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Bangladesh war hero who served three armies dead


May 7th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 7 (IANS) Qazi Nooruzzaman, a hero of Bangladesh's liberation war who served the British Indian Navy and three armies during his lifetime, is dead. He was 86, a ... Read more...

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Bangladesh tribunal denies bail to ‘war crimes’ accused


April 21st, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 21 (IANS) A judicial panel in Bangladesh Thursday rejected bail petitions of four Islamist leaders and allowed their interrogation by the police on charges of committing "war crimes" ... Read more...

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Bangladesh hails ‘government’ that took on Pakistan (Lead)


April 17th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 17 (IANS) Bangladesh Sunday observed the formation of a provisional government when it was still a part of Pakistan and when the flag of an emerging free ... Read more...

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Congress apology sought for naming martyrs’ castes in Sandesh


April 12th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) A mention of the castes of freedom fighters Bhagat Singh and Rajguru in the Congress mouthpiece Sandesh Tuesday invited flak from the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Hafiz Saeed rubbishes Indo-Pak cricket diplomacy


April 12th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 12(ANI): Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has criticised the efforts made by India and Pakistan to resume bilateral diplomatic ties, saying he would accept nothing less than a withdrawal ... Read more...

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Krishna meets Vietnamese and Moroccan dignitaries


April 7th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 7 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Thursday met Hoang Binh Quan, the Chairman of the Communist Party of Vietnam, and Moroccan Foreign Minister Taieb Fassi-Fihri.The meetings ... Read more...

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US should not hesitate to arm Libyan rebels: Bill Clinton


April 5th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr. 5 (ANI): Former US president Bill Clinton has said the Obama administration should seriously consider arming the rebels who were fighting against Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gaddafi.In an interview ... Read more...

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Maharashtra may ban controversial book on Gandhi


March 30th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Tuesday indicated that it would take steps to ban "Great Soul - Mahatma Gandhi and his Struggles with India", penned by Pulitzer prize-winning ... Read more...

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War crimes trial divides Bangladesh opposition


March 29th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 29 (IANS) The impending trial of Bangladesh's Islamists accused of colluding with the Pakistani authorities during the run-up to the 1971 freedom movement has divided the opposition.Main ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition leader to be arrested for war crimes


March 27th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 27 (IANS) Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal Sunday ordered the arrest of a former minister who, according to a charge-sheet, was involved in the killing of over 10,000 civilians ... Read more...

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“We have every right to use Kashmir door to teach India a lesson”: Hafiz Saeed


March 25th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 25(ANI): Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has alleged that India has been aiding terrorist activities in Pakistan, and that Pakistanis have "every right to use the Kashmir door" to ... Read more...

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Thousands turn up for rallies at Bhagat Singh’s village


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Khatkar Kalan (Punjab), March 23 (IANS) With canopies stretched over 20 acres, facilities for drinking water and parking, and at least 10 community kitchens, this Punjab village hosted ... Read more...

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Gender equality, advancement of women critical for development: Patil


March 17th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, Mar 17 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Thursday said gender equality and advancement of women, is one of the most critical aspects of development in all parts of the world, ... Read more...

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Ziaur Rahman ‘passively involved’ in Mujib murder: US scribe


March 15th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 15 (IANS) US journalist and writer Lawrence Lifschultz has alleged that Bangladesh's founding leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was killed in "a plot" in August 1975 in which ... Read more...

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Tibetan jails are like Guantanamo, says ex-political prisoner (With Image)


March 13th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 13 (IANS) Lukar Jam was only 20 when he was forcibly jailed in Tibet by the Chinese police for raising his voice against rights violations. The memories of ... Read more...

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Stamp of khadi for philatelists at exhibition


February 12th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) A postage stamp printed on khadi -- Gandhi's preferred fabric and symbol of swadeshi during the freedom movement -- and personal "my stamps" are highlights of ... Read more...

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India needs ‘freedom movement’ to root out corruption: Dosanjh


February 11th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Feb 11 (IANS) Top Indo-Canadian leader Ujjal Dosanjh has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, calling for a "third freedom movement" to liberate India from corruption. He ... Read more...

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Dhaka court rejects plea on `war criminals’ in Pakistan


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 2 (IANS) The Dhaka High Court Wednesday rejected a writ petition seeking a direction to the government to bring back to trial 195 Pakistan Army personnel accused of killing ... Read more...

