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Leaked cables show Netanyahu’s Iran bomb claim contradicted by Mossad 23.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Gulf between Israeli secret service and PM revealed in documents shared with the Guardian along with other secrets including CIA bids to contact Hamas
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Binyamin Netanyahu’s dramatic declaration to world leaders in 2012 that Iran was about a year away from making a nuclear bomb was contradicted by his own secret service, according to a top-secret Mossad document.

It is part of a cache of hundreds of dossiers, files and cables from the world’s major intelligence services – one of the biggest spy leaks in recent times.

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US and Iran positive after nuclear talks, but say much left to do 23.2.2015 DNA: Recent Columns
The United States made "some progress" in talks with Iran on its disputed nuclear programme and managed to "sharpen up some of the tough issues", a senior US official said on Monday, but both sides said much remained to be done. Negotiators from Iran and six major powers agreed to resume talks next Monday at a venue to be decided, the official said, speaking after US Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held two-day talks in Geneva. Zarif told Iran's Fars news agency: "We had serious talks with the P5+1 representatives and especially with the Americans in the past three days ... But still there is a long way to reach a final agreement." The P5+1 group -- the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany -- are seeking to negotiate an agreement with Tehran to address concerns that Iran is seeking nuclear weapons technology, something it denies. "These were very serious, useful and constructive discussions. We have made some progress but we still have a ...
IRDAI gives in-principle nod for nuclear liability pool 23.2.2015 Sify Finance
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has approved setting up of the nuclear liability pool, said a top official.
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'Do-it-yourself sanctions threaten science dialogue with Iran' 23.2.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Despite one US university backing down, others continue to ban Iranian students from courses

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Iran nuclear deal: P5+1 nations meeting ends on 'positive note' 23.2.2015 Rediff: News
The meeting of the foreign ministers of the P5+1 nations aimed to smoothen out major bumps in reaching a nuclear deal with Iran has ended with a positive note.
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US and Iran resume nuclear talks in Geneva with deadline pressing 23.2.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Iran reports that differences remain after John Kerry and Mohammad Javad Zarif meet for two hours

John Kerry, the US secretary of state, and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif met for two hours in Geneva on Sunday in another round of nuclear talks to try to narrow gaps as they pressed against a 31 March deadline to reach a political agreement.

The meeting included for the first time the US energy secretary, Ernest Moniz, and Iran’s nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, who spent most of the day separately negotiating technical details of curbing Iran’s nuclear programme.

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India now puts aircraft carrier plan on fast track 23.2.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
India is trying to fast-track finalization of its long-pending ambitious plan to launch indigenous construction of its largest-ever aircraft ...
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Iranian official and Kerry attempt to narrow gaps in nuclear talks 22.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

As Mohammad Javad Zarif says US reliance on sanctions makes it ‘very hard, difficult to reach a settlement, meetings continue to reach agreement

Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif were set to try to narrow gaps in another round of nuclear talks in Geneva on Sunday as they press to meet a 31 March deadline for a political framework agreement.

Before Kerry’s arrival in Geneva, Zarif told Iranian state media mid-level bilateral talks had produced “good discussions but no agreements”, and some differences remained.

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US to walk away from Iran nuclear talks if 'significant gaps' not closed ahead of 'looming deadline' 22.2.2015 Sify News
As the deadline to reach an agreement on Iran's nuclear programme looms large, United States Secretary of State John Kerry has said that "significant gaps" remained and cautioned that the U.S. was
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Iran sends high-level negotiators to Geneva nuclear talks 22.2.2015 DNA: Recent Columns
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has dispatched his brother and atomic chief to Geneva to try to overcome hurdles in high-profile nuclear talks with the United States and five other major powers, official Iranian media reported on Saturday. US Secretary of State John Kerry said on his way to meet his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif that Washington wanted an agreement by the deadline of June 30. US and Iranian officials began a new round of talks in Geneva on Friday, seeking to end a 12-year standoff over the Islamic Republic's nuclear programme, suspected by the West of harbouring military aims - a charge Tehran consistently denies. The bilateral Tehran-Washington discussions, to culminate in a foreign ministers' summit on Sunday, are part of wider bargaining between Iran and six major powers - "P5+1" - aimed at restricting Iran's nuclear activities in return for relief from global economic sanctions. Iran's negotiations with "P5+1" - the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China ...
Voting SNP is more likely to hand power to Cameron than to Miliband 22.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Labour is being pincered by a two-front attack from the Scottish nationalists and the Tories. It needs to break free We never voted for that. It has long been the lamentation of Scots that England has imposed alien governments on them . They rejected Margaret Thatcher, but had to endure the she-devil and her hated poll tax because England put the blue lady in Number 10. They didn’t want David Cameron, but he and his hated bedroom tax were forced on them because Sassenach voters installed him at Downing Street. Even when they did get Labour governments under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, and even though both those prime ministers were born north of the Tweed, some Scots continued to complain, saying that their country’s interests were subordinated to the pursuit of swing voters in English marginals. So I can quite see why Scots might think it poetic justice if the balance of power in the next House of Commons is decided north of the border. And that is looking increasingly likely. To the surprise of the ...
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India, US to sustain momentum of Obama's India trip 21.2.2015 The Assam Tribune
India, US to sustain momentum of Obama's India trip
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Nuclear talks: presence of US and Iranian energy officials could signal shift 21.2.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Iran’s atomic energy chief and US energy secretary joined talks in Geneva for first time and could improve chances of a deal by fast-tracking complex details

