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New Nepal PM likely to be sworn in Sunday


February 4th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 4 (IANS) Nepal's new Prime Minister-elect Jhalanath Khanal, who won a three-cornered election Thursday with the support of the opposition Maoists, is likely to be sworn in Sunday ... Read more...

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How Nepal’s Maoist war started with Tibet rebels’ guns


January 23rd, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 23 (IANS) As Nepal's Maoist party formally handed over its guerrilla army to the state, reminiscences by veteran fighters revealed how their 10-year "People's War", which killed over 16,000 people, ... Read more...

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Row over indian arms supplies to Nepal continues


January 18th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 18 (IANS) Despite India denying a media report that it was resuming supplies of lethal arms to Nepal's army, the row over the issue continued in ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists threaten to move court over UN


January 3rd, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 3 (IANS) With the life of the UN agency directly involved in Nepal's peace process ending in 12 days time and the caretaker government not ready to seek ... Read more...

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Abhishek, Deepika promote ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’ in Kolkata


November 28th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajitha MenonKolkata, Nov.28 (ANI): Bollywood actors Abhishek Bachchan and Deepika Padukone promoted 'Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey' here over the weekend.Bachchan said he was very proud to play the main ... Read more...

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Nepal fails to elect new PM - yet again (Lead)


October 26th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 26 (IANS) Amid deepening public gloom, Nepal's warring parties Tuesday failed to elect a new prime minister even after an unprecedented 13th round of election.Parliamentarians will now hold ... Read more...

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Nepal’s diplomatic scale tilts towards China (Lead)


October 21st, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 21 (IANS) Nepal's diplomatic scale continues to tilt towards Beijing with an unending procession of high-level visits to the Middle Kingdom despite ruling parties and the opposition ... Read more...

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China scale gets heavier in Nepal


October 21st, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 21 (IANS) Despite Nepal's ruling parties and the opposition Maoists saying they want to keep equidistance from their two neighbours, India and China, the China scale has begun ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists backtrack on peace pact


October 13th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 13 (IANS) With just seven months left for the new constitution deadline to expire, Nepal's opposition Maoist party Wednesday backtracked on its pledge, refusing to let go of ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb criticises Maoists for killing teachers


September 23rd, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Thursday slammed Maoist guerrillas for brutally killing school teachers in West Bengal's troubled West Midnapore district. "The Maoists are killing teachers in ... Read more...

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CPI-M activist killed by Maoists in Bengal


September 22nd, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) A Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activist was shot dead in West Bengal's West Midnapore district by suspected Maoists Wednesday afternoon, police said. The victim - Srikanto Mondal, an ... Read more...

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Two Maoists held in Orissa


August 17th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 (IANS) Two Maoists were arrested in Orissa's mineral rich Keonjhar district Tuesday, police said. Budhuram Sinku, 38, and Ananta Tudu, 32, were arrested from a forested area near Kaliahata village, ... Read more...

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Manipur insurgents held near India-Bangladesh border


May 5th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 5 (IANS) Indian border guards have detained three separatist rebels, including a woman, of the Manipur-based outlawed People's Liberation Army (PLA) along the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya, officials said Wednesday. ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists stage show of might nationwide


April 6th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 6 (IANS) As Nepal geared to observe April 24 as a remarkable day when two pro-democracy movements were launched against the absolute reigns of two different kings, the former Maoist ... Read more...

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Trinamool-CPI (M) collide in West Bengal; one dead, six injured


November 26th, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Hooghly (West Bengal), Nov 26 (ANI): A clash between the activists of CPI (M) and Trinamool Congress here claimed one life and left over six others injured including two police men, said ... Read more...

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One killed, five injured in Trinamool-CPI-M clashes


November 26th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 26 (IANS) One man was killed and five others, including a police officer, suffered bullet injuries as activists of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and the Trinamool Congress clashed ... Read more...

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Prakash Raj gets Rs.4 mn for brief appearance in Kannada film


September 7th, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
By R.G. Vijayasarathy Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) Versatile actor Prakash Raj returns to Kannada films after a long gap with "Dhool" for which he has reportedly been paid Rs.40 ... Read more...

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Nepal army chief row: Ball now in president’s court


May 3rd, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) Though Nepal's ruling Maoist party Sunday unilaterally took a decision to remove controversial army chief Gen Rookmangud Katawal, the ball is now in the court of ... Read more...

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Polling in Orissa more than 60 percent despite scorching heat (Second Lead)


April 23rd, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 23 (IANS) The final phase of polling in Orissa Thursday witnessed an average of over 60 percent turnout and ended peacefully except for some stray incidents of violence, officials ... Read more...

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12-15 percent voting in Orissa in first two hours (Lead)


April 23rd, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 23 (IANS) Up to 15 percent turnout was reported Thursday in Orissa in the first two hours of the second and final phase of polling in 11 Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Final phase of polling begins in Orissa


April 23rd, 2009 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 23 (IANS) The last of the two phase Lok Sabha and assembly elections began in Orissa amid tight security Thursday morning, officials said. Hundreds of people were seen standing outside ... Read more...

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Keen contest for last phase of polls in Orissa (Poll curtainraiser - Orissa)


April 22nd, 2009 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 22 (IANS) The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is fighting hard to retain its hold on Orissa and improve its bargaining position in national politics in the second and ... Read more...

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Rhino population in West Bengal forest goes up


February 19th, 2009 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) The rhino population in a national park at the Himalayan foothills has gone up. Elated officials of the West Bengal forest department are now getting ready to carry ... Read more...

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Orissa village leader shot dead


April 28th, 2008 - 10:32 pm ICT by admin
Bhubaneswar, April 28 (IANS) Unidentified attackers Monday shot dead a village leader in Orissa's Rayagada district, the police said. The assailants shot dead middle-aged Ananta Kondagiri, the sarpanch (village council chief) of ... Read more...

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A jumbo wish of a senior citizen in Bengal


March 10th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by admin
By Soudhriti Bhabani Kolkata, March 10 (IANS) It's indeed a jumbo-sized wish. A businessman in West Bengal wants to adopt an elephant, prompting the state government to mull over a legal amendment to ... Read more...

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Committee to prevent jumbo deaths in north Bengal


February 16th, 2008 - 8:53 am ICT by admin
By Soudhriti Bhabani Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Repeated incidents of elephant deaths on railway tracks running through the forests of West Bengal have prompted the government to form a committee to protect the ... Read more...

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