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Pakistan is a ‘black hole’ for US aid


May 17th, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) US lawmakers of both Democratic and Republican parties have slammed the Obama administration's request for $2.4 billion for Pakistan, calling it a "black hole" where ... Read more...

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Gary Ackerman, friend of India, calls it quits


March 16th, 2012 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Gary Ackerman, a longtime Democratic congressman considered a great friend of India, has announced he would not seek re-election, bringing to an end a colourful political ... Read more...

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Pakistan has made no attempt to shut down LeT: US Congressman


November 4th, 2011 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) Accusing Pakistan of abetting terrorist groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), responsible for the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, a key lawmaker wants the Obama administration to ... Read more...

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War in Afghanistan is destabilising Pakistan: Zardari


April 11th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 11 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said the war in Afghanistan is destabilising his country, and affecting efforts to restore its democratic institutions and economic prosperity."Just as ... Read more...

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US mulling visa ban on supporters of Pak Punjab Governor Taseer’s assassin


January 20th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 20(ANI): The United States government is considering a ban on the issuance of visas to anyone supporting Mumtaz Qadri, the assassin of late Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer.According to sources in ... Read more...

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US Congress for revoking visas of supporters of Taseer assassin


January 16th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16(ANI): The United States Congress has requested the US government to revoke the visa of anyone supporting Mumtaz Qadri, the assassin of late Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer.In its letter addressed ... Read more...

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LeT group of savages needs to be crushed: US lawmakers


March 12th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 12 (IANS) Describing Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) as a "deadly serious group of fanatics," US lawmakers have asked Obama administration to push Islamabad to crush the Pakistan-based terror outfit ... Read more...

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US Congress to hold discussion on Lashkar’s growing ambitions


March 11th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.11 (ANI): The US Congress would hold a discussion today (Thursday) that would focus on the increasing threat perception posed by the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and explore view within the Pakistan Army ... Read more...

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TV channels, crew banned from White House state dinner


November 25th, 2009 - 11:09 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.25 (ANI): The air of excitement and anticipationprevailing ahead of the White House State Dinner hosted by PresidentBarack Obama and US First Lady Michelle Obama for visiting IndianPrime Minister Dr. ... Read more...

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US House welcomes Manmohan Singh, commends maturing of India-US relations


November 19th, 2009 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) In a rare gesture, the US House of Representatives has unanimously adopted a resolution commending the maturing of India-US relations and welcoming Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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US Congress extends welcome to Manmohan Singh


November 6th, 2009 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) To welcome Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his upcoming state visit to the US, the first of the Obama administration, a resolution has been introduced in ... Read more...

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Kerry Lugar bill a recipe for ‘disappointment’ and ‘disillusionment’ for US: Ackerman


October 1st, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct.1 (ANI): The Obama Administration might be hoping to reduce the anti-US sentiments in Pakistan and help the troubled nation to come out of the crises it is facing currently ... Read more...

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Key US lawmaker says American strategy in Pak not working


June 27th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): A senior US lawmaker has warned that the US strategy for fighting insurgency in Pakistan is not working.Congressman Gary Ackerman, who chairs the House Subcommittee on the ... Read more...

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Zardari wants peace talks with India, but can he control Pakistan? (Roundup)


May 6th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has proposed a fresh peace dialogue with India as several US lawmakers questioned his ability to control Pakistan, with one of them ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan’s pants are on fire’


May 6th, 2009 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 6 (IANS) Several US lawmakers have questioned President Asif Ali Zardari's ability to control Pakistan with one of them comparing the country to a man whose pants ... Read more...

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Howard Berman meets PM, discusses AfPak crisis


April 18th, 2009 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) A US Congressional delegation led by House Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Howard Berman met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday and discussed terrorism and the situation in ... Read more...

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AIG, Obama under fire as as Congress, public take aim


March 19th, 2009 - 7:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Maech 19 (DPA) The US Congress tapped into growing public ire over bailed-out insurance giant AIG's payment of bonuses as legislators Wednesday explored ways to reclaim the $165 million.At the ... Read more...

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US Congress wants AIG bonuses back


March 19th, 2009 - 1:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (DPA) The US Congress Wednesday tapped into growing public ire over bailed-out insurance giant AIG's payment of bonuses as legislators explored ways to reclaim $165 million from the ... Read more...

