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Government must go, says opposition after WikiLeaks disclosures (Afternoon Lead)


March 17th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Manmohan Singh government plunged into fresh crisis Thursday as the opposition joined hands to demand its resignation and said it had lost the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

WikiLeaks expose: US embassy refuses to comment


March 17th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 17 (ANI): The Embassy of the United States on Thursday refused to comment on reported WikiLeaks disclosures that quoted one of its officials as saying that the Congress ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks exposes UPA’s cash for vote deal


March 17th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 17 (ANI): A set of India-related diplomatic cables on the Indo-US nuclear deal released by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, claims that an aide of Congress leader Satish Sharma ... Read more...

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“US encouraged Pak to do everything possible to provide for Bhatti’s security”


March 5th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5(ANI): The United States was aware that Pakistan's Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti had received multiple death threats, and it had "encouraged" the Pakistan Government "to do everything possible to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Indians evacuated from Libya praise government


February 27th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.27 (ANI): Indians evacuated from trouble-ridden Libya have praised the Central Government and the Indian embassy in Tripoli for its assistance.Speaking to the media, Surendra singh Chauhan, one of the ... Read more...

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Britons returning safe from Libya speak of chaos, living hell


February 26th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26 (ANI): A total of 79 Britons and Canadians have landed at the Gatwick Airport in West Sussex on a government-chartered plane, escaping the massive uprising in Tripoli against the ... Read more...

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Britons return home safe from Libya


February 26th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26 (ANI): A total of 79 Britons and Canadians have landed at the Gatwick Airport in West Sussex on a government-chartered plane, escaping the massive uprising in Tripoli against the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US Embassy employee involved in third death in Davis saga slips back to America


February 19th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 19(ANI): The US Embassy employee who ran his car over a Pakistani citizen- Ibadur Rehman- while rushing to assist American official Raymond Davis on January 27 in Lahore has slipped ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak court orders to impound car and arrest accused involved in third death in Davis saga


February 18th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 18(ANI): The Lahore High Court has ordered provincial authorities to impound the vehicle that crushed to death a Pakistani citizen- Ibadur Rehman- while rushing to assist American official Raymond Davis ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US to ‘certify’ before Pak court that murder-accused official has diplomatic immunity


February 15th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15(ANI): The United States has announced that it will present a petition in the Pakistani court hearing the case of double-murder accused US diplomat Raymond Davis to certify that he ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US stands by double murder-accused US diplomat’s action as ’self defence’


February 1st, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 01(ANI): The United States has defended the action of a US diplomat, who shot two persons to death at Mazang Chowk in Lahore last Thursday, saying that he had acted ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Special plane to bring back Indians from Egypt


January 30th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) India is sending a special commercial flight Sunday to bring back Indians wanting to return home from Egypt that is in the middle of a political upheaval. ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Indian diplomat accused of wife-beating to be transferred from London


January 16th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 16(ANI): A high-ranking Indian diplomat in the UK, who allegedly attacked his wife at their official residence, is reportedly being transferred back to India.Anil Verma, India's trade ambassador to the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian in UK claims diplomatic immunity to escape prosecution for ‘attack’ on wife


January 9th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): A high-ranking Indian diplomat in the UK has claimed immunity from prosecution after being quizzed by police over allegations that he attacked his wife at their official residence.Anil ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

NRI ‘black list’ needs review: Punjab minister


January 3rd, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 3 (IANS) The "black list" of Non-Resident Indians (NRI) needs to be reviewed to help people of Indian origin settled abroad come to India freely, a senior Punjab minister said ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Ouattara supporters take control of Côte d’Ivoire embassy in Paris


December 28th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- Supporters of president-elect Alassane Ouattara have taken control of the Côte d'Ivoire embassy in Paris until the ambassador designated by Ouattara arrives to the facility, the Le Monde ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

1 in 3 Brit Muslims students back ‘killing for Islam’, 40 % want Sharia law: Wikileaks


December 22nd, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): The whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' has revealed the outcome of a 2009 poll in the secret US diplomatic cables, saying that 32 percent of Muslim students in 30 universities ... Read more...

