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Censorship of social media fans public unrest


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Is social media censorship a means to quell a modern uprising? Politicians and law enforcers thought so in the context of last year's political turbulence. But ... Read more...

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Union budget: Growth, fiscal consolidation top challenges


March 15th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will present the budget for 2012-13 Friday against the backdrop of a sharp slowdown in growth, deteriorating fiscal conditions, continuing ... Read more...

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PM’s New Year message: Be patient, we shall overcome


December 31st, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said his government took some "transformational initiatives" to empower people and fight corruption and listed five key personal challenges ... Read more...

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Yousuf’s death has exposed rampant corruption in Kashmir: Mehbooba Mufti (Interview)


October 9th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti says the custodial death of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference worker Sayeed Muhammed Yousuf has "exposed the ... Read more...

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Another Indian investment flounders in Nepal


September 17th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 17 (IANS) Yet another Indian investment is in trouble in Nepal after Indian tobacco giant ITC's joint venture shut down its garments factory and the Manipal Group has ... Read more...

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Munda completes one year amid political turbulence


September 11th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 11 (IANS) Arjun Munda completed one year in office as Jharkhand chief minister Sunday, overcoming political turbulence and bickering among the alliance partners.Two key opponents - the ... Read more...

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Hazare-government tensions can cause political turbulence again


September 4th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) As tensions between the Anna Hazare-led civil society and the government escalate, several political observers fear the developments can delay the much-awaited Lokpal bill ... Read more...

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Chinese firm terminates six overseas projects


August 22nd, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC), the country's largest oil and gas producer, has terminated six exploration projects in Libya and Niger amid ongoing political turbulence in ... Read more...

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Stuxnet Worm Created By Israel And America?


January 18th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A reputed American Newspaper has reported that the Stuxnet Worm was a joint brain child of Israel and United States. The reports have stated that although ... Read more...

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Nepal awaits WikiLeaks’ dossiers with bated breath


November 30th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 30 (IANS) Whistleblower WikiLeaks' disclosure of confidential US documents could cause Nepal's history of its 10-year insurgency and the transition from monarchy to a republic to be ... Read more...

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Analysts predict turbulence during N.Korean succession battle


September 29th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept.29 (ANI): With North Korean leader Kim Jong-il appointing his youngest son as an army general, and giving him his first known official title in an apparent sign that he is ... Read more...

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Osama replaces Kalighat myths in Bengal ‘pata chitra’


August 17th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The traditional 'pata chitras' of Bengal, a narrative folk art tradition genre dating back to the 7th century, are moving on with time. The lores ... Read more...

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Hindu group calls for shutdown in west Nepal


June 22nd, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 22 (IANS) Western Nepal remained paralysed Tuesday as a little-known Hindu organisation enforced a shutdown demanding the restoration of Hinduism as the state religion, the second such disruptive ... Read more...

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Ruchika molestation case chronology


May 25th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) Following is the chronology of events in the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case: - Aug 12, 1990: Haryana Police Inspector General of Police (IGP) S.P.S. Rathore, also the Haryana Lawn ... Read more...

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More officers jailed in Turkey coup investigation


February 25th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Feb 25 (DPA) A Turkish court Thursday ruled to jail another group of army officers in an ongoing investigation into an alleged coup plot against the government. Twenty officers - including five ... Read more...

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Ruchika molestation case - chronology of events


December 25th, 2009 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 25 (IANS) The following is the chronology of events in the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case and subsequent events. * Aug 12, 1990: Haryana Inspector General of Police (IGP) S.P.S. Rathore, also ... Read more...

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Khamenei warns opposition against undermining establishment


December 13th, 2009 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 13 (DPA) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Sunday again warned the opposition over its efforts to undermine the ruling Islamic establishment. His warning on state television came after protests in ... Read more...

