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Berlusconi spent $25 million on his bunga bunga parties


May 27th, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
London, May 27 (IANS) Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi had 16 million pounds (about $25 million) in cash delivered to his luxury villa to pay girls at his bunga ... Read more...

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Trinamool filling key educational posts with cronies: Left


September 16th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left Front Friday accused the Trinamool Congress-led state government of filling key posts in educational institutions with people close to the party."The way ... Read more...

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Sangakkara slams Sri Lankan cricket administration


July 5th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) SrI Lanka's senior batsman Kumar Sangakkara has lashed out at the cricket administration back home, saying their "corrupt" practices have tarnished the image of the ... Read more...

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India must ensure Rajapaksa faces war crimes trial


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) India should take steps to ensure that Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa faces trial for war crimes, former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa said ... Read more...

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After Mumbai Indians, Modi questions IPL auction changes


January 28th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) After Mumbai Indians, suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi questioned the last-minute changes made to the January 8-9 players' auction in Bangalore."The changing of players ... Read more...

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Female politician ‘organized girls for Berlusconi’


January 19th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): A female politician, Nicole Minetti, has been accused of organizing girls for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.It has been claimed that women paid to have sex with Berlusconi ... Read more...

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Simon Cowell, David Beckham snubbed for knighthood


December 25th, 2010 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 25 (ANI): The three lions of UK entertainment and sport, Simon Cowell, Bruce Forsyth and David Beckham, have been snubbed for a knighthood - despite huge achievements this year.The ... Read more...

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`Putin may have offered Berlusconi profits from joint projects’


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 3 (IANS/AKI) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin may have offered Italy's billionaire premier Silvio Berlusconi a share of the profits from projects jointly developed by their respective country's biggest energy ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Berlusconi ‘took kickbacks from Putin on energy contracts’


December 3rd, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 3 (ANI): Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi has been accused of 'profiting handsomely' from his relationship with Russian premier Vladimir Putin, in the latest WikiLeaks scandal.According to the documents, Berlusconi accepted ... Read more...

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Musharraf cronies, PPP backing Asma to beat Pak CJ loyalists in SCBA polls


October 27th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Oct 27 (ANI): With the crucial Supreme Court Bar Association polls taking place today, old cronies of former president Pervez Musharraf are pinning strong hopes on candidate Asma Jahangir to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Disgraced’ PCB has lost confidence of ICC, Test nations: Former ICC President


October 14th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 14 (ANI): Following a 'clean up your act' warning issued by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), former ICC President Ehsan Mani has stated that ... Read more...

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Gilani joins government-apex court confrontation


September 7th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Tuesday joined the ongoing confrontation between the government and the Supreme Court over the issue of extension in service ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Italian mafia clans contact jailed mobsters via TV show


August 23rd, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Criminals have been using a popular football show aired on an Italian television to exchange coded mobile text messages with their jailed cronies, a media report said here ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bangladesh prepares for Opposition showdown Sunday


June 25th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 25 (IANS) Deals signed with India by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina are high on the agenda of the day-long nationwide protests that main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) ... Read more...

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Andhra techie’s murderers held in US


June 20th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 20 (IANS) Five men have arrested for allegedly robbing and killing an Indian techie from Andhra Pradesh in the US, the Telugu Association of North America (TANA) said. A native of ... Read more...

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Ex-Kyrgyztan president’s son seeks asylum in UK after 200 m pound swindle


June 15th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): The son of a former president of Kyrgyzstan, who has been accused of financial embezzlement to the tune of over 200 million pounds, has sought asylum in Britain.Runaway ... Read more...

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Musharraf harbouring dreams of becoming Pak President again


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May.2 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf still harbours dreams of becoming Pakistan's President once again.Chatting with an Arab magazine reporter while sipping tea with his cronies at ... Read more...

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Now, Musharraf accused of selling properties ‘gifted’ by Indonesian Prez for ‘peanuts’


April 28th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.28 (ANI): A report prepared by the Pakistan Foreign Affairs Ministry has charged former President General Pervez Musharraf and his cronies of selling government owned non-movable properties in Jakarta at ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Musharraf must be brought back and tried in Benazir assassination case: Pak editorial


April 20th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.20 (ANI): Now, that the United Nations (UN) inquiry report over former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination is out and it clearly lays the blame on the then military ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

No respite in site for Baloch people as military, intelligence still rules in Pak


January 30th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.30 (ANI): Even as the 'democratic' Pakistan government is trying hard to pacify the Baloch people through a special reconciliation package, it is highly unlikely that the government will succeed ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Salman is the unofficial art director of Veer


January 7th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Subhash K JhaSalman Khan is not supposed to be a particularly hands-on technician on the sets of his movies. Most of the times you'd find him giving his shot and ... Read more...

