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Haqqani network a terrorist group: US


September 8th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has formally designated the Pakistan-based Haqqani network, a Taliban-affiliated militant group held responsible for the 2008 Indian embassy bombing ... Read more...

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Rioting, blockade over power cuts in Hooda’s district


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak (Haryana), Sep 2 (IANS) Fed up with power cuts, hundreds of villagers of Haryana's Rohtak district, the home district of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, went on the rampage ... Read more...

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Can’t rule out more border tunnels: Home secretary


August 24th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 24 (IANS) The presence of more tunnels along the International Border (IB) with Pakistan cannot be ruled out, Home Secretary R.K. Singh said Friday after arriving in Jammu ... Read more...

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Toll rises to 27 in Rajasthan rains


August 24th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 23 (IANS) The toll in Rajasthan due to rains rose to 27 with four more deaths reported in Sikar district Thursday, officials said.Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot appealed ... Read more...

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Central team visits riot-hit Assam areas, reviews security


August 21st, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 21 (IANS) A central team Tuesday visited the violence affected Dhubri district of Assam to take stock of the security and relief and rehabilitation measures taken up by ... Read more...

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High alert in Chhattisgarh


August 14th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 14 (IANS) In view of the warning issued by the union home ministry and a recent spurt in violence by the Maoists, the Chhatisgarh government has stepped up ... Read more...

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Tibetan PM for resumption of talks with China (Lead)


August 8th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Aug 8 (IANS) Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay Wednesday called for early resumption of dialogue with China on the Tibet issue."We are committed to the middle-way approach and the ... Read more...

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Tibetan PM for resumption of talks with China


August 8th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Aug 8 (IANS) Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay Wednesday again insisted on early resumption of dialogue with China on the Tibet issue, but he blamed Beijing for igniting self-immolation ... Read more...

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Nine workers killed as stadium part collapses in Tamil Nadu


August 6th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 6 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and three injured when a portion of an indoor stadium under construction at a private educational institution collapsed Monday evening ... Read more...

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Boy falls into pond in Rajasthan, rescue work on


July 1st, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 1 (IANS) The authorities here struggled to rescue a six-year-old boy over 30 hours after he slipped into a pond, officials said Sunday.Vishal Kumar, a resident of Shivdaspura ... Read more...

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Elaborate security for Agra municipal polls


June 27th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Agra, June 26 (IANS) Authorities stepped up security in Agra for Wednesday's municipal polls which will test the popularity of the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh. The SP is ... Read more...

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Rajasthan girl seeks annulment of her child marriage


June 18th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, June 18 (IANS) A 20-year-old girl has sought protection by the Rajasthan authorities from members of a village community council who, she says, are threatening her with serious consequences ... Read more...

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The Dalai Lama: A year after devolving political authority


May 28th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, May 28 (IANS) "He's my boss," the Dalai Lama said last week of Tibetian Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay, adding: "Although, when it comes to spiritual affairs, I'm still ... Read more...

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NATO endorses Obama’s exit plan from Afghanistan


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 22 (IANS) NATO leaders have endorsed President Barack Obama's plan for the withdrawal of the US-led international military force from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Six Rajasthan officials injured trying to stop child marriages


April 21st, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 21 (IANS) At least six police and administration officials were injured when they were attacked by a group of villagers who were carrying out child marriages in Rajasthan's ... Read more...

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Supreme Court stays Sanjiv Bhatt’s trial (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday stayed the trial of Gujarat police officer Sanjiv Bhatt, facing charges of pressurising his official driver to make a false ... Read more...

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Pirates free Briton after six months


March 21st, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) A British woman who was kidnapped from a resort island on the Kenyan coast six months ago has been released, The Telegraph reported Wednesday.Judith Tebbutt, 56, ... Read more...

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Six injured in clash between locals and cops in Bikaner


March 19th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 19 (IANS) At least six policemen and officials of Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation (RIICO) were injured when residents of a colony pelted stones at them ... Read more...

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Abduction of Italians: Odisha examines Maoist pamphlet (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 19 (IANS) As authorities in Odisha Monday intensified efforts for the release of two Italian nationals abducted by Maoist guerrillas, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said his government is ... Read more...

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Sanctions on India over Iran? US says reports highly speculative (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Describing media reports that America has threatened India with sanctions if it does not reduce its Iranian oil imports by June-end as "highly speculative", US ... Read more...

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US threatens sanctions against India over Iran oil?


March 16th, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) The United States has threatened to impose sanctions on India if it fails to reduce its purchases of Iranian oil, according to a media report citing ... Read more...

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Obama proposes minimum tax on foreign profits


February 23rd, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) In a bid to discourage American multinational companies from moving their assets abroad and parking their profits there, the Obama administration has proposed a new ... Read more...

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US to cut armed forces: Obama


January 6th, 2012 - 2:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama has unveiled a new defence strategy that seeks to cut the country's armed forces in a bid to reduce the ... Read more...

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Ashram owner held in Rajasthan, charged with sexual exploitation


January 4th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 4 (IANS) Rajasthan police have arrested the owner of an 'ashram' on charges of sexually exploiting children belonging to poor families, police said Wednesday.Ram Singh, 35, the owner ... Read more...

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Another corrupt Bihar official’s home to house school


December 4th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 4 (IANS) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's threat that the ill-gotten property of corrupt officials in Bihar will be confiscated and turned into schools is about to be ... Read more...

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After house, corrupt Bihar official’s land seized


November 21st, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 21 (IANS) Two days after confiscating the house of a suspended treasury clerk who is being prosecuted in a corruption case, the Bihar government also seized his ... Read more...

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Another corrupt official’s house confiscated in Bihar


November 19th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 19 (IANS) In the second such case in Bihar, authorities here Saturday confiscated the house of a suspended treasury clerk who is facing prosecution in a corruption case, ... Read more...

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US discusses faster security handover to Afghans: report


November 4th, 2011 - 7:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) The Obama administration is discussing an accelerated shift of the military's mission in Afghanistan to an advisory role, media reported Thursday.The approach has been discussed in ... Read more...

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Noida circle rates may be hiked


November 1st, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Gautam Budh Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 1 (IANS) The district administration is likely to hike property circle rates, or the minimum prices for sale or purchase of real estate, in ... Read more...

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Maoist put up posters threatening Trinamool leaders


October 17th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's seven-day ultimatum to Maoists to choose between guns and negotiation, ultras' posters in Junglemahal Sunday threatened ... Read more...

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US arms package to Taiwan irks China


September 20th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) The Obama administration is expected to announce Wednesday the sale of a package of weapons and equipment worth $5.8 billion to upgrade Taiwan's fleet ... Read more...

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Bharatpur clash toll rises to seven


September 16th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 16 (IANS) The toll in the clash between two communities in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district rose to seven with three more bodies recovered from a well, police said ... Read more...

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US probes S&P;’s ratings on mortgage bonds before crisis


August 19th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS/EFE) The US Justice Department is investigating credit rating agency Standard & Poor's to determine if it rated mortgage bonds too highly prior to the economic crisis ... Read more...

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Windmills of distress in Rajasthan’s tourism industry


August 15th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaisalmer, Aug 15 (IANS) Hundreds of windmills dotting Rajasthan's sandy dunes to harness power are having an adverse effect - they are hitting the state's booming tourism industry.Around 1,600 windmills ... Read more...

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Curfew relaxed for nine hours in Moradabad


August 13th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moradabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Curfew in various parts of Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad city was Saturday relaxed for nine hours for the first time since it was clamped Aug 9 following ... Read more...

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