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Pressure mounts on Pakistan leader to quit as protests continue

Pressure mounts on Pakistan leader to quit as protests continue

Aug 31, – Pakistan has been gripped by unrest for more than two weeks, with protest leaders Imran Khan and Tahir ul-Qadri saying they will not back down unless Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns. On Saturday Sharif once again said he would not go. Thousands of protesters massed outside the residence of Pakistani Prime Minister […]

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U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

Aug 29, – The affected peacekeepers are from the Philippines and Fiji, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters. Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on […]

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India, UAE ink key investment protection agreement

India, UAE ink key investment protection agreement

Dec 13, – The UAE and India on Thursday signed an eagerly-awaited Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPA) that would be crucial in redefining the investment and trade cooperation between the two countries. The landmark accord promises to significantly boost investments in Indian infrastructure projects by the UAE and will help enhance investor confidence […]

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A love for dogs that cost Rs 22 lakhs!

A love for dogs that cost Rs 22 lakhs!

Dec 04, – Alexander the Velikiy or Alex is no ordinary dog. The Russian Borzoi is arguably the only one of its kind in India at present. And he hasn’t come cheap – he cost his owner a whopping Rs.22 lakh to import him and has to be kept in an air-conditioned environment. For Jaipur-based […]

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China, India increasingly drive energy demand

China, India increasingly drive energy demand

Nov 12, – China is close to becoming the world’s largest oil importer, while India will turn into the leading importer of coal in the next decade to lead the Asian surge, the Paris-based IEA said in its 2013 World Energy Outlook. China and India are increasingly driving world energy demand as the United States’ […]

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India-Pakistan border fights disrupt village life

India-Pakistan border fights disrupt village life

Nov 10, – The 20-year-old Pakistani’s village, Dhamala, is just a few hundred meters (yards) from the barbed wire and watchtowers. He says he has approached three families in other towns with marriage proposals and all demurred. Clashes between nuclear-armed Pakistan and India are always unnerving, but for Tanveer Ahmed, the latest border flare-up is […]

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India fears more militants as US quits Afghanistan

India fears more militants as US quits Afghanistan

Nov 09, – India is bracing for more militancy in the battle-scarred region of Kashmir, believing that fighters now focused on resisting U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan will shift toward the Himalayan flashpoint with Pakistan. Some say increased violence recently along India’s heavily militarized border with Pakistan proves that shift is already underway. As a result, […]

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India says Pakistani troops attacked border posts

India says Pakistani troops attacked border posts

Oct 21, – India on Wednesday accused Pakistani troops of firing guns and mortars on at least 50 Indian border posts overnight in disputed Kashmir, calling it the most serious cease-fire violation between the nuclear-armed neighbors in a decade. The attacks began Tuesday night in southern Kashmir after India’s home minister visited the region to […]

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China, India sign border cooperation agreement

China, India sign border cooperation agreement

Oct 23, – The accord followed a meeting in Beijing between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and visiting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who also had trade ties on the agenda as India seeks to gain greater access to Chinese markets and readjust a trade balance tilted heavily toward China. China and India sounded a new […]

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Truck hits French tour bus in India, 4 hurt badly

Truck hits French tour bus in India, 4 hurt badly

Oct 14, – The tourists were leaving a resort when the accident occurred. Police said the truck slammed into the bus on a highway that goes around the city. India has the world’s deadliest roads, with more than 110,000 people killed annually. Most crashes are blamed on reckless driving, poorly maintained roads and aging vehicles. […]

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