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Despite two peaceful summers, peace is fragile in Kashmir (Kashmir Newsletter)


September 21st, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) For the last two weeks, street protests against an anti-Islam video have erupted at many places in Kashmir. Though by far and large peaceful, the ... Read more...

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Dormant undersea volcano near Kalpakkam atomic plant?


September 18th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 18 (IANS) Even as massive protests have stalled the commissioning of the Kudankulam nuclear plant, activists have now raised concerns over the safety of another nuclear site in ... Read more...

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Telangana demand picks up momentum again


September 5th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Sep 5 (IANS) The demand for separate statehood to Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh is picking up momentum with the BJP's fast in the national capital Wednesday ... Read more...

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Karan Singh declines comment on interlocutors’ report


May 25th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 25 (IANS) Member of the erstwhile royal family of Jammu and Kashmir and senior Congress leader Karan Singh Friday refused to comment on the report of the three ... Read more...

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Nuclear power key to India’s development: Official


April 20th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Batting for upcoming nuclear power plants in the country, Principal Scientific Advisor to the union cabinet R. Chidambaram Friday said that nuclear energy will play ... Read more...

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Yemen’s Saleh hands over power to new president


February 27th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Feb 27 (IANS) Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh Monday marked the end of his 33-year rule in the Middle East nation by formally handing over power to newly-elected president ... Read more...

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Hadi elected as Yemen’s new president


February 25th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Sana`a, Feb 24 (IANS) Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi was elected as Yemen's new president with 6.6 million people voting in his favour, said the country's Supreme Committee for Elections and Referendum ... Read more...

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New Greek government wins confidence vote


November 17th, 2011 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Nov 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The new Greek coalition government led by Lucas Papademos has won the confidence vote in parliament.The government comprises the country's two leading parties -- the ... Read more...

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Telangana protesters torch buses, railway counter


September 28th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 28 (IANS) The ongoing movement for a separate Telangana state appears to be taking a violent turn with suspected protesters allegedly setting afire two private buses and ... Read more...

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Peace winds blow in Kashmir Valley


September 19th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 19 (IANS) With relative peace returning to Kashmir Valley, tourists are again flocking to Jammu and Kashmir in large numbers. But the army says terrorists are waiting to ... Read more...

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Hazare, associates detained, protests across Delhi (Second Lead)


August 16th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Civil society activist Anna Hazare was detained by Delhi Police Tuesday morning as he was about to set out for his fast in support ... Read more...

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Army orders probe into rape allegations by Kashmir woman (Second Lead)


July 22nd, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) The army in Jammu and Kashmir Friday moved quickly in ordering an internal probe following allegations by a woman that two army personnel had abducted and ... Read more...

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Woman alleges rape by army men, Omar promises action (Lead)


July 22nd, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) With a woman alleging two army personnel abducted and raped her, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has promised action, saying the Armed Forces Special ... Read more...

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Kashmiri woman alleges rape by army men


July 22nd, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) Police in Jammu and Kashmir have registered a complaint of abduction and rape based on allegations by a woman against two army personnel.Rukaya Bano, a woman ... Read more...

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Telangana movement set to enter crucial phase


June 30th, 2011 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 30 (IANS) After a four-month lull, the movement for statehood to the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh is set to enter a crucial phase with the major ... Read more...

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TRS warns PM on Telangana


June 29th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 29 (IANS) Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao Wednesday warned Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that "Telangana will burn" if he fails to implement his promise ... Read more...

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Egypt detains Israeli man for spying


June 12th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 12 (IANS) Egypt has detained an Israeli on charges of spying in the country, state news agency MENA reported.The Supreme State Security Court ordered Sunday the man be ... Read more...

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Yemeni leader Saleh ready to step down within 30 days


April 24th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Saana, Apr 24 (ANI): Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has finally agreed to step down within 30 days, and hand over power to his deputy on the condition of being given immunity ... Read more...

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Depleting forests in Himachal worry green activists (April 22 is Earth Day)


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 22 (IANS) Depleting green cover, receding water resources and frequent change in climatic conditions are worrying the environmentalists in Himachal Pradesh. The reason is obvious. The small hill ... Read more...

