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Over 50 rebels killed in Blue Nile state: Sudanese army


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Khartoum, April 22 (IANS) The Sudanese army Sunday claimed to have killed over 50 cadres and arrested 17 others from the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement-Northern Sector (SPLM-N) and ... Read more...

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Sudan rebels claim killing 79 soldiers


April 21st, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Khartoum, April 20 (IANS) Rebels in Sudan's troubled Blue Nile state Friday claimed to have killed 79 Sudanese soldiers in the latest battle on the border with South Sudan, where ... Read more...

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Sudan president aims for South Sudan’s liberation


April 19th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Khartoum, April 19 (IANS) Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has said his main goal now is to "liberate" the people of South Sudan from its rulers following recent border clashes.President Bashir ... Read more...

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All 29 kidnapped Chinese in Sudan freed


February 8th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 8 (IANS) All 29 Chinese nationals abducted by rebels in Sudan last month have been released after 11 days in captivity, Xinhua reported.The Chinese were held Jan 28 ... Read more...

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29 Chinese held hostage after camp attacked in Sudan


January 29th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 29 (IANS) At least 29 Chinese nationals working for a Chinese company in Sudan have reportedly been taken hostage after a workers' camp was attacked by a separatist ... Read more...

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British Kashmiri group opposes MFN status to India


January 13th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) A Kashmiri group based in Britain -- the Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK -- has opposed granting of "Most Favoured Nation" (MFN) status by Pakistan to India, a media ... Read more...

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Goa’s ‘Tuberculosis’ Cunha fought colonial Portuguese cancer


December 18th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
(ATTN NEWS EDITORS: This is the third and last in a series on the 50th anniversary of Goa's liberation Dec 19, 2011. This story is about the man who mentored the ... Read more...

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At least 75 killed in South Sudan attack


October 30th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Khartoum, Oct 29 (IANS) At least 75 people, including 60 rebels, were killed Saturday in the Unity state of South Sudan when the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) repealed an ... Read more...

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SAFF to pay tribute to Bangladesh’s Tareque Masud


September 1st, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 1 (IANS) Bangladesh's noted independent filmmaker Tareque Masud will be paid a tribute at the South Asian Film Festival (SAFF), starting here Sep 15.Masud, who won the international ... Read more...

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South Sudan accuses Sudan of launching ‘economic war’


July 26th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by BNO News
JUBA (BNO NEWS) -- The Southern Sudanese government has accused Sudan of launching an 'economic war' after it suddenly introduced a new currency which will cost South Sudan at least 700 million ... Read more...

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Indian hand in South Sudan constitution


July 7th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) As South Sudan celebrates its formal birth as Africa's newest nation on July 9, its constitution, in the process of being drafted, will have an ... Read more...

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UN chief deeply concerned over situation in Sudan


June 16th, 2011 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 16 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over the prevailing situation in Sudan's South Kordofan region, Ban's spokesman Martin Nesirky said in a statement released ... Read more...

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Sudan calls on US to stop ‘carrot and stick policy’


June 16th, 2011 - 5:52 am ICT by IANS
Khartoum, June 16 (IANS) The Sudanese government has called on the US administration to stop its "carrot and stick policy" that it has been using in dealing with the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh, India launch joint Tagore celebrations


May 6th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 6 (IANS) Bangladesh and India Friday launched joint celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, the globally revered poet whose poems they have adopted as ... Read more...

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Former Shiv Sena MP Narayan Athavale passes away


April 28th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Former Shiv Sena MP Narayan Athavale died here Thursday after a brief illness, family sources said. He was 78.Athavale, a senior journalist and editor of Marathi ... Read more...

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A second Arab revolution - for a new social order (Comment)


February 21st, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Harold A. Gould The uprising in Egypt, and in Tunisia before it, and the current ferment in the Middle East, is much more than just a random eruption or two of ... Read more...

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Hasina hopes World Cup will strengthen fraternity among nations


February 17th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday hoped the fraternity among nations will be further strengthened through the cricket World Cup and said her country felt privileged to ... Read more...

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UN urges calm in Southern Sudan after preliminary referendum results


February 1st, 2011 - 3:43 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged both sides for calm in Southern Sudan after preliminary referendum results were announced.Southern Sudan Referendum Commission announced that ... Read more...

