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Lewinsky set to embarrass Clinton in tell-all book


September 19th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky is reportedly going to pen a tell-all book about her affair with Bill Clinton which may reveal her intimate love ... Read more...

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Maldives threatens to pull out from Commonwealth


September 12th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Sep 12 (IANS) The Maldives Wednesday threatened to pull out from the Commonwealth if the group's disciplinary body continues to "bully" the Indian Ocean island nation, Xinhua reported.Maldives government ... Read more...

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Coalgate: Rajnath demands probe by SC judge


September 8th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Rajnath Singh, Ghaziabad Member of Parliament (MP) and former president of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday demanded a judicial probe by a sitting judge of ... Read more...

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Bill Clinton fires up the Democrats for Obama


September 6th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) It was clearly Bill Clinton's day as the former president drew from the successes of his own presidency to make a strong case for the ... Read more...

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‘Internet agent of change like Gandhi’s spinning wheel’


September 5th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The internet can be likened to Mahatma Gandhi's spinning wheel as an agent of change - for a new networked global community that wedded ... Read more...

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Shift focus from enrolment to what goes on in class: PM (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Voicing concern at the "poor levels of student learning", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said focus needed to be shifted from enrolment and access ... Read more...

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Obama names Bombay IIT graduate to key post


September 1st, 2012 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) President Barack Obama has appointed Romesh Wadhwani, an Indian American founder of several software and IT companies, on board of trustees of the John F. ... Read more...

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Spending crores on promotion doesn’t guarantee success: Panda


August 31st, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) "I Am Kalam" director Nila Madhab Panda, whose second film "Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid" has released Friday withou too much of publicity, says splurging money ... Read more...

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Commonwealth, US welcome Maldives report on power change


August 31st, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Male, Aug 30 (IANS) The Commonwealth and the US Thursday welcomed the release of the report of the Commission of National Inquiry (CNI) into the circumstances surrounding disputed transfer of ... Read more...

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No threat to Nasheed’s life: Maldivian panel


August 29th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Maldivian human rights panel has said that there was no assassination threat to former president Mohamed Nasheed in February this year when he was ... Read more...

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Ghana spent $1.8 mn on late president’s funeral


August 28th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Aug 28 (IANS) Ghana spent a total of 3.6 million Ghana cedis ($1.8 million) on the funeral of former president John Evans Atta Mills, who died late July and ... Read more...

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Kalam supports FDI in retail


August 27th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) Pitching for foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail, former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Sunday said the country should build capacity for aggressively marketing its products at ... Read more...

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Mamata government to give civic reception to president


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) In a bid to bury the bitter happenings round the presidential polls, the West Bengal government has decided to hounour President Pranab Mukherjee with ... Read more...

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BCCI extends payout to stalwarts


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to extend its one-time benefit scheme to Gundappa Viswanath, Mohinder Amarnath, Dilip Vengsarkar and Syed ... Read more...

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AFC extends suspension against former president


August 20th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 20 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has extended its suspension of Mohamed Bin Hammam, amid investigation into possible corruption indulged in by its former president.The governing ... Read more...

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AFC extends suspension of former president


August 19th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 19 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced Sunday the extension of suspension against Mohamed Bin Hammam, amid corruption charges against its former president.The Asian football governing ... Read more...

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Turkmenistan grants amnesty to 1,300 prisoners


August 13th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov has granted amnesty to more than 1,300 inmates during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.This year "Laylat al Qadr", also known ... Read more...

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Lech Walesa wishes success to Mitt Romney


July 31st, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former President of Poland Lech Walesa had invited Mitt Romney to visit him during his foreign tour of the UK. Romney ... Read more...

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Patil disappointed us, says Vidarbha farm widow


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, July 23 (IANS) Outgoing President Pratibha Patil did nothing to help thousands of starving farm widows of Vidarbha, an activist Monday alleged."Veteran Congress leader Pratibha Patil is from ... Read more...

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Kalam congratulates Mukherjee


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on being elected the country's 13th president and wished him luck "to steer the nation ... Read more...

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Woman minister gets wolf whistles in French parliament


July 21st, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) A 37-year-old woman minister, who wore a knee-length floral summery dress and high heels to parliament, faced a barrage of wolf-whistles from male MPs when she ... Read more...

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Tunisian military court sentences Ben Ali in absentia


July 19th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, July 19 (IANS) A Tunisian military court has sentenced former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to a second life term in absentia for complicity in the killing of ... Read more...

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Trinamool to vote for Pranab Mukherjee (Second Lead)


July 17th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress will vote for UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee in Thursday's presidential election, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced Tuesday.Terming the decision to ... Read more...

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Trinamool to vote for Pranab Mukherjee (Lead)


July 17th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress will vote for UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee in the July 19 presidential poll, party chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ... Read more...

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Army doesn’t have answers to Pakistan’s problems: Daily


July 14th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) An unprecedented public consensus in the country is that the army "does not have the answers to Pakistan's problems" and should stay out of governance ... Read more...

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Former BCCI chief P.M. Rungta passes away (Second Lead)


July 13th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) Purshottam Rungta, former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), died here Thursday after a prolonged illness. He was 84.Rungta was the ... Read more...

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Former BCCI chief PM. Rungta passes away (Lead)


July 12th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) Purshottam Rungta, former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), died here Thursday after prolonged illness. He was 84.Rungta was the BCCI ... Read more...

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Miley Cyrus gets a new tattoo


July 12th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Singer Miley Cryus has gotten a new tattoo. And the surprise of all surprises is that it isn’t her boyfriend’s name or something romantic. Rather it ... Read more...

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Kalam to give lesson on fundamental duties


July 11th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 11 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will teach a lesson on fundamental duties at a public colloquium to be held in Shimla Saturday, an official statement said ... Read more...

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Kalam’s e-paper ‘billion beats’ now on Facebook


July 11th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 11 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's e-paper 'billion beats' has now started beating on the social media site Facebook."We are happy to start the Facebook page ... Read more...

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Advani defends Modi


July 8th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Sunday came out in defence of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, saying he has been "systematically and ... Read more...

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Kalam’s green mission at Rashtrapati Bhavan


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The sprawling Mughal Gardens in Rashtrapati Bhavan became a laboratory for nature-related experiments for A.P.J. Abdul Kalam during his 2002-07 presidential tenure."It was a great ... Read more...

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Stand on president’s rule vindicated by Kalam: Nitish


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 2 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday said that his stand against the central government's decision to dissolve the Bihar assembly in 2005 was vindicated by ... 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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BJP, Congress spat over Kalam’s Sonia as PM remark


June 30th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's comment that Sonia Gandhi never claimed the prime minister's post in 2004 has led to a war of words ... Read more...

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