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Water canons used on Kashmir employees, 24 held


June 13th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 13 (IANS) Police used water canons to disperse state government employees marching Wednesday towards the civil secretariat in Srinagar to press their demand for raising their retirement ... Read more...

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Power woes in UP set to disturb Akhilesh honeymoon (Uttar Pradesh Newsletter)


May 25th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) With mercury climbing up and little relief in sight from the scorching sun, incessant power cuts and outages in Uttar Pradesh have added to the ... Read more...

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UP transformer producers threaten to stop supply


May 11th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 11 (IANS) Facing a sudden rise in mercury and incessant power snags, people of Uttar Pradesh are in for another shocker. The UP Transformer Industries Forum (UPTIF) Friday ... Read more...

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Naga rebel group calls 36 hour shutdown


January 24th, 2012 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Kohima, Jan 23 (IANS) The Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak Muivah (NSCN-IM) has called for a 36 hours state-wide shutdown in the state starting 6 a.m. Jan 25 to protest ... Read more...

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Anna effect: Goa ministers asked to observe ‘bribe free day’


August 18th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) Members of a civil society group in Goa have asked ministers in the Congress-led coalition government to observe Thursday as a 'bribe free day' in support ... Read more...

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‘NGOs getting foreign funds to work against Indian farmers’


April 18th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) An umbrella group of farmers' organisations Monday alleged that various NGOs were getting funds from foreign organisations to run campaigns against Indian farmers and sought a ... Read more...

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Protest staged against military mission in Libya


March 27th, 2011 - 5:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) A number of protesters Saturday gathered outside the White House to raise concern against the US military operation in Libya, calling on Washington to stop meddling ... Read more...

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I have not heard of Shahid Balwa, says Digambar Kamat


March 8th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 8 (IANS) Young billionaire Shahid Balwa, one of the main accused in the 2G scam case, may have made headlines in the national media for weeks on end ... Read more...

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Bahrain’s opposition lists demands as protests rise (Lead)


February 24th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Manama, Feb 24 (IANS) An umbrella group of seven main opposition parties in Bahrain outlined its key demands Thursday as the anti-regime unrest intensified with protesters calling for a nationwide strike and ... Read more...

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After Egypt, winds of change are blowing through six nations (Lead)


February 12th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Winds of change are sweeping through the Middle East, encompassing aestern Asia and northern Africa, triggering a series of political shifts in response to widespread discontent that ... Read more...

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Obama: Egypt has changed forever


February 7th, 2011 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) As the standoff between prodemocracy protesters and embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak continued, US President Barack Obama said that he believed that Egypt had ... Read more...

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Young Egyptian political organizers leading Old Guard in anti-government protests: NYT


January 31st, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Jan.31 (ANI): In the midst of the ongoing unrest in Egypt, an informal clique of Internet-savvy young political organizers could become the effective leaders of a decades-old opposition movement previously dominated ... Read more...

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Britain moves order to ban ‘Pakistani Taliban’ in UK


January 19th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19(ANI): Britain has moved an order to ban the Pakistani Taliban as a terrorist group, making it illegal to raise funds in the United Kingdom."I have laid an order ... Read more...

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Britain moves to ban Pakistani Taliban


January 18th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) The British government has moved to ban the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) as a terrorist group, making it illegal to become its member or raise funds for it ... Read more...

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Oxford Union cancels Rajapaksa’s lecture under LTTE activists’ pressure


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2(ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's scheduled lecture at the Oxford Union, debating society of the Oxford University, has been cancelled because of "security concerns".Rajapaksa is on an official visit ... Read more...

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Tamil activists seek arrest of Rajapaksa during Britain visit over last year’s war crimes


December 1st, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): Lawyers working for Tamil activists are reportedly trying to obtain an arrest warrant against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and one of his senior associates, who have arrived ... Read more...

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Pakistani held for killing wife in Italy


October 5th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Modena (Italy), Oct 5 (IANS/AKI) A Pakistani was arrested near this northern Italian city after he allegedly killed his wife when she defending their daughter for refusing an arranged marriage.Ahmad Khan Butt, ... Read more...

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FBI-style force for Europe to fight crime


August 29th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) A pan-Europe FBI-style police force with powers to arrest criminals will be operational within a decade, a media report said Sunday. Ferenc Banfi, the new director of the EU's ... Read more...

