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Sensex crosses 18,000 points on positive European cues (Roundup)


September 12th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets crossed the 18,000-mark Wednesday on positive European cues. Metal, auto and capital goods stocks were the best performers.The ... Read more...

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Merkel’s election law reform declared unconstitutional


July 26th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 26 (IANS) Germany's top court has ruled changes in the current election law, introduced last year by Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition, as unconstitutional.The Wednesday's ruling has left politicians ... Read more...

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Russian rights activists refuse to comply with NGO law


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's two largest rights organisations will not comply with the law that classes them as "foreign agents", the NGO's heads said hours after President Vladimir ... Read more...

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Egyptian parliament meets despite court ruling


July 11th, 2012 - 4:19 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The lower house of the Egyptian parliament reconvened Tuesday despite the Constitutional Court's decision to dissolve it.The lawmakers met after newly elected President Mohamed ... Read more...

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Kuwait emir accepts premier’s resignation


July 1st, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kuwait, July 1 (IANS/WAM) Kuwait's emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.Sheikh Sabah has received the prime minister's resignation, ... Read more...

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Egypt court clears Mubarak aides for election


June 15th, 2012 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's Constitutional Court has rejected the "political isolation law" that barred former president Hosni Mubarak's associates from politics.According to Nile TV, the law barred officials ... Read more...

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Egypt Supreme Court calls for parliament’s dissolution


June 14th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 14 (IANS) The Egyptian Supreme Court Thursday caused outrage after calling for the dissolution of the parliament's lower house in the country.It ruled that last year's parliamentary election ... Read more...

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MCOCA against Abu Salem dropped (Lead)


May 11th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) In a major breather for underworld don Abu Salem, the Delhi High Court Friday dropped charges under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act ... Read more...

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Ricky Martin poses for photos for first time with his kids


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 22 (IANS/EFE) Ricky Martin posed for the first time with his twins, Matteo and Valentino, and partner Carlos for an interview he gave to the Spanish edition of ... Read more...

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Apex court wants details of Abu Salem case proceedings


March 19th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file an affidavit stating details of proceedings before Portugal's constitutional court where the ... Read more...

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Court reserves order on dropping charges against Salem (Lead)


February 9th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday reserved its order on a Delhi Police plea seeking withdrawal of charges under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime ... Read more...

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India to approach Portuguese court on Salem extradition (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Delhi Police Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that India will approach the Portuguese constitutional court to challenge the Portugal Supreme Court's cancellation of ... Read more...

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Portuguese Supreme Court cancels Salem’s extradition, CBI unfazed (Second Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday said Portugal's Supreme Court had cancelled the extradition of underworld don Abu Salem, but added that his trial ... Read more...

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Portugal Supreme Court cancels Salem’s extradition, CBI unfazed (Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday said Portugal's Supreme Court had cancelled the extradition of underworld don Abu Salem, but added that his trial ... Read more...

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Salem’s trial to continue, to move Portugal constitutional court: CBI


January 17th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday said underworld don Abu Salem's trial in India will continue even after Portugal's Supreme Court scrapped his deportation, ... Read more...

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Supreme Court releases jailed Kerala CPI-M leader


November 15th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the release on bail of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader M.V. Jayarajan who was jailed for six months by ... Read more...

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Berlusconi skips tax fraud hearing


September 27th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Milan, Sep 26 (IANS/AKI) Silvio Berlusconi's tax fraud trial involving his media empire was adjourned Monday till Oct 5 after the Italian prime minister and several defence witnesses skipped the ... Read more...

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Russian court raps officials’ sack for speaking out


June 30th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian court Thursday ruled in favour of two former state officials who filed complaints after they were sacked for criticising the institutions they worked ... Read more...

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Berlusconi claims he no longer has a cellphone


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, March 1 (IANS/AKI) Italy's scandal-mired premier Silvio Berlusconi, who currently faces four trials, has told supporters that he gave up his mobile phone to evade police surveillance. "Be aware that your ... Read more...

