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Grenade hurled at Congress MP’s house in Manipur, fails to explode


September 21st, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 21 (IANS) A powerful grenade was hurled at the house of Congress MP Thokchom Meinya here Friday but failed to explode, police said. It was later defused.Suspected rebels ... Read more...

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Blast near government office in Imphal


September 14th, 2012 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 13 (IANS) Manipur's outlawed People's Liberation Army (PLA) Thursday exploded a powerful bomb near the office of India's spy agency here, police said. No one was injured in ... Read more...

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Powerful grenade found in Manipur secretariat


September 12th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 12 (IANS) A powerful grenade was recovered Wednesday from inside the high-security zone of the Manipur secretariat, police said.The explosive, wrapped in a piece of cloth, was found ... Read more...

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Trooper killed, 10 injured in Manipur blast


September 9th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 9 (IANS) An Assam Rifles trooper was killed and 10 other personnel were injured Sunday in a blast in Manipur's Bishenpur district, police said.This is the third blast ... Read more...

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Top PLA rebel arrested in Meghalaya


September 5th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 5 (IANS) A top rebel of the outlawed People's Liberation Army of Manipur was arrested from eastern Meghalaya near the Bangladesh border, an official said Wednesday.Athokpam Surchandra Singh, ... Read more...

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Blast in Imphal, two troopers injured (Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Sep 5 (IANS) Two security personnel were injured in a bomb blast triggered Wednesday by suspected militants in the Manipur capital, police said. A security alert has been sounded.The ... Read more...

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Four serial blasts in Manipur, two injured (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 15 (IANS) Two people were injured after four serial bomb blasts rocked Manipur's capital Imphal city and Thoubal district on Independence Day Wednesday, police said."There have been a ... Read more...

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Tripura farmers released by banned outfit


May 30th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 30 (IANS) A crackdown by Bangladesh security forces has forced a separatist outfit to release three farmers kidnapped 23 days ago from Tripura and taken across the border, ... Read more...

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NLFT militants kidnap three farmers in Tripura


May 7th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 7 (IANS) At least three tribal farmers were abducted at gunpoint and taken to neighbouring Bangladesh by the outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) militants, police said ... Read more...

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US, China urged to help solve Sudan conflict


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 2 (IANS) A coalition of Arab and African civil society organisations have urged China and the US to help solve the conflict between Sudan and South Sudan. The ... Read more...

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Over 50 rebels killed in Blue Nile state: Sudanese army


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Khartoum, April 22 (IANS) The Sudanese army Sunday claimed to have killed over 50 cadres and arrested 17 others from the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement-Northern Sector (SPLM-N) and ... Read more...

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Sudan rebels claim killing 79 soldiers


April 21st, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Khartoum, April 20 (IANS) Rebels in Sudan's troubled Blue Nile state Friday claimed to have killed 79 Sudanese soldiers in the latest battle on the border with South Sudan, where ... Read more...

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Manipur, Tripura militants caught


February 17th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) A militant of the outlawed People's Liberation Army (PLA) of Manipur has been arrested here while a rebel from Tripura has been caught in Bangladesh, ... Read more...

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One killed in Manipur blast (Lead)


January 22nd, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Jan 22 (IANS) At least one person was killed and three others injured in a powerful explosion Sunday evening outside the residence of a Congress party candidate in election-bound ... Read more...

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Grenade blast hits Congress office in poll-bound Manipur


January 5th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Imphal, Jan 4 (IANS) A ruling Congress party office came under a powerful grenade attack late Wednesday in election-bound Manipur, even as seven influential separatist groups called for a ban ... Read more...

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Abducted Tripura tribals flee rebels’ camp in Bangladesh


December 2nd, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 2 (IANS) Nine Tripura villagers, kidnapped by a separatist outfit and taken to their hideout in Bangladesh over 136 days ago, have escaped from the militants' ... Read more...

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UN: South Sudan rebels kill nine civilians during weekend attacks


November 2nd, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) has dispatched peacekeepers and medical staff to northern South Sudan after deadly attacks during the weekend by members of a rebel group.The attacks ... Read more...

