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Garo rebel outfit chief lodged in Bangladesh jail: BSF


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 23 (IANS) Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) chief Champion R. Sangma, who was arrested by Bangladesh forces last year, is lodged in "some jail" in that country, according ... Read more...

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ULFA attempt to disrupt Manmohan’s visit foiled


April 18th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) An attempt by ULFA's anti-talks faction to trigger at least two blasts in Guwahati, ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit April 20, has been ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka warns ex-Tamil rebels against revolting


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 21 (IANS) Sri Lanka has warned former Tamil Tiger rebels not to engage with any group which may be attempting to overthrow the government.The warning came after a ... Read more...

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BJP, Haryana Janhit Congress enter poll alliance


September 10th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday announced an alliance with the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) led by Kuldeep Bishnoi for the forthcoming by-election to ... Read more...

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Were Mumbai bombings a ‘dry run’ for something bigger?


July 16th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Were the triple bombings in Mumbai a "trial" or a "dry run" for something bigger? A leading security expert suggests so, basing his theory on a ... Read more...

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Kaskar attack: Custody of two accused extended


June 6th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) A court Monday extended till June 13 the judicial remand of the two accused in the killing of the driver of Iqbal Kaskar, the brother of ... Read more...

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Strike paralyses Nepal ahead of constitution debacle


May 13th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 13 (IANS) Life came to a standstill in Nepal as ethnic groups enforced a nationwide general strike Friday, accusing the government of backpedalling on an agreement, and defying ... Read more...

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Musharraf blames Nawaz Sharif for bloodbath in Karachi


January 17th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17(ANI): Former president Pervez Musharraf has blamed Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Nawaz Sharif for the current violent situation in Karachi, saying that he had ignored the military's advice and ... Read more...

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Militant hideout busted in Meghalaya


December 12th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 12 (IANS) A hideout of the breakaway faction of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) was busted Sunday and five rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) were recovered, police said."A special operation team ... Read more...

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JD-S Kerala unit to seek disqualification of 3 legislators


November 22nd, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 22 (IANS) The breakaway faction of the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) in Kerala has decided to ask the speaker of the assembly K. Radhakrishnan to disqualify three legislators who quit and ... Read more...

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India hails Suu Kyi’s release, hopes for political change


November 13th, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) India Saturday welcomed the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and hoped that this step will be the beginning of an inclusive reconciliation in ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian party seeks to join ruling coalition


September 3rd, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 3 (IANS) The Malaysian Indian United Party (MIUP) is pressing for full membership of the Barisan Nasional (BN), the ruling coalition, a party official has said. The MIUP, which is ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi asks supporters to boycott election


August 25th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 25 (DPA) Myanmar's pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has urged her supporters not to vote in this year's general election, opposition sources said Wednesday. Suu Kyi and her National League ... Read more...

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Myanmar announces restrictions on election campaigning


August 19th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 19 (DPA) Military-ruled Myanmar Thursday announced restrictions on campaigning for November's general election that it said were to assure the polls are "free and fair". Candidates wishing to address the public ... Read more...

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LDF ally Kerala Congress-J headed for a split


April 28th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) A minister's absence from Kerala's weekly cabinet meeting Wednesday triggered speculation here that the Kerala Congress-Joseph, an ally of the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF), may be headed ... Read more...

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Gurkha accused point’s finger at Cherie Blair for making money


April 14th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.14 (ANI): An official from a welfare group at the centre of the bitter controversy over Gurkha veterans being charged cash for advice on settling in Britain has accused Tony Blair's ... Read more...

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No talks with breakaway insurgent groups, says government


April 7th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The government Wednesday said that it is always willing to talk to any group which is ready to leave the path of violence but will not entertain ... Read more...

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Former rebels, paramilitary troops get aid in Sri Lanka


March 9th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 9 (DPA) Former Tamil rebels and ex-paramilitary troops were given fishing gear, carpentry tools and agricultural equipment as part of a rehabilitation programme, officials said Tuesday. Some 500 ex-combatants received the ... Read more...

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Probe claims over Pune attack: India tells Pakistan


February 25th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Pakistan should investigate the claims of unknown militant groups that had owned responsibility for the Feb 13 Pune bombing, Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao told her counterpart ... Read more...

