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Indian Navy hopeful of getting INS Vikramaditya by April 2013 (Lead)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Moscow, Sep 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Amid reports of another delay in the delivery of INS Vikramaditya, the Indian Navy said Monday it was hopeful of getting the refurbished aircraft ... Read more...

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Russia to launch new ballistic missile submarine


August 17th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's newest ballistic missile submarine, Project 955 Borey class boat Yury Dolgoruky, will be handed over to the fleet in September."The formal signing of the ... Read more...

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Havelange stadium not a taint to Rio 2016, say organisers


August 10th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) The organisers of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janerio said Friday that having the athletics stadium named after disgraced former FIFA president Joao Havelange wouldn't ... Read more...

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Obama calls Karzai, reaffirms transition by 2014


March 17th, 2012 - 6:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) US President Barack Obama called up his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai Friday to discuss the process of transition to Afghan-led security while reaffirming its timetable ... Read more...

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UN chief hopes change in Maldives will bring peace


February 8th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 8 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed "strong hope" that a shift in power in the Maldives will help quell the violence and tensions the island ... Read more...

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Firm asks US court to block handover of treasure to Spain


February 7th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, Feb 7 (IANS/EFE) The firm that salvaged $500 million in gold and silver coins from the bottom of the Atlantic in May 2007 asked the US Supreme Court Monday ... Read more...

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Kim’s death rocks South Korea’s financial market


December 19th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 19 (IANS) South Korea's financial market was rocked Monday after North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-il died.Market watchers said the focus would move to whether power shift to ... Read more...

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US discusses faster security handover to Afghans: report


November 4th, 2011 - 7:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) The Obama administration is discussing an accelerated shift of the military's mission in Afghanistan to an advisory role, media reported Thursday.The approach has been discussed in ... Read more...

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‘Don’t handover hospital for Bhopal gas victims’


September 25th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 25 (IANS) A hospital for Bhopal gas tragedy victims will be handed over to the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR). But it does not seem to be ... Read more...

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After roses, new Nepal PM faces thorns


September 4th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 4 (IANS) A week after coming into power on the crest of high hopes and best wishes from people at home and abroad, Nepal?s Maoist Prime Minister Baburam ... Read more...

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Goa government’s PPP hospital project in trouble


June 16th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 16 (IANS) The Goa government's decision to hand over a government-run district hospital to a private health care agency in public-private partnership (PPP) has hit rough weather.The ... Read more...

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Activists protest against forest land-grab


May 21st, 2011 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Hundreds of forest dwellers and tribals from around a dozen states across the country gathered in the capital Friday to protest against the grabbing of ... Read more...

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Obama advocates two-state solution in Middle East


May 20th, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has advocated a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict based on borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war.In a ... Read more...

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Pak Govt to seek Musharraf’s extradition only on court’s order


April 6th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 6(ANI): The Pakistan Government will formally write to Britain for former military ruler Pervez Musharraf's extradition in connection with the Benazir Bhutto assassination case only if the court directed ... Read more...

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Yemen’s President Saleh negotiating his departure


March 27th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Sanaa, Mar.27 (ANI): Yemen's President, Ali Abdullah Saleh is negotiating his departure from power during talks with the opposition.Yemeni Foreign Minister Abubakr al-Qirbi has said that transfer of power could be negotiated, ... Read more...

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Yunus can’t be Grameen managing director: Dhaka


March 21st, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 21 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has told a top US official that Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus can return to the Grameen Bank but as its honorary chief, not ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama’s plea for retiring will be discussed Tuesday (Lead)


March 14th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 14 (IANS) The Dalai Lama's wish to shed his political authority is to figure at the Tibetan parliament-in-exile's session Tuesday as the spiritual leader said the move ... Read more...

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Pak Govt likely to seek more time from court to decide on Davis’ immunity status


March 13th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 13(ANI): The Pakistan Government is likely to stick to its time-buying tactics during the hearing of the Raymond Davis case by the Lahore High Court on Monday, according to sources.The ... Read more...

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Pak Govt to tell court Davis doesn’t enjoy blanket immunity: Sources


March 13th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 13(ANI): The Pakistan Government will inform the Lahore High Court on Monday that double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis does not possess blanket immunity, sources have said.The LHC will resume ... Read more...

