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India courts Tajikistan to swing Afghan endgame


August 31st, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Signalling an upswing in its "Connect Central Asia policy", India is gearing up to roll out the red carpet for longtime Tajik leader Emomalii ... Read more...

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Kin of intelligence personnel to get more compensation


December 30th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 30 (IANS) Pakistan has decided to increase compensation to the families of Intelligence Bureau (IB) personnel who die on duty.Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday approved the ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Maldives to boost defence cooperation


September 28th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 28 (IANS) Pakistan and the Maldives have agreed on enhancing cooperation in the defence sector, a media report said Wednesday.The Maldives high commissioner to Pakistan Aishath Shehenaz Adam ... Read more...

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Fiat offers festival discounts on Linea and Punto


September 21st, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) In a bid to increase sales during the festival season, Italian automobile major Fiat's Indian subsidiary Wednesday launched discount offers for its hatchback Punto and ... Read more...

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Former Egyptian President Mubarak to be questioned over abuse offenses


April 12th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by BNO News
CAIRO, EGYPT (BNO NEWS) -- Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Tuesday will stand before authorities to be questioned over financial and power abuse charges in Sinai.According to Al-Ahram newspaper, this will ... Read more...

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WB approves 400-mn-dollar aid to improve Pakistan’s chronically ill education system


March 25th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25(ANI): The World Bank has approved a 400-million-dollar assistance package to help the Pakistan Government improve the access, quality and relevance of education in the nuclear-armed country.The projects are ... Read more...

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Clinton faces tough task on Arab upheaval


March 16th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Mar.16 (ANI): A coalition of six youth groups that have become vocal movers in Egypt's revolutionary movement have revealed on their Facebook page that they had refused an invitation to ... Read more...

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Kevin Rudd to visit Egypt, Tunisia this week


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 22 (IANS) Australia has plans to increase its aid to Egypt to support and strengthen the country's democratic transformation, as Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd will undertake a visit to ... Read more...

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7.5-bn-dollar US aid to Pak fails to show “measurable progress” so far: Official report


February 9th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9(ANI): The United States' civilian-aid program for Pakistan, meant for developing its infrastructure, has failed to "demonstrate measurable progress" since the Congress approved the five-year, 7.5-billion-dollar assistance package in late ... Read more...

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Ireland and EU agree to multi-billion aid package


November 22nd, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by BNO News
DUBLIN, IRELAND (BNO NEWS) -- Ireland could be receiving between €80 billion and €90 billion ($110 to $123 billion) as European Finance ministers have agreed to release a multi-billion euro assistance package ... Read more...

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US rejects Pakistan call to intervene in Kashmir issue


October 23rd, 2010 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) Rejecting Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi's call to President Barack Obama to raise the Kashmir issue during his India visit, the United States has ... Read more...

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US asks Pakistan to step up terror fight; gives $2bn military aid (Lead)


October 22nd, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) The United States has announced a $2 billion package of military aid to Pakistan even as it asked Islamabad to get tough with terrorists that ... Read more...

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From US to Pakistan: A $2bn military aid package


October 22nd, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) The US has announced a $2 billion package of military aid to Pakistan even as it asked Islamabad to get tough with terrorists that threaten its ... Read more...

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India isn’t a threat to Pakistan, US tells Islamabad


October 21st, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) The US Wednesday reiterated it has clearly told Islamabad that "existential threat to Pakistan is not India; the existential threat to Pakistan involves extremism within its ... Read more...

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US set to give $2 bn military aid to Pakistan; but no n-deal


October 20th, 2010 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Ignoring India's concerns, the United States appears all set to offer Pakistan a $2 billion new military assistance package to fight extremists, but an India-type civil ... Read more...

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Obama Signs Small Business Bill


September 28th, 2010 - 3:00 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As American President Obama signed the small business assistance package today, he claimed it was “good news” which he hopes will lead to even better news ... Read more...

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Pak preferred politics to citizen’s welfare on Indian flood assistance package: Editorial


August 31st, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 31(ANI): The Pakistan government had given precedence to political considerations over the welfare of the flood-affected people when it was undecided about India's five million-dollar flood assistance package, an editorial ... Read more...

