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UN chief hails Fiji’s plan for new constitution


March 13th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 13 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday welcomed a plan by Fiji's military ruler to institute a new constitution in the Pacific island nation, saying that the ... Read more...

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Unrest in Tibet: Exiles seeks global intervention


February 6th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 6 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile based in Dharamsala Monday sought international intervention over the prevailing tense situation inside Tibet.It expressed fear of further bloodshed as the Tibetan New ... Read more...

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Reduce military in Tibet, say exiles


January 27th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Jan 27 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile based in this north Indian hill station Friday asked China to reduce its huge military presence in Tibet, release political prisoners and resume ... Read more...

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Respect human rights, Tibetan exiles ask China


December 10th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile here Saturday asked China to respect the fundamental human rights of the Tibetan people, stop repressive policies and resolve the Tibetan issue through ... Read more...

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CHOGM call to end forced marriages


October 29th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 29 (IANS) Championing the cause of gender equality and women's rights, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Saturday called for action to end early and forced marriages ... Read more...

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Khar hopes for fruitful India, Pakistan dialogue


September 28th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 28 (IANS) Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has spoken here about the resumption of the India-Pakistan dialogue process, hoping that it will be uninterrupted and uninterruptible."We ... Read more...

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UN urges Syria to stop violent crackdowns against protesters


June 9th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Thursday condemned the ongoing violent crackdown against peaceful protesters by Syrian authorities and called on the Government to respond to the repeated ... Read more...

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Pak court hears petitions on shifting Raymond Davis, diplomatic immunity


February 21st, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 21(ANI): The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday heard petitions regarding shifting of double murder-accused Raymond Davis from Kot Lakhpat prison to Lahore Fort, and the relevance and legality of ... Read more...

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India promises 500 million dollars aid to Least Developed Countries


February 18th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): India will extend 500 million dollars aid for a host of projects in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and offered to share its developmental experience with them.Inaugurating a ... Read more...

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India announces $500 mn aid for Least Developed Countries


February 18th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Underlining its commitment to South-South cooperation, India Friday announced another $500 million aid for a host of projects in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and offered to ... Read more...

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Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo honored at Nobel peace prize ceremony


December 10th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by BNO News
OSLO (BNO NEWS) -- In what the Chinese government views as a direct insult towards its judicial system, imprisoned dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize in absentia ... Read more...

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Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo To Be Represented By Empty Chair In Nobel Ceremony


December 10th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) As the world celebrates the International Human Rights Day on Friday, the Nobel committee is all set to honor Chinese dissident and activist Liu Xiaobo in ... Read more...

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Trade and terror on agenda, PM leaves for Belgium and Germany (Lead)


December 9th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Counter-terrorism would figure prominently in discussions with leaders of the European Union, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Thursday as he left on a two-nation tour ... Read more...

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India to deepen political, strategic cooperation at India-EU Summit: PM


December 9th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashNew Delhi, Dec 9 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Thursday said that India would seek to deepen its political and strategic cooperation with the European Union, ... Read more...

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India to deepen ties with EU and Germany, says PM


December 9th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) India wants to deepen political and strategic cooperation with the European Union and bilateral relations with Germany, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Thursday.In a statement before ... Read more...

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Hundreds in northeast pledge fight against HIV


December 1st, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 1 (IANS) Hundreds in India's northeast, whose large number of drug users have sparked fears of a worsening AIDS epidemic, pledged Wednesday to step up the fight against HIV by ... Read more...

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Pak cabinet slams Obama’s support for India’s UN Security Council permanent seat bid


November 11th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 11(ANI): Pakistan has passed a resolution against United States President Barack Obama's support of India's bid for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), saying that ... Read more...

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Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo’s lawyer to sue China


November 10th, 2010 - 12:49 am ICT by BNO News
BEIJING, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Chinese jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo's lawyer on Tuesday said he is planning on filing a lawsuit against Chinese authorities for not allowing him to ... Read more...

