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Indian Army buying 20 mini-UAVs for Kashmir


August 29th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) To better arm its troops fighting insurgents in the border state of Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army is buying 20 man-portable, mini unmanned aerial ... Read more...

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‘No decision yet on Kashmir interlocutors’ report: Government


August 8th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The government has not taken any decision on the interlocutors report on Jammu and Kashmir submitted last year and is not planning any mechanism to ... Read more...

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Peace hangs by a thread in ethnically-volatile Assam (News Analysis)


July 31st, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Guwahati, July 31 (IANS) The recent ethnic flare-up in Assam that killed 58 and displaced hundreds of thousands of people not only shook the governments in both the ... Read more...

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Antony in Jammu and Kashmir to review security


July 28th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday arrived in Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit to review the security situation in the border state.Indian Army chief ... Read more...

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Threat of terrorism remains in Punjab: Chidambaram


July 13th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday said the threat of terrorism remains in Punjab but expressed confidence about the government's ability to tackle any attempt to ... Read more...

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Review central laws applicable in Kashmir: Interlocutors (Lead)


May 24th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A constitutional committee should review all central laws extended to Jammu and Kashmir and make permanent article 370 of the constitution that grants the ... Read more...

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Review central laws applicable in Kashmir: interlocutors


May 24th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A constitutional committee should review all central laws extended to Jammu and Kashmir and make permanent article 370 of the constitution that grants the ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks complete loan waiver


May 8th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) Reeling under a mounting debt which has crossed Rs.77,585 crore, the Punjab government has sought a complete waiver of the outstanding small savings loan of ... Read more...

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Omar opposes unilateral NCTC


May 5th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Categorically opposing unilateral operations under the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday said it should be further ... Read more...

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13 shot dead inside bar in Mexico


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), April 22 (IANS/EFE) At least 13 people were gunned down and four wounded in an attack by suspected cartel gunmen at a bar in the northern Mexican ... Read more...

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PM opens security meet, flags left-wing extremism (Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Left-wing extremism, religious fundamentalism, ethnic violence and terrorism are major challenges facing the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Monday and urged ... Read more...

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India protests China’s Arunachal comments (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) India Monday expressed its objections and surprise at China's protest over Defence Minister A.K. Antony's visit to Arunachal Pradesh and protested against any outside interference ... Read more...

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Anthony promises aid to Arunachal (Lead)


February 20th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday launched a five-day silver jubilee celebrations of Arunachal Pradesh's statehood, promising all assistance to develop the strategic border state.Addressing a large ... Read more...

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Anthony launches Arunachal’s 25th statehood day celebrations


February 20th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday launched the five-day silver jubilee celebrations of Arunachal Pradesh's statehood, promising all assistance for development of the strategic border state.Addressing ... Read more...

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Mexican cartels moving drugs in armoured vehicles


January 18th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 18 (IANS/EFE) Mexican drug cartels are using improvised armoured vehicles known as "monsters" to protect their narcotics shipments from rival gangs, said a military officer.The officer is ... Read more...

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India rejects incorrect border maps on US website


January 4th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) India Wednesday said it was aware of "gross inaccuracies" in a map of India on the US State Department website and asserted that "the entire ... Read more...

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Revoking AFSPA will aid Kashmir terror groups: Army chief


January 1st, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Indian Army chief Gen V.K. Singh has opposed the withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from parts of Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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Committed to equal growth in all Kashmir regions: PDP


November 30th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 30 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday said it was committed to "remove regional disparities and to treat all regions equally in all ... Read more...

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India protests US depiction of Kashmir as Pakistani territory


November 21st, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) India Monday protested to the US after the State Department website depicted parts of Jammu and Kashmir as Pakistani territory and strongly reaffirmed that the ... Read more...

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Reactivated airfield in Arunachal strategic: IAF chief


November 18th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 18 (IANS) Reactivation of an advanced landing ground (ALG) at Vijayanagar on the Sino-Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh is of strategic importance for the region, Indian Air Force ... Read more...

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India re-activating air strip in Arunachal


November 17th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Wary of China's military infrastructure and capabilities build up in Tibet, India will Friday "fully re-activate" an advanced landing ground (ALG) at Vijayanagar in ... Read more...

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Antony reviews security situation


November 15th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday reviewed the country's internal and external security situation with the armed forces chiefs, when the demand for withdrawal of ... Read more...

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Indian Army chief meets Omar Adbullah on AFSPA


November 15th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Amidst a raging debate over demands for withdrawing the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Indian Army chief ... Read more...

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National institute of mountaineering to be set up


October 25th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The government Tuesday cleared a proposal to set up a national institute of mountaineering and allied sports (NIMAS) in Dirang in Arunachal Pradesh at ... Read more...

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Yousuf’s death has exposed rampant corruption in Kashmir: Mehbooba Mufti (Interview)


October 9th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti says the custodial death of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference worker Sayeed Muhammed Yousuf has "exposed the ... Read more...

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Indian-origin man teaches yoga to Mexican migrants


October 1st, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) A shelter for migrants in the northern state of Coahuila is offering yoga classes, run by an Indian-origin man, to help undocumented Central Americans cope ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi to attract J&K; youth


September 25th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) To attract the youth of Jammu and Kashmir into the party fold, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will "appeal to them to join mainstream ... Read more...

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Infiltration into Jammu and Kashmir continues: PM


September 16th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Infiltration by militants into Jammu and Kashmir was continuing, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday, while warning security forces not to be complacent as ... Read more...

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China blames terrorists trained in Pakistan for Xinjiang attack (Lead)


August 1st, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China Monday blamed terrorists trained in Pakistan for an attack in its Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region that left six dead and 15 injured. An expert said ... Read more...

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The Mennonites: A lesser known community in Mexico


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 3 (IANS/EFE) The German-speaking Mennonite community in Mexico - who came from Canada in search of cheap land and "greater respect for their way of life" - ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks security package


May 3rd, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 3 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday urged the centre to sanction a special security package for the border state to enable it to meet the new challenge of ... Read more...

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Army chief witnesses exercise in Ladakh


April 20th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh Wednesday visited Leh in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir to witness an ongoing military exercise along the China ... Read more...

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Mexico sees $3.5 bn foreign investment in tourism over 3 years


April 15th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 15 (IANS/EFE) Mexican authorities have predicted foreign investment in the tourism sector amounting to about $3.5 billion over the next three years, a capital inflow that will ... Read more...

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Further troop cut in Kashmir as situation improves: Home secretary (Interview)


April 10th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Home Secretary G.K. Pillai said there will be further troop reduction in Jammu and Kashmir as the situation improves in the state but forces deployed ... Read more...

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Spring arrives in Kashmir, bringing hopes of peace


March 17th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 17 (IANS) The harsh winter chill is fading away, the brown and barren landscape is giving way to lively green and farmers are getting ready to again plough ... Read more...

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