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Scotland to legalise same-sex marriage


July 25th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) The government of Scotland is set to legalise same-sex marriage, a minister announced Wednesday.Deputy First Minister Nicole Sturgeon announced the government's plans to bring forward legislation ... Read more...

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Former Andhra minister sent to jail


May 30th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 30 (IANS) A special court here Wednesday sent former Andhra Pradesh minister Mopidevi Venkataramna to prison in YSR Congress leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy's corruption case.Venkataramna was produced in ... Read more...

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Andhra minister arrested, sent to judicial custody in Jagan graft case (Evening Lead)


May 24th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) A special court Thursday sent Andhra Pradesh Excise Minister Mopidevi Venkataramna to judicial custody for 14 days in a case involving alleged illegal assets of YSR ... Read more...

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Andhra minister arrested in Jagan graft case (Third Lead)


May 24th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) The CBI Thursday arrested Andhra Pradesh Excise Minister Mopidevi Venkataramna in a case involving alleged illegal assets of YSR Congress leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy.Venkataramna, the first ... Read more...

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Venkataramana’s arrest sends Andhra ministers into tizzy


May 24th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) The arrest of Andhra Pradesh Excise Minister Mopidevi Venkataramana by the CBI Thursday, in connection with a corruption case related to YSR Congress leader Y.S. Jaganmohan ... Read more...

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Andhra minister arrested in Jagan graft case (Second Lead)


May 24th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) The CBI Thursday arrested Andhra Pradesh Excise Minister Mopidevi Venkataramna in connection with a corruption case related to YSR Congress leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy.Venkataramna, the first ... Read more...

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Andhra minister arrested in Jagan’s graft case (Lead)


May 24th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) The CBI Thursday arrested Andhra Pradesh Excise Minister Mopidevi Venkataramna in connection with a corruption case related to YSR Congress chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy.Venkataramna was arrested ... Read more...

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Reshuffle in the air as Congress ministers offer to quit


April 24th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Amid speculation of a rejig in both the party and the United Progressive Alliance government in order to gear up for the 2014 political ... Read more...

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CBI questions Andhra minister in Jagan case (Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 20 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday questioned Andhra Pradesh cabinet minister Mopidevi Venkatramna and a top bureaucrat for four hours over the ... Read more...

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Andhra minister appears before CBI in Jagan case


March 20th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh cabinet minister Mopidevi Venkatramna Tuesday appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for questioning in the case relating to alleged illegal assets ... Read more...

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U.S. presidential candidate Romney calls on Libyan rebels to extradite Lockerbie bomber


August 23rd, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by BNO News
BOSTON (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday called upon Libya's Interim Transitional National Council (NTC) to arrest and extradite the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing.Romney, a former ... Read more...

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Smokers in cars with kids may be penalised in Wales


July 16th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) Wales may become the first European province where people accompanying children in cars could be penalised for putting their health at risk by smoking.The plan, being ... Read more...

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Jayanthi returns to union ministry after a decade


July 12th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 12 (IANS) Jayanthi Natarajan, named Tuesday the minister of state for environment and forests with independent charge, enters the union ministry after more than a decade.Natarajan, 57, was ... Read more...

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Chandy expands cabinet, inducts 13 more ministers


May 23rd, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy expanded his cabinet Monday by including 13 more ministers in the United Democratic Front (UDF) government he leads.Governor R.S. Gavai administered ... Read more...

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All-male St Andrews Golf Club on historic brink of admitting females


April 30th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30 (ANI): The all-male St. Andrews Golf club is on the brink of admitting women for the first time because of new equality laws.In a letter to members, they are ... Read more...

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Karuanakaran’s absence a huge loss, says Muraleedharan


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 2 (IANS) The absence of Congress veteran K. Karunakaran in the campaigning is a huge loss to the Congress-led front in the poll-bound Kerala, his son K. Muraleedharan ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik could have prevented Saraswati’s murder: BJP ex-minister


March 10th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 10 (IANS) The murder of Hindu religious leader, Swami Laxamananda Saraswati that triggered widespread communal violence in Orissa in 2008 could have been prevented had Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Kandhamal riots could have been avoided: Ex-minister


March 9th, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 9 (IANS) The communal violence in Orissa's Kandhamal district could have been avoided had Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid attention to issues of tribal discontentment, a former ... Read more...

