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Obama gains advantage in three swing states


September 21st, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) A slew of new opinion polls shows President Barack Obama gaining advantage over Mitt Romney as his Republican challenger scrambles to put his campaign back on ... Read more...

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Obama leads Romney nationally: Poll


September 19th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Amid a political row caused by Mitt Romney's controversial remarks that 47 percent of Americans looked themselves as victims, a new poll showed President Barack Obama ... Read more...

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A dinner to remember in Pakistan (Islamabad diary)


September 8th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) The dinner reception hosted by Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Sharat Sabharwal Friday night could easily be termed as a high point in the thaw between ... Read more...

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IAS officers urge Andhra CM to act against minister


July 17th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 17 (IANS) Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers Tuesday urged Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy to take action against state minister T.G. Venkatesh for his remark ... Read more...

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After Pranab who, ponders Congress


June 15th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) With Pranab Mukherjee being named the UPA's candidate for president, avid speculation on who would replace him began almost immediately in the Congress Friday.Mukherjee's ... Read more...

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‘Dirty’ Asian shops? Former Washington mayor under fire


April 7th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 7 (IANS) A former Washington mayor's controversial remarks about Asian businesses running "dirty shops" in the US capital city have drawn fire from 35 local and national organisations, ... Read more...

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Government disowns remarks on gays


March 21st, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The government Wednesday sought to disassociate itself from the controversial remarks of Additional Soliciter General P.P. Malhotra that homosexuality was immoral.Attorney General G. Vahanvati told ... Read more...

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Kashmir mediapersons call off house boycott


February 29th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 29 (IANS) Mediapersons here Wednesday called off their boycott of the proceedings in the Jammu and Kashmir legislature over Speaker Mohammad Akbar Lone's controversial remarks made earlier this ... Read more...

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Media continues boycott of Jammu & Kashmir House proceedings


February 28th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 28 (IANS) Media persons Tuesday continued to boycott proceedings in the Jammu and Kashmir legislature in protest against assembly Speaker Mohammad Akbar Lone's controversial remarks made the previous ... Read more...

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Congress downplays Khurshid’s remarks


February 11th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) A day after the Election Commission censured Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid for announcing a sub quota for minorities ahead of Uttar ... Read more...

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Never said India hurling grenades in Kashmir: Mustafa Kamal (Interview)


November 2nd, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 2 (IANS) Ruling National Conference leader Mustafa Kamal Wednesday denied saying that the Indian government was "hurling grenades in Kashmir" and that the state's accession to India was ... Read more...

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Anna denies rift in his team


October 17th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Anna Hazare Monday denied reports of a rift in his team and said it "will stand united"."Nothing will affect our integrity -- neither the ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s ‘most powerful military man’ for stable border with India: Mullen


September 29th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Pakistan's "most powerful military man", army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, isn't "a big fan of the Haqqani network" and would prefer a stable, peaceful environment ... Read more...

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Zardari pulls up Sindh minister


August 24th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has told a provincial minister, who asked Interior Minister Rehman Malik not to make frequent visits to violence-hit Karachi, that he ... Read more...

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Congress distances from Digvijay’s remarks on RSS


July 18th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Congress Monday distanced itself from the remarks of party leader Digvijay Singh about Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) making "bomb factories" and advised against ... Read more...

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Peter Fonda weds Margaret ‘Parky’ DeVogelaere


June 21st, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Honolulu, Hawaii, June 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Peter Fonda has walked down the aisle for the third time. On Sunday, Fonda married his fiancée during a ceremony in Hawaii. The actor has been ... Read more...

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Palestine: Fatah, Hamas reach agreement on reconciliation


April 28th, 2011 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 28 (IANS) Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas Wednesday signed a preliminary agreement on reconciliation during talks in Cairo, a step which paves the way for the formation ... Read more...

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Feminists livid over Samoa PM’s ‘one female in cabinet more than enough’ remarks


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Apia, Mar 22 (ANI): Samoa's newly re-elected Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has outraged feminist groups in the country by claiming that the appointment of one female MP in his cabinet is ... Read more...

