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UN’s Ban calls for restraint amid Middle East protests and violence


September 17th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called for calm and restraint after the recent wave of hostilities in the Middle East.The fresh violence captured worldwide ... Read more...

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Online rumours on Assam riots terror handiwork: Shinde (Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Thursday said the communal colour given to the recent ethnic violence in Assam was "unfortunate" and noted that the "motivated" online ... Read more...

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Online rumours on Assam riots terror handiwork: Shinde


September 6th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Thursday said the communal colour given to the recent ethnic violence in Assam was "unfortunate" and noted that the "motivated" online ... Read more...

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Promote tolerance, repulse extremism: Zardari


August 20th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf have called on the people to reject "extremist trends" and "negative propaganda of misguided elements" ... Read more...

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118 Pakistani Hindus arrive in India


August 16th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), Aug 16 (IANS) With uncertainty writ large on their faces, 118 Pakistani Hindus arrived in India on board the Samjhauta Express, the peace train between India and Pakistan, ... Read more...

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Crimes in Bangalore, Mangalore worrisome, says chief minister


August 15th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 15 (IANS) Increasing crimes, including a spate of murders in Bangalore and an attack on a youth in Mangalore recently, forced Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar to admit ... Read more...

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BJP motion on Assam violence rejected (Lead)


August 8th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) An adjournment motion moved by the BJP over the government's failure to check illegal infiltration and ethnic violence in Assam was defeated by voice ... Read more...

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Assam for CBI probe in communal violence


August 7th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 7 (IANS) Hinting that some "external forces" were behind the communal clashes in three districts, the Assam government Tuesday said it has decided for a CBI probe in ... Read more...

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After Rewari violence, Haryana stops land acquisition


July 26th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 26 (IANS) The Haryana government Thursday announced that it had ordered a stop on further land acquisition following two recent incidents of violence in Rewari district which left ... Read more...

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Panther dies of thirst in Rajasthan heat


May 30th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 30 (IANS) Water scarcity in the intense summer heat of Rajasthan has caused animals in the wild to stray and led to incidents of animal-human conflicts. The dry ... Read more...

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SHOs now responsible for witness’ security in Haryana


May 20th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak, May 20 (IANS) Witnesses in Haryana can now feel more secure. Following a spurt in cases of key witnesses being attacked or murdered by criminal gangs while going to ... Read more...

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Sibal concerned over discrimination against N-E students


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday expressed "deep concern" over the recent incidents of alleged discrimination against students from Northeastern states.In a statement ... Read more...

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500-km human chain for Indian fishermen’s sake


April 28th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) More than half a million people Saturday formed a 500-km-long human chain running from Kerala to Tamil Nadu to press for the safety and security of ... Read more...

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Policies soon for engagement with social media, citizens


April 5th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) The union ministry of communications and information technology is drafting a policy for use of social media by various departments and another for engaging citizens ... Read more...

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‘Rogue Indians can destroy country’s reputation in Ghana’


April 3rd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), April 3 (IANS) A few rogue Indians can destroy the image of their countrymen, widely well regarded in Ghana, say police officials of the west African country, citing ... Read more...

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‘Attacks on Indian fishermen not treated as national issue’


March 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that attacks on Indian fishermen were not being treated as a national issue.In ... Read more...

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US identifies soldier involved in Afghan shooting-spree


March 17th, 2012 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) The US officials have identified the soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians as Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, as he is on his way ... Read more...

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As Mamata says ‘all cooked up’, Marxists hit road (West Bengal Newsletter)


March 4th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 4 (IANS) With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee drawing flak for her penchant to dub recent incidents of crime as "staged", bitter rival Communist Party ... Read more...

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Congress indulging in communal politics in UP: Jaitley


February 12th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 12 (IANS) Attacking Law Minister Salman Khurshid over his defiant stand on a quota for backward Muslims in Uttar Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley ... Read more...

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After thefts, Ghaziabad area installs CCTVs


January 6th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Jan 6 (IANS) As middle class communities in cities increasingly turn gated and security conscious, the residents of an upscale Ghaziabad neighbourhood, that has witnessed 12 burglaries in four ... Read more...

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NATO attack inquiry to end early: US tells Pakistan


December 10th, 2011 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 10 (IANS) The US has reassured Pakistan of an "early conclusion" of the investigation into the NATO air strike on two Pakistan Army border posts which killed 24 ... Read more...

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Spanish Liga match cancelled after linesman hit


November 21st, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 21 (IANS) The Spanish Primera Liga game between Granada and Mallorca had to be abandoned after just over an hour on Sunday night after a linesman was hit ... Read more...

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Why lavish Chhattisgarh anniversary functions, asks Congress


October 31st, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 31 (IANS) The Congress in Chhattisgarh Monday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government for "lengthy and lavish" state foundation anniversary functions in the wake of floods ... Read more...

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‘Chief ministers should ensure high vigil till Jan 2012′


October 20th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Concerned over recent incidents of communal violence, union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday asked chief ministers to maintain high vigil till January 2012 to ... Read more...

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Slap murder charge if holy book is damaged: SGPC


September 29th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 29 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will press for murder charge if anyone desecrates the Sikh holy book, Guru Granth Sahib, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar ... Read more...

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SAI suspends athletics coach, showcauses second at NIS (Lead)


July 7th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) In the wake of eight athletes failing dope test, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Thursday suspended R.S.Sidhu and showcaused Ramesh Nagapuri, who were ... Read more...

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Kids as suicide bombers matter of concern: Pakistani daily


June 28th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 28 (IANS) Children being used as suicide bombers was a matter of "deep concern", a leading Pakistani daily said Tuesday and warned that women and children being ... Read more...

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Mayawati wants stringent laws against rape


June 21st, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) Stung by the spate of rape cases across Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Mayawati Tuesday sought amendments to laws to ensure speedy rape trials and stricter ... Read more...

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Congress slams Mayawati for inaction in rape cases


June 20th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Congress Monday slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for its "lack of seriousness" in dealing with the recent incidents of rape and said Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Digvijay slams Mayawati government


June 20th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Reacting to recent incidents of crime against women in Uttar Pradesh, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Monday slammed the Mayawati government for the collapse ... Read more...

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Indian Navy asked to be alert to emerging threats


May 25th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) In the backdrop of a terror strike at a key Pakistani military base, India Wednesday asked its navy to be operationally ready to meet emerging ... Read more...

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At India’s call, UNSC condemns hostage taking by Somalian pirates


April 12th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 12 (IANS) At India's initiative, the UN Security Council has for the first time adopted a resolution strongly condemning the growing practice of hostage-taking by pirates operating ... Read more...

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Arab League to ask UN to impose no-fly zone over Gaza


April 11th, 2011 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 11 (IANS) The Arab League (AL) has said it will ask the UN to consider imposing a no-fly zone over the Gaza Strip to protect the civilians from ... Read more...

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Terrorist tag for Punjab Police demanded after turban incident


March 30th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 30 (IANS) A Sikh advocacy group has urged the US and Canada to declare Punjab Police a 'terrorist organization' after its treatment of protesting pharmacists in Mohali ... Read more...

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Prithviraj Chavan bats for Jaitapur nuclear power project


March 21st, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Making a strong plea on the need for nuclear power, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Monday said the coastal site in Ratnagiri where the controversial 9,900-MW ... Read more...

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