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Indian Satellite explodes in mid-air

India eyes win-win relationship with China

Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao says that India looks forward to better understanding China and creating a win-win relationship with the country. Rao made the remarks at a China-India business conference held in New Delhi Monday, two days ahead of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit to India. The former Indian ambassador to China said India sees China as […]

France to set up first 2 of 6 nuke reactors in Maharastra

December 7, 2010 New Delhi: France today became the first country to sign agreements to set up nuclear reactors in India, two years after the country’s nuclear isolation prompted by Pokhran tests in 1998 ended. Five path-breaking agreements to establish first two of the six reactors in Jaitapur in Maharashtra at a cost of approx […]

Pak Cyber Army hacks CBI’s website; warns Indian Cyber Army

New Delhi. n a major embarrassment, the website of premier investigating agency CBI was hacked tonight by programmers identifying themselves as “Pakistani Cyber Army”. The home page of the CBI website had a message from the ‘Pakistani Cyber Army’ warning the Indian Cyber Army not to attack their websites. The hackers have made a mockery […]

45 million in US struggling to find food

Washington: Reeling under difficult economic times, some 17.4 million US households or 45 million people struggled to find enough food to eat last year due to lack of money, according to latest official statistics. This was quoted by a major newswire agency in India. The number of Americans fighting off hunger stayed level in 2009, […]

North Korea Needs to Hear Unified Condemnation of Attack

Washington – The Obama administration says China and other countries need to join the United States in sending “a clear, direct, unified message” to North Korea’s leadership that provocations such as the November 23 artillery attack on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong are “unwarranted, unhelpful and should cease,” according to State Department spokesman P.J. […]

South Korean island shelled by North Korean artillery

Dozens of homes have been destroyed on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong, after North Korea fired artillery at it. Reports say 14 South Korean soldiers have been injured and the military is now on its highest non-wartime alert. As many as hundreds of shells were fired at the island and into the sea near […]

Obama, NATO Sign Afghan Power Transfer Plan

By MacKenzie Babb Staff Writer Washington – President Obama has joined NATO allies in a formal agreement to transfer security control of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces to Afghan forces starting in 2011. Speaking to reporters November 20 in Lisbon, Portugal, at the end of the 2010 NATO Summit, Obama said the transition of security forces would […]

G20 Agrees on Ways to Prevent Future Economic Crisis

The Group of 20 (G20) major economies have agreed to implement tighter financial regulations designed to help prevent the types of investment and trading practices that led to the global financial crisis, and they pledged to achieve more sustainable and balanced economic growth. Speaking to reporters in Seoul in a press conference following the conclusion […]

Obama Reaches Out to Muslim World

President Obama, acknowledging that relations between the United States and Muslim communities around the world have been frayed over many years by mistrust and suspicion, says that since becoming president, he has worked to repair those relations and create a path to move beyond differences. “We can choose to be defined by our differences, and […]

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