reconciliation talks

Banking services in Bengal paralysed for second day


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Banking services in West Bengal remained paralysed for the second consecutive day Thursday, the last day of the two-day nationwide stir called by employees of ... Read more...

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Banking activity in Bengal comes to standstill


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Banking activities in West Bengal came to a standstill as most union members joined the two-day nationwide strike from Wednesday to protest against the proposed Banking ... Read more...

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Banking activities in Bengal likely to be crippled for two days


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Banking activities in West Bengal are likely to be crippled on Wednesday and Thursday as most union members will join the two-day nationwide strike to protest ... Read more...

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India to support democratisation of Myanmar


January 24th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) With Myanmar fast moving towards democratisation, India Tuesday welcomed the national reconciliation initiated by President Thein Sein's government.At a meeting between External Affairs Minister ... Read more...

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US can negotiate with Mullah Omar: Hillary Clinton


October 28th, 2011 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) The United States would be willing to negotiate with Afghanistan's Taliban leader Mullah Omar if he met conditions that have been laid out, Secretary of ... Read more...

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Problem Pakistan needs to be part of solution in Afghanistan: Hillary Clinton


October 13th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) Saying that "Pakistan has to be part of the solution, or they will continue to be part of the problem" in Afghanistan, the US is pushing ... Read more...

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Pakistan cannot continue to be safe haven for terror: US


September 21st, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) While not yet willing to blame the Haqqani network for assassinating former Afghan president, US military leaders say they will continue to strongly pressure Islamabad ... Read more...

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Taliban ready for peace talks in Afghanistan


January 29th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Senior commanders of terror outfit Taliban may enter peace talks to end the insurgency in Afghanistan, a media report said.Afghan president Hamid Karzai has offered to hold ... Read more...

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Taliban maybe ready for peace talks


January 29th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.29 (ANI): Senior Taliban commanders could be preparing to enter peace talks to end their insurgency in Afghanistan, it has been revealed.According to the Daily Express, Afghan president Hamid Karzai ... Read more...

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‘Afghan reconciliation talks with Taliban in “final stage”‘


December 4th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec 4(ANI): The Afghan Government's reconciliation efforts with the Taliban have "reached the final stage", and serious negotiations between the two sides are likely to commence soon."The three-phased reconciliation process ... Read more...

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Fake Afghan negotiator incident “stigma on forehead of Americans, allies”: Taliban


December 2nd, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec 2 (ANI): The Taliban have mocked NATO by praising the 'impostor', who reportedly duped British intelligence agents into believing that he was Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansur, one of the ... Read more...

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Taliban impostor was “groomed by ISI to delay, counter check us”: NATO official


November 26th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 26 (ANI): The 'Taliban impostor', who took part in the Afghan reconciliation talks as Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansur, one of the most senior commanders in the Taliban movement, was ... Read more...

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‘Stepped-up military operations only way to bring Afghan Taliban to negotiating table’


November 17th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 17 (ANI): NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said that stepped-up military operations on the ground might be the only way to bring Afghan insurgents to the negotiating ... Read more...

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Taliban threatens to kill anyone taking up Afghan Govt’s peace talks offer


November 7th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct 7 (ANI): Amid reports of Afghan reconciliation talks with insurgents in a bid to end the war now in its tenth year, scribbled notes from Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad ... Read more...

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Pak will launch NWA operation at own discretion, not under external pressure: Qureshi


October 31st, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Multan, Oct 31 (ANI): Pakistan would not give in to any external pressure, and would itself decide on any operation in North Waziristan keeping in view its requirements, resources ... Read more...

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“No indication” that Taliban leadership is interested in Afghan peace talks: Holbrooke


October 30th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): The Taliban leaders in Afghanistan have shown no interest so far in the Afghan reconciliation talks to end the war, despite an intensified and ... Read more...

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Afghan peace talks will fail without Pak’s support, threaten security officials


October 25th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 25 (ANI): Frustrated over Pakistan not having been included in the ongoing Afghan reconciliation talks with the Taliban to end the war now in its tenth year, Pakistani security ... Read more...

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‘Left-out-Pak’ desperate for role in ongoing Afghan-Taliban reconciliation talks


October 22nd, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 22(ANI): Pakistan has claimed that there has been no communication from the United States or Afghanistan about the ongoing reconciliation talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.Pakistan's chief ... Read more...

