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Afghan democracy can learn from India: Experts


July 21st, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Afghanistan may draw lessons in democracy from India to ensure participation of all ethic groups from across the embattled nation, Indian experts suggested Saturday.At ... Read more...

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India’s central bank keeps key lending rates unchanged (Second Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Monday kept key lending rates unchanged. The re-purchase rate remains unchanged at eight percent, which automatically keeps the reverse re-purchase ... Read more...

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India’s central bank cuts interest rates to spur economy (Roundup)


April 17th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Tuesday cut some key rates by 50 basis points in a bid to push industrial growth and stimulate economy ... Read more...

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India’s central bank cuts rates to push growth (Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Tuesday cut some key rates by 50 basis points in a bid to push industrial growth and stimulate economy ... Read more...

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India’s central bank cuts key rates


April 17th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Tuesday cut some key rates by 50 basis points in a bid to push industrial growth and stimulate economy -- ... Read more...

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A political Anna would be more effective in fighting corruption: Imran


January 31st, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan Monday said if social activist Anna Hazare forms a party and captures power then he would be far more effective in ... Read more...

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India could be China if there was less democracy: Mahathir


December 3rd, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir bin Mohamad Friday said India could be China in terms of economic success if it was "less democratic" and remarked ... Read more...

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Four seats for non-Muslim seats in Pakistan Senate


August 26th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 26 (IANS) Four seats for non-Muslims have been reserved in Pakistan's upper house of parliament.President Asif Ali Zardari Thursday signed an amendment to reserve four seats for ... Read more...

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Nepal begins countdown to crisis


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 2 (IANS) The countdown to another crisis started in Nepal Monday with only 26 days left to get the new constitution ready and top leaders admitting the task ... Read more...

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‘Slow Egyptian constitution revision needed to avoid Mubarak-like successor to stay indefinitely’


February 26th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): The Egyptian military might be planning to submit a revised constitution to a referendum within two months, but a constitutional democracy expert has warned that Egyptian people should ... Read more...

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India, US can spread democracy abroad: Obama


November 8th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) United States President Barack Obama Monday that India and US can partner in fostering democratic governance across the world."This leads me to the final area where ... Read more...

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US brushes aside MQM chief’s call for martial law in Pak


August 27th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.27 (ANI): Rejecting the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain's call for martial law in Pakistan, the United States has said that it would not support any move for ... Read more...

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U.S. Forces-Iraq General Ray Odierno applauds the certification of Iraq’s March 7th election results


June 3rd, 2010 - 12:01 am ICT by BNO News
BAGHDAD (BNO NEWS) – The Commander of U.S. Forces-Iraq, General Ray Odierno, congratulated the people of Iraq and the Iraqi Supreme Court on Wednesday, after the high court announced the certification of ... Read more...

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Secretary Clinton congratulates Italy on its Republic Day


June 2nd, 2010 - 4:47 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton congratulated on behalf of President Barack Obama and the American citizens, the people of Italy on the 64th celebration of its ... Read more...

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Civil servant of today should be well equipped to tackle problems: PM


April 21st, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 21 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, on Wednesday said the civil servant of today should not only be alive and sensitive to the problems at hand ... Read more...

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Bill slashing Zardari’s powers to be tabled in Senate Monday


April 9th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) A landmark bill drastically curtailing Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's powers that the lower house of parliament has passed could not be introduced in the upper house ... Read more...

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India’s central bank hikes cash ratio for banks


January 29th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 29 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Friday hiked the cash reserve ratio (CRR) for commercial banks by an unexpected 75 basis points, in a clear bid to ... Read more...

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India’s decade could pave way for an Indian century: Wall Street Journal


December 30th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 30 (IANS) Calling it "The Decade That Was India's", a leading US daily says India's ability to make the success of the last 10 years the norm across ... Read more...

