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Southern Philippine rebels clash and kill 12 soldiers


July 28th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by BNO News
ZAMBOANGA CITY, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- At least twelve soldiers and five rebels were confirmed dead after clashes broke out in southern Philippines, officials said Thursday.Fighting broke out at around 7:30 a.m. ... Read more...

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Mamata to crack whip on ‘free-for-all’ shutdowns


August 12th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) Voicing her ire over a shutdown called in parts of north Bengal and terming it as "hooliganism", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Friday ... Read more...

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A remote French Island reconnects with India


May 31st, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guadeloupe (Caribbean Sea), May 31 (IANS) Tears flowed incessantly down dozens of cheeks as the Indian national anthem echoed for the first time in the history of this small island ... Read more...

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Malaysia to help ethnic Indians get official documents


January 24th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 24 (IANS) About 30,000 ethnic Indians are expected to be registered next month in the Malaysian government's exercise to help them obtain official documents such as birth certificates and ... Read more...

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Rahul hints at hard bargaining with Trinamool


September 16th, 2010 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Wednesday yet again signalled that his party would resort to hard bargaining with the Trinamool Congress during alliance formation for next year's ... Read more...

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West Bengal tea workers demand hike in wages


June 7th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri (West Bengal), June 7 (ANI): The Coordination Committee of the Tea Workers Union observed a 24-hours strike in West Bengal's Siliguri District on Monday demanding hike in wages.The Defence Committee of ... Read more...

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81 arrested in South Africa as protests continue


May 27th, 2010 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 26 (DPA) A wave of strikes and protests continued Wednesday in South Africa with police arresting 81 striking workers in the Eastern Cape province during a violent demonstration, a little ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s Kedah Government to provide funds for Tamil schools


May 24th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Alor Setar (Malaysia), May 24 (ANI): The Kedah Government will provide funds for Tamil schools, Menteri Besar Azizan Abdul Razak has said.He said the allocation would be according to the enrolment and ... Read more...

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Maoists using ULFA links for base in Assam: Gogoi


April 12th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 12 (IANS) Maoists have links with the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and are desperately trying to set up a base in Assam as part of their strategy ... Read more...

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Malay Indians losing their strength due to disunity


March 26th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Mar 26 (ANI): The Indian community in Malaysia is more split now with the formation of many Indian-based political parties and is losing its strength.The Malaysia Nanban quoted V. ... Read more...

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One killed as Assam tea planter opens fire at irate mob


March 22nd, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 22 (IANS) A schoolboy was killed and four injured Monday when a tea planter, accused of physically abusing a tribal woman, opened fired on an irate group of garden workers ... Read more...

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MPs pay tribute to Netaji on birth anniversary


January 23rd, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and other MPs Saturday paid floral tributes to Netaji ... Read more...

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Elephant depredations may force shutdown of Assam tea plantations


November 25th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 25 (IANS) Angry over frequent depredation by wild elephants, an influential students' group Wednesday threatened an indefinite shutdown of tea plantations in Assam. The immediate provocation for the Assam Tea ... Read more...

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Army called out after NDFB mows down 12 Assam villagers (Lead)


October 5th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 5 (IANS) The army was called out in Assam's violence-hit Sonitpur district Monday after tribal separatists attacked a village and gunned down 12 people, officials said. Twelve locals were massacred ... Read more...

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Planters seek level-playing field to be globally competitive


September 15th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Sep 15 (IANS) Tea, coffee, rubber and spice planters in South India Tuesday called for drastic amendments to the various acts pertaining to land, labour and wages ... Read more...

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Recessionary impact, lower exports loom over planters’ meet


September 13th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Sep 13 (IANS) Plantation owners from south India will deliberate on the effects of global recession on the exports of tea, coffee and spices among other issues ... Read more...

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Kerala landless tribals’ stir enters third year


August 3rd, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Pathanamthitta (Kerala), Aug 3 (IANS) A protest by nearly 5,000 tribals demanding land at a rubber estate near here completes two years Tuesday. The group heading the strike has slammed the Left-led ... Read more...

