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Sri Lankan reconciliation facing external pressure


June 7th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka Thursday said its post-war reconciliation process is facing serious challenges, partly due to external intervention.The defence ministry accused some unnnamed countries of launching "a ... Read more...

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Apple mulls settling patent fights with Samsung


March 30th, 2012 - 4:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) Top executives at Apple and Samsung have met recently about a potential patent settlement, a media report said Thursday."Apple CEO Tim Cook does not seem to ... Read more...

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Medical seat sale racket busted in Karnataka


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 3 (IANS) It is not only Munnabhai in the blockbuster "Munnabhai MBBS" who lands a medical seat with a proxy writing the entrance exams for him. There are ... Read more...

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Rana trial may unmask Pakistan’s links to terrorists: US media


May 15th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) The trial of Pakistan-born Canadian businessman Tahawwur Hussain Rana for his role in the Mumbai terror attack starting in Chicago Monday could unmask Pakistan's links to ... Read more...

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Flame retardants in blood of pet dogs at higher level than in humans


April 27th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Scientists have found that chemical flame-retardants in the blood of pet dogs are at a higher level than in humans.Indiana University scientists found the concentrations to be five ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pet dogs can sense toxic compounds


April 27th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Pet dogs could serve as 'biosentinels' for monitoring human exposure to toxic compounds present in shared households.Marta Venier and Ronald Hites environmental scientists from the Indiana ... Read more...

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Clinton urges US Congress not to cut ‘important’ Pakistan aid


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2(ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged Congress not to cut American aid to Pakistan even as lawmakers raised concerns about the continued incarceration of double murder-accused ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Offspring of promiscuous frogs have better survival rates


February 20th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) The offspring of promiscuous female frogs have a higher rate of survival than those who remain monogamous, new research says. One of nature's mysteries is why some ... Read more...

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Experts urge US not to make ‘hasty’ retreat from Afghanistan


January 29th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, jan.29 (ANI): The U.S. should maintain a robust U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan until it is clear that the recent progress is sustainable, two experts on South Asian and Middle ... Read more...

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Pakistan hedged terror groups against India, Afghanistan: Clinton


November 13th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said Pakistan has in the past hedged against both India and an unfriendly regime in Afghanistan by supporting ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Winning’ Taliban ‘contemptuously’ rule out negotiations with NATO


July 1st, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, July 1(ANI): The Afghan Taliban has denied the prospect of entering into any negotiations with the NATO forces.It comes after British Army Chief Gen David Richards and US commanders suggested ... Read more...

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Brit Army chief calls for talks with Taliban soon


June 28th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI): Backing the proposals of negotiating with the Taliban to bring the nine year long 'war on terror' in Afghanistan to its logical conclusion, British Army Chief General ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US leadership must assert clear role amidst Pak, Afghan’s Taliban reconciliation efforts


June 20th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): Amidst reports of both Pakistan and Afghanistan being engaged in 'peace' talks with the Taliban, including with the dreaded Haqqani network, the US leadership must also assert ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

LeT expands attacks in Afghanistan: NYT


June 16th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 16 (IANS) Pakistani-based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), blamed for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, has expanded its operations in Afghanistan, inflicting casualties on Afghans and Indians alike and setting ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Arctic ice at lowest point in recent geologic history


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Arctic ice has reached its lowest point in recent geologic history, reveals a new research.The study appears in Quarternary Science Reviews.A team led by Ohio State University ... Read more...

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Kayani, Pasha continue Pak’s traditional anti-India agenda: NYT


March 11th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar.11 (ANI): The report regarding Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani extending the tenure of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General (DG) Lt.Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha by a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Terrorists of today fathered by Pak were yesteryear ‘heroes’ prior to 9/11 : Zardari


March 10th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.10 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, for the first time, has admitted that his country had fathered extremists, which were seen as 'heroes' by the people of the country."Let us ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India-Pakistan talks headed for shaky start: Stratfor


February 5th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) Pakistan is likely to accept the Indian offer of foreign secretary-level talks but with Islamabad expected to continue skirting around the key issue of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

UK will face enemies ‘toxic cocktail’ attack in the future: Experts


February 4th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.4 (ANI): Britain could face "toxic cocktail" attacks from state-sponsored terrorists, extremist groups and criminal gangs, British military analysts have warned.The Telegraph quotes a Ministry of Defence assessment of future ... Read more...