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Pakistan is being run without a Constitution, says PONM leader Kanjoo


December 23rd, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.23 (ANI): Pakistan Oppressed Nations Movement (PONM)'s vice president Abdul Majed Kanjoo has said that Pakistan is being run without a Constitution which negates democratic and human values. He ... Read more...

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Government assures Jharkhand voters of safety during polls


November 9th, 2009 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The home ministry Monday asked voters in Jharkhand not to get cowed down by threats of violence by Maoist rebels during the upcoming state assembly elections and ... Read more...

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UN General Assembly condemns US embargo of Cuba


October 29th, 2009 - 4:17 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 29 (DPA) The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to condemn the US embargo on Cuba, and for the 18th consecutive year urged the US to lift the ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi to address a public meeting in Rajasthan today


October 2nd, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Nagaur (Rajasthan), Oct 2 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi will address a public meeting here this afternoon to mark the golden jubilee of the launch of the Panchayti Raj program.Rajasthan ... Read more...

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One day, rules will take them away from ‘beloved Kashmir’ (Feature)


August 30th, 2009 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
By Faisal Ahmed Srinagar, Aug 30 (IANS) Her teachers rate Shazadi as an outstanding student. The girl studying in Class 4 speaks the Kashmiri language fluently. She wants to become a college teacher ... Read more...

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Bar Association of India celebrates 50th anniversary


August 8th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 8 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said that the contributions of the common law tradition, the Constitution, and the judiciary to consolidating the Rule of Law in ... Read more...

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Reduce parliament tenure, says Bangladesh minister


August 4th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 4 (IANS) A senior minister Tuesday said the tenures of parliament and other local government bodies should be reduced since "five years' tenure is very long". Local Government and Rural ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi to campaign in Bihar today


April 1st, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Buxar, Apr 1 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will start his party's campaign for the upcoming general elections from Bihar's Buxar District today.According to party sources, Rahul will address ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi to campaign in Bihar on Wednesday


March 30th, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will start his party's campaign for the upcoming general elections from Bihar's Buxar District on Wednesday.According to party sources, Rahul ... Read more...

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Advani now challenges Sonia to live TV debate


March 28th, 2009 - 10:34 pm ICT by ANI
Padrauna (Uttar Pradesh), Mar 28 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani on Saturday said that if the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was not willing for ... Read more...

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LJP-RJD pitch for secularism in Bihar, Congress angry


March 17th, 2009 - 7:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 17 (ANI): Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, on Tuesday strongly pitched for a secular form of ... Read more...

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Richard Gere hopes for good relations between China and Tibet


March 11th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): Hollywood actor/ political activist Richard Gere has voiced hope that China could one day have a Tibetan leader the same way as United States has a black ... Read more...

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India’s central bank holds key rates, cuts growth target (Roundup)


January 27th, 2009 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) India's central bank Tuesday left all key interest rates unchanged and lowered the country's growth target to 7 percent for this fiscal even as it promised to act ... Read more...

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Key rates unchanged, growth target cut in RBI policy review


January 27th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) India's central bank decided to maintain status quo on key rates and lowered the country's growth target for this fiscal to seven percent as it presented the third ... Read more...

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Indians are highly liked in Iraq, says book


April 27th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) War or peace, Iraqis have great admiration for Indians and everything Indian. So says Ranjit Singh Kalha, who was India's ambassador to Baghdad from 1992 to 1994, ... Read more...

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Bhutanese apprehensive about democracy


March 21st, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by admin
By Syed Zarir Hussain Gelephu (Southern Bhutan), March 21 (IANS) Ahead of a historic election Monday that will end 100 years of monarchy, the people of Bhutan appear to be apprehensive about their ... Read more...

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EU to send election observers to Nepal


March 15th, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by admin
Brussels, March 15 (IANS) The European Commission will deploy a 110-member election observer team for the constituent assembly elections in Nepal scheduled for April 10, EuAsiaNews reported Saturday. The Election Observation Mission ... Read more...

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