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Former Sri Lankan army chief to be tried for mutiny


June 7th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 7 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan army chief Sarath Fonseka, who was released from jail a few weeks ago, and his personal assistant will be tried for harbouring army ... Read more...

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‘Deep’ government-army trust deficit: Advani


April 6th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Friday said the Indian Express report on the government getting spooked by an army movement highlighted ... Read more...

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Maldives’ ex-president Gayoom returns to homeland


March 6th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Male, March 6 (IANS) The Maldives' former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom returned to the country from Malaysia Tuesday for the first time after the new government was formed following a ... Read more...

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PM, BJP leaders greet Vajpayee on his 87th birthday


December 25th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and other well-wishers gave their best wishes to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, ... Read more...

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Vajpayee turns 88 amid health concerns


December 23rd, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who turns 88 on Christmas Day, remains one of India's most popular and charismatic political leaders whose name ... Read more...

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DMK cadres ready for soul-searching at Coimbatore


July 22nd, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) Battling electoral defeat and corruption allegations, Tamil Nadu's crisis-ridden DMK has called a meeting of its executive and general council over the weekend to discuss the ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu Congress chief to step down after poll rout


May 14th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) Accepting moral responsibility for the party's rout in the assembly elections, Tamil Nadu Congress chief K.V. Thangkabalu has decided to step down from his post.Announcing ... Read more...

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Congress wishes ‘best’ to Jayalalithaa on poll victory


May 13th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Congress Friday admitted to its election defeat by the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu and wished the best to J. Jayalalithaa, who is set to ... Read more...

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US spied on UK Foreign Office to gather crucial information about ministers: Wikileaks


February 5th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): The United States had ordered its diplomats to spy and gather information about the weaknesses of British Foreign Office ministers, and the strains in their professional relationships, ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM launches Malay Indian Vellu’s ‘tell-all’ biography


December 12th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 12 (ANI): Malaysian Prime Minister has launched a "tell-all" biography of former Malasian Indian Congress (MIC) president Samy Vellu, in which he reveals how he tried in vain ... Read more...

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Dutch PM Balkenende resigns over election defeat


June 10th, 2010 - 4:00 am ICT by BNO News
THE HAGUE (BNO NEWS) -- Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende resigned on Wednesday evening as his party lost half its seat in in the House of Representatives during the general elections, ... Read more...

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Japanese PM resigns amid plunging approval ratings (Lead)


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 2 (DPA) Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama announced Wednesday that he would step down after eight months in office as his party prepares for a July election amid a steady ... Read more...

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Brown hints election defeat on his mind


May 4th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (DPA) Prime Minister Gordon Brown indicated Tuesday that he is thinking about life beyond politics should his ruling Labour Party fair badly in Britain's general election this week. He ... Read more...

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Advani tells BJP not to be demoralised by poll defeat (Lead)


February 19th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Indore, Feb 19 (IANS) Calling upon party workers not to get demoralised by electoral defeats, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L. K. Advani said here Thursday that the party has ... Read more...

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Advani tells BJP not to get demoralised by election defeat


February 19th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Indore, Feb 19 (IANS) Calling upon party workers not to get demoralised by election defeats, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani said Friday that the party had successfully braved setbacks ... Read more...

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Fonseka plans to seek Australian asylum after defeat


January 29th, 2010 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 29 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan army chief Sarath Fonseka is considering seeking temporary asylum in Australia after his election defeat this week in presidential polls, a media report said Friday. ... Read more...

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Dennis Kucinich shreds the Democrats over the lost elections


January 24th, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Jan 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dennis Kucinich, who is a member of the Democratic Party in Ohio, is lashing out at the Democrats as they are losing one election after ... Read more...

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BJP workers celebrate Advani’s 83rd birthday


November 8th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov. 8 (ANI): BJP workers and supporters wished senior leader Lal Krishna Advani on his 83rd birthday with bouquets, gifts and sweets.Born on November 8, 1927 in Karachi, Advani has ... Read more...

