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SP questions Rahul’s leadership, Congress condemns remark (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Ridiculing the talk of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi being projected as prime ministerial candidate, the Samajwadi Party Wednesday doubted his ability to lead ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi has stayed mum, how can he lead nation, says Samajwadi Party


September 12th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Ridiculing talk of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi being projected as prime ministerial candidate, the Samajwadi Party Wednesday expressed doubts over the 42-year-old Gandhi scion's ... Read more...

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Chandy assures transparency in all projects


September 12th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said all the investment proposals emerging at the global investors meet being held here would be cleared in a transparent ... Read more...

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Rahul can be PM if he brings black money back: Ramdev


July 18th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 18 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi could become prime minister if he brought black money stashed abroad in billions of rupees, yoga guru Baba Ramdev said ... Read more...

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Former US Republican candidate Santorum endorses Romney


May 8th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Former US Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has formally endorsed his one-time bitter rival Mitt Romney, the party's presumptive nominee.Santorum's campaign website announced the endorsement ... Read more...

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Adarsh society case: Interim probe report submitted


April 13th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) The interim report of a two-member commission probing the Adarsh Housing Society scam in Mumbai was submitted to the Maharashtra government Friday, official sources said.The report ... Read more...

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Adarsh Society probe interim report likely Friday


April 12th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) The interim report of the two-member commission probing the Adarsh Society scam, related to the housing society originally meant for war heroes and Kargil widows, is ... Read more...

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Government indecision effecting economy: BJP


February 29th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Hitting out at the government for the country's economic problems, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday said it would raise the issue of the ... Read more...

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Grow more grains, Pawar tells states


February 8th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Urging states to produce more grains to meet the growing food demand, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Wednesday stressed the streamlining of the procurement and distribution ... Read more...

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Clinton talks military cooperation with Bulgarian PM


February 6th, 2012 - 7:39 am ICT by IANS
Sofia, Feb 6 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Sunday paid a short visit to Bulgaria and discussed energy issues and military cooperation with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, ... Read more...

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‘Childhood poverty remains a reality in India’


January 11th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Despite India developing as a major economy, the country's children have a bleak future due to malnutrition leading to stunted growth, high school dropout rates ... Read more...

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Team Anna firm on bringing PM, CBI under Lokpal (Lead)


December 14th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Team Anna Wednesday stuck to its demand for bringing the prime minister and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) under the anti-corruption Lokpal and indicated ... Read more...

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Chavan meets PM on Ambedkar memorial, farmers


December 9th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Friday called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and discussed two critical issues confronting Maharashtra -- remuneration for farmers and the allotment ... Read more...

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Australian manufacturing activity flat in November


December 1st, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 1 (IANS) Manufacturing activity in Australia remained flat in November, a monthly survey of manufacturers in the country showed Thursday.The Australian Industry Group/PriceWaterhouseCoopers Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index ... Read more...

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Menon cautions against non-state actors


October 22nd, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) In a veiled reference to extremist networks in Pakistan and Afghanistan, India Saturday said "non-state actors" are now performing state functions and underlined that New ... Read more...

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Hazare writes open letter to parliamentarians


August 2nd, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare Tuesday wrote an open letter to parliamentarians appealing to them not to pass the "anti-poor" Lokpal bill.In the letter, he said ... Read more...

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NGOs release report on forced eviction in Delhi


July 5th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) A coalition of civil society organisations Tuesday released a report highlighting the "grave violation of human rights" resulting from forced eviction of people in a ... Read more...

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Sikkim studies programme to be launched at Jamia


April 21st, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A unique Sikkim Studies Programme would be launched in Jamia Millia Islamia Monday by Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, an official said Thursday.The programme would ... Read more...

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Illegal mining will trigger crisis in Goa: NGO


March 21st, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 21 (IANS) Goa might have to face a "Japan-sized" calamity if rampant illegal mining in the state is not curbed, a spokesperson for the NGO Bharat Swabhiman Trust ... Read more...