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Bofors: the stain that won’t go away (Comment)


October 3rd, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli Twenty-two years after a Swedish radio station first suggested that the Bofors howitzer gun deal involved the payment of "kroners to cronies" in the Rajiv Gandhi government and the ... Read more...

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Musharraf conveyed fabricated stories to Pakistanis about Kargil: Lt.Gen. Tariq


September 1st, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Sep 1 (ANI): Pakistan troops and people were conveyed only fabricated stories about the Kargil War by then Army Chief General Pervez Musharraf, according to a senior Pakistani commander having ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Michelle Malkin Lashes Out At The Obama Government In Her Book


July 28th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by GD
Not all is as rosy as it seems in the Obama government, claims author Michelle Malkin in her new book. The New York Times bestselling author is out with her new literary ... Read more...

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized |

Now, Sarfaraz bays for PCB boss Butt and his cronies’ blood


July 1st, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 1 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairperson Ijaz Butt is under attack from all spheres.After the sports minister Pir Aftab Jilani held the PCB's top brass responsible for losing ... Read more...

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Protesters hurl egg at UK Fascist leader


June 10th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): British National Party leader Nick Griffin was left shell shocked after he was splattered with eggs outside Parliament for reveling in his racist party's Euro poll win ... Read more...

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A Hindutva champion, a murder accused, a rebel… Varanasi has it all


March 24th, 2009 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
By Rajat Rai Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), March 24 (IANS) With a known Hindu hardliner, a murder accused as well as an influential party rebel in the fray, the electoral battle in this ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

24-hour VIP guard for Muslim fanatic evokes outrage in the UK


March 16th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.16 (ANI): A move by police in Luton, Leicestershire, to provide a 24-hour VIP guard to a Muslim fanatic who branded British soldiers criminals, has evoked outrage among locals and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama accused of cronyism for picking fundraiser as his British envoy


February 22nd, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): The selection of Louis Susman, a lawyer and banker from President Barack Obamas hometown of Chicago, in place of an experienced diplomat has raised new questions about ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Padikkathavan’ - a run-of-the-mill love story (Tamil film review)


January 16th, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Padikkathavan"; Cast: Dhanush, Tamannah, Suman, Sayaji Shine, Atul Kulkarni, Pratap Pothen and Vivek; Direction: Suraj; Music Director: Mani Sharm; Cinematographer: A. Venkatesh; Rating: *The title "Padikkathavan" (illiterate) sort of fits the ... Read more...

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New POK PM will only increase anti-India rhetoric, pushing back Kashmir issue


January 8th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Muzaffarabad, Jan 8 (ANI): The way the new Pakistan Occupied Kashmir Prime Minister Muhammad Yaqub was forced by the PPP-led Government to dislodge his predecessor Sardar Attique Ahmed, has made it ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Robert Burns dubbed racist, misogynist drunk by leading historian


January 5th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 5 (ANI): Late Scottish poet Robert Burns has been dubbed a racist, misogynist drunk by a leading historian, who says that the Bard is not a fitting figure for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sophie Monk may bare all for Playboy


September 7th, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 7 (ANI): Aussie pop singer Sophie Monk is rumoured to have once again come under the notice of Hugh Hefner and his Playboy cronies.Monk had first caught their eye ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Zimbabwe central bank knocks 10 zeroes off currency


July 30th, 2008 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Harare, July 30(DPA) Zimbabwe's Reserve Bank governor Gideon Gono announced Wednesday the bank would knock 10 zeroes off the country's battered currency Aug 1 in a bid to prop up the nearly ... Read more...

Posted in World |

5 million pounds worth of UN aid siphoned off by Burmese military junta


July 30th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): The United Nations has admitted that five million pounds of aid intended for Burmese cyclone survivors has been skimmed off by banks run by the country''s military ... Read more...

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