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Washington: US President Barack Obama looks forward to meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Washington on Friday to discuss a wide range of issues and their shared objectives, the White House has said. "He (Obama) very much looks forward to the meeting," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters ahead of Singh's arrival in the American capital. "He looks forward to having a discussion about all of the issues and shared objectives that the US and India have," Carney said. Singh is scheduled to arrive in Washington on Thursday. During the meeting at the White House, the two leaders will discuss a wide range of bilateral and regional issues, officials from both sides said. Singh will be in the US to attend the UN General Assembly sessions. He is also scheduled to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the margins of the sessions.

Pakistan crisis: Sharif meets Zardari over lunch to end stalemate

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Pakistan crisis: Sharif meets Zardari over lunch to end stalemate

Lahore: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today met former president Asif Ali Zardari to find a way to end the political crisis in the wake of protest sit-ins by supporters of cricketer-turned-poli...


Brigadier allegedly sodomises sahayak, faces sacking

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Brigadier allegedly sodomises sahayak, faces sacking

New Delhi: In a major embarrassment to the army, a Brigadier deployed along the Line of Control in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir is facing the prospect of disciplinary for allegedly sodomisin...

Pakistan seeks DGMO meet with India to address border firing

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Pakistan seeks DGMO meet with India to address border firing

Islamabad: Pakistan today said that the Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan should meet to address the ongoing border tension and firing incidents, local media repor...

Amid ceasefire violations, army shows its heart, hands over Pakistani national

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Amid ceasefire violations, army shows its heart, hands over Pakistani national

Kamanpost, Uri: Hours after the Pakistani troops fired at the Indian posts along the International Border in Jammu, killing two civilians and injuring more than six people including a BSF jawan on Sa...

Army, BSF responding effectively to ceasefire violations by Pakistan: Jaitley

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Army, BSF responding effectively to ceasefire violations by Pakistan: Jaitley

Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today said that the Indian Army and Border Security Force are responding effectively to the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan.According to CNN-IBN, Pakistan...

Ukraine: First trucks from 'aid convoy' start crossing back to Russia

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Ukraine: First trucks from 'aid convoy' start crossing back to Russia

The first trucks from a Russian aid convoy started crossing back into Russia on Saturday after igniting a storm of anger in Western capitals a day earlier by driving into Ukraine without the permissio...