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4 Kuki militants nabbed with arms in Assam


September 13th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 13 (IANS) Four militants of the United Kukigram Defence Army (UKDA) were arrested in Assam's Karbi Anglong early Thursday and arms and ammunition seized from their possession, police ... Read more...

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Russia disagrees with West on Syrian crisis solutions: Lavrov


September 1st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 1 (IANS) Though everyone wants to see a Syria free of turmoil, Russia and Western countries have different views on how to solve the prolonged crisis, Russian Foreign ... Read more...

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Maoists abduct Odisha MLA (Lead)


March 24th, 2012 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 24 (IANS) Maoists abducted a legislator of Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) early Saturday, police said.About 100-150 armed rebels abducted Jhina Hikaka, 37, from a hilly area ... Read more...

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Abduction crisis deepens, interlocutor refuses to mediate


March 20th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 20 (IANS) The hostage crisis in Odisha deepened Tuesday, six days after two Italian nationals were abducted by Maoists, with one of the three interlocutors saying he did ... Read more...

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Abduction crisis: Maoists name interlocutors, extends deadline (Roundup)


March 20th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 19 (IANS) Maoists Monday extended the deadline for release of the two Italian nationals they abducted five days ago, and named three interlocutors to begin a dialogue with ... Read more...

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Central government, ULFA sign ceasefire accord


September 3rd, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The central government and the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Saturday signed an agreement for bilateral ceasefire and to work towards a ... Read more...

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Alert in Assam over ULFA strike threat


July 22nd, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 22 (IANS) The Assam government sounded a maximum security alert Friday after reports that a faction of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) led by commander-in-chief ... Read more...

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Ceasefire agreement with ULFA soon: Chidambaram


July 13th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The government Wednesday welcomed a unilateral ceasefire offer of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) with a pledge that the peace gesture ... Read more...

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ULFA offers ceasefire to pave way for talks (Lead)


July 12th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 12 (IANS) The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), one of northeast India's separatist groups, Tuesday offered an indefinite ceasefire to pave way for peace talks ... Read more...

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NDFB offers unilateral ceasefire for peace talks


January 5th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 5 (IANS) The anti-talk faction of the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) led by jailed separatist leader Ranjan Daimary has offered a unilateral ceasefire to pave the ... Read more...

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NDFB leader Daimary ready for talks, but without handcuffs


May 16th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 16 (IANS) Terror mastermind and leader of the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) Ranjan Daimary Sunday said he was ready to hold unconditional peace talks with New Delhi ... Read more...

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Yemen president, rebels declare end of fighting in north


February 12th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Feb 12 (DPA) Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and the leader of Shiite rebels Abdul-Malik al-Houthi have declared the end of fighting in the five-year conflict in the north-west of the ... Read more...

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Senior Hurriyat leader Qureshi shot, critically injured (Lead)


December 4th, 2009 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 4 (IANS) Unidentified men shot and critically injured Fazal Haque Qureshi, the senior most separatist leader and an important executive member of the moderate Hurriyat Conference, in this Jammu and ... Read more...

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Visit China to know plight of Tibetans: Dalai Lama


October 31st, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 31 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Saturday asked the international community to visit Tibet to know the plight of the Tibetans. "I strongly appeal to the international community, especially ... Read more...

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Government holds peace meet with pro-talk ULFA leaders


October 29th, 2009 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 29 (IANS) The central government Thursday initiated the first round of formal talks with the pro-talk faction of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), brightening hopes that the ... Read more...

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ULFA-LTTE links come to light


October 21st, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Oct 21 (IANS) Links between a leading Indian militant group and the Tamil Tigers have for the first time been confirmed by a rebel leader Wednesday, two ... Read more...

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Pak govt negotiating with Taliban in North Waziristan before offensive in South Waziristan


October 13th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Oct. 13 (ANI): Before launching a full-scale military operation in South Waziristan, the Pakistan Government has initiated back-channel negotiations with Taliban commanders in North Waziristan in order to isolate insurgents ... Read more...

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Assam rebels warn of trouble if peace talks not expedited


September 16th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Sep 16 (IANS) Separatist leaders from various groups Wednesday warned that cadres in ceasefire mode in Assam were getting restive and threatening to go underground again as New ... Read more...

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Assamese welcome Dhaka offer on northeast separatists


September 12th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 12 (IANS) Bangladesh's pledge to sign a treaty enabling transfer of sentenced militants and criminals and crack down on Indian separatists in its territory has evoked a positive response in ... Read more...

