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For first time, Myanmar state media reports Suu Kyi’s US trip


September 21st, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 21 (IANS) Myanmar state media Friday reported news about opposition leader and parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi's trip to the US for the first time, a rare move ... Read more...

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Nikki slams Obama as Romney clinches nomination


August 29th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) South Carolina's Indian American Governor Nikki Haley has slammed President Barack Obama, painting his administration as an obstructing force that hinders American businesses as Mitt ... Read more...

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Israel among top arms exporters in world: Report


August 29th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Aug 28 (IANS) Israel is one of the top exporters of weapons, with sales worth $12.9 billion between 2004 and 2011, according to a newly-released American report examining ... Read more...

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‘Deteriorating eurozone crisis may slow Chinese economy’


August 25th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Aug 25 (IANS) A further deterioration in the eurozone debt crisis could slow China's economic growth, a team of economists said in a report. The economists from the National ... Read more...

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US community groups seek hate crime hearings


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) A diverse group of over 150 organisations led by the Sikh Coalition has asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to conduct hearings on hate crimes and the ... Read more...

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US federal government has $69.6 bn deficit


August 11th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) The US federal government registered a budget deficit of about $69.6 billion in July, bringing the total budget gap for the first 10 months of this ... Read more...

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‘Their tears would make an ocean overflow’


August 8th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Oak Creek (Wisconsin), Aug 8 (IANS) "Struck by calm & composure of victim families. No trace of rancour. But their tears would fill an ocean, make it overflow."So tweeted India's ... Read more...

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Gurdwara shooting victims remembered at vigils


August 8th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Six Sikh worshippers who fell to a gunman's bullets at a Wisconsin gurdwara are being remembered across the nation with a series of vigils from coast ... Read more...

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India in touch with US over gurudwara killing (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) India has termed as "shocking" and "deplorable" the shooting in a gurudwara in Wisconsin Sunday in which six people were killed and said it ... Read more...

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India in touch with US over gurdwara shooting


August 6th, 2012 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) India got in touch with US authorities and Sikh community groups started emergency response to Sunday's shooting attack on a Wisconsin gurdwara as messages of ... Read more...

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US Congress wants to keep Myanmar import ban


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) The US Congress Thursday voted to extend a ban on imports from Myanmar by one year despite recent easing of other sanctions against the country.The ... Read more...

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US Congress passes new sanctions against Iran


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) The US Congress has passed additional sanctions seeking to further stifle Iran's oil exports, just a day after President Barack Obama announced new measures to ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda’s Bangladeshi supporter admits plot to attack Pentagon


July 21st, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) A 26-year-old US citizen of Bangladeshi descent, who defines himself as an Al Qaeda supporter, has pleaded guilty to plotting an attack on the Pentagon and ... Read more...

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US federal deficit narrows


July 13th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) The US federal government registered a budget deficit of about $59.7 billion in June, sharply lower than the previous month, the US treasury department reported. The ... Read more...

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Russian Wikipedia protests censorship plans


July 10th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian version of Wikipedia, the world's largest free online encyclopaedia, temporarily suspended work Tuesday protesting a bill that proposes a unified digital blacklist of ... Read more...

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Today is Flag Day


June 14th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today June 14th is Flag Day in the US, celebrating the date in 1777 when the Second Continental Congress adopted the “Stars and Stripes” flag. In ... Read more...

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Obama denies allegations over White House leaks


June 9th, 2012 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has strongly denied the charges by political rivals that the White House purposely leaked classified information for political gains in the ... Read more...

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US to give $680 mn for Israel’s anti-missile system


May 14th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, May 14 (IANS) The US is expected to announce the allocation of $680 million for Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile defence system, a media report said.Citing the Israel Hayom ... Read more...

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Obama cites Dalip Singh Saund to laud Asian contribution


May 9th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) Citing the example of Dalip Singh Saund, the first Indian American elected to the US Congress, President Barack Obama has lauded the contribution of the ... Read more...

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‘Indian-Americans working as change agents’ (Diaspora Feature, With Images)


May 6th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Reshma Saujani, the first Indian-American woman to run for the US Congress, now as a change agent wants to create opportunities for immigrants who have made ... Read more...

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9/11 attack mastermind on trial in Guantanamo


May 6th, 2012 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind behind the 9/11 terror attack, and four other suspects Saturday appeared at a US military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay.The arraignment ... Read more...

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US lawmaker praises India’s role in Afghanistan


April 19th, 2012 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) A key US lawmaker has welcomed India's positive contribution to Afghanistan's reconstruction saying US-India partnership has an important role in contributing to the war torn nation's ... 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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China urges US to stop meddling on Tibet


March 29th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) China has urged the US to stop meddling in its internal affairs through the Tibet issue."We are resolutely opposed to it," the China Daily quoted Foreign ... Read more...

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Congress withdraws, Trinamool candidates elected unopposed to RS (Lead)


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Unwilling to antagonise alliance partner Trinamool Congress, whose chief apparently put pressure on its central leaders, the Congress Thursday got its Rajya Sabha candidate ... Read more...

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Hispanic community important partner for India-US ties: Ambassador


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) India's Ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao has described the Hispanic community in the US as an important partner as India's relations with Washington become increasingly ... Read more...

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India, China not spared from US sanctions on Iran oil


March 21st, 2012 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) The United States has not included India and China in a list of 11 nations that would be spared financial sanctions as they have significantly ... Read more...

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Sonia goes abroad for ‘routine check-up’, to return in 4-5 days (Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi has gone abroad for a "routine checkup" and is expected to return in four-five days, a senior party leader said ... Read more...

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Sonia goes abroad for ‘routine checkup’


February 28th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi has gone abroad for a "routine checkup" and is expected to return in four-five days, a senior party leader said ... Read more...

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Mail containing suspicious powder sent to US Congress


February 23rd, 2012 - 6:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Two officials of the US Congress have received letters that contained a "suspicious powdery substance", following which officials sent out a warning cautioning other staffers to ... Read more...

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Balochistan resolution could dent ties with US: Pakistan


February 21st, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) A US resolution on Balochistan could worsen ties between Washington and Islamabad, said Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.Khar Monday said in London that Balochistan was Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Pakistan summons US envoy over Balochistan resolution


February 21st, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Pakistan Monday summoned US Ambassador Richard Hoagland to lodge a protest over a US Congress resolution on the people of Balochistan's right to self-determination."Ambassador Hoagland was ... Read more...

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Pakistan slams US bill on Balochistan


February 18th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday condemned a bill submitted to the US House of Representatives in support of the "right of self-determination" of ... Read more...

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US Congress extends tax cut, jobless benefits


February 18th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS/EFE) The US Congress approved Friday a 10-month extension of the payroll tax cut and federal unemployment benefits.The bipartisan measure, which passed the House of Representatives ... Read more...

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Terror suspect held near US Capitol: FBI


February 18th, 2012 - 7:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) A terror suspect has been arrested near the US Capitol as part of an anti-terrorism investigation, the FBI said in a statement.The suspect ... Read more...

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