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Modi rule akin to Emergency: Suresh Mehta


May 30th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, May 30 (IANS) Former Gujarat chief minister Suresh Mehta Wednesday said the Narendra Modi regime was akin to the Emergency rule of 1975-77."Even if we are unsure that ... Read more...

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Both Congress and Trinamool are sinking ships: CPI-M


April 27th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The CPI-M Friday took a dig at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assuring Trinamool Congress (TMC) members of parliament over the financial crisis in West Bengal, ... Read more...

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A modified bus will be Advani’s ‘rath’


October 4th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) For his anti-corruption yatra beginning Oct 11, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran L.K. Advani will travel in a modified luxury bus as his "rath" ... Read more...

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Gadkari attacks Sonia, Congress returns fire (Second Lead)


June 15th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) India's top two political parties were locked in a war of words Wednesday after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari questioned Congress chief ... Read more...

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Gadkari attacks Sonia, Congress returns fire (Lead)


June 15th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) India's top two parties were locked in a bitter war of words Wednesday after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari questioned Congress chief ... Read more...

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Ramdev episode embodies a desperate leadership: Advani


June 11th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Criticising the government over its handling of the Baba Ramdev episode, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Saturday said only a "desperate ... Read more...

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Unsure government finds itself cornered once again (Comment)


June 4th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
There are several factors behind the Manmohan Singh government's predicament. One is that the government has seemingly lost its nerve because its reputation is at its lowest ebb. Hence it ... Read more...

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King of defections who got dose of his own medicine (Obituary)


June 3rd, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/Hisar, June 3 (IANS) He was the king of defections. A three-time chief minister of Haryana, Bhajan Lal's name became synonymous with the 'Aya Ram Gaya Ram' syndrome symbolizing ... Read more...

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Obama condemns Syrian regime’s “outrageous use” of violence


April 23rd, 2011 - 8:11 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 23 (ANI): United States President Barack Obama has condemned Syria's "outrageous" use of violence, while accusing the Bashar-al-Assad regime of seeking Iran's help in a brutal month-long crackdown which ... Read more...

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Algerian premier to lift emergency


February 17th, 2011 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
Algiers, Feb 17 (IANS) Amid massive protests and calls for change of regime, Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia has agreed to lift the state of emergency that has been enforced since 1992."The ... Read more...

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Algeria lifts emergency rule as protests rage


February 14th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Algiers, Feb 14 (IANS) As anti-regime protests gain momentum in Algeria, the government Monday rushed to announce that it would end the state of emergency enforced since 1992 in the country, amid ... Read more...

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Obama lauds Egypt’s Gandhian revolution, warns of tough days ahead (Second Lead)


February 12th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) As the Egyptian people crafted history by ending through a nonviolent Gandhian revolution three decades of Hosni Mubarak's iron rule, US President Barack Obama warned ... Read more...

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Obama hails Egypt’s Gandhian revolution, calls for ‘genuine democracy’ (Lead)


February 12th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) As the Egyptian people created history by ending three decades of Hosni Mubarak's autocratic rule through a Gandhi like "moral force of nonviolence", US President ... Read more...

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Situation in Uttar Pradesh worse than Emergency: Varun Gandhi


January 10th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Barielly, Jan 10 (IANS) Training his guns on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Varun Gandhi said here Monday that conditions in the state were worse than ... Read more...

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Congress making Sanjay scapegoat for Emergency misdeeds: Advani (Lead)


January 2nd, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Sunday charged the Congress with trying to make Sanjay Gandhi a scapegoat for the "misdeeds" of Emergency rule, which ... Read more...

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Thai government extends state of emergency


July 6th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, July 6 (DPA) The Thai government extended its state of emergency in Bangkok and 18 other provinces Tuesday for three months on the recommendation of military officials. It decided to end the ... Read more...

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BJP asks Congress to make Emergency-related papers public


June 25th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday demanded that the Congress-led central government make public documents related to the imposition of Emergency in the country in 1975. "The citizens ... Read more...

