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Manipur’s women gun survivors weave new beginning (With Image)


August 26th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 26 (IANS) A hand-woven scarf, or Leiroom, as they call it in Manipur, a cane jewellery box, a painting on Manipuri dance -- the Lei Hao brand is ... Read more...

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Maoists torture and kill two cops at public court


February 26th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 26 (IANS) The outlawed group Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) killed two Chhattisgarh home guards at a 'jan adalat' people's court in an undisclosed forested pocket in restive ... Read more...

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Teaching in the shadow of the gun in insurgency-hit Bastar


September 5th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dantewada (Chhattisgarh), Sep 5 (IANS) In the insurgency ridden Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, government school teachers risk losing their lives if they fail to indoctrinate young minds into joining the ... Read more...

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Pakistan launches military offensive against militants


July 4th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 4 (IANS) Pakistan has launched a military offensive against militants in a valley located in its northwest.The operation was initiated Sunday in Kurram Agency, forcing families to flee ... Read more...

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Prayers for peace as summer beckons tourists to Kashmir


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 22 (IANS) The shadows of violence still linger but the hills and meadows, lakes and valleys beckon, and tourists are once again flocking to Kashmir. It's summer ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka calls UN report ‘fundamentally flawed’


April 27th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka Wednesday described as "fundamentally flawed" a UN panel report that ruled that war crimes were committed in the island during the end of the ... Read more...

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UN panel finds credible ‘war crimes’ charges in Sri Lanka


April 26th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A UN report has found credible evidence that both the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers violated human rights in the last stages of ... Read more...

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Credible allegations of war crimes in Sri Lanka war: UN report


April 26th, 2011 - 7:14 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 26 (IANS) A UN panel of experts' report released Monday has found "credible" allegations of serious human rights violations committed by both government forces and the Tamil ... Read more...

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Western forces breaching UN resolution on Libya: Russian envoy


April 18th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Western forces should cease violating the UN Security Council resolution on Libya and maintain the embargo on arms supplies to the conflict zone, said ... Read more...

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Spring arrives in Kashmir, bringing hopes of peace


March 17th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 17 (IANS) The harsh winter chill is fading away, the brown and barren landscape is giving way to lively green and farmers are getting ready to again plough ... Read more...

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Each district to have a womens’ police station in Kashmir


February 19th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
By Zeenat Zeeshan FazilSrinagar, Feb 19 (ANI): Many aspects of normal civilian life are compromised in Kashmir, as in any area of conflict. But in Kashmir, there is an overlay of this ... Read more...

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Man-elephant conflict: Chhattisgarh plans experts’ panel


December 17th, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 17 (IANS) Chhattisgarh said Friday that it has plans to set a panel of wildlife experts to tackle cases of man-elephant conflict."A meet of the Chhattisgarh State Wildlife Board chaired ... Read more...

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The Untouchables: Children living with HIV, AIDS in Manipur (Dec 1 is World AIDS Day)


December 1st, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Kamini Kumari Imphal, Dec 1 (IANS) Growing up in a conflict zone, children living with HIV in the northeastern state of Manipur are deprived of more than their childhood.Eleven-year-old Tina, who is ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka far from post-war harmony, says activist


November 27th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka is not doing enough to win the hearts and minds of Tamils and achieve genuine ethnic harmony following the end of the war, says an ... Read more...

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Imphal’s journalists demonstrate for free speech after militant death threats


October 29th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Oct.29 (ANI): Hundreds of journalists demonstrate against militant threats that forced media houses to suspend publications in Imphal.All media houses remained shut and newspapers have not hit the stands for the ... Read more...

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‘Making my first film has made me old’


October 27th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) The international competition section at the ongoing 12th Mumbai Film Festival this year has a curious pattern. The 14 films, almost meticulously selected to represent ... Read more...

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12 militants killed in air strikes in Pak tribal region


October 23rd, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 23 (ANI): Twelve suspected insurgents were killed in air strikes in the Orakzai tribal region of Pakistan.Helicopter gunships targeted two suspected militant hideouts in the region, the Dawn reported.Six ... Read more...

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Foliage penetration radar to track Maoists: Antony


August 11th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): To be one step ahead in fight against the Maoists in jungle warfare, Defence Minister AK Antony today said that India's premier research ... Read more...