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Pak keen to ‘facilitate’ Afghan peace talks with Taliban


October 15th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Oct 15 (ANI): Pakistan is willing to facilitate the ongoing reconciliation talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, as stability in Afghanistan is in Islamabad's interests, the country's Foreign ... Read more...

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Karzai, UN square off over removing 50 ex-Taliban officials from blacklist


July 12th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, July 12 (ANI): Afghan President Hamid Karzai plans to seek the removal of up to 50 former Taliban officials from a U.N. terrorism blacklist, in a gesture intended to ... Read more...

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All Taliban regardless of distinction pose major threat to Pak: Haqqani


July 9th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 9 (ANI): Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States, Hussain Haqqani has said that though Islamabad considers the Taliban as a major threat to its security, the menace can not ... Read more...

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Toll in Kyrgyz violence rises to 117


June 14th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek/Moscow, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The toll in Kyrgyzstan's inter-ethnic clashes has risen to 117, a media report said Monday. The riots between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbek groups, that broke out in the ... Read more...

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Taliban can join Afghan reconciliation, says US


June 7th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 7 (DPA) The US backs the inclusion of Taliban insurgents into an eventual Afghan reconciliation process if they agree to certain conditions, including breaking off any relations with Al ... Read more...

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No peace talks until US withdraws, says Taliban


April 21st, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS/AKI) The Taliban in Afghanistan has rejected media reports that the outfit had called for reconciliation talks with the US and demanded "unconditional withdrawal of all invading forces ... Read more...

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Bosch threatens second lockout as workers remain adamant


March 11th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 11 (IANS) Automotive components major Bosch Ltd Thursday threatened to declare lockout at its main plant in the city as its agitated workers remained adamant over wage revision and healthcare ... Read more...

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Killing of Armenians in WW-I a ‘genocide’: US house panel


March 5th, 2010 - 5:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (DPA) A US congressional committee Thursday passed a resolution declaring that the World War I-era slayings of more than 1 million Armenians by the Ottomans was a genocide, ... Read more...

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Pak’s ‘double game’ behind ’symbolic’ crackdown on Taliban


February 19th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
Kandahar, Feb 19(ANI): An intelligence expert has questioned the real reason behind the recent arrests of at least five Taliban militants at about the same time as the arrest of Afghan ... Read more...

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Holbrooke describes Baradar’s arrest as a ’significant development’


February 18th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Feb.18 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's Special Envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke, has described the capture of Taliban military commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar as a significant development.Welcoming ... Read more...

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Palestinian reconciliation talks in ‘final stages’: Hamas


January 4th, 2010 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh/Ramallah, Jan 3 (DPA) Exiled Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal Sunday said reconciliation talks with rival Palestinian faction Fatah were in the "final stages." "We have made great strides towards achieving reconciliation," Meshaal ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka closes down peace secretariat


July 31st, 2009 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 31 (Xinhua) The Sri Lankan government has closed down a peace secretariat that was set up to facilitate reconciliation talks with the Tamil Tiger rebels, an official said Friday. The government ... Read more...

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Security situation in Afghanistan worrying, says India


July 1st, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Deeply concerned over the security situation in Afghanistan, India Wednesday told the UN Security Council that "reconciliation" talks with militants require greater caution, as distinctions like "good ... Read more...

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Thai government rules out negotiations with ex-premier (Lead)


April 10th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Pattaya (Thailand), April 10 (DPA) There will be no reconciliation talks with fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra after a sharp escalation of anti-government protests in Bangkok and the nearby resort city ... Read more...

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Palestinian premier Fayyad resigns in ‘reconciliation’ bid (Lead)


March 8th, 2009 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, March 7 (DPA) Palestinian acting premier Salam Fayyad stepped down Saturday saying he wanted to pave the way for reconciliation between the Hamas movement and President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah. However, Abbas promptly ... Read more...

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Zardari seeks remedy to undo disqualification of Sharif brothers


March 2nd, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 2 (ANI): President Asif Ali Zardari is considering various options to seek a remedy to the Sharif brothers disqualification issue, even through an act of Parliament.Zardai held consultations ... Read more...

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Israel debates truce as Gaza assault completes third week


January 16th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza City/Tel Aviv, Jan 16 (DPA) Top Israeli diplomats were heading for Washington and once again to Cairo to work out the details of a truce in Gaza, as fighting in the ... Read more...

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