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India may send aid to Pakistan through UN (Lead, Changing dateline)


August 28th, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, Aug 28 (IANS) India is likely to send its aid to flood victims in Pakistan through the United Nations, as sought by the Pakistan government Saturday. "Once Pakistan accepted our ... Read more...

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In a snub, Pakistan asks India to send aid through UN


August 28th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Aug 28 (IANS) Pakistan has declined an Indian offer of $5 million aid for flood victims directly and wants it to be routed through the United Nations, Dunya ... Read more...

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Pak accepts India’s five million dollar aid package for flood victims


August 20th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug.20 (ANI): A day after the US asked Pakistan to accept India's five million dollar flood assistance package, Islamabad has accepted New Delhi's offer.Talking to reporters on the sidelines of ... Read more...

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Asian Development Bank announces $2 bn aid for Pakistan


August 19th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 19 (DPA) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced Thursday a $2 billion assistance package for emergency and rehabilitation work in flood-devastated Pakistan. The Manila-based ADB said it had also assembled a ... Read more...

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Antony returns from successful Seychelles visit


July 20th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday returned home after a two-day trip to the Seychelles aimed at consolidating India's security ties in the strategic southern Indian Ocean. The ... Read more...

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Kerry calls for tight check on Pak non-military aid fearing rampant govt corruption


May 28th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Worried over the rampant corruption in Pakistan's government establishments, a top US senator has urged the State Department to keep a tight control over the 1.45 billion ... Read more...

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India to pump in more aid for war ravaged Sri Lanka: Rao


May 11th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 11 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao on Monday said that New Delhi would continue to give financial aid to Sri Lanka for rehabilitation and reconstruction of the war-ravaged ... Read more...

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Japan extends Rs.10,566 crore loan for 6 projects


March 31st, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Wednesday signed an agreement with the Indian government, providing loans worth Rs.10,566 crore for six infrastructure projects, including a sanction of ... Read more...

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Pak warns against foreign interference in Afghanistan


January 8th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan. 8 (ANI): Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations, Abdullah Hussain Haroon, has warned the international community that foreign interference in Afghanistan's internal affairs can have adverse consequences, however, Islamabad ... Read more...

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‘Frightened, exhausted’ Sharif would not have gone for nuke test left to his own judgment’


October 24th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct.24 (ANI): Former US Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott believed that former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would not have conducted the 'tit for tat' nuclear tests following India's ... Read more...

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Firing Haqqani could open up embarrassing Pandora’s box for Pak govt


October 13th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct. 13 (ANI): In the wake of the controversy surrounding the Kerry Lugar Bill, the Zardari Government has reportedly decided to replace Pakistani ambassador to the United States, Hussain Haqqani within ... Read more...

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Kerry Lugar Bill a ‘milestone’, critics should read it first: Clinton


October 7th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.7 (ANI): Terming the Kerry-Lugar Bill a 'milestone' in Pak-US bilateral relations, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has asked all critics of the 1.5 billion dollar annual assistance package to ... Read more...

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Tata to scrap UK electric cars project if 10-mn pound loan is delayed


July 19th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): Tata Motors executives will warn Business Secretary Lord Mandelson that they will scrap plans to build electric cars in the UK if it does not receive a 10 ... Read more...

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Indian minister to visit Nepal


July 10th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 10 (IANS) Less than a month after India sent its Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon to Nepal, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources Pawan Kumar Bansal is arriving in Kathmandu ... Read more...

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Failure against Taliban, Qaeda in Pak will spread terror across continents: Zardari


June 22nd, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22(ANI): The President of Pakistan, Asaf Ali Zardari, has expressed his fears over Taliban and Al-Qaeda turning out to be a major threat to the world, if their destabilizing ... Read more...

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Taliban, Al Qaeda could spread globally: Zardari


June 22nd, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) The Taliban and the Al Qaeda could spread in other parts of the world if they were not defeated in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Pakistani President Asif Ali ... Read more...

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US to closely monitor Pakistan’s use of aid money


May 19th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): The US State Department has said Washington will closely work with the Pakistan Government in making sure that the money the money sanctioned by the US Congress is ... Read more...

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Obama’s options in strife torn Pakistan are limited


May 4th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): President Barack Obama has only limited options for dealing with the crisis in Pakistan, as the anti-American feeling in the country is high, and US combat presence ... Read more...

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