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Kashmiri separatist leaders placed under house arrest

August 20th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 20 (IANS) Authorities Monday placed all senior Kashmiri separatist leaders under house arrest to maintain law and order during the congregational Eid prayers in Srinagar."These measures have been ... Read more...

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US youngster is new face of Mexican musical genre

August 9th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Joliet (Illinois), Aug 9 (IANS/EFE) A nine-year-old boy has become the new sensation in the Mexican musical genre known as the "corrido" after performing at festivals, rodeos and other public ... Read more...

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Malaysia scraps colonial-era sedition law

July 12th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 12 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has announced that a six-decade-old law that impeded freedom of speech would be abolished.The colonial-era Sedition Act, which criminalises speech ... Read more...

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Police crack down on Michael Jackson fans in Russia

June 27th, 2012 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police in Russia's St. Petersburg city tried to prevent a group of Michael Jackson fans from commemorating the third death anniversary of the "King ... Read more...

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Kremlin creates its own vodka

February 15th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Kremlin has created its own brand of premium vodka to be served at official events involving the Russian president.The new beverage, titled Kremlin Award, ... Read more...

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CPI-M fumes at denial of site in Agartala for rally

January 28th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 28 (IANS) Tripura's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday hit out at the union home ministry for its refusal to let them hold a party rally ... Read more...

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Trinamool takes on Congress in Manipur

January 22nd, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Jan 22 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Sunday said it will field 47 candidates in Manipur and that unlike West Bengal, it has no alliance with the ruling Congress ... Read more...

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Geelani claims security forces could harm him, police seek proof

November 14th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 14 (IANS) Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani Monday accused the security forces of being a threat to his life and disrupting his peaceful public gatherings, saying an ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi to kick start poll campaign in Tripura

October 17th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 17 (IANS) With the visit of the Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi next month, the main opposition party in Tripura will kick start its campaign for the ... Read more...

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Tripura’s Left government promises corrective measures

May 14th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 14 (IANS) Tripura's Left Front government, the only state where the Communists are in power after their ouster in West Bengal and Kerala, Saturday said it will ... Read more...

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Canada cautions against complacency after Osama death

May 3rd, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 3 (IANS) Canadians Monday welcomed the death of Al-Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden though there were no public celebrations - unlike in the US - of the ... Read more...

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Four dead in Bangladesh ethnic violence

April 18th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 18 (IANS) At least four people were killed and six villages of ethnic Buddhist minority tribals were burnt over a land dispute in south-eastern Bangladesh, officials said.The incident ... Read more...

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Chinese Police halt unapproved church service, detain worshipers

April 11th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr.11 (ANI): Dozens of worshippers of a Christian House Church have been detained by Chinese Police for holding prayers at an outdoor venue.China's Communist government allows worship only in state-approved churches, ... Read more...

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JUI-F dissatisfied with security provided to Fazlur Rehman

April 3rd, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 3(ANI): The Jamiat Ulema Islam-F (JUI-F) has expressed dissatisfaction over the strength of security provided to party chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman following two back-to-back life attempts on the Pakistani politician, who ... Read more...

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Life attacks on JUI-F chief reveal gulf between militants and sympathetic Pak politicians

April 1st, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 1(ANI): The back-to-back assassination attempts on Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman depict the growing disdain of Islamic militants towards even sympathetic political leaders in Pakistan.Maulana Fazl escaped ... Read more...

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JUI-F slams Pak Govt for non-provision of enhanced security to Fazlur Rehman

April 1st, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 1(ANI): The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has expressed complete dissatisfaction over the security provided by the government to party chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman- who also holds the key portfolio of Chairman ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Thousands attend funerals of clash-victims in Bahrain

February 18th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Manama/London, Feb 18 (IANS) Thousands of people, who gathered in Bahrain for the funerals of those killed in clashes between demonstrators and police in the capital Manama, are planning more protests against ... Read more...

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Saturday marked Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first public appearance

December 20th, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
December 20, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Kate Middleton is still not officially a part of the royal clan until she walks the aisle with Prince William on 29th April, ... Read more...

