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Italy ready to intervene militarily in Syria


September 5th, 2012 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 5 (IANS/AKI) Italy would be ready to send military forces to Syria if President Bashar al-Assad is toppled, Italian Defence Minister Giampaolo Di Paola has said."Italy has the ... Read more...

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Five Somali kids killed in school bombing


August 28th, 2012 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Aug 28 (IANS/AKI) At least five children died and a dozen others were injured when a bomb exploded at a school in Somalia, an official said.The attack took place ... Read more...

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Assam for CBI probe in communal violence


August 7th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 7 (IANS) Hinting that some "external forces" were behind the communal clashes in three districts, the Assam government Tuesday said it has decided for a CBI probe in ... Read more...

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Tension in Assam’s Bodo areas as four bodies found, curfew imposed


August 5th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 5 (IANS) Tension again gripped the violence-affected Kokrajhar and Chirang districts in Assam on Sunday after the recovery of four bodies - two in each district where clashes ... Read more...

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Iran warns against foreign military intervention in Syria


August 4th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 4 (IANS) Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi Saturday warned against military intervention by foreign forces in Syria, the ISNA news agency reported.If the foreign forces enter ... Read more...

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First lady media advisor appointed for J&K;


July 25th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 25 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government will now have its first woman media advisor, an official statement said Wednesday.Bharti Vaid, 52, who is currently the Additional Director ... Read more...

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PM speaks to Assam CM, directs him to monitor situation


July 24th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday spoke to Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and directed him to "monitor the situation closely" and to "ensure safety ... Read more...

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Jharkhand by-poll Tuesday amid tight security


June 11th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 11 (IANS) The Hatia constituency by-poll to the Jharkhand assembly will take place amid tight security arrangements Tuesday, an official said here Monday."All necessary arrangements have been made ... Read more...

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Emergency lifted in Egypt after decades


June 1st, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 31 (IANS) Through a declaration, Egypt's ruling military council Thursday lifted a state of emergency that existed for decades in the country.The emergency was lifted after its ... Read more...

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Activists demand intelligence, para-military forces answer RTIs


May 27th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Activists and government representatives met here to discuss ways to make the dissemination process under the Right To Information (RTI) Act more transparent and accountable ... Read more...

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BSF women troopers who killed intruder lauded


April 30th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 30 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday lauded the bravery of two women troopers of the Border Security Force (BSF) who shot dead a Pakistani intruder ... Read more...

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Russian inspectors begin surveillance flight over US


April 8th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A group of Russian military observers begin Sunday a nine-day inspection mission in the skies of the US under the Open Skies Treaty.According to the ... Read more...

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Patiala jailor again refuses to accept Rajoana’s death warrant (Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 27 (IANS) Despite a court in Chandigarh issuing him a showcause notice for contempt, the Patiala jail superintendent Tuesday again refused to accept the warrant of death for ... Read more...

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Rajoana to hang Saturday, rules court (Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 27 (IANS) Babbar Khalsa terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana, sentenced to death in the 1995 assassination of then Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, is to hang as scheduled on ... Read more...

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Iraq better off after US withdrawal: Russia


March 16th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia feels the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq has not made the situation in the country worse, a minister said Friday."We consider the ... Read more...

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Russia to dispose of 4 million guns, including AK-47s


March 15th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's defence ministry will dispose of four million obsolete guns and rifles, mainly AK-47s, by 2015.According to Russian daily Izvestia, a source in the defence ... Read more...

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Most Americans oppose Israeli strike on Iran


March 14th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) Seventy-five percent of Americans oppose Israel conducting a military strike against Iran's nuclear programme, says a survey.Nearly seven out of 10 favour negotiating with Iran, a ... Read more...

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Chaos rules as Jats block Haryana roads, rail tracks (Lead)


March 7th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), March 7 (IANS) Several areas of Haryana's Hisar, Jind and Bhiwani districts were cordoned off by the police and other security agencies Wednesday as thousands of Jat agitators ... Read more...

