Asia's population above the age of 60 years, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday said it will draw global attention to ageing to highlight it as a rapidly emerging priority that most countries in the region have yet to address adequately.

Krishna to talk to Maldivian foreign minister

April 2, 2012 at 3:52 PM

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Nearly two months after a sudden transfer of power in the Indian Ocean atoll nation, Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdul Samad Abdulla arrived here Monday on his first visit abroad to intensify consultations with India on the situation in his country.

Zardari likely to come on 'personal' visit to India

April 1, 2012 at 7:09 PM

New Delhi/Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) Against the backdrop of improving bilateral ties, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is expected to come on a personal visit to India later this month to pay his respects at the revered Sufi shrine at Ajmer Sharif.

Gilani requests Manmohan Singh for supply of electricity to Pakistan's Punjab province

March 28, 2012 at 1:28 AM

On board Air India One, Mar 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has said that his Pakistani counterpart, Yuusuf Raza Gilani has requested him for electricity supply for the country's Punjab province.

Manmohan Singh tells Gilani, will visit Pakistan if concrete development takes place

March 28, 2012 at 1:28 AM

On board Air India One, Mar 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has told his Pakistani counter Prime Minister Yuusuf Raza Gilani that he will visit Pakistan only when some solid and concrete development takes place.

Nuclear Security Summit: Gilani-Manmohan decide to intensify dialogue to improve bilateral ties

March 27, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Seoul, Mar 27 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yuusuf Raza Gilani and his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh have expressed their desire to intensify the bilateral dialogue process for further engagements during their informal meeting on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea.

Manmohan-Gilani meet, decide to intensify dialogue

March 27, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Seoul, March 27 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani met here Tuesday and said the two countries had charted the right path to resolve their issues and decided to intensify dialogue.

Indian recognition of Maldivian 'coup' shocking: Nasheed

March 25, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Colombo, March 25 (IANS) Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed has said it felt shocking to see how rapidly the Indian and the US government stepped in to recognise the new regime.

Maldives President Hassan accused of seizing power through illegal coup

March 14, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Male, Mar 14 (ANI): Maldivian President Waheed Hassan is facing opposition from his brother, who has accused him of seizing power through "an illegal coup" in February.

Maldives President Hassan accused of seizing power through illegal coup

March 14, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Male, Mar 14 (ANI): Maldivian President Waheed Hassan is facing opposition from his brother, who has accused him of seizing power through "an illegal coup" in February.

US Special Forces working in India to contain LeT, says military official

March 3, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Islamabad, Mar 3 (ANI): The United States had its Special Forces in India and is working with the Indians to contain the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), a senior American military official told a congressional panel.

US Special Forces working in India to contain LeT, says military official

March 3, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Islamabad, Mar 3 (ANI): The United States had its Special Forces in India and is working with the Indians to contain the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), a senior American military official told a congressional panel.

Foreign Secretary Mathai visits Maldives to take political process forward

February 29, 2012 at 8:01 PM

New Delhi, Feb 29 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai returned here today after a three-day visit to Maldives to take forward the political process and continue India's engagement with all parties concerned.

Foreign Secretary Mathai visits Maldives to take political process forward

February 29, 2012 at 1:36 PM

New Delhi, Feb 29 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai returned here today after a three-day visit to Maldives to take forward the political process and continue India's engagement with all parties concerned.

Pakistan's MFN status in line with SAFTA protocol: Anand Sharma

February 17, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Islamabad, Feb 17 (ANI): Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma has said that Pakistan's decision to grant India 'most favoured nation' status for trade is in line with the protocol of the South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) agreement.

Pakistan's MFN status in line with SAFTA protocol: Anand Sharma

February 17, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Islamabad, Feb 17 (ANI): Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma has said that Pakistan's decision to grant India 'most favoured nation' status for trade is in line with the protocol of the South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) agreement.

Destruction of Buddha statues alarms Maldivians

February 13, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Male, Feb.13 (ANI): Maldivians have reportedly expressed alarm over the destruction of several historical and priceless Buddhist artifacts on exhibit at the country's National Museum.

