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Jaswant Singh meets Mulayam Singh Yadav


June 12th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh Tuesday briefly met Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, giving way to speculations over his lobbying ... Read more...

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Zardari optimistic on ties with US


June 10th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 10 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has expressed confidence over his country's relationship with the US, despite complaints from Washington about Islamabad "not doing enough" to counter ... Read more...

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Gogoi urges PM to implement FDI in retail sector


June 7th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 7 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has urged Prime Minister Manmogan Singh to implement the decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail."I have urged ... Read more...

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US calls for tougher sanctions on Syria


June 6th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner Wednesday called for tougher sanctions against Syria to hasten political change in that Middle East country.Addressing the second meeting of the ... Read more...

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Haldia victory answer to Trinamool’s politics: Left Front


June 5th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) As West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress won elections to four civic bodies, opposition Left Front Wednesday hailed its sole victory in the Haldia municipality as ... Read more...

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Trinamool scores in civic polls, loses near Nandigram


June 5th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress stole a march over its opponents, bagging four civic bodies, while the Left Front and the Congress clinched one each ... Read more...

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Virbhadra asks states to reduce sales tax on petrol


May 24th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) A day after the steep hike in petrol prices, union Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Virbhadra Singh Thursday asked the state governments to reduce the ... Read more...

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NDA calls shutdown May 31 against petrol price hike


May 24th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Thursday called a Bharat Bandh (nationwide shutdown) on May 31 against petrol price hike.The decision was announced by the NDA's ... Read more...

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‘Hope Lokpal bill taken for discussion in Rajya Sabha’


May 21st, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) With just two days left for the budget session of parliament to end, Union Law Minister Salman Khursheed Monday said he hoped the Lokpal ... Read more...

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Don’t bring Lokpal bill on last day, BJP warns government


May 18th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday warned the government against bringing the Lokpal bill on the last day of the current budget session of ... Read more...

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Israeli president feeling well after surgery for hernia


May 12th, 2012 - 2:02 am ICT by BNO News
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BNO NEWS) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres underwent successful surgery in Tel Aviv on Friday to treat a hernia which was discovered in his abdomen earlier this week, his spokesman ... Read more...

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BJP slams Sonia Gandhi’s comments


May 9th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday termed as a reflection of the Congress's frustration its party chief Sonia Gandhi's statement that it had ... Read more...

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BJP to wait till Congress names presidential candidate


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The BJP remained tight-lipped over presidential candidates after the fall out with allies on comments against Vice President Hamid Ansari's candidature, with the top leadership ... Read more...

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Presidential polls: Mamata tightlipped


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) With Congress looking for support for presidential polls, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee was Wednesday tightlipped but said she will ... Read more...

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BJP, JD-U to meet on presidential candidate


May 2nd, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders were set to meet their Janata Dal-United (JD-U) counterparts Wednesday, a day after the allies differed over the presidential ... Read more...

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Don’t speculate on presidential poll, Mukherjee tells media


April 30th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) As the Congress is holding a series of meetings with allies to build consensus over the next president, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday cautioned ... Read more...

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Open minded on suggestions for presidential candidate: Congress


April 24th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Congress Monday said it was "open minded" about suggestions on choice of the next president and that it would consult its United Progressive Alliance ... Read more...

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Pentagon monitoring North Korean satellite launch


April 6th, 2012 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) The US Defense Department was closely monitoring the prospect of a satellite launch this month by North Korea, a top Pentagon official said.George Little, acting assistant ... Read more...

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India should stop the West: Sri Lankan daily


March 24th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 24 (IANS) A leading Sri Lankan daily Saturday urged India to stop the West from enforcing its "hidden agenda", after a US resolution on rights abuses in the ... Read more...

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There is consensus against government’s Lokpal bill: BJP (Lead)


March 23rd, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Even as the all-party meeting on the Lokpal bill called by the prime minister failed to break the logjam, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley ... Read more...

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Rail fare hike will put strain on common man: Mamata


March 19th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Monday said the party was opposed to the hike in passenger fares proposed ... Read more...

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We’ll have to bite subsidy bullet: Manmohan (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Backing the budget proposal for cutting subsidies to two percent of the GDP, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday that the government will ... Read more...

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Budget aims at faster, inclusive growth: PM


March 16th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said the union budget for 2012-13 was aimed at faster, equitable, sustainable and more inclusive growth."Finance minister has been ... Read more...

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Catfight between Osama wives: Third accuses first of betrayal


March 15th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 15 (IANS) The third and youngest wife of Osama bin Laden has accused his first spouse of betraying the Al Qaeda chief and revealing his location.The two wives ... Read more...

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Hike justified only if amenities are provided: Commuters


March 14th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) While the fare hikes in the railway budget for 2012-13 didn't cause much of a stir among the public, the man on the street remained ... Read more...

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Government asks allies to ensure all MPs are present in parliament


March 13th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has requested its allies to ensure that all members are present in parliament so that they can vote ... Read more...

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Will carry along our allies in parliament: Narayanasamy


March 12th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The government will carry along its allies on all issues on the agenda in parliament, V. Narayanasamy, minister of state in the Prime Minister's ... Read more...

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Congress should revive regional leadership, says NCP


March 8th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) A day after its poor showing in the assembly polls, the Congress got a piece of advice from its ally Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) ... Read more...

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No unilateral military action against Syria: Obama


March 7th, 2012 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has said it would be a "mistake" to think that America could take unilateral military action in Syria, and that there ... Read more...

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Poll results give BJP reason to celebrate


March 6th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) It was a splash of saffron and festivities at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office here as the party managed to pull together a ... Read more...

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Still a window for diplomacy on Iran: Obama


March 6th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Monday that there is still a "window" for a diplomatic resolution on Iran's nuclear issue.Sitting beside visiting Israeli Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Expect good result for assembly polls: Gadkari


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) With the assembly election results to be out next week, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Friday said the party has done its ... Read more...

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New Zealand hopes to eradicate smoking by 2025


February 29th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Feb 29 (IANS) New Zealand is aiming to eradicate smoking across the country by 2025, and health researchers have said the government needs to set a date to end ... Read more...

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NATO chief rules out intervention in Syria, Iran


February 29th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has ruled out the military alliance having any intention to intervene in Syria or Iran."It's important for me to stress that ... Read more...

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South Korea, US launch joint military exercise


February 27th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Feb 27 (IANS) South Korean and US forces launched their annual military exercise Monday despite a warning by North Korea that it is "ready to fight a war".Exercise "Key ... Read more...

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