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Kolkata protest against PM comment on Kudankulam project


March 12th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) A group of Kolkata residents Monday held a 12-hour fast against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's comments on agitations centred around the Kudankulam nuclear power plant ... 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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Rushdie’s Jaipur visit under cloud (Second Lead)


January 10th, 2012 - 12:37 am 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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Government flayed for not letting Husain return


June 10th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday attacked the government for not helping noted painter M.F. Husain, who died in London, to return to India ... Read more...

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Joshi reappointed PAC chief (Lead)


May 1st, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murli Manohar Joshi, who had courted controversy over his draft report on the 2G spectrum issue, was Sunday ... Read more...

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In India, Palin still nurtures White House ambitions


March 20th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has refused to turn down speculations she would be contesting in the 2012 presidential elections, during her visit to India.Addressing ... Read more...

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Trinidad and Tobago hails India’s economic achievements


January 27th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar Port-of-Spain, Jan 27 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago's Minister for Foreign Affairs Surujattan Rambachan admired "India's fine democratic traditions and economic achievements" during India's 62nd Republic Day celebration held here.Rambachan hailed ... 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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Obama, Zardari agree ‘more needs to be done’ to tackle Pak-based terror threat to West


October 27th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): US President Barack Obama and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari agreed during a telephonic conversation that 'more' needs to be done to deal with terrorist groups ... Read more...

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Obama to Zardari: Act against terror groups


October 27th, 2010 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) Days before his visit to India, US President Barack Obama telephoned Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to talk about the need to do more to ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar rebuffs PM’s criticism of Bihar Govt.


October 17th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Oct.17 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar has downplayed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's remark that the Bihar government was not implementing the central welfare schemes.Addressing ... Read more...

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India’s Independence Day: Clinton vows to strengthen bilateral ties


August 13th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.13 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has vowed to further strengthen cooperation and partnership between Washington and New Delhi.In a statement issued ahead of India's 63rd Indpendence Day, ... Read more...

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Civil Services topper calls on Prime Minister Dr. Singh


May 26th, 2010 - 11:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): The Civil Services Examination 2010 topper Shah Faisal on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in the national capital.Faisal, who hails from Jammu ... Read more...

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Indian democracy through the ages depicted at exhibition


February 3rd, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 3 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday inaugurated an exhibition tracing the growth of Indian democracy from the ancient times till today through photographs, write-ups, charts, press clippings ... Read more...

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Disrespect for democracy led to Bangladesh’s creation: Sharif


December 16th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec.16 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said 'undemocratic attitudes' and a 'disrespect for democracy' were the prime reasons which led to the creation of Bangladesh in ... 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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Global role urged for India over human rights


October 14th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) India's global leadership on human rights is increasingly necessary to counteract the negative role played by other powerful states, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. With India's powerful democratic ... Read more...

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CPI-M activists, allies form 910-km human chain in Kerala


October 2nd, 2009 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 2 (IANS) Braving the rains, around 30 lakh Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activists in Kerala Friday held their hands together to form a 910-km human chain from here ... Read more...

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India invokes anti-terror pledge, Pakistan says restart dialogue (Lead)


September 2nd, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 2 (IANS) Indicating its willingness to engage with Pakistan, India Wednesday said any meaningful dialogue will depend on Islamabad honouring its anti-terror pledge in letter and spirit and ... Read more...

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Gujarat speaker to probe mock assembly sessions by Congress


July 29th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 29 (IANS) Mock assembly sessions by the Congress legislators to protest illicit liquor deaths in Gujarat have angered Speaker Ashok Bhatt who said the opposition move was an "insult to ... Read more...

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Gilani, Sharif bury differences to promote democratic traditions


February 24th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.24 (ANI): Burying their differences, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif have decided to work together to promote democratic traditions. At a meeting at the ... Read more...

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Independence or autonomy: Tibetan dilemma continues


November 21st, 2008 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 21 (IANS) The dilemma amongst the Tibetan leadership in exile over which way to go - seek independence or genuine autonomy from China - continues even as they ponder over ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka condemns terrorist attacks in India


July 27th, 2008 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Colombo, July 27 (DPA) Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa Sunday condemned terrorist attacks in Indian cities of Bangalore and Ahmedabad, and said the two governments remain firm in their commitment to jointly ... Read more...

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Governor asks Azad to prove his numbers by July 7


June 30th, 2008 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 30 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra Monday asked Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad to prove his majority in the legislative assembly by July 7 as the ruling coalition ... Read more...

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Gujarat lawmakers set an example for the rest


April 11th, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by admin
By V.N. Balakrishna Gandhinagar, April 11 (IANS) Not even an hour was lost in the just concluded first session of the 12th Gujarat assembly, setting a precedent for legislators across the country, says ... Read more...

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Zardari to clear names of Sindh ministers


April 7th, 2008 - 10:07 am ICT by admin
Karachi, Apr.7 (ANI): Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari is expected to give his approval to a list of Sindh ministers here today. Sources told the Daily Times, that in ... Read more...

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PML-Q’s Pervaiz Elahi may contest Pak PM polls


March 23rd, 2008 - 8:37 am ICT by admin
Islamabad, Mar.23 (ANI): Former Chief Minister of Pakistan's Punjab province and senior Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, is likely to contest as his party's candidate for the post ... Read more...

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Russian presidential election proceeds smoothly


March 3rd, 2008 - 1:07 am ICT by admin
(Roundup) Xinhua Moscow, March 2 (Xinhua) The Russian presidential election was proceeding smoothly Sunday as voting already ended in the country's most regions. As Russia's vast territory encompasses 11 time zones, voting actually first ... Read more...

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PM greets nation on New Year


December 31st, 2007 - 1:35 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today greeted the nation on the occasion of New Year. In his message, Dr. Singh said that New Year is a time ... Read more...

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Pakistan rights body expresses doubts about polls leading to democracy


December 25th, 2007 - 2:04 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Dec 25 (ANI): The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed doubts about the January 8 general elections leading to democracy in Pakistan. A statement signed by HRPC Chairperson Asma ... Read more...

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Biden proposes 4-point plan to ensure US aid flows only to Pak people


November 14th, 2007 - 10:19 am ICT by admin
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