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Antony focuses on fishermen’s role in intelligence gathering


September 20th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday exhorted the Coast Guard to develop fishermen living along the sea borders as the "eyes and ears" for intelligence gathering ... Read more...

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Arab Spring’s turbulent wake confronts US


September 14th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The assassination of the US ambassador to Libya and attacks on US embassies in Egypt and Yemen have stunned Washington, forcing it to urgently ... Read more...

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Special anti-terror Act extended in Tripura


September 8th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 8 (IANS) The Tripura government has extended for another six months the operation of a stringent law that gives sweeping powers to para-military troopers deployed in disturbed areas ... Read more...

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Will guerrilla influx offset Kashmir’s peace dividends? (Kashmir Newsletter)


September 7th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 7 (IANS) Infiltration from across the Line of Control into the Kashmir Valley has increased since August, but intelligence officials assert that the numbers are not large enough ... Read more...

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Online rumours on Assam riots terror handiwork: Shinde (Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Thursday said the communal colour given to the recent ethnic violence in Assam was "unfortunate" and noted that the "motivated" online ... Read more...

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UN to pull staff out of Afghan provinces


August 31st, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN assistance mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) will withdraw its representations in several provinces, reported the Afghan Pajhwok news agency citing UNAMA chief Jan ... Read more...

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Centre reviews situation in Assam


August 28th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The central government Monday reviewed the security situation in Assam and took stock of relief and rehabilitation measures for those affected by the clashes between ... Read more...

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New Cold War may break out between US, China, warns daily


August 24th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) The Cold War mentality hasn't disappeared, a state-run Chinese daily said Friday, and warned of "real worries that a new Cold War may break out between ... Read more...

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Can’t rule out more border tunnels: Home secretary


August 24th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 24 (IANS) The presence of more tunnels along the International Border (IB) with Pakistan cannot be ruled out, Home Secretary R.K. Singh said Friday after arriving in Jammu ... Read more...

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Patil reviews Maharashtra security


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) An alert was sounded in Maharashtra and Home Minister R.R. Patil at a meeting here Wednesday reviewed the security in the state in the wake of ... 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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Two tourists killed in Kashmir grenade attack (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 28 (IANS) Two women tourists from Maharashtra were killed and six others were injured in a grenade attack in Kashmir Saturday, police said."Two tourists were killed and six ... Read more...

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Two tourists killed in Kashmir grenade attack


July 28th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 28 (IANS) Two tourists were killed and four others were injured in a separatist attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district Saturday."Militants tossed a hand grenade at a ... Read more...

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Antony in Jammu and Kashmir to review security


July 28th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday arrived in Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit to review the security situation in the border state.Indian Army chief ... Read more...

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UN extends Iraq mission mandate


July 26th, 2012 - 7:24 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council(UNSC) has extended the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) by one year.UNAMI, a political mission, was established ... Read more...

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9,000 Syrian refugees reach Iraq


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 22 (IANS)Iraq's Kurdish region has received up to 9,000 Syrian refugees looking to flee their homeland following ongoing violence, Xinhua quoted a Kurdish official as saying."The camps, which ... Read more...

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Eto’o asks UEFA to reconsider Anzhi ban


July 16th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto'o has urged UEFA to reconsider the ban it placed on the club to hold Europa League matches in Dagestan.Eto'o argued ... Read more...

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Colombia to deploy 5,000 soldiers to protect pipeline


July 12th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 12 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's government plans to deploy 5,000 soldiers to protect the Bicentennial Pipeline, a 960 km conduit currently under construction.Mines and Energy Minister Mauricio Cardenas made the ... Read more...

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Afghanistan minister shores up investor confidence


June 28th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) In an attempt to dispel fears over security, Afghanistan Thursday said investors would not only be rewarded with significant returns but also play an important ... Read more...

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US praises India’s ‘huge role’ in Afghanistan


June 19th, 2012 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) In the face of reported Taliban praise for India for standing up to the United States over the situation in the war-torn Afghanistan, the US ... Read more...

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Army chief calls on Omar Abdullah in Srinagar


June 16th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) Indian Army chief, General Bikram Singh Saturday called on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in Srinagar.An official statement issued here said, "Various matters relating ... Read more...

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Indian army chief visits J&K;


June 15th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 15 (IANS) Indian Army chief Gen. Bikram Singh Friday visited the headquarters of the Northern Command at Udhampur, an official said.This is Gen. Singh's first visit to Jammu ... Read more...

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Army chief visiting Jammu and Kashmir Friday


June 14th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 14 (IANS) Army chief Gen Bikram Singh will be in Jammu and Kashmir Friday to review the overall security situation, his first visit to any state after assuming ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to sign extradition treaty soon: Envoy (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 6 (IANS) India and Bangladesh are expected to sign an extradition treaty in the near future, India's High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pankaj Saran said here Wednesday."If New Delhi ... Read more...

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Asia-Pacific issues should be settled bilaterally: Antony (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) All disputes in the Asia-Pacific region should be settled bilaterally under international law, India asserted Wednesday as it emphasized the need to strengthen the ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to sign extradition treaty soon: Envoy


June 6th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 6 (IANS) India and Bangladesh are expected to sign an extradition treaty in the near future, India's High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pankaj Saran said here Wednesday."If New Delhi ... Read more...

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India, Britain discuss visa issue, Afghanistan


June 1st, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) India Friday pressed Britain for easing the visa regime for businessmen and students to boost investment and discussed the volatile situation in Afghanistan.Foreign Secretary Rajan ... Read more...

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Antony triples service chiefs’ financial powers (With Image)


May 28th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) With criticism mounting over delays in defence acquisitions, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday hiked the financial powers of the three armed forces headquarters to ... Read more...

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Human rights violated across former Soviet Union: Amnesty


May 24th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Human rights violations -- including harassment to journalists for exposing abuses -- are still widespread across countries of the former Soviet Union, rights group Amnesty International ... Read more...

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Maoism continues to be major problem: PM


May 22nd, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday described Maoism as continuing to be "a major problem" and sought cooperation from the states in tackling the ... Read more...

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Mission in Paris at full security alert, says India


May 18th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) India Friday said its mission in Paris has been fully alert to security issues in consultation with the local authorities. Reports from the French ... Read more...

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Bulgarian envoy to Yemen escapes abduction attempt


May 14th, 2012 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 14 (IANS) Bulgarian ambassador in Yemen Boris Genadiev Borisov had a miraculous escape when armed men intercepted his car and tried to kidnap him at gunpoint in Yemeni ... Read more...

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Security concerns over Pakistan exaggerated: Gilani


May 12th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Friday asked British investors to focus on Pakistan and not to be overly concerned about the "exaggerated perception" about security ... Read more...

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India natural leader of Indian Ocean region: Antony


May 8th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India Tuesday positioned itself as a natural leader of the Indian Ocean region in view of its strategic location and operational capability, even as its ... Read more...

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After India fires missile, China calls for n-security


April 20th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 20 (IANS) China has called on the international community to work together in promoting international nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear disarmament and nuclear security.The statement came Thursday, a day ... Read more...

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