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Skill academy to boost Kerala’s MSME sector


September 14th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Kerala government has decided to set up an international skill academy to boost the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME). This was announced ... Read more...

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Iran monitors US warships movement in Persian Gulf: Navy chief


September 5th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 4 (IANS) Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said Tuesday that the Iranian naval forces enjoy full intelligence command over all the movements of U.S. warships in ... Read more...

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Israel may attack Iran before US election: Report


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Israel is planning a military strike against Iran's nuclear programme before the US presidential elections in November, a media report said.According to British officials, Israeli ... Read more...

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US warship, Japanese oil tanker collide in Gulf


August 12th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A guided missile destroyer of the US Navy collided with a Japanese oil tanker Sunday in the Persian Gulf, with no injuries reported on either ... Read more...

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No active deployment of warships in Pacific: India


August 7th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) India Tuesday said it was not considering any active deployment of its warships in the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea in particular in ... Read more...

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Iran seizes 2 tonnes of illicit drugs


July 28th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 28 (IANS) The Iranian police have seized over two tonnes of opium in the country's Hormuzgan province on the rim of the Persian Gulf, Fars news agency reported ... Read more...

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US assures India of probe into fisherman’s killing


July 20th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The United States has expressed deep regrets over the killing of an Indian fisherman in the deadly US attack on a motorboat in the Persian Gulf ... Read more...

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US insists fishing vessel was warned before firing


July 18th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) In the midst of a probe demanded by India into the deadly US attack on a motorboat in the Persian Gulf that left an Indian fisherman ... Read more...

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India for probe into US deadly attack on fishermen off Dubai (Roundup)


July 17th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Dubai, July 17 (IANS) India Tuesday asked the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to thoroughly investigate the deadly US attack on a motorboat in the Persian Gulf that left an ... Read more...

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US deploys underwater drones to hunt for Iranian mines


July 12th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) The US is to intensify its military build up in the Persian Gulf by deploying miniature underwater drones to hunt for Iranian mines, The Telegraph reported ... Read more...

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LeT now more dangerous than Al Qaeda: US expert


July 10th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) With Al Qaeda on the ropes, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), with the help of its Pakistani backers, is now probably the most dangerous terror group in the world, ... Read more...

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Iran to shut Hormuz Strait if threatened: Officials


July 7th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 7 (IANS) The strategic Strait of Hormuz may be closed if Iran's security is threatened, top Iranian officials have said."We do have the plan to close the Strait ... Read more...

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US warships in Gulf ’sitting ducks’ for Iran missiles


July 5th, 2012 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US naval ships in the Persian Gulf are within reach of Iranian missiles should the US consider an offensive against the Islamic Republic, an Iranian ... Read more...

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Iran threatens legal action over oil embargo


July 5th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 5 (IANS) Iran has called the Western sanctions "unproductive" and threatened to take legal action against the European oil embargo.Chief of Iran's Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and ... Read more...

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Iran test fires anti-ship missiles


July 5th, 2012 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 4 (IANS) Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) test-fired anti-ship missiles Wednesday, Iran's FARS news agency said.According to RIA Novosti, the IRGC fired several Khalid Farzh (Persian Gulf) ... Read more...

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Iran warns Google over changing Persian Gulf’s name


May 17th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 17 (IANS) Iran Thursday warned the US-based Google company of legal action over using "alternative words" for the Persian Gulf on its online map service, a media report ... Read more...

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Iran, Oman commanders discuss military cooperation


May 12th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 12 (IANS) Iran and Omani military officialsSaturday held talks here on military cooperations during the 10th meeting of their joint military committee, reports said.The meeting is jointly ... Read more...

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Iran seeks regional cooperation for Persian Gulf’s security


April 30th, 2012 - 6:23 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 30 (IANS) Iran has called for regional security cooperation to maintain the security of the Persian Gulf, ISNA news agency reported.Speaking during a ceremony held Sunday to mark ... Read more...

