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Outages, blasts, Assam… no end to government’s woes (Comment)


August 4th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
As if low growth, high inflation and a poor monsoon were not enough trouble for the Manmohan Singh government, it faced further problems with an outbreak of ethnic and communal ... Read more...

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Lakshmi Sehgal was courageous, compassionate: CPI-M


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
N0ew Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The CPI-M Monday described freedom fighter Lashmi Sehgal, an associate of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose who joined the party some four decades ago, as a ... Read more...

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Tripura’s royal palaces to be turned into musuems


June 26th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 26 (IANS) Tripura's royal palaces, which were command hubs until the erstwhile princely state's accession to India in October 1949, are now being turned into museums to showcase ... Read more...

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Partition, terror and women on book shelf (IANS BOOKS THIS WEEK)


April 14th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The book shelf this weekend is a pile of serious narratives - both fiction and non-fiction. Browse with IANS...Book: "A Life Long Ago (Dayamoyeer Katha)"; ... Read more...

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Indian spy who was Zardari’s jail mate wants to meet him


April 8th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) Mehboob Elahi is happy that his old prison mate Asif Ali Zardari is coming to India but is crestfallen that he will not get to ... Read more...

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India thanks Bangladesh for honouring 1971 heroes


April 4th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) India and thanked Dhaka for its decision to honour Indian nationals and groups for their role in the 1971 war that led to the ... Read more...

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Tripura CM rejects private participation in infrastructure


March 31st, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 31 (IANS) The central government and Planning Commission should not insist on private participation in developing infrastructure in the northeastern region, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here ... Read more...

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No reunion, but union possible in subcontinent: Pakistani writer (With image)


March 29th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The subcontinent can become a paradise in the region by retaining cultural, social and political identities of countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, says former ... Read more...

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Bangladesh celebrates 41st independence day


March 26th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 26 (IANS) Bangladesh celebrated its 41st independence day Monday with tributes to the martyred war heroes.On March 26, 1971 valiant Bengalis of the then East Pakistan, on ... Read more...

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Film fest on Bangladesh’s liberation war


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Six films centred around different aspects and effects of Bangladesh's 1971 "war of liberation" will be screened here as part of a special film festival ... Read more...

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Kissinger denies secret deal with India during 1971 war


March 17th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Veteran diplomat Henry Kissinger, the architect of the US' historic opening to China, has denied that that the US struck a secret pact with India ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi influx: Assam NGO seeks Supreme Court intervention


February 25th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 25 (IANS) Alleging presence of names of illegal migrants in the Assam voters' list, Assam Public Works (APW), an NGO, has sought the Supreme Court's intervention in the ... Read more...

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Release my 80-year-old father, Pakistani to India


February 23rd, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) An 80-year-old man who is languishing in an Indian prison since 1971 should be released, pleaded the prisoner's son in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.Gul Rehman of ... Read more...

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Citizens for change: These Mumbaikars take political plunge


February 10th, 2012 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Tired of a self-serving political class repeatedly letting down their beloved city and not content with just griping about it, a group of Mumbaikars is contesting ... Read more...

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Urdu poet’s film shown in India after 53 years


January 12th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) "Jago Hua Savera", Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz's first film as a writer which was released in Pakistan in 1958, was shown for the first time ... Read more...

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Hasina visits Tripura Wednesday to commemorate history


January 10th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 10 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina makes a historic border crossing here Wednesday with a 100-member delegation to commemorate the northeast Indian state's role in her ... Read more...

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Zardari hails Bhutto, recalls Simla pact


January 5th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 5 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari paid homage to Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Thursday by recalling that the Simla pact he signed with India in 1972 led to ... Read more...

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Bangladesh thanks India for supporting ‘just’ war


December 16th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Bangladesh Friday paid tribute to the Indian soldiers who fought "shoulder-to-shoulder" with the liberation forces in 1971 and thanked New Delhi for support supporting "a ... Read more...