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Emergency a sad period in Indian history: Kuldip Nayar (June 25 marks 35th anniversary of Emergency)


June 25th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
By George Joseph New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Calling the Emergency a "sad period in India's history when we nearly lost independence", noted journalist and civil rights activist Kuldip Nayar says "the ... Read more...

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No immediate end to emergency rule: Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister


May 23rd, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, May 23(ANI): Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban has said that Bangkok and some provinces will continue to be under curfew, and the Centre for the Resolution for the Emergency Situation ... Read more...

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Thai PM calls for unity promises to probe Red Shirts’ violations


May 22nd, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, May 22 (ANI): Thailand's Prime Minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva has appealed to the nation to stay united in order to tide over the losses and mental anguish caused by the two-month ... Read more...

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Thai Deputy PM agrees to be probed for April 10 Red Shirts crackdown


May 11th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, May 11 (ANI): Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister, Suthep Thaugsuban, will meet Department of Special Investigation chief Tharit Pengdit today over charges connected to the April 10 crackdown on Red Shirt ... Read more...

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Angry opposition set to derail parliament over phone taps (Second Lead)


April 24th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Angry opposition parties have vowed to cripple parliament Monday over a report claiming the government had tapped the telephones of key political leaders, including from the ... Read more...

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Fuming opposition set to derail parliament over phone taps (Lead)


April 24th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Opposition parties Saturday vowed to cripple parliament Monday over a published report that the government had tapped telephones of four key political leaders including two from ... Read more...

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BJP flays Congress over alleged phone tapping


April 24th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday accused the Congress of going back to the "Emergency" days after a report alleged that telephones of four top political ... Read more...

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Why speaker rejected adjournment motion on price rise (Lead)


February 24th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday described the issue of rising food prices as "extremely important" but rejected the opposition demand of adjourning all other business ... Read more...

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Jyoti Basu on his life and politics (Lead)


January 17th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Veteran Marxist leader Jyoti Basu, who died here Sunday, was a man of strong views and never hesitated to speak his mind. Here are some of his ... Read more...

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Thus spake Jyoti Basu


January 17th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Communist patriarch Jyoti Basu, who died Sunday, was a man of strong views and never hesitated to speak his mind. Here are his comments on his life ... Read more...

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India foils 12 terror attacks, says Chidambaram (Roundup)


December 2nd, 2009 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) India foiled a dozen terror attacks in the last one year but it cannot afford to lower its guard as Pakistan has not changed its approach, ... Read more...

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Emergency declared in Philippines province after massacre


November 24th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Nov 24 (DPA) The Philippines Tuesday declared emergency rule and dispatched additional security forces to a southern province where gunmen killed at least 24 people in the worst-ever election-related violence in ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s emergency era judges apologise to apex court


October 13th, 2009 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 12 (IANS) Twenty-two former judges of the Supreme Court have apologised for taking oath during the emergency imposed by former president Pervez Musharraf, the Online News agency reported Monday. The ... Read more...

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Musharraf says Sharif will not seek his trial


September 14th, 2009 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 13 (Xinhua) Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf Sunday said former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif would not seek his trial for high treason. Sharif ... Read more...

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Musharraf to criticise India ties on US lecture tour: Report


September 10th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf is expected to criticise warm US-India ties on a 40-day lecture tour of the US beginning Tuesday, a British newspaper reported Thursday. Musharraf, ... Read more...

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Contempt of court petition filed against Musharraf


September 2nd, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) A contempt of court petition was filed Wednesday in the Supreme Court of Pakistan against former president Pervez Musharraf for imposing emergency in 2007. Anwar-ul-Haq, a medical practitioner ... Read more...

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PML-N’s abrupt U-turn on trying Gen Kayani for ‘high treason’


August 31st, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug.31 (ANI): A day after the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif's spokesman Zaeem Qadri said that Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani should also be prosecuted under high treason ... Read more...

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Britain lobbying for Musharraf: Report


August 13th, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Britain is trying to persuade Pakistani politicians to spare the former president Pervez Musharraf from treason charges, a newspaper reported Thursday quoting senior opposition figures. The Daily Telegraph ... Read more...

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