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Hazare, team end fast; promise people’s movement as political alternative (Roundup)


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Anna Hazare and his team ended their indefinite fast against corruption here Friday evening, spelling out the contours of their political alternative that would ... Read more...

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Army ex-chief joins Anna bandwagon


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Former Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh Friday lent his voice to Anna Hazare's anti-graft movement and also joined the protest at Jantar Mantar ... Read more...

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Occupy Singur movement from July 3, says CPI-M lawmaker


June 27th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) CPI-M lawmaker Abdur Rezzak Mollah, who had called for organising an "Occupy Singur" movement on the lines of "Occupy Wall Street" for the benefit of the ... Read more...

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Broader Left unity for broad-based democratic unity: Bardhan


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Asserting that the country was going through a crisis, veteran Communist Party of India (CPI) leader A.B. Bardhan Tuesday called for bringing all Left forces ... Read more...

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Time not yet ripe for third front: CPI


April 20th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (CPI) Friday said the time was not yet ripe for giving call for a third alternative comprising non-Congress and non-BJP parties, ... Read more...

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Strengthening CPI-M need of the hour: Karat


April 4th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 4 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Wednesday called for strengthening the party, saying only the Left and democratic parties could provide an ... Read more...

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Only Left has alternative economic policies: Karat


February 20th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Blaming the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's faulty policies for the poor and farmers' plight, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday said only the ... Read more...

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Present situation not ripe for third front, says CPI-M (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) Stressing need for unity of the Left and democratic forces in the country, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Wednesday said the present ... Read more...

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CPI-M in wait and see mode for 2014 allies


January 20th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has adopted a wait and watch policy for firming up alliances ahead of the 2014 general elections as it ... Read more...

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Include people in Kashmir issue’s resolution: PDP


July 9th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 9 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Saturday stressed that the involvement of the state's people was necessary ... Read more...

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Karat seeks TDP support in protest over Bengal violence


June 13th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 13 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Monday sought the support of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in its campaign against the violence ... Read more...

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Post-poll CPI-M leaders’ meet Monday likely to be stormy


May 15th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The post-poll meeting of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo here Monday is likely stormy, with a number of leaders, especially from the ... Read more...

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Rout in Bengal, out in Kerala - Left struggles for survival


May 13th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India's Communists Friday found themselves out in the political cold with a massive defeat in its 34-year bastion West Bengal and a loss, albeit ... Read more...

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Left to keep fighting ‘neo-liberal policies’


May 13th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) While admitting that the defeats in West Bengal and Kerala were a "disappointment", the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday promised to keep fighting "neo-liberal ... Read more...

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Britain must stand by Pakistan despite doubts: Cameron


May 4th, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Prime Minister David Cameron Tuesday insisted Britain must stand by Pakistan amid disbelief in many quarters that the authorities in Islamabad were unaware Osama bin ... Read more...

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Seize initiative against terrorists, Modi urges PM


May 3rd, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, May 2 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Monday urged the central government to seize the initiative and unite all democratic forces to lead a frontal fight against ... Read more...

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Support forces against terror groups in Pakistan: Norway minister


April 4th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The threat of terror groups taking over Pakistan is "a very big issue," Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide said Monday. He called for ... Read more...

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Three killed in Senegal clash


February 27th, 2011 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
Dakar (Senegal), Feb 27 (IANS) Three soldiers were killed and many wounded as the Senegalese army clashed with separatists in the southern Casamance region, military officials said.Seven soldiers had been killed in ... Read more...

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EU High Representative Ashton meets with Belarusian delegation


January 13th, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton on Wednesday met with a Belarusian delegation conformed by leading representatives of the Belarusian opposition and civil society.Ashton, also Vice-President of the ... Read more...

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Rebels kill 21 in Congo


November 17th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kinshasa, Nov 17 (IANS) Rwandan Hutu rebels have shot dead 21 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Xinhua reported Wednesday.The ambush took place Tuesday in the Walikale area of the North ... 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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‘I believe in human rights,’ says Aung San Suu Kyi


November 14th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Yangon (Myanmar), Nov.14 (ANI): A day after she was released from seven years of house arrest, Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, told thousands of wildly cheering supporters on Sunday that ... Read more...

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Obama’s visit acknowledges India’s global role: US scholar


November 4th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) US President Barack Obama's visit to India offers an opportunity to set a new course for the direction of the US-India partnership, acknowledging India's ... Read more...

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Benazir’s assassins behind Karachi target killings: PPP


October 20th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Oct 20 (ANI): The target killings in Karachi on October 19 were part of an 'international conspiracy,' and the 'forces' involved in it were the same who assassinated the Pakistan ... Read more...

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‘Won’t allow uniformed people, political actors to play joke with Pak again’: Zardari


October 12th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Nawabshah, Oct 12 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has stated that uniformed people played a joke with the country when they came into power, adding that they would no more ... Read more...

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Only parliament, not SC can rewrite Pak constitution: Gilani


September 27th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 27(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that only the parliament, and not the Supreme Court, has the authority to amend the constitution.Talking about the summary sent ... Read more...

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Over 300 people raped in Congo: UN report


September 24th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 24 (IANS) At least 303 people, including 235 women and 52 girls, were raped by armed militia in the Democratic Republic of Congo between July 30 and Aug 2, the ... Read more...

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240 victims of mass rape in Congo: UN


September 2nd, 2010 - 5:15 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 2 (IANS) The UN Wednesday said the number of civilians who had been brutally gang raped recently in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo now exceeds ... Read more...

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UN Security Council condemns rape in Congo


August 26th, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 26 (DPA) The UN Security Council Thursday condemned the reported rape of more than 150 women by rebels in a remote area in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The council ... Read more...

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More than 150 women raped in Congolese village, says UN


August 24th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Goma, Aug 24 (DPA) More than 150 women have been raped by rebels in a remote area of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an aid agency and the UN said. A Rwandan rebel ... Read more...

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Regain lost faith of people, Karat urges CPI-M-led governments


August 7th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Vijayawada, Aug 7 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Saturday asked the party-led governments in West Bengal and Kerala to do their "utmost" to regain the lost faith ... Read more...

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Musharraf’s running from country to country revenge of BB’s assassination: Zardari


June 22nd, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Naudero (Pakistan), June 22(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that it was due to the pursuance of the thinking and political philosophy of Benazir Bhutto that General (retd) Pervez ... Read more...

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Look into central ministers’ role in Bengal violence: CPI-M


June 6th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday alleged that the Trinamool Congress indulged in violence after the results of civic elections, and asked the central government ... Read more...

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Pak fighting for survival, no danger to Govt, Parliament: Zardari


May 30th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 30 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that while the country is fighting a war for its survival there is no danger to the Pakistan People's ... Read more...

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Pak leaders hail passage of ‘historic’ constitutional amendment bill in National Assembly


April 9th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.9 (ANI): Pakistan's political leaders, including President Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif have hailed the passage of the 18th Constitutional Amendment bill in the ... Read more...

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