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Peace is a true farewell to arms: Colombian rebel chief


September 20th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC rebels are prepared to lay down their weapons if upcoming peace talks with the government lead to an accord, guerrilla chief Rodrigo Londono said ... Read more...

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Hackers post false updates about Syria on Reuters Twitter account


August 6th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- A Twitter account belonging to the Reuters news agency was hacked Sunday and used to post false updates regarding the civil war in Syria. It comes just ... Read more...

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Arrested Garo rebel leader planning peace talks?


August 5th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 5 (IANS) Meghalaya's outlawed Garo National Liberation Army's (GNLA) arrested supremo Champion R. Sangma is exploring the possibility of peace talks with the government, his lawyer said Sunday."He ... Read more...

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GNLA chief arrested due to efforts of India, Bangladesh


July 31st, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 31 (IANS) Champion R. Sangma, the rebel chief of Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), was arrested due to sustained efforts of India and Bangladesh, Meghalaya Chief Minister ... Read more...

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GNLA chief arrested near Bangladesh border in Meghalaya (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 30 (IANS) The outlawed Garo National Liberation Army's (GNLA) chief Champion R. Sangma was arrested Monday near the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya, police said.Sangma, whose outfit is fighting ... Read more...

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Prakash Mishra appointed new Odisha police chief


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 3 (IANS) The Odisha government Tuesday appointed senior police officer Prakash Mishra as the state's new Director General of Police, shifting incumbent Manmohan Praharaj to the department of ... Read more...

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Nepal PM to sleep in villages to meet people


June 14th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 14 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai is planning monthly overnight stays in the country's rural regions in order to keep himself well-informed about the people's concerns, RIA ... Read more...

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Chinese terra cotta army was robbed, burned


June 10th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 10 (IANS) The famous life-sized terra cotta army, dating to the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC), was robbed of its weapons and the figures broken and burned by ... Read more...

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Seven Maoists surrender in Bengal (Lead)


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Seven members of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), including a body guard of slain rebel leader Kishenji, Wednesday surrendered with weapons in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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Odisha urges Maoists to join mainstream (Lead)


May 22nd, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 21 (IANS) Odisha Monday urged Maoists to shun violence and join the mainstream, soon after after a rebel leader warned the state government of consequences for not keeping ... Read more...

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Maoists to release Hikaka Thursday (Second Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 25 (IANS) Maoists have decided to release Odisha legislator Jhina Hikaka Thursday after he promised to resign from the assembly and the primary membership of the ruling Biju ... Read more...

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Maoists to release Hikaka Thursday, says lawyer (Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 25 (IANS) Maoists have decided to release Odisha legislator Jhina Hikaka Thursday after he promised to resign from the assembly if the rebels' demands were not fulfilled, a ... Read more...

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Odisha looks for mediator as hostage crisis continues


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 23 (IANS) Odisha Monday said it was looking for a mediator to start a dialogue with Maoists holding Biju Janata Dal legislator Jhina Hikaka, who will complete a ... Read more...

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Maoists holding Hikaka hostage make fresh demand


April 21st, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) Maoist rebels holding Odisha legislator Jhina Hikaka hostage for more than three weeks Saturday demanded the release of all members of Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh (CMAS) ... Read more...

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Maoists say Hikaka will be tried April 25 (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 20 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator Jhina Hikaka, who was kidnapped over three weeks ago, will be tried in a people's court on April 25, ... Read more...

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Court issues notices on release of Maoists for Hikaka


April 19th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme court Thursday asked the central and Odisha governments to respond to a petition that sought to block release of 29 Maoists on bail ... Read more...

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Maoists plan peoples’ court to decide fate of Hikaka (Lead)


April 18th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) Maoists Wednesday accused the Odisha government of not taking steps on their demands and announced they would decide the fate of legislator Jhina Hikaka, who is ... Read more...

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Maoists plan peoples’ court to decide fate of Hikaka


April 18th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) The Maoists Wednesday accused the Odisha government of not taking steps on their demand and announced they would decide the fate of legislator Jhina Hikaka, who ... Read more...

