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Hussain welcomes Indian PM for talks offer to Hurriyat

A Pakistani senator Tuesday welcomed Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s readiness to talk to the separatist Hurriyat Conference in Jammu and Kashmir. ‘I will welcome it but with cautious optimism. Kashmiris have to be taken aboard the dialogue process. Good Indian leaders have started doing it,’ said Mushahid Hussain, who was information minister in the […]

Thailand ASEAN Summit

In this photo provided by India’s Press Information Bureau, Gursharan Kaur, wife of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, holding an umbrella left, Pimpen Vejjajiva, wife of Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, center, and Miyuki Hatoyama, wife of Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, arrive for a cooking demonstration at Cha-am, Thailand, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009. The […]

Manmohan, Wen agree to narrow differences

HUA TIN(Thailand): Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh Saturday agreed here to make efforts to gradually narrow differences on the border issues between the two countries. The two leaders discussed issues of common concern during their meeting on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit here […]

Udaipur voted world’s best city in travel poll

SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) – The Indian city of Udaipur, known as the “Venice of the East,” was voted the world’s best city for travelers in 2009 in an online poll by Travel + Leisure magazine, trumping last year’s winner Bangkok. The island of Bali in Indonesia topped the Galapagos to be named best island in […]

Secretary of State to visit India and Thailand

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to India and Thailand July 17-23. While in India, Secretary Clinton will meet with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and with External Affairs Minister Krishna. The Secretary and Minister Krishna will discuss the structure and elements of an enhanced U.S.-India strategic partnership that will enable us to advance […]

Bengali fervour on US plate

From Australia to America, from Bangkok to British Columbia, Indian cuisine is taking a giant leap into globalisation by fusing alien tastes and making it a rage among gourmands across the world. The latest on this bandwagon, though, is a pioneer of sorts: a Bengali woman, who is in the spotlight for turning her back […]

Jawaharlal Nehru remembered on 45th death anniversary

NEW DELHI: President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were among a host of leaders who paid floral tributes to the country’s Nehru’s death anniversary first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 45th death anniversary on Wednesday. Vice President Hamid Ansari and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi paid homage at Shanti Van, the memorial of […]

In dead heat, UPA and NDA keep contest alive

The Herculean exercise of a five-phase General Election to Lok Sabha 2009 is over. But the drama will only begin now when the ballots get counted on Saturday and the scramble for numbers begins. So who’s ahead and who’s behind? Will Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) manage to retain the status quo at the Centre […]

Election marathon ends in India

MUMBAI – Indian voters cast their final ballots in the country’s marathon elections on Wednesday, with analysts predicting a shaky coalition government that might struggle to survive a full term. Polling was held across seven states for the fifth and final phase of voting in the world’s largest democratic exercise, which began on April 16.

Fit to be Thai’d: Deejai Thai Restaurant

Thai cuisine is well-worn territory for local food lovers. Even babes in arms have twirled a noodle or two, and who hasn’t had Pad Thai, the quintessential Thai dish? These foods were brought here decades ago as Thai cuisine made its journey across the state from such unlikely places as Goldsboro and Fayetteville. What these […]

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