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Iran to ask India for spurring tri-nation pipeline


August 27th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Don't write off the tri-nation Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline as yet. When Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinjead meets Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Tehran Wednesday, he ... Read more...

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11,000 km of LNG pipelines laid so far


August 21st, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 21 (IANS) More than 11,000 km of cross-country gas pipelines have been laid for connecting the consumption centres, Minister of State for Petroleum R.P.N. Singh said Tuesday."Another ... Read more...

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Gas from TAPI likely to flow in five years: Official


August 18th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Gas from the ambitious Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline is expected to start flowing into energy-starved India in another five years, official sources said.India in May ... Read more...

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5.6 magnitude quake felt in Kashmir Valley


July 19th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) A 5.6 magnitude medium-intensity quake with its epicentre along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border was felt in the Kashmir Valley Thursday. There were no immediate reports of casualties ... Read more...

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India’s biggest women’s grassroots chain connects to Africa


July 9th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bodili (Gujarat), July 9 (IANS) India is reaching out to Africa with its expertise in grassroots development and gender empowerment projects to help poor women in countries like Ghana, Mali, ... Read more...

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NATO welcomes Pakistan reopening supply lines


July 4th, 2012 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 4 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Tuesday welcomed Pakistan's announcement on opening ground supply lines to Afghanistan."The resumption of transit arrangements for ISAF (International Security Assistance ... Read more...

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Pakistan to re-open NATO supply routes: Clinton


July 4th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Tuesday Pakistan has decided to re-open NATO supply routes to Afghanistan. This was after she expressed her "deepest ... Read more...

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Shoot down US drones, say Pakistani groups


June 18th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) An alliance of religious and political parties in Pakistan has asked the government to shoot down US drones that routinely target militants, Xinhua news agency reported.They ... Read more...

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Obama using drone strikes for political gains: Gilani


June 11th, 2012 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that US President Barack Obama is using drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal regions for political motives, Xinhua reported.Gilani's ... Read more...

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US Senate panel cuts Pakistan aid over doctor’s jailing


May 25th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Outraged over the jailing of a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama Bin Laden, a US Senate panel has cut Pakistan's aid by ... Read more...

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US says it’s helping India find alternative oil supplies


May 24th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) In the face of a public outcry in India over rising oil prices due to Iran oil sanctions, the US said it was trying to help ... Read more...

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India signs gas supply pact with Turkmenistan


May 23rd, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Awaza (Turkmenistan), May 23 (IANS) India Wednesday signed a gas sales and purchase agreement (GSPA) with Turkmenistan for the $7.6-billion Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project."For us, the signing of the ... Read more...

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Fuel price hike a necessity but no decision yet: Jaipal Reddy


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, May 22 (IANS) Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister S. Jaipal Reddy Tuesday said no decision had been taken on increasing fuel prices in the country but added that it ... Read more...

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Zardari arrives in Chicago for NATO summit


May 20th, 2012 - 6:23 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has arrived in Chicago to attend a key NATO summit.Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbass Jilani ... Read more...

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India to get gas from Turkmenistan


May 17th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) India will now get natural gas from the Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan after the union cabinet Thursday approved its purchase through the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India ... Read more...

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Corruption a major threat: ex-army officer


May 5th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, May 5 (IANS) Corruption and criminalization of politics are the greatest threats to internal security, former deputy chief of army staff Lt Gen N.S. Malik has said.On Friday, he ... Read more...

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Misgoverance, corruption bring India down in geopolitical index


April 29th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Afflicted by misgovernance and corruption, India's global clout has waned over the past year but could swing back if the economy regains its growth trajectory, says ... Read more...

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Turkmenistan gas pipeline transit fee finalised: Minister


April 26th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) India said Thursday it has almost finalised the transit fee with Afghanistan and Pakistan for import of gas from Turkmenistan through a pipeline that will ... Read more...

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Antony warns of emerging threats from China, AfPak


April 24th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Warning that developments in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region and China's strategic rivalry with India and Japan will have security implications for Asia, Defence Minister A.K. ... Read more...

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Russia to test first combat drone in 2014


April 20th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will test its first domestically-produced strike unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in 2014, First Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Sukhorukov said Friday.In February, Army General Nikolay ... Read more...

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Kashmir no excuse for Pakistan’s Haqqani ties: Senator


April 19th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Former US Republican presidential candidate John McCain has said the Kashmir dispute was not an excuse for Pakistan to not break ties with the Haqqani ... Read more...

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Australia spells out Afghanistan exit plan


April 17th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced an early withdrawal of Australian troops from Afghanistan Tuesday, a day after the 18-hour terror siege of Kabul ended.Giving the ... Read more...

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Terror in Kabul: Antony asks armed forces to be vigilant


April 16th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Describing the security situation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region as a "continuing cause of concern", Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday called upon the top brass ... Read more...

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Terrorists still operate from Bangladesh: PM’s envoy (Lead)


April 5th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Satinder K. Lamba, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's special envoy on Afghanistan-Pakistan, Thursday said terrorists and insurgents continue to operate from Bangladesh despite the neighbouring ... Read more...

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US urges India to press Iran over nuclear issue (Lead)


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Downplaying divergences on the Iranian issue after imposing fresh sanctions, the US Monday sought India's cooperation in pressing Tehran to come clean on its nuclear ... Read more...

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India, US discuss Iran, visa hike


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Ahead of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to Washington for the India-US strategic dialogue, the two countries held talks Monday on a host of ... Read more...

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Russia wants strike drone


April 2nd, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 2 (IANS) Russia has issued a technical specification for development of a strike unmanned air vehicle (UAV), Izvestia daily said Monday quoting a source.Tranzas company will build the ... Read more...

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India making right steps on Iran sanctions: Clinton


March 1st, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) India is making steps in the right direction to impose sanctions on Iran but not enough progress has been made in persuading China to do so, ... Read more...

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India to support global polio eradication: Azad


February 26th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) After registering a zero-polio period in the last one year, India said Sunday it will extend full support and cooperation to help Pakistan, Afghanistan and ... Read more...

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Drugs in Punjab prisons trigger police fight (Punjab Newsletter)


February 24th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) A controversy over the usage of drugs by inmates in Punjab prisons has become the cause of an open fight between the top police officers.With the ... Read more...

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Karzai’s willingness to talk to Taliban gratifies US


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) The US was pleased by the willingness expressed by Afghan President Hamid Karzai to talk directly to the Taliban, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland has ... Read more...

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Obama, Karzai speak on strategic issues


February 21st, 2012 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Monday spoke with his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai over the phone on an array of strategic issues."They discussed regional support for ... Read more...

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Mercury up but snow in store in Himachal


February 19th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 19 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh Sunday saw a further rise in temperatures due to the prevailing dry conditions. The met office here has forecast chances of ... Read more...

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Himachal braces for more snow, rain


February 16th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 16 (IANS) After two consecutive days of sunshine, Himachal Pradesh is likely to receive more rain and snow over the weekend, the Met Office here has forecast."There are ... Read more...

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Islamabad hosts trilateral summit


February 16th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) The presidents of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran will meet here Thursday for a trilateral summit that focuses on regional cooperation and seeks peace and stability.President Mahmoud ... Read more...

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