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Congress looks forward to life after Mamata


September 21st, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress Friday said it was looking forward to life after Mamata Bannerjee, adding that the exit of Trinamool Congress from the UPA will allow ... Read more...

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Maldives President lauds India’s role in pushing political process


September 18th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Maldives President Mohamed Waheed Monday lauded India's support in pushing forward political process in his country when he met visiting Defence Minister A.K. Antony in ... Read more...

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Indian envoys’ meet: Cyber security, Arab Spring on agenda


September 13th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Against the backdrop of new threats like cyber security and the shifting contours of global geopolitics, around 120 envoys from Indian missions abroad will ... Read more...

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PM to prepare Indian envoys for foreign policy challenges


September 12th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Against the backdrop of a thaw with in ties with Pakistan and increasing calls for India to play a more proactive role in the ... Read more...

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‘Peace accord with Palestinians more urgent for Israel than Iran attack’


September 11th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Sep 10 (IANS) A former head of Israeli military intelligence said Monday it would be dangerous to attack Iranian nuclear facilities without US backing in the near future.Amos Yadlin ... Read more...

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Shinde to consult states on contentious issues like NCTC


September 10th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhil, Sep 10 (IANS) Conscious of the contentious nature of Telangana statehood issue and plans for the national anti-terror hub, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Monday steered clear of ... Read more...

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Anti-terror official killed in Iraq blast


September 7th, 2012 - 5:37 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 7 (IANS/AKI) A counter-terrorism official in Iraq's Tikrit city was killed when a dynamite-packed bomb exploded in his car, police said.Ismail al-Jaburi ad al-Sharqat died instantly Thursday and ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan’s counter-terror betrays utter lack of strategy’


September 6th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 6 (IANS) Pakistan's fresh effort to tackle domestic counter-terrorism "betrays an utter lack of strategy", said a Pakistani daily that called for a wholesome zero-tolerance approach towards ... Read more...

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Six policemen killed in Russia attack


September 6th, 2012 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS) At least six police officers were killed and several injured when unidentified assailants fired at a convoy in southwestern Russia's Ingushetia region, RIA Novosti reported.The attack ... Read more...

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India, Tajikistan to combat terror, cooperate on Afghanistan (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) India and Tajikistan, an energy-rich Central Asian nation, Monday decided to upgrade their ties to a strategic partnership and agreed to intensify counter-terror cooperation ... Read more...

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Top Pakistan Army officers meet


August 11th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) Pakistan Army's top brass met Friday night with an agenda which the Dawn described as "extraordinary".Top army officers met amid reports of Pakistan and the US ... Read more...

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US, Pakistan to target Haqqani network


August 5th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) US and Pakistani officials are considering joint counter-terrorism campaigns in Afghanistan and Pakistan that would target the Haqqani militant group, a media report said.The Haqqani ... Read more...

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India key ally in fight against terror: US congressman


August 1st, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Long Beach (California), Aug 1 (IANS) Appreciating India's efforts at fighting terrorism and promoting peace in Afghanistan, US Senator Dana Rohrabacher Wednesday said India is America's key ally in ... 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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India, Indonesia sign double tax avoidance pact, set $25 bn trade target (Lead)


July 27th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) India and Indonesia, two of the six co-founders of the Non-Aligned Movement and now among the world's emerging economies, Friday held talks to map ... Read more...

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India, Indonesia upbeat on $25 bn trade by 2015


July 27th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) India and Indonesia, among the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement and two of the world's emerging economies, Friday held talks to map the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh asks India to fast-track land accord, Teesta pact (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) India Tuesday assured Bangladesh that it will ratify the land boundary agreement after forging a consensus as Dhaka agreed to allow New Delhi more ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to boost counter-terror cooperation, border, Teesta


July 24th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Imparting a renewed momentum to bilateral ties, India and Bangladesh Tuesday held talks to bolster counter-terror cooperation and discussed issues ranging from border management ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to review projects, discuss Teesta pact


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The foreign secretaries of India and Bangladesh will Tuesday hold talks that will review a host of bilateral projects being implemented under an Indian ... Read more...

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Fearing recruitment, India restricts contacts with CIA


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Fearing that the CIA might use counter-terrorism meetings to recruit Indian intelligence operatives, New Delhi has restricted agency-to-agency contacts with Washington, says a new book.Scholar ... Read more...

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NCTC rejig after presidential election


July 13th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Giving in to a stiff opposition from non-Congress ruled states, the government has decided to take NCTC, a proposed anti-terror hub, out of the ... Read more...

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Not 10, but 12 terrorists trained for Mumbai attack: Jindal


July 5th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) It was not just 10 terrorists who sneaked into Mumbai on Nov 26, 2008 but 12 Lashkar-e-Taiba men who had been trained to carry out ... Read more...

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India, US closer than ever: Indian envoy


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao has said shared economic, diplomatic and security goals have brought the two nations and their peoples closer than ever.The recently concluded ... Read more...

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Brush up your British history, prospective immigrants told


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Prospective immigrants to Britain will now be expected to be first familiarise themselves with the country's basic history.A handbook for foreigners taking the immigration test puts ... Read more...

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UAE committed to strengthen global counter-terrorism strategy


July 1st, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 30 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reiterated its commitment to the implementation of all four pillars of the UN global counter-terrorism strategy.It has called on ... Read more...

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26/11 arrest: Pakistan says terror a common concern


June 26th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) A day after reports of an Indian 26/11 accused and his links with Pakistani terrorists became public, Pakistan Tuesday renewed its offer of counter-terror cooperation ... Read more...

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China considering more joint military exercises with India


June 25th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 25 (IANS) China is considering India's proposal for holding the third round of joint military exercises, codenamed Hand-in-Hand, and this is at the "working level discussions" stage, a ... Read more...

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India, Russia counter-terrorism exercise in August


June 19th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India and Russia are readying to hold their annual joint counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency army war game in August this year in Buryatia in southeast Russia. ... Read more...

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India unveils ambitious ‘Connect’ with Central Asia (Comment)


June 18th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
A little noticed but major Indian policy initiative was unveiled in distant Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, last week.Indian Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed announced a new policy ... Read more...

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India-US talks open with call to harness full potential of ties


June 13th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) India and United States opened their strategic dialogue Wednesday with a call to harness the full potential of their multifarious relationship encompassing strategic, economic and ... Read more...

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India, US to hold strategic dialogue, Iran high on agenda


June 8th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) India and the US will hold their third strategic dialogue June 13 that will see the two countries expand their cooperation across the spectrum, ... Read more...

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Clinton urges Assad to transfer power


June 7th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday urged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to transfer power and leave his country. On the same day, reports said at ... Read more...

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(HOLD) Krishna leaves for SCO summit in China


June 5th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) With India increasingly looking to Central Asia for its energy security needs, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna left Tuesday for Beijing, where he will pitch ... Read more...

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Krishna goes to China for SCO summit


June 4th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) With India's growing stakes in the energy-rich Central Asia, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday goes to Beijing, where he will pitch for a bigger ... Read more...

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China sincere in helping Pakistan: Official


June 3rd, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) China is sincere in helping out Pakistan in its economic development and all possible support was being provided in this regard, a top Chinese official has ... Read more...

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