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Mamata expresses shock on FDI notification


September 21st, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Thursday expressed shock over the central government notifying FDI in retail, and questioned the creditability of ... Read more...

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Mali president finally resigns after coup


April 9th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) Mali president Amadou Toumani Toure has finally resigned by handing over a letter to an emissary to deliver to the country's new leaders following a coup ... Read more...

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Rushdie’s Jaipur visit under cloud (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Salman Rushdie's proposed visit to Jaipur for the Literary Festival has come under cloud with the Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband saying Monday that ... Read more...

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Anna movement was unarmed attack on corruption (Comment)


August 28th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Without doubt, India has been a crucible of democracy since independence in 1947. In the context of the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the continued plunder by African tyrannies, and ... Read more...

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US blames wrong reporting for tiff over Hazare


August 18th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) The United States blamed "some extremely inaccurate reporting out of India" for Indians taking umbrage over its stand on social activist Anna Hazare's protest and said ... Read more...

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Indian institutions will answer questions over Ramdev: US


June 8th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) Reiterating that New Delhi's action against yoga guru Baba Ramdev is "an internal matter", the United States has said it believed that any questions raised by ... Read more...

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Poll victory cannot erase a crime, Sushma tells PM (Lead)


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Stating that an election victory cannot erase a crime, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Bengal academicians concerned over campus violence


December 29th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 29 (IANS) A group of renowned academicians in West Bengal Wednesday expressed "deep concern" over "sharp escalation" of violence in educational institutions, and urged all to take a firm and ... Read more...

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Golden seal honour for Dalai Lama for leading Tibetan democracy


August 9th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 9 (IANS) Tibetans living in exile in India will honour the Dalai Lama with a golden seal next month for leading the Tibetan democratic system in exile. "It would ... Read more...

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In exile, Tibetans to celebrate ‘50 years of democracy’


August 8th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 8 (IANS) Tibetans living in exile in India for over five decades will celebrate 50 years of democratic tradition in their adopted land next month.The celebration ... Read more...

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Hasina’s India visit was game-changing: Bangladesh envoy


January 22nd, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's India tour was a "game-changing visit", which will turn the two South Asian countries into development partners from adversarial contestants, according ... Read more...

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PoK Prime Minister resigns, saying he wants to establish democratic tradition


October 15th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct.15 (ANI): Keen to discourage horse-trading in the assembly and to promote a democratic tradition in the region, Pakistan occupied Kashmir's (PoK) Prime Minister Sardar Yaqoob Khan has resigned from his ... Read more...

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Congress slams Advani for skipping PM’s dinner


April 15th, 2009 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday criticised Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani for skipping Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's dinner for outgoing Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee and ... Read more...

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Indian Muslims hailed for not burying Mumbai attackers


February 19th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) A leading US columnist has praised Indian Muslims for their refusal to bury nine Pakistani Muslim terrorists who gunned down more than 170 people in the November 2008, ... Read more...

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Pak ruling elite behind failure of democracy in the country


January 23rd, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 23 (ANI): The reluctance of Pakistans ruling elite to let the parliamentary system of government work and grow according to the Westminister model is considered by political analysts as ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb calls all-party meet on Singur, Trinamool to abstain


September 29th, 2008 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 29 (IANS) Four weeks after Tata Motors suspended work at its Singur factory, the West Bengal government Monday called an all-party meeting Tuesday to find a solution to the row ... Read more...

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Thousands protest against China at London torch ceremony


April 6th, 2008 - 9:39 pm ICT by admin
(Second Lead, with fresh figures and quotes) By Dipankar De Sarkar London, April 6 (IANS) At least 25 people were arrested after they broke through huge crowds of pro-Tibet protesters lining the Olympic torch's ... Read more...

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General K. M. Cariappa, the man who made the Indian army truly Indian


January 8th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by admin
(Recollections of a communicator) By I. Ramamohan Rao New Delhi:Following the assasination of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, there has been considerable discussion in the media as to who India and Pakistan, ... Read more...

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