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Officer gets four-year jail for forgery


August 22nd, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A CBI special court here has awarded four years jail term to an officer of the Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology in a 2008 ... Read more...

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Outrage over diktat against women, villagers thrash cops (Roundup)


July 13th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 13 (IANS) Amid national outrage over a Uttar Pradesh panchayat's Taliban-style diktat against women, defiant villagers Friday thrashed two policemen for arresting two of the panchayat members.The ... Read more...

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Panchayat’s diktat has no place in democratic society: Chidambaram


July 13th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said here Friday that the "Taliban-style" diktat by a khap panchayat in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat region, forbidding women from using ... Read more...

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Apex court issues notice to IMA over doctors’ strike


June 25th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on a plea by a non-government organisation seeking to declare as illegal the ... Read more...

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Judge recuses herself from hearing plea against doctors strike


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday could not take up a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to declare that the proposed doctors' strike June 25 was illegal ... Read more...

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Maoist group meet to focus on Green Hunt, economic crisis


April 19th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) Resistance group Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF), at its first conference here April 22-23, will demand an end to the anti-Maoist Operation Green Hunt and discuss how ... Read more...

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‘Digital transmission in four metros from July’


March 14th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) the government is working towards the digitalisation of media and entertainment industry and digital transmission is most likely to start in July, Information and Broadcasting ... Read more...

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Unesco to help draft Myanmar media law


February 4th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 4 (IANS) Myanmar will draft a media law with help from the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), the official media reported Saturday.The information ministry is drafting ... Read more...

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Maldives learns from Indian democracy: President Nasheed


January 28th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Jan 28 (IANS) Maldives has learnt its "lessons from the Indian experience", said President Mohamed Nasheed as the Indian envoy here described the country as "perhaps one of India's ... Read more...

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Dalai envoy praises India’s ‘free democracy’


November 28th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The Dalai Lama's envoy here lauded India's "free democracy" and said New Delhi has done "the right thing" by letting the the Tibetan spiritual leader ... Read more...

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Canada welcomes new Libya


October 24th, 2011 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Oct 24 (IANS) Canada welcomes the post-Gaddafi era in Libya as well as the transition of the country to a democratic society that respects human rights and the rule ... Read more...

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Lokpal to be a reality soon, PM tells Anna


October 11th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has told Anna Hazare that his government is committed to a strong Lokpal bill and hoped that they will be ... Read more...

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Aamir supports Manipur rights activist


August 29th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 29 (IANS) Bollywood actor Aamir Khan has supported Manipur's human rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila's over a decade-long hunger strike against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act ... Read more...

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Delhi lawyers support Hazare


August 17th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Lawyers here organised a demonstration near the Delhi High Court Wednesday, marching to India Gate to support activist Anna Hazare's call for a stronger Lokpal ... Read more...

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Restoring freedom of Tibetans top priority: Lobsang Sangay (Interview)


August 7th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Aug 7 (IANS) Lobsang Sangay, the 43-year-old prime minister-elect of the Tibetan government-in-exile, says restoring the freedom of people in Tibet and the return of His Holiness the Dalai ... Read more...

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Indian businesses against street protests in Malaysia


July 1st, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 1 (IANS) The Indian business community in Malaysia has said it is strongly against the holding of street demonstrations.The 12 Indian chambers of commerce and 13 trade ... Read more...

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Imran to file PIL, wants drinking age reduced


June 17th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Bollywood actor Imran Khan Friday vowed to file a PIL against the Maharashtra government's decision to scale up the minimum age for liquor consumption to ... Read more...

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Lack of liberal space making us intolerant: Gautam Adhikari


April 10th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Indians are becoming increasingly intolerant because of lack of a liberal and secular framework in the country, says veteran journalist, television presenter and writer ... Read more...

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Middle East revolutions will not affect King’s rule in Jordan, says top diplomat.


February 15th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Amman, Feb.15 (ANI): Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh has said, that the recent revolutions that rocked Egypt and Tunisia will certainly not affect the king's rule in Jordan.According to him, the ... Read more...

