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Railway seeks security to move stranded trains in Assam


July 24th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Indian Railways Tuesday asked the central and Assam governments to providing adequate security in the violence-affected stretch in the state so that ... Read more...

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Why is US paying to make Indian politicians better?


December 21st, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Why amid record-low approval ratings for US lawmakers, US taxpayers have paid $425,642 for a study on how local politicians in India can improve as elected ... Read more...

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India warns US of funds misuse by Pakistan


August 3rd, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) India Wednesday said it has urged the US to devise proper benchmarks to prevent the diversion of funds provided to Pakistan for military build-up targeting ... Read more...

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US panel opposes cutting off aid to Pakistan


July 22nd, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) A US congressional panel has rejected a move to block all kinds of assistance to Pakistan despite existing differences over security issues between the ... Read more...

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India welcomes US suspension of aid to Pakistan


July 11th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India Monday welcomed the US decision to suspend abut $800 million in military aid to Pakistan, but also underlined its commitment to normalise relations with ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu announces freebies, welfare schemes


June 3rd, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 3 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor S.S. Barnala Friday announced a slew of welfare measures, including free laptops, green housing scheme for poor and direct crediting of old age ... Read more...

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Pakistan to provide security, assistance to Mukhtaran Mai


April 22nd, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) The Pakistan government will provide security and assistance to Mukhtaran Mai who was gang-raped in an honour revenge in 2002, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said.The ... Read more...

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US, Pak working on ‘out of the box’ solution to Davis detention standoff


February 20th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 20(ANI): The United States has revived its high-level engagement with Pakistan after keeping it suspended for almost a fortnight over the diplomatic immunity issue of double murder-accused American official ... Read more...

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Stratfor warns of ‘mob fury against Americans’ in Pak if Davis is released from detention


February 18th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18(ANI): There is a "very real possibility" that double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis's release from detention in Lahore can spark mob violence in Pakistan, a US-based Global Intelligence Forecast ... Read more...

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Obama proposes 3.1-bn-dollar US aid to Pak in fiscal year 2012


February 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16(ANI): The Obama administration has proposed a staggering amount of 3.1-billion-dollars, as financial assistance to Pakistan in the 2012 budget, despite its standoff with the Asian nation on double murder-accused ... Read more...

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Biden says US troops could stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014 if asked


January 12th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 12 (ANI): US Vice President Joe Biden has pledged that his country would continue to help Afghanistan beyond the 2014 target, which was set by both countries to have ... Read more...

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Axa Assistance expanding service portfolio in India


November 19th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 19 (IANS) Assistance services company Axa Assistance India is hoping to tie up with public sector non-life insurers to act as their healthcare claims processing agency even as it is ... Read more...

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Pak will launch NWA operation at own discretion, not under external pressure: Qureshi


October 31st, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Multan, Oct 31 (ANI): Pakistan would not give in to any external pressure, and would itself decide on any operation in North Waziristan keeping in view its requirements, resources ... Read more...

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India, Japan express resolve to help for a stable, democratic and terror-free Afghanistan


October 26th, 2010 - 1:04 am ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Oct.25 (ANI): India and Japan on Monday expressed their resolve to assist Afghanistan in becoming a stable, democratic and pluralistic nation that is free of terrorism and extremism.Expressing their ... Read more...

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US releases another 288 mln dollars for Pak as CSF reimbursements


May 27th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 27 (ANI): The United States has released 288 million dollars for Pakistan under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) as reimbursement for the cost incurred in anti-terror operations against the ... Read more...

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The U.S. transfers $288 million to Pakistan, reaffirming commitment to reimburse Pakistan for costs incurred during the War on Terror


May 27th, 2010 - 12:57 am ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) – The U.S. transferred $288 million to the Government of Pakistan on Wednesday, reaffirming the U.S.’s commitment to reimburse Pakistan for some of the costs incurred while conducting ... Read more...

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U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue highlights military equipment delivery


May 12th, 2010 - 3:30 am ICT by BNO News
RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) – The U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue’s bilateral Security Assistance Working Group met in Pakistan on Wednesday, May 5, the U.S. Department of State said Tuesday.The group met in Rawalpindi ... Read more...

