consecutive terms

BJP amends constitution to extend Gadkari’s term (Lead)


May 24th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday passed an amendment to its constitution which will now enable party president Nitin Gadkari's term to be extended by ... Read more...

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Putin seeks improvement in Russian social policy


May 8th, 2012 - 6:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's new President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to adopt a number of social measures including significant reduction in mortgage loan rates, the Kremlin ... Read more...

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Putin sworn in as Russian president


May 7th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 7 (IANS) Vladimir Putin was sworn in Monday as Russia's president, starting his third term in the Kremlin following two consecutive terms from 2000 to 2008.The 59-year-old political ... Read more...

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BJD wins in Odisha


March 21st, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 21 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Wednesday won the Athagarh assembly by-election, defeating the Congress by over 47,000 votes.Former sports minister Ranendra Pratap Swain got ... Read more...

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Dikshit is okay with family-first political formula


February 24th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 24 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Friday did not rule out a family-first electoral ticket distribution formula for polls in the years to come in the national ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear Amit Shah’s plea with CBI petition (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday said it would hear former Gujarat minister Amit Shah's plea to be allowed to enter the state along with the CBI ... Read more...

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Amit Shah seeks Supreme Court nod to stay in Gujarat (Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Former Gujarat minister Amit Shah Tuesday sought the permission of the Supreme Court to "enter, stay and function" in the state, from where he has ... Read more...

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Amit Shah seeks Supreme Court approval to stay in Gujarat


January 24th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Former Gujarat minister Amit Shah Tuesday moved the Supreme Court, seeking permission to "enter, stay and function" in the state in which he has been ... Read more...

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Poland’s ruling party leads in polls


October 10th, 2011 - 5:54 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Oct 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poland's ruling center-right Civic Platform is leading in the parliamentary election with 39.6 percent of the votes, while its main rival, former premier Jaroslaw Kaczynski's ... Read more...

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Tibetan cabinet blend of old, new faces


September 16th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 16 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile, headed by new Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay, Friday announced a six-member cabinet, which is a blend of old and new faces. An official spokesperson ... Read more...

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Botsa Satyanarayana is new Andhra Congress chief (Lead)


June 7th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Transport Minister Botsa Satyanarayana is the new president of the Congress' Andhra Pradesh unit, the party announced Monday.It was immediately not clear ... Read more...

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Ruling party set for comfortable majority in Canadian polls


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 3 (IANS) Canada's ruling Conservative Party led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper seemed set to get a comfortable majority in the parliamentary elections Monday night. The majority mark ... Read more...

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Trinamool will create anarchy in Bengal: Somnath Chatterjee


April 24th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Campaigning for the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), expelled party leader and former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee said Sunday the "jumbled alliance" led ... Read more...

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Anybody supporting us is welcome to campaign: Karat (Lead)


April 21st, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Thursday scoffed at suggestions that the party was forced to allow sacked leader Somnath Chatterjee to ... Read more...

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Karat denies CPI-M asked Somnath to campaign


April 21st, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat Thursday denied that the party was forced to allow sacked leader Somnath Chatterjee to campaign in West Bengal's assembly elections."Please ... Read more...

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Azad reconstitutes Central Supervisory Board under PNDT Act


April 9th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 9(ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has reconstituted the Central Supervisory Board (CSB) under Section 7 of the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994 ... Read more...

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A 10th election, a 10th constituency - meet Kerala’s rolling stone


April 6th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 6 (IANS) Seeking greener pastures is nothing new for Kerala's veteran politician M.V. Raghavan. In nine assembly elections, he has fought from nine different constituencies and he is ... Read more...

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Vajpayee turns 87, BJP demands Bharat Ratna for him (Second Lead)


December 25th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lucknow, Dec 25 (IANS) Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee turned 87 Saturday and top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders greeted him on the occasion and demanded that the Bharat ... Read more...

