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Amnesty demands end to police force against Kudankulam protesters


September 14th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Amnesty Friday demanded an end to the use of police force against "peaceful protesters" agitating against a nuclear power plant at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu.Terming ... Read more...

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Free cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, demands Kejriwal (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad/New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal Monday sought the release of jailed Mumbai cartoonist Aseem Trivedi and slammed the government for suppressing protests over Omkareshwar Dam ... Read more...

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Russian arms supply to Syria not for protesters: Lavrov


June 10th, 2012 - 9:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is completing air defence weapons' deliveries to Syria under previous contracts. It is not supplying any arms that can be used against protesters, said ... Read more...

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Egypt’s presidential vote begins


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 23 (IANS) Egyptians went to polls Wednesday morning to elect their new president after last year's fall of Hosni Mubarak who had ruled for 30 years.The polling stations ... Read more...

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US hopes for further ‘democratisation’ in Russia


May 9th, 2012 - 7:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has expressed hope that the process of democratisation will continue in Russia and the Russian citizens' rights will be respected following Vladimir ... Read more...

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Tribal leaders seek probe into police crackdown


March 24th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 24 (IANS) Tribal leaders in Chhattisgarh Saturday sought a judicial probe into alleged police atrocities during a street protest in the state capital by hundreds of tribals to ... Read more...

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Congress threatens stir after 1,000 tribals arrested


March 21st, 2012 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 20 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's opposition Congress Tuesday threatened to launch a statewide stir, a day after more than a 1,000 tribals were arrested in Raipur for seeking a ... Read more...

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Russia calls for restraint when sentencing Mubarak


January 8th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian foreign ministry has said it was concerned about calls by the prosecutor at the trial of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak to sentence the former ... Read more...

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Egyptian prosecutors demand death for Mubarak


January 6th, 2012 - 4:08 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Prosecutors General's Office in Egypt has demanded a death sentence for former president Hosni Mubarak, the former interior minister and six other defendants.The hearing ... Read more...

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Mubarak’s trial to be held every day


January 3rd, 2012 - 9:10 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Trial of Egypt's ex-president Hosni Mubarak, his sons and former interior minister will be held every day, Egyptian media reported.Mubarak and his two sons Alaa ... Read more...

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What’s wrong with US remark on fast: Team Anna


August 13th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Responding to a US State Department official's call for "restraint" in dealing with Anna Hazare's proposed fast from Aug 16, Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan ... Read more...

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Congress terms US remarks on Anna fast ‘objectionable’


August 12th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Congress Friday termed as "objectionable" a US State Department spokesperson's call for "restraint" in handling of peaceful protests in the context of a ... Read more...

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Anna fast: US hopes for restraint, India says comment needless


August 12th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Ahead of activist Anna Hazare's fast, the US said it counted on a democratic India to "exercise restraint" against peaceful protesters, eliciting a sharp reaction ... Read more...

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BJP workers, police clash at Jantar Mantar (Lead)


August 9th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS)) Members of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) youth wing, demonstrating at Jantar Mantar to press for Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's resignation over the ... Read more...

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Syrian army fighting ‘militants, ‘provocateurs’: Russia


June 16th, 2011 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
Astana, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned Wednesday against attempts to define "provocateurs" and "militants" fighting against the government in Syria as peaceful protesters."The main thing ... Read more...

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BJP attacks UPA for not ticking off US for graft comments


June 10th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday accused the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of failing to tick off the US after senior officials of that country ... Read more...

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UN urges Syria to stop violent crackdowns against protesters


June 9th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Thursday condemned the ongoing violent crackdown against peaceful protesters by Syrian authorities and called on the Government to respond to the repeated ... Read more...

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Flags, slogans, songs… all for Anna


June 8th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The Indian tricolour was in abundance. So were placards and posters denouncing corruption. Rajghat was overflowing with the elderly and the young. There were ... Read more...