Maldives suffering after effects of brutal police repression

February 13, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Male, Feb 13(ANI): The Maldives are suffering from the effects of the brutal police repression.

U.S. official calls for end of violence in Maldives

February 12, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Male, Feb 12(ANI): A senior U.S. official has said that both Maldives President Mohammed Waheed Hassan and his predecessor Mohamed Nasheed should avoid violence in the stand- off for control of the Maldives' government.

Commonwealth ministers to meet within 24 hours to resolve Maldives' political crisis

February 12, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Male, Feb 12(ANI): Commonwealth officials have said they will hold talks on a stand-off in the Maldives between President Mohammed Waheed Hassan and his predecessor Mohamed Nasheed.

U.S. official calls for end of violence in Maldives

February 12, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Male, Feb 12(ANI): A senior U.S. official has said that both Maldives President Mohammed Waheed Hassan and his predecessor Mohamed Nasheed should avoid violence in the stand- off for control of the Maldives' government.

Commonwealth ministers to meet within 24 hours to resolve Maldives' political crisis

February 12, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Male, Feb 12(ANI): Commonwealth officials have said they will hold talks on a stand-off in the Maldives between President Mohammed Waheed Hassan and his predecessor Mohamed Nasheed.

Fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami activists vandalise Hindu temples in Chittagong

February 11, 2012 at 1:57 PM

New Delhi, Feb.11 (ANI): Fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami activists vandalised several Hindu temples in the Hathazari area of Chittagong in Bangladesh on Thursday and Friday, forcing the law enforcement authorities to impose Section 144 of the Bangladesh Penal Code that bans public gatherings in the affected area.

Rising Islamism in Maldives could pose potential terror threat to India: Report

February 11, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Male, Feb 11(ANI): The emergence of hard-line Islam in the Maldives, a relatively new development for the country, has sparked off concerns in India that it could be used as a potential base for Islamist militants.

No early polls in the offing in Maldives: President Waheed

February 11, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Male, Feb.11 (ANI): Maldivian President, Mohammed Waheed on Saturday ruled out the possibility of early polls in the country.

Maldives envoy assures safety of Indians

February 10, 2012 at 9:25 PM

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): High Commissioner of the Republic of Maldives to India Abdul Azeez Yoosuf has said that situation in Maldives has not reached the point that there should be any worry about the safety of Indians.

India rules out military intervention in Maldives

February 10, 2012 at 7:57 PM

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Terming the political crisis in The Maldives as its internal matter, the Indian Government on Friday ruled out intervening militarily to normalize the situation in the Indian Ocean archipelago.

Manmohan Singh calls for peaceful settlement in Maldives, sends envoy

February 10, 2012 at 5:49 PM

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Friday said India favoured peaceful settlement of political uncertainty in neighbouring Maldives through dialogue among all political entities.

Ex-Maldives president Nasheed suspects vice-president of being behind coup

February 10, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Male, Feb.10 (ANI): Ex-Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has said he will be approaching the country's Supreme Court for justice following a coup, which he claims was engineered by then Vice-President Dr. Mohammed Waheed Hassan.

Ex-Maldives president now claims he 'was forced to resign at gunpoint'

February 8, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Male, Feb 8(ANI): Ex-Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed revealed on Wednesday that he was forced to resign at gunpoint, and urged his successor Waheed Hassan Manik to also step down.

Maldives President speaks to Manmohan Singh on taking office(Update)

February 8, 2012 at 5:37 PM

New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): The President of Maldives, Dr. Mohammed Waheed, had a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today after taking office during which he reaffirmed the special and close ties that Maldives has with India and said that he was committed to upholding the Constitution of that country and the rule of law.

Manmohan Singh assures new President of Maldives of continued support

February 8, 2012 at 1:37 PM

New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has assured the new President of Maldives Dr. Mohamed Waheed of continued support to the Maldivian people and cooperation with the Government of Maldives.

India expects peaceful solution of Maldives crisis: Krishna

February 8, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Emphasizing amicable relations with The Maldives, Indian external affairs minister S M Krishna on Tuesday said that he hopes all issues surrounding the resignation of Mohamed Nasheed President of the Maldives will be resolved in a peaceful way.

