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India, Tajikistan to combat terror, cooperate on Afghanistan (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) India and Tajikistan, an energy-rich Central Asian nation, Monday decided to upgrade their ties to a strategic partnership and agreed to intensify counter-terror cooperation ... Read more...

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US, Pakistan to target Haqqani network


August 5th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) US and Pakistani officials are considering joint counter-terrorism campaigns in Afghanistan and Pakistan that would target the Haqqani militant group, a media report said.The Haqqani ... Read more...

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India, US ask Pakistan to act against terror (Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India and the US Tuesday asked Pakistan to take "strong and more concerted" action against terror groups operating from its soil even as American ... Read more...

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Pakistan must act against terror, says India


May 8th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Pakistan must act against terrorists including those who organised the Mumbai attack, India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Tuesday after meeting US Secretary of ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s terror safe havens remain security challenge, says US


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) US-led coalition forces have weakened the Taliban in Afghanistan, but terrorist safe havens in Pakistan and endemic corruption still pose tough challenges, a new Pentagon ... Read more...

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26/11 justice: India hails US $10 mn bounty for Hafiz Saeed (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) India's quest for justice for the Mumbai terror strike has been boosted with the US announcing a bounty of $10 million for 26/11 mastermind and ... Read more...

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Rhinos number in Assam’s Orang, Pabitora up


March 20th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 20 (IANS) The population of the famous one-horned rhinos in Assam is increasing, according to the census of the animals' population in the state, wildlife officials said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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US strategy jeopardised by Pakistani havens: Post


February 25th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Persistence of enemy havens in Pakistan was placing the success of the US strategy in Afghanistan in jeopardy, the US ambassador to Afghanistan warned in ... Read more...

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Maoists may undertake major offensive in Jharkhand: Police


February 12th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 12 (IANS) Chased away from two of their key sanctuaries in Jharkhand, the Maoists may carry out a series of major attacks in the state to regain ... Read more...

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India, US pitch for Afghan-led reconciliation process


January 20th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Reviewing the situation in Afghanistan, India and the US Friday agreed to pitch for "an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned" reconciliation process and discussed the ongoing political ... Read more...

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AFSPA removal issue being pursued, says Omar


January 5th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 5 (IANS) Stressing that he was relentlessly pursuing the lifting of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from some areas in the state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief ... Read more...

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Rajasthan to develop biosphere reserve corridor


January 4th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 4 (IANS) The Rajasthan government Wednesday announced that it will develop a biosphere reserve corridor connecting 14 protected sanctuaries in six districts to ensure safe roaming of wild ... Read more...

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Revoking AFSPA will aid Kashmir terror groups: Army chief


January 1st, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Indian Army chief Gen V.K. Singh has opposed the withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from parts of Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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India pitches for Marshall Plan-like initiative for Afghanistan


December 5th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bonn, Dec 5 (IANS) Warning against the dangers of abandoning Afghanistan, India Monday exhorted the international community to stay engaged for the long term to eliminate "sanctuaries of terror" ... Read more...

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Jogi for CBI probe into wildlife killings


November 21st, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 21 (IANS) Claiming that poachers have virtually taken over Chhattisgarh's sanctuaries, Congress leader Ajit Jogi Monday sought a CBI probe into a spate of killings of tigers and ... Read more...

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Mexican butterfly sanctuaries: from ecomiracle to tourist draw


November 20th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Angangueo (Mexico), Nov 20 (IANS/EFE) With the onset of fall, the biosphere reserve that straddles Mexico state and neighbouring Michoacan welcomes millions of monarch butterflies from Canada and the US ... Read more...

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Bangladesh Sundarbans to have dolphin sanctuaries


November 3rd, 2011 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 3 (IANS) Bangladesh will soon declare parts of the river area near the Sundarbans as "dolphin sanctuaries" to ensure a safe environment for the endangered freshwater mammals, officials ... Read more...

