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Strike was on genuine issues, got people’s support: Mamata


September 21st, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Thursday said people across the country supported the all India shutdown called by the opposition as ... Read more...

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Bengal to make law to punish striking transporters


September 20th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday said it was planning to bring in a stringent law to rein in errant transport operators. Under the law, the operators ... Read more...

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South Korea’s auto production plunges


September 9th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 9 (IANS) South Korea's automobile production plunged 25.9 percent in August from a year earlier due to frequent partial strikes by major automakers, a government report showed Sunday.Auto ... Read more...

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Lufthansa strike cancels 300 flights


September 5th, 2012 - 4:16 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Germany's largest air carrier Lufthansa had to cancel about 300 flights Tuesday as its flight attendants went on strike in the country's major airports, the ... Read more...

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17 killed in Pakistan drone strikes


August 24th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) At least 17 suspected militants were killed Friday in drone strikes launched in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, a media report said.Five drones fired six missiles at ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US divorce on the table, says daily


August 24th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) The relationship between Pakistan and the US has again turned rocky and the divorce option is on the table, a Pakistani daily said Friday."Our relationship with ... Read more...

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Pakistan summons US diplomat to protest drone strikes


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday summoned a senior American diplomat and conveyed its protest over the recent drone strikes in the country's North Waziristan tribal region, the Pakistani ... Read more...

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Drone strike kills five more in Pakistan


August 19th, 2012 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) At least five people were killed in a US drone strike launched early Sunday morning in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan, said media reports.... Read more...

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India beats Sri Lanka by 39 runs in only T20


August 8th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Pallekele, Aug 7 (IANS) India won the Twenty20 cricket match beating Sri Lanka by 39 runs at the Pallekele International Cricket here Tuesday.Asked to bat first, India made 155 for ... Read more...

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11 killed in Pakistan drone strike (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 23 (IANS) At least 11 suspected militants were killed late Monday in a drone strike in Pakistan's northwest tribal region along the border with Afghanistan, a media report ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Coe promises ’safe and secure’ Games


July 21st, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) The Chairman of the London 2012 Olympics, Sebastian Coe, has promised that the Games will be "safe and secure".Speaking on BBC radio, Coe responded to questions ... Read more...

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21 killed in Pakistan drone strikes (Lead)


July 7th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) At least 21 suspected militants were killed Friday night in two drone strikes in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, media reports said.The first drone fired two missiles ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US trying to find solution to drone strikes


July 5th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday said talks are continuing with the US on drone attacks in the country's northwest tribal region in an effort to reach a mutually ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Italy coach Prandelli applauds ‘unique’ Balotelli


June 29th, 2012 - 4:55 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italy coach Cesare Prandelli lauded his striker Mario Balotelli as "excellent" and "unique" after his two goals put Italy in the Euro 2012 final with ... Read more...

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UN concerned over drone attacks in Pakistan


June 19th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) Navanethem Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has expressed concern over the continuing use of armed drones in Pakistan's northwest tribal region as it ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban bans polio vaccination


June 17th, 2012 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 17 (IANS) Taliban militants have banned a polio vaccination programme in Pakistan over US drone attacks.The ban will adversely impact the already deteriorating health condition in North ... Read more...

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Pakistan summons US envoy over drone strikes


June 5th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Pakistan's foreign ministry Tuesday summoned US Charge d'Affaires Richard Hoagland to lodge a formal protest over the series of drone strikes in the country, the ministry ... Read more...

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Vandalism by political parties won’t be tolerated: Mamata


May 31st, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) Warning that "politics of destruction" would not be tolerated, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said her government was considering bringing in a law ... Read more...

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Mamata for rollback of petrol price hike but against strikes


May 31st, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) Stepping up pressure on the Congress-led central government, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Thursday demanded a rollback of the recent ... Read more...

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Internacional’s Fabricio and Datolo deny Flamengo victory


May 27th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 27 (IANS) Second-half wonder goals from Fabricio and Datolo earned Internacional a 3-3 draw against Flamengo in the Brazilian championship here.An Airton strike and Ronaldinho ... Read more...

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Abbottabad operation was unlawful, says Amnesty


May 24th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) The US special operation in Pakistan's Abbottabad town in May last year that killed Osama bin Laden in his hideout appears to have been "unlawful" in ... Read more...

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10 killed in Pakistan drone strike


May 24th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) At least 10 suspected militants were killed Thursday in a US drone strike in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, media reports said.Two missiles were fired by the ... Read more...

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Pune FC win U-20 I-league


May 15th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kalyani (Kolkata), May 15 (IANS) Pune FC kept their winning run intact, registering a 2-0 victory against Shillong Lajong Tuesday to annex the Under-20 I-league football title, the first-ever at ... Read more...

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21 militants killed in US drone strikes in Yemen


May 13th, 2012 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Aden, May 13 (IANS) At least 21 suspected Al Qaeda militants were killed when US drones fired missiles at two convoys and a hideout in Yemen, Xinhua reported.One drone fired ... Read more...

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Pakistan willing to discuss alternatives to drone strikes


May 4th, 2012 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) Pakistan has said it was willing to look at alternatives to the drone attacks by the US, which Islamabad termed "illegal" and "totally unacceptable"."We ... Read more...

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Pakistan daily fears UN sanctions over `strategic assets’


May 3rd, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Any further attempt on Pakistan's part to preserve its "so-called strategic assets" would further isolate the country and might even invite UN sanctions, warned ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda had planned major attacks in Pakistan: CIA


April 27th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Al Qaeda had planned to carry out major attacks in Pakistan, show documents that US Marine commandos took away from the residence of Osama bin Laden, ... Read more...

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10,000 kg of explosives seized in Kabul


April 21st, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 21 (IANS) Afghan security forces have seized 10,000 kg of explosives from five militants, including three Pakistanis, who were planning to carry out multiple strikes in Kabul, an ... Read more...

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Pakistani group slams US reward for Hafiz Saeed


April 4th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 3 (IANS) A Pakistani group Tuesday slammed the $10 million US reward for information leading to the capture of Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the ... Read more...

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US may turn to India if talks with Pakistan fail: Daily


March 31st, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 31 (IANS) If Pakistan does not reopen the NATO supply lines to Afghanistan that were closed after an attack on a border post killed 24 soldiers in November, ... Read more...

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My government opposed to shutdowns and strikes: Banerjee


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Reterating that her government was opposed to the "politics of shutdowns", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said such "disruptive movements" have adversely affected ... Read more...

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UTV strikes Rs.150-crore satellite deals


March 19th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) UTV Motion Pictures, one of the prestigious filmmaking studios, has sold satellite deals worth almost Rs.150 crore for their current releases and upcoming slate of movies."At ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Juventus rout Fiorentina 5-0, close in on Milan


March 18th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 18 (IANS) Juventus moved to within four points of Italian Serie A leaders AC Milan with a comprehensive 5-0 win over 10-man Fiorentina.The visitors went ahead in ... Read more...

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15 killed in two drone strikes in Pakistan (Lead)


March 13th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 13 (IANS) At least 15 suspected militants were killed Tuesday in two drone strikes in Pakistan's northwest tribal region bordering Afghanistan, media reports said.In the first strike, drones ... Read more...

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Eight killed in Pakistan drone strike


March 13th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 13 (IANS) At least eight people were killed Tuesday in a drone strike in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, media reports said.According to Xinhua, most local media reports said ... Read more...

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