India hoping Maldives crisis will be resolved soon: Krishna

February 7, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Kunming (China), Feb 7 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Tuesday said India has friendly relations with The Maldives and expressed hope that all issues surrounding the resignation of Mohamed Nasheed as the President of the country will be resolved in a peaceful manner.

Coup attempt in Maldives, president has reportedly resigned

February 7, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Male, Feb.7 (ANI): A coup has reportedly been launched in the The Maldives by the opposition and rogue elements of the police.

MEA terms Nasheed's resignation as Maldives President an internal matter

February 7, 2012 at 9:23 PM

New Delhi, Feb 7 (ANI): Stating that the decision of President Mohamed Nasheed to resign in favour of Vice President Dr. Mohamed Waheed is an internal matter of Maldives, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday said New Delhi hopes that all issues will be resolved in a peaceful and democratic manner.

National Govt. formed in Maldives, India refuses to interfere

February 7, 2012 at 9:22 PM

New Delhi, Feb 7 (ANI): India on Tuesday ruled out meddling in the internal matters of The Maldives after President Mohamed Nasheed resigned in favour of a national unity government under the leadership of Vice President Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan until next year's presidential election.

National Govt. formed in Maldives, India refuses to interfere

February 7, 2012 at 5:37 PM

New Delhi, Feb 7 (ANI): India on Tuesday ruled out meddling in the internal matters of The Maldives after President Mohamed Nasheed resigned in favour of a national unity government under the leadership of Vice President Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan until next year's presidential election.

Maldive President quits after mutiny

February 7, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed Tuesday announced to resign from his post amid huge mounting pressure. He was facing the protest demonstration from across the country after giving the order to arrest the Chief Justice.....

MEA terms Nasheed's resignation as Maldives President an internal matter

February 7, 2012 at 4:01 PM

New Delhi, Feb 7 (ANI): Stating that the decision of President Mohamed Nasheed to resign in favour of Vice President Dr. Mohamed Waheed is an internal matter of Maldives, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday said New Delhi hopes that all issues will be resolved in a peaceful and democratic manner.

MEA terms Nasheed's resignation as Maldives President an internal matter

February 7, 2012 at 3:29 PM

New Delhi, Feb 7 (ANI): Stating that the decision of President Mohamed Nasheed to resign in favour of Vice President Dr. Mohamed Waheed is an internal matter of Maldives, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday said New Delhi hopes that all issues will be resolved in a peaceful and democratic manner.

Coup attempt in Maldives, president has reportedly resigned

February 7, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Male, Feb.7 (ANI): A coup has reportedly been launched in the The Maldives by the opposition and rogue elements of the police.

Sri Lanka expels 161 foreign Muslim clerics, including Indians, for flouting visa regulations

January 23, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Colombo, Jan 23 (ANI): Sri Lanka has ordered a group of 161 foreign Islamic clerics, including Indians, to leave the country for flouting visa regulations.

Gilani says recent Indo-Pak talks have reduced trust deficit

January 19, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Islamabad, Jan 19(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that recent meetings between Pakistan and India have helped reduce the trust deficit between the two sides.

Gilani says recent Indo-Pak talks have reduced trust deficit

January 19, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Islamabad, Jan 19(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that recent meetings between Pakistan and India have helped reduce the trust deficit between the two sides.

Tamara Ecclestone flaunts toned and tattooed bikini body in Maldives

January 16, 2012 at 7:57 PM

London, Jan 16 (ANI): In newly-released pictures from her recent holiday in the Maldives, Tamara Ecclestone looks tanned and toned as she wades in the crystal-clear water in a revealing Missoni bikini.

Tamara Ecclestone flaunts toned and tattooed bikini body in Maldives

January 16, 2012 at 11:24 AM

London, Jan 16 (ANI): In newly-released pictures from her recent holiday in the Maldives, Tamara Ecclestone looks tanned and toned as she wades in the crystal-clear water in a revealing Missoni bikini.

