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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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'South Asian University is an idealistic experiment to promote regional understanding'

Dr Kavita  A. Sharma, is the President, South Asian University (SAU), an international university in New Delhi established by the eight member nations of South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. 

India has been very supportive and generous: Afghan envoy

Shaida Mohammad Abdali is the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to India since 2012 and the non-resident  Afghan Ambassador to Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal.

Pakistan increasingly becoming a single-issue country for India: Former NSA Shivshankar Menon

'Covert military actions or surgical strikes against terror launch pads in Pakistan have limited utility that won't change the mind of the Pakistan Army or the ISI  which sponsor cross-border terrorism

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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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