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BJP demands stern action from Prime Minister on border issue with China


January 31st, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Jan.31 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday demanded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take stern action over off and on border problems being created by China.In the recent past, ... Read more...

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Fingerprint analysis confirms Indonesia’s most wanted terrorist is alive


August 10th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 10 (ANI): Fingerprint analysis has confirmed that one of two men reported killed in a central Java shoot-out with police was not Indonesia's most wanted terrorist, Noordin Mohammed Top.Malaysian-born Top ... Read more...

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Indonesian police struggle to identify suicide bombers


July 19th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, July 19 (DPA) Indonesian authorities struggled Sunday to identify two suicide bombers in the deadly attacks at two luxury US hotels, as they suspected a Malaysian-born terrorist fugitive of masterminding the ... Read more...

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Monsoon Marathon staged in Thane sans any rain


July 12th, 2009 - 8:32 pm ICT by ANI
Thane, July 12 (ANI): Thousands of enthusiasts from different walks of life and age groups participated in the annual 'Varsha Marathon' or, the Monsoon Marathon held at Thane in Maharashtra on ... Read more...

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Siliguri Bengalis oppose Gorkhaland


May 15th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri, May 15 (ANI): Bangla O Bangla Bhasha Bachao Committee, which is opposing the demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland to be carved out of West Bengal, has called for ... Read more...

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Gorkha National Liberation Front to boycott polls


April 13th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri, Apr 13 (ANI): The Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF), an organisation which is demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland to be carved out of West Bengal, announced its boycott of the ... Read more...

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‘Treat diamond workers in Gujarat at par with Tatas’


March 1st, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 1 (IANS) The downturn-hit diamond workers in Gujarat should be given financial aid at par with the concessions offered to the Tata Group for its Nano car project, a breakaway ... Read more...

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Zimbabwean unity government sealed amid climate of distrust


February 14th, 2009 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Harare, Feb 13 (DPA) Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe swore some of his fiercest critics into a power-sharing government Friday, sealing the beginning of a reluctant union which Zimbabweans hope will end the ... Read more...

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Thai minister resigns over rotten fish scandal


February 3rd, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Feb 3 (DPA) Less that two months into its administration, Thailand's new government lost its first minister to a corruption scandal Tuesday with the resignation of Social Development and Human Security ... Read more...

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Pakistan Occupied Kashmir gets new Prime Minister


January 7th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Muzaffarabad, Jan 7 (ANI): The newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), Sardar Yaqub, took oath of office.POK President Raja Zulqarnain Khan administered the oath on Tuesday, the Online ... Read more...

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Kandhamal killings split Orissa Maoists on religious lines


December 30th, 2008 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Berhampur (Orissa), Dec 30 (IANS) The killing of a Hindu leader and his associates that triggered attacks on Christians in Orissa have split the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) on religious lines ... Read more...

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Tamil film director, separatist leaders held for fanning passions (Second Lead)


December 19th, 2008 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Erode (Tamil Nadu), Dec 19 (IANS) Southern film director Seeman and Tamil nationalist leader Kolathur Mani were sent to prison on a 14-day remand while another secessionist leader P. Maniarasan was arrested ... Read more...

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Democrat-led government takes shape in Thailand


December 7th, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Dec 7 (DPA) The prospect of a new Thai coalition government under the former opposition Democrat party took a step closer to realisation when its chief rival acknowledged it had ... Read more...

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Democrat-led Thai government emerging, party claims


December 6th, 2008 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Dec 6 (DPA) Thailand's opposition Democrat Party Saturday claimed that it had mustered enough support from smaller parties and a faction from the former ruling People Power Party (PPP) to form ... Read more...

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South Africa holds fresh Zimbabwe unity talks


November 25th, 2008 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Nov 25 (DPA) Zimbabwe's political rivals were due to hold talks in South Africa Tuesday to try to resolve their months-long standoff over the formation of a unity government, but it ... Read more...

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Top TMVP member, driver shot dead outside Colombo (Lead)


November 14th, 2008 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 14 (IANS) A top member of Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Puligal (TMVP), a breakaway group of the Tamil Tigers, was shot dead along with his driver Friday by unidentified gunmen in ... Read more...

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