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Central Asian gas for India: pipe dream or reality?


January 19th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Will India's attempt to obtain natural gas from Turkmenistan to augment its energy security requirements fructify? Political stability in transit countries were key to the ... Read more...

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Three Pakistani ex-generals face probe for Rs.1.82 bn loss


July 2nd, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 2 (IANS) A Pakistani parliamentary watchdog has formally held responsible three retired army generals for a loss of Rs.1.82 billion to the public exchequer, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Karachi killing: Four Rangers to be presented in court


June 13th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) Four Pakistani paramilitary personnel would be presented Monday in an anti-terrorism court in Karachi for their involvement in the killing of an unarmed man allegedly caught ... Read more...

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Govt. appoints Sunil Jain as next Ambassador of India to Turkmenistan


October 12th, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.11 (ANI): The Government on Monday appointed Sunil Jain as the next Ambassador of India to Turkmenistan. He succeeds Mohammad Afzal. "Sunil Jain is presently Joint Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum ... Read more...

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POA Secretary General not to attend CWG in New Delhi


September 30th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sep 30 (ANI): Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) Secretary General Abdul Khaliq Khan will not be attending the Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi from October 3 to 14.Khaliq pointed ... Read more...

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Only 11 inspectors for over 73,000 lifts in Mumbai-Pune region


February 5th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) There are only 11 inspectors to handle and inspect more than 73,000 lifts in Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai and Pune region in Maharashtra, a query under the Right ... Read more...

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Diu hosts beauty pageant to mark its Liberation Day


December 25th, 2009 - 7:39 pm ICT by ANI
Diu City (Daman and Diu), Dec 25(ANI): A beauty pageant was recently organized in Diu Island to mark its Liberation Day from Portuguese occupation.Over 200 girls participated in the four-day event, ... Read more...

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Army distributes artificial limbs in Kashmir


November 24th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Poonch (J-K), Nov 24 (ANI): A free artificial limbs camp has been organised by the Indian Army in association with an NGO in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.Around 120 people, most of ... Read more...

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Major reshuffle of officials in J and K


August 30th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Aug 30 (ANI): In a major administrative reshuffle, Jammu and Kashmir Government has transferred 26 senior officers, including 12 IAS officers.The decision to transfer the officers was taken on Saturday evening ... Read more...

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Militants attack police post, kidnap six in Afghanistan


July 12th, 2009 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 12 (Xinhua) Taliban insurgents have raided a police checkpoint and taken away six policemen in the relatively peaceful northwest Faryab province, police said Sunday. "A group of armed insurgents raided ... Read more...

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Trade with Pakistan on Poonch-Rawalakot route picking up


May 28th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Binoo Joshi Jammu, May 28 (IANS) Trade across the Line of Control (LoC) that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan is picking up through the Poonch-Rawalakot route, officials say. The trade route ... Read more...

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Lahore attack on cricketers lays bare a Pakistan that is failing


March 8th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore/Peshawar/Washington, Mar.8 (ANI): The latest terrorist attack in Lahore, Pakistan, underlines the violence and corruption at the heart of a nuclear nation, feel experts What comes out clearly from the grainy ... Read more...

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Trade, travel across LoC not affected by India-Pakistan chill


January 23rd, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 23 (IANS) The movement of goods and people across the Line of Control (LOC) between India and Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir has not been affected by the chill in ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir not impacted by travel advisory against Pakistan


December 27th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Jammu, Dec 27 (IANS) The central government's travel advisory asking Indians not to travel to Pakistan has had no immediate effect on movement of people between the state of Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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HuJI chief gets death term for 2004 grenade attack on British envoy


December 23rd, 2008 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 23 (IANS) The chief of Harkatul Jihad-e-Islami (HuJI) and two others of the banned militant outfit were sentenced to death Tuesday for a grenade attack that seriously injured British envoy ... Read more...

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We are heading for absolute majority: Omar Abdullah


December 18th, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 18 (IANS) National Conference (NC) president Omar Abdullah Thursday said "we are heading for an absolute majority" in Jammu and Kashmir after the sixth phase of elections in the ... Read more...

