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Japanese minister found dead at home


September 11th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 10 (IANS) Tadahiro Matushita, Japanese minister for post reform, and concurrently minister of state for financial services, was found dead at home in Tokyo Monday having allegedly committed ... Read more...

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Bifurcate Assam-Meghalaya joint cadre too: Meghalaya legislators


September 6th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 6 (IANS) Close on the heels of the bifurcation of the Manipur-Tripura cadre of the Indian administrative, police and forest services, Meghalaya's legislators Thursday demanded the separation of ... 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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Mehbooba seeks positive approach on Kashmir problem


August 29th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 29 (IANS) Mehbooba Mufti, president of the Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party (PDP), Wednesday told British High Commissioner James Bevan here that there has to be a ... Read more...

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NCP moots alliance to take on Sangma’s NPP


August 28th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 28 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Tuesday proposed a grand alliance with Meghalaya's ruling Congress and other regional parties in the state to take on former ... Read more...

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No sex if elected, promises Italian politician


August 21st, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 21 (IANS/AKI) A politician running for the regional presidency of the Italian island of Sicily has promised to swear off sex and dedicate himself to work if elected."If ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir legislators vote for new president


July 19th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir legislators began gathering at the assembly complex here much before voting began Thursday to elect India's 13th president.The Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Pranab visits Kashmir on poll campaign


July 15th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 15 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee arrived here Sunday to meet Jammu and Kashmir leaders ahead of the July 19 poll, even as ... Read more...

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NC leader intensifies attack on Congress


July 10th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 10 ( IANS) Even as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is trying to strengthen ties with the Congress, his uncle and additional general secretary of the National ... Read more...

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National Conference to host lunch for Pranab


July 10th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 10 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's ruling National Conference will host a lunch for United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee here July 15.The National Conference has ... Read more...

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Pranab to visit Kashmir to scout for support


July 8th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 8 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee will visit Jammu and Kashmir to seek support from regional political parties for the July 19 presidential ... Read more...

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Meghalaya CM urges coalition partners not to support Sangma


July 6th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 5 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has appealed to his coalition partners in the state to revisit their decision to support former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. ... Read more...

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Meghalaya’s UDP to support Sangma in presidential poll


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 2 (IANS) The United Democratic Party, a part of Meghalaya's Congress-led coalition government, Monday decided to support former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma in the July ... Read more...

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Greek cabinet sworn in


June 22nd, 2012 - 2:34 am ICT by IANS
Athens, June 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A new Greek government led by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras was sworn in at a ceremony in Athens Thursday.The new Cabinet comprises three parties -- ... Read more...

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Indian Americans top in income and education


June 20th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 20 (IANS) Indian Americans are the highest-income and best-educated people in the United States and the third largest among Asian Americans who have surpassed Latinos as the ... Read more...

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PDP is party of Jammu too: Mufti


May 27th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 27 (IANS) Mufti Mohammed Saeed, patron of the main opposition PDP, Sunday dispelled the impression that his party was Kashmir-centric and declared that it was as much as ... Read more...

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Mufti’s call for government change in J&K;


May 26th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 26 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron and former chief minister Mufti Mohamamd Sayeed Saturday sought public support for changing "the present inept and corrupt system" to improve ... Read more...

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‘Hydel agreements in Kashmir need renegotiation’


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 23 (IANS) Terming existing agreements on hydro-electric projects in Jammu and Kashmir as discriminatory, patron of the main opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Wednesday asked ... Read more...

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Mufti demands hassle-free cross-LoC trade


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 22 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Tuesday reiterated his demand for providing requisite facilities to ensure hassle-free cross-LoC trade and travel, and hoped that ... Read more...

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BJP underplays Karnataka crisis


May 14th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Even as fresh crisis erupted in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka Monday, the party underplayed the problem, saying it will be solved."These ... Read more...

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Italian politician jumps to death


May 9th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 9 (IANS/AKI) A 58-year-old politician in Italy died Wednesday after he allegedly jumped from a building in Bologna city.Maurizio Cevenini was the councillor for Emilia-Romagna region and city ... Read more...

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Kenyan runners win Belgrade international marathon


April 23rd, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Belgrade, April 23 (IANS) Kenya's Mary Pitkani and James Barbasai won the 25th Belgrade International marathon.This year's marathon and half marathon, which saw 2,328 competitors participating, broke the 2005 record ... Read more...

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Azad lambasts National Conference, PDP alike


April 19th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Wednesday took on Jammu and Kashmir's ruling alliance partner National Conference and opposition Peoples Democratic ... Read more...

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Maldives proposes presidential polls in 2013


April 18th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Male, April 18 (IANS) The Maldivian government Wednesday proposed a presidential election in July 2013, three months prior to the earlier schedule.Abbas Adil Riza, spokesperson for the President's Office here, ... Read more...

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Six Shias shot dead in Pakistan


April 10th, 2012 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 10 (IANS) Six Shia Muslims were shot dead in southwest Pakistan Monday night in a sectarian attack, police said.The motorcycle-borne gunmen opened fire at a shop in Quetta, ... Read more...

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Omar thirsty for power, says Mehbooba


March 27th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 27 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday launched a spirited attack on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, calling him a man who has ... 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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Talks on with Yeddyurappa, says Gadkari (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Monday said the party leadership was in talks with former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa to settle the ... Read more...

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Fuel price uncertainty hits Indonesia’s bond, currency markets


March 17th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, March 17 (IANS) Indonesia's rupiah and bond markets remained under selling pressure this week as investors dumped local high-yield assets ahead of next month's scheduled subsidized fuel price increase, ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir unhappy, with no sops in budget


March 16th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's seventh union budget, presented in the Lok Sabha Friday, found few takers in Jammu and Kashmir with no special schemes aimed ... Read more...

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Meghalaya sets up panel to re-acquire defence land


March 16th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 15 (IANS) Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said Thursday a committee would negotiate with the defence ministry for returning to the civil authorities vast stretches of land occupied by ... Read more...

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Omar backs ‘poor chap’ Dinesh Trivedi


March 14th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 14 (IANS) Stating that people will happily accept modest hikes in rail fares, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said empathised with Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi ... Read more...

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Congress trailing in Goa (Second Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) Goa's ruling Congress was trailing with two seats as opposed to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that was leading in nine seats as vote counting ... Read more...

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Counting begins in Goa


March 6th, 2012 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) Counting of votes for Goa's 40-member assembly began at two counting centres at 8 a.m. Tuesday.Joint Chief Electoral Officer N.S. Navti said counting in Panaji ... Read more...

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Media continues boycott of Jammu & Kashmir House proceedings


February 28th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 28 (IANS) Media persons Tuesday continued to boycott proceedings in the Jammu and Kashmir legislature in protest against assembly Speaker Mohammad Akbar Lone's controversial remarks made the previous ... Read more...

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