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US “well-positioned” to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in July: Gates


March 8th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): US defence secretary, Robert Gates, has said that his country is "well-positioned" to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in July.Gates made his comments during an unannounced visit ... Read more...

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Lahore HC rejects plea to block ‘possible transfer’ of Davis to Rawalpindi prison


March 4th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 4(ANI): The Lahore High Court has rejected a petition seeking to block a possible transfer of double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis from Lahore's Kot Lakhpat prison to the Adiyala ... Read more...

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Pak Foreign Ministry denies ‘reported statement’ on Davis’ diplomatic immunity


February 17th, 2011 - 11:09 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 17(ANI): Pakistan's Foreign Ministry has denied any reported statements regarding the diplomatic immunity issue of double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis, dismissing them as 'rumours'.It had been reported by Pakistani ... Read more...

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US piles pressure on Mubarak to hasten democracy


February 11th, 2011 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) As Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stubbornly clung to power sparking more protests, US President Barack Obama mounted pressure on the embattled regime asking "to move ... Read more...

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US Consulate contacts Pak Punjab Govt. for murder-accused diplomat’s release


February 9th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 9(ANI): The United States Consulate has contacted Pakistan's provincial government of Punjab and demanded the release of double murder-accused US diplomat Raymond Davis.The US Consulate has asked the Punjab government ... Read more...

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Former journalist Jay Carney to take over from Robert Gibbs as White House press secretary


January 28th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): The US Vice-President's Communications Director Jay Carney is all set to replace Robert Gibbs as the next White House press secretary.The BBC quoted Gibbs as saying ... Read more...

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Another petition seeking Karachi handover to Pak Army filed in Supreme Court


January 27th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Jan 27(ANI): Another petition seeking the handing over of Karachi to Pakistan's Armed Forces has been filed in the Supreme Court's Lahore registry.Filed by one Rana Ilumddin, the petition stated ... Read more...

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Fear mounts over fate of firearms as UN mission ends in Nepal


January 10th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 10 (IANS) As a top UN official confirmed Monday that the world body would pull out of Nepal's floundering peace process Friday midnight, there is mounting uncertainty - ... Read more...

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Afghan peace delegation to visit Pakistan


January 2nd, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 2 (ANI): The Afghanistan Government's efforts to broker peace with the Taliban enter a new phase, as an Afghan delegation is scheduled to visit Islamabad this week.Former Afghanistan President ... Read more...

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Australia to get a new manager after cricket World Cup


December 27th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 27 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) Monday appointed Gavin Dovey to be the new manager of the Australian team after 2011 cricket World Cup. Dovey, an expatriate Austrlian, is currently Rugby ... Read more...

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Chappell backs Clarke to excel as Oz skipper


December 20th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec. 20 (ANI): Australia's full-time selector Greg Chappell believes Michael Clarke will deliver the goods if he is asked to captain the national squad in the forthcoming Melbourne Test.With incumbent skipper ... Read more...

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Brit-US forces’ secret strikes kill 3,200 Afghan Taliban in 90 days


December 1st, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec 1 (ANI): Secret strike operations led by British and American Special Forces have reportedly killed 3,200 Taliban insurgents in Kabul in just 90 days time.The task was completed ... Read more...

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Pakistan backs NATO’s 2014 Afghanistan handover deadline


November 22nd, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 22(ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that he backs NATO's plans to hand over security of Afghanistan to local authorities by the end of 2014.NATO said that ... Read more...

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Karzai, Petraeus ‘agree’ on Special Forces raids in Afghanistan


November 19th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 19 (ANI): Afghan President Hamid Karzai and US commander General David Petraeus had a one-hour long meeting to discuss the former's call for US forces to leave the country ... Read more...

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Oksana Grigorieva Contempt Charges Against Mel Gibson, for $20K Monthly


October 30th, 2010 - 12:22 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a story which was posted on RadarOnline, Oksana Grigorieva has filed a contempt charge against her ex-lover and father of her baby, Mel Gibson.The legal ... Read more...

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Games baton passed to Glasgow


October 15th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Glasgow (Scotland), Oct 15 (IANS) The Commonwealth Games baton was officially passed to Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, at a glittering 1.8 million-pound ceremony marking the closure of the Delhi Games, media ... Read more...

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