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Make UP model for other states: Mulayam asks ministers


September 12th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, S Sep 12 (IANS) Urging all Samajwadi Party (SP) ministers in Uttar Pradesh to read the party's pre-poll manifesto thoroughly, party chief Mulayam Singh Wednesday said the state government ... Read more...

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Medvedev lauds ‘courageous’ Russian paralympians


September 11th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has lauded the country's "courageous" achievements at the London Paralympics.Monumental efforts particularly in athletics, where 19 gold were won, and ... Read more...

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GJM wins absolute majority in GTA polls


July 13th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kalimpong (West Bengal), July 13 (IANS) As the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) secured an absolute majority in the proposed Darjeeling hills governing body Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) even before ... Read more...

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Medvedev elected ruling party leader (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Members of Russia's ruling United Russia party Saturday elected Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev as its leader at a party congress.In April, President Vladimir Putin announced ... Read more...

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India’s Dalveer Bhandari elected as World Court judge (Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New York/New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) India's nominee, Justice Dalveer Bhandari, a sitting judge of the Supreme Court, has been elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the first ... Read more...

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India’s Dalveer Bhandari elected to World Court


April 27th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 27 (IANS) Dalveer Bhandari, a senior judge of the Supreme Court of India was today Friday to the International Court of Justice, the primary judicial organ of ... Read more...

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CPI leader for parliamentary reforms


April 4th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja Wednesday called for effective parliamentary and constitutional reforms to strengthen parliamentary democracy in the country. Participating in ... Read more...

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Maya’s olive branch to Congress on Uttarakhand


March 12th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 12 (IANS) In keeping with her image of springing surprises, Uttar Pradesh's outgoing chief minister Mayawati has decided to extend "unconditional support" to the Congress in Uttarakhand ... Read more...

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Nashik will have MNS mayor: Raj Thackeray


February 19th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Nashik (Maharashtra), Feb 19 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray Sunday expressed confidence that his party would be able to install its mayor in the Nashik Municipal ... Read more...

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Putin says Russia in stability, wishes all success in 2012


December 31st, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 31 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Saturday said that Russia "is an island of stability" amid the global financial turmoil and wished all a successful new year."Indeed, ... Read more...

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Let Congress decide on alliance: Mamata


November 19th, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) "Decide whether you want to stay with us or not" -- was a fresh ultimatum served to the Congress party by Trinamool Congress supremo and ... Read more...

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Mayawati regime not helping in new units: Steel minister


September 19th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) Accusing Uttar Pradesh's Mayawati government of not coordinating with the central government in undertaking developmental projects, Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma here Monday alleged it ... Read more...

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‘Coalition politics has opened up space for smaller parties’


September 8th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The era of coalition governments since 1989 has its genesis in the late 1960s when multiple bipolarities to the Congress started emerging in the ... Read more...

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Rahul needs to demonstrate a broader vision for nation (Comment)


July 9th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Since Rahul Gandhi's most notable political success was the Congress' unexpectedly good showing in Uttar Pradesh's 2009 parliamentary polls, when it won 22 of the 80 seats, it is not ... Read more...

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Austrian city strips Hitler of its honorary citizenship


May 25th, 2011 - 6:44 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, May 25 (IANS) An Austrian city in the Lower Austria state, has decided to strip the German dictator, Adolf Hitler, of his honorary citizenship, Xinhua reported Wednesday.The city government ... Read more...

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Congress wins absolute majority in Assam (Second Lead)


May 13th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 13 (IANS) The ruling Congress party has secured an absolute majority in Assam, winning 72 seats in the 126 member legislature and leading in eight more seats. ... Read more...

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AIADMK will get absolute majority, says Karat


April 6th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, April 6 (IANS) Ruling out the possibility of a coalition government in Tamil Nadu, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Wednesday said the AIADMK will get ... Read more...

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We want a grand alliance: Trinamool leader Partha Chatterjee


March 4th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 4 (IANS) While exuding confidence of getting an absolute majority on its own in the West Bengal elections, the main opposition Trinamool Congress says it still favours ... Read more...

