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‘Peace accord with Palestinians more urgent for Israel than Iran attack’


September 11th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Sep 10 (IANS) A former head of Israeli military intelligence said Monday it would be dangerous to attack Iranian nuclear facilities without US backing in the near future.Amos Yadlin ... Read more...

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Ex-Karbi militant arrested in Assam with arms


April 5th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 5 (IANS) Police in Assam's Karbi Anglong district Thursday morning arrested one person, suspected to be an ex-militant of a Karbi outfit, sources said.The person, identified as Kalam ... Read more...

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War-torn Guatemalan family reunited after 25 years


February 9th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Feb 9 (IANS/EFE) A family was reunited Wednesday in this capital 25 years after being separated by the country's 1960-1996 civil war.The Mutual Support Group, or GAM, with ... Read more...

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Peace Accord with Black Widow rebel faction soon: Chidambaram


January 24th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 24 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday hinted that the government is planning to sign a peace accord with the Dima Halam Daogah faction of rebels ... Read more...

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Northeast readying infrastructure for Bangladesh trade


December 9th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Dec 9 (IANS) Improvement of infrastructure, including road communication, is being carried out with utmost priority to accelerate India-Bangladesh trade through the northeastern states, said a Mizoram official Friday ... Read more...

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After roses, new Nepal PM faces thorns


September 4th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 4 (IANS) A week after coming into power on the crest of high hopes and best wishes from people at home and abroad, Nepal?s Maoist Prime Minister Baburam ... Read more...

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Nepal crisis deepens as Maoists refuse to surrender arms


August 22nd, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 22 (IANS) The crisis in Nepal deepened Monday as major parties failed to name a new consensual prime minister and the former Maoist guerrillas again refused to hand ... Read more...

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Nepal PM stays on as allies warn of constitutional crisis (Lead)


August 13th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 13 (IANS) Nepal's embattled Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal failed to carry out his pledge to step down Saturday after his allies urged him not to, warning that ... Read more...

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Nepal awaits prime minister’s resignation


August 13th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 13 (IANS) Caught between an implacable opposition and a feckless ally, Nepal's Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal began to make last-ditch attempts to save his floundering government Saturday ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Maoist child soldiers go on warpath again


August 12th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 12 (IANS) With political uncertainty deepening in Nepal with Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal expected to resign during the weekend, violence flared on the streets of Kathmandu Friday ... Read more...

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Post-treaty, Darjeeling tourism eyes revival


July 26th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, July 26 (IANS) Since the days of British India, Darjeeling, with its varied landscape and breathtaking beauty, has been a favourite and affordable tourist destination not only for Bengalis ... Read more...

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Ansari to attend ‘birthday’ of South Sudan


July 6th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari will Saturday represent India at the celebrations to mark the formal birth of Africa's newest nation South Sudan, an oil-rich country ... Read more...

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Terrorism cannot be solved militarily: Mizoram chief minister


June 30th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, June 30 (IANS) Political problems or militancy cannot be solved militarily through the barrel of the gun and lasting solutions can only be reached through talks, Mizoram Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Nepal sees growing custodial torture of women


June 26th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 26 (IANS) While a 10-year civil war saw women suffer atrocities like gangrape and torture in Nepal, both by the state and the Maoist guerrillas, their ordeal continues ... Read more...

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Nepal puts off army security for GMR under Maoist pressure


June 25th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 25 (IANS) With the former Maoist guerrillas warning Nepal Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal that they would oppose deployment of the army to provide security to beleaguered Indian ... Read more...

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Maoists claim Nepal PM ready to abandon GMR


June 24th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 24 (IANS) Nepal's Maoists, the largest party in the ruling coalition, Friday claimed that Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal was ready to withdraw army security for beleaguered Indian ... Read more...

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Nepal executes last official killer of civil war


June 14th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 14 (IANS) Five years after signing a peace accord to end a decade of Communist uprising, Nepal's government Tuesday executed the last surviving official killer of the civil ... Read more...

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Legal challenge to Nepal house extension (Lead)


May 29th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) Though Nepal averted a constitutional meltdown for now, the government now faces a fresh legal battle with a lawyer challenging the extension of parliament's term.Bharat Mani ... Read more...

