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Increase coordination with UPA partners, Mamata tells Congress


July 18th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Asking the Congress to pace up the coordination and consultations with its UPA allies on policy matters, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said ... Read more...

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Toll in Nigeria village massacres touches 90


July 9th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jos (Nigeria), July 9 (IANS) At least 90 people have been killed in attacks on villages in Nigeria's Plateau state, security sources said Monday.The attacks took place in villages in ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda behind Syrian blasts, says Russia


May 14th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow believes that terrorist groups, including Al Qaeda, carried out recent suicide bombings in Syria, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov Monday.At least 55 ... Read more...

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Crisis in Karnataka BJP worsens


May 10th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 10 (IANS) The crisis in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday headed for a flashpoint as supporters of former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa stepped up pressure for ... Read more...

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Dhumal meets PM as Army moves to resolve Annadale ground row (Second Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Shimla, April 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Monday took up his government's row with the Army over possession of Annadale ground in Shimla with ... Read more...

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Dhumal raises Annadale ground row; Army beats hasty retreat (Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Shimla, April 16 (IANS) The downhill slide in the army-civilian ties in Himachal Pradesh over ownership of the Annadale ground in Shimla reverberated in Delhi Monday with Chief ... Read more...

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Dhumal raises Shimla ground row in Delhi; Army says no conflict


April 16th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Shimla, April 16 (IANS) The controversy over ownership of the Annadale Ground in Shimla Monday reached New Delhi with Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal raising it during ... Read more...

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Shimla ground row: Dhumal demands apology from army (Second Lead)


April 15th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The tussle between the Himachal Pradesh government and the army over the ownership of Annandale ground in Shimla escalated Sunday with Chief Minister Prem Kumar ... Read more...

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India, Russia, China to cement trilateral cooperation


April 12th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Building upon the success of the BRICS summit, the foreign ministers of India, China and Russia will hold a trilateral meeting Friday to cement new ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP crisis heads for flashpoint


March 11th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hubli (Karnataka), March 11 (IANS) The leadership battle in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is heading towards boiling point with former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa stating only time will ... Read more...

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Pakistan doesn’t want war with India on Kashmir: Gilani


February 6th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 6 (IANS) Pakistan and India have fought four wars on the Kashmir issue but can't afford any more in "this 21st century", Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ... Read more...

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Syria frees hundreds of political prisoners


December 29th, 2011 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Dec 29 (IANS/AKI) Syria has freed 755 prisoners arrested during anti-government protests that began in March.The move by Bashar al-Assad's government comes as the country is visited by Arab ... Read more...

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MIM rules out supporting Telangana strike


September 25th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Stating that its stand on the Telangana issue remains unchanged, the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) Sunday ruled out supporting the ongoing "people's strike" in the region ... Read more...

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Not leaving BJP, says Munde


June 22nd, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Ending speculation about his political moves, BJP leader Gopinath Munde Wednesday said he was not leaving the party. Munde's statement came after he met Sushma ... Read more...

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Gilchrist asks ICC to act tough against match-fixers or cricket will be dead


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 4 (ANI): Australian legend Adam Gilchrist has said that match-fixing is the biggest issue confronting cricket, and has asked the International Cricket Council to show more leadership on fixing the ... Read more...

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Nepal Christians fight against grave injustice


January 28th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 28 (IANS) When Nepali boxer Raju Budha Magar received a killer punch on the head during a tourney in central Nepal earlier this month and fell in the ... Read more...

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Karachi CID building attack underscores Pak jihadi groups’ capability to “strike at will”


November 12th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 12 (ANI): The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) attack on Karachi's Crime Investigation Department compound not only underscores the ties between jihadi groups in Pakistan's biggest metropolis and Al Qaeda and ... Read more...

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Omar Abdullah welcomes US President Obama’s comments on Kashmir


November 8th, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar/New Delhi, Nov 8 (ANI): Welcoming US President Barack Obama's comments that the United States cannot provide a solution to the India-Pakistan dispute over Kashmir but it can play 'any role' ... Read more...

