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Raj Thackeray backs FDI in retail, demands jobs only for locals


September 18th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Expressing full support to FDI in retail, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray Tuesday demanded that local people must be given employment by MNCs opening shop ... Read more...

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Shinde to consult states on contentious issues like NCTC


September 10th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhil, Sep 10 (IANS) Conscious of the contentious nature of Telangana statehood issue and plans for the national anti-terror hub, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Monday steered clear of ... Read more...

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BJP doing drama to hide facts, says minister


August 28th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The government Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of enacting a "drama" over coal blocks allocation to prevent a debate in parliament as ... Read more...

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Power heads of five states face watchdog action


July 31st, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) As half of India faced a major power outage Tuesday, India's power watchdog has summoned top officials of five errant states to appear before it ... Read more...

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Akbarabadi Mosque: LG urges people to exercise restraint


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Delhi Lieutenant Governor (LG) Tejinder Khanna Monday appealed to people to exercise restraint and respect the Delhi High court order on the purported excavated mosque ... Read more...

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Trinamool, SP, BSP leaders attend Sonia’s lunch


July 18th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) In a UPA show of strength a day before the presidential poll, all its constituents, including the Trinamool Congress, marked their presence at a ... Read more...

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UPA renominates Ansari for vice president (Lead)


July 14th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Incumbent Hamid Ansari will be the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate in the vice presidential election, Congress president Sonia Gandhi announced here Saturday.Making the ... Read more...

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Pranab seeks Trinamool support


June 28th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Thursday again appealed to the Trinamool Congress to support his candidature for the country's top post.Mukherjee, ... Read more...

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Nobody has right to give fatwa on secularism: BJP


June 20th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) With Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launching a disguised attack on his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday said ... Read more...

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Jethmalani may join presidential race


June 16th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Former law minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's Rajya Sabha member Ram Jethmalani Saturday opposed union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for the July 19 ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee deserved it, say family members (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Expressing happiness over Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee being nominated the United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) presidential candidate, his family members Friday said he is the ... Read more...

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UPA and its constituents


June 15th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
A look at the seat-holding of United Progressive Alliance partners and those propping it from outside in the two houses of parliament.In the Lok Sabha:UPA partners --Congress - 207Trinamool Congress ... Read more...

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My father most suitable candidate for president’s post: Abhijit Mukherjee


June 15th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Soon after the announcement of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as the United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) presidential candidate, his son Abhijit Mukherjee expressed happiness and ... Read more...

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BJP, AIADMK to coordinate on presidential poll: Advani (Second Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 14 (IANS) Senior BJP leader L.K. Advani and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday decided to "coordinate efforts" on the issue of the July 19 presidential ... Read more...

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Advani, Jayalalithaa to ‘coordinate’ on presidential polls (Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 14 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran L.K. Advani Thursday said his party will "coordinate efforts" with the AIADMK over the July 19 presidential polls.Speaking to reporters ... Read more...

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Advani, Jayalalithaa to ‘coordinate’ on presidential polls


June 14th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 14 (IANS) BJP senior leader L.K. Advani and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday decided to "coordinate efforts" on the issue of the presidential elections.Addressing reporters after ... Read more...

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No differences in UPA on presidential choice: Congress


June 12th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday denied any differences among the United progressive Alliance partners over a candidate for the presidential poll, but did not ... Read more...

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Akali Dal to go with NDA on presidential poll


June 12th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 12 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will go with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance in the forthcoming presidential elections, party patron and ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi threatens to pull out of UPA (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Wednesday threatened to pull out of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government if it does not roll back the hike in petrol ... Read more...

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Jaitley slams government for ‘attack on federalism’


April 16th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 16 (IANS) Slamming the Congress-led central government for encroaching on the rights of the states, BJP leader Arun Jaitley Monday said Congress chief ministers should also protest the ... Read more...

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Egypt MP quits for lying about cosmetic surgery


March 7th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 7 (IANS) An Egyptian MP has resigned after it was discovered he had lied about being attacked and robbed on a highway but that he had actually gone ... Read more...

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U.S. Congresswoman Giffords to resign and focus on recovery


January 23rd, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by BNO News
TUCSON, ARIZONA (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona on Sunday announced she will resign from U.S. Congress to focus on her recovery, more than a year after being shot ... Read more...

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All-party meeting likely to resolve parliament impasse


November 28th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The government is likely to call an all-party meeting Tuesday in the wake of impasse in parliament over its decision to allow Foreign Direct Investment ... Read more...

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Concerned Congress wants common man’s burden reduced


September 16th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The Congress Friday said it was concerned over the rise in price of petrol and called upon the party-led United Progressive Alliance government to find ... Read more...

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Left Front constituents demand new leadership (Lead)


June 7th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) The constituents of West Bengal's Left Front Monday said that they expected a new leadership to emerge in the coming days in order to regain its ... Read more...

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NDA ready to support bill for Telangana state: Sushma Swaraj


May 31st, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 31 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj Tuesday urged the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to bring a bill for formation of separate ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian Congress to contest seats lost in 2008 poll


May 30th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 30 (IANS) The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), upbeat at its improved prospects, has said it will seek to re-contest all the seats it lost in the ... Read more...

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DMK’s Baalu to attend UPA second anniversary


May 22nd, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, May 22 (IANS) DMK ministers will skip the United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) second anniversary dinner to be hosted at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence Sunday evening, but ... Read more...

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Diclofenac ban to slow down vulture decline: Study


May 12th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The ban on veterinary drug diclofenac, which was administered to cattle in India, is expected to slow down the decline in the number of vultures ... Read more...

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Joshi re-appointed PAC chief for one year


May 1st, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, who had courted controversy for his draft report on the 2G spectrum issue, was Sunday re-appointed as chairperson ... Read more...

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US Senator Ensign to resign in May over extramarital affair probe


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): US Senator John Ensign of Nevada, who is facing an ethics investigation over his affair with the wife of a top aid, has denied of 'violating any law', ... Read more...

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Indonesian politician resigns after caught watching porn in parliament


April 12th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Jakarta, Apr 12 (ANI): An Indonesian politician has resigned after he was caught watching sexually explicit videos on his tablet computer in parliament.Arifinto, 55, a member of the Prosperous Justice Party, was ... Read more...

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Malaysian speaker bars sex video’s screening in parliament


April 5th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 5 (IANS) The speaker of Malaysia's Dewan Rakyat (parliament) Tuesday rejected suggestions that a sex video, allegedly showing opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, be screened in the house.Speaker ... Read more...

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Shot US Congresswoman Giffords now able to walk and speak


March 25th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Tucson, Mar 25(ANI): Two-and-a half months after suffering a gunshot wound to the head, US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is beginning to walk and talk, her husband Mark Kelly has said.Kelly shared details ... Read more...

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MPs allowed to ‘tweet’ during debates in Commons


March 25th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 25 (ANI): MPs are no longer barred from taking their iPads and Blackberrys into the Commons chamber to update their micro-blogging site 'Twitter' during debates.An official standards committee has said ... Read more...

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