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Dhaka may arrest top Islamist leader for war crimes


January 30th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 30 (IANS) Bangladesh's top Islamist leader Ghulam Azam, who chaired the formation of the militia that allegedly killed thousands of unarmed civilians four decades ago, may be arrested on ... Read more...

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President Patil expresses concern over rising inflation


January 25th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Expressing concern over rising inflation, President Devisingh Patil on Tuesday called for urgent need to tackle the rising prices in the country.Addressing the nation ahead of 62nd ... Read more...

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US commends Dhaka’s fight against terror


January 18th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 18 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has commended Bangladesh's fight against terrorism and religious extremism during a telephone call to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.Praise for the government ... Read more...

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‘Meherjaan’ a 3-nation film about women


January 14th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 14 (IANS) A Bangladeshi woman director is shortly making her debut with "Meherjaan", casting stars from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh to portray on screen a woman's perspective about the country's ... Read more...

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1975 Dhaka killings: Government may appeal against accused


January 11th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 11 (IANS) The Bangladesh Supreme Court Tuesday allowed the government to appeal against the acquittal of those accused of gunning down four top leaders of the freedom movement in ... Read more...

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Protests planned in US against Dhaka’s war crimes trial


January 2nd, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 2 (IANS) The Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami plans to stage protests in the US, Britain and some Middle East nations against the impending trial of its top brass accused of war ... Read more...

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BJD worker held for disrespect to tricolour


December 29th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 29 (IANS) A Biju Janata Dal (BJD) worker was arrested Wednesday allegedly for disrespecting the national flag at a party function here Sunday, police said.Acting on three complaints, the city ... Read more...

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Opposition-enforced strike in Bangladesh enters third day


December 19th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 19 (IANS) Bangladesh's port city of Chittagong and its surrounding areas were paralysed for the third consecutive day Sunday as the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) enforced a ... Read more...

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Advani praises ‘Khelein…’ for educating people about Chittagong uprising


December 17th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Watching Ashutosh Gowariker's "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey", based on the Chittagong Uprising of 1930, was a revelation for senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. ... Read more...

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Dhaka gets tough with Islamists on 40th Victory Day


December 16th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 16 (IANS) A top opposition leader was held on murder charge and a court rejected a petition of the chief of the largest Islamist party as Bangladesh Thursday celebrated ... Read more...

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Abhishek Bachchan: The Acid Test With The Release of ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’


December 4th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Abhishek Bachchan is the actor in B town who is right on an acid test with the release of the Ashutosh Gowarikar flick 'Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey'.Abhishek has had quite ... Read more...

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Kangana Ranaut: Born With A Golden Spoon


December 4th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Reportedly, the actresses hails from a big joint family in Himachal Pradesh. Her great grandfather was a head clerk under the British government but he had left the job to join ... Read more...

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‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’: rare, precious movie on nationalism (IANS Film Review; Rating: ****)


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Film: "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se"; Director: Ashutosh Gowariker; Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Sikandar Kher, Vishakha Singh; Rating: ****There's ongoing sense of serenity compounded by a feeling ... Read more...

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Lahore’s British-era hall on road to ruins (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


November 14th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Nov 14 (IANS) The century-old Bradlaugh Hall in Lahore, which bore witness to the freedom struggle and valiant leaders like Lala Lajpat Rai, Surendranath Banerjee, Jawaharlal Nehru and Bhagat Singh, is ... Read more...

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Lahore’s British-era hall on road to ruins


November 14th, 2010 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
Lahore, Nov 14 (IANS) The Bradlaugh Hall in Lahore, which bore witness to the freedom struggle and valiant freedom fighters like Lala Lajpat Rai, Surendranath Banerjee, Maulana Zafar Ali Khan, Syed Attaullah ... Read more...

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Bangladesh changes rules to detain 1971 war criminals


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 2 (IANS) A tribunal in Bangladesh preparing to try former Islamist militants on the charge of killing unarmed civilians during the 1971 freedom movement has amended rules to facilitate ... Read more...

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Bangladesh, Pakistan plan PM level talks


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 2 (IANS) Bangladesh and Pakistan have agreed to give "fresh impetus" to their bilateral relationship and planned a prime ministerial-level dialogue by the end of 2011.The foreign ministers of ... Read more...

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