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Sonia attacks BJP, says debate issues in parliament (Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Barmer (Rajasthan), Aug 30 (IANS) UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi Thursday took head-on BJP's threat of taking the coal blocks allocation issue to the streets.She lashed out at the party ... Read more...

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Mamata for debate on coal issue


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday called for a discussion in parliament on the coal allocation row that has crippled the house for ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan must learn democracy from India’ (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 24 (IANS) A Pakistani newspaper Tuesday lauded India for the smooth conduct of presidential election, saying Pakistan should learn to hold similar events without "innuendo and suspicions".An ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs to learn from India about democracy: Daily


July 24th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 24 (IANS) The manner in which the Indian presidential election was conducted "with none of the innuendo and suspicions which surround similar events" in Pakistan is testimony ... Read more...

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Syria’s Assad not ready to stand down


July 20th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian authorities Friday denied reports that said President Bashar al-Assad was preparing to leave office "in an orderly way".A statement on Syrian state television said ... Read more...

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Gilani’s ouster didn’t shake Pakistan’s democracy: Daily


June 20th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) It may be "somewhat tragic" that Yousuf Raza Gilani was ousted as Pakistan's prime minister "so close to completing his five-year term", but the country's ... Read more...

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Fair justice bedrock of good governance: Supreme Court


May 13th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said that in a democratic polity, justice, both in its concept and in essence, being fair and unbiased is the bedrock ... Read more...

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Kayani wants democracy to continue in Pakistan


May 1st, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 1 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has reiterated that he would like to see the continuity of the democratic system in the country, amid ... Read more...

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Involve developing countries in MDG, Speaker tells UN chief


April 28th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon who is on an India trip Friday met Meira Kumar during which the Lok Sabha speaker asked him ... Read more...

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Tax law amendments not aimed at opening old cases: Mukherjee


March 25th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday clarified that the proposed amendments in tax regulations were not aimed at opening old cases with any vindictive intent, ... Read more...

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Agra residents turn up early to vote


February 28th, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 28 (IANS) More than 10 percent polling was reported in Agra in the first few hours Tuesday as the city voted in the sixth phase of the Uttar ... Read more...

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Polling begins on a sedate note in Agra


February 28th, 2012 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 28 (IANS) Polling began in Agra Tuesday amid tight security arrangements as part of the sixth phase of UP assembly elections covering 68 seats spreading over 13 districts.Early ... Read more...

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Election fever grips Agra


February 26th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 26 (IANS) With campaigning formally ending Sunday evening, candidates in the 68 Uttar Pradesh constituencies in 13 districts of Agra, Meerut and Aligarh are going house to ... Read more...

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Defiance of court verdicts anti-democratic: Nawaz


February 12th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) Ahead of Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's court appearance to face contempt charges, one of his predecessors has said that defiance of court verdicts ... Read more...

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China’s influence declining, India can do a lot: Myanmarese writer


January 22nd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) Is there a Myanmarese spring in the air? Thant Myint-U, a well-known historian, says if there was ever a chance of a real democratic transition in ... Read more...

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Pakistan parliament passes resolution supporting Gilani (Night Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistan's National Assembly Monday evening passed a resolution supporting democracy in the country, which gave a breather to beleagured Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani against ... Read more...

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Gilani offers to quit after apex court contempt notice (Third Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistan slipped into further uncertainty Monday as Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani offered to resign after the Supreme Court issued him a contempt notice for ... Read more...

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Gilani offers to quit after apex court contempt notice (Second Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistan slipped into further uncertainty Monday as Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani offered to resign after the Supreme Court issued him a contempt notice for ... Read more...

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Gilani offers to quit: Report (Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Embattled Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Monday offered to resign after a meeting with President Asif Ali Zardari in the wake of a ... Read more...

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Democracy is the best system: Dalai Lama


January 11th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Jan 11 (IANS) Stating that democracy was the best political system, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Wednesday said "a country belongs to the people, not ... Read more...

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Gilani criticised over Laden comment


December 25th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has been criticised for raising in parliament the question of the slain Osama bin Laden's presence in the country.It was ... Read more...

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We respect India’s debate on retail opening: US


December 9th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) The United States has said foreign direct investment in retail trade would be beneficial to both India and the US but it would wait for ... Read more...

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No work, no pay: MPs divided on issue


December 5th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Nearly half of parliament's winter session is over with no work done. Should MPs get paid for the days parliament is held up due ... Read more...

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Mayawati could be jailed for corruption: Uma Bharti


November 28th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 28 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti Monday reiterated her controversial threat to "set afire Walmart outlets", but said she has nothing in common with ... Read more...

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In ancient India, there was zero tolerance for corruption


November 10th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Nov 10 (IANS) Team Anna's campaign against corruption may have caught the imagination of the nation, but what is perhaps little known is that though ancient India had a ... Read more...

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National interest priority in India-Pakistan trade: Gilani


November 5th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 5 (IANS) National interest would be accorded priority in Pakistan's trade dialogue with India, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said while referring to the granting of Most ... Read more...

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Team Anna should have faith in parliament: Digvijay


October 30th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 30 (IANS) Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said Sunday Team Anna should have faith in the Indian constitution as the Lokpal bill was being deliberated on by a ... Read more...

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‘Poll panel should regulate parties’ internal elections’


October 8th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 8 (IANS) Former chief election commissioner (CEC) J.M. Lyngdoh Saturday said the poll panel should be empowered to step in and make sure internal elections within political parties ... Read more...

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Parliament-in-exile concerned over atrocities in Tibet


September 16th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 16 (IANS) Speaker of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile Penpa Tsering Friday expressed concern over the atrocities on people of Tibet and ecological destruction due to extensive mineral extraction in ... Read more...

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Free political prisoners in Myanamar: Indian MPs


September 6th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) More than 100 Indian MPs have urged the Myanmar president to free more than 2,000 political prisoners.The appeal has been made by Ram Jethmalani, convener ... Read more...

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Hazare ending fast a great relief: Pranab


September 2nd, 2011 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who was the chief government interlocutor with Team Anna, Thursday described as a "great relief" Anna Hazare ending his fast ... Read more...

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US confident of India handling Hazare situation democratically


August 26th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) The United States has reiterated its "confidence and expectation" that India would be able to address the situation in the wake of Anna Hazare's campaign ... 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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No role in Indian protests, says US


August 19th, 2011 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Faced with repeated questions about Washington's stand on protests in India in support of social activist Anna Hazare, the United States has made clear that it ... Read more...

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Intellectuals, artists support Hazare; raise questions too!


August 16th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A small band of writers, painters and intellectuals has been throwing their might with social activist Anna Hazare's fight against corruption - to lend ... Read more...

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