democratic governance

‘Coalition politics eroding PM’s, chief ministers’ authority’


June 19th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 18 (IANS) Compulsions of coalition politics are eroding the authority of prime minister and chief ministers across the country and undermining parliamentary democracy," a former chief justice ... Read more...

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Manmohan arrives in Myanmar: First Indian PM to visit in 25 years (Second Lead)


May 27th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 27 (IANS) Manmohan Singh, the first Indian prime minister to visit Myanmar in 25 years, arrived Sunday in its new capital on a three-day trip ... Read more...

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PM to deepen ties with Myanmar (Lead)


May 27th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said he will seek to strengthen relations with Myanmar during a three-day visit starting Sunday."We will consider new initiatives and ... Read more...

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World Bank calls for more trade within South Asia


April 20th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) South Asia needs more political will to embrace regional trade cooperation for the benefit of the lagging region, said a senior World Bank official.Isabel Gurrero, ... Read more...

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US to review aid to Mali after coup


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) The US State Department said Thursday that it will review its annual aid to Mali after soldiers staged a coup in the African country.State Department spokeswoman ... Read more...

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Coup attempt: Hasina says she wants democracy, peace


January 20th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 20 (IANS) As reports came in of a coup attempt being foiled, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reasserted that she wants democracy and peace in the country.Two ... Read more...

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Bangladesh coup attempt foiled (Lead)


January 19th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 19 (IANS) An attempt to topple Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government by engineering a coup by a group of military officers has been thwarted, the Bangladesh Army ... Read more...

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Bid to topple Bangladesh government foiled, claims army


January 19th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 19 (IANS) A bid to topple the Bangladeshi government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been foiled, the army said Thursday.The Bangladesh Army said efforts by ... Read more...

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Only democracy can resolve Tibetan issue: Sangay


January 12th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sonipat (Haryana), Jan 12 (IANS) China needs democracy for Tibet to gain "genuine autonomy", Tibetan Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay said Thursday.Delivering a public lecture at the Jindal School of International ... Read more...

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India-Africa strategic dialogue begins Thursday


November 23rd, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Months after the second Africa-India forum summit, a host of experts, academics and retired diplomats will gather here Thursday for a two-day conference that seeks ... Read more...

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‘India, Australia, US should form pact to tackle China’


November 4th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 4 (IANS) India, Australia and the US should come together to form a trilateral security pact to counter the rising naval power of China, a report by three ... Read more...

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US India travel alert based on Indian threat reports


October 20th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) The US says its latest India travel alert was based on recent Indian government advisories and local media reports indicating terrorist attacks possibly being planned during ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar urges meaningful scrutiny of legislative functions


September 21st, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 21 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday called for regular and meaningful scrutiny of parliamentary and legislative functioning to make it "infallible".Inaugurating the 76th conference of ... Read more...

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India can help in Libya’s democratic transition, says US


September 1st, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) The United States has suggested that given its experience in democratic governance in small towns and villages, India could help in Libya's democratic transition process in ... Read more...

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Sudan calls on US to stop ‘carrot and stick policy’


June 16th, 2011 - 5:52 am ICT by IANS
Khartoum, June 16 (IANS) The Sudanese government has called on the US administration to stop its "carrot and stick policy" that it has been using in dealing with the ... Read more...

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Meghalaya governor wants no speeches after his, skips seminar


June 9th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 9 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary Thursday declined to inaugurate a national seminar sponsored by the union home ministry here as the organisers did not comply with his ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare is face of anti-corruption: Kiran Bedi


May 18th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) When the history of the anti-corruption movement is written for posterity, veteran Gandhian Anna Hazare's face will be identified with the fight, says writer, social ... Read more...

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Imprisoned Iranian journalist wins UN press freedom prize


April 8th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 8 (IANS/AKI) An Iranian journalist and civil rights campaigner who has been in jail since his country's disputed presidential elections in mid-2009 has won a top UN ... Read more...