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Secession call lands another Nepal minister in hot water


September 28th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 28 (IANS) Less than a fortnight after a senior minister and powerful leader from the Terai plains internationally embarrassed Nepal's Maoist government by saying he was praying for ... Read more...

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Five killed, 20 injured in Manipur blast (Lead)


August 1st, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 1 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 20 injured in a powerful explosion Monday at a crowded marketplace in the capital of India's restive northeastern state ... Read more...

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Militants take abducted Tripura villagers to Bangladesh


July 24th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 24 (IANS) National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) guerrillas have taken to Bangladesh the eight tribal villagers kidnapped from north Tripura last week, police said here Sunday."According to ... Read more...

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Tripura guerrillas abduct eight villagers


July 20th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 20 (IANS) At least eight villagers were kidnapped by tribal guerrillas in Tripura, police said here Wednesday."Eleven heavily armed NLFT (National Liberation Front of Tripura) militants raided the ... Read more...

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Tribal militants abduct six people in Tripura


July 1st, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 1 (IANS) At least six people, including a government employee, were kidnapped by tribal guerrillas in Tripura, police said here Friday.Five heavily armed NLFT (National Liberation Front of ... Read more...

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Manipur militant leader arrested


May 10th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The commander-in-chief of a banned Manipur based militant outfit has been arrested in Bangalore, police said here Tuesday.Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) leader Malengba, 36, was ... Read more...

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Suspected rebels kill eight in troubled northeast India


April 16th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least eight people were killed when rebels attacked the security convoy of an independent lawmaker in India's northeastern state of Manipur, Press Trust of India ... Read more...

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Seven policemen killed in militant attack in Manipur


April 15th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, April 15 (IANS) Seven policemen were killed and six injured Friday in an ambush by militants in Manipur, an officer said.A police spokesperson said a group of heavily armed ... Read more...

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UN urges calm in Southern Sudan after preliminary referendum results


February 1st, 2011 - 3:43 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged both sides for calm in Southern Sudan after preliminary referendum results were announced.Southern Sudan Referendum Commission announced that ... Read more...

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Civilian unrest spreads to Yemen, shakes Mid-East region


January 28th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Sanaa (Yemen), Jan.28 (ANI): The civilian unrest that began in the North African republic of Tunisia, has now spread to Yemen, one of the Middle East's most impoverished countries, after engulfing Egypt.According ... Read more...

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India urged to repeal sedition law


January 6th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 5 (IANS) The Indian parliament should repeal the colonial-era sedition law which it said was employed to silence peaceful political dissent, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. And the Indian ... Read more...

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Clooney teams up with Google, UN to watch Sudan using satellites


December 29th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec29 (ANI): A group founded by Hollywood star George Clooney is collaborating with Google, a U.N. agency and anti-genocide organisations to launch satellite surveillance of the border between north and south ... Read more...

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Chidambaram renews peace talks with rebels


December 14th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Umsaw (Meghalaya), Dec 14 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday urged militant groups in the northeast to come forward for talks and resolve their demands."In the last two years, the central ... Read more...

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Too much freedom of speech in India, says Farooq Abdullah


October 26th, 2010 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) New and Renewable Energy Minister and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah Tuesday said there was "too much freedom" in India which is being misused to "destroy" ... Read more...

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Home Ministry gives ‘go ahead’ to Delhi Police to register case against Geelani


October 25th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.25 (ANI): The Union Home Ministry has given its approval to Delhi Police for registering a case against Kashmir's separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and few others for ... Read more...

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Geelani will be punished if sedition charges proved: Chidambaram (Lead)


October 22nd, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) After strong criticism by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday said the government would take action against Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali ... Read more...

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Tribunal reserves order on Vaiko’s plea against LTTE ban


September 24th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The tribunal examining the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) reserved its order on the application filed by the MDMK general secretary Vaiko, seeking ... Read more...

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Spare the children, re-open schools in Kashmir (PART II)


September 3rd, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
He added "even from 1990 to 1995, when the Kashmir agitation was at its peak, still a large number of youth became doctors and engineers....that is why, we have full faith in ... Read more...

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