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Tribals upset over ban on traditional weapons


August 31st, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 31 (IANS) Tribals in Chhattisgarh are furious over police moves to ban their traditional weapons in public places, particularly in village haats, or markets.Bastar Range Inspector General of ... Read more...

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Non-bailable warrant for Musharraf in Bugti assassination case


August 16th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Pakistan Wednesday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for former president Pervez Musharraf and former prime minister Shaukat Aziz in the assassination ... Read more...

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Seven Maoists get political prisoner status


August 8th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Wednesday granted status of political prisoners to seven Maoist leaders and sympathizers in West Bengal jails, the rebels' counsel said.The seven include ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Iraq attacks


August 6th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 6 (IANS) At least seven people were killed in gunfire and bomb attacks in northern and central Iraq, the police said Sunday.In Iraq's Nineveh province, gunmen attacked a ... Read more...

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17 killed in clashes at Yemen’s interior ministry


August 1st, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, July 31 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and dozens of others wounded in clashes between the security forces and gunmen belonging to a group of army defectors ... Read more...

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Sangma second tribal from Meghalaya to lose presidential poll


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 22 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma Sunday is the second tribal leader from Meghalaya who failed to win the presidential election after the late ... Read more...

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People taking interest in presidential poll: Sangma (Lead)


July 15th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 15 (IANS) For the first time in the last three decades, people are taking keen interest in presidential election and it has become a topic of discussion ... Read more...

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I will win: Sangma (Lead)


July 10th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) Presidential candidate Purno Sangma Tuesday said he was confident of his victory since he had never lost an election in his life.Speaking to reporters after ... Read more...

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BJP workers court arrest in Jammu


June 22nd, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 22 (IANS) Over 200 workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Smriti Irani, actress and president of the party women's wing, courted arrest Friday in ... Read more...

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Determined to contest, Sangma quits NCP (Second Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Shillong, June 20 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno A. Sangma Wednesday quit the NCP, saying he was disappointed by his party's reluctance to back his presidential candidature.Speaking ... Read more...

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I have quit NCP, says Sangma


June 20th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 20 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Purno Sangma Wednesday said he has quit the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) because it refused to endorse his presidential candidature."The disinclination ... Read more...

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BJD to continue supporting Sangma for presidency (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 16 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal Saturday said its stand on supporting former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma's candidature for the 13th presidential election has remained unchanged."Sangma ... Read more...

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BJD to continue supporting Sangma for presidency


June 16th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 16 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal Saturday said its stand on supporting former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma's candidature for 13th presidential election has remained unchanged."There has ... Read more...

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Became a presidential candidate incidentally, says Sangma


May 26th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma Saturday said he never propagated himself as a presidential candidate but "incidentally became" one. Sangma said it was ... Read more...

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Jogi targets Sangma, Congress distances itself


May 23rd, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday distanced itself from the remarks of its tribal leaders, led by former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi, opposing the candidature of ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh’s tribal leaders support Sangma for president


May 22nd, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 22 (IANS) After Bharatiya Janata Party Rajya Sabha MP Nand Kumar Sai, now senior Congress leader and former union minister Arvind Netam has openly backed former Lok ... Read more...

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Sangma pushes himself for president


May 22nd, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader P.A. Sangma, whose name has been proposed for president by the AIADMK and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), Tuesday ... Read more...

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Sangma pitches for tribal as president


May 4th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader P.A. Sangma Friday pitched for a tribal candidate as the next president of India, saying that an appeal will ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda releases 73 Yemeni soldiers


April 28th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, April 28 (IANS) The Yemeni wing of terror outfit Al Qaeda Saturday released after mediation by a tribal leader 73 Yemeni soldiers captured two months ago, Xinhua reported.The soldiers ... Read more...

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‘Parie’ - a tedious watch (Kannada Movie Review)


April 28th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Parie"; Producer: BDT Abhinaya Chithra; Screenplay-Direction: Sudhir Attavar; Story: Sampanna Muthalik; Music: Veera Samarth; Camera: Anant Urs; Cast: Rakesh Adiga, Nivedhitha, Harshika Poonachcha, Naga Kiran, Sathya, Sharath Lohithashwa, Mandya Ramesh, ... Read more...

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Maoists up demand for releasing Menon, want 17 rebels freed


April 27th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 27 (IANS) In a fresh demand, Maoists holding Chhattisgarh's Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon hostage have asked for 17 of their jailed associates to be released, sources ... Read more...

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Maoists’ mediators reach Raipur


April 26th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 26 (IANS) Efforts for release of Alex Paul Menon, the Sukma collector whom Maoists kidnapped on April 21, picked pace Thursday after two mediators named by the rebels ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s Bakharwal dog could be gone in four years (Feature)


April 26th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) For generations, the Bakharwal dog, also known as the Kashmir sheepdog, has been guarding the lives of its human masters and their animals. But the ... Read more...

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‘Abducted collector Menon is safe’


April 26th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 26 (IANS) Alex Paul Menon was "fine and safe", Left leader Manish Kunjam said Thursday after delivering asthma medicines for Chhattisgarh's Sukma collector who has been in Maoist ... Read more...

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Medicines rushed for abducted Menon amid uncertainty over talks (Second Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur/New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Emergency medicines were rushed Tuesday for abducted Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon, who is being held by Maoists in Chhattisgarh for the past ... Read more...

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Collector’s abduction: Two of three ‘mediators’ say no (Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Two of the three mediators named by Maoists to negotiate the release of Chhattisgarh district collector Alex Paul Menon have refused to join talks. ... Read more...

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Efforts intensified to secure release of Odisha hostages


March 26th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 26 (IANS) Intensifying efforts to secure the release of the second Italian and a legislator held captive by Maoists, officials representing the Odisha government held talks with two ... Read more...

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Maoists reiterate demands to free second Italian


March 26th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 26 (IANS) The Italian still held captive by Maoists in Odisha is in good health, but the government should fulfil their demands - including banning tourist visits to ... Read more...

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Maoists release one abducted Italian (Second Lead)


March 25th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 25 (IANS) Maoists Sunday released one of the two Italian hostages they had abducted March 14. The rebels said they will release the other Italian only after the ... Read more...

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Maoists release one abducted Italian (Lead)


March 25th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 25 (IANS) Maoists Sunday released one of the two Italian hostages they had abducted March 14, an official said.State Home Secretary U.N. Behera said the rebels released Claudio ... Read more...

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Nawaz sees conspiracies in Pakistan apex court’s defiance


March 25th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif believes conspiracies are being hatched for defying the Supreme Court's orders and says his party will bring the "schemers" ... Read more...

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Odisha hostage crisis: CM holds meeting with top officials


March 25th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 25 (IANS) Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Sunday held a meeting of top state police and administrative officials here as uncertainty continued over the fate of the two Italians ... Read more...

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Odisha talks halted as Maoists seize legislator (Intro Roundup)


March 24th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Talks to secure the release of two Italians abducted 10 days ago by Maoists in Odisha were suspended Saturday after the rebels daringly kidnapped ... Read more...

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Tribal leaders seek probe into police crackdown


March 24th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 24 (IANS) Tribal leaders in Chhattisgarh Saturday sought a judicial probe into alleged police atrocities during a street protest in the state capital by hundreds of tribals to ... Read more...

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Congress threatens stir after 1,000 tribals arrested


March 21st, 2012 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 20 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's opposition Congress Tuesday threatened to launch a statewide stir, a day after more than a 1,000 tribals were arrested in Raipur for seeking a ... Read more...

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