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Army chief reviews Southern Army Command’s readiness


September 11th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Chief of Army Staff General Bikram Singh Tuesday reviewed the preparedness of Pune-based Southern Army Command and interacted with senior officers over contemporary challenges being ... 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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Iran ready to cooperate with countries to build n-plants


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 23 (IANS) Iran is prepared to cooperate in the construction of nuclear power plants with the countries that possess the international standards, Press TV quoted Fereidoon Abbasi, ... Read more...

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Syrian government planning talks with opposition : Russia


August 22nd, 2012 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS) The Syrian government is preparing for an immediate political dialogue with the opposition, according to Russian Foreign Ministry.During his talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov ... Read more...

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Army chief on first visit to Ladakh


August 17th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 17 (IANS) Chief of Army Staff General Bikram Singh Friday began a three-day tour of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir to assess the situation in the region which ... Read more...

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Poll panel keeping tabs on Himachal government actions


July 12th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 12 (IANS) Though dates for the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh are yet to be announced, the Election Commission Thursday said it is keeping a close tab on ... Read more...

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Poll panel to review Himachal’s poll preparedness


July 9th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 9 (IANS) Members of the Election Commission of India will visit Shimla this week to review Himachal Pradesh's preparedness for the assembly polls, an official said here Monday.The ... Read more...

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Korsaguda gunfight: Chhattisgarh open to any probe, says CM


July 6th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 6 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Thursday asserted that his government was open to any probe that would clear apprehensions over the Korsaguda gunfight, in which ... Read more...

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UP orders digitization of government records


July 4th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 4 (IANS) In the aftermath of the terrible fire that swept through the Mantralaya in Mumbai, the Uttar Pradesh government has ordered the digitization of all important official ... Read more...

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Mock drill conducted at Agartala airport


May 18th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 18 (IANS) Agartala airport authorities Friday conducted a mock drill to test its preparedness for crises like crash, emergency landing and hijacking, officials said.Unaware about the exercise, passengers ... Read more...

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Army commander visits forward areas on LoC


May 7th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 7 (IANS) The General-Officer-Commanding in Chief (GOC in C) of Northern Command Lt Gen K.T. Parnaik Monday visited forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan ... Read more...

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UP to launch soil testing project Monday


May 5th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 5 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will launch a project Monday for testing the health of the soil across the state, an agriculture department official said here Saturday.The ... Read more...

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No action taken on troops’ movement to Delhi: Antony


April 30th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Less than a week after clarifying that the troops movement reported on the night of Jan 16/17 was "purely for training purposes", Defence Minister A.K. ... Read more...

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PM hails Agni-V milestone


April 19th, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday hailed India's successful Agni-V long-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile test as "another milestone" in the country's "quest for security, preparedness ... Read more...

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Centre holds meeting on H1N1


April 12th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The government Thursday held a meeting to review the state of preparedness in containing the incidence of H1N1 virus in the country.Chaired by Cabinet Secretary ... Read more...

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We’re bridging gaps in armed forces capabilities: Pallam Raju


March 28th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) There are gaps in the capabilities of armed forces and efforts are on to bridge these quickly, Minister of State for Defence Pallam Raju ... Read more...

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Kashmir begins dredging of Jhelum river after 26 years


March 24th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 24 (IANS) After 26 years, the Jammu and Kashmir government Saturday re-started the dredging of the Jhelum river to address the annual flood threat in the Valley.Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Army chief slams as ‘fiction’ reports of phone tapping


March 5th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Army chief General V.K. Singh Monday termed as "fiction" reports that he had ordered phone tapping of key government functionaries while his birth date row ... Read more...

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FIFA concerned about Brazil’s preparedness for 2014 World Cup


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Football's world governing body FIFA has raised serious concerns about Brazil's preparations for the 2014 World Cup saying that "things are not moving in Brazil".FIFA's secretary ... Read more...

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Lack of challenges turn schoolboys cynical


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 2 (IANS) Lack of challenges and boredom after three or four years of study turns enthusiastic schoolboys into hardened cynics as they reach higher classes."The school does not ... Read more...

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Delhi to have its own disaster response force soon


February 17th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Delhi will soon have its own disaster response force, created on the lines of the National Disaster Response Force.The decision was taken at a meeting ... Read more...

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Kashmir approves disaster management policy


February 1st, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 1 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) Wednesday approved a three-tier draft disaster management policy for the state "which is vulnerable to natural calamities".Chief ... Read more...

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Government had no hand in Rushdie calling off visit: Congress


January 20th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Congress Friday said the government had no role in acclaimed author Salman Rushdie deciding to call off his visit to the Jaipur Literary Festival ... Read more...

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Cover all statues of Mayawati, BSP symbol: Quraishi (Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 7 (IANS) The Election Commission Saturday ordered that all statues of Chief Minister Mayawati and her Bahujan Samaj Party poll symbol, the elephant, in Uttar Pradesh should ... Read more...

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Maruti Suzuki unveils multi-purpose vehicle Ertiga


January 6th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Automobile giant Maruti Suzuki Friday entered the multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) segment with the unveiling of the Ertiga on the second day of the Auto Expo ... Read more...

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Election commissioners to visit Lucknow Friday


January 5th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi will visit Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow Friday to review poll preparedness in the state, which will see seven-phase voting ... Read more...

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We respect Kashmiris’ concerns: Army commander (With image)


December 29th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 29 (IANS) The Indian Army respects human rights and fully understands sensitivities of people in Kashmir, a top officer said Thursday.Lieutenant General K.T. Parnaik, General Officer Commanding (GOC) ... Read more...

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Dates for assembly polls within next few days: Quraishi


December 16th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 16 (IANS) The dates for the assembly elections in Goa, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Manipur would be decided within the "next few days", Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. ... Read more...

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Quraishi to review Uttar Pradesh poll preparedness


November 27th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) S.Y. Quraishi, along with an Election Commission team, will Monday review poll preparations in the state, a statement said.Quraishi and election ... Read more...

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Indian Army vice chief reviews operational preparedness on borders


October 19th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 19 (IANS) The Indian army vice chief, Lt. Gen. A.S. Lamba, Wednesday reviewed its operational preparedness in Jammu and Kashmir, which borders China, Pakistan-administered Kashmir and Pakistan.He held ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants early warning system for disasters


October 7th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 7 (IANS) Pakistan has asked the UN for an early warning system for natural disasters to reduce damages.Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday asked the UN Secretary ... Read more...

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Quake must jolt officials into action: Dhaka daily


September 20th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 20 (IANS) The earthquake that rattled Bangladesh Sunday should be a wake-up call for authorities as vulnerability has increased manifold due to unchecked urbanisation, a leading daily said ... Read more...

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BJP does not rule out leadership change in Uttarakhand


September 9th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday did not rule out the possibility of replacing Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank as chief minister of Uttarakhand and ... Read more...

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Yesterday once more for Camino


August 19th, 2011 - 1:43 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) For Argentine assistant football coach Julian Camino, now on a visit to the city for surveying the preparedness for the Sept2 FIFA international friendly tie between ... Read more...

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Raise tobacco taxes to curb deaths: US expert


August 9th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Increasing taxes on tobacco can save up to a million lives, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Thomas R. Frieden said here ... Read more...

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