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Checking traffic violations in Srinagar the way Mahatma Gandhi would have (Letter from Srinagar) (With image)

September 10th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 10 (IANS) If you commit a traffic offence in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital, don't be surprised if you are politely stopped, given a glass of water ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Ban urges Iran not to block Strait of Hormuz

January 26th, 2012 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 26 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Iran not to block the Strait of Hormuz, saying it is important for international trade and commerce.Ban, who ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ekmatra redefines khadi, opens second outlet

January 6th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Ekmatra, a concept store that promotes hand spun fabrics, opens it's second outlet here. The high point of the store is its exclusive collection of ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Not surprised at US views on ISI: India

September 30th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) India Friday said it was not surprised that the US has "lately discovered" the terror links of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency.Home ... Read more...

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Pak “can and must do more” to shut down terrorist flow across Afghan border: US

December 17th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): It is important for the United States to keep making progress in eliminating sanctuaries for extremists in Pakistan, and Pakistanis "can and must do more" to shut ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Schools reopen in Kashmir amid stone pelting incidents (Second Lead)

September 27th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Jammu, Sep 27 (IANS) Schools and colleges re-opened in the Kashmir Valley Monday after remaining closed for more than three months, and barring a few incidents of stone pelting at school ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Sikhs urge corridor to Pakistan border shrine

July 3rd, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Kartarpur (Punjab), July 3 (ANI): Sikhs organised an 'ardaas' (prayer meeting) here to pray for a safe corridor to the sacred Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan.The Sikh community said Pakistan has offered ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Indian Sikh delegation in Pakistan calls for Kartarpur Sahib Corridor

June 8th, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, June 8 (ANI): A Sikh delegation visiting Pakistan on Tuesday called on the Governments of India and Pakistan to resolve their demand for the "Kartarpur Corridor".Several organizations ... Read more...

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Israeli troops intercept second aid ship heading for Gaza

June 5th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 5 (ANI): Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip continues, and according to reports, a second ship carrying humanitarian aid from Turkey, has been intercepted.The "Rachel Corrie" was meant to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Multiculturalism - a source of new world literature

April 8th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The morphing of the world into a sprawling global village and free passage of people across terrains are changing the tenor of contemporary literature. New groups of ... Read more...

Posted in Books |

New bridge threatens Vrindavan’s heritage ghat, say activists

August 13th, 2009 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 13 (IANS) A new bridge being constructed in Vrindavan has come in for criticism from local environmental activists, who term it a threat to Kesri Ghat - the only remaining ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

UK, US call for end to fighting in Sri Lanka

May 13th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Visiting British Foreign Secretary David Miliband and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have expressed their "profound concern" over the humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka and called for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US, Britain concerned over Sri Lankan situation

May 13th, 2009 - 5:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (Xinhua) The US and Britain have urged the Sri Lankan government as well as the Tamil Tiger rebels to take urgent steps to avoid civilian casualties in the ongoing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US may ask Pak for concessions on Indo-Afghan trade issue during trilateral talks

May 5th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 5 (ANI): The forthcoming trilateral talks between the US President Barack Obama and his Pakistan and Afghanistan counterparts may see the United States mounting pressure on Islamabad to allow ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Man in debt tries to rob bank, shot dead

March 16th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kemerovo (Russia), March 16 (RIA Novosti) A man heavily in debt was shot dead by the police during a failed bank robbery attempt in Russia, authorities said Monday. Armed with a gun and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sri Lanka rules out ceasefire with rebels

March 4th, 2009 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 4 (Xinhua) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake Wednesday ruled out the possibility of a truce with Tamil Tiger rebels amid ceasefire calls from India and the international community. "We will ... Read more...

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Thousands mourn Hurriyat leader’s death, Mirwaiz appeals for calm

August 12th, 2008 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) Thousands of mourners led by senior separatist leaders joined the funeral procession of the slain Hurriyat leader Sheikh Abdul Aziz who was buried at the Martyrs' graveyard in ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Amritsar sweets flavoured with Afghan dry fruits

January 28th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by admin
Amritsar, Jan 28 (ANI): Dry fruits imported from Afghanistan add flavour to sweets made in Amritsar. Sweet-makers in Amritsar prefer almond kernels, raisins, apricots and pistas from Afghanistan. Amritsar has traditionally been a ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Indian traders demand a passage to Afghanistan through Pakistan

January 15th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by admin
By Ravinder Singh Robin Amritsar, Jan 15 (ANI): Traders in Amritsar have demanded a passage through Pakistan to export Indian goods via Wagah land route to Afghanistan in view of the increasing trade ... Read more...

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