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Pak Govt not taking ‘burning’ Balochistan problem seriously: Asma Jehangir


March 10th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Mar 10(ANI): Pakistan's Supreme Court Bar Association President Asma Jehangir has said the government has never been serious about resolving the problems of Balochistan.Addressing a seminar titled "On Critical Issues of ... Read more...

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Pak, India must set up counterterrorism centres for bilateral cooperation: Seminar


March 10th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar 10(ANI): India and Pakistan should establish Counter Terrorism Centres (CTCs) in their capitals as a way to institutionalise bilateral cooperation against terrorism, a two-day strategic seminar organised under Aman Ki ... Read more...

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Delay in disbursing funds to poor countries disappointing: Ramesh


February 27th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Sunday termed the delay in disbursement of fast-start funding by developed countries to poor countries as the "biggest disappointment" and "betrayal of trust", ... Read more...

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Nawaz accuses Zardari of failing his efforts to achieve reconciliation in Pak


February 19th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 19 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief, Nawaz Sharif, has said that President Asif Ali Zardari has failed his efforts to achieve national reconciliation, mitigate poverty and other problems ... Read more...

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Obama’s budget ‘a good starting point for a discussion’ with Republicans: NYT editorial


February 16th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 16(ANI): United States President Barack Obama's new 3.7 trillion dollar budget is encouraging, but it is difficult to answer whether it stands a chance in a Congress in ... Read more...

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India to contribute Rs.15 crores for education development in Bhutan


February 7th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
Thimphu ( Bhutan ) Feb.7 (ANI): India on Monday announced that it would provide a grant of Rs.15 crore to Bhutan for education development.The announcement was made by visiting Indian External Affairs ... Read more...

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BJP to raise Tamil Nadu’s fishermen killing in parliament


January 31st, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 30 (IANS) The BJP Sunday slammed the DMK-led government in Tamil Nadu and the Congress-led UPA government at the centre for "inaction" on the issue of Indian fishermen being ... Read more...

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Risks growing in Nepal, warns top UN envoy


January 6th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 6 (IANS) With less than 10 days left before the UN ends its peace mission in Nepal, there is little progress on the critical issues of forming a ... Read more...

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Congress will hold brainstorming session: Sonia (Lead)


December 19th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday said the objective of the 83rd plenary held here was to "introspect" and added that a 'chintan shivir' or a brainstorming ... Read more...

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President Barack Obama Calls The Midterm Election Outcome ‘Shellacking’


November 4th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Washington, Nov 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) After the unexpected debacle of the democrats in the recently conducted US midterm elections, President Barack Obama appeared subdued and stressed on working with the ... Read more...

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India hopes Obama visit will be a milestone; AfPak on agenda


November 2nd, 2010 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) India Tuesday hoped that US President Barack Obama's visit will be "a milestone" and said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh looked forward to discussing critical issues, ... Read more...

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India must improve infrastructure to compete with China: Murthy


October 27th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Oct. 27 (ANI): India needs to improve its infrastructure significantly if it has to compete with China, said N. R. Narayana Murthy, non-executive Chairman of Infosys Technologies.Addressing an All India Management ... Read more...

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India is an anchor of stability: US


September 9th, 2010 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) The United States believes that India as "an anchor of stability" in a critical part of the world will have to play a leading role ... Read more...

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Save Tiger art work by Indian kids showcased in Indonesia


August 24th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 24 (IANS) Twenty paintings by students of Global Art India aged between 5-15 years on the theme 'Save Tiger 1411' were displayed at the Second Ministerial Conference held at Bali ... Read more...

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Mel Gibson and ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva file restraining orders against the other


June 27th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jun 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There are reports that Mel Gibson’s ex-girlfriend Oksana has filed a restraining order against him, because he had physically assaulted her and also got violent ... Read more...

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Hindus urge Croatia to end maltreatment of its Roma people


June 19th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), June 19 (ANI): Hindus have urged Croatia to end the maltreatment of its Roma population who reportedly live in apartheid like conditions.Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada ... Read more...

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