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Congress out to malign me: Ramdev


September 9th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev Sunday condemned Congress leader Digvijay Singh for levelling allegations against him and said it was all part of a concerted attempt ... Read more...

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Palestinians to apply for UN status despite pressure: Abbas


September 8th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Sep 8 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Saturday stressed that a request for being made a non-member state would be submitted to the United Nations General Assembly this month ... Read more...

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Omar releases Rs.200 crore to fight power crisis


July 26th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 25 (IANS) Alarmed by recent public protests over non-availability of power during the holy month of Ramadan, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday released an additional ... Read more...

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Mexican journalists demand end to killings


May 7th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 7 (IANS/EFE) More than 100 journalists staged a protest in Mexico City to draw attention to the killings of several journalists in the eastern state of Veracruz, ... Read more...

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Syria: Crashing tourism amid conflict and sanctions (Feature, With Images)


May 6th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus/Aleppo, May 6 (IANS) Yaseer, the owner of an antique and souvenir shop in Old Damascus, is a proud man and hates selling on discounts. But since public protests ... Read more...

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Posco seeks lifting of curbs on project site entry


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 1 (IANS) Posco-India, a subsidiary of South Korean steel major Posco, Thursday asked Odisha to lift the restriction on entering the site of its proposed steel plant in ... Read more...

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US envoy to visit Maldives


February 9th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) A senior US envoy scheduled to tour South Asia will make a stop in the Maldives Saturday, as the island nation is grappling with violence after ... Read more...

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Maldives President Nasheed resigns after public protests, mutiny


February 8th, 2012 - 3:25 am ICT by BNO News
MALE, MALDIVES (BNO NEWS) -- Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed on Tuesday announced his resignation after weeks of opposition protests and a mutiny by some police officers. Vice president Waheed Hassan was sworn ... Read more...

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Egypt after a year of civilian uprising


January 25th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 25 (IANS) As Jan 25 marked the first anniversary of Egypt's civilian uprising that led to president Hosni Mubarak stepping down after nearly 30 years in power, many ... Read more...

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Putin courts sports fans to woo them


January 21st, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has begun courting sports fans as part of his presidential campaign, perhaps seeing them as a political threat, analysts here ... Read more...

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PM returns home after India-Russia summit (Lead)


December 17th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday returned home from Russia after a highly productive three-day visit during which he clinched critical defence, science and technology, ... Read more...

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PM leaves for home after whirlwind Russia visit


December 17th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday left for home after a major breakthrough in relations with Russia on sensitive matters such as opening the Kudankulam ... Read more...

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PM congratulates Medvedev, Putin on Duma polls (Lead)


December 17th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 16 (IANS) Amidst public protests in Russia over the results of the Dec 4 Duma polls and the opposition allegations of electoral fraud, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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PM felicitates Russian president on recent Duma polls


December 16th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 16 (IANS) Amidst public protests in Russia over the results of the Dec 4 Duma polls and the opposition allegations of electoral fraud, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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PM arrives in Moscow for India-Russia summit


December 15th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 15 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here Thursday on a three-day visit for a bilateral summit with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at which the two ... Read more...

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Anti-nuclear protesters clash with police in northern Germany


November 26th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by BNO News
BERLIN (BNO NEWS) -- Anti-nuclear protesters clashed with police in Germany on Friday as a train carrying nuclear waste edged its way across the country, the dpa news agency reported on Saturday.Protesters ... Read more...

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Syrian opposition launches anti-government iPhone app


November 19th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian opposition has launched its own iPhone application to broadcast anti-government news, the Mobiledia online portal said.The "Souria Wa Bas" ("Syria Alone") application ... Read more...

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Chinese province bans dog meat festival


September 20th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) Authorities in a Chinese province were forced to call off and ban a dog meat festival following public protests over the event, the Global Times reported.The ... Read more...

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Will 13 prove lucky for Nepal’s new PM?


September 5th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 5 (IANS) The chief of Nepal's ruling Maoist party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, Monday publicly threw his weight behind his deputy and new Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, a ... Read more...

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After roses, new Nepal PM faces thorns


September 4th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 4 (IANS) A week after coming into power on the crest of high hopes and best wishes from people at home and abroad, Nepal?s Maoist Prime Minister Baburam ... Read more...

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Anna phenomenon grows in Nepal too


August 25th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 25 (IANS) As Anna Hazare's public protest against corruption in the form of a fast in New Delhi's Ramlila Maidan reached its 10th day Thursday, support for the ... Read more...

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Mumbai commuters hit by twin transport strike


August 18th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Thousands of Mumbai commuters had a harrowing time Thursday travelling to and from homes to offices in view of a twin strike by public bus service ... Read more...

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Under rising pressure from West, Syria seeks India’s support (Lead)


August 2nd, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) As the UN Security Council mulls a resolution on Syrian violence and more of the country's officials face European Union sanctions, Syria has urged India, ... Read more...

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Syria seeks India’s support against ‘Western propaganda’


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) As more Syrian officials face the European Union sanctions amid intensifying violence in that country, Syria has urged India, chair of the UN Security ... Read more...

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`Delhi Belly’ still quarantined in Nepal


July 5th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 5 (IANS) Despite cinema owners' optimism that Bollywood's most talked-about new release "Delhi Belly" would return to their theatres overcoming a censor bar, the Aamir Khan production ... Read more...

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Nepal reels under two-day shutdown before crisis


May 27th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 27 (IANS) As Nepal began hurtling towards a constitutional crisis with parliament and the government facing dissolution from Saturday midnight, tension and uncertainty mounted in the nascent republic ... Read more...

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Nepal suffers as Maoists fight their former comrades


May 24th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) As fear and uncertainty gripped Nepal ahead of a dire constitutional breakdown, the ruling Maoists began grappling with a new opponent - their former comrades.Former Maoist ... Read more...

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Hundreds of Libyan refugees feared dead after ship sinks off Libya


May 10th, 2011 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hundreds of Libyan refugees are feared dead after an overcrowded ship carrying some 600 people trying to flee Libya sank just outside of the port ... Read more...

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Russia, China to cooperate on Middle East, North Africa


May 6th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and China have agreed to cooperate in Middle East and North African issues, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday."We have agreed to coordinate ... Read more...

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Hundreds of Mubarak supporters gather in Cairo


April 26th, 2011 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hundreds of supporters of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak gathered in central Cairo Monday to demand that charges against him be dropped."The overwhelming majority of ... Read more...

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India cannot abandon nuclear power programme: Ramesh


March 19th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 19 (IANS) India needs to learn appropriate lessons from the nuclear disaster in Japan and take additional safeguards, but the country cannot abandon its nuclear energy programme, said ... Read more...

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India welcomes pro-democracy wave in Middle East, North Africa: PM


March 18th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) India Friday welcomed the pro-democracy wave sweeping the Middle East and North Africa, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying that "these are decisions for ... Read more...

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US-Saudi ties at crossroads over Mid East turmoil


March 15th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 15 (ANI): American officials are getting increasingly concerned about the level of stability in Saudi Arabia, suggesting that country too faces the prospect of unrest, succession politics and resistance to ... Read more...

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Chinese Police impose new media restrictions to prevent Mid-East type unrest


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar. 2 (ANI): Chinese Police have moved to prevent reporters and photographers from covering any potential public protests by establishing "no reporting" zones in Shanghai and Beijing.Defending the new restrictions, ... Read more...

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Arab League to discuss turmoil in Middle East, North Africa


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Foreign ministers of the Arab League countries will meet in Cairo to discuss the ongoing political crisis in the Middle East and North Africa.The meeting ... Read more...

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