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Don’t attach conditions to Afghan aid: India tells the world


July 8th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 8 (IANS) India Sunday called for ]indigenisation of foreign aid to Afghanistan and asked the international community to avoid the temptation to set "conditionalities" on such assistance ... Read more...

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US vows to go ahead with missile shield


May 11th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US and NATO will proceed with its European missile defence programme despite Russia's concerns while continuing to seek Moscow's cooperation on the issue.It was ... Read more...

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US ambassador-designate Nancy Powell arrives in India


April 20th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) US ambassador-designate Nancy J. Powell arrived here Thursday, following her March 29 confirmation by the American Senate as the first woman head of the ... Read more...

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US lawmaker praises India’s role in Afghanistan


April 19th, 2012 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) A key US lawmaker has welcomed India's positive contribution to Afghanistan's reconstruction saying US-India partnership has an important role in contributing to the war torn nation's ... Read more...

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US move on Lashkar-e-Toiba: Better late than never (Comment)


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
The US move to announce a $10 million bounty on Pakistan-based planner of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack is a huge step - huge for the US and its already ... Read more...

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Election year politics holds up Obama’s envoy to India


March 30th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) Election year politics has held up Senate confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominee as envoy to India.But South Asia veteran Nancy J. Powell, who was ... Read more...

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China urges US to stop meddling on Tibet


March 29th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) China has urged the US to stop meddling in its internal affairs through the Tibet issue."We are resolutely opposed to it," the China Daily quoted Foreign ... Read more...

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US for growing trade with India in food products


March 13th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The US is looking forward to growing trade in food products with India, a senior American diplomat said Tuesday."In the US, we love Indian food. ... Read more...

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US senators confident of ‘true partnership’ with India


December 1st, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) Expressing confidence in the future of India-US relations, key members of the US Senate have highlighted the "true partnership" and the expanding cooperation between the "world's ... Read more...

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Key senator chides Pakistan on Haqqani support


November 29th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) Even as the United States moved to sooth Pakistan's ruffled feathers over the death of 24 Pakistani soldiers in weekend NATO strikes, a key senator chided ... Read more...

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US wants Pakistan to ban production of fertiliser used in IEDs


July 4th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 4 (IANS) The US wants Pakistan to stop the production of ammonium nitrate as it is being used for making improvised explosive devices (IEDs), it was reported here.The ... Read more...

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For Pakistan, India-US ties a zero sum game: Clinton


June 24th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) While "working very hard" on its strategic partnership with India, the US faces a problem with Pakistan, which looks at itself through the prism of ... Read more...

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LeT could attack India again, threaten US: Senator Kerry


May 25th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Pakistan based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) blamed for the November 2008 Mumbai terror attack is capable of not only attacking India again, but also could ... Read more...

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US seeking answers from Pakistan after Osama raid


May 19th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) The United States has sought answers from Pakistan conveying the administration and lawmakers concerns about long-term national security following Islamabad's failure to locate slain Al Qaeda ... Read more...

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Strauss-Kahn cannot run IMF: US


May 18th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is facing growing pressure to quit after US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the disgraced head was "not ... Read more...

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Senator Kerry meets Pakistan Army chief


May 16th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 16 (IANS) US senator John Kerry has met Pakistan army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani who apprised him of the "intense feelings" within the army on ... Read more...

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US lawmakers raise questions about Pakistan, but defend aid


May 6th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) As members of US Congress raised "real and serious questions" about Islamabad's role in the Osama bin Laden affair, a key supporter said a break with ... Read more...

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US multi-million dollar aid to Pak floundering: NYT


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Khajuri Kach (Pakistan), May 2 (ANI): A multi-billion-dollar aid plan that the Obama administration hoped would win over Pakistanis and buttress the weak civilian government is foundering because Washington's fears of Pakistani ... Read more...

