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Not in minority, we have the numbers, asserts government (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government asserted Friday it was not in a minority following withdrawal of support by the Trinamool Congress and it will carry forward the economic ... Read more...

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Armed forces’ grievances need urgent attention (Comment)


August 12th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
The suicide of a soldier, V. Arun, from Kerala in Jammu and Kashmir was raised in parliament. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urged MPs not to have a discussion. "This is ... Read more...

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Putin calls for gradual transfer of power


July 31st, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that the transfer of power in Russia's political system must be gradual and continuity in the succession was important.Putin made ... Read more...

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Jagan’s mother hits out at Sonia Gandhi for arrest


May 27th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) Late Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy's widow Y.S. Vijayamma Sunday blamed Congress president Sonia Gandhi for the arrest of her son Y.S. Jaganmohan ... Read more...

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President race: Mamata hedges on Pranab, backs Meira (Second lead)


May 21st, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Ruling UPA's alliance partner, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Monday said she would "be happy" with Meira Kumar, Gopal Gandhi or A.P.J. Abdul Kalam ... Read more...

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President race: Mamata hedges on Pranab, backs Meira, Kalam (Lead)


May 21st, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Breaking her silence over the presidential race, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Monday said she would "be happy" with Meira Kumar, Gopal Gandhi or ... Read more...

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Mamata backs Meira, Kalam or Gopal Gandhi as president


May 21st, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said she would "be happy" with Meira Kumar, Gopal Gandhi or A.P.J. Abdul Kalam as president but ... Read more...

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Putin returns to Kremlin amid protests (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Vladimir Putin was sworn in as Russia's president Monday in a glittering Kremlin ceremony that took place less than 24 hours after protesters opposed to ... Read more...

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After vote, India says it stands by Sri Lanka


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) After voting Thursday in favour of a US resolution in Geneva urging Colombo to probe alleged human rights abuses, India declared it will remain engaged ... Read more...

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This isn’t a legitimate government: Nasheed supporter


February 9th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 9 (IANS) As violence spread across the Maldives Thursday, a lawmaker who is a supporter of ousted president Mohamed Nasheed said the new government of Mohamed Waheed is ... Read more...

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Male calm as new president readies national government (Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 8 (IANS) Maldives' new President Mohamed Waheed said he would form an all-party national unity government Wednesday, the day calm returned to the capital after weeks of ... Read more...

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Maldives new president to form coalition government


February 8th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 8 (IANS) Newly-appointed Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed Wednesday announced he would form a coalition government with the participation of all political parties, including former president Mohamed Nasheed's Maldivian ... Read more...

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‘Egyptians believe Islamists will make a better nation’


January 29th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) A year after the people's uprising in Egypt that toppled the 30-year regime of president Hosni Mubarak, a university scholar says Egyptians believe it is ... Read more...

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Police register case against Tamil magazine


January 9th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 8 (IANS) Police Sunday registered cases against Nakkheeran Tamil magazine and its editor R. Gopal on a complaint from an AIADMK functionary against an article on party chief ... Read more...

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AIADMK men attack Tamil magazine office (Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) Cadres of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK Saturday attacked weekly magazine Nakkheeran's office here, while partymen in other parts of the state burnt copies of the publication ... Read more...

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Tamil magazine office attacked


January 7th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) Cadres of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK Saturday attacked Tamil weekly magazine Nakkheeran's office here, while partymen in other parts of the state burnt copies of the ... Read more...

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Gita row sparks storm, India flags issue at ‘highest level’ (Roundup)


December 20th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) A move by a Russian court to ban the Bhagavad Gita, first reported by IANS, remained a hot issue Tuesday with political parties raising ... Read more...

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Gita row snowballs, India raises issue at ‘highest levels’ (Evening Lead)


December 20th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The case in a Russian court to ban the Bhagavad Gita continued to create an uproar Tuesday with political parties voicing their concern in ... Read more...

