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Top HNLC militant arrested in Meghalaya


May 8th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 8 (IANS) A top leader of the outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC), held a day ago after he sneaked into the country from Bangladesh, has been handed over to ... Read more...

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U.S. Delegation to travel to Costa Rica


May 7th, 2010 - 11:24 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – A U.S. Presidential Delegation will travel to San Jose, Costa Rica to attend the inauguration of Laura Chinchilla as President of Costa Rica on May 8, President ... Read more...

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Two militants arrested from India-Bangladesh border


April 10th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 9 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) troopers Friday held two Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) militants along the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya, officials said. "Rishot Lyngdoh and Suk Kharakor were ... Read more...

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Talks start with Meghalaya militant outfit


March 16th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 16 (IANS) The first official-level talks between the central government and the separatist outfit Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC) began in the Meghalaya capital Tuesday, officials here said. "Former Intelligence Bureau ... Read more...

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Mandela prison declared heritage site


February 11th, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 11 (IANS) As part of the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of former South African president Nelson Mandela's walk to freedom, the Victor Verster Prison where he spent the ... Read more...

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Costa Rica elects first woman president


February 9th, 2010 - 3:52 am ICT by IANS
San Jose, Feb 9 (IANS) fifty-year-old Laura Chinchilla became the first woman president of Costa Rica after she won 64.7 percent votes in the country's general election this weekend. With over 64.7 percent ... Read more...

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Chinchilla likely to become Costa Rica’s first female president, closest contender concedes


February 8th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by BNO News
SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA (BNO NEWS) -- Costa Rica's centrist Laura Chinchilla of the ruling National Liberation Party was ahead in the presidential election, the country's electoral tribunal said on Sunday.Chinchilla had ... Read more...

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Nine separatist militants nabbed in Meghalaya


January 28th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 28 (IANS) Nine members of the outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC), a Khasi separatist outfit demanding a sovereign Khasi homeland in Meghalaya, have been arrested, police said here Thursday. "Acting ... Read more...

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Northeast ignores rebels’ R-Day boycott call (Second Lead, With Images)


January 26th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 26 (IANS) People came out in large numbers across the northeastern states to participate in the Republic Day celebrations Tuesday, rejecting the boycott call by separatist rebels. Several states pledged ... Read more...

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Security tightened in northeast India ahead of Republic Day


January 24th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Shillong/Aizawl, Jan 24 (IANS) The three relatively peaceful northeastern states - Tripura, Meghalaya and Mizoram - have tightened security arrangements, especially along the India-Bangladesh border, ahead of the Republic Day, officials said ... Read more...

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Pak readying new anti-terror strategy


January 17th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.17 (ANI): Pakistan is readying a new a counter-terrorism policy under the newly formed National Counter-terrorism Authority (NACTA).During a closed-door meeting, NACTA chief Tariq Parvez said the new policy would be ... Read more...

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Abjure violence, sit for talks: Chidambaram urges insurgents (Lead)


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday appealed to insurgent outfits active in the northeastern region to abjure violence and give up their demand for a sovereign state. He ... Read more...

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Chidambaram urges northeast insurgents to abjure violence


December 23rd, 2009 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday appealed to insurgent outfits active in the northeastern region to abjure violence and give up their demand for a sovereign state. He ... Read more...

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Europe gets it wrong on Sri Lanka: N. Ram


June 2nd, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) An Indian newspaper editor has faulted European countries for their reaction to the Sri Lankan army's defeat of Tamil Tiger guerrillas, saying they have been wrong to equate ... Read more...

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Tight security in Shillong ahead of Sonia’s visit


April 12th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Shillong, Apr 12 (ANI): Security has been tightened in Shillong in view of a shutdown call given by a rebel tribal group to protest against Congress party president Sonia Gandhi's visit ... Read more...

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Allies unhappy with GJM for its liaison with BJP


April 3rd, 2009 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), April 3 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha's (GJM) decision to align with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) drew sharp reactions from its allies in ... Read more...

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Trains suspended, security tightened in northeast India


January 24th, 2009 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Guwahati/Shillong, Jan 24 (IANS) Authorities in northeast India have suspended several trains in the region and further strengthened security measures apprehending terrorist violence during Monday's Republic Day celebrations, officials said Saturday."Many trains, ... Read more...