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Ready to talk, but Pakistan should stop terror: PM (Lead)


November 8th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said India was "committed" to talk to Pakistan on all issues, including Kashmir but Islamabad first needed to dismantle terror infrastructure ... Read more...

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Obama: US can’t impose solution to Kashmir


November 8th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 8 (ANI): U.S President Barack Obama on Monday said the United States "cannot impose a solution to Kashmir," but had offered to help the two countries work out ... Read more...

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Talks with Pak not possible as long as it supports terror induced coercion: Manmohan Singh


November 8th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.8 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Monday ruled out a resumption of bilateral talks or a dialogue at a leadership level with Pakistan until Islamabad dismantled ... Read more...

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Five die, 30 hurt in Peshawar mosque blast


October 23rd, 2010 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) Five people were killed and 30 others injured Friday in a bomb attack at a mosque in Pakistan's northwestern Peshawar city.The blast took place when people were ... Read more...

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Three die in Peshawar mosque blast (Lead)


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) At least three people were killed and more than 20 injured in a blast inside a mosque situated in northwestern Pakistan's Peshawar district Friday.The windowpanes ... Read more...

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Muslims In America Facing Workplace Bias Even More Than 2001


September 14th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Sep 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent report claims that there has been a resurgence in the discrimination of Muslim workers at workplaces in America. The anti-Muslim sentiment at workplace that ... Read more...

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Bias Against Muslims At Their Workplace On The Rise Again


September 14th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 14, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The anti Islam trend has been growing steadily in the US since the catastrophic event of 9/11 that shook the world. Threats in different ... Read more...

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Self-service checkouts ‘lengthen supermarket queues’: UK survey


August 22nd, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 22 (ANI): Do self-service checkouts take lesser time or do they just increase queue lengths in supermarkets? A new UK survey shows that it's the latter.Self-service checkouts were intended to ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan lose due to confrontationist approach: Musharraf


February 16th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 16 (IANS) India and Pakistan stand to gain through peace while "we are losing because of this confrontationist approach", said former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf, adding "we are considered ... Read more...

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Proteas coach Mickey Arthur has reportedly quit


January 26th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, Jan.26 (ANI): South African cricket team coach Mickey Arthur has reportedly resigned following a breakdown in his relationship with captain Graeme Smith.Media reports said former South African fast bowler Corrie ... Read more...

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North East “The Troubled Periphery,” says Subir Bhaumik


January 13th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala, Jan 9(ANI): Eminent journalist and academic researcher Subir Bhaumik who hails from Tripura recently wrote a book "The Troubled Periphery," which maps the evolution of North East and analyses the ... Read more...

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Flower tells Broad to walk when given out by an umpire


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 23 (ANI): England's coach Andy Flower has warned Stuart Broad that he must accept the umpire's decision as final and leave the field when given out following the flashpoint incident ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad urges Zardari to confront Jundallah Group


October 19th, 2009 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran (Iran), Oct. 19 (ANI): Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday urged Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to confront the Jundallah, a Sunni militant group which Tehran says was behind the bombing ... Read more...

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McGrath urges Oz team to grin and bear crowd abuse


August 8th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 8 (ANI): Australian legend Glenn McGrath has advised skipper Ricky Ponting and his teammates to grin and bear the crowd abuse which is flaring during the Ashes.McGrath insists Australia should ... Read more...

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No nation has suffered more from terrorism than India: Kerry


July 8th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): The United States has said that India has been the biggest sufferer of terrorism, and that it sincerely wants to help New Delhi overcome the crises and stabilize ... Read more...

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Burdwan latest Trinamool-Left flashpoint


June 18th, 2009 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Thursday alleged that West Bengal's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has unleashed terror on party activists in Burdwan district and threatened to start an ... Read more...

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BJP revives Ram temple building plan ahead of polls


March 15th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata/Bengaluru, Mar 15 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said that it would construct a Ram temple in Ayodhya that has been a flashpoint of tension between both Hindus and ... Read more...

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