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US should end discrimination towards Pak to ink civil nuke deal: Qureshi


May 4th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 4 (ANI): Reiterating the country's long standing demand, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the United States must end its 'discriminatory' behaviour and enter into a civil ... Read more...

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US sends $656 mn to Pakistan for fighting terrorism


May 4th, 2010 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Pakistan Monday received $656 million from the United States under the Coalition Support Fund to reimburse the expense incurred while conducting operations against violent extremism in 2009. The ... Read more...

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US to give Pakistan Army two transport choppers


April 30th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) The US said Friday it will provide two transport helicopters to assist the Pakistan military in its counter-insurgency operations. A US embassy spokesman said the two enhanced-performance ... Read more...

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Suspicious over ‘terror links’ US to send more military personnel to Pak


April 29th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.29 (ANI): The Obama Administration's decision to send 50 more military personnel with four new F-16 combat jets to Pakistan has the latter worried, as it is apprehensive about the ... Read more...

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Obama lauds India’s Afghan role, to monitor Pakistan aid


April 12th, 2010 - 4:25 am ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand and Arun Kumar Washington, April 12 (IANS) Rejecting any disconnect between New Delhi and Washington on regional issues, US President Barack Obama has lauded India's role in the ... Read more...

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US to give Pakistan “smart bombs,” surveillance drones and F-16 fighter jets


April 5th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
By Sahil KapurWashington,Apr.5 (ANI): The United States will supplement its multi-billion dollar aid package to Pakistan with a series of powerful new weapons, including smart bombs, to help Islamabad crackdown on ... Read more...

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US pledges millions in aid to Pakistan, but no n-deal


March 26th, 2010 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 26 (IANS) Praising Pakistan's efforts to combat terrorism, the United States has pledged tens of millions of dollars of aid for roads and power plants, but sidestepped ... Read more...

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Chidambaram describes budget as “a very balanced effort”


February 26th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday described the annual Budget 2010-2011 as "a very balanced effort" marked by a mature assessment of the state of ... Read more...

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US ‘clueless’ about Pak’s demands for India-type civilian N-deal


February 20th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.20 (ANI): While Pakistan has time and again urged the US to enter into a civil nuclear deal with it similar to India, Washington has said it is 'unaware' of any ... Read more...

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Coast Guard to triple force levels to check 26/11-type attacks


January 28th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): The Indian Coast Guard is all set to double its force levels and manpower in the next few years and triple it in the ... Read more...

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Nepal, India agree to tackle terrorism


January 17th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 17 (DPA) Nepal and India Sunday said they have agreed to cooperate closely to tackle the menace of terrorism and extremism as Indian foreign minister S.M. Krishna ended his three-day ... Read more...

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US to focus on Af-Pak border, rules out ground assault in Yemen


January 11th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11(ANI): US head of Central Command, General David Petraeus, has dismissed reports of a possible ground assault in Yemen, saying that American forces will remain focused on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border ... Read more...

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US envoy Patterson denies any intention to seize Pak nuclear arsenal


November 9th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): US Ambassador to Pakistan Anne W Patterson has said the US had no intention of seizing the country's nukes, after media reports suggested that Washington has been ... Read more...

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Obama would ‘certainly’ sign Kerry Lugar Bill: White House


October 10th, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.10 (ANI): Amid all the controversy and apprehensions that President Barack Obama may ask for a review of the Kerry Lugar Bill, the White House has made it clear that ... Read more...

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Kaira admits that strings are attached with the Kerry-Lugar Bill


October 6th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct. 6 (ANI): Pakistan Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira has admitted that the American security aid promised under the Kerry-Lugar Bill has "some strings," but they are in line with government ... Read more...

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US approves tripled aid bill for Pakistan


June 12th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): The US House of Representatives has approved a bill authorizing economic and military aid to Pakistan.The bill will have certain benchmarks, but Senators are still undecided over what ... Read more...

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US House approves Pakistan aid bill


June 12th, 2009 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has approved a bill to provide Pakistan $1.5 billion annually in aid till 2013, a media report said Friday. The House Thursday voted ... Read more...

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US supports Zardari, says Pakistan not a failed state


May 6th, 2009 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 5 (IANS) Asking Pakistan to demonstrate its commitment to defeating Al Qaeda and other militants on its soil, the US has said that it "unambiguously" supports Pakistan ... Read more...

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