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India seeks regional framework, opposes meddling in Afghanistan


November 2nd, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Nov 2 (IANS) Stressing on an Afghan-led peace process, India Wednesday called for a regional framework for stabilising Afghanistan and ruled out competition - an allusion to Pakistan - ... Read more...

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Krishna congratulates Pakistan’s new foreign minister


July 20th, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Even as India and the US asked Islamabad to dismantle safe havens for terrorists, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday telephoned his Pakistani counterpart Hina ... Read more...

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Great Indian Bustard now ‘critically endangered’, only 250 left


June 7th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) The Great Indian Bustard, one of the largest species of birds, is on the brink of extinction with barely 250 alive, a top international conservation body ... Read more...

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Use all means to eliminate terrorists: Pakistani panel


May 26th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) A top defence panel of Pakistan has decided to utilise "all means" to eliminate terrorists and their sanctuaries from the country, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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ISAF’s counter-insurgency campaign hard to succeed due to Pak sanctuaries: Hague


May 5th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, May 5(ANI): The continuing existence of sanctuaries in Pakistan for Afghan insurgents makes it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for the International Security Assistance Force's counter-insurgency campaign to succeed, British ... Read more...

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After Osama’s death, India says no change on dialogue with Pakistan (Lead)


May 4th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) India said Wednesday that talks with Pakistan will continue, even as it expressed concern about the impact on Afghanistan by an early withdrawal of coalition ... Read more...

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Killing of Bin Laden certifies that Pak is a terrorist sanctuary: Expert


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): The killing of Osama bin Laden once again shows that the real terrorist sanctuaries are located not along Pakistan's borders with Afghanistan and India, but in the ... Read more...

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Osama’s killing underlines concern about Pakistan: India (Lead)


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) India Monday called Al Qaida founder Osama bin Laden's killing a "milestone", with External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and Home Minister P. Chidambaram saying ... Read more...

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Osama’s killing a victorious milestone against terrorism: Krishna


May 2nd, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Monday said the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is a historic development and victorious milestone in the global war ... Read more...

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World must keep eliminating terror havens: India


May 2nd, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Monday called the killing of Osama bin Laden a "historic development, but urged the international community to continue to ... Read more...

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PETA demands AIIMS release lab animals


April 28th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Wearing monkey masks and sitting inside metal cages, members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India staged a protest outside the All ... Read more...

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Would-be suicide bomber’s confession alarming: Pakistani daily


April 11th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 11 (IANS) Describing as "alarming" a would-be suicide bomber's confession that 400 such attackers were being trained in Pakistan, a leading daily has warned that the "festering ... Read more...

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Al-qaeda not on rise in Afghanistan: Gen Patraeus


April 10th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr 10 (ANI): General David Patraeus, the commander of NATO and US forces in Afghanistan, has said that he disagrees that the militant Islamist group al-qaeda is making a come back ... Read more...

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‘Al-Qaeda snatched missiles in Libya’


March 27th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 27(ANI): Al-Qaeda's offshoot in North Africa has snatched surface-to-air missiles from an arsenal in Libya during the civil strife there, Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno has said.Itno did not say ... Read more...

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US, Pak can only get back to business after amicable Davis issue resolution: Grossman


March 8th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 8(ANI): The United States has made it clear to Pakistan that there will be no business as usual until the Raymond Davis matter gets resolved."I think, I'm confident that ... Read more...

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US military to work more closely with Pak forces against insurgents along Afghan border


March 1st, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 1(ANI): The US military will start carrying out more counterterrorism missions against insurgents in eastern Afghanistan and work more closely with the Pakistani forces in operations against insurgents along ... Read more...

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“Shocking, unjustified anti-Americanism” not a solution to Pak’s problems: Clinton


February 19th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19(ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned that Pakistan faces a major instability and extremism threat at home if it does not implement economic reforms and curb ... Read more...

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US fears terrorists might provoke India, Pakistan conflict


February 18th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Robert Gates worries about the future of Pakistan, fearing that terrorist groups might try to provoke a conflict between India and Pakistan to ... Read more...

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