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We are not a one-man show: AITA


September 19th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The All-India Tennis Association (AITA) Wednesday refuted claims made by Mahesh Bhupathi that it was a one-man organisation with president Anil Khanna calling all the ... Read more...

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Commonwealth, US welcome Maldives report on power change


August 31st, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Male, Aug 30 (IANS) The Commonwealth and the US Thursday welcomed the release of the report of the Commission of National Inquiry (CNI) into the circumstances surrounding disputed transfer of ... Read more...

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Chandrababu wants UPA government to quit over CAG report


August 28th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 28 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu Tuesday said the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government had lost moral authority to continue in office ... Read more...

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Ambika Soni slams BJP for ‘obstructionist’ tactics


August 27th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Monday slammed the BJP for its "obstructionist" tactics in parliament and said it was denigrating democratic institutions.Soni criticised ... Read more...

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Ahead of Krishna visit, India, Pakistan MPs to talk peace, trade


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Ahead of talks between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan next month, a delegation of leading Pakistani MPs will interact with their Indian counterparts ... Read more...

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Anger no excuse for assault on democracy: President


August 14th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Anger against corruption is legitimate but there will be chaos if street protests become endemic, Pranab Mukherjee warned Tuesday in his first public speech ... Read more...

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Credibility of parliamentary system getting questioned: Somnath


August 13th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Observing that the "workability of democratic set-up of the country was getting questioned", former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee Monday called for initiatives to get ... Read more...

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US stands with India as partner and friend: Clinton


August 13th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Calling India "a beacon for the world of the power of non-violence and the promise of democracy", the United States Monday assured India that it ... Read more...

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Mufti calls for regime change in Jammu and Kashmir


August 12th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 12 (IANS) The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sunday gave a call for change of regime in Jammu and Kashmir, saying that the National Conference led-government of Omar ... Read more...

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‘Afghanistan’s future lies in strengthening democracy, checking corruption’


August 9th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The future of Afghanistan depends upon how it strengthens its fledgling democratic institutions and arrests corruption, says Sujeet Sarkar, the author of a ... Read more...

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US condemns deadly attacks in Iraq


July 24th, 2012 - 8:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) The US has strongly condemned the spate of attacks across Iraq in the last two days, the deadliest in the country since the withdrawal of US ... Read more...

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At parliament goodbye, President Patil cautions against disruptions


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Parliamentarians bid farewell to outgoing President Pratibha Patil Monday, two days before she demits office for president-elect Pranab Mukherjee.Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar led ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM vows supremacy of parliament


June 23rd, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Pakistan's new Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has vowed to ensure supremacy of parliament, strengthen democracy and hold free and fair elections."Powers to all institutions ... Read more...

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Senior Pakistani woman MP passes away


June 18th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Fauzia Wahab, member of parliament and a senior member of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party, has died after suffering from post-surgery complications following a gall ... Read more...

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China open over cooperation with US in Africa


June 15th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) The Chinese government Friday said it has an open attitude towards holding discussion with the US over cooperation in Africa, Xinhua reported."China and the United ... Read more...

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Rift mars Anna-Ramdev joint fast against corruption (Third Lead)


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and activist Anna Hazare's day-long fast against corruption and black money here Sunday was marred by an open rift with ... Read more...

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Ramdev-Anna alliance will not lead to results: Samajwadi Party


June 3rd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Yoga guru Ramdev and Anna Hazare were together because they "need each other's support" but this alliance "will not lead to any result", Samajwadi ... Read more...

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Will bring together non-Congress parties on presidential candidate: BJP


May 24th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Keeping mum about its preferences for a presidential nominee, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday said it will seek to create a consensus among non-Congress ... Read more...

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Firmly reject those mocking democratic institutions: PM (Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday asked the people to "firmly reject" those who mock at democratic institutions, even as he admitted India was not ... Read more...

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Parliament resolves to uphold its supremacy


May 13th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Indian parliament Sunday marked its 60th anniversary with both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha resolving to "uphold and maintain" its "dignity, ... Read more...

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People disillusioned by MPs’ behaviour: PM


May 13th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday urged MPs to do some introspection because their conduct was creating a sense of "frustration and disillusionment" among the ... Read more...

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60 years of parliament: People highlight need for professionalism


May 13th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 13 (IANS)Has the functioning of the Indian parliament been able to foster democratic values and strengthen participatory institutions down the line or has it been a failed experiment?These are ... Read more...

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US-India business summit sees huge potential (Lead, changing dateline)


April 29th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Menlo Park (California), April 29 (IANS) The first annual US-India Business West Coast Summit attended by 300 top business leaders from the two countries has highlighted the dynamic potential that ... Read more...

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Huge potential seen in US-India business ties


April 29th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Over 300 top business leaders from India and the United States have highlighted dynamic potential that exists in present and future collaboration between the two countries.The ... Read more...

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Obama congratulates former E. Timor military chief Ruak on election victory


April 24th, 2012 - 4:11 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday congratulated former East Timor independence fighter José Maria Vasconcelos, who is better known as Taur Matan Ruak, for winning last week's ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh CM warns against unilateral decisions on security


April 16th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Monday said coordinated action between state and central governments was needed to tackle internal security challenges and warned ... Read more...

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PDP scripted new chapter in Kashmir’s history: Mufti


March 25th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 25 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and patron of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Sunday said his party has "scripted a new chapter ... Read more...

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Mali president flees after coup


March 23rd, 2012 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) A military coup in Mali has forced the country's President Amadou Toumani Toure to flee, Xinhua reported Thursday.Rebel soldiers said that they had removed President Toure ... Read more...

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Myanmar pro-democracy leader appeals to India to play proactive role


March 10th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 9 (IANS) A former parliamentarian of Myanmar and active member of the nation's National League for Democracy (NLD) Tint Swe has appealed to the Indian government to play ... Read more...

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US looks forward to working with Putin


March 6th, 2012 - 3:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US was looking forward to working with Russian president-elect Vladimir Putin after the results are certified and he is sworn in as president, the ... Read more...

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700 observers to monitor Russian presidential poll


March 1st, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Around 700 international observers will arrive in Russia to monitor the March 4 presidential elections, a top election official said Thursday.Currently, 667 international observers are ... Read more...

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Foreign meddling cannot bring democracy: Putin


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The development of democracy in Russia must proceed along its own sovereign course without any outside interference if the country is to avoid popular uprisings, ... Read more...

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Clinton to visit Africa


January 14th, 2012 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) US State Secretary Hillary Clinton will start her four-nation Africa tour next week, the State Department announced Friday.Her visit to Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, Togo and Cape ... Read more...

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Government will complete 5-year term: Gilani


December 25th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, in the midst of the memogate scam, said Sunday his government would complete its full five-year term to 2013.Addressing ... Read more...

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No foreign observers for Russian presidential polls?


December 14th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Central Election Commission may not invite international observers to the presidential elections in March following critical remarks made by such observers after the ... Read more...

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