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Myanmar wields colonial-era law against Reuters journalists


December 18 : Myanmar has accused Reuters reporters Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, of breaching the country’s Official Secrets Act, a little-used hangover from colonial rule. Sam Zarifi, secretary-general of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), said the law can ensnare working journalists “at any time”. The two reporters were arrested on Tuesday evening after they were ...

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Sacrilege incidents: Panel to submit part of report by month-end


Nabha, December 18 : The Justice Ranjit Singh Commission investigating the incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib and other religious books would be submitting part of its report to the state government by December-end. The part of the investigation report to be submitted by the commission would constitute the inquiry conducted by the commission on sacrilege incidents in Behbal ...

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‘Cong improves tally in Gujarat, beginning of Rahul’s political story’


New Delhi, December 18 : Congress leaders on Monday said the party’s improved electoral performance in Gujarat was the result of their new chief Rahul Gandhi’s effective leadership and the beginning of his political story.While Kamal Nath pointed out that Gujarat is a BJP bastion and Shashi Tharoor appreciated the fact that the “journey” had been good, Renuka Chowdary hailed ...

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Modi flashes victory sign as BJP takes unassailable lead in Gujarat, HP


New Delhi, December 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday flashed a victory sign after he arrived in Parliament, as the BJP pulled ahead of the Congress in trends for the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls. Though early trends showed a close fight between the BJP and the Congress in Modi’s home state Gujarat, the saffron party marched ...

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Cong sweeps Punjab civic elections, Oppn cries foul


Chandigarh : The ruling Congress in Punjab today swept the civic elections, winning 267 of the 414 wards of municipal committees and nagar panchayats as well as the three municipal corporations of Amritsar, Jalandhar and Patiala. In Patiala, it won all wards. Repolling will be held in Patiala’s booth 3 of Ward 37 on December 19. While AAP suffered a ...

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