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Send MPs to study Sri Lanka refugee crisis, PM and Sonia told


September 22nd, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) A group of cabinet ministers and MPs from Tamil Nadu Tuesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi to send a team to ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi’s emissary Maran meets PM over Sri Lanka


September 18th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi Friday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to "exert diplomatic pressure at appropriate levels" on the Sri Lankan government to end ... Read more...

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Pakistan not oblivious to Indian nuclear threat: Gilani


June 22nd, 2009 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Pakistan cannot remain oblivious to the dangers posed by India's nuclear weapons but its own programme was "purely of defensive nature", Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani declared ... Read more...

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Indian student body in Australia concerned over ‘anti-Indian Indians’


June 6th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 6 (IANS) An organisation representing Indian students in Australia said Saturday it was "quite disturbed" over how some "anti-Indian Indians" here were holding the students responsible for the spate of ... Read more...

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Elements of racism possible in attacks: Australian envoy


June 4th, 2009 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Australia Thursday admitted that some of the attacks on Indian students in that country may have "elements" of racism. "I think all attacks probably have different motivations. But ... Read more...

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Army chief asks world community to put pressure on Pakistan


May 29th, 2009 - 11:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 29 (ANI): Expressing concern over media reports of growing nuclear arsenal of Pakistan, the Indian Army Chief, General Deepak Kapoor, on Friday urged international community to take measures ... Read more...

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Tamil protesters attack 5 army trucks in Tamil Nadu


May 2nd, 2009 - 10:03 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore, May 2 (ANI): Tamil protestors on Saturday ransacked five army trucks at Neelambur area near Coimbatore, following rumours that the weapon laden trucks were meant for Sri Lankan Army.Around 80 trucks ... Read more...

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Tamil activists protest against Govt. inaction for trapped Tamilians’ cause


April 30th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Apr 30 (ANI): As a mark of protest against Indian government's failure to pressurise the Sri Lankan government to cease the attack on the LTTE endangering innocent Tamilians in the island's ... Read more...

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New Delhi feels the ripples of Lankan imbroglio


April 29th, 2009 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 29 (ANI): Human rights activists, including church leaders, on Wednesday staged a protest here against the ongoing ethnic war in Sri Lanka.The protestors appealed to both the Indian and ... Read more...

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Shashi Tharoor asks Sri Lanka to give Tamil civilians an honoured place


April 29th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Apr 29 (ANI): Former United Nations diplomat and writer Shashi Tharoor has asked the Rajapaksa Government to give a devolution package to its Tamil civilians to give them an honoured ... Read more...

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Eight arrested in Coimbatore for burning Lanka flag


April 25th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Apr 25 (ANI): Coimbatore Police on Saturday arrested eight protesters for trying to burn the Sri Lankan flag.Hordes of Tamilians were staging a demonstration against the Lankan military ... Read more...

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BJP dividing India: Rahul


April 21st, 2009 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 21 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Tuesday said opposition parties were trying to divide India on communal and regional lines and once again took on the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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NDA has dismal record in handling terrorism: Rahul Gandhi


April 19th, 2009 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 19 (IANS) Terming as dismal the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) record in handling terrorism, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Sunday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was raking up ... Read more...

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Bring back black money, give it to poor: BJP


April 18th, 2009 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mangaldoi (Assam), April 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh Saturday said the party would bring back all the black money stashed in foreign banks and distribute among "the ... Read more...

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Congress stronger than BJP tackling militancy: Mukherjee


April 16th, 2009 - 7:58 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala, Apr.16 (ANI): Senior Congress leader and External Affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday refuted the allegation of the BJP that the Congress was 'soft' towards Pakistan and failed to contain terrorism ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi questions Advani’s tenure as Home Minister


April 13th, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by ANI
Shillong, April 13 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday criticized senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Lal Krishan Advani stating that the Kandahar episode and the 2001 Parliament attack had occured ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi attacks Advani for repeatedly criticising Manmohan Singh


April 11th, 2009 - 11:05 pm ICT by ANI
Jamui (Bihar), Apr 11 (ANI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday attacked Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani for repeatedly criticizing Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh."Advani should ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi defends Manmohan, hits out at Advani


April 7th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Karimnagar (Andhra Pradesh), April 7 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday defended Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying he was a strong leader and man of integrity, but hit out at Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi says India has done well under Manmohan Singh’s primeministership


March 25th, 2009 - 8:01 pm ICT by ANI
Puducherry, Mar 25 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday that the country has progressed a great deal under the leadership of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.Addressing a press conference ... Read more...