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Spurious liquor kills nine in Assam


April 20th, 2009 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Dibrugarh (Assam), April 20 (IANS) At least nine tea plantation workers were killed and two fell ill after consuming spurious rice beer in Assam, police said Monday. The incident took place late Sunday ... Read more...

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Moonshine and blankets to win polls in Assam


April 19th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Jorhat (Assam), April 19 (IANS) Shakuntala Murmu was seething with anger to find her husband returning home inebriated late in the night. She was all the more furious ... Read more...

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Malaysia Govt. cancels work visas of 55,000 Bangladeshis


March 11th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya, Mar. 11 (ANI): Malaysias Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar has informed that the Government has cancelled the work visas of about 55,000 Bangladeshis who have not used them so far. This ... Read more...

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Museum to Indians’ contribution to Singapore


March 3rd, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, March 3 (IANS) The contribution of the Indian diaspora to the Singapore growth story will be the focus of a new landmark museum that is being set up in the city-state, ... Read more...

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500 days of struggle, and continuing, in Kerala


December 16th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Pathanamthitta (Kerala), Dec 16 (IANS) With Tuesday dawning, the struggle of close to 5,000 landless tribals continues and reaches the 500 day mark at a rubber estate in Chengara near here.Since August ... Read more...

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Kerala opposition asks Achuthanandan to solve Chengara land row


September 26th, 2008 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 26 (IANS) A group of Kerala opposition members Friday met Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan and asked him to resolve the 13-month-old dispute between landless tribals who have occupied a rubber ... Read more...

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Tata Tea to divest plantation arm stake to workers


August 23rd, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Tata Tea Ltd will divest 29 percent of its stake in demerged subsidiary Amalgamated Plantation Pvt Ltd to its tea plantation workers in Assam and West Bengal ... Read more...

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Tea gardens strike in West Bengal deferred


August 18th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The indefinite tea gardens strike in West Bengal called by Coordination Committee of Plantation Workers (CCPW) for wage related issues, which was scheduled to start Monday, has been ... Read more...

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Darjeeling tea workers on strike over wage increase


August 12th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri, Aug 12 (ANI): Thousands of tea plantation workers in Darjeeling went on strike on Monday demanding higher wages. They have threatened to step up their protests, which could endanger the ... Read more...

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Tea garden workers on strike over money


August 11th, 2008 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) Tea garden workers in West Bengal went on a strike Monday demanding a hike of Rs.42 in their daily wages. The strike was called by the Coordination Committee ... Read more...

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Maoists training Assam militants: security officials


July 31st, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 31 (IANS) A shadowy insurgent group in northeastern India's Assam state has established links with Maoist rebels, with several of its cadres said to be undergoing training at the hands ... Read more...

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Tea sector hit by Darjeeling shutdown


June 10th, 2008 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) The tea trade in Darjeeling Hills and Dooars was severely hit Tuesday with the collapse of the transport network due to an indefinite shutdown called by the Gorkha ... Read more...

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Malaysian Government lifts restrictions on non-Muslim places of worship


June 7th, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 7 (ANI): The Malaysian Government has abolished regulations on new non-Muslim places of worship being limited to an area of 10,000 square feet.State Health, Plantation Workers, Poverty and ... Read more...

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Non-Muslim shrines to get more space in Malaysian state


June 7th, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 7 (IANS) Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and Christian shrines in Malaysia's Selangor state will be allowed to utilise more space than currently permitted as the state governmnet proposes to lift ... Read more...

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Poverty, starvation stalk Bengal tea garden workers (Lead, superseding earlier story)


June 4th, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) The cup that cheers is bringing woes to the thousands who work in West Bengal's tea gardens, with poverty, malnutrition and starvation deaths making life a ... Read more...

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Poverty, starvation stalk Bengal tea garden workers


June 4th, 2008 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) The cup that cheers is bringing woes to the thousands who work in West Bengal's tea gardens, with poverty, malnutrition and starvation deaths making life a ... Read more...

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Malaysia bans Indian recruitment


January 8th, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 8 (ANI): Malaysia has suspended the recruitment of workers from India amid growing domestic ethnic tensions. An official said that the ban came into effect a fortnight ago and ... Read more...

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