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Forgiven government, but will continue fast: Ramdev (Lead)


June 7th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hardwar, June 7 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who is continuing his fast against corruption here, Tuesday said he has forgiven the government for the post-midnight police action against him ... Read more...

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Protest in Ghaziabad against action on Ramdev


June 7th, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and various NGOs held a rally here Monday to protest against the post-midnight police raid on Delhi's Ramlila Ground to ... Read more...

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NDA to president: Convene parliament session, ask government to explain brutality (Second Lead)


June 6th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) An opposition National Democratic Alliance (NDA) team met President Pratibha Patil Monday and demanded a special session of parliament to discuss the crackdown on ... Read more...

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BJP meets president, wants parliament session on Ramdev (Lead)


June 6th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Top leaders of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) met President Pratibha Patil Monday and demanded a special session of parliament to discuss the ... Read more...

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Civil society members condemn police action against Ramdev


June 5th, 2011 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Civil society members Sunday condemned the midnight police crackdown to end yoga guru Baba Ramdev's anti-corruption mass hunger strike, calling as "undemocratic" the use of ... Read more...

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Mubarak not to be transferred to Cairo prison hospital


May 31st, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 31 (IANS) Egypt's public prosecutor Tuesday decided not to transfer former president Hosni Mubarak from the hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh to Tora prison in Cairo due to ... Read more...

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Angry at slur, mourning Goa tribals invite cops to a drink


May 30th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 30 (IANS) Angry over a police official's remark that tribal agitators got drunk and created law and order problems during their agitation, the kin and friends of the ... Read more...

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Egypt court fines Mubarak, two ex-ministers $90 mn


May 28th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 28 (IANS) An Egyptian court Saturday ordered a fine of 540 million Egyptian pounds ($90 million) on former president Hosni Mubarak and two ministers for damaging the ... Read more...

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Bodies of two tribals found in gutted Goa store


May 26th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 26 (IANS) Bodies of two youth, charred to death, were discovered in a storeroom late Wednesday, hours after a massive stir by tribals here turned violent, police said ... Read more...

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Mubarak to go on trial over protester shootings


May 25th, 2011 - 5:15 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons will go on trial over the shooting of peaceful protesters, national media reported Tuesday.The order was ... Read more...

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Amnesty International demands justice for victims of Egypt’s January revolution


May 20th, 2011 - 3:18 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- At least 840 people were killed and over 6,000 people were injured in the violent repression that took place during the Egyptian revolution earlier this year, Amnesty International ... Read more...

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Syria ‘erratic’ as UN urges end to excessive force against protesters


April 25th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Monday denounced the Syrian Government's increasingly violent crackdown on peaceful protesters and urged an immediate end to the use of excessive force.UN ... Read more...

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Court dissolves Egypt’s former ruling party


April 17th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by BNO News
CAIRO (BNO NEWS) -- A Cairo court on Saturday ordered the dissolving of Egypt's former ruling party and the confiscation of its assets, Ahram Online reported.The Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) ruled that ... Read more...

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U.S. condemns Syria’s violent crackdown on protesters


April 13th, 2011 - 1:03 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON (BNO NEWS) -- The White House on Tuesday condemned the "outrageous" repression of protesters by the Syrian government as reports that the wounded were being denied medical care emerged."We are deeply ... Read more...

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UNESCO chief condemns killing of journalist in Yemeni protests


March 25th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) chief on Friday condemned the death of journalist Jamal Ahmed al-Sharabi, who was killed when gunmen last week ... Read more...

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Yemen beefs up security to enforce emergency rule (Lead)


March 20th, 2011 - 8:15 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, March 20 (IANS) Additional troops were deployed in in the Yemeni capital and other major cities Saturday to enforce a state of emergency following worsening clashes with the protesters. ... Read more...

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Yemeni minister resigns over killing of protesters


March 20th, 2011 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, March 20 (IANS) Yemen's Human Rights Minister Huda Al-ban resigned Saturday in protest against the shooting deaths of protesters in the Yemini capital, Xinhua reported.She presented her resignation to ... Read more...

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