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Indian, 161 others die in Mumbai-style Nigeria terror (Third Lead)


January 22nd, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, Jan 22 (IANS) An Indian was among 162 people killed as heavily armed Islamists carried out a deadly Mumbai-style terror attack in Nigeria's second largest city Kano, media reports ... Read more...

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Don’t recruit kids: Malik tells Taliban


November 20th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Help children in their education instead of preparing them for suicide attacks, Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik has advised the Taliban.He urged the insurgents to ... Read more...

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Court slaps Rs.15,000 fine for passport delay


November 10th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Over two years after a law student applied for a passport, he got one but not without the intervention of the Delhi High Court ... Read more...

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Three held in Bangladesh passports racket


July 22nd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 22 (IANS) Three Bangladesh passport office staff have been arrested after 700 fake passports and passport forms were seized from their possession, the Daily Star reported Friday.The three ... Read more...

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Ranchi boy dies in US, parents suspect murder


May 8th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 8 (IANS) A Ranchi boy studying in Nebraska in the US was found dead on a rail track in Chicago on April 4. His family here says they ... Read more...

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Cross LoC travel: India unilaterally increases stay period to six months


March 26th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 26(ANI): Based on the recommendation of the Jammu and Kashmir Government, Union External Affairs Ministry has extended the stay for cross-Line of Control (LoC) travel to six months."To encourage ... Read more...

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Benazir Bhutto’s assassins arrested: Malik


March 26th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Mar 26(ANI): The assassins of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto have been arrested and the facts of the case will be made public soon, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has ... Read more...

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Terrorist arrested for planning World Cup attack ‘of Maldives origin’: Malik


March 26th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Mar 26(ANI): Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik has claimed that the terrorist arrested in Colombo, who was planning an attack on cricketers during the ICC World Cup 2011, is of ... Read more...

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Benazir Bhutto’s assassins arrested: Malik (Lead)


March 25th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik Friday said the suspects in the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto have been arrested. Bhutto was murdered during ... Read more...

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Hindu gods, Sai Babas fail to deter Nepal’s menace


January 6th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 6 (IANS) Once the only Hindu kingdom in the world, Nepal has the largest number of religious holidays among countries, as well as the controversial reputation of ... Read more...

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India opens consulate in Jaffna, launches Northern Railway line (Lead)


November 27th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 27 (IANS) Pushing for national reconciliation in Sri Lanka, India Saturday opened its consulate in Jaffna, the Tamil heartland, and inaugurated the Northern Railway lines for which New Delhi has ... Read more...

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Indian consulate opens in Jaffna


November 27th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jaffna, Nov 27 (IANS) India opened its consulate in this Tamil heartland Saturday, with External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna using the occasion to call for national reconciliation in post-war Sri Lanka.On the ... Read more...

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Passport revocation: Lalit Modi seeks more time from authorities


October 28th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Oct 28 (ANI): Suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Lalit Modi's lawyer has sent clarifications to the Regional Passport Officer in a letter on Thursday seeking more time to react to ... Read more...

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It takes twice as long to reach the front of a queue than it did 2yrs back


August 23rd, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 23 (ANI): A European survey has revealed that it takes twice as long to reach the front of a queue as it did two years ago.In the Europe-wide poll, researchers ... Read more...

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New Zealand resident takes 5000 dollar detour to fulfill World Cup dream


June 13th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, June 12(ANI): A New Zealand resident spent 5000 dollars and took a 28,000 kilometre detour from Auckland Airport to fulfill his dream of watching England play USA in the World Cup ... Read more...

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Cops foil bid to blast Ranchi passport office


June 9th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 9 (IANS) Police in Jharkhand foiled an attempt to blast the passport office building here with the recovery of three powerful bombs, officials said Wednesday. The bombs were recovered late Tuesday ... Read more...

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India conveys displeasure to Nepal on aborted passport deal (Lead)


April 13th, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 13 (IANS) Two days after Nepal's embattled government was compelled to cancel a controversial deal with India to print new Nepali passports, India Tuesday expressed its displeasure, saying it was ... Read more...

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Politicisation of Nepal passport deal regrettable: India


April 13th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 13 (IANS) Two days after Nepal's government was compelled to cancel a deal with India to print new Nepali passports, India Tuesday said it was a matter of regret that ... Read more...

