US seeks India's help over Iran nuclear issue

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The US Friday sought India's help to influence Iran to join international negotiations to break the logjam over Tehran's suspect nuclear programme and pitched for stronger economic and strategic ties between the two countries.

NCTC may take longer as focus on tweaked unlawful activities law

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) India's bid to have a counter-terrorism unit on the lines of the US may get longer than expected with the union home ministry currently focusing on getting the amended unlawful activities law passed by parliament in the winter session later this year.

Ex-army, intelligence chiefs to face action: Pakistan PM

Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Friday vowed action against former army and intelligence chiefs over their involvement in rigging 1990 parliamentary elections to deprive his Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) of victory.

Obama gets a boost from fall in unemployment

Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Unemployment declined in 41 states in September, seven of which are key battlegrounds in the election, giving President Barack Obama a boost in the crucial two weeks before one of the closest races for the White House.

India pays homage to 1962 war martyrs

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) India Saturday paid homage to Indian soldiers who died in the 1962 war with China.

In the first such function to remember the martyrs of the 1962 war, which India lost to China, Defence Minister A.K Antony laid the wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti here.

My rival has 'Romnesia', says Obama

Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) President Barack Obama has diagnosed a new condition for Republican challenger Mitt Romney for his "slippery" change of positions on key issues while conveniently forgetting the hard right positions he took during the Republican primary in order to appear more moderate to uncommited voters.

Arvind Kejriwal pulls up Gadkari over ''chillar'' remark

Kaushambi, Oct 18 (ANI): India Against Corruption (IAC) activist Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday lashed out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari over his ''chillar'' remark, saying the revelations against the latter is a matter of the life and death for the farmers, who are committing suicides.

BJP skips JPC on 2G again, urges Congress not to sabotage every inquiry

New Delhi, Oct 18 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) once again abstained from the proceedings of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on 2G today over its demand for calling Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram as witnesses before the panel.

Sonia Gandhi attacks BJP Govt. in Karnataka, says UPA committed to fighting corruption

Mangalore, Oct 18 (ANI): Launching a frontal attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government in Karnataka, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said the people want an end to the brazen and widespread corruption in the state.

Cabinet approves constitution of 14th Finance Commission

New Delhi, Oct 18 (ANI): The Union Cabinet has approved constitution of the 14th Finance Commission to suggest formula for sharing of tax proceeds between Centre and states.
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