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2006-06-27 14:02:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A key committee took the first step on Tuesday toward U.S. congressional approval of a nuclear cooperation deal with India that lawmakers said would promote historic new ties between the two countries. The House of Representatives International Relations Committee voted 37 to 5 to send legislation endorsing the deal and making changes in U.S. law to the full House, where action is expected next month. The agreement, granting nuclear-armed India access to U.S....

2006-06-23 08:51:06

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India said on Friday a landmark nuclear deal with the United States should be based on the original commitments made by the two sides, sidestepping new moves to link the pact to its stand on Iran's atomic program. New Delhi's comments came after a leading U.S. lawmaker warned this week the civilian nuclear energy cooperation deal could be jeopardized if India sided with non-aligned states in backing Iran's atomic ambitions. Democratic Rep. Tom Lantos of...

2006-05-25 12:33:44

By Palash Kumar SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ended talks in Kashmir on Thursday promising to set up new groups to look at the region's problems but making no significant headway in easing the dispute. "I am especially confident that I see light at the end of the tunnel, there is a ray of hope..." Singh told reporters after two days of talks with mostly pro-India Kashmiri politicians in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. He promised to...

2006-05-11 02:39:19

By Y.P. Rajesh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian communists were set to sweep two out of five state assembly elections as votes were counted on Thursday, with the ruling Congress party struggling in its biggest electoral test since coming to power two years ago. The state vote, however, is not being seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's two years in power as regional issues dominated campaigns in all states. The results are not expected to drastically change power...

2006-04-09 05:42:24

By Kamil Zaheer NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in India on Sunday to boost ties with New Delhi that have blossomed after the fall of the Taliban regime, in a trip a nervous Pakistan will be closely watching. Afghanistan has received hundreds of millions of dollars in development aid from India in the past four years, but its ties with Pakistan have strained after Karzai asked Islamabad to do more to stop Taliban militants infiltrating the border. "Well,...

2006-03-29 09:31:32

By Palash Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - More than 20 years after the world's worst industrial disaster, victims of the Bhopal gas leak have stepped up their campaign for clean drinking water with an indefinite sit-down in the Indian capital. More than 3,500 people died in the days and weeks after toxic fumes spewed out of a pesticide plant in the central Indian city in December 1984. Officials say nearly 15,000 people have died since from cancer and other diseases. Activists put the...

2006-03-24 06:45:29

AMRITSAR, India (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called on Friday for a "treaty of peace, security and friendship" with Pakistan that would replace decades of hostility with a common quest for progress. "The time has come to leave behind the animosities and the misgivings of the past and to think the unthinkable of moving together in pursuit of our common objective of getting rid of chronic poverty, ignorance and disease," Singh said. "I make this offer to the people...

2006-03-23 09:19:55

By Palash Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The chief of India's ruling Congress party, Sonia Gandhi, quit on Thursday as member of parliament and a key advisory body, after charges she had violated the constitution by holding both posts. But the government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was under no danger, analysts said, adding that the Italian-born Gandhi would likely return to parliament in six months after a fresh election. They said Gandhi had tried to pre-empt a campaign by the...

2006-03-21 15:55:00

By Palash Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Edgy neighbors India and Bangladesh agreed on Tuesday to wage a joint battle against terrorism and correct a trade imbalance, during a Delhi visit by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia. India accuses Bangladesh of harboring separatists active in its restive northeast, which is denied by Bangladesh. Hindu majority India also blames Muslim Bangladesh of pushing illegal Bangladeshis into India through their porous border. Dhaka...

2006-03-21 12:29:14

By Palash Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Edgy neighbors India and Bangladesh agreed on Tuesday to wage a joint battle against terrorism and correct a trade imbalance, during a Delhi visit by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia. India accuses Bangladesh of harboring separatists active in its restive northeast, which is denied by Bangladesh. Hindu majority India also blames Muslim Bangladesh of pushing illegal Bangladeshis into India through their porous border. Dhaka rejects...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin