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Manpreet Badal ploughs a lonely furrow (Punjab Newsletter)


August 24th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 24 (IANS) When the People's Party of Punjab (PPP) was floated in March last year, there were expectations that its leader and former Punjab finance minister ... Read more...

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BJP raps government on Amarnath Yatra decision


May 16th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday said the Jammu and Kashmir government's decision to stop Hindu religious groups from starting the annual Amarnath pilgrimage from ... Read more...

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Russian orthodox church opens Facebook account


May 16th, 2012 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Orthodox Church has opened a Facebook account called "Patriarch Kirill" to inform internet users about the life and work of the Russian ... Read more...

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Congress leader held in Mizoram, released on bail


April 14th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, April 14 (IANS) A leader of the ruling Congress was arrested in Mizoram for making derogatory statements against opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) leaders, police said Saturday. He was ... Read more...

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Farooq, Omar crumbling to Congress pressure: Mustafa Kamal (Interview)


November 24th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 24 (IANS) Mustafa Kamal, the ousted chief spokesman of the National Conference, says his nephew and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and his elder brother ... Read more...

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Can Kashmir afford Omar-army confrontation? (Kashmir Newsletter)


November 13th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 13 (IANS) Thanks to the open confrontation between the state government and the army over the revocation of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), the ... Read more...

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Farooq Abdullah asks brother to quit as party spokesman


November 10th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 10 (IANS) National Conference (NC) patron Farooq Abdullah Thursday asked his younger brother Mustafa Kamal to immediately resign as the party's additional general secretary and chief spokesman, the ... Read more...

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Congress rejects Farooq Abdullah’s overtures


November 4th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 4 (IANS) Congress Friday rejected National Conference president Farooq Abdullah's regrets over his party leader Mustafa Kamal's anti-Congress diatribe.Reacting to Farooq Abdullah's statement issued late Thursday evening in ... Read more...

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Congress hits back at NC over ‘grenade attacks’ remark


November 2nd, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 2 (IANS) A day after a National Conference (NC) member said "Delhi was sponsoring grenade attacks in Kashmir", the Congress in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday attacked NC president ... Read more...

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Modi’s absence, talk of PM candidate, cloud BJP meet (Roundup)


September 30th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Narendra Modi as a prime ministerial candidate? The issue saw differences crop up in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at its two-day national executive ... Read more...

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Modi absent as BJP national executive attacks government


September 30th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Controversy dogged the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) two-day national executive that began here Friday with its star leader Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as ... Read more...

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Lalu Prasad loyalist leaves RJD


July 22nd, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 22 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and chief spokesman Shakeel Ahmad Khan, considered a loyalist of party chief Lalu Prasad, Friday announced he was leaving the party.Khan, ... Read more...

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Hoax bomb threat at Chennai airport


June 10th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) A hoax call Friday of a bomb being planted at the Chennai International Airport building sent security agencies into a tizzy as they scoured the ... Read more...

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UPA destabilising party governments, say BJP chief ministers (Lead)


May 10th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday accused the "corrupt UPA (United Progressive Alliance) regime" of trying to deliberately defame and destabilise the party's governments ... Read more...

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Rebel leaders puzzled over withdrawal of Gaddafi’s troops from Misurata


April 24th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
New York, Apr 24 (ANI): The quick withdrawal of forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi from the western city of Misurata on Saturday has puzzled the rebel commanders, and there are no ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks suspect Manning to be moved to new prison


April 20th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) Bradley Manning, the US Army private suspected of passing on classified documents to whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, is likely to be moved to a different prison after ... Read more...

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Congress hails initiatives to reach amicable and peaceful settlement on Ayodhya issue


October 5th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.5 (ANI): The Congress party on Tuesday welcomed all efforts being made by the concerned parties to reach an amicable and peaceful settlement of the Ayodhya issue.The Congress, ... Read more...

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Goods train rams into passenger train in Madhya Pradesh (Second Lead)


September 20th, 2010 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 20 (IANS) A goods train smashed into a stationary passenger train near Guna in Madhya Pradesh early Monday, railway officials said, giving out death tolls that varied from four to ... Read more...

