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Cabinet approves bill for reservation in job promotions


September 4th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The cabinet Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment bill to provide reservations for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in government job promotions.The decision on reservations ... Read more...

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Address trade imbalance, Manmohan tells Iran


August 30th, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) India and Iran should address their trade imbalance, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here as the two countries sought to develop the Chahbahar port ... Read more...

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No fireworks on Syria at NAM summit: India


August 30th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 29 (IANS) India doesn't expect any "fireworks" on Syria at the two-day summit of the Non-Aligned Movement NAM) beginning here Thursday, even as it again urged both sides ... Read more...

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India, Iran should address trade imbalance: Manmohan Singh


August 30th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 29 (IANS) India and Iran should address their trade imbalance, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Wednesday even as the two sides stressed increasing bilateral and ... Read more...

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Shinde meets Sushma over parliament impasse


August 23rd, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde met BJP leader Sushma Swaraj Thursday in a bid to break the standoff in parliament over coal block allocation, government ... Read more...

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Syrian PM joins rebels, flees to Jordan: Reports (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab joined the opposition and fled to Jordan Monday, in what could be the highest-ranking defection in the 17-month uprising. State media ... Read more...

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World War II torpedo found in Ukraine


June 14th, 2012 - 6:19 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A World War II-era torpedo - containing 600 kg of explosive - was found off Ukraine's Crimean port of Sevastopol, officials said.The weapon was found ... Read more...

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Britain not to fund EU bank bailouts


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) Ahead of the European Commission revealing plans to rescue and winddown failing lenders on the ccontinent as the Spanish banking crisis mounts, Britain has ruled out ... Read more...

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South says North Korea ready to carry out nuclear test


April 24th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by BNO News
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (BNO NEWS) -- North Korea has finished preparations for a third nuclear test and is able to carry it out once it decides to do so, a spokesman for ... Read more...

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Manmohan’s Obama hug, Gilani handshake at Seoul dinner (Lead)


March 26th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 26 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh got a big hug from US President Barack Obama, who greeted him with 'Nice to meet you prime minister', at ... Read more...

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Russia close to signing Su-35 fighter deal with China


March 6th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and China may soon sign a $4-billion contract for 48 Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E fighter jets, the Kommersant business daily said Tuesday."The two sides have ... Read more...

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Outrage as two Indians die in Italian ship firing (Roundup)


February 16th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 16 (IANS) India Thursday summoned the Italian envoy and protested over the shooting of two Indian fishermen by security officials of an Italian cargo vessel off the ... Read more...

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Dasault wins $10.4 bn IAF jet fighter deal


January 31st, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) French aviation firm Dassault has won the $10.4 billion deal for supplying 126 multi-role fighter aircraft to the India Air Force (IAF), a government source ... Read more...

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US sanctions on Iran: India keeping all options open


January 7th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) With the US imposing new sanctions on Tehran, New Delhi is keeping "all options open" on approaching the US for waivers on ground that India ... Read more...

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Delhi bus fares may be hiked


January 3rd, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Travellers on Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses may have to shell out more as fares for both AC and non-AC buses may be hiked by 65 ... Read more...

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India, China to hold border talks in November, Vietnam on agenda


October 28th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) With India's energy exploitation bid in the South China Sea threatening to cast a fresh shadow on bilateral ties, India and China will hold ... Read more...

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It’s a baby girl for Carla, Sarkozy


October 20th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Nicolas Sarkozy has become a father for the fourth time after wife and former supermodel Carla Bruni gave birth to a girl, the first child born ... Read more...

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India reacts strongly to British parliamentary debate on Kashmir


September 15th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Reacting to the House of Commons debating alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, India Thursday reminded British MPs that it was the world's ... Read more...

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Krishna likely to meet Khar, IBSA foreign ministers in US


September 14th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 14 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna is set for hectic diplomacy in New York next week that could include meetings with Pakistani Foreign Minister Hinna ... Read more...

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No impeachment motion against Justice Sen in Lok Sabha


September 5th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Controversial Justice Soumitra Sen of the Calcutta High Court will not be impeached by the Lok Sabha, a top government source said Monday. "There will ... Read more...

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Vigilantes clash with police in London


August 11th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Vigilante groups set up to fight back rioters in London have clashed with police as they tried to mobilise their own forces to deal with ... Read more...

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Now, an online game where Putin tackles forest fires


August 5th, 2011 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A new game has appeared online where Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is the main character who drives cars, tackles forest fires and "wastes terrorists ... Read more...

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Indian, Pakistani foreign secretaries begin talks


July 26th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao Tuesday began delegation-level talks with her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir to firm up the agenda for the meeting between their foreign ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan foreign secretaries to hold talks Tuesday


July 25th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet here Tuesday to firm up details of confidence building measures (CBMs) and other initiatives that will ... Read more...

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India invites Myanmar’s Suu Kyi


July 23rd, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The government has invited Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to visit India.The invitation was extended to Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, ... Read more...

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India hopes Fai’s arrest exposes more ISI-funded lobbyists


July 23rd, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India Saturday said it was in touch with the US over the arrest of Kashmiri American Ghulam Nabi Fai, a suspected Pakistani agent involved in ... Read more...

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PM to speak out this week?


June 28th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Under attack from civil society activists, the media and some of his own party members, voicing the need for him to be more communicative ... Read more...

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India seeks access to Mumbai plotter Rana


April 15th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, April 15 (IANS) India has demanded access to Pakistani Canadian terror suspect Tahawwur Hussain Rana who has reportedly admitted that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency was involved ... Read more...

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Ties with China stable, says India


April 12th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sanya (China), April 12 (IANS) Despite a frosty past, India says its relations with China have stabilised and hold a promise for the future as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Brit homosexual men can donate blood if they did not have sex for decade


April 11th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 11 (ANI): Homosexual men may soon be able to donate blood as a ban stopping them from doing so is soon to be lifted.The ban is being lifted after it ... Read more...

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‘Britain using soft approach with Gaddafi defector Koussa’


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 3 (ANI): Former Libya Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa might have been named as one of the key men behind the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, but British officials have adopted a "softly-softly" ... Read more...

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Pakistan opposes Baloch leader Brahamdagh’s plea seeking asylum in Switzerland


March 31st, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 31(ANI): Pakistan has strongly opposed a plea by Baloch separatist leader Brahamdagh Bugti for political asylum in Switzerland, it has been learnt.The Foreign Ministry has conveyed its reservations on Brahamdagh's ... Read more...

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UK Chief of Defence Staff shoots down Downing Street’s Gaddafi assassination possibility


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): The issue of assassinating Colonel Muammar Gaddai has reportedly become a 'bone of contention' between Downing Street and Britain's Chief of Defence Staff General Sir David Richards, who ... Read more...

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Indian Govt. mulling idea of having armed guards on merchant ships


March 15th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Mar 15 (ANI): The Indian Government is mulling over the idea of having armed escorts on merchant ships akin to those appointed in airlines in the ... Read more...

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Pressure mounting on Prince Andrew to quit globetrotting role


March 7th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
London, March 07 (ANI): Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, who is a special representative for UK Trade and Investment, is under great pressure to quit or face a humiliating reduction of ... Read more...

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