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Amid concern in India, Zardari forms panel to talk to Hindus (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) With concerns rising in India over reported persecution of Hindus in Pakistan, President Asif Ali Zardari has formed a three-MPs' panel to meet and ... Read more...

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Presidential poll voting ends in Puducherry, still on in Tamil Nadu


July 19th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/Puducherry, July 19 (IANS) Voting in the presidential election has ended in Puducherry, while it was still in progress in Tamil Nadu Thursday.Polling in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry began around ... Read more...

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Shettar to take oath as Karnataka CM Thursday, power struggle continues (Second Lead)


July 10th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 10 (IANS) The warring factions in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday finally paved the way for Rural Development Minister Jagadish Shettar to take over as ... Read more...

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Shettar rose from ABVP and RSS ranks (Profile)


July 8th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 8 (IANS) Jagadish Shettar, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) third chief minister in four years in Karnataka, has risen from the ranks of the RSS and the ... Read more...

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Gilani’s son to contest for father’s seat


June 26th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) Abdul Qadir Gilani, son of former Pakistani prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Tuesday submitted his nomination papers to contest a by-poll for the National Assembly ... Read more...

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Extortionist held in Delhi


June 25th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Delhi Police Monday claimed to have cracked several cases of extortion with the arrest of a notorious criminal carrying a reward of Rs.1 lakh on ... Read more...

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Pakistan court suspends MP over dual citizenship


May 25th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) The Pakistani Supreme Court has suspended a parliamentarian over her dual citizenship, a media report said Friday.National Assembly member Farahnaz Ispahani also holds an American ... Read more...

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Another Karnataka BJP legislator faces land grab trial


March 9th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 9 (IANS) The number of Bharatiya Janata Party legislators in Karnataka facing trial for land grab continues to grow. Police Friday sought Speaker K.G. Bopaiah's permission to ... Read more...

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Pakistani politician escapes bid on life, cop killed (Second Lead)


March 4th, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) One policeman died in northwest Pakistan Saturday when a suicide bomber attacked a convoy carrying a local politician.Aftab Ahmad Sherpao was returning from a public ... Read more...

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Bihar’s Super 30 coaching idea wins high praise in Canada


February 21st, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Feb 21 (IANS) Super 30, Bihar's free coaching centre which helps poor students crack the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE), has won high praise in Canada.Super ... Read more...

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Rs.50 mn bounty on killers of Pakistani leader’s family


February 12th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) Pakistan government has announced a Rs.50 million ($14 million) reward for information about the killers of the wife and a daughter of Balochistan assembly member Bakhtiar ... Read more...

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Strike over attack on family of Pakistan politician


February 4th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 4 (IANS) A strike was observed Saturday in a southwestern Pakistani province against the killing of wife and daughter of an assembly member earlier this week.Balochistan assembly member ... Read more...

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Pakistani lawmaker’s wife, daughter killed


January 31st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 31 (IANS) A Pakistani lawmaker's wife, daughter and driver were gunned down in the port city of Karachi, a media report said Tuesday.Gunmen opened fire at their car, ... Read more...

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Nepalese ex-minister charged with kidnapping of businessman


January 18th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by BNO News
KATHMANDU (BNO NEWS) -- Nepalese police on Tuesday charged a parliamentarian with masterminding the abduction of a businessman last month, the Himalayan Times reported on Wednesday.Constituent Assembly member Shyam Sundar Gupta is ... Read more...

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Sebastian Coe’s effigy burnt on Bhopal gas tragedy’s 27th anniversary


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 2 (IANS) The survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy staged a rally on it's 27th anniversary Friday and burnt effigies of 2012 London Olympics Organising Committee chairman Sebastian ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi’s aide held at airport for carrying bullet


November 10th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 10 (IANS) Youth Congress leader Anil Dhantori, who came here to oversee Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's programme in Tripura, was Thursday detained by security personnel at ... Read more...

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Rebellious Reddy brothers, Yeddyurappa supporters put BJP in fix


November 9th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday faced twin challenges in Karnataka, the only southern Indian state it is ruling, from the Reddy brothers and supporters ... Read more...