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20 percent voting in first few hours in Goa (Second Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) Around 20 percent balloting was reported in Goa in the first two hours of elections to pick a 40-member assembly Saturday.North Goa district which reported ... Read more...

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Voting starts in Goa (Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) Polling for the single phase Goa assembly elections for 40 assembly seats began here Saturday morning.The electorate numbering 1,026,306 - men 511,111 and women 515,195 ... Read more...

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Polling begins on a sedate note in Agra


February 28th, 2012 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 28 (IANS) Polling began in Agra Tuesday amid tight security arrangements as part of the sixth phase of UP assembly elections covering 68 seats spreading over 13 districts.Early ... Read more...

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Egyptian military rulers meet US top military official


February 11th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) Egypt's top military rulers held talks Saturday with visiting US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey here amid a recent row over illegal ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh set to vote amid hung house forecast (Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lucknow, Feb 7 (IANS) The mother of all elections since the 2009 parliamentary battle starts in Uttar Pradesh Wednesday, with the outcome bound to cast a long shadow ... Read more...

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Re-poll peaceful in Manipur (Lead)


February 4th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Feb 4 (IANS) Re-polling at 34 polling booths in five hill districts of Manipur concluded peacefully Saturday, an official said.Eight polling booths of Chandel district witnessed the highest 82 ... Read more...

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Peacefull re-polling in Manipur


February 4th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 4 (IANS) Re-polling at 34 polling booths in five hill districts of Manipur was conducted Saturday without any violent incident, an official said."Eight polling booths of Chandel district ... Read more...

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UP celebrates Republic Day


January 26th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 26 (IANS) India's 63rd Republic Day was celebrated with the usual gaiety in Uttar Pradesh Thursday, with Governor B.L. Joshi taking the salute at a colourful parade in ... Read more...

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Global economic instability affecting all: Patil


January 25th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Wednesday said all countries were facing the impact of global economic instability and there were questions about how growth and resources ... Read more...

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US withdrawal marks new moment in Iraq history: UN chief


December 21st, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 21 (IANS) Iraq will have a new opportunity to prove that it can put past troubles behind it with the full withdrawal of US forces from the ... Read more...

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‘US withdrawal closes important chapter in Iraq history’


December 16th, 2011 - 4:54 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 16 (IANS) As the US military formally started its withdrawal from Iraq Thursday, British foreign secretary William Hague said it "closes an important chapter" in the country's recent ... Read more...

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Iran says no to foreign military in Afghanistan after 2014


December 6th, 2011 - 8:05 am ICT by IANS
Bonn, Dec 6 (IANS) Iran does not want any form of foreign military on the soil of its neighbour Afghanistan after the scheduled pullout in 2014, Iranian Foreign Minister ... Read more...

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Bonn conference stresses on rebuilding Afghanistan


December 5th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bonn, Dec 5 (IANS) Delegates from over 100 countries and international organisations, gathered in Germany's Bonn city Monday, were focusing their energies at an international conference on drawing up ... Read more...

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NHRC holds debate competition for para-military forces


November 18th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Manesar (Haryana), Nov 18 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday organized an all-India debate competition for the central para-military forces in collaboration with the National Security Guard (NSG) ... Read more...

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US copper thieves steal sword at Abraham Lincoln’s tomb


November 14th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Chicago, Nov 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Authorities say thieves have stolen the copper sword that was attached to the statue of former US President Abraham Lincoln. Detectives say the thieves cut the sword ... Read more...

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Dhruv choppers grounded after crash


October 20th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Dhruv helicopters, used by para military forces, have been grounded after a Border Security Force (BSF) chopper crashed on the outskirts of Ranchi Wednesday, Central ... Read more...

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China must act against Indian ambition: Daily


October 16th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 16 (IANS) A state-run Chinese daily has urged Beijing to prevent India from "reckless attempts in confronting China" after it inked a pact with Vietnam to explore oil ... Read more...

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