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Taliban runs schools to brainwash us: suicide bomber

October 26th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 26 (IANS) The Taliban have established schools on the outskirts of Pakistan's Karachi city where sermons are delivered to woo youths, said a teenaged would-be suicide bomber arrested Monday.Sixteen-year-old ... Read more...

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Security stepped up in Kerala ahead of Ayodhya verdict

September 23rd, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 23 (IANS) Kerala heightened security and restricted public gatherings to less than five people Thursday, a day before the scheduled Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute. "The prohibitory ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama to console Leh cloudburst victims

September 10th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 10 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will visit cloudburst-hit areas in Leh in Jammu and Kashmir next week to console relatives of those who died in the disaster, ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to relax state of emergency

May 4th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 4 (DPA) Sri Lanka's government will ease the state of emergency that existed during decades of conflict with Tamil rebels, External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris told Parliament Tuesday. The special powers ... Read more...

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Hand washing may limit pandemic flu transmission

April 30th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Hand washing and mouth covering may help limit the transmission of the pandemic flu, suggests a new research.However, more research on these measures is critical, according to ... Read more...

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Despite UN ban Lashkar front face JuD openly espouses jihad for liberating Kashmir

February 11th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.11 (ANI): Despite the United Nations (UN) ban and the Pakistan government claims to have clipped its wings, the Jamaat-ud-Daawa, the front face of the banned terrorist outfit Laskhkar-e-Taiba (LeT) continues ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Worried’ Pak govt. planning to stifle AQ Khan through legal action

January 17th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan. 17 (ANI): The Pakistan government is worried over the recent disclosures made by disgraced nuclear scientist Dr A Q Khan about state secrets to the international media, and has ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Kidney transplant patients must avoid public gatherings

January 6th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) As Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh Wednesday resigned as general secretary of the party on health grounds, doctors here said that people who have undergone a kidney ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Afghanistan losing fight against swine flu, says health minister

November 11th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov.11 (ANI): Afghanistan appears to be losing the fight against swine flu, as many parts of the country remain fairly unsanitary.Kabul, which currently is the center of Afghanistan's H1N1 outbreak, ... Read more...

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Handshakes banned in Canadian city to check swine flu

August 20th, 2009 - 9:24 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 20 (IANS) A Canadian mayor in Quebec province has banned handshakes to check the spread of the H1N1 virus that causes swine flu. Since its outbreak in April, the ... Read more...

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Australia changes travel advisory for Afghanistan

August 18th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by admin
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade changed its travel advisory for Afghanistan on Tuesday, advising citizens not to travel to the country.The new version was issued ... Read more...

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‘Emboldened’ Taliban issues ’section 144′ ‘diktat’ in North Waziristan

July 5th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 5 (ANI): The Taliban has banned public gatherings, including 'jirgas' in North Waziristan, and warned that strict action would be taken against those who defy its orders.According to sources, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Police teargas marching mourners in Iran

June 28th, 2009 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 28 (DPA) Police used teargas against thousands of supporters of opposition leader Mir-Hossein Moussavi during a mourning march Sunday in central Tehran, eyewitnesses said. Eyewitnesses said police used teargas after clashes ... Read more...

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West Indies ODI series under swine flu scanner

June 27th, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston, June 27 (IANS) The Jamaican health ministry has put the ongoing one-day series between India and the West Indies under "special swine flu surveillance" after the outbreak of influenza A(H1N1) in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

US Celebrates Flag Day

June 14th, 2009 - 9:13 pm ICT by GD
President Barack Obama says that Americans should proudly celebrate today as it is Flag Day, and also says Americans should demonstrate their pride and honor the Old Glory by flying it wherever ... Read more...

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Gorakhpur Muslim sings Hindu prayers

May 10th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI
By Pawan ShahGorakhpur, May 10 (ANI): A Muslim in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur area has acquired big popularity for his inclination to sing praises of Lord Rama from Ramayana, the religious text of ... Read more...

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Mexico returning to normal: President

May 5th, 2009 - 8:10 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 5 (EFE) Mexico's President Felipe Calderon has said that his country is "in a situation to restart the road toward normality", as the outbreak of swine flu is stabilising. "We ... Read more...

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