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Mission in Paris at full security alert, says India


May 18th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) India Friday said its mission in Paris has been fully alert to security issues in consultation with the local authorities. Reports from the French ... Read more...

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Intending underpant bomber was British double agent


May 11th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) The man who aborted the plot of killing hundreds of passengers on a US-bound jet with an underpants bomb was a British double agent, The Sun ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha members raise concern over Jharkhand cash seizure


March 30th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Soon after over Rs.2 crore was seized in Jharkhand before the Rajya Sabha polls there Friday, some opposition members in the upper house expressed concern ... Read more...

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China opens largest electric car-charging station


January 30th, 2012 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 30 (IANS) China's largest electric vehicle (EV) charging and battery swapping station has been put into operation in Beijing, Xinhua reported quoting sources in the city's power supply ... Read more...

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Steven Tyler to wed again?


December 28th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) "Aerosmith" rocker Steven Tyler is set to wed for the third time after reportedly proposing to his long-time girlfriend Erin Brady.Brady, 38, was spotted wearing a ... Read more...

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Did Pakistani Kashmir leader meet central interlocutor?


September 20th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) Visiting former Pakistani Kashmir prime minister Sultan Mehmood Chaudary Tuesday denied meeting central interlocutor Radha Kumar but a local news agency, citing sources, insisted he had ... Read more...

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Delhi Police chief meets Chidambaram


August 10th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The Delhi Police said Police Commissioner B.K. Gupta met union Home minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday but it denied reports that the two discussed Tuesday's ... Read more...

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Kashmir ombudsman selection panel meet again put off


July 18th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 18 (IANS) The much-awaited meeting to select the chairman and members of Jammu and Kashmir's state accountability commission (SAC), the state equivalent of the Lokpal, was postponed here ... Read more...

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Qatar temporarily closes embassy in Yemen: Report


May 27th, 2011 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
Doha, May 27 (IANS) Qatar Thursday decided to " temporarily" suspend its embassy operations in Yemen and withdraw its diplomatic mission.The step came due to escalating violence after President Ali ... Read more...

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Pakistan rejects India’s list of 50 most wanted (Lead)


May 24th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) The Pakistani interior ministry has rejected the list of 50 Most Wanted men forwarded by India to Islamabad, saying it should first probe if those ... Read more...

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Pakistan rejects India’s list of 50 Most Wanted


May 24th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) The Pakistani interior ministry has rejected the list of 50 Most Wanted people forwarded by India to Islamabad, a media report said Tuesday.After reviewing the list, ... Read more...

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Abbottabad fast becoming no-go area for sports


May 21st, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 21 (IANS) In the aftermath of the killing of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad earlier this month, the garrison town -- deemed as one of the ... Read more...

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IMF chief Strauss-Kahn arrested for alleged sexual assault (Lead)


May 15th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 15 (IANS) International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested for allegedly sodomizing a Manhattan hotel maid, a media report said.Strauss-Kahn, 62, was Saturday hauled off ... Read more...

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China plans a new Silk Road


April 15th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 15 (IANS) China plans to build a "New Silk Road" that will traverse through Central Asia and head for Europe to facilitate trade, an official said.Construction ... Read more...

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Islamabad police to work on beat system as crime rises


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 2 (IANS) Concerned at the rising crime graph in the capital city, Islamabad police authorities have decided to introduce a beat system for their constabulary to ensure effective ... Read more...

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26/11 probe: Pakistan rejects India’s request to quiz Lakhvi


March 13th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 13 (IANS) Pakistan has rejected India's request to interrogate seven Pakistanis, including Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, who have been arrested in connection with the 26/11 Mumbai ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi gets internet connection at home


January 22nd, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 21 (IANS) Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been provided internet connectivity at her home, months after being released from seven-year house detention by the country's military government.Technicians ... Read more...

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Pakistani minister withdraws resignation


January 21st, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) Nabeel Gabol, who offered to quit as a minister Wednesday, withdrew his resignation after meeting Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, a media report said Friday.Gabol was the ... Read more...

