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Ethnic violence may continue, centre warns Assam (Second Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The central government has warned the Assam government that the situation arising out of the ethnic strife between Bodos and Muslims "is far from ... Read more...

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Government hikes diesel price by Rs.five a litre (Second lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The government Thursday announced a hike in diesel price by Rs.five a litre and restricted availability of cooking gas cylinders per family to six ... Read more...

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Ethnic trouble far from over, Assam warned (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Assam government has been warned that the situation arising out of the ethnic strife between Bodos and Muslims "is far from normal" and ... Read more...

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Government hikes diesel price by Rs.five a litre (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The government Thursday announced a hike in diesel price by Rs.five a litre and restricted availability of cooking gas cylinders per family to six ... Read more...

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Assam ethnic trouble far from over: Shinde


September 13th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Assam government has been warned that the situation arising out of the ethnic strife between Bodos and Muslims "is far from normal" and ... Read more...

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Decision on fuel prices deferred, CCPA meet postponed


September 11th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) A decision on a hike in fuel prices was deferred Tuesday as a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA), scheduled for ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM headed Gilani way: Daily


September 10th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf may also be ousted like his predecessor Yousuf Raza Gilani as the government still seems unwilling to write to ... Read more...

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Russians against church meddling in politics


August 15th, 2012 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three quarters of Russians believe that the church should stay out of political affairs, says a poll by state-run pollster VTsIOM.Around 43 percent of the ... Read more...

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US assures India of full probe into gurdwara shooting


August 6th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) The United States has assured India of a full investigation into the killings at a Sikh gurdwara in Wisconsin, India's ambassador to Washington Nirupama Rao ... 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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UAE probes Indian fisherman’s killing by US ship (Lead)


July 17th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 17 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is probing a shooting incident by a US ship that left an Indian fisherman dead and three Indians seriously injured, an ... Read more...

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Congress hopes all parties will support Pranab


June 15th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Congress Friday expressed the hope that all political parties would support the candidature of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee."I ... Read more...

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Japan to help J&K; in social welfare schemes


June 13th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 13 (IANS) Japan is keen to share its experience and technology linked to the field of social welfare with Jammu and Kashmir, officials said Wednesday.A Japanese delegation met ... Read more...

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US, Bangladesh to hold security talks


April 7th, 2012 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 7 (IANS) The US and Bangladesh will hold a dialogue April 19 here on security challenges facing the two countries and the region at large, Xinhua reported.US Under ... Read more...

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US under secretary praises Nitish Kumar for ‘positive change’ in Bihar


April 3rd, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 3 (IANS) Impressed by the positive change and development in the eastern Indian state of Bihar in the last few years, US Under Secretary of State for Political ... Read more...

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‘World recognises Pakistan shelters terrorist masterminds’


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) India said Tuesday the US announcement of a $10 million bounty to capture Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed was proof that the whole world now recognises ... Read more...

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26/11 justice: India hails US $10 mn bounty for Hafiz Saeed (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) India's quest for justice for the Mumbai terror strike has been boosted with the US announcing a bounty of $10 million for 26/11 mastermind and ... Read more...

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US urges India to press Iran over nuclear issue (Lead)


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Downplaying divergences on the Iranian issue after imposing fresh sanctions, the US Monday sought India's cooperation in pressing Tehran to come clean on its nuclear ... Read more...

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India, US discuss Iran, visa hike


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Ahead of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to Washington for the India-US strategic dialogue, the two countries held talks Monday on a host of ... Read more...

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Obama’s envoy to India gets Senate nod


March 31st, 2012 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (IANS) A day after the US expressed concern over non-confirmation of President Barack Obama's new ambassador to India due to election year politics, the Senate approved ... Read more...

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Chinese women lawmakers’ clothes cause online buzz


March 5th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) The decision of 30 women lawmakers to wear a traditional outfit and not a formal suit at the opening of the annual parliamentary session sparked an ... Read more...

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US pushing India to ‘wean’ from Iran oil


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) The United States continues to talk with India to encourage it to reduce its dependence on Iranian crude, but would not say what progress it has ... Read more...

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UN rules out probe into Maldives’ power transfer


February 14th, 2012 - 7:09 am ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 13 (IANS) The UN Monday ruled out launching any investigation into power transfer in the Maldives, suggesting the country should find internal solution to its imbroglio.Completing a three-day ... Read more...

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Maldives to probe allegation of coup to oust Nasheed (Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 11 (IANS) Following an international demand for clarification on the power transfer from former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed to his vice president, the government Saturday announced that ... Read more...

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US official reaches Maldives


February 11th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 11 (IANS) US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs Robert Blake arrived in the Maldives Saturday to meet both ousted president Mohamed Nasheed and incumbent ... Read more...

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UN envoy calls for dialogue in Maldives


February 10th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 10 (IANS) A day after a court ordered the arrest of ousted Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed, UN special envoy Oscar Fernandez-Taranco Friday called for dialogue to resolve ... Read more...

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Mathai meets Clinton, says India committed to n-deal


February 9th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) India underlined its commitment to implementing the landmark civil nuclear deal when Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai Wednesday met US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and ... Read more...

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Pranab to present budget on March 16


February 7th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will present the budget for 2012-13 on March 16, the government announced Tuesday.Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi will present his budget ... Read more...

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N-deal, Iran sanction to figure in Mathai’s talks in US


February 6th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Implementation of the India-US civil nuclear deal, sanctions against Iran and the Af-Pak situation are among the host of bilateral and regional issues expected to figure ... Read more...

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Mathai to visit US next week: N-deal, Iran on agenda


February 1st, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai goes on a three-day visit to Washington next week to hold talks with senior US officials to explore ways to ... Read more...

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Sikh group seeks apology from Jay Leno for Golden Temple remark


January 25th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 25 (IANS) Amid growing protest from the Sikh community against US chat show host Jay Leno for his remarks on the holiest of Sikh shrines - the Golden ... Read more...

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Why doesn’t judiciary act against Musharraf in Benazir case: Zardari


January 8th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 8 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has questioned the judiciary's inaction against his predecessor Pervez Musharraf despite an email Benazir Bhutto sent before her assassination holding ... Read more...

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Cabinet expected to meet on minority reservation


December 22nd, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The union cabinet is expected to meet Thursday evening to consider four percent quota for minorities within the larger 27 percent quota for the Other ... Read more...

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‘ISI not in Pakistan government control’


December 6th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) Mansoor Ijaz, the man who stirred Pakistan's 'memogate', has alleged that Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), especially its 'S' or strategic wing, was ... Read more...

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ISI calls the shots in Pakistan: Imran Khan


November 14th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 14 (IANS) Pakistan's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency is calling the shots in the country, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan says, adding that the government lacks moral courage, "giving ... Read more...

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