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Punish the war guilty, US tells Sri Lanka


September 14th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 14 (IANS) A top American official Friday asked Sri Lanka to carry out a credible investigation of "outstanding and serious allegations of human rights violations" and punish the ... Read more...

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US has no plan for military base in Uzbekistan


August 18th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) US Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake has said his country has no plans to set up a military base in Uzbekistan, following media speculation that ... Read more...

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Now, read about Bengali detective Byomkesh in English (IANS Book Review)


August 11th, 2012 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "The Rhythm of Riddles: Three Byomkesh Mystery Stories"; Author: Saradindu Bandopadhyay; Publisher: Penguin Books India; Pages: 196; Price: Rs.199The publication of a collection of three translated stories of Bengali writer ... Read more...

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Perceptions differ on n-law, Iran sanctions


June 15th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Perceptions seem to differ somewhat on two key takeaways related to the just concluded India-US strategic dialogue here - a breakthrough agreement on the nuclear ... Read more...

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India, US launch open government platform


June 12th, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) India and the United States have unveiled the Open Government Platform, a bilateral effort aimed at fostering transparency and enhanced citizen engagement by making government data, ... Read more...

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US to help India build community college system


June 6th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) The US has offered to help India build a system of community colleges, saying a world-class education would be good for both nations."I think the challenges ... Read more...

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India-US discuss range of defence issues ahead of strategic dialogue (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The entire gamut of the India-US strategic partnership was discussed here Tuesday at visiting US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta's meetings with Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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India can become a world power: US official


June 5th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) The US has invested much of its time and energy to foster its relations with India because it believes India has the institutional capacity to become ... Read more...

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US ‘in lockstep with India’ on Maldives


February 18th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Noting that India has "traditionally played a strong role" in Maldives, the US has said it was working closely with India in resolving the political impasse ... Read more...

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US favours independent probe in Maldives


February 14th, 2012 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 14 (IANS) The US government backs an independent mechanism to investigate the transfer of power in the Maldives, the US State Department has said.US Assistant Secretary of State ... Read more...

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Nasheed not to seek asylum in Sri Lanka: Daily


February 12th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 12 (IANS) Former Maldives president Mohammed Nasheed has said he will not seek asylum in Sri Lanka despite his family being here but instead continue to fight ... Read more...

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Nasheed’s supporters rally against new Maldives government


February 12th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 12 (IANS) Thousands of supporters of ousted Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed rallied in protest in the capital Saturday night as the new President Mohamed Waheed Hassan was busy ... Read more...

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Maldives to probe allegation of coup to oust Nasheed (Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 11 (IANS) Following an international demand for clarification on the power transfer from former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed to his vice president, the government Saturday announced that ... Read more...

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US official reaches Maldives


February 11th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 11 (IANS) US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs Robert Blake arrived in the Maldives Saturday to meet both ousted president Mohamed Nasheed and incumbent ... 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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US envoy to visit Maldives


February 9th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) A senior US envoy scheduled to tour South Asia will make a stop in the Maldives Saturday, as the island nation is grappling with violence after ... Read more...

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Mathai meets Clinton, says India committed to n-deal


February 9th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) India underlined its commitment to implementing the landmark civil nuclear deal when Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai Wednesday met US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and ... Read more...

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N-deal, Iran sanction to figure in Mathai’s talks in US


February 6th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Implementation of the India-US civil nuclear deal, sanctions against Iran and the Af-Pak situation are among the host of bilateral and regional issues expected to figure ... Read more...

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US comedian Jay Leno sued over Golden Temple joke


January 26th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) An Indian American has filed a lawsuit in California suing US comedian Jay Leno for what he calls "racist" comments on the Golden Temple in Amritsar.Leno ... Read more...

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India, US Sikh group object to Golden Temple comments


January 25th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) As India officially took up the issue of popular TV show host Jay Leno's objectionable depiction of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, a US based Sikh ... Read more...

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`First US-Japan-India trilateral not aimed at China’ (Lead)


December 20th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) India, US and Japan held their first trilateral meeting here, with Washington and Tokyo affirming a deepening of strategic ties with India and making it clear ... Read more...

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First US-Japan-India trilateral, say not aimed at China


December 20th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) As India, United States and Japan held their first trilateral meeting here, Washington and Tokyo affirmed a deepening of strategic ties with India and made it ... Read more...

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US website to identify credible Indian NGOs


December 15th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) The US State Department is partnering with an Indian non-profit to create an online searchable database of credible Indian NGOs to work with potential American donors ... Read more...

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Clinton’s visit a big event for Tajikistan


October 23rd, 2011 - 7:05 am ICT by IANS
Dushanbe, Oct 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tajikistan considers the visit of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as an important political event for the future cooperation between the two countries, a ... Read more...

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India plays a critical role in US strategy: Blake


September 29th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) With the centre of geopolitics moving toward Asia, India plays a critical role in US strategy, says a US official suggesting anti-piracy efforts could spur three-way ... Read more...

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US still backs India on UNSC seat despite Syria vote


August 24th, 2011 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) The United States continues to support a UN Security Council seat for India even as it's in touch with Indian officials on the situation in Syria, ... Read more...

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Indian American to lead US efforts to expand ties with diaspora


July 31st, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) Mitul Desai, an Indian American international finance and law expert, has been brought in to State Department's South Asia bureau to lead its efforts to expand ... Read more...

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Confident of strengthened trade ties with Bengal: US official


June 17th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) A top US diplomat Friday exuded confidence in the commitment of West Bengal's new regime to developing bilateral commercial ties but said the region faced ... Read more...

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Corruption poses major challenge for Indian companies: US diplomat


June 17th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) A senior US diplomat Friday quoting a World Bank report to say that corruption and lack of transparency posed major challenges to Indian companies."As the Indian ... Read more...

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US lauds India’s model of engaging Africa


June 10th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) The US has lauded India's model of encouraging growth in Africa as the two countries gear up to collaborate in the 53-nation continent's agricultural sector."The ... Read more...

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US India friendship, not a tit-for-tat business: Blake


May 14th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) The United States has voiced deep disappointment at India did not choosing US bidders for its $12 billion fighter jet deal but said it would ... Read more...

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Indo- Pak Secretary level talks could yield significant trade benefits: US


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by ANI
ZCZCANI (S. Asia)Islamabad, May 2(ANI): The U.S. has termed the recently concluded Indo- Pakistan Home and Commerce Secretary level talks as "very positive", and expressed the hope that a breakthrough reached at ... Read more...

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India’s growth offers huge opportunities: US


April 27th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) With 80 percent of India of 2030 yet to be built, there are huge business opportunities for American and Indian companies in varied areas, including defence, ... Read more...

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US seeks business help to leverage India-US partnership


April 26th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Businesses and governments in India and the United States can leverage their complementary strengths to develop solutions to many of the 21st century's defining challenges, according ... Read more...

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France takes up Yunus case with Bangladesh


April 25th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 25 (IANS) A special envoy of French President Nicolas Sarkozy has asked the Bangladesh government to ensure that Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is "effectively associated" with Grameen Bank, ... Read more...

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