militancy

Purge extremists within Pakistani military: Daily


September 21st, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) A leading Pakistani daily Friday called for a "purge" of all those military personnel who sympathise with the militants after terrorists targeted a Pakistan Air Force ... Read more...

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ISI considers US its worst enemy, says jailed doctor


September 11th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Pakistan's powerful spy agency ISI considered the US its "worst enemy" and Islamabad's cooperation with Washington was just a sham to extract billions of dollars in ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir Police takes stock of village defence committees


September 7th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 7 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police has started the process of "rationalising" the village defence committees (VDCs) after the waning of militancy in the state.The VDCs were ... Read more...

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Meghalaya I-Day celebrations marred by shutdown


August 15th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 15 (IANS) The Independence Day celebrations in Meghalaya were marred by a shutdown called by a militant group, which affected life in the state.The shutdown was called by ... Read more...

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`Kayani’s speech a welcome change from persecution complex’


August 15th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's Independence Day eve speech is a welcome change from "the persecution complex and denial of responsibility that so often ... Read more...

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GNLA chief arrested due to efforts of India, Bangladesh


July 31st, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 31 (IANS) Champion R. Sangma, the rebel chief of Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), was arrested due to sustained efforts of India and Bangladesh, Meghalaya Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Protests in Kashmir over youth’s killing


July 25th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 25 (IANS) Carrying the body of a youth who was allegedly killed in firing by security forces, thousands of people walked in protest in Jammu and Kashmir's ... Read more...

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School bombing by Taliban causes concern in Pakistan


July 25th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) The bombing of schools by the Taliban shows that militancy is not under control, said a Pakistani daily which pointed out that a staggering 100 ... Read more...

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Tripura governor to see Olympics opening


July 24th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 24 (IANS) A sports lover, Tripura Governor D.Y. Patil will visit London to witness the opening ceremony of the Olympics at his own expense."I have taken leave. (We) ... Read more...

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Punjab objects to centre’s move on water


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 22 (IANS) Punjab has objected to a move by the central government to transfer the subject of water from the state list to the concurrent list, accusing ... Read more...

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There’ll be no remote areas in Tripura: Manik Sarkar


July 18th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 18 (IANS) The Tripura government will not allow the use of words such as 'remote' for any mountainous area in the state since all inaccessible habitats would soon ... Read more...

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A million Pakistani kids to get anti-polio drops


July 16th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) Pakistan will administer anti-polio vaccine to nearly one million children in the militancy-hit tribal regions during a three-day national immunization campaign starting Monday, said officials.Janbaz ... Read more...

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One killed in attack on Pakistani police station


July 16th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) At least one policeman was killed and several held hostage Monday morning following a brazen attack launched by gunmen on a police station in Pakistan's northwest ... Read more...

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Lashkar plans ‘big strikes’ in Kashmir, rest of India: Abu Jundal


July 13th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) With a Kashmir at peace not to their liking, the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba is planning major terror attacks in the state and elsewhere in India, Abu ... Read more...

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10-year rural positing compulsory for J&K; doctors


June 28th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 28 (IANS) Serving a rural posting has been made compulsory for government doctors in Jammu and Kashmir to better address the problems of the people in far-flung areas, ... Read more...

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Package for pandits irk migrants from Jammu hills


June 21st, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 21 (IANS) While Kashmiri pandits, forced out of Kashmir Valley, are happy over the state government recommending more relief for them, the victims of militancy from hilly areas ... Read more...

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Does Kashmir’s ‘residual militancy’ still have fangs in uniform? (News Analysis)


June 19th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) The arrest of three policemen, reportedly for their links with separatist guerrillas, has come as an embarrassment for the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the intelligence ... Read more...

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Pakistan hopes to end polio in two years


June 1st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Alhough natural calamities and militancy have hit the war against polio, Pakistan hopes to eradicate it from most parts of the country in two years.But ... Read more...

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Bollywood going through transition: Chandrachur Singh


May 28th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Actor Chandrachur Singh, who has been out of action for health reasons, is back. From films to television he is doing everything and is ... Read more...

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Australia to give $200 mn aid to Pakistan


May 21st, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago/Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Australia will provide over $200 million in financial assistance to Pakistan over the next three years under the Australia-Pakistan Development Partnership Programme.It was revealed during a ... Read more...

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Assam-Meghalaya border villages to shun militants


May 16th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 16 (IANS) Eighty-four villages located on a remote stretch of the Assam-Meghalaya border have now decided to desist any help to militants who frequent the area.The villages, mostly ... Read more...

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Former army chief revisits his Kashmir roots


May 12th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 12 (IANS) He fought during World War II in Burma, became the 13th chief of army staff, was Punjab's governor during militancy and also India's ambassador in Indonesia. ... Read more...

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Kayani’s speech baffling: Pakistani daily


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 2 (IANS) Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's speech on institutions working within their constitutional sphere is baffling since "few institutions have so damagingly strayed beyond their ... Read more...

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Hizbul commander behind south Kashmir car blast arrested


April 21st, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 21 (IANS) A divisional commander of separatist guerrilla group, Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), who had masterminded the car bomb explosion in south Kashmir last month has been arrested, police ... Read more...

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Omar to raise repeal of AFSPA at CMs’ meet


April 14th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 14 (IANS) Enthused by the drastic decline in militancy and an all- pervasive upbeat mood in the state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is determined to ... Read more...

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Chidambaram discusses AFSPA with Kashmir government (Second Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 10 (IANS) An announcement on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) will be made as soon as the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) decided on the ... Read more...

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Chidambaram in Jammu, Omar presses for AFSPA withdrawal


April 10th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 10 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah pressed Home Minister P. Chidambaram to revoke the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state, sources ... Read more...

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Terrorists still operate from Bangladesh: PM’s envoy (Lead)


April 5th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Satinder K. Lamba, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's special envoy on Afghanistan-Pakistan, Thursday said terrorists and insurgents continue to operate from Bangladesh despite the neighbouring ... Read more...

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475 special police officers killed in Kashmir militancy


March 31st, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 31 (IANS) Since the eruption of militancy in the 1990s, over 475 Special Police Officers (SPOs), who are temporary recruits assisting regular police in anti-militancy operations in Jammu ... Read more...

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Omar says AFSPA may go this year


March 29th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 28 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday said that concrete steps would be taken for the removal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) ... Read more...

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Chidambaram to visit Jammu and Kashmir April 10


March 24th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 24 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will be visiting Jammu and Kashmir April 10 to review the security situation in the state, which is looking ahead ... Read more...

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30 militants in Jammu’s border districts: Army


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 22 (IANS) There are about 20-30 militants left in twin border districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior army official said ... Read more...

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At 25th edition, Chandigarh moped rally comes of age


March 20th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 20 (IANS) It made a modest beginning in 1981 with mopeds, scooters and motorcycles competing for honours on Chandigarh's roads. After giving big names to the national car ... Read more...

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‘Stable Pakistan can re-set ties with US’


March 18th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 18 (IANS) A top US military commander has voiced confidence that America and Pakistan can re-set their bilateral ties in a mutually beneficial way, saying Pakistan was now ... Read more...

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Zardari slams militants for exploiting religion


March 17th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 17 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Saturday condemned the militants for "exploiting religion of Islam".Zardari told parliament in his traditional annual address that the government of his ... Read more...

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