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Berlusconi calls for judicial reform, new immunity law


February 19th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 19 (IANS) Italy's beleaguered Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, facing trial for having sex with a teenaged prostitute, has called for an overhaul in the judicial system and said political leaders ... Read more...

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Berlusconi to face trial on charges of sex with 17-year-old girl


February 15th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 15 (ANI): Scandal-hit Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, is set to face trial on charges of sex with a 17-year-old girl.A court has ordered that the hearings will be heard ... Read more...

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Italian court waters down Berlusconi immunity law


January 14th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, Jan.14 (ANI): An Italian constitutional court has opened the way for Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to be put back on trial, throwing out crucial parts of the law that represented his ... Read more...

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Italy’s apex court overturns law on Berlusconi immunity


January 14th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Jan 14 (IANS/AKI) In a setback for Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's apex court has struck down a key pillar of a law that gives the Italian prime minister temporary immunity from prosecution ... Read more...

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SA Judge in Brit-Indian honeymooner’s trial dodged by controversy


January 2nd, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, Jan 2 (ANI): The family members of Shrien Dewani, the Brit-Indian millionaire accused of conspiring to have his wife killed during their honeymoon in Cape Town, have expressed fears that ... Read more...

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Lahore HC moved for fresh trial of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto


December 5th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 5(ANI): A petition has been moved before the Lahore High Court seeking a fresh trial of former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.The petitioners' counsel submitted that Bhutto's trial and conviction ... Read more...

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Berlusconi, son face tax-evasion probe


October 16th, 2010 - 7:56 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 16 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's lawyer has dismissed reports that the premier and his son Piersilvio are targets of a fresh tax-evasion probe related to the family-controlled media ... Read more...

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Kosovo President Sejdiu resigns after violating constitution


September 28th, 2010 - 3:26 am ICT by BNO News
PRISTINA, KOSOVO (BNO NEWS) – Kosovo President Fatmir Sejdiu on Monday resigned after the Constitutional Court announced that he violated Kosovo's constitution.Sejdiu breached the Kosovo's constitution by holding office and the leadership ... Read more...

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Delhi Police officer to head probe team in Ishrat Jahan case (Lead)


September 24th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Friday constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by a senior Delhi Police officer, to probe the killing of college student Ishrat Jahan ... Read more...

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US-Colombia base deal unconstitutional


August 18th, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 18 (DPA) Colombia's Constitutional Court ruled that an agreement granting the US military access to the seven military bases was unconstitutional because it lacked parliamentary approval. The deal, struck last ... Read more...

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Homosexuals to get equal inheritance rights in Germany


August 18th, 2010 - 7:17 am ICT by IANS
Karlsruhe (Germany), Aug 18 (DPA) Homosexuals in civil partnerships can look forward to the same inheritance rights in Germany as heterosexual spouses, following a constitutional court decision published Tuesday. The court announced that ... Read more...

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Spain’s new abortion law comes into force


July 6th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 6 (IANS/EFE) Spain's controversial abortion law, which allows girls at 16 and above to terminate a pregnancy in the first 14 weeks without informing their parents, has come into force. ... Read more...

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UN Security Council urges Iraqis to form new government


June 4th, 2010 - 6:14 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 4 (DPA) The UN Security Council Thursday urged "all political entities" in Iraq to form a new government now that the country's constitutional court has certified results of the ... Read more...

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Spanish city bans full veils in public buildings


May 28th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lerida (Spain), May 28 (DPA) The Spanish city of Lerida Friday banned women from wearing veils that fully cover the face in its public buildings. Lerida, which has 135,000 inhabitants, is the first ... Read more...

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South Africa’s only lesbian soccer team play to fight prejudice


May 13th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, May 13 (ANI): South Africa's only lesbian soccer team, 'Chosen Few', plays to fight for their rights and eradicate prejudice.The team plays with skill and great zeal despite the waste-ground that ... Read more...

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Belgian government falls


April 26th, 2010 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 26 (DPA) Belgium's government fell Monday, three days after the prime minister offered his resignation in a row over language and political rights, the royal palace announced. The collapse comes amidst ... Read more...

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