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3 day India-Nepal crafts festival begins in Nepal

In Nepal, a 3-day India-Nepal crafts festival began in the capital Kathmandu. Inaugurating the festival, Nepal’s President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav held that such a common platform which would help artisans in both Nepal and India.

Four MOUs signed between India and Egypt

India and Egypt, the two major Civilizations to carry mutual relations to new heights India- Egypt shared an accord over carrying their mutual relation ahead in coming times. India assured the provision of all feasible aid to Egypt in an attempt to its restructuring attempts. The key sector identified in this regard is the IT ..

Latest global HIV/AIDS figures

Some important data from a report by the United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS). (Source: Reuters) An estimated 34 million people worldwide had the human immunodeficiency virus HIV.L that causes AIDS in 2010, according to the UNAIDS data, up 17 percent on 2001, when 28.6 million were living with HIV. There were 2.7 million new ..

India’s 3rd research station in Antarctica Bharti to be commissioned in 2012

Bharti is the name of third Research station commissioned by India at Antarctica. It will be the third and second active research station along with Maitri (active) and Dakshin Gangotri(abandoned, but used as supply base) for the nation. India has demarcated an area beside Larsemann Hills at 69°S, 76°E for its third settlement and second ..

Bangalore hosts 11th ministerial meeting of IOR-ARC

Bangalore hosted Indian Ocean Rim countries meet: India’s tech hub Bangalore, hosted the 11th ministerial meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) that will focus on promoting trade and investment among the 18 member-countries. The Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC), launched in Mauritius in March 1997, is a ..

Tunisia: Constituent Assembly election, 2011

On 23 October 2011, an election to the Constituent Assembly was held in Tunisia. The elections have been tagged as Tunisia’s first truly free elections, the culmination of a popular uprising that set off similar rebellions across the Middle East. The Tunisians voted a 217-seat assembly that will appoint a new government and then write ..

ONGC gets 25% in Kazakh Oil Field

India’s Flagship explorer ONGC’s overseas investment arm, ONGC Videsh,has sealed the deal to take a 25% stake in Kazakhstan’s Satpayev acreage in the Caspian Sea, marking India’s first firm foothold in the hydrocarbons-rich Central Asia. OVL’s agreement with the Kazakh government for amending the contract formally makes it a stakeholder in the concession. It had ..

China-Afghanistan Relations

The Afghanistan government of Hamid Karzai and China established a formal diplomatic relationship in late 2001 shortly after the collapse of the Taliban regime. Afghan President Hamid Karzai visited China for the first time in 2002. He later made some more official visits, the most recent in March 2010. Former Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai visited ..