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S.M. Krishna asked to help NRI couple get back child


September 10th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) The West Bengal Congress unit has requested External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna to take steps to ensure that a US-based couple's child is returned to them ... Read more...

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Russia slams Syrian opposition over civilian airports attack threat


September 4th, 2012 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 4 (IANS) Russia has strongly condemned the alleged threat by an armed Syrian opposition on attacking civilian airports in Syria, saying such actions were no different from ... Read more...

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India, Iran, Afghanistan to spur trade, transit via Chabahar


August 27th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Ahead of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit, India, Iran and Afghanistan Sunday held a crucial trilateral meeting and agreed to set up a joint working ... Read more...

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Pakistan holding 74 Indian defence men since 1971: Ahmed


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Ahead of the talks between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan, the government Thursday said 74 Indian defence personnel, including 54 prisoners of war, ... Read more...

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Badal to visit Milwaukee gurdwara, meet kin of killed


August 7th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 7 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will visit the Oak Creek gurdwara in Milwaukee during his visit to the US, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal ... Read more...

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Improving trade with India to boost peace: Pakistani daily


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 3 (IANS) Stronger trade ties with India are "clearly a new track that expands the potential for positive contact", said a Pakistani daily, noting that trade creates a ... Read more...

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Krishna to visit Pakistan in September


July 5th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Thursday said he hopes to visit Islamabad in the first week of September for official talks and the dates will ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan experts to meet over nuclear CBMs


July 5th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) India and Pakistan have decided to hold meetings of experts on nuclear and conventional confidence building measures.The ongoing implementation of the already adopted nuclear and ... Read more...

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BSF plans hotline to Pakistan Rangers


June 23rd, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 22 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) is planning to commission a hotline with its Pakistan Rangers counterpart for urgent discussion of problems on the border without ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan to continue talks on Siachen row (Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) India and Pakistan Tuesday reaffirmed their resolve to make "serious, sustained and result-oriented" efforts for seeking an amicable resolution to the dispute over the Siachen ... Read more...

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Amid China foray, India to invite South Sudan president


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) As China steps up its ties with Juba amid its standoff with Khartoum, India is planning to invite South Sudan President Salva Kiir in a ... Read more...

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Pakistan, India to talk Siachen on June 11, 12


May 11th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) Pakistan and India will hold discussions on the Siachen glacier row June 11 and 12, less than a month after army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani ... Read more...

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‘Chinese chopper violated Indian air space’


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Admitting to violation of Indian airspace by Chinese helicopters in March this year, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday said these incidents were taken up with ... Read more...

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Highlights of Zardari visit


April 8th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Highlights of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh: * Manmohan Singh says he would he "happy" to visit Pakistan. Timing to be decided through diplomatic ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan lodges complaint over gaffe


March 27th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, March 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kazakhstan has lodged an official complaint with the Olympic Council of Asia over Kuwait's usage of music from the spoof "Borat" movie instead of its ... Read more...

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Prevent attacks on Tamils, Karunanidhi tells PM


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) DMK chief M. Karunanidhi Thursday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to prevent possible attacks on Tamils in Sri Lanka after a UN body voted to ... Read more...

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We have not thought of pulling out of Olympics: Maken


March 21st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday said his ministry had never thought of pulling Indian athletes out of the 2012 London Olympics over Dow Chemicals' ... Read more...

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Court bars Indian maid from pursuing case in US


March 17th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has restrained an Indian domestic help, awarded nearly $1.5 million relief for alleged "ill-treatment" by an Indian consulate employee in the ... Read more...

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Government not to challenge Supreme Court order on 2G licences


February 29th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The Indian government will decide by the end of this week what action it would take on the Supreme Court's order quashing 122 licences issued ... Read more...

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India protests Norway move on NRI couple’s children


February 23rd, 2012 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) An enraged India Wednesday protested Norway's move to make efforts to extend residence permits of two Indian children under foster care, despite efforts from their ... Read more...

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PM holds meet to discuss 2G verdict fallout


February 11th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday met union ministers Pranab Mukherjee, Kapil Sibal and Salman Khurshid to discuss the fallout of the apex court verdict ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan exchange n-facilities list (Lead)


January 1st, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, Jan 1 (IANS) India and Pakistan Sunday exchanged a list of their nuclear installations under a two-decade-old pact, a statement said.The exchange of lists comes a week after ... Read more...

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Parliament disrupted over likely ban on Bhagvad Gita in Russia (Lead)


December 19th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Parliamentarians across the political spectrum Monday created a ruckus and asked the government to ensure religious rights of Hindus in Russia are ... Read more...

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Parliament ruckus over Bhagvad Gita facing ban in Russia


December 19th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Parliamentarians across the political spectrum Monday asked the government to ensure that the religious rights of Hindus in Russia are protected after a member ... Read more...

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India admits to unpleasant ’situations’ along China border


November 30th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) India Wednesday admitted its border row with China had led to "situations" on the ground that could have been avoided if both countries had a ... Read more...

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India, Brazil, South Africa to hold meet for enhancing trade


October 19th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Oct 19 (IANS) In a bid to enhance trade ties, India, Brazil and South Africa have decided to hold an annual meeting of trade ministers with New Delhi being ... Read more...

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India, China to launch new border mechanism soon


October 5th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Amid reports of sporadic incursions by Chinese troops into Indian territory, India and China are set to launch a new joint boundary mechanism later ... Read more...

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Chinese incursion issues are resolved amicably: India


September 29th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) India Thursday downplayed reported Chinese intrusions into its territory, saying these happen due to a difference in perception about the Line of Actual Control ... Read more...

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PM congratulates Bhattarai, invites him to India


August 29th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Congratulating Nepal's newly-sworn-in Prime Minister, Baburam Bhattarai, India has underlined its commitment to helping build "a more stable, democratic and prosperous Nepal" and invited ... Read more...

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Highlights of India, Pakistan joint statement


July 27th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Highlights of the joint statement issued following a meeting between Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and visiting Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar:* Terrorism: ... Read more...

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Badal seeks PM’s help to trace Spain-bound youths


June 25th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Saturday sought the personal intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in tracing 40 youths from the state who went ... Read more...

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Drone strikes are counter-productive: Gilani


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 2(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that drone attacks are counter-productive and have an adverse impact on the military and the political strategy against terrorism.Gilani also ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Govt. will take decision on army chief’s age: Antony


April 25th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Monday said the government will seek to end the confusion over the age of Army Chief General VK Singh after analyzing ... Read more...

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India, Pak look to fast track release of each others’ fishermen


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 23(ANI): India and Pakistan are working on a proposal for expeditious release of each other's fishermen inadvertently crossing the maritime boundary for the first time.The Indian Coast Guard and Pakistan ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan panel for quick verification of prisoners


April 22nd, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The India-Pakistan judicial commission on prisoners has suggested that the two countries immediately facilitate the nationality verification process of citizens in each other's jails who ... Read more...

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