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Three Maoists nabbed in Kolkata


September 12th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Three Maoists, including the Communist Party of India-Maoist Kolkata city committee secretary, were arrested here and arms recovered from their possession, police said Wednesday.Avishek Mukherjee, was ... Read more...

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A word from Sonia means 24×7 power


August 29th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 29 (IANS) It's not without reason that "Forbes" magazine recently ranked Congress president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi the sixth most powerful woman in the world. It ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party’s next goal: Mulayam as PM


May 23rd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) Just over two months after Akhilesh Yadav took over the reins of Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party seems to have fast-tracked its campaign to pitch ... Read more...

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Mulayam holds presidential cards close to his chest


May 17th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 17 (IANS) While all eyes are on Mulayam Singh Yadav ahead of India's presidential election, mum is the word in his camp. The Samajwadi Party chief is ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda releases 73 Yemeni soldiers


April 28th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, April 28 (IANS) The Yemeni wing of terror outfit Al Qaeda Saturday released after mediation by a tribal leader 73 Yemeni soldiers captured two months ago, Xinhua reported.The soldiers ... Read more...

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Jawed Usmani takes over as UP chief secretary


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 23 (IANS) Senior Indian Administrative Service officer Jawed Usmani Friday took over as chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh.The unassuming, 1978-batch officer returned from a central deputation with ... Read more...

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Mulayam says no to joining UPA government (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) Scotching speculations, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday categorically dismissed reports that his party was going to join the United Progressive Alliance government ... Read more...

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Karnataka yatra exposes Advani’s waning influence (Karnataka Newsletter)


November 6th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 6 (IANS) L.K. Advani, once hailed by his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as 'Loh Purush' or iron man, second only to India's formidable first home minister Sardar ... Read more...

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A ‘watershed’ project for uplift of villagers (Feature)


October 9th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 9 (IANS) An integrated approach in a Rs.365-crore project funded by the World Bank appears to have worked wonders in some 600 villages in the hills of Himachal ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Yeddurappa exit signals end of troubled rule


July 31st, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 31 (IANS) The exit of B.S. Yeddyurappa, Bharatiya Janata Party's first chief minister in Karnataka and south India, signals the end of a troubled three-year rule ... Read more...

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28 die in Yemen weapons depot blast


May 26th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, May 26 (IANS) Twenty-eight rebel tribesmen were killed in a blast at a weapons depot during overnight clashes with the security forces in the Yemeni capital, Xinhua reported.President Ali ... Read more...

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Pakistan opposes Baloch leader Brahamdagh’s plea seeking asylum in Switzerland


March 31st, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 31(ANI): Pakistan has strongly opposed a plea by Baloch separatist leader Brahamdagh Bugti for political asylum in Switzerland, it has been learnt.The Foreign Ministry has conveyed its reservations on Brahamdagh's ... Read more...

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Reliance Communications partners with Radio Netherlands


February 17th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India's leading telecom service provider Reliance Communications Thursday said it had signed a pact with Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW), a news and entertainment channel, for providing live ... Read more...

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Andy Cohen calls Heidi Montag ‘trash, delusional’


February 14th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 14 (ANI): Former reality TV star Heidi Montag has been labelled "delusional" and "trash" by Andy Cohen, the loquacious and media friendly chieftain of the popular US network, 'Real ... Read more...

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Maharashtra’s Aurangabad renamed Sambhajinagar


January 4th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Aurangabad, Jan 4 (IANS) A resolution to rename this historic city Sambhajinagar, after the son of Maratha chieftain Chhatrapati Shivaji, was approved Tuesday by the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) - but ... Read more...

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N. Korea says shelling incident caused by S. Korean provocation


December 9th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.9 (ANI): North Korea has blamed South Korea for last month's shelling of Yonphyong Island, saying that Seoul's "deliberate provocation" fuelled its aggressive response.According to a detailed report, released by ... Read more...

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Now, inflatable collar to replace helmet


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 22 (IANS) The 'Hvvding' helmet is an airbag 'collar' that springs into action in an eye blink -- covering the skull and neck of a cyclist in the event of ... Read more...

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Researchers Reveal That Oetzi Might Have Died Of An Arrow Wound And Ceremoniously Buried


August 27th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Vienna, Aug 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers have revealed that site where the body of the iceman Oetzi was found might not have been the site of murder of the warrior, ... Read more...

