foot soldiers

Dalrymple’s book on first Anglo-Afghan war out in December


September 11th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Award-winning writer William Dalrymple said his "Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-1842" will be out in December this year, and has many ... Read more...

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‘Getting rid of polio can save $2 trillion’


February 26th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Getting rid of polio will give a huge boost to the world economy, saving $2 trillion spent on vaccination every year, Rotary International president Kalyan ... Read more...

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Gujarat minister headed ‘crime syndicate’, apex court told


September 28th, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday told the Supreme Court that former Gujarat minister Amit Shah was the "commander of crime syndicate with some ... Read more...

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Anna wins first round, but some worrying signs remain


August 28th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
All's well that ends well. Parliament's acceptance of Anna Hazare's three major demands - bringing the lower bureaucracy under the Lokpal, setting up Lokayuktas in the states and introducing the ... Read more...

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Top rebel leader in Bangladesh, say Meghalaya Police


July 7th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 6 (IANS) Bangladesh authorities have launched a manhunt to nab Champion R. Sangma, an Indian rebel leader, and Meghalaya Police confirmed he has shifted base to the ... Read more...

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Commados mistakenly kill two Meghalaya cops


July 3rd, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 3 (IANS) Two policemen, engaged in a crackdown against Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels in Meghalaya, were killed in accidental firing by the Special Weapons and Tactics ... Read more...

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Anganwadi health workers’ honorarium to be doubled


July 1st, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The monthly remuneration of over 11 lakh anganwadi community health workers would doubled with retrospective effect from April 1, the cabinet committee on economic ... Read more...

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‘BJP giving moral support to Ramdev campaign’ (Lead)


June 4th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 4 (IANS) Hitting out at Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh for raising questions over Baba Ramdev's anti-graft fast, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here Saturday said it ... Read more...

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BJP hits out at Digvijay Singh for Ramdev-RSS remarks


June 4th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 4 (IANS) Hitting out at Digvijay Singh for calling yoga guru Baba Ramdev an agent of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain Saturday said ... Read more...

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Ramdev’s fast a ‘five-star satyagraha’, says Digvijay Singh (Lead)


June 4th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Taking a dig at his luxurious lifestyle, Congress leader Digvijay Singh Saturday described Baba Ramdev's fast against corruption a "five-star satyagraha" and urged social activist ... Read more...

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Digvijay Singh slams Ramdev’s ‘five-star satyagraha’


June 4th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Taking a dig at Baba Ramdev's luxurious lifestyle, Congress leader Digvijay Singh Saturday slammed the yoga guru's fast against corruption by calling it a "five ... Read more...

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India seeks UN-led anti-piracy force


May 12th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) India has expressed the need for a UN-led anti-piracy force off the coast of Somalia and other piracy-affected regions to reinforce the efforts of the littoral ... Read more...

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A white Suzuki car that finally led to bin Laden: NYT


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) A white Suzuki navigating the bustling streets near Peshawar, Pakistan, in July last year was the vital clue that finally led to where Al Qaeda chief ... Read more...

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ISI-nurtured Lashkar-e-Taiba extends jihad campaign from India to US, Europe: Report


March 13th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13(ANI): Pakistan's security establishment nurtured militant organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba for years as a proxy force to attack targets and enemies in India, but US officials, who earlier dismissed it as ... Read more...

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Marking People’s War, forgetting 4,000 Maoist foot soldiers


February 14th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 14 (IANS) Bijeta Shrestha wanted to change the world, end injustice and help establish a classless society - as a Maoist. Today she is a cooking assistant at ... Read more...

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Republicans must try to aspire for Reagan mantle: Palin


February 6th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Santa Barbara (California, US), Feb.6 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin told an audience of conservatives here on Friday night that there won't be another like ... Read more...

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Pakistan gets ‘facilitator’ role in Afghan peace talks with Taliban


January 28th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 28(ANI): Afghanistan has finally assigned a formal role to Pakistan in its peace and reconciliation process- that of a facilitator.Kabul and Islamabad agreed on Thursday to set up a ... Read more...

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LeT, TTP among insurgents teaming up to counter security forces in Pak, Afghanistan


December 29th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Increased cooperation among insurgent factions is being reported inside both Afghanistan and Pakistan, as US and NATO officials said they had seen evidence of loose cooperation among ... Read more...