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BJP back to Hindu agenda as Advani harps on Ayodhya temple issue


September 26th, 2009 - 1:18 am ICT by ANI
Junagadh, Sep 25 (ANI): Giving cue to where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is headed after its debacle in national polls in April-May, senior leader Lal Krishna Advani on Friday brought ... Read more...

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‘BJP needs to be in touch with aspirations of young India’


September 6th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) India's main opposition party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is in turmoil and only a leadership overhaul coupled with infusion of young blood can re-energise it, ... Read more...

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Poll says Brown as unpopular as John Major was in 1996


July 31st, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 31 (ANI): Prime Minister Gordon Brown's Government is now as unpopular as John Major's was the year before his Conservative party suffered a landslide general election defeat, according to ... Read more...

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Gordon Brown urges new Labour party members to be disciplined


July 26th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): After a disappointing by-election defeat in Norwich North and the continuing questioning of his role as party leader, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called for discipline ... Read more...

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Ex-New Zealand PM Helen Clark was “sex bomb” in saucy black boots


July 20th, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 20 (ANI): Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark was once thought of as a "sex bomb" in saucy black boots, reveals a new biography.The unauthorised biography, Helen Clark, ... Read more...

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Advani to undertake countrywide tour to galvanize BJP


July 19th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 19 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L K Advani will undertake a countrywide tour to galvanize the party, which lost in the recent general elections."I will ... Read more...

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Advani to undertake countrywide tour to galvanize BJP


June 29th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, June 29 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani has said that he would undertake a countrywide tour to galvanize the party, which lost in the recent ... Read more...

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Election defeat does not deter Fernandes, ready for many more battles


June 28th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 27 (ANI): Former Defence Minister and Janata Dal (United) party founder George Fernandes, who has been known for his resilience throughout his political journey, says that in battles, a ... Read more...

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Rajnath takes onus for BJP poll debacle, swears by Hindutva (Roundup)


June 20th, 2009 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Amid dissent and blame game, a soul-searching meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) began here Saturday with its president Rajnath Singh owning up the humiliating ... Read more...

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BJP President Rajnath Singh takes moral responsibility for election defeat


June 20th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh took upon himself the responsibility for party's defeat in the recent parliamentary elections on the first day of party's National ... Read more...

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BJP’s soul-searching meet begins Saturday


June 19th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) There will be key absentees even as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) holds its first high-level assessment of its election defeat and looks for ways to ... Read more...

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Lalu Prasad Yadav blamed for election defeat


June 13th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, June 13 (ANI): After faring poorly in the Lok Sabha elections, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad faced another blow when his close confidant Shyam Razak on Saturday quit the party, saying the ... Read more...

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Purnell warns Brown to stand down to stop Labour’s inevitable election defeat


June 5th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 5 (ANI): A leading member and Minister in the Gordon Brown's Government, James Purnell, has warned the Prime Minister that he should stand down to stop Labour Party's inevitable ... Read more...

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Advani puts younger leaders in key parliament posts (Lead)


June 3rd, 2009 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday went for a generational change as party leader L.K. Advani named 57-year-old Sushma Swaraj as his deputy in the Lok ... Read more...

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Two ministers says UK PM Brown has lost control of his party


May 1st, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 1 (ANI): Two senior Cabinet ministers have privately warned that Prime Minister Gordon Brown has lost control of the Labor parliamentary party and have predicted that election defeat is ... Read more...

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Spying scandal rocks Spanish opposition


January 22nd, 2009 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 22 (DPA) An alleged spying scandal Thursday rocked Spain's main opposition conservative People's Party (PP) against a backdrop of underlying power struggles.The Madrid regional government used former police officers to ... Read more...

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BJP summons its Rajasthan leaders to Delhi


December 12th, 2008 - 11:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.12 (ANI): Central leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday summoned former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhare Raje and state unit chief Om Prakash Mathur to Delhi to ... Read more...

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