(Attn Editors: This is the first in a series of yearenders by IANS, covering a range of events in fields such as economy, politics, entertainment, diplomacy and sports in 2012) By Aastha Khurana New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Mona Singh, Amna Shariff, Varun Badola, Mukesh Khanna and Narayani Shastri...
Riyadh, Dec 17 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and Yemen have discussed ways to curb organised crimes and enhance security.
Abu Dhabi, Dec 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Russia Monday signed an agreement for cooperation in the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. The agreement was signed by Sergei Kiriyenko, head of the Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom, and UAE's Deputy Energy Minister Mohammed bin Zain al-Hamli. "This is a comprehensive agreement encompassing cooperation in all areas of nuclear energy, including uranium mining and processing, fuel production, research and building nuclear power plants," Kiriyenko said.
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde put his foot in his mouth Monday when he addressed Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) Amir and 26/11 main plotter Hafiz Saeed with the honorifics of "Shri" and "Mr." in parliament. "Mr. Rehman Malik, Interior Minister of Pakistan has been telling us repeatedly that he had arrested Mr
Guwahati, Dec 17 (IANS) Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday appealed to Asean nations to have their visa offices here and also asked them for direct flights from this city to that region to boost tourism, trade and commerce. "Direct flights to Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) airport at Guwahati from these countries would increase the possibilities of enhancement in volume of trade, commerce, investment as well as tourism in the entire northeast region," Gogoi said, addressing the Asean-India Trade Conclave. He also appealed to Asean nations to have their visa offices here
Tehran, Dec 17 (IANS) Iran has denied any possibility of military attack against the country by the Western nations, Xinhua reported Monday. Iran was in the best defensive condition and in case the West intended to attack the country, it would face grave loss, the country's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ramin Mehmanparast said, adding that for the same reason the West dared not to attack Iran militarily. Therefore, they were targeting the economy of the country by imposing sanctions, he said.
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) India stands steadfast for integration among the SAARC countries, but is clear that "non-economic considerations" should not be allowed to affect the functioning of commercial entities in each other's countries, said Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai here Monday.
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) India and Bangladesh have made remarkable strides in their bilateral relations, which are now near to 1971 levels, but there is much that the two countries can do to unlock the full potential of their trade relations, said the country's envoy here Monday.
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The Congress party Monday supported Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde's statement in the Rajya Sabha that Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik had misled India on the arrest of Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed. "Malik made a wrong statement
Dharamsala, Dec 17 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile Monday congratulated Liberal Democratic Party leader Shinzo Abe on winning the parliamentary polls in Japan and hoped his government would continue support to Tibetans. "On behalf of the Tibetan people, I would like to congratulate Shinzo Abe on winning the elections and wish him all the best as the next prime minister of Japan," Lobsang Sangay, the democratically elected leader of the Tibetan people, said in a statement. Thanking the people and government of Japan for their long-standing support for democracy and non-violent struggle of the Tibetan people, he said: "I look forward to your continued support for the issue of Tibet." A Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) spokesperson told IANS that Sangay called on Abe during his visit to Japan in April this year