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PM a ‘first class gentleman’, says Rahul Gandhi (Lead)


March 25th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Puducherry, March 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was a "first class gentleman" and had achieved "hell of a lot", Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi said Wednesday, countering Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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PM has achieved ‘hell of a lot’, says Rahul


March 25th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Puducherry, March 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had achieved "hell of a lot", Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi said Wednesday, countering Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani's assertions that ... Read more...

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Diplomatic pressure forced Pak to speak out truth: Sonia


March 1st, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by ANI
Sonepat (Haryana), Mar 1 (ANI): The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi said that diplomatic pressure exerted on Islamabad made Pakistan to divulge the truth and admit that the Mumbai ... Read more...

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Terrorism is a deterrent to growth: Sonia Gandhi


March 1st, 2009 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jind (Haryana), March 1 (IANS) Calling terrorism a deterrent to growth, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday said here that diplomatic pressure had made Pakistan "reveal the truth" about the 26/11 Mumbai terror ... Read more...

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Holbrooke to meet Pranab, Narayanan today


February 16th, 2009 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): US President Barack Obama''s Special Envoy Richard Holbrooke will meet External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee and National Security Adviser (NSA) M K Narayanan here today.The ... Read more...

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US envoy Holbrooke to arrive India today


February 15th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Following his visits to Afghanistan and Pakistan, President Barack Obama''s Special Envoy to these two countries, Richard Holbrooke, will arrive in New Delhi on Sunday. Holbrooke is ... Read more...

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India sends message of love to Pakistan ahead of Valentine’’s Day


February 14th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): Amid ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, unmanned boats with messages of love and peace sailed down the Chenab river from ... Read more...

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Pakistan must go a step further, say Indian political parties


February 12th, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Pakistan should completely dismantle terrorist outfits operating out of its soil and it was not enough for it to admit that the Mumbai strike was planned ... Read more...

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Tharoor favours India’s diplomatic response to Pakistan


January 24th, 2009 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Shashi Tharoor, former UN undersecretary-general and noted commentator, favours a diplomatic response, rather than a military one, to Pakistan in the aftermath of the Nov 26 Mumbai terrorist ... Read more...

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India asks Pakistan to directly pass information on probe into Mumbai attacks


January 16th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Instead of being informed through the media, the Indian Government would be happy to receive a direct response from Pakistan through diplomatic channels for appropriate action ... Read more...

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No troop movement but all options open: Indian Army chief (Lead)


January 14th, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) There was no troop movement on India's side and war was the "last resort" but the country had all options open following Pakistan's refusal to act against ... Read more...

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Clinton won’t rule out military force against Iran


January 14th, 2009 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (DPA) US secretary of state-designate Hillary Clinton Tuesday said she would not rule out the possible use of military force by the Obama administration to prevent Iran from acquiring ... Read more...

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Residents along India-Pakistan border dont wish to leave native home


December 29th, 2008 - 9:14 pm ICT by ANI
By Avtar Singh Gill Lakhe Ke Uttar (Abohar) (Punjab), Dec.29 (ANI): People living in the border village of Punjab are determined not to leave their homes inspite of the increasing tensions along ... Read more...

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Fulfil counter-terrorism obligations, EU tells Pakistan (Lead)


December 19th, 2008 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Intensifying global pressure on Pakistan in the wake of the Mumbai carnage, the European Union (EU) Friday asked Islamabad to fulfil its counter-terrorism obligations and said it ... Read more...

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Israels envoy in India says Pak suspects linked to al-Qa”ida


December 5th, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.5 (ANI): Israel''s Ambassador to India, Mark Sofer, has claimed that the Pakistan-based terrorists that masterminded last weeks massacre in Mumbai may be linked to the al-Qa''ida international terror ... Read more...

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Shivraj Patil visits blast- affected areas in Assam


October 31st, 2008 - 9:04 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Oct 31 (ANI): Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil today visited Kokrajhar to to take the stock of the situation after Thursday''s serial blasts in the state in which 70 people ... Read more...

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