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‘Afghan reconciliation talks with Taliban in “final stage”‘


December 4th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec 4(ANI): The Afghan Government's reconciliation efforts with the Taliban have "reached the final stage", and serious negotiations between the two sides are likely to commence soon."The three-phased reconciliation process ... Read more...

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Mexico Navy arrests suspected drug kingpin


September 13th, 2010 - 8:28 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 13 (DPA) Mexican marines Sunday said they had arrested Sergio Villareal Barragan, one of the country's most-wanted drug traffickers. Villareal Barragan, called "El Grande", is believed to be a powerful ... Read more...

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Rogue Meghalaya cop dismissed


September 4th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 4 (IANS) Champion R. Sangma, a Meghalaya police officer-turned-militant who floated the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), has been sacked, an official said Saturday. "The government has terminated Champion's service. He ... Read more...

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Terrorists rushed in where leaders feared to tread (Floods in Pakistan -II)


September 4th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Frank Huzur in Islamabad With the vacuum in the Pakistani leadership visible right from the onset of the flood tragedy, foot-soldiers of extremist organisations have rushed in where President Asif Ali ... Read more...

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US Gen. warns Obama’s Afghan deadline giving Taliban “sustenance”


August 25th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): General James Conway, head of the US Marine Corps has said that President Barack Obama's July 2011 deadline to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan is giving the ... Read more...

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US sees Al-Qaeda’s core in Pak as “most formidable” threat to America


August 6th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.6 (ANI): Highlighting a shift in terror activities from the Middle-East to South Asia, a report of the US State Department has emphasized that Al-Qaeda's core in Pakistan is the ... Read more...

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Meghalaya militant leader still a police officer in records


July 30th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 30 (IANS) Believe it or not: a Meghalaya police officer-turned-militant, Champion R. Sangma, is still a Deputy Superintendent of Police in the Meghalaya police records, a police official said Friday. Champion ... Read more...

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Three Brit Muslims awarded 20 years imprisonment in airline bombing plot


July 13th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): The three Al-Qaeda terror suspects accused of plotting to bomb seven transatlantic flights have been handed a life term by a local court here.The Woolwich Crown Court in ... Read more...

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Afghan opposition leader to boycott ‘peace jirga’, says its a PR exercise


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 2 (ANI): Former Afghan Foreign Minister and now Leader of the Opposition in the Afghan Parliament, Absullah Absullah has said he will boycott the much-hyped "peace jirga" of over ... Read more...

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Tribal elders asked to expel Pak Taliban living as IDPs


May 12th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, May 12 (ANI): The Pakistani authorities have sought help from elders of the Ahmedzai Wazir tribes to oust the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan terrorists, living with families and posing as internally displaced ... Read more...

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21 Taliban militants killed in Pakistan (Second Lead)


March 24th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 24 (DPA) Twenty-one Islamist insurgents were killed Wednesday in clashes with security forces and airstrikes targeting their hideouts in Pakistan's tribal region near the Afghan border, an official said. The ... Read more...

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Congress opposes Kashmir bill curtailing women’s rights


March 14th, 2010 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 13 (IANS) The Congress has decided to oppose a bill moved earlier this week in the upper house of the state legislature depriving women of their citizenship rights if ... Read more...

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Pak moved against Taliban out of fear of losing influence in US-Afghan peace talks: CSM


February 19th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.19 (ANI): Pakistan's decision to arrest Taliban's No. 2 man, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and others, was motivated by a fear of losing influence in peace overtures between the ... Read more...

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Now Pakistan wants ‘moderate Taliban’ in Afghan government


January 29th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says moderate elements of the Taliban should be taken into the Afghan government. In the process, a "wedge" could be driven between ... Read more...

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Troops pullout from Afghanistan to start by late 2010 (Lead)


January 28th, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Jan 28 (IANS) An international conference on Afghanistan ended here Thursday by agreeing to begin pulling out Western troops in late 2010 while setting up a multi-million ... Read more...

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Millions of dollars offered to wean away Taliban militants


January 28th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Jan 28 (IANS) An international conference on Afghanistan opened here Thursday with the establishment of a multi-million dollar trust fund to wean away Taliban militants who renounce ... Read more...

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Taliban leaders ‘offered asylum’ under London peace plan


January 21st, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan. 21 (ANI): Taliban leaders could be offered exile abroad and have their names deleted from a UN sanctions blacklist as part of a peace plan for Afghanistan to be ... Read more...

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