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Goa cancels 450 iron ore trading licenses


April 4th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 3 (IANS) The Goa government Tuesday cancelled the licenses of nearly 450 iron ore traders registered here in a bid to check extraction and export of iron ... Read more...

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Historic opportunity for Hu Jintao to engage Dalai Lama (Comment)


March 27th, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
History beckons China's President Hu Jintao during his India visit if he sheds entrenched antipathies and chooses to directly engage the Dalai Lama with a specific intention of initiating the ... Read more...

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Days of iron fist rule long gone, says Nasheed


February 20th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has said the days of iron fist rule in the country had long gone and today one cannot seize control of ... Read more...

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Male calm a day after Nasheed quits


February 8th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 8 (IANS) The Republic Square in Male looked calm and quiet Wednesday morning with families walking around and chattering at the very location where weeks of protests to ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s death marks historic transition for Libya: Ban


October 21st, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 20 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and the end of fighting in the North African country ... Read more...

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Finally, a hunted Gaddafi bleeds to death


October 20th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Oct 20 (IANS) Muammar Gaddafi, who ruled Libya with an iron fist for over 40 years, was killed Thursday after being on the run for some two months when ... Read more...

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Police offers ‘arrest service’ to criminals in Chinese province


September 15th, 2011 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 15 (IANS) Police in a Chinese province has drawn public criticism for calling on criminals to dial-free hotline to turn themselves in for family reunion, the Shanghai Daily ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s rule in Libya has come to an end: Obama


August 22nd, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Sunday that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's rule in the country has come to an end and asked him to relinquish ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar completes two years as Lok Sabha speaker (Lead)


June 2nd, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Meira Kumar, the first woman speaker of the Lok Sabha, Thursday completed her two years of running India's highest democratic institution during which the ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar completes two years as Lok Sabha speaker


June 2nd, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Meira Kumar, the first woman speaker of the Lok Sabha, Thursday completed two years of running India's highest democratic institution during which the house ... Read more...

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Russian human rights activist detained in Minsk


April 29th, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, April 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarusian Law enforcement officers detained a Russian human rights activist, Ivan Kondratenko, in Minsk Thursday, according to a statement issued by the Committee for International ... Read more...

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Kim Jong-Il had nightmares about people stoning him


March 27th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 27 (ANI): North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Il, who has ruled the country with iron fist since its founding in 1948, told a visiting businessman he had nightmares of being ... Read more...

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Protests continue in Arab world, aircraft bomb Tripoli (Roundup)


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli/Manama/Rabat, Feb 22 (IANS) Intense unrest continued to rock the Arab world Tuesday as teeming protesters in the Libyan capital stood firm despite aerial bombing, fresh pro-democracy protests broke out in Morocco, ... Read more...

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Libya bloodshed: Defiant Gaddafi says he is in Tripoli (Lead)


February 22nd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Tripoli, Feb 22 (IANS) Scotching rumours, a defiant Muammar Gaddafi, one of Arab world's longest ruling leader, appeared on the state TV and insisted he was "in Tripoli and not in ... Read more...

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Public Smoking All Set To Be Banned In Spain


October 21st, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 21, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): most of the countries of The European Union have been very strict about their stance on public smoking. However things are a bit ... Read more...

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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un Is The Next Dictator


October 9th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 9, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): a senior North Korean official confirmed today that the youngest son of dictator Kim Jong-il is going to get his father’s chair. ... Read more...

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Ayodhya, Faizabad turn fortresses ahead of verdict


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 23 (IANS) The twin towns of Ayodhya and Faizabad have been turned into virtual fortresses with around 20,000 security personnel standing guard to ensure there is no trouble ... Read more...

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Russell Crowe to star in kung fu movie


September 15th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15 (ANI): Russell Crowe is set to make a foray into kung fu, for he's collaborating with Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA to star in a new movie.The 'Gladiator' actor ... Read more...

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Russell, Diggs team up again for kung fu movie


September 15th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 15 (IANS) Actor Robert Fitzgerald Diggs is once again teaming up with Russell Crowe for a new kung fu film and says his "American Gangster" will play world's baddest ... Read more...

