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Kashmir Gunbattle Kills 3 Indian Troops, 2 Rebels

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Indian military officials say three soldiers and two suspected rebels have been killed in a gunbattle in Indian-controlled Kashmir. The army says Wednesday’s fighting took place in the Nowgam sector, as five militants crossed into Indian-Kashmir from the Pakistani side of the disputed Himalayan region. An army spokesman said a search operation was underway for […]

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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Greeted Warmly in India

Posted November 13th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi was greeted by a crowd of supporters as she arrived Tuesday in New Delhi, her first trip to India in four decades. The Nobel laureate will meet with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other top officials during her week-long visit. She will also visit her alma mater, […]

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Karzai in India to Push for Investments

Posted November 12th, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan’s president and India’s prime minister have signed agreements boosting cooperation in a number of areas, including small development projects, mines and youth affairs. Hamid Karzai met with Manmohan Singh Monday in New Delhi to appeal for increased investment in war-torn Afghanistan. President Karzai said Monday after the two leaders met that investment opportunities are […]

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Karzai in India to Push for Investment

Posted November 12th, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai is in India where he held talks Monday with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to appeal for increased investment in war-torn Afghanistan. Indian officials say Mr. Karzai and Mr. Singh will review a strategic partnership agreement their two countries signed last year designed to deepen security and economic ties. India has […]

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Britain to Stop Aid to India in 2015

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Britain says it plans to stop all financial aid to India in 2015, marking a major change in ties between an emerging economic power and its former colonial ruler. International Development Minister Justine Greening said Tuesday that now is the time to recognize India’s changing place in the world, and to move to a bilateral […]

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Cyclone Rakes Across Southern India; 6 Dead

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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At least six people are dead after Cyclone Nilam slammed into southern India this week, bringing heavy rains and storm surges that toppled homes and grounded an oil tanker. Indian officials say the deaths were caused by drowning and trees and homes falling down. One crew member of the grounded tanker Pratibha Cauvery was reported […]

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Indian Cyclone Forces Tanker Aground

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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At least five people are missing after a cyclone that has battered southern India forced an oil tanker aground. The storm, named Cyclone Nilam, has weakened to a tropical storm after coming ashore near Chennai off the Bay of Bengal. Thirty-two crew members were recovered alive from the Pratibha Cauvery on Thursday, and rescuers were […]

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Thousands Flee as Cyclone Hits Southern India

Posted October 31st, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from their homes Wednesday as a cyclone slammed into southern India from the Bay of Bengal. Officials say that Cyclone Nilam left at least two people dead, including a crew member of an oil tanker that ran aground off Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state. India’s Meteorological […]

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Thousands Flee as Cyclone Hits Southern India

Posted October 31st, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from their homes Wednesday as Cyclone Nilam slammed into India’s southern coast. India’s Meteorological Department said Nilam struck the port city of Mahabalipuraman, south of Chennai. It was expected to move towards Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry over the next few hours, bringing heavy rains and winds approaching 100 […]

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Cyclone Nilam Approaches SE India

Posted October 31st, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Indian officials are warning fishermen to cease operations and people in vulnerable coastal dwellings to move farther inland in the nation’s south, where the cyclone Nilam is expected to make landfall later Wednesday. India’s Meteorological Department said the storm is expected to come ashore near the city of Chennai with winds approaching 90 to 100 […]

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