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I will get more votes this time: Pranab


July 20th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee was more than confident of getting more votes than expected in the presidential polls just after the voting ended Thursday, ... Read more...

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Ansari files nomination for vice presidential contest


July 18th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Hamid Ansari Wednesday filed his nomination papers for being re-elected as vice president in the presence of senior United Progressive Alliance leaders, including Prime ... Read more...

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BJP tries to bridge gaps on presidential contest (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Indore, May 2 (IANS) Amid differences over the presidential contest, the BJP Wednesday tried to bridge the gap with its leader Sushma Swaraj meeting Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president ... Read more...

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Badal stakes claim, invited to form government (Lead)


March 9th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 9 (IANS) Parkash Singh Badal, 84, is to become chief minister of Punjab for a record fifth time with the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday ... Read more...

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Broad consensus in UPA on Lokpal: Chidambaram


December 14th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday discussed the Lokpal issue with the United Progressive Alliance leaders and arrived at a "broad consensus" ahead of the ... Read more...

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BJP condemns Hazare’s arrest


August 16th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Condemning the arrest of Gandhian activist Anna Hazare, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday said the government would learn its lesson "the hard way"."It ... Read more...

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From abroad, Sonia signals that Rahul matters


August 4th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
In a statement issued from an unnamed country where she is being medically treated, Sonia Gandhi nominated Rahul Gandhi and three long-time loyalists -- Defence Minister A.K. Antony, her political ... Read more...

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No need of CBI probe in land allotment: Nitish Kumar


August 1st, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 1 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday ruled out a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in the allotment of land to family members of ruling ... Read more...

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Bihar government probe rules out scam in land allotment


July 25th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 25 (IANS) No rules have been violated in the allotment of land to family members of Bihar's ruling alliance leaders, a probe report by the state's chief ... Read more...

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RJD seeks CBI probe in Bihar land scam


July 23rd, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 23 (IANS) The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) took out a march here Saturday demanding a CBI probe into the allotment of land to family members of ruling ... Read more...

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Hazare invited to Bihar to study ‘land scam’


July 23rd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 23 (IANS) The leader of opposition in the Bihar assembly Saturday asked anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare to visit the state and study the alleged land scam involving ... Read more...

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‘Bihar government has not submitted proper bills’


July 22nd, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 22 (IANS) The Bihar government has not submitted proper accounts for a whopping Rs.15,000 crore used for development works in the state in the last nine years, a ... Read more...

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Land scam rocks Bihar assembly again


July 21st, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 21 (IANS) The Bihar assembly saw an uproar for the third consecutive day Thursday, with the opposition demanding Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's resignation and a CBI probe into ... Read more...

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Opposition demands CBI probe in Bihar land deals


July 20th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 20 (IANS) Opposition members in the Bihar assembly Wednesday demanded resignation of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into allotment of ... Read more...

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Nitish orders probe into Bihar land scam


July 19th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 19 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Tuesday ordered a probe into an alleged land scam in which children of leaders of the ruling Janata Dal-United-Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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BJP condoles Husain’s death; Bajrang Dal opposes burial in India (Lead)


June 9th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday condoled the demise of famous artist Maqbool Fida Husain but said he "had got distanced from India and ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi meets Kanimozhi, Raja, Sharad Kumar in Tihar (Second Lead)


May 23rd, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) DMK chief M. Karunanidhi Monday met his daughter and Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi, former telecom minister A. Raja and the family-run Kalaingar TV's managing director ... Read more...

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BJP MPs to demand special status for Bihar


March 21st, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party MPs will Tuesday stage a demonstration near the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the Parliament House complex in support of their ... Read more...

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Remarks on PAC’s work pace breach of privilege: Minister


December 8th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Wednesday took exception to some opposition members questioning the pace of work of parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC), and ... Read more...

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Pak journalist disappointed over Bush’s ‘plagiarism’


November 17th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17 (ANI): Ahmed Rashid, one of Pakistan's most respected journalists, has said that he is disappointed that parts of his work appear to have been plagiarized by former US President ... Read more...

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Bush memoir recounts what others remember, literally: Daily


November 15th, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) George W. Bush's "Decision Points" was billed as offering "gripping" account of his time in the White House. Now it appears it's not so much the former president's ... Read more...

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BJP firm on joint parliamentary probe into ’scams’


November 15th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said it was firm on its demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into "2G, Commonwealth and Adarsh society ... Read more...

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George W. Bush Plagiarized His Memoir ‘Decision Points’?


November 14th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The memoir of George W. Bush, entitled "Decision Points" has been in the limelight for a while now. However, according to reports certain element of this ... Read more...

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Hold Ershad’s trial, alliance partners tell Hasina


September 8th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 8 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who heads a 14-party alliance, is under pressure from some of her allies to allow the trial of former president H.M. Ershad ... Read more...

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BJP, JD-U approach poll panel against opposition claims


August 13th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal-United (JD-U), which together form the government in Bihar, Friday termed the opposition allegation of posting of officials on ... Read more...

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Mukherjee to brief UPA allies on fuel price hike, NDA leaders to meet


March 3rd, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 3 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will brief United Progressive Alliance (UPA) allies on fuel price hike issue today.Sources said the Centre is going to brief its allies, ... Read more...

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Kashmir government committed to respecting human rights: Omar


April 26th, 2009 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday said the ruling alliance of the Congress and the National Conference was committed to respecting human rights in Jammu and Kashmir and mentioned ... Read more...

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Opposition alliance in Andhra Pradesh sorts out differences


March 31st, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 31 (IANS) The four-party opposition grand alliance in Andhra Pradesh has finally resolved differences over seat sharing and vowed to work together to defeat the ruling Congress party in the ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian lawmaker courts controversy


February 10th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 10 (IANS) Two hundred youths Tuesday held a demonstration outside the home of Malaysian Indian lawmaker Karpal Singh, demanding that he apologise for threatening to sue Perak state's constitutional ... Read more...

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Soren could fight another by-poll as legislator quits


January 9th, 2009 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 9 (IANS) In a sudden development, a Jharkhand legislator Friday quit the assembly to offer Shibu Soren a second chance to fight a by-poll and retain his chief ministership, which ... Read more...

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Soren loses byelection, BJP demands fresh assembly polls (Second Lead)


January 8th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 8 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren Thursday lost an assembly by-election that he needed to win to remain in power, prompting the state's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s left-wing veteran dies in suspcious fire


December 5th, 2008 - 1:48 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 5 (DPA) A veteran of Bangladesh's left-wing political scene, Nurul Islam, 68, died at Dhaka's Combined Military Hospital Thursday, a day after he sustained critical burns in a mysterious fire ... Read more...

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Deshmukh answers Amar Singh, Lalu over MNS attacks


November 2nd, 2008 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has hit out at United Progressive Alliance leaders from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar for criticising his government over its alleged inability to ... Read more...

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Soren wins trust vote in Jharkhand assembly


August 29th, 2008 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 29 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren Friday won the trust vote in the assembly with a margin of eight votes. A total of 76 legislators participated in the ... Read more...

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Prachanda to announce his cabinet


August 22nd, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 22 (ANI): Nepals three-party alliance leaders have unveiled their Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for the new coalition Government and hope to form the new cabinet today. Leaders of the ... Read more...

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