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Row over human rights threatens to overshadow David Cameron’s China visit


November 9th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov 9(ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron's ongoing visit to China is at risk of being overshadowed by tensions over human rights after the lawyer of jailed Nobel Peace Prize ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh says RBI will look into Malaysian model of Islamic banking


October 27th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Oct. 27 (ANI): Visiting Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has said that he will ask the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to look into the Malayasian model ... Read more...

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Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese dissident harms award’s prestige: Pak


October 16th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 16(ANI): Pakistan has come out in support of China by questioning the decision to award the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to jailed academic Liu Xiaobo.Xiaobo was sentenced to 11 years ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama criticizes China’s response after Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize


October 11th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- The Dalai Lama on Monday criticized China's response after the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, according to media reports.The exiled spiritual leader told ... Read more...

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Obama urges China to free Nobel laureate Liu


October 9th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 9 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has called on China to free Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, a media report said Saturday.The 54-year-old activist was sentenced last year ... Read more...

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Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo wins the Nobel Peace Prize 2010


October 8th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.The announcement attracted sharp condemnation from Beijing but renewed Western countries’ call for the jailed university professor to be freed.The ... Read more...

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Jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo wins 2010 Nobel Peace Prize


October 8th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.8 (ANI): Jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2010 for helping to spearhead a campaign for more freedom in China.In a statement, the ... Read more...

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Imprisoned Chinese dissident awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize


October 8th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by BNO News
STOCKHOLM (BNO NEWS) -- In what likely will be seen as a direct insult to the Chinese government, dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday morning for ... Read more...

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Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize


October 8th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by BNO News
STOCKHOLM (BNO NEWS) -- Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday morning, the first Chinese citizen to win the honorable prize.The Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo ... Read more...

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KNP leaders meet British Foreign Secretary, urge end to rights abuses in Kashmir


September 9th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
By Cynthia ChandranLondon, Sept.9 (ANI): Kashmir National Party leaders Abbas Butt and Dr Shabir Choudhry had a detailed meeting with senior officials responsible for issues related to Kashmir and South Asia at ... Read more...

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Vedanta Resources’ head abandons talk after Survival announces protest


May 12th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 12 (ANI): FTSE 100 mining company Vedanta Resources' billionaire owner Anil Agarwal has pulled out of a London conference, where he was due to speak, after Survival International announced plans ... Read more...

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Terrorism must be opposed and crushed, KNP


May 10th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 10 (ANI):Supreme Council of Kashmir National Party met in Watford, England to discuss issues related to the Kashmiri struggle and the KNP.The Supreme Council after detailed discussion unanimously declared that:Terrorism ... Read more...

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Unlike China’s rise, world comfortable with India: PM (Second Lead)


April 17th, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand On Board Air India One, April 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the world takes a "benign view" of India and is not worried about its rise, ... Read more...

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Exiled Tibetans condemn ban on religious event in monastery


January 6th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Jan 6 (IANS) Exiled Tibetans Wednesday condemned the Chinese authorities for imposing a ban on a religious event at a Tibet monastery. "The standing committee of the parliament-in-exile has condemned the Chinese ... Read more...

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Indian American activist Mallika Dutt wins Courage Award


September 29th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Indian American civil rights activist Mallika Dutt will be honoured by the Asian American Justice Centre (AAJC), a leading US civil rights organisation, with the American ... Read more...

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KNP to hold Black Day on Oct.22


September 8th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.8 (ANI): The Supreme Council of the KNP held an important meeting in Luton on September 6, which was presided by the party Chairman Abbas Butt. The meeting discussed and analysed ... Read more...

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Prisoners begin fast unto death in Bhutan


March 9th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 9 (IANS) Ten people, including an exiled journalist, have begun a fast unto death in Bhutan's Chemgang Central Jail from Monday, a media organisation said. The Association of Press Freedom Activists, ... Read more...

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