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Pakistan media gives a thumbs up to Krishna’s visit (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Even before the first things were put in fine print and signed, media in Pakistan Saturday gave a thumbs-up to the visit of India's External Affairs ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan acknowledge ‘more needs to be done’


September 7th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Acknowledging that some progress had been made in talks between India and Pakistan, both sides Friday said that "much more needs to be done" in the ... Read more...

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Krishna in Pakistan, will share concerns on terror


September 7th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday arrived here on a three-day visit that will see him hold talks with his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar ... Read more...

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Krishna leaves for Pakistan (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday left for Pakistan on a three-day visit that will see India's concerns on threats of terror emanating from various ... Read more...

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BJP to take coal blocks issue to people


August 28th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) After blocking parliament functioning for entire week, the BJP Tuesday said it will take the coal blocks allocation issue to the people and will ... Read more...

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Pakistan holding 74 Indian defence men since 1971: Ahmed


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Ahead of the talks between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan, the government Thursday said 74 Indian defence personnel, including 54 prisoners of war, ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to simplify caste certification process


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 22 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government has decided to set up a high-powered committee to suggest ways to simplify the caste certification procedure, administration sources said Wednesday.According to sources, ... Read more...

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Odisha, Jharkhand to intensity anti-mineral smuggling drive


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:26 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 (IANS) Odisha and its neighbouring state of Jharkhand have said that they will jointly intensify crackdown against the mineral smuggling across their borders.Speaking to reporters after ... Read more...

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Central team to visit Assam for rehabilitation efforts


August 20th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A central team of officials will pay a three-day visit to Assam from Tuesday to assist the state administration in the rehabilitation of over 2 ... Read more...

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Congress reconstitutes Assam state unit


August 11th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Congress Saturday reconstituted its Assam state committee, making Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and central minister Pawan Singh Ghatowar members besides former central ministers B.K. ... Read more...

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Bangladesh asks India to fast-track land accord, Teesta pact (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) India Tuesday assured Bangladesh that it will ratify the land boundary agreement after forging a consensus as Dhaka agreed to allow New Delhi more ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to boost counter-terror cooperation, border, Teesta


July 24th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Imparting a renewed momentum to bilateral ties, India and Bangladesh Tuesday held talks to bolster counter-terror cooperation and discussed issues ranging from border management ... Read more...

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Rahul could play a role both in party and government, says Congress


July 21st, 2012 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) With Rahul Gandhi having agreed to take a more proactive role, the Congress Friday suggested that the role could be both in the party ... Read more...

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Dalmiya has a challenger in Samar Pal for top CAB post


July 21st, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Seasoned cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya will be up against former association joint-secretary Samar Pal for the president's post in the Cricket Association of Bengal during its ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan explore easy release of straying fishermen


July 12th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) India and Pakistan Thursday explored ideas to provide easy and hassle-free ways of releasing fishermen who stray into either side of the international maritime border.The ... Read more...

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Krishna to meet Khar in Tokyo Sunday


July 7th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Two days after the foreign secretaries level talks, Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will meet his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar in Tokyo Sunday, ... Read more...

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Krishna to visit Pakistan in September


July 5th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Thursday said he hopes to visit Islamabad in the first week of September for official talks and the dates will ... Read more...

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Confirmed that 26/11 controlled from Pakistan: Chidambaram (Second Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The interrogation of Abu Jindal Hamza, an Indian national arrested for the 26/11 strike, has confirmed that the terror attack was being controlled from ... Read more...

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India ups pressure on 26/11 disclosures, discusses Kashmir with Pakistan (Second Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) India Wednesday asserted that the interrogation of 26/11 plotter Abu Jindal Hamza had "confirmed" that the terror attack was controlled from Pakistan even as ... Read more...

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India ups pressure on Pakistan over Jindal, no dossier shared (Roundup)


July 5th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) India Wednesday asserted that the interrogation of 26/11 plotter Abu Jindal Hamza had "confirmed" that the terror attack was controlled from Pakistan, even as ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan begin talks, focus on Abu Jindal


July 4th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Amid new disclosures on 26/11 plotter Abu Jindal's links with Pakistani terrorists and state actors, the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan Wednesday began two-day ... Read more...

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Key panel clears way for home buyers in Noida Extension


June 28th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) There is a positive news for thousands of home buyers in 'Noida Extension' after a key panel Thursday approved the Draft Master Plan for Greater ... Read more...

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PM calls for revival of ‘animal spirit’ in economy


June 27th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday called for revival of "animal spirit" in the economy and directed the officials to take measures to revive sentiments ... Read more...

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India asks Pakistan not to be selective on terror (Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) India Wednesday asked Pakistan to shed its "selective" approach to terror and join hands in eliminating the scourge from the region. The statement comes ... Read more...

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India asks Pakistan to join hands against terror


June 27th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) In the wake of the arrest of an Indian accused in the 26/11 attack and disclosures about his links with Pakistani terrorists, India Wednesday asked ... Read more...

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Panel formed to implement national optic fibre network


June 26th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The government Tuesday formed a coordination committee to give a push to the decision to set up a National Optic Fibre Network (NOFN) to provide ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan foreign secretary talks July 4-5


June 26th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet here July 4-5 but External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to Islamabad has been postponed from late ... Read more...

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Don’t expect big solutions with Pakistan, says Krishna


June 25th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Ahead of the talks between foreign secretaries of the two countries, India Monday said it did not expect "big solutions" to decades-old problems with Pakistan, ... Read more...

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‘No link between Siachen, other issues with Pakistan’


June 16th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, June 16 (IANS) India attaches no link between the progress in talks with Pakistan on reducing military presence in Siachen Glacier and other bilateral matters, ... Read more...

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GAIL to invest Rs.11,000 crore in Uttar Pradesh


June 14th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 13 (IANS) Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) Wednesday informed the Uttar Pradesh government that it proposes to invest around Rs.11,000 crore in the state which would lead ... Read more...

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Northeast states review region’s industrial progress


June 13th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 13 (IANS) The North East Industrial and Investment Policy (NEIIP) group Wednesday began a two-day meet here with central government representatives for a review of the ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan talks on Siachen end


June 12th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 12 (IANS) The two-day talks between Pakistan and India to resolve the dispute over Siachen glacier, the world's highest battlefield, ended Tuesday, a media report said.Pakistan was led ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan top diplomats to meet June 29, visa accord soon (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 6 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday affirmed that the liberalized visa treaty with India will be signed soon as the foreign secretaries of the two countries prepare to meet ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan foreign secretaries to hold talks June 29


June 6th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 6 (IANS) Foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan will hold talks in New Delhi June 29, setting the stage for the crucial visit of External Affairs Minister S.M. ... Read more...

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No delay in liberlising visa regime: Pakistani envoy


June 5th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Pakistani High Commissioner Shahid Malik Tuesday ruled out any delay in signing an agreement on liberalizing the sub-continental visa regime due to the suspension ... Read more...

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