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Odisha offers to withdraw cases as hostage crisis worsens (Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 17 (IANS) With the hostage crisis worsening and a day to go before the deadline set by the Maoists lapses, Odisha Tuesday offered to withdraw cases against people ... Read more...

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Maoists scale down demand for Hikaka’s release (Lead)


April 15th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 15 (IANS) While setting a Wednesday deadline, Maoists Sunday let go of the demand to free a key rebel in exchange for the release of Odisha's Biju Janata ... Read more...

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Maoists set Wednesday deadline for Hikaka’s release


April 15th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 15 (IANS) Maoists in Odisha have set a Wednesday deadline for the government to meet their demands in exchange for the release of ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ... Read more...

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Odisha speeds up process to secure legislator’s release


April 13th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 13 (IANS) Odisha Friday said it is speeding up the process to secure the release of Biju Janata Dal legislator Jhina Hikaka who has been held hostage by ... Read more...

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Fulfil promises before Italian’s release: Maoists (Lead)


April 11th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 11 (IANS) The Maoists holding an Italian hostage since March 14 Wednesday reiterated that he will be released only after the Odisha government fulfils its promises on their ... Read more...

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For Italian’s release, fulfil promise: Maoists


April 11th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 11 (IANS) Maoists holding an Italian hostage since March 14 Wednesday reiterated that he will be released only after the Odisha government fulfils its promise.Sabyasachi Panda, a rebel ... Read more...

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Maoist leader’s wife freed, Odisha hostage crisis continues (Second Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 10 (IANS) An Italian and an Odisha legislator continued to be in the custody of Maoists Tuesday even as a top rebel's wife - whose release from jail ... Read more...

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Odisha hostage crisis: Maoist deadline ends Tuesday


April 10th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 10 (IANS) As the Tuesday evening deadline set by Maoists for fulfilment of their demands neared, uncertainty continued over the fate of the Italian and the Odisha legislator ... Read more...

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Hostage crisis: Odisha yet to decide on fresh demands (Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 9 (IANS) Odisha has yet to decide on the latest Maoist demands for the release of an Italian and a legislator being held captive by the rebels since ... Read more...

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Hostage crisis: Odisha yet to decide on fresh demands


April 9th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 9 (IANS) Odisha has yet to decide on the latest Maoist demands for the release of an Italian and a legislator being held captive by the rebels since ... Read more...

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Odisha crisis: Uncertainty over hostages’ release (Lead)


April 9th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 8 (IANS) Odisha's efforts to secure the release of an Italian tour operator and a state legislator kidnapped by the Maoists last month plunged into uncertainty Sunday with ... Read more...

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Odisha crisis: Uncertainty over hostages’ release


April 8th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 8 (IANS) Odisha's efforts to secure the release of an Italian tour operator and a state legislator kidnapped by Maoists last month plunged into uncertainty Sunday with the ... Read more...

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Maoists holding Hikaka jack up their demand (Second Lead)


April 8th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 7 (IANS) Extending their deadline to Tuesday, the Maoists holding Biju Janata Dal legislator Jhina Hikaka Saturday demanded unconditional release of five more people from Odisha jails in ... Read more...

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Maoists holding Hikaka jack up their demand (Lead)


April 7th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 7 (IANS) Extending their deadline to Tuesday, Maoists holding Biju Janata Dal legislator Jhina Hikaka Saturday demanded unconditional release of five more people from Odisha jails in order ... Read more...

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Maoists set Thursday deadline for abducted legislator (Second Lead)


April 4th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) Maoists holding BJD legislator Jhina Hikaka for 10 days in Odisha Tuesday set the government a Thursday deadline to meet their demands. Appealing for his immediate ... Read more...

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Maoists set Thursday deadline for abducted legislator (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) Maoists holding BJD legislator Jhina Hikaka for 10 days in Odisha Tuesday set a Thursday deadline to the government to meet their demands. Meanwhile, Hikaka has ... Read more...

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Maoists set Thursday deadline for abducted Odisha legislator


April 3rd, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) Maoists holding ruling Biju Janata Dal lawmaker Jhina Hikaka for the past 10 days in Odisha Tuesday gave an April 5 deadline to the state government ... Read more...

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