democracy and human rights

Obama meets Aung San Suu Kyi


September 20th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) President Barack Obama Wednesday met Myanmar's opposition leader and parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi at the White House.Obama expressed his admiration for "her courage, determination and ... Read more...

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UN chief meets Suu Kyi


May 1st, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 1 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday met Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and hailed her efforts for bring democracy in the country.Ban congratulated Suu Kyi -- ... Read more...

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EU foreign policy chief meets with Burma’s Suu Kyi


April 29th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by BNO News
YANGON, MYANMAR (BNO NEWS) -- European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Saturday visited Burma, which is officially known as Myanmar, where she met with Burmese opposition leader Aung San ... Read more...

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Cameron to meet Suu Kyi in Myanmar


April 10th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron will make a landmark trip this week to Myanmar where he is expected to meet Nobel laureate and pro-democracy leader ... Read more...

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Northeast MPs moot forum to discuss Myanmar issue


March 9th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 9 (IANS) The Burma Centre Delhi (BCD) is planning to launch a forum involving all members of parliament (MPs) from the northeast region to raise the issue of ... Read more...

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Mathai meets Clinton, says India committed to n-deal


February 9th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) India underlined its commitment to implementing the landmark civil nuclear deal when Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai Wednesday met US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and ... Read more...

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Two top US officials visit South Asia


February 7th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 7 (IANS) Under Secretary of State Maria Otero and Assistant Secretary of State Robert O. Blake are visiting South Asia to meet government leaders, rights activists and ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama to speak on human rights in Asia


December 10th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) The Dalai Lama will be among those who will speak on human rights in Asia in Prague Sunday, a Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) official said ... Read more...

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Britain pulled up for doublespeak


August 11th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) A Chinese newspaper Wednesday pulled up British authorities for calling rioters in London "thugs" while lauding those in revolt in Third World countries as defenders ... Read more...

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Pakistan-US ties to grow in diverse fields: Gilani


July 5th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) The friendly relations between Pakistan and the US will continue to grow in diverse fields despite challenges, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani here."All relationships ... Read more...

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AfPak: India asks world to target terror sanctuaries


June 7th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Underlining its commitment to the reconstruction of Afghanistan, India Monday asked the international community to act against the continued existence of "safe sanctuaries" for ... Read more...

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Involve people to curb terror, Khaleda Zia tells US


May 25th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 25 (IANS) Former Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia has urged the US to "involve people" for sustainable and effective curbing of terrorism.On a visit to the US, Zia, ... Read more...

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31 Suu Kyi sympathisers released from Kolkata jail


May 19th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) After spending more than 13 years in jail, 31 out of 34 Myanmar's pro-democracy activists were released from a Kolkata prison Thursday, said a Myanmarese supporter."Thirtyfour ... Read more...

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India welcomes pro-democracy wave in Middle East, North Africa: PM


March 18th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) India Friday welcomed the pro-democracy wave sweeping the Middle East and North Africa, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying that "these are decisions for ... Read more...

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A second Arab revolution - for a new social order (Comment)


February 21st, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Harold A. Gould The uprising in Egypt, and in Tunisia before it, and the current ferment in the Middle East, is much more than just a random eruption or two of ... Read more...

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Facebook playing down role as ‘key tool for democratic change’ in Middle East


February 15th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Despite playing a crucial role in providing a platform for democratic change in the revolts that toppled the governments in Tunisia and Egypt, Facebook executives are avoiding ... Read more...

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US focussing on “possible discriminatory applications” of Pak’s blasphemy law: Posner


January 19th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19(ANI): In the wake of the controversy surrounding Pakistan's blasphemy law, US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy and Human Rights Michael H. Posner has said the United States believes ... Read more...

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US, Germany ‘deeply concerned’ about Russian tycoon’s ‘illegal’ conviction


December 28th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Dec 28 (ANI): The US and Germany have reportedly voiced their serious concern about a second conviction against the jailed Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, calling it a "selective application" ... Read more...

