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Venezuela can give more oil to India, want more agri ties: Ambassador

Venezuela is ready to provide India with more crude oil and is also keen on cooperation in the field of agriculture, said the envoy of the South American nation that is struggling with astronomically high inflation that it blames squarely on the “criminal actions” of the US.

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Only pressure on Pakistan can stop the violence: Afghan Ambassador Masood Khalili

 

He survived to tell the tale of how Ahmed Shah Massoud, the legendary ‘mujahid’ of the Afghan resistance against Soviet occupation, was killed by two youth posing as journalists. That assassination, on September 9, 2001, was followed by the horrors of 9/11, setting off a chain of events that catapulted terrorism to the centre-stage of international political discourse.

Building bridges through exchanges: Strengthening U.S. partnership with India, Bhutan

I am honored to be here today for the first U.S. government exchange alumni conference for India and Bhutan.

Working for 'safe cities' for women, girls in India: UN Women Rep. Rebecca Reichmann Tavares

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, UN Women, the newest body of the United Nations, has called on everyone to ‘Step It Up for Gender Equality’ so that all women can work as equal participants. 

‘India, tajikistan are cooperating on defence and security issues’

The rugged mountainous Central Asian country of Tajikistan has been battling poverty, a radical Islamic movement and drug smuggling from the days it became independent in 1991.

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,

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UAE, Saudi Arabia can help India meet any oil deficit, says UAE envoy

Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India’s energy security in jeopardy, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying hi...

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