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Russian court declines returning seized money during raids


September 11th, 2012 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Moscow court has ruled legal a refusal by investigators to return over $1.7 mn seized from an apartment of opposition activist Ksenia Sobchak during ... Read more...

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Putin compares opposition to weak birds


September 10th, 2012 - 9:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin Sunday compared the country's political opposition to omega animals, but said they were still "part of our species".Putin flew with the ... Read more...

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Mass protests on Hong Kong anniversary


July 1st, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 1 (IANS) Thousands of pro-democracy marchers took to streets in Hong Kong as the former British colony marked 15 years since returning to Chinese rule.The rally takes place ... Read more...

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Arab Spring in Syria? Picnickers tell a different story


April 21st, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 21 (IANS) It's a sunny weekend afternoon in Damascus, with a freak chill in the air. Thousands of ordinary families have gathered in parks and under the shade ... Read more...

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NPCIL to localise 45 percent components for Kudankulam


March 27th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 27 (IANS) India's atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL) is planning to localise 45 percent of the components for the third and fourth ... Read more...

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US concerned over protests in Male


March 1st, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 1 (IANS) The US Thursday expressed concern over the "disorderly protests" and the disruption of the opening of parliament in the Maldives by foes of new President Mohamed ... Read more...

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Ethnic tensions could destroy Russia, warns Putin


January 24th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned rising nationalism posed a threat to the country's future and called for a clampdown on "disrespectful" internal migrants."Attempts to ... Read more...

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Deputy head of Libyan NTC resigns after protests


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The deputy head of Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) has announced his resignation after the national wave of mass protests against the new government, ... Read more...

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Russian church urges Kremlin not to ignore vote protests


January 8th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The head of Russia's Orthodox Church has asked the country's leaders to listen to and act on the demands voiced at recent mass protests across ... Read more...

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Putin says Russia in stability, wishes all success in 2012


December 31st, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 31 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Saturday said that Russia "is an island of stability" amid the global financial turmoil and wished all a successful new year."Indeed, ... Read more...

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‘Spreaders’ behind ‘Twitter’ catalyse mass movements


December 26th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) What is the factor that makes social networks tick and catalyses mass mobilisations in revolutions and protest movements worldwide? An Oxford University study of Twitter finds ... Read more...

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Putin urges Russians not to destabilize country


December 15th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Thursday urged Russian citizens not to participate in the "destabilization" of the country, in his first public comments on the ... Read more...

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Around 700 people arrested for taking part in the Wall Street protests


October 3rd, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) About 700 protesters were arrested over the weekend following mass protests in the United States in solidarity with the protests in Wall Street. Protesters say they ... Read more...

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Telangana movement intensifies as teachers join strike


September 16th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 15 (IANS) The indefinite general strike in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh to demand a separate state intensified on its fourth day Friday with teachers also joining ... Read more...

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Israeli diplomats flee Cairo after attack on embassy


September 10th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Israeli ambassador to Egypt and the embassy staff were Saturday waiting at the Cairo international airport for an Israeli military plane to whisk them away ... Read more...

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New democratic Egypt set to scale up India ties: Envoy (Interview)


September 4th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) A new democratic Egypt augurs well for bilateral cooperation with India.The Egyptian ambassador here, Khaled el Bakly, says it is taking the frontiers of bilateral ... Read more...

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Fasting Anna calls for ‘revolution’ as thousands rally (Third Lead)


August 19th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Enthused by the nationwide support for his anti-corruption campaign, civil society activist Anna Hazare Thursday vowed to be on fast till a strong Lokpal Bill ... Read more...

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Resign, Obama tells Bashar Assad


August 19th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, August 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama Thursday urged Syrian President Bashar Assad to resign "for the sake of the Syrian people"."The time has come for President ... Read more...

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Anna protests: McCain lauds India’s democracy


August 18th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) US Senator John McCain Thursday brushed off the allegation by a Congress politician hinting at a US hand in stoking protests led by social activist ... Read more...

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Anna logjam has PM fuming, mass protests continue (Night Lead)


August 17th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Tens of thousands rallied here and across India for a second day Wednesday as Gandhian activist Anna Hazare refused to leave Tihar Jail until ... Read more...

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Kolkata intellectuals condemn Hazare arrest


August 17th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Intellectuals of Kolkata Wednesday condemned the arrest of social activist Anna Hazare and termed the detention as a game plan of the union government to curb ... Read more...

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Thousands gather outside Tihar Jail to hail Hazare


August 17th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) It was a virtual carnival in the area around Tihar Jail here with thousands packing the roads around it with one aim -- to ... Read more...

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Opposition unites to demand statement from prime minister


August 16th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The opposition Tuesday rose unitedly against the government handling of the Anna Hazare episode and has decided to demand a statement from Prime ... Read more...

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Egypt’s Islamists lead Tahrir Square protests


July 30th, 2011 - 1:09 am ICT by BNO News
CAIRO (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of thousands of Islamists on Friday gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square to participate in the "Friday of Unity" protests, Ahram Online reported.Protesters chanted Islamic slogans such as ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi attacks Mayawati


July 6th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shabota (Uttar Pradesh), July 6 (IANS) For the first time after starting a campaign against the government's land takeover, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Wednesday attacked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Ruling alliance calls for Punjab shutdown Monday (Lead)


July 3rd, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 3 (IANS) Commercial activity across Punjab is likely to be affected Monday with the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine calling for a shutdown to ... Read more...

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Punjab government calls shutdown Monday


July 3rd, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 3 (IANS) Commercial activity across Punjab is likely to be affected Monday with the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance calling a shutdown to protest ... Read more...

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Akali Dal-BJP alliance calls for Punjab shutdown July 4


June 30th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance in Punjab has called for a shutdown in the state July 4 to protest the recent ... Read more...

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Egypt turns down IMF, World Bank loans


June 26th, 2011 - 9:14 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 26 (IANS) Egypt has declined to take loans from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) presently, following cuts in budget deficit, Xinhua reported."Egypt doesn't need any ... Read more...

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Egypt extends suspected Israeli spy’s custody for 15 days


June 26th, 2011 - 4:52 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An Egyptian court has extended the custody of a US-Israeli citizen, suspected of spying for Israel, for 15 days, Egyptian news agency MENA said Saturday.Ilan ... Read more...

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Obama urges more pressure on Belarus’ Lukashenko


May 29th, 2011 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pressure must be applied to the Belarusian authorities to put an end to political repression of the country's opposition, US President Barack Obama said ... Read more...

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US to expand sanctions against Belarus: Obama


May 28th, 2011 - 5:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US is set to expand sanctions against Belarus, US President Barack Obama said in a statment Friday."Consistent with our values and principles, the ... Read more...

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Belarus jails two more former presidential candidates


May 27th, 2011 - 6:01 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, May 27 (IANS) A Belarusian court sentenced two more former presidential candidates to jail Thursday, taking the total number of ex-presidential candidates being imprisoned in the country to ... Read more...

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Suspended sentences for Belarus opposition activists


May 21st, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by BNO News
MINSK, BELARUS (BNO NEWS) -- Two former Belarusian opposition presidential candidates and several election campaign activists were handed two-year suspended sentences on Friday, RIA Novosti reported.A Minsk district court found Vladimir Neklyaev, ... Read more...

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Tikait, a farmers’ leader who mastered the art of mass protests (Obituary)


May 15th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) In October 1988, Delhi got a taste of farmers' fury. Mahendra Singh Tikait led thousands of farmers to the heart of the Indian capital and ... Read more...

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