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Sri Lankans have contributed to US culture: Clinton


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 3 (IANS) Sri Lankans have made several "positive contributions to American culture", said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the eve of Sri Lanka's Independence Day anniversary.Sri Lanka will ... Read more...

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Lack of strong leaders led to parliament paralysis (Comment)


December 25th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli The relationship between a Congress-led government and the opposition parties in India remains hostage to the belief prevalent among the latter during the first few decades after independence that ... Read more...

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India, US can spread democracy abroad: Obama


November 8th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) United States President Barack Obama Monday that India and US can partner in fostering democratic governance across the world."This leads me to the final area where ... Read more...

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Listen to voice of people, PM tells Kashmir politicians


August 10th, 2010 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday asked political parties in Jammu and Kashmir to activate their youth wings and connect with the people of the troubled state ... Read more...

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Manmohan calls for early local body polls in Kashmir


August 10th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday called for early elections to local bodies in Jammu and Kashmir and stressed the need for reinvigorating peaceful political activity on ... Read more...

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Speaker to visit Swaziland


May 7th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is going to Swaziland to attend the executive committee meetings of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) from May 8 to 13, ... Read more...

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Ban Ki-moon saddened over death of Nigerian President Yar’Adua


May 7th, 2010 - 4:28 am ICT by BNO News
UNTIED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations’ (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his deep sadness on Thursday after Wednesday’s death of Nigerian President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.Ban considered Yar’Adua’s death a great ... Read more...

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Effective local bodies can counter Maoist threat: PM


April 24th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Effective functioning of panchayati raj institutions in remote and backward areas of the country will help deal with problems like Maoism, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said ... Read more...

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Top U.S. official to travel to Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru


April 2nd, 2010 - 3:39 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela will begin a week-long trip to Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru on Sunday, the Department of State said ... Read more...

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Create new avenues of growth, development: Shashi Tharoor


February 13th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 13 (IANS) Asia should take into account the changing world economic scenario and leverage its comparative advantage to create new avenues of growth and development, Minister of State for ... Read more...

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Intelligence agencies need oversight, accountability: Vice President (Lead)


January 19th, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari Wednesday called for greater "oversight and accountability" in the operations of the country's intelligence agencies and suggested a standing committee of parliament ... Read more...

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Ansari calls for more openness, accountability in intelligence agencies


January 19th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari Wednesday called for greater "oversight and accountability" in the operations of the country's intelligence agencies, and suggested a standing committee of parliament ... Read more...

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India, Malawi should use Pan African E- Network to re-energize bilateral ties: Ansari


January 8th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashok DixitLilongwe (Malawi), Jan.8 (ANI): India and Malawi should use the Pan African E- Network to re-energize existing bilateral ties, said visiting Indian Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari.Highlighting the historic ties ... Read more...

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Meghalaya celebrates annual Nongkrem dance festival


November 13th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
By Hempi D. HenpilenMeghalaya, Nov 13 (ANI): Locals of Smit in Meghalaya perform various folk dances wearing colourful traditional attire on the occasion of their annual dance festival prior to the sowing ... Read more...

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KL Bill explanatory note ‘old wine in new bottle’


October 15th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.15 (ANI): The United States has attached a separate memo with the Kerry Lugar Bill to clarify the conditions mentioned in the legislation, however, the new document too mentions that Pakistan ... Read more...

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Australia doubles counter-terrorism training slots for Pakistani Army


September 28th, 2009 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 28 (IANS) Australia is to double to 140 the number of counter-terrorism training slots it provides to the Pakistani Army besides helping in the reconstruction of the war-torn Malakand division ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar to attend Commonwealth parliamentary conference


September 26th, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) An Indian parliamentary delegation led by Speaker Meira Kumar will leave Monday to attend the 55th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPA) in Tanzania Sep 29-Oct 5. "The ... Read more...

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