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Pakistan can learn from Egypt shake-up, says daily


August 14th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's shake-up of the military top brass has "instructive connotations" for Pakistan, said a daily, observing there was "no accountability for the military's ... Read more...

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India contributes $4.71 mn more to UN Democracy Fund


March 31st, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 31 (IANS) India has made a further contribution of $4.71 million to the UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF) set up in 2005 to encourage participation of all ... Read more...

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India-Africa ministerial meet on science starts Thursday


February 29th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) In an effort to strengthen scientific and technological engagements with the African Union, India is hosting the first India-Africa science and technology ministers conference in ... Read more...

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‘Spectre of army, government clash haunts Pakistan’


December 23rd, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 23 (IANS) The spectre of a clash between the army and the government is haunting Pakistan and any deviation from the constitution will have "extremely threatening implications ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi to kick start poll campaign in Tripura


October 17th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 17 (IANS) With the visit of the Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi next month, the main opposition party in Tripura will kick start its campaign for the ... Read more...

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Trinamool filling key educational posts with cronies: Left


September 16th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left Front Friday accused the Trinamool Congress-led state government of filling key posts in educational institutions with people close to the party."The way ... Read more...

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Literacy enhances dignity and peace: Ban Ki-moon


September 9th, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 8 (IANS/WAM) Literacy unlocks the capacity of individuals to imagine and create a more fulfilling future, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday.It opens the way to ... Read more...

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ASEAN supports change in Libya


September 6th, 2011 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Sep 6 (IANS/AKI) The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has said it supports the ongoing democratic processes unfolding in Libya, spearheaded by the rebel National Transitional Council.The 10-member ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka calls UN report ‘fundamentally flawed’


April 27th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka Wednesday described as "fundamentally flawed" a UN panel report that ruled that war crimes were committed in the island during the end of the ... Read more...

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Rahul bats for student elections — with Sibal (Second Lead)


October 30th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said Saturday after meeting Congress president Rahul Gandhi that the issue of student elections not held in three Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi meets Sibal over student union elections (Lead)


October 30th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Saturday said the issue of student elections not being held in three Uttar Pradesh universities would be forwarded to the ... Read more...

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Involve youth in election process: Quraishi


August 31st, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 31 (IANS) The Election Commission of India is pulling out all stops to ensure the participation of the youth, especially those disillusioned by politicians, in the country's poll process, Chief ... Read more...

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Build peace, solution will follow: PM to Kashmir (Intro Roundup)


August 11th, 2010 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) In his first initiative to address the latest unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday urged Kashmiris to "give peace a chance" and ... Read more...

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Kashmir needs political solution: PM


August 10th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said his government was ready for dialogue to solve the problems in Kashmir and bring out a political solution "that addresses ... Read more...

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Canada has deeply regretted visa row, says Krishna (Second Lead)


May 28th, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 28 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday said Canada has issued a statement "deeply regretting" the language used by its officials while rejecting visas to Indian defence and security ... Read more...

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Canada has deeply regretted visa row, says Krishna


May 28th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 28 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday said Canada has issued a statement "deeply regretting" the language used by its officials while rejecting visas of Indian defence and security ... Read more...

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Jaagte Raho! to wake up Bangaloreans from ‘political’ slumber


December 21st, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 21 (IANS) Hoping to ensure large-scale voter participation in the local polls early next year, a new campaign 'Jaagte Raho!' (Keep yourself awake) has been launched in Bangalore. The campaign aims ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs to destroy terror safe havens: US(Lead)


December 5th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) The United States has said Pakistan as a "nuclear state" was well aware of its "enormous responsibilities" that included working in "close partnership" with Washington ... Read more...

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US seeks ties with Pakistan beyond nuclear, insurgency issues


December 5th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) The United States has for the first time acknowledged Pakistan as a nuclear state that was very well aware of its enormous responsibilities, but said ... Read more...

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Zelaya accuses US of changing stance on Honduras


November 15th, 2009 - 4:15 am ICT by IANS
San Jose, Nov 15 (EFE) Ousted Honduran president Mel Zelaya has said the US is not serious about his reinstatement but focusing more on the upcoming presidential elections in November. "They have left ... Read more...

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US has no plans to lift sanctions on Zimbabwe


March 6th, 2009 - 2:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (DPA) The US plans to keep sanctions in place on Zimbabwe until President Robert Mugabe ends political repression in the troubled African country, the State Department said Thursday. Mugabe must ... Read more...

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Some white S. Africans dont want 2010 Soccer World Cup to succeed


August 22nd, 2008 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug.22 (ANI): A few white South Africans would like to see the 2010 Soccer World Cup flop. The News24 website quoted Essop Pahad, a Minister in the Presidency and a member ... Read more...

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India bound only by 123 agreement, not Hyde Act: Ronen Sen


March 13th, 2008 - 11:36 am ICT by admin
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 13 (IANS) India has made it clear that while it remains committed to the bilateral 123 agreement with the US to implement their civil nuclear deal, it wants ... Read more...

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Pakistan and India elections in Jammu and Kashmir


March 9th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by admin
(Commentary) By Ashok Jaitly Even as the fascinating play of government formation unfolds in Pakistan after the historic elections last month, political analysts on this side of the border have begun to spin their ... Read more...

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Asia’s biggest art mall pays tribute to women artists


March 7th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by admin
(For Women's Day March 8) By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) As a tribute to unsung women artists on International Women's Day March 8 and the 60th year of India's independence, Art ... Read more...

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Canada to send four election observers to Pakistan


February 15th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Ottawa, Feb 15 (Xinhua) Canada will send four observers to Pakistan for the Feb 18 general elections there, officials announced. Canada will be part of the European Union election observation mission to ... Read more...

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Oz Foreign Minister tells Pakistani counterpart to hold polls quickly


December 29th, 2007 - 2:39 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Dec.29 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith has urged Pakistan to hold elections as soon as possible and to restore democracy following Benazir Bhutto's assassination. According to news.com.au, Smith warned against any ... Read more...

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Oz tsunami aid was spent on promoting Left politics on Asians


December 27th, 2007 - 3:26 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Dec.27 (ANI): A survey by The Australian on the contributions by non-government organisations to the Asian Tsunami relief effort has found that the donations were spent on politically correct projects promoting ... Read more...

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US, UK hail Musharrafs pledge to lift emergency on Dec. 16


November 30th, 2007 - 2:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): The United States has welcomed President Pervez Musharrafs announcement to end the emergency on December 16, describing it as a "good step" towards democratic development. "We welcome this ... Read more...

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Emergency unfortunate, US to stand by Pakistanis: Rice


November 16th, 2007 - 11:59 am ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has described the state of emergency in Pakistan as "unfortunate", and said that the US was going to "stand by the Pakistani ... Read more...

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Canada calls for tough Commonwealth stand on Pakistan


November 14th, 2007 - 10:27 am ICT by admin
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Pakistan may face suspension from Commonwealth


November 14th, 2007 - 10:15 am ICT by admin
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China, Australia react with dismay to Pakistan emergency decree


November 14th, 2007 - 8:25 am ICT by admin
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I know the people who brought Osama to Pakistan: Benazir


November 14th, 2007 - 2:55 am ICT by admin
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