Tamara Ecclestone drips in ?100k gems at Dubai beach

January 6, 2012 at 2:58 PM

London, Jan 6 (ANI): Tamara Ecclestone was spotted wearing 50,000 pounds diamond earrings, a Rolex and a 25,000 pounds diamond-encrusted gold Cartier love bracelet while holidaying at a Dubai beach.

Maldives' ban on 'prostitution hub' spas sends shockwaves in tourism industry

December 31, 2011 at 12:29 PM

Male, Dec 31(ANI): The Maldives' Government order to ban all spas and health centres in resorts has evoked concerns in the country's tourism industry, which is a major foreign exchange earner.

Irina Shayk holidaying with Cristiano Ronaldo and his son in Maldives

December 30, 2011 at 4:53 PM

New York, Dec 30 (ANI): Irina Shayk has been spending the holidays jet-setting with boyfriend Cristiano Ronaldo and his baby boy in Maldives.

India, Pakistan discuss demilitarization of LoC

December 28, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Islamabad, Dec 28 (ANI): Pakistan has proposed to India to move heavy artillery away from the Line of Control (LoC).

Indo-Pak officials review CBMs on first day of talks in Islamabad

December 26, 2011 at 9:33 PM

New Delhi, Dec 26 (ANI): India and Pakistan reviewed the Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) during the talks between the senior officials of the two sides in Islamabad today.

India to take on Afghanistan in SAFF Cup Final on Sunday

December 10, 2011 at 12:00 PM

The defending champion and host India will take on first time entrant in the final Afghanistan in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup

India secures final Berth; beat Maldives 3-1

December 9, 2011 at 6:47 PM

The strong contestant India today won the first semi final by defeating last year's runner-up team Maldives by 3-1. Star striker of India Sunil Chhetri kicked two goals including one goal from penalty shoot out.

SAFF Cup: Maldives quite confident to take on India in first semi

December 8, 2011 at 12:00 PM

Despite winning just one match out of three league matches, Maldives is quite confident to beat five time South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup Champion.....

India to take on Afghanistan today in SAFF cup

December 3, 2011 at 12:00 PM

Defending Champion and five-time South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) cup winner India scheduled to take on Afghanistan today at....

Doomsday predictions on sea level rises are 'false alarm': Experts

December 3, 2011 at 12:53 PM

London, Dec. 3 (ANI): Predictions that rising sea levels will swallow up low lying islands like those existing in the Maldives are a 'false alarm', an expert has claimed.

Dhaka's relations with Beijing will not affect Indo-Bangla ties, says Bangladesh Army Chief

November 29, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Khadakwasla, Nov. 29 (ANI): Bangladesh's Chief of Army Staff, General Mohammed Abdul Mubeen, who is presently on a visit to India, on Tuesday said the Chinese assistance in the infrastructural development of Chittagong port would not affect 'Dhaka's ties with New Delhi' since the two neighbouring countries have historical relationship and several common problems to solve. eneral Mubeen, who reviewed the Passing Out Parade (POP) of the 121st Course at the National Defence Academy (NDA) at Khadakwasla near Pune, said: "As regards to Chinese development of Chittagong port, it's just some infrastructural development. We wanted to expand the container terminal because we were having lots of imports and exports going around and it was not enough space to keep the containers. So, there was a bidding done and they got the contract and they are doing that. It was nothing to do with any strategic interest."

Manmohan Singh meets President Patil

November 28, 2011 at 1:05 PM

New Delhi, Nov 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh met President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Monday and brief her about his recent foreign visits and the ongoing session of Parliament.

Ranjan Mathai arrives in Kathmandu to prepare for Pranab Mukherjee's day-long visit

November 26, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Kathmandu, Nov 26(ANI): Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai today arrived in Kathmandu to prepare for Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's visit to the country.

Rehman Malik optimistic about sending judicial commission to India within a week

November 26, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Islamabad, Nov.26 (ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has expressed hope about sending a judicial commission to New Delhi within a week, after completion of official procedure, to expedite the trial of the accused in the 2008 militant attack case in Mumbai.