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BJP celebrates Vajpayee’s birthday in Lucknow


December 25th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 25 (IANS) The 87th birthday of former prime minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) patriarch Atal Bihari Vajpayee was Saturday celebrated by party leaders and activists here.Mass feasts, recitation ... Read more...

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She battles for women’s property rights in tribal Kinnaur


December 22nd, 2010 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Rekong Peo (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 22 (IANS) Over a decade after she spearheaded a campaign on the issue, 57-year-old social activist Rattan Manjari is back to leading a movement in ... Read more...

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Kumar, Modi to be sworn-in as Bihar CM, Deputy CM on Friday


November 25th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Nov.25 (ANI): Nitish Kumar and Sushil Kumar Modi will begin their second consecutive terms as chief minister and deputy chief minister of Bihar on Friday after being unanimously elected leaders ... Read more...

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Rousseff first woman to win Brazil’s presidential election (Lead, changing dateline)


November 2nd, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) Economist Dilma Rousseff of the ruling Workers' Party (PT), Sunday became the first woman to win the Brazilian presidential election, garnering 55.92 percent of the total votes, with ... Read more...

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Malaysian-Indian Congress President Samy Vellu’s 30-yr reign to end in January


October 1st, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 1(ANI): After more than 30 years and 11 consecutive terms at the helm of the The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), S. Samy Vellu has declared that he would ... Read more...

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Putin may become Russian president again in 2012


September 7th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Sochi (Russia), Sept.7 (ANI): Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has revealed that he may want to stand for his old job as president in 2012.According to a report in The Independent, Putin ... Read more...

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AITA to follow government guidelines on age and tenure


August 13th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) Friday declared that it will adhere to the government guidelines regarding the tenure and age of the office bearers. The AITA executive ... Read more...

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Court orders fresh poll in Orissa assembly constituency


June 23rd, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 23 (IANS) The Orissa High Court Wednesday ordered a fresh poll in the state's Athgarh assembly constituency, a lawyer said. Justice R.N Biswal passed the order at Cuttack, some 26 km ... Read more...

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Fourteen countries elected to serve on the UN Human Rights Council


May 14th, 2010 - 4:49 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – President of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, Ali Treki, on Thursday announced the fourteen elected countries that will serve on the UN Human Rights Council.Angola, Libya, ... Read more...

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‘BJP will strive to retain power in Madhya Pradesh’


May 9th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 9 (IANS) Newly elected Madhya Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Prabhat Jha Sunday said the party would strive to retain power in the state for the third time ... Read more...

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Gill limits tenure of NSFs and IOC


May 2nd, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Sports Minister M S Gill has reportedly taken on Indian Olympic Association (IOC) Chief Suresh Kalmadi and decided to limit the term of office bearers of the ... Read more...

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Farouk Shami Promises Jobs, Free Electricity And More As Governor


February 9th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Texas, Feb 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Farouk Shami, the Democratic businessman, has showed some ray of hope in these current times of crisis. Running for the post of the Governor, he ... Read more...

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Gill, Kalmadi present a united front


February 2nd, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Sports Minister M.S. Gill and Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CGOC) chairman Suresh Kalmadi Tuesday insisted that there are no differences between them and both are striving their ... Read more...

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Shooting association elections in legal tangle


February 2nd, 2010 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday issued notice to a National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) member on whose petition a lower court had annulled the election of ... Read more...

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BJP leaders, PM greet Vajpayee on birthday (Roundup)


December 25th, 2009 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lucknow, Dec 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday observed the 85th birthday Friday of party stalwart and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee by organising feasts for the ... Read more...

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Lucknow sees prayers, feasts for poor on Vajpayee’s birthday


December 25th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 25 (IANS) This Uttar Pradesh capital, once regarded as the political bastion of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Friday saw members of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrating ... Read more...

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Senior BJP leader in Orissa quits protesting RSS ‘interference’


December 22nd, 2009 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 22 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in Orissa and former Member of Parliament M.A. Kharavela Swain Tuesday resigned from the party protesting alleged interference by the Rashtriya ... Read more...

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