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Army ‘coup’ report fizzles out, government terms it ‘alarmist’ (Roundup)


April 4th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Visakhapatnam, April 4 (IANS) The stir caused by a media report Wednesday morning about an attempted "military coup" in January turned into a whimper by the evening after ... Read more...

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Ridiculous, irresponsible, say ex-chiefs of report


April 4th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) "Ridiculous," "irresponsible", "contemptible" and "mischief" were the common refrain of several former armed forces chiefs, senior officials and strategic analysts on the sensational media ... Read more...

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Lokpal can destabilise the nation: Vayalar Ravi (Interview)


December 26th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi has warned that if basic principles were incorrectly applied, a Lokpal can potentially "destabilise the nation"."I don't ... Read more...

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Growing US-Pakistan tension worries Kashmiris (Kashmir Newsletter)


December 3rd, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 3 (IANS) In the wake of the NATO attacks in Pakistan that killed 28 soldiers, the common man in the Kashmir Valley is worried about the region's ... Read more...

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Mubarak to quit, hand over power to military council: Official


February 11th, 2011 - 2:23 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) Embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will step down and transfer power to an armed forces panel, said a senior Egyptian official.Speculation was rife throughout Thursday that Mubarak, who ... Read more...

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Last-minute deal averts crisis in Nepal


January 15th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 15 (IANS) A last-minute deal between the ruling parties and the opposition Maoists averted chaos and possible violence in Nepal as the UN readied to pull out from ... Read more...

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Armed Forces: A Pillar In Nation Building


November 16th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
By Jaibans SinghNew Delhi, Nov.16 (ANI): The 21st century looks towards security, justice, economic development and a democratic polity as the pillars of nation building. Security comes first in the pecking order ... Read more...

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Thai political battle moves from streets to courts


May 27th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 27 (DPA) The battle between the Thai government and supporters of coup-ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has moved off the streets and into the courts, officials said Thursday. A ... Read more...

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Thai troops face stubborn resistance as casualties mount


May 17th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 17 (DPA) Thai troops faced stubborn resistance from anti-government protesters in Bangkok and several northern provinces Monday as the death toll from four days of clashes in the capital ... Read more...

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Barricades set up as Thai Army battles protesters


May 16th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 16 (DPA) Thai soldiers battled urban guerrillas in the heart of Bangkok Sunday as tyres burned and new barricades were erected in defiance of government orders to disperse. Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Curfew to be imposed as 24 killed in Thailand protest


May 16th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 16 (DPA) Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva announced Sunday that schools would be shut and a curfew imposed in Bangkok as the death toll from three days of urban ... Read more...

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Pak, a Molotov cocktail waiting to explode, says expert


April 10th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.10 (ANI): Pakistan seems like a Molotov cocktail waiting to explode. It is a country so busy quarrelling, that it is failing to solve its problems, claims David Ignatius, the ... Read more...

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Zardari’’s closeness to US could take a beating over his action against Sharifs


February 28th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.28 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardaris reputation in Washington is likely to take a beating as a consequence of his moves against the Sharif brothers, a retired army general, ... Read more...

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Bangladesh arrests two on war crimes’ charges


February 14th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 14 (DPA) Two leaders of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party have been arrested on charges of committing war crimes during the country's war of independence 38 years ago, media reports said ... Read more...

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May 28 to see end of monarchy in Nepal


May 12th, 2008 - 8:31 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 12 (IANS) Nepal Monday set the stage for the formal abolition of its two-and-a-half century old monarchy with Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala calling the fateful first meeting ... Read more...

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US joins PPP, PML-N talks but deadlock persists (Roundup)


May 11th, 2008 - 10:10 pm ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar and Muhammad Najeeb London/Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) A senior US official joined Pakistani leaders for talks in London Sunday but the last-ditch mediation bid reportedly failed to break a ... Read more...

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Nawaz calls for closure of ISIs political wing


January 12th, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Jan 12 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chief Nawaz Sharif has said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) is a product of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and called for an end ... Read more...

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