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Secure fishermen’s release from Sri Lanka: Jayalalithaa urges PM


July 5th, 2012 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up the issue of Indian fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan ... Read more...

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Punjab assembly resolution seeks Sarabjit’s release


June 29th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 29 (IANS) While hailing the release of Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh from Lahore prison a day ago, the Punjab assembly Friday unanimously passed a resolution seeking the immediate ... Read more...

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Farmer dies during agitation outside BJP office


June 15th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) A 75-year-old farmer died Friday when he was holding an agitation along with hundreds of other farmers outside the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office ... Read more...

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US not to negotiate with Al-Qaeda over hostage


May 8th, 2012 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The White House has declined to negotiate with Al-Qaeda about an elderly US hostage, kidnapped from Pakistan and being held by the militant group since last ... Read more...

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Fifteen people fast against Kudankulam project


March 20th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Fifteen people have undertaken an indefinite hunger strike at Idinthakarai to press for withdrawal of Tamil Nadu's green signal to the 1,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear Power ... Read more...

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Activists and journalists condemn Syed Kazmi’s arrest


March 10th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) A group of social activists and prominent journalists Saturday condemned the arrest of senior journalist Syed Mohammad Kazmi, saying that the Special Cell of Delhi ... Read more...

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Nasheed calls for release of 500 supporters


February 10th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 10 (IANS) Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has called for the immediate release of around 500 supporters arrested for allegedly burning down police stations and court houses, a ... Read more...

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Norway killer asks court for immediate release


February 7th, 2012 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
Oslo, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Anders Breivik, the Norwegian extremist who killed 77 people in twin attacks in July last year, has asked an Oslo court to release him immediately."I ... Read more...

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Telangana leaders heading for Singareni mines held


October 9th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 9 (IANS) Police Sunday arrested Telangana leaders while heading to Singareni mines in Andhra Pradesh's Khammam district to express solidarity with the miners who are on strike ... Read more...

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US disappointed by Iran’s sentencing of hikers: Clinton


August 22nd, 2011 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said America was "deeply disappointed" by Iran's sentencing of two US hikers to eight years in prison.In a statement ... Read more...

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Bihar’s ruling alliance slams UPA government on Hazare arrest


August 16th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 16 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United and its ally Bharatiya Janata Party Tuesday slammed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) central government for the arrest of activist ... Read more...

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Belarus jails two more former presidential candidates


May 27th, 2011 - 6:01 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, May 27 (IANS) A Belarusian court sentenced two more former presidential candidates to jail Thursday, taking the total number of ex-presidential candidates being imprisoned in the country to ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia detains woman for defying driving ban


May 23rd, 2011 - 1:59 am ICT by BNO News
JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA (BNO NEWS) -- Saudi authorities on Sunday arrested a female activist for driving her car in the eastern town of Khobar, defying a long standing ban on women's driving. Emirates ... Read more...

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Maoists call 48-hour shutdown from May 21


May 17th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 17 (IANS) The outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) Tuesday called for a 48-hour shutdown in seven states from May 21 to protest arrest of its three central ... Read more...

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Protest over Yaseen Malik’s arrest turns violent in Jammu and Kashmir


April 29th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Apr 29(ANI): The arrest of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader Mohammad Yaseen Malik sparked a violent protest in Srinagar on Friday.Malik was detained on Thursday when he took to ... Read more...

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Lovato admits cutting herself


April 21st, 2011 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
London, April 21 (IANS) Actress Demi Lovato has revealed she used to cut herself over "emotional and physical issues".Lovato was released from a rehabilitation centre Jan 11 after being treated ... Read more...

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Indian team on prisoners’ release to reach Pakistan Monday


April 17th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Four former Indian judges would reach Pakistan Monday ahead of visiting jails there to examine the condition of Indian civilian prisoners. They, along with ... Read more...

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UN rights body calls on China to release rights lawyer


March 28th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar. 28 (ANI): The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has called on China to release that country's best known rights lawyer, Gao Zhisheng, who has been declared missing ... Read more...