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Attack on India by Lashkar, JeM will undermine US’ efforts in Afghanistan


January 28th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.28 (ANI): Repeat strikes on India by extremist groups like the Laskar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) will pose the biggest threat to the US' interests in Afghanistan, a leading expert ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Once powerful Clinton political machine on the wane, claim one time loyalists


January 13th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington,Jan 13(ANI):The Clinton political machine, it seems, is heading towards a sputtering end, as a new book has now come out with a highly critical but un-sourced portrait of Hillary Clinton ... Read more...

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50 percent quota for women in panchayats lauded


August 27th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The National Commission of Women Thursday welcomed the cabinet's decision to reserve 50 percent of seats in rural panchayats for women. "We are delighted," NCW chairperson Girija Vyas ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

26/11 probe: five out of ten IP addresses traced to Pakistan


August 27th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Aug.27 (ANI): In yet another evidence which proves involvement of Pakistan based terror groups in the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, five out of ten Internet Protocol (IP) addresses used for ... Read more...

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Pakistan objects to US’ Afghan surge


July 22nd, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 22 (ANI): While the United States is planning a massive surge in Afghanistan, what may be seen as a final assault against Al-Qaeda, theTaliban and other extremist groups, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

How can jihadis termed as heroes now be arch-enemies, asks Pak paper


July 10th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 10 (ANI): A leading Pakistani daily has asked how is it possible to rationally explain to the people of the country that militants who were termed as heroes of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Iran election results show approval of government: Ahmadinejad


June 17th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 17 (DPA) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday that the results of the presidential election were an approval of the government's performance, Fars news agency reported. "The election was a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Full text of Barack Obama’s speech in Cairo


June 4th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 4 (IANS) Full text of US President Barack Obama's speech at Cairo University here Thursday, as reproduced on time.com: I am honoured to be in the timeless city of Cairo, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Remarks of President Barack Obama from Egypt (Full Text)


June 4th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by admin
CAIRO, Egypt (BNO NEWS) -- "I am honored to be in the timeless city of Cairo, and to be hosted by two remarkable institutions. For over a thousand years, Al-Azhar has ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

`Thank you, I don’t need this certificate’


June 1st, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
By Dr Shabir ChoudhryLondon: We people of Jammu and Kashmir are occupied because we are divided; and are not sure what we want as a nation. To make matters worse we ... Read more...

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India watches fearfully as jihadist insurgency spreads to Pakistani Punjab: Stratfor (Lead)


April 17th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 17 (IANS) As India goes to the polls, it is "watching fearfully as the jihadist insurgency in neighbouring Pakistan has spread to India's doorstep in Pakistan's Punjab ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

With Pakistan unlikely to change, India faces another attack: Stratfor


April 17th, 2009 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 17 (IANS) India is likely to witness another large-scale militant attack on its soil with American attempts to elicit cooperation from Pakistan through aid packages unlikely to ... Read more...

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Taiwan’s former first lady pleads guilty to forgery


February 10th, 2009 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Taipei, Feb 10 (DPA) Taiwan's former first lady Wu Shu-chen pleaded guilty Tuesday to money laundering and forgery charges in a widely watched pre-trial hearing at the Taipei district court.But she denied ... Read more...

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Pak claims of crackdown on terror infrastructure hogwash: Pak Editorial


January 3rd, 2009 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.3 (ANI): A leading daily in Pakistan has contradicted the statement of a Foreign Office spokesman which said that Pakistan has no terrorist infrastructure on its soil. According to an editorial ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Taliban wants crisis between India, Pakistan’


July 15th, 2008 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 15 (IANS) The Taliban extremists in Afghanistan who have established sanctuaries in Pakistan's northwestern tribal regions want to see a crisis between Islamabad and New Delhi, and the recent blast ... Read more...

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Why abstract things make you happy


June 19th, 2008 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): Its pretty much understandable why food makes us feel happy, but why does payday feel so good? The green notes are not edible, still the sight of ... Read more...

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