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Centre must decide on Telangana soon: Andhra Pradesh CM (Interview)

August 22nd, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kondruprolu (Andhra Pradesh), Aug 22 (IANS) The union government must take a call soon on the issue of statehood for the Telangana region, says Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. ... Read more...

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Easier visas a new era in Pakistan, India ties: Daily

October 16th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 16 (IANS) India and Pakistan's decision to have a liberalised visa regime signals a new era in their ties, said a Pakistani daily Sunday.An editorial in the News ... Read more...

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US AfPak envoy backs Indian investment in Afghanistan, strategic pact

October 12th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Terming India's strategic pact with Afghanistan as a "positive development," US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman Wednesday backed greater Indian private ... Read more...

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Kashmir, Bengal, love and loss in the pile (IANS Books This Week)

July 21st, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The book shelf this week is a blend of drama and realisations - facts mingled with fictions.1. "A Tangled Web: Jammu & Kashmir"; Edited by ... Read more...

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If Syria collapses, a doomsday scenario awaits Middle East: Experts

May 2nd, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Beirut, May 2 (ANI): The potential collapse of the Syrian regime could wreak havoc of a very different kind in the Middle East.There is a view that the fall of the Bashar ... Read more...

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Security forces on high alert ahead of Bengal polls

March 17th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, March 17 (IANS) Random checks of vehicles and frisking pedestrians in border areas are amongst the measures being taken as security forces in West Bengal go on high alert ... Read more...

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Kayani lauds Pak Air Force role in counterterrorism operations

March 11th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 11(ANI): Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has lauded the role of the country's air force in the war against terrorists, who he said have "disrupted peace and ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

UK not ‘ashamed’ of selling weapons to Middle East: Cameron

February 23rd, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has defended his position over the sale of weapons to Middle East, saying that the UK has 'nothing to be ashamed of' ... Read more...

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Egypt crisis continues; Is Mubarak headed for clinic? (Lead)

February 8th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Washington/Hamburg, Feb 8 (IANS) The US said Egypt faces a "bumpy" process in its transition to a multi-party democracy as determined Egyptians continued with their protests for the 15th day against Hosni ... Read more...

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Egyptian protestors criticise US for not condemning Mubarak

January 30th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): In the wake of the current unrest in the country, Egyptian protestors have criticised the US for supporting President Hosni Mubarak, insisting that the people of the country ... Read more...

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North, South Korea on brink of war: Russian diplomat warns

September 24th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Sept.24 (ANI): A senior Russian diplomat has warned that North and South Korea are on the brink of war, and called on both to exercise restraint and sit down for talks. ... Read more...

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Nine killed in Afghan helicopter crash (Lead)

September 21st, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 21 (DPA) Nine members of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed Tuesday when their helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan, the ISAF said. Another ISAF soldier, a member of ... Read more...

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Up to 40 killed in Afghan wedding blast (Lead)

June 10th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Kandahar, June 10 (DPA) Up to 40 people were killed and more than 70 injured in a "massive bomb" attack on a wedding party in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, officials ... Read more...

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British soldiers, policeman killed in Afghanistan

June 5th, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kandahar, June 5 (DPA) A blast killed one police officer and injured 15 other people Saturday in southern Afghanistan, where two NATO-led British soldiers had also been killed in an earlier ... Read more...

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Wiping off militants from North Waziristan ‘hard nut to crack’: Experts

May 24th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, May 24 (ANI): The United States has been pestering Pakistan to launch a military offensive in the terror hot bed North Wazirstan, and Islamabad too has agreed that it would ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Soldier killed, security guards injured in Afghanistan

May 16th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 16 (DPA) A NATO soldier was killed in combat in southern Afghanistan and four private security guards were injured in an ambush on their convoy, officials said Sunday The International ... Read more...

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Pak Army between ‘devil and deep sea’ over US pressure to move into N.Waziristan

May 11th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Not only the civilian leadership, but the Pakistan Army too is facing the heat, as it is being pressed upon by the United States to extend its ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US asks Pak to move quickly against militants in North Waziristan

May 9th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 9 (ANI): The United States is piling up immense pressure on Pakistan to take on the militants having terror training camps in the country's ungoverned north western region, ... Read more...

