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Don’t give up on India: Bush team officials


September 21st, 2012 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) Two former Bush administration officials have made a forceful plea to US policymakers not to give up on India amid its "political dysfunction and slowing economic ... Read more...

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Obama leads Romney nationally: Poll


September 19th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Amid a political row caused by Mitt Romney's controversial remarks that 47 percent of Americans looked themselves as victims, a new poll showed President Barack Obama ... Read more...

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Did King Tut die of disease that gave him breasts?


September 13th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen probably suffered from an inheritable form of temporal lobe epilepsy that gave him abnormally large breasts, according to the Daily Mail.Tutankhamen was revered ... Read more...

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Don’t give importance to foreign media about India: Congress


September 12th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday said the Indian media was no less than any other media and asked it not to give importance to what the ... Read more...

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China’s heir apparent missing since Sep 1?


September 12th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, the heir apparent to the country's leadership, has not been seen in public since Sep 1, giving rise to rampant speculation ... Read more...

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Obama condemns US envoy’s killing in Libya


September 12th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Wednesday condemned the killing of the American ambassador to Libya, and said he was a "courageous and exemplary representative" of the ... Read more...

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BJP slams UPA, demands cancellation of coal blocks


September 10th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The BJP Monday demanded cancellation of coal block allotments on the basis of the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report and an inquiry into ... Read more...

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Advani slams PMO’s attempts to silence foreign scribe


September 10th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Monday attacked the Prime Minister's Office for what he called attempts to "crush" a foreign correspondent for ... Read more...

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Washington Post offers no apology for Manmohan story


September 6th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) As a Washington Post article on the allegedly poor leadership of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh created a strong reaction in Delhi, the influential US daily's ... Read more...

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Washington Post denies apologising for PM article


September 6th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Washington Post Wednesday denied it has offered an apology for an article which described Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as "a dithering, ineffectual bureaucrat ... Read more...

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Government to seek apology from US daily on PM comments


September 5th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Indian government Wednesday said it will seek an apology from a leading US daily that published an article calling Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Training halted for Afghan police recruits


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 2 (IANS) The US is suspending training for new recruits to the Afghan Local Police (ALP) and checks are being carried out on possible ties to the ... Read more...

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Fareed Zakaria keeping jobs at Time, CNN


August 17th, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Celebrated Indian American journalist Fareed Zakaria, who was suspended by Time and CNN last week after he apologised for plagiarizing a paragraph from the New Yorker ... Read more...

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Fareed Zakaria faces more charges of plagiarising


August 15th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Amid fresh allegations of plagiarism against celebrated Indian American journalist Fareed Zakaria, the Washington Post -- joining Time magazine and CNN -- has announced it will ... Read more...

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Salehi warns against abrupt political change in Syria


August 10th, 2012 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali- Akbar Salehi has warned that an abrupt political change in conflict-ridden Syria without a roadmap for managed political transition will lead to ... Read more...

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US Aviation officials deny claims that 3 passenger jets had a ‘near collision’


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Aviation officials of the United States of America have disputed the claims that are being made by the media about three passenger jets almost colliding with ... Read more...

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Over 1.8 mn go ‘powerless’ in US for fourth day (Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) Almost two million people scattered through 11 states, from Indiana to Delaware and the American capital, were still without electricity Tuesday for the fourth day, ... Read more...

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A taste of Indian summer in American capital (Letter from Washington)


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) The lights are back, the TV has again started blaring, the air-conditioner is humming and the internet has come alive. It seems an aeon since ... Read more...

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Darkness in US amid unrelenting heat


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) Three days after a ferocious summer storm, about 1.7 million people, from the capital city of Washington through 10 states from Indiana to Delaware, are still ... Read more...

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Millions of Americans battle blistering heat without power


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) Washington was Monday slowly limping back to normal even as hundreds of thousands of residents across central and eastern United States continued to battle power failures ... Read more...

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Storm knocks Washington powerless (Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) A savage storm has knocked Washington, the capital of world's most powerful country, powerless with temperatures topping sizzling 40s, much like an Indian summer.Over 1.3 million ... Read more...

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Obama makes hay with Romney’s ‘offshoring’ record


June 27th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) President Barack Obama is having good fun over his likely Republican opponent Mitt Romney's campaign splitting hairs between "offshoring" "outsourcing" to defend his alleged export of ... Read more...

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Obama attacks Romney for shipping jobs to India


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Seizing a news report that a company founded by Mitt Romney shipped American jobs to countries like India and China, President Barack Obama went into ... Read more...

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New Pakistani PM Ashraf was an agriculturist before entering politics (Profile)


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) An agriculturist before entering politics and propped by the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) as a cover candidate, the country's new prime minister, Raja Pervez ... Read more...

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CPI-M protests Mamata’s assassination plot charge


May 24th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) West Bengal's Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Wednesday termed as "ridiculous", Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's allegation that the Marxists and the Maoists were plotting to ... Read more...

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ISI, North Korea plotting to kill me: Mamata


May 23rd, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says that Marxists and Maoists are plotting to kill her in league with the Pakistani intelligence, North Korea, Venezuela ... Read more...

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Obama, Romney tied in presidential race: Poll


May 23rd, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Americans are split between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney less than six months before the presidential poll in November, according to ... Read more...

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What will Obama’s gay turn cost?


May 14th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Since Barack Obama "came out of the closet" on the issue of same-sex marriage, the spotlight has turned not so much on one of the ... Read more...

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China expels Al Jazeera correspondent


May 8th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) China has expelled an American journalist working for Al Jazeera, a move that prompted the television network to shut its bureau in Beijing.Al Jazeera closed its ... Read more...

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U.S. program releases Afghan insurgents in exchange for peace pledges


May 7th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Hoping to build trust between fractious tribes and boosting peace negotiations with the Taliban, the United States has released as many as 20 high-level detainees from a ... Read more...

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ISI now claims it helped US locate Osama


April 28th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Nearly a year after Osama bin Laden was killed in his Abbottabad home, Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) claims it helped US locate the Al Qaeda chief's ... Read more...

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Blind Chinese activist fled under moonless sky


April 28th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng feigned illness for weeks and when people keeping a watch on him let their guard down, he scaled a wall and ... Read more...

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US, Russia close to cyber conflict preventing agreement


April 28th, 2012 - 2:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) The US and Russia are finalising an agreement to use their secure nuclear communication system for preventing possible misperceptions in cyberspace to escalate into full hostilities, ... Read more...

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US to expand intelligence operations


April 24th, 2012 - 4:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) The US is planning to expand its intelligence operations against high-priority targets such as Iran as part of a new initiative, a media report said.The newly ... Read more...

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Thousands converge on Cairo’s Tahrir Square


April 20th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 20 (IANS) Cairo's Tahrir Square, symbol of Egypt's pro-democracy revolution, witnessed a massive gathering of protesters Friday in one of the largest demonstrations since last year's 18-day revolt ... Read more...

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