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Radio Pakistan unable to understand importance of Goddess Kali


August 24th, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Abohar, Aug.24 (ANI): The Punjabi Durbar programme of Radio Pakistan has chosen to hurt the feelings of Hindus in border areas by calling the Goddess Kali as "bloodthirsty".In its recent ... Read more...

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Kolkata observes shutdown over attack on Congress workers


July 17th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, July 17 (ANI): A day after violent protests by Congress Party workers, Kolkata on Friday observed a shutdown in protest against the attack on party workers allegedly by Communist Party of ... Read more...

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British government outlines tighter rules on expenses


May 21st, 2009 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (DPA) The British government Wednesday outlined plans for a reform of the discredited expenses system for parliamentarians at the centre of a scandal that has engulfed all the ... Read more...

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Pakistan rapidly expanding its nuclear capability: US


May 18th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Amid political turbulence in Pakistan, and heightened fears about the Taliban and other extremist groups seizing the country's nuclear assets, there has been a rapid expansion of ... Read more...

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Nepal to resume direct flights to Mumbai


April 21st, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 21 (IANS) First, there was a steady stream of visits to Kathmandu by Mumbai's glitterati, including Shabana Azmi, Govinda, Sukhwinder Singh and Daler Mehndi. Now Nepal's tourism ministry has decided ... Read more...

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Pak Government, army undermined by US drone attacks: US report


March 2nd, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): American drone attacks inside Pakistans tribal areas continue to inflame animosity among the people against the United States and undermine both the government and the Pakistani military, ... Read more...

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US attacks can undermine Zardaris position with Pak Army: Experts


January 28th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): The continuing of US strikes in Pakistans tribal areas bordering Afghanistan could undermine the position of President Asif Zardari vis-a-vis the Army, Western defence experts have said.They ... Read more...

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Indian Army’s Gorkha centre not recruiting Nepalis, says MP


November 16th, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Nov 16 (IANS) The 120-year-old recruitment centre of the Indian Army in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh has stopped enlisting Nepal's Gorkhas for over a year, an MP said here. Indian diplomats ... Read more...

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Tatas want to go, but Buddhadeb will make one last try: minister


September 25th, 2008 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 25 (IANS) Admitting that there was "almost no possibility" of the Nano car rolling out of Singur, a senior West Bengal minister Thursday said Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee would make ... Read more...

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Zardari must strike a balance between US pressure and Pak Armys intolerance


September 19th, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 19 (ANI): A leading US think tank in its latest report has warned that in order to pursue cooperation with the US-led war on terror, newly elected Pakistan President ... Read more...

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Post-Musharraf scenario: growing instability in Pakistan (Commentary)


August 17th, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Sahgal Pakistan is again in the news due to the decision of the ruling coalition to impeach President Pervez Musharraf. India's National Security Adviser (NSA) M.K. Narayanan said that the impeachment ... Read more...

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Looking at Tibet through filmmaker Tsetan’s camera lens


July 7th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Meet Sonam Tsetan, one of the many young Tibetan filmmakers living in exile outside their country, who is trying to redefine the political turbulence in ... Read more...

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India’s national interest and smaller parties (Commentary)


June 30th, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
By K. Subrahmanyam The current political turbulence and the calculations about the way in which the smaller political parties will vote on a major issue involving India's changing foreign policy paradigm have highlighted ... Read more...

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Europeans unconvinced about Musharraf being best bet


January 30th, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Jan.30 (ANI): Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf attempt to convince European leaders that he is their best bet in so far as combating international extremism and terrorism has been largely unsuccessful, according ... Read more...

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Pak nuclear sites vulnerable to attack by militants


November 22nd, 2007 - 12:32 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 22 (ANI): A British think-tank, the Pakistan Security Research Unit (PSRU), has warned that in the current political turbulence the chances of Pakistans nuclear assets falling into the hands of ... Read more...

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`I feel I’ve had a very lucky life: Hillary Clinton


November 14th, 2007 - 2:50 am ICT by admin
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