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Obama foresees more protests in Middle East


September 14th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Golden (Colorado), Sep 14 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama said Thursday in an interview with EFE that he expects more anti-US protests in the Middle East in the coming days, ... Read more...

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9/11 anniversary: US ramps up security


September 11th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) The US ramped up security measures ahead of the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks Tuesday, said the White House Monday.According to a White ... Read more...

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Make transcripts of 5,800 Radia tapes: Apex court (Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday told the Income Tax Department to prepare the transcripts of former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia's 5,800 telephone conversations tapped over allegations ... Read more...

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22 Azerbaijanis face trial for spying for Iran


August 29th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Baku, Aug 28 (IANS) A total of 22 Azerbaijanis were Tuesday put on trial after being accused of secret collaboration with Iran's Revolutionary Guards, media reported.The trial started behind closed ... Read more...

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Bankrupt Greece proposes selling off coastline


August 25th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Greece, which is facing a severe economic crisis and could be even booted out of the eurozone, is reportedly considering selling off some of its historic ... Read more...

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Balance security with internet freedom: US tells India


August 24th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Asking India to strike a balance between national security and importance of online freedom, the US has said it stands ready to assist US social media ... Read more...

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11 killed in NATO chopper crash in Afghanistan


August 16th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 16 (IANS) Eleven people, including four NATO and three US soldiers, were killed Thursday when a NATO military helicopter crashed in Afghanistan's Kandhar province, Xinhua reported.The ISAF helicopter ... Read more...

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Achieved success in internal security: PM


August 15th, 2012 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government had achieved success in many areas of internal security, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday, citing the example of Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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Lack of consensus affecting economic growth: PM


August 15th, 2012 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Lack of political consensus on many issues is affecting India's rapid economic growth, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday.Addressing the nation on India's independence ... Read more...

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Pakistan can learn from Egypt shake-up, says daily


August 14th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's shake-up of the military top brass has "instructive connotations" for Pakistan, said a daily, observing there was "no accountability for the military's ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda may return after Afghan pullout, British PM warned


August 5th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Terror outfit Al Qaeda may return to Afghanistan and the country's future could be jeopardised if NATO-led foreign troops are withdrawn too quickly, military commanders ... Read more...

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Pune blasts planned, coordinated: Home Secretary


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Home Secretary R.K. Singh Thursday called the serial low-intensity bomb blasts in Pune in Maharashtra as a planned and coordinated attack and said investigators were ... Read more...

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Obama leads Romney in 3 swing states


August 2nd, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) A new poll brought good cheer to US President Barack Obama leads as it showed him leading Republican challenger Mitt Romney by at least 6 ... Read more...

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South Korean activist allegedly electrocuted while detained in China


July 28th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by BNO News
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (BNO NEWS) -- A South Korean activist who was detained in China in March is claiming to have suffered abuse at the hands of authorities there, including torture by ... Read more...

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US, Israel responsible for Syrian insecurity: Iran


July 20th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 20 (IANS) Iran has blamed the US and Israel for creating insecurity in Syria, Xinhua reported Friday.According to Fars news agency, Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi ... Read more...

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China allows private investment in defence sector


July 19th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) China has pledged to open its defence-related industries to private capital in a "fair and safe manner", according to an investment guideline unveiled by the government ... 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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Four-year-old falls in borewell in Haryana


June 21st, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, June 21 (IANS) A four-year-old has fallen into a deep borewell in Haryana's Manesar town. A rescue operation has been launched, police said here Thursday.The girl child slipped into ... Read more...

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US praises India’s ‘huge role’ in Afghanistan


June 19th, 2012 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) In the face of reported Taliban praise for India for standing up to the United States over the situation in the war-torn Afghanistan, the US ... Read more...

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US extends sanctions against North Korea


June 19th, 2012 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) The US Monday extended its sanctions against North Korea for another year.In a notice sent to Congress, US President Barack Obama said North Korea posed ... 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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US extends Myanmar sanctions


May 18th, 2012 - 3:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) The US Thursday extended trade sanctions against Myanmar for another year."The United States is committed to supporting (Myanmar) Burma's reform effort, but the situation continues ... Read more...

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China opens counter-espionage museum


May 10th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) China Thursday opened a museum to showcase its counter-espionage history.The museum dedicated to China's national security efforts was opened in Xibaipo, a Hebei province village that ... Read more...

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US extends sanctions on Syria


May 10th, 2012 - 2:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has decided to extend the existing sanctions on Syria for one year, citing the "unusual and extraordinary threat" posed by the ... Read more...

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Mizoram CM supports NCTC


May 9th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, May 9 (IANS) Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla Wednesday supported the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) saying it won't hit the country's federal structure."The NCTC is a positive move ... Read more...

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Pakistan disputes Clinton on Al Qaeda chief


May 7th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 7 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Monday asked the US for information on Al Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahiri's presence in Pakistan, after Secretary of State ... Read more...

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PM pitches for NCTC amid opposition (Lead)


May 5th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) In his attempt to dispel fears about NCTC, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday strongly pitched for the one-stop anti-terror intelligence hub whose formation has ... Read more...

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NCTC isn’t state versus centre issue: PM


May 5th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Defending the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the anti-terror intelligence hub will "supplement" the anti-terror capabilities of ... Read more...

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Subhash Joshi appointed NSG chief


May 1st, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Subhash Joshi has been appointed director general of the National Security Guard (NSG), an official statement said Tuesday.Presently special director ... Read more...

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Congress distances itself from media regulation bill


May 1st, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday distanced itself from a bill on media regulation proposed by Meenakshi Natarajan, a Lok Sabha MP and an aide of Rahul ... Read more...

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China to actively promote nuclear disarmament


May 1st, 2012 - 9:09 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, May 1 (IANS) China will actively push forward the nuclear disarmament process, said the country's envoy in Vienna Monday.According to Cheng Jingye, China's permanent representative to the UN and ... Read more...

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Colombian prostitutes could be Russian spies: Senator


April 25th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) A US senator has claimed that the prostitutes who were involved in Colombia with President Barack Obama's Secret Service agents could have been placed there ... Read more...

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US launches spy satellite


April 4th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) The US has launched a spy satellite that will help government agencies improve national security by monitoring other parts of the world.A Delta IV rocket, carrying ... Read more...

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Delhi security to be beefed up for Zardari visit


April 4th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Security in the Indian capital will be beefed up ahead of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's visit April 8 en route to offering prayers ... Read more...

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Pakistan may not allow foreign operations


April 1st, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) A Pakistani parliamentary panel wants to bar foreign security contractors from working in Pakistan and is also against foreign military bases, especially American ones.Members of the ... Read more...

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