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Iran test-fires 300 km-range missile


August 4th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 4 (IANS) Iran Saturday announced it has successfully test-fired a missile with a range of 300 km, state-run IRIB TV reported.The unnamed missile is the fourth generation of ... Read more...

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Top Lashkar commander killed in Kashmir


August 3rd, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 3 (IANS) A guerrilla believed to be top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Abu Hanzallah was Friday killed by security forces in a village in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, ... Read more...

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Sangwan loses controversial bout, India lodges complaint (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) India lodged an official complaint with the organisers of the London Olympics after boxer Sumit Sangwan's controversial loss to Brazilian Yamaguchi Falcao Florentino in the round ... Read more...

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India remembers hero of 1947 Pakistan war


July 15th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Indian Army Sunday remembered Brig. Mohammed Usman - its highest-ranking officer killed in the 1947 India-Pakistan war.A commemorative function was organised here to celebrate ... Read more...

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Two wanted terrorists held in Indonesia


July 13th, 2012 - 8:42 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, July 13 (IANS/AKI) Two alleged members of terror group Jamaah Ansharut Tauhid, who are suspected of being involved in the killing of two police officers last year, have been ... Read more...

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Top Syrian military defector contacts opposition


July 13th, 2012 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A top general who recently defected from the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria has established contacts with the opposition, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.Brig. ... Read more...

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Iran begins anti-armour missile production


July 7th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 7 (IANS) Iran Saturday began mass production of a new and advanced laser-guided anti-armour missile that can destroy a "variety of tanks", state-run Press TV reported."The Dehlavieh missile ... Read more...

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Robbery bid at Indian bank in Trinidad and Tobago


June 11th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, June 11 (IANS) An Indian bank here was targeted by four robbers who tied up three Indian employees and demanded keys to the vault. Policemen who were passing by ... Read more...

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US troops parachuted into North Korea : official


May 30th, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) A senior US official has revealed that the US and South Korean special forces have been parachuting into North Korea to collect intelligence on underground military ... Read more...

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Seven get bail in Adarsh scam


May 29th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Tuesday granted bail to seven of the nine people arrested for their alleged involvement in the Adarsh Housing ... Read more...

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Dhumal raises Shimla ground row in Delhi; Army says no conflict


April 16th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Shimla, April 16 (IANS) The controversy over ownership of the Annadale Ground in Shimla Monday reached New Delhi with Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal raising it during ... Read more...

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Gilani’s son in Rs.7 bn drug scam?


March 30th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) A Rs.7 billion ($77 million) "drug quota allotment" scam allegedly involving Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani' son has surfaced in Pakistan, Geo News reported.A three-member ... Read more...

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Israeli army to acquire rockets


March 15th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, March 15 (IANS) The Israeli military will acquire rockets with ranges of 40 and 150 km, a media report said.Brig-Gen. David Suissa, the commander of the army's Artillery ... Read more...

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Dhaka urged to tighten anti-tobacco measures


February 27th, 2012 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 27 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government has been urged to tighten tobacco control measures to prevent deaths and disabilities from related diseases.Nearly 57,000 people die from tobacco use annually ... Read more...

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Musharraf knew about Osama hideout: Ex-ISI chief


February 15th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf knew where Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was hiding and said nothing, a former head of Pakistani spy agency ... Read more...

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Curb anti-India terror groups, Myanmar told


January 24th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Raising fears that terror groups may stoke trouble in poll-bound Manipur, India has asked Myanmar to act against insurgents operating from its soil, a home ... Read more...

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Jammu-Srinagar highway re-opens for one-way traffic


January 19th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) The over 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway was thrown open for one-way traffic towards Srinagar even as the Kashmir Valley received fresh snowfall Wednesday evening, the ... Read more...

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Jammu-Srinagar highway re-opens for one-way traffic (With Images)


January 19th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) The over 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway was thrown open for one-way traffic towards Srinagar even as the Kashmir Valley received fresh snowfall Wednesday evening, the ... Read more...