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India has pricing, security concerns over Iran pipeline: Krishna

March 18th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) A day after Iran and Pakistan sealed pacts to launch a long-discussed gas pipeline, India Thursday said it was in touch with Tehran to resolve issues relating ... Read more...

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Nabbing Baradar could alter Pak’s calculus, deal blow to Afghan Taliban: NYT

February 19th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.19 (ANI): The capture of Afghan Taliban deputy chief Mullah Baradar in Karachi could not only alter Pakistan's calculus about the volatile region, but also deal a blow to the ... Read more...

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Five NATO troops killed in Afghanistan (Lead)

February 14th, 2010 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Kandahar, Feb 13 (DPA) Two NATO and three US soldiers were killed in separate attacks Saturday in southern Afghanistan, the same day thousands of US, British and Afghan forces began their ... Read more...

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Anil Kapoor: From ‘One Two ka Four’ to ‘24′

January 19th, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
By Mayank Chhaya Chicago, Jan 19 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor has made an assured and credible debut on US television with a two-hour season premier of the hugely popular drama series "24".Playing ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Pakistan Army storms Taliban stronghold, kill 30 militants

November 4th, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) Pakistani security forces have stormed a Taliban stronghold in South Waziristan killing at least 30 militants, as a fierce battle rages in the volatile region bordering Afghanistan, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Hollywood film about Russia-Georgia war being shot

October 19th, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow/Tbilisi, Oct 19 (DPA) Hollywood actor Andy Garcia was in Tbilisi preparing to star in a film about last year's war between Russia and Georgia, media reports said Monday. Garcia is to play ... Read more...

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US House puts tough ‘no terror’ conditions on Pakistan aid

October 1st, 2009 - 7:44 am ICT by IANS
By Arun KumarWashington, Oct 1 (IANS) The US Congress has passed a bill to triple non-military aid to Pakistan to $7.5 billion in the next five years, but with stringent conditions ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

16 rebels, five soldiers killed in Yemen clashes

August 15th, 2009 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a (Yemen), Aug 14 (DPA) At least 16 Shia rebels and five army soldiers were killed in fierce clashes in northern Yemen Friday as the army continued operations against rebel strongholds for ... Read more...

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No nation has suffered more from terrorism than India: Kerry

July 8th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): The United States has said that India has been the biggest sufferer of terrorism, and that it sincerely wants to help New Delhi overcome the crises and stabilize ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Sectarian clashes in Pakistan’s tribal region kill 33

June 28th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 28 (DPA) A fresh wave of sectarian clashes fuelled by Islamist militancy in Pakistan's troubled north-western region near Afghanistan killed at least 33 people over the weekend, a media ... Read more...

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US House links aid to Pakistan with fight against terrorism (Lead)

June 12th, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 12 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has passed a bill proposing to triple US non-military aid to Pakistan to $1.5 billion a year but linking military assistance ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Taliban tightens grip in Swat as Pak Army continies to worry about India

May 5th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 5 (ANI): The Taliban is tightening its grip in the Swat region and continues to resist the Pakistan military's efforts to dislodge them from Buner because of the latter's ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

West Bengal, Bihar, Assam police coordinating for polls

April 23rd, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), April 23 (IANS) Police forces of West Bengal, Bihar and Assam are working in coordination to foil any militant strikes in the volatile region during the ongoing Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Pak caught between devil and deep sea over tackling terror in FATA

April 14th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.14 (ANI): Pakistan, it seems, is caught between the devil and deep sea in its commitments to the US-led war on terror in its lawless areas.The options before it are ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

No breakthrough in talks between state poll panel, Lalgarh tribals

April 12th, 2009 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) A meeting between the Election Commission officials and a top tribal leader Sunday on conducting Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal's troubled Lalgarh region ended without any ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kerry vows to increase economic aid to Pakistan

March 27th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 27 (ANI): In a bid to strengthen Pakistan's civilian government, the chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee John Kerry has vowed to increase economic aid to Pakistan. ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Bomb blast in Iran mosque

February 18th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 18 (Xinhua) A bomb exploded Wednesday in a mosque in the Iranian city of Zahedan, the police said. The police were quoted by semi-official news agency Fars as saying that ... Read more...

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