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Maintaining that the draft bill on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) violated international law, three international human rights bodies on Thursday called on Nepal's legislators to reject it. Issuing a joint statement, Amnesty International
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The government will continue its dialogue process with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) despite the terror outfit not extending its ceasefire on Wednesday. Official sources confirmed that talks would be pursued. Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali
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Thai authorities on Thursday charged two journalists with defaming Thailand’s navy in an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar, amid concerns about press freedom in the country. The English-language news website Phuketwan
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Algerians trickled into voting booths on a sunshine-drenched Thursday to elect the President of this oil-rich North African nation in an election dominated by the ailing incumbent running for a fourth term. Despite recovering from a stroke and being entir
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Several hours into Vladimir Putin’s televised call-in show, one of the TV anchors interrupted viewers’ questions to air what she said was a “sensational video” for the Russian president — a message from Edward Snowden. The Am
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The worker’s union has given an indefinite strike call from April 28 The Chakan factory of Bajaj Auto in Pune, which witnessed a 50-day closure in June 2013, is bracing for another bout of trouble as the same worker’s union has given an indef
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The inter—ministerial committee (IMC) today discussed issues raised by bidders for three coal blocks put up for auction and will clarify their concerns next week. The IMC meeting, headed by Coal Secretary S K Srivastava, lasted more than two hours
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Sri Lanka’s powerful top defence official Gotabaya Rajapaksa has accused the LTTE’s global network of sustaining an international propaganda campaign against his country by raising millions of dollars annually. He was addressing a regional d
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A new poverty index for Pakistan based on the Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) has been initiated with an agreement signed between the ministry of planning, the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and the United Nations Development
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The good, bad and ugly of the four century Indo-British encounter will be fiercely argued in the big empire debate to be held this September in no less historic a venue than Court Hall One of the Supreme Court in London. The event, organized by the Indo
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