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Government forces, rebels clash in Myanmar’s jade mining area


August 31st, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 31 (IANS) Myanmar government forces and Kachin Independence Army (KIA) rebels have exchanged fire in Pha-Kant jade mining area in the country's northernmost Kachin state over the past ... Read more...

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Cabinet reshuffle in Myanmar


August 27th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 27 (IANS) Myanmar undertook a major cabinet reshuffle Monday, reassigning nine ministers to new posts, the country's information ministry said.Minister of Industry U Soe Thein, Minister of ... Read more...

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Myanmar ends political, religious media censorship


August 20th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The information ministry of Myanmar has cancelled censorship for the media publishing political and religious information, a Thai daily reported Monday.An international non-governmental organisation, the ... Read more...

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Indonesia blocks 1 mn porn websites before Ramadan


July 18th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, July 18 (IANS/AKI) Indonesia's communications and information ministry has shut down more than one million pornographic websites ahead of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.Minister Tifatul Sembiring said Wednesday ... Read more...

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89 Al-Shabaab terrorists held in Somalia


July 15th, 2012 - 7:24 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, July 15 (IANS) Somali security forces have arrested 89 people suspected to be having links with Al Qaeda-affiliated terror outfit Al-Shabaab, Xinhua reported.The men were arrested in the capital ... Read more...

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Information ministry to vacate 700 MHz spectrum: Sibal


March 5th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Information and Broadcasting (I&B;) Ministry has agreed to vacate the 700 MHz band for fourth-generation (4G) services, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said Monday ... Read more...

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Unesco to help draft Myanmar media law


February 4th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 4 (IANS) Myanmar will draft a media law with help from the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), the official media reported Saturday.The information ministry is drafting ... Read more...

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Pakistani cops trained to recover blast evidence


December 17th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) A total of 22 Pakistani policemen have been trained under a US-sponsored programme for recovering evidence from a blast scene, a top police official said.Mushtaq Ahmed ... Read more...

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3,000 films to be digitised under film heritage mission: Soni


September 16th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) The central government is planning to digitise 3,000 films including classics of Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen under the National Film Heritage Mission (NFHM), Information ... Read more...

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India to help Afghanistan in expanding media network


August 1st, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India will help Afghanistan to expand the mass media network and build communication infrastructure in the conflict-hit country, it was decided at a meeting of ... Read more...

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Mike Pandey urges centre, Goa to bury IFFI hatchet


July 19th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Renowned filmmaker Mike Pandey, who is chairman of the steering committee of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), has said the squabbling between the ... Read more...

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Syria completes draft law on media freedom


July 6th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, July 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A special committee, set up in Syria in late May to draft a law on the country's media, has finished its work, a committee member ... Read more...

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Yemen seals Al Jazeera TV office in Sana’a


April 10th, 2011 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, April 10 (IANS) Security authorities of Yemen closed the office of Doha-based Al Jazeera satellite TV Channel in Sana'a and revoked its permit for supporting sabotage in the country, ... Read more...

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Myanmar launches new official daily newspaper


April 2nd, 2011 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 2 (IANS) Myanmar has launched a new daily newspaper Myawaddy, bringing the total number of state-owned dailies to four, Xinhua reported Saturday.The newspaper, which is based in the ... Read more...

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India gravely concerned over air strikes on Libya: Krishna


March 21st, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 21 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna on Monday said the Indian Government is gravely concerned about the ongoing violence in Libya, and has expressed regret about the air strikes ... Read more...

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Bahrain’s opposition lists demands as protests rise (Lead)


February 24th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Manama, Feb 24 (IANS) An umbrella group of seven main opposition parties in Bahrain outlined its key demands Thursday as the anti-regime unrest intensified with protesters calling for a nationwide strike and ... Read more...

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Ayodhya verdict: Bulk SMS service banned, media cautioned (Roundup)


September 22nd, 2010 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Ahead of the Ayodhya verdict Sep 24, the central government Wednesday banned bulk SMS and MMS services till Saturday to check rumours and a group of editors ... Read more...

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Roadside bomb kills eight in Somalia


September 1st, 2010 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Sep 1 (DPA) A roadside bomb has killed eight people and injured 12 in the Somali capital Mogadishu, the Horn of Africa nation's information ministry said Tuesday. Nobody claimed immediate responsibility for ... Read more...

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UN condemns killings in Somalia


August 25th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 24 (DPA) The UN Security Council Tuesday condemned in "the strongest terms" the attack that killed politicians and civilians in a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. The 15-nation ... Read more...