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Israel seriously considering military action against Iran: US report


March 5th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): A report by top US political figures and experts released on Wednesday in Washington has claimed that Israel is seriously considering unilateral military action against Iran to ... Read more...

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US lawmakers want RIL assistance stopped on Iran ties


December 20th, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 20 (IANS) Eight American lawmakers have demanded that the Export-Import Bank of the US immediately suspend all financial assistance to Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) until it agrees to stop ... Read more...

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US lawmakers may move stop aid to Pakistan


December 17th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, dec.17 (ANI): Several American politicians with close links to India have reportedly launched a quiet campaign to persuade the incoming Obama administration to stop US aid to Pakistan. Some lawmakers may ... Read more...

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Hillarys supporters oppose Caroline Kennedy as her replacement for senate


December 15th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 15 (ANI): Key supporters of Secretary of State-designate have continued their backlash against Caroline Kennedy replacing Hillary Clinton in the Senate.In recent days, Robert Zimmerman, a Clinton adviser ... Read more...

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Ackerman says Caroline Kennedy no more qualified than JLo to be New York Senator


December 11th, 2008 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Albany (New York, US), Dec.11 (ANI): A prominent New York Democratic congressman has publicly questioned Caroline Kennedy''s credentials to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton as the area''s junior senator, saying she''s no ... Read more...

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US lawmakers across political divide seek quick n-deal approval


September 17th, 2008 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) A group of lawmakers from across the political divide have sought a quick passage of the India-US civil nuclear accord with the Bush administration pushing to get the ... Read more...

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US lawmakers question aid for Pakistan’s F-16 upgrades


September 17th, 2008 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) US lawmakers have questioned a Bush administration plan to divert more than $250 million in military aid to Pakistan to help it pay for upgrading F-16 fighter aircraft, ... Read more...

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Need for F-16s for Pakistan questioned (Lead)


September 15th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Amid growing fear that Islamabad is using US military aid to prepare for a war against India, US lawmakers are questioning the continued supply of sophisticated F-16 fighter ... Read more...

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F-16s for Pakistan: Are they to fight terrorism or India?


September 15th, 2008 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Amid growing fear that Islamabad is using US military aid to prepare for a war against India, US lawmakers are questioning the continued supply of sophisticated F-16 fighter ... Read more...

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PM not compromising on India-Iran gas pipeline: Amar Singh


July 11th, 2008 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has not "compromised" on the India-Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project, Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh said after he and party chief Mulayam Singh ... Read more...

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US Congressman calls Musharraf a terrible leader


July 5th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 5 (ANI): US Congressman Gary Ackerman who returned home after a two-day visit to Pakistan and talked with the regions residents, tribal leaders and troops as well as ... Read more...

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India’s contact with Nuclear Suppliers Group is ongoing, decision to go to IAEA awaited: Menon


July 4th, 2008 - 10:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 4 (ANI): India's Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon said on Friday that the government's talks with the Nuclear Suppliers Group is ongoing, and added that when a decision ... Read more...

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US committed to getting India NSG nod: Menon


July 4th, 2008 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Japan to attend the G8 summit next week, the Indian government Friday said it was hopeful the US will ... Read more...

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Ackerman, PM discuss progress of n-deal


July 4th, 2008 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) US Congressman Gary Ackerman met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday and underscored the need to put the stalled civilian nuclear deal on fast track so that it ... Read more...

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Manmohan to meet Bush, woo NSG countries in Japan (Lead)


July 4th, 2008 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will seek to push for the India-US nuclear deal when he meets US President George W. Bush and other leaders of the Nuclear ... Read more...

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Time running out, no n-deal after September: Ackerman


July 3rd, 2008 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) With political impasse persisting over the nuclear deal, US Congressman Gary Ackerman Thursday asked India to conclude the next steps before September, failing which it will be ... Read more...

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India must complete nuclear deal by September: US Congressman


July 3rd, 2008 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Visiting US Congressman Gary Ackerman made it clear Thursday that India will have to complete all formalities by September if it wanted the Indo-US civilian nuclear energy ... Read more...

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