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President heads off any controversy on ordinance
On Board Air India One, Oct 5 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said he had nothing whatsoever to do with the government deciding to take back the controversial ordinance, which was the cabinet's decision and should not be attributed to any reported displeasure shown by him.

Saturday, October 05, 2013 7:36:07 PM

India begins supplying power to Bangladesh
New Delhi/Kushtia, Oct 5 (IANS) India Saturday began supplying power to Bangladesh through a new transmission line, a step that Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said would strengthen their bonds of friendship and add a rich new dimension to their bilateral ties.

Saturday, October 05, 2013 7:30:04 PM

In Istanbul, Pranab stresses good governance
Istanbul, Oct 5 (IANS) In a speech at Istanbul University Saturday evening, President Pranab Mukherjee talked no less than nine times about the importance of "good governance" and said stability, growth, progress can only be achieved by execution of "bold policy measures".

Saturday, October 05, 2013 7:24:08 PM

Iranian supreme leader backs Rouhani initiatives at UN
Tehran, Oct 5 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Saturday endorsed the diplomatic efforts of President Hassan Rouhani at the UN General Assembly while terming the US "unreliable".

Saturday, October 05, 2013 7:10:04 PM

Slaughtering knives in demand in Islamabad ahead of Eid
Islamabad, Oct 5 (IANS) Pakistan's capital city Islamabad is witnessing a high demand for slaughtering and cooking equipment ahead of the Eid-ul-Azah festival beginning Oct 15 as a large number of animals are sacrificed on the occasion.

Saturday, October 05, 2013 6:56:10 PM

Hope Nawaz Sharif will keep promise: President
Istanbul, Oct 5 (IANS) Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has said his country appreciates the positive gestures towards India by new Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but he needed to live up to his promises on controlling terrorism if there was to be progress on normalisation of ties between the countries.

Saturday, October 05, 2013 6:50:08 PM

President Mukherjee in Turkey on state visit
Istanbul, Oct 5 (IANS) Indian President Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Turkey Saturday on a state visit that was coming 15 years after the last visit by an Indian head of state.

Saturday, October 05, 2013 6:02:03 PM

Beijing to replace coal-fired power plants
Beijing, Oct 5 (IANS) Beijing will build four power centres by the end of 2014 to replace coal with natural gas in heating and power generation, authorities said Saturday.

Saturday, October 05, 2013 5:54:04 PM

'Nawaz raised interference in Balochistan with Manmohan'
Islamabad, Oct 5 (IANS) Islamabad had raised the issue of foreign intervention in Balochistan province when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh met in New York recently, the foreign ministry said Saturday.

Saturday, October 05, 2013 5:32:06 PM

Foreign soldier dies in Afghanistan
Kabul, Oct 5 (IANS) A soldier with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan died due to non-battle related injury Saturday, the alliance said.

Saturday, October 05, 2013 4:46:09 PM

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