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Trinamool submits letter withdrawing support from UPA


September 21st, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Rashtrapati Bhavan, in a formal communication, Thursday said Trinamool Congress leaders had met President Pranab Mukherjee and submitted a letter withdrawing support from the United ... Read more...

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Chinese, US defence chiefs hold talks


September 18th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie Tuesday held talks with visiting US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta who said the key to healthy Sino-US relations is "to ... Read more...

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VHP files case over JNU beef festival


September 13th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Thursday filed a police complaint demanding the arrest of those organising a Beef Festival here, saying the proposed event had ... Read more...

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Egyptian minister arrested for groping in London


September 12th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) An Egyptian sports minister tried to claim diplomatic immunity after being arrested for groping a tourist while in London with his country's paralympic delegation, the Daily ... Read more...

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Check government’s attack on CAG, BJP tells president


September 12th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) A delegation of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders met President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday and asked him to intervene and check the government's repeated attacks ... Read more...

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Missing Pakistanis: UN team to investigate


September 10th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) A UN delegation has arrived in Pakistan on a 10-day mission to study the measures taken by the government to prevent the so-called "forced disappearances" of ... Read more...

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Maharashtra official found dead in Lucknow hotel


September 7th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 7 (IANS) A 52-year-old Maharashtra government official was found dead Friday in his hotel room in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow, police said.The official, identified as Vijay Pamoji ... Read more...

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Over 60 journalists to accompany Krishna to Pakistan


September 6th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Over 60 Indian mediapersons will accompany External Affairs minister S.M. Krishna on his three-day visit to Pakistan Friday.The media delegation will include editors, foreign affairs' ... Read more...

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Fugitive Libyan ex-spy chief extradited from Mauritania


September 6th, 2012 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Nouakchott, Sep 6 (IANS/AKI) Mauritania has handed over to Tripoli slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's former spy chief after he was arrested for entering the country illegally.Abdullah al-Senussi, one of ... Read more...

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Mozambique seeks Indian investment to develop tea industry


September 4th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Mozambique has sought Indian expertise and investment to develop its tea industry.A delegation from the African country, led by Agriculture Minister Jose Pachecho, held a ... Read more...

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Toll in Kerala tanker explosion rises to 14


September 1st, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala) Sep 1 (IANS) The toll in the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanker explosion here went up to 14 Saturday.Authorities estimate the losses at Rs.5 crore in the explosion ... Read more...

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TDP demands assembly session to discuss people’s problems


August 31st, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Friday urged the governor to convene a special session of the state assembly to discuss the unprecedented power crisis ... Read more...

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Thailand gives Nagaland condom vending machine


August 29th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kohima, Aug 29 (IANS) The Thailand government has donated a condom vending machine to the Nagaland government to ensure that people can easily access condoms at controlled prices, Nagaland Health ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi airman finds cash missing in Lucknow


August 29th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 29 (IANS) A Bangladeshi flying officer has lodged a complaint that cash was stolen from his luggage in the Uttar Pradesh capital, police said Wednesday.Tanveer Hassan is part ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks India’s expertise in renewable energy


August 28th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Renewable energy development can be another area of cooperation between India and Pakistan. A visiting Pakistan delegation led by Zafar Mahmood, secretary in Pakistan's water ... Read more...

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UP to withdraw cases slapped against farmers


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will be withdrawing cases slapped on farmers during the Mayawati regime, announced Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday after meeting a delegation of ... Read more...

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Ajmer shrine finally receives Zardari’s $1 mn donation


August 18th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Ajmer, Aug 17 (IANS) Four months after visiting Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari announced $1 million donation for Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti's shrine here, the shrine authorities finally received ... Read more...

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Chinese swimming star Sun Yang aims higher


August 17th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) China's double Olympic gold medallist Sun Yang vowed Friday to work hard for greater success.The 20-year-old swimmer made a big splash in the 2012 London Olympics ... Read more...

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Northeast exodux: Meghalaya to send team to other states


August 16th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) Expressing concern over "students' exodus" from southern states fearing attacks, the Meghalaya government Thursday decided to send a delegation to these states to unearth the truth.Many ... Read more...

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English chess hit by race row over young Muslim players


August 15th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Vienna, Aug 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Three young Muslim brothers were recently abused by the English delegation to a tournament which was hosted in Austria. They had gone for a chess competition when ... Read more...

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Venezuelan lawmakers honour Olympic fencing champ


August 15th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) Fencer Ruben Limardo has been honoured by Venezuela's National Assembly for the gold medal he won at the London Olympic Games.The lawmakers began the congressional session ... Read more...

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Kerala to lease out land to private IT developers


August 13th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) A departure from developer of information technology (IT) infrastructure to lessor model and focus on spreading e-governance activities across the state are going to be the ... Read more...

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Sack Maharashtra home minister: BJP


August 13th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Aug 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday demanded the sacking of Maharashtra Home Minister R. R. Patil for his alleged failure to maintain law and order ... Read more...

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Clinton to attend late Ghanaian president’s funeral


August 10th, 2012 - 6:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will attend the funeral of late Ghanaian president John Evans Atta Mills who died July 24 following illness ... Read more...

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Kerala legislators to visit China


August 8th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 8 (IANS) Ten Kerala legislators will soon visit China, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Wednesday.Minister for Planning K.C. Joseph will lead the delegation, which includes three from the ... Read more...

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NHRC to hear scheduled castes’ complaints in Chennai


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will organise a three-day open hearing in Chennai to listen to complaints from members of the Scheduled Castes in ... Read more...

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Pakistani who polished shoes in India sacked (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) A Pakistani official who sought to create inter-faith harmony by serving devotees in Sikh temples in Pakistan and India has lost his job.Mohammad Khursheed Khan, a ... Read more...

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LOCOG apologises to India for opening ceremony incident


August 1st, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) The London Olympics organisers have apologised to the Indian contingent for the opening ceremony incident which saw a Bangalore-based woman parading with the country's athletes.The London ... Read more...

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Upgrade Mayawati’s security, BSP tells Akhilesh


July 30th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) After targetting him and his government for its failure to protect the statues of Dalit icons and party chief Mayawati, a delegation of BSP leaders ... Read more...

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Zardari wants Punjab broken up


July 29th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has promised to break up Punjab and create a new province of Janoobi (South) Punjab.The Associated Press of Pakistan quoted him as ... Read more...

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Olympics: Greece leads players’ parade in opening ceremony


July 28th, 2012 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Greece, the traditional hosts of the Olympics, led the 204 nations and their athletes into the Olympic Stadium in the opening ceremony here Friday.Taekwondo fighter Alexandros ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama arrives in Britain


July 27th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) US First Lady Michelle Obama who is leading America's delegation to the Olympics Friday arrived in Britain for the start of a two-day visit.Her packed ... Read more...

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BJP takes up Amarnath pilgrims’ deaths with Chidambaram


July 24th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court expressed shock over the deaths of more Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Putin warns against bypassing UNSC Syria veto


July 21st, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin opposes any action related to Syria not authorised by the UN Security Council, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday."In the Russian ... Read more...

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UP to develop districts adjoining Nepal border


July 20th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Friday assured a visiting Nepalese delegation that his government would develop infrastructure in bordering districts on a priority basis.The chief ... Read more...

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