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40-kg explosive device defused in Chhattisgarh


September 1st, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 1 (IANS) Security forces foiled a bid by Maoist ultras to trigger a massive blast in Bijapur district by defusing a powerful explosive device buried beneath the road ... Read more...

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Kabul pact: Pakistan’s India discomfort makes it hard, says US (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Terrorist safe havens in Pakistan pose a tough challenge, a Pentagon report said as an American official admitted that a strategic partnership agreement with Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s discomfort with India makes Afghan accord hard: US


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) As President Barack Obama signed a strategic partnership agreement with Afghanistan, a senior official admitted it may be "hard" to work due to Pakistan's discomfort ... Read more...

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BSF seizes 12 kg of heroin on Punjab border


April 24th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, April 24 (IANS) Alert troopers of the Border Security Force (BSF) have seized a consignment of 12 kg of heroin from the Amritsar sector of the international border between ... Read more...

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A turtle fest in golden sands of Maharashtra (Feature, With Images)


February 17th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), Feb 17 (IANS) As the day breaks, scores of tiny heads of turtle hatchlings, with twinkling eyes, suddenly pop out of the golden sand beach, take a precautionary ... Read more...

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Kenyan forces in shootout with French woman’s abductors


October 2nd, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Oct 1 (IANS) Kenya's security forces were engaged in a fierce shootout with abductors of the French woman who was kidnapped early on Saturday from a resort island in ... Read more...

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Cops gun down wanted criminal in Uttar Pradesh


July 28th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 28 (IANS) A criminal wanted in over 16 cases of murder, abduction and loot was killed in a gunbattle with police in Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh but his ... Read more...

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Guerrillas shoot cop in Kashmir


June 30th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 29 (IANS) Separatist guerrillas late Wednesday evening shot and critically injured an inspector of the Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police here, an officer said."The militants fired six pistol ... Read more...

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Now, robots that can hide from humans while spying!


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): Researchers at the Lockheed Martin's Advanced Technology Laboratories have developed a robot that could operate around humans without being detected.The robot takes a zigzag path to avoid well-lit ... Read more...

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One killed in Kashmir gun battle


November 20th, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 20 (IANS) One person was killed during a night-long gun battle between militants and security forces in the forests of Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir, police said Saturday.The gunfight started ... Read more...

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British Muslims our main bankrollers, says Taliban commander


October 21st, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.21 (ANI): A Taliban commander has told Sky News that the bulk of the funding for the insurgent group comes from the British Muslim community in the UK.The regional leader ... Read more...

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Kashmir mosque siege on as militant refuses to give up (Lead)


October 18th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 18 (IANS) The standoff between an injured guerrilla hiding in a mosque in Kashmir's Bandipora district and the security forces continued Monday evening as a village cleric and elders failed ... Read more...

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Ayodhya judgment: Flawed, but it has its positive sides (Comment)


October 1st, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli Notwithstanding several flaws, the judgment of the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on the six-decade-old Ayodhya dispute does have a positive side.But, first, the defects. A major ... Read more...

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Three Indian UN peacekeepers killed in Congo


August 18th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): The Defence Ministry on Wednesday said three Indian Army soldiers serving with the United Nations peacekeeping force in Congo were killed and seven others got injured, when ... Read more...

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Three Indian peacekeepers killed, seven hurt in Congo (Lead)


August 18th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Three Indian soldiers serving with the UN peacekeeping force in the Congo were killed and seven injured when their camp was ambushed by rebels early Wednesday, the ... Read more...

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Police arrest wanted stone pelter in Kupwara


August 17th, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Aug.17 (ANI): Police in Kupwara sector of Jammu and Kashmir arrested a wanted stone pelter on Tuesday while raiding a house in Trehgam area.The accused namely Adil Manzoor Bhat son ... Read more...

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Florence Nightingale’s walk home ‘could be a myth’


August 12th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12 (ANI): Florence Nightingale's famous lone walk home under the cover of darkness after the Crimean War may never have happened, a local historian has claimed.According to the historian, who ... Read more...

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Criminal gunned down in Uttar Pradesh


August 9th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 9 (IANS) A gangster wanted in connection with over 20 criminal cases and carrying a bounty of Rs.50,000 was shot down by police in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district, police said ... Read more...

