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India, Pakistan acknowledge ‘more needs to be done’


September 7th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Acknowledging that some progress had been made in talks between India and Pakistan, both sides Friday said that "much more needs to be done" in the ... Read more...

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Krishna in Pakistan, will share concerns on terror


September 7th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday arrived here on a three-day visit that will see him hold talks with his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar ... Read more...

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Over 60 journalists to accompany Krishna to Pakistan


September 6th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Over 60 Indian mediapersons will accompany External Affairs minister S.M. Krishna on his three-day visit to Pakistan Friday.The media delegation will include editors, foreign affairs' ... Read more...

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Terrorism, trade, visas to top India-Pakistan talks (Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) India's concerns on threats of terror emanating from various quarters in Pakistan will top the agenda of talks as External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna ... Read more...

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Terrorism to dominate Krishna, Khar talks


September 6th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) India's concerns on terrorism emanating from Pakistan will top the agenda of talks as External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna heads for Islamabad Friday ... Read more...

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Krishna-Khar talks: Terror, 26/11 India’s ‘core concerns’ (Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Ahead of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to Islamabad, India has made it clear that although all issues will be discussed, terrorism and ... Read more...

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US seeks greater state and city engagement with India


June 22nd, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Saying that "in today's interdependent global economy, what is good for India is good for America, and vice versa," a senior US official has advocated greater ... Read more...

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Kofi Annan to meet Syrian president


March 10th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 10 (IANS) Former UN chief Kofi Annan will call on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country's capital city Damascus Saturday. He will also meet with opposition ... Read more...

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Two top US officials visit South Asia


February 7th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 7 (IANS) Under Secretary of State Maria Otero and Assistant Secretary of State Robert O. Blake are visiting South Asia to meet government leaders, rights activists and ... Read more...

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2G should have been auctioned, says Jagdish Bhagwati


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) World renowned Indian economist Jagdish N. Bhagwati Thursday slammed the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for its policy on 2G spectrum allocation, saying its ... Read more...

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Make Lokpal independent but accountable, say former officials


December 18th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) As India awaits the Lokpal, prominent former bureaucrats and police officials say an independent and efficient anti-graft ombudsman will be a step forward in efforts ... Read more...

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Congress condemns attempted attack on Kejriwal


October 18th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Congress, which is facing the brunt of Team Anna's anti-corruption campaign, Tuesday condemned the attempted attack on Hazare aide Arvind Kejriwal at a ... Read more...

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Soon, fly into Taj city from global destinations


August 25th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 25 (IANS) Global tourists may finally be able to fly directly into Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal that attracts millions every year.While the civil aviation ministry ... Read more...

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Prashant Bhushan, Kejriwal to meet Pranab


August 23rd, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) In their first effort to break the deadlock over the eight-day-old fast of Anna Hazare, civil society leaders Prashant Bhushan and Arvind Kejriwal will meet ... Read more...

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Congress core group discusses Hazare fast


August 19th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Congress core group met Friday evening to discuss the latest situation arising out of the fast by civil society leader Anna Hazare, party ... Read more...

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Ahead of June 30 deadline, uncertainty continues over Lokpal bill


June 25th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) With a few days left before the June 30 deadline for finalising the Lokpal bill, uncertainty continues over the fate of the much-awaited anti-graft ... Read more...

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Congress working committee for tough line on Lokpal bill (Lead)


June 24th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Hinting at a tough line against the civil society leaders on the Lokpal bill, most members of the Congress working committe, at a meeting ... Read more...

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Congress working committee favours tough line on Lokpal bill


June 24th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Hinting at a tough line against the civil society leaders on the Lokpal bill, most members of the Congress working committe, at a meeting ... Read more...

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As Anna fasts, Ramdev faces government heat (Roundup)


June 8th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Gandhian Anna Hazare took on the government Wednesday as he fasted for eight hours amid thousands of supporters at the Rajghat even as Home ... Read more...

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Lokpal should not probe PM: Baba Ramdev


May 31st, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 31 (IANS) The prime minister should be excluded from the purview of the proposed Lokpal, yoga guru Baba Ramdev said Tuesday."It is a very complicated question whether the ... Read more...

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Meeting on Lokpal ends amid major differences (Second Lead)


May 31st, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) A meeting between ministers and civil society leaders on the Lokpal Bill ended Monday on a bitter note, with activists accusing the government of ... Read more...

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Meet on Lokpal Bill ends amid major differences (Lead)


May 30th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) A meeting between ministers and civil society leaders on the Lokpal Bill ended Monday on a bitter note, with activists accusing the government of ... Read more...

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Controversy casts shadow on first Lokpal panel meet


April 16th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The 10-member joint committee for drafting the anti-corruption Lokpal Bill holds its first meeting Saturday morning amid controversy over some of its members from ... Read more...

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Amidst mud-slinging, Lokpal joint committee meets Saturday (Roundup)


April 16th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Amid a raging controversy over a CD containing alleged conversations of civil society leader Shanti Bhushan regarding purported corrupt deals, the joint committee for ... Read more...

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Agnivesh to discuss Maoist talks with Hazare Saturday


April 15th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Rights activist Swami Agnivesh will discuss the feasibility of Anna Hazare joining the peace talks with Maoist guerrillas when he meets the social reformer ... Read more...

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Hazare to attend Lokpal drafting panel meeting


April 14th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Social reformer Anna Hazare will arrive here Friday and attend the first meeting of the joint committee of ministers and civil society leaders set ... Read more...

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People’s Power: Hazare ends fast, warns of battles ahead (Intro Roundup)


April 10th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Cheered by tens of thousands of countrymen, Gandhian Anna Hazare Saturday ended five days of fast for a rigorous anti-corruption law after the government ... Read more...

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People Power: Hazare ends fast, warns of more battles (Roundup)


April 9th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Cheered by tens of thousands, Gandhian Anna Hazare Saturday ended five days of fast for a rigorous anti-corruption law after the government met almost ... Read more...

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Protesters head home, vow to return if needed


April 9th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The carpets were rolled and the marquee taken down as sweepers cleaned the roads near Jantar Mantar of paper plates, glasses and soiled posters ... Read more...

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It’s the victory of democracy: Sibal


April 9th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) "It is a victory of the democracy," Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal said Friday night of the accord that had been reached ... Read more...

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Probable breakthrough in government-civil society stalemate (Lead)


April 8th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) An agreement may have been reached between the government and civil society leaders on formation of a joint committee to draft a stronger anti-graft Lokpal ... Read more...

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Hectic efforts to resolve crisis as anti-corruption crusade swells (Evening Lead)


April 8th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday held a series of meetings to resolve the impasse over the Lokpal (ombudsman) bill as the anti-corruption juggernaut rolled ... Read more...

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You will be happy with Anna Hazare’s decision: Swami Agnivesh


April 8th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Civil society leaders indicated Friday that an agreement may have been reached with the government over formation of a panel to draft an anti-corruption Lokpal ... Read more...

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The Hazare movement: Making India a true beacon of democracy (Comment)


April 8th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
As Indians rise in protest and rally around Anna Hazare's crusade against corruption, the corrupt and the opportunist are looking for cover. The swelling resolve to birth a movement that would ... Read more...

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Hopeful of an honourable agreement: Swami Agnivesh


April 8th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Civil society leader Swami Agnivesh said Friday he was hopeful of an honourable agreement to break the four-day-old fast-unto-death by Gandhian leader Anna ... Read more...

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