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Sibal backs Unmukt, requests DU to allow him for exam


August 31st, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Friday said he had requested the Delhi University vice chancellor to use his discretionary powers and allow U-19 World ... Read more...

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Fiji military chief says he might delay promised elections


July 13th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 13 (DPA) Fiji's military strongman, Voreqe Bainimarama, said Tuesday that he might postpone elections he promised to hold in 2014 because of what he called constant interference in his country's ... Read more...

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Obama’s “Internet ‘kill switch’ bill” moves forward


June 26th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): The US Homeland Security committee has unanimously approved a cyber-security bill on Thursday, that had earlier prompted concern about a presidential "Internet kill switch."The bill, titled ... Read more...

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Former Fiji premier faces corruption trial


January 15th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 15 (DPA) Former Fiji prime minister Laisenia Qarase, who was ousted in a bloodless military coup just over three years ago, faces a trial on corruption charges next week, according ... Read more...

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Fiji stops pensions to government critics


January 12th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 12 (DPA) Fiji's military strongman Frank Bainimarama said Tuesday that all pensioners who criticised his government were having their benefit payments stopped from this week. Bainimarama, who seized power in a ... Read more...

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Court okays land takeover for police station on Haryana border


September 4th, 2009 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday ruled that a piece of land acquired by the government to set up the Badarpur police station on Delhi's border with Haryana ... Read more...

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Fiji regime extends emergency powers till end of the year


July 2nd, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 2 (DPA) Fiji's military regime has extended emergency powers, which ban political meetings and criticism of the government, until the end of the year, according to reports from the capital ... Read more...

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Fiji bars human rights body from investigating complaints


May 20th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 20 (DPA) Fiji's military regime, which invoked emergency powers last month, has barred the country's Human Rights Commission from investigating complaints, news reports from the capital Suva said Wednesday. President Ratu ... Read more...

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Fiji extends emergency and media censorship for a month (Lead)


May 4th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 4 (DPA) Fiji's military regime is extending emergency regulations, which include media censorship and a ban on political meetings, for another month, Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said Monday. The extension ... Read more...

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Fiji extends emergency and media censorship


May 4th, 2009 - 4:12 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 4 (DPA) Fiji's military regime will extend emergency regulations, which include a ban on political meetings and media censorship, for another month, Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said Monday. Extension of emergency powers ... Read more...

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South Pacific Forum poised to suspend Fiji


May 1st, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 1 (DPA) The 16-member South Pacific Forum was poised Friday to suspend membership of Fiji, which has been ruled by military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama since he ousted the elected ... Read more...

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Fiji’s military regime tightens hold on power


April 17th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 17 (DPA) Fiji's military regime strengthened its grip on power Friday with the swearing-in of the interim indigenous affairs minister and former military forces commander as vice president, said news ... Read more...

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EU expresses disappointment over Fiji situation


April 16th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 16 (Xinhua) The European Union (EU) said Thursday that developments in Fiji were unacceptable and called on the interim Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama to honour the commitments his government pledged ... Read more...

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Fiji devalues currency by 20 percent


April 15th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 15 (DPA) The central bank of Fiji, where the military government rules under emergency powers, devalued its currency by 20 percent Wednesday, warning citizens that the move would increase inflation. A ... Read more...

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Military government tightens control in Fiji (Lead)


April 14th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 14 (DPA) Fiji's military government, which is ruling with emergency powers after sacking the judges and imposing a news blackout on local media, defied international critics and tightened its grip ... Read more...

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Fiji military government tightens control


April 14th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 14 (DPA) Fiji's military government, which is ruling with emergency powers, has strengthened its hold on the country by taking over the Reserve Bank and ordering the Human Rights Commission ... Read more...

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US seeks broad new powers to take over troubled firms


March 25th, 2009 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (DPA) US authorities need broad new emergency powers to take over financial firms whose collapse could threaten the wider economy, the country's top economic officials warned Tuesday in the ... Read more...

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India should repeal armed forces’ special powers: UN official


March 23rd, 2009 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) should be repealed, visiting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay said here Monday. Speaking at a conference ... Read more...

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Iraqi parliament rejects stay of British troops beyond Dec. 31


December 21st, 2008 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Iraqs parliament today threw out a draft law allowing British troops to remain in the country beyond the end of this month.It was the second time ... Read more...