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National Conference, Congress fuelling trouble in valley: BJP


August 21st, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday accused the ruling National Conference-Congress coalition in Jammu and Kashmir of "fuelling trouble" in the valley by "pandering" to the separatist ... Read more...

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Development plans in Maoist districts to be revised: Chidambaram


August 7th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Admitting that the government's developmental plans were not delivering desired results in impoverished tribal regions of east and central India, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday said ... Read more...

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‘Gilgit Baltistan and Shafqat Inquilabi’ (Part 1)


June 13th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Dr. Shabir ChoudhryLondon, June 13 (ANI): For the first time in the past 63 years, rulers of Pakistani AdministeredKashmir were allowed to visit Gilgit Baltistan, area of the State which has ... Read more...

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Inter Milan look to fill vacuum after Mourinho’s adieu


June 1st, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 1 (DPA) A mild uneasiness, mixed with large quantities of pride and joy, looms over Inter Milan after their Champions League football triumph and the shock of Jose Mourinho's ... Read more...

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Fury as Danish mum dresses tot as Hitler, Stalin to show ‘evil inside all of us’


March 18th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 18 (ANI): A Danish mum is said to have caused fury after she dressed up her one-year-old daughter as the world's most evil leaders.Artist Nina Maria Kleivan photographed daughter ... Read more...

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PM praises Meira Kumar’s ‘iron fist, velvet voice’


January 5th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday heaped praise on Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, saying she had an "iron fist beneath a velvet voice". "I am pleased that ... Read more...

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Multi-party democracy has worked, give voice to women: PM


January 5th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) India's journey to a multi-party democracy has been marked with "stresses and strains" but it has worked, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday while making a ... Read more...

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PM wants more ‘meaningful voice’ for women in politics


January 5th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Mobilising the "vast latent capabilities of our women" was imperative to democracy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday while advocating a a more meaningful voice ... Read more...

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Amid chaos, Kerry files request to visit Iran


December 30th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Dec. 30 (ANI): In the midst of the Iranian government's bloody crackdown on protestors, US Senator John Kerry has filed a formal request to visit that country.On Tuesday, Iran's foreign ... Read more...

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Pakistani forces closing in on Taliban: Army chief


October 24th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) The security forces are closing in on the Taliban in the South Waziristan region along the border with Afghanistan, the Pakistani Army chief has said. Briefing a high ... Read more...

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Tibetans, supporters stage protest demo in Delhi


October 1st, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 1 (ANI): Hundreds of activists of Bharat-Tibet Sahayog Manch along with Tibetan refugees staged a protest demonstration against Chinese aggression on Tibet here on Thursday.The protest was organised on ... Read more...

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‘Jund Ansar Allah leader killed himself’, says Hamas


August 16th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Aug.16 (ANI): Hamas officials have said that Jund Ansar Allah leader Abdel-Latif Moussa, a.k.a Abu al-Nour al-Maqdessi, killed himself during an armed confrontation early on Saturday by detonating an explosive belt ... Read more...

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MJ’s father denies beating him as a child


July 22nd, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Late King of Pop Michael Jackson's father, Joe, has denied beating the singer as a child.Joe Jackson has long been accused of ruling the famous clan with ... Read more...

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Michael Jackson’s father Joe denies beating him as a child


July 15th, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Late King of Pop Michael Jackson's father, Joe, has denied beating the singer as a child.Joe Jackson has long been accused of ruling the famous clan with ... Read more...

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Obama ‘outraged’ by Iran’s violent crackdown


June 24th, 2009 - 3:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Tuesday strongly rejected Iranian accusations of interfering in the election crisis and in some of his toughest language yet said he was "appalled ... Read more...

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Prepared remarks by President Obama on Iran situation


June 23rd, 2009 - 11:45 pm ICT by admin
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- "Today, I want to start by addressing three issues, and then I’ll take your questions.First, I’d like to say a few words about the situation in Iran. ... Read more...

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