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Legal challenge likely to Nepal crisis


May 29th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) Though Nepal averted a constitutional meltdown for now, there are indications that the turbulent republic is heading for further upheavals. A lawyer, who filed a writ ... Read more...

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PM agrees to quit as Nepal averts crisis by hair’s breadth (Lead)


May 29th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) After holding an anxious nation hostage for over a day, Nepal's beleaguered Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal finally agreed Sunday to step down in exchange for ... Read more...

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Nepal parties haggle as parliament faces dissolution (Lead)


May 28th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 28 (IANS) With Nepal's constitution and parliament slated to expire at midnight, the republic's three major political parties were still deadlocked in feverish bargaining, and as hundreds of ... Read more...

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High alert in Kathmandu as constitution expires midnight


May 28th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 28 (IANS) Riot police dragged away dozens of people protesting near parliament and the government ordered high security in the turbulent capital Saturday, with Nepal's constitution due to ... Read more...

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Crisis in Nepal as Maoists refuse to surrender arms


May 26th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 26 (IANS) Nepal began inching towards a dire constitutional meltdown two days later with its former Maoist guerrillas, who are now in the government, refusing to surrender the ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists deny link to Iqbal Kaskar shooting


May 19th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 19 (IANS) Nepal's ruling Maoist party Thursday denied any links with the shooting in India's business capital Mumbai city Tuesday that left an aide of wanted terrorist Dawood ... Read more...

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Maoist dissidents threaten Nepal shutdown


May 5th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 5 (IANS) A group of Maoist dissidents, who broke away from the parent party accusing it of having betrayed the cause of the revolution, has announced a general ... Read more...

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Nepal begins countdown to crisis


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 2 (IANS) The countdown to another crisis started in Nepal Monday with only 26 days left to get the new constitution ready and top leaders admitting the task ... Read more...

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Burkina Faso government dissolved amid mutiny


April 17th, 2011 - 2:49 am ICT by BNO News
OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO (BNO NEWS) -- The president of Burkina Faso has dissolved the government amid a mutiny by members of his presidential guard in the capital city Ouagadougou.Xinhua news agency reported ... Read more...

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50 days between constitution and chaos in Nepal


April 8th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 8 (IANS) Bailed out of an unprecedented constitutional crisis last summer, the volatile republic of Nepal began inching towards another dire crisis with only 50 days left between ... Read more...

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Mizoram free of gun-running racket, says Chief minister


February 19th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 19 IANS) Chief Minster Lal Thanhawala Saturday claimed Mizoram is a peaceful state and free of gun-running and counterfeit currency rackets. ... Read more...

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Officials believe Israel-Egypt peace accord will continue despite Muslim Brotherhood concerns


February 14th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 14 (ANI): Officials representing Israel and Egypt are of the opinion that the peace accord between their countries would not be affected by Cairo's political unrest that is continuing even ... Read more...

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Marking People’s War, forgetting 4,000 Maoist foot soldiers


February 14th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 14 (IANS) Bijeta Shrestha wanted to change the world, end injustice and help establish a classless society - as a Maoist. Today she is a cooking assistant at ... Read more...

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Sacked Maoist army fighters attack UN office in Nepal


February 10th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 10 (IANS) Seven young men, who had been discharged from the Maoist party's guerrilla army after a UN verification said their recruitment was illegal, attacked an office of ... Read more...

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UN hails end of crisis in Nepal


February 4th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 4 (IANS) The UN has hailed the end of the seven-month political crisis in Nepal with the election of a new prime minister Thursday, urging the premier-elect ... Read more...

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Slapped politician is new Nepal PM


February 3rd, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 3 (IANS) The chief of Nepal's ruling communist party, who was slapped by a disgruntled former supporter for holding the nation to ransom for seven months, managed to ... Read more...

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Nepal deadline ends, parties fail to form new government


January 26th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 26 (IANS) The crisis gripping Nepal since the resignation of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal last year deepened Wednesday as the extended deadline given by President Ram Baran ... Read more...

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