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Another pre-poll sop for over 300,000 ‘babus’ (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


September 1st, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 1 (IANS) Less than two months before the assembly polls, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has apparently made a contribution towards his vote bank by announcing ... Read more...

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Obama seeks more action to rebuild US economy


July 8th, 2012 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Stating that the country needs to do more than just reclaim the jobs lost during the recession, President Barack Obama has called for more action ... Read more...

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PM as FM: revisiting 1991?


June 30th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Till now, the end run of the Manmohan Singh government's present tenure hasn't quite followed the scenario envisaged at its start in 2009. Instead of pushing ahead with reforms in ... Read more...

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What will Obama’s gay turn cost?


May 14th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Since Barack Obama "came out of the closet" on the issue of same-sex marriage, the spotlight has turned not so much on one of the ... Read more...

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Obama’s approval ratings hit new low


March 13th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) Amid rising gas prices, President Barack Obama's Obama approval rating has plunged to 41 per cent in a new poll putting a question mark on ... Read more...

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Republicans send Obama over the moon (Washington Newsletter)


January 29th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) One promised the moon, the other "fired" him for the loony idea and the man they hoped to challenge in November lowered his lofty vision ... Read more...

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JFK library releases last 45 hours of Oval Office tapes


January 25th, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS/EFE) The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston announced Tuesday that it has declassified and made available to the public the last 45 hours ... Read more...

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Obama offers $447 billion jobs plan to jolt economy


September 9th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) Facing low approval ratings amid a stalled economy, President Barack Obama has put forward a $447 billion jobs package, challenging Congress to shut down the ... Read more...

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Osama death: Al-Qaeda down but not out, says former Oz foreign minister


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 2 (ANI): Former Australian foreign minister Alexander Downer has said that while Al-Qaeda is down, it is not completely out following the death of terror mastermind Osama Bin Laden. ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka now understand Tamil ethnic issues: Lankan daily


November 27th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 27 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to Sri Lanka is drawing plenty of media interest in the island nation, with a leading daily Saturday saying that political ... Read more...

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Nearly half of US voters don’t want Obama in 2012


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) Nearly half of the voters in the US say President Barack Obama does not deserve a second term in 2012, revealed a poll result in the Washington ... Read more...

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Gordon Brown to step down as party leader but stay on as PM?


December 26th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 26 (ANI): A proposal has reportedly been discussed among senior Labour Party figures that requires Gordon Brown to step down as the party leader in the new year but ... Read more...

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Joe Wilson’s ‘you lie!’ outburst on Obama may cost him dearly


September 12th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep. 11 (ANI): Republican Joe Wilson's outburst during President Barack Obama's speech to Congress this week has drastically ruined his re-election prospects, a new poll has found.Wilson shouted out "you ... Read more...

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Brown set for humiliating third place in June 4 elections


May 10th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 10 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's Labour Party is heading for a humiliating third place, trailing the Liberal Democrats as well as the Tories as it heads into ... Read more...

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Advani to campaign in Arunachal Pradesh today


March 26th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Itanagar, Mar 26 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) leader L K Advani is on a visit to Arunachal Pradesh today to boost his party's election prospects in the state.Advani will ... Read more...

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Will Sukh Ram factor muddy Congress’ waters in Himachal?


March 24th, 2009 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, March 24 (IANS) Will the conviction of former union minister Sukh Ram in a corruption case affect the election prospects of the Congress in Himachal Pradesh? The ruling ... Read more...

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Split with BJD unfortunate: BJP (Lead)


March 9th, 2009 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday described the Biju Janata Dal's (BJD) "unilateral decision" to call off their 11-year-old ties as "most unfortunate" and said it would ... Read more...

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Nagaland BJP under fire for attacks on churches


September 25th, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kohima, Sep 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unit in the predominantly Christian state of Nagaland has warned the party leadership that increasing attacks on churches would have an adverse impact ... Read more...

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New Zealand foreign minister quits over fraud inquiry


August 29th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Aug 29 (DPA) New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters stepped down from his post Friday pending investigation into allegations that donations to his political party "did not reach their intended ... Read more...

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