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Former First Lady Laura Bush speaks by phone with Suu Kyi


December 18th, 2010 - 2:07 am ICT by BNO News
DALLAS (BNO NEWS) -- Former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush on Friday spoke by telephone with pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, who was released from home ... Read more...

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Stephen Solarz was a ‘true friend of India’: Indian envoy


December 3rd, 2010 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) Indian Ambassador Meera Shankar has expressed deep grief at the passing away of former Congressman Stephen J Solarz, a "true friend of India" who "was ahead of the ... 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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Stop state-sponsored terrorism in Kashmir: India tells Pakistan (Lead)


September 30th, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar United Nations, Sep 29 (IANS) In a sharp response to Pakistan's Kashmir rhetoric, India Wednesday asked Islamabad to stop its state-sponsored terrorism in "an integral part of India" instead of ... Read more...

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Stop state-sponsored terrorism in Kashmir: India to Pakistan


September 29th, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar United Nations, Sep 29 (IANS) In a sharp response to Pakistan's harping on Kashmir, India Wednesday asked Islamabad to stop its state-sponsored militancy and terrorism in "an integral part of ... Read more...

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India asks Pak not to allow territory under its control to spread terrorism


September 29th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Sep.29 (ANI): India on Wednesday asked Pakistan to fulfill its solemn commitment of not allowing territory under its control for perpetrating terrorism.Addressing the United Nations' General Assembly, External Affairs Minister ... Read more...

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Pakistan can’t give lessons on democracy, human rights: India


September 29th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 29 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday said Pakistan had no right to lecture India on democracy and human rights, and urged it to bridge the trust ... Read more...

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Improve human rights in occupied Kashmir: Congress to Pakistan


September 24th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Congress party Friday advised Pakistan to demonstrate commitment to democracy and human rights in occupied Kashmir instead of handing out "sanctimonious homilies" to India on the ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh gets World Statesman Award


September 23rd, 2010 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been honoured with the 2010 World Statesman Award by the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, an interfaith coalition which ... Read more...

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Kazakh president granted immunity as ‘Leader of the Nation’


May 13th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Astana/London, May 13 (ANI): Kazakhstan has declared its president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, "Leader of the Nation", granting him immunity from any prosecution, just weeks before it is due to chair a major international ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama expresses grief over death of Polish president


April 12th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 12 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has expressed sorrow over the death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski in an air crash in Russia last week. Kaczynski was an ... Read more...

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New OAS report expresses concern about anti-Semitism in Venezuela


March 9th, 2010 - 3:45 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has issued a new report that reviews civil, political, and social rights in the Latin American nation, expressing concern about ... Read more...

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`World citizen’ Kamalesh Sharma installed as Queen’s University new Chancellor


December 10th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.10 (ANI): Kamalesh Sharma, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, will be installed as the ninth Chancellor of Queen's University this evening.Described by the Queen's Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Gregson as "a role model ... Read more...

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Iran summons Swiss envoy over ban on minarets


December 6th, 2009 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 5 (DPA) Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki Saturday summoned Switzerland's ambassador to Tehran and harshly criticized the outcome of a Swiss referendum to ban the construction of minarets on mosques. Last ... Read more...

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Over 100 groups protest UN debate on ‘defamation of religion’


November 13th, 2009 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 13 (DPA) More than 100 non-governmental organisations Thursday protested attempts by some governments to push through a UN resolution to save religion from defamation. Those NGOs said such a move, ... Read more...

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India, US discuss working of UNHRC


November 6th, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) India and the US have held discussions to review the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), a senior American diplomat said here Friday. "We spoke about improving ... Read more...

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Ahead of PM’s visit, India, US discuss global issues


November 5th, 2009 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) The build-up to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Washington later this month moved into top gear as India and the US Thursday discussed a host ... Read more...

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