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Sri Lanka, India discuss travel advisory


September 13th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka is holding discussions with India to lift a travel advisory issued after 184 Sri Lankan pilgrims were attacked in Tamil Nadu, a government spokesman ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa wants to discuss targeting of Sri Lankans with India


September 7th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 7 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa hopes to raise the issue of Sri Lankans being targeted in India's Tamil Nadu state when he undertakes a visit ... Read more...

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Will guerrilla influx offset Kashmir’s peace dividends? (Kashmir Newsletter)


September 7th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 7 (IANS) Infiltration from across the Line of Control into the Kashmir Valley has increased since August, but intelligence officials assert that the numbers are not large enough ... Read more...

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Ensure safety of Sri Lankans in India: Amnesty


September 6th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Rights group Amnesty International Thursday asked the Tamil Nadu government to ensure safety of Sri Lankans visiting India and investigate the recent attacks on them."The ... Read more...

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Fringe pro-LTTE groups behind Tamil Nadu violence: Sri Lankan envoy (Interview)


September 6th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Terming the recent attack on Sri Lankan tourists as an "unfortunate aberration," Colombo's envoy Prasad Kariyawasam has blamed "fringe pro-LTTE groups" in the state ... Read more...

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Travel advisory: India assures safety to visiting Sri Lankans (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Amid reports of attack on buses carrying Sri Lankan pilgrims in Tamil Nadu and a travel advisory issued by Colombo, the government Tuesday assured that ... Read more...

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Incessant rains in Himachal, rivers in spate


August 21st, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 21 (IANS) Rivers and their tributaries in Himachal Pradesh have been in spate as the state has witnessed moderate to heavy rainfall for almost a week, while two ... Read more...

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Tourism ministry has no data on pilgrims: Kumari Selja (Spot)


August 21st, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Minister for Culture Kumari Selja Tuesday said the tourism ministry has informed her that it does not compile data on the number of pilgrims ... Read more...

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Six killed in road accident on Delhi-Jaipur highway


August 21st, 2012 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 21 (IANS) At least six people including a child were killed and seven others injured in a road accident Tuesday when a Bolero car collided with a Canter ... Read more...

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No plans to construct motorable road to Amarnath shrine: Kashmir


August 19th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has no plans to construct a motorable road to the Himalayan cave shrine of Amarnath, a minister said Sunday.Addressing a ... Read more...

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Chinese Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr


August 18th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims in northwest China's Qinghai province flocked to mosques Saturday to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr and the end of a month of fasting during the holy ... Read more...

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Bahuguna surveys damage in Uttarakhand, offers more relief


August 16th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Aug 16 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna Thursday announced additional compensation for people whose houses were destroyed by the heavy rains and landslides in the state in the ... Read more...

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Improve facilities, extend Amarnath yatra period: BJP


August 14th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday demanded in the Rajya Sabha that the central government extend the time limit for the Amarnath Yatra and ... Read more...

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Amarnath board gets more time to submit report


August 13th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday called for "constructive steps" to improve medical and other facilities for pilgrims going for the annual Amarnath pilgrimage in Jammu and ... Read more...

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Tight-lipped Pakistani Hindus enter India, say will return (Third Lead, Changing dateline)


August 10th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), Aug 10 (IANS) Tight-lipped about their future, about 250 Pakistani Hindus arrived in India Friday evening after promising authorities in Pakistan that they will return on completing their ... Read more...

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Thousands throng Mathura for Janmashtami


August 10th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 10 (IANS) Thousands poured into Mathura Friday to celebrate Janmashtami in the land of Lord Krishna.After several years, Janmashtami fell on a rain drenched day, with ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia assure Uttarakhand all help (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday expressed concern over the conditions in natural disaster-hit Uttarakhand and assured central assistance to ... Read more...

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Iran summons Swiss envoy over abductions in Syria


August 7th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 7 (IANS) The Iranian foreign ministry Tuesday summoned the Swiss charge d'affaires in the country to protest the abduction of Iranian pilgrims in Syria, Press TV reported.The Swiss ... Read more...