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Srinagar-Jammu highway closed due to heavy snowfall


January 7th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 7 (IANS) The Srinagar-Jammmu national highway remained closed for the second consecutive day following heavy snowfall at many places along the road.Chief engineer of the Border Roads Organisation, ... Read more...

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Iran to put captured foreign drones on display


December 18th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 18 (IANS) Foreign spy drones captured by Iran, that reportedly include four Israeli and three US aircraft, will be put on display, Mehr news agency reported. Latest "domestically-manufactured ... Read more...

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Probe complete in Pakistani journalist’s killing


December 14th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 14 (IANS) The commission investigating the killing of Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad said Wednesday its had completed its inquiry and would submit its report to the government within ... Read more...

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1,000 huts gutted in Dhaka


November 17th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 17 (IANS) A massive fire gutted around 1,000 huts in a slum in Dhaka Thursday, an official said.The blaze destroyed two under-construction buildings adjacent to the tin-shed slum ... Read more...

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Two LeT guerrillas killed in gunfight


July 23rd, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) guerrillas, including a foreign national, were killed in a gunfight in Kupwara district in north Kashmir Saturday, an army official said.Brig. K.J.S. Dhellon, ... Read more...

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Dubai Police to crackdown on begging during Ramadan


July 23rd, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 22 (IANS/WAM) The Dubai Police has drawn up plans to crackdown on begging and theft during the holy month of Ramadan, it was announced Friday.Brig. Khalil Ibrahim Al ... Read more...

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Four serving Pakistani majors being questioned


June 23rd, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Four serving Pakistan Army majors are being questioned for their purported links with a banned group, a media report said Thursday. The questioning comes barely two ... Read more...

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`Brigadier arrested: Soul-searching time for Pakistan Army’


June 23rd, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) It is time for the Pakistan Army to do "some serious soul-searching" following the arrest of a brigadier for his links with a banned group, said ... Read more...

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10 killed after suicide bombers storm police station in southeastern Afghanistan


May 22nd, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- Seven security officials and three suicide bombers were killed on Sunday during clashes at the traffic police station in southeastern Afghanistan, officials said.Pajhwok news agency reported that four ... Read more...

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Six securitymen among 17 killed in Baghdad prison fight


May 9th, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, May 8 (IANS) Six security personnel, including a brigadier, and 11 terrorists were killed in a gunfight at a detention centre in Baghdad Sunday, Xinhua reported.The fighting started when ... Read more...

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US Army declares Wikileaks suspect Manning mentally fit to stand trial


April 30th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): The US Army has declared that Bradley Manning, the prime suspect in the leaking of classified US documents to the WikiLeaks whistleblowing website, is mentally competent to stand ... Read more...

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US to move WikiLeaks’ suspect Manning to new prison


April 20th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20(ANI): Bradley Manning, the US Army private accused of sharing classified documents with the whistleblower website, Wikileaks, will be moved from near-solitary confinement at the Marine Corps Brig in Virginia ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi foils bid to sell fake antiques


April 9th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 9 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi police have foiled an attempt to sell fake pre-Islamic era antiques worth 3.2 million dirhams (about $870,000), an official said.Two people were caught ... Read more...

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New book reveals steps to lose weight without dieting


April 5th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A new book has said that dieting will not make one lose weight, but will instead cause a person loss of lean muscle mass, moodiness, disappointment and failure.Brother ... Read more...

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‘Gaddafi deliberately curbing ground troops over fears of mass defections’


March 9th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): Britain's military think tank has said that Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is deliberately curbing the use of ground troops because his commanders are fearful of mass defections.They ... Read more...

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US defends making WikiLeaks suspect sleep naked in military cell


March 5th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5(ANI): The Unites States has defended its decision to make US Army private Bradley Manning sleep naked in military cell.A US military spokesman has said the decision was to prevent ... Read more...

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Assange calls US soldier accused in Wikileaks case an “unparalleled hero”


March 4th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 4 (ANI): Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said that Bradley Manning, the US Army Private accused of sharing classified documents with the whistleblower website, is an "unparalleled hero"."For him ... Read more...

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