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125,000 pilgrims to be covered under Haj subsidy


July 20th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Some 125,000 Indian Muslims going for the annual Haj pilgrimage would be covered by the government subsidy this year, it was announced Friday. This ... Read more...

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Kerala has a lot to offer, Chandy tells business leaders (Lead, With images)


May 15th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Seeking to woo business leaders, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday said his state has the right ingredients to invest and nurture business, and underlined ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Turkmenistan ink five accords


November 15th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) Pakistan and Turkmenistan have signed five agreements to enhance bilateral ties in various fields, including trade and energy.Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Turkmenistan President ... Read more...

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India flags maritime troubles with China at meet with Japan


November 3rd, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Nov 3 (IANS) Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony has called for global cooperation in maintaining the freedom of navigation in international waters, an issue that has gained major ... Read more...

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Setting sail from India to China on ‘River of Smoke’ (IANS Book Review)


August 6th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Book: "River of Smoke"; By Amitav Ghosh, Publisher: Penguin Books, Price: Rs.699, Pages: 558"River of Smoke" is the second book in Amitav Ghosh's trilogy that began with the story of the ... Read more...

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CBI admits mistakes in terror list


May 20th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has owned up the mistake of including a man who is in a Mumbai jail in the the list ... Read more...

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India’s Most Wanted list goof-up: Another man found in Mumbai


May 19th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) A man named in a list of Most Wanted criminals given to Pakistan, has been found to be in Mumbai's fortified Arthur Road Central Jail and ... Read more...

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Drastic drop in piracy in Malacca Straits


April 21st, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 21 (IANS) Four Southeast Asian nations jointly patrolling the Malacca Straits have achieved "close to zero incident level" in piracy, but concerns about terrorism and robbery at ... Read more...

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Time for new UN conference on laws of seas: Experts


January 31st, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.31 (ANI): An international conference of the SLOCs (Sea Lines of Communication) Group here today called for a United Nations Laws of the Seas conference to safeguard the massive volume ... Read more...

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Airtel sets up direct link between India, China


December 23rd, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Telecom service provider Bharti Airtel Thursday said it has set up a direct underground terrestrial link between India and China in association with China Telecom to offer ... Read more...

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Coast Guard steps up vigil with new station


September 30th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Raigad (Maharashtra), Sep 30 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard, along with the Indian Navy and other agencies, would spare no efforts to safeguard the nation from any external threat from sea, Coast ... Read more...

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States alerted against smuggling of fertilizers


August 6th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The government has asked the states to ensure that fertilisers made available to the farmers in the country at highly subsidised prices are not smuggled out through ... Read more...

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Movie Review: Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai (2010)


July 30th, 2010 - 10:45 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai: Amongst Bollywood's best underworld sagasRating: 3.5 out of 5*Starring: Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Prachi Desai and Randeep HoodaDirector: Milan LuthriaJuly 30, 2010 (Sampurn ... Read more...

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India, Seychelles sign two agreements


June 2nd, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) India and the Seychelles Wednesday signed two economic agreements as the visiting president of the Indian Ocean nation James Michel invited Indian firms to invest in ... Read more...

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India wants fertilisers smuggling curbed (Lead)


May 7th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The government said Friday that state governments and paramilitary forces have been asked to check smuggling of fertilisers to neighbouring countries. Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers ... Read more...

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States, para military asked to check fertilisers smuggling


May 7th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The government Friday said states and para military forces have been asked to check smuggling of fertilisers to neighbouring countries. The Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers, ... Read more...

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Post 26/11, challenges of guarding India’s sea lanes greater: Antony


April 29th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Apr.29 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony on Thursday said that in the aftermath of the November 2008 Mumbai terror attack, the challenge to guard India's sea lanes has increased considerably.Speaking ... Read more...

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Armed forces bracing for a ‘hot summer’, says Antony


April 1st, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony said here Thursday that in view of increased cross-border infiltration, the Indian armed forces were bracing for a "hot summer" this year. "We are expecting ... Read more...

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Experts to Hasina: balance ties with Delhi, Beijing


March 15th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 15 (IANS) Experts from various fields have advised Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who embarks on her Beijing visit Wednesday, to "balance" ties with larger neighbours India and China. One ... Read more...