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Life is without toilets for millions in Bihar (Feature)


August 4th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 4 (IANS) Parvatia Devi and her young daughter, residents of Ranipur village near the Bihar capital, make their way to an open field under the cover of darkness every day ... Read more...

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Maoists storm into bus, passengers terrorised


July 23rd, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 23 (IANS) Armed Maoists stormed into a bus in Chhattisgarh, forced the 40-odd passengers out and drove away, leaving the commuters to walk several kilometers on a jungle road, police ... Read more...

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Five militants killed in gun battle in Manipur


May 14th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, May 14 (IANS) At least five separatists were killed in a gun battle with security forces early Friday in Manipur, police said. The gun fight, between a group of unidentified militants and ... Read more...

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Gangster gunned down in Uttar Pradesh


April 22nd, 2010 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) A gangster wanted in 40 criminal cases was gunned down by a Special Task Force (STF) team in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi district, police said Thursday. Anwar alias Doondi, who ... Read more...

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12 human foetuses found in Gujarat


April 19th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 19 (IANS) Twelve human foetuses, some of them half eaten by stray dogs, were Monday found strewn near Malek Saban stadium in Bapunagar area of Ahmedabad, police said. According to police, ... Read more...

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MI6’s WWII mission inspired opening sequence of Goldfinger


April 18th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): Millions of James Bond fans around the world will be surprised to learn that a scene in 007 flick Goldfinger was inspired by a real mission executed by ... Read more...

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‘12 mn illegal Bangladeshis could get listed in census’


April 9th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 9 (IANS) A minority group in Assam Friday claimed that names of an estimated 12 million illegal Bangladeshi migrants would get enlisted in the ongoing census in the state. ... Read more...

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24 militants killed in Pakistan’s northwest


April 4th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 4 (IANS) Security forces Sunday killed 24 militants in two separate operations in Pakistan's restive northwest, bringing to 39 the number of terrorists killed in the area in the last ... Read more...

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Karzai told of Obama visit one hour before touchdown


March 29th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/Kabul, March 29 (IANS) US President Barack Obama's visit to Kabul was shrouded in secrecy and even Afghan President Hamid Karzai was informed about his visit barely an hour before he ... Read more...

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BSF,infiltrators exchange fire in Sir Creek area


February 23rd, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Feb 23 (IANS) A brief exchange of fire took place in the Sir creek area Monday night between Border Security Force (BSF) troopers and boat borne intruders, suspected to be Pakistanis, ... Read more...

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Two SPOs injured in Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh


February 9th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 9 (IANS) Two special police officers (SPOs) were injured Tuesday in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district when Maoist insurgents ambushed a contingent of some 300 policemen, officials said. The incident took place in ... Read more...

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Gunfight between militants, security forces in Kashmir town


January 30th, 2010 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, January 30 (IANS) A gunfight broke out between the security forces and separatist guerrillas holed up in a house in north Kashmir's Sopore town late Saturday evening, police said. Police said troops ... Read more...

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Policeman dead as militants attack busy Kashmir market (Fifth Lead)


January 6th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 6 (IANS) At least one policeman was killed and nine people were injured Wednesday when suspected Islamist guerrillas hurled grenades and opened fire in a busy market in Jammu and ... Read more...

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Pakistani ’smuggler’ killed in Punjab border district


January 5th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 5 (IANS) A Pakistani "smuggler" who entered India early Tuesday was shot dead by Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in a border area in Punjab while three others went back ... Read more...

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Tiger Woods taking solace in golf, hits golf-balls in the night


December 18th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Florida, Dec 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The ace golfer Tiger Woods who has been ditched by his wife Elin and children is trying to lick his wounds, by taking solace in the ... Read more...

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Assam amends illegal foreigners notice


December 8th, 2009 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 8 (IANS) The Assam government issued a notification Tuesday amending the Quit India Notice order for those identified as illegal foreigners and has asked the authorities to immediately arrest such ... Read more...

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Seven separatists killed in Manipur encounter


November 1st, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Imphal, Nov 1 (IANS) Seven separatists were killed in a pre-dawn encounter with security forces Sunday in the northeastern state of Manipur, police said. A police spokesperson said the encounter took place between ... Read more...

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