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We have no knowledge of spot-fixing in IPL: Cricket Australia


September 13th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 13 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) Monday said they have no knowledge about the alleged involvement of two Australian cricketers in spot-fixing in the second edition of the Indian Premier League ... Read more...

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Australian cricketers not under IPL 2 corruption investigation: CA


September 13th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 13(ANI): Cricket Australia (CA) has disputed reports that two Australian players were under investigation for corruption in last year's Indian Premier League (IPL).According to reports, the International Cricket Council ... Read more...

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BJP holds emergency meet on AFSPA, as CCS will discuss J-K situation on Monday


September 12th, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep. 12 (ANI): Top leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) held an emergency meet at senior BJP leader L.K. Advani's residence here to discuss the proposed relaxation ... Read more...

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BJP opposes any dilution of the authority of security forces in Kashmir


September 12th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.12 (ANI): Condemning the violence in Jammu and Kashmir, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday opposed any dilution of the authority of the armed forces in the Valley.BJP today ... Read more...

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Home-grown militants, not India, biggest threat: ISI


August 17th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Pakistan's intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), has said "home-grown" Islamist militants have overtaken the Indian Army as the greatest threat to national security. A recent internal assessment of ... Read more...

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Afghanistan to ban private security firms


August 17th, 2010 - 4:18 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 17 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai plans to disband all foreign and domestic private security companies by next year, his chief spokesman said Monday. "The government of Afghanistan has decided that ... Read more...

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PM’s Kashmir speech too late, too little, say Kashmiris


August 10th, 2010 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 10 (IANS) Separatist leaders dismissed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's speech on the Kashmir crisis Tuesday as "echoing the same old policy", while the common man wondered whether the balm ... Read more...

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Passenger train services in northeast still disrupted


July 17th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam), July 17 (IANS) Passenger train services between the northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram and southern Assam and the rest of India are yet to be restored even after ... Read more...

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Congress not giving us any space: NCP


July 10th, 2010 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) In an indication of tension in their ties, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Friday accused the Congress party of not giving it any space and also said ... Read more...

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KGB once attempted to recruit NYPD spokesperson


July 7th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 7 (ANI): The chief spokesman of the New York Police Department (NYPD), Paul Browne, has revealed that he was recruited by the Russian spy outfit KGB in 1973 when ... Read more...

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Afghanistan dismisses reports of Karzai’s secret Taliban meeting


June 28th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, June 28 (ANI): Afghanistan has dismissed media reports that President Hamid Karzai had secretly met a senior leader of Taliban outfit fighting Afghan and NATO troops."There has not been any ... Read more...

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Secret Service Stopped The Salahis Near White House


May 21st, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Washington, May 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Gatecrashers, they never stop trying and after the last Wednesday incident, White House might need to maintain a high level of privacy about the dinner ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban deny link to New York bomb plot


May 6th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 6 (DPA) Pakistani Taliban Thursday denied any link to the botched attempt to explode a car bomb in New York's landmark Times Square. Faisal Shahzad, a naturalised US citizen of ... Read more...

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Times Square attempt was aimed to cause mass casualties


May 3rd, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 3 (IANS) US officials were sceptical about the Pakistan Taliban's claims of involvement in the Times Square failed car bombing as a noted think tank said the aborted ... Read more...

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Pakistan Taliban deny New York car bomb claim (Lead)


May 3rd, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 3 (DPA) Pakistani Taliban Monday said they were not aware of a video attributed to them claiming responsibility for the failed car bomb in New York late Saturday. The US-based ... Read more...

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New York police said Times Square car bomb ’similar’ to one used in Glasgow raid


May 3rd, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 3 (ANI): New York investigators are reviewing similarities between the failed bomb attack in Times Square this weekend and the 2007 attempted suicide bombing on Glasgow airport.According to The ... Read more...

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Tennessee Department Of Transportation Carries Rescue Operations In Swift Water Boats


May 2nd, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Tennessee, May 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Tennessee Department of Transportation witnessed a massive thunderstorm upsetting the whole setup of the town which also witnessed 5 killings. Following the rain levels ... Read more...

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