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22 militants killed in Pakistan


July 11th, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 11 (DPA) Military jets bombed Taliban positions in Pakistan's tribal region along the Afghan border Sunday, killing 22 rebels and wounding several more, security officials claimed. The aerial assault took ... Read more...

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4 Oz female soldiers in Middle East fall pregnant despite ‘ban’, condoms and pills


May 22nd, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 22(ANI): Four Australian female soldiers have been sent home from the Middle East after falling pregnant on deployment.An Australian Defence spokesman said that female soldiers are removed from the conflict ... Read more...

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After Maoist attack, surviving Bengal troopers face trauma


February 19th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Pradipta Tapadar Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) The security personnel who survived Monday's Maoist attack at the Silda camp in West Bengal should go through individual counselling and be kept away from the ... Read more...

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DRDO’s UAVs, new weapons systems to fight Maoists


February 18th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): To be one step ahead in fight against insurgents and the Maoists, India's premier research and development organisation, DRDO, is developing a whole set ... Read more...

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Is Afghanistan turning into Obama’s Vietnam?


October 20th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) A slight majority of Americans think that the war in Afghanistan is turning into another Vietnam, according to a new national poll that also indicates nearly six ... Read more...

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Three years on, Nepal remains conflict zone and a killing field after peace agreement


September 22nd, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Sep.22 (ANI): Almost three years after the signing of a Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), Nepal continues to remain a conflict zone with no respite in killings, abductions and serious rights violations.The ... Read more...

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Tens of thousands gather at Sri Lanka’s Catholic shrine


August 15th, 2009 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 15 (Xinhua) Over 400,000 devotees have gathered in Sri Lanka's northern Mannar district Saturday to participate in an annual religious festival, military officials said. The festivities at the Madhu Church, the ... Read more...

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Pak military offensive leaves one million children at polio risk


July 12th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 11 (ANI): The ongoing conflict between the Pakistan Army and the Taliban has left more than a million children at risk of contracting polio, as many vaccinations had to ... Read more...

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Pak Taliban eyes new allies in wake of renewed US offensive


July 10th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 10 (ANI): Increased pressure from the US and the Pakistani Army on the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and al Qaeda may force them to join hands with the militant Sunni radical ... Read more...

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Tamil death toll at Lankan refugee camp ‘is 1,400 a week’


July 10th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, July 10 (ANI): About 1,400 Tamil refugees are dying every week at the giant Manik Farm internment camp in Sri Lanka, senior international aid sources have told The Times.The death ... Read more...

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Malayalam superstar Mohanlal joins Territorial Army (Lead) (With Image)


July 9th, 2009 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, July 9 (IANS) Malayalam actor Mohanlal Thursday donned a new cap - that of a lieutenant colonel in the Territorial Army. The actor was piped by the Indian Army chief ... Read more...

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Malayalam superstar Mohanlal joins Territorial Army (With Image)


July 9th, 2009 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Malayalam superstar Mohanlal Thursday donned a new cap - that of a lieutenant colonel in the Territorial Army. The actor was piped by the Indian Army chief ... Read more...

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Home ministry alerts Maoist-affected states


June 21st, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The central government Sunday sounded an alert to five Maoist-affected states warning them against possible "demonstrative acts of violence" by leftwing extremists in the wake of ... Read more...

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Let security forces work in Lalgarh without distraction: Chidambaram appeals


June 21st, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) With combing operations against Maoists in Lalgarh reaching a critical stage, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Sunday appealed to political leaders and NGOs not to venture to ... Read more...

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Malay Indian group calls for trade boycott of Colombo


June 15th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 15 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Business Association has called for a trade boycott of Sri Lanka in an effort to pressure its government to address humanitarian concerns in the ... Read more...

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Pakistani warplanes bomb Baitullah Mehsud’s stronghold


June 13th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) Pakistani warplanes bombed a stronghold of Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud in the South Waziristan tribal region Saturday morning, media reports said. Four fighter jets bombed parts of Makeen ... Read more...

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Pakistani forces kill 66 Taliban


June 11th, 2009 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Pakistani security forces have killed 66 Taliban fighters in the country's restive northwest, the military said Thursday as its offensive against the militants entered its 47th day. ... Read more...

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