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India-Pakistan peace process must continue: Sayeed


July 30th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh must visit Pakistan on the invitation of President Asif Ali Zardari to take the peace process forward, former Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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Nepal PM to sleep in villages to meet people


June 14th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 14 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai is planning monthly overnight stays in the country's rural regions in order to keep himself well-informed about the people's concerns, RIA ... Read more...

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Gowda safe for now, Yeddyurappa insists on reinstatement (Lead)


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Sadanand Gowda may be safe for now even as his predecessor dug in his heels and met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Russia votes as Putin seeks Kremlin return (Second Lead)


March 4th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russians voted Sunday to elect a president for the fifth time in the nation's post-Soviet history, with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin bidding to return to ... Read more...

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Thousands vow to fight for corruption-free Meghalaya


January 30th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 30 (IANS) Thousands Monday vowed to fight for a corruption-free Meghalaya at a rally held here.The campaign by Team Ardent, named after Meghalaya legislator Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit, aims ... Read more...

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Rahul works his charm but UP might be too tricky


January 21st, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) He's addressed 85 rallies, trying to go beyond just rhetoric by introducing a weaver boy or invoking a success story like tech guru Sam ... Read more...

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Three blasts after Malaysian court acquits Anwar (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 9 (IANS) At least two people were injured in three explosions near Kuala Lumpur High Court Monday, shortly after opposition leader and former deputy prime minister Anwar ... Read more...

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Malaysian opposition leader acquitted in sodomy case


January 9th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 9 (IANS) A Malaysian high court has acquitted Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy charge, capping almost two-year-long trial proceedings.The 64-year-old former deputy prime minister was ... Read more...

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US troops to be out of Iraq this year


December 12th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Dec 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After almost nine years, the last US troop in Iraq is expected to leave the country by the end of the year. The Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri ... Read more...

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Reddy brothers’ future in BJP hinges on bypoll Wednesday


November 29th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bellary (Karnataka), Nov 29 (IANS) The Bellary Rural assembly constituency byelection, slated for Wednesday, is set to decide mining barons Reddy brothers' future in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Farooq denies bribery allegations


October 6th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 6 (IANS) Breaking his silence over the custodial death of a worker of Jammu and Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) over allegations of bribery, party patron Farooq Abdullah ... Read more...

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Bhutto case: US journalist becomes witness


September 10th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) American journalist Mark Siegal has become the prosecution's witness in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case, a media report said Saturday.Federal Investigation Agency prosecutor-general Chaudhry Zulfiqar ... Read more...

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Why Omar should focus on progress, not Congress (Kashmir Newsletter)


June 14th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 14 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has emphasized that he will not have to give up his chair in favour of the coalition partner, ... Read more...

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Canadian parliament may see more Indian-origin MPs


April 26th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 26 (IANS) With main three national parties putting up 23 Indo-Canadian candidates for the May 2 general election, the Canadian parliament may see more MPs of Indian-origin this ... Read more...

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Obama using TV as tool to reach out to 2012 poll voters


April 20th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has been giving more importance to television ahead of the 2012 presidential polls, something he had given to new media to build his ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indians moving away from opposition alliance: Report


April 6th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 6 (IANS) Ethnic Indians in Malaysia are "drifting away" from opposition alliance Pakatan Rakyat (PR) and are veering back to the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN), a ... Read more...

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Malaysian leader denies being part of sex video


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 22 (IANS) Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim Tuesday lodged a police complaint denying that he was the man in a sex video that emerged Monday, saying such ... Read more...

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Public reaction to Taseer killing depicts the real Pakistan


March 12th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 12(ANI): Celebration of former Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer's assassination and garlanding of his murderer Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri with roses by hundreds of lawyers depicts the real Pakistan, Pak ... Read more...

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PML-N parts ways with PPP in Pakistan’s Punjab


February 25th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif Friday said his party has decided to drop the ministers of coalition partner Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) from the Punjab ... Read more...

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Not enough room for China in Indian Ocean: Maldives


February 25th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Clearly alluding to the expanding ambitions of China in the region, Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed Friday underlined the atoll nation's special ties with India and said ... Read more...

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Nepal’s new PM sworn in amidst fresh discord


February 6th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 6 (IANS) Though a seven-month-old political vacuum ended Sunday with Nepal's new Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal taking oath of office and secrecy, the swearing-in was marred by ... Read more...

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Nepal’s 2010 marred by political duels


December 31st, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 31 (IANS) Nepal's politics, marked by ugly feuds for power and vertical splits, retained its grim characteristics till the very end of 2010, ignoring a looming crisis only ... Read more...

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Musharraf wanted technocrat-led Pak govt within months of 2008 elections: WikiLeaks


December 5th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 5(ANI): Just after six months of the 2008 general elections in Pakistan, former president Pervez Musharraf was mulling to replace the freshly elected government with that of technocrats, a ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi, Rakhi Sawant dominate Nepal’s headlines


November 14th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 14 (IANS) As Myanmar's main opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was freed from house arrest after over seven years, Nepal hailed the gesture, remembering with pride its ... Read more...

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Sarah Palin ruined 2008 elections for Republicans, says Bush


November 6th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 6 (ANI): Former US President George W. Bush believes that Sarah Palin was the reason behind Republican Party's 2008 remorseful election campaign.Bush reportedly told friends that the Alaska governor ... Read more...

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Obama tells Boehner he looks forward to work with Republicans to find common ground


November 3rd, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday called U.S. Representative John Boehner after the Democrats lost the U.S. House of Representatives to the Republicans during the mid-term elections, the ... Read more...

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US President Barack Obama is a guest on the ‘Daily show’


October 28th, 2010 - 10:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Oct 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) President Barack Obama was a guest on Jon Stewart’s show, the Daily Show.The president was warmly welcomed on the show and he seemed to realize ... Read more...

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Obama’s support waning among college goers ahead of Nov mid-term polls


October 15th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's support among college students is waning, with only 44 percent approving of the job he is doing while 27 percent claiming that they ... Read more...

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Karnataka crisis will be sorted out: BJP


October 6th, 2010 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday expressed confidence that the B.S. Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka will pass the floor test in the assembly despite 19 legislators ... Read more...

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Yeddurappa faces crisis, to prove majority by Oct 12 (Lead)


October 6th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 6 (IANS) Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj Wednesday asked Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa to prove majority on the floor of the state assembly by Oct 12 after 19 lawmakers in ... Read more...

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President’s office gives Zardari immunity against graft trial


September 25th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Pakistan has said President Asif Ali Zardari enjoys immunity by virtue of his office with regard to reopening of corruption cases against him.Attorney General Justice ... Read more...

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Zardari corruption cases: Attorney general sends note to PM


September 24th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Sep 24 (IANS) Pakistan's attorney general has sent the prime minister a summary of the Supreme Court's orders on reopening the corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, ... Read more...

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Each youth should cast vote: Navin Chawla


August 6th, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) More youths should come forward and cast their votes as "each vote counts", former chief election commissioner (CEC) Navin Chawla said Friday. "Every single vote counts in an ... Read more...

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Politicians’ hands could tell voters what’s on their mind


July 30th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Watching politicians' hands could help voters know their minds, says a new study, which found that politicians use their dominant hand to state something good, and the other ... Read more...

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Probe finds 29 Pakistani lawmakers’ have fake degrees


July 14th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) At least 29 Pakistani MPs have been found to have submitted fake degrees in order to contest polls, an official said. Mehmood Raza, an adviser for the higher ... Read more...

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