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People working for BBC Farsi service held in Iran


February 7th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 7 (IANS) A number of local people "secretly" working for the BBC Farsi-language service have been arrested in Iran, the Mehr news agency reported.A source told Mehr that ... Read more...

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BBC employees held in Iran: Report


September 20th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 20 (IANS) Six Iranians working for the Farsi-language service of the BBC were held in Iran on charges of spying for Britain, a media report said Tuesday.The accused, ... Read more...

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Over one mn websites closed in China in 2010


July 13th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) Over one million websites were closed down in China in 2010, BBC reported.The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences said there were 41 percent fewer websites ... Read more...

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Imprisoned Iranian journalist wins UN press freedom prize


April 8th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 8 (IANS/AKI) An Iranian journalist and civil rights campaigner who has been in jail since his country's disputed presidential elections in mid-2009 has won a top UN ... Read more...

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Calm returns to Kyrgyzstan after uprising


April 9th, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek/Moscow/London, April 9 (DPA) Calm returned to the capital of Kyrgyzstan Friday after an uprising toppled President Kurmanbek Bakiyev and led to an interim government installed in his place. Troops, police and civil ... Read more...

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Nepal gives world its first Rajbanshi Gita


June 16th, 2009 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 16 (IANS) It is available in languages as diverse as Hebrew and Hungarian. Now the Bhagvad Gita - a scriptural classic that provides the essence of Hindu philosophy ... Read more...

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Voice of America’s role being questioned in spreading Taliban propaganda


June 14th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, June 14 (ANI): The US Government mouthpiece Voice of America has come under the scanner for allegedly providing a platform for Taliban propaganda, as its Pashto language service is being ... Read more...

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CPI-M will not support Congress under any circumstances: Karat


April 14th, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat has ruled out supporting any Congress-led alliance after the elections - "whatever the circumstances". The Marxists will not support ... Read more...

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Tibetan death sentences get little attention in China


April 10th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr.10 (ANI): When two Tibetans were sentenced to death on Wednesday for setting fire to shops during last year's protest riots in Lhasa, the Chinese authorities chose to tell the rest ... Read more...

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VoA to shutdown its Hindi service on Sep. 30


September 13th, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , Sep 13 (ANI): Voice of America (VoA) is switching off its Hindi service 54 years after it started broadcasting.VoA Hindi will broadcast its final programme on September 30, ... Read more...

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Five troops killed, nine injured in Pakistan suicide blast


March 20th, 2008 - 10:37 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA Islamabad, March 20 (DPA) Five government soldiers were killed and nine others injured Thursday when a suicide bomber blew himself and his vehicle up next to their patrol, the army said. ... Read more...

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BBC to launch Arabic TV news service next Monday


March 4th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar.4 (ANI): The BBC has unveiled a 25 million pound Arabic television news service that will be funded by the Government. Designed to compete against al-Jazeera and other satellite channels, BBC ... Read more...

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