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India may ban US-made film critical of Islam


September 13th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Against the backdrop of growing anti-US violence, India is considering a request to ban a controversial film made in the US, fearing it could trigger ... Read more...

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US sends warships to Libya


September 13th, 2012 - 8:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) The US Navy has sent two destroyers to Libyan waters after an American ambassador was killed in that country, a media report said Wednesday.The ships ... Read more...

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Obama condemns US envoy’s killing in Libya


September 12th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Wednesday condemned the killing of the American ambassador to Libya, and said he was a "courageous and exemplary representative" of the ... Read more...

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Putin warns against bypassing UNSC Syria veto


July 21st, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin opposes any action related to Syria not authorised by the UN Security Council, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday."In the Russian ... Read more...

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US brewer sorry, says it’s renaming ‘Kali-Ma’ beer


May 15th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) A US brewer says it is "scrambling" to rename its new beer "Kali-ma", after the Hindu goddess Kali, following an outpouring of criticism from Hindus ... Read more...

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Summon US envoy over ‘Kali-Ma’ beer, says BJP


May 15th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The issue of a beer named "Kali-Ma", after the Hindu goddess Kali, being sold by a company in the US was raised in the ... Read more...

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New US envoy to India says hello in 10 languages


April 18th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Nancy Powell, who will be the first female American ambassador to India, arrives in New Delhi this week with an intimate video message of greetings subtitled ... Read more...

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Muammar Gaddafi: A man of eccentricities, enigma


October 20th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Oct 20 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddaffi, who was killed by National Transitional Council fighters in his hometown Sirte Thursday, will be remembered as a "mercurial and eccentric" man.In ... Read more...

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US sends armymen to Libya to reopen embassy


September 21st, 2011 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has said the Pentagon was sending military personnel to Libya to help reopen the American embassy there.In a Pentagon briefing, ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Tibetan refugee resettlement plan still in doldrums


September 8th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 8 (IANS) Nearly six years after the then US president George W. Bush proposed to resettle in America around 5,000 Tibetan refugees, regarded as living in danger in ... Read more...

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US intelligence at odds over Nepal as terror hub


September 7th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 7 (IANS) A clutch of confidential cables sent by senior American diplomats based in South Asia to their Washington headquarters shows amazing inconsistency over the role attributed ... Read more...

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Aga Khan Trust helps restore 16th century tomb


July 19th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Sunderwala Burj, a 16th century mausoleum adjacent to Mughal emperor Humayun's tomb, has been given a major facelift by the Aga Khan Trust for ... Read more...

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US clears Nepal for investment


June 29th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 29 (IANS) Despite continued political instability in Nepal and the largest party in the ruling alliance still tagged a terrorist organisation by the US State Department, Washington is ... Read more...

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US may change approach to China in wake of experts exit


April 9th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): With three prominent diplomats involved with Obama administration's China policy quitting their posts, the administration's approach could change.President Barack Obama's top China adviser Jeffrey A. Bader ... Read more...

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Indian PM seems to be misleading public on cables: WikiLeaks chief


March 21st, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The head of whistleblower website WikiLeaks Monday accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of deliberately misleading the public by claiming that leaked US diplomatic cables ... Read more...

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Indian leaders misleading public on US cables: WikiLeaks editor


March 21st, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange says Indian leaders are trying to mislead the public by challenging the authenticity of US diplomatic cables suggesting some MPs ... Read more...

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US ambassador visits Kashmir, takes Dal Lake boat ride (Second Lead)


March 17th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu/Srinagar, March 17 (IANS) US Ambassador Timothy J. Roemer flew down to Jammu Thursday and met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and a cross section of Kashmiris. Later, ... Read more...

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US envoy meets Omar Abdullah — and Kashmiris (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


March 17th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu/Srinagar, March 17 (IANS) US Ambassador Timothy J. Roemer Thursday met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and a cross section of Kashmiris for what he described as routine ... Read more...

