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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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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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Pakistan frees 55 Indian fishermen


August 15th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Aug 15 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday set free 55 Indian fishermen as a gesture of goodwill on the occasion of India's Independence Day.The fishermen were released from Landhi Jail in ... Read more...

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Punjab get injured African student airlifted


August 5th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 5 (IANS) The Punjab government said Sunday it will bear the expenses of airlifting an injured Burundian student to Delhi for his onward journey home. The young man ... Read more...

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Two Pakistanis held on border, sent back (Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 29 (IANS) Two youths from Pakistan were arrested on the border near here after they entered India riding a motorcycle, an official said. They were later handed over ... Read more...

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Beijingers turn to Weibo to beat floods


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) A group of people in Beijing have turned to Weibo, a social networking site, to help those stranded in rain-triggered floods by offering them free rides, ... Read more...

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Pakistani soldier repatriated


July 13th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 13 (IANS) The Indian Army Friday handed over a Pakistani soldier to its compatriot across the border in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.The soldier, Arif Ali had ... Read more...

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Drops of benevolence turn into ocean of charity (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


July 13th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 13 (IANS) Small acts of benevolence have turned into an ocean of charity in Himachal Pradesh.Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal's request to people to contribute generously towards ... Read more...

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Pilots accuse Air India of retracting on its commitment (Lead)


July 7th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) The Indian Pilots Guild (IPG) has accused Air India of retracting on its commitment to "sympathetically" consider their grievances even as nearly 300 pilots having allegiance ... Read more...

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Pilots accuse Air India of retracting on its commitment


July 7th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) The Indian Pilots' Guild (IPG) has accused Air India management of retracting on its commitment and failing to reciprocate the "goodwill gesture" of the pilots who ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi, trooper caught in Tripura handed back


July 6th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 6 (IANS) A Bangladeshi trooper and a civilian captured by villagers in Tripura while trying to abduct an Indian farmer from the border area, were handed over to ... Read more...

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Maoist leader warns Odisha of ‘consequences’


May 21st, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 21 (IANS) Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda has warned the Odisha government of consequences for not keeping promises made to secure the release of two Italians kidnapped by his ... Read more...

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Apex court wants VIP quota for Haj to go (Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said the "goodwill" delegation that the government sends every year during Haj to Saudi Arabia has become some kind of VIP ... Read more...

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Apex court wants VIP quota for Haj to go


April 16th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said that a VIP quota in Haj pilgrimage should not go on perpetually.An apex court bench headed by Justice Aftab Alam ... Read more...

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Maoists release Italian hostage, MLA still held (Roundup)


April 12th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 12 (IANS) Maoists Thursday released Italian tour operator Bosusco Paolo after keeping him in captivity for nearly a month, while the fate of another hostage, Odisha's ruling Biju ... Read more...

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Maoists release Italian hostage, MLA still missing (Second Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 12 (IANS) Maoists Thursday released Italian tour operator Bosusco Paolo after keeping him in captivity for nearly a month, officials said as the fate of another hostage, Odisha's ... Read more...

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Maoists release second Italian (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 12 (IANS) Maoists Thursday released Italian tour operator Bosusco Paolo after keeping him hostage for nearly a month, official sources said."He has been released and has already arrived ... Read more...

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Pakistan hails Indian bail to doctor


April 9th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) Pakistan Monday welcomed the Indian Supreme Court decision to grant bail to Pakistani doctor Mohammad Khalil Chisty, who is undergoing life imprisonment in a jail ... Read more...

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Much ado over a lunch: Pakistan’s online buzz


April 8th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) Asif Ali Zardari's lunch with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh evinced sharp responses from online users in Pakistan, with one saying that the president "cannot ... Read more...

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Hostage crisis: Odisha to release 27 prisoners (Lead)


April 5th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 4 (IANS) The Odisha government has decided to facilitate the release of 27 prisoners, including eight Maoists, to secure the release of an Italian tourist and a legislator, ... Read more...

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Maoists set Thursday deadline for abducted legislator (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) Maoists holding BJD legislator Jhina Hikaka for 10 days in Odisha Tuesday set a Thursday deadline to the government to meet their demands. Meanwhile, Hikaka has ... Read more...

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Maoists set Thursday deadline for abducted Odisha legislator


April 3rd, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) Maoists holding ruling Biju Janata Dal lawmaker Jhina Hikaka for the past 10 days in Odisha Tuesday gave an April 5 deadline to the state government ... Read more...

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Maoists reiterate demands to release Italian (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 2 (IANS) Maoists holding one of the two Italians hostage since March 14 reiterated Monday that the government must concede their demands in order to secure his release.Sabyasachi ... Read more...

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‘Can’t be blackmailed on Odisha crisis’


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 2 (IANS) Condemning the kidnapping of an Italian and a legislator by Maoists in Odisha, Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh said Monday that the government is not going ... Read more...

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Odisha Maoists yet to respond to mediators’ appeal


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 2 (IANS) Maoists are yet to respond to the appeal made by their mediators two days ago to release an Italian held hostage by them in Odisha since ... Read more...

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Negotiations to secure Italian’s release may get delayed: Patnaik


March 28th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 28 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday said negotiations with the two Maoist-backed mediators to secure the release of an Italian still in captivity could get delayed ... Read more...

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Efforts intensified to secure release of Odisha hostages


March 26th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 26 (IANS) Intensifying efforts to secure the release of the second Italian and a legislator held captive by Maoists, officials representing the Odisha government held talks with two ... Read more...

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Maoists reiterate demands to free second Italian


March 26th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 26 (IANS) The Italian still held captive by Maoists in Odisha is in good health, but the government should fulfil their demands - including banning tourist visits to ... Read more...

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Zardari remits sentences of prisoners


February 4th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 4 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has remitted the sentences of prisoners as a goodwill gesture on the occasion of Eid.Zardari consulted with Prime Minister Yousuf ... Read more...

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Pakistan arrests 31 Indian fishermen


January 22nd, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Pakistan has arrested 31 Indian fishermen and seized 14 boats for venturing into the country's territorial waters, authorities said Sunday.A Maritime Security Agency (MSA) spokesperson said ... Read more...

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Pakistan releases 180 Indian prisoners (Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 7 (IANS) A total of 180 Indian prisoners, comprising 179 fishermen and a civilian, were released by Pakistan from a Karachi jail Saturday. They will be repatriated to ... Read more...

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180 Indian prisoners freed from Karachi jail


January 7th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 7 (IANS) A total of 180 Indian prisoners were released by Pakistan from a Karachi jail Saturday.Pakistan has freed 179 Indian fishermen and one civilian from Karachi's Landhi ... Read more...

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No talks with Taliban: Rehman Malik


December 12th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) The government would not hold talks with Pakistani Taliban, which is responsible for a string of terror attacks, until the terrorists surrender, said Interior Minister ... Read more...

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MFN sets stage for Indian, Pakistani leaders meeting in Maldives


November 3rd, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) With Pakistan granting MFN status to India and a slew of recent positive gestures by both sides, the stage has been set for a ... Read more...

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India to base anti-piracy patrol plane in Maldives


October 18th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India will base a Dornier maritime patrol aircraft in the Maldives from Wednesday to carry out surveillance of the Indian Ocean island nation's exclusive economic ... Read more...

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