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Feb 13, 2017
Full text: Nagaland CM TR Zeliang addresses state on All India Radio, calls for end of strike, violenceAs total shutdown called by tribal bodies in Nagaland continue to affect normal life, chief minister TR Zeliang released an emotional statement aired on the All India Radio on Monday with the aim to clarify his stand on the issue of reservation for women in urban local bodies election.
Feb 02, 2017
Nagaland unrest: Army called in Kohima after two Naga deaths spur violenceWhile various Naga tribal organisations have been protesting against the state government's decision to grant 33 percent reservation to women in the civic polls, the government had been adamant on holding the elections.
Jan 31, 2017
RSS attacking Mehbooba over her anti-national remark puts PDP-BJP alliance in jeopardyThe Jammu and Kashmir BJP on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on Peoples Democratic Party, its coalition partner in the state, targeting chief minister Mehbooba Mufti for her remarks on Article 370 which has triggered a political storm in the state.
Jan 30, 2017
Mehbooba on Kashmir's special status: Abrogating Article 370 will be biggest anti-national workMehbooba Mufti labelled the people — including members of her alliance partner BJP — anti-nationals for trying to abrogate Kashmir's special status.
Dec 21, 2016
Explosion at Christian group building in Canberra, staff unhurt - media | ReutersSYDNEY, A vehicle carrying gas bottles was driven into the headquarters of a Christian lobby group in the Australian capital of Canberra, causing an explosion, local media reported on Thursday.Lyle Shelton, managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby Group, tweeted a photograph of a burned out van and said that no staff were injured. “A vehicle has rammed our office in Canberra & exploded all staff are safe,” he posted on Twitter "I do not know the condition of the driver
Dec 21, 2016
German police search migrant shelter near Netherlands border - media | ReutersBERLIN German police have begun searching a shelter for migrants in western Germany where a Tunisian man suspected of involvement in the truck attack in Berlin is believed to have lived, a newspaper said on Wednesday.Rheinische Post said the shelter is in the town of Emmerich, which lies some 140 kilometres (87 miles) north of the city of Cologne, near the border with the Netherlands. (Reporting by Paul Carrel; Writing by Joseph Nasr)
Dec 21, 2016
Trauma of Islamic State rule follows Iraqi women out of Mosul | ReutersBy Stephen Kalin | KHAZIR, Iraq KHAZIR, Iraq One wrong word to an Islamic State fighter in Mosul last year was all it took to set in motion a harrowing chain of events for an Iraqi woman who became so traumatised that she trembled in fear even after escaping the group's control.The widowed mother was being vetted to receive a pension from the ultra-hardline Islamists a few months after they seized the northern city in 2014 and turned it into the Iraqi capital of their self-styled caliphate."I made the mistake of telling them my husband had been a victim of terrorism," she said in an interview on Tuesday at a government-run camp in Khazir, east of Mosul.
Dec 21, 2016
Jammu and Kashmir: Backdoor acquisition of property under Sarfaesi Act stirs controversyThe Sarfaesi Act which aids the recovery of debts has stirred a hot debate in the state of Jammu and Kashmir as it could result in the back-door acquisition of property by non-Kashmiris
Dec 21, 2016
Bolivia says airline, pilot responsible for plane crash | ReutersLA PAZ A Bolivian government investigation into the plane crash that killed dozens of Brazilian soccer players last month concluded that a Bolivian airline and pilot were directly responsible, Public Works Minister Milton Claros said on Tuesday.The pilot, Miguel Quiroga, was one of 71 people killed when a plane operated by the Bolivia-based charter apparently ran out of fuel and crashed on a wooded hillside near the Colombian city Medellin.
Dec 20, 2016
Britain's May to outline more of her Brexit approach in early 2017 | ReutersLONDON Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she would outline more of her approach for Brexit early next year, underlining that her government did not intend to select "bits" of EU membership but forge a new relationship.Answering questions from sometimes irritated lawmakers, May offered little more detail on her plans for Britain to leave the European Union, repeating that she wanted to win the best deal and would not compromise her negotiating stance.Pressed whether she would offer parliament any more information on how she sees Britain's future relationship with the EU, May said she would make a speech early next year. "I will be making a speech early in the New Year setting out more about our approach and about the opportunity I think we have as a country to use this process to forge a truly global Britain that embraces and trades with countries across the world," she said."What we need to say is ... we are going to leave the European Union and we need to negotiate a new relationship with the European Union.