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Russian envoy denounces ‘madmen’ seeking ban on Gita


December 20th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin Tuesday strongly denounced the "neighbourhood madmen" who are seeking a ban on the Bhagvad Gita in Siberia and underlined ... Read more...

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Holidaying Russians can vote in Goa for poll back home


November 27th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 27 (IANS) The 400-odd Russians living or holidaying in Goa will now get a chance to vote in parliamentary elections in their country next month, even as they ... Read more...

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Sharad slap unites Indian politicians


November 25th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) In a rare show of unity, political parties Friday spoke in one voice, "strongly" condemning the assault by a Delhi man on union Agriculture ... Read more...

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Bangladesh strategically important, says US envoy


November 19th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 19 (IANS) Newly-appointed US ambassador to Bangladesh Dan W. Mozena Saturday promised to work to promote Bangladesh as a peaceful, secured, healthy, prosperous and democratic country."This is good ... Read more...

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US still backs India on UNSC seat despite Syria vote


August 24th, 2011 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) The United States continues to support a UN Security Council seat for India even as it's in touch with Indian officials on the situation in Syria, ... Read more...

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Hazare issue shows India a vibrant democracy: US diplomat


August 23rd, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Anna Hazare's anti-graft movement and indefinite hunger strike show that "India is a vibrant democracy", a top US official said here Tuesday."This (Hazare's agitation) shows that ... Read more...

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People should actively participate in Hazare’s movement: Shabana


August 19th, 2011 - 3:11 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Shabana Azmi, who has been tweeting in support of Anna Hazare's movement on the anti-corruption Lokpal Bill, insists that as citizens of a democratic country ... Read more...

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Make Pakistan truly democratic: Zardari


August 14th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has called upon the people to make Pakistan a truly modern, dynamic, progressive and democratic country, adding that much could have been ... Read more...

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Why is everybody up in arms against my film: Prakash Jha (Second Lead)


August 7th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) Filmmaker Prakash Jha, whose Mumbai residence and office were ransacked by activists of Republican Party of India (RPI) Saturday, confirmed that nobody got hurt and ... Read more...

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Opposition slams Rahul’s statement on terror


July 14th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Opposition parties Thursday slammed Rahul Gandhi for stating that every single terror attack could not be stopped, and said it would demoralise Indians ... Read more...

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Sachin Pilot dares Ramdev to join politics


July 3rd, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, July 3 (IANS) Congress leader Sachin Pilot, the junior minister for communications and IT, Sunday dared yoga guru Baba Ramdev to join politics and criticised his anti-corruption agitation.He ... Read more...

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Threat to democracy is from unelected tyrants, says Congress (Lead)


June 13th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Coming out hard against Team Anna Hazare, the Congress Monday accused it of being undemocratic in talks with the government on the proposed Lokpal ... Read more...

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Threat to democracy is from unelected tyrants, says Congress


June 13th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Coming out hard against Team Anna Hazare, the Congress Monday accused it of being undemocratic in talks with the government on the Lokpal ... Read more...

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Transparency first step for democracy in China: Dalai Lama


June 13th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, June 13 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said that transparent governance and freedom of press are stepping stones for China to embrace democracy, according to ... Read more...

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Farmers’ agitation: Sushma demands NHRC probe into ‘repression’


May 9th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj Monday expressed concern over the farmers' agitation in Uttar Pradesh and demanded a probe by the National Human Rights Commission ... Read more...

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Christians protest profiling in Madhya Pradesh


April 21st, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 21 (IANS) After the Narendra Modi government in Gujarat, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in Madhya Pradesh has begun profiling Chritians in the state, drawing protests from ... Read more...

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Binayak cannot leave the country without permission


April 18th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 18 (IANS) Rights activist Binayak Sen, who walked out of jail here Monday after the Supreme Court granted him bail in a case of sedition and being a ... Read more...

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