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India – based Neutrino Observatory. 20.2.2015 Govt of india: PIB
The India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Project is a multi-institutional effort aimed at building a world-class underground laboratory with a rock cover of approximately 1200 meter. The underground laboratory, consisting of a large cavern of size 132m × 26m × 20m and several smaller caverns, will be accessed by a 1900 m long and 7.5 m wide tunnel. INO project is jointly supported by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and Department of Science & Technology (DST) with DAE acting as the nodal agency
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War on the BBC: the triumphs and turbulence of the Thatcher years 20.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
The story of the BBC in the 70s and 80s is that of Life on Earth, Grange Hill and EastEnders. But, as newly opened archives reveal, it is also a tale of bitter rows and repeated government assaults – not least from the hostile new prime minister, Margaret Thatcher. Jean Seaton shares her discoveries The 1970s and 1980s were a tumultuous time that tested the BBC severely. The 70s were characterised first by an apprehension of national decline and inertia, and then a panicked disorder. Yet by the mid-80s Britain was being remade at a furious pace on a new model, as an ebullient, get-rich-quick culture emerged. The Conservative government attacked, and yet in the last instance also protected, the Corporation. The BBC had for decades helped to define Britain, yet by the late 80s, the Corporation was all too often the story, vulnerable to new commercial and political models, its capacity to exercise political balance tested by three Conservative election victories. Old sentimental certainties fell. ...
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Black holes' ferocious winds 'restrict' growth of galaxies 20.2.2015 Sify News
A new research has revealed that black holes' intense winds stunt the galaxies' growth and prevent new stars from forming.
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US civil nuclear deal is in India's 'best interests': Anil Kakodkar 20.2.2015 DNA: Top News
Noted scientist and former Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Anil Kakodkar hailed the civil nuclear deal with the US as being in the "best interests" of the country, since it would enable India to meet its growing energy demand. "To meet India's growing energy demands, nuclear power is a better option, but in our country its fuel, uranium is not available in abundance. Efforts are being made to search it in the country and it is being imported from other nations," he said. "The country needed international treaties and support to lift the ban on its import. The civil nuclear deal is in the interest of the country since it will help enhance the country's nuclear energy capabilities and meet the nation's growing energy demands," Kakodkar said while addressing the 31st Foundation Day function of the Raja Ramanna Centre for Advance Technology (RRCAT). "The country's nuclear programme is based on well thought out three-stage programme. The priority fuel available in the country for it is Thorium. ...
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Russian bombers testing the RAF hark back to cold war for Putin and the west 20.2.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Tensions grow across Europe as Russian president exploits divides in Nato and EU in his efforts for paternalistic world order that rejects western ‘weakness’

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The American dilemma 20.2.2015 Telegraph: Opinion
They cannot yet afford to say it in public, but more than most others, it is the top leadership of the Indian National Congress who are happiest with the formal outcome of Barack Obama's rushed visit to New Delhi on the occasion of India's Republic Day. What the Congress's prime minister tried so hard to achieve seven years ago has finally been rendered a reality. The real issue involved was not the American insistence to be given the right of annual inspection of India's diverse activities in the nuclear sphere; the International Atomic Energy Agency already enjoys that prerogative, and it is completely dominated by the United States. The impasse in 2008 was around the reluctance on the part of the Americans to walk away from accepting any liability in the event of a grisly accident taking place on the scale of, say, the Bhopal gas explosion thirty years ago in this or that of nuclear power plants the US companies were going to install. The country's political opposition, mostly led by the Left and ...
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CRISIL ratings for Indian debt instruments-Feb 19 19.2.2015 Sify Finance
Feb 19 (Reuters) - Below are the ratings awarded by Credit Rating Information Service of India (CRISIL) for local debt instruments as of February 18, 2015. COMPANY
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