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Seven Maoists get political prisoner status


August 8th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Wednesday granted status of political prisoners to seven Maoist leaders and sympathizers in West Bengal jails, the rebels' counsel said.The seven include ... Read more...

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India, Myanmar to be better connected, have more trade (Fourth Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 28 (IANS) India and Myanmar Monday decided to expand trade, have better connectivity and bring peace in border areas and emphasised closer ties to boost ... Read more...

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India eyes trade, connectivity during PM’s Myanmar visit


May 25th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Manmohan Singh will Sunday become the first Indian prime minister in 25 years to visit Myanmar on a three-day official trip to boost trade ... Read more...

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Will Badal be NDA choice for vice president? (Punjab Newsletter)


May 4th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) His CV reads something like this: five-time chief minister, one of the seniormost political leaders in the country, widely networked, respected and acceptable to most ... Read more...

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Thousands converge on Cairo’s Tahrir Square


April 20th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 20 (IANS) Cairo's Tahrir Square, symbol of Egypt's pro-democracy revolution, witnessed a massive gathering of protesters Friday in one of the largest demonstrations since last year's 18-day revolt ... Read more...

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At 84, Parkash Singh Badal towers over all


March 7th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 7 (IANS) After Mandela, Badal. Did you know that Parkash Singh Badal, who could be Punjab chief minister for the fifth time, is the longest political prisoner ... Read more...

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Opening up a treasure trove of Punjabi literature


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Diplomat-writer Navdeep Suri opened a treasure chest of Punjabi literature with the launch of the "A Life Incomplete", an English translation of his grandfather ... Read more...

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Stalin’s only daughter dies in US


November 29th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) The only daughter of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin has died of colon cancer at the age of 85 in a care home in the US, Sky ... Read more...

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Amphon Tangnoppaku sentenced for insulting the Thai royalty


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bangkok, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Insulting the Thai royalty is not such a good idea. A man accused of sending text messages considered offensive to the Thai Queen has been handed 20 ... Read more...

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Churchill inspired me to be soft but firm: Gilani


October 15th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said he drew inspiration from great British statesman Winston Churchill to be "soft but firm"."One should be firm ... Read more...

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Thandie Newton to make stage debut


July 27th, 2011 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Actress Thandie Newton will soon make her debut in a West End production of political thriller "Death and the Maiden".The "Crash" star will make her big ... Read more...

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Tibetan jails are like Guantanamo, says ex-political prisoner (With Image)


March 13th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 13 (IANS) Lukar Jam was only 20 when he was forcibly jailed in Tibet by the Chinese police for raising his voice against rights violations. The memories of ... Read more...

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Assange calls US soldier accused in Wikileaks case an “unparalleled hero”


March 4th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 4 (ANI): Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said that Bradley Manning, the US Army Private accused of sharing classified documents with the whistleblower website, is an "unparalleled hero"."For him ... Read more...

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Former Kerala minister sent to prison (Second Lead, superseding earlier story)


February 18th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 18 (IANS) Former Kerala power minister R. Balakrishnan Pillai surrendered before a special court and was sent to the Central Prison here Friday, a day after the Supreme Court handed ... Read more...

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Backdoor talks on, Orissa urges Maoists to extend deadline (Second Lead)


February 18th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (IANS) Even as backchannel talks were on Friday to secure the release of Malkangiri district collector and an engineer from Maoist captivity, Orissa has appealed to the rebels ... Read more...

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Former Kerala minister sent to prison (Lead)


February 18th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 18 (IANS) Former Kerala power minister R. Balakrishnan Pillai surrendered before a special court and was sent to the Central Prison here Friday, a day after the Supreme Court handed ... Read more...

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PPP wants Nawaz to apologise for keeping Zardari in jail over ‘fake cases’


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 23 (ANI): The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Punjab has asked Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif to apologise to the nation for keeping President Asif Ali Zardari in ... Read more...

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George W. Bush Does Not Repent Waterboarding 9/11 Mastermind


June 4th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Rapid Fire, Michigan, June 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a recent confession that has sparked controversies all over the country, former President of the United States, George W. Bush, has declared ... Read more...