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Deploy choppers to rescue people in Uttarakhand: PM


August 7th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday directed the defence ministry to deploy helicopters to rescue people stranded in remote areas of Uttarakhand following flash floods ... Read more...

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Swaraj asks Shinde to evacuate pilgrims from Uttarakhand


August 7th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) BJP leader Sushma Swaraj Tuesday urged Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde to take emergency measures to evacuate pilgrims stranded in Uttrakashi following flash floods in Uttarakhand.Swaraj ... Read more...

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Iran denies Syria captives are elite guards


August 6th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Iranian foreign ministry Monday denied that the 48 Iranians kidnapped in Syria were members of the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guards."We strongly deny the information ... Read more...

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Syrian rebels claim kidnapped Iranians are spies (Lead)


August 5th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian rebels Sunday claimed in a video aired by Al Arabia TV that the 48 Iranians they kidnapped Saturday were members of the elite Iranian ... Read more...

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Iran asks Turkey, Qatar to help release pilgrims in Syria


August 5th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 5 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has called on Turkey and Qatar to help release 48 Iranian Shia pilgrims abducted in Syria, RIA Novosti reported Sunday.In ... Read more...

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Jammu gets first traffic light


August 4th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 4 (IANS) After waiting for decades, the Jammu city, with about five lakh vehicles, Saturday got its first traffic lights at 10 intersections.The new traffic signals were ... Read more...

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Rain kills six in Uttarakhand, pilgrimage halted


August 4th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, Aug 4 (IANS) At least six people were killed and thousands of pilgrims doing the annual Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand were stranded as unrelenting rains lashed the sub-Himalayan ... Read more...

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Annual Amarnath Yatra ends peacefully


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 2 (IANS) The month-and-a-half annual Amarnath Yatra ended peacefully Thursday after Shravan Purnima prayers at the 13,500 feet high Himalayan cave shrine in south Kashmir.Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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25 pilgrims killed in Haryana accident


July 30th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bhiwani (Haryana), July 30 (IANS) At least 25 pilgrims on their way back from Rajasthan were killed in a head-on collision between two trucks in Haryana's Bhiwani district Monday morning, ... Read more...

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15 Indians killed as jeep falls into Nepal river (Second Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 28 (IANS) As many as 15 Indian pilgrims, including four children, were killed and two injured Saturday when their jeep veered off the road and fell into a ... Read more...

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15 Indians killed in Nepal accident (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 28 (IANS) As many as 15 Indian pilgrims, including four children, were killed Saturday when their jeep fell into a river in Nepal, a media report said.The pilgrims ... Read more...

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Eight Indians die in Nepal accident


July 28th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 28 (IANS) At least eight Indian pilgrims were killed when their jeep fell into a river in Nepal Saturday, a media report said.Eight people died in the accident ... Read more...

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Himachal to construct two mega tunnels


July 27th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 27 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Friday gave green signal to construction of two mega all-weather tunnels at a cost of Rs.500 crore.The state cabinet, in a meeting ... Read more...

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VIP quota for Haj pilgrimage cut


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday reduced the VIP quota for Haj pilgrimage from 2,500 to just 240.Judges Aftab Alam and Ranjana Prakash Desai said under the ... Read more...

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Pakistan asks citizens not to travel to Syria


July 21st, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) Pakistan Saturday advised its nationals not to travel to Syria due to the deteriorating security situation in the Middle East country."In view of the deteriorating security ... Read more...

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Bodhi tree is healthy, says scientists


July 18th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 18 (IANS) The Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya, under which Lord Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment, is healthy once again."The Bodh tree is fully healthy," ... Read more...

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Pilgrim killed in Gurgaon


July 17th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 17 (IANS) A Hindu pilgrim was killed and a dozen others were injured when a mini-truck in which they were travelling came in contact with a high-voltage wire ... Read more...

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