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Sri Lanka look to China to develop sports infrastructure


September 19th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 19 (IANS) A Chinese delegation will be visiting Sri Lanka later this week to explore opportunities to develop sports infrastructure in the island nation.A statement by the Sri ... Read more...

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India for freedom of navigation in South China Sea


August 30th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Ahead of Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie's visit, New Delhi Thursday reiterated that Arunachal Pradesh was an integral part of India and backed freedom of ... Read more...

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Allay fears of Japanese investors: BJP MP


August 30th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Tarun Vijay Wednesday urged the government to allay "fears" of Japanese firms about "violent unionism" in view of last ... Read more...

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India paying ’special attention’ to China border


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) With China planning to develop a tourist hub in Tibet, India said Thursday that it was paying "special attention" to the development of infrastructure in ... Read more...

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Trinamool’s Trivedi compares himself to Tharoor


August 12th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) In a jibe at party leader Mamata Banerjee, Trinamool Congress MP and former railway minister Dinesh Trivedi Saturday equated himself with ousted minister of state ... Read more...

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Fisherman killing: India seeks transparent probe from US


August 9th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) India Thursday said it has sought from the US a "full, transparent and expeditious investigation" into the death of an Indian fisherman killed off ... Read more...

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Mumbai to host medical students’ global meet


August 7th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 7 (IANS) An international panel of medics will host its 61st general assembly in Mumbai Aug 9, to be attended by 1,000 delegates from across 114 countries, ... Read more...

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India in touch with US government over shooting


August 6th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The Indian government Monday termed as "shocking" and "deplorable" the shooting incident in a Sikh gurdwara in Wisconsin in which a gunman shot dead six ... Read more...

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Long-time aide Omita Paul is President Mukherjee’s secretary


July 25th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The government Wednesday appointed Pranab Mukherjee's long-time aide Omita Paul as the secretary to the new president on the day when he took oath."The ... Read more...

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VIP quota for Haj pilgrimage cut by apex court (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday reduced the VIP quota for Haj pilgrimage from 2,550 to just 300.The apex court bench of Justice Aftab Alam and Justice ... Read more...

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Kalam congratulates Mukherjee


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on being elected the country's 13th president and wished him luck "to steer the nation ... Read more...

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President-elect Pranab refuses comment on Guru clemency


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) President-elect Pranab Mukherjee Monday said he could not comment on the clemency plea of 2001 parliament attack convict Afzal Guru till he assumed office ... Read more...

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Pranab Unplugged: Nuggests about India’s new president


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Interesting and little-known nuggets about Pranab Mukherjee, who has been elected India;s 13th president* Mukherjee is among the handful of Indian politicians to have held the three key ministries ... Read more...

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Pranab is India’s next president, Sangma bruised (Intro Roundup)


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee, the ruling United Progressive Alliance's key strategist and a long-time minister, was Sunday elected India's 13th president by an overwhelming ... Read more...

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Pranab heads for Rashtrapati Bhavan, Sangma bruised (Roundup)


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Statesman and sagacious strategist, 76-year-old Pranab Mukherjee was Sunday voted India's 13th president by a vast majority of MPs and legislators across the political ... Read more...

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Jaswant Singh to file papers for vice president Friday


July 20th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party leader Jaswant Singh will Friday file his nomination for the vice presidential election, party sources said.Jaswant Singh, who has unanimously ... Read more...

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Enough 26/11 evidence shared with Pakistan: India


July 18th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Pakistan "must" punish perpetrators of the 26/11 attack as "enough evidence" had been shared with Islamabad, India said Wednesday, a day after a Rawalpindi court ... Read more...

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Karnataka seeks Rs.2,000 crore central aid for drought relief


July 17th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar Tuesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here and sought Rs. 2,000 crore to tackle severe drought in the state."The ... Read more...

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Jaswant Singh is NDA’s vice presidential candidate (Second Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Divided over the presidential poll, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Monday "unanimously" named senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh as its candidate ... Read more...

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Jaswant Singh as NDA’s vice presidential candidate (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Monday named senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh as its candidate for the vice presidential poll, setting ... Read more...

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NDA names Jaswant as vice presidential candidate


July 16th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Monday named senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh as its candidate for the vice presidential poll, setting ... Read more...

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Peace with Pakistan in our interest: Shashi Tharoor (Interview)


July 13th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Amid Abu Jundal's revelations about the involvement of Pakistani state agencies in 26/11, former minister and MP Shashi Tharoor says that there is "a ... Read more...

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Compete, cooperate or conflict with China, Tharoor ponders (With Image)


July 9th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) India and China are two countries whose development is having and will have significant impact on the global system, but the question is whether ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan airmen shifted to Bangalore? Send them home, Jayalalitha demands (Fourth Lead, superseding previous story)


July 7th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) In an apparently delicate balancing act, a group of Sri Lankan airmen being trained at a base near Chennai have been shifted to Bangalore after ... Read more...

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Disconnect over Sri Lankan airmen’s status; Jayalaithaa demands they be sent home (Third Lead)


July 7th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) In a clear instance of disconnect, the Press Information Bureau's Chennai wing said Friday that all the Sri Lankan airmen being trained near Chennai were ... Read more...

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Disconnect over Sri Lankan airmen being sent back (Second Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) In a clear instance of disconnect, the Press Information Bureau's Chennai wing said Friday that all the Sri Lankan airmen being trained near the Tamil ... Read more...

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Disconnect over Sri Lankan airmen being sent back (Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) In a clear case of disconnect, the Chennai wing of the Press Information Bureau said Friday that all the Sri Lankan airmen being trained near ... Read more...

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Missing engineer’s wife questions Nitish Kumar’s silence


June 26th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 26 (IANS) The wife of Bihar engineer Fasih Mehmood, who has been missing since he was allegedly arrested in Saudi Arabia and deported to India, Tuesday questioned the ... Read more...

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Tainted Virbhadra Singh goes, vows to fight on (Roundup)


June 26th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Virbhadra Singh vowed to fight on after resigning Tuesday, a day after a court framed corruption charges against ... Read more...

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Deal with Sri Rama Sene like a terror outfit, says Faleiro


June 25th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 25 (IANS) Sri Rama Sene is a terror organisation and should be dealt with accordingly, said former union minister Eduardo Faleiro Monday."It is a terrorist organisation and it ... Read more...

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Missing engineer’s mother asks PM to help trace son


June 18th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 18 (IANS) The mother of engineer Fasih Mehmood, who has gone missing after being allegedly arrested in Saudi Arabia and deported to India, Monday sought help from ... Read more...

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No diplomatic immunity for accused official: French embassy


June 18th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 18 (IANS) A French diplomat, accused of sexually abusing his minor daughter, has no diplomatic immunity from being tried under Indian laws for the alleged crime, the French ... Read more...

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India unveils ambitious ‘Connect’ with Central Asia (Comment)


June 18th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
A little noticed but major Indian policy initiative was unveiled in distant Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, last week.Indian Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed announced a new policy ... Read more...

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India, US resolve to harness full potential of ties (Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 2:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) India and the US concluded their strategic dialogue with a resolve to harness the full potential of their multifarious relationship from strategic to economic to defence ... Read more...

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Westinghouse signs preliminary deal for India nuke plant


June 14th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) US-based power firm Westinghouse Electric Co. has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. aimed at the future construction of ... Read more...

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