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Security forces debate human rights vs fighting terrorism


November 20th, 2008 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Emotions ran high amongst the audience in the capital Thursday as security forces' personnel debated whether terrorism in the country can be effectively tackled by respecting by ... Read more...

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Election staff held for staying at PDP candidate’s home


November 17th, 2008 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 17 (IANS) Five government employees on election duty were arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Mendhar assembly constituency, which went to the polls Monday, for violating the model electoral code of ... Read more...

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High voter turnout expected in Poonch


November 15th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Poonch, Nov 15 (IANS) A high voter turnout is expected in the three constituencies of the border district of Poonch that go to the polls Monday in the first phase of ... Read more...

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‘Emergency booths to come up in case of Pakistani firing’


November 12th, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 12 (IANS) Emergency polling booths would be set up for about 30 polling stations in two assembly segments of Jammu and Kashmir, which are close to the Line of Control, ... Read more...

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Security beefed up in J-Ks Poonch ahead of assembly polls


November 8th, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir), Nov 8 (ANI): Security has been beefed up in the border district of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir, ahead of the seven-phase polls beginning from November 17.Soon ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan traders hold meeting at border


November 6th, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 6 (IANS) Traders from Poonch in India and Rawlakote in Pakistan met at Chakan-Da-Bagh, a meeting point at the Line of Control (LoC), to discuss "way and means of doing ... Read more...

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Poll process for second phase begins in Jammu and Kashmir


October 29th, 2008 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 29 (IANS) The electoral process for the second of the seven-phase assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir began Wednesday. The second phase will have elections in six constituencies involving over ... Read more...

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First centre for cross-LoC Kashmir trade ready


October 17th, 2008 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 17 (IANS) The first trade centre near the Line of Control (LOC) in Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir is ready for biweekly trade with Pakistan from Oct 21. It is ... Read more...

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Muslims in Poonch demand release of rioters before Eid


September 26th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 26 (IANS) Muslims in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir Friday asked the administration to release the people arrested during the riots in the region and threatened not to ... Read more...

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No written procedure to deal with mercy petition: home ministry


August 9th, 2008 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The government has no written procedure to deal with the mercy pleas of prisoners awaiting the gallows, the union home ministry has told the Central Information Commission ... Read more...

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Shutdown continues in Kashmir over Amarnath Shrine Board issue


June 28th, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, June 28 (ANI): Protests by Muslims continued in Kashmir for the sixth day on Saturday over the transfer of forestland to the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB). Srinagar wore deserted look ... Read more...

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Pakistani madrassa boy ‘killed by his teacher’


May 31st, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, May 31 (ANI): A student of a religious seminary in Pakistan's Punjab province has died after being punished by his teacher. Police said that Atif, seven, was hung upside down from ... Read more...

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Battery-operated vans promote green cover in Kashmir’s Dachigam Park


May 28th, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by admin
Jammu and Kashmir, May 28 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Government has introduced battery-operated vehicles for tourists to enjoy a pleasant and eco-friendly visit to the state's famous Dachigam National Park. The ... Read more...

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Two killed in grenade blast in Doda district


March 21st, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by admin
Jammu, Mar 21 (ANI): Two persons were reportedly killed when a grenade they were fiddling with exploded in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda District, police said here today. The deceased were identified ... Read more...

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Cold wave sweeps Kashmir, Dal Lake freezes (Re-issue)


November 30th, 2007 - 2:04 pm ICT by admin
Srinagar, Nov 30 (ANI): The biting cold wave that has swept Jammu and Kashmir has disrupted normal life and the famous Dal lake has frozen. The minimum temperature in the valley was minus ... Read more...

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Cold wave sweeps Kashmir, Dal Lake freezes


November 29th, 2007 - 7:53 pm ICT by admin
Srinagar, Nov 29 (ANI): The biting cold wave that has swept Jammu and Kashmir has disrupted normal life and the famous Dal lake has frozen. The minimum temperature in the valley was minus ... Read more...

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Public support for Musharraf plunges to lowest level since 1999


November 14th, 2007 - 2:16 am ICT by admin
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