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India takes up case of child in foster care in US


September 11th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 11 (IANS) Indian missions in the US have taken up with authorities the case of an Indian couple who have been denied custody of their child after ... Read more...

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Nineteen prisoners attempt group suicide in Russia


August 14th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Nineteen inmates of a correctional facility in Russia's eastern Siberian republic of Yakutia have attempted to commit suicide by cutting their veins, the regional prosecutor's ... Read more...

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Russian law on NGOs intimidates rights activists : US


July 25th, 2012 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US believes Russia's new law on NGOs intimidates human and civil rights activists and undermines democratic developments in the country, according to the US ... Read more...

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New interview-less US visa process for some categories


June 29th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) To draw the maximum number of Indian tourists, the US has introduced a new visa programme for certain categories, which will allow an applicant ... Read more...

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India asks US to avoid SRK-type incidents


April 14th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) After the outrage in India over the detention of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan at a US airport, New Delhi has asked Washington to take ... Read more...

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US House resolution asks Gujarat to restore religious freedom


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) To mark the 10th anniversary of Gujarat communal riots, a Democrat lawmaker has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives urging the state government ... Read more...

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Americans know little about Pakistan: Students


February 1st, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Pakistani students who visited the US under an exchange programme and studied in various institutions there said after returning that Americans know very little about Pakistan.The ... Read more...

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Russia terms US comments about polls ‘unacceptable’


December 7th, 2011 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian foreign ministry has said that comments by senior White House officials about Russian parliamentary elections were "unacceptable".US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said ... Read more...

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Berlusconi named in US human trafficking report


October 31st, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been named in a US government report on human trafficking, over his alleged sexual relationship with an underage Moroccan ... Read more...

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US artists to visit India for smart power diplomacy


October 19th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) As part of America's "smart power diplomacy" initiative, 15 American artists and collaborative artist teams will visit 15 countries including India to engage in people-to-people diplomacy ... Read more...

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Hillary to address US-India higher education summit


October 9th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 9 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will address a US-India Higher Education Summit here Oct 13, with Washington saying it envisions a "robust role" for ... Read more...

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US issues worldwide alert after Al-Awlaki’s killing


October 2nd, 2011 - 8:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Department of State has warned US citizens worldwide about possible retaliation attacks after the death of a radical US-born cleric in Yemen.Anwar al-Awlaki, along ... Read more...

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US court to hear Kamal Nath’s claim to diplomatic immunity


August 20th, 2011 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 20 (IANS) A New York court is set to hear arguments Sep 21 over Indian Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath's claim for diplomatic immunity in a case ... Read more...

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US concerned over Israeli housing construction in West Bank


August 10th, 2011 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US reiterated its concerns over the ongoing Israeli housing construction in the West Bank, the US Department of State said in a statement Tuesday."The ... Read more...

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US, Russia to continue missile defence talks


August 9th, 2011 - 7:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US and Russia will continue talks on the issue of a proposed European missile shield in St. Petersburg (Aug 11-12), the US Department ... Read more...

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US calls on citizens to leave Syria


August 6th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has urged its citizens to leave Syria immediately following violent clashes in the country between government troops and protesters."The US Department of State ... Read more...

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Syria completes draft law on media freedom


July 6th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, July 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A special committee, set up in Syria in late May to draft a law on the country's media, has finished its work, a committee member ... Read more...

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US concerned over Uzbek decision to close rights watchdog


June 15th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has expressed concern over the Uzbek Supreme Court's ruling to close the Human Rights Watch (HRW) office in Uzbekistan."The United States is concerned ... Read more...

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US urges Tbilisi to probe police crackdown on protesters


May 28th, 2011 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has urged the Georgian authorities to launch an investigation into this week's police crackdown on protesters, when several people were killed."As we've said ... Read more...

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US warns Americans against retaliatory violence


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) The US State Department Monday warned Americans travelling and living abroad that there could be anti-American violence as retaliation for the killing of the world's most ... Read more...

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USAID has not put any funding for Pakistan’s HEC on hold: US Embassy


April 7th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 7(ANI): The US Embassy in Islamabad has refuted media reports that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has put its 250-million-dollar project in Pakistan on hold in the ... Read more...

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No comments on Wikileaks: US embassy


March 17th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The US embassy here Thursday refused to comment on the publication of leaked diplomatic cables which allege that MPs were paid off by Congress-led ... Read more...

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US declines to call Libyan crisis ‘Civil War’


March 10th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.10 (ANI): The US Department of State has declined to describe the ongoing crisis in Libya as a civil war, after a key lawmaker used the term to characterize the ongoing ... Read more...

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Boeing offers India significant space cooperation


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Gulshan Luthra New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Boeing has offered to partner with India on manned space missions, including on the very significant "composite cryogenic tanks" for the launch and propulsion ... Read more...

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US issues ‘alert’ for citizens travelling to India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka during World Cup


February 18th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18(ANI): The United States has issued a 'travel alert' for its citizens travelling to or living in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka in the wake of the ICC World Cup ... Read more...

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Indian embassy in US issues advisory for Tri-Valley Varsity students


February 10th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.10 (ANI): The Indian Government has said that its embassy in Washington has taken up the matter of terminating the admission of Indian students at the Tri-Valley University located in Pleasanton, ... Read more...

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Pakistani duo killed by US diplomat were ’spies assigned to tail him’, claims official


February 8th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 8(ANI): The two Pakistani men shot to death by US diplomat Raymond Davis were not armed robbers, as he said, but intelligence agents assigned to tail him, a Pakistani intelligence ... Read more...

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US warns citizens against travelling to Pakistan due to Al-Qaida, Taliban threats


February 3rd, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3(ANI): The United States has warned its citizens against travelling to Pakistan owing to militant threats, saying that terrorists have "disguised themselves as Pakistani security forces personnel to gain ... Read more...

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US travel advisory for citizens on terror-threat countries includes India and Pakistan


February 1st, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 01(ANI): The United States has issued a "Worldwide Caution" for US citizens against travelling to multiple regions, including India and Pakistan.The current information suggests that the Al-Qaida and affiliated ... Read more...

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Sikh group to challenge diplomatic immunity for Kamal Nath


January 27th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) A Sikh community group says it will challenge any effort by the Indian government to get diplomatic immunity for Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath for his ... Read more...

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US’ blacklisting of Pak Taliban ’suicide boss’ Qari Hussain shows he may still be alive


January 22nd, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 22(ANI): The United States' decision to blacklist Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Qari Hussain has cast serious doubts over an earlier claim made by its intelligence sleuths that he ... Read more...

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US blacklists Pak Taliban commander Qari Hussain for “wanton acts of violence”


January 21st, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21(ANI): The United States has designated Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Qari Hussain under its Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and their supporters."This action will help stem the ... Read more...

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50 Pak students meet for Global UGRAD-Pakistan orientation


December 30th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): Fifty students from Pakistan have met in Washington for the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (Global UGRAD-Pakistan) program orientation."The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in coordination ... Read more...

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Hindus and Jews want resignation of Romania minister found guilty of Roma discriminatory remarks


December 1st, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 1 (ANI): Romania's Foreign Minister Teodor Baconschi has been reportedly found guilty of discriminatory remarks about Roma (Gypsy) population by country's anti-discrimination board and now Hindus and Jews want ... Read more...

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“US not in position to have effective impact on K-issue between India-Pak”: US official


November 7th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): A senior US official has ruled out the possibility of US President Barack Obama raising the Kashmir issue with Indian leaders, saying that the United States "is ... Read more...

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