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India to pitch for fast-tracking UN reforms, combating terror


September 21st, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) India will pitch for fast-tracking reforms of the UN Security Council and press for expanded global cooperation in combating terrorism, piracy and climate change during ... Read more...

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Cauvery water dispute adds to Karnataka Congress’ woes (Karnataka Newsletter)


September 21st, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) The flare-up in the dispute over sharing the water of the Cauvery river with Tamil Nadu is pushing the Congress in Karnataka on the backfoot as ... Read more...

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We are not a one-man show: AITA


September 19th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The All-India Tennis Association (AITA) Wednesday refuted claims made by Mahesh Bhupathi that it was a one-man organisation with president Anil Khanna calling all the ... Read more...

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Indian envoys’ meet: Cyber security, Arab Spring on agenda


September 13th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Against the backdrop of new threats like cyber security and the shifting contours of global geopolitics, around 120 envoys from Indian missions abroad will ... Read more...

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Canada to fast-track nuclear deal with India (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Underlining that it did not have any proliferation concerns from India, Canada Wednesday said it hoped to complete the remaining procedures to implement the bilateral ... Read more...

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PM to prepare Indian envoys for foreign policy challenges


September 12th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Against the backdrop of a thaw with in ties with Pakistan and increasing calls for India to play a more proactive role in the ... Read more...

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Khalistan activists: Canada assures India of action


September 12th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Amid reports of stepped-up activities of Khalistan activists in Canada, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird Wednesday assured India that his country was committed to curbing ... Read more...

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India, Canada to fast-track nuclear deal


September 12th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) India and Canada -- an energy giant and member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group -- Wednesday decided to fast-track the remaining procedures to implement their ... Read more...

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Will Manmohan Singh go to Pakistan this year?


September 11th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) India and Pakistan have managed to avoid controversy and grandstanding to forge a people-centric relationship on the back of a liberal visa pact, but ... Read more...

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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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Palestinian president arrives Monday on state visit


September 10th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrives in India Monday night on a state visit during which he will hold delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Great expectations and changing India-Pakistan equations


September 10th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore (Pakistan), Sep 10 (IANS) If the reporting in the Pakistani media on Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit is any indication, a lot of expectations, rightly or ... Read more...

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Pakistan visit fruitful: Krishna (Third Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Sep 9 (IANS) Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna described as "fruitful" his three-day visit to Pakistan that he wrapped-up Sunday.Talking to the media after arriving at Allama Iqbal ... Read more...

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Krishna arrives in Lahore


September 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Sep 9 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, who is on a three-day visit to Pakistan, arrived here Sunday amid tight security.Krishna is scheduled to meet Punjab Chief ... Read more...

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PM’s assets around Rs.10.73 crore


September 9th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assets worth around Rs.10.73 crore (around $2 million), nearly double from last year. Many of his cabinet colleagues, like ... Read more...

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`Pakistan, India yet to recover ground lost to Mumbai attack’


September 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) New Delhi and Islamabad have yet to recover the ground lost to the Mumbai attack, observed a leading daily Sunday, a day when Indian External ... Read more...

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Khar overshadows a seasoned Krishna (Islamabad diary)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) He is 80-plus and a seasoned politician and she is all of 34 years of age. But when it came to a face-off in front of ... Read more...

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Pakistani minister Rehman Malik likely to visit India


September 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) Interior Minister Rehman Malik is likely to visit to India on an invitation from visiting Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, a media report said Sunday.Krishna, ... Read more...

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Pakistan visit fruitful, says Krishna (Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Sep 9 (IANS) Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna Sunday described his three-day visit to Pakistan as "fruitful".Talking to the media after arriving at Allama Iqbal International Airport for ... Read more...

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Pakistan visit fruitful: Krishna (Second Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Sep 9 (IANS) Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna described as "fruitful" his three-day visit to Pakistan that he wrapped-up Sunday.Talking to the media after arriving at Allama Iqbal ... Read more...

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Visa pact signed with Pakistan; India insists on 26/11 justice (Intro Roundup)


September 9th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Vowing to move beyond the burdens of a troubled past, India and Pakistan Saturday signed a pact to liberalise their visa regime to promote greater ... Read more...

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No conditions attached, PM to decide on Pakistan visit: Krishna


September 8th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Saturday said that no conditions were being put by India for the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Pakistan, ... Read more...

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No backtracking on Mumbai attack: Krishna (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Saturday that there was no question of India backtracking on the sensitive issue of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack ... Read more...

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No backtracking on Mumbai attack: Krishna


September 8th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Saturday that there was no question of India backtracking on the sensitive issue of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack as ... Read more...

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Moving beyond past, India, Pakistan ink visa pact (Fourth Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Despite some of the core irritants in their relationship continuing, India and Pakistan Saturday signaled that they were ready to move ahead and not be ... Read more...

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Aspirations of Kashmiris must be accommodated: Khar (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said Saturday that the "aspirations of the Kashmiri people must be accommodated" and they must be a part of the ... Read more...

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Moving beyond past, India, Pakistan ink visa pact (Third Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Underlining their will not to be held hostage to the past and script a new chapter in their relations, India and Pakistan Saturday signed a ... Read more...

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Indian traders to be treated like those from other nations: Khar


September 8th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Saturday said that by December Pakistan and India would complete a trade normalisation process which would ensure that traders from India ... Read more...

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Aspirations of Kashmiris must be accmmodated: Khar


September 8th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minisiter Hina Rabbani Khar said Saturday that the "aspirations of the Kashmiri people must be accommodated" and they must be a part of the ... Read more...

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We need to make the dialogue process effective: Khar


September 8th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said Saturday that Pakistan and India need to "make the dialogue process effective".Addressing a joint press conference with Indian External Affairs ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan ink visa pact to ease travel, trade (Second Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) India and Pakistan Saturday signed a key agreement that will ease the visa regime to promote greater trade, travel and people-to-people contacts between the two ... Read more...

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Share intelligence to avoid Mumbai type attack: Rehman Malik


September 8th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) India must share intelligence on terrorists with Pakistan so that a "Mumbai type terror attack does not take place again", Interior Minister Rehman Malik said here ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan ink visa pact (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) India and Pakistan Saturday signed an agreement that will ease the visa restrictions on people from both countries.The agreement was signed between Interior Minister Rehman Malik ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan ease visa norms for visitors


September 8th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) The new visa policy between India and Pakistan, to be signed Saturday, has eased restrictions on visitors from both the countries.There will be a single-entry visitor ... Read more...

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A dinner to remember in Pakistan (Islamabad diary)


September 8th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) The dinner reception hosted by Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Sharat Sabharwal Friday night could easily be termed as a high point in the thaw between ... Read more...

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