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ISI offered 1.5 million dollars to journalist to kill Indian envoy in Afghanistan


January 31st, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan.31 (ANI): Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is allegedly reported to have offered 1.5 million US dollars (Rs.7.50 crores) to an Afghan journalist to assassinate India's Ambassador to Afghanistan Jayant Prasad and ... Read more...

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U.S. Senator John Kerry visits Sudan ahead of south’s referendum


January 8th, 2011 - 2:08 am ICT by BNO News
EL FASHER, SUDAN (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Senator John Kerry on Friday led a delegation to North Darfur as part of a visit to the African nation ahead of Sunday's referendum in ... Read more...

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Hasina asks ministers, partymen to show results


December 20th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 20 (IANS) A fortnight away from completing two years in office, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has warned her ministers and party colleagues that their "honeymoon is over" and ... Read more...

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War crimes trial: US special envoy to assist Bangladesh


November 29th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 29 (IANS) US War Crimes Ambassador-at-large Stephen Rapp will be here next month to assist Bangladesh in the trial of Islamists accused of "war crimes" committed during the 1971 liberation ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s opposition lawmakers may resign from parliament


November 20th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 20 (IANS) The lawmakers of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) may resign en masse from parliament to force mid-term polls, media reports said Saturday.Leader of ... Read more...

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UN Security Council calls for ‘urgent action’ for peaceful, credible referenda in Sudan


November 17th, 2010 - 1:52 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) Security Council on Tuesday urged parties to the 2005 peace pact that ended the Sudan's long-running civil war to take urgent action to ... Read more...

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Arrest warrants against Bangladesh Islamists


July 26th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 26 (IANS) A tribunal Monday issued arrest warrants against four top Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) leaders on charges of committing "war crimes" during the 1971 liberation movement. The four, who are ... Read more...

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Tagore women brought high fashion to early 20th century Bengal


July 20th, 2010 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The high priestesses of fashion and modern lifestyle in early 20th century Bengal were none other than the women of the Tagore household who lived ... Read more...

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Sudan election results delayed


April 21st, 2010 - 4:48 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Khartoum, April 21 (DPA) Results in Sudan's first multi-party elections since 1986, originally due Tuesday, have been delayed indefinitely, the National Election Commission said. The polls were supposed to usher in a new ... Read more...

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Good Friday observed with prayers, fasts


April 2nd, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) With fasts and daylong prayer services in churches, Delhi observed Good Friday, marking the crucification of Jesus Christ. Bity John, a public relations executive, said: "On Good Friday ... Read more...

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US concerned over weapons flow into southern Sudan


January 27th, 2010 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 27 (DPA) The US Tuesday raised concern over the flow of heavy weapons into southern Sudan, where violence has increased as the region prepares for elections in April. US Ambassador ... Read more...

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Taliban softens image to win local favour: NATO officials


January 21st, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 21 (IANS) The Taliban has adopted a new strategy to counter the anti-insurgency mission through a propaganda campaign, overhauling its brutal image to win support of the locals in ... Read more...

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US warns ‘time is limited’ on Sudanese peace accord


January 9th, 2010 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (DPA) The US warned Friday that "time is limited" on the implementation of a Sudanese peace accord and urged both sides in the north-south conflict to meet their obligations ... Read more...

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Gorkhas demand tabling of Gorkhaland Bill in Parliament


December 30th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Silliguri, Dec 30 (ANI): The Gorkha community has demanded the tabling of the Gorkhaland Bill in the next session of Parliament.The students' wing of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) or Gorkha ... Read more...

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Karnataka enhances monthly pay of freedom fighters on I-Day (Lead)


August 15th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 15 (IANS) In a gesture to the veterans who participated in the country's freedom struggle, the Karnataka government on the occasion of the 63rd Independence Day Saturday enhanced the monthly ... Read more...

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Now, Ramadoss comes in support of Prabhakaran


April 26th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Apr 26 (ANI): A week after Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief Karunanidhi's statement that he did not see Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) chief Prabhakaran as a terrorist, Pattali Makkal ... Read more...

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Voting underway in South Africa’s fourth democratic poll (Lead)


April 22nd, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Soweto (South Africa), April 22 (DPA) Voting was under way Wednesday in South Africa's fourth general election since the end of apartheid, in which the ruling African National Congress is aiming to ... Read more...

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