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US pastor who burned Koran considering putting Prophet Mohammed on trial


April 3rd, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): Terry Jones, the Florida pastor, who oversaw the burning of a Koran last month after conducting a self-styled mock trial of the holy book, has vowed to ... Read more...

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Riots in Pakistan after double murder-accused Davis ‘buys’ freedom


March 17th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 17(ANI): Riots broke out on the streets of Pakistan following the revelation that double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis was released over a 'blood-money' deal, and hundreds of protesters ... Read more...

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Medvedev bans Gaddafi family in Russia


March 14th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 14 (IANS) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Monday signed an order that prohibits Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his family from entering or transiting through Russian territory.The decree ... Read more...

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Egyptian court to probe Mubarak family’s bank accounts


March 8th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 8 (IANS/AKI) Egypt's deposed president Hosni Mubarak and his family's assets in all Egyptian banks will be investigated, the Court of Appeals has ruled.The court will Tuesday consider ... Read more...

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Indian warships to begin evacuating Indians from Libya next week


March 3rd, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Two Indian warships sailing to Libya to evacuate Indians stranded by the massive protests against the Muammar Gaddafi regime will reach Alexandria in neighbouring ... Read more...

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Telangana supporters paralyse rail traffic for separate state (Third Lead)


March 1st, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) Intensifying the movement for separate statehood to Telangana, protesters in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday paralysed rail transport in Hyderabad and nine other districts of the region.Massive protests on ... Read more...

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UNHRC poised to adopt report praising Libya’s Human Rights records


March 1st, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 29 (ANI): Amid unrest in Libya, where on one side the United Nations has condemned the Muammar al-Qaddafi regime for its crackdown on pro-democracy protestors, the organisation's Human Rights ... Read more...

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Mubarak, family barred from leaving Egypt


March 1st, 2011 - 4:50 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 1 (IANS) Egypt's Prosecutor General Abdel-Mageed Mahmoud has ordered the freezing of assets of former president Hosni Mubarak and his family and banned them from travelling abroad.Bank accounts of the ... Read more...

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Libyan capital remains peaceful amid nationwide unrest


February 28th, 2011 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Feb 28 (IANS) The Libyan capital Tripoli, which has about three million people, remains peaceful under the control of Muammar Gaddafi, after the north African country plunged into turmoil.The massive protests, ... Read more...

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UK not ‘ashamed’ of selling weapons to Middle East: Cameron


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has defended his position over the sale of weapons to Middle East, saying that the UK has 'nothing to be ashamed of' ... Read more...

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Gaddafi appears on TV, scotches rumours of fleeing


February 22nd, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Feb 22 (IANS) Muammar Gaddafi said Tuesday during a brief appearance on state television that he was "in Tripoli and not in Venezuela", scotching swirling rumours that the 68-year-old Libyan leader ... Read more...

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Vilasrao Deshmukh lashes out at media (Lead, superseding earlier story)


February 19th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Latur (Maharashtra), Feb 19 (IANS) Union Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has lambasted the media for sensationalising trivial issues and giving out half-baked stories."Media channels just sit in their ... Read more...

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Vilasrao Deshmukh lashes out at media


February 19th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Latur (Maharashtra), Feb 19 (IANS) Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Vilasrao Deshmukh has lambasted the media for sensationalising trivial issues and giving out half-baked stories."Media channels just sit in ... Read more...

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Protesters ‘elements of coup’: Yemeni president


February 17th, 2011 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Sanaa, Feb 17 (IANS) Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has been in power for 33 years, dubbed the anti-government protesters as "elements of the coup", the official Saba news agency reported."The ... Read more...

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Algerian premier to lift emergency


February 17th, 2011 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
Algiers, Feb 17 (IANS) Amid massive protests and calls for change of regime, Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia has agreed to lift the state of emergency that has been enforced since 1992."The ... Read more...

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Bimal Gurung blames WB Govt. for spate of shutdowns and strikes


February 14th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by ANI
By Tarak SarkarDarjeeling, Feb 14 (ANI): Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) President Bimal Gurung on Monday blamed the West Bengal Government for the condition of the state, which has been hit by numerous ... Read more...

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