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Ansari visits Dachigam National Park


September 17th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 16 (IANS) Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, presently on a five-day visit to Kashmir, Sunday visited the Dachigam National Park which is home to 'Hangul', the world's only ... Read more...

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Faster development when India fully literate: Ansari


September 9th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 8 (IANS) Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari Saturday said India's development would be fast-tracked from the day the country attained complete literacy.Speaking at the Sakshar Bharat prize ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari: Seasoned diplomat and scholar, respected leader (Profile)


July 14th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, who was Saturday chosen as United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) candidate for a second term in the post, is a ... Read more...

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UN relief chief visits Afghanistan


May 8th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 8 (IANS) The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos arrived in Afghanistan on Tuesday for a four-day visit to the insurgency-hit country.... Read more...

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Sustainable development needed in Asia: Chinese official (Lead)


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Boao (China), April 2 (IANS) Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang Monday called for joint efforts to push forward Asia's sound and sustainable development in the wake of complex global ... Read more...

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Pakistan working to improve India ties: Gilani


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 2 (IANS) Pakistan is working to improve its international ties, including those with India, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said addressing the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Khaleda Zia’s son, 29 others indicted in 2004 bombing


March 18th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 18 (IANS) The son of former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia and 29 others were Sunday indicted by a special court for a grenade attack in 2004 ... Read more...

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Mathai leaves for Maldives


February 15th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) With the crisis in the Maldives continuing, Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai Wednesday rushed to the island nation to hold discussions with key political leaders ... Read more...

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New Maldives government legitimate, says US


February 10th, 2012 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) The US said Thursday that it considered the new government in the Maldives as legitimate, calling for a peaceful settlement to the ongoing political unrest in ... Read more...

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Male calm a day after Nasheed quits


February 8th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 8 (IANS) The Republic Square in Male looked calm and quiet Wednesday morning with families walking around and chattering at the very location where weeks of protests to ... Read more...

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Maldives president quits after street protests, vice president takes over (Roundup)


February 7th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed quit under pressure Tuesday after weeks of protests triggered by a judge's arrest saw mutinous police personnel backing opposition activists and ... Read more...

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Maldives vice president takes oath as head of state


February 7th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 7 (IANS) Maldives Vice President Mohammad Waheed Hassan Tuesday took oath as the president after Mohamed Nasheed announced his resignation amid protests.Hussain Shareef, chief spokesperson and member of ... Read more...

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Maldivian president quits after protests, police revolt (Third Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed, elected only four years ago, quit under pressure after weeks of protests triggered by a judge's arrest escalated Tuesday with disgruntled ... Read more...

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I don’t want to rule with use of power: Maldives president


February 7th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 7 (IANS) Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed quit Tuesday, saying: "I resign because I am not a person who wishes to rule with the use of power".Nasheed said on ... Read more...

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Maldives president quits after protests (Second Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 7 (IANS) Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed, elected only four years ago, resigned Tuesday following overnight protests, authorities and media reports said.The Maldives High Commission here said Vice President ... Read more...

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Maldives president quits (Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 7 (IANS) Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed resigned Tuesday following overnight protests, authorities here said.A spokesperson at the Maldives High Commission in Colombo said Vice President Mohammad Waheed was ... Read more...

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Iran blames Israel for killing nuclear staff (Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 11 (IANS) Iran blamed Israel Wednesday for assassinating an Iranian nuclear official earlier in the morning in a car bomb attack in Tehran, Xinhua reported.Media reports gave varying ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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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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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Zardari urged to review PCB chief Ashraf’s appointment


November 17th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Former fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz has urged President Asif Ali Zardari, the patron of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), to review the appointment of Zaka Ashraf ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

South Asia to accelerate trade, combat terror (Roundup)


November 12th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives), Nov 11 (IANS) In this idyllic Indian Ocean atoll, leaders of eight South Asian nations Friday decided to accelerate trade liberalisation, intensify anti-terror cooperation and unveiled key ... Read more...

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South Asia’s leaders to accelerate trade, to jointly combat terror


November 11th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives), Nov 11 (IANS) In the balmy backdrop of this Indian Ocean atoll, leaders of eight South Asian nations Friday decided to accelerate trade liberalisation, intensify their anti-terror ... Read more...

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Iran, Pakistan to boost bilateral trade


September 13th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 13 (IANS) Visiting Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said Tehran and Islamabad have agreed to boost bilateral trade to $10 billion in the coming years, ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh arrives in Dhaka


September 6th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 6 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Dhaka Tuesday on a two-day visit.Agreements, including a pact on border settlement that will involve a swap of ... Read more...

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Six killed, five injured in Kabul attack (Second Lead)


August 19th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 19 (IANS) Six people, including two police officers, were killed and five others were injured Friday in two suicide bombings and a shootout near the house of Afghanistan's ... Read more...

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Four killed in Kabul blasts (Lead)


August 19th, 2011 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 19 (IANS) Four people, including two police officers, were killed in two suicide bombings near the house of Afghanistan's First Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim here, Xinhua reported.The ... Read more...

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Blasts in Kabul


August 19th, 2011 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 19 (IANS) Bombs exploded Friday morning near the house of Afghan First Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim here but there was no immediate report of damage or casualties, ... Read more...

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China, Iran sign trade, business agreements


July 16th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 16 (IANS) China and Iran Saturday signed several agreements on infrastructure and trade cooperation. He Guoqiang, a senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) who is ... Read more...

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Afghan vice president escapes rocket attack


June 15th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 15 (IANS) Afghan Vice President Mohammad Karim Khalili survived a rocket attack Wednesday while he was attending an event at a police training centre in Afghanistan's Wardak province, ... Read more...

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Bin Hammam writes to FIFA, claims unfair treatment


June 1st, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, June 1 (IANS) Suspended Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohammad bin Hammam said that he was deliberately debarred from attending the FIFA Congress as the world body decided to ... Read more...

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Suspended AFC president Bin Hammam to appeal against FIFA decision


May 30th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, May 30 (IANS) Suspended Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohammad bin Hammam Monday said he would appeal against the provisional suspension slapped on him by the FIFA Ethics Committee. ... Read more...

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Zhang Jilong is interim AFC chief after bin Hammam’s suspension


May 30th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) China's Zhang Jilong took over as interim president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Monday after president Mohammad bin Hammam was suspended by the world ... Read more...

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Vowing to clear name, Bin Hammam withdraws from FIFA presidential race


May 29th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, May 29 (IANS) Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohammad Bin Hammam Saturday withdrawn from the FIFA presidential race vowing to clear his name from bribery charges ahead of June ... Read more...

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Bin Hammam asks FIA Code and Ethics committee to investigate Blatter


May 27th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich/London, May 27 (IANS) Asian Footbal Confederation (AFC) president Mohammad Bin Hammam, accused of bribery, has alleged that his opponent, FIFA president Sepp Blatter, should be investigated as the veteran ... Read more...

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AFC president Hammam faces charges of bribery in FIFA


May 25th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohammad bin Hammam's candidacy for June 1 FIFA presidential elections is in doubt after the world body Wednesday charged him with ... Read more...

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