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Commonwealth, US welcome Maldives report on power change


August 31st, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Male, Aug 30 (IANS) The Commonwealth and the US Thursday welcomed the release of the report of the Commission of National Inquiry (CNI) into the circumstances surrounding disputed transfer of ... Read more...

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NHRC seeks report on fake encounter in Manipur


August 30th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought within two months an independent investigation report on the killing of two suspected militants in alleged fake ... Read more...

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Congress shielding those with black money abroad, says Ramdev (Second Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Yoga guru Ramdev Sunday hit out at the Congress after the government ignored his 5 p.m. deadline for acting on his demands - bringing ... Read more...

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80,000 displaced in Myanmar unrest


July 28th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 27 (IANS) Some 80,000 people have been displaced in the recent inter-communal clashes in Myanmar, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Friday.UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic told reporters that ... Read more...

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Japan’s Fukushima crisis was man-made, says parliament


July 5th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 5 (IANS) A Japanese parliamentary panel said in a report Thursday that last year's crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant was "a man-made disaster", RIA Novosti reported.The March ... Read more...

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Sonia defends PM, for unity in Congress (Lead)


June 4th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday defended Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, dubbing the recent attacks on him "unfortunate".At a meeting of the Congress Working Committee ... Read more...

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Team Anna, opposition spew fire on ‘coalgate’; CBI probes (Roundup)


June 1st, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Team Anna and the opposition Friday attacked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as the CBI started a preliminary probe into alleged irregularities in the allocation ... Read more...

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Team Anna rejects CBI probe in ‘coalgate’ (Second Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 1 (IANS) Team Anna Friday rejected as irrelevant a CBI probe ordered into irregularities in coal block allocations, saying it will give a clean chit to Prime ... Read more...

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Team Anna rejects CBI probe in ‘coalgate’ (Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 1 (IANS) Team Anna Friday rejected as irrelevant a CBI probe ordered into irregularities in coal block allocation, saying it will give a clean cheat to the ... Read more...

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Have deepest regard for PM: Team Anna (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, May 30 (IANS) Faced with a frontal attack from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Team Anna said Wednesday it had the "deepest regard" for him but wanted to know ... Read more...

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Probe ‘atrocities’, CPI-M tells Sri Lanka


March 19th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday urged Sri Lanka to conduct "a credible and independent investigation" into charges of atrocities against civilians during the ... Read more...

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Breather for Kripashankar: Apex court stays attachment order (Lead)


March 13th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) In a breather for Maharashtra Congress leader Kripashankar Singh, the Supreme Court Tuesday stayed a Bombay High Court order attaching movable and immovable properties belonging ... Read more...

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Breather for Kripashankar: Apex court stays attachment order


March 13th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) In a breather for Maharashtra Congress leader Kripashankar Singh the Supreme Court Tuesday stayed a Bombay High Court order attaching movable and immovable properties belonging ... Read more...

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Probe Sri Lanka killings, CPI-M says


March 13th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday called for "a credible investigation" into widespread allegations of extra-judicial killings in Sri Lanka."The Indian government should take ... Read more...

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RLD wants CBI probe into IPS officer’s killing


March 11th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Describing the murder of an IPS officer Narendra Kumar in Morena district March 8 as "shocking", Rashtriya Lok Dal MP Jayant Chaudhary Sunday wrote to ... Read more...

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NHRC issues notice to Tamil Nadu police on killings


February 24th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday issued notice to the Tamil Nadu police in the killing of five men in a gun-battle in Chennai ... Read more...

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Maldives to probe allegation of coup to oust Nasheed (Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 11 (IANS) Following an international demand for clarification on the power transfer from former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed to his vice president, the government Saturday announced that ... Read more...

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PM, Chidambaram should quit: Shanti Bhushan


February 6th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister P. Chidambaram should quit after the Supreme Court cancelled all 122 2G licences, former law minister and Team ... Read more...

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Students protests get intense at Agra University


December 23rd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 23 (IANS) Over three months of protests by student unions against the "inefficient management" of Agra University turned more intense after some agitating female students were allegedly ... Read more...

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An alcoholic drink to be named after Gaddafi


November 24th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moscow, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Russian liquor maker intends to manufacture a drink named after former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Russia’s RIA Novosti reports that drink maker Alexandrovy Pogreba has submitted ... Read more...

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Apex court told about Gujarat panel on shootout deaths


November 14th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court was told Monday that the Gujarat government has set up a special task force to probe the cases of alleged staged shootout ... Read more...

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Youth held with revolver at Rahul’s rally


October 20th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Amethi, Oct 20 (IANS) A 19-year-old youth carrying a revolver was arrested by the Special Protection Group (SPG) for attempting to get close to Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi ... Read more...

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Goa house panel wants CBI to probe illegal mining


October 5th, 2011 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 4 (IANS) Either the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)or an independent investigation agency should probe Goa's illegal mining scam, Goa legislative assembly's public accounts committee (PAC) is learnt ... Read more...

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Rights panel seeks report on Kashmir civilian’s killing


August 10th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Jammu and Kashmir government and the centre over the killing of a civilian in ... Read more...

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Riots erupt in London after fatal shooting (Lead)


August 7th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) More than 20 police officers were injured, cars torched and shops were looted when a major riot erupted in London following a fatal police firing.The violence ... Read more...

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Lucknow custodial death: Supreme Court favours independent probe


July 8th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday said it was in favour of an independent investigation into the custodial death of Lucknow deputy chief medical officer Y.S. Sachan. ... Read more...

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Court suggests CBI probe if needed against top Gujarat cop


June 27th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 27 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Monday denied relief to Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Satish Verma for the delayed arrests in the Porbandar-Gosabara RDX landing case but ... Read more...

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Civil society seeks probe into arms recovery


June 6th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) Expressing concern over the recovery of illegal arms in West Bengal, a section of the civil society Monday urged the state government to conduct an ... Read more...

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Syria ‘erratic’ as UN urges end to excessive force against protesters


April 25th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Monday denounced the Syrian Government's increasingly violent crackdown on peaceful protesters and urged an immediate end to the use of excessive force.UN ... Read more...

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Probe panel visits Adarsh Society premises


April 13th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) In a fresh development in the Adarsh Housing Society scam, a two-member probe panel of the Maharashtra government Wednesday visited the building premises at Colaba as ... Read more...

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NGO moves apex court over probe into cash-for-votes scam


April 11th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Referring to the US diplomatic cables revealed by WikiLeaks on what has come to be known as the cash-for-votes scam, an NGO Monday approached the ... Read more...

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NHRC pulls up Haryana Police over gunfight deaths


March 29th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to Haryana's director general of police (DGP) for failing to inform it within 48 hours ... Read more...

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MCD asked to explain boy’s death


March 24th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has been asked to submit an 'action-taken' report on the death of a seven-year-old boy who had fallen into ... Read more...

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Oman urged not to use excessive force against protesters


March 1st, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) The rights group Amnesty International has called on the Omani authorities not to use excessive force against the anti-government protesters. The call comes after two people were reportedly ... Read more...

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Apex court asks for report on erring cops


February 25th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked the Tamil Nadu government what action it has taken against policemen who reportedly were mute spectators to a clash between two groups ... Read more...

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