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Net deterioration in security environment: PM (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday warned of "a net deterioration" in the international security and strategic environment, pointing to political uncertainties in India's neighbourhood, ... Read more...

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Net deterioration in global security environment: PM


July 31st, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday warned of "a net deterioration" in the international security environment, pointing to political uncertainties in India's immediate neighbourhood, terrorism ... Read more...

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Sudeep Chakravarti unravels northeast’s bloody history in new book (Interview)


July 15th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The vast swathe of land in India's northeast is still restive with eddies of turbulence. Writer-columnist Sudeep Chakravarti says northeastern India has remained an "outland"-a region ... Read more...

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Indian helping hand in Sri Lankan cinema’s revival


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Cinema as a popular cultural mouthpiece is trying to revive itself in Sri Lanka after 30 years of civil war, courtesy a bunch of progressive ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Arabic writings clue in scientists on past climate


February 27th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 27 (IANS) Ancient Arabic manuscripts are providing valuable meteorological insights to help scientists reconstruct past climate, a study reveals.Scientists from the Universidad de Extremadura, Spain, have turned to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

US drones fly over Syria to monitor situation


February 20th, 2012 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US military and intelligence drones are flying over Syria to monitor developments in the country torn by civil strife, NBC reported."A good number of American ... Read more...

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Central Asian gas for India: pipe dream or reality?


January 19th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Will India's attempt to obtain natural gas from Turkmenistan to augment its energy security requirements fructify? Political stability in transit countries were key to the ... Read more...

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Another global slowdown a possibility: Mukherjee


December 9th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday said another global slowdown was now a possibility as international economies suffer from rising inflation and fuel cost."Another global ... Read more...

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Coal supply to power plants being shored up: Government


October 15th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The government Saturday said it has scaled up the delivery of coal to thermal power plants to avert electricity shortages in the festive season."The coal ... Read more...

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India’s power situation grim, efforts on to ease crunch


October 14th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Shortage of power in states such as Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka Friday threatened to cascade into a pan-India crisis with coal supplies hit ... Read more...

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Twitter, Facebook role in civil strife overhyped


September 22nd, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Despite media hype about messaging and social networks being powerful new tools, they may not be as beneficial or as robust as suggested.People have used ... Read more...

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Afghans in Kabul abhor struggle for water


August 7th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 7 (IANS) Besides the raging war against the Taliban, residents of the Afghan capital loathe one more aspect of their life -- their appalling daily struggle for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Boeing deal reflects growing military ties with India: US


June 8th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) The United States has described India's proposed purchase of 10 Boeing C-17 Globemaster heavy-lift transport aircraft in a $4.1 billion deal as indicative of growing ... Read more...

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‘Al-Qaeda snatched missiles in Libya’


March 27th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 27(ANI): Al-Qaeda's offshoot in North Africa has snatched surface-to-air missiles from an arsenal in Libya during the civil strife there, Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno has said.Itno did not say ... Read more...

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Children safer in Kabul than London: NATO envoy


November 22nd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) A British diplomat has sparked fury after claiming that Kabul is a safer place for children than Britain's major cities.Afghanistan has one of the world's highest child mortality ... Read more...

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Chavan’s job may herald changes in government, Congress


November 10th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) New faces are likely in the Congress and the government following the appointment of central minister Prithviraj Chavan as the next chief minister of Maharshtra, party ... Read more...

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Delta Commences Direct Flights Between Liberia and America


September 6th, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, September 6, 2010 (Just Flashed): Delta Air Lines Inc. has initiated undeviating air travel from America to Liberia, which is a country in the west of Africa. This initiation has facilitated ... Read more...

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Somali government declares state of emergency


June 23rd, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, June 23 (Xinhua) The Somali government has declared a state of emergency in the war torn country as government forces battled insurgents. "The Somali government decided to impose a state of emergency ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Election Commission row can cause its credibility serious damage (Comment)


February 7th, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
The Election Commission, like the judiciary, has been a symbol of India's success as a democracy in a region of authoritarianism, unstable popular governments under the thumb of military juntas or embroiled ... Read more...

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War on terror ‘mistaken’, resolve Kashmir dispute: David Miliband


January 15th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 15 (IANS) In comments made ahead of a speech in Mumbai, British Foreign Minister David Miliband Thursday said a “resolution of the dispute over Kashmir” was needed in order to ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu’s hospitality trade in the doldrums


December 8th, 2008 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's hospitality industry has taken a knocking this year. Already hit by the after-effects of the global economic slowdown, the terror attacks in Mumbai now threaten to ... Read more...

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Poverty, unemployment driving Afghanistan towards instability


September 29th, 2008 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 29 (Xinhua) War-torn Afghanistan has experienced its deadliest year in 2008 since the collapse of the Taliban regime in late 2001. The high rate of unemployment and poverty in the ... Read more...

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Climate change can triggers wars, warns expert


August 22nd, 2008 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Climate change-induced damage to global ecosystems and resulting competition for natural resources may trigger wars and conflicts in the future, an expert has warned.Jürgen Scheffran, a scientist at ... Read more...

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More than 2.5 mn displaced in Colombian civil strife: Report


June 15th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 15 (IANS) More than 2.5 million people have been displaced in Colombia's decade-old civil war involving the government forces, right-wing militias and the leftist guerrillas, the National Planning Department (DNP) ... Read more...

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Maoist victory gives new hope to Sobhraj


April 15th, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna SarkarKathmandu, April 15 (IANS) The imminent Maoist victory in Nepal's historic constituent assembly election has given new hope to someone who has no role in play in the politics ... Read more...

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Oz Government will soon send observers to monitor Nepal polls


April 4th, 2008 - 9:42 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Apr 4 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith on Friday said that his government would soon sent observers to monitor the April 10 Constituent Assembly elections in Nepal.The election will ... Read more...

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Lebanon’s president election might face another postponement


March 24th, 2008 - 6:58 am ICT by admin
DPA Beirut, March 24 (DPA) Lebanon's House Speaker Nabih Berri has hinted that the parliament session scheduled for March 25 to elect a president might be postponed for the 17th consecutive time. "There ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India committed to aiding Afghan reconstruction


March 13th, 2008 - 9:53 pm ICT by admin
By Parveen Chopra New York, March 13 (IANS) India is committed to the reconstruction and development effort in Afghanistan, India's ambassador to the United Nations Nirupam Sen stated in the United Nations Security ... Read more...

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Arab ministers’ meet to discuss Lebanon, Gaza crisis


March 5th, 2008 - 8:20 pm ICT by admin
DPA Cairo, March 5 (DPA) Eighteen Arab foreign ministers met Wednesday at the Arab League headquarters here to discuss the Lebanese political crisis and the latest attacks on the Gaza Strip, and to ... Read more...

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Asma Jehangir urges Pakistan’s friends to persuade US to stop supporting Musharraf


November 14th, 2007 - 8:29 am ICT by admin
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