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Bangladesh ends two years of emergency rule


December 17th, 2008 - 10:34 am ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Dec.17 (ANI): Bangladesh on Wednesday ended two years of emergency rule by restoring the fundamental rights of its people through an ordinance promulgated by President Iajuddin Ahmed on Monday. A Daily ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s state of emergency challenged in court


November 24th, 2008 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 24 (DPA) A Bangladeshi court Monday asked the interim government to justify its state of emergency that allows fundamental civil rights to be suspended.A Dhaka High Court panel is reviewing ... Read more...

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Feuding Bangladeshi leaders exchange first greetings in 18 years


November 22nd, 2008 - 1:47 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 22 (DPA) Former Bangladeshi prime ministers and arch political rivals Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia exchanged greetings Friday at a reception to honour the country's military. It was their first ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition threatens to boycott Dec polls


October 11th, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 11 (DPA) Bangladesh's opposition Awami League party Saturday warned the country's military-backed administration that it might stay away from the general election unless the prolonged state of emergency is lifted ... Read more...

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End emergency before polls, say Bangladesh parties


September 21st, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 21 (IANS) Political parties in Bangladesh want curbs imposed under emergency rule to be lifted before the Dec 18 elections but business leaders feel this could lead to chaos on ... Read more...

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‘Blasts against India’s progress’


July 29th, 2008 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, July 29 (IANS) Asserting that the blasts were the handiwork of those who don't like India's progress and sought to derail its booming economy, Gujaratis settled in Canada say ... Read more...

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Justify imposition of emergency, court tells Bangladesh government


July 21st, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 21 (IANS) Bangladesh's military-backed caretaker government has been asked by the Dhaka High Court to justify the imposition of emergency on Jan 11, 2007, under which the government has curbed ... Read more...

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Campaign colour in poll-bound Bangladesh


July 15th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 15 (IANS) Processions, rallies and door-to-door campaigns... all the festivities associated with elections have returned to Bangladesh after 19 months of curbs in the run up to the civic polls ... Read more...

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Court asks petitioners to seek justice from ‘Almighty Allah’


May 28th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, May 28 (IANS) A high court bench dealing with bail applications of politicians and officials charged with corruption has asked their lawyers to seek relief from "Almighty Allah". Rejecting a petition ... Read more...

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Bangladesh ex-premier make common cause against government


April 29th, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, April 29 (IANS) Bangladesh's former prime minister Khaleda Zia has demanded freedom for her arch adversary Sheikh Hasina, making common cause against the government that has jailed both of them on ... Read more...

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Australia talks tough over torch relay


April 16th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by admin
DPA Sydney, April 16 (DPA) China's Olympic torch escorts risk arrest if they clash with pro-Tibet protestors at the relay in Canberra next week, Australian officials said Wednesday. "They could be subject to ... Read more...

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Dhaka apex court stays trial in 17 high-profile cases


March 20th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, March 20(IANS) Bangladesh's Supreme Court has stayed for a month the trials of high profile politicians and businessmen in 17 cases, the first such instance since Emergency Power Rules were invoked ... Read more...

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Pakistani lawyers’ leader released from house arrest


March 2nd, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by admin
DPA Islamabad, March 2 (DPA) The leader of Pakistan's powerful lawyers' association, jailed after embattled President Pervez Musharraf took emergency powers three months ago, was released from his house arrest Sunday. Aitzaz Ahsan, ... Read more...

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Former Bangladesh premier loses appeals in graft charges


February 26th, 2008 - 3:59 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, Feb 26 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina Tuesday lost appeals before two courts that allowed the current government to prosecute her in different corruption cases. The appellate division of ... Read more...

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Sharif vows to restore deposed judges if voted to power


February 1st, 2008 - 11:10 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Feb 1 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today vowed to restore deposed judges if he was voted to power in the February 18 general election. Addressing the Rawalpindi Bar Association, ... Read more...

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UKs support to Indias bid for UNSC seat not to figure in Mush-Brown talks: Maleeha


January 24th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 24 (ANI): UKs support to Indias bid for a permanent UNSC seat wont figure in talks between Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, when the two ... Read more...

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