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Punish the war guilty, US tells Sri Lanka


September 14th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 14 (IANS) A top American official Friday asked Sri Lanka to carry out a credible investigation of "outstanding and serious allegations of human rights violations" and punish the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s ruling party wins local council polls


September 9th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka's ruling party was the overall winner at elections held in three local councils a day earlier, showed official results released Sunday.The United Peoples Freedom ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan politician arrested for human smuggling


July 25th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 25 (IANS) A politician and another suspect have been arrested over a human smuggling operation in Sri Lanka, police said.Police spokesperson Ajith Rohana told Xinhua that the politician ... Read more...

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‘Risk of nuclear accident rises in Jaitapur’


July 19th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A national alliance of political parties and groups warned Thursday that the location of six reactors at Jaitapur in Maharashtra "raises the risk of ... Read more...

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India supports Sri Lankan reconciliation, to stay engaged


June 29th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 29 (IANS) India Friday reiterated its support to all actors seeking a solution to the Tamil situation in Sri Lanka, but made it clear that political reconciliation ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi condemns Sri Lankan minister


June 20th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Wednesday condemned the reported threat by a Sri Lankan minister to massacre Tamils if they continued to support the Tamil National ... Read more...

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Assam farm leader’s hunger strike gets NAPM support


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 22 (IANS) Peasant leader Akhil Gogoi, who has been on a fast-unto-death since May 19 against the building of dams in the northeastern region, Tuesday won the support ... Read more...

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Tamil prisoners on hunger strike in Sri Lanka


May 21st, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 21 (IANS) A total of 234 Tamil prisoners in Sri Lanka, most of them former Tamil Tiger rebels, are on a hunger strike the past five days here, ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan ex-army chief gets bail


May 18th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka Friday got bail in a case in which he is accused of harbouring army deserters.Fonseka was granted the ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa gets nod to free jailed ex-army chief


May 17th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 17 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has approved the release of jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka, an official said Thursday.President Mahinda Rajapaksa has obtained the approval of ... Read more...

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Free Fonseka, Sri Lankan opposition says (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's main opposition party has called for the immediate release of the jailed Sarath Fonseka, who led the army when it crushed the Tamil Tigers ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka against disguising global influence


May 2nd, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) International "conspiracies" under the guise of human rights will not be allowed to break Sri Lankans' unity, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said.Addressing a May Day rally ... Read more...

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Lanka ‘war crimes’: India cautious, trying for a forward-looking outcome


March 14th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Treading cautiously on the the US-backed resolution on alleged war crimes during Sri Lanka's civil war, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Wednesday the government ... Read more...

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End dynasties in politics: Medha Patkar


February 9th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 9 (IANS) Noted activist Medha Patkar Thursday called for a 'one family one elected representative' cap in Indian politics, saying the trend of dynastic rules was dangerous for ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Tamils want self-determination: Diaspora group


January 16th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 15 (IANS) A Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora group said Sunday that it will support discussions for a political settlement on the island if the solution alters the structure ... Read more...

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Krishna heads to Lanka, hopes for solution to Tamils’ problems (Lead)


January 15th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Sunday hoped for a lasting political solution to the outstanding issues between the minority Tamil-speaking Sri Lankans and the government."It ... Read more...

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Krishna to visit Sri Lanka Jan 16


January 7th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will leave here Jan 16 on a three-day visit to Sri Lanka during which he will discuss the progress in ... Read more...

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Patkar seeks freeze on projects causing displacement


November 17th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 (IANS) Activist Medha Patkar Thursday sought a moratorium on all large projects in the country till a new law was enacted on consensus to resolve the displacement-related ... Read more...

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PM to Sri Lanka: Use of force on fishermen not acceptable


November 13th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Nov 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said he had conveyed to Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa that the use of force in ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to review action against Lavasa


November 9th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) With the environment ministry granting conditional clearance to the Lavasa hill-city project Wednesday, the Maharashtra government said it will "review" the criminal proceedings initiated against the ... Read more...

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Kudankulam row: Anti-nuke yatra starts Thursday


November 9th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 9 (IANS) More than 100 anti-nuclear energy activists will Thursday embark on a yatra from Madurai to Kudankulam in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu to create awareness about ... Read more...

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Corruption allegations: Medha Patkar defends Hazare


October 17th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Rubbishing allegations of corruption against Anna Hazare, activist Medha Patkar Monday said that he was an honest person and ready for an enquiry. "A ... Read more...

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4,500 km ‘yatra’ against Special Powers Act begins


October 16th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) A Srinagar to Imphal anti-Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) 'yatra' covering 4,500 km began here Sunday "to generate public opinion" for the withdrawal of the ... Read more...

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‘Yatra’ against special powers act to begin from Srinagar


October 15th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 15 (IANS) Social activist Medha Patkar and Magsaysay award winner Sandeep Pandey will Sunday start from Srinagar their 4,500-km 'yatra' for revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to formulate political solution: Tamil party


September 18th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 17 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has agreed to formulate a political solution to the ethnic issue very soon, a key minority Tamil political party said Saturday. The ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan human chain to protest Mumbai blasts


July 16th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Raising slogans promising support to each other against terrorism, several Indian and Pakistani citizens Saturday gathered near Rajghat here and formed a human chain to ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan citizens to form human chain for peace


July 15th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Even as the Mumbai serial blasts left some political parties pointing fingers at Pakistan, a group of people from both sides of the border will ... Read more...

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Don’t fund Himachal hydel units, greens ask Asian agency


July 5th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 5 (IANS) Expressing concern over the fallout of upcoming mega hydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh, a group of activists have shot off a letter to the Asian Development ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Tamil party accuses army of attacking its election meeting


June 18th, 2011 - 9:09 am ICT by BNO News
JAFFNA, SRI LANKA (BNO NEWS) -- Sri Lanka's major Tamil political party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), said on Friday that the army attacked some of its members and disrupted an election ... Read more...

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Withdraw army from Sri Lanka’s northeast, says TULF (Lead)


June 17th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 17 (IANS) A Tamil political party has demanded the withdrawal of Sri Lankan troops from the northeast after they allegedly assaulted Tamil MPs at a meeting of another ... Read more...

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Withdraw army from Sri Lanka’s northeast, says TULF


June 17th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 17 (IANS) A Tamil political party has demanded the withdrawal of Sri Lankan troops from the northeast after they allegedly assaulted Tamil MPs at a meeting of another ... Read more...

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Patkar ends hunger-strike after demands met


May 28th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Social activist Medha Patkar Saturday ended her nine-day hunger-strike to protest eviction of slum-dwellers from Mumbai's Khar suburb after the state government agreed to her ... Read more...

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Divorce opens way for Guatemalan first lady’s presidential bid


April 9th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, April 9 (IANS/EFE) A Guatemalan judge announced Friday that she has granted the divorce petition of President Alvaro Colom and wife Sandra Torres, clearing the way for the ... Read more...

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Pakistan Army and ISI is kidnapping and killing people of Gilgit Baltistan (Part-2)


December 18th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by ANI
By Dr. Shabir ChoudhryLondon, Dec 18 (ANI): Mirza Wajahat Hassan Khan left for Dubai unaccompanied on October 28 2010, for a family business venture.It should be noted that the kidnapping, ... Read more...

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Hafiz Saeed to be part of anti-govt religious alliance


December 18th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by ANI
By Ali Waqar Isloo, Dec 18 (ANI): Pakistan seems heading towards the Islamic religious organisations' alliance in a bid to destablize Pakistan Peoples' Party led relatively-liberal coalition government. United Nations banned religious organisation ... Read more...

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