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Egypt should move to civilian, democratic rule: Cameron


February 12th, 2011 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 12 (IANS) Britain Friday welcomed the decision of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down, and said the new government should "reflect the wishes of the Egyptian people" and ... Read more...

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Egypt must go for democratic transformation to avoid extremist control: UK Foreign Secretary


January 31st, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.31 (ANI): British Foreign Secretary William Hague has warned that Egypt runs the risk of falling into the hands of extremists if President Hosni Mubarak does not initiate democratic "transformation" in ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: How Playboy star Anna Nicole ‘wreaked havoc in the Bahamas’


December 22nd, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): The latest scandal revealed by WikiLeaks describes how former Playboy model and reality TV star Anna Nicole Smith blew away the Bahamas."Not since Wallis Simpson dethroned a king ... Read more...

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Peace rally for protection of human rights organised in Kolkata


December 19th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Dec 19 (ANI): In a bid to spread awareness about the importance of peace and non-violence and establish a democratic society based on human rights and values, a unique peace rally ... Read more...

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Cops involved in barbaric acts threat to society: apex court


October 25th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said some policemen in India still lived with a colonial mindset and perpetrated barbaric acts which were an anathema to a democratic society.The ... Read more...

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U.S. Embassy calls for fair treatment for Azimzhan Askarov in Kyrgyzstan


September 7th, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by BNO News
BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Embassy in Kyrgyzstan is closely following the trial of human rights activist Azimzhan Askarov and calls on the Government of Kyrgyzstan to guarantee him a ... Read more...

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Work from home, UN tells officials in Sri Lanka


July 7th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 7 (DPA) UN officials in Sri Lanka Wednesday told employees to stay home to avoid a pro-government protest outside their offices. The demonstration began Tuesday to protest a UN decision to ... Read more...

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Colombian judiciary protests over spying


June 10th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 10 (IANS/EFE) Some 25,000 judges, prosecutors and court employees took to the streets of Colombian cities following a scandal involving illegal spying. The Asonal Judicial Union called the protest Wednesday a ... Read more...

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban ‘concerned’ about violent protests in Kyrgyzstan


April 6th, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday said he is concerned about violent protests in Kyrgyzstan.Earlier on Tuesday, a group of protesters stormed a regional government office ... Read more...

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Brit hardcore porn director eyes Parliament seat


March 12th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): A British female hardcore porn director has announced that she will be running for Parliament in the next election.Anna Arrowsmith, 38, who is boss of adult film firm ... Read more...

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Islamic clerics oppose women’s reservation


March 11th, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 11 (IANS) Not only certain political parties, but even some influential Islamic scholars and clerics are strongly opposed to the women's reservation bill. Their opposition seems to stem from the fact ... Read more...

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States, scientists happy with Bt Brinjal moratorium


February 9th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Many state governments and scientists Tuesday hailed Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh's decision to reject for the time being the commercial release of Bt Brinjal, the genetically modified ... Read more...

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Evans welcomes 147 Indians as new Australian citizens


January 26th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Perth, Jan 26 (ANI): Australian Immigration Minister Chris Evans has welcomed 147 Indians sworn in as new Australian citizens, while acknowledging that there had been "some problems with Indian people in this ... Read more...

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Political parties back Ansari’s accountability idea


January 20th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari's suggestion to bring the country's intelligence agencies under legislative oversight has been supported by most political parties though a few felt the ... Read more...

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Speaker slams unruly behaviour, asks MPs to introspect


December 18th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Speaker Meira Kumar Friday slammed the unruly behaviour of "certain sections" in the Lok Sabha before adjourning the winter session of the house sine die amidst ... Read more...

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US embassy condemns terrorist attacks in Pakistan


October 15th, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) The US embassy in Pakistan has "strongly" condemned the terrorist attacks in Lahore Thursday and the suicide bombings in Peshawar and Kohat towns in the country's restive ... Read more...

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