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India to erect single row fence along Bangladesh border


September 18th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 18 (IANS) India will erect single row fencing instead of double row fencing in several areas along the border with Bangladesh, officials said here Tuesday.About 80 percent of ... Read more...

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Britain threatening to take Assange by force: Ecuador


August 16th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador said Wednesday that the British government has raised the possibility of forcibly removing Julian Assange from the Andean nation's embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks ... Read more...

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Parliament passes copyright amendment bill


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Parliamentary approval was Tuesday accorded to the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010 which will provide royalty to lyricists, remove operational difficulties and address newer issues related ... Read more...

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Bollywood in action: Death spotlights safety measures


April 14th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) From jumping cars to hanging from a skyscraper to sky diving, stunts in the Indian entertainment industry have come a long way. Stuntman Shailendra Singh ... Read more...

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Hyderabad airport gets greenhouse certification


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 2 (IANS) The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) here has received ISO 14064 certification, becoming the second airport in India and the third in Asia to complete verification ... Read more...

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Italian vessel can sail after furnishing bond (Lead)


March 29th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, March 29 (IANS) The Italian cargo ship Enrica Lexie, from which two marines had opened fire killing two Indian fishermen, will be permitted to sail after its owners furnish ... Read more...

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Obama wants North Korea to drop rocket launch (Lead)


March 25th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 25 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Sunday pressed North Korea to drop its plan for a rocket launch, saying the move could scuttle a food aid deal ... Read more...

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Obama visits Korean demilitarised zone


March 25th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 25 (IANS) Amid rising tensions over North Korea's planned rocket launch, US President Barack Obama Sunday undertook his first visit to the demilitarised zone (DMZ) that divides ... Read more...

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Bangladesh against fencing at border zero-line: Sarkar


March 5th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 5 (IANS) Bangladesh has rejected India's proposal to erect border fencing at the zero line along the border, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar told the state assembly Monday."Erection ... Read more...

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Review Pakistani Army Act: Daily


February 27th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Noting that "basic civil liberties need to be protected", a leading Pakistani daily has sought a fresh look at the Pakistan Army Act.An editorial in Dawn ... Read more...

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Guyana high on WICB directors’ agenda this weekend


December 30th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), Dec 30 (IANS/CMC) The directors of the West Indies Cricket Board are scheduled to meet this weekend in St. Lucia where the state of affairs regarding the Guyana board ... Read more...

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Khar briefs Chinese, Russian counterparts on NATO attack


November 28th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 28 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar spoke to her Chinese and Russian counterparts Monday evening and briefed them about the NATO attack on a Pakistani border ... Read more...

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Tripura seeks fencing on actual border


November 25th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 25 (IANS) Tripura has asked the central government to fence the actual border with Bangladesh so as to secure all markets, shrines and even government installations, an official ... Read more...

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Iran demands apology from US


October 31st, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 31 (IANS) Iran has demanded an official apology from the US over a recent accusation that said Tehran plotted to kill the Saudi Arabian envoy to Washington, Press ... Read more...

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‘Food safety norms should match global standards’


October 19th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 19 (IANS) Indian food safety standards should be harmonious with international norms to enable the domestic industry to take part in the global food business, an industry official ... Read more...

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Clinton to hold Iran accountable for Saudi envoy plot


October 13th, 2011 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) US State Secretary Hillary Clinton Wednesday vowed to hold Iran accountable for its alleged involvement in a "terror plot" to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington, ... Read more...

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Energy ties with Vietnam as per international norms: India


September 15th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) With reports suggesting that India rebuffed China over its objections to ONGC Videsh's (OVL) oil explorations in two Vietnamese blocks in South China Sea, New ... Read more...

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Quality certificate for ayurvedic medicines


August 30th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The government has launched a voluntary quality certificate for the Rs.10,000 crore Indian ayurvedic drug industry to make it more competitive internationally, the Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Maoist child soldiers go on warpath again


August 12th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 12 (IANS) With political uncertainty deepening in Nepal with Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal expected to resign during the weekend, violence flared on the streets of Kathmandu Friday ... Read more...

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Maoist ‘child soldiers’ on warpath again


August 8th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 8 (IANS) Anger, frustration and grief simmered among the former "child soldiers" of Nepal's ruling Maoist party Monday as police arrested over 40 of them, including young women, ... Read more...

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US, Japan view China as ‘thorn’, says daily


June 23rd, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 23 (IANS) The US and Japan view China as "a thorn" and some in the two countries favour containing Beijing, the China Daily said in a commentary Thursday."It ... Read more...

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Bangladesh relaxes norms for India to erect border fence


April 8th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 8 (IANS) Dhaka has allowed New Delhi to erect fencing along the 'zero line' of the international border so that Indian homes and farms located close to it ... Read more...

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India’s transit fee non-payment as per global norms: Dhaka experts


April 6th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 6 (IANS) Bangladesh has followed international norms in not charging India transit and transshipment fees while facilitating movement of equipment to India's northeastern Tripura state, experts here have ... Read more...

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Need for global review of nuclear safety systems: PM


March 18th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday called for a re-examination of civil nuclear safety systems in the world following the earthquake-triggered nuclear disaster in Japan."The ... Read more...

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India orders safety review of nuclear reactors: PM (Roundup)


March 14th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) India Monday said its nuclear reactors can withstand "large natural disasters" but has ordered a safety review at nuclear plants following a nuclear fallout ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh orders review of Indian nuclear plants safety system


March 14th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 14 (ANI): Assuring the country that its atomic power generators were safe, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today said an immediate technical review of India's atomic plants has ... Read more...

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Nuclear plants in India are safe, assures Nuclear Power Corporation


March 14th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar 14 (ANI): The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has said that nuclear plants in India are safe but a safety review would be carried following the massive earthquake ... Read more...

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India’s nuclear plants are safe, assure officials


March 14th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Nuclear plants in India are safe but a safety review would be carried out in light of the massive earthquake in Japan, the establishment has assured ... Read more...

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Marking People’s War, forgetting 4,000 Maoist foot soldiers


February 14th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 14 (IANS) Bijeta Shrestha wanted to change the world, end injustice and help establish a classless society - as a Maoist. Today she is a cooking assistant at ... Read more...

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Sacked Maoist army fighters attack UN office in Nepal


February 10th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 10 (IANS) Seven young men, who had been discharged from the Maoist party's guerrilla army after a UN verification said their recruitment was illegal, attacked an office of ... Read more...

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Double murder-accused American diplomat in Lahore is a “former US Army officer”


February 6th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 6(ANI): The office identity card of Raymond Davis, the double murder-accused US diplomat, who has been detained in Pakistan, shows he is a former US Army officer and a defence ... Read more...

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Obama stops short of asking Mubarak to quit (Lead)


February 5th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) Short of asking embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to quit, President Barack Obama has served notice on a key ally that the transition of power ... Read more...

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Expedite Mumbai harbour channel widening: Centre


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb. 2 (IANS) Following the collision of two vessels in August 2010 and early this month, the union government Wednesday asked the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust and Mumbai Port Trust to ... Read more...

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Chidambaram unveils mascot of Census enumerator


February 2nd, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram unveiled the mascot of Census enumerator here on Wednesday.The enumeration process for Census 2011 begins on February 9 and would continue till February ... Read more...

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Diplomats can be tried for ‘grave’ criminal acts despite immunity, say Pak experts


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 2(ANI): Although staff members of foreign embassies enjoy several privileges and immunity in host countries, they can be tried and convicted under the Vienna Convention in a grave criminal case, ... Read more...

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