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Police nab four hardcore Maoists in Ranchi

Ranchi, May 23 (ANI): Police arrested four hardcore Maoists in India's red corridor of Gulma district and interiors of Ranchi in Jharkhand and recovered arms, ammunition and a number of mobile phones. Two of the arrested Maoists were area commanders of the red rebel outfit. The police launched combing in the area and were successful in nabbing the Maoist on Thursday. Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since the 1960s. The Maoists, who say they are fighting for the rights of the poor and landless, control some of India's mineral-rich areas and operate in large areas of the eastern, central and southern countryside. May 23, 2014
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BJP applauds Modi's move to invite Nawaz Sharif to attend his oath ceremony, Congress reacts

New Delhi/ Pune, May 21 (ANI): While the BJP hailed the prime minister-designate Narendra Modi's invite to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to attend his swearing-in ceremony on May 26, the Congress slammed his move. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that in the past such initiatives were undertaken by Manmohan Singh's government which faced a lot of criticism at the hands of BJP. May 23, 2014
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Strike hampers cross border Indo-Bangladesh trade

South Dinajpur, May 23 (ANI): An indefinite strike at Hilly border transit in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal hampered trade between India and Bangladesh. The strike was called on May 14 by the Bangladesh Exporters Association. According to the President of Hilly Exporters Association Bikash Mandal, the complication started between Bangladesh Customs clearing Agents with the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at the transit point. BGB reportedly tried to forcefully thump their seal on every export manifesto and also harassed importers which resulted in 1500 trucks stranded at the Indian site as well as in the Bangladeshi site. May 23, 2014
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MEA on Indian consulate attack in Afghanistan

New Delhi, May 23 (ANI): The Indian consulate in the Afghanistan's Herat was attacked on Friday by three gunmen who tried to enter the building and later fired from the neighbouring buildings. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin informed that all Indians are safe. May 23, 2014
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MEA on Indian consulate attack in Afghanistan

New Delhi, May 23 (ANI): The Indian consulate in the Afghanistan's Herat was attacked on Friday by three gunmen who tried to enter the building and later fired from the neighbouring buildings. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin informed that all Indians are safe. May 23, 2014
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Delhi police initiates steps to improve security and safety of people from the Northeast

New Delhi, May 23 (ANI): Valerie is from Nagaland. She recently completed her higher education from New Delhi, and is now pursuing a career in Mass Communication. She has been living in the capital since 2007 and believes the attitude of local people towards those hailing from the northeast is changing. In the recent past, a few incidents of discrimination and molestation of people from the Northeast were reported from the city. Following the death of a student from Arunachal Pradesh, Nido Taniam, many students, social activists and NGOs held protests against racial discrimination. The centre also formed a "six member committee" to look into the concerns of people from the Northeast, across the country. May 23, 2014
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Black day for Ukraine military ahead of key vote

Pro-Russian rebels firing mortar shells and grenades killed 14 Ukrainian soldiers on Thursday, the blackest day yet for the military and a dramatic ratcheting up of tensions just three days before a crunch election. Duration: 00:52 May 23, 2014