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Indian Army recalls 1971 victory


December 16th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 16 (IANS) The Indian Army's Northern Command Friday paid tributes to soldiers killed during the 1971 India-Pakistan war that led to the birth of Bangladesh.On this day in ... Read more...

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Bangladesh pays tribute to martyrs on Victory Day


December 16th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 16 (IANS) Thousands of Bangladeshis Friday paid tributes to those who sacrificed their lives for liberating the country in 1971.The 40th Victory Day celebrations began in the ... Read more...

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India remembers war heroes on 40th anniversary of 1971 war


December 16th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) India Friday paid tributes to its martyred soldiers on the 40th anniversary of its victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war that culminated in the ... Read more...

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Has Bangladesh’s creation benefited India strategically?


December 14th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Has India's role in the creation of Bangladesh 40 years ago benefited this country strategically? The poser, at a seminar here Wednesday, produced ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi artists tell liberation war story in India


December 6th, 2011 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 6 (IANS) Millions being killed, more being uprooted and a bleeding nation on the cusp of being born -- it's a bleak, unsparing tale, but one that ... Read more...

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Dhaka seeking apology from Islamabad justified: Pakistani daily


November 23rd, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) Bangladesh seeking an apology from Pakistan for war crimes committed in 1971 is "justifiable" and the "least our government can do is learn lessons from ... Read more...

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Apologise for 1971 war crimes, Bangladesh tells Pakistan


November 21st, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 21 (IANS) Bangladesh has sought an apology from Pakistan for war crimes committed during the 1971 war of liberation.Foreign Minister Dipu Moni sought the formal apology from Islamabad ... Read more...

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Hasina to help complete Bangladesh director’s unfinished movie


August 26th, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 26 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will extend her all-out cooperation in completing "Kagojer Phool", the unfinished movie of filmmaker Tareque Masud who was killed in ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh sign maps, settle boundary row (Lead)


August 20th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 20 (IANS) India and Bangladesh Saturday began signing border maps in Dhaka, officially recognising their 4,156-km international boundary and ending a decades-old lingering discord over the issue.The ... Read more...

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Inspired by Anna, Pakistani to fast against corruption


August 18th, 2011 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Taking a cue from Anna Hazare, a 68-year-old Pakistani businessman is set to go on hunger strike in Islamabad from Sep 12 to declare war ... Read more...

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India-Bangladesh border ‘haats’ reopen - after 40 years (Feature)


July 24th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 24 (IANS) Meghalaya resident Tengrak Ch Marak grew up on stories about his father's trading days at the 'haats' on the border with what was then East ... Read more...

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India-Bangladesh border haats to boost trade: Anand Sharma (Lead)


July 24th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 23 (IANS) The traditional border 'haats' between Bangladesh and India, which re-opened after 40 years Saturday, will add a new dimension to the economic cooperation between the ... Read more...

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India-Bangladesh border haats reopen after 40 years


July 23rd, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 23 (IANS) It made for an emotional moment when Indian and Bangladeshi traders met after 40 years at Kalaichar in Meghalaya where the traditional 'haats' along the border ... Read more...

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Pakistan urged to sell nuclear energy


July 10th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) Pakistan could exploit the global nuclear energy market as it possesses nuclear scientists and technology, an expert here has warned.South Asian Strategic Stability Institute director general ... Read more...

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Dropping names: Intellectuals divided on renaming West Bengal


July 10th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) Will it be 'Bongo' or 'Bangla' or 'Bongodesh'? West Bengal is getting the blues over a proposed re-naming of the state as new Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Autonomy wouldn’t have split Pakistan: Gilani


July 2nd, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 2 (IANS) If provinces had been given autonomy, then East Pakistan would not have been split to become an independent Bangladesh, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has ... Read more...

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Kashmir conflict will last for 100 years, says Cohen


May 31st, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 31 (IANS) A leading American expert on South Asia feels that the India-Pakistan conflict over Jammu and Kashmir will last for 100 years -- or perhaps even more.Stephen ... Read more...

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