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New Delhi: Warning against any external military intervention in Syria, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said it would only exacerbate the conflict and pressed the urgent need for promoting a political settlement to the issue.He said the Geneva-2 Conference should be convened at the earliest as the conflict in Syria could have broader economic and security consequences for the region."It is not only a tragedy for the people of that country, but it also threatens the stability and security of the region," Singh said in an interview to the Russian media ahead of his visit there beginning tomorrow."India has always held that there is no military solution to this conflict, and has consistently maintained that external military intervention will only exacerbate the conflict," he said.He underlined that "There is an urgent need to promote a political settlement to the conflict, addressing the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people."Singh noted that India has worked with Russia on this issue when it was a member of the UN Security Council.Talking about the issue, he said, "The use of chemical weapons, irrespective of who used them, highlights the dangers inherent in the conflict."PTI

Kerry's India visit: Indo-US relations need a therapist, not a traveling salesman

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Kerry's India visit: Indo-US relations need a therapist, not a traveling salesman

"The bigger picture has to guide us and the end game has to guide us," expounded US Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry was speaking about US-India relations to the Center for American Prog...


Modi tells Rajnath to visit landslide-hit area in Pune

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Modi tells Rajnath to visit landslide-hit area in Pune

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Moditoday condoled the loss of lives in landslide in Pune anddirected that all possible help should be provided to theaffected people.He also directed Home Minister ...

SC allows Sahara chief Subrata Roy to speak to buyers to sell properties

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SC allows Sahara chief Subrata Roy to speak to buyers to sell properties

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today allowed Sahara chief Subrata Roy, who has been in jail for the last five months, to use conference room in Tihar jail complex for negotiation with potential buyers o...

SC asks Tihar, Sahara to work out conferencing facility details for Subrata Roy

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SC asks Tihar, Sahara to work out conferencing facility details for Subrata Roy

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Sahara group and Tihar jail authorities to work out concrete modalities for conferencing facilities that could be extended to company chairman Subra...

Prime Minister Modi mourns lives lost in Pune landslide

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Prime Minister Modi mourns lives lost in Pune landslide

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday termed as "saddening" the loss of lives in a landslide in Pune, and said Home Minister Rajnath Singh would be visiting the spot to take stoc...

Delhi HC to hear plea for CBI probe into Katju's charges against ex-CJIs

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Delhi HC to hear plea for CBI probe into Katju's charges against ex-CJIs

New Delhi:OnAugust 1, the Delhi High Court will hear a plea demanding CBI undertakes aninvestigation into Press Council of India Chairman MarkandeyKatju's allegations that three former Chief Justices ...

Chhattisgarh: Top Maoist leaders surrender

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Chhattisgarh: Top Maoist leaders surrender

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