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US envoy meets Abdullah — and Kashmiris (Lead)


March 17th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu/Srinagar, March 17 (IANS) US ambassador Timothy J. Roemer Thursday met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah and a cross section of Kashmiris for what he said were routine ... Read more...

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Chinese-American named US Ambassador to Beijing


March 10th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10(ANI): US President Barack Obama has named Gary Locke to be the first Chinese-American ambassador to Beijing.Locke is the current US Secretary of Commerce."When he's in Beijing, I ... Read more...

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India through a different prism (Capital Buzz)


February 20th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Indians themselves may be casting a cynical eye at the current goings-on and its impact on the future of the nation, but for the outside world, ... Read more...

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UN envoy shows support for Tibetan refugees in Nepal


February 14th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 14 (IANS) Tibetan refugees in Nepal, who feel increasingly vulnerable due to the growing Chinese influence on the republic's government, have been heartened by the visit of a ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks leaked cable reveals delicacy of US ties with key ally Egypt


January 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.28 (ANI): A US diplomatic cable leaked by the whistle blowing web site WikiLeaks has revealed that the American ambassador to Egypt, Margaret Scobey, had advised Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ... Read more...

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Growing hatred against Tunisian President Ben Ali portrayed in Wikileaks


January 16th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Tucson (Arizona, US), Jan 16 (ANI): US diplomatic cables released by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have portrayed a deepening ambivalence toward the rule of Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, focussing not ... Read more...

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Nepal’s king traded Tibetan refugees for US support: WikiLeaks


January 15th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 15 (IANS) After ordering the closure of the Dalai Lama's envoy's office in Kathmandu and taking over absolute power with a military-backed bloodless coup in 2005, Nepal's King ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Rahul remarks trigger BJP, Congress war (Roundup)


December 18th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) The war of words between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over Rahul Gandhi's Hindu terror remarks intensified Saturday with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra ... Read more...

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Rahul should just smile, not speak, say twitterati


December 18th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) In the season of scams and Radia tapes, the latest WikiLeaks expose on the comments made by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has given fresh impetus to ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks release: BJP activists burn Rahul Gandhi’s effigy in Kanpur


December 17th, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists agitated over Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's statement on radical Hindu groups, which was released by whistleblower website WikiLeaks, burnt ... Read more...

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Frisking Row: Sikh delegation meets US ambassador Roemer in New Delhi


December 15th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.15 (ANI): A Sikh delegation met United States Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer here on Wednesday to submit a memorandum to US President Barack Obama against hurting religious ... Read more...

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Pope wanted Muslim-dominated Turkey to be out of EU: Wikileaks


December 11th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Vatican City, Dec 11 (ANI): Secret US diplomatic cables released by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have revealed that Pope Benedict XVI is responsible for the Vatican's growing hostility towards Turkey, the ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Zardari, Kayani worked for Musharraf’s ‘honourable exit’


December 8th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 8 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and new army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani had worked separately for the "honourable exit" of then president Pervez ... Read more...

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Wikileaks soon to be history, not to hit ties: US envoy


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 3 (IANS) WikiLeaks will soon become part of history and the secret diplomatic messages leaked by the whistleblower website will not affect the US relation with Pakistan, the American ambassador ... Read more...

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`Putin may have offered Berlusconi profits from joint projects’


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 3 (IANS/AKI) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin may have offered Italy's billionaire premier Silvio Berlusconi a share of the profits from projects jointly developed by their respective country's biggest energy ... Read more...

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US role in Mid_East stands discredited after WikiLeaks disclosures


November 29th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.29 (ANI): In what could discredit the US's role in the Middle East peace process, missions in Israel, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Egypt were asked to gather biometric information 'on ... Read more...

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Obama visit will reflect Diwali spirit: envoy


November 4th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) President Barack Obama's visit "will reflect the spirit of Diwali as it symbolizes the warm, close and strong shared values between the US and India", the ... Read more...

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