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Nepal’s Maoists welcome US’ removal of terror tag


September 8th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 8 (IANS) The Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-Maoist) has welcomed the US State Department removing it from its list of terrorist organisations - six years after the end ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi to attract J&K; youth


September 25th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) To attract the youth of Jammu and Kashmir into the party fold, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will "appeal to them to join mainstream ... Read more...

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Nepal crisis deepens as Maoists refuse to surrender arms


August 22nd, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 22 (IANS) The crisis in Nepal deepened Monday as major parties failed to name a new consensual prime minister and the former Maoist guerrillas again refused to hand ... Read more...

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Indian released from Pakistan jail scouts for bride


May 25th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) Gopal Dass, who returned to India last month after languishing in Pakistani jails for nearly 27 years, is on a mission to reclaim his lost ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi begins three-day Maharashtra visit


January 27th, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Jan 27 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi arrived here Thursday on a three-day whirlwind tour of Maharashtra to boost the party's membership drive among backward castes, minorities and women.After ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi begins 3-day Maharashtra visit Thursday


January 24th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will arrive in Maharashtra on a three-day whirlwind tour Thursday in which he will have a packed schedule meeting people from backward castes, ... Read more...

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3 Indians arrested with bomb ingredient in Nepal


December 27th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 27 (IANS) Three young Indian men have been arrested while trying to enter Nepal from India's Darjeeling district carrying 120 kg of sulphur, an ingredient used to make ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoist army denies training Indian peers


October 12th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 12 (IANS) The guerrilla army of Nepal's opposition Maoist party Tuesday denied a report in the Indian media that had claimed that "hundreds" of Indian Maoists were ... Read more...

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Bandh was a political and tactical mistake (Comment)


July 10th, 2010 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli It took only a day for the communists to switch from gloating over the "success" of the recent all-India bandh to offering explanations for their disruptive act.To the charge ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh to visit Kashmir today


June 7th, 2010 - 11:15 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 7 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will undertake a two-day visit to Kashmir from today.Dr. Singh is likely to renew the Central Government's offer for talks ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh to undertake two-day Kashmir visit from Monday


June 6th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 6 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will undertake a two-day visit to Kashmir from Monday onwards.Dr. Singh is likely to renew the Central Government's offer for ... Read more...

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Nepal government asks Maoists to call off May Day protests


April 26th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) Ahead of a show of might announced by Nepal's Maoist parties in the capital on May Day, the ruling parties Monday urged the former guerrillas to call off ... Read more...

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Koirala’s last journey begins


March 21st, 2010 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 21 (IANS) Mourned by thousands, including world leaders, Nepal's peace architect and former prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala's last journey started Sunday, marking the end of an era and ... Read more...

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Nepal’s peace architect G.P. Koirala dies at 85 (Third Lead)


March 20th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 20 (IANS) Alarm and grief swept through Nepal Saturday after former prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala - architect of the peace negotiations that ended a decade of Maoist insurgency - ... Read more...

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Koirala in coma, may be dead (Lead)


March 20th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 20 (IANS) Alarm and concern began to spread like wildfire in Nepal after former prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala, the architect of the peace negotiations that ended a decade of ... Read more...

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Alarm in Nepal as peace architect Koirala slips into coma


March 20th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 20 (IANS) Alarm and concern began to spread like wildfire in Nepal after former prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala, the architect of the peace negotiations that ended a decade of ... Read more...

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Training women to become future leaders


March 8th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Even as the fate of the Women's Reservation Bill hangs in the balance, an activist group has already started training and motivating women to join ... Read more...

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No link with Kobad Ghandy now, say Nepal Maoists


February 20th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 20 (IANS) Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas have objected to the Indian police's chargesheet against Indian Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy containing a reference to a meeting with their chief ... Read more...

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Royalists call Kathmandu shutdown


February 18th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 18 (IANS) With less than 100 days remaining for the promulgation of a new constitution that will decide whether Nepal should be a secular republic or revert to ... Read more...

