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Probe ordered into Punjab border area fund controversy


September 21st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde has ordered a probe into the alleged embezzlement in border area grant in Punjab, a senior Congress leader said here Friday.Congress ... Read more...

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China quake kills 64, injures over 700 (Second Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) At least 64 people have been confirmed dead and 715 others injured after multiple earthquakes struck a mountainous region in China's Yunnan province Friday, the province's ... Read more...

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24 killed, 150 injured in China quake (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) At least 24 people were killed and 150 injured Friday in an earthquake that jolted southwest China's Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, authorities said.More than 100,000 people ... Read more...

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Five die in China quake


September 7th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) At least five people were killed and more than 20,000 houses damaged in an earthquake that jolted southwest China's Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, authorities said.The ... Read more...

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14 killed in blast near Pakistan-Afghan border (Lead)


July 9th, 2012 - 4:06 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 9 (IANS) At least 14 people, including three women and two children, were killed while seven others injured after a landmine blast occurred in the border town of ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi, trooper caught in Tripura handed back


July 6th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 6 (IANS) A Bangladeshi trooper and a civilian captured by villagers in Tripura while trying to abduct an Indian farmer from the border area, were handed over to ... Read more...

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Myanmar’s territory shouldn’t be used by NE insurgents: India


May 31st, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Barely two days after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh returned from a three-day visit to Myanmar, India Thursday said its territory should not be allowed ... Read more...

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Ties with India important, says Myanmar’s state-run daily


May 30th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 30 (IANS) Myanmar's official media said Wednesday that the country attaches importance to relations with India and stressed that "India needs Myanmar, and Myanmar also needs India, ... Read more...

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Border issues discussed with Myanmar: PM


May 30th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, May 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday that detailed discussions on border issues had been held with Myanmar during his three-day visit ... Read more...

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PM returns from Myanmar visit


May 29th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh returned here Tuesday night after a three-day visit to Myanmar during which the two countries agreed to expand trade, improve ... Read more...

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India, Myanmar to be better connected, have more trade (Fourth Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 28 (IANS) India and Myanmar Monday decided to expand trade, have better connectivity and bring peace in border areas and emphasised closer ties to boost ... Read more...

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India, Myanmar ink a dozen agreements (Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 28 (IANS) India and Myanmar Monday signed 12 agreements, including on a $500 million credit line, border area development and air services.The agreements were signed ... Read more...

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India, Myanmar ink 12 agreements


May 28th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 28 (IANS) India and Myanmar Monday signed a dozen agreements, including for $500 million credit line, and border area development and air services agreement. Prime ... Read more...

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Assam harried by power woes, CM defends state board


May 11th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) As Assam has been facing electricity outages of over 16 hours a day, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday came to the rescue of the state ... Read more...

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BJP MP demands urgent attention to Arunachal dam issue


May 9th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 9 (IANS) Rajya Sabha MP and BJP national spokesman Tarun Vijay Wednesday raised the issue of the ongoing opposition to mega dams in Arunachal Pradesh and demanded that ... 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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US calls for restraint from Sudan, South Sudan


April 5th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) The US has called on Sudan and South Sudan to show restraint following reports that South Sudan shot down a Sudanese fighter jet."We're calling on restraint ... 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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Obama wants North Korea to drop rocket launch (Lead)


March 25th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 25 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Sunday pressed North Korea to drop its plan for a rocket launch, saying the move could scuttle a food aid deal ... Read more...

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Obama visits Korean demilitarised zone


March 25th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 25 (IANS) Amid rising tensions over North Korea's planned rocket launch, US President Barack Obama Sunday undertook his first visit to the demilitarised zone (DMZ) that divides ... Read more...

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Indian, Bangladesh border guards to increase vigil


March 19th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Border guards of India and Bangladesh have decided to increase vigilance at sensitive border outposts and enhance interaction of commanders at the ground level to ... Read more...

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Sukhbir Badal leads with biggest margin


March 6th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) If there is one way of leading by example, Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal has certainly shown that. As results for the 117-member assembly ... Read more...

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India, China to discuss Hu’s visit Thursday


February 29th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi touched down here Wednesday evening on a two-day visit that is expected to firm up the agenda for President ... Read more...

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Bright and sunny as polling picks up in Punjab (Second Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) Thousands of people queued up outside polling booths across Punjab to elect a new assembly Monday with over 15 percent of 1.76 crore voters casting ... Read more...

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Polling under way in Punjab (Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) Casting of votes started across 19,841 polling stations in Punjab's 117 assembly seats at 8 a.m. Monday, Election Commission (EC) officials said here.Despite the winter ... Read more...

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1.76 crore Punjab residents to vote Monday


January 29th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 29 (IANS) Over 1.76 crore voters are eligible for casting their vote during the one-day election to 117 assembly seats in Punjab Monday (Jan 30), Election Commission ... Read more...

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Two-nation theory, alive and well: Former Pakistani minister


January 26th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Former Pakistani information minister Javed Jabbar feels the two-nation theory is "alive and well" in the sub-continent as Pakistani had its "own distinctive outlook on ... Read more...

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Bangladesh border guard held after killing Indian (Lead)


January 20th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 20 (IANS) Troopers of Border Guard Bangladesh shot dead an Indian farmer along the border with Tripura Friday, but one of them was detained by angry Indian villagers ... Read more...

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Bangladesh Border Guard held after killing Indian


January 20th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 20 (IANS) Troopers of Bangladesh's Border Guards shot dead an Indian farmer along the border with Tripura Friday, but one of them was detained by angry Indian villagers ... Read more...

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801 nominations for Punjab polls rejected


January 14th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 14 (IANS) As many as 801 nominations filed by candidates for the Jan 30 Punjab assembly elections have been rejected by the Election Commission, leaving 1,253 candidates in ... Read more...

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‘Indian Army has not probed Kashmir shootout involving likely chief’


January 12th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The Indian Army had not done any investigation in the alleged fake shootout case involving its likely future chief Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh when he ... Read more...

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Army chief shuns comment on likely successor’s shootout case


January 10th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh Tuesday refused to comment on a controversy surrounding his likely successor Lt.Gen. Bikram Singh, accused of staging a ... Read more...

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US military calls for more trust with Pakistan


December 27th, 2011 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) The US Central Command Monday called for enhanced trust-building measures, including full disclosure of all facilities and installations near the Afghan border, to avoid a repetition ... Read more...

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Lives in peril: Inside Manipur’s drug zone


December 13th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Churachandpur (Manipur), Dec 13 (IANS) A litter of cigarette stubs, abandoned syringes and used contraceptives greet a visitor to one of the four drug hangout joints in Manipur's second largest ... Read more...

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Kishanji’s ailing mother breaks down (Lead)


November 25th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 25 (IANS) The ailing mother of Maoist leader Kishanji broke down and collapsed in Andhra Pradesh's Karimnagar district after learning that her son had been killed in West ... Read more...

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