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Craft diplomacy: Indonesian envoy opens Delhi's crafts bazaar

The 15-day Dastkari Haat Crafts Bazaar, which was inaugurated on Thursday by Indonesian Ambassador to India Sidharto Reza Suryodipuro at INA's Dilli Haat in New Delhi, is hosting skill exchange workshops between Indian and Indonesian artists, which organiser Jaya Jaitly said is an example of "craft diplomacy".

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

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Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

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