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Radiation is good for you, says Ann Coulter


March 19th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 19 (ANI): Right-wing blowhard Ann Coulter has become the latest celebrity to cause a stir with her controversial remarks on the disaster in Japan.During a segment on Bill ... Read more...

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Wikileaks suspect being mistreated in jail: State Department spokesman


March 12th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): US State Department spokesman PJ Crowley has said the Pentagon is being 'ridiculous and stupid' in subjecting American soldier Bradley Manning to mistreatment at Quantico in Virginia ... Read more...

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Kerala opposition to boycott joint photo session


March 1st, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 1 (IANS) The Congress-led opposition in Kerala has decided to boycott Thursday's final photo session of legislators and other valedictory functions of the assembly called by the speaker.Congress party chief ... Read more...

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Todd Palin, Husband Of Sarah Palin Mired In Sex Scandal


January 21st, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sarah Palin the former mayor of Alaska and a contender for Vice Presidency of USA is hogging headlines once again. However, this time it is not ... Read more...

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Badaun court orders registration of FIR against Azam Khan on Kashmir remarks


January 18th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI
Badaun (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 18 (ANI): A local court here on Tuesday directed the police to register an FIR against Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan on the charge of sedition for ... Read more...

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Sarah Palin’s Attempt To Pacify Her Critics Backfires With ‘Blood Libel’ Remark


January 13th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Washington, Jan 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Hogging the limelight for her fiery and more often controversial remarks is nothing new for former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. In a bid to refute ... Read more...

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Secret Service officer visits UFC fighter Volkmann over ‘fight to Obama’ comment


January 9th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Secret Service has reportedly visited Jacob Volkmann, a UFC fighter, after he said that he wanted to fight President Obama because he disagreed with his health care policy.According ... Read more...

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Judge James Pickles Passes Away At 85


December 23rd, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Judge James Pickles, who is known to be one of the most outspoken as well as controversial judge in the legal history of Britain has passed ... Read more...

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Azam Khan’s controversial remarks on Kashmir provokes harsh criticism


December 22nd, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by ANI
Badayun, Lucknow, Kanpur, Dec 22 (ANI): The controversial statement of Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan on whether Kashmir is a part of India has invited ire and harsh reaction from ... Read more...

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BJP, Shiv Sena slam Digvijay Singh over controversial remarks on Karkare


December 12th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ally Shiv Sena have criticized Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh over his controversial remarks on the slain Anti Terrorism ... Read more...

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Apex court refuses to expunge ‘rotten’ remark


December 10th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday refused to expunge the remarks that something was "rotten" with the Allahabad High Court while hearing a petition of the lower court.An apex ... Read more...

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Chandigarh court summons Rahul Gandhi, Arundhati Roy


October 29th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 29 (IANS) A court here Friday issued summons to Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi and author-activist Arundhati Roy on a complaint by a local human rights activist against ... Read more...

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Activist seeks action against Rahul Gandhi, Arundhati Roy


October 28th, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 28 (IANS) Human rights activist and lawyer Arvind Thakur Thursday said he filed a petition in a local court here seeking action against Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi and ... Read more...

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Sedition complaint filed against Arundhati Roy in Punjab


October 27th, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 27 (IANS) The All-India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF) has filed a complaint with Punjab police chief demanding registration of a sedition case against Booker Prize winner writer Arundhati Roy.The ... Read more...

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Ponting in sms ‘pow-wow’ with Warne after field placing tweets onslaught


October 15th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 15 (ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting has said that Shane Warne has not yet apologized for his Twitter rant after the spin bowling great publicly lashed out at Ponting for ... Read more...

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Christine O’Donnell’s Face Off With Chris Coons In Delaware Debate


October 14th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Washington, Oct 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Delaware Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell tried her best to defend the controversial comments that she is known to have made in the past in ... Read more...

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Goan, once endorsed by BJP leaders, accused of contract killing


October 5th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 5 (IANS) An alleged Goan drug dealer, who was onced backed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, has now been accused by police of orchestrating a contract killing from ... Read more...

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