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Pak NA motion calls to debate state institutions’ role in Davis’ acquittal


March 19th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 19(ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has submitted an adjournment motion in the National Assembly calling for a debate on the role of the army, the intelligence agencies, the judiciary, ... Read more...

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US expects to get ‘blood money’ bill over Davis’ acquittal: Official


March 19th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19(ANI): The Obama administration "fully expects to get the bill" over double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis' acquittal at some point and would pay it, a US official has said.The ... Read more...

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Inappropriate to hold one institution responsible for Davis’ acquittal: Gilani


March 19th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 19(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the country's leadership including the Opposition had reached a consensus that the final decision on double murder-accused CIA contractor ... Read more...

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Raymond Davis himself paid blood money: Pak Attorney General


March 19th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 19(ANI): Pakistan Attorney General Maulvi Anwar ul-Haq has revealed that double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis had paid the blood money to the heirs in his individual capacity.Anwar said that ... Read more...

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I have learnt to cope with media attention: Katrina Kaif (Interview)


March 16th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) From her break-up with Salman Khan to her link-up with Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif's personal life is constantly under the scanner. The British-born actress ... Read more...

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Lahore High Court dismisses petitions on Davis immunity


March 14th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 14 (IANS) The Lahore High Court has dismissed petitions pertaining to the diplomatic immunity of the arrested CIA contractor Raymond Davis after the foreign ministry admitted that they ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s stance on Raymond Davis case being perceived as diplomatic win


March 9th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 9(ANI): Islamabad's principled position on the Raymond Davis issue, which has pushed Washington on the back foot without any rupture in their bilateral ties, is being perceived as a diplomatic ... Read more...

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Double murder case against Davis adjourned until March 16


March 8th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 8(ANI): The hearing of the double murder case against CIA contractor Raymond Davis has been adjourned until March 16.During the hearing on Tuesday, Davis refused to sign the charge sheet ... Read more...

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US, Pak can only get back to business after amicable Davis issue resolution: Grossman


March 8th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 8(ANI): The United States has made it clear to Pakistan that there will be no business as usual until the Raymond Davis matter gets resolved."I think, I'm confident that ... Read more...

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Gilani rules out any “back-door solution” between Pak, US on Davis’ immunity row


March 8th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 8(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has ruled out any 'back-door solution' to the case of double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis, for whom the United States is ... Read more...

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Bengal to release 37 Bangladeshi prisoners Tuesday


March 7th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) The West Bengal government will Tuesday release 37 Bangladeshi nationals who were arrested for infiltrating into Indian territory, police said Monday."We will release at least 37 ... Read more...

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US admits Davis case has made bilateral relationship with Pakistan “more difficult”


February 18th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18(ANI): The United States has acknowledged that the 'illegal' detention issue of double murder-accused American official Raymond Davis has made its bilateral relationship with Pakistan "more difficult"."Has this case made ... Read more...

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DMK leaders court arrest during anti-Sri Lanka protest


February 16th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Feb 16 (ANI): Over 2,000 Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) members, including party's Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi, were arrested here on Wednesday after they tried to take out a rally protesting the ... Read more...

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Double murder-accused American diplomat in Lahore is a “former US Army officer”


February 6th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 6(ANI): The office identity card of Raymond Davis, the double murder-accused US diplomat, who has been detained in Pakistan, shows he is a former US Army officer and a defence ... Read more...

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Pak police dismiss murder-accused US official’s “self-defence” claim as ‘unconvincing’


February 5th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 5(ANI): Pakistani police officials investigating into the double killings by US national Raymond Davis have dismissed his 'self-defence' claim as 'unconvincing' in their initial report to the Punjab government, a ... Read more...

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US “continues to encourage” Pak Govt. to ‘release’ double murder-accused diplomat


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3(ANI): Despite Pakistan's snub to the US demand for the double murder accused diplomat's immediate release, the United States' "continues to encourage" the Pakistan Government to free him on the ... Read more...

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US demands immediate release of ‘diplomat’ charged with Lahore double murder


January 29th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 29(ANI): The United States has called for an immediate release of US citizen Raymond Davis, who was sent on a six-day remand on Friday after he was produced in a ... Read more...

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