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China-bashing increases during US polls, rues daily


September 21st, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 21 (IANS) China-bashing becomes intense during US elections and American politicians compete for the toughest stance against the country, rued a Chinese daily Friday. "The things these politicians ... Read more...

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Mulayam says will support UPA to keep out communal forces


September 21st, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Friday came to the rescue of the ruling UPA coalition, which was reduced to a minority following the ... Read more...

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India, Egypt sign poll pact


September 18th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India and Egypt Tuesday signed an agreement to promote consultation and cooperation in election management.Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath said an Indian delegation witnessed the ... Read more...

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IOC-OCA observers not acceptable to IOA: Malhotra


September 13th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Thursday made it clear that it was unhappy with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) appointing neutral observers for its elections ... Read more...

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VHP files case over JNU beef festival


September 13th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Thursday filed a police complaint demanding the arrest of those organising a Beef Festival here, saying the proposed event had ... Read more...

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High court asks IOA to follow code in next poll


September 13th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to follow the sports code of the government of India for its next elections, ... Read more...

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Congress slams Trinamool, says it can go alone in Bengal


September 12th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Alleging that alliance partner Trinamool Congress was trying to politically finish off the Congress in West Bengal, the party's state unit Wednesday said it was capable ... Read more...

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Rebel activities helping Akali-BJP government: Amarinder


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 2 (IANS) Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh Sunday said that activities of party rebels were helping the Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state.Addressing ... Read more...

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Kyrgyz president sacks government


August 24th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev signed a decree Friday sacking the government, the state press service said.The move followed a break-up of the majority coalition in ... Read more...

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Accused child pornographer runs in by-election


August 21st, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Manitoba, Aug 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 43 years old, Darrell Erwin Ackman, is alleged to via for a political seat and yet he is being accused of several faults that include sexual ... Read more...

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Puerto Ricans reject constitutional changes


August 21st, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Ricans surprised pollsters and political observers by voting against amending their constitution to limit the right of bail in certain homicide cases and also ... Read more...

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Dawson rules out moving to London


August 18th, 2012 - 6:24 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) American Actress Rosario Dawson has ruled out the chances of shifting her base to Britain where her boyfriend director Danny Boyle is living.The 33-year-old is ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Himachal varsity, students miss classes


August 13th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 13 (IANS) Over 100,000 students of the Himachal Pradesh University had to miss their classes Monday owing to a day- long strike called by various student outfits over ... Read more...

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Ramdev’s movement politically motivated: Sheila Dikshit


August 13th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday attacked Baba Ramdev and the now defunct Team Anna, calling their movements politically motivated which had the backing ... Read more...

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Himachal has 45,15,604 voters


August 9th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 9 (IANS) The number of voters in Himachal Pradesh has increased to 45,15,604 with the inclusion of 65,122 new ones, an election official said here Thursday.A total ... Read more...

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US gurdwara shooting: DSGMC to compensate Delhi victims’ kin


August 7th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee will give financial aid of Rs.1 lakh each to the next of kin of two people from Delhi who ... Read more...

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Syrian PM’s defection shows isolation of Assad: Italy


August 6th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 6 (IANS/AKI) The defection Monday of Syrian prime minister Riyad Hijab demonstrates the "progressive isolation" of President Bashar al-Assad, Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi said.The defection was evidence ... Read more...

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People need political alternative: Anna


August 5th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare Sunday said it was during his five-day fast at Jantar Mantar last week that he realised the need to give ... Read more...

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Gay Italian politician to run for PM in 2013


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 2 (IANS/AKI) An openly homosexual politician in Italy has announced his candidacy for prime ministership in the elections to be held in 2013, in what could pave the ... Read more...

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Hazare’s questions to the people on political alternative


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) While floating the proposal for a political alternative, Anna Hazare Thursday sought the opinion of people on a few crucial questions, including what if ... Read more...

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Fiji scraps holiday on Elizabeth’s birthday


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Former British colony Fiji has scrapped a bank holiday on the birthday of Queen Elizabeth because it was "unimportant" and a "burden" on the country, a ... Read more...

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Government cheated us: Hazare (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Day Four of Team Anna's indefinite fast against corruption at Jantar Mantar here Saturday saw Anna Hazare attack the government saying that it has ... Read more...

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Team Anna has hidden agenda, says Narayanasamy


July 27th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy Friday lashed out at Team Anna, terming the fast at Jantar Mantar in the national ... Read more...

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Pranab will be missed in UPA: DMK


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) UPA constituent DMK Sunday said veteran Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee, who is set to make his way to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, will be missed ... Read more...

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Kurien likely to be Rajya Sabha deputy chairman


July 18th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) After successfully managing the elections of the president and the vice president, the next challenge for the government is to get its candidate elected to ... Read more...

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Anjan Dutt’s next movie is about his own life


July 17th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Renowned filmmaker Anjan Dutt is planning a movie on the Gorkhaland movement in Darjeeling, West Bengal. He says it his "own story" and that he will ... Read more...

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Sangma dodges questions on daughter’s vote in presidential polls


July 10th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 10 (IANS) Opposition presidential candidate P.A. Sangma Tuesday dodged questions on whom his daughter and central minister Agatha Sangma would vote for in the July 19 election."The ... Read more...

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Poll panel to review Himachal’s poll preparedness


July 9th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 9 (IANS) Members of the Election Commission of India will visit Shimla this week to review Himachal Pradesh's preparedness for the assembly polls, an official said here Monday.The ... Read more...

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Militants shoot down helicopter in Libya


July 7th, 2012 - 5:19 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, July 7 (IANS) Unidentified militants in Libya's largest city of Benghazi shot down a police helicopter Friday, killing one person in the incident, Xinhua reported early Saturday.The police ... Read more...

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Was under pressure not to appoint Sonia PM: Kalam


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam says he was under pressure not to appoint Congress chief Sonia Gandhi as India's prime minister in 2004 and ... Read more...

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By-poll for Gilani’s seat in July


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) By-elections for the seat in Pakistan's National Assembly that fell vacant after the Supreme Court disqualified former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will be held ... Read more...

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Municipal poll contestant shot in Uttar Pradesh


June 19th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) A candidate for the upcoming municipal corporation elections in Uttar Pradesh was shot and critically wounded by unidentified motorbike-borne assailants in Meerut, 450 km from here, ... Read more...

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NDA PM should be like Vajpayee: Sushil Modi


June 19th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 19 (IANS) The NDA's prime ministerial candidate should be as liberal a person as former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi ... Read more...

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Kalam’s candidature a closed chapter: Mulayam


June 18th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday reiterated that his party's support to UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee was full and final and termed ... Read more...

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YSR party leader fires in air during celebrations


June 15th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) Police in Hyderabad Friday booked a leader of the YSR Congress Party for firing in the air during celebrations over the party's victory in the by-elections.Former ... Read more...

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