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Nine injured in Assam market blast, three ULFA killed


December 6th, 2008 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 6 (IANS) Nine people, including two children, were wounded in an explosion at a marketplace in Assam Saturday, even as security forces killed three militants, officials said.A police spokesman said ... Read more...

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Seven top GNLF leaders leave party


July 27th, 2008 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri/Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) An uneasy calm prevailed in Darjeeling as seven top Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) leaders, including its lone legislator in West Bengal Santa Chetri, Sunday quit the party ... Read more...

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Gorkha group meets home minister on Gorkhaland demand


June 24th, 2008 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) A four-member delegation of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), which is demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland in northern West Bengal, met Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil ... Read more...

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5 suspected militants killed in Manipur


June 8th, 2008 - 10:53 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, June 8 (ANI): At least five suspected militants have been killed in separate militancy-related incidents in Manipur, official sources said on Sunday.After receiving a tip-off, police commandos along with ... Read more...

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Darjeeling safe for tourists, says Bengal minister


May 20th, 2008 - 1:23 am ICT by admin
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Tourists are now free to visit Darjeeling - the popular hill station of West Bengal - since the unrest there is under control, said Urban Development and Hill ... Read more...

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West Bengal minister flays Gurung


May 8th, 2008 - 8:22 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) West Bengal minister Ashok Bhattacharya Thursday called Gorkha leader Bimal Gurung "incompetent" after the latter vowed to work for a Darjeeling state come what may. Urban Development, Municipal ... Read more...

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`Tourists should not visit Darjeeling this summer’


April 30th, 2008 - 7:31 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Tourists should not visit Darjeeling - the popular hill station of West Bengal - this summer due to unrest, the state's Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Minister Ashok ... Read more...

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Gorkha party calls shutdown in Darjeeling hills


April 9th, 2008 - 11:51 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), demanding separate statehood for Darjeeling, has called a daylong shutdown in the hills Thursday, to protest police baton charge on its activists during ... Read more...

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Mugabe loyalists vow to defend power


April 4th, 2008 - 11:41 pm ICT by admin
DPA Harare/Johannesburg, April 4 (DPA) Liberation war veterans loyal to Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe vowed Friday to defend the country against what they called the "imminent threat of invasion" following weekend elections that ... Read more...

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Meghalaya set for Monday’s poll, 331 candidates in fray


March 2nd, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by admin
Shillong, March 2 (IANS) Meghalaya is set for Monday's election to the 60-member assembly with three major parties, the Congress, the United Democratic Party (UDP) and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) poised ... Read more...

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PM visiting Meghalaya today


February 27th, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by admin
Shillong, Feb 26 (ANI): Security has been tightened ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's proposed visit to Meghalaya today following the outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC)-sponsored 12-hour bandh. The Prime Minister ... Read more...

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11 killed in two separate incidents in Manipur


February 24th, 2008 - 11:47 am ICT by admin
Imphal, Feb 24 (ANI): At least 11 people including six suspected United National Liberation Front (UNLF) insurgents have been killed in two separate incidents in Manipur on Saturday.Five other persons were ... Read more...

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I didn’t go to Darjeeling on my own: Ghisingh


February 23rd, 2008 - 8:23 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Hounded out of the Darjeeling hills in West Bengal by his rivals, beleaguered Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) leader Subhas Ghisingh Saturday said it was his decision not ... Read more...

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Six militants killed in Manipur


February 23rd, 2008 - 6:40 pm ICT by admin
Imphal, Feb 23 (IANS) Six militants were killed Saturday in a fierce gun battle with paramilitary troopers in Manipur, officials said. A defence spokesman said there was an encounter between paramilitary Assam ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi arrives in Meghalaya to address poll rallies


February 23rd, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by admin
Shillong, Feb 23 (ANI): Congress party president and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi arrived in Jowai in Meghalaya's Jaintia Hills District on Saturday to address an election rally ahead of Assembly polls, which ... Read more...

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Gorkha shutdown cripples life in Darjeeling hills


February 21st, 2008 - 12:05 am ICT by admin
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) An indefinite shutdown called by Gorkha Janamukti Morcha, which is demanding statehood for Darjeeling, (GJM), crippled life in the three sub-divisions of the district in West Bengal Wednesday. ... Read more...

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Activists block roads demanding statehood for Darjeeling


February 18th, 2008 - 11:04 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Activists of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) Monday blocked roads in Darjeeling district of West Bengal demanding complete statehood and rejection of sixth schedule status granted to the ... Read more...

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