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China criticises US report on religious freedom


July 31st, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) China has criticised the US government's report on international religious freedom, calling it "a notorious practice of blatantly interfering in the internal affairs of other countries".The ... Read more...

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India respects religious freedom: US report


July 31st, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) India has been lauded by an official US report for "generally respecting" religious freedom, but said prosecution was often weak for perpetrators of "religiously oriented violence".The ... Read more...

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Most Indians pessimistic about job market


July 31st, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) Most of the world, including India, was pessimistic about the job market last year with 57 percent of adults saying it was a bad time to ... Read more...

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Russia’s Gazprom world’s most profitable firm in 2011


July 31st, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian energy giant Gazprom overtook US-based energy major ExxonMobil in 2011 to become the world's most profitable company, according to the latest edition of Forbes ... Read more...

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India-Saudi ties poised for upsurge after Jundal handover (News Analysis)


July 29th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Building upon the positive momentum generated by the handover of 26/11 handler Abu Jundal by Riyadh last month, India and Saudi Arabia are set ... Read more...

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Zardari to attend Islamic meet in Saudi Arabia


July 29th, 2012 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will attend a two-day Islamic summit in Makkah in Saudi Arabia in August, Geo News reported.Saudi king Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz ... Read more...

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Al Hamad becomes first female Qatar Olympian


July 28th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Two points away from reaching the women's 10m air rifle final, Bahya Mansour Al Hamad still made history by becoming the first female Olympian of Qatar.The ... Read more...

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Queen Elizabeth II declares London Games open (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) British Queen Elizabeth II declared the London Olympics officially open early Saturday morning at a spectacular opening ceremony directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle.Queen Elizabeth II's ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia threatens to quit Olympics


July 27th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has threatened to withdraw from the Olympics unless a female judo athlete was allowed to wear her headscarf in competition, The Telegraph reported Friday.The ... Read more...

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Tunisian military court sentences Ben Ali in absentia


July 19th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, July 19 (IANS) A Tunisian military court has sentenced former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to a second life term in absentia for complicity in the killing of ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi sends five tonnes of dates to Saudi Arabia


July 15th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 15 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi has sent nearly five tonnes Khinaizi and Naghal dates to Jeddah and will also export dates to London for Muslims living there on ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari: Seasoned diplomat and scholar, respected leader (Profile)


July 14th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, who was Saturday chosen as United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) candidate for a second term in the post, is a ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs to come clean on terrorism, says Germany


July 14th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Germany Saturday made it clear to Pakistan that it needs to "come clean" over terror allegations, whether those are true or not, as this will ... Read more...

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Lashkar plans ‘big strikes’ in Kashmir, rest of India: Abu Jundal


July 13th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) With a Kashmir at peace not to their liking, the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba is planning major terror attacks in the state and elsewhere in India, Abu ... Read more...

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Gujarat riots spurred Jundal’s radicalisation: Investigators


July 11th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The 2002 anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat had spurred Abu Jundal, one of the handlers of the 26/11 attackers, to join the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror ... Read more...

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LeT now more dangerous than Al Qaeda: US expert


July 10th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) With Al Qaeda on the ropes, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), with the help of its Pakistani backers, is now probably the most dangerous terror group in the world, ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia, Bahrain hold security talks


July 10th, 2012 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
Jeddah, July 9 (IANS/WAM) Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have held talks on security, it was announced Monday.Saudi Interior Minister Prince Ahmad bin Abdulaziz and his visiting Bahraini counterpart Lieutenant General ... Read more...

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UP lodges cases against 176 fraudulent Haj applicants


July 9th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 9 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Monday lodged cases against 176 people whose names were included in the list of those approved for the Haj pilgrimage through ... Read more...

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Saudi princess seeks political asylum in Britain


July 9th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 9 (IANS) A Saudi Arabian princess has sought political asylum in Britain because she fears for her safety in her home country, the Daily Mail reported Monday.Princess Sara ... Read more...

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Court allows lawyer to defend Jundal


July 9th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Suspected 26/11 plotter Abu Jundal would finally be represented by a lawyer in a Delhi court as M.S. Khan, who has appeared in many terror ... Read more...

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Bihar engineer in Saudi custody: Government to SC (Second Lead)


July 9th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The government Monday told the Supreme Court that Bihar engineer Fasih Mehmood had been detained by the Saudi Arabian authorities on suspicion of terror links.Additional ... Read more...

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‘Fast-track cases of Muslim youth in jail’


July 9th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Scores of Muslim youth were being rounded up on suspicion of being terrorists and left lying in jails for years without a chargesheet filed, ... Read more...

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Bihar engineer in Saudi custody: Government to SC (Lead)


July 9th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The government Monday told the Supreme Court that Bihar engineer Fasih Mehmood was under the detention of the Saudi Arabian authorities.Additional Solicitor General Gourab Banerjee ... Read more...

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Hand over terrorists to build trust, Advani urges Pakistan


July 8th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani said Sunday Pakistan's handing over wanted terrorists and outlaws will drastically improve relations with India.In the ... Read more...

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Kerala diaspora in Middle East asked to shun politicians


July 8th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 8 (IANS) The Kerala Association of Travel Agents (KATA) Sunday asked the Kerala diaspora in the Middle East to shun political leaders who arrive there to meet them ... Read more...

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26/11 plotter Jundal abandoned family for terrorism


July 8th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Driven by his commitment to jihad, 26/11 plotter Abu Jundal Hamza abandoned not only his family in India but also his Pakistani wife and ... Read more...

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Now, Gujarat cops seek Jundal’s custody


July 6th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Gujarat Police Friday moved a Delhi court seeking custody of key 26/11 plotter Abu Jundal to ascertain his role in several terror cases in ... Read more...

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Jundal was planning another 26/11-type strike: Investigators


July 6th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Abu Jundal Hamza, one of the handlers of the 26/11 attackers, was planning a similar strike with an Indian Mujahideen (IM) module that he ... Read more...

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Delhi Police to quiz Jindal till July 20 (Second Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Abu Jindal will be quizzed for another 15 days by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police on his role in the November ... Read more...

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Pakistan told about role of non-state, state actors in 26/11: Chidambaram (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday said the information gathered from alleged Mumbai terror attack mastermind Abu Jindal has been used to tell Pakistan about ... Read more...

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Pakistan told about role of non-state, state actors in 26/11: Chidambaram


July 5th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday said the information gathered from alleged Mumbai terror attack mastermind Abu Jindal has been used to tell Pakistan about ... Read more...

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‘Jindal got regular information about Mumbai from Headley’


July 5th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) While he was training 12 terrorists in Muridke in Pakistan for the 26/11 terror attack, Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jindal, the arrested Indian handler of ... Read more...

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Delhi cops to question Abu Jindal for 15 more days (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) A Delhi court Thursday extended the custody of 26/11 plotter Abu Jindal Hamza with the Special Cell of Delhi Police for 15 more days.Chief ... Read more...

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Jindal taken to hospital for medical test


July 5th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Abu Jindal, a key suspect in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, was Thursday taken to the Safdarjung Hospital for a medical examination before being presented ... Read more...

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Pakistan told of Jindal confession: Mathai (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) India has conveyed to Pakistan the outcome of the investigations into Abu Jindal's involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and his confession ... Read more...

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