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Politicians among 60 dead in Somalia clashes (Second Lead)


August 24th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Aug 24 (DPA) Somali politicians were among 31 people killed in an attack on a Mogadishu hotel Tuesday, as an insurgent offensive that has claimed at least 60 lives entered its ... Read more...

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Cambodia bans textbooks critical of PM


July 14th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, July 14 (DPA) The Cambodian government banned two books from schools nationwide after finding the text critical of Prime Minister Hun Sen and the ruling party, local media said Wednesday. Education ... Read more...

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Pak civil-military nexus to make Indian, foreign media obey its orders


July 1st, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jul 1 (ANI): The Pakistan Government has thrashed out "policy guidelines" for media organisations reporting in the country, in order to dilute and ultimately sideline the Indian and foreign media.Federal Information ... Read more...

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Lahore High Court orders govt to block blasphemous content still present on Facebook


June 15th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, June 15(ANI): The Lahore High Court (LHC) has adjourned the hearing of the petition against social networking website Facebook till July 9.The court also directed the Pakistan Information Ministry to ... Read more...

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Ghost of 1996 cricket World Cup returns to haunt Zardari


June 1st, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) The ghost of the 1996 cricket World Cup has returned to haunt Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari with a parliamentary panel questioning the clean chit given to ... Read more...

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Abducted Iranian diplomat rescued in Pakistan


March 30th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 30 (IANS) An Iranian diplomat abducted in Pakistan in 2008 has been rescued after a "successful operation," reports said Tuesday. Heshmatollah Attarzadeh was rescued during a "complicated intelligence operation" by Iranian ... Read more...

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Dhaka launches drive to tackle Islamist terror


August 25th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 25 (IANS) Bangladesh has launched a drive against Islamist militancy, combining punitive action with interaction at grassroot level. The government hopes to involve the Muslim clergy in its drive. Prime ... Read more...

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Al-Jazeera TV banned from West Bank


July 16th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
West Bank, July 16 (ANI): The Palestinian Authority on Wednesday banned Al-Jazeera television from operating in its territory and threatened legal action over allegations it broadcast against President Mahmoud Abbas. According to ... Read more...

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Malawians split over court ‘no’ to Madonna adoption (Lead)


April 4th, 2009 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Lilongwe/Johannesburg, April 3 (DPA) A leading human rights group in Malawi Friday welcomed a court's decision to turn down an application from US pop star Madonna to adopt a second child ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s Information Minister Sherry Rehman resigns: Report (Lead)


March 14th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 14 (IANS) Pakistan's Information and Broadcasting Minister Sherry Rehman Saturday resigned from her post due to differences over the government's media policy, Geo TV reported, citing officials.The news came at ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s Information Minister Sherry Rehman resigns: Reports


March 14th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 14 (IANS) Pakistan's Information and Broadcasting Minister Sherry Rehman has resigned from her post Saturday, Geo TV reported.The reason for her resignation was not immediately known.Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ... Read more...

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BBC’s Persian channel in Iran is illegal: Minister


January 21st, 2009 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 21 (IANS) Iran's Culture Minister Mohammad-Hossein Safar-Harandi said BBC's Persian-language TV channel in Iran is illegal, IRNA reported Wednesday.Tehran, Jan 21 (IANS) Iran's Culture Minister Mohammad-Hossein Safar-Harandi said BBC's Persian-language ... Read more...

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Pak TV CMD resigns to take up new assignment Special Assistant to PM


November 4th, 2008 - 11:02 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Nov 4 (ANI): Amid repeated complaints from Pakistan Information and Broadcasting Minister Sherry Rehman that Pakistan Television (PTV) Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Dr Shahid Masood was not following ... Read more...

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Russia, Venezuela to hold joint air force drills


October 31st, 2008 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Oct 31 (RIA Novosti) Venezuela and Russia are planning to conduct joint air force exercises in 2009, the Venezuelan air force chief has said. "Joint Russian-Venezuelan air force drills have ... Read more...

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Bangladesh scientists produce petroleum from organic wastes


August 27th, 2008 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 27 (Xinhua) Scientists in Bangladesh have developed ways to produce petroleum from degradable organic municipal waste and are now studying its feasibility before going to commercial production. "We have developed ... Read more...

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Pakistan flip-flop on ISI creates confusion


July 27th, 2008 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Muhammad Najeeb Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) The Pakistan government's notification Sunday, reversing an announcement made a day before to place the two top intelligence agencies under the interior ministry, has led to ... Read more...

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