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Fake email sends Pakistan PMO into a tizzy


September 4th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 4 (IANS) A fake email sent the Pakistani prime minister's media office into a spin, prompting one official to wonder why the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) was using ... Read more...

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Apex court seeks response to NGO’s missing children action plan plea


August 28th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the governments of states and union territories to file their response to a petition seeking the formulation of a National ... Read more...

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Deeply sorry if an innocent was killed: Chidambaram


July 4th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Following charges that security forces killed 17 Chattisgarh villagers branding them as Maoists last week, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said he was ... Read more...

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Coup story was blown out of proportion: Army chief


May 26th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh Friday said the story that suggested a coup bid on the basis of movement of two key army units ... Read more...

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‘NCTC tantamount to encroaching on state rights’


May 5th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Saturday said the present form of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) was not acceptable and it would be "tantamount ... Read more...

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Ahead of Saturday meet, government softens NCTC stand


May 4th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Hoping for a degree of consensus on the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), the central government has agreed to dilute some of its discretionary ... Read more...

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Taliban strike Kabul, other Afghan targets (Second Lead)


April 15th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul/Washington, April 15 (IANS) The Taliban Sunday launched a coordinated wave of assaults in Kabul and elsewhere in the country, targeting the embassies of the US, Germany and Russia, ... Read more...

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India proposes norms for Indian Ocean anti-piracy patrols


April 13th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) With the Indian Ocean region infested by Somali pirates, India is spearheading an effort to create a naval standard operating procedure (SOP) for the 32 ... Read more...

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Parliamentary panel to query service chiefs, but not on April 20


April 13th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The three armed forces chiefs will be questioned on the gaps in India's military preparedness but not on April 20 as has been reported in ... Read more...

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Service chiefs to depose before parliamentary panel


April 9th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Taking serious note of the gaps in defence preparedness, a parliamentary panel Monday summoned the three armed forces chiefs to depose before it April 19-20 ... Read more...

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Army chief calls coup report ‘absolutely stupid’


April 5th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 5 (IANS) Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh Thursday dismissed as "absolutely stupid" a report that suggested a coup bid on the basis of movement of two ... Read more...

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Army ‘coup’ report fizzles out, government terms it ‘alarmist’ (Roundup)


April 4th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Visakhapatnam, April 4 (IANS) The stir caused by a media report Wednesday morning about an attempted "military coup" in January turned into a whimper by the evening after ... Read more...

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Ridiculous, irresponsible, say ex-chiefs of report


April 4th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) "Ridiculous," "irresponsible", "contemptible" and "mischief" were the common refrain of several former armed forces chiefs, senior officials and strategic analysts on the sensational media ... Read more...

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PM, Antony rubbish report on army movement as baseless (Lead)


April 4th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Visakhapatnam, April 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday called a media report on two key army units moving closer to the capital in January without prior notice ... Read more...

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No doubt about armed forces’ patriotism: Antony


April 4th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Visakhapatnam, April 4 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday said he did not doubt the patriotism of the armed forces and that the reported movement of two army units towards ... Read more...

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PM calls report on suspicious army movement ‘alarmist’


April 4th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said the media report on two key army units being moved suspiciously closer to the capital from their bases ... Read more...

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Report on suspicious army movement baseless: Government


April 4th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Visakhapatnam, April 4 (IANS) The Indian government Wednesday denied as "baseless and incorrect" a media report that in January two key army units had suspiciously moved closer to the capital ... Read more...

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IAF Mirage jet crashes, fleet grounded temporarily (Third Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) A Mirage-2000 combat jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Rajasthan Monday but the two pilots safely bailed out. As a result, the ... Read more...

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Baramulla tense over youth’s killing, probe ordered (Roundup)


February 11th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 11 (IANS) Tension persisted in Kashmir's Baramulla district Saturday following the death of a 25-year-old youth in a firing incident late Friday. His family and villagers finally agreed ... Read more...

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Youth’s death in firing triggers tension in Kashmir (Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 11 (IANS) The death of a 25-year-old youth in north Kashmir's Baramulla district in a firing incident late Friday evening has triggered tensions in the area. Chief Minister ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh sign trade pact, pledge to fight terror


July 7th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 7 (IANS) Ahead of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Bangladesh, the two countries Thursday signed two pacts aimed at boosting investment and enhancing Bangladeshi exports, ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh ink two agreements


July 7th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 7 (IANS) India and Bangladesh Thursday signed two agreements - one on investment and the other on transit.The agreements are the 'Exchange of instruments of ratification of the ... Read more...

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Indian warships to begin evacuating Indians from Libya next week


March 3rd, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Two Indian warships sailing to Libya to evacuate Indians stranded by the massive protests against the Muammar Gaddafi regime will reach Alexandria in neighbouring ... Read more...

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Jet Airways aborts flight after smoke in tyre


February 17th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 17 (IANS) A Chennai-bound Jet Airways flight from here was aborted when smoke was noticed from one of its tyres just before take-off. All the 48 passengers aboard were safe, ... Read more...

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Kashmir civilian killed, murder case against army men (Lead)


February 5th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 5 (IANS) A civilian was shot dead in an army ambush, in the first such killing in Jammu and Kashmir this year. Police swiftly registered a murder case against the ... Read more...

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US to investigate Tri-Valley Varsity scam


February 1st, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Priscilla HuffWashington, Feb.1 (ANI): The United States is taking very seriously a civilian case filed against Tri-Valley University of Pleasanton, California.In a court filing, the university, and its founder, Susan Su, ... Read more...

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Kashmir situation improved due to government efforts: PM


February 1st, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, which witnessed violent protests last year, had improved vastly in the last four months ... Read more...

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Interactive window-shopping could soon be a reality


January 15th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Interactive window shopping has been tested only in lab simulations till now, but experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) in Berlin, Germany, are ... Read more...

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Gibson surrendered multiple weapons after domestic violence claim


November 13th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Mel Gibson surrendered multiple weapons to LAPD after Oksana Grigorieva accused him of domestic violence.Information about the weapons is provided in an LAPD document called 'Receipt of ... Read more...

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Malaysian woman with New Delhi superbug never travelled overseas


October 27th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 27 (ANI): A Malaysian woman has been detected with a superbug, which is resistant to antibiotics.The 24-year-old has been detected with NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-lactamase-1), although she has never ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Observers say Karzai-Taliban peace talks ‘mostly hype’


October 25th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 25 (ANI): Observers of the evolving situation in war-torn Afghanistan have said the recent moves by the U.S.-led NATO coalition force to facilitate peace talks between a council appointed ... Read more...

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Pak bound to provide security to NATO supplies enroute to Afghanistan: US Embassy


October 6th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 6 (ANI): Rejecting the Islamabad Police's claim that they were not responsible for providing security to the trucks and trailers carrying supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan within the jurisdiction ... Read more...

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Azad killing: Andhra police chief rules out judicial probe


August 29th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 29 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh Police Sunday said there was no need for a judicial probe into the killing of top Maoist leader Azad in a gunfight but promised ... Read more...

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Accelerate work at Games Village: CGF chief Fennell


August 19th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) president Mike Fennell feels that work at the Commonwealth Games Village needs to be accelerated so that it can be completed by the ... Read more...

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Maoists may soon realise that India is not a soft state (Comment)


July 3rd, 2010 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli Knowingly or otherwise, the Maoists are engaged in a dangerous game which can ultimately prove disastrous for them. It is clear that their present tactics involve attacking the police and ... Read more...

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