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Government rejects Black Widow’s ceasefire offer


September 1st, 2009 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 1 (IANS) The central government Tuesday rejected a unilateral ceasefire offered by the Black Widow separatist group in Assam and instead gave an ultimatum to the rebel group to ... Read more...

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Gogoi sets Sept.15 surrender deadline for Black Widow terror group


September 1st, 2009 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Sep.1 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday set a September 15 deadline for the Dima Halam Daogah (Jewel) a.k.a. the "Black Widow" terror group to surrender.Talking to reporters here, ... Read more...

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Taliban announces unilateral ceasefire in North Waziristan during Ramazan


August 23rd, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Miramshah (Pakistan), Aug.23 (ANI): The Taliban has declared a unilateral ceasefire in North Waziristan during the fasting month of Ramazan.Taliban commander Hafiz Gul Bahadur's spokesmnan, Ahmadullah Ahmadi, called local journalists from ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban faction declares Ramadan truce


August 22nd, 2009 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 22 (Xinhua) A Taliban faction in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region Saturday declared a 40-day unilateral ceasefire because of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Ahmadullah Ahmadi, spokesman for the ... Read more...

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Taliban announce unilateral ceasefire during Ramzan


August 12th, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 12 (ANI): The Taliban in Orakzai Agency has announced a unilateral ceasefire, saying they would not attack security forces in the month of Ramzan.Taliban's Orakzai spokesperson spoke to journalists ... Read more...

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Pro-talk ULFA faction threatens to go underground a year after ceasefire


June 22nd, 2009 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Tinsukia (Assam), June 22 (IANS) A year after the most potent strike unit of the separatist United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) announced a unilateral ceasefire, the group ... Read more...

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15 Tamil protesters arrested in Toronto


April 30th, 2009 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 30 (IANS) Acting tough for the first time with Tamil protesters here, police arrested 15 of them Wednesday as they tried to push their way towards the American consulate. Waving Canadian ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka ends ‘combat operations’ against Tamil Tigers (Second Lead)


April 27th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 27 (IANS) Amid mounting global concern over civilian suffering, Sri Lanka Monday announced that it was ending combat operations against the Tamil Tigers in a bid to end the ... Read more...

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Lanka Government announces temporary cease-fire


April 27th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo/Chennai, Apr.27 (ANI): The Sri Lanka Government has announced a temporary cease-fire to allow for the evacuation of nearly 20,000 Lankan Tamil civilians from a no-fire zone deep in rebel LTTE ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi on fast over Sri Lankan issue


April 27th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Apr 27 (ANI): Pushing forward his demand for an immediate ceasefire in Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has gone on an indefinite fast here on Monday morning. ... Read more...

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Military push for last LTTE area in Sri Lanka: Rebels


April 27th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 27 (DPA) Government forces have stepped up operations to capture the last LTTE-held area in northern Sri Lanka after rejecting a unilateral ceasefire offered by the Tamil Tigers, a ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka rebels call ceasefire, Govt. rebuffs


April 26th, 2009 - 9:05 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, April 26 (ANI): Tamil Tiger rebels fighting government forces in north-east Sri Lanka on Sunday evening declared a unilateral ceasefire, following an "unprecedented humanitarian crisis", a BBC report stated on Sunday. ... Read more...

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Tamil Tigers on last leg declare truce, Sri lanka wants surrender (Roundup)


April 26th, 2009 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 26 (IANS) The Tamil Tigers, who are now squeezed into an area of less than eight sq km in the island's north following a major military offensive, Sunday announced a ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka rejects LTTE’s unilateral ceasefire call (Second Lead)


April 26th, 2009 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 26 (IANS) The Tamil Tigers facing an unprecedented military thrust in its last stronghold Sunday announced a "unilateral ceasefire", but the Sri Lankan government rejected it outright saying the rebels ... Read more...

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LTTE declares unilateral ceasefire, Sri Lanka rejects it (Lead)


April 26th, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 26 (IANS) The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), holding less than eight sq km of territory in the island's north, Sunday announced a unilateral ceasefire in Sri Lanka, a ... Read more...

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LTTE announces unilateral ceasefire


April 26th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 26 (IANS) The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Sunday announced a unilateral ceasefire in Sri Lanka, a pro-rebel website reported. "In the face of an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and in ... Read more...

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