Vayalar Ravi calls for better India-Pakistan ties

November 24, 2011 at 6:47 PM

New Delhi, Nov. 24 (ANI): Civil Aviation Minister and senior Congress leader Vayalar Ravi on Thursday said he was optimistic about India's bilateral ties with Pakistan, and hoped for greater political and economic engagement between the two countries.

Pak vows to open commerce, ease visa rules to improve ties with India

November 16, 2011 at 12:19 PM

New Delhi, Nov 16 (ANI): Pakistan has agreed to start business in a major way with India by February, and ease visa rules in the latest sign of normalising trade relations with its nuclear-armed rival.

'We find positive signs in relation with Pak in economic co-operation area': Antony

November 15, 2011 at 2:27 PM

New Delhi, Nov. 15 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony on Tuesday said the positive outcome of talks between the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and his Pakistani counterpart, Yusuf Raza Gilani, on the sidelines of the recently concluded 17th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit, have paved way for strengthening bilateral ties.

India welcomes trade ties with Pak, eyes MFN, visa-easing process

November 14, 2011 at 8:02 PM

New Delhi, Nov. 14 (ANI): India on Monday welcomed the resumption of trade talks with Pakistan and expressed the hope that the visa-issuing process would be relaxed to enable businessmen from both countries to travel more conveniently for trading purposes.

Indo-Pak Commerce Secretary talks begin in New Delhi

November 14, 2011 at 8:02 PM

New Delhi, Nov.14 (ANI): Commerce secretaries of India and Pakistan today led their respective delegations in talks that will focus on arriving at an agreement for opening up trade between the two countries.

Ayurveda: Primary concern for Publicity

November 14, 2011 at 2:10 PM

The demand for ayurvedic medicines declined at a significant rate in India after the English invaded India and introduced the western science of medicine here.

Pak wants to improve relations with India under 'friendship with neighbours' policy: Khar

November 14, 2011 at 1:46 PM

Islamabad, Nov 14 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said that her government wanted to improve relations with India under its policy of friendship with neighbours.

India, Pak 'want to move forward' to re-establish lost 'trust' following SAARC summit: Khar

November 14, 2011 at 11:54 AM

Islamabad, Nov 14 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said that Pakistan and India 'want to move forward' to re-establish trust between the two countries, leading to result-oriented dialogue on all issues, including Jammu and Kashmir.

Rajnath Singh criticises PM for calling Gilani 'a man of peace'

November 13, 2011 at 8:40 PM

Gorakhpur, Nov. 13 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajnath Singh on Sunday criticised Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for calling his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani as 'a man of peace'

PM says resolving row over River Teesta with Bangladesh will take time

November 13, 2011 at 12:40 PM

Onboard Air India One, Nov.13 (ANI): The long-standing dispute with Bangladesh over water rights of River Teesta will take time since various parameters are being considered in the proper perspective.

Pak claims 'chilly' Gilani-Karzai meeting on SAARC Summit sidelines was 'positive'

November 13, 2011 at 11:28 AM

Islamabad, Nov 13(ANI): Pakistan's Foreign Office has said a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Afghan President Hamid Karzai on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit in Maldives led to a positive exchange of views.

Manmohan Singh will explore ways of getting Kingfisher Airlines get out of crisis

November 12, 2011 at 10:32 PM

On Board Special Aircraft, Nov 12(ANI): The Central government will "find ways and means" to help revive the Vijay Mallya-owned Kingfisher Airlines, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said today.

Manmohan Singh open to more responsible position for Rahul Gandhi in Congress

November 12, 2011 at 10:32 PM

On Board Special Aircraft, Nov 12(ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today said that he would welcome any move to give a more responsible position in the Congress party to Rahul Gandhi.

Centre trying to avoid falling from 'frying pan into fire' on Telengana, says Manmohan Singh

November 12, 2011 at 10:32 PM

On Board Special Aircraft, Nov 12(ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has said that the Congress party-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is trying to resolve the separate Telangana state issue in the most amicable way.

Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed to visit India

November 12, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Male (Maldives), Nov 12(ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today extended an invitation to Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed to pay a visit to India.

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