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Assam violence: Tension continues, army stages flag march


July 25th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 25 (IANS) The army Wednesday staged a flag march in Assam's Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD) as there was no let-up in tensions with three more bodies ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa orders inquiry into police firing


September 12th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday decided to constitute a commission headed by a retired high court judge to conduct an inquiry into Sunday's police ... Read more...

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Situation improving in Meghalaya’s riot-hit areas: Minister (Lead)


January 8th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 8 (IANS) Meghalaya Home Minister H.D.R Lyngdoh Saturday said the situation in the riot-hit areas of the state was improving, even as authorities further relaxed curfew in the Resubelpara sub-division ... Read more...

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Security tightened in Orissa for peaceful Christmas


December 24th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 24 (IANS) Security was beefed up around the leading churches in Orissa Friday to ensure peaceful Christmas celebrations, officials said.Hundreds of policemen have been deployed especially around churches in Kandhamal ... Read more...

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Bannu suicide bomber kills five including two policemen, scores injured


November 30th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 30 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has strongly condemned the bomb blast in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday which killed five people, including two policemen.Gilani has called ... Read more...

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Officer, soldiers among 11 killed in two terror attacks in Pak


October 23rd, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Oct 23 (ANI): A lieutenant-colonel, five soldiers and five civilians were killed in bomb attacks on a paramilitary convoy in Orakzai Agency as well as a mosque near Peshawar.Lt-Col Mohammad Yousaf ... Read more...

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Mamata focuses on Maoist-hit areas ahead of assembly poll


October 21st, 2010 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said that her party plans to undertake a trust building exercise in West Bengal's Maoist-affected areas ahead of ... Read more...

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High alert across India after Supreme Court’s Ayodhya ruling (Lead)


September 28th, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Soon after the Supreme Court Tuesday rejected a plea for deferring the Ayodhya verdict, the central government put all states, especially Uttar Pradesh where the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid ... Read more...

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States on security alert after apex court’s Ayodhya ruling


September 28th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) After the Supreme Court Tuesday rejected a plea for deferment of the Ayodhya verdict, the central government told all states, especially Uttar Pradesh where the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid ... Read more...

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Ayodhya verdict: Calm after apex court stay relieves government


September 23rd, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The central government Thursday appeared temporarily relieved that there was calm after the Supreme Court's order to defer the pronouncement of the Ayodhya verdict by Allahabad ... Read more...

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Ayodhya verdict: Form peace committees, deploy forces, states told


September 19th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
By George Joseph New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The central government has asked state governments to form 'peace committees' of Hindus and Muslims in what are called "communally sensitive areas" supplemented ... Read more...

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Recent wave of target killings cast doubts on Pak Army’s Swat operation success


May 12th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 12 (ANI): The military offensive in Swat, Operation Rah-e-Rast, which completed a year recently, has the Taliban on the run, but the recent wave of target killings aimed at ... Read more...

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Over 50 arrested after Orissa clash


March 4th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 4 (IANS) Over 50 people have been arrested in connection with a clash between two groups in Orissa's Puri district, police said Thursday. More than 25 people were injured in ... Read more...

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Tension erupts in Orissa village after Holi clashes


March 3rd, 2010 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 2 (IANS) Police have been deployed Tuesday in a village in Orissa's Khurdha district following clashes over Holi revelry, officials said. Clashes started after one group attacked another during Holi Monday. ... Read more...

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Death toll in suicide attack during volleyball match in Pak mounts to 90


January 2nd, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jan.2 (ANI): The death toll in Friday's suicide attack in Shah Hassankhel town of Laki Marwat in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), which occurred during a volley ball match, has ... Read more...

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Death toll in blast during volleyball match in Pak climbs to 47


January 1st, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by ANI
Laki Marwat, Jan 1 (ANI): At least 47 people were killed and several other wounded on Friday after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a volleyball ground in Shah Hassankhel town ... Read more...

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Security beefed up in Kandhamal for VHP protest


August 11th, 2009 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 11 (IANS) Authorities in Orissa's Kandhamal district, which witnessed the state's worst-ever communal riots after the murder of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Swami Laxmananda Saraswati last year, have beefed ... Read more...

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Seminaries patronizing extremism in Pak: Sunni Ittehad Council


July 7th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 7 (ANI): Religious associations in Pakistan have raised fears about seminaries being used by the extremists as a store for their arms and ammunitions and planning attacks on important ... Read more...

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RAF conducts a flag march in Mysore


July 3rd, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Mysore, July 3 (ANI): The Rapid Action Force (RAF) staged a flag march in the riot-hit areas of Mysore today.The flag march was taken out day after three persons died in communal ... Read more...

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Uneasy calm in riot-hit Mysore


July 3rd, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore, July 3 (IANS) A day after three people were killed in communal clashes in Mysore, the Karnataka town remained tense but calm Friday with many shops and educational institutions closed. "The situation ... Read more...

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Orphans terrorized, thousands stranded in Punjab Sikh riots


May 26th, 2009 - 8:53 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
Orphans and newborn babies at the Nari Niketan trust shelter and nursery have been terrorized by rioting Sikh’s in Jalandhar angry at the murder of guru Sant Ramanand in Vienna on ... Read more...

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Nepali Congress continues House boycott


December 22nd, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Dec 22 (ANI): Chief whip of Nepali Congress (NC) Laxman Prasad Ghimire has that his party would not allow the parliament to function until Prime Minister Prachanda ensures the implementation ... Read more...

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Bombers blow themselves up on resistance from Pakistani locals


September 18th, 2008 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (DPA) Two of three suspected suicide bombers blew themselves up Thursday after residents in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province tried to apprehend them, officials said.Three militants stopped briefly ... Read more...

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Communal trouble spreads in Orissa, more churches burnt (Lead)


August 28th, 2008 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 28 (IANS) As communal violence spread in Orissa Thursday with fresh incidents of mobs burning churches and homes, the government formed village peace committees hoping to curb tensions in the ... Read more...

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Tribal dancers to debut at Ahmedabad’s 131st Jagannath chariot procession


June 30th, 2008 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, June 30 (IANS) Ahmedabad's 131-year-old Lord Jagannath chariot procession will have a new feature this year: tribal dancers will join music bands, gymnasts' teams and beautifully caparisoned elephants when the three ... Read more...

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Pak Army could be deployed for poll duty


December 26th, 2007 - 1:57 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Dec 26 (ANI): Pakistans caretaker Interior Minister Hamid Nawaz has said that the army would be deployed at sensitive places in Pakistan during the January 8 polls. The army will not directly ... Read more...

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