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Iran prepares to strike back if attacked (Lead)


February 5th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 5 (IANS) Iran would strike back at any location from where attacks against it were mounted and was preparing itself against western plans aimed at mounting pressure on ... Read more...

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We don’t need to sell oil to Europe: Ahmadinejad


January 27th, 2012 - 6:50 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 27 (IANS) Iran does not need to sell its oil to European nations, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said in response to oil embargo imposed by the European Union.The ... Read more...

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Toll in Iranian boat tragedy rises to 17 (Lead)


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 22 (IANS) Seventeen people died after a boat sank off the Iranian coast, Fars news agency reported Sunday.The boat with 22 passengers and crew members aboard was moving ... Read more...

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16 die as Iranian boat sinks


January 22nd, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 22 (IANS) At least 16 people died after a passenger boat sank off the Iranian coast, Xinhua reported citing ISNA news agency Sunday.The incident occurred when passenger boat, ... Read more...

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US forces rescue six more Iranian sailors


January 11th, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) US forces have rescued six more Iranian sailors in distress after freeing 13 Iranians from pirates earlier this week, the Pentagon said Tuesday.The rescue took place ... Read more...

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Iranian troops begin military drill


January 8th, 2012 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 8 (IANS) Iran's elite Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has started a military drill that will test the readiness of its troopers under extreme climatic conditions, Press TV ... Read more...

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US Navy rescues 13 Iranians from Somali pirates


January 7th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 7 (IANS) Despite the prevailing diplomatic tension between the two countries, the US Navy has rescued 13 Iranian hostages held by Somali pirates in the Arabian Sea.A total ... Read more...

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Iran to hold biggest naval war games


January 6th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran plans to hold new and "massive" naval exercises near the strategic Strait of Hormuz within the next few weeks, Fars news agency reported Friday.The ... Read more...

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Ancient rice gene could protect crop from global warming


January 5th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 5 (IANS) An ancient rice gene can save food crops from the devastating effects of global warming, reveals a study.The genetic diversity found by scientists is seen as ... Read more...

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Iran warns US battleship to keep out of Gulf


January 3rd, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 3 (IANS) Iran's military leadership Tuesday warned a US aircraft carrier to keep out of the Persian Gulf.The warning from army commander Maj. Gen. Ataollah Salehi comes after ... Read more...

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Iran test fires more missiles


January 2nd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 2 (IANS) Iran test-fired more homemade missiles on the last day Monday of its 10-day naval exercise in the Strait of Hormuz, the state media reported.The advanced long-range ... Read more...

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Iran test-fires new missiles


January 1st, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 1 (IANS) Iran Sunday successfully test-fired its new surface-to-air missiles during an naval exercise in the Strait of Hormuz, the official media reported.The 10-day exercise, dubbed Velayat 90, ... Read more...

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Iran denies launching missile in Persian Gulf


January 1st, 2012 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A high-ranking Iranian Navy official has denied the country test-launched a wide-range missile during ongoing sea exercises in the Persian Gulf, saying that the launch ... Read more...

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Iran tests artillery firepower in navy drills


December 31st, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 31 (IANS) Iranian Navy tested its artillery firepower on the eighth day of naval drills in the country's southern waters Saturday, reported Xinhua citing the local Fars ... Read more...

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Iran to fire homemade missiles during navy drills


December 31st, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 31 (IANS) Iranian navy will fire various homemade missiles during the naval drills in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, an Iranian commander was quoted by Press TV as ... Read more...

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US, Saudi Arabia sign warplanes deal worth $29 bn


December 30th, 2011 - 7:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (IANS) The US has signed a major deal worth about $29 billion to provide F-15 fighter jets to Saudi Arabia, the White House announced Thursday."The United States ... Read more...

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Pentagon warns Iran against blocking oil route


December 29th, 2011 - 6:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) The Pentagon has warned Iran against any attempt to block the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world's most critical oil route."This is not just an ... Read more...

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