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70 injured in clashes in front of US embassy in Egypt (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 13 (IANS) At least 70 people were injured Thursday in clashes in front of the US embassy in the Egyptian capital, the health ministry said.Among the injured ... Read more...

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IAC slams action against protests, cartoonist’s arrest (Second Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Sep 10 (IANS) India Against Corruption (IAC) members Arvind Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav slammed the union government for suppressing peaceful protests at Onkareswar dam and Kudankulam nuclear ... 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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Russia giving Syria with combat helicopters: Clinton


June 13th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US suspects Russia of supplying Syria with combat helicopters that will be used against peaceful protestors, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said."We ... Read more...

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Resume talks, Tibetan exiles urge China


April 30th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 30 (IANS) Expressing concern over violations of human rights in Tibet, the Central Tibetan Administration, the democratically elected body of the Tibetan exiles, has called upon Beijing to ... 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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Peaceful revolt needed in Arab world: Tawakkol Karman


April 5th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Yemenese Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman Thursday said only a peaceful revolution could finish authoritarian rule in the Arab world."Every dictator is a terrorist. ... Read more...

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Assad departure no solution to Syrian problems: Russia


March 28th, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power is not a quick and easy fix for the country's problems, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday."The internal ... Read more...

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Bhopal gas survivors to sit on ‘dharna’ from Tuesday


January 2nd, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 2 (IANS) The survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy Monday announced an indefinite 'dharna' (sit-in) from January 3, demanding correction in figures of those killed and injured in ... Read more...

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Amnesty urges Russia to respect right to protest


December 9th, 2011 - 5:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has called on Russian authorities "to respect the right to peaceful protests" ahead of rallies against alleged electoral fraud ... Read more...

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No intention to ban Facebook in Kashmir: Omar


November 21st, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has confirmed the government has no intention to block Facebook in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of protests over alleged ... Read more...

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End repression in Tibet, say exiles


October 10th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 10 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile Monday condemned repression in Tibet and asked China to engage the Tibetan people in a dialogue to address their grievances."Since March 10, the ... Read more...

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Iran condemns foreign intervention in Syria


October 5th, 2011 - 8:15 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 5 (IANS) Iran has condemned foreign countries' intervention in Syria's domestic affairs, Xinhua reported.According to Iranian deputy foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, foreign intervention in Syrian domestic affairs will ... Read more...

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End repression in Tibet: Amnesty


September 29th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 29 (IANS) Rights group Amnesty International has urged China to end "repressive practices" in Tibet, the Tibetan government-in-exile said here Thursday."These recent immolations (by two monks) have reportedly ... Read more...

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Address grievances of Tibetans, US tells China


September 28th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 28 (IANS) The US has expressed concern over two monks setting themselves afire in Tibet and urged the Chinese government to address the grievances of the people living ... Read more...

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Tibetan exiles concern over monks’ suicide bid


September 26th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 26 (IANS) The Central Tibetan Administration based in this Himachal Pradesh town Monday expressed concern over two monks setting themselves afire in Tibet and said the incident showed ... Read more...

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US voices concern over monk’s conviction in China


September 1st, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 1 (IANS) The US government has voiced concern over the sentencing of a Tibetan monk for "intentionally killing" another monk who self-immolated at a monastery in Tibet in ... Read more...

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200 Anna supporters detained outside Rahul Gandhi’s house


August 26th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Around 200 supporters of social activist Anna Hazare, who gathered outside Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's residence here demanding a strong anti-graft bill, were ... Read more...

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Left, non-NDA parties call all-India protest against graft


August 20th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Left and some other non-National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parties Friday accused the government of not taking serious steps to curb high level corruption and ... Read more...

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South Asian human rights forum condemns Hazare arrest


August 19th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) Friday condemned the arrest of social activist Anna Hazare and others before they launched their agitation for an effective Lokpal ... Read more...

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Traders, students join Anna’s protest in Chhattisgarh


August 18th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 18 (IANS) The protests in support of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare got a fillip in Chhattisgarh Thursday as traders, lawyers and even engineering and medical students joined rallies ... Read more...

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Indian PM defends arrest of anti-graft activist


August 17th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI (BNO NEWS) -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday defended Delhi Police for its action against social activist Anna Hazare who was arrested by police to prevent him from ... Read more...

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Thousands gather in support of Hazare in Mumbai


August 17th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Continuing with the protests in support of Anna Hazare, thousands took to the streets on the second day after Hazare was arrested by Delhi Police ... Read more...

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Delhi High Court rejects plea seeking spot for peaceful protests


August 17th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday refused to hear a public suit seeking to earmark a site in the national capital for holding peaceful protests, saying ... Read more...

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Plea seeks spot for peaceful protests in Delhi


August 16th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) In the wake of the arrest of anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare Tuesday, a petitioner moved the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to the government ... Read more...

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Protests gather momentum, over 1,000 detained in Mumbai (Second Lead)


August 16th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Over 1,000 people were detained Tuesday for protesting the arrest of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, while thousands joined protests against graft at several spots in and ... Read more...

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Akali Dal slams government on Anna’s arrest


August 16th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab Tuesday slammed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) central government for the arrest of activist and anti-corruption crusader Anna ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh joins to protest Anna’s arrest


August 16th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 16 (IANS) Social activists, students from schools and colleges, women and non-resident Indians (NRI) in Madhya Pradesh came out on roads Tuesday morning after activist Anna Hazare ... Read more...

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Hazare arrested for defying police orders: Chidambaram


August 16th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Gandhian Anna Hazare was arrested Tuesday for refusing to abide by conditions imposed by police regarding his proposed hunger strike, Home Minister P. Chidambaram ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare, Kejriwal, Bedi detained (Lead)


August 16th, 2011 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Amid high drama, Gandhian activist Anna Hazare was detained Tuesday morning by the Delhi Police as he was about to set out for his fast ... 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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Now, a lights-out campaign by Team Anna


August 11th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Gandhian Anna Hazare has appealed to the nation to turn off the lights for an hour Aug 15 in a gesture meant to give momentum ... Read more...

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BJP to take on police after Goa legislators’ arrest


August 6th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 6 (IANS) Protesting the "deliberate" arrest of its two tribal legislators, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday threatened to take on the Goa police, with opposition ... Read more...

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Kashmiri separatist leaders still under house arrest


August 6th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 6 (IANS) Most Kashmiri separatist leaders remained under house arrest here for the second consecutive day Saturday, with the authorities not allowing media persons to enter the uptown ... Read more...

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