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Unrest in Tibet: Exiles seeks global intervention


February 6th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 6 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile based in Dharamsala Monday sought international intervention over the prevailing tense situation inside Tibet.It expressed fear of further bloodshed as the Tibetan New ... Read more...

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Reduce military in Tibet, say exiles


January 27th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Jan 27 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile based in this north Indian hill station Friday asked China to reduce its huge military presence in Tibet, release political prisoners and resume ... Read more...

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Tibet’s unique culture in peril, says PM-in-exile


October 19th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 19 (IANS) Tibet's unique culture and religion are in peril in its very homeland, Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay said here Wednesday, and asked China to resolve the ... Read more...

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Telangana MP sent to jail


October 16th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 16 (IANS) An MP and two Andhra Pradesh legislators from Telangana were Sunday sent to jail for participating in 'rail blockade', which entered the second day Sunday ... Read more...

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Telangana shutdown called for Monday


October 15th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 15 (IANS) The Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) has called for a shutdown in Telangana Monday to protest large-scale arrests and "police excesses" during the first day ... Read more...

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JAC postpones rail blockade in Telangana by three days


October 7th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 7 (IANS) The Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC), spearheading the movement for a separate state, has postponed the three-day rail blockade programme in the region to Oct ... Read more...

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JAC to intensify Telangana movement


August 17th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) The Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) Wednesday decided to intensify the agitation for a separate state from Thursday by pressuring legislators who had given their ... Read more...

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Medvedev doesn’t mind abusive comments on Twitter


May 13th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday he does not mind that some people post abusive comments to his Twitter micro blog, saying some users need ... Read more...

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One killed in violent anti-demolition protests in Ranchi (Lead)


April 5th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 5 (IANS) A court-authorised anti-encroachment drive in this Jharkhand capital turned ugly when hundreds of people whose illegal shanties were being demolished clashed with police, leading to one ... Read more...

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Union minister on protest arrested in Jharkhand


April 5th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 5 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister and Congress party's Ranchi Lok Sabha MP Subodh Kant Sahay was arrested Tuesday as he protesting the anti-encroachment drive in this Jharkhand capital, ... Read more...

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Mirwaiz, Malik not to meet MPs’ team, list dialogue conditions (Lead)


September 20th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) Separatist leaders Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik Monday refused to meet the all-party delegation visiting Jammu and Kashmir but sent a memorandum listing two separate Kashmir ... Read more...

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Thousands gather for Telangana meet at Osmania varsity (Lead)


January 3rd, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 3 (IANS) Thousands of students from various parts of Telangana gathered at the Osmania University here Sunday to demand that the central government immediately initiate the process for granting ... Read more...

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Andhra police prevents students from attending JAC meeting at Osmania University


January 3rd, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Jan 3 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh police on Sunday prevented hundreds of students from entering into the Osmania University campus to attend a meeting of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) to ... Read more...

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Cops deter Telangana students from attending meeting


January 3rd, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 3 (IANS) Police in different parts of Telangana Sunday prevented hundreds of students from proceeding towards Hyderabad to attend a meeting at Osmania University to demand statehood to the ... Read more...

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Maoists call two-day shutdown in Jharkhand, Bihar


October 8th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 8 (IANS) The outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) has called for a two-day shutdown from Oct 12 in Jharkhand and Bihar to protest "moves to suppress our movement", a ... Read more...

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No difference in present government and dictatorship: Sharif


January 17th, 2009 - 2:18 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has criticised the present government, saying it was not different from the dictatorship under Pervez Musharraf, media reports said."If the current government ... Read more...

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Opposition demands report on power cuts in Madhya Pradesh


January 11th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 11 (IANS) The opposition Congress party Sunday demanded that the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) issue a report on the power crisis in Madhya Pradesh after the ruling party failed to ... Read more...

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Settle oil strike, withdraw punitive action, CPI-M tells government


January 9th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has said the government must urgently address the strike by oil public sector unit (PSU) officials, which ran into its third ... Read more...

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Ibrahim racing against time to topple Malaysian Government


September 23rd, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 23 (ANI): Malaysias opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who is fighting sodomy allegations, has said that he is in a race against time as repressive measures are being used to ... Read more...

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Exiled Tibetans observe Olympics with silence and candles


August 9th, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamshala/Shimla/Varanasi, Aug 9 (ANI): As China opened the Olympics with a burst of fireworks at a spectacular ceremony on Friday, hundreds of exiled Tibetans held a candlelight vigil in Dharamsala to ... Read more...

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Bharti Yadav a victim of male-dominated society: court (Second Lead)


May 30th, 2008 - 10:34 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Taking a strong stance against the "male-dominated society", a city court Friday awarded life imprisonment to guilty cousins Vikas and Vishal Yadav in the 2002 murder of ... Read more...

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33 injured in BJP-police clash in Jharkhand


May 23rd, 2008 - 1:48 am ICT by admin
Ranchi, May 22 (IANS) At least 30 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers, including a legislator, and three policemen were injured Thursday as the Jharkhand police resorted to baton charge to disperse activists ... Read more...

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Medha Patkar demands CEC intervention for smooth W. Bengal polls


May 7th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, May 7 (ANI): Social activist Medha Patkar has called on Chief Election Commissioner N. Gopalaswami to ensure a free and fair Panchayat poll in West Bengal in the wake recent ... Read more...

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Bring normalcy before talks, Tibetans tell China


April 26th, 2008 - 3:05 pm ICT by admin
Dharamsala, April 26 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile said Saturday the situation in Tibet needs to be normalised before talks take place between envoys of China and Tibet's spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. ... Read more...

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Tibetan government-in-exile justifies protests against Olympic torch


April 12th, 2008 - 7:07 pm ICT by admin
Agra, April 12 (IANS) The prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, Samdhong Rinpoche, said Saturday that protests against the Olympic torch relay was justified as the Tibetans were not allowed to live ... Read more...

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Madhesi agitation threatens to derail Nepal elections


February 22nd, 2008 - 12:12 pm ICT by admin
(Commentary) By Shubha Singh The Madhesi agitation in the Terai region of Nepal has intensified with the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) displaying their intention of keeping out of the elections to the Constituent ... Read more...

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Plea made for peace talks between ULFA, government


February 17th, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by admin
Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) A plea for peace talks between the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and the government has been made even though major reverses were faced by the ... Read more...

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Caretaker government installed to rig polls: PTI


November 19th, 2007 - 3:45 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Nov 19 (ANI): Asserting that the caretaker government was unacceptable to the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), its acting chief Hamid Khan has said that the Muhammadmian Soomro led government has been installed ... Read more...

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