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Rajiv Gandhi Equity Scheme opened to investments through ETFs and MFs


September 21st, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) To boost retail investments in capital markets, the government Friday approved the Rajiv Gandhi Equity Scheme (RGES) under which first time investors with an ... Read more...

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Pakistan summons top US diplomat over anti-Islam film


September 21st, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Pakistan Friday summoned the US charge d'affaires Richard Hoagland to the foreign ministry and lodged a strong protest with him over a blasphemous video posted on ... Read more...

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No alternative to political solution in Syria: Russia


September 21st, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 21 (IANS) Russia sees no alternative to a political solution towards ending the crisis in Syria, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov has said.During a meeting with Syrian ... Read more...

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India, Russia sign pact for Smerch rockets


August 28th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) India and Russia have tied up for a joint venture to manufacture Smerch rockets.A memorandum of understanding for starting the joint venture was signed between ... Read more...

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Centre reviews situation in Assam


August 28th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The central government Monday reviewed the security situation in Assam and took stock of relief and rehabilitation measures for those affected by the clashes between ... Read more...

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Central team to visit Assam for rehabilitation efforts


August 20th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A central team of officials will pay a three-day visit to Assam from Tuesday to assist the state administration in the rehabilitation of over 2 ... Read more...

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Belarus embassy wraps up in Sweden


August 11th, 2012 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Belarusian embassy in Sweden has stopped accepting most documents after a diplomatic row erupted between the two countries. It has turned the task over ... Read more...

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Government-industry task force to meet next week


August 10th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) A government-industry task force headed by Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma will meet here next week to discuss fall in industrial output and ... Read more...

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ISAF commander meets Pakistan army chief (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) General John R. Allen Thursday called on Pakistan Army chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to discuss issues related ... Read more...

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More paramilitary forces readied for Assam


July 28th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The government Saturday said nearly 6,500 personnel of central paramilitary forces have been readied for Assam in the wake of sectarian clashes that have ... Read more...

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Iran rejects Israeli accusations over Bulgaria blast


July 19th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran Thursday rejected Israeli claims of Tehran's involvement in Wednesday's bus blast in Bulgaria which killed six Israelis.Iran's Al-Alam TV channel said Iranian Foreign Ministry ... Read more...

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Israel closely monitoring Syrian violence


July 19th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, July 18 (IANS) Israeli leadership is "vigilantly" monitoring the chaotic violence in Syria which surged Wednesday with the killing of its defense minister in Damascus, Xinhua reported.According to an ... Read more...

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89 Al-Shabaab terrorists held in Somalia


July 15th, 2012 - 7:24 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, July 15 (IANS) Somali security forces have arrested 89 people suspected to be having links with Al Qaeda-affiliated terror outfit Al-Shabaab, Xinhua reported.The men were arrested in the capital ... Read more...

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Defence academy chief shifted over recruitment scam (Lead)


July 4th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The commandant of Pune's National Defence Academy (NDA), which has been caught in a scandal involving the recruitment of civilians, was Wednesday shunted out by ... Read more...

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Pakistan issues guidelines on exporting conventional arms


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 3 (IANS) Pakistan has promulgated guidelines on the export of conventional arms and ammunition, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.The initiative reflects the abiding commitment of Pakistan to ... Read more...

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Not delivering helicopters to Syria, says Russia


June 16th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is not delivering new military helicopters to Syria, the Russian foreign ministry said in response to media reports that claimed Syria was getting Mi-25 ... Read more...

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Iran arrests suspects over n-scientists’ murders


June 15th, 2012 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 15 (IANS) Iran's intelligence ministry has announced the capture of a number of prime suspects in the killings of two of the country's nuclear scientists.The ministry said the ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan to continue talks on Siachen row (Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) India and Pakistan Tuesday reaffirmed their resolve to make "serious, sustained and result-oriented" efforts for seeking an amicable resolution to the dispute over the Siachen ... Read more...

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Russian interior ministry confirms fans’ arrests


June 10th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lviv (Ukraine), June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian interior ministry Sunday confirmed the arrest of eight Russian football fans after brawls in two Polish cities hosting the Euro 2012 matches.Four ... Read more...

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45 militants killed in Afghanistan


June 10th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 10 (IANS) At least 45 Taliban militants have been killed in operations carried out by Afghan and NATO-led troops, the interior ministry said Sunday.The forces launched 10 ... Read more...

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Pakistan summons US envoy over drone strikes


June 5th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Pakistan's foreign ministry Tuesday summoned US Charge d'Affaires Richard Hoagland to lodge a formal protest over the series of drone strikes in the country, the ministry ... Read more...

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Western ambassadors unwelcome: Syria


June 5th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 5 (IANS) Syria has said the ambassadors of several Western countries, including the US, Britain, France and Turkey, were "personae non gratae" or unwelcome in the country, a ... Read more...

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India, US to assist Sri Lanka military


June 5th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 5 (IANS) India and the US have agreed to provide enhanced training facilities for military personnel from Sri Lanka, it was announced Tuesday.This followed meetings Sri Lankan Defence ... Read more...

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Air India deploys new roaster system to cut manipulations


June 2nd, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Air India has switched from manual to an electronic crew management system to stop manipulations in the allocation of flight duties to employees.The airline resorted ... Read more...

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20 Al Qaeda terrorists killed in Yemen


May 26th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, May 26 (IANS) At least 20 Al Qaeda terrorists were killed Saturday in an operation launched by the Yemeni army in southern Abyan province, the defence ministry said.Elements of ... Read more...

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Russia warns against training Syrian rebels in Kosovo


May 15th, 2012 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 15 (IANS) Russia has urged international bodies operating in Kosovo to prevent the region from turning into a training ground for Syrian rebels, RIA Novosti reported.A delegation from ... Read more...

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Plot to kill Iranian president foiled in 2007: Tehran Times


May 14th, 2012 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 14 (IANS) Iran's intelligence ministry has said intelligence forces and police foiled a plot by the Jundullah group to assassinate President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2007, the Tehran Times ... Read more...

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Spanish government takes controlling stake in ailing bank


May 10th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 10 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish government will nationalize the parent company of Bankia, the country's fourth-largest bank, and plans to inject additional capital into the troubled institution, the ... Read more...

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Pakistan condemns Quran burning in US


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Pakistan has condemned the April 28 burning of copies of the Quran by US pastor Terry Jones in Florida."Pakistan strongly condemns the burning of the holy ... Read more...

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Pakistani, Afghan, US envoys to meet for peace talks


April 25th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) Top Pakistani, Afghan and US diplomats will meet in Islamabad April 26-27 to review the peace process in Afghanistan, the Pakistani foreign ministry said Wednesday.Marc ... Read more...

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Proposed tax law change ‘clarificatory’, says Pranab


April 20th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Amid growing criticism from various quarters over the proposed retrospective changes in the tax law, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that changes in the ... Read more...

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RBI to notify proposal allowing airlines to access foreign funds


April 19th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The government Thursday said it expects the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to notify the budget announcement of allowing the cash-strapped Indian civil aviation ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US to hold talks on new terms of engagement


April 17th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) Pakistan will hold talks with the US on "new terms of engagements", the foreign ministry said Tuesday.This follows last week's parliamentary approval of fresh guidelines ... Read more...

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Pakistan condemns Taliban attacks in Afghanistan


April 17th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Monday called her Afghan counterpart Zalmai Rassoul over phone to strongly condemn the Taliban attacks in the country that ... Read more...

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Mukherjee to visit US to attend IMF-World Bank meeting


April 16th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will be on a four-day official visit to the United States beginning Thursday to attend the annual spring meeting of ... Read more...

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