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Ex-minister of Mubarak regime to face corruption trial


February 28th, 2011 - 4:31 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 28 (IANS) Egypt's former interior minister Habib el-Adly, accused of money laundering, will be the first minister of the regime of toppled president Hosni Mubarak to face trial before a ... Read more...

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Scottish Govt. denies striking deal with Libya over Lockerbie bomber’s release


February 7th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburg, Feb 7 (ANI): The Scottish Government would reportedly release new documents detailing discussions with Westminster to deny speculations that it had played a major role behind the scenes to release Lockerbie ... Read more...

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Murray’s time ‘yet to come’: Tennis Scotland


January 31st, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, Jan.31 (ANI): Andy Murray's time is "still to come" despite his defeat in the Australian Open final, Tennis Scotland has said.The BBC quoted a spokesman, as saying that everyone was "extremely ... Read more...

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Scottish officials skeptical about Lockerbie Bomber being close to death


December 10th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), Dec.10 (ANI): Scottish Government officials are reportedly skeptical about the Lockerbie Bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi being close to death.Reacting to news coming out of Tripoli, Libya, that al-Megrahi was ... Read more...

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Delhi’s success will prove challenge to emulate: Scottish minister (Interview)


October 15th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Scotland, which hosts the next Commonwealth Games, is highly impressed with Delhi's success in holding the multi-sport event, which it says will prove a ... Read more...

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India, Scotland sign four MoUs in education sector


October 12th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.12 (ANI): In a step to strengthen educational links between the two countries, India and Scotland today signed four MoUs in various fields.These pacts will also promote student and ... Read more...

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Energy, bio-tech key areas of India-Scotland cooperation


October 12th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Renewable energy and bio-technology are among the main fields of cooperation between India and Scotland, as the two countries announced tie ups in education and research sectors ... Read more...

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Scotland all praise for India at CWG


October 12th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Scotland, which will host the next Commonwealth Games in 2014, is all praise for India's show at the Games."The Commonwealth Games are full of colours and medals," ... Read more...

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Hero Group to create 200 call centre jobs in Scotland


October 12th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has announced that 200 jobs are to be created at Indian-owned calls centres in the country during the next year.The Hero Group will ... Read more...

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Scottish delegation on promotional visit to India


October 9th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) A tourism and trade delegation from Scotland will visit India from Sunday to promote business, tourism, golf, culture and education, an official said Saturday."The trade mission ... Read more...

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Tributes paid to Bharata Ratna Sir M Vishveshvaraiah in New Delhi


August 27th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): A large number of writers, engineers, artists, professors and academicians from Karnataka paid rich tributes to Bharata Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Vishveshvaraiah on the occasion of his 150th ... Read more...

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US secretly wanted Lockerbie bomber freed


July 25th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 25 (ANI): The United States Government is reported to have secretly told Scottish ministers that they wanted Lockerbie bomber Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi to be freed on compassionate grounds and ... Read more...

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‘Decision to release Lockerbie bomber wrong and misguided’


July 25th, 2010 - 6:24 am ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) The release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi from a prison in Scotland last year was "wrong" and "misguided", British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Saturday. In a letter ... Read more...

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Scotland’s First Minister defends decision to release Lockerbie bomber


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has written to American senators defending his government's decision to release Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, and clarified that it had received no representation from British Petroleum ... Read more...

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Cameron says Lockerbie bomber Al Megrahi should have been left in jail to die


July 21st, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron, during his three-hour-long talk with the US President Barack Obama in Washington, has said that the decision to release Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset ... Read more...

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Probe report on ‘Black Sunday’ sparks debate in Britain


June 16th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 16 (IANS) A probe panel report which exposed involvement of British soldiers in the killing of 13 civilians in Northern Ireland in 1972 has sparked a debate ... Read more...

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From Bush’s bike crash to crying in public - Jack McConnell reveals it all


May 27th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): From crashing into a policeman, to crying in public, former first minister Jack McConnell spoke of some of the most comical gaffes former US President Bush exhibited in ... Read more...

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