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People defy I-Day boycott call in northeast


August 15th, 2010 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 15 (IANS) Thousands of people across the restive northeast Sunday defied a shutdown called by separatists and attended India's Independence Day celebrations while the chief ministers urged the rebels groups ... Read more...

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Security beefed up in northeast for I-Day


August 14th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 14 (IANS) More than 100,000 army, police and paramilitary troopers were deployed in India's restive northeast to foil any plans by separatists to stage violent attacks ahead of Independence Day ... Read more...

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Northeast under high alert, night trains cancelled


August 13th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/Agartala, Aug 13 (IANS) A high security alert was sounded Friday across the northeast ahead of the Independence Day, and authorities cancelled all night trains through Assam in view of militants' threats ... Read more...

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Pak says Cameron’s ‘terror sponsorship’ remarks hampering flood aid efforts


August 12th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12(ANI): Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations, Abdullah Hussein Haroon, has said that British Prime Minister David Cameron's accusation of Islamabad promoting terrorism has hampered aid efforts for the ... Read more...

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Call to boycott I-Day celebrations in northeast


August 10th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 10 (IANS) Security forces were put on maximum alert across the northeast as five guerrilla groups Tuesday called a 17-hour general strike to boycott Independence Day celebrations Sunday. "We call upon ... Read more...

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Activists mull new Gaza flotilla


August 5th, 2010 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Aug 4 (DPA) Some of the activists who took part in an aid flotilla that in May attempted to break Israel's maritime blockade on the Gaza Strip said Wednesday that they ... Read more...

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Bin Laden’s deputy lauds slain Al Qaeda leaders


May 21st, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, May 21 (IANS/AKI) Al Qaeda's second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri has in an audio taped message paid homage to two of his associates killed in Iraq last month. Al Qaeda leader Osama bin ... Read more...

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OK Legislature Conspires With Tea Party To Form Militia


April 14th, 2010 - 2:25 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to reports by The Associated Press, conservative members of the Oklahoma legislature, along with Tea Party leaders, who are “frustrated by recent political setbacks,” are ... Read more...

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33 killed in Iraq bombings days before elections


March 4th, 2010 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 4 (DPA) The Iraqi city of Baquba was hit by four bomb blasts Wednesday, police said - including one targeting ambulances carrying the wounded from the two earlier attacks. Police and ... Read more...

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‘Radical Islamic’ JuD slams India over ‘offensive’ Christian Jesus cartoons


February 22nd, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb.22 (ANI): The Tehreeke Hurmat-e-Rassol, which is an umbrella group of Pakistan's religious parties, including the banned Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD) held a protest march in Lahore condemning the publication of offensive cartoons ... Read more...

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12 killed in Iraq blast (Lead)


February 19th, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Feb 18 (DPA) At least 12 people were killed and 20 injured when a suicide bomber struck in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi Thursday, police told DPA. The attack took place ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda owns triple Baghdad bombings


January 27th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Jan 27 (DPA) An umbrella Islamist group that includes Al Qaeda's Iraqi wing has claimed responsibility for Monday's triple car bombing that killed 38 people in central Baghdad, a monitoring service ... Read more...

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Climate NGOs want India to reject Copenhagen Accord


January 27th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) An umbrella group of green NGOs has called upon India and other south Asian countries to reject the Copenhagen accord because it was weak to fight climate ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

ULFA bomber held in Assam, security alert in northeast


January 25th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 25 (IANS) Security forces arrested a bomber of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and seized a huge cache of arms and explosives in separate raids in Assam ... Read more...

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Border issue won’t affect India-China ties (Lead)


December 18th, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Copenhagen, Dec 18 (IANS) The leaders of India and China reiterated Friday that outstanding issues between them would be solved through dialogue and meanwhile "peace and tranquility" would be ... Read more...

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World leaders wait as negotiators bicker


December 18th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Copenhagen, Dec 18 (IANS) Leaders from 130 countries around the world were forced to wait it out Friday as negotiations to draft a political declaration at the Copenhagen climate ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India, China to jointly take on rich states over climate


December 18th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Copenhagen, Dec 18 (IANS) India and China will join hands to oppose attempts by rich countries to hinder their development in the name of fighting climate change, Prime Minister ... Read more...

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