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Congress criticises Mamata’s move to compensate rape victims


September 10th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) The Congress Monday rapped the Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government, in which it itself is a partner, for the "peculiar" and "strange" idea of compensating ... Read more...

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Kodnani conviction shows rule of law in Gujarat: BJP


September 1st, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday broke its silence on the 28-year sentence awarded to the party's Gujarat legislator Maya Kodnani, saying the conviction was ... Read more...

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Court seeks action ASI report over mosque


August 24th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday asked the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to file a report over the removal of illegal construction at the site ... Read more...

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Australian lawmakers to join hands against corruption


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Ontario (Canada), Aug 23 (IANS) Legislators across the political spectrum from around Australia will converge in Melbourne Thursday, joining hands in their fight against corruption and for integrity in government.As ... Read more...

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Respect internet freedom, US tells India


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Voicing its support for full freedom of the internet, US has urged India to maintain respect for fundamental freedoms, while probing rumours that have caused ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily worried over intra-family killings


August 7th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 7 (IANS) A man and his two sons murdered his wife and two daughters, prompting a Pakistani daily to exhort people not to tolerate intra-family killings and repudiate ... Read more...

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India, South Korea join hands on electoral process


August 1st, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India and South Korea Wednesday signed an agreement to collaborate in strengthening institutions and processes for democracy, good governance and rule of law in the ... Read more...

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Plea in SC seeks Assam government’s dismissal (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court was moved Monday by a petitioner seeking direction to the central government to advise the president to dismiss the Assam government in ... Read more...

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Geneva talks call for transitional government in Syria


July 1st, 2012 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The participants in the Geneva talks support creation of a transitional government in Syria in which all forces participate, UN and Arab League special envoy ... Read more...

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Assam Rifles contingent leaves for Haiti UN mission


June 27th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) A 160-man contingent of India's Assam Rifles Wednesday left for the Caribbean nation of Haiti on a year-long deployment under the United Nations' stabilisation mission ... Read more...

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Germany concerned over human rights in Bangladesh


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 23 (IANS) Germany Saturday expressed concern over killings and the human rights violations in Bangladesh, and urged all political actors to work together to strengthen democracy ... Read more...

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Chandy rebuts Left claims of police torture in murder case


June 8th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 8 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday denied accusations by the Left that police were using third degree methods or torture against those held for the ... Read more...

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Talwars formally charged with murders (Second Lead)


May 25th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, May 25 (IANS) A CBI court here Friday formally framed charges against dentist couple Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar for the murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help ... Read more...

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China’s paramilitary faces public resentment


May 23rd, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) China's "chengguan," the para-police agency tasked with enforcing non-criminal urban administrative regulations, is in some ways a threat to public safety, a rights group said Wednesday.This ... Read more...

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No arrest so far in teen burning case; mother ‘inconsolable’


May 17th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 17 (IANS) Karuna Devi is shocked and inconsolable. It has been four days since her 17-year-old son, who was the main witness in her gang rape case, was ... Read more...

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Terror suspect’s arrest violated law: Nitish Kumar to Gowda


May 13th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Patna May 13 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has written to his Karnataka counterpart D.V. Sadanand Gowda protesting against the state police arresting an alleged member of the banned Indian ... Read more...

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U.S. program releases Afghan insurgents in exchange for peace pledges


May 7th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Hoping to build trust between fractious tribes and boosting peace negotiations with the Taliban, the United States has released as many as 20 high-level detainees from a ... Read more...

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Will make UP crime free, says olice chief


March 19th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's new police chief Ambreesh Chandra Sharma Monday pledged to help make the country's most populous state crime free.Talking to reporters after taking charge, Sharma ... Read more...

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Russia urges US to respect rights of WikiLeaks suspect


March 9th, 2012 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 9 (IANS) Russia wants the US to respect the human rights of a soldier accused of leaking American classified information through whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, a Russian foreign ministry ... Read more...

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Court sends cop to jail, says men in uniform flouting law


February 9th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) A Delhi court has awarded two years' rigorous imprisonment to a traffic police constable for assaulting and illegally detaining a woman, observing that everyday newspapers ... Read more...

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UN chief hopes change in Maldives will bring peace


February 8th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 8 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed "strong hope" that a shift in power in the Maldives will help quell the violence and tensions the island ... Read more...

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Crime erupts in Brazilian city as cops go on strike


February 5th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian city of Salvador registered a total of 29 homicides over a 30-hour span, amid a crime wave caused by a police strike, officials said.The ... Read more...

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Pakistan government may sink deeper into crisis: daily


February 3rd, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 3 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court's ruling that Yousuf Raza Gilani has committed contempt of court has "significantly escalated pressure on the embattled prime minister and may ... Read more...

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Apex court suggests changes in corruption law


January 31st, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday urged the government to make changes in the Prevention of Corruption Act to fix a time frame of three months for ... Read more...

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ISI left out in Pakistani journalist’s killing report: HRW


January 30th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS/AKI) International rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) Monday said the report on the killing of Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad deliberately ignored the possible involvement of ... Read more...

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Maldives learns from Indian democracy: President Nasheed


January 28th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Jan 28 (IANS) Maldives has learnt its "lessons from the Indian experience", said President Mohamed Nasheed as the Indian envoy here described the country as "perhaps one of India's ... Read more...

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India does not have clear roadmap to growth: Stiglitz


January 13th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz Thursday said India does not have a "clear roadmap" for where it is going, and argued against fuller capital market liberalisation ... Read more...

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India secures release of its traders trapped in China (Lead)


January 4th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) India Wednesday secured the release of two Indian traders tortured and taken captive by locals in a trading hub in China. The two were escorted ... Read more...

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Form South Asian Human Rights Commission: Ganguly


December 11th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sonipat, Dec 11 (IANS) Supreme Court judge A.K. Ganguly has called a South Asian Human Rights Commission.Speaking here on Human Rights Day Saturday, he said that India had the "inescapable ... Read more...

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Honour for Nehru is honour for India: Manmohan Singh


November 20th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Nov 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday said Singapore's decision to honour India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru with a bronze bust in the city-state was like ... Read more...

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Talk to resolve Kashmir issue: Dalai Lama


November 16th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 16 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Wednesday said here that talks were "the best way out" to resolve the dispute over Jammu and Kashmir.The Dalai Lama ... Read more...

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UN chief for protecting civilians caught in war


November 10th, 2011 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 10 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for stronger global accountability and more "fundamental responsibility" in efforts to protect civilians caught in war.Ban's statement came at ... Read more...

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Pillai’s remission within rules: Chandy


November 2nd, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 2 (IANS) Even as the CPI-M's V.S. Achuthanandan has approached the Supreme Court demanding the cancellation of amnesty given to former Kerala minister R. Balakrishna Pillai, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Commonwealth fails to pass the reforms test


October 30th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 30 (IANS) Although it has armed itself with greater powers of preventive diplomacy, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here failed to agree on a bulk of ... Read more...

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Commonwealth to intervene in democracy subversion, rights monitor stalled


October 28th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 28 (IANS) The 54-nation Commonwealth Friday armed itself with powers to intervene early in countries that violate human rights and democratic norms, but a contentious move to ... Read more...

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