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Ahead of Advani’s arrival, Karnataka BJP problems mount


October 28th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 28 (IANS) Embarrassment over corruption scandals continues to pile up for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of party senior leader L.K. Advani's Oct 30 public meeting ... Read more...

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Congress corporator hacked to death in Bangalore


October 1st, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 1 (IANS) A Bangalore city corporator S. Nataraj of the Congress was hacked to death in broad daylight at a busy traffic junction in Malleshwaram in the northern ... Read more...

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Elder Reddy tells CBI no links with mining


September 17th, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Bellary, Sep 16 (IANS) G. Karunakara Reddy said late Friday that he has told the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) that he was no longer associated with his arrested ... Read more...

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CBI to quiz Reddy brothers over illegal mining


September 15th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 14 (IANS) Over a week after arresting mining baron G. Janardhana Reddy for illegal mining, the Central Bureau of Investigation will on Friday interrogate two of his ... Read more...

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Trinamool workers canvass door-to-door for ‘Didi’


September 11th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) Trinamool Congress leaders took out rallies and went door-to-door Sunday kicking off party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's maiden campaign for the ... Read more...

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Mining baron Janardhana Reddy finally under arrest (News Analysis)


September 5th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 5 (IANS) The law appears to have finally caught up with former Karnataka minister and mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy, allegedly involved in illegal mining both ... Read more...

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Gowda not to take Reddy brothers into his ministry


August 24th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 24 (IANS) Without naming the mining barons Reddy brothers, Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda Wednesday said those indicted for illegal mining will not be made ministers."Those indicted ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa not to pick his successor


July 30th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday ruled out allowing scam-hit Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa to pick his successor, even as it continued efforts to ... Read more...

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Illegal mining: 8 politicos, 500 officials and Rs.18 bn loss


July 21st, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 21 (IANS) Illegal mining has dominated public discourse for nearly five years. Now Karnataka Lokayukta N. Santosh Hegde is ready with a 5,000-page report exposing the politician-officials-businessmen ... Read more...

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Karnataka mining report could trigger political explosion (Karnataka Newsletter)


July 21st, 2011 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 21 (IANS) Karnataka stares at bitter political battles, instability and possible early assembly elections as the Lokayukta prepares to submit his "explosive" report on illegal mining within ... Read more...

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Former BJP minister to be prosecuted in land scam


July 6th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 6 (IANS) Karnataka Governor H. R. Bhardwaj Wednesday sanctioned the prosecution of former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister Katta Sumbramanya Naidu in a land scam.Naidu is alleged ... Read more...

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Pakistan renames women’s panel


July 1st, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 1 (IANS) Pakistan's National Commission on the Status of Women will now be known as the 'National Commission for Women' and it will be an autonomous body following ... Read more...

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My assets are over Rs.1,000 crore, Reddy once said (To go with Reddys’ rise: Riding cycles to rattling BJP leadership)


May 31st, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 31 (IANS) Mining baron and Karnataka Tourism Minister Gali Janardhana Reddy once boasted that his assets are worth more than Rs.1,000 crore.He had taken exception to an ... Read more...

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Reddys’ rise: Riding cycles to rattling BJP leadership


May 31st, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 31 (IANS) From struggling businessmen who could once afford only bicycles to now owning choppers and almost bringing down Karnataka's chief minister, the Reddy brothers have had ... Read more...

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Reddy brothers in ministry with central leaders’ nod: Yeddyurappa


May 30th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 30 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Monday said it was his decision, which he took in consultation with the Bharatiya Janata Party's central leaders, to appoint ... Read more...

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Left lost polls on Singur land, says CPI-M leader


May 26th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) West Bengal legislator and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Abdur Rezzak Mollah Wednesday said that the Left Front would not have lost the assembly ... Read more...

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Court issues notice to CBI on Chautala plea


May 5th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday issued a notice to the CBI asking it to respond to former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala's petition for ... Read more...

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New York to ban indoor tanning for kids


May 5th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lawmakers in New York are inching closer to ban indoor tanning for minors. Supporters of the legislation say many people will be saved from cancer if ... Read more...

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