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Press Council chief slams sedition charge against cartoonist


September 10th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Markandey Katju Monday termed the sedition charge against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi as "stupid" and demanded action against politicians ... Read more...

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SP, BSP MPs scuffle over promotion quota bill (Second Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was marred for the 11th day Wednesday over the 'coalgate' saga, but it was an ugly clash between a BSP and ... Read more...

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Quota bill in Rajya Sabha, SP, BSP lock horns (Second Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Amid repeated disruptions and vociferous protests, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day Wednesday, but not before the government introduced the controversial promotion ... Read more...

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European group calls for UNSC arms embargo on Syria


April 27th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Strasbourg, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Thursday called on the UN Security Council to impose an arms embargo on Syria."The Syrian people ... Read more...

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Spanish government to set up stolen babies database


April 13th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 13 (IANS/EFE) Following a wave of allegations of illegal adoptions, Spain's government pledged Thursday to set up a database of infants who may have been stolen during the ... Read more...

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Over 500,000 seek Spanish citizenship


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 2 (IANS/EFE) A total of 503,439 people, most of them in Latin America, have requested Spanish nationality by virtue of a law according to which the descendants of ... Read more...

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Mrinal, Mahashweta lash out against Mamata’s newspaper ban


March 28th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Renowned filmmaker Mrinal Sen and writer Mahasweta Devi Wednesday condemned the Mamata Banerjee-led government's decision to ban all leading dailies except eight vernacular newspapers in ... Read more...

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Mining magnate launches rival football body in Australia


March 1st, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Gold Coast, March 1 (IANS) Mining baron Clive Palmer Thursday launched Football Australia to replace his rival Frank Lowy-headed Football Federation Australia (FFA), that has been running the game in ... Read more...

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Vikram Seth attacks government, terms Rushdie affair madness


January 26th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 26 (IANS) Novelist Vikram Seth Thursday accused the government of "knuckling under" an "enforced disgrace because of power and politics" and "misusing" religion ahead of assembly polls over ... Read more...

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Mamata a dictator, says angry Congress minister


January 17th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Ties between West Bengal's ruling alliance partners Trinamool Congress and Congress worsened Tuesday with a Congress minister launching a no-holds-barred attack on Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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No military courts, please: Gilani


January 4th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, who has asked the military not to interfere in civilian affairs, has now come out against a proposal to ... Read more...

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Discussing Lokpal at Jantar Mantar unjustified: Gogoi


December 14th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Hitting out at Anna Hazare, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Wednesday said he saw no justification in discussing the Jan Lokpal Bill in Delhi's Jantar ... Read more...

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Ukraine ex-PM gets 7-year jail for abuse of office


October 11th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was given a seven-year prison sentence after being found guilty Tuesday of abuse of office in her signing a ... Read more...

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NATO ready to help Libya: Rasmussen


October 6th, 2011 - 6:09 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 6 (IANS) NATO is ready to help Libyan authorities to carry out reforms on defence and security if requested, said NATO Chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen Wednesday while also ... Read more...

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Greatest threat to democracy from militancy: Zardari


September 15th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 15 (IANS) The greatest threat to democracy is from "militants who want to foist their political agenda on the people", Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari said Thursday.In ... Read more...

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Left-wing extremism biggest challenge: Chidambaram


September 13th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Left-wing extremism was the most "formidable challenge" to governance, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Tuesday while stressing that the real hurdle was not restoring ... Read more...

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Kolkata intellectuals condemn Hazare arrest


August 17th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Intellectuals of Kolkata Wednesday condemned the arrest of social activist Anna Hazare and termed the detention as a game plan of the union government to curb ... Read more...

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Anna supporters throng outside Tihar


August 17th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) After a night of candlelight vigil and sloganeering, thousands of people gathered outside the Tihar Jail here to support activist Anna Hazare who has declined ... Read more...

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We’ll protest against Anna’s arrest: CPI-M


August 16th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday alleged that the Congress-led union government was patronising corruption and trying to crush the anti-corruption campaign in the country."The ... Read more...

