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India offers help to Somalia to tackle piracy

NEW DELHI: Somalia Monday assured India that it will do everything possible to get 53 Indian hostages released from pirates in that country, External Affairs Minister Mr S M Krishna said.
He said India has also offered to help Somalia implement job generating projects to tackle piracy in the African nation.

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India-Pak home secretaries to meet today

NEW DELHI: Setting a positive tone for home secretary-level meeting here, the Pakistan interior secretary Mr Chaudhary Qamar Zaman on Sunday said such efforts would enhance peaceful relations between the two neighbours and that his side would look for an easier and faster visa regime.

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TRS leader murdered

HYDERABAD:  TRS politburo member Mr Sambashivudu, a former top Maoist leader was hacked to death by unidentified assailants in Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh, the police said on Sunday.

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Hazare not to meet ministers over Lokpal Bill

NEW DELHI: Social activist Anna Hazare has refused to meet a panel of Union ministers set up to take on board suggestions of the civil society to give more teeth to the Lokpal Bill, saying a different mechanism should be adopted to draft the bill which was acceptable to all.

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NIA to probe all right-wing terror cases

NEW DELHI: Notwithstanding the reluctance of Madhya Pradesh government to hand over the probe into the murder of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist Sunil Joshi, an accused in Samjhauta Express blast case, the Centre is all set to ask National Investigation Agency (NIA) for a thorough probe relating to Hindu terror groups.

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