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26 March, 2012
• Italy PM raised marines custody issue with Manmohan Singh
• Pakistan’s acid victim, Fakhra Yunus committed suicide in Italy
• James Cameron, director of Hollywood movie, Titanic, made a journey to the deepest part of the ocean
• Sri Lankan External Affairs Minister GL Peiris said his country will not abide by the UN resolution
27 March, 2012
• China accused exiled Tibetan religious leader, the Dalai Lama, of “masterminding” Tibet independence protests — a day after Jamphel Yeshi, a Tibetan activist, set himself on fire in New Delhi
• Syrian President Bashar al Assad accepted Nations special envoy Kofi Annan's peace plan for the country
• Indian politician-diplomat D.P. Dhar was honoured posthumously by Bangladesh for his “special role” in the country’s 1971 ‘Liberation War.
• Nuclear Security Summit started in South Korean capital Seoul. The summit was attended by 53 countries and five international organisations
28 March, 2012
• BRICS summit began in New Delhi
• An Indian citizen, living ''illegally'' in the US, was found guilty by a US court of providing material support to Lebanese group Hezbollah and faces a maximum sentence of 75 years in prison.
• Two Indians, who were freed from illegal custody of Chinese traders three months ago, went on a hunger strike in Shanghai, demanding that they be allowed to go home within a week failing which they will commit suicide.
• Pope Benedict XVI visited Cuba and met Cuban Leader Fidel Castro
29 March, 2012
• Afghan policeman kills 9 sleeping fellow officers
• Police detain 19 suspected extremists in France
• 13 dead in Honduran prison fire amid inmate riot
• Arab leaders urged a peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria at a landmark summit in Baghdad
• China welcomed commitments made by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during talks on 29 March that India would neither participate in any “containment strategy" aimed at China nor allow anti-China activities by exiled Tibetans
• Japan executed three inmates, the first since July 2010
30 March, 2012
• A US court sentenced Kasmiri separatist Gulam Nabi Fai two-year imprisonment
• American historian Peter Heehs, who has been working in India for the past 41 years was abruptly told by the registration office in Puducherry that his visa won’t be extended
• Norway social workers decided to hand over two Indian children to their uncle in India
31 March, 2012
• BY-elections held in Myanmar
• Chinese authorities detained people, shut websites over coup rumours
• US President Barack Obama approved new sanctions against Iran
1 April, 2012
• Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi won the by-election
• Mali coup leader reinstated old constitution
• The British government proposes to acquire unprecedented powers to snoop on phone calls and online activity of ordinary people irrespective of whether they are suspected of any unlawful action.
• Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raja Gilani made a visit to China, called for a stronger Pakistan – China tie
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