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India, Tajikistan to combat terror, cooperate on Afghanistan (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) India and Tajikistan, an energy-rich Central Asian nation, Monday decided to upgrade their ties to a strategic partnership and agreed to intensify counter-terror cooperation ... Read more...

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Mosque case: Petitioner seeks action against lawmaker (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) A petitioner Monday moved the Delhi High Court seeking contempt of court proceedings against legislator Shoaib Iqbal, the central government and Delhi's police chief for ... Read more...

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Mosque case: Petitioner seeks action against lawmaker


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) A petitioner Monday moved the Delhi High Court seeking contempt of court proceedings against legislator Shoaib Iqbal, the central government and Delhi's police chief for ... Read more...

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Tension defused; Delhi mosque site handed over to ASI (Lead)


July 21st, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A day after the Delhi High Court ordered suspension of the construction of a mosque at an excavated site near the historic Jama Masjid where ... Read more...

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Tension defused; controversial mosque site handed over to ASI


July 21st, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A day after the Delhi High Court ordered suspension of the construction of a mosque at an excavated site near the historic Jama Masjid where ... Read more...

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India, Britain discuss visa issue, Afghanistan


June 1st, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) India Friday pressed Britain for easing the visa regime for businessmen and students to boost investment and discussed the volatile situation in Afghanistan.Foreign Secretary Rajan ... Read more...

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UP refuses to slash VAT on petrol


May 30th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 30 (IANS) Chances of petrol prices being slashed in Uttar Pradesh have dimmed as the state government has declined to reduce its Value Added Tax (VAT).Chief ... Read more...

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India, Afghanistan to discuss terror, intelligence-sharing


April 30th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Building upon their landmark strategic pact, India and Afghanistan will Tuesday hold the maiden meeting of their newly-minted partnership council and explore ways of ... Read more...

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April talks last chance for Iran to avoid US attack


March 14th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned that the six-nation negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme to be held in April would be the last ... Read more...

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External force trying to take away Balochistan: Rehman Malik


February 11th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that some "external powers" were conspiring to detach the Balochistan province from Pakistan by creating a volatile situation there.Malik ... Read more...

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Kashmir to operate gas turbine to augment power supply


January 2nd, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Jammu, Jan 2 (IANS) To give some relief to the electricity-starved Valley, the Jammu and Kashmir government Monday decided to operate its gas turbine power generating unit which would give ... Read more...

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US presses India for nuclear level playing field


December 13th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Stressing on the implementation of the nuclear deal, the US Tuesday said Deputy Secretary of State William Burns has conveyed to India the need ... Read more...

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India, US iron out n-liability issue, discuss Af-Pak


December 13th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The US Monday underlined that it shared India's commitment to "full implementation" of the civil nuclear agreement as both countries discussed ways to resolve ... Read more...

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Bengal minister denies Mamata stormed cop station, CPI-M slams her (Lead)


November 9th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 9 (IANS) As the opposition slammed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for allegedly storming a police station to free two arrested Trinamool Congress activists, the West Bengal government ... Read more...

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Congress core group discusses Telangana


October 12th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The Congress core group met here Tuesday evening to discuss political developments, including the volatile situation in agitation-hit Telangana region, party sources said, adding ... Read more...

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PM meets Congress MPs from Telangana, to meet TRS chief


October 3rd, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) With the movement for a separate Telangana intensifying, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday met a delegation of Congress MPs and legislators from the Andhra ... Read more...

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Hazare-government tensions can cause political turbulence again


September 4th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) As tensions between the Anna Hazare-led civil society and the government escalate, several political observers fear the developments can delay the much-awaited Lokpal bill ... Read more...

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Kyrgyzstan seeks India’s support for elections


August 5th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Ahead of presidential polls, the energy-rich central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan Friday sought India's support for the holding of elections in the country, scheduled for ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa wants communal violence bill to be dumped


August 1st, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday urged "right thinking MPs" to dump a proposed bill that ostensibly seeks to curb communal violence.The Prevention of Communal ... Read more...

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Proposed communal violence bill fascist: Jayalalithaa


July 29th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Friday termed the proposed Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2011, as "undemocratic and fascist".In ... Read more...

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US pushes India on n-liability law, Pakistan on 26/11 trial (Roundup)


July 19th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Wrapping up the second strategic dialogue with India, the US Tuesday pressed Pakistan to punish the 26/11 terrorists "fully and urgently" as it pushed ... Read more...

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US pushes India on n-liability law, talks tough on Pakistan (Evening Lead)


July 19th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Vowing to expand their strategic partnership, India and the US Tuesday agreed to intensify their counter-terror cooperation and to resolve the "remaining issues" to ... Read more...

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India, US strategic talks begin in Delhi


July 19th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India and the US Tuesday began their second strategic dialogue to expand counter-terror cooperation and expedite implementation of their landmark civil nuclear deal.US Secretary ... Read more...

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Clinton visit: US firms to showcase counter-terror innovations


July 17th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Washington, July 17 (IANS) With the July 13 Mumbai blasts putting the spotlight on increased security cooperation, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reaches India Monday on a ... Read more...

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India praised for not pointing finger at Pakistan


July 15th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 15 (IANS) Praising New Delhi for exercising caution in not pointing a finger at Islamabad for the Mumbai bombings, the Canadian media Thursday said India realises that Pakistan ... Read more...

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Meghalaya defers civic polls


July 14th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 14 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Thursday again postponed the first-ever civic polls in the three districts of Garo Hills scheduled for next month, fearing breakdown of law-and-order situation ... Read more...

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PM reviews security situation, discusses AfPak


June 8th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Against the backdrop of disclosures by David Coleman Headley linking Pakistan's ISI spy agency to the 26/11 attack, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday chaired ... Read more...

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Amnesty slams Russia for human rights violation


May 13th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has criticised Russia for continuing violation of human rights and freedom in the country."Freedom of assembly and expression continued to ... Read more...

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India, Nigeria to boost economic, energy ties


March 15th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) India and Nigeria, Africa's largest oil-producing country and the continent's most populous nation, will hold wide-ranging talks Wednesday to boost their economic and energy ties. ... Read more...

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Omar postpones ministerial reshuffle


February 27th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 27 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has deferred a proposed ministerial reshuffle which he was keen on before the start of the asembly's budget session Monday, sources ... Read more...

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Worker from TN killed in Libya due to road accident: Indian Embassy


February 22nd, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): The Indian Embassy in Tripoli has said that Murugaiah, a contract worker from Tamil Nadu, who was employed with a Korean group, died in a road accident ... Read more...

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Worker from Tamil Nadu killed in Libyan violence


February 22nd, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by ANI
Tirunelveli, Feb 22 (ANI): Murugaiah, a 42-year old contract worker from Tamil Nadu, who was employed with a Korean group, has been killed in strife torn Libya.The victim's wife Vellathai has given ... Read more...

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Darjeeling peaceful, but shutdown disrupts life


February 10th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), Feb 10 (IANS) The Darjeeling hills in West Bengal were peaceful Thursday but normal life was paralysed by the indefinite shutdown called by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) to ... Read more...

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Rs.7.77 lakh relief for widow of Liberty cinema blast victim


January 31st, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday directed the Delhi government to pay a compensation of Rs.7.77 lakh to the widow of a man who died in a terror ... Read more...

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Mosque demolition: Friday prayers held outside police station


January 14th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Around 1,500 people offered Friday prayers outside the Nizamuddin police station in south Delhi amid tight security as they were not allowed to do so at the ... Read more...

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