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Anna’s supporters raise a storm in Delhi


August 16th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Young and old, men and women - hundreds of supporters of Anna Hazare raised a storm here Tuesday as they shouted anti-government slogans and pleaded ... Read more...

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Putin not interested to solve Russian problems: Gorbachev


August 16th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Mikhail Gorbachev, the first and only president of the Soviet Union, has accused Prime Minister Vladimir Putin of having no desire to tackle Russia's ... Read more...

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Hundreds arrested, dozens injured in Chilean student protests


August 11th, 2011 - 1:38 am ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO (BNO NEWS) -- Nearly 400 people have been arrested and dozens have been injured as tens of thousands protested across Chile on Tuesday, the government said on Wednesday.Deputy Interior Minister Rodrigo ... Read more...

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BJP protests, says government shielding Dikshit (Lead)


August 9th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday held protests against Sheila Dikshit and said the central government was shielding her despite the Comptroller and Auditor ... Read more...

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Ruben Blades brings salsa show to Spanish capital


July 14th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 14 (IANS/EFE) Panamanian singer-songwriter and salsa icon Ruben Blades turned back the clock in a performance at the Spanish capital's Veranos de la Villa summer festival, treating his ... Read more...

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September 11 burial plan runs into trouble


June 3rd, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The decision to bury a total of 9,000 unidentified remains of some 9/11 attack victims has not gone down well with the families of some victims. ... Read more...

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Egypt’s military criticised for dictatorial rule


April 9th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Apr 9 (ANI): Egypt's military rulers are now being criticised for behaving like the ousted President Hosni Mubarak by trying to exert control over people in a dictatorial manner.Protesters staged ... Read more...

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Over 6 in 10 Americans don’t want military sent to Libya: Poll


March 18th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 18 (ANI): Regardless of the belief that the United States should always promote democracy, over 6 in 10 Americans don't want the country's military to be sent to Libya, according ... Read more...

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Italy takes control of Libyan bank


March 15th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 15 (IANS/AKI) The Bank of Italy has announced that it has put Libyan-controlled Banca UBAE under special administration after the European Union decided last week to freeze the ... Read more...

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Kin of Chile’s Allende agree to exhumation


March 12th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, March 12 (IANS/EFE) The family of late Chilean President Salvador Allende have agreed not to oppose a possible exhumation of his remains as part of a probe into his ... Read more...

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Indonesia says no corruption claims against President Yudhoyono


March 11th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Jakarta, Mar.11 (ANI): Indonasia has rejected leaked US diplomatic cables accusing President Susilo Bambong Yudhoyono of bribery, intimidation and using his position for self-enrichment.US diplomatic cables, which were obtained by WikiLeaks ... Read more...

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Seven red shirt leaders released on bail in Thailand


February 22nd, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- Seven red shirt leaders on Tuesday were released on a $19,600 bail set by the Criminal Court in Thailand, the Bangkok Post reported.The seven leaders of the ... Read more...

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Anti-government protesters rally in Bangkok


February 14th, 2011 - 4:36 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- About 30,000 red-shirt supporters of the United front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) on Sunday protested against Thailand's judicial system in front of the criminal court in the ... Read more...

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Arab students in Delhi rejoice with Egyptian people


February 12th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) As Egypt celebrated the end of President Hosni Mubarak's three-decade-long rule Friday night, students from the Arab world studying here rejoiced with them. Glued to the internet ... Read more...

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Iran congratulates Egyptian people’s ‘victory’


February 12th, 2011 - 3:16 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 12 (IANS) Iran congratulated the Egyptian people on their "victory" as President Hosni Mubarak quit Friday night following 18 days of unprecedented public protests and offered its support to the ... Read more...

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India needs to repair ties with Iran, says expert and political leaders


February 9th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): India's foreign policy came in for sharp criticism from experts as well as political leaders during a round table discussion organised by the Observer Research Foundation ... Read more...

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