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India to improve road links with Bangladesh, Myanmar


December 20th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 20 (IANS) India will invest Rs.1,666 crore (Rs.16.66 billion) to develop highways in Tripura and Mizoram to improve connectivity of the landlocked northeastern states with Bangladesh and Myanmar, an official ... Read more...

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Strengthened coastal security to prevent a repeat of Mumbai attack: Indian Navy


November 9th, 2009 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI
Paradip (Orissa), Nov 9(ANI): Indian Navy has said that it has made all possible plans to ensure that a repetition of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack- like incident does not take place. ... Read more...

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India was once a hub of ancient silk route (IANS Books - With Images)


October 1st, 2009 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Around 2,000 years ago, a loop of the ancient silk route, called the southern silk road, linked Yunnan province of China to the northeastern parts of India, says travel ... Read more...

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26/11 probe report likely to be tabled in Maharashtra assembly


May 31st, 2009 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) The Maharashtra government will "make efforts" to table in the assembly a probe committee's report on the Nov 26 Mumbai terrorist attacks, Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said ... Read more...

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Major security operation in Maharashtra, Gujarat following terror warning


April 24th, 2009 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Following intelligence reports about the possibility of terrorists sneaking into India through the sea route, security forces have completed a major three-day long operation code-named "Raah Bandh", according ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan civilians flee rebel-held areas for second day


April 21st, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 21 (DPA) Civilians fled Tamil rebel-held areas in north-eastern Sri Lanka for a second consecutive day Tuesday, military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said. He said the exact number of civilians who ... Read more...

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DHL to invest $8 mn in Sri Lanka’s logistics sector


March 12th, 2009 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 12 (IANS) Express and logistics major DHL Thursday announced that it will invest $8 million in Sri Lanka over three years to help the island nation become a logistics hub ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan highway opened for traffic after 24 years


March 2nd, 2009 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's northern highway that links Jaffna peninsula to the rest of the island was opened Monday for military traffic after 24 long years, military sources said. Two convoys ... Read more...

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India urges Lanka to evacuate civilians, offers help (Lead)


February 24th, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) India Tuesday urged Sri Lanka to work out "appropriate and credible procedures" to evacuate civilians from the war zone through land and sea routes and said it ... Read more...

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Mumbai on alert after speedboats vanish off its coast


February 22nd, 2009 - 11:14 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Feb 22 (ANI): The Coast Guard and Mumbai police were on alert on Sunday after fishermen reported sighting two unidentified speedboats on Sunday afternoon off the north Mumbai coast, an ... Read more...

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Alert after speedboats vanish off Mumbai coast (Lead)


February 22nd, 2009 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) The Coast Guard and Mumbai Police were on alert after fishermen reported sighting two unidentified speedboats Sunday afternoon off the north Mumbai coast, an official said. Some fishermen saw ... Read more...

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Navy Chief says nukes can be smuggled into India via sea route


February 18th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sureesh Mehta, on Wednesday warned that nuclear weapons could be smuggled into the country in cargo containers via the sea route. Addressing ... Read more...

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‘No standoff between Indian sub, Chinese warship’


February 9th, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Feb 9 (IANS) Reports of a standoff between Chinese warships and an Indian submarine in the Gulf of Aden were false, Chinese media reports said Monday.The online edition of the ... Read more...

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Indian submarine, Chinese ship in standoff near Somalia: Chinese media


February 4th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore/New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) An Indian submarine and two Chinese warships on an anti-piracy mission were recently locked in a tense standoff in the waters off Somalia, Chinese media reports said ... Read more...

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NATO may have to play bigger role in Arctic: official


January 30th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 30 (Xinhua) NATO may have to play a bigger role in the Arctic as the melting of the ice cap would create security and environment challenges, a top official said.NATO ... Read more...

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No slowdown in imports from India to Pakistan


December 24th, 2008 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec. 24 (ANI): Import from India to Pakistan has continued uninterrupted despite rising tension between the two nations after the Mumbai terror attacks last month. A study conducted by The News ... Read more...

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