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Afghan Taliban blasts Mullah Omar’s arrest report as US propaganda


July 6th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 6 (ANI): The Afghan Taliban has rejected reports about its chieftain Mullah Mohammed Omar being arrested in Karachi in March this year.Taliban spokesperson Zabeehullah described media reports about Mullah ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda planning to engage US in Afghanistan beyond 2011 through ‘guerrilla war’


July 5th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 5 (ANI): Al-Qaeda warlord Osama bin Laden is planning to engage the US forces in Afghanistan well beyond 2011, the year set as the deadline by President Obama to ... Read more...

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Mehsud ordered Benazir’s assassination on behest of ex-Madrassa students: FIA report


June 19th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jun.19 (ANI): Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has held the killed Taliban chieftain Baitullah Mehsud responsible for the assassination of former Prime Benazir Bhutto.The FIA has submitted its final report ... Read more...

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Pak Army Major arrested over alleged links with failed Times Square bomber


May 19th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, May 19 (ANI): Pakistani security agencies have reportedly arrested an Army major, who is said to have had contacts with Faisal Shahzad, the US civilian of Pakistan origin accused ... Read more...

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A year later, few in Sri Lanka mourn Prabhakaran


May 17th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) One year after Tamil Tigers chieftain Velupillai Prabhakaran was killed the same way he sent so many to their death, Sri Lanka remains ethnically ... Read more...

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Times Square plot evidence proves TTP’s expanding reach with Al-Qaeda’s help


May 15th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, May 15 (ANI): Even though Pakistan has been maintaining that there is little evidence that Faisal Shahzad, the confessed Times Square bomber, had received training and was funded by ... Read more...

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Pak agencies arrest Times Square bomber’s local TTP facilitator


May 14th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Pakistani security agencies have arrested a man having links with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), who claims that he assisted Faisal Shahzad, the confessed Times Square bomber, US ... Read more...

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Pak Senators ‘up in arms’ against Clinton’s ‘dire consequences’ diatribe


May 11th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 11 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's blunt talking has not gone down well with Pakistani law makers, who have urged the government to ask the Obama Administration ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

FBI team swoops into Pak to probe Shahzad’s botched terror plot trail


May 8th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): A special Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) team has reached Pakistan to probe links between confessed New York bomb plotter Faisal Shahzad and terror groups operating from ... Read more...

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Pak Taliban supports Shahzad’s ‘noble’ work, but disowns him


May 7th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 7 (ANI): The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has denied having links with failed Times Square bombing plotter Faisal Shahzad, but said it supports his 'noble job' and that other Muslim ... Read more...

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Is Hakeemullah Mehsud behind Times Square bombing plot?


May 5th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 5 (ANI): Media reports suggests that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chieftain Hakeemullah Mehsud may be behind the failed Times Square bombing plot.According to The Dawn, nearly two months back ... Read more...

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Hakimullah threatens more attacks on United States in a new video


May 3rd, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 3 (ANI): Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief, Hakimullah Mehsud, who was believed to have been killed in a US drone strike in South Waziristan in January, has vowed more attacks on ... Read more...

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Mullah Omar sends jirga to negotiate release of ex-ISI official


May 2nd, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, May.2 (ANI): Afghan Taliban chieftain Mullah Muhammad Omar has reportedly sent a jirga to negotiate the safe release of kidnapped former Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) officials Colonel Imam, who was ... Read more...

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Hakeemullah even if alive not in command of Pak Taliban anymore: Pentagon


April 30th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.30 (ANI): The Pentagon is unsure over the fate of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakeemullah Mehsud, but it is certain that the warlord does not exert any authority over ... Read more...

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Pak sets free six top Taliban commanders: Report


April 29th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr.29 (ANI): Pakistan has set free at least six top Taliban militants, including the extremist outfit's second-in command Mullah Abdul Ghani Barader's close aide Abdul Qayum Zakir, a report in ... Read more...

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TTP chief Hakimullah survived US drone attack: ISI official


April 29th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.29 (ANI): Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakimullah Mehsud, who was believed to have been killed in a US drone strike in South Waziristan in January, is alive, an Inter Services ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Britain ordered to pay $650 mn to Iran


April 25th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 25 (IANS) An arbitration court in The Hague has ordered the British government to refund $650 million to Iran over an arms deal in the 1970s. The Shah of Iran ... Read more...

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