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Singapore PM visits Beijing to strengthen relations with China

On August 25, 2013, the prime minister of Singapore arrived in Beijing, which marked his fifth official visit to China. The visit of the Singapore PM came amidst high expectations from both countries that bilateral ties will be improved. On...
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Sonia Gandhi launches food security program for poor

The capital city of India, Delhi, has become one of the first states in the country to launch the program that will offer cheap staple food to two-thirds of the population in India. The ambitious food security program was launched by the UPA...
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Pakistan attacks Indian posts on LoC once again

Just four days after five Indian soldiers were killed by terrorists and the troops of Pakistan Army, the ceasefire was violated once again on Indian posts along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. The firing was done with small...
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Mayor of Nagasaki demands efforts from Japanese government to eliminate nuclear weapons

During the 68th anniversary of the US bombing of Nagasaki, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe assured that the government of Japan will ask for abolition of nuclear weapons. On August 9, 2013, Mayor Tomihisa Taue criticized the government, as...
President Xi Jinping promises to protect maritime interests of China

President Xi Jinping promises to protect maritime interests of China

The president of China, Xi Jinping has made a promise that he will protect the country’s maritime interests and be completely prepared for the complex issues within the region. The country’s top leader made the pledge on Wednesday,...
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Hemant Soren takes oath as Jharkhand chief minister

On July 13, 2013, 37-year-old Hemant Soren – the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader – was sworn as the ninth chief minister of the state. The leader was administered oath by the governor Syed Ahmad. The legislators Rajendra Prasad...
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Salman Khurshid arrives in Kathmandu to improve ties

Indian politician and Cabinet Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid arrived in Kathmandu on July 9, 2013 for a day-long visit to Nepal. The minister is visiting the country in order to further strengthen Indian ties with its northern...
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China to continue to fight terrorism

On Monday, July 1, 2013, a spokeswoman for the foreign ministry said that China is strictly opposed to?secessionism and terrorism. The spokesperson went on to say that China will work with other countries in order to step up cooperation in cracking...
Japan government to relax visa program

Japan government to relax visa program for Southeast Asian visitors

The government of Japan will be relaxing visa requirements for visitors from Southeast Asian countries beginning on Monday, July 1, 2013. The government is hoping to attract more travelers from the fast-growing economies, in order to improve...
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Naveen Patnaik distributes free laptops, mobile phones for upcoming Assembly elections

The Chief Minister of the state of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik announced several schemes in the past one year, just before the Assembly elections. The Chief Minister has announced everything from shoes, laptops and umbrellas to free mobile phones...