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Mukherjee’s priority - to return Rashtrapati Bhavan library to pristine glory


September 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Books, books and more books - over 15,000 of them stacked in wooden and steel almirahs, gathering dust and grime due to disuse and ... Read more...

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No classified information leak in Osama book: Ex-Navy Seal


September 1st, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) A former US Navy Seal who gave a first-hand account of the Osama bin Laden raid in a new book has denied leaking any classified information.Robert ... Read more...

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Jindal defends Romney visit to Louisiana


September 1st, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) As Mitt Romney visited Louisiana's storm-ravaged coast, the state's Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal said he had invited both the Republican presidential nominee and President Barack ... Read more...

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Obama orders US flag at half mast after gurdwara killing


August 7th, 2012 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) As federal investigators searched for a motive for Sunday's attack on a Sikh gurdwara in Wisconsin, President Barack Obama ordered the US flag to be ... Read more...

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US has a very important relationship with India: White House


July 27th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) Despite strident US media criticism of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over India's slowing pace of reforms or opening up, the White House views its relationship ... Read more...

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Syria’s use of chemical weapons unacceptable: Pentagon


July 25th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A possible use of chemical weapons by the Syrian authorities either against the opposition or someone else is "intolerable" and "unacceptable", Pentagon Press Secretary ... Read more...

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Nagaland Chief Minister’s aide escapes attack


July 6th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kohima, Jul 6 (IANS) A close aide of Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio made a narrow escape after unidentified armed men opened fire at him outside his house, police said ... Read more...

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Supply route talks with Pakistan continuing: Pentagon


June 13th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) The US has said it is continuing scaled-down discussions with Pakistan on the re-opening of NATO supply routes to Afghanistan."The team that negotiated directly with Pakistan ... Read more...

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US Defence Secretary to visit India in June


May 23rd, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Calling developing the US-India relationship as a priority for the United States, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta will travel to India in the first week of June, ... Read more...

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Pentagon condemns US soldiers posing with Afghan corpses


April 18th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Leon E. Panetta Wednesday rejected the conduct depicted in two-year-old photos of several US soldiers posing with corpses of Afghan militants, released in ... Read more...

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US, Russia missile shield deal in two years


March 29th, 2012 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama hopes to reach a compromised agreement with Russia on the American missile defence system in Europe next year or in ... Read more...

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Pentagon backs expanding Israel’s Iron Dome


March 28th, 2012 - 7:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) The US has said it supports expanding Israel's anti-rocket defence system Iron Dome, and is to ask Congress for money to install more such systems.Pentagon ... Read more...

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Gorbachev plans to revive former party


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev, whose Social-Democratic Party was dissolved in 2007 due to its small membership, is planning to revive the party but does ... Read more...

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US committed to Afghan reconciliation process


March 16th, 2012 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Washington remains committed to an Afghan-led process towards reconciliation despite Taliban's announcement of suspending talks with the US, the White House said."We support an Afghan-led ... Read more...

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Pentagon chief in Kyrgyzstan for talks


March 13th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, March 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pentagon chief Leon Panetta has arrived in Kyrgyz capital Bishkek for talks with the country's Defence Minister Taalaybek Omuraliyev."The agenda of the talks is ... Read more...

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Gunman in Afghan killing acted alone: Pentagon


March 13th, 2012 - 4:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) A lone American soldier was involved in the shooting deaths of 16 civilians in Afghanistan's Kandahar province over the weekend, the Pentagon said.The soldier, who left ... Read more...

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Obama asks America to wean itself off oil


March 8th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) Once again attributing rising fuel price to growing demand in countries like China and India and Brazil, President Barack Obama wants America to wean itself ... Read more...

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US condemns death sentence of Iran pastor


February 24th, 2012 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The White House Thursday condemned the Iranian authorities' reaffirmation of the death sentence for an Iranian pastor."The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms reports ... Read more...

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Pentagon braces for budget cuts


February 11th, 2012 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) The US Defence Department is bracing for budget cuts set to be announced next week, Xinhua reported.Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Friday the defence budget ... Read more...

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Kalashnikov rifle sales up by 57 percent in 2011


January 26th, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Izhmash, the manufacturer of Kalashnikov AK assault rifles has said its sales were up 57.4 percent last year at 5.73 billion rubles (about $190 million).The ... Read more...

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Outgoing Yemen president heads to US for medical treatment


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:02 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Jan 23 (IANS) Yemen's outgoing president Ali Abdullah Saleh has left the country for medical treatment in the US, the president's press secretary said.Saleh left the Sana'a international airport ... Read more...

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IFJ concerned over hostility against media in Maldives


January 21st, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Jan 21 (IANS) The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has expressed concern over the recent escalation of hostile rhetoric towards media in the Maldives.IFJ joined its affiliate, the Maldives ... Read more...

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Dharamsala to host international cricket matches


January 20th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 20 (IANS) The picturesque stadium in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamsala town is all set to host international cricket matches with the International Cricket Council (ICC) giving it clearance, an ... Read more...

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First Lady Rejects ‘Angry Black Woman’ Image


January 13th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US First Lady Michelle Obama says America should judge her for who she is. Michelle was on CBS’ This Morning show on Thursday where she also spoke ... Read more...

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‘Swedish authorities concerned over army woman’s arrest’


January 4th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 4 (IANS) Swedish authorities as well as people of that country have voiced concern over the arrest of a Swedish army woman in Goa for possessing a live ... 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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US stops $700 mn aid to Pakistan (Lead)


December 15th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has passed a huge $662 billion defence bill that freezes $700 million for Pakistan until the Congress is provided a ... Read more...

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US House freezes $700 mn aid to Pakistan


December 15th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) US House of Representatives has passed a massive $662 billion defence bill that freezes $700 million for Pakistan until the defence secretary provides Congress a ... Read more...

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US House passes massive defence budget


December 15th, 2011 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) US House of Representatives Wednesday passed a massive defence budget, after making changes that the White House called would not constrain the administration's counterterrorism efforts.The ... Read more...

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Cops beat protesting journalists in Honduras


December 14th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) Several people were beaten by police and troops here Tuesday during a protest to demand justice for 24 journalists murdered in Honduras over the last eight ... Read more...

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Human traffickers to get death in Bangladesh


December 13th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 13 (IANS) The Bangladesh cabinet has approved a draft bill on human trafficking that would punish offenders with death, an official said.The proposed "Human Trafficking Prevention and Protection ... Read more...

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Bangladesh approves anti-human trafficking law


December 12th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 12 (IANS) The Bangladeshi cabinet Monday approved a new anti-human trafficking law which includes a provision for death penalty for traffickers.The approval came at the regular cabinet ... Read more...

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Russian policemen barred from joining political parties


December 4th, 2011 - 8:27 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed a law prohibiting policemen from joining, establishing or funding political parties, said a press secretary for Russia's deputy interior ... Read more...

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