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Italian hostages: India positive amid deadlock (Roundup)


March 21st, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneshwar/New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) India Wednesday stepped up efforts to secure the freedom of two Italians seized by Maoists even as differences persisted over the choice of mediators ... Read more...

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Euro referendum needless, says Greek finance minister


November 4th, 2011 - 6:24 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Nov 4 (IANS) Greece is ready to send European partners a clear message that there is no need to hold a referendum on the European Union (EU) bailout package ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM asks militants to shun violence


October 11th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Tuesday asked militants to shun violence and work for the progress of the country.The prime minister's statement came at ... Read more...

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Hamas, Fatah to finalise unity government talks next week


June 15th, 2011 - 5:04 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The leaders of the recently reconciled Palestinian movements Hamas and Fatah will hold a final round of talks on the creation of a new unity ... Read more...

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Defence secretary in Russia for talks


June 13th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) In the backdrop of Russia snubbing India by sending back her warships from Vladivostok without a naval war game, Indian Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar Monday ... Read more...

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Seychelles vows to protect British royal couple


May 12th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) The police chief of the island nation of Seychelles in the Indian Ocean has vowed to do everything possible to protect Prince William and Catherine ... Read more...

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Muslim Brotherhood joins opposition-Egypt Government talks


February 6th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb.6 (ANI): Egypt's largest opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, joined talks with Egyptian Vice-President Omar Suleiman on Sunday in an attempt to end the country's political crisis.According to a CBC News ... Read more...

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Holbrooke warns against expecting too much from secret ‘Taliban-Afghan govt’ talks


October 12th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Oct 12 (ANI): The United States welcomes the Afghan reconciliation efforts but believes that the recent reports about secret talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government are exaggerated, Richard ... Read more...

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Pak floods to delay military operations in FATA, North Waziristan: Gates


September 4th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kandahar, Sep 4(ANI): U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said that the devastating floods in Pakistan have delayed the military action against militants in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and North Waziristan.The ... Read more...

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Nine Assam school kids caned, government talks tough


June 13th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 13 (IANS) The Assam government Sunday warned of exemplary punishment to errant teachers for caning students after nine school kids were physically tortured by a drunken headmaster. "We shall take stern ... Read more...

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Assam Government talks with ULFA welcomed


June 10th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati (Assam), June 10 (ANI): The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has welcomed the State Government's offer to resume dialogue with the banned United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA).AGP President Chandra Mohan ... Read more...

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Mamata offers to facilitate Maoist-government talks


January 15th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday urged the Maoists to shun violence and join the mainstream of society, offering to take up the responsibility to facilitate talks between ... Read more...

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Pakistan Radio raises bogey of a ‘nuclear war in the sub-continent’


December 19th, 2009 - 8:38 pm ICT by ANI
Gurdaspur, Dec.19 (ANI): In a tone full of desperation Radio Pakistan in the latest edition of its Punjabi Durbar programme has said that Pakistan may use nuclear bomb against India as a ... Read more...

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Honduran de-facto government resigns


November 6th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, Nov 6 (DPA) The Honduran de-facto government of Roberto Micheletti resigned late Thursday, paving the way for a national unity and reconciliation government. The move was announced in a televised statement by ... Read more...

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Zardari’s UN General Assembly speech written by Siegel was worth 25,000 dollars!


October 16th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct.16 (ANI): When Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari stepped on to the podium to address the United Nations General Assembly last month, people in Pakistan expected him to put forth their ... Read more...

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Would like to see Rahul Gandhi as PM: Jaya Prada (Interview)


October 8th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Khalid Akhter New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Their parties are not on the best of terms, but actress-turned-Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Prada wishes to see Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi as ... Read more...

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Sibal’s education reforms only on paper, say irate students


July 10th, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Holding placards and shouting slogans, students from different universities here Friday protested Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal's educational reforms agenda, and said the government should first ... Read more...

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Women army officers battle in court for equality


May 4th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Kanu Sarda New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Major Leena Grover will have to quit the army in August. She doesn't have a choice. As a woman, she's entitled to just 14 years ... Read more...

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Gender bias in armed forces not acceptable: Court


April 24th, 2009 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Delhi High Court Friday criticised the government for not being serious about bringing gender equality in the armed forces and sought explanation for not granting permanent commission ... Read more...

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1,000 more low-floor buses in Delhi by September


March 19th, 2009 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Around 1,000 more low-floor buses will be plying on the city roads by September this year as part of the government's plan to phase-out the "killer" Blueline ... Read more...

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Mugabe says Zimbabwe is mine, vows not to quit


December 20th, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 20 (ANI): President Robert Mugabe has declared that Zimbabwe is mine, and vowed never to surrender to calls to step down, as his political rival threatened to quit stalled ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe’s rival parties reach powersharing deal: Mbeki


September 12th, 2008 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
Harare, Sep 11 (Xinhua) Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party led by President Robert Mugabe and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Thursday reached a powersharing agreement, South African President Thabo Mbeki said. ... Read more...

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West Bengal government talks tough on Singur agitation


August 13th, 2008 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) The police would take stern action if any political party stages a demonstration at Singur's Tata Motors factory site and poses an obstruction to the ongoing work there, ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe opposition leader may still walk away from unity talks


August 10th, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Aug.10 (ANI): Zimbabwe''s leading opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has threatened to walk away from unity talks with President Robert Mugabe if he does not get his share in the controversially ... Read more...

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Tsvangirai urges Zimbabwe transition government talks (Roundup)


June 26th, 2008 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
DPA Harare/Johannesburg, June 25 (DPA) Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai Wednesday called for the African Union and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to lead a UN-backed transitional government to help the country ... Read more...

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Gujjar, Rajasthan government talks run into trouble


June 10th, 2008 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 10 (IANS) The talks between Gujjar leaders and the Rajasthan government ran into trouble Tuesday as the community insisted on the release of women protesters and withdrawal of murder charges ... Read more...

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Gujjar, Rajasthan government talks ‘constructive’ (Second Lead)


June 9th, 2008 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 9 (IANS) Preliminary talks between Gujjars and the Rajasthan government over the community's demand for Scheduled Tribe status Monday afternoon remained "constructive", giving first signs of an end to a ... Read more...

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Gujjars, Raje government talks likely Monday


June 8th, 2008 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 8 (IANS) The agitating Gujjars and the Rajasthan government were set to hold talks Monday over the community's demands as the two sides diluted their adamant postures Sunday, the 17th ... Read more...

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Koirala Govt re-invites terai outfits for talks


March 28th, 2008 - 9:34 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Mar 28 (ANI): The Girija Prasad Government on Friday urged the four armed outfits of Terai to come forward for peace talks without proposing any pre-condition.In a letter sent ... Read more...

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Madhesi-Koirala Government talks collapse


February 27th, 2008 - 7:17 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Feb.27 (ANI): A leader of the Madhesis in Nepal has said that talks with the coalition government headed by Prime MInister G.P.Koirala have collapsed. Rajendra Mahato told reporters here that his ... Read more...

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Sibal blasts Modi over his fake encounter remark


December 7th, 2007 - 9:55 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec 7 (ANI): Union Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal today lashed out against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his inflammatory remarks about the 2005 fake encounter of Sohrabuddin ... Read more...

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Sundernagar faces acute water crisis


November 28th, 2007 - 5:39 pm ICT by admin
Sundernagar (Gujarat), Nov 28 (ANI): The residents of Sundernagar in Gujarat are facing an acute water crisis, with water being available for just an hour, that too in four days. Social activists blame ... Read more...

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