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UN chief to meet US government officials


April 6th, 2011 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 6 (IANS) UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon will travel to Washington this week to discuss with US government officials the work of the UN in a number of ... Read more...

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US denies ‘blood money’ paid to win release of Raymond Davis


March 17th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) The US has denied paying "blood money" to win the release of a CIA contractor accused of killing two men in Pakistan, but welcomed the ... Read more...

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Pak court indicts Raymond Davis for double murder


March 16th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 16(ANI): US national Raymond Davis has finally been indicted by a Pakistani court in the double murder case.CIA contractor Davis was arrested by police after shooting dead 22-year-old Faizan ... Read more...

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US start-up visa bill to boost entrepreneurship


March 15th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Two senior senators have introduced a bipartisan legislation aimed at slowing down the outflow of skilled talent and boost entrepreneurship in the US "to drive job ... Read more...

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India, China spur US exports raising incomes and jobs: Geithner


March 4th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Rapid growth of emerging economies like India, China and Brazil is boosting American exports and raising incomes and jobs across the US, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner ... Read more...

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Indus row: India asks Pakistan to eschew rhetoric


February 26th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) With Pakistan seizing a report by the US Senate to accuse New Delhi of diverting Indus waters, India Friday underlined its commitment to the Indus Waters Treaty ... Read more...

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India rejects Pak view on violation of Indus Waters Treaty


February 25th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.25 (ANI): India on Friday said that it has always strictly adhered to the provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty, 1960, and rejected the Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson's remarks on ... Read more...

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Pak cites US report as validation of its concerns over dam-building by India


February 25th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 25(ANI): Pakistan has cited a US Senate report "Avoiding water wars in South and Central Asia", released on February 22, as vindication of its stance that building of dams by ... Read more...

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Pakistan government in a fix over Davis issue


February 22nd, 2011 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) The Raymond Davis affair continues to be a headache for Islamabad. Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani Monday admitted in parliament that Pakistan and the US have "differences in ... Read more...

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‘Kin want blood for blood, not payoff over double murder-accused Raymond Davis’


February 21st, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 21(ANI): The brothers of two Pakistani men shot dead by Raymond Davis, an American citizen, in Lahore have rejected the idea of a financial settlement, with one brother insisting ... Read more...

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Pak assures Kerry of no espionage charges against Davis, no custody of other US accused


February 19th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 19(ANI): Pakistani authorities have assured US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John F. Kerry that double murder-accused American official Raymond Davis will not be tried on espionage charges.This is notwithstanding ... Read more...

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US disappointed over Pak Govt’s failure to certify Davis’ diplomatic immunity status


February 18th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 18(ANI): The United States is disappointed that the Pakistan Government did not certify during the court hearing in Lahore that double murder-accused American official Raymond Davis possessed diplomatic immunity, US ... Read more...

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Pak tells Kerry that ‘only court will decide’ murder-accused US official’s fate


February 18th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 18(ANI): The Pakistan Government has made it clear to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John F. Kerry that the case of double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis is sub judice ... Read more...

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Pak Govt has decided to grant Davis diplomatic immunity to end row with US: Official


February 17th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 17(ANI): The Pakistan Government has decided to grant diplomatic immunity to double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis, a high-ranking government official has said.The detained American's fate, however, will eventually be ... Read more...

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PML-N firm that Davis case ‘must be dealt in accordance with law of the land’


February 17th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 17(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif has said that his party's stance on the case of double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis is very clear- that the country's ... Read more...

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Cornered Zardari asks US to respect Pak judiciary in Davis issue standoff


February 17th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 17(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has asked the United States to respect his country's judiciary, which has put US official Raymond Davis on trial for shooting dead two Pakistani ... Read more...

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Kerry hints at possibility of bill being moved in Senate ‘against US aid to Pak’


February 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 16(ANI): US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John F. Kerry has hinted at the possibility of some senators moving a bill for cutting off aid to Pakistan in case both ... Read more...

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