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Bhutan not to allow anti-India rebels on its soil


February 25th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 25 (IANS) Bhutan's Prime Minister Jigme Y. Thinley Friday said Indian separatists would not be allowed to set up bases and launch hit-and-run guerrilla attacks out of the Himalayan nation."Now ... Read more...

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Dalit icon Mayawati is focus of scholar’s research


February 14th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Deoria (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 14 (IANS) Apart from being an icon for millions of India's Dalits, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has now also become a topic of research for doctorate ... Read more...

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Development main issue in Bihar polls, says BJP


October 22nd, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Stressing that development was the main issue in the Bihar assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said the state's alliance government led by ... Read more...

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Britney Spears spotted with neck tattoos


October 4th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oct 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Award winning musician Britney Spears was seen with a couple of neck tattoos while shopping with lover Jason Trawick. The question on everyone’s minds at ... Read more...

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Chavez allies suffer a cutback in the congressional majority


September 28th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to the preliminary results released on Monday by the Venezuelan National Electoral Council, President Hugo Chavez's party has maintained control of the Venezuelan Congress.The results show ... Read more...

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Oz exit polls favour Labor to win cliffhanger


August 21st, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug.21 (ANI): Polls have closed on the Australian east coast with exit surveys suggesting that Labor may win in what is turning out to be an election cliffhanger.Exit polling for Sky ... Read more...

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China’s advice for Delhi Commonwealth organizers on tackling corruption


July 30th, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jul 30 (ANI): Sharing China's experiences of tackling corruption during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, a top Chinese Government official had a word of advice for the organizers of the 2010 ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa hits out at DMK government on Cauvery issue


July 17th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa Saturday charged the DMK government in Tamil Nadu with not taking any steps to make the Karnataka government release water from the Cauvery river ... Read more...

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Christian Wulff elected German president after tense vote


July 1st, 2010 - 5:09 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 1 (DPA) Christian Wulff was elected Wednesday as Germany's new president, after three tense rounds of voting questioned the authority of Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition. Wulff, who is state premier ... Read more...

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Fourteen countries elected to serve on the UN Human Rights Council


May 14th, 2010 - 4:49 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – President of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, Ali Treki, on Thursday announced the fourteen elected countries that will serve on the UN Human Rights Council.Angola, Libya, ... Read more...

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‘British voting system a recipe for corruption’


May 9th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) The British voting system is "a recipe for corruption", election monitors from developing countries have said after thousands of people complained of not being allowed to vote. International election ... Read more...

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Conservatives’ Anti EU integration memo leak jeopardises possible Lib-Tory alliance


May 9th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 8 (ANI): The ironic leak of a strongly worded, top-secret letter describing the Conservatives' plan to adopt a hardline Eurosceptic position could rule out a possible, Lib-Tory alliance.It presumes an ... Read more...

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Conservatives missed majority by just 16,000 votes


May 9th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 9 (ANI): The Tories have missed securing a majority in the House of Commons by just 16,000 votes, an expert analysis of the election results has claimed.According to The Times, ... Read more...

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British political leaders ponder post-poll coalition


May 8th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 8 (DPA) Britain's Liberal Party began a series of key meetings Saturday to discuss the possibility of forming a new government with the Conservatives following the general election. Liberal leader ... Read more...

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British election leaves all options open (Roundup)


May 7th, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (DPA) Britain's general election produced a stalemate Friday which left open the prospect of a new, Conservative-led government or a continuation of Labour rule. An intense battle for power ... Read more...

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Lib Dem leader Clegg ready for coalition talks with Cameron’s Tories


May 7th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 7 (ANI): Liberal Democratic leader Nick Clegg has said that his party will offer Conservative Party leader David Cameron the first chance to form a coalition government rather than ... Read more...

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Britain likely to witness hung parliament after elections: Polls


March 21st, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 21 (ANI): Two opinion polls have predicted a hung British Parliament, as the Conservatives are not likely to get an absolute majority in the General Election.According to an ICM survey ... Read more...

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