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No doubt lawmakers took bribes: Brazilian judge


September 18th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Members of Congress traded votes for money during the first two years of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's 2003-11 tenure as president, one of the judges ... Read more...

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ACB seeks nod to probe Bhujbal for Maharashtra Sadan irregularities


September 13th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) In yet another embarrassment for Maharashtra's Democratic Front government, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has sought permission to probe allegations of corruption against Public Works Department ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir cabinet meets in remote LoC village


September 12th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 12 (IANS) As part of his government's policy to carry governance to the doorsteps of people living in the far-flung areas of the state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief ... Read more...

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Spain, Egypt to create consortium to foster investment


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 11 (IANS/EFE) Spain's foreign minister announced here Monday the creation of a Spanish-Egyptian consortium to foster bilateral investment and business activity."We're going to get a Spanish-Egyptian consortium under ... Read more...

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Reshuffle to ease work of overburdened ministers: Dikshit


August 28th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) A day after reshuffling portfolios of her ministers, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday said the step was taken to ease the pressure of some ... Read more...

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Anxiety in BJP over move to make Virbhadra Himachal Congress chief (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


August 25th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 25 (IANS) There is anxiety in the ruling BJP in Himachal Pradesh with the Congress likely to appoint former chief minister Virbhadra Singh as the party's state ... Read more...

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Brazilian to return $234 mn in looted public money


August 24th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) Luiz Estevao, booted from Brazil's Senate 12 years ago for corruption, has pledged to return the 468 million reais ($234 million) he diverted from the public ... Read more...

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Parliament deadlock as BJP insists on PM’s resignation (Roundup)


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A determined BJP refused to let parliament function for a second day Wednesday demanding that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh resign over a CAG report ... Read more...

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Two Japanese ministers defy PM, visit shrine


August 15th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Aug 15 (IANS) Two Japanese cabinet ministers defied the prime minister Wednesday to visit the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo on the 67th anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender.Jin ... Read more...

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BJP doesn’t expect political support from Ramdev: Gadkari


August 13th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Lending support to Baba Ramdev's agitation against black money and corruption, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nitin Gadkari Monday said his party does not ... Read more...

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Congress shielding those with black money abroad, says Ramdev (Second Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Yoga guru Ramdev Sunday hit out at the Congress after the government ignored his 5 p.m. deadline for acting on his demands - bringing ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari sworn in India’s 14th vice-president


August 11th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Hamid Ansari took oath as India's 14th vice-president at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan here Saturday.He was administered the oath of office by ... Read more...

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President honours freedom fighters


August 9th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday honoured and feted freedom fighters to mark the 70th anniversary of the Quit India Movement at an elegant ceremony that ... Read more...

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Chavan, ministers visit ailing Deshmukh


August 8th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan along with Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and over half a dozen cabinet ministers Wednesday called on the ailing union Minister ... Read more...

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Churchill Brothers’ ground lease to be cancelled


August 7th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 7 (IANS) Goa's BJP government has begun the process of cancelling the controversial lease of a playground given to the Churchill Brothers football club run by two Congress ... Read more...

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Centre seeks revised drought report from Karnataka


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 2 (IANS) The central government Thursday asked the Karnataka government to submit a revised report on the severe drought situation across the state and the funds it requires ... Read more...

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Patnaik reshuffles ministry, drops five (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 2 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday dropped five ministers and inducted nine in his council ministers.With this, the number of ministers (including the chief minister) ... Read more...

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Bring Lokpal or go, Anna tells UPA (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) As Team Anna's indefinite protest against corruption entered its sixth day, Anna Hazare Monday warned the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) to bring a stringent ... Read more...

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Team Anna supporters protest outside PM house, detained (Second Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Around 100 Team Anna supporters, including eight women, took security personnel by surprise as they suddenly turned up to protest outside Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Youths defy parents to support Team Anna’s stir


July 26th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Chanchal Sharma, a resident of Noida, was stopped by her parents from taking part in the indefinite fast held by Team Anna against corruption. ... Read more...

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Jan Lokpal is thrust of our movement: Anna (Lead)


July 26th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) On the second day of renewed agitation against graft here, Anna Hazare said the thrust of his movement was Jan Lokpal bill and demand ... Read more...

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Team Anna launches fast, targets Pranab, PM (Roundup)


July 25th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Kicking off an indefinite fast, Team Anna members Wednesday renewed their push for a stringent Jan Lokpal bill and upped the ante by hurling ... Read more...

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Team Anna begins indefinite fast for a stringent Lokpal (Second Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Team Anna members Wednesday began their indefinite fast at Jantar Mantar in the capital in support of a stringent Jan Lokpal bill and demanding ... Read more...

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Team Anna urges people to join fast from July 25


July 22nd, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Team Anna Sunday appealed to the people to join its agitation against corruption from July 25 when a fast would be launched here.They have permission ... Read more...

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All are equal in union cabinet: Antony


July 21st, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) In an effort to pacify Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday said that all ministers are equal in the ... Read more...

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Parrikar’s mining flip flop angers activists


July 17th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 17 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's volte face on illegal mining has riled anti-mining activists and has given the Opposition an opportunity to attack the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Shock, disgust in Karnataka over BJP power struggle (Karnataka Newsletter)


July 13th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 13 (IANS) The unabashed hankering for power and exploiting caste lines for it in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is evoking shock and disgust in the ... Read more...

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Has Antony replaced Pranab as number two in cabinet?


July 13th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Has Defence Minister A.K. Antony been informally accorded the number two position in the cabinet to replace Pranab Mukherjee who is contesting the presidential ... Read more...

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Shettar stakes claim to form government


July 11th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) legislative leader Jagadish Shettar Wednesday staked claim to form the ruling party's third government in Karnataka. He will be sworn ... Read more...

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Myanmar reshuffles cabinet ministers


July 10th, 2012 - 4:16 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 10 (IANS) In a Cabinet reshuffle, the Myanmar government has reassigned some six deputy ministers belonging to as many ministries, Xinhua reported.An order issued by the President's ... Read more...

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Congress leader for legal aid to jailed former minister


July 8th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 8 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Congress chief Botsa Satyanarayana Sunday asked the government to extend legal aid to jailed former minister Mopidevi Venkatramna in YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. ... Read more...

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We will miss you, Manmohan tells Pranab


June 26th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday told Pranab Mukherjee that he and other cabinet ministers had benefited from the long-running union minister's advice on several ... Read more...

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Himachal BJP seeks explanation from outspoken legislator


June 14th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 14 (IANS) Facing embarrassment over a party legislator going public to demand leadership change in Himachal Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state unit Thursday issued notice ... Read more...

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Kiran Bedi compares PM to Dhritarashtra, Congress hits back


June 10th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Team Anna member Kiran Bedi Sunday compared Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the blind king Dhritarashtra of the Mahabharata epic, saying he is aiding ... Read more...

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Gadkari steps in again to paper over BJP in-fighting (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


June 10th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 10 (IANS) BJP president Nitin Gadkari has stepped in again, a second time in a month, to end in-fighting between party factions in Himachal Pradesh ahead of ... Read more...

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