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After over 21 years, Suu Kyi’s party bids farewell to Burmese politics


May 3rd, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): Burma's National League for Democracy (NLD), which sprang to life on a wave of opposition to military rule more than 21 years ago, has said that it will ... Read more...

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Floating golf course in Maldives to counter threat of global warming


March 12th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 12 (ANI): Reports indicate that the Islands of the Maldives is poised to build a floating golf course and convention centre in what could be the first of a series ... Read more...

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China says missing Panchen Lama living in Tibet


March 8th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.8 (ANI): China has claimed the missing Panchen Lama is living in Tibet.The son of a Tibetan herder, Gendun Choekyi Nyima was only 5 when the exiled Dalai Lama selected him ... Read more...

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China should allow international agencies to see Panchen Lama: Tibetan parliament


March 8th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala, Mar 8 (ANI): The Speaker of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile, Pempa Tsering, has said that China should allow international agencies to see the Panchen Lama, the successor of their spiritual leader, the ... Read more...

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We never ordered killing of an adversary: Fidel Castro (Lead)


March 3rd, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, March 3 (IANS) No one has ever been tortured in Cuba, said retired president Fidel Castro while confronting international and opposition criticism of the Cuban government following last week's death of ... Read more...

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Spain to maintain dialogue with Cuba on human rights


March 3rd, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Baku (Azerbaijan), March 3 (IANS/EFE) Spain's foreign minister said here that Madrid will maintain its "dialogue strategy" with Cuba as a way of achieving freedom for its political prisoners and respect for ... Read more...

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We never ordered an adversary killed: Fidel Castro


March 3rd, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, March 3 (IANS/EFE) Fidel Castro has confronted international and opposition criticism of the Cuban government following last week's death of political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo after an 85-day hunger strike, saying ... Read more...

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Concern over health of Cuban prisoner on hunger strike


March 2nd, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Havana, March 2 (IANS/EFE) The health of Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, who has been on a hunger strike for five days calling for the release of the country's roughly 200 political prisoners, ... Read more...

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Cuba imposes `state of siege’ for dissident’s funeral


February 26th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 26 (IANS/EFE) The remains of Cuban political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo were laid to rest early Thursday in his home town amid a "genuine state of siege", a leading dissident ... Read more...

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Castro ready to talk with US under conditions of equality


February 25th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 25 (IANS/EFE) Cuban President Raul Castro has confirmed that his government is ready to talk with the US about any subject, but under conditions of equality, Brazil's official ... Read more...

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Cuban political prisoner dies after 85-day hunger strike


February 24th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 24 (IANS/EFE) Cuban political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo died Tuesday in a Havana hospital after an 85-day hunger strike to demand that authorities acknowledge his status as a Amnesty International ... Read more...

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Islamic extremism is a challenge for Maldives, says its vice-president


February 20th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.20 (ANI): The Vice President of the Republic of Maldives, Dr. Mohammed Waheed Hassan, today said there is a rising confusion in Islam over the extremism and this is one ... Read more...

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Cuban political prisoner on hunger strike gravely ill


February 17th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) After 75 days on hunger strike, Cuban political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo has been was transferred to a prison hospital in Havana due to his "grave condition", said ... Read more...

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Myanmar court jails naturalised US citizen for three years


February 10th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 10 (DPA) A Myanmar court Wednesday sentenced a naturalised US citizen to three years in jail with hard labour on charges of committing forgery, illegal possession of foreign currency and ... Read more...

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Cuban dissidents beaten, detained


February 6th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 6 (IANS/EFE) Cuba has detained 37 dissidents in eastern Camag├╝ey province for showing solidarity with an ailing political prisoner, a human rights group said. Elizardo Sanchez, chairman of the NGO Cuban ... Read more...

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Leaders pay homage to Basu at huge memorial meeting (Lead)


January 24th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Leaders cutting across the political spectrum Sunday paid homage to Marxist icon Jyoti Basu at a mammoth memorial meeting here, with the Left parties urging people to ... Read more...

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PPP would be victorious if mid-term polls held, says Pak Punjab Governor


December 28th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec. 28 (ANI): The Governor of Pakistan's Punjab province, Salman Taseer, has said the PPP can defeat any political party, if mid-term polls are held, as the party enjoys a ... Read more...

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