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Liquor curbs ahead of polls affecting Goa’s casinos (Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 27 (IANS) Ban on sale of liquor post-11 p.m. in poll-bound Goa is affecting the state's night life, the casino lobby has said and feared that these offshore ... Read more...

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Global crisis is systemic: Putin


January 16th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The world is facing a serious systemic crisis, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said in an article published on his election website and in the ... Read more...

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Russia should solve poverty problem by 2020 : Putin


January 16th, 2012 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has stated that Russia should solve its poverty problem by 2020.The country will hold presidential elections March 4, 2012. Putin, who ... Read more...

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Iran reports arrests of ’several’ US spies


January 9th, 2012 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran's Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi has announced the arrest of several alleged US spies charged with an attempt to disrupt the upcoming parliamentary elections in ... Read more...

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Russia’s election chief declines to resign


January 6th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The head of Russia's Central Election Commission (CEC), Vladimir Churov has said he will not resign despite demands by many critics following claims of rigged ... Read more...

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Putin says no review of Russian parliamentary poll results


December 27th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A review of the results of Russia's Dec 4 parliamentary elections is impossible, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Tuesday."Any talks about reviewing the results ... Read more...

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Thousands protest in Moscow demanding fresh vote


December 25th, 2011 - 2:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Around 29,000 protesters rallied in Moscow Saturday to demand new parliamentary elections in Russia.A long line of metal detectors were set up on the streets ... Read more...

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Putin registered as presidential candidate


December 20th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Central Election Commission registered Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as a presidential candidate Tuesday for elections March 4, 2012, RIA Novosti reported.Putin, who is likely ... Read more...

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Tibetan PM-in-exile to visit Ladakh


June 21st, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, June 21 (IANS) Tibetan Kalon Tripa or prime minister-in-exile Samdhong Rinpoche will visit Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir this week to attend religious functions and meet local people, an ... Read more...

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Medevedev refuses to reveal his candidature for 2012 presidential polls


May 18th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev declined Wednesday to say if he will run in the 2012 presidential elections despite speculation that the much-awaited decision would be ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama won’t exit any time soon


November 26th, 2010 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Dharamsala, Nov 26 (IANS) Even if the Dalai Lama decides to quit public life, as he indicated recently, his aides say the entire process is likely to take about a ... Read more...

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27 killed, 75 injured in Iraq bombings (Lead, changing dateline)


February 5th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Feb 5 (IANS) Twenty-seven people were killed and 75 injured Friday in two car bomb attacks on Shia pilgrims in Iraq's holy city of Karbala, the interior ministry said. The bombs went ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe opposition office raided, 60 arrested


June 24th, 2008 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
DPA Harare/Johannesburg, June 23 (DPA) Riot police in Zimbabwe raided the headquarters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change Monday, arresting about 60 people, all of them victims of political violence who had ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe’s medical bodies implore end to political violence


June 9th, 2008 - 3:12 am ICT by IANS
DPA Harare, June 9 (DPA) Some 2,900 victims of political violence wracking Zimbabwe ahead of a presidential election run-off have been treated in hospital since elections March 29, medical specialists said Sunday. The ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe police arrest Tsvangirai on campaign tour


June 4th, 2008 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Johannesburg/Harare, June 4 (DPA) Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change fighting to win second round of presidential elections, was detained by police while he was on the campaign trial, ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe leader disputes presidential run-off date (Lead)


May 16th, 2008 - 8:13 pm ICT by admin
DPA Belfast, May 16 (DPA) Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai reiterated Friday that his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) will take part in the presidential run-off but said the date June 27 set ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe presidential run-off set for June 27


May 16th, 2008 - 6:48 pm ICT by admin
DPA Harare/Johannesburg, May 16 (DPA) Zimbabwe's presidential run-off election between President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai will take place June 27, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission head George Chiweshe said Friday. The date ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe Army in new wave of violence, says rights group


April 30th, 2008 - 11:49 pm ICT by admin
DPA Johannesburg/Zimbabwe, April 30 (DPA) The Zimbabwean Army is responsible for a new wave of brutal attacks against opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) members and supporters throughout Zimbabwe, Human Rights Watch ... Read more...

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One killed in Bhutan explosion, security alert sounded


March 15th, 2008 - 6:27 pm ICT by admin
Thimphu, March 15 (IANS) Bhutan has put its security forces on a maximum alert after one person was killed in an explosion ahead of the historic parliamentary elections March 24, officials said ... Read more...

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India should help Rajapaksa solve Tamil problem: EROS leader


February 23rd, 2008 - 9:57 am ICT by admin
(Interview) By P.K. Balachandran Colombo, Feb 23 (IANS) A top leader of a Sri Lankan Tamil political party has said President Mahinda Rajapaksa is eager to solve the long-standing ethnic problem in Sri Lanka ... Read more...

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Maoist threat: security tightened along Assam-Bhutan border


February 22nd, 2008 - 11:40 am ICT by admin
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) The Assam government has tightened security along its border with Bhutan and expressed serious concern over reports that Maoist rebels from Nepal were going through the state to ... Read more...

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Maoist camps busted in Bhutan, eight rebels captured


February 21st, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by admin
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Feb 21 (IANS) Bhutan's security forces have busted two Maoist militant camps and have captured at least eight rebels with weapons in a crackdown that began last week, ... Read more...

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Indian community to decide when I should quit: Samy Vellu


February 20th, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 20 (IANS) Battling pre-poll blues, Malaysian Indian leader S. Samy Vellu said he is ready to quit "even now", but wants the two million-plus Indian community, and not anyone ... Read more...

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