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Chinese hackers stole India’s defence secrets: Report


April 6th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Chinese hackers have stolen "secret", "restricted" and "confidential" information from India's defence ministry, its diplomatic missions abroad, the National Security Council Secretariat and various other bodies, a ... Read more...

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Toll rises to 36 in Pakistan rally suicide bombing (Second Lead)


April 5th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) At least 36 people were killed Monday when a suicide bomber attacked a political rally in Pakistans' restive northwest. According to locals, the blast occurred near the stage at ... Read more...

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25 killed in Pakistan blast (Lead)


April 5th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed in a powerful blast that tore through a political rally in Pakistan's restive northwest Monday, a media report said. The blast took place ... Read more...

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Arms dealer Suresh Nanda can apply for passport release


March 5th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Arms dealer Suresh Nanda can approach the passport office for the release of his passport which was impounded by the government after he was accused of ... Read more...

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Passport office staff demonstrate against outsourcing


March 2nd, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Employees of passport offices across the country Tuesday demonstrated for an hour during the lunch break, protesting against the government's move to involve a private firm ... Read more...

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Thiruvananthapuram passport office faces space crunch


January 27th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 27 (IANS) The Thiruvananthapuram passport office, which receives the maximum number of applications for new passports, is struggling for space. In this age of technological innovation, its staff is doing ... Read more...

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No passports to babies of surrogate Indian mothers, apex court told


November 30th, 2009 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The central government Monday told the Supreme Court that babies born to surrogate Indian mothers but alien biological fathers are not entitled to Indian passports which can ... Read more...

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Passport refused to footballer due tohis father’s link with militants


September 16th, 2009 - 9:30 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Sep 16 (ANI): The regional passport authorities of Jammu and Kashmir have denied passport to a Kashmiri youth, sighting the reason of his father's involvement with militants in the valley.A Nineteen-year ... Read more...

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Passport refuse to footballer for his father’s militant background


September 16th, 2009 - 9:12 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez ButtSrinagar, Sep 16 (ANI): The passport authorities have denied the passport to a Kashmiri youth, sighting the reason of his father's involvement with the separatist movement.A Nineteen-year - youth, Basharat ... Read more...

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BBC show finds “passport” signed by Charles I in 1641


May 11th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): A BBC Show has come across a "passport" dating back to 1641 in Sunderland, UK, which was signed by Charles I.According to a report by BBC News, ... Read more...

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Terrorists target Mumbai once again (Chronology)


November 27th, 2008 - 1:52 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) Four major terrorist attacks have occurred in India's financial capital Mumbai in the last 15 years. Following is a chronology of the major terrorist attacks here:* Nov 26, ... Read more...

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Japanese grandmother files papers for migration of surrogate baby


October 13th, 2008 - 9:06 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Oct 13 (ANI): Emiko Yamada, 74-year-old Japanese grandmother, on Monday filed papers for the migration of surrogate baby Manjhi in Jaipur.''Manjhi'', born of an Indian surrogate mother, was caught ... Read more...

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Twin blasts kill 12 in Iraq


September 15th, 2008 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 15 (Xinhua) At least 12 people were killed and 32 injured in two car bombings in the Iraqi capital Monday, an interior ministry source said."The latest reports said that 12 ... Read more...

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Passport issuance needs to be stricter in south India: Envoy (Lead)


August 1st, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Aroonim Bhuyan Dubai/Kochi, Aug 1 (IANS) A "certain accomodativeness" in issuing passports by authorities in certain south Indian states, particularly Kerala, poses a security threat to India, according to India's Ambassador to ... Read more...

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‘Stricter checks needed for issuance of Indian passports’


August 1st, 2008 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
By Aroonim Bhuyan Dubai, Aug 1 (IANS) A casual approach in the issuance of passports by authorities in certain south Indian states, particularly Kerala, poses a security threat to India, according to India's ... Read more...

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No hair, no passport


June 27th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) If you are bald and in Britain, beware. Chances are you might be refused a passport. It happened to Ian Down, a bald father of three who also ... Read more...

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Sidhu seeks establishment of visa centre in Amritsar


June 26th, 2008 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar June 26, (ANI): Amritsars Member of Parliament Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday said that the setting up of a passport centre and the starting of a bus service to Pakistan ... Read more...

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