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Amid violence, Maoists at war within


December 15th, 2009 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Ghatshila (Jharkhand), Dec 15 (IANS) They may have stepped up attacks across different parts of India, but the debate still rages within the larger body of Indian Maoists: is the violence the ... Read more...

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South Block alone cannot frame foreign policy: Omar


December 14th, 2009 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 14 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said South Block, which houses the external affairs ministry, alone cannot frame India's foreign policy in the present-day world. "Gone ... Read more...

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Maoists contest elections in Jharkhand


November 30th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Daltonganj (Jharkhand), Nov 30 (ANI): After waging a war from the forests, Maoist rebels have joined mainstream politics and are contesting this year's assembly election in Jharkhand.At least six rebels ... Read more...

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BJP should give up communal politics, says Moily


November 24th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The indictment of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders by the Liberhan Commission should be a clear warning for the party to stop practising communal politics, ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists call off airport blockade after world concern


November 3rd, 2009 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 3 (IANS) Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas, who have kept up a siege on parliament since May and Monday launched fresh street protests against the coalition government, finally ... Read more...

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Nepal government asks Maoists to call off stir


October 30th, 2009 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 30 (IANS) With only 48 hours left for a new Maoist ultimatum to the government of Nepal to expire, the ruling parties Friday urged the former guerrillas to call off ... Read more...

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Prachanda urges Asian powers to counter US


August 12th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
London/Kathmandu, Aug 12 (ANI): The Chairman of the Unified CPN (Maoist), Prachanda, has said that Asian countries should develop a unified security strategy to combat US influence in South Asia.Speaking at the ... Read more...

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Top Nepal Maoist leader’s daughter arrested in France


July 31st, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 31 (IANS) The daughter of a top Maoist leader in Nepal has been arrested in France for travelling without documents while seeking asylum from the French government.Shova Gajurel, ... Read more...

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Pro-LTTE parties routed as Sri Lanka overruns LTTE zone


May 16th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi/Chennai/Colombo, May 16 (IANS) In a dramatic coincidence, Tamil Nadu's political parties sympathetic to the Tamil Tigers were routed in the Lok Sabha elections Saturday as the ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists miss date with Buddha, new government


May 9th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 9 (IANS) Nepal's embattled Maoist party Saturday both failed to keep its date with the Buddha, one of the best loved icons of the Himalayan republic, and a ... Read more...

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Indian envoy to Nepal meets Koirala


April 29th, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 29 (IANS) As the bitter battle between Nepal's ruling Maoist party and army chief General Rookmangud Katawal showed no sign of any resolution, India's Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood Wednesday ... Read more...

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India alarmed as Maoists resume war on Nepal Army


April 20th, 2009 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 20 (IANS) When Nepal's Maoist revolutionaries waged an underground war against the state to end monarchy in the Himalayan kingdom, the Nepal Army was their biggest foe.Now, three ... Read more...

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Motivating women to contest elections (For International Women’s Day)


March 8th, 2009 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Women have less than 10 percent representation in India's parliament even though they make up 44 percent of the voting population. But much of that ... Read more...

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Pakistans war on terror resulted in much more loss of lives than 9/11: Pak interior advisor


January 30th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.30 (ANI): In an effort to garner the support of the international community over its war on terror, Pakistan has claimed that the loss of life and property in its ... Read more...

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Pashupatinath in Nepal declared prohibited area (Roundup)


January 5th, 2009 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 5 (IANS) As violence and public anger continued to mount over the ruling Maoist party's intervention in Nepal's revered Pashupatinath temple, the 17th century temple and its surroundings were Monday ... Read more...

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Pashupatinath row: Koirala asks Maoists to reinstate Indian priests (Lead)


January 5th, 2009 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 5 (IANS) The unprecedented row at Nepal's revered Pashupatinath temple has put Nepal's Maoist government under mounting pressure with former prime minister and current opposition leader Girija Prasad Koirala Monday ... Read more...

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