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West Bengal comes to a halt due to shutdown, strike (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Life virtually came to a halt in West Bengal Thursday due to the Bharatiya Janata Party's shutdown call and the Left-sponsored general strike in the state.However, ... Read more...

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West Bengal paralysed due to shutdown


September 20th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Life virtually came to a standstill in West Bengal Thursday due to the Bharatiya Janata Party's shutdown call and the Left-sponsored general strike in the state.Rail ... Read more...

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Probe ‘terrorist acts’ in Syria, says Russia


August 30th, 2012 - 7:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia insists that terrorist acts in Syria should be investigated with UN and Arab League representatives, the Russian foreign ministry said.The ministry referred in particular ... Read more...

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Museum of erotic art attacked in Moscow


August 30th, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A group of conservative Christian activists have continued their spell of attacks on the Museum of Erotic Art in Moscow, the museum administration said.The activists, ... Read more...

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Amid Russia’s warning, India and US to discuss Syria


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the US threatening unilateral action against Syria and Russia warning against it, India and the US are set to appraise ... Read more...

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India, US to brainstorm on Syria, Iran


August 16th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Amid the worsening crisis in Syria and Iran's last-ditch effort to save the beleaguered regime in Damascus, the US is expected to press India ... Read more...

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Put pressure on Assad: Italy urges nations


July 28th, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Rome, July 28 (IANS/AKI) Italy has urged the world community to intensify pressure on embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to prevent further carnage, as his regime began what local media ... Read more...

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Indians in Syria asked to leave (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) With violence in Syria escalating by the day, India Tuesday asked its nationals and families of the staff of the Indian mission in Damascus to ... Read more...

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India asks its citizens, mission staff to leave Syria


July 24th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) With violence in Syria escalating by the day, India Tuesday said it has asked the staff of its embassy in Damascus and its other citizens ... Read more...

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Annan admits failure of Syrian peace mission


July 8th, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kofi Annan, the joint UN and Arab League envoy to Syria, has admitted his failure in solving Syrian crisis, according to a French ... Read more...

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Delhi thirsty for water, crisis to deepen


June 21st, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) A serious water shortage in the peak summer months has made life miserable for hundreds of thousands in the Indian capital, sparking street protests. Experts ... Read more...

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Syrian opposition elects new leader


June 10th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria's main opposition group, the Syrian National Council (SNC), has elected Kurdish activist Abdel Basset Sieda as its new leader.According to Al Jazeera, the 56-year-old ... Read more...

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Clinton urges Assad to transfer power


June 7th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday urged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to transfer power and leave his country. On the same day, reports said at ... Read more...

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Around 90 killed in fresh massacre in Syria: Report (Lead)


June 7th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 7 (IANS) Opposition activists and Syrian government forces clashed in al-Qubayr village in the country's northern Hama province, in which at least 86 people were killed. The government, ... Read more...

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Nearly 90 killed in new massacre in Syria: Report


June 7th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 7 (IANS) Opposition activists and Syrian government forces clashed with each other in al-Qubayr village in the country's northern Hama province, leading to the death of at least ... Read more...

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Petrol price hike fuels protests, opposition ire (Roundup)


May 24th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Street protests rocked parts of India against a sharp hike in petrol prices that the opposition denounced as an assault on the common man.Both ... Read more...

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From bullets to ballot, Syria prepares for polls


April 23rd, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 23 (IANS) Amid a shaky truce and presence of UN monitors, Syria is bracing to hold its first multi-party parliamentary elections in five years next month that hopes ... Read more...

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Syria says it won’t go the Libya way


April 22nd, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 22 (IANS) Amid mounting international pressure, Syria Sunday asserted that it will not allow itself to be invaded like Libya and rubbished the opposition as a rag-tag collection ... Read more...

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UN monitors should be from neutral countries, like BRICS: Syria


April 22nd, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 22 (IANS) Syria has said it was ready to facilitate UN monitors, but stressed that a majority of them should be from "neutral countries" like BRICS, which also ... Read more...

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Syria welcomes UN monitors, pitches for neutral BRICS


April 22nd, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 21 (IANS) Minutes after the Security Council approved a resolution expanding the number of UN cease-fire observers, Syria Saturday said it was ready to facilitate the UN monitors, ... 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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Russian government not open enough: Medvedev


April 18th, 2012 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian authorities do not explain their actions to the people enough, but societal demand and new technologies will change that, outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev ... Read more...

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Assembly results major blow for Congress, Rahul


March 6th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Congress leaders admitted they were stunned as results from five state elections showed the party faced defeats in Punjab and Goa and a poor ... Read more...

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Pro-Kremlin groups to stage 26 rallies in Moscow


March 4th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Several Russian pro-Kremlin youth movements will hold a total of 26 rallies in Moscow over Sunday and Monday as Russians will vote in the presidential ... Read more...

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Belarus tells EU, Polish envoys to leave


February 29th, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, Feb 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarus has told the head of the European Union delegation to Belarus and the Polish ambassador to leave the country, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.EU ... Read more...

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Syria, Egypt in tit-for-tat envoy withdrawal


February 20th, 2012 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria recalled its ambassador to Egypt Sunday over Cairo's withdrawal of its envoy in Damascus, the Al Jazeera TV channel reported.Egypt's Foreign Minister Mohammed Amr ... Read more...

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Pope calls for end to Syria violence


February 13th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Feb 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pope Benedict XVI Sunday launched a fresh appeal to the Syrian authorities, urging them to address the demands of protesters and put an end ... Read more...

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Maldives president quits after street protests, vice president takes over (Roundup)


February 7th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed quit under pressure Tuesday after weeks of protests triggered by a judge's arrest saw mutinous police personnel backing opposition activists and ... Read more...

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Maldivian president quits after protests, police revolt (Third Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed, elected only four years ago, quit under pressure after weeks of protests triggered by a judge's arrest escalated Tuesday with disgruntled ... Read more...

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No political prisoners in Russia: Putin


February 7th, 2012 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has dismissed the idea of a political amnesty because he said there were no political prisoners in the country."I don't ... Read more...

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Moscow officials ban anti-Putin march


January 22nd, 2012 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow authorities have dismissed a plan proposed by critics of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to hold a 50,000-strong march Feb 4.A group of opposition ... Read more...

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Russians need to register to watch live poll broadcast


January 20th, 2012 - 7:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian voters interested in watching live broadcasts from polling stations during the March 4 presidential elections will have to provide their contact details at a ... Read more...

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Moscow allows poll protest Dec 24


December 14th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Opposition activists have been allowed to hold a rally Dec 24 to protest against alleged fraud during the Dec 4 parliamentary elections.Ilya Ponomarev, a member ... Read more...

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Opposition strike hits normal life in Dhaka


December 4th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 4 (IANS) Normal life in this Bangladesh capital was Sunday's affected to a large extent due to a day-long strike called by the country's main opposition party ... Read more...

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Kuwait’s ruler appoints new prime minister


December 1st, 2011 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
Kuwait City, Dec 1 (IANS) Kuwait's ruler Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Wednesday appointed country's defence minister Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah as the new prime minister.The 63-year-old Jaber succeeds Nasser ... Read more...

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