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US suspected Allen Stanford’s ‘Ponzi schemes’ long before ECB deal: WikiLeaks


December 21st, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21(ANI): The United States was concerned about rumours of "bribery, money-laundering and political manipulation" surrounding Allen Stanford even before the Texan billionaire signed a 20 million deal with the England ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Pak military ‘hampered’ US embassy operations: WikiLeaks


December 13th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec. 13 (ANI): A secret cable sent by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad to the State Department in 2009 accuses Pakistan's military and intelligence service of harassing embassy employees, sabotaging contracts ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

WikiLeaks: Britain feared Gaddafi’s wrath


December 8th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Britain feared that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi would take harsh action against its interests if the Lockerbie bomber was not released, according to the US diplomatic cables ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Two Indians killed in Afghan missile attack (Lead)


October 11th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) Two Indians were killed in a missile attack launched by the Taliban on an Indian NGO's office situated near a US airbase in Afghanistan's Kunar province, a ... Read more...

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SAS troops plan to rescue Britons amid Pak military coup fears


September 12th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 12 (ANI): Amid fears of a possible military coup in Pakistan, SAS troops across the border in Afghanistan are reportedly firming up plans to remove British embassy staff from ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Report: Gunman holding hostages at Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv


August 17th, 2010 - 11:59 pm ICT by BNO News
TEL AVIV (BNO NEWS) -- Shots rang out at the Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv on early Tuesday evening, local media reported, but few details were immediately available.The Haaretz newspaper reported that ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Militants fire at British embassy in Yemen


July 27th, 2010 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, July 27 (IANS) Suspected Al Qaeda militants opened fire at the British embassy in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa late Monday, and fled the spot immediately, police said. The gunmen fired a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Foreign embassy staff making mockery of ‘diplomatic immunity’ in Britain


June 29th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): Foreign Embassy officials and dependants in Britain have got off scot-free from 78 charges due to diplomatic immunity.According to The Guardian, some officials were caught shoplifting and drink-driving, ... Read more...

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Away from action, foreign diplomats recreate FIFA mood in India


June 27th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Lakshmi Krishnakumar New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) It's beer and wurst on the house for all guests at the German embassy here as Germany play England at the FIFA 2010. The mood ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Pak, US decide to resolve visa row


May 18th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 18 (ANI): Both Pakistan and United States have reportedly agreed to resolve all issues concerning the delay in issuing visas to each other's diplomats.According to sources, senior officials of both ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistani man arrested at US embassy in Chile


May 11th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, May 11 (IANS) A 28-year-old Pakistani man was arrested after he entered the US embassy in the Chilean capital with traces of an explosive substance on his body, media reports said ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

British ambassador unhurt after attack in Yemen


April 26th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by BNO News
SANA'A, YEMEN (BNO NEWS) -- The British ambassador to Yemen escaped unharmed after an explosion near his car in Sana'a, British officials said on Monday."There was a small explosion beside the British ... Read more...

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India will not scale down Afghan operations, to scale up security (Roundup)


March 7th, 2010 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Kabul/New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Unfazed by the Feb 26 Kabul terror strike, India Saturday said it will not scale down its operations in Afghanistan and clarified that the Indian medical ... Read more...

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No Indian staffer in Kabul returning: Krishna (Lead)


March 6th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 6 (IANS) India is enhancing the security of its citizens working in the Indian embassy in Kabul and those engaged in reconstruction activities in Afghanistan, External Affairs Minister S.M. ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India will not scale down Afghan operations: Menon (Lead)


March 6th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul/New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) India Saturday said it will not scale down its operations in Afghanistan in the wake of the Feb 26 Kabul attack and clarified that the Indian ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

No Indian embassy staffer in Kabul wants to return: Krishna


March 6th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 6 (IANS) Amid reports about the increased security threat to Indians in Afghanistan after the Feb 26 terror strike, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Saturday said no Indian embassy staffer ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Indian medical mission in Kabul on pause


March 6th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul/New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) India will continue its reconstruction activities in Afghanistan, but has put its medical mission, the target of the Feb 26 terror strike in Kabul, on temporary ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

U.S.: Ready to assist Chile, all U.S. embassy staff accounted for


February 27th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The United States says it has no information on American casualties after a destructive 8.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Chile, unleashing a large tsunami that triggered tsunami ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

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