tribal areas

Government alert on terrorists’ support to Maoists: Shinde


September 10th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Monday said the government was "fully alert" about terror groups, such as the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), extending support to Maoists in Indian ... Read more...

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Development of tribal areas top priority: Dhumal


September 9th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 9 (IANS) The development of tribal areas in Himachal Pradesh is one of the top priorities of the government, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Sunday."The government ... Read more...

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Habib Tanvir’s contribution to Indian theatre now in a book


September 1st, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) "Habib Tanvir: Towards an Inclusive Theatre", a book on the life of the late veteran playwright and director and his contribution to the Indian theatre ... Read more...

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Assam violence not Hindu-Muslim clash: Minister for Northeast (Interview)


August 20th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The ethnic violence in Assam which led to an exodus of thousands of northeastern people from other parts of India was not a Hindu-Muslim clash, ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha condemns rise in Maoist violence


August 14th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Tuesday condemned the Maoist violence and described the menace as a national problem. The parliamentarians appealed to the Left-wing extremists to ... Read more...

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US, Pakistan to target Haqqani network


August 5th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) US and Pakistani officials are considering joint counter-terrorism campaigns in Afghanistan and Pakistan that would target the Haqqani militant group, a media report said.The Haqqani ... Read more...

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What happened to Gilani’s 15 varsities promise, asks daily


August 5th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 5 (IANS) A promise by former Pakistani prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to set up over 15 universities across the country during his tenure turned out to ... Read more...

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Himachal to give solar lamps at remote villages


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will provide solar lamps at pastoral settlements in non-electrified villages, an official said here Friday.The ministry of new and renewable energy has sanctioned Rs.1.07 ... Read more...

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Three killed in Pakistan bombing (Lead)


July 27th, 2012 - 2:52 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) At least three people were killed and four injured Thursday night in a bomb blast near a centre of banned militant outfit Lashkar-e-Islam in Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Four die in Pakistan blast


July 26th, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 26 (IANS) Four people were killed and 11 injured Thursday in a huge explosion that rocked a market in Pakistan's northwest, a media report said.The massive bombing took ... Read more...

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UAE sends food parcels to Pakistan’s tribal region


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 23 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sent 20,000 food parcels costing a total of $1 million to be distributed among needy families in Pakistan's northwest ... Read more...

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Six kids among 26 killed in Pakistan attacks (Lead)


July 21st, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) At least 26 people, including six children and a polio eradication worker with the World Health Organisation (WHO), were killed in separate attacks launched by ... Read more...

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Nine, including five kids, killed in Pakistan bombing


July 21st, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) At least nine people, including five children, were killed Saturday when a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a house used as headquarters by a ... Read more...

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Tailors held in Pakistani town for refusing orders


July 20th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) A stitch in time would have saved as many as 10 tailors who were detained in a Pakistani town for rejecting Eid orders and overcharging.The ... Read more...

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There’ll be no remote areas in Tripura: Manik Sarkar


July 18th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 18 (IANS) The Tripura government will not allow the use of words such as 'remote' for any mountainous area in the state since all inaccessible habitats would soon ... Read more...

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A million Pakistani kids to get anti-polio drops


July 16th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) Pakistan will administer anti-polio vaccine to nearly one million children in the militancy-hit tribal regions during a three-day national immunization campaign starting Monday, said officials.Janbaz ... Read more...

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Bastar to get central tribal varsity


July 15th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 15 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh Scheduled Tribes Advisory Council, a powerful statutory body looking after developmental aspects in tribal areas, has given the green signal for setting up a ... Read more...

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German journalist barred from visiting Odisha tribal area


June 28th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 28 (IANS) A German woman journalist has been disallowed to visit Lanjigarh tribal area of Kalahandi district as the Maoists are observing a protest week from Friday against ... Read more...

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Pakistan puts curbs on foreigners (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) Foreigners, including aid workers, visiting Pakistan's tribal areas bordering Afghanistan now have to take permission 12 days in advance.The guidelines were issued Sunday by the ... Read more...

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Pakistan issues guidelines for foreigners


June 25th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) Pakistan has issued guidelines for foreigners travelling to the country's tribal areas, saying they must seek permission 12 days in advance.The guidelines were issued Sunday by ... Read more...

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Obama using drone strikes for political gains: Gilani


June 11th, 2012 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that US President Barack Obama is using drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal regions for political motives, Xinhua reported.Gilani's ... Read more...

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US military seeks greater engagement with India


June 8th, 2012 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) The United States aspires to have greater engagement with India sitting on an enormously important geostrategic location on the sea lines of communication from the ... Read more...

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Pakistan hopes to end polio in two years


June 1st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Alhough natural calamities and militancy have hit the war against polio, Pakistan hopes to eradicate it from most parts of the country in two years.But ... Read more...

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Odisha urges Maoists to join mainstream (Lead)


May 22nd, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 21 (IANS) Odisha Monday urged Maoists to shun violence and join the mainstream, soon after after a rebel leader warned the state government of consequences for not keeping ... Read more...

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Maoist leader warns Odisha of ‘consequences’


May 21st, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 21 (IANS) Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda has warned the Odisha government of consequences for not keeping promises made to secure the release of two Italians kidnapped by his ... Read more...

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Pakistanis win global award for film on drones


May 12th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) A short film on the US drone attacks in Pakistan, made by students of Iqra University, has won an award at an international annual film festival ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber kills 20, injures 42 near Pakistani market


May 4th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by BNO News
KHAR, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A teenage suicide bomber blew himself up Friday morning at a police check post in northern Pakistan, killing at least 20 people and injuring some 40 others, ... Read more...

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15 die in Pakistan suicide bombing (Second Lead)


May 4th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) Fifteen people were killed and 40 wounded when a suicide bomber walked into a market and triggered a massive explosion in Pakistan's northwest, a media report ... Read more...

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Eight die in Pakistan suicide blast (Lead)


May 4th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) Eight people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in Pakistan's northwest, a media report said.The massive explosion took place in Bajaur Agency, ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s terror safe havens remain security challenge, says US


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) US-led coalition forces have weakened the Taliban in Afghanistan, but terrorist safe havens in Pakistan and endemic corruption still pose tough challenges, a new Pentagon ... Read more...

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Year after Osama, world still unsafe


May 1st, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) A year after Osama bin Laden was hunted down and killed at his safehouse in Pakistan's military town of Abbottabad by elite American forces, ... Read more...

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`Osama dead but Al Qaeda still dangerous’ (Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) Al Qaeda's top leaders, including its new chief Ayman al-Zawahri, continue to "burrow" in Pakistan's tribal areas, said a top US official as a Pakistani journalist ... Read more...

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Top Al Qaeda leaders still burrowing in Pakistan: US


April 30th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Al Qaeda's top leaders, including its new chief of Ayman al-Zawahri, continue to "burrow" in Pakistan's tribal areas, President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser said ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs $840 mn for rehabilitation: UN


April 29th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) Pakistan needs around $840 million to meet the requirements of 7.2 million people affected by floods and insecurity, the UN said Sunday.The "Early Recovery Framework" programme ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha passes amended central institutions act


April 27th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Friday passed amendments to the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admissions) Act, 2006, exempting some central institutions from implementing the other backward ... Read more...

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