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US on alert as protests over anti-Islam video spread (Lead)


September 14th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) As protestors took to the streets in at least 12 nations over an anti-Islam video, US missions across the Middle East kept security forces at the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Haqqani network a terrorist group: US


September 8th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has formally designated the Pakistan-based Haqqani network, a Taliban-affiliated militant group held responsible for the 2008 Indian embassy bombing ... Read more...

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Sonia visits Jaipur areas devastated by heavy rains


August 30th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 30 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi arrived here Thursday and met people who were affected by heavy rains and are living in relief camps, officials ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Army called to help Jaipur, Rajasthan battles floods


August 24th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, August 24 (IANS) The army was Friday roped in to pump out water from several residential areas of this Rajasthan capital city still inundated after heavy rain, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Toll rises to 27 in Rajasthan rains


August 24th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 23 (IANS) The toll in Rajasthan due to rains rose to 27 with four more deaths reported in Sikar district Thursday, officials said.Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot appealed ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

10 die in Jaipur of rain-triggered disasters (Lead)


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 22 (IANS) Rains continued to create havoc as the death toll rose to eight in this Rajasthan capital in incidents of wall collapses and electrocution, an official ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Eight arrested for stripping, beating eloping couple


July 24th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 23 (IANS) Eight people of a village caste council in Rajasthan's Udaipur district were arrested Monday, a day after they publicly beat and stripped a married woman and ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

NATO endorses Obama’s exit plan from Afghanistan


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 22 (IANS) NATO leaders have endorsed President Barack Obama's plan for the withdrawal of the US-led international military force from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Kabul pact: Pakistan’s India discomfort makes it hard, says US (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Terrorist safe havens in Pakistan pose a tough challenge, a Pentagon report said as an American official admitted that a strategic partnership agreement with Afghanistan ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistan’s discomfort with India makes Afghan accord hard: US


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) As President Barack Obama signed a strategic partnership agreement with Afghanistan, a senior official admitted it may be "hard" to work due to Pakistan's discomfort ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Supreme Court stays Sanjiv Bhatt’s trial (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday stayed the trial of Gujarat police officer Sanjiv Bhatt, facing charges of pressurising his official driver to make a false ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Obama proposes minimum tax on foreign profits


February 23rd, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) In a bid to discourage American multinational companies from moving their assets abroad and parking their profits there, the Obama administration has proposed a new ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US sees India, China in constructive role in Afghanistan


November 1st, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) As the United States begins to draw down from Afghanistan, it expects both India and China to play constructive roles in the region, according to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Al Qaeda operations chief killed in Pakistan


September 16th, 2011 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) In what the US officials called a "blow" to the core of Al Qaeda, Abu Hafs al-Shari, identified as the terrorist network's chief of operations ... Read more...

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Five killed in armed clash in Rajasthan


September 15th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 14 (IANS) Tension gripped Rajasthan's Bharatpur district Wednesday after at least five people were killed in an armed clash that also left 10 injured, mostly with gunshot wounds, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

US intercepts 9/11 threat from Al Qaeda operative


September 10th, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Amid reports that American spy networks have intercepted communications from an Al Qaeda operative in Pakistan indicating plans for a terrorist strike in New York ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US reports ‘credible but unconfirmed’ anniversary threat


September 9th, 2011 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) US counter-terrorism officials are assessing "specific, credible but unconfirmed" information about a threat of an attack in New York City or Washington using a car or ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US loses AAA credit rating, terms it ‘a facts-be-damned decision’ (Lead)


August 6th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Sending shock waves through America, credit rating agency Standard & Poor's has downgraded its top notch credit rating, stripping the world's largest economy of its prized ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US calls S&P; downgrade ‘a facts-be-damned decision’


August 6th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) As Standard & Poor's move to downgrade the credit rating of the US sent shock waves through America, Obama administration officials called it "a facts-be-damned decision," ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Clinton to be first US secretary of state to visit Chennai


July 9th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is leading a high-level delegation to New Delhi for the second round of strategic dialogue July 19, will also ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chandigarh listing heritage to prevent smuggling


June 28th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) Heritage items dumped in dusty cobwebbed heaps in government offices in this union territory are now being carefully cleaned, numbered and restored. The reason: the administration ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Osama wanted to change Al Qaeda’s name


June 24th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden wanted to change the name of the organisation because the West was winning the public relations fight, a media report ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama was ready for military confrontation with Pakistan: NYT


May 10th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) US President Obama was willing to risk a military confrontation with Pakistan in order to capture or kill Osama bin Laden, the New York Times reported ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama kept Pakistan in dark about Osama attack (Lead)


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) US President Barack Obama chose to keep Pakistan in the dark about the operation to attack and kill Osama bin Laden, the New York Times ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Tracking of couriers provided tip to Osama’s Pak location


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): An exhaustive streak of intelligence gathering and high-level meetings notwithstanding, it was a tip received in August last year convinced the American establishment that they had what ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Peepli Live from Punjab village


April 17th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Nagla (Punjab), April 17 (IANS) Perched 30 feet above ground on a eucalyptus tree, Avtar Singh Nagla, a politician from Punjab, chews on roasted nuts as a battery of media ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obama authorizes covert operations in Libya


March 31st, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 31 (ANI): President Obama has signed a secret presidential finding authorizing covert operations in Libya.A U.S. official told Fox News that plans are afoot to establish a framework of legal ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama seeks pragmatic approach towards Middle East crisis


March 11th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has called for a pragmatic approach towards dealing with the current unrest in the Middle East.Obama's National Security Adviser, Thomas E. Donilon, deflected ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama orders resumption of Guantanamo trials


March 8th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) Reversing his own orders, US President Barack Obama has cleared the way for resumption of trials by military commissions to prosecute alleged terrorists held at ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US turns down Pak Govt’s offer to trade terror-suspect Aafia for CIA contractor Davis


March 1st, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1(ANI): The Pakistan Government offered to trade double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis with Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui, who is suspected by US intelligence to be an al Qaeda operative ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Washington’s calm response to Gaddafi’s action guided by fears over safety of Americans in Libya


February 28th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): The Obama administration's calm and diplomatic response towards the massive unrest in Libya, which had left even its reliable supporters stunned, was due to the warnings given by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Egyptian VP, top military leaders planning ‘graceful exit’ for Mubarak


February 5th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 5(ANI): Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman along with other top military leaders are reportedly discussing steps to limit President Hosni Mubarak's decision-making authority and possibly remove him from the presidential ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rebuffed U.S. turns to Egypt military in the crisis


February 3rd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.3 (ANI): The Obama administration has stepped up its contacts with the Egyptian military to try to exert influence over events rocking a key ally.With lines of communication between Washington and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Four killed in Peshawar suicide blast


January 31st, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jan 31(ANI): At least four people, including a police officer, were killed and many others injured in a suicide attack in Peshawar on Monday.According to reports, a suicide bomber exploded his ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Eventual solution’ to terrorism lies with Pakistan, says US


January 14th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) The United States will continue to engage with Islamabad as it looks at Pakistan as part of the "eventual solution" to the problem of terrorism ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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