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Breakthrough eludes Gilani in Pakistan’s political crisis (Lead)


January 3rd, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 3 (IANS) A meeting between Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Monday failed to end the crisis facing the government, which has been ... Read more...

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Yusuf may be ignored from Pakistan’s World Cup probables


November 30th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Nov 30 (IANS) Pakistan's cricket selectors are mulling the option of ignoring senior batsman Mohammad Yousuf for the World Cup 2011 because of his poor form and fitness.Yousuf, 36, is ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks bares world leaders’ personal details


November 29th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) Thousands of US diplomatic cables leaked by whistleblower site WikiLeaks bares personal details of world leaders and what US diplomats think of them in private, a media report ... Read more...

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US drones kill 1,863 in Pakistan since 2004


October 25th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 25 (IANS) More than 1,800 people have been killed in missile strikes by US unmanned aircraft targeting militants in Pakistan since June 2004, a media report said Monday.A total ... Read more...

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Australia slams report of vandalism by its athletes


October 15th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Australia has slammed reports in an Indian newspaper that some of its athletes staying at the Commonwealth Games Village had thrown a washing machine from an ... Read more...

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Nine killed in US drone strike in Pakistan (Lead)


October 2nd, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 2 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and four injured in a US surveillance plane attack Saturday in Pakistan's tribal area bordering Afghanistan, a media report said.Two drone planes ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to pay more for China loan than for Indian loan


September 28th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 28 (IANS) To set up a fertiliser factory and lay out a telecom network, Bangladesh will be paying more for a Chinese $770 million loan than for India's $1 billion ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian billionaire may invest in Indian venture


September 10th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 10 (IANS) An ethnic Indian, rated as the second richest Malaysian, may invest $250 million in a power production venture in India. T. Ananda Krishnan's Usaha Tegas Sdn aims ... Read more...

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Bangladesh Army officer caught with banned drug


September 7th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 7 (IANS) A Bangladesh Army officer, returning from India after medical treatment, has been caught with bottles of a banned medicinal drug. Major Shabbir Ahmed Bipu, posted at Chittagong Cantonment, ... Read more...

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World Bank backs Dhaka’s power, transit deals with Delhi


August 15th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 15 (IANS) The World Bank (WB) has backed the series of bilateral deals Bangladesh has signed with India this year, saying this would promote regional cooperation. The bank has indicated its ... Read more...

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Four killed in US shooting


August 15th, 2010 - 6:53 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 15 (IANS) Four people, including two women, were killed and equal number of people injured in a shooting spree at a restaurant in the US Saturday, police said. Keith Johnson, ... Read more...

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62 dead, 128 injured in Karachi violence (Lead, changing dateline)


August 4th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Karachi, Aug 4 (IANS) At least 62 people have died and 128 have been injured as angry mobs stalked the streets of Pakistan's largest and most volatile city in ... Read more...

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61 killed in Karachi violence


August 4th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 4 (IANS) The toll in the violence that broke out in the Pakistani port city of Karachi following the murder of a MQM legislator rose to 61 Wednesday with ... Read more...

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PCB may not recall Yousuf if team wins at Leeds


July 24th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 24 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will give up the idea of recalling former captain Mohammad Yousuf for the Test series against England starting later this month if the team ... Read more...

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Russian spy wants $250,000 to sell her story


July 21st, 2010 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 21 (IANS) Russian spy Anna Chapman, who was sent back home after being arrested in the US, is in a secret $250,000-deal to reveal her espionage adventure and wants ... Read more...

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Kayani rubbishes reports about organising ’secret’ Karzai-Haqqani meeting


July 2nd, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 2 (ANI): Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has rubbished media reports of him organising a secret meeting between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the Haqqani network commander ... Read more...

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13 killed in US drone attack in Pakistan (Lead)


June 19th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and several